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Pete B

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Season cancelled?
« on: January 19, 2021, 12:38:53 PM »
Reports in The Atheltic today that a majority of clubs in the National League and NLN and NLS are in favour of ending the season now due to the fact the next raft of funding will be in the form of loans rather than grants. This simply isn't what clubs thought they were signing up to when they agreed to start the season in the Autumn.

This will, obviously, be a devastating blow, not least because we really look like being in with a shout of promotion this season! The National League board are meeting today and then having meetings with individual clubs tomorrow. The problem is that it would surely be impossible to end the season on PPG because there is a massive disparity between the number of games clubs have played, so if the season is ended now it would surely have to be voided?

Either way - a disaster.

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Re: Season cancelled?
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2021, 03:51:46 PM »
I’m afraid it’s looking more and more likely.

The disparity in the money sloshing around from the top to the lower leagues in the pyramid is mind blowing.
Was reading an article a week or so ago that listed the premiership players that learnt their trade in the conference or lower. It wasn’t just the odd one and other players had been loaned to NL clubs one being a young Liverpool defender who was at Kidderminster last year. I’m afraid I don’t see a change happening.

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Re: Season cancelled?
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2021, 07:10:23 PM »
Not looking good.  Not continuing looks most likely option. Possibly suspending season with the hope of fans back in spring and play April may June July to finish season?

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Re: Season cancelled?
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2021, 07:14:07 PM »
https://www.bostonunited.co.uk/news/national-league--statement-2595894.html

An update from the National League...

The National League has held meetings with Member Clubs today to discuss further information regarding the Government's Winter Survival Package.

A presentation was given to Member Clubs at today's meetings to assess various options. The National League wishes to place on record its gratitude for the approach of Member Clubs at each meeting.

Interim General Manager of The National League, Mark Ives, has requested each Member Club to provide views on three points:

1. The operation of a Club Loan process.
2. The operation of a National League Loan.
3. A suspension to The National League 2020-2021 season.

The purpose of feedback is to assist the Board in understanding views of all 66 Clubs. The Board will be meeting before the end of the week.
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gatley pilgrim

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Re: Season cancelled?
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2021, 08:47:00 PM »

Norfolkngood

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Re: Season cancelled?
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2021, 09:02:35 PM »
See Club statement

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Re: Season cancelled?
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2021, 08:10:31 AM »
Sensible words from David as usual.

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« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2021, 10:12:35 AM »
  12 Clubs wanting immediate end to season  https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/55751438

Ed Kandii

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Re: Season cancelled?
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2021, 10:36:33 AM »
A four to six week suspension sounds like a reasonable option as not many games will go ahead during that time period anyway. Players and staff furloughed to ease the financial pressure on clubs, and by the time it restarted a large number of our fans should be vaccinated. The jury is still out on the vaccine passport though, as its too early to assess the effect the jab has on transmission.

gatley pilgrim

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Re: Season cancelled?
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2021, 10:29:35 AM »
latest news highlights what a mess the National League is.

www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/55818377

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Re: Season cancelled?
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2021, 06:11:50 PM »
Looks like season over then?

Devon Pilgrim

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Re: Season cancelled?
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2021, 07:01:17 PM »
A number of National North Clubs are saying on News Now that their season restarts on Sat 6th !!!???

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Re: Season cancelled?
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2021, 07:02:35 PM »
Not sure anything has really changed

gatley pilgrim

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Re: Season cancelled?
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2021, 08:33:19 PM »
according to some of the club websites, there is a meeting tomorrow to discuss grants / loans seems like 13 clubs from the National League North have signed a letter (not BUFC though).
www.gateshead-fc.com/news/statement-from-national-league-north-and-south-clubs-2596870.html

gatley pilgrim

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Re: Season cancelled?
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2021, 02:34:06 PM »
see update on official BUFC website