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Suddenly remembered?
« on: September 28, 2018, 10:37:18 AM »
We have a game this weekend in case anyone had forgotten. Tough challenge as Banbury have only lost one game. A test to see how far we have come. I feel a 1- 0 win coming on, not sure about the attendance.
Will the appointment swell the ranks?
Start a trend,bring a friend.
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Re: Suddenly remembered?
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2018, 08:32:49 AM »
Just been looking over average attendances,and with the start to the season being poor we are currently 22% on last season,will Rob and Neil revitalise the team enough to reverse that trend and up the attendance? 22% is a massive amount to lose, especially if you take into account the spend on sundries inside the ground? :dontknow: :scarf: :scarf: :scarf:
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Re: Suddenly remembered?
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2018, 08:45:52 AM »
Fans have to do their bit by attending for sure. You don't kick a man when he's down.

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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2018, 09:17:10 AM »
Fans have to do their bit by attending for sure. You don't kick a man when he's down.


He is master of his own destiny Stan,ultimately it is his decisions that put the club where it is,being a one man band there is nobody else to carry the can.He himself decided that the way forward is to increase prices all round,both on entry and sundries,added to a bad decision management wise it has cost him one fifth of his income so far this year? Will the sponsorship deals that he has struck make up for this loss,which would leave us at the same level financially as last season? More needs to be done at the ground to increase income,St Neots have just held A northern soul night at their ground,over 100 people in attendance, that is a lot of money going over the bar,time to up the game a bit? :dontknow:
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« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2018, 09:50:25 AM »
The man I was referring to wasn't the literal man: Steven Cleeve but the figurative man: the team and the management. Whoever is in charge of the club overall has no bearing on my support for the team itself. The team need support for morale and confidence; extra money helps fund a stronger squad. No matter what the chairman does or what people think of him the fans are the real key to success.

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« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2018, 09:57:33 AM »
The man I was referring to wasn't the literal man: Steven Cleeve but the figurative man: the team and the management. Whoever is in charge of the club overall has no bearing on my support for the team itself. The team need support for morale and confidence; extra money helps fund a stronger squad. No matter what the chairman does or what people think of him the fans are the real key to success.



Be it Mr Cleeve or A.N.Other it is one man making the decisions.and rightly or wrongly people will look at the person making the decisions and judge? At the end of the day it is finance that runs a football club,get that wrong and you are down the pan,we have had virtually nothing at the club to bring in money apart from a couple of bingo sessions and a horse racing night? :dontknow:
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« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2018, 10:02:05 AM »
That's all fair enough Griss but attendances must be the most critical factor and for me it's those blokes on the pitch that I support.

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« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2018, 10:15:21 AM »
That's all fair enough Griss but attendances must be the most critical factor and for me it's those blokes on the pitch that I support.


Everyone who attends games supports the blokes on the pitch,Rob and Neil have turned that around and hopefully it will continue,and slowly drag a few more people through the gate? The overall match day experience is not there anymore though,fans are being priced out by expensive entry and drinks etc,going back a few year I would have been in a packed bar before the game watching a big screen,having to pre order half time drinks so as to make sure you got one,and back into a packed bar after the game,throw in a burger and chips somewhere and that was the afternoon sorted. Last game I attended was Boxing day against St Ives,bar virtually empty before kick off,about  dozen in there at half time and maybe a dozen after the game,strangely enough I was the last person to leave that day, if I remember rightly most of the people in the bar were St Ives fans? :dontknow:
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Re: Suddenly remembered?
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2018, 10:30:23 AM »
Grissles....what is your obsession with the behind the scenes lack of party nights/tombola/ cribbage evenings at 3.00 a head :dontknow: Time and life has moved on. perhaps the bar situation could be a lot more inviting with screens etc etc, but NO-ONE will use the facilities outside of the football matches as it has fell out of fashion many years ago..The only concern for cleeve and klfc is the public entering through that turnstile£££ END OFF  :scarf:

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« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2018, 10:41:21 AM »
I can only go back about 7-8 years but don't feel that the atmosphere has changed much in that time. Is it the case that much of the vibe was lost following the club's reformation and Cleeve has inherited a problem that he is yet to solve?

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« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2018, 10:51:11 AM »
I can only go back about 7-8 years but don't feel that the atmosphere has changed much in that time. Is it the case that much of the vibe was lost following the club's reformation and Cleeve has inherited a problem that he is yet to solve?


He did indeed inherit some problems, Buster never got the club back to where it used to be,no packed bar under Buster,but still better used than now, Buster,Setch and the players would join fans in the bar and socialise,this gave the fans some identity , does this still happen? One big step for Mr Cleeve towards solving problems would be to use the holes on the side of his head more than the hole on the front? :dontknow:
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« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2018, 11:13:45 AM »
Grissles....what is your obsession with the behind the scenes lack of party nights/tombola/ cribbage evenings at 3.00 a head :dontknow: Time and life has moved on. perhaps the bar situation could be a lot more inviting with screens etc etc, but NO-ONE will use the facilities outside of the football matches as it has fell out of fashion many years ago..The only concern for cleeve and klfc is the public entering through that turnstile£££ END OFF  :scarf:

Sorry Birch, but disagree with you here.

If a Club such as Lynn hopes to not only survive but also move forward, but rely only on the the number of people coming through the turnstyles, we may as well give up now!

Yes the use of facilities at Walks has fallen out of fashion but imo that's more down to the people in charge and their actions (and lack of it) since the Club was reformed. The problem is not irreversible.

A question.Why do other Clubs succeed in this area when we seem to fail?

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« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2018, 11:19:43 AM »
Grissles....what is your obsession with the behind the scenes lack of party nights/tombola/ cribbage evenings at 3.00 a head :dontknow: Time and life has moved on. perhaps the bar situation could be a lot more inviting with screens etc etc, but NO-ONE will use the facilities outside of the football matches as it has fell out of fashion many years ago..The only concern for cleeve and klfc is the public entering through that turnstile£££ END OFF  :scarf:


If finance is coming from nowhere else but the fans paying on the gate then the price will continue to rise and the numbers will drop again, some people have already indicated that they won't attend as many games as they used to because it is starting to get too expensive! Even going to the away game at Kettering including petrol money it still worked out cheaper than an equivalent home game! :banghead;
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Re: Suddenly remembered?
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2018, 11:41:57 AM »
Whatís your working out for Kettering then Grissles?

Costs me £13 at Lynn where I can walk to the ground (donít have food and rarely a drink as I do that before I leave)

Entrance fee plus petrol plus a drink & food definitely cost me more than that at Kettering. Well done to anyone from Lynn who got there for less than £13.

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« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2018, 12:02:51 PM »
(donít have food and rarely a drink as I do that before I leave)

Paul. Each to his own, and people can of course make that choice. Sadly I believe that far more choose this option these days, which must have a massive effect on Clubs (very important) match day income.