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Re: Linnets lose more ground in title race.
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2023, 05:05:14 PM »
There is another potential elephant in the room. If we do get promoted and plan to stay there as at least a mid table side, that will bring with it a whole new set of funding issues? To go up and then spend the season fighting relegation will see gates decline?

One thing at a time but something that Mr Cleeve will surely already be turning his attention to?

Attendance won't drop, still bubble around the 1100+ area because the bigger away followings will make up for a drop in home attendance if it's a relegation battle.

It's more the reality has to set in eventually for Cleeve that King's Lynn have a ceiling on the number that will come through the gates, and the budget will need be set to this if he wants to stop having to put vast amounts of his own money into the club. If that's top half NLN for seasons to come, with occasional play off push, then that should be it. Unless he gets a big backer in, club just won't ever compete in National League because the spend has to be big to attract the players. Likes of Maidenhead can compete up there with just slightly more attendance because they have the London catchment. Endless professional clubs where there's players that have come through the academy system, or dropped down the leagues as they go into their 30s.
He's been informed of that on more than one occasion and from day one.

Wasn't the idea of the Council agreeing to increase term of the lease (to 99 years?) to allow him to attract outside investment?
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Re: Linnets lose more ground in title race.
« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2023, 05:17:36 PM »
I feel sure SC will be on the case of outside investment.   It seems a lot of Clubs are attracting  monies from foreign sources.  This is something that I can well imagine our Chairman will have been all over.

If Stephen is saying he isnít going to prop it and gate receipts together with Commercial enterprise wonít cover the running costs.  Then itís either get the money from elsewhere or change the MO of the way he has tried to run the Club.
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Re: Linnets lose more ground in title race.
« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2023, 05:42:03 PM »
I feel sure SC will be on the case of outside investment.   It seems a lot of Clubs are attracting  monies from foreign sources.  This is something that I can well imagine our Chairman will have been all over.

If Stephen is saying he isnít going to prop it and gate receipts together with Commercial enterprise wonít cover the running costs.  Then itís either get the money from elsewhere or change the MO of the way he has tried to run the Club.

I am absolutely certain there are potential foreign investors out there, just as long as they are not subjected to close scrutiny regarding the origin of their wealth...aka the fit and proper person test??

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Re: Linnets lose more ground in title race.
« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2023, 08:19:41 PM »
I do wonder if the way forward would be for SC to buy the freehold site then invest into it making a multi use facility that could see The Walks being used more than just say once a week.
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