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« Reply #30 on: July 30, 2021, 07:54:58 PM »
Pre-2009 there was a very popular Vice President's Club ( probably 50 VPs at that time) where the matchday sponsors mixed with the VPs. Tea / coffee and biscuits at half time and basic hot food after the game and a very lively atmosphere.
There was also a pre-match carvery for supporters which was always a sell-out. I don't think it produced a huge financial return as it was priced to sell BUT it gave supporters a feeling of involvement and opened up other income streams.

I can't see any of the above happening again, sadly.
Somewhere about 2004/5 the meals that Les used to produce upstairs were amazing. Going through divorce at the time these meals were very welcoming along with bringing friends and family. At that time good commercial manager, amazing clubshop (according to Peterborough, Cambridge Utd and Wimbledon, real supporters club with away travel to all games and the social events including the 3 day events in the marquee at the end of the season. EVERY game was sponsored prior to the season starting. When i sponsored games or matchballs in those days it was not DEMANDED in cash as was my last experiences with this regime. Yes that club went tits up but the supporters experience under this regime is crap.
Try hiring the Blue and Gold. You will need a mortgage. Use your own DJ and you have to pay extra to plug into the electric supply. Something is seriously wrong.
People need to smell the coffee.

The FA should NEVER allow one person to own a club without a board as back up. But then who would be daft enough to want to be on that board.

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« Reply #31 on: July 30, 2021, 08:39:41 PM »
Myself amongst others chased to give the club last year in terms of sponsorship, often sending 2/3 emails with no response.

I hear many werent told why they hadn't recieved their sponsored players shirts yet alongside not even being contacted again to see if they wanted to sponsor programmes etc today as they have in their past.

Indeed - as above I’ve not been contacted about player sponsorship considering I’ve sponsored a player for the last 2 years. Also a bit disappointed not to receive my player sponsored shirt at the end of the season!! Here’s hoping for a decent season on the pitch….

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« Reply #32 on: July 30, 2021, 08:48:00 PM »
I have to say, that I can't really believe, half of what I am reading......£1000 to have your burger van in The Walks......if that's true it's simply ludicrous IMO.
There has been a whole season gone by, where somebody with some basic commercial nous could have planned this all out and weighed things up, to give the fans (the club's greatest  financial asset), the best possible experience on a match day, to ensure they attend in huge numbers and willingly part with their hard earned.......

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« Reply #33 on: July 30, 2021, 08:51:17 PM »
It would seem to me that the ethos of the club is to extract maximum cash from the fans with the minimum of effort and return for the fans? :dontknow: :bankrupt:
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« Reply #34 on: July 30, 2021, 09:01:03 PM »
Well should that be the case Griss, they could well be found out this coming season. Desperate for the support pitchside and desperate for the income, they will find people need enticing back into football grounds after the last 15 months of Covid. Some will be scared to come, some will have now found alternative things to do on a Saturday afternoon and many have been hit financially and will find it hard to justify the Stamford Bridge prices, as Mall puts it.

If the overall package inside the ground isn't right, attendances will struggle I feel

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« Reply #35 on: July 31, 2021, 06:27:58 AM »
Myself amongst others chased to give the club last year in terms of sponsorship, often sending 2/3 emails with no response.

I hear many werent told why they hadn't recieved their sponsored players shirts yet alongside not even being contacted again to see if they wanted to sponsor programmes etc today as they have in their past.

Indeed - as above I’ve not been contacted about player sponsorship considering I’ve sponsored a player for the last 2 years. Also a bit disappointed not to receive my player sponsored shirt at the end of the season!! Here’s hoping for a decent season on the pitch….

Still yet to hear when I am likely to receive my shirt... I had to chase 5 times to find out I wasn't getting it when I expected also.

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« Reply #36 on: July 31, 2021, 06:30:05 AM »
It would seem to me that the ethos of the club is to extract maximum cash from the fans with the minimum of effort and return for the fans? :dontknow: :bankrupt:

This is how it feels more often than not.

I wholeheartedly appreciate what SC has done for the on-field side of the club, IC is doing an incredible job and we have seen some fantastic players BUT other elements do sour the experience.. Being a Lynn fan has taught me to appreciate the ride as I am sure there are some bumps in the road to come but often the shortcomings around matchday experience can't help but leave a negative taste.

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« Reply #37 on: July 31, 2021, 08:20:17 AM »
I think a lot of issues come down to trust. Does SC really trust the people he appoints to do jobs, or is he all the time looking over their shoulder watching and waiting for a mistake to happen. I think this was possibly the issue when IC left a couple of years ago. If you appoint people let them get on with the job.

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« Reply #38 on: July 31, 2021, 09:57:25 AM »
As a one man band I do wonder how much advise SC takes from the people around him?.
 
Mind they all seem to have remained quite loyal to him. So he can’t be all bad.

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« Reply #39 on: July 31, 2021, 10:17:42 AM »
So many obvious missed opportunities to maximise income and make supporters feel involved with the club and its on and off field activities.

A community club?!

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« Reply #40 on: July 31, 2021, 10:21:03 AM »
I think a lot of issues come down to trust. Does SC really trust the people he appoints to do jobs, or is he all the time looking over their shoulder watching and waiting for a mistake to happen. I think this was possibly the issue when IC left a couple of years ago. If you appoint people let them get on with the job.

Or could it be the people appointed feel that they have to be continually looking over THEIR shoulders?   :dontknow:
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« Reply #41 on: July 31, 2021, 10:27:45 AM »
Good to see you back posting Rod.  Missed ya.

Just had a phone call from a long term Sponsor at the Club.   The suspicion that many had are true re-Mark Hearle.  He has indeed left the club.   

Now will the Club go down the route of employing the staff who are the best qualified person (S) for the job and not just grab at someone who is handy and will work for peanuts  but are so obviously not the right person for the job.

This is Step 5 of the best Football Structure in the world and as such demands a 100% professional approach.   We have gone full time in terms of playing side yet we still seem to be very hesitant about employing full time staff behind the scenes.

Prepare to be underwhelmed, well at least partly.

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« Reply #42 on: July 31, 2021, 10:37:41 AM »
Well something's clearly not right in the set up at the moment...just look at the comments on here....all reasoned, all applauding the on field achievements and grateful for that, but at the same time , many peoples' feel good factor really soured by the match day experience. It really does smack of fear somewhere in the system. Fear of letting someone loose or fear of acting on one's own initiative......who knows which side it's on. There is a famous saying in Chinese Medicine, that "fear knots the Ki".......ie it interfers with the natural flow of energy and stops things happening that otherwise might.

Seems to me like the Ki is blocked massively somewhere !!!


I hope someone at the club is reading this thread, takes it in a positive way and urgently acts upon it....could make a big difference for everyone this season

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« Reply #43 on: July 31, 2021, 10:44:00 AM »
It seems all can see the issues at the Club but the only person who has it within their power to do something about it doesn’t seem bothered.

Please SC start getting some round pegs in some round holes.  You have far better qualified people at your finger tips to carry out these jobs rather than just hand them out to people who just happen to be floating around the club making all the right noises.


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Re: New Staff
« Reply #44 on: July 31, 2021, 12:04:21 PM »
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With handovers of some roles now complete,  I can confirm I will be leaving my roles at @officialKLtown after Tuesday evenings game, having served my notice to leave a few weeks ago.
I wish the Chairman,  Ian and  his staff, the players and all off field staff all the best . or the future. I'd also like to thank everyone over the past few years who have ensured I have enjoyed some great times. I will be along when I can and will edit the match programme as promised. Thank you all very much. Mark #UTL #WeAreLynn

 

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