Next season’s plans are well underway and many have asked us if we intend to stay full-time. 

What may surprise some fans is that we had intended to stay full-time, even if relegated.

Being full-time allows you to attract players that want to develop and improve, it gives you an edge on those around you, especially in the later stages of the season and gives you the best chance to survive and prosper. 

As an example, Jonny Margetts wanted to come to Lynn as he wanted another crack at full-time football - if we were part-time my guess is that Jonny would not be wearing our fabled blue and gold shirt and his seven goals would be history and possibly so would our stay in the National League. 

Jonny has been a revelation as has Dylan Crowe, the return of Ross Barrows and the arrival of Greg Taylor.  What I liked most about Jonny is that our league position at the time did not bother him, he just wanted to come and play. There have been one or two players who did not have Jonny’s confidence and shied away from coming as they were worried about our league position. 

I personally like players that back themselves as it says a lot about their characters.

It is non-league day on Saturday and with our match being shown live on TNT Sports at 12.30pm we have decided to embrace the occasion to attract as many floating fans as possible to The Walks, as we face the champions-elect Tamworth.

Firstly, as long as you buy your tickets on-line we are letting in children under 16 years of age free of charge as long as they are accompanied by an adult, up to a maximum of three children per adult.  So for £18 you can take three kids and yourself to a football match and have a chance of making it onto the TV screen! In addition, we are buying every adult and concession a half pint or soft drink after the game as a thank you for their support in what has up until recently been quite a difficult season.

Whilst we still have to ensure safety this season, with four successive wins life does feel a little better than it did a couple of months ago.

Our manager, Adam Lakeland, has worked wonders to ensure the players are in the right frame of mind and understand their roles before every game.

Our game against Bishop Stortford was postponed last week due to a flooded pitch - this, of course, throws up logistical issues. Coaches need to be cancelled, as does our pre-match meal, which was booked at the Radisson Blu hotel at Stansted airport. Hotels have never charged the club before when we cancel as we usually rebook for the rescheduled game; but on this occasion Radisson wanted to levy a 100pc surcharge. Our travel agent, who looks after many football clubs, had to fight hard to negotiate the cancellation fee down to 50pc of the original bill, which meant that the pre-match bill once they added on parking was over £900! We have learnt our lesson and we will not be staying or eating at anymore Radisson hotels. 

The replayed game on Tuesday night saw King’s Lynn take all three points in a match that was all about the points rather than the performance.

The football governance bill arrived in parliament this week and I do want to read it, although it is over 130 pages long. I am worried about it, but I am still very much on the fence about the idea. What was confirmed this week is that the regulator will cover only the top five divisions, so there will be no regulator for the National League North and South, which seems completely pointless, whatever your feelings on regulation. Either football is regulated or it isn’t. To have a fudge job seems a total waste of time and that worries me; an assumption seems to have already been made, that clubs below the National League do not matter and clearly there are many more clubs underneath step 5 than above it. Surely everyone should be regulated or no one should be?

There are many inside the game who cannot speak out but actively dislike the idea – they think the regulator will have a lot of staff who need to be kept busy and that the paperwork generated will be immense, especially for the smaller clubs, to handle. 

There seems to be a feeling outside of football that there are multiple bad owners inside clubs who need to go and that if we get rid of these bad guys then clubs will become sustainable. 

I have rarely met a bad owner myself, so I do not believe this stance is correct. Football is just a bad business. 

I know that we have seen Torquay file an intention to go into administration recently but I do not understand why this has happened as their PAYE debt was very minimal and as I understand it, the only large debt was around £600,000 to the DCMS (excluding directors' loans which are never usually repaid).

Clubs have come down from League Two with huge PAYE debts that dwarf Torquay’s but these have been paid off by new owners and the show still goes on. Maybe someone panicked or maybe there is more to the story which will come out in due course.

The DCMS have lent around £220 million to sporting institutions, but only around £17m to football clubs – a vast amount more has been lent to rugby. Clubs in the Rugby Premiership seem to need to be supported by their owners to the tune of around £4m a year, clubs like Wasps and Worcester Warriors have failed, rugby seems to rely on gate revenue far more than football does and has less diverse revenue streams. 

I guess some form of regulation will end up in rugby too one day. American soccer clubs of course tend to make money but they do not have relegation which makes the whole thing a little artificial in my book. We have seen new European leagues advocated, which ensures survival for the bigger clubs irrespective of their results, so maybe we will end up in the future with a more American model? 

Would we trade all the relegation and promotion drama for a more mundane manufactured product but, in return, more sustainable clubs? 

Only time will tell, but on Saturday we need to try and beat Tamworth so that we can ensure our safety and be able to plan with confidence for next season.