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General Discussion / Re: NL hoping to continue?
« on: February 14, 2021, 12:08:28 PM »
Fully expect King's Lynn to do the same, but I guess for them it'll be once North/South are null & void so relegation is 100% off the table.

Be interesting if it does happen, if we see some former players return who'd be happy to play for free if expenses are covered such as travel (if they're available with no loss of earnings from work) such as Pedro etc. (that's if they're not on contracts with current clubs).

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General Discussion / Re: NL hoping to continue?
« on: February 08, 2021, 12:41:36 PM »

Well.....I hope I am wrong.....and will gladly accept being told so if it is in fact the case, but
1. I think the NL WILL continue......even if it's just to get to a position ppg can be used
 and

This will be the interesting part for me. I feel Step 1 will continue and Step 2 will be null & void, in which case what do King's Lynn do? Continue ****ing money up the wall for nothing to gain, because they won't be making play offs and won't be relegated (as there'll be no relegation due to no promotion below)? Or furlough contracted players, and play a lot of the younger players, and accept quite a lot of big defeats over rest of season to save money.

Don't think King's Lynn would be only club contemplating this if Step 1 continues with no relegation.

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General Discussion / Re: NL hoping to continue?
« on: February 07, 2021, 02:19:11 PM »
You can put some blame on the league, but don't forget Cleeve and many other clubs last season pushed hard for the league to be classed 'elite status' just so they could resume and chase promotion. Had they accepted their position like rest of non league, the argument wouldn't even be here now.

Non league has been a mess financially for years, and the start of the pandemic have just highlighted it even more about how short sighted a lot of clubs are and how many are happy to **** money away overnight.

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General Discussion / Re: Resolutions
« on: February 05, 2021, 03:54:37 PM »
No sympathy with Cleeve and King's Lynn situation, because everyone knew the situation going into this season would be financially tough. Instead of looking long term and keeping majority of squad who were on a lower wage, and going with what you got, they joined the mentality that every club has at this level, spend and aim high. There was no way with what they were spending from soon as promotion was secured, with just safety in mind, they were aiming higher. Season has been a near failure, so they're now trying to rescue situation. No doubt had Lynn been closer to play offs, Cleeve would be powering ahead.

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General Discussion / Re: Resolutions
« on: February 04, 2021, 09:18:31 AM »
It always was going to be. Has nothing to do with player safety, and about who wants promotion. In North/South vast majority are not fussed about promotion, seeing there's no relegation they're happy for season to end. The bigger clubs (or clubs with money that can ride this out for a season/two) that don't want to waste another year at that level, are desperate to continue.

Same again in National League. I'd say only Dagenham/Lynn/Wealdstone/Weymouth/Dover/Barnet would be happy with season ending. Everyone else will want to continue, because the play offs are within reach, and the chance of getting into League 2. Yeovil/Woking are both towards lower end, but both have the financial backing to have a push for play offs still. Altrincham sensibly for their long term future of club would want to stop, but they're 3rd and have a wonderful dream of getting into League 2 so they won't stop. All about short-termism this.

If either leagues continue and the loans are taken on, this will be 100% something clubs moan about in 36 months time that it's crippling them. And I would have no sympathy.

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General Discussion / Re: IC's view
« on: February 01, 2021, 04:32:58 PM »
Premier League is a huge money maker for the country and supports 1000s of jobs so that was never stopping, even more so if it did clubs would have to pay back around £2bn in TV money.

IC and King's Lynn only want the season ending because there'll likely be no relegation, and as a result be nothing to play for. Nothing to do with players safety etc. Majority of league will still have plans to push for promotion, so I can see the league continuing. North/South will stop as majority are not chasing promotion at all costs, so will be happy to stop.

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General Discussion / Re: Wrexham at home
« on: January 31, 2021, 01:50:58 PM »
I do wonder if Cleeve/Culverhouse have took a gamble and know that there's going to be no relegation this season, so are using it as a free swing to basically overhaul the whole squad, ready for next season. Personally can't see McAuley/Jarvis there next season, and expect one or two more from the North winning side to go too. So from say Street - Jones, McAuley, Fryatt, Fox - Richards, Jarvis, Clunan, Henderson - Marriott, Gash, there'll be like 2 maybe 3 left, which is a huge turnover and the core of the team the fans got to love and connect with, disappear.

Really do think the team that come up last season with 3 additions would have done no worse than now. 14 points in last 15 games is poor stuff considering the wage bill is probably higher.

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General Discussion / Re: Season under threat
« on: January 27, 2021, 10:36:43 AM »
Would be a suspension for this quarter, so till start of April, with teams furloughing till then my guess.

Then for it finish season, would need to be agreed that it'll be played till early July at latest (meaning basically end of season finishes, and new one starts like 3-4 weeks later). Quite a few teams would have say 26 games left to play on average. Say it resumes on 3rd April, going Sat/Midweek, after 26 games you'd be looking at season finishing Sat 3rd July (that's 27 slots). Move it a week later to Sat 10th July to allow 29 slots. Would be a hectic season, but doable if teams really wanted to play it.

I'd wager there's a high chance come May, crowds will be allowed back (maybe June at latest).

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General Discussion / Re: Stockport at home Tues night. POSTPONED
« on: January 26, 2021, 01:50:08 PM »
Those covers working well  :laughcry:

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General Discussion / Re: Stockport at home Tues night. POSTPONED
« on: January 25, 2021, 12:50:07 PM »
5-1 Stockport. Them to have a field day day with the crosses and Mair stranded on line as usual.

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General Discussion / Re: Sat, Dagenham & Redbridge away. (Subject to)
« on: January 23, 2021, 04:57:00 PM »
Scored 2 at home all season, then score 3 today. Defence a joke once again.

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General Discussion / Re: The options
« on: January 22, 2021, 09:55:55 AM »
Thinking it's looking increasingly likely that the league will be suspended, if that's the case I'm not sure what will happen. Just leave it suspended till May and cram it in from May - July? Surely unviable, but who knows.

Null & void, meaning no promotion from National League which a lot of clubs will not like one bit?

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General Discussion / Re: Season under threat
« on: January 19, 2021, 11:50:31 AM »
One key reason why I believe clubs are signing players right now (especially down at the bottom), is the desperation to get points on the board quick. Said it at start of season in relation to King's Lynn needing to start season quick, PPG could be used to decide the final table because it's an elite level league, and for promotion/relegation to happen, it can't be null & void.

So if say 7 more games gets played, then clubs across all three leagues say enough is enough, PPG will be used because same squabbles as last season will happen.

From a quick look at unweighted PPG (https://www.footballwebpages.co.uk/national-league/league-table/ppm), King's Lynn right now just about stay up in 20th. Have to start winning more games quickly.

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General Discussion / Re: Power on the move?
« on: January 13, 2021, 06:24:50 PM »
Letís remember that Power is not a Lynn player.  So we have little say on where he goes and when, seemingly.  Though Iím surprised that Power wasnít on a season long deal with us.   Is Mair on the same kind of arrangement where he could be recalled or be moved elsewhere and a moments notice ?

Assume Mair will be like all loans where a fee hasn't been paid, that recall can be activated during a transfer window. So unless Norwich feel there's a better loan out there should a club come in, or they want to cash in, then he'd be called back. I doubt either will happen, as he's only 19 and playing regularly at Step 1. Solid experience before he's loaned to a football league next season for the next step in development. Be surprised if Lynn are able to get him on loan for another season.

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General Discussion / Re: Chesterfield game off
« on: December 21, 2020, 11:43:39 AM »
Sadly, I can see everything grinding to a halt for a couple of months before very long.

Lose say Jan/Feb to no games through some strong lockdown, March - end of June can be squeezed the season, with all games being played twice a week. Some maybe 3 towards end. Don't want to be chasing points then, so important to get as many points before New Year where possible.

Surprised a friendly for example hasn't been arranged against someone like Wisbech, or another local team. Maximise the gate revenue whilst fans are allowed, and keep players match sharp.

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