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General Discussion / Re: Full time players? You're Joking!
« on: November 28, 2023, 07:56:41 PM »


Did you get the deal to supply the kit for the Club? If so that must have been a sizeable order and worth having. Must have been worth it for the cost of a McDonaldís.
At that time the club were under contract to Joma. In respect to the 50% cost to Double G of the MASSIVE 1st team Gift of Kit (excluding the print and embroidery cost) +the 100% cost of everything that the Reserves required, including the embroidery and print i would imagine there was enough in the kitty for both of our burgers.
The clubshop sales were massively down compared to the Bobbins tenure as SC would not commit to stock, regular new lines etc to keep supporters interested. So that was a massive drop in income for the club and Double G.
To Double G it was about being a sponsor, one that actually handed over many thousands of pounds either in Gift of Kit, Contra or whatever, having personally followed the club since 1962.
For us to walk away as we did as soon as the ledger card read £0.00 owed by KLTFC was a massive wrench on our behalf, but i can honestly say what i know now was definitely the right thing to do.

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General Discussion / Re: Full time players? You're Joking!
« on: November 27, 2023, 08:13:10 PM »
A ride in a Bentley donít come cheap.  I hope you ate it outside.
My car, my fuel. My cash for a McDonalds. ME FOOL.

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General Discussion / Re: Full time players? You're Joking!
« on: November 26, 2023, 06:45:26 PM »
Not sure Cleeve can be accused of having an empty wallet GC.  He has pumped a fair old wedge of cash into the club since he walked into the building.  Whether itís his cash or came from elsewhere, heís been the one spending it, and he continues to do so.

As for  him not carrying cash, maybe he feels he is Royaty 😂
just talking from experience

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General Discussion / Re: Full time players? You're Joking!
« on: November 23, 2023, 08:38:30 PM »
It sounded positive that SC has a masterplan which will hopefully see the Club working to a break even model next year.  Not sure if this something new he has come up with or the idea of summer concerts will be going ahead.  If it is something new has he lost interest in the concert idea ?

Just a guess, but could it be his version of this fan equity idea?

If so, and it's linked to the big loan the club now has being written off, I don't think I'll be holding my breath on that one.





Canít see how writing off that loan will equate to the Club reaching a break even point next year.  I though SC was having to pump in circa £200k to balance the books.  The loan plus interest is to be paid back over what, 20 years ?

According to the new Podcast the reasons we are struggling more this season is Three fold....

1.   No Cup run this year.. ( is this really factored into finance for a year ?)

2.  Lack of players being sold on  ( again how can this be factored into any budget?)

3.  Lack of Crowds turning up to watch, ( SC struggles to understand why fans wonít pay overpriced admission to watch crap football).

Think I would disagree with Pink's analysis of the above:
  1. Think SC needs to accept that last couple of years we have overachieved in the cup competitions.  Unfortunate that we went out of both cups at the first opportunity but really this shouldn't be a major line in the budget as the early rounds are hardly money spinners and the later rounds don't come round that often so should really be seen a bonuses
  2. SC has mentioned player sales on the past few podcasts and it is starting to become a concern (for me) in that he somehow sees this as a semi-reliable revenue stream.  I would argue putting players on mulit year contracts (so they potentially attract a fee at the end of a season) has cost us more than it has brought in and I also think there are a few of the current squad who have been brought in speculatively with the view that they will make the club money if they turn into good players that attract interest from higher up the pyramid.  I think there are a lot more building blocks to be put in place before the club can be seen as a good nursery club and also the fans need to buy into that model if it is to be adopted as it will undoubtably have an impact on the pitch.  Also can't blame MH for the lack of player sales funds as he only recruited during the summer unless he argued to keep JB if there was a bid on the table
  3.  Again, can't lay the lack of crowds solely at MH's door.  Yes, performances haven't been comparable to last season but SC has accepted the budget has been reduced and without a huge slice of financial doping we can't expect to see the same level of football which is why it I can't see how we justify the expense of a full-time squad.  SC says he is off to talk to investors (mugs) in the next few weeks but the truth is there isn't much to invest in at the Walks and the sooner SC and the fans realise what we can expect from a more sustainably run club the better.

As for this times podcast, I thought it was one of the weaker ones with SC going off on tangents about crypto etc and he didn't really seem to understand how low a level of football Real Bedford actually play at - even Buster made step 5 work!



Off to see investors. What an absolute joke. Who the hell wants to invest in his bottomless pit? Ever since the day he swaggered into this club all we have heard numerous times is sponsors on the table, don't know which one to choose, investors talking etc etc.
Then there was the scout who scouted Wayne Rooney, here at great expense. Score boards that we do not justify, full time football that we do not justify. Houses and accommodation for those full time, The Bentley, etc etc.
Hopefully when he goes on his travels he takes his wallet, as he has a habit of leaving it at home. Isuppose because its empty. Also using cards abroad that get confiscated etc etc.
Now we have an operations manager. Will he still be here at Christmas for his Christmas bonus? Best of luck Mr Shilling. You are going to need it!(I wonder if he googled Stephen Cleeve of Norfolk before he appied for the job)?

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General Discussion / Re: Full time players? You're Joking!
« on: November 22, 2023, 07:48:33 PM »
My pulling a  Cracker days are long passed now Marcus.  Have you had a listen to the latest gospel according to SC ?
Why do people bother to listen the the continuing lies and bull. Doesn't want to pay his debts? Nothing new there!
Something else that does not look good on his CV.

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General Discussion / Re: On line tickets
« on: November 01, 2023, 08:29:08 PM »
Surely its never to early if people are prepared to pay up front?

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General Discussion / Re: Blyth Spartans
« on: October 30, 2023, 08:06:29 PM »
Didn't Clough bring a team to the Walks in years gone by?
Yes he did for a testimonial. Strong line up from Forest and remember Benefer was in goal for Lynn that night. Steve Sutton in goal for Forest? Allegedly the attendance fee was in a paper bag.

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General Discussion / Re: FA Trophy Away draw at Stourbridge
« on: October 30, 2023, 08:02:44 PM »
Cup draws havenít been kind to us this season.
Last time i was there it was a 3 sided ground and Craig Fleming scored  directly from a free kick near the halfway line.

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General Discussion / Re: South shields
« on: October 22, 2023, 05:14:32 PM »
Don't want to be over negative on the back of a tough trip to one of the better sides in the league.


Quite a challenge for AL in terms of recruitment......has said he needs men not boys but so difficult to pick up useful players, especially forwards at this stage of the season. There's been very little goal output from Barrett, Stephens, Ponticelli, Bartley and Cybulski so far, but must be difficult to offload and bring in forward players.

Do Fleetwood have any decent forwards I wonder.........also must be worth giving one or two of the young local forwards a start while the other forward players are misfiring.......what's to lose ?

Backie is the Clubs Loan Manager. Perhaps he is chasing a decent forward at this very moment.

He may be a 'boy' but surely it is worth giving Royle the chance to prove himself at this level?
He cannot be much worse than the current bunch in front of goal??
I heard Charlie has gone to Soham in Heacham's league

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General Discussion / Re: U23s game monday
« on: October 12, 2023, 10:18:07 AM »
Won 3-0 and i would think played before the worst of the rain came.

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General Discussion / Re: U23s game monday
« on: October 10, 2023, 10:02:45 AM »
I believe home matches are played at the Hive, Ely CB6 2FE
Kick-off 13.30
I see there is a game coming up being played at the Walks with 13.30pm kick off.

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General Discussion / Todays results
« on: October 07, 2023, 08:18:21 PM »
Best thing about todays loss is that the bottom 7 ALL lost so no ground lost.

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General Discussion / U23s game monday
« on: October 05, 2023, 07:57:06 PM »
Can anyone please confirm where the U23s game is being played on Monday evening

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General Discussion / Re: Hughes gone.
« on: September 28, 2023, 07:04:37 PM »
Has there been an announcement from the club confirming who is in temporary charge? Maybe i missed it? I read somewhere that Coulsen and Cross might be??

Nothing on the club website since the departure of Hughes was confirmed along with a preview of the Warrington game. Perhaps age is catching up with me or i am living in a time warp?
Coulson and Cross. Temp allegedly. Perhaps they will be the Double C, doubt that will be allowed though. Sounds to much like Double G. LOL!
Heard today that Jodi has left KL Ladies. She was a massive part of that and others things going on in the community.

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General Discussion / Re: Hughes gone.
« on: September 28, 2023, 01:28:14 PM »
Corn Exchange bums on seat (indoors) likely £30.Would'nt pay that to stand outside in possibly crap weather on grass or possibly mud!
All my events at the Corn Exchange were pay up FRONT. That was before Covid.

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