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General Discussion / Re: The problem football clubs are now facing.
« on: March 20, 2020, 03:46:28 AM »
The ' Linnets Donations ' scheme has so far raised £500. Thank you.
I still think you'd achieve more with a target which reflects what remains to be raised after government intervention: targets focus the mind and will motivate fans more than what you are doing now.
I assume that the £500 excludes the contribution from season ticket holders?

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General Discussion / Re: The problem football clubs are now facing.
« on: March 20, 2020, 03:40:38 AM »
Has suggested I have donated the £60 pounds for the four remaining games even though Iam a Season Ticket holder why have I done this you may ask ,the answer is simple I have enjoyed watching lynn for the last nine seasons and I would like to make it ten
Yeah, that's what I plan to do. It's money that I would have spent anyway. I usually spend £20 per match so will donate £80 in 4 lots of £20

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General Discussion / Re: The problem football clubs are now facing.
« on: March 19, 2020, 08:57:07 AM »
On behalf of the football club may I thank each and everyone of you for your kind offers, words , donations and support shown towards the football club at this very , very difficult time. As has been mentioned we have today set up a link on the football club site where you can donate if you wish by  clicking  the match ticket link , then ' Linnets donations ' and the options will then pop up. Thanks again. I will be posting a total to date figure here around 7 pm each evening starting on Thursday.

I will be popping in here from time to time to keep you updated. At the moment the season is only suspended until April 3 rd. We expect to have further information ourselves as to the next steps to be taken around that date. I will also attempt to answer any questions you may have here or you can e - mail me at mark@kltown.co.uk or call me on 01553 760060 .

Myself and the chairman plan to do a podcast at some stage shortly which will be available to view in the not to distant future.

I continue to be busy on various club business in these very difficult times we are all now facing.

Stay safe, keep well and look after each other.

Regards,

Mark.


 
Thanks for this Mark.
I don't know what other posters think but I feel that asking for donations in a vague, general way won't achieve much. It would be much better, if the club sets a target. Tell us how much you need. It started as £100,000 but this will now surely change due to government interventions. Work out how much you need from donations, set fans a target and give us regular updates on how the donations are going.

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General Discussion / Re: The problem football clubs are now facing.
« on: March 18, 2020, 11:51:14 AM »
25k Grant ( not loan) makes a decent dent that Stephen Cleeve needs to get him to the end of the summer.  Hopefully the players and other staff will help Stephen make a further dent in that 100k figure.  Supporters can play their part.

Any ideas on how the Club could raise further funds online and also connect  and interact with the fans?

Online Quiz ?  Online fans forum ?  Both allowing the fans to pay/donate.Maybe Mark can organise it Iím sure he canít have a lot on his plate at the mo.
I still think fans could buy tickets for the remaining games, although I realise that some will have financial problems if their own.
Curious that no one's commented on this suggestion. It could make all the difference. Including money from season ticket holders assume attendances of 1,000 X 4 home games games = 4000 X £15 = £60,000.
Am I missing something here? This plan seems simple, obvious and effective!

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General Discussion / Re: Well done Kings Lynn
« on: March 17, 2020, 07:51:41 PM »
It has been muted several times that the Player's Tunnel should be covered and extendable out to the pitch.

The players and officials should feel and be safe from abuse from the more moronic "fans" who hurl insults and threaten physical harm.

Yes, the Referee at the Guiseley game was a W***er as he was informed by the crowd in the Stands. However, there were more personal  comments projected towards him down at ground level - some were attempting to get closer and inflict physical harm and these were recorded by Security Staff.

Actually the Assistant Referees (Lino's) were not that bad. It was the Fool in the Middle, making the decisions, that was the problem. Lino's were flagging offences but ignored or over-ruled by the T**t with the Whistle.

That aside, the racist abuse is in-excusable. To call someone a cheat may be acceptable. But to call someone a Black/N****r etc. is awful. Ban the git a.s.a.p. and prosecute under Equality Act 2010. No one is born a racist - they become racist because of what they see and hear, mostly in their home environment.
Abuse of officials is never acceptable Mike. I mean, you've just abused him on here! It's understandable, of course but only tends to happen in football. You don't get ref abuse at rugby matches at any level, yet football referees at all levels of the game are abused. I've shouted abuse at refs when frustrated like anyone but it's obviously not right, in fact, it just makes their job more pressurised and ten times harder.

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General Discussion / Re: The problem football clubs are now facing.
« on: March 17, 2020, 06:12:38 PM »
25k Grant ( not loan) makes a decent dent that Stephen Cleeve needs to get him to the end of the summer.  Hopefully the players and other staff will help Stephen make a further dent in that 100k figure.  Supporters can play their part.

Any ideas on how the Club could raise further funds online and also connect  and interact with the fans?

Online Quiz ?  Online fans forum ?  Both allowing the fans to pay/donate.Maybe Mark can organise it Iím sure he canít have a lot on his plate at the mo.
I still think fans could buy tickets for the remaining games, although I realise that some will have financial problems if their own.

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General Discussion / Re: The problem football clubs are now facing.
« on: March 17, 2020, 05:54:36 PM »
Stan what kind of support  is that can you explain why you would you say It

Its 15% of our GDP (and that's just to start with).

That's a hell of a lot of support and commitment.
Yeah, mainly through loans; some grants; permanent deferral of business rates; companies able to claim through insurance and something about Tower Hamlets!
B & G, I think that last one was from you :laughcry: :laughcry: :laughcry:

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General Discussion / Re: The problem football clubs are now facing.
« on: March 17, 2020, 05:45:48 PM »
Stan what kind of support  is that can you explain why you would you say It
Not with you?

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General Discussion / Re: The problem football clubs are now facing.
« on: March 17, 2020, 05:24:52 PM »
From the Club.

 17, 2020
As you will be aware the National League suspended it's three leagues until at least April 3rd 2020 due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus,  on Monday evening.
 
With four home league games remaining to be played , and with no guarantee that these games will be completed in the near future, the club is facing a lack of income from gate money, match day hospitality and catering , programme and merchandise sales along with numerous events in the Blue & Gold Clubroom which are being cancelled in wake of the latest advice from the government. With all of this combined we estimate a total shortfall of around £100,000 which is required to pay wages and various other bills associated with running a business. Club chairman Stephen Cleeve has agreed to cover some of the shortfall himself but cannot commit to being able to cover the rest at this time.
 
It is with this is mind that we are asking that if people who have purchased tickets for the Brackley game, or coach travel to Kettering, are able to give this money  to the club as a donation we would be most appreciative. Refunds are available by contacting  Zoe Sandle via email (zoe.sandle@kltown.co.uk) by Friday March 20th  at 3pm.
 
We are also selling off the Southport match programmes for £3 inc P+P . A link will shortly be live on this site ( follow the match ticket link ) to purchase and you will need to send a Stamp addressed envelope to Mark Hearle, King's Lynn Town FC , The Walks Stadium, Tennyson Road, King's Lynn PE 30 5PB.
 
For all other queries and enquiries at this time contact Mark Hearle via e - mail at mark@kltown.co.uk
Just listened to the Chancellor and I have to say it sounded bloody impressive in terms of support. Would have to look at the details but it was so bold and supportive it could turn me Conservative. What's the impact for the club I wonder?

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General Discussion / Re: The problem football clubs are now facing.
« on: March 17, 2020, 04:57:28 PM »
If Companies ainít covered, then they ainít covered. 

Letís see what Boris is going to throw at the problem.   Whatever amount it is, it wonít be enough and of course will have to be paid back by the tax payer over the next number of years.
Many would be covered but only if the government ordered closures regardless of the cause.

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General Discussion / Re: The problem football clubs are now facing.
« on: March 17, 2020, 04:45:16 PM »
The government advised leisure businesses to close voluntarily prompting a public backlash that firms wonít be able to claim for business interruption as it isnít a closure order. The vast majority of companies wonít have bought cover that protects them in the event of business interruption caused by the coronavirus, according to experts. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) confirmed to Insurance Age: ďIrrespective of whether or not the Government order closure of a business, the vast majority of firms wonít have purchased cover that will enable them to claim on their insurance to compensate for their business being closed by the Coronavirus.Ē
Well, insurance companies would say that wouldn't they! If the government ordered closures the picture changes and that's why they won't!

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General Discussion / Re: Well done Kings Lynn
« on: March 17, 2020, 04:18:07 PM »
Itís a sad reflection of our country at present, and has been to a certain extent for too many years.  Some sympathy for the accused, though I donít feel it myself,  may be found when we realise that his attitude is prevalent in too high a percentage of our population, and to such an extent that he may not even realise the impropriety of his behaviour.  Racism is a societal problem, and not the fault of football.
Well said!

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General Discussion / Re: The problem football clubs are now facing.
« on: March 17, 2020, 04:13:39 PM »
Season ticket holders have already done that Stan, will they be refunded?

I would hope season tickets holders wonít look for any monies to be returned.  The same as sponsors, based advertisers etc.  Itís not the Clubs fault that the season has ended.

The ones that really should hang their head in shame are those who cheated the club by obtaining entry at Under 16 admission rates.  Wasnít there also one Supporter of the club who obtained free admission as a helper to a blue badge holder, even when the blue badge holder didnít attend.   Lowest of the low


Whilst the behaviour of those individuals is reprehensible, financially it won't be as significant as Johnson denying the entertainment industry the chance to claim through insurance. Blaming the people who cheated their tickets is a bit like blaming benefit cheats for problems in the economy when benefit fraud is a drop in the ocean compared to the money Johnson's mates swindle away from the taxpayer. It would be a terrible irony if some Lynn fans voted for Johnson only to see his insurance decision bring the club we all love, crashing to the ground.

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General Discussion / Re: The problem football clubs are now facing.
« on: March 17, 2020, 04:01:05 PM »
Unprecedented times this, and could end up having wide scale long term impacts on football at this level.

Indeed they are. I wonder if this will be a wake up call for non league clubs, so that irrespective of what happens now, they don't spend what they don't have in the future?   :dontknow:
So, if Lynn go down it will be no more than they deserve?

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