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Ken Fox

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Curzon Ashton match OFF
« on: February 04, 2021, 10:08:41 PM »
According to the club website Curzon have said they won't be fulfilling Saturday's fixture, so the club are talking to the National League about possible fixtures.

https://www.bostonunited.co.uk/news/weekend-fixture-cast-into-doubt-2597800.html

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Re: Curzon Ashton match OFF
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2021, 09:08:26 AM »
BPA and Kettering have made similar announcements

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Re: Curzon Ashton match OFF
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2021, 12:02:59 PM »
I wouldn't even bother trying to replace the fixture. Season's over.

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Re: Curzon Ashton match OFF
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2021, 01:17:44 PM »
interesting to see this re Afc fylde v guiseley.......
Subsequent to the joint statement made last night by a minority of clubs in the National League North and South, AFC Fylde would like to issue the following statement regarding this weekend’s fixture against Guiseley AFC and address the hypocrisy of the joint statement published on Wednesday evening.
 
On the morning of Wednesday, 3rd, February, we were informed by Guiseley AFC that they would be unable to fulfil our fixture this Saturday.

We received this news in light of a Zoom meeting between all member clubs of the National League North and South on the eve of Tuesday, 2nd, February.

A joint statement signed by Guiseley AFC was published on Wednesday, 3rd, February, that stated clubs were in support of the re-commencement of the season, ‘but only when there is a fully-funded Covid testing programme in place and the safety of their players is guaranteed.’ At no point during Tuesday’s call did any of the 17 Clubs express their concerns around Covid testing, nor did they voice any issues regarding the safety of players.

After being made aware of the joint statement, AFC Fylde Football Club reached out to Guiseley AFC to understand their position regarding our fixture this weekend, to which they confirmed they were not able to fulfil the fixture. We then made further contact to provide reassurances around safety and diminish any concerns by offering to fund an in-house lateral flow testing programme for all Guiseley AFC players and staff. After further discussion, Guiseley AFC informed us that the decision to withdraw from Saturday’s fixture was unrelated to safety and was, in fact, for financial reasons.

As it stands, two of the teams who are signatories to Guiseley’s joint statement are prepared to play in their FA Trophy fixtures this Saturday, but have the hypocrisy to declare themselves unavailable to fulfil their league fixtures on the following Tuesday.

We are astounded that when prize money and an opportunity to progress in an FA competition is at stake, those Clubs deem it safe to compete. We strongly believe the picking and choosing of which fixtures to fulfil is a slap in the face of those fighting to continue. Clubs, such as ourselves, are doing everything in their power to overcome each obstacle that presents itself, while others aren’t.

We sincerely hope that the National League take a tough line on those taking this stance, as we believe cherry-picking which fixtures to fulfil is bringing the game into disrepute and severely damaging the integrity of the competition

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Re: Curzon Ashton match OFF
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2021, 03:11:11 PM »
Well said Fylde.If a team decides it doesn't want to play and not expect to forfeit the match where does it end? Our goalie isn't feeling too good, we'll play you in a month when he'll be fit. I know we're in difficult times but if other teams are willing to play and a vote to postpone all matches hasn't been taken then fixtures should go ahead (assuming no positive tests).

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Re: Curzon Ashton match OFF
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2021, 03:35:00 PM »
This is supposed to be Elite Football! This league is being run by an inept committee with clubs now at liberty to pull out of certain fixtures without any fear of punishment whatsoever. Clearly this league has a disunited membership. Embarrassing for all involved. Sadly, I agree it is now right to end this farcical season for the time being and offer refunds to those fans who have purchased live streaming in advance. There will, of course, be several other financial issues that will need to be attended to if this season's competition is curtailed!  :police:
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Re: Curzon Ashton match OFF
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2021, 09:50:46 PM »
Fair play. It’s bang on for me.