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On 20 Apr 2016 at 5:01am Justin Quiring wrote:
The Rooks are relegated.
Bloke in the pub tells me that the young side can come up again next year, but will they stay together?
Which league will they play in next year?
And how is it going financially, what with the lots of little investors?
On 20 Apr 2016 at 6:28am seagull wrote:
Great isn't it ?
On 20 Apr 2016 at 7:03am Areal seagull wrote:
Seagull, obviously not a true football supporter.
On 20 Apr 2016 at 10:30am Truthteller wrote:
"seagull" is just a glory hunter. Probably dig out his Chelsea replica shirt again next season if Brighton fail to go up. Don`t suppose he even went to the games in the bad old days.
On 20 Apr 2016 at 11:24am Greaser wrote:
Born in Lewes, I've followed Lewes FC since I watched them as a kid back in the 60's, when they played in the Athenian League. Many an afternoon I spent back then getting drenched at the Dripping Pan watching them play. These days I rarely visit the ground, but that doesn't stop me looking for their result every weekend. And like Lewes FC, I was also back then a Chelsea FC fan, idolising and attempting to replicate the skills of Osgood & Cooke at the park, or in the school footie team, and yes, while they may be well funded these days by a rich owner, I've stuck with them thru thick & thin during the bleak days of near bankruptcy and yo-yo relegations during the 70's & 80's. But that never stopped me from being a fan during the bad times. And neither will relegation stop real Lewes FC fans from following their team next season. COYROOKS !!!
On 20 Apr 2016 at 5:40pm Rookie wrote:
We have a few good young local players. The trouble is they get nicked by other clubs who can pay more before they can help Lewes much. Young Charlie Coppola looks like a good talent but Chelsea are already sniffing around. We won't be able to compete financially with a lot of clubs even in the Ryman South. Players go where the money is. Hastings threw about 4k a week into their team this season and haven't managed to secure promotion. Worthing a similar figure. We will probably be spending 1.5k. It's tough. We really need more owners to put in their 30.
On 20 Apr 2016 at 9:10pm 8 miles from home wrote:
The club can't expect an adult to pay 11 per home game to watch Ryman league south football. We've lost around 90 fans per home game this season compared to last season. Need to bring the price down and cut out all the adults getting in for free.
On 20 Apr 2016 at 9:34pm Rookie wrote:
I'm pretty certain that the price is going to be reduced next season. Quite right too.
The club is doing things the right way. The finances should become healthier in time. Dulwich had 2500 through their gate last Saturday although their team, ground and matchday experience is nothing special. If only Lewes could encourage that many then all their problems would be over.
On 20 Apr 2016 at 11:48pm Reality wrote:
Maybe if it wasn't run by such arrogant Individuals it would get more support from local business & the towns football fans. Too long now the club has thought it a God given right that financial support will come from the towns business's. Many who have supported financially in the past were treated poorly & wont make that mistake again.
Needs a good clear out in the boardroom.
Fundamentally though whoever is in charge it's just not a viable business.
The club either needs a very wealthy investor prepared to put in a lot of money each year or accept that County league football is inevitable in a couple of years time.
Maybe that option isn't so bad though, local football & local players with cheaper access for the fans & certainly a lot less egos around the place!
On 21 Apr 2016 at 12:49am Eric C wrote:
The club is an embarrassment. It should have been allowed to be liquidated years ago. What a waste of money.
On 21 Apr 2016 at 2:21am Rooks Fan wrote:
Reality. How do you manage to get so many facts so wrong? The club is run by annually elected supporters without an ounce of arrogance to be seen. YOU are the arrogant one making all these assumptions that just might have had a grain of truth in them 10 years ago.
Go and have a nice chat with Eric and you can be two bellends together.
On 21 Apr 2016 at 11:53am Reality wrote:
Rooks Fan you are deluded if you think the fans run the club. There certainly aren't enough fans to support the club financially at 30 a go.... Very odd set up if well intended.
Speak to local business & find any goodwill to LFC though & there won't be much. That is partly historic but also as a result of the current crop who run it...Bell ends would be an appropriate description.
No right minded business would pay in to LFC knowing their money is going in to the pockets of very average players.
County league football is on its way & that's good news as the last few seasons without any real investment have been embarrassing in the big boys leagues.
I like Lewes FC but it is what it is, a small town team that should be playing other size clubs in the county.
Any ambition to be more than that will take money the club simply doesn't have.

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