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General Discussion / Re: Southend Tickets.
« on: August 13, 2021, 09:13:18 PM »
Unfortunately John was in Papworth hospital during the lockdown and very unwell at the time but if there is anyone who would stand up to SC (nobody else is) then John would of been the man.

That's a big problem Gordon.

Some so desperate to hang onto their links with the Club, however tenuous that may be,  they are prepared to close their eyes to all that's wrong.
Would you like to know who will be the next to jump ship?

General Discussion / Re: Food
« on: August 13, 2021, 09:11:27 PM »
And while people keep paying it he will keep charging it and more.
Do you not realise we are Chelsea in disguise!

General Discussion / Re: Southend Tickets.
« on: August 13, 2021, 09:05:20 PM »
Good Morning guys,

Southend fan here in peace, Iím just wondering if anyone could shed some light on best places to park nearby to the ground, Iím coming in my van so canít be anywhere with a height restriction, I saw somewhere that we can use the station car park if someone could confirm this.

Thanks in advance really looking forward to this away
Parking will be a nightmare, van or car. I wouldn't even attempt to head directly to the ground by car. Station car park is very small, although it is right next to Morrisons.

In your case, with a height restricted van, you may want to park on the side of road on the Hardwick Estate (where the Kentucky and B and Q are), and walk to the ground. Its not far (even if you don't manage to find the shortcut).

In fact, Tesco's and Sainsbury's are not really that far from the ground either (10 minute walk at a guess).
A better idea is the roadside parking on the Horsley Fields industrial estate PE30 5DD which is a 10 minute walk to the ground.

General Discussion / Re: Southend Tickets.
« on: August 13, 2021, 08:59:56 PM »
Bring back John Fincham as commercial manager........

You'd wish that on John?   :dontknow:

I was only jesting. I think John is a legend of the local banking industry and his time as commercial manager at KLFC.
Unfortunately John was in Papworth hospital during the lockdown and very unwell at the time but if there is anyone who would stand up to SC (nobody else is) then John would of been the man.

General Discussion / Re: Season ticket
« on: August 13, 2021, 08:55:04 PM »
I just personally think SC has got his marketing all wrong. I would of considered a season ticket had it of been a couple of hundred pound or so. I pay for a Norwich season ticket too but that is premier league football so I expect the £440 a year which I pay. I personally wonít be attending many matches due to the inflated cost of everything fan related at KL Town.

Find myself thinking similar. I started following Lynn about 8 years ago when I moved to the area, as it was significantly cheaper than following my boyhood club, and meant I could walk to the ground rather than drive/train. Then I fell in love with the club, and had a season ticket for 5/6 years. Iíve stomached some of the price rises under Cleeve, and kept buying my exponentially increasing season ticket. I didnít get one last year, and at £600 for me and my 5 year old to get a seat for this season, Iíve decided against getting one this year. Will probably go to some of the Saturday games, but supporting a business (itís not a club anymore) run by someone as unsavoury and untrustworthy as Cleeve is something Iím finding difficult to reconcile.
What a brilliant thread and posts that will be totally ignored by the one person who should not ignore it.

General Discussion / Re: Match tickets box office
« on: August 13, 2021, 08:47:38 PM »
Hi Malcolm. You may have new members in the pipeline, hope its more than a trickle. What you really want though by the sound of it is some actual help in your role. Hopefully you achieve that.
In the meantime though the priority from reading the posts is that people are looking to join but cannot do so. I suggest you therefore need serious help from somebody who is capable of sorting out the online joining form.
Re people getting even more disillusioned with the club what about those who wasted journey to Heacham Fc on tuesday evening unaware because of seemingly lack of info from the Walks that KLTFC had called the game off. (Not everybody is online or uses social media).
I hope you are as successful with the latest supporters club as the previous one was before closure of the club. There needs to be a serious influx of new ideas though to achieve that.

General Discussion / Re: Southend Tickets.
« on: August 12, 2021, 07:58:05 PM »
Yes Blue and Gold in the mid 50s the then Supporters Club did pay for the main stand to be built. Nearly 70 years on and it will need some very serious money to update and also add to around the ground.
Bring back John Fincham as commercial manager, ex bank manager and what he didn't know wasn't worth knowing.

General Discussion / Re: New YouTube Channel
« on: August 11, 2021, 08:42:50 PM »
Absolutely Gordon........we could also do with some confirmation on the segregation, the on going Covid requirements for fans, update on the Commercial Director position, sponsorship deals, etc etc
There once was a song Silence is Golden.
The re release would be Silence is Deafening!

General Discussion / Re: Southend Tickets.
« on: August 11, 2021, 08:40:04 PM »
Kes, there is a wealth of experience out there which could have been used for the benefit of the Club and Community.

Sadly too many bridges have been burnt for that to happen now and that is a huge shame.

Kenny, you are so right about that. It is ludicrous that people like Gordon and there are others, have been alienated.

By the way i have never met Gordon but am very aware of his all round contribution to the club over many years.

A true supporter!!
Rod, firstly many thanks for those kind words. I am sure that we have met at some point possibly the BIG clubshop (now demolished) functions organised in the past, Supporters lunches etc etc. When Buster took over my first words to him were my advice is free its up to you if you want to listen and use it. Unfortunately there were mistakes made on their side such as purchasing new kits that suited speedway riders and were unacceptable by the FA. If only they had listened.
Same advice was offered to SC but the first time that we were alone he was far more interested in asking the history of Gary Setchell a person i had known since his birth as i played football with his father. Obviously i was not prepared to be grilled on that subject. He must have found someone else to source info as Setch left the club.
Just to put the record right it was Double G Clothing that left KLTFC after over 20 years of sponsorship and volunteering on my behalf. Not KLTFC dumping us. That was a massive decision to make but with what we know now it was the right one.

General Discussion / Re: New YouTube Channel
« on: August 10, 2021, 08:39:15 PM »
I am pleased with the way the new YouTube channel is providing us with updates, but there is a dearth of information coming out of the club in other forms....maybe we have to wait for another IC interview to glean:

The current injury situation

IC's thoughts on Alfreton and what his strongest starting line up will be

Will a further friendly be added

Updates on potential new signings

Ticket sale numbers to Lynn fans for Southend's visit.

Yeovil tickets info
add to that Kes how is the new stadium manager settling in, what has he been busy with at this very important time . Did he have batteries for the defibulater on his shopping list of URGENT things to do? How many days and nights is the Blue and Gold booked out for privately, how many club functions are organised? Stock for the clubshop, etc etc.

General Discussion / Re: Southend Tickets.
« on: August 10, 2021, 08:29:37 PM »
I really hope the club, stewards, and police are on top of this.  If we wish to stay at this level, and now weíre here, most would, we MUST get some real sponsorship, or generosity, to build additional terraces and steps to be added to existing terraces, plus cover, or there is a danger that we simply wonít be able to cope.  There is the large flat area at the Old Hospital end of the main stand, that MUST acquire a substantial terrace as soon as possible.  We canít have large areas like that, that cannot house spectators, because there are bigger crowds waiting to come once Covid subsides, and big clubs arrive.  If we compete on the field, many more local fans are also likely.    Are there grants for such erections, available for H & S purposes ?
That large parcel of land was part of the ground until the mid-late 60s. Used to be a scoreboard there that we used to climb at half time to give the scores from the then Division 1.
In the early 2000s when on the management committee i am sure that the materials were bought for a covered standing area behind that goal and the last i heard the materials were stored on the docks. Heard nothing more about that though.

General Discussion / Re: FOTL part 2.
« on: August 08, 2021, 03:24:59 PM »
I know I have signed up 10 not many but itís a start
Was one of them by chance (not the)Adam Marriott. Also not knowing that the Heacham friendly was called of by the club nearly 24 hours ago.
You will need a closer contact with the club if you are to achieve your aims of the Supporters Club.

General Discussion / Re: Alfreton
« on: August 08, 2021, 03:12:17 PM »
I understand there was one trialist yesterday, but he wasn't on the pitch very long. No idea why or who he is.

Being full time........does anyone actually know for definite that the Squad is now training full time?  :dontknow:

I did hear that some were not happy with the catering arrangements at the training ground a couple of weeks ago. That could have just been a one off.
I was told that Heacham quoted for the catering and were to EXPENSIVE. I heard then that the club were using their own volunteers.

General Discussion / Re: New Staff
« on: August 01, 2021, 09:53:55 PM »
Some of us know exactly what happens from an operational point of view on matchday as we did it for many years and I doubt that much can have changed over the intervening years.

Just get everything in place and create the right atmosphere to part people  enjoyably and painlessly from their money!
Only the regime Kenny R. Thats the only change.

General Discussion / Re: New Staff
« on: August 01, 2021, 08:50:53 PM »
In the mid 2000s and before twitter feeds etc, Radio Norfolk could not make all away games so they organised through the Supporters Club that either Stephen Hooks or myself would be their contacts for away goals, half time and full time reports.
With modern technology in the 2020s it is a disgrace that again the fans cannot be kept up to date on matchday.
Going back to no cover available when this type of thing happens, (hope your dad is on the mend Jamie), what happens in the future if SC is hospitalised for instance. Who else knows EXACTLY what goes on behind the scenes?

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