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General Discussion / Re: Altrincham away Tuesday POSTPONED
« on: January 11, 2021, 12:48:31 PM »
No point in speculating until we know what the procedures are for the National league.we may be classed as elite but seem to be treated diferently. Just cancel the whole season can't be any problems then. too many games cancelled already .

Have to agree. Irrespective of how people feel about other business's being open or closed, football at this level can't be essential.

All Clubs are 100% dependent upon all other Clubs adhering to the rules and knowing 100% that nobody has tested positive, otherwise it's a waste of time.

Unless they are independently tested at least on a weekly basis, nobody will ever know.

Unless someone else pays for the testing, I can't see that happening.

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General Discussion / Re: Altrincham away Tuesday POSTPONED
« on: January 11, 2021, 12:12:20 PM »
Is Halifax’s game Tuesday night off as well ?

Is this a cock up by the club or the health and Safety officer.  All seems a little cloak and dagger

No Halifax is still on. Statement reads to me that Aaron Jones has not been around anyone at the club since the 22nd December so past the 14 day period (or 10 day, whichever it is today!!)

Little confused Paul, doesn’t take much these days.  Are you saying Saturdays game v Halifax shouldn’t have taken place ?  If so why did the the H&S officer allow this to happen.

No I'm not saying that. Are you?

I've heard that the H & S/ Covid Officer resigned after Saturdays game.

Were the floodlights turned off too early, as I heard that he didn't like to be kept in the dark.

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General Discussion / Re: Altrincham away Tuesday POSTPONED
« on: January 10, 2021, 05:04:55 PM »


IC has said we are hard to beat and we have experience of Altrincham as we played them last season.  So should go there looking for at least a point

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General Discussion / Re: Elite sports continues
« on: January 10, 2021, 04:45:51 PM »
The club no doubt has purchased  a batch of lateral flow tests and distributed them to all squad  members. So they can test at home  and get the result in 20 mins. Thus reducing the risk of passing it on to other people.

Is that how Jones knew he had Covid?  :dontknow:

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General Discussion / Re: Halifax
« on: January 10, 2021, 09:56:07 AM »
That was what Stephen Cleeve said on the live commentary. Will be out for the Altrincham game as well.


Did he actually say it was Covid?

Yes, quite clearly stated Aaron Jones out with COVID.

Thanks.   

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General Discussion / Re: Lockdown help needed
« on: January 09, 2021, 10:15:57 PM »
Sadly, so many people think that the business they are involved with should be the ones that remain open.
Even my accountant is still working, and I could really do without him for a while.

A couple of years would be good!  😊

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General Discussion / Re: Elite sports continues
« on: January 09, 2021, 08:05:15 PM »
Ollie Bayliss
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Regarding the DCMS/Sport England 'Winter Survival Fund':

The National League met with the FA this week to emphasise the need for their allocation to be in grants rather than loans.

I understand the FA is also 'pushing very hard' for Steps 3-6 to receive the funding in grants.


Why are the FA only pushing for grants for 3-6 and not steps 1-6.  Ok they have had a 10m hand already but they have much higher overheads. 

With the expectation that step 3 and under will be abandoned and declared Null and Void why do these clubs need all these millions ?

If the money is not forthcoming to the NL in the form of a gift then the plug might as well be pulled on those Leagues as well.  Better than letting clubs go bust.   Or maybe the prudent clubs have tucked some of their of the 10m away for a rainy day.

It’s likely that they saw how the first grants were spent, and if they’re loans it’s unlikely clubs will use them to sign new players, rather than their stated purpose.

Good point!

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General Discussion / Re: Halifax
« on: January 09, 2021, 08:03:56 PM »
That was what Stephen Cleeve said on the live commentary. Will be out for the Altrincham game as well.


Did he actually say it was Covid?

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General Discussion / Re: Elite sports continues
« on: January 09, 2021, 11:58:52 AM »
Has anyone got access to any article where it was said the second trance of money would be in form of grants?

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General Discussion / Re: Elite sports continues
« on: January 08, 2021, 04:00:15 PM »
Lynn News


King's Lynn Town chairman calls on financial clarity for National League clubs

King's Lynn Town chairman Stephen Cleeve has called on some clarity for National League clubs about the financial implications of completing the current season.

Cleeve wants the government to stop playing Russian Roulette with clubs and is fearful that some may go under if something isn't sorted soon.

The 2020/21 campaign began in October after a promise of significant financial support from the government.

However, an initial £10million grant to cover the first three months of the season has now run out and clubs have not been informed about what funding is available for January and beyond.

Cleeve is particularly concerned around hints that future payments – either in full or part – may be made up of loans.


Lynn's chief feels that is unacceptable and feels that many clubs would not have agreed to start the current season behind closed doors had they known it involved taking on further financial obligations.

Cleeve said: "Football clubs are at the very centre of their communities, far more so than any theatre, so we must not be treated as second class citizens because the general public have long memories when they next stand in front of the ballet box with a pencil in their hand.



"When the league kicked off it was never mentioned that monies would be given in the form of loans this is simply not in the spirit of things.

We were told we would be compensated for our loss of revenue and, whilst I do not expect to get every penny of lost earnings, it has to be a fair and reasonable payment.

"This announcement was made by Sport England on November 19 so why has their been no resolutions yet and what is taking so long"?

Lynn's chairman feels that football clubs should be higher up the pecking order on the Government's priority list with them playing such a big part in their local communities.

"Football clubs are at the very centre of their communities, far more so than any theatre, so we must not be treated as second class citizens" - Linnets chairman Stephen Cleeve

"Hundreds of millions has been given as grants to museums, cinemas, and theatres, does the government rate these institutions higher priority cases than football?

"I know it may well be seen as the working man’s game but that does not mean it should be left on the back burner. It is, after all, one of our more successful exports.

"The government cannot play Russian roulette with clubs they should be open and honest and tell us where we stand now so we can plan a way forward.

"We do not need mounds of paperwork, we already have enough with all the extra work that COVID has sadly caused, we just need a clear and concise statement otherwise I fear for that many clubs will simply not be here for the start of next season."

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General Discussion / Re: Lockdown help needed
« on: January 08, 2021, 12:39:39 PM »
You don't think that the Govt is relying too much on peoples basic common sense?  :dontknow:

 :laughcry:


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General Discussion / Re: Lockdown help needed
« on: January 07, 2021, 08:47:47 PM »
Seriously?

Can that be classed as a permitted reason to leave your home during the lockdown?   :dontknow:

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