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General Discussion / Re: NL hoping to continue?
« on: February 19, 2021, 04:18:20 PM »
The Chairman must have sumink up his sleeve if he is still
Prepared to shell out full monies for the next two games.    If there was no hope surely the  plug would be pulled straight away. No point in throwing good money after bad.

Or he might be waiting to see what happens to Dover first.

General Discussion / Re: NL hoping to continue?
« on: February 19, 2021, 01:18:19 PM »
KES suggestion is one of previously banged the drum on.  However I would guess that there would all kinds of legal reasons why that cannot happen.  Mainly due to there being no provision for it in the Leagueís constitution.

If SC can find the money to limp through to the end of the season then maybe that is the only way forward to maintain a NL place ( if that is what he truly wants).   

Should be a massive cost cutting exercise.  Cut the 21 man squad down to 16.  Get rid of the high earners or those who wonít be back next season.  Ask the players to take a pay cut, for everybodyís benefit.  Maybe those tha wonít should be the ones shown the door.

No overnight stays, travel there and back in the day.  Travel by cars rather than team coach.  That lot should save the Chairman in excess of a 100k for the remainder of the season.

Said it before, sell some equity in the Club to help us get through to the season end.   Surely itís better for SC to own 50% of something than 100% of nothing.

Yes Mall agree there may be constitutional extraordinary motion required for an exceptional event !

So finally life provides a chance for the Trust and SC to come together. Can we find 24 Forum users to play for the Linnets for the rest of the season for free !

They could even try a Ďpay-to-playí scheme if relegation is waved off as expected. Be gimmicky, but could get some cash in.

General Discussion / Re: NL hoping to continue?
« on: February 19, 2021, 12:25:25 PM »
A good interview with someone from the National League Board on the Non-League podcast today.

General Discussion / Re: NL hoping to continue?
« on: February 19, 2021, 11:35:54 AM »
Gloucester taking legal advice around no promotion/relegation between step 1 and 2.

This could take a while!

Yep, it will drag on.

Seems a complete waste of time as far as I can see.

If the season had been stopped and PPG was used to determine league position, then maybe a bit of an argument.

As 2 is null and void, how can you still have promotion and relegation?


Thereíll be plenty of clubs in the N/S thatíll argue that the league need to fill the 24th spot at the very least, and conveniently that it should be them.

General Discussion / Re: NL hoping to continue?
« on: February 18, 2021, 08:40:14 PM »
I guess we will soon know what other Ckubs ( if any others) wonít continue, come Saturday ( or before).

As a Club does it really matter what League we are in come August, as long as we have a club

Exactly, would rather have the club demoted back down to tier 4 than have no club at all.

General Discussion / Re: NL hoping to continue?
« on: February 18, 2021, 08:44:35 AM »
If Lynn are given the option to end their season, without punishment and they elect to go down this path.    Will they then be able to furlough all staff or will they have to make everyone redundant ?

Have to feel for SC. It seems every which he turns he is being hamstrung.

Anyone on the payroll before the 30th October can be furloughed, anyone since will not be eligible.

General Discussion / Re: NL hoping to continue?
« on: February 17, 2021, 11:07:09 PM »
He's actually advocating that those that wish to stop do so with no sanctions and rejoin next season and the remainder carry on and play this season to a finish.

The Dorking chairmanís approach would only be possible in the N/S though, as those playing in would surely want to be promoted if they won his proposed rump league. And that would need relegation from NL, which would certainly seem like a sanction for not playing out the season.

Though, if N/S is null and voided and they donít have a rump league, then that approved could then work at NL, but only if thereís a guarantee that N/S wonít promote.

And then thereís the whole issue of even if N/S is null and voided, will there be an argument that one club should fill the 24th spot in the NL next season.

General Discussion / Re: Attendance
« on: February 14, 2021, 03:06:24 PM »
Iíd largely agree with you predictions for the start of the season, but based on some of the attendances when there was a poor show on during the end of the Setchell years, Iíd reckon weíd be down to about 6-700 a week at this point of the season.

General Discussion / Re: Game off.
« on: February 05, 2021, 09:21:50 PM »
These Ďend of the dayí doses left over after no-shows are being administered in quite a haphazard way, but I guess itís a guess of putting it in any arm is better than it going in a bin.

Iím aware of two colleagues that have attended doctors appointments in the early evening for other reasons, and been offered the vaccine as they were there. It seems lingering around somewhere with spare syringes could be good for your health (not a sentence that wouldíve made sense last year.)

General Discussion / Re: Resolutions
« on: February 02, 2021, 06:37:47 PM »

Ollie Bayliss



AFC Fylde will vote to continue playing the 2020/21 season.

"Having received public funds to cover the loss of gate revenue in the first part of the season, we are of the opinion that we have a moral obligation to our fans and community to continue."


ďOur owners already spent millions chasing league football with our new ground, so whatís a few more.Ē

General Discussion / Re: Resolutions
« on: February 01, 2021, 09:49:55 PM »

I see that clubs have 28 days to vote....... hopefully everyone votes within a couple of days otherwise it will be chaotic.

Interesting that resolution one needs 75% of the combined step 1 and 2, so 50 or 51 of the 67 clubs (depending on their rounding rules). If the N/S are as unified on ending their tier as has been suggested, would only need 7 or 8 of the NL to side with it to pass.

Some of the bigger clubs with deeper pockets in the NL whoíve stated they want to carry on, might hold off on voting until the end of the window.

General Discussion / Re: Season under threat
« on: January 28, 2021, 10:26:43 AM »
Funds not to be used for Transfers or Players wages.

Hmm why apply that rule now?    :laughcry:

Because they saw what happened at step 1 and 2 when they didnít have that rule?

General Discussion / Re: Season under threat
« on: January 23, 2021, 09:22:02 AM »
You can see where this is heading.

Any money made available will only be for step one Clubs.

Nice maneuver.


I get confused over the whole business at the moment  as to why we are still playing

I don't think you are the only one!  :dontknow:

It might be that the N/Sís feedback has been overwhelmingly for stopping, whereas the top tiers feedback might be more mixed. Notts county have previously said theyíve got the backing to go to the end come what may, might be the case that some of the other full-time clubs with genuine league aspirations have got deep enough pockets. Could be the cause of quite a schism in our league

General Discussion / Re: The options
« on: January 21, 2021, 11:55:08 AM »
If the league takes on the loan, is it future members of the national league that are liable to repay the league in years that theyíre in the national league, or do the clubs currently in the league become liable to the debt to the league?

Iíd assumed itís the former, but wondered if it might end up being the latter. Either way creates unfairness going forward though; either clubs paying a debt they didnít accrue, or having a mixture of clubs in the league that owe the debt and donít, creating competitive balance issues.

General Discussion / Re: Season under threat
« on: January 18, 2021, 10:47:40 PM »
Might be a controversial opinion, but J donít think NL clubs should get grants this time around. In the first, quite generous tranche of grants, it prompted a signing spree across the league. To speculate with a grant (which is what signing new players is) when it was unclear that any more would be forthcoming was naive at best.

Given what the first batch went out, one cannot blame the government, of whichever Iím not much of a fan off, for wanting security for the taxpayers funds this time around. And on broader point, given the miserly FSM boxes being sent out and the current furore over £20, I donít think football should be near the top of the list for more funds.

SC certainly still needs some help with his PR, he seems not to appreciate the cognitive dissonance of his two pronouncements today.

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