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« Reply #120 on: February 19, 2021, 12:06:25 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 League’s 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 won’t be back next season.  Ask the players to take a pay cut, for everybody’s benefit.  Maybe those tha won’t 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 it’s better for SC to own 50% of something than 100% of nothing.

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« Reply #121 on: February 19, 2021, 12:24:18 PM »
Dover now charged with the league for not fulfilling fixtures.

http://www.doverathletic.com/news/national-league-charges-dover-twice/

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« Reply #122 on: February 19, 2021, 12:25:25 PM »
A good interview with someone from the National League Board on the Non-League podcast today.

https://audioboom.com/posts/7804219-19th-february-2021-part-b-mark-ives-of-the-national-league-marc-white-of-dorking-wanderers

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« Reply #123 on: February 19, 2021, 12:40:10 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 League’s 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 won’t be back next season.  Ask the players to take a pay cut, for everybody’s benefit.  Maybe those tha won’t 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 it’s better for SC to own 50% of something than 100% of nothing.




Yes Mall agree there may be constitutional issues.....an 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 !

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« Reply #124 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 League’s 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 won’t be back next season.  Ask the players to take a pay cut, for everybody’s benefit.  Maybe those tha won’t 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 it’s better for SC to own 50% of something than 100% of nothing.




Yes Mall agree there may be constitutional issues.....an 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 ‘pay-to-play’ scheme if relegation is waved off as expected. Be gimmicky, but could get some cash in.

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« Reply #125 on: February 19, 2021, 01:18:41 PM »
Can we find 24 Forum users to play for the Linnets for the rest of the season for free !

I think the amount they would want in insurance premiums would be a problem!   :laughcry:

I don't think Mallard would be prepared to drop down to NL level.
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« Reply #126 on: February 19, 2021, 01:48:08 PM »
None of that is going to work....you can't have teams suddenly fielding understrength sides.... all the integrity of the league just disappears.

The solution is fairly obvious and SC has already suggested it....will probably take the NL an age to figure it out. You let the 7 clubs that voted to null and void stop for the season. You organise a mini league or knockout competition between the other 13. Top two or finalists go up to league 2.

Similarly, there is a vacant spot in the NL due to Macclesfield's demise. Let those that want to play on in step 2 have a knockout competition.......winner gets promoted to NL.
Something there for everyone...job done.......move on.

That just won't happen, as it would mean results going from the games against the 7 which the top sides that have something to lose from that won't accept, and league starting fresh with 13 teams, again something the teams with an advantage don't want. Then you have the fact it won't be in league rules and you can't just suddenly change the competition format.

The three options are, 1) stop playing all together. That could have big consequences because league could fine for not playing each game and eventually kick from the league. 2) One I mentioned about still playing but with basically largely youth/non furloughed/free players. 3), Continue as normal, racking up the debts or taking the loan on.

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« Reply #127 on: February 19, 2021, 02:47:41 PM »
Fro club website:
"The club has the following update for it’s supporters following last evening’s announcement from the National League that the season is to continue after a majority of clubs voted against a proposal to end the season in light of the ongoing consequences caused by the Coronavirus Pandemic.

We are able to confirm that next week’s home National League  fixtures with Barnet and Weymouth will take place as scheduled but are unable to confirm that we will play any further fixtures after February 27th at this current time.

As a club we do not wish to comment further at this time as the situation is one that continues to change and develop on a regular basis. At present our chairman is working very hard behind the scenes as he seeks clarity on the various scenarios in these unprecedented times.

We will issue further updates on this situation when there is some firm news to report."

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« Reply #128 on: February 19, 2021, 03:41:22 PM »
I wonder what would happen of the league decided to punish clubs not fulfilling matches with a point deduction for each game not fulfilled - the deduction applied at the start of next season?
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« Reply #129 on: February 19, 2021, 04:10:31 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.

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« Reply #130 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.

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« Reply #131 on: February 19, 2021, 06:20:37 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.


After listening to the Non League podcast....According to Mark Ives, the National league manager, teams who refuse to play will have to give a JUST reason why they have refused to play. This will then go before an INDEPENDENT committee to decide what outcome will ensue.
Who will form that committee is anyone's guess, but I suppose they will have to have no links to the league or clubs involved.

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« Reply #132 on: February 20, 2021, 01:16:38 PM »
Fro club website:

As a club we do not wish to comment further at this time as the situation is one that continues to change and develop on a regular basis. At present our chairman is working very hard behind the scenes as he seeks clarity on the various scenarios in these unprecedented times.

Tell us what's changing and developing on a regular basis then.
What exactly is he trying to clarify?We have already been told what's happening?
I do wonder if they've ever got the hang of this media game,other than using it as a platform for self promotion and handouts..
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« Reply #133 on: February 20, 2021, 04:50:34 PM »
Didn't the Chairman say that the club were applying for a grant?
Also there is the threat of of possible legal action against the league by other clubs and the unknown outcome
and the idea proposed by some Step 2 clubs of creating league or leagues to see out this season with promotion and relegation at the end of it.
https://www.ebfc.co.uk/news/open-letter-to-mark-ives-2599760.html
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« Reply #134 on: February 20, 2021, 05:06:27 PM »
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