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  1. Chairman Al

    kings lynn

    Afternoon, everyone, Alex Sharp here, I’ve finally found the fabled forum everyone speaks about! Well what an afternoon, I think my best day (so far!) as Hornchurch Chairman, so proud of everyone involved with the club, in really difficult circumstances we put on a show yesterday, on and off the pitch, this is a very special team we are building here and irrespective of what happens with the League next week, it’s been an honour to watch these fellas get better and better every game they play. So many have said it but they left nothing out there yesterday, I saw players exhausted walking off t
    12 points
  2. I’m sorry, but this is outrageous. This season I’ve been extremely grateful for (and greatly impressed by), the streaming services for our games offered for free by Hampton & Richmond, Tonbridge Angels and Dulwich Hamlet. Nothing beats being at the match itself, but those clubs put in a tremendous effort so that we could watch the games. The Supporters Association recognised the benefits that these services provide and have spent a significant sum of money so that we could offer both our own and Kings Lynn’s fans the same. We all recognise that we are unlikely to see live footb
    8 points
  3. first and foremost - get well soon dibs. I get that all football clubs are losing revenue and are struggling, but to me the £12 price tag is a tad excessive, particularly when you bear in mind that a nowtv 24hr sky sports pass will get you 11 channels you can watch on 2 devices at the same time at pretty high quality for £9.99. do Kings Lynn really think this is any sort of value for money and that if someone wants to watch sport, that they'll spend more to watch them rather than sky? If any football club is going to survive the current crisis, it will be reliant on the goodwill and t
    7 points
  4. I'm in total disagreement that we should be charging fans the privilege of £12 to watch a game that cannot be attended in person. Let's not forget the good will gestures of Dulwich Hamlet, Tonbridge Angels and Hampton & Richmond for streaming the respective FA Trophy and FA Cup games free of charge. In my opinion, as we are the home team the final say should be with us, the club, as to whether we charge or not although I know that cannot be the case.
    7 points
  5. Also, the rationale behind the donation approach certainly wasn't to "pull a fast one". We had visited Hampton & Richmond in the FA Cup, along with Tonbridge Angels and Dulwich Hamlet in the Trophy. All 3 National South sides streamed for free with an optional donation element. As an example, Dulwich's justgiving page for their stream: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/dhfctv We never looked at these free streams as money lost, nor did we expect to take a cut of their donations, we were just extremely pleased that our supporters could get to watch their team in a behind
    6 points
  6. As a Kings Lynn fan, its great that you are trying to put the game on for free., we get ripped off almost every week, the programme for our 1st game cost £15. Stick to your guns, you will have the backing of a lot of Lynn fans, we would love it to be free!
    6 points
  7. It’s a no for me on pure principle basis the £12 fee they mention I assume they want some/all of it ? So from their greed not only do our fans suffer theirs do too! You really would think that in troubled world we all live in today that a smaller club (apparently) trying to bring some cheer to people free of charge they would endorse it not try and prevent it. Twitter here I come Ps well done the SA getting the equipment together and paying the cost class act
    6 points
  8. Quite frankly I find it ridiculous they are requesting this. We are the smaller club with the smaller budget who were going to stream the game for free yet they are demanding a fee! Let’s not forget the supporters association paid just short of £1000 to get this game out to the fans free of charge! I am fully against Kings Lynns proposal.
    6 points
  9. CMcBride

    New year

    Best wishes to all our supporter's for the new year, not sure where we are going, but I know you lot will be there when we start again. Also all the tickets are sold for tonight's new years eve party, so no gatecrashers
    6 points
  10. Morning to you and thanks for commenting on our post. Unfortunately I am not a member on your linnets forum but am guessing you may be? Having read some of the comments on there I feel as though some explanation is needed - - Hornchurch Supporters Association is a non profit part of the club who support the club and raise money for charity as well as fundraising for community projects. - we spent near on £1000 of our money to buy the camera, microphones etc to film games for our fans. (Kings Lynn Game would have been the 1st) - these games were going to be streamed for FREE to
    5 points
  11. cup of tea

    kings lynn

    Fantastic result, well done to everyone involved, players, officials, supporters etc. The team deserves all the plaudits after that, what a result. Days like that make you proud to be a Hornchurch fan. Also pleased to hear about our recovering fans, great news also.
    3 points
  12. Digits

    kings lynn

    What a result from a bunch of players that left nothing on the pitch fantastic. My only sadness is what a day that would have been fans been allowed 1000 chins all going mad and celebrating partying on late into the night
    3 points
  13. As Andy and Luke said above, the SA were 100% not looking for a money earner. It was to cover some of the funds we have spent to buy the equipment for this fixture (nearly £1000). It was a planned optional donation only as per Dulwich, Hampton and Dulwich
    3 points
  14. tell them to feck right off ..... from a hospital bed in King Georges ..... Dibs
    3 points
  15. So at a time when a little bit of good will to all men has been taking place across non league football and the national league with many clubs live streaming for free we find Scrooge exists in the form of Ling's Lyn FC. An absolute disgrace to be demanding any money to show games when they have a nice little lump of TV money from BT Sport to look forward to having already been show live. I am not happy paying for this just to satisfy Scrooge FC desire to make money! But I am more than happy to donate the cost of entry to the Urchins! Hopefully you will be able to film the match an
    3 points
  16. Who the f**k do they think they are?!! They are the away team and we are offering to view the game for free not just to Hornchurch supporters but to Kings Lynn and actually probably to anyone else who wants to watch a game of football. Why are they dictating what we want to do about our live streaming? Personally they can go shove their offer right up their arrogant arses!! Can Hornchurch speak to the FA regarding this?
    3 points
  17. ETFC is no different to any other club at step 3 and lower. Nobody can blame a player for leaving if he is offered a position at a club at step 2 or above, who is playing. All clubs step 3 and lower will be in re-build mode once we re-start (which I don't see being before July). For us, as a supporters' owned and run club, the equation is very simple. If we lose our supporter base, we lose our club. I am NOT concerned that we will lose our supporter base. I think our supporter base is one of the most loyal at this level and will continue to demonstrate that loyalty through the year.
    2 points
  18. 1961 COYS

    kings lynn

    Fantastic all round performance, amazing how our squad keeps fit and perform to this level. A tribute to mark and coaching staff. Dibs glad to see your on the mend mate , don’t worry about missing yesterday, we can meet up at Wembley 😉
    2 points
  19. Fat Tom Daley

    kings lynn

    You f*cking beautiful Chins! What a squad they are!
    2 points
  20. Echo what everyone had said already. The commitment from everyone was fantastic and even with a slightly depleted squad and only fielding 4 subs we put that full time lot to shame. The quickness we broke away definitely didn't look like it was from a team that hadn't played competivly for quite some time. No easy draw left now but let's get the smallest team left please and then once we can all get back in the ground a slightly bigger one for the semi. This money is really going to be useful in keeping the squad together I hope! Congratulations everyone.
    2 points
  21. Unhappylinnet... thanks for posting on our forum .... to us nonleague football is not all about money it's about the fans and friendship ..... stay safe . Dibs
    2 points
  22. I'm a bit late to this party, but what Dinamo said!
    2 points
  23. Unbelievable! I'd be prepared to donate to view the live stream. What they're trying to do is wrong!
    2 points
  24. I agree with what appears to be the majority of the Urchin faithful. If the cost of showing Kings Lynn that their stance is selfish and appears purely money-led is that I can’t watch my favourite team, them so be it!
    2 points
  25. Reject the idea. Can’t believe they are acting as absolute prats. It’s bad enough them being classed as ELITE. Absolute joke. Full appreciation to the SA for getting the gear as a way forward, so let’s Stick it up em!!!!
    2 points
  26. Selfish . Have any other team asked for a fee when streams have been made available. Do they realise the supporters association have payed out a lot of money to get this game on youtube
    2 points
  27. Absolutely outrageous and downright selfish on their part. I appreciate that football clubs are struggling for money but some people have lost their jobs and can’t afford to pay £12 at the moment. The idea of live-streaming it for free was surely so people can enjoy watching the game and donate what they can afford, whether that be nothing or full ticket price.
    2 points
  28. Ian Bates was around 39 when that was filmed and I've never ever said he was dynamic 😃 He was just a good old fashioned honest loyal non league footballer that are a dieing breed these days. Ian Bates has given over half of his life to Wembley FC on and off the pitch. Ian Bates and Terry Venables have played and managed in very different worlds remember that.
    2 points
  29. To paraphrase John Elliott, a merry Christmas to both your readers
    2 points
  30. No, is the simple answer to your question. In my early years in London I was heavily involved with independent cinemas, and so spent most of my time sitting in the dark watching films, rather than standing in the rain watching football. I didn't get along to Church Road until April 1980, when I watched Hayes win an Isthmian League game against Dulwich Hamlet 2-1. I liked Church Road a lot, and was very sorry to see it disappear. Having said that, I quite liked the original Warren, at Yeading, as well, and was never really sure why the two Clubs wanted to merge in the first place. Was
    1 point
  31. Good for them. Playing football in lockdown sends completely the wrong message nationally, exposes players, officials, backroom staff and emergency services (not to mention their families) to Covid, unnecessarily so, and provides the perfect excuse for deniers not to wear masks/comply with government guidance. I appreciate they are not refusing to play for altruistic but for more practical financial reasons, but even so, it's about time so called elite clubs called a halt to this lunacy.
    1 point
  32. Hi Dibs hope your recovery is swift and complete
    1 point
  33. Digits

    Fundraising?

    Why limit yourselves too one idea do both I say.
    1 point
  34. In the real world what an attendance that would have been
    1 point
  35. Winslow Boy - I think most of us are still naively clinging on to that tiny glimmer of hope that the campaign will get under way again before too long and it can somehow still be completed, I know that seems unlikely. To already null and void the season, as the Lincolnshire League and West Lancashire League have done, is pretty final isn't it and it seems like those League's have tamely thrown in the towel, shrugged their shoulders and just given up.
    1 point
  36. Fantastic performance. Still cant believe we are in the final 16 of the FA Trophy! Think it's the second time the club has been in position before? Correct me if I'm wrong but last time was around 2002-2004, cant remember who we played? Hopefully we can go another round further this time. Looking forward to the draw on Monday. Fingers crossed for another home tie...
    1 point
  37. I have to say that was the worst streaming of all the games I've watched, it kept freezing and would not let me use my WiFi therefore using up all my phone data ..... In the end costing me about £30 .... but worth every penny. But what a team performance, everyone involved today should be proud of themselves, if it was not for this fecking Covid I could have been there with you ... A very proud URCHIN. Dibs
    1 point
  38. Raingod

    January 14th Update?

    Comments like this are unnecessary, wide of the mark and one of the reasons why very few people choose to comment on our forum which is a real shame.
    1 point
  39. Rhodes

    Milton Keynes Irish

    Don't all rush at once but Milton Keynes Irish have nice enamel badges available, shouldn't the date read 1883 though and not 2020 as that was when Buckingham Town were formed:
    1 point
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  42. Would the fee go to the supporters association?
    1 point
  43. National League South Slough Town have made a lengthy statement on their website questioning whether it is morally right to expect Club's to continue playing given the current situation and with Covid cases in Slough and surrounding Berkshire areas escalaiting: Club statement | The Official website of Slough Town FC - latest news, photos and videos Whilst much of the nation works from home, frontline key workers continue to fulfil their essential roles. Footballers, of course, cannot work from home. Now is the time once again where the footballing world must ask itself whether it can
    1 point
  44. Rhodes

    Leighton Town

    Leighton Town made the trip to the Recreation Ground on Saturday 26 September 1992 for a 1992/93 Diadora Isthmian League Division Three fixture, having won the South Midlands Premier Division the season before and got promotion. Aldershot Town obviously won the Championship only losing two League fixtures however Leighton Town weren't that far behind in fourth place and only lost the game at the Recreation Ground 2-1 in front of 2,104, they were one of the two teams who beat Aldershot that season, winning 1-0 at Bell Close, on Saturday 30 January 1993, in front of 1,522, does anybody remember
    1 point
  45. Bottoms Up

    January 14th Update?

    Tough times and tough decisions for those in authority to make. I think a season of some kind needs to be had to validate a promotion/relegation outcome. wgats the point of Conference South continuing with no supporters and no relegation? Might as well play the youth or Trialists (like Brad is doing) A shortened season, everyone plays each other once from Mid March-June and allows clubs to get started again.
    1 point
  46. Rhodes

    SSML Shutdown

    Winslow Boy - So in other words it's goodnight from me and it's goodnight from him:
    1 point
  47. Raingod

    January 14th Update?

    Having voided the last season, I thought the Isthmian league would have learnt - and agreed what the contingencies were for this season should the season be cut short - playing each other once, divide into 2 divisions, double headers where requred - everyone should have known the options and be aware of them ..
    1 point
  48. The usual poor comment from Rhodes which is why I did not reply.
    1 point


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