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General Discussion / Re: New Staff
« on: July 31, 2021, 07:50:51 PM »
I sponsored THREE players and still havenít received my shirts! Iíve been told they are in the box office but wonít be signed as the players have now left! This is an appalling way to treat a sponsor. Surely it would have been a good idea to post me the shirts, along with a letter thanking me for my support and giving me details of this seasonís sponsorship opportunities (not that I will be putting another penny into a club that treats its sponsors so badly).
Oberon and Sams Dad. I doubt that you will ever see the shirts promised as the kitman came to see me weeks ago to change the names on the backs of the shirts of the players that have left. Obviously i refused, for one the existing names will bleed and ruin the shirts attempting to take the names off and 2 being treat like a piece of s**t in the past including SC broadcasting to the world on his podcast at the end of 2020 that Gordon Chilvers is not busy at Double G Clothing and will be closing down at the end of the year. (2020). Well SC we are busier than ever especially with the supply of football kits, especially Joma that is good enough for Norwich City in the Premier but common as muck for KLTFC to wear.
So sorry Oberon and SamsDads unless there is a serious change you will not get your promised shirts.
Yes you are right Oberon it is no way to treat a sponsor but don't i know it 1st hand.

General Discussion / Re: New Staff
« on: July 30, 2021, 07:54:58 PM »
Pre-2009 there was a very popular Vice President's Club ( probably 50 VPs at that time) where the matchday sponsors mixed with the VPs. Tea / coffee and biscuits at half time and basic hot food after the game and a very lively atmosphere.
There was also a pre-match carvery for supporters which was always a sell-out. I don't think it produced a huge financial return as it was priced to sell BUT it gave supporters a feeling of involvement and opened up other income streams.

I can't see any of the above happening again, sadly.
Somewhere about 2004/5 the meals that Les used to produce upstairs were amazing. Going through divorce at the time these meals were very welcoming along with bringing friends and family. At that time good commercial manager, amazing clubshop (according to Peterborough, Cambridge Utd and Wimbledon, real supporters club with away travel to all games and the social events including the 3 day events in the marquee at the end of the season. EVERY game was sponsored prior to the season starting. When i sponsored games or matchballs in those days it was not DEMANDED in cash as was my last experiences with this regime. Yes that club went tits up but the supporters experience under this regime is crap.
Try hiring the Blue and Gold. You will need a mortgage. Use your own DJ and you have to pay extra to plug into the electric supply. Something is seriously wrong.
People need to smell the coffee.

The FA should NEVER allow one person to own a club without a board as back up. But then who would be daft enough to want to be on that board.

General Discussion / Re: New Staff
« on: July 30, 2021, 03:51:08 PM »
What is Mark's role at the Club these days?
Lynn News 6th July
"Most notably, Mark Hearle has stepped down as commercial manager and taken up a new role as head of operations."

I wonder how that's going and what it involves.
As head of Operations that will come in handy during the season if a player breaks his nose, arm, leg etc. Save having to go to A & E.
I haven't got enough fingers and toes to count the times that we have been told in thge past some big news is coming, players signing, sponsors coming on board, commercial managers, etc etc etc.

General Discussion / Re: Season ticket
« on: July 29, 2021, 08:13:36 PM »
Top of the league!

What an absolute disgraceful way of getting to the top of non league. By pricing loyal fans from way before this regimes time, out of seeing their home team unless they go away to do so and line another clubs pockets.
It won't stop there, it will be bar prices, catering prices, club shop prices and everything else here at Stamford Bridge, sorry The Walks.

General Discussion / Re: Tonight's friendly-Streaming available.
« on: July 27, 2021, 08:08:15 PM »
Didn't know the Army & Navy Stores had a football team Gordon Chilvers, did Private Godfrey play?
Ha Ha Blueboy. During my very short stint as an apprentice tradesman in the Royal Army Pay Corp. You don't know till you try it. Was lucky to have the trial but wasn't around long enough to go further.

General Discussion / Re: Tonight's friendly-Streaming available.
« on: July 26, 2021, 08:02:12 PM »
With Norwich U23ís playing a good few home games at The Walks could this be an interesting tie up where we see loaners from City dipping in and out of our squad ?  Is the player tonight with the Canaries ?
That has been banded about for weeks Mallard that we will resemble Norwich U23s once the season begins. Only time will tell if the rumours come to fruition.
If Norwich are playing some games at the Walks are they supplying groundsmen the likes of how Chelsea do at Aldershot.
Just think in 1967 aged 15 i had a trial for The Army on Aldershots pitch!

General Discussion / Re: New Kit
« on: July 12, 2021, 12:46:44 PM »
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You did mean that in jest i take it KES.
Why is there so much old stock still hanging there.
In the old clubshop we used to have a sale in january like the high street stores do. The word SALE or Price Reductions is not in somebodies dictionary, so not used.

General Discussion / Re: New Kit
« on: July 12, 2021, 10:07:21 AM »
Certainly won't be claret and blue as the chairman is a Chelsea supporter (they also have 3 kits a season by the way), so no way will west Ham colours come into the equation.
In the good old days up to 10 years ago the club insisted on a home and change strip that were replaced every other year, home kit one year, change strip the next year. This was so that the supporters were not fleeced every season with 2 new strips but now 3 new strips.
I wonder what percentage of say 1000 supporters will actually buy all 3. My guess is that will be single figures.

General Discussion / Re: Cup Final
« on: July 10, 2021, 05:43:13 PM »
I renewed my Season ticket today and was number 233 so quite a few fans have faith in the season starting
Well block C sitting hospital end had sold 9 at 4 pm yesterday. Yes 9.

General Discussion / Re: State of the pitch
« on: July 07, 2021, 01:09:19 PM »
According to the club statement with regard to tickets, TH ground services are looking after the pitch albeit on a temporary basis. :scarf: :scarf:
Th ground specialists were brought in to sort the pitch out pre season as they do for lots of clubs in East of England.
From what other clubs have told me that is as far as it goes. You still will need a groundsman for the day to day upkeep/cutting of the pitch and surrounding areas.

General Discussion / Re: Season ticket
« on: July 05, 2021, 07:28:12 PM »
At least Bromley are looking at it. That will NEVER happen here.

News of former Linnets / Re: Sam Mulready
« on: July 01, 2021, 08:41:26 PM »
Joins Dereham Town
Good luck Sam, great lad

General Discussion / Help please
« on: June 30, 2021, 08:02:13 PM »
Today i had a phone call from the brother of someone that i have come across regularly in work life.
Unfortunately the reason that the brother contacted me was to say that his brother has the big C and he would like to know if anyone has a recording of the Kings Lynn v Tottenham game that was played at the Walks i would think in the 90s.
I can clearly remember Mick Hazard played for Spurs that day with his trademark socks around his ankles whereas the rule had come in to wear shin pads and socks worn below the knee.
If anyone please has any info on the above especially if there was a recording made of the game it would be very much appreciated.

General Discussion / Re: Retained and Departed Players
« on: June 21, 2021, 07:51:12 PM »
In fairness B&G. As much as this level is new to the club on the field the same has to apply off it.

Clubs of long standing at this level have a full compliment of money spinners swelling the coffers.

Big monies coming in on Sponsorship deals. A fully up to speed commercial department and a Supporters Club sticking in decent amounts.  Just a few examples.

This will all take time for us to play catch up.
Mallard there was a superb Commercial department and supporters club 15 or so years ago but despite large sums raised the club still went tits up!

General Discussion / Re: Norwich
« on: June 20, 2021, 04:56:28 PM »
Hi Dazza, is July the 16th not before the possible next lifting of restictions which i work out as being the 19th unless there is serious drops in infection rate which doesn't look good at the moment.

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