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What we want and what we can afford to do are different matters <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />

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We can always pray we don't resign.

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I hope that the club can come up with something to stay in the conference. I do wish the club all the best, so heres hoping.

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Under FA rules, if you drop out you can re-enter three levels down the pyramid.

If we do this, I really think we will struggle to attract any new fans, sponsors or investors, and even to survive.

We MUST fight to stay in the Conference, either National or South, even if we get thrashed every week.

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If you are going to be thrashed week in, week out, how do you think that will affect attendances? Sponsors will be available to a successful side getting more coverage and people through the gate. You'd probably get more people through if you're playing at a lower level but winning more often than not, something which I think has helped AFC Hx retain a lot of their support.

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I agree. Even if we lose 10-0 every week, I think I'd rather drop down the divisions in order to find our correct place than take a stab at it in the dark.

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Not arguing that we might need to drop from the National, but I think that going below Conf South would be a big mistake putting us back 10 years, with little to attract anyone.

I reckon a couple of seasons and rebuilding in Conf South would be the best. Our correct level at the moment is probably towards the bottom of that division.

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It's so painful admitting that.

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Dont want to lose 10-0 every week-- that would be terrible for morale.
If we managed to stay in the conference national by some miracle, I think with the players we would most likely have left, we would probly just slowly bleed to death over the next season or 2 and become the "whipping boys" of the league.

See what happens in the next week or 2, but maybe it would be better to drop 2 or 3 divisions, have our surgery and gradually become stronger and find our new financial and playing level that way.

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we need to think that at the end of this season will have NONE of the current squad playing and our wage budget will be no where near what it is now, its all good say con south would be best but its what the club can afford we have to start small to become selfsufficient

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margate were put into Conference South a few years ago so hopefully theres where we will go. I know it was down to their ground not being good enough but there must be a way of avoiding dropping 3 levels.
Maybe we could field an ineligible player and get deducted 10 points and be relegated on our points total.

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We've got to remember that we need to recruit a good 24 players if we're going to attempt Conference at any level. Going back to the Ryman Premier, we may not need that many, but still some experienced players are a must.

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Margate got relegated as their ground wasn't up to standard and they weren't allowed tp ground share.

Administration would cost us 10pt and may get us relegated but has other ramifications.

Not sure how a request for voluntary relegation would go down, they may well chuck us out, and I'm not sure what would happen then in terms of where we would restart.

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It's a massive quandry.

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That's an eloquent turn of phrase for a Saturday evening!

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i spoke to a few of the reserves after the game today and they told me that john is to me manager and he think it will be ryman 2 but ryman 1 is on the cards, and that the club will start DEBT FREE.

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Debt free? Good news at last.

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Ryman is always a good thing. Who is this John bloke/what's he done?

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he is the reserve manager, and the thing i really like about john is he is always will to give the young lads a chance unlike jeff who has only ever given jason a chance, eg jay conroy left him out all season loaned him out and was going to let him go but now he is playing with 3 games to go and has shown that he is good enough he also gives us a but more going forward down the right!

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Perhaps you're right.




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