Linnets: The future

Paddy Davitt King's Lynn's ex-finance director David Handley today launches his bid to resurrect Norfolk's flagship failed non-league club. Handley is one of a quartet of interested parties who are ready to safeguard football at the council-owned Walks stadium through a newly-reformed team.

Paddy Davitt

King's Lynn's ex-finance director David Handley today launches his bid to resurrect Norfolk's flagship failed non-league club.

Handley is one of a quartet of interested parties who are ready to safeguard football at the council-owned Walks stadium through a newly-reformed team.

Speedway impresario Buster Chapman, the Blue and Gold Supporters' Trust and a locally based business group have already held talks with the authority.


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Handley is poised to meet council officials next week but has pledged to back ex-boss Carl Heggs with a �2,500 weekly playing budget to gain instant promotion.

Heggs, however, is being tracked by two Conference-level clubs to take over as manager after guiding Lynn to the Unibond Premier Division play-off positions and later stages of the FA Trophy.

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Handley unveils his blueprint and reveals why he had to resign from the previous regime.

Heggs confirms he is prepared to help stay and re-build the shattered club - but on his terms.

The Blue and Gold Trust insists supporters must be at the heart of any new era in West Norfolk.

Chapman reveals he launched two recent takeover bids as the Linnets teetered on the financial precipice and council officials outline what it will take to convince them to hand over control of the stadium.

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