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« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2020, 06:53:33 PM »
No offence to contributors on this forum as they all have the stability and progress of the club at heart.  However, I donít believe that schemes such as cigarette-style cards of the players, photo-ops, etc., would appeal to the wider area of people that we should now be able to interest and attract.  SC has run this club better than any other Chairman, and in a way that a fan-rum club would never be able to better.  We should now be able to attract people who in the past would never have thought of coming to a game, and that is where our attentions should be aimed.  We therefore need reps for all the villages to round up and enthuse new supporters, and THAT is where our efforts should be made to help finance the club.  We must think bigger.....

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« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2020, 07:53:02 PM »
  We must think bigger.....

Get ya wallet out!

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« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2020, 11:24:22 PM »
No offence to contributors on this forum as they all have the stability and progress of the club at heart.  However, I donít believe that schemes such as cigarette-style cards of the players, photo-ops, etc., would appeal to the wider area of people that we should now be able to interest and attract.  SC has run this club better than any other Chairman, and in a way that a fan-rum club would never be able to better.  We should now be able to attract people who in the past would never have thought of coming to a game, and that is where our attentions should be aimed.  We therefore need reps for all the villages to round up and enthuse new supporters, and THAT is where our efforts should be made to help finance the club.  We must think bigger.....

We are already a fan run club as the bulk of the money taken to run the club is taken from the fans! We have failed over the last few seasons to attract a major sponsor,who will be our sponsor this season,will we attract an actual sponsor or a sponsor that is owner owned? I brought a football club, but actually I  didn't,the fans did!
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« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2020, 06:30:10 AM »
No offence to contributors on this forum as they all have the stability and progress of the club at heart.  However, I donít believe that schemes such as cigarette-style cards of the players, photo-ops, etc., would appeal to the wider area of people that we should now be able to interest and attract.  SC has run this club better than any other Chairman, and in a way that a fan-rum club would never be able to better.  We should now be able to attract people who in the past would never have thought of coming to a game, and that is where our attentions should be aimed.  We therefore need reps for all the villages to round up and enthuse new supporters, and THAT is where our efforts should be made to help finance the club.  We must think bigger.....

We are already a fan run club as the bulk of the money taken to run the club is taken from the fans! We have failed over the last few seasons to attract a major sponsor,who will be our sponsor this season,will we attract an actual sponsor or a sponsor that is owner owned? I brought a football club, but actually I  didn't,the fans did!
Listen to his latest pod cast  , your answers on there regarding sponsorship....
Letís be honest isnít every football club run by fans in non league hence no fans no games in the future  but Sc has put in plenty off ££ himself  and look where we are and the journey weíre on .. just need  to embrace the two together ,

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« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2020, 07:02:36 AM »
Thatís correct SC has pumped loads of cash into his hobby.  Long may it need to continue. As what happens when he stops ?   The fans of Kings Lynn have shown time after time they are not prepared to support SCís level of ambition

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« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2020, 08:33:33 AM »
The fans of Kings Lynn have shown time after time they are not prepared to support SCís level of ambition

Well, through the gates they are (at least for the time being).

Financially, other than match day spending, I think you could be right.
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« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2020, 08:39:37 AM »
Through the gates ?   SC and MH said on a recent podcast even if they sold 1500 season tickets that would not pay the players wages.   Thatís based on 1500 at reduced season ticket rates. 

We pulled in an average of 1400 last season for a Lynn side that was flying high at the top of the League.  What happens if we are mid table or worse struggling at the bottom? Is the Kings Lynn Fanbase a 2,000 following for a team not challenging for honours ?

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« Reply #22 on: August 03, 2020, 09:28:21 AM »
This was posted on twitter only yesterday.
Have the club only just found out?

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« Reply #23 on: August 03, 2020, 10:23:38 AM »
Indeed Jesus but to be fair it would not have looked so good if it read "Notts County or Harrogate" before yesterday

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« Reply #24 on: August 03, 2020, 10:26:39 AM »
Well I have to agree with Mallard.

My feeling is that the whole Lynn area has a low energy feel about it.....almost comatosed sometimes...the Chairman seems to have to spoon feed rich pickings before people are slowly stirred.
It's no coincidence, that the success story has been driven from people from outside, married with a few passionate driven locals(Robbie Back for one).
But where are the marketing initiatives now from the Club at this vital time and where is the back up from the core support ? Surely the Club can't be relying solely on the crowds or a possible, but only possible tv stream to survive... ..they really need to pick up a number of decent sized sponsorships and get the locals motivated and on side.......it requires significant numbers going out and meeting and talking to people....do hope this is on going.

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« Reply #25 on: August 03, 2020, 10:43:16 AM »
it requires significant numbers going out and meeting and talking to people....do hope this is on going.
..................and the right people.

Its no good just sending email's out to people asking them if they would like to sponsor. If only it was that easy........................!
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« Reply #26 on: August 03, 2020, 12:04:17 PM »
Spot on B&G....you have to build and forge relationships and that has to be done  by meeting people in the flesh.

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« Reply #27 on: August 03, 2020, 12:26:04 PM »
Think they missed a trick with the stand season tickets.Supporters should have been given one week to buy tickets at last seasons prices.

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« Reply #28 on: August 03, 2020, 12:43:49 PM »
Perhaps Lynn could take York's lead and have an open day at the ground, invite potential sponsors from the local business area, show them round, provide a nice quality free meal and a few drinks, meet the Manager, Chairman etc, start the ball rolling

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« Reply #29 on: August 03, 2020, 01:13:29 PM »
Kes.

The Trust has a membership of around 80 people. That's all.

If you combine the number of people that have purchased tickets, and also contributed to the purchase of the ticket (i.e. so the cost of the season ticket prize does not have to be taken from the raffle ticket sales), that also gives you a figure of around 80. They may or may not be the same 80.

Compare this number to the amount of individuals that contributed to the Clubs/Fotl's last two fund raising efforts..........and they have 1400 regular supporters to go at.

More beneficial making a small donation to the Club (although its down to the individuals how they donate their own money)? Whys that? What can be more beneficial than 100"% of the Trusts season ticket raffle money raised going to the Club? Even the cost of the prize has been taken care of by kind donations.

Low key, when it can be argued that there's been a 100% take up?   :laughcry:

If the Club and their FOTL could repeat such success, then maybe things could start going in the right direction.
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B&G, just to pick you up on this, why do would you consider the Season Ticket raffle a success at 67 when it is open to anyone ie all of the 1400 average gate, in the same way as any club / FotL fundraiser?  Maybe this is part of the problem with certain sections of the fan base immediately dismissing any fundraising effort by a particular group when in fact we should all have a similar ultimate goal - the success of KLTFC (appreciate it isn't quite as simple as that as 'success' will be different for different people)