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« Reply #60 on: January 27, 2021, 10:01:36 AM »
I think you are spot on.. No point in suspending this isn't going away fast.

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« Reply #61 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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« Reply #62 on: January 27, 2021, 11:35:01 AM »
When you consider that hospitality industry could be closed until July can't see crowds allowed back until then.Start a new season then and forget this season finish it now.

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« Reply #63 on: January 27, 2021, 12:30:58 PM »
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).

If they don't just call it to a complete halt now, rather than suspending it until April and then keep playing until July, it could have a impact on next season.

Next season could still be difficult enough anyway as we will still be in this. They are saying that there could be some form of restrictions until the end of the year.

Stopping it now and just forgetting about it gives us the best chance of having a relatively "normal"  2021/2022 season.

Anyway, who'd be paying for it if they only suspended the season? No real hint that supporters would be allowed back in, and probably a limited amount when they do. Even if they were, I can see many giving it a miss for obvious reasons.

Clubs don't want the offered Loans, so with no income, it would be down to the owners to fund it. How many would be prepared to do that, even if they are in a position to do so?

Finishing it now makes sense on so many levels. That's unless BT  have a vice like grip on NL and call all the shots, as Sky do with the Prem.   :dontknow:
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« Reply #64 on: January 27, 2021, 12:34:15 PM »
Non League where would clubs find the money from in April when they can’t find it now ?   On top of that loads of players will be out of contract by the end of June so July football would make no sense.

Clubs should just mothball and look for o start again next season.  In the meantime a new board/committee should be formed to run the National League.

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« Reply #65 on: January 27, 2021, 12:50:31 PM »
In the meantime a new board/committee should be formed to run the National League.

Is Buster doing anything at the moment?

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« Reply #66 on: January 27, 2021, 02:05:05 PM »
Think he has enough on his plate trying to get his  two Clubs riding Speedway in May.

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« Reply #67 on: January 27, 2021, 02:26:23 PM »
DCMS is to announce that non league clubs in steps 3 to 6 will have £10m in GRANTS made available.

This will benefit 850 Clubs who have not played in two months.

No idea how that will be divided. Presumably the Club owners and the powers that be will want step 3 clubs to receive more than step 6  :dontknow:
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« Reply #68 on: January 27, 2021, 02:27:20 PM »
Nice to read that steps 3-6 are to be able to access  grants. About time too. The elite boys have proved they can't spend it wisely.

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« Reply #69 on: January 27, 2021, 02:46:56 PM »
Interesting that Clubs in steps 3 through to 6 are getting 10m grants when the season is suspended.   Yet step 1 are getting sod all but are still ‘live’ in terms of still
Playing.    Seems like these Clubs have really P’eed off some people by the way they have burnt through the 10m in just 3 months.

Reap what you sow I guess.

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« Reply #70 on: January 27, 2021, 03:11:20 PM »
Don't think steps 3-6 are any different

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« Reply #71 on: January 27, 2021, 03:13:11 PM »
Step 3-6 clubs can apply for their share of the £10m of grants from tomorrow.

Maximum amounts allowed per club:

Step 3 - £27,000

Step 4 - £15,000

Step 5 - £10,500

Step 6 - £7,500

Clubs must use the funding by 31st March 2021.
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« Reply #72 on: January 27, 2021, 04:07:24 PM »
Funds not to be used for Transfers or Players wages.

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« Reply #73 on: January 27, 2021, 04:15:44 PM »
Funds not to be used for Transfers or Players wages.

Hmm why apply that rule now?    :laughcry:

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« Reply #74 on: January 27, 2021, 04:48:30 PM »
At a guess because all these leagues are already suspended and not live, so players will be already furloughed where necessary

 

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