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General Discussion / Re: Venue cancellation
« on: May 08, 2020, 11:38:35 AM »
Maybe email Mark Hearle direct as he is head of commercial activity. 

A deposit on the Clubhouse canít amount to a whole heap of beans.  Poor from the club if this is true. 

Maybe Mark would like to comment on behalf of the Club

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General Discussion / Re: The big vote
« on: May 05, 2020, 04:32:07 PM »
No worries WLM.

Looking at the debts EFL are mounting up.   Football looks in big trouble.   Then again itís been allowed to continue mounting up debts over the years without any attempt to control it.

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General Discussion / Re: The big vote
« on: May 05, 2020, 01:12:19 PM »
Spot on WLM.   

So Swindon up from EFL2 to EFL1
   
Barrow up from. National League Prem to EFL 2

Wealdstone up from National League South to National League Prem

Bury to drop in National League North

Brackley (?) move from National League North to National League South.

....and then we have the Articles that say the three Step 2 Leagues cannot be treated differently. If a National League Team (Barrow on PPG) and a South League Team (Wealdstone on PPG) are promoted then the North League Team (King's Lynn on PPG) are not promoted the North League have been treated differently.

Even if ALL Step 1 and Step 2 Leagues decide to Null and Void it still leaves EFL 1 a team short - but that is how this 2019/20 Season started.

3 step 2 Leagues ?   Where is there a 3rd one ?

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General Discussion / Re: The big vote
« on: May 05, 2020, 12:19:35 PM »
Spot on WLM.   

So Swindon up from EFL2 to EFL1
   
Barrow up from. National League Prem to EFL 2

Wealdstone up from National League South to National League Prem

Bury to drop in National League North

Brackley (?) move from National League North to National League South.



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General Discussion / Re: The big vote
« on: May 05, 2020, 08:55:37 AM »
Surely there has to be Promotion, even if itís by default.   EFL DIV 2 running one team short.  So Barrow will move up into the League.  Then the team National League Southern will move to ( best PPG).  Bury to join The National League North, with a team from that League being pushed into the National League South ( Brackley?)

If the above were to happen how costly will the slip ups at home  against BPA/Guiseley have been ?

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General Discussion / Re: The big vote
« on: May 04, 2020, 09:19:22 PM »
Maybe Stephen Cleeve in his next blog should, address the issue of what would happen if he had to mothball the club for a season, and would it be possible?

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General Discussion / Re: The big vote
« on: May 04, 2020, 06:43:35 AM »
Have to agree Dilly.   With all the messing about on voting for this and not being able to come up with a satisfactory answer., do people really now give a toss how this season ends? Past caring here.

The powers that be at non Levels 3-5 should be applauded.  No messing, straight in closing it all down and The Leagues becoming null n void.   

As for next season, reading/surveys  reports 40% of those surveyed would not attend a Sporting event until a vaccine is available.

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General Discussion / Re: The big vote
« on: May 03, 2020, 09:44:06 AM »
Trouble is KES with a diluted season a lot of the fixed overheads remain the same ( rent, rates full time staff, players on contracts).   If it starts Jan 1, and finishes end of May that gives around 22 weeks. 2 games a week.  No cups.  Least you would get 21/22 games to cover ya costs.

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Squire sone very wise words there and Iím with you all the way.  Premier League Football ? Canít remember the last time I watched it live in the Flesh or on TV.   Trouble is it filters down.  Non League players have never had it so good in terms of money there to be grabbed.

Do you really blame the players for grabbing all thatís on offer or do you blame the owners of the clubs for bank rolling Clubs for whatever period they are in situ ?

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Surely if no games are played then contracts at Non League level wonít be expected to be honoured ?

Though it might be suggested as salaries were paid out for April when no Football was played a precident has been set.

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Going forward I feel the governing bodies need to set ceilings for each level of English football. Ceilings for maximum squad wages, ceilings for manager and staff salaries etc and these need to reflect where we are now and where football as just a sport should sit in society.
Even if they only rely on market forces, there will probably be a lot less money around to pay such silly amounts.
It will be interesting to see how players respond to this, and also how Managers will cope when they have less to offer the Players when in comes to wages.

Surely players under contract wonít have to worry in the short term.   Same with Managers.   Take Paul   Lambert, was given a new 5 year deal only recently.   Remember Alan Pardoe was on a 10 year deal at Newcastle that is due to expire in the next few months.

Letís hope this dire situation we find ourselves in brings some of the owners of Football Clubs to their senses.

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I read the report in the Daily Mail B&G. It was astounding what was being paid from the Managers down to the groundsman, apparently a League 1 Kitman was on £56,000 a year. After this virus has run it's course and things get back to something like normal I think football in general will have to take a good look at itself and return to the real world. :scarf:

Its ridiculous from top to bottom.

And these are the same clubs paying these wages that go cap in hand to their supporters, many of whom are having to manage their household finances on circa 20-25k a year.

Something not right there!

Canít blame the clubs for asking but surprised if people earning 20-25k are prepared  to hand over their hard earned.

Like Robin Hood in reverse.

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General Discussion / Re: The big vote
« on: April 28, 2020, 06:34:36 PM »
The medical chief of FIFA has said no Football should take place before late Aug/early Sept at the earliest.   Surely English Football wonít go against that advice.  If they do can see themselves being wide open to legal issues

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General Discussion / Re: The big vote
« on: April 28, 2020, 06:37:19 AM »
So an uncompleted League can allow Clubs to finish in a place to qualify for play offs, but an incomplete League can not give a final finishing place ?

Go figure

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General Discussion / Re: The big vote
« on: April 25, 2020, 09:43:26 AM »
Why cannot it be right KES.    Step 3 downwards in Non League came out weeks go with.... End of season, Null n Void no Promotion, relegation etc.  Letís not assume we are singing from the same hymn sheet.   The needs, ideals of Football at different levels are totally different. 

My bet would be on the top 2 Leagues finishing in an attempt to claw back some of the loses.  Money talks

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