Boost the budget

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Re: Boost the budget

Post by joejaques » Sun May 31, 2020 10:21 pm

£129,300 with 40 minutes to go. COMEONNNNN Darlo. :D :roll:
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Re: Boost the budget

Post by Darlo_Pete » Sun May 31, 2020 10:28 pm

£130k smashed amazing effort lads & lasses. 690 investments as well.

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Re: Boost the budget

Post by joejaques » Sun May 31, 2020 10:31 pm

Hope this isn't one of those vivid lockdown dreams being talked about, but it does seem kind of surreal. :roll:
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Re: Boost the budget

Post by Mister e » Sun May 31, 2020 10:56 pm

Anybody fancy starting a budget the booster scheme so we can fund a vaccine to start the New season on schedule - joking apart what a fantastic effort by everyone concerned this is what happens when your club gets run by honest trustworthy people. It only seems like yesterday when if you bought a 50/50 ticket at feethams you'd have to ridiculously hit the crossbar three times at half time to supposedly win a car whilst a certain chairman trousered all the money if anything proves fan owned clubs are the way forward rather than ones ran by another false Messiah who promises the world look no further than the events tonight.

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Re: Boost the budget

Post by joejaques » Sun May 31, 2020 11:01 pm

£131,015 You lot are feckin mental, and I include myself in that clinical diagnosis. :lol: :D :roll:
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Re: Boost the budget

Post by quakerfan » Sun May 31, 2020 11:06 pm

A truly amazing figure , well done everyone who has contributed

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Re: Boost the budget

Post by Footifanreturns » Sun May 31, 2020 11:53 pm

joejaques wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 11:01 pm
£131,015 You lot are feckin mental, and I include myself in that clinical diagnosis. :lol: :D :roll:


Yes we are...Brill ain't it 😉

Well done everyone... every Quid counted...the average was over 180 Pounds.... but someones pocket money means just as much.

Blew it out of the water... My phone went dead checking every 2 minutes... Tell me yours didn't 😂

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Re: Boost the budget

Post by onewayup » Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:17 am

Truly amazing, everyone astounded at the amount raised in 31 days . Honest club from top to bottom, everyone believes, in the club and showed it by financial support.

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Re: Boost the budget

Post by Darlo Dodger » Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:44 am

Site seems to be still accepting donations and after another couple of donations this morning the total is now up to £131,190.

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Re: Boost the budget

Post by Darlo_Pete » Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:48 am

The scheme has now been closed & they're not accepting anymore donations.

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Re: Boost the budget

Post by divas » Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:00 am

Darlo Dodger wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:44 am
Site seems to be still accepting donations and after another couple of donations this morning the total is now up to £131,190.
These are donations made offline via cheque/BACS that have arrived late and need to be manually added

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Re: Boost the budget

Post by Darlo_Pete » Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:29 am

Just been online on the Echo website & there's no mention of our final total, I'm sure they could have got round to mentioning it or don't they start work until after lunch? :thumbdown:

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Boost the budget

Post by MCFCDarlo3 » Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:33 am

Does anyone know of last years pledges how much did the club actually receive? Only ask as people circumstances change.I know the issues the guy who does sponsor a goal has sometimes collecting money.

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Re: Boost the budget

Post by Gow9900 » Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:54 am

Magnificent effort, we should all be proud of what’s been achieved.

Be proud, saviour the moment and don’t feed the trolls.

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Re: Boost the budget

Post by quakerste » Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:58 pm

Darlogramps wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 2:39 pm
quakerste wrote:
don'tbuythesun wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 9:15 am
Disappointed?! Think you need to give your head a shake. In the normal world we managed to get around 500 to contribute but there are people losing jobs, frightened about future income, worried about a lot more than a non league football club and still we're pushing towards the target. I'm amazed we've got this far and proud of this incredible effort.
That's my opinion which we are all entitled to.
What is wrong with being disappointed if we fail to hit 700 contributions. We averaged over 1300 last season and there will be several thousand other supporters out there who don't get to games on a regular basis as well as those exiled.
If you’re expecting a 40% increase in the number of investors from last season, given the current situation with a major pandemic, many people either furloughed or losing their jobs, and a deep recession looming, you’re wildly incorrect with your expectations.

You’re entitled to your opinion, but by the same logic other people can tell you your opinion is going to be way off.
Not often you're wrong gramps definitely given my head a shake at some of the comments. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Boost the budget

Post by Darlogramps » Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:40 pm

One caveat - have we had 700+ separate investors, or 700+ contributions? There’s a difference, as obviously some people might have contributed more than once.

If it’s the first, more than happy to admit I underestimated it.
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Re: Boost the budget

Post by onewayup » Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:19 pm

Your right several investors invested a few times. :thumbup:

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Re: Boost the budget

Post by divas » Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:51 pm

610 unique contributors

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Re: Boost the budget

Post by al_quaker » Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:28 am

divas wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:51 pm
610 unique contributors
:clap: That's quite a jump from last year - great to see ever increasing number of people buying into the scheme

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Re: Boost the budget

Post by bigdavethemaddog » Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:47 am

Kings Lynn jump on the bandwagon and even a Darlo reference in there too. https://www.kltown.co.uk/single-post/20 ... -War-Chest

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Re: Boost the budget

Post by QUAKERMAN2 » Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:17 pm

bigdavethemaddog wrote:Kings Lynn jump on the bandwagon and even a Darlo reference in there too. https://www.kltown.co.uk/single-post/20 ... -War-Chest
Let's see how much Kings Lynn and Gateshead raise.Will be amazed if it comes anywhere near what Darlo fans have donated.

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Re: Boost the budget

Post by QuakerPete » Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:27 pm

Not quite sure most other clubs have our fairly unique situation. Be surprised if anyone gets anywhere near our fans' fantastic commitment


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Re: Boost the budget

Post by spen666 » Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:48 am

QUAKERMAN2 wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:17 pm
bigdavethemaddog wrote:Kings Lynn jump on the bandwagon and even a Darlo reference in there too. https://www.kltown.co.uk/single-post/20 ... -War-Chest
Let's see how much Kings Lynn and Gateshead raise.Will be amazed if it comes anywhere near what Darlo fans have donated.

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Not sure if it has been resolved, but at start of lockdown, the Kings Lynn supporters club were refusing to pay funds they had raised to the club as they had issues with the owner. There was also some concerns as to whether he would continue to fund the club.

If those issues are unresolved, then its unlikely that their appeal will raise a large sum.

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Re: Boost the budget

Post by don'tbuythesun » Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:31 pm

So we were half way between the two, 500 and 700 ish. The comment was about you saying disappointed. As it stands we're all probably "delighted"!

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Re: Boost the budget

Post by don'tbuythesun » Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:37 pm

Spen, I hope you've been advising Kings Lynn as fully as you do us? You must have loads of time on your hands to be here, at Kings Lynn, reading and sharing obscure Boston tweets. How's the Spennymoor fundraising going? Please find time to update us.

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Re: Boost the budget

Post by LoidLucan » Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:43 pm

Gloucester City aren't letting their Boost the Budget inertia get in the way of splashing the cash. After a month they had raised £596 from 23 donors towards their £10,000 target. But that hasn't stopped them from signing Chester top scorer Akwasi Asante (rumoured to have been on £750 a week) and George Carline, a full-time player with Solihull Moors.

Looks like they are going for it on the pitch as well as building a new ground back in the city. Seems quite fearless in these difficult times especially considering that in April the chairman said the club was struggling to stay afloat. They'll also be relieved to get back to playing in Gloucester as their last match at Evesham attracted a crowd of just 161.

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Re: Boost the budget

Post by QUAKERMAN2 » Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:18 pm

Here we go again, wealthy benefactors throwing money at vanity projects with unsustainable fan bases.Brackley, Spenny, Gateshead, Harrogate,Solihull, and now Gloucester.Just what is the logic in throwing away small fortunes on these clubs.Just don’t get it.


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Re: Boost the budget

Post by shildonlad » Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:58 pm

QUAKERMAN2 wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:18 pm
Here we go again, wealthy benefactors throwing money at vanity projects with unsustainable fan bases.Brackley, Spenny, Gateshead, Harrogate,Solihull, and now Gloucester.Just what is the logic in throwing away small fortunes on these clubs.Just don’t get it.


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Them clubs are actually well ran and the fact the chairman have invested off the field too shows they are there to stay. Anyway whos the wealthy benefactor at gateshead, 1st ive heard if him
I may not live in the north east anymore but i still support the north east teams

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Re: Boost the budget

Post by QUAKERMAN2 » Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:18 pm

shildonlad wrote:
QUAKERMAN2 wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:18 pm
Here we go again, wealthy benefactors throwing money at vanity projects with unsustainable fan bases.Brackley, Spenny, Gateshead, Harrogate,Solihull, and now Gloucester.Just what is the logic in throwing away small fortunes on these clubs.Just don’t get it.


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Them clubs are actually well ran and the fact the chairman have invested off the field too shows they are there to stay. Anyway whos the wealthy benefactor at gateshead, 1st ive heard if him
What about the previous owners, and don’t they have a consortium of businessmen currently financing them?


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Re: Boost the budget

Post by JasonDeVos » Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:15 pm

shildonlad wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:58 pm
QUAKERMAN2 wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:18 pm
Here we go again, wealthy benefactors throwing money at vanity projects with unsustainable fan bases.Brackley, Spenny, Gateshead, Harrogate,Solihull, and now Gloucester.Just what is the logic in throwing away small fortunes on these clubs.Just don’t get it.


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Them clubs are actually well ran and the fact the chairman have invested off the field too shows they are there to stay. Anyway whos the wealthy benefactor at gateshead, 1st ive heard if him
Gretna, Rushden and Diamonds, Celtic Nation, North Ferriby.......

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