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The "12th Man" Fund

By Simon8/5 22:46Tue May 8 22:46:02 2018

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The football is over for this season but the hard work for next season now begins in earnest.

Next up is a series of discussions with Gary over the next couple of weeks to agree a budget for the playing and coaching staff for next season.

As a fans-owned club, we are only able to spend what we - the fans - are willing and able to contribute and so it falls to me to ask you all to consider making a contribution into the "12th man" fund to allow me to give Gary the budget that he needs to give him the best possible chance of going one step better than we were able to go this season.

I'm sure you'll agree that the football that we watched this season was outstanding. The best chance of promotion in 12 months' time is if Gary can keep the nucleus of this side together. Other clubs will come sniffing and Gary can only do so much to keep them at bay.

Please do what you can to be Gary's 12th man for next season. Every pound contributed to the 12th man fund will go directly to Gary's budget.

If you would like to make a contribution - one-off or on a monthly basis - please either reply here or send an email to simon.hendon@btinternet.com.

Last season was incredible - it's up to us to make next season even more memorable.

Thanks

Simon

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Re: £11 to get in...

By PF12/5 19:50Sat May 12 19:50:47 2018In response to The "12th Man" FundTop of thread

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...don't want to see it happen but it's surely a last resort solution. Or am I completely barking up the wrong tree?

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Re: ... £11 it is

By PF21/5 11:00Mon May 21 11:00:45 2018In response to Re: £11 to get in...Top of thread

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Not a huge shock with all the financial issues.. Just have to spend less in the sweet shop beforehand! hahaha!

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Re: £11 to get in...

By Warwickshire Dons12/5 20:11Sat May 12 20:11:05 2018In response to Re: £11 to get in...Top of thread

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Is the age for the senior admission price still rising to 65 for next season? If so, that will bring in a few extra fivers. I would have begun to qualify for the concession in August but I'd have probably still paid £10. Every little helps.....

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Re: £11 to get in...

By ChrisHFC13/5 15:00Sun May 13 15:00:34 2018In response to Re: £11 to get in...Top of thread

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The Admission section of the website (found under Club Info) still shows the 2017-18 prices, so until that section is updated, any discussion of admission prices for next season is pure speculation - unless you know something I don't.

Admission prices are set by the Board, which has more pressing matters to deal with at present in discussing and agreeing a budget with Gary for next season. I'd expect next season's admission prices to be confirmed in the second half of June or early July.

Having said that, the Admission section does confirm in the first paragraph that eligibility for the Senior Citizen rate is rising from 60 and over in 2017-18 to 65 and over in 2018-19.

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Re: let me be bold...

By PF14/5 11:06Mon May 14 11:06:58 2018In response to Re: £11 to get in...Top of thread

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...and I'm only guessing but I was wondering if the club can stay in a firm financial footing on say a budget of 2k a week? or is it more than that? I remember Tamplin saying that the 'ricay budget is 25k for this season just ended but will be reduced to 10k for their first season in NLS. Judging by that amount in a higher league which Tamplin said is self sustainable then Hendon I'm guessing will survive on a fifth of that. Gonna need 300 gates at every home game no doubt...oh and an epic cup run.

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Re: let me be bold...

By John Rogers14/5 11:26Mon May 14 11:26:54 2018In response to Re: let me be bold...Top of thread

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Is £2k per week sustainable? Only if we get enough money through various income streams to make it so.

I have a fair idea of what our budget was last season, albeit without knowing the exact figures and it's one that ought to make Tamplin blush in embarrassment at watching his expensively assembled charges be thoroughly outplayed, outfought and outhought at SJP. Which, I suppose, is what happened on the day. My relatively educated guess would be that we were the lowest payers in the top 8 and that there were other clubs that finished further down the league that were paying considerably more than we were.

The only way we can survive on a budget of £2k per week is by ensuring enough money comes in through the various income streams available to the club. Whether that's on the gate, through donations to the twelfth man scheme, sponsorship, fundraising intiatives or prize money - we don't have a 'moneyman' to rely on, we are entirely self-reliant.

On the one hand it's great that we have that level of autonomy and control over the club's future - on the other it means we all have to work that little bit harder and commit that little bit more, if we can, than we might if we supported a different club.

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One Less Fiver

By Jeff Hill (Malc)12/5 21:07Sat May 12 21:07:10 2018In response to Re: £11 to get in...Top of thread

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The increase in age for senior admission is a deal breaker for me. Waited all my life to get to this age, and now I'm having my admission cost doubled.
Combined with the difficulty and expense of the away fixtures I'm calling it a day.

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Re: One Less Fiver

By geemickey14/5 19:05Mon May 14 19:05:03 2018In response to One Less FiverTop of thread

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J.H. :
If money's that tight, why not just go to games less often rather than give up totally on the pleasure of watching your team ?

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Re: One Less Fiver

By Hendon5913/5 06:53Sun May 13 06:53:23 2018In response to One Less FiverTop of thread

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Malc, it's a shame your passion for the club doesn't match your passion for reaching "concesionary" age. Miss the away games as a protest to the league, but to deprive yourself of an historic club trying to progress. This is something you will surely regret approaching your twilight years!!

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Re: One Less Fiver

By Rabster12/5 22:04Sat May 12 22:04:53 2018In response to One Less FiverTop of thread

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£11 to get in?....a £1 extra taking into account the potential extra expenses.....sounds very reasonable....

.....if you want to dine at the top table you have to pay that little bit extra...

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