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General Discussion / Re: The big vote
« on: May 17, 2020, 02:27:49 PM »

Is a pretty reasonable plan. Seems likely Lynn would miss out if this came to pass, but in the long run I think is the right thing to do. 3 Nationwide leagues rather than the current 5.

General Discussion / Re: The big vote
« on: May 14, 2020, 07:05:39 PM »
Sorry to correct you Mac but the good book says it is the love of money that is the root of all evil not money itself :-)

Not quite right either, all kinds of evil, rather than all evil.

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. 1st Timothy 6:10

And I didnt expect this thread to end up in theology.

General Discussion / Re: The big vote
« on: May 12, 2020, 09:34:35 PM »
My glass is no longer half full because I downed my 3rd and final 5 minutes ago - hence this post of what some will call doom and gloom, but I call reality.  I can imagine no football at all until Sept 21 at the earliest.  Even then, I feel the competitions at every level could only re-commence in the same position they were at the start of this very unfortunate season.  Ive no idea how the finances of clubs, Chairmen, Directors, players, and workers can be calculated, but must hope that they will all engage generosity and good grace in the discussions to come.  So, no answers, just hopes for all concerned....

Im starting feel as you do, except I think the Prem will run some sort of pseudo-bubble league for SKY. How the pyramid works with only the top tier in action, ???. Possibly some extended pre-season sort of thing for lower tiers from spring next year, but thatll be that.

With the annual winter crisis in the NHS, theyll want to avoid a third peak over winter.

General Discussion / Re: Venue cancellation
« on: May 09, 2020, 11:27:14 PM »
The idea that the venue was let without T & Cs doesnt quite ring true. Surely venue hire is accompanied by some form of booking form/contract.

General Discussion / Re: Of The Current Crop.......
« on: April 18, 2020, 01:47:03 PM »
Im a big fan of Clunan. Hes not overly flashy, but like a metronome he ticks away and gives the team rhythm. Hes absence was notable in the Slough play off final two years ago, and its no coincidence our dip in form is when hes injured.

Plus the two goals from over halfway Ill remember for a very long time.

General Discussion / Re: The big vote
« on: April 17, 2020, 02:08:21 PM »
If we are going to need them anyway, we may as well buy blue and gold ones to support the club...... could be a VERY practical way to save lives, stay healthy and support the club financially

I don't think anyone trying to make money out of selling masks at a profit would be very popular at the moment though, do you?   

Apparently one of the problems with ending the lock down and starting limited social activities will be the availability of masks. There's still not an abundance of them for the front line workers and its important that the general public don't do (or are allowed to do) anything that may put the supply chain under any further pressure.

Because of the current PPE shortage, one imagines the current lockdown may go on slightly longer than is necessary, to enable PPE supplies to build up again. Also, as hospitals are running short, it would be foolish to encourage public mask wearing, as the supply is largely fixed, and their is already a global upsurge in demand. The government was taking about the potential of alternating between strict and loose measures, and when the current lockdown is over , were likely to go to something between the current guidelines and those from mid march.

For example, schools shut four days before the lockdown began. Its unlikely theyll re-open just because lockdown 1 ends (Whenever that is). That being the case, with public events being banned about two weeks before lockdown began, I cant see anymore football at the Walks in 2020. Unless something drastically changes. Like adopting the Belarusian approach of not being able to afford measures, so accepting an increase in fatalities (not that Im suggesting we should do that.)

General Discussion / Re: The big vote
« on: April 16, 2020, 01:48:33 PM »
Normally there would be FOUR Teams Relegated from Vanarama National Premier and TWO Promoted. Unfortunately EFL2 are not Relegating but there is ONE Slot available in EFL2 as one team has gone bust??

According to my calculations AND if the Step 2 Vanarama National League played this with a straight bat/round ball:

Barrow (Premier) Promoted with a PPG 1.89 {Harrowgate in 2nd PPG 1.78}

At the Bottom 6 Teams have been considered as some teams have played fewer games and sit in the bottom group so here are the PPG's. FOUR to be Relegated:
League Position in ( )

(20)  Wrexham    PPG 1.62 Escape
(19)  Chesterfield PPG 1.15 Escape

(22)  Maidenhead PPG 1.078
(21)  Ebbsfleet     PPG 1.076
(23)  AFC Fylde    PPG 1.05
(24)  Chorley       PPG 0.68

Now the PROMOTIONS from:

(2)  King's Lynn  PPG 2.00
(1)  York City      PPG 1.94

(1) Wealdstone  PPG 2.12
(2) Havant & Waterlooville PPG 1.97

With (if) EFL 2 not relegating, if there is promotion and relegation between NL and NLN/NLS, youd imagine only 3 NL teams would be relegated, so that with 4 teams up theyd be up to full strength. Then thered be a gap to fill in NLN/NLS. AFC Bury perhaps?

General Discussion / Re: Todays NLP
« on: April 06, 2020, 07:39:12 AM »
Where do you buy the paper? Do newsagents stock it or you have to order it in?

Larger newsagents tend to have it in on Sundays. You can also Subscribe to get a digital edition.

General Discussion / Re: All results expunged
« on: March 31, 2020, 06:41:24 PM »
You get the feeling they would like to void the league. But, they have the problem if they void the league, of being in breach of their TV deal for step 1, and  teams in the National will have to repay some of the tv money theyve received. Whilst not in the same boat as the leagues higher up, itll still 5 figures. And with clubs like Dover saying theyre already skint, itd be enough to bankrupt several clubs at a time when they have no income.

And theyd find it hard to justify doing one thing at step 1, and something completely different at Step 2.

General Discussion / Re: All results expunged
« on: March 26, 2020, 04:22:33 PM »
South Shields already initiating legal action against the FA. They were 12 points clear at the top of NPL. Be interesting to see if they get anywhere.

Might end up at CAS, as you can imagine this scenario being repeated up and down the leagues around the world.

General Discussion / Re: CLUB STATEMENT + NEW JustGiving Donation Page
« on: March 26, 2020, 05:29:54 AM »
A few have apparently compromised but the majority have said pay me me what Im
Owed.   Only about 25% of the players will qualify for the Governments 80% wages scheme.  Plus of course the Club will have staff to pay 12 months a year.
What is your source for this? If this hasn't come directly from the chairman then it's no more than gossip which will undermine supporters' willingness to contribute themselves. If you don't have cast iron evidence for this statement then you should withdraw it.

The email trail the club has released on the website.

Interesting that the Borehamwood statement used the phrase close the season, rather than cancel. Or maybe Im reading too much into it.

General Discussion / Re: The problem football clubs are now facing.
« on: March 23, 2020, 12:45:05 PM »
To quote the home page:
"To raise funds to enable the Trust to be in a position to purchase a stakeholding in the club, thus ensuring democratic supporter representation in the running of the club and that funds raised are used appropriately to benefit the long term stability and future of KLTFC for its supporters and the community."

Does make you wonder if under current circumstances both sides would be amenable to the trust purchasing a stake? Trust get a say, Cleeve gives up some control, but solves a cashflow issue.

General Discussion / Re: Well done Kings Lynn
« on: March 19, 2020, 01:11:29 AM »
For those of us not there, are we now reading that the the ref was black ?  Ive got that the ref is supposed to have made bad decisions, and therefore suffered abuse from some of the crowd.  But Im getting the impression that the racist incident to a black person may have been to the ref himself - or have I jumped to the wrong conclusion ?

Nope, he was a caucasian male in his late twenties to early thirties.

General Discussion / Re: If the season finishes early.......
« on: March 16, 2020, 01:54:02 PM »
In season 39/40 the Leagues were abandoned after each team had played 3 games. With GB declaring war on Germany.   The League resumed again for the 46/47 season.

The idea of no relegation but Promotion might well be a sensible outcome.    Will give a feel good factor to a lot of Clubs and supporters.  Not to mention much needed increase in revenue for next season.

Id vote for that one any day.

Promotions without relegations, with the now wonky leagues being sorted out by having additional drop spots in the next year, does seem like the best solution overall, now that Ive seen it.
What's the problem with it Loughborough?

Didnt say there was one.

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