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Re: Elite sports continues
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2021, 08:53:44 PM »
With all the Covidiots about how long before the plug gets pulled ?

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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2021, 09:15:09 PM »
IMHO, any clubs that accept the grants or loans should not be allowed to sign additional players.
Weekly testing of all players, and the staff that mix with them, should be compulsory.
Clubs need to show they are doing as much as they can to help the situation. If some just carry on as they have been, they can’t really complain if it all grinds to a halt!
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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2021, 08:14:14 PM »
EDP Sport:

"Twice-weekly Covid-19 testing will be introduced from Monday for all EFL clubs including Norwich City.
The re-introduction of the league wide testing programme, which will be funded by the PFA, follows this week’s round of mandatory coronavirus tests".


What about the other Elite Clubs?   :dontknow:
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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2021, 06:08:08 PM »
Ollie Bayliss:

I understand the National League Independent Review Panel recommended adjusting the December payments in order to adopt their preferred model.

It would’ve resulted in:

Increased funding for 24 clubs

Reduced funding for 30 clubs

10 clubs would’ve fallen from £84k to £12k

The League received that recommendation on the 14th December - shortly before the final payments were expected from clubs.

It felt that making changes to the allocations at that late stage would not be fair, practical or legally possible.



An update on the £300m Sports Winter Survival Package (£50m in grants, £250m in loans).

Roughly £11m of the funding has been earmarked for Steps 1-2, with £14m planned for Steps 3-6.
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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2021, 06:51:18 PM »
If we are one of the clubs deemed to have been ‘overpaid’,  let’s hope the new regulators don’t try and even things up as Bernstein’s  independent review committee deemed to fair and suggested.

Also if the new monies are not going to be available until Jan 15th (at the earliest) how are those clubs that pay weekly meant to meet their running costs etc ?

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« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2021, 10:39:32 AM »
Hopefully Elite sport continues for as long as possible.

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« Reply #7 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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« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2021, 04:56:22 PM »
What a load of bullocks.  It's self preservation time obviously. You reap what you sow.  Mr Cleeve of all people should know not to believe what comes out of politicians mouths.  I've no sympathy for anyone who has been flashing the cash this season, knowing full well that there was no guarantee the trough would be kept topped up. Absolute madness.

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« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2021, 05:03:38 PM »
What a load of bullocks.  It's self preservation time obviously. You reap what you sow.  Mr Cleeve of all people should know not to believe what comes out of politicians mouths.  I've no sympathy for anyone who has been flashing the cash this season, knowing full well that there was no guarantee the trough would be kept topped up. Absolute madness.

All he’s asking for is clarity, like most clubs are. National League don’t seem to be the best organised for a so called “elite league”. Appears to be very little coming from them if you look at their website.

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« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2021, 05:23:34 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.

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« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2021, 07:57:43 PM »
What a load of bullocks.  It's self preservation time obviously. You reap what you sow.  Mr Cleeve of all people should know not to believe what comes out of politicians mouths.  I've no sympathy for anyone who has been flashing the cash this season, knowing full well that there was no guarantee the trough would be kept topped up. Absolute madness.

All he’s asking for is charity, like most clubs are. National League don’t seem to be the best organised for a so called “elite league”. Appears to be very little coming from them if you look at their website.
Fixed that for you Paul.  :laughcry:

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« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2021, 10:00:33 AM »
There's a lot of irony and sour grapes  in the EDP today.   :laughcry:

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« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2021, 11:11:24 AM »
There's a lot of irony and sour grapes  in the EDP today.   :laughcry:

... and some reasonable points, having agreed that the season could start it is dreadful that the authorities have let the situation get to this point where clubs (of all owndership models) don't have any idea how much they will be having to make up to pay their players this month or going forward.  I know people will point to individual clubs signing players but that shouldn't distract from the underlying issue that football has been badly let down by its administrators who have proven beyond all reasonable doubt that they are not fit for purpose, hopefully if changes do come in the structure and governance of the game this might be one positive from the COVID situation but at what cost to individual clubs still isn't clear.

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« Reply #14 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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