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« Reply #60 on: August 11, 2021, 02:26:00 PM »
Good to see ideas now being discussed.  I believe this is a major requirement area, because it is easy to imagine chaos, if our crowd grows, and hopefully it will, and the big clubs in this league bring the kind of numbers that we expect - actually even bigger numbers, if we are in a challenging position in the league.  But I canít understand why people are only mentioning additions to the small stand, and/or behind the Hospital End goal.  Agreed the Hospital end does need extra steps, absolutely. But - There is a gaping unused area between the Main Stand and the Hospital End corner flag.  At one time there was a terraced standing area there.  It could easily accommodate a very good standing terrace again, bigger than before, and erected on H & S grounds.  I canít imagine many clubs not utilising that area.  As far as Iíve seen there is just a barbecue thingy there, on odd occasions, which seems ridiculous to me, particularly for the level weíre now at.  Rant over - for now !!!

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« Reply #61 on: August 11, 2021, 04:23:36 PM »
That is a very good suggestion Dilly. There are specialist companies which provide either terracing or seating additions to stadia.

Grants of up to 70% of the project cost are available from the Football Stadia fund to National League clubs.


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« Reply #62 on: August 11, 2021, 04:58:35 PM »
Kenny, donít you think there is enough debt sloshing around the Clubs accounts.  How many times in the last 50 years has The Walks sold out ?( genuine question)

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« Reply #63 on: August 11, 2021, 06:05:27 PM »
Dilly, as Mallard has implied why spend (money we don't have) on a terrace that it could easily be argued we don't need?  There are loads of 'projects' around the Walks that we 'could' do but for me unless they open up additional revenue streams for the club it would be very difficult to justify any investment on the current site. 

One of the things that is holding the club back is off-field revenue so any upgrading of the facilities needs to have this firmly as part of the business case for investing ie if we did upgrade the hospital end could other facilities be included in that upgrade that would generate an income stream (a better sized clubhouse) or allow activities that are currently housed in the main stand (possibly the changing rooms which always seem to be a problem) to be moved to allow more income to be derived from the main stand?

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« Reply #64 on: August 11, 2021, 07:16:25 PM »
Mall. I am not advocating anything. As Dilly said anything which encourages discussion is to be welcomed, particularly with the dearth of info from the Club at the moment.

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« Reply #65 on: August 11, 2021, 08:40:04 PM »
Kes, there is a wealth of experience out there which could have been used for the benefit of the Club and Community.

Sadly too many bridges have been burnt for that to happen now and that is a huge shame.

Kenny, you are so right about that. It is ludicrous that people like Gordon and there are others, have been alienated.

By the way i have never met Gordon but am very aware of his all round contribution to the club over many years.

A true supporter!!
Rod, firstly many thanks for those kind words. I am sure that we have met at some point possibly the BIG clubshop (now demolished) functions organised in the past, Supporters lunches etc etc. When Buster took over my first words to him were my advice is free its up to you if you want to listen and use it. Unfortunately there were mistakes made on their side such as purchasing new kits that suited speedway riders and were unacceptable by the FA. If only they had listened.
Same advice was offered to SC but the first time that we were alone he was far more interested in asking the history of Gary Setchell a person i had known since his birth as i played football with his father. Obviously i was not prepared to be grilled on that subject. He must have found someone else to source info as Setch left the club.
Just to put the record right it was Double G Clothing that left KLTFC after over 20 years of sponsorship and volunteering on my behalf. Not KLTFC dumping us. That was a massive decision to make but with what we know now it was the right one.

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« Reply #66 on: August 11, 2021, 10:48:08 PM »
The most important thing we should consider is how do we accommodate the extra supporters from the away side at the Walks that will obviously come to support them.  The answer is straight forward in my opinion, keep the open terrace at the Tennyson Road end as it is but extend the covered standing area from that corner to the halfway line.  At least it is then possible for people who have traveled a long way to get some protection from the elements and not have to travel home wet, and cold.  Home supporters do have other areas in the ground to go to including the other half of that covered stand.

Regards - Badger  :oldman"

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« Reply #67 on: August 11, 2021, 10:52:47 PM »
Maybe we should suggest to the Sarfend supporters that they bring their own Gazebo's   :dontknow:
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« Reply #68 on: August 11, 2021, 11:39:47 PM »
Maybe we should suggest to the Sarfend supporters that they bring their own Gazebo's   :dontknow:

Or umbrellas? :rain: :rain: :rain: :laughcry: :laughcry: :laughcry:
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« Reply #69 on: August 12, 2021, 01:23:26 AM »
That would work

kenny r

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« Reply #70 on: August 12, 2021, 12:04:15 PM »
That's probably the easiest and most cost effective option, Badger. 

  Hope you are keeping well.

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« Reply #71 on: August 12, 2021, 12:32:14 PM »
I donated money in Feb and still sould get four more tickets and
a mate needs five, the ticket office is not being very helpfull at
the moment. I have passed it on to Stuart as the ticket office
is on holiday. What a place this, Mark Hearle would have helped
he has left a big hole all the contacts he made will now go out of
the window, what mess, I also had it confirmed to me that SC does
ask for a £1,000 to run a Burger bar at ground he clearly is
not quite with It thought it was some one with a wind up when I
first heard this, I think Mark Hearle could see the light and got
out.

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« Reply #72 on: August 12, 2021, 01:10:28 PM »
Suddenly, its appears there are lots of people that have become very surprised with whats happening (or not happening) at the Club!   

Where have they suddenly come from? Where have they been hiding? Why have they suddenly become so vocal on social media (that's if you can you become vocal on social media)?

After all, nothing has really changed.   :dontknow:
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« Reply #73 on: August 12, 2021, 01:42:38 PM »
Think everything is heightened and expectations raised with the club now being full time and NL.   ......and quite right too IMO.......the failings on the infra structure and supporting the fans is really coming to the fore and will bite back before too long, if it isn't already, in terms of income and crowds

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« Reply #74 on: August 12, 2021, 02:05:10 PM »
Doesnít help having a Chairman who is serving a ban for 5 years worth of misdemeanours on Social Media.

Maybe itís the clever ones who have cut their ties and moved on.  Well from official posts anyway.

 

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