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General Discussion / Re: The big vote
« on: June 18, 2020, 05:52:15 PM »
It’s already there.  The War chest.  My suggestion is only a way, at least as I see it, of getting consistent donations into it.  Perhaps the War chest admins could set it up, if they’re interested.  It’s not a replacement, but a way of finding 2,000 people who want us to really compete next season, and can afford to pay 7.50 per week into the war chest.  How do people pay into it now ?  Direct Debit account would need setting up, but, to be honest, it’s beyond me  these days !  But just to “enthuse”, if it got set up, the exciting (but prob optimistic) maths are ...  £7.50 x 2,000 x 52 weeks = £780,000 !  I know throughout the club’s history 2,000 donors would be a pipe dream, but we could have a lot more people interested now, in our untapped catchment area....

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General Discussion / Re: Going up !
« on: June 18, 2020, 12:37:41 PM »
Huge congrats to the Chairman for his ambition and financial assistance, and to the management and players.  I knew Stephen meant business when he changed the colours back to Blue and Gold !  Unfortunately the club and the game itself are still under the yoke of this hideous pandemic, plus the economic hardship that it is likely to bring.  BUT, what great occasions approach if normality ever returns.  In the meantime, and to make sure we compete as well in the National as we did last season, we need to fill that war chest, with regular affordable donations.  Please take a look at the suggestion for doing that on pages 19 and 20 of the forum heading “the big vote”.  Surely there must be 2,000 people out there who could commit to this, including football fans in our big catchment area who are never, up til now, attracted to the Walks.

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General Discussion / Re: The big vote
« on: June 18, 2020, 12:18:37 PM »
Thanks Admin - but that wasn’t to the same level of opposition we’ve now reached.  The war chest needs a focus or it will just dwindle to a halt IMO.  This is surely the time to galvanise people, at least those who could afford to donate the price of 2 pints and a coffee once a week, even in this era. 

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General Discussion / Re: The big vote
« on: June 17, 2020, 06:27:56 PM »
Yes, I do agree that unemployment etc will have a major impact, so I certainly understand Mallard’s point that people in that unfortunate position will not have football expenditure as a priority.  However, I think the crowd estimate of something like 1500 is rather pessimistic, as, should we gain the promotion, most games will be as attractive as the York game last season.  As for not paying the price of 2 pints and a coffee per week to acquire and thrive in the top non-league in the country - IF, and only if people’s finances had improved in a year’s time, it would show we aren’t up to the level to which we aspire...

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General Discussion / Re: The big vote
« on: June 17, 2020, 04:42:19 PM »
Thanks for the inputs.  Yes, I do appreciate the problems that could arise, either through a degree of apathy, or from the point of personal financial circumstances.  However, to simplify the idea, and to make support and donations consistent, I’m basically suggesting £7.50 a week from those in a position to donate, AND provide such a high level of football when possible...  Just for fun, if the York crowd was 4,000, and we get promoted which may attract say half that crowd, and the “behind closed doors” continues for, say a year, we would have £7.50 x 2,000 x 52 weeks = £780,000 !!  That would all have gone in the war chest.  So, are there 2,000 out there who would love to see National League top level football who would be willing and able to set-up and pay £7.50 a week for a year to do it ?  It’s a couple of pints and a coffee a week !!

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General Discussion / Re: The big vote
« on: June 17, 2020, 02:12:52 PM »
Yes, Dazza, I see your point entirely.  My idea was probably a bit wishful thinking, especially in the current circumstances, and those that could even be added when we try to build trade deals worldwide.  However, I do feel that fund-raising initiatives need to be focused by an aim, rather than just a final target, if they are to achieve consistent support and donations.  I do wish the current war chest success, but I haven’t yet contributed, although I shall do if that consistency becomes apparent.

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General Discussion / Re: The big vote
« on: June 17, 2020, 10:40:38 AM »
Fair comment, B & G.  The existing fund though, IMO, isn’t focused or likely to bring in regular donations.  I just feel that the “Admission” charge would make it regular and consistent.  BTW, I do appreciate that many people will feel the pinch, or even lose jobs in the current situation, but still perhaps many could do this...  ah well - each to their own opinion...

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General Discussion / Re: The big vote
« on: June 17, 2020, 09:47:43 AM »
Radical plan coming up that will probably be stamped on rather than adopted, but here it comes.  The York crowd of 4K showed just what potential KLT have to attract very impressive crowds when “big games” turn up.  If we are fortunate enough to have last season’s incredible effort rewarded with promotion, “big games” will be available on a regular basis.  There are supporters and neutrals who are obviously able to pay the relevant price basically once a fortnight, to watch a home game.  The money they pay must be budgeted into their general life expenditure, and they have not had that outlay in recent weeks and months.  Here’s the rub...  From now on, why couldn’t or wouldn’t a high proportion of regular supporters start paying their usual entrance fee, money they have already shown they can afford, and are usually willing to pay.  If the average outlay in normal times is, say, £15 Per fortnight, would those  supporters be willing to start putting that money again into the club, into a special fund and account, at the rate of £15 a fortnight, having set up (usually digitally) a payment system.  What a boost to the club, the Chairman, and players that input would be, with a likely excellent season to follow (eventually !).  Ironically, I don’t believe football should re-start until the virus is vanquished - but we could do this to build the club in a big way....   I’ll sit back for the brickbats !

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General Discussion / Re: Next season's squad
« on: June 16, 2020, 07:31:27 PM »
Any knowledge of Simon Power ?  I personally think he was the standard we will need in the National, should we get there.  He was outstanding in some games, although I recall (was it) Gloucester stymying him by a forest of legs in a ten man defence when needed.  But they stopped all our team that day.  Any news appreciated....

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General Discussion / Re: The big vote
« on: June 10, 2020, 11:15:15 AM »
I’m not celebrating yet, but fingers are well and truly crossed.....  If we do get the promotion, two thoughts have arrived.....   1.  That crowd of 4K against York Might well be in jeopardy, and the non-league world would be thoroughly jolted.....  and 2.  In this era of statue removal, quite rightly IMO, A NEW one of SC should be sculpted and erected in the middle of the Tuesday Market Place !!!!

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General Discussion / Re: The big vote
« on: June 06, 2020, 10:30:05 PM »
Nobody mentioned politicians.  It’s circus performers that we’re cited !....

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General Discussion / Re: Next season's squad
« on: May 31, 2020, 05:52:40 PM »
Lots of player’s names mentioned on this thread appear to ones that some have doubts about, or don’t mention at all.  Without involving myself in the various opinions, I’ll just say that IMO any resultant squad that does not include the names of Ward, Kelly, Power and Marriott will be a lower standard squad.  Just to expand a little, I believe Smith  and McCauley are easily our best CB pairing, with Ward as back-up rather than Fryatt.  I am still surprised and disappointed that we have seen the last of Nathan Fox.  Very good news that Barrows is staying and both Pedros !  Problem is, I don’t think it would be safe to start football again at any level until we are no longer a country with one of the world’s largest death statistics.  Stay safe.  BTW, very pleased to see that our Chairman appears to have retained his interest and support - probably our best signing overall....

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General Discussion / Re: Next season's squad
« on: May 22, 2020, 06:28:52 PM »
Any news on Power ?  Sensational in a couple of games, and can’t see teams keeping him quiet for long - even at NL level...

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General Discussion / Re: The big vote
« on: May 12, 2020, 08:35:05 PM »
My glass is no longer half full because I downed my 3rd and final 5 minutes ago - hence this post of what some will call doom and gloom, but I call reality.  I can imagine no football at all until Sept 21 at the earliest.  Even then, I feel the competitions at every level could only re-commence in the same position they were at the start of this very unfortunate season.  I’ve no idea how the finances of clubs, Chairmen, Directors, players, and workers can be calculated, but must hope that they will all engage generosity and good grace in the discussions to come.  So, no answers, just hopes for all concerned....

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General Discussion / Re: The big vote
« on: May 04, 2020, 12:02:18 AM »
Very disappointing that football cannot be concluded satisfactorily at any level.  But surely we have to face the fact that there can be no more games this season, and probably none next season either.  We are in a very serious situation for mankind itself, and any decision to put wishes ahead of reality could be disastrous for life as we know it.  If we, as a species, are determined to keep reality ahead of wishful thinking, we may be able to enjoy the lighter side of life again when it is safe to do so, in perhaps a couple of years.  I realise the vast majority of people do hold reality as the most important viewpoint, but I’m just trying to put it in a nutshell, at least my own !  And of course, my fingers are crossed for our club and all the personnel involved, starting with the Chairman.....and, personally, I feel the season should be cancelled and wiped altogether....

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