It’s certainly been a bumpy ride with a little too much time spent around the lower end of the league table. We did, however, secure our Premier League standing and we must now ensure that the next two seasons bring a greater degree of stability as we look ahead to moving to our magnificent new stadium in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in August 2016. We should remember that there were some highlights during the season, beating Spurs three times was right up there.
Can Sam develop a new unique plan where we can combine an attacking coach style with a parking the bus style? This decision will no doubt be discussed by many of us this evening. My view is that Sam has delivered what was asked of him. He got us back up and has then built the stability that we need with the big move on the horizon.
As our representative on the West Ham United Supporters Advisory Board, I attended a meeting last week where detailed proposals from members were put to the club about our final season at Upton Park and very extensive ideas about every aspect of the move and facilities at the Olympic Park. I would recommend that members check the official club website regularly to monitor the progress of work at the new stadium and the work done by the Supporters Advisory Board.
As for KLIC, we continue to grow with a number of new members joining us this evening for the first time. We are already looking ahead to next season with detailed work already being done to assess our season ticket requirements, we have to renew our existing seats by June 2nd so I would ask that share holders who have still not confirmed their match requirements, please to do so as soon as possible.
Fifty five m embers participated in our season ticket share scheme last Season and with new interest, the committee took the decision to renew all of our existing seats with the option to purchase a further place in the Bobby Moore Lower, however, we can only do this if the finance is in place from the share holder payments.
This is a great opportunity for any members who have not so far participated in the share scheme. Adult ticket savings are £12 per Category ‘B’ and £22 for Category ‘A’ Matches; the savings for juniors are even greater with all matches only £14. Even though the club make some matches ‘Kids for a Quid’, you still have to buy a full price adult ticket at £55 or £65 so you still save with King’s Lynn Irons (and you know where your seats are).
KLIC continues to build links with other season ticket holders and academy member friends from further afield, which afford our members the opportunity to acquire additional tickets. For those ‘tweeters' among you @KingsLynnIrons now has 1000 followers and the website continues to develop, thanks to David Blackmore for his ongoing work with these initiatives.
I would like to thank the KLIC committee for their help and support throughout the year, in particular Chairman Tony Cudworth for his work in producing the share holder match plan for the season and Paul Gower who has moved just round the corner from me to save phone costs! As always, I would again like to thank my good lady wife Susannah for her patience and understanding and finally to ALL the Members of the King’s Lynn Irons for making our club the success that it is.