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General Discussion / Re: Hughes gone.
« on: September 27, 2023, 08:35:19 PM »
Pink think you find the shop in Prince of Wales Road is closed.  :laughcry:

In some ways we canít keep harping back to the ĎGood Ole Daysí with Leonard Sachs on the hammer.  No good us having a monthly bingo or Tombola  to pull in a few notes.  Those days have gone.  We have a Club with an annual 7 figure running costs with debts on the book to match.  These events are not going to scratch the surface.    We need to thinking big time.  £100k profit events 2/3 times a season.

On the flip side no harm. In looking at other aspects of the Club that have worked for us.  Part time playing module needs to work again with the right manager.  People in place like Robbie Back (excuse the pun) is Back on the tiller again.  It worked before, would do again.   Overnight stays.  Achieved sod all this season.  Another cost saving.  Go back to the way he had it.

Mallard, your mention of Leonard Sachs took me back to a more innocent age. Just imagine what we are missing. If he were still in his pomp we could be booking acts like this...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Sn83cCEpZV0

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General Discussion / Re: Hughes gone.
« on: September 27, 2023, 02:29:10 PM »
They also have a very capable commercial side and I think they had sponsors booked for most, if not all, fixtures for the season before the season started.  That isn't something that happens overnight and takes years of building relationships with all sizes businesses

Tony, i can recall a time when we also enjoyed a similar level of sponsorship support, which i am sure Gordon can confirm!


Please don't go round in circles with this again.......we need new initiatives, not more lamenting on what was there in the past and is now lost.

Not going round in circles, this LIAR is just stating the truth. Fully booked in the past seldom booked recently and beyond. TO EXPENSIVE by a country mile subsequently few takers and by the soiund of it those that do a deal ITS CASH.
My words to SC on the trip to Joma at Harlow
Stephen you think you have bought Chelsea. You haven't even bought anything like the Chelsea of NON LEAGUE.

It is my view that meaningful new sustainable initiatives will not be forthcoming unless there is regime change and / or a major shift in attitude.

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General Discussion / Re: Hughes gone.
« on: September 27, 2023, 12:32:26 PM »
They also have a very capable commercial side and I think they had sponsors booked for most, if not all, fixtures for the season before the season started.  That isn't something that happens overnight and takes years of building relationships with all sizes businesses

Tony, i can recall a time when we also enjoyed a similar level of sponsorship support, which i am sure Gordon can confirm!

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General Discussion / Re: Hughes gone.
« on: September 27, 2023, 11:03:00 AM »
...Someone in the David Newton mould would work for me.  Successful, astute, well respected in the local business community and with the fans.   Ring any bells ?...

For those that want a bit more info - https://www.lincolnshireworld.com/sport/football/a-right-mess-how-chairman-david-newton-saved-boston-united-from-extinction-and-transformed-their-fortunes-3734120

Really interesting quote in the article from June 22 - only debt is the Sports Winter Survival Loan (COVID) and that will be repaid - if ever you needed an example of the contrast between the Linnets and our near neighbours that surely must be it.  The sad thing is that in lots of ways they are the model that we could (should) have tried to copy, as it is it looks like we maybe are more akin to the model they had prior to Newton's tenure.

We play at being a community club, Boston are the genuine article and this manifests itself in many positive ways. Example: i cannot provide detail but i have it on very good authority that when the visiting toilets were vandalised at last year's derby game, Boston took the initiative in making good the damage and offering a full apology. No 'arm twisting' on our part was required!

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General Discussion / Re: Hughes gone.
« on: September 27, 2023, 10:03:17 AM »
"Someone in the David Newton mould would work for me.  Successful, astute, well respected in the local business community and with the fans.   Ring any bells ? "

We can but dream!

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General Discussion / Re: Hughes gone.
« on: September 26, 2023, 11:35:25 AM »
Rod being a local lad who has a passion for his Town and the Club works both ways.  Great when itís going well not so great when things arenít. 

Be interesting to see what Setch does at step 4 Corby this season.  So so start, but he does have history of going on amazing unbeaten runs.   

Setch for his a non starter back at Lynn.  Why would he fancy working for Cleeve again after the way he was treated ?  Wasnít there a war of words between the two afterwards. ?

Cant disagree with any of that Mallard. Whoever you are and wherever you come from is secondary to getting results. In fact I'd be surprised if Setch would be interested anyway given the current state of play. Shambles does not begin to describe where we currently find ourselves, in my opinion. As an aside, Backie, who did a decent job last time he was asked to take temporary charge, seems to have been keeping a very low profile since returning to the club??

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General Discussion / Re: Hughes gone.
« on: September 26, 2023, 08:58:50 AM »
Whatevere failings Setch may or may not have had as a manager / coach, one thing is for certsin: when ' he kissed the badge' it was genuine. The advantage of being a local boy?

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General Discussion / Re: Josh Barrett
« on: September 25, 2023, 12:15:46 PM »
Serves him right for being Billy no mates and NOT listening to the free advice on offer.
In fairness, I think he did listen to a couple, but I think they were picked because they have the ability to say yes.

Since buying the club it has become increasingly obvious that the only opinion that really matters to Mr Cleeve is his own. Following that process to its logical conclusion: will he eventually take full management control of the playing squad?

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General Discussion / Re: Another loss
« on: September 24, 2023, 01:01:04 PM »
I think that many had reservations after the Kidderminster debacle. Rabbit in headlights came readily to mind. But surely the ultimate buck has to stop with the chairman /owner.

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General Discussion / Re: Another loss
« on: September 24, 2023, 10:12:15 AM »
Cost aside. Is Bartley really a better proposition than Royle??

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General Discussion / Re: Another loss
« on: September 23, 2023, 05:58:35 PM »


If we could exchange Barrett, Stephens and Ponticelli for one recognized goalscorer, I personally would do it.......but given their form , it's probably not.

Interesting comment!

I wonder if we will hear something along those lines soon.

Apparently Barrett alone is valued at 100k   :dontknow:

£100k....That may be Mr Cleeve's valuation but i would be amazed if there is anyone out there prepared to pay anywhere near that. More money than sense and some?!

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General Discussion / Re: Manager replaced
« on: September 21, 2023, 10:54:57 AM »
I'll bet more than a few, including me, initially misinterpreted that headline?!

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General Discussion / Re: Chairmans comments after last night
« on: September 20, 2023, 11:04:59 AM »
Doesn't he also own a company that sells football memorabilia?

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General Discussion / Re: Adrian Whitbread
« on: September 19, 2023, 01:42:12 PM »
It helped that Peter Taylor built him a team to Manage, Rod

I sgree they were a great team but there was only one manager?

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General Discussion / Re: Value for money ???
« on: September 19, 2023, 01:40:19 PM »
Customers have been expected to over subsidise the lack of off field income generation for far too long. Many found this acceptable when the on field project was delivering. Now increasing numbers are questioning whether they are getting value for their hard earned money.

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