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General Discussion / Re: Ground Improvements
« on: August 03, 2020, 12:04:17 PM »
Spot on B& have to build and forge relationships and that has to be done  by meeting people in the flesh.

General Discussion / Re: Ground Improvements
« on: August 03, 2020, 10:26:39 AM »
Well I have to agree with Mallard.

My feeling is that the whole Lynn area has a low energy feel about it.....almost comatosed sometimes...the Chairman seems to have to spoon feed rich pickings before people are slowly stirred.
It's no coincidence, that the success story has been driven from people from outside, married with a few passionate driven locals(Robbie Back for one).
But where are the marketing initiatives now from the Club at this vital time and where is the back up from the core support ? Surely the Club can't be relying solely on the crowds or a possible, but only possible tv stream to survive... ..they really need to pick up a number of decent sized sponsorships and get the locals motivated and on requires significant numbers going out and meeting and talking to hope this is on going.

General Discussion / Re: Ground Improvements
« on: August 02, 2020, 02:36:59 PM »
Another nice idea would be to include a monthly fanzine, with some exclusives, just for members.

General Discussion / Re: Ground Improvements
« on: August 02, 2020, 02:17:22 PM »
Tony and B  and G......we should all be grateful for your input and work...I know Tony was one who contributed for the season ticket scheme.....and I don't want to appear to be a "knocker"....just trying to find an answer for all this low energy and apathy(some of which I feel, may be endemic in the town )......and B and G I wasn't aware that you are only 80 in number (that has shocked me somewhat!)

We, the Club, the Trust we just need a way to really stir things up in a positive way and get people on board.

I know there have been many attempts...but how about this one for the Club (Mark ...are you there ?)

A new KLTFC membership idea.. let's call it something simple like "The King's Lynn Fan Club" .
Let's make it affordable, but worthwhile for both the club and let's say £150 per annum.
Let's make the benefits be related to the match day(as that is when most people seem happy to part with their cash) and also give something that people can wear with pride when around the town, which will in turn advertise the club and encourage others....and most importantly let's encourage fans to have the opportunity to connect more with players and staff.
How about a free matchday programme at each home game, an item of clothing (scarf, mask, etc), a Kings Lynn fan club badge and a signed photo of the whole squad/individual picture of member with favourite player etc.

Now the really important bit...liase with Lynn News and EDP and radio Stations to really advertise it. Let the local schools know about it by player visits(incl KES where the Academy is). Have 1or 2 events in the year in the Bar/Hospitality Area that are reduced admission for members  eg talks by current players/management.....sit ins on training sessions, visits by full time pros, maybe a Christmas do attended by some players and staff etc

Just absolutely anything to get that connection between the people at the club and the people in the town and surrounds!
I feel the club has to reach out and go into the town and West Norfolk more.....people opening fetes, events, turning on Christmas lights etc etc

General Discussion / Re: Next season's squad
« on: August 02, 2020, 01:15:35 PM »
Yes, the competition is healthy.....just wishful thinking from the Pilgrims faithful. Shame they didn't get up to give us a couple of local derbies, but a little bit like York, they set up not to lose and stay tight and ultimately came up short against sides playing in a more dynamic way.

Alot of Southern trips for Linnets next yr... something like 15 south and 8 north, should the league go ahead

General Discussion / Re: Ground Improvements
« on: August 02, 2020, 12:44:58 PM »
KES I agree it does seem like every fund raising initiative launched as a fund raiser seems to fall flat on his ass.

Now would you suggest itís down to the apathy toward a single ownership
Model with a dodgy history or just the Lynn fans not having the money to give?

It is certainly a recurring theme that despite pulling in 1400 Fans it is a very tiny % of fans who are prepared to hand over more than just the admission fee

Well Mall, I would be very disappointed if people are still refusing to give purely on the basis of the model, which infact has provided the best football, the most excitement and the most success in living memory.

I recognise, as a self employed person who wasn't able to work for 4 months due to Covid restrictions, that some don't have the cash, but I am also sure that many could afford something significant.

I personally think it's a combination of :

1/ people having a mindset of just paying on match day
2/ In some instances things being launched without really encouraging participation or being launched in a low key way with no target or with too low an expectation.
Couple of examples spring to mind.
I mentioned yonks ago about masks...... it's been clear for ages that everyone needs one and they are here to stay.
Could and should have been launched ages ago when everyone was looking for one.Remember posting on here and had a very negative response from some.
Now finally being launched with limited supply...far too little too late... a great way of marketing the club and developing community involvement if done at the right time.
As it's so late in the day, maybe a mask and a league winners badge should be given out/sold only with a season ticket...make them exclusive to those who commit.
Second, the Trust's season ticket scheme....rather low key, no real target too low aspiration level if 66 is deemed good...heck that's a profit of around £300....come on it's National League, not Sunday League ! Have considered making it 67 B and G and then giving ticket back if I win, but even tho hard up, think some small donation to the club might be more beneficial.

General Discussion / Re: Ground Improvements
« on: August 02, 2020, 08:47:08 AM »
At this stage of the game, think your last sentence is key Dilly..........not sure of the ground development deadline, but it must be some way off........think the aim would be to get some income in first. The  Chairman has already put plenty in ......

Unless of course some new local firm would like to sponsor the purchase or more of the supporters were to buy into the fabulous  success of the club.

Btw how for example is the season ticket raffle going ?

Last we heard, a meagre 66 punters, which the Trust thought was quite encouraging. I do hope the figure turns out to be much higher than that.
I know these are uncertain times and many are worried about finances, but there must be those in the area, who are not being affected........(I know of many in Norwich who are doing ok), when you hear what clubs who are now a league below Lynn have raised.........well the response so far for Lynn is more than disappointing IMO.........

General Discussion / Re: York clear out
« on: August 01, 2020, 05:10:24 PM »
8 more offered contracts, 5 have signed.

General Discussion / Re: Next season's squad
« on: August 01, 2020, 05:09:23 PM »
King was offered a new contract by Halifax ........I strongly suspect he is part of the extra pace IC was talking about and is his missing midfielder....that would just leave the defender to sign ,which IC has identified, to complete the squad.

General Discussion / Re: Next season's squad
« on: July 28, 2020, 12:28:19 PM »
IC did say he was looking to add a lot of pace to the squad.....Loza provides some, but presumably at least one of the 2 to come in will be pacey.

Is he thinking of playing Power in midfield or does he have someone else in mind.......I can't see Power as a midfielder myself, (with that pace he will be running beyond the forward line most of the time ! )but could be wrong........we do know of a pacey midfielder playing for Halifax at the moment. (?)

Think Fleming could be used in front of the back 4, as and when required.

General Discussion / Re: Next season's squad
« on: July 27, 2020, 02:42:30 PM »
Agreed...for "used " read given a chance to prove his worth.

General Discussion / Re: Next season's squad
« on: July 27, 2020, 12:36:04 PM »
No need for Power now we have Loza

From what Iíve seen, Power is quicker than Loza (who is still pretty quick), but Loza is a bit more skilful than Power.

Donít think we need Power, but if heís offered on a loan, weíd be remiss if we didnít take him.

If we don't need him why take him....just wasting money and risking upsetting the applecart...people like Southwell are on longish contracts and need to be used

General Discussion / Re: Win a Season Ticket and support the GDF
« on: July 26, 2020, 04:36:50 PM »
Let's hope the figure is nearer 660 than 66 in 2 weeks time !

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