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  2. Five separate visits to Haywood Way by anoraks which might be of interest, some good information and photographs: https://footygrounds.blogspot.com/2011/10/aylesbury-haywood-way.html https://thetortoisetravels.blogspot.com/2019/03/aylesbury-haywood-way.html https://buzzfeed-worldgroundhoptwo.blogspot.com/2012/10/ https://worldgroundhoptwo.blogspot.com/search/label/Aylesbury Vale Dynamos http://pieandmushypeas.blogspot.com/2009/01/aylesbury-vale-fc.html
  3. Thanks for the reply, completely understand. Look forward to seeing more vids in the coming weeks.
  4. I see that the Dudley Latham Memorial Premier Division Cup Final was due to take place on Wednesday (8 April) at London Lions Rowley Lane and it is tricky to predict who the two finalists would have been particularly from the mouth watering Bell Close Semi Final tie. Would Colney Heath have gone on to compete a League and Premier Division Cup double, a feat also regularly achieved by Potters Bar Town in 2004/05, Oxford City in 2005/06, Edgware Town in 2006/07, Beaconsfield SYCOB in 2007/08, Aylesbury in 2009/10, Royston Town in 2011/12 and Biggleswade FC in 2018/19, indeed Edgware Town swept the board in 2006/07 by also adding the Challenge Trophy. Chalfont St Peter in 2010/11, Dunstable Town in 2012/13 and London Colney in both 2001/02 and 2016/17 achieved the Premier Division Championship and Challenge Trophy double only, Tring Athletic did a Premier Division Cup and Challenge Trophy double in 2008/09.
  5. I reckon some SSML clubs were already in a lot of financial trouble before this Covid-19 buisness even started.
  6. Here's more on the Sport England funding available, hopefully none of our SSML Club's are currently in serious difficulty: https://www.sportengland.org/news/coronavirus-information-sector
  7. I've got probably more than 10 years worth of games, some are more easy to transfer over than others. Unfortunately the ESL games fall into the not easy category. I have definitely got the Weymouth one, but I might leave that one for later, maybe for what would have been the last day of the season.
  8. Excellent. Thanks very much. I dont suppose you have any of the ESL matches in the archives? Or perhaps 'that' Weymouth game?
  9. I gather from another Forum that the FA have arranged a so called Webinar of its Council on Tuesday so watch this space from around mid afternoon onwards for any news: https://www.nonleaguematters.co.uk/forums/index.php?threads/season-2019-20-over.1170/page-22 The FA has arranged a (virtual) meeting of its council for next Tuesday, April 7. A vote will follow on whether to ratify a recommendation by committees - endorsed by the FA Board - that the 2019-20 season for steps 3-7 of the National League System should be null and void.
  10. So what is in the Non League Paper today then as I am still in Denmark and can't get it here. I saw an on-line article that Leicestershire Club NKF Burbage from the Midland League Division One have sadly bitten the dust, NKF standing for National Kidney Federation so that makes it all the more hard to take as the Club were founded in 2009 to raise awareness of the National Kidney Federation Charity and groundshared at Barwell FC: https://www.thenonleaguefootballpaper.com/latest-news/29904/the-non-league-paper-hits-newsstands-as-coronavirus-claims-first-club/?utm_medium=onesignal&utm_source=push_notifications&utm_campaign=web_push
  11. Rhodes you should rejoin the NLM Forum and get involved. Times a great healer and all that. If you do rejoin the NLM Forum don't forget about this forum
  12. Savagebee - You say that but to be fair football is life for a lot of us particularly those directly involved with Club's such as Committee members and Management which is why the current situation is so terribly cruel and unfortunate, who would have imagined anything like this ever happening. For me the Bill Shankly saying said it all however sadly it is no longer the beautiful game of old anymore is it with, for example, the new stadiums, the prawn sandwich brigade, VAR and mercenary players, it's all money money money however at least at Non League and grassroots level we have managed to cling on to at least some of the old fashioned values and tradition, that's why it's so refreshing to read the NLM Forum as those people really care.
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  14. Big J R - Whilst you're there what did you make of Leatherhead supremo Nikki Bull's comments on the Surrey FA Senior Cup and the situation in general, I don't think the Tanners getting to a possible final with Dorking Wanderers was a done deal do you with a tricky Semi Final at Chipstead or Whyteleafe, I believe Dorking would have taken care of Guildford City, Banstead Athletic or Frimley Green especially drawn at home: Nikki Bull believes the Surrey FA’s decision to cancel the county cup competitions rather than postpone them “just goes to show how serious this whole situation is”. Speaking after the country was forced into lockdown on Monday evening because of the Covid-19 crisis, the Leatherhead boss was obviously disappointed that the prospect of a possible final with Dorking Wanderers was shelved but he admitted that football is the last thing on his mind. “You could look at it on a few levels,” said Bull, “they could have had it in pre-season and the Surrey FA is there to generate money so it (with a Mole Valley final) would have generated a lot from it. I’m not being blasé about it and we could have been on the end of a wrong result in the semi-final (against Chipstead or Whyteleafe) but we targeted the final. But I think the right decisions were made because we are in an unprecedented situation and nobody really knows what we are dealing with. All I can say is, football is minor to what is happening, a lot of clubs and businesses aren’t going to recover from this".
  15. So it seems possible that litigation COULD be on the horizon. More dosh for the 'legal-eagles' !!
  16. Don't panic folks, I've now found Alex Cunningham's letter to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport:
  17. I see that Sky Sports commentator Martin Tyler also thinks that this season’s Non-League records and statistics shouldn’t be expunged, I hadn't realised Tyler was 74 years old and that he was a former striker with Corinthian Casuals. I wonder what the legendary commentators from yesteryear would have made of all this, for example, Kenneth 'They Think It's All Over' Wolstenholme, David '1-0' Coleman, Brian 'It's Up For Grabs Now' Moore, Hugh Johns, Bryan Butler and Peter Jones, they will surely all be turning in their graves: https://www.thenonleaguefootballpaper.com/latest-news/national-league-step-one/woking/29898/coronavirus-battle-martin-tyler-says-records-should-be-kept-for-history/?utm_medium=onesignal&utm_source=push_notifications&utm_campaign=web_push
  18. I gather there are only twelve Club's under the Mid Solent Football League's umbrella with just one division and no promotion or relegation so they have already gone ahead and awarded a point to each team for the remaining League fixtures by way of 0-0 draws. Therefore a team called Harvest Home were crowned Champions by one point from, wait for it, FC Strawberry. As far as I am aware the competition is at Step 7 level of the Pyramid but I'm not 100% certain as the Mid Solent Football League didn't take part in the FA Inter League Cup: https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/sport/football/harvest-home-boss-apologises-title-rivals-after-being-crowned-mid-solent-league-champions-2527195 https://fulltime.thefa.com/ff/LeagueDetails?leagueid=9826989&tab=clubs
  19. Last season's (2018/19) Anagram Records Trophy competition wasn't without its problems either with the Final between Catholic United and Clapton CFC being in doubt due to crowd disturbance fears from 'Clapton CFC Ultras' before finally being played at Redbridge FC on 4 May (pictured below) which Catholic United won 5-1 to lift the trophy. Old Bradwell United were beaten by the eventual winners without laying a glove on them in the Quarter Final, going down 3-0 at Abbey Road: https://www.claptoncfc.co.uk/2019/05/05/catholic-united-fc-5-clapton-cfc-1-cup-hopes-washed-away-in-second-half-goal-deluge/ https://www.nonleaguematters.co.uk/forum/gforum.cgi?post=923193;sb=post_latest_reply;so=ASC;forum_view=forum_view_collapsed
  20. Here we go folks, problem solved by the Mid Solent Football League, why didn't we all think of that, make all remaining League fixtures 0-0 draws therefore awarding a point to each team for all remaining League fixtures:
  21. It doesn't seem to have stopped her before when putting us right on certain things, it would just be nice to get some clarification from the horses mouth. Anyway, a certain match Official regularly comments on here, should that not be frowned upon by the SSML hierarchy, particularly as he has close links with one Club in particularly who play in Division One.
  22. What issue are you having? The software is up to date. Feel free to PM me, if easier.
  23. Further to my last post, I don't recall seeing Alex Cunningham's letters to both the Football Association and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport earlier this week but at least the FA responded promptly albeit unsatisfactorily. Here is an article from the Evening Standard on Thursday following Mr Cunningham's letters: Pressure on the Football Association to reconsider the decision to end the non-league season is growing, as two MPs joined the fight. As of Wednesday morning, 132 clubs - including League One pair Peterborough United and Lincoln City - had signed an open letter threatening legal action if the FA does does not "urgently" reconsider voiding the campaign for steps three to six of the non-league pyramid, and expunging all results. Meanwhile, the National League, which makes up steps one and two, has announced an indefinite suspension to the season and says it will seek legal advice over how to conclude the campaign - with or without fulfilling remaining fixtures. Alex Cunningham, MP for Stockton North, has written to the sports minister Nigel Huddleston asking for him to intervene. Stockton Town were 13 points clear at the top of Northern League Division One. Jacob Young, MP for Redcar where Redcar Athletic and Marske United are both affected, has also contacted DCMS. The disaffected club say they will be forced to "embark on potential legal recourse" if they FA holds firm, with the decision still to be approved by the FA Council. The clubs said they had reached a consensus to "take a similar stance" to the Premier League, which is suspended until at least April 30, and advocated finishing the season on a points-per-game basis if it proves impossible to complete outstanding fixtures. An FA spokesperson said the decision was made by "committee representatives for the respective leagues" and "fully supported" by the governing body.
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