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General Discussion / Re: Darlington
« on: August 31, 2019, 10:29:59 PM »
Fair point on the live feed, the away fans have been given the hospital end with no undercover area...surely a better solution needs to be found it wont be long until the english weather catches everyone out!

Should probably have the hospital end and a 1/4 - 1/3 of the terrace.


My solution would be to run a line of fencing down the stand at the Tennyson Road end level with the end of the terrace,and mirror that in the small stand. This would give visitors cover,use of the cafe and toilets,leaving the home fans the rest of the ground and the bar? :scarf: :scarf:

The only issue I could see with that, is that the away fans would have to go in through the main entrance, which would miss some of the point fof those games that need strict segregation.

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General Discussion / Re: Darlington
« on: August 31, 2019, 06:48:07 PM »
Fair point on the live feed, the away fans have been given the hospital end with no undercover area...surely a better solution needs to be found it wont be long until the english weather catches everyone out!

Should probably have the hospital end and a 1/4 - 1/3 of the terrace.

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General Discussion / Re: Link with Gibraltar
« on: August 27, 2019, 05:37:36 PM »
If the worst happens and  both Bury and Bolton are removed from the Football League, would these ultimately mean 4 clubs will be promoted from the National or just the usual 2 with no relegation for the 2 teams who finish bottom of Division 2 ? If itís the former could it mean 3 sides from National Leagues North n South will gain promotion.

Either no relegation from League 2, or four Promoted from the National (or 1 relegated from League 2 and 3 promoted from the National), would create two additional vacancies in the National. An extra place each for the North and South would seem likely. If both Bury and Bolton vanish.

It depends where the inevitable Bury/Bolton phoenix clubs get placed. Do they get have to go down to Step 4, like Hereford did (I think), or will they be allowed to slot in at step 2/3? Who knows.

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Not wishing to tempt fate but is the promotion process the same as the league we came from i.e. 1 automatic promotion + play-offs?

The champions are automatically promoted to the National League. A second promotion place goes to the winners of play-offs involving the teams finishing in second to seventh place (expanded from four to six teams in the 2017Ė18 season).


4th v 7th, winner playing 3rd
5th v 6th, winner playing 2nd

Then the two left play each other for the last spot.

I think.

And only the bottom team gets relegated this year, as itís to go from a 22 to a 24 team league with the pyramid restructuring. From next season, thereíll be four relegation spots.

Though who knows how far Bolton/Bury shockwaves may go when it comes to promotions and relegations up and down the pyramid.

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News of former Linnets / Frazer Blake-Tracy
« on: August 10, 2019, 09:58:01 PM »
Made his professional debut off the bench for Posh today.

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General Discussion / Re: New kit
« on: July 13, 2019, 09:27:22 PM »
https://t.co/ssPhDsVgW1

Can someone please explain what WeShop actually does in Plain English and not the gobbledy-gook jargon used in the article.  :dontknow: :dontknow: :dontknow:

Convince people to buy more stuff, by sharing who's bought the same stuff.

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General Discussion / Re: Link with Gibraltar
« on: July 04, 2019, 09:24:37 PM »
I'm struggling to see what the benefits of a partnership with a semi-pro team in Gibraltar are?

Aside from cheaper holiday accommodation.

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General Discussion / Re: Kings Lynn Reserves
« on: June 12, 2019, 10:20:16 PM »
I wonder what that means for the scholarship too. The kids have been told they will be training and playing games on the walks pitch. I guess they will be moved elsewhere too?

I wonder if rather this announcement is linked to the scholarship kids training and playing on the walks pitch.

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General Discussion / Re: national league north
« on: May 30, 2019, 11:50:41 PM »
Confirmed Gateshead have been removed from the National League.  Could be a shuffle round of step 2 now, and beyond.

Possibly now unconfirmed, under new ownership.

https://www.thenonleaguefootballpaper.com/latest-news/27091/gateshead-takeover-to-finally-be-completed/

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General Discussion / Re: national league north
« on: May 24, 2019, 09:27:23 PM »
Got ya Lough, sorry misunderstood. I understand Gateshead will be re-admitted at Step 4. So hopefully thatís where the shuffling should stop.

No worries. Edited it a bit to make it clearer.

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General Discussion / Re: national league north
« on: May 24, 2019, 08:38:39 PM »
Would they not offer a reprieve to the side who finished 4th in The National League Premier ?

They will, Aldershot, but that then creates the Step 2 vacancy explored in my previous post.

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General Discussion / Re: national league north
« on: May 24, 2019, 08:09:55 PM »
Gloucester would be the prime candidate to switch South you'd imagine, though it will depend who they reprieve at Step 2, to take Aldershotís now vacant spot.

Ashton finished 20th in the NLN on 35 points. If so, straight swap.

Truro finished 20th in the NLS on 39 points, If they're given a step 2 reprieve, they go South, probably Gloucester stay north. - Probably this.

Or possibly Warrington, given they did win a Play-Off final, and a better points haul than Met Police. I know that the step 4 to 3, 5 teams from 7 debacle had the proviso that vacancies that emerged in the league above would initially go to the 6th, then 7th play-off winner, rather than reprieve relegated teams. Don't know if 3 to 2 and the super play-offs had that caveat. That'd be a straight swap with Gloucester.

And then the cascade affect further down the leagues.

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General Discussion / Re: Admission prices 2019-20
« on: May 24, 2019, 12:27:57 PM »
Whatís the saying... In football the best way  to make a small fortune is is to start of with a large one.

Iím pleased SC is getting a lump sum from Peterborough for FBT. Gives him a good head start for next season.

A good head start for funding the ground grading improvements.

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General Discussion / Re: Reserves
« on: May 24, 2019, 12:26:45 PM »
ENJOY THE RIDE!!
That's the trouble with the ride; some poor sods never get paid when insolvency / bankruptcy arrive! I'm a pragmatist and believe in business that has more income than expenditure!!  Seen 6 events like this since 1960, and who picked up the pieces!! Care for the Clubs wellbeing and existence is crucial, or back to the United Counties again!!

The boom and bust cycle is why Iíd rather any FBT dividend goes into investing in the ground, rather than subsidising this years playing budget, to provide a tangible long term benefit to the club. Especially in a season where promotion is unlikely, and only 2 teams are getting relegated.

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