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« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2021, 08:39:49 AM »
That was part of the voting KES.  Item one was should each League be permitted to decide its own outcome.   The voting on that is Yes.   So if the North stop and the South continues will we see two teams promoted from the NLS with one team relegated to the South from the National League?   I would assume yes.

If we don’t get relegated then this will be a massive wake up call for SC and indeed IC.  As in squad is not good enough and have we the money to fund a Competitive NL squad ?

I saw the EFL have now scrapped the wage capping arrangement.

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« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2021, 09:21:41 AM »
surely north and south are one and combined vote determines outcome.

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« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2021, 09:27:41 AM »
Before people criticise the NL board, they need to walk a mile in their shoes.


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« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2021, 09:37:43 AM »
surely north and south are one and combined vote determines outcome.

That Resolution 2 about whether to end the 2020/21 Playing Season of The National League (Step 1) be taken only by Clubs in the National League and that Resolution 3 about whether to end the 2020/21 Playing Season of the National League North and the National League South (Step 2) be taken only by Clubs that play in the National League North or the National League South


Where did you read your theory GS ?

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« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2021, 09:47:58 AM »
just my Theory which i must admit makes more sense. How can you have promotion from one feeder league and not the other.On another point where do you get information on vote update.

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« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2021, 10:00:23 AM »
Go to Ollie Bayliss twitter Gs

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« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2021, 10:18:56 AM »
.......where you will find a post from Dulwich Hamlet fc that sums it up !!

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« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2021, 10:26:41 AM »
Sounds like Dover Chairman will give it another 2/3 days, then furloughs, close down for season and consider sharing ownership with any interested parties going forward.

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« Reply #24 on: February 10, 2021, 10:55:27 AM »
Sounds like Dover Chairman will give it another 2/3 days, then furloughs, close down for season and consider sharing ownership with any interested parties going forward.

From Dover's website:

CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE FOR SUPPORTERS

9th February 2021 By Richard Harvey

Everybody will be aware that Dover Athletic, along with many clubs, agreed to start this season back in October 2020 only if grant funding was made available.

It was agreed that this would be provided by the government for the first three months until December, with the clear understanding that if crowds did not return the funding would continue until such time as the situation returned to near normal.

As has been well publicised, that has turned out not to be the case. Sport England are now being given responsibility for offering funding to clubs, mainly in the form of loans, with grants available only in very exceptional circumstances.

I have always made it clear that I would not commit the club to a substantial loan that would impact the club for years to come, it would be irresponsible to burden a small club like Dover in this way and certainly does not make business sense to do so.

We have applied for a grant from Sport England, but I am not confident that it will be forthcoming and certainly not soon.

I continue to maintain that what is being offered by Sport England does not comply with the league’s own rules regarding clubs taking loans.

The league has for twenty years mandated clubs to live within their means and punished clubs if they did not, as a result, statutory tax debt was reduced to virtually nothing and insolvency events have become extremely rare, which has brought great credit to the league.

I am really concerned that the current direction of travel will force clubs to take financial risks they would not otherwise take, and I am determined that Dover Athletic will not be one of those clubs.

We play football for our fans and our community and in their absence, I can see no logic in burdening the club with hundreds of thousands of pounds of debt to complete a meaningless season.

Funding ended six weeks ago now and without any form of significant income stream I have had to continue to fund the club – this cannot continue and if action is not taken the club will become insolvent.

I have (as promised) run the club without debt for 15 years and I do not intend to change that now.

I firmly believe that the survival and future wellbeing of the club, its staff, supporters, and the wider community must come first. Taking the right action now will ensure that we can survive and start again next season (assuming our normal revenue streams are available by then).

Therefore, unless the situation changes in the next couple of days, I will have no option but to furlough all staff, cut all possible expenditure and cease football operations.

The current situation has taught me one thing; with the costs of surviving in the National league rising exponentially and our income is not, the club needs more backing than I can offer alone. It is my intention to open the door to interested parties who wish to invest in Dover Athletic either partially or in its entirety.

I continue to do everything I can to help the club navigate this greatly challenging time and hope that together we can get through this and come back stronger.
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« Reply #25 on: February 10, 2021, 11:00:18 AM »
.......where you will find a post from Dulwich Hamlet fc that sums it up !!

DULWICH HAMLET FOOTBALL CLUB AND DULWICH HAMLET SUPPORTERS’ TRUST STATEMENT TO FANS, SUPPORTERS AND STAKEHOLDERS FEBRUARY 5, 2021


The club is unable to fulfil its fixtures due to the League’s inability to resolve the reason for the suspension.
The National League suspended the season for Step 2 on January 22 because it acknowledged in the General Manager’s letter to clubs that of the loan options available on that day ‘neither is seen as a viable and sustainable’ way to complete the season. Sadly, two weeks later the League’s attempts to secure grants instead of loans have been unsuccessful. The situation is therefore the same today as it was on January 22 and yet clubs are now being told by the League to resume under threat of expulsion or deduction of points under rule 8.39 for ‘any Club without just cause failing to fulfil an engagement to play a Competition match’. The situation clubs were in two weeks ago was considered by the League as ‘just cause’ to suspend all fixtures. Nothing has changed since that date.

Football authorities have been criticised in the past for not taking a strong enough stand to prevent owners from engaging in financial mismanagement leading to the loss of long-standing community clubs. A League competition threatening clubs with the direct aim of coercing owners to place those clubs at risk is an inexcusable contradiction in their rules and responsibilities and we ask the League to take the only correct course of action and extend the suspension until the situation has changed.

After consultation with our season ticket holders, supporters’ trust members and club officials through surveys and meetings the clear direction our board has been given is to cease activities to protect the club until such time as we can begin to incur costs again safe in the knowledge that we can afford to pay for them.

If the League does not fulfil its responsibilities then Dulwich Hamlet FC are not in a position to fulfil its fixtures until the League are no longer placing the short or long term future of a 128 year old community club at risk.
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« Reply #26 on: February 10, 2021, 11:26:09 AM »
Just to highlight the incongruity of it all, the Hollywood stars have today invested £2 million in Wrexham...........this madness has to stop....please.

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« Reply #27 on: February 10, 2021, 11:35:26 AM »
Wonder if players have asked for pay rise yet.

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« Reply #28 on: February 10, 2021, 02:16:01 PM »

So Step2  currently is a majority vote over both North and South......so either both null and void or both play on. Current votes are 19 null and void, 15 play on........first to 23 votes.

See diagram below

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« Reply #29 on: February 10, 2021, 02:19:45 PM »
https://mobile.twitter.com/AlfretonTownFC/status/1356584871536304128/photo/1


I can't find this anywhere else so have copied from Alfreton fc twitter page

 

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