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General Discussion / Re: Admission prices 2019-20
« on: May 18, 2019, 07:25:57 PM »
About where many of us expected it to be pitched. 
Looks like those that canít afford it should apply to join the ĎBackroom
Staffí. Who will be getting even greater reward for the efforts.

What is it with you and the volunteers. I donít see you down the club in your spare time helping out. So what if they get in free - most are volunteering whilst the game is on. Are you telling me you expect people like Zoe who sells the tickets, cooks and other various jobs at the club that she should also pay an entrance fee? Get real and if you have such a problem perhaps approach these so called Ďbackroom staffí  and tell them to their face how you feel about them getting in free.

Spot on GYP. Well said

General Discussion / Re: Admission prices 2019-20
« on: May 18, 2019, 06:14:11 PM »
Why say why a trust ru.
Paul itís excellant that the people you talk take nothing for their time and pay the admission charge the same as the rest of us.   Now if only everyone could be persuaded to do the same.

I know certain people who have helped run the Reserves and not only have they paid to watch but also donated monies to keep the thing running.

All credit to them.

In Trust run Clubs, everyone pays including the Chairperson. All for the common good. In it together and all that.

You make out all volunteers should pay. I certainly donít think they should.

Personally see no relevance in how trust run clubs operate as we arenít one.

General Discussion / Re: Admission prices 2019-20
« on: May 18, 2019, 05:51:07 PM »
Nobody has said that a Club can run without volunteers.


Didnít say they had?

General Discussion / Re: Admission prices 2019-20
« on: May 18, 2019, 05:49:33 PM »
Paul, personally I donít really give  a flying fig what you think to me or my posts.  I will continue to support the club by admission, programme 50/50 and any other monetary way that is on offer.
 And just to clarify how are people volunteers when they receive a renumatuon for the job they do ?  Canít have it both ways.

Several of the volunteers I know and talk to receive no pay from the club. Volunteer for free as they want to help the club. Good on them.

General Discussion / Re: Admission prices 2019-20
« on: May 18, 2019, 05:41:11 PM »
Paul you donít like my post ? Simple donít read them my man.  Itís not difficult.

All about fans supporting the Club and for the moment Stephen Cleeve

In fairness you have to read a post to know what is says.

I just find your constant digs at volunteers of the club (many miss a lot of the game) boring and personally donít think there is any need for it. No club can run without volunteers.

Oh well, hereís to the new season. Looking forward to player announcements soon.

General Discussion / Re: Admission prices 2019-20
« on: May 18, 2019, 05:24:39 PM »
Looks like those that canít afford it should apply to join the ĎBackroom
Staffí. Who will be getting even reward for the efforts.


General Discussion / Re: Promotion!!!
« on: May 18, 2019, 12:32:35 PM »
Whatís all the Bill boards around the ground then Griss

That is advertising not sponsorship,even I could have a board put up? We need to pull in a big name sponsor,and for more than a season? Lets face it last seasons sponsors were a non entity? :dontknow: :dontknow:

3yr deal wasnít it? May not have been at every game but if they put money in who cares.

General Discussion / Re: Promotion!!!
« on: May 15, 2019, 04:09:19 PM »
Griss for me I go to watch a game of football and hopecupon hope to be entertained after the game I have little to no interest in getting a pint. More for me driving the 90 mins home to get an evening meal.
It seems this bar and beer scenario is becoming an obsession with you.  I would suggest for some people a pint at game is not a necessity.  Maybe Iím alone on this ?

I'm with you on this Mallard. I can quite easily go to a football match without the necessity of a pint, or even a burger.

General Discussion / Re: Promotion!!!
« on: May 14, 2019, 06:00:20 PM »
Absolutely nothing stopping you organising a fund raising activity Grissles.

Whatís the first event going to be?

General Discussion / Re: Promotion!!!
« on: May 14, 2019, 04:29:02 PM »
No point in fundraising if it doesn't help keep the cost down for the fans, there is supporting the team and being a supporter, fans need to be looked after too.  :scarf:

Totally disagree. Fund raising should, in my opinion, be "as well as" not "instead off".

You have a budget at the start of the year. Anything extra raised (fund raising, good cup run etc) goes towards increasing the playing budget or ground improvements or whatever.

Say you relied on getting, for example, £40,000 in fund raising and rely on that instead of extra on admission. What happens if you only raise 20k? Where does the short fall come from? As others have said, Mr Cleeve has stated he won't bankroll the club like previous. It would then be down to finding 20k from somewhere else - playing budget would be the obvious one?

General Discussion / Re: Promotion!!!
« on: May 14, 2019, 03:02:30 PM »
Loads of thoughts being put out there.  Lots of debate.  Which to me,  speaks volumes on how much people care about Kings Lynn Town FC.  Trouble is there seems to be a lot more questions than answers.

I have another question to throw into the mix.  Stephen Cleeve was selling The George to fully concentrate his efforts on all things Kings Lynn.  Has this idea now gone, and how will it impact on us moving up a level? 

One further idea as food for thought.  On this forum there appears to be people who could help drive this club forward, with their ideas etc.  People like Paul47, Stan The Bucket ( sorry) Linnet 93 and a good few others. 

Come on guys would you be up for it ?

If I had the time I'd love to help the club in anyway I can.

Mind you I have a season ticket, always buy a programme and 50/50 ticket so I do what I can.

Why don't you offer your services to the club? Then you can volunteer and pay your entry fee; helping the club twice over.

General Discussion / Re: Promotion!!!
« on: May 14, 2019, 02:58:41 PM »
Fundraising will help with club costs but will not affect the price of tickets Griss.
There's a hole in your argument dear Grissles, dear Grissles. There's a hole....
I know you like bucket jokes Griss.

More money raised off field would obviously have a knock on effect on entry price, so raise enough money entry fee doesn't increase, raise next to nothing and pay on the gate!

If that's the case, why have Kettering (better fund raising than us) raised their prices from £10 to £15.

General Discussion / Re: Promotion!!!
« on: May 14, 2019, 02:21:01 PM »
Grissles, you've said all this about Wisbech before......yet always still continue to watch Lynn. As I'm sure you will this season.

I highly doubt it'll be £18 (based on personal opinion before you accuse me of being in the know!!).....£15 seems reasonable to me and the majority of other people who have commented it seems.

End of the day, costs will increase a lot next season (player costs, travel etc). Promotion doesn't necessarily mean gates will increase though, some Lynn fans are fickle. Lose a couple and gates drop.

Agree about the bar needs to be used more & incentives need to happen in my view to get people in there. I also saw yesterday, the FOTL were asking for new committee members; is that something you'd be interested in Grissles seeing as you keep saying not enough fund raising is done, this could be your chance to help?

Wouldn't it be nice if we actually waited for any announcement of prices before complaining too much?

General Discussion / Re: Promotion!!!
« on: May 13, 2019, 01:22:36 PM »
Either people are Ďvoluenteersí Or they receive remuneration ( in whatever shape that comes) Canít have it both ways.  Iíve seen too many Ďfreeloadersí at Clubs in the past.  For me, if theses people are true supporters of the club then they would pay, like the rest of us. For example do the people doingbthr 50/50 pay admission ?

Sorry, took me a few minutes to realise youíre actually serious.

I didnít think anyone actually thought that. Oh well!

General Discussion / Re: Promotion!!!
« on: May 13, 2019, 12:46:52 PM »
I would think we are going to need gates prices to increase to £15/£16, more commercial activity, real sponsorship, and fund raising, if we are going to survive and thrive at this level.

I'd agree with that.

National League North is a tough division (arguably the harder of the 2). We're going to need some better players and probably a bigger squad. Better players don't come cheap!

Also, factor in more travelling expenses which may include a couple of overnight stays it's not going to be cheap. And even current players who are staying may want more money (again travel).

Hopefully going up a league will help with sponsorship, and I'm expecting more travelling supporters to come to The Walks which again will help.

As others have mentioned, and talking to quite a few fans at Warrington, £15 or £16 seems to be what people are expecting to be pay next season.

I do agree about fundraising needing to increase - just need someone to offer/help organise something.

I hope whoever gets involved in the fund raising side doesit for the love of the Club and not for the freebies that might be offered.

Next season we need to Everyman and his dog to get behind the club and follow the lead of the Chairman and put in not take out.  Really pís me off to see people, who can more than  afford the admission taking handouts.  Time to have a look at yourself people.

Must be me, but seems a bit of a random reply?

I don't have an issue if  someone works at the club on match days have a "freebie" as you put it. No non-league club would survive if it wasn't for match day volunteers!!

I know you have a personal issue with it for some reason. Never really worked out why though?

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