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Next Season's Newcomers

By Senior (BE)2/5/2023 09:42Tue May 2 09:42:07 2023

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Chatham, Whitehawk, Concord, Cheshunt, Dulwich & Hashtag. AFC Sudbury will probably go into Southern Premier Central. Basingstoke and Walton to Southern Premier South.

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By Filipo2/5/2023 10:04Tue May 2 10:04:56 2023In response to Next Season's NewcomersTop of thread

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How have Walton and Hersham achieved so much with young and inexperienced owners?

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By Taimour (WeHateWombles)2/5/2023 13:53Tue May 2 13:53:16 2023In response to Re: Next Season's NewcomersTop of thread

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The Board repeatedly said they didn't want to consider the Athletics Stadium because the club needs to "own" a stadium and have multiple revenue streams.

Walton don't own their ground.

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By jon tolley2/5/2023 15:12Tue May 2 15:12:09 2023In response to Re: Next Season's NewcomersTop of thread

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i think this is really key.

of course it's clear to see the advantages of having one's own ground. but don't forget all the negatives too, not least the initial outlay. owning is not imperative. I don't own the building my business runs from, nor the multiple venues we regularly host events in in Kingston, often with significantly bigger crowds than would ever consider to go to Mitcham.

never understood the necessity to own a ground, when we have no money to pay for it. The council as a landlord is as secure a landlord as one could ask for.

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By reximus2/5/2023 20:19Tue May 2 20:19:45 2023In response to Re: Next Season's NewcomersTop of thread

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Yup. Owning a ground increases the costs - but also the opportunities for non-football income. There are advantages and disadvantages to both options.

What trumps either option is being as close as possible to your home town. Walton & Hersham FC haven't achieved their astonishing success by playing in, for example, Weybridge.

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By Count Scarlioni2/5/2023 20:19Tue May 2 20:19:40 2023In response to Re: Next Season's NewcomersTop of thread

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When they started in 2019 they had only gate money and crowds of less than 100. The Club had just been relegated to Combined Counties Division One and the previous owner said he would wind it up if he could not sell it.

In December 2019, they had 13 pence in the bank account.

Now they had five crowds above 1,000 this season and advertising and sponsorship deals with about 40 businesses. They won the play off in front of a capacity 2,200 crowd with tickets flawlessly sold online.

They bought their own food and drinks outlet to generate income and it is open when their successful junior sides train.

They email their supporters before home games asking them to come.

They have 1.1 million til tok followers. They employed a professional firm to film their games home and away and use the footage to put out excellent YouTube highlights, make their Vlogs and other social media outlets.

They often livestream their games overseas.

You often see the board members working as stewards and chatting to the fans.

Just a few differences there.

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By Senior (BE)2/5/2023 10:10Tue May 2 10:10:38 2023In response to Re: Next Season's NewcomersTop of thread

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Simple workings of getting their supporters involved in everything they do.

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