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Obviously not.


General Discussion / Re: El Tel
« on: November 27, 2023, 02:50:44 PM »
Had the pleasure of getting pi$$ed with Terry in another life.

Private party at his club in Kensington, Scribes West.  1996 ish,

Had been invited because our manager was featuring in a book about managers at every level of the game. Terry being the main man, with our Frank Murphey flying the flag for non league. So off we went, 20 of us to a private party hosted by the England Manager.

El Tel and Ted Buxton got a Karaoke machine out and as luck would have it, Kelly Marie was in attendance.  Once the singing was over, a screen dropped from the ceiling and we watched Frank Bruno win the World Heavyweight Title.

As surreal nights go,  that one is right there with the best of them and trust me, I've had a few.

RIP to a legend.

General Discussion / Re: Chairmans comments after last night
« on: September 23, 2023, 11:36:28 AM »
Big events are a mental distraction, lots of effort and the rewards can be good, but not guaranteed.

Smaller, regular events where the bar gets the takings is where the win is.

Quiz nights, horse racing nights,  music events, the odd band,  all bring regular income.

Anything that benefits the club should be a free 'hire'

Private events, they should get the hire charges,  weddings, business functions etc should all pay.

But fundraisers for the club, regardless of who puts the event on, should all be free hire.

Silly not to really. 

General Discussion / Re: Match Commentary
« on: August 03, 2023, 08:43:16 PM »
Someone take a phone with a full battery and call the hospital radio and do a live commentary.  Hospital Radio Lynn are on your smart speakers so can be listened to anywhere.

Free, live commentary and it keeps the patients who want it, entertained.

General Discussion / Re: Club Website
« on: July 10, 2023, 11:07:13 PM »
No idea,  but liking this one

General Discussion / Re: Linnets in the community
« on: March 21, 2023, 01:18:49 PM »
Blown away by the recent uplift in community engagement.  To me that is what a football club is all about.   The beating heart of a community where we can forget the troubles of life and have 90 minutes screaming and shouting and watching a decent game, win loose or draw, it's about the football and what it means rather than results IMHO

Giving a day out to the young carers last week raised a smile or two, I can say that much.  The linking up with the wider football community has been the natural winner so far but would like to hear more about the day to day match day community initiatives.

Charity of the day?  a little kick-a-bout for school groups,  5-a-side, pen shoot out,  that sort of stuff.  Real engagement with those not naturally aligned to the club

Take a bow Jodie,  you're rocking it! 

General Discussion / Re: Around the County
« on: March 05, 2023, 12:42:20 PM »
Heacham and Downham head to head next saturday.

General Discussion / new twitter feed
« on: February 22, 2023, 01:14:35 PM »

There's a bloke who has started a new twitter feed for KLTFC supporters.  Video predictions,  updates,  news and thoughts.  Lots of match promotion.    It all adds to the noise so if on the twitter thing,  give him a follow

General Discussion / Re: AFC Telford at home
« on: February 14, 2023, 08:04:39 PM »
Lynn news, ylp and club are all tweeting

General Discussion / Re: Darts night?
« on: February 06, 2023, 10:29:58 PM »
Did this happen? :dontknow:

Not 100% sure, but don't think it went ahead.

Genuine question. Is darts still a big thing these days? I know you can see it on TV now and then, but are there many teams around the Lynn area that still play out of pubs?  :dontknow:

Not sure about a local league as such, but yes,  very popular.   A darts night would be a perfect 856 Foundation get together.   You never know, it could develop......   

General Discussion / Re: 12 charged.
« on: January 21, 2023, 10:09:33 AM »
Can we not get an effective and substantial Segregation Zone rather than some flimsy netting?

There needs to be at least 3 x Bays of separation.

I suppose Malcolm can throw this into the mix when deciding where the remaining FOTL's money is spent.

1) Body cams for the stewards.

2) Efficient and substantial segregation

3) New pitch covers.

A few options available.

If people didn't act like dicks and the other 99% of fans collectively said no,  then you wouldn't need to spend money on segregation, body cams etc  and you could spend that money into community focused schemes.

General Discussion / Re: Linnets in the community
« on: January 14, 2023, 04:25:47 PM »
It's been noticable.  The visits take time to plan and the general day to day stuff is like planting seeds. 

No idea what the current structure does with complimentary tickets,  but the first time I visited The Walks was because my two lads were given freebies by the then community scheme when they did after school classes.  That was about 17 yrs ago.

The community schemes naturally evolve and where quality volunteers come to the fore from experience elsewhere.  As long as their ideas are allowed to flourish and there's ppl to step in when key players in the scheme aren't available or around anymore,  then a decent community scheme in a town like King's Lynn could flourish for years.

Running annual schools competitions on match days is the key to sustainability.  Schedule something community related at every home game. Charity collections,  food bank donations,  doing 'meet the players'  for prize winners,   all the simple but constant little building blocks that bind a club and community together.

The football is easy, score more than them and you win.  But putting the club at the heart of the community is so much more than three points in a saturday or where you are in the league.

General Discussion / Linnets in the community
« on: January 13, 2023, 09:47:40 PM »
Top work on the school visit and community hub.

Great to see.

General Discussion / Re: Parkrun 26th November pre match
« on: November 17, 2022, 12:43:17 PM »
More from King's Lynn Park Run here.

I see through their active social media feed how engaged they are,  always on the look our for a Marshall and volunteers to the aid the day.

It looks like the blue and gold park run is gathering pace with various charities and help groups all going to be in attendance.  It's be a blue and gold carnival in Town that day,  the Beeb are going to love it.

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