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Stephen Cleeve - Are You a fan Yes/No
« on: January 16, 2022, 10:59:51 PM »
I read all posts on here and there are some interesting - albeit cryptic sometimes - opinions on our chairman.

Whether admin could create a poll here, but I'm just interested in who thinks he is good for the club and therefore a fan of him and those who think he is not good for our club

To start the ball rolling, I'm a fan (still) as I think he gets a few things wrong, but essentially has done a good job

So a YES from me

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Re: Stephen Cleeve - Are You a fan Yes/No
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2022, 06:13:47 PM »
No from me.

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Re: Stephen Cleeve - Are You a fan Yes/No
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2022, 06:16:43 PM »
About as much of a fan as I am of Boris Johnson

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Re: Stephen Cleeve - Are You a fan Yes/No
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2022, 06:44:03 PM »
For balance we have to thank him for helping to deliver one of the best season we have had ( winning the NLN).  Then we have had this season.   It was such a shame he couldnít keep pace with stuff off the field to match the on field exploits. Then again a lot of that was down to the people he employed.   Ultimately the buck stops with SC.

When the full financial picture is revealed will tell us how good a job he has done.

In conclusion Iím settling for splinters in my arris from sitting on the fence

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Re: Stephen Cleeve - Are You a fan Yes/No
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2022, 09:21:16 PM »
 
For balance we have to thank him for helping to deliver one of the best season we have had ( winning the NLN).  Then we have had this season.   It was such a shame he couldnít keep pace with stuff off the field to match the on field exploits. Then again a lot of that was down to the people he employed.   Ultimately the buck stops with SC.

When the full financial picture is revealed will tell us how good a job he has done.

In conclusion Iím settling for splinters in my arris from sitting on the fence

"Down to the people he employed"?
  I trust you mean the ones that were announced in a fanfare and then never heard of again.  Rather than some of the more recent departures who put up with the Owner's hopeless interference far longer than most could have endured.       (And some of the remaining, longstanding, virtual 'volunteers' still working hard against the odds)

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Re: Stephen Cleeve - Are You a fan Yes/No
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2022, 09:54:57 PM »
Iíve got to say for all he has done for the club, ok heís got a lot of the things wrong sometimes not all his fault, I really think the page has been turned. We now have a catering manager who really knows whatís sheís doing ie the bar pricing is pulling in customers and food is now available. We have a new Team Manager who I hope will turn the results around so my answer will be yes

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Re: Stephen Cleeve - Are You a fan Yes/No
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2022, 10:29:18 PM »
Iíve got to say for all he has done for the club, ok heís got a lot of the things wrong sometimes not all his fault, I really think the page has been turned. We now have a catering manager who really knows whatís sheís doing ie the bar pricing is pulling in customers and food is now available. We have a new Team Manager who I hope will turn the results around so my answer will be yes

Too little too late?   :dontknow:


Nice to see you posting again Malcolm. Not heard anything about Fotls recently. Any updates on what they are doing and have achieved since you last posted about them? We see and hear what Grissles has been up to, but not a lot else.

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Re: Stephen Cleeve - Are You a fan Yes/No
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2022, 12:58:16 AM »
Well the FOtLSC are planning several events in the coming mths including nights with Ex players,group nights etc you will be hearing a lot more from Griss you is now our Events Manager and is doing a great job. We are trying to get fans more involved with the FOTLSC and I know it wonít be easy to win them over in these trying times but at least we are trying to do something different

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Re: Stephen Cleeve - Are You a fan Yes/No
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2022, 08:21:38 AM »
Sam Iím sure you know as much as any about those who have achieved and those, shall we say have under achieved.  The commercial side.  The number of people who have been involved there that have failed to deliver.  Itís a long list. Do we even have anyone in that area now ?

I do feel sorry for SC.  Then again some of it he had brought upon himself by trusting certain individuals to do things that have not been delivered.  I guess  being a one man band has a price.


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Re: Stephen Cleeve - Are You a fan Yes/No
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2022, 09:20:29 AM »
Well the FOtLSC are planning several events in the coming mths including nights with Ex players,group nights etc you will be hearing a lot more from Griss you is now our Events Manager and is doing a great job. We are trying to get fans more involved with the FOTLSC and I know it wonít be easy to win them over in these trying times but at least we are trying to do something different

Thanks Malcolm.

When it comes to enthusiasm for such things, Griss is your man. He won't keep his head down just because the going gets tough.

By the way, did you ever get that on line application form sorted? Did/are the Club co-operating and helping you with that?
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Re: Stephen Cleeve - Are You a fan Yes/No
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2022, 11:05:46 AM »
I remember at the Weymuff game SC he would  do "Whatever it takes" to put it right. ....  I'm still waiting.

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Re: Stephen Cleeve - Are You a fan Yes/No
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2022, 11:41:18 AM »
It was such a shame he couldnít keep pace with stuff off the field to match the on field exploits. Then again a lot of that was down to the people he employed.   Ultimately the buck stops with SC.

When the full financial picture is revealed will tell us how good a job he has done.



"Down to the people he employed"?
  I trust you mean the ones that were announced in a fanfare and then never heard of again.  Rather than some of the more recent departures who put up with the Owner's hopeless interference far longer than most could have endured.       (And some of the remaining, longstanding, virtual 'volunteers' still working hard against the odds)


One of the (many) definitions of the "Peter Principle"?  :dontknow:

A recipe for disaster unless "Parkinson's law" is applied by any individuals it effects.

Problem is, the latter is usually something that the former haven't got the ability to do.
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Re: Stephen Cleeve - Are You a fan Yes/No
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2022, 02:08:45 PM »
In the middle for me, but heading towards No. What he has done for the club up till early 20-21 season was great. Yes there were mistakes along the way, but that's often part & parcel of owning a club at this level as a one man band. Problems though for me started with the lights of football league just one promotion away. Reality was club of Lynn size is never going to get promoted anytime soon without the right infrastructure, so he wanted the club to run at this level before it could walk. Said it at the time when club went up, it should've concentrated on getting the foundations down, where if club went down first season, it was in a position to be challenging promotion back first time of asking, that now won't happen because the core of the group has been lost.

It was also a chance by doing that, becoming a respected club where likes of Norwich, Ipswich & P'Boro (but mostly Norwich with closer links) trust to send their better youngsters to play to get that first team competitive football. That's seemingly lost.

Whilst pandemic had some negative impacts on the club, it also had some major positives by both promoting the club to this level, and allowing 2 seasons to play. It could've been used to bled in youngsters, give players time to learn and prove themselves at this level. That free hand is now lost.

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Re: Stephen Cleeve - Are You a fan Yes/No
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2022, 02:45:08 PM »
Talking about town sive,  Forest Green have done well.

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Re: Stephen Cleeve - Are You a fan Yes/No
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2022, 05:04:34 PM »
Talking about town sive,  Forest Green have done well.
Forest Green have done exceptionally well, but they do have an energy mogul at the helm

 

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