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« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2015, 12:54:13 PM »
Mallard, I don't want to dig myself into a political hole but we do now live in a society where some, encouraged by the availabilty of easy credit expect everything on a plate and now - rather than later....Showing my age here but we used to save up for stuff...How old fashioned is that. But more to the point that attitude spills over into their leisure pursuits.........Instant success at any cost being the order of the day and not the patience to wait a little and to watch things develop............IMO many who 'support' premier league sides whilst sitting in front of the TV in their replica shirts are of this ilk.......The majority will never have paid to watch their heroes play live and following their local team just would not apppeal?

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« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2015, 01:13:28 PM »
Maybe that Generation had it about right.  Like you say back in the day if you didnt have the money, you didnt get it, or even expect to get it.   You would think that with Premier league grounds being sold out week on week that the man in street would rock up at a Non league Ground near by to get his fix, but sadly that doesnt appear to be the case.  TV as much to answer for.

The Future of the Non league game both in terms of People Participating or watching seems to be dying a sad death.  at Lynn we are now down to the hard core of around 450, I wonder if a census has been done to see the age of those attending.  It would make interesting reading i fear.

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« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2015, 01:28:35 PM »
I don't think he will be I doubt Peterborough would be too happy if he was.

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« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2015, 01:51:33 PM »
Maybe that Generation had it about right.  Like you say back in the day if you didnt have the money, you didnt get it, or even expect to get it.   You would think that with Premier league grounds being sold out week on week that the man in street would rock up at a Non league Ground near by to get his fix, but sadly that doesnt appear to be the case.  TV as much to answer for.

The Future of the Non league game both in terms of People Participating or watching seems to be dying a sad death.  at Lynn we are now down to the hard core of around 450, I wonder if a census has been done to see the age of those attending.  It would make interesting reading i fear.

I would guess that if such a census were taken the overall age profile would be very heavily weighted towards the mid 40's and upwards which is why it is imperative that our youth policy succeeds and why the club should be straining every sinew to engage with and gain the interest  of local youngsters and their families.

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« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2015, 02:22:30 PM »
I think that effort is being made Rod. Obviously with the U18's, but a closer link with Football in the Community and the first of their teams to play at the Walks, effectively representing King's Lynn, against Histon. This is something Setch wants to continue whenever possible. Also the Reserves have local junior teams escorting the team on the pitch etc. and being shown around the ground by Robbie Back. The children come with their parents and all allowed in for free giving the club good publicity. At our last game two lads who had been involved in a previous game came with their Dad and Dad paid to get in, they obviously liked what they saw. Maybe Setch could try similar things with the first team. I have been told that the first team now has a group of youngsters supporting, vociferously, been the goal.  It's early days but it is progress.

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« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2015, 02:27:10 PM »
As you say early days but we are going in the right direction and building momentum..A family area / enclosure is I think being considered?

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« Reply #21 on: November 24, 2015, 10:20:08 PM »
make posters on this forum and the live feed use their proper name.  full transparency. these negative types would disappear overnight.  i think there would be a few surprises if people knew who they were.

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« Reply #22 on: November 24, 2015, 10:41:02 PM »
Even though I don't declare my name Marcus I agree with you and once I have sorted a few things out I will do. Strange we seem to be on the same wavelength lately, but that's good, which is being helped by the way the club is now heading.

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« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2015, 07:24:29 AM »
I do agree wholeheartedly with you Marcus I have always used my real name and why people don't is beyond me  I will always stand up and be counted

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« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2015, 11:06:26 AM »
make posters on this forum and the live feed use their proper name.  full transparency. these negative types would disappear overnight.  i think there would be a few surprises if people knew who they were.

Agree wholeheartedly!! Never understood the reasoning and logic behind 'pen names'?........Makes much more sense and adds authenticity IMO if one is prepared to state a view and for others to know exactly where it came from?

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« Reply #25 on: November 25, 2015, 12:33:18 PM »
As far as the forums are concerned; there is a lot more 'vetting' goes on now than previously which in my opinion is a good thing.

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« Reply #26 on: November 25, 2015, 03:33:04 PM »
My name is Peter Farmer, if the powers to be change and want us to use our actual names, so be it. I have no problems with that at all.
 

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« Reply #27 on: November 25, 2015, 03:53:09 PM »
Mallard, I don't want to dig myself into a political hole but we do now live in a society where some, encouraged by the availabilty of easy credit expect everything on a plate and now - rather than later....Showing my age here but we used to save up for stuff...How old fashioned is that. But more to the point that attitude spills over into their leisure pursuits.........Instant success at any cost being the order of the day and not the patience to wait a little and to watch things develop............IMO many who 'support' premier league sides whilst sitting in front of the TV in their replica shirts are of this ilk.......The majority will never have paid to watch their heroes play live and following their local team just would not apppeal?

... and all the kids had rickets, we had outside toilets, and had a tin bath once a week in front of the fire, it was brilliant. Those were the days.  :coffee:

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« Reply #28 on: November 25, 2015, 04:17:32 PM »

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« Reply #29 on: November 25, 2015, 05:14:18 PM »
hated the tin bath time,always went last behind four sisters yuk!!



Noted that we are going towards full disclosure so for the record I am Steve jackson.