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General Discussion / Re: Segregation
« on: January 02, 2020, 05:33:35 PM »
Quite right it was an improvement, just think it needs to be made bigger. Further down under the covered side and a wider neutral zone to keep the two sets of idiots apart. It wasn't all Boston, and from what I here there are quite a group of non -footballing "Fans" going to Boston on Wednesday NOT to watch football!
Turned out to be a teddy bear picnic then yesterday nice and peaceful. thought the Boston crowd were at a wake! LOL!
The York Street benches were an accident waiting to happen though. How health and safety haven't closed it off i will never know.
Ticket office was a bit of a joke also acting as a clubshop but through a window! Thankfully we were there early enough not to wait to long.
What i was impressed with was the commercial side that is obviously rampant. I know from visits to the Gliderdrome that the Pilgrim Lounge is usually very busy with various functions and the selection of various foods and drinks that were available yesterday was very good. Bit like when Posh Nosh used to do the Walks.
There is a massive improvement needed commercially at KLTFC so hopefully Mark Hearle (good luck) will fall back on what he saw in the early 2000s with every game sponsored, Blue and Gold Function room fully booked every friday and saturday night along with sunday christenings, wakes in the week, Polling Station, referee training centre etc. Also a proper clubshop with plenty of stock for the supporters to walk in, pick up and pay on the day. 100 club EVERY home game, Bonus ball every week, end of season fundraising nights, presentation days/ nights and the legendary pre match lunches and Christmas lunches and auctions of memorabilia. Thats just for starters.


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General Discussion / Talking of Legends
« on: December 13, 2019, 05:20:50 PM »
Tomorrow will not only see Mick Wrights passing with a minutes applause or silence but also another legend for his hospitality and catering skills has also died this week. Les Philp for many years responsible for the hospitality and catering for KLTFC, also owner of Grants Restaurant in King's Lynn, ex manager of Hunstanton Fc and Arsenal and King's Lynn FC fanatic, died at the age of 70.
His 3 course lunches for £10 were phenominal and fully booked week in and week out plus the Christmas lunches that myself and kevin Chase used to put on for a FULL Blue and gold Club every pre Christmas matchday.
R.I.P both Mick and Les. Neither will ever be forgotten, one for his football skills the other for his culinary skills (as well as his football support).

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General Discussion / Re: Tonight’s Match
« on: November 15, 2019, 05:29:41 PM »
Worrying words from SC, and I definitely don’t have any answers for him. The shortfall is remarkable surely adding a commercial manager is worth the risk to see if we can make a dent in that?
John Fincham was the last commercial manager KLFC had that was worth his salt. (No disrespect toanyone else who held the title but who John didnt know around West Norfolk wasn't worth knowing).
Then before the old club went bust i discussed my partner Christine with the club. She was travelling on behalf of Double G Clothing around the East of England daily/weekly and we offered that on 10% COMMISSION ONLY she would call on businesses etc to try and sell advertising, sponsor boards, sponsorship etc. The vehicle and fuel were already supplied so it would NOT have cost the club a single penny. The offer was refused!
Mr Cleeve told us that we had a new commercial manager at least 18 months ago, how many days did that last?
Personally from my previous experience of running the Supporters Club, Clubshop, Functions, away travel etc we are missing a huge trick here.  I would love to hand over the books from what was handed over weekly to support the old club just to show what we are capable off.
My idea would be to have a general/commercial manager/bar manager etc to do all of the above but working on a percentage basis but to ensure that if they are promised 10% for example of what they bring in then that is what they get.
I will put on my tin hat ready for the flack!

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General Discussion / Re: Tonight’s Match
« on: November 15, 2019, 05:10:45 PM »
https://archive.is/20120803123206/http://www.eastleigh-fc.co.uk/directors-officers

This information may be out of date but they obviously have a fairly sophisticated organisation structure.
One listed is Rob Castle(formerly of King's Lynn) who i went to school with at KES. His parents ran the Grosvenor Hotel on the corner of Broad street.
According top the list he is a committee member and match treasurer.

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General Discussion / FA Youth Cup
« on: November 07, 2019, 09:02:09 AM »
Amazing experience for the lads to take on Ipswich Town at Portman Road last night, unfortunately going down to a 6-1 defeat but a remarkable achievement.
From Neil Fryatt and all the team/squad downwards, well done.

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General Discussion / Ressies top scorer
« on: October 30, 2019, 05:40:15 PM »
Was well impressed with Joeseph Taylor last season in the Ressies. This year so far he has scored 12 of the 22 goals that the Ressies have scored along with being missing games while on the subs bench for the 1st team.

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General Discussion / Re: Youth Team
« on: October 18, 2019, 09:22:53 AM »
Well done the youth team, it would be great if they could get a league outfit on the walks. Is there cash involved in the youth cup, does anybody know?
Ipswich Town at Portman Road

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General Discussion / Re: Poster Identity
« on: October 18, 2019, 09:15:42 AM »
Just to confirm and I also stated in the past my name is Peter John Farmer. By the way Gordon I believe you where a Queens Scout in the 7th Kings Lynn Scouts. :scarf: :scarf:
Not me. Not even as Chilly, that i am also known as but not on the forum. LOL

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General Discussion / Re: Poster Identity
« on: October 16, 2019, 03:48:51 PM »
At the end of the day why are people so frightened that they have to hide behind a made up name. If something is worth saying be brave enough to post it as your REAL Name.
Stan is certainly not the first to bring this up. In the early days of the Forum there were so many childish pathetic sad little people bleating off, but not brave enough to back it up with their actual name. Most of those have crawled back into thye gutter but there is still a few.

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General Discussion / Re: Academy
« on: September 17, 2019, 11:59:18 AM »
Definitely cancelled at the last minute with the apprentices then inforfmed less than 48 hours before and in 1 case not informed at all (and he still turned up!)
This meant that those lads then were very late finding alternative education etc but i believe they have all found it elsewhere otherwise it would of been disastrous for them.
Perhaps now the RESSIES can come back to the Walks being as the Academy will not be using it. (Said with tongue in cheek).

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News of former Linnets / Re: Luke Peason
« on: August 09, 2019, 05:09:55 PM »
Was he not at Norwich United last season?

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News of former Linnets / Re: Julian Joachim
« on: August 09, 2019, 05:06:27 PM »
Joins Europa Point FC.

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/aston-villa-striker-julian-joachim-16713682


A Gibraltar Linnet.

Exciting times!

 :scarf:

anything to do with the massive King's Lynn set up in Gibraltar?

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General Discussion / Re: vs Hereford 10th August
« on: August 09, 2019, 05:04:34 PM »
Tony, I agree with your bit about local business. For years, maybe never, has there been a big local company trading nationwide, with a large advertising budget,employing 100's maybe 1000's of local people for the club to latch onto.
Totally disagree Blue Moon.
Master Foods, Coopers, Bespak,Germains, Fosters, Snap On, Lynn Star, Sandles, Stebbings, MKM, Jewson, Guy Raymond, Palm Paper etc etc etc. to name a few. When approached they are quoted Premier League £SD. quote]
Seemingly if you are prepared to become Commercial Manager you can have a free V.I.P ticket for your troubles! How long did the last one last. DAYS!

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News of former Linnets / Re: Eoin McQuaid
« on: July 16, 2019, 05:42:59 PM »
Good Luck Eoin. Sweet left foot and a football brain to go with it.

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General Discussion / Re: It all starts tonight.
« on: July 10, 2019, 10:38:03 AM »
Danny White ex Lynn manager of Thetford Town i believe.

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