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General Discussion / Re: Kairo Mitchell Leaves for Chesterfield
« on: April 12, 2021, 11:53:36 AM »
Maybe the club needs to be tougher in negotiations ? On a crowd of 2000, takings would be 40-50k.... that's for each home game. On that basis £25k for Mitchell, doesn't seem much of a return to me.

The income would be less than £40k-£50k on 2000 fans, as a % would be young people paying less, season ticket holders where money is in already OAPs etc. Probably looking around more £20k-£25k the income from 2000 fans attending including food/drink. That's relying on a 40%-50% increase in attendance next season from 19-20. A lot of carrying required in the hope that certain home games bring big away followings, and the town turns up too. Because if results are like this season next, it'll be hard to increase the numbers, especially mid week games which is always a challenge.

A £25k sale might not seem big, but at this level it is, especially in current climate. It's money that can go straight towards clearing debts/money reserves, whilst the budget still stays based on projected home crowds. Say you get 4 sales like that across 2 seasons. That's a nice £100k, which for Lynn can't be sniffed at.

Trying to compete with clubs bank rolled beyond their means is a recipe for disaster. Getting Culverhouse to buy into a model like I said, and club staying in National League for 3-4 seasons would be utterly unbelievable, even if the best season is like 18th. One huge caveat of being at this level as we've seen this season, straight in at 4th Qualifying round. One game from a potential money spinner against a big football league club where's quite a few. Potential next season you could get home or away, Sheff Wed/Sunderland/Ipswich/Portsmouth, with quite a few other clubs that would carry good size crowds like Bradford/MK Dons/Plymouth/Swindon/Bolton/Lincoln.

General Discussion / Re: Kairo Mitchell Leaves for Chesterfield
« on: April 11, 2021, 10:58:48 AM »
Very, very difficult to keep players when its a full time contract versus a part time one.......and so Lynn have unearthed a few gems during the season and they get picked off just like that.........Carey is also obviously being looked at.

Been a tough reality check this season for everyone associated with Lynn. And hopefully everyone associated realises that Lynn have a ceiling which they're at now. No shame in that, but only so far you can push being part time.

Personally I think the days of having a 'close knit' squad are gone. You just need to keep a few vocal players involved who know where club has come from, likes of McAuley, Clunan, Gash and ideally would have been Pedro too. Then be ruthless in accepting the club will be a revolving door for players like Mitchell, where club picks them up cheap, gives them the chance to impress at this level, and cash in when the opportunity to play full time comes along. That's the 'sustainable' the club should be going for. Not paying big wages, and hoping the fans will come in big numbers.

Big question for that model though, would Culverhouse accept it?

General Discussion / Re: Two more in
« on: March 26, 2021, 04:06:45 PM »
He'll be either on a FL loan next season, or will play a season of U23 before getting a FL loan. 100% won't be in non league, so either Lynn get another keeper on loan from somewhere or have to spend big to get a keeper in.

General Discussion / Re: Two more in
« on: March 23, 2021, 01:06:56 PM »
On Carey, he was in the Dilly team when others were calling for him to be loaned out to “learn the game”, whatever that means.  BUT, I do think he’d be better off playing NL for another year, rather than a bit pert player higher up.

Personally think he should be all over that move to a Pro club, training every day, with better facilities/coaches/players. Even if it's for 6 months before he's loaned out to see what improvements have been made, beats playing for King's Lynn another season.

General Discussion / Re: Did We Play Last Night
« on: March 17, 2021, 12:50:16 PM »
Dread to think how much the club will spend on wages for a keeper to come in next season, when Pedro would be more than capable of doing a job on quite low wages compared to the other 'stars'.

General Discussion / Re: Lost 1-0
« on: March 14, 2021, 01:46:35 PM »
I echo the thoughts on Marriott not being here next season. Spending £1k+ a week on him, when that could be spread across two players next season is a no brainer. There will also be a big pool of players available next season due to teams trimming down squads higher above, so with more players available, wage demands won't be as high.

General Discussion / Re: Substitutes
« on: March 14, 2021, 01:41:27 PM »
Agree a few of the younger players should be giving a chance. There's good evidence of players over the years who may not have been great at a lower level, but actually excel at a higher level when giving the chance. I'm sure when Rashford burst onto the scene, it was said within Man Utd that he wasn't actually rated the best of the youngsters, but was giving a chance, excelled and rest is history. Got his chance because they were short on numbers, and same could happen here. There's no relegation, so experiment. Could turn out that one or two players could be good squad players next season, which means more could be spent on some top player for first XI.

At the moment, club is not only tossing away money, but also a free swing to see who can play at this level moving forward.

General Discussion / Re: Wealdstone away Tuesday
« on: March 10, 2021, 12:24:36 PM »
I've said it before, and I'll say it again, the money outlaid on this squad for the returns this season has been shocking. Keeping large part of last seasons squad, and adding 2-3 and club would be no worse off.

Really has been money thrown away. Serious pressure next season to improve, otherwise relegation with what I'd expect an even bigger wage bill (because lets face it, it's not going to go down if they want to 'compete'), the club will be in a very bad place come NLN in 2022-23.

General Discussion / Re: Boreham Wood
« on: March 09, 2021, 02:23:11 PM »
I've been informed that the club has taken a substantial loan, repayable over many years.

General Discussion / Re: Wealdstone away Tuesday
« on: March 09, 2021, 11:23:08 AM »
After tonight, 6 of the next 8 are against the big boys. Probably expect the message to come out later this week, start of next that club can't afford to continue, again.

General Discussion / Re: Woking away Saturday
« on: March 06, 2021, 06:06:59 PM »
Personally can't see any relegation, at worse Dover will be kicked out then there's 2 spots to fill which can go to the weird small promotion league that's created (if it happens).

General Discussion / Re: Notts Co away. Tuesday
« on: March 02, 2021, 10:44:07 AM »
Squad will be quite the same, probably just less on numbers because I guess any 'new' free signings would be either not signed yet, or not registered in time.

General Discussion / Re: Trust
« on: February 25, 2021, 03:19:38 PM »
If King's Lynn stay at this level for next 5 seasons, what is the trusts plan? Just not support? And wait till it goes bang so they can take control?

General Discussion / Re: Trust
« on: February 25, 2021, 11:53:04 AM »
Surprised the trust just don't form their own club. Seems like that would be what they'd prefer, but actually don't want the hassle of running a club.

General Discussion / Re: Wealdstone
« on: February 23, 2021, 09:15:26 AM »
Option 2 all day.

I only suspect King's Lynn haven't furloughed anyone because it's two home games they should be winning with their squad. Get those wins than furlough. If they fail to win, it's proper pathetic from them and probably like another £20k+ thrown away with nothing to show.

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