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With the terrible weather we have been having and Guernseys great run in the F.A Vase which we all hope will continue in the next round against Erith and Belverdere.That will mean that 6 Saturday HOME games will need to be rearranged,they are also still in the Premier Cup,so god forbid they get a Home draw in that,which will only worsen the problem further.My concern regarding this,is when will the League rearrange these games.if it is to be midweek so be it,they have already rearranged Croydons HOME game from the 8th December to February 23rd,likewise Colliers Wood HOME game to 19th Jan?this helps Guernsey plan their travel plans.So what plans have the CCL made for CCL teams travelling midweek to Guernsey,likewise 3 OFFICIALS.The earlier notice Clubs,Players,Officials,get the easier it is for all to plan,we all know that Guernsey midweek will mean a 2 days minimum trip.How about Guernsey play Saturday/Sunday,orSaturday/Monday,have you any views.

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I think they should play on the Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday before visiting us on the Wednesday!

That might slow the buggers down a bit! ;)

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Hope it works out to Guernsey Advantage :325: Im sure it will

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With the terrible weather we have been having and Guernseys great run in the F.A Vase which we all hope will continue in the next round against Erith and Belverdere.That will mean that 6 Saturday HOME games will need to be rearranged,they are also still in the Premier Cup,so god forbid they get a Home draw in that,which will only worsen the problem further.My concern regarding this,is when will the League rearrange these games.if it is to be midweek so be it,they have already rearranged Croydons HOME game from the 8th December to February 23rd,likewise Colliers Wood HOME game to 19th Jan?this helps Guernsey plan their travel plans.So what plans have the CCL made for CCL teams travelling midweek to Guernsey,likewise 3 OFFICIALS.The earlier notice Clubs,Players,Officials,get the easier it is for all to plan,we all know that Guernsey midweek will mean a 2 days minimum trip.How about Guernsey play Saturday/Sunday,orSaturday/Monday,have you any views.

 

 

5PM kick offs Smudge in midweek that way players only lose 1 day thats providing they can catch the last plane .......................just a thought

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I think that is the best idea NLN As teams going over there mid week is to much to Ask teams at this level to do. Come on league sort this out soon

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Not possible they Groundshare with the egg chasers,unless of course they strike a deal with Belgrave Wanderers to use their facilities on alternate weekends,and play all their away games midweek.That way could be a solution,with League approval.

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Surely if teams have to travel away mid week then so be it. Yes it is a long way to travel but is it really too much to ask teams at this level to to do this?? If clubs have this mindset then they cannot complain as they voted to have guernsey in the league !!!

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Surely if teams have to travel away mid week then so be it. Yes it is a long way to travel but is it really too much to ask teams at this level to to do this?? If clubs have this mindset then they cannot complain as they voted to have guernsey in the league !!!

 

Absolute rubbish!! You may be able to afford the day off work but I'm sure 99% of players "at this level" cannot. Think again, NLN has spoke sense.

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Agree Windsor_Ram. Seeing as most clubs voted Guernsey in the league, don't see how you can pick and choose when you want to play them. Surely you must have known this would happen?

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Good suggestion by NLN but if Guernsey dont agree the clubs that voted them in cannot complain.

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It might sound a simple & sensible solution until you look at the fixture schedule. There are only 3 Saturdays between now and the end of April where the Footes Lane pitch doesn't already have a scheduled Home CCL League game or scheduled Rugby match. Those dates are 16th March, 23rd March & 13th April. So there aren't enough Saturdays left to reschedule current outstanding fixtures on their normal home pitch. Is their another pitch available that could house their large home following & doesn't have Saturday fixtures already scheduled?

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It might sound a simple & sensible solution until you look at the fixture schedule. There are only 3 Saturdays between now and the end of April where the Footes Lane pitch doesn't already have a scheduled Home CCL League game or scheduled Rugby match. Those dates are 16th March, 23rd March & 13th April. So there aren't enough Saturdays left to reschedule current outstanding fixtures on their normal home pitch. Is their another pitch available that could house their large home following & doesn't have Saturday fixtures already scheduled?

 

Play on a Sunday day or Friday night then if the grounds in use on some Saturdays

 

NLN seems a good shout

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So now you want to rearrange existing planned Saturday fixtures?

 

Just a suggestion, but midweek games for mainland sides it going to be a nightmare was there not nothing out in place when agreeing them in?

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Just a suggestion, but midweek games for mainland sides it going to be a nightmare was there not nothing out in place when agreeing them in?

 

Agreed that midweek games are more difficult for mainland teams - there is a view on the Non League forum that very few Ryman or Southern League teams would agree to a midweek fixture so there will be other parties interested in how this is finally resolved. The Guernsey Press recently reported that the Club are in favour of Friday / Saturday or Friday / Sunday matches.

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Just a suggestion, but midweek games for mainland sides it going to be a nightmare was there not nothing out in place when agreeing them in?

 

Maybe clubs should have thought this before voting them in. I don't see how anyone can warrant complaining.

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You cant expect clubs to go out there wih half strength sides mid week. I'm pretty sure this question popped up when they were making a bid to come in and everyone was told you were not expected to go there. Realistically it's a day off work as your have a half day on match day then need the following morning off. Guernsey are a special case and most of their bosses are probably season ticket holders and I expect a few off them can walk to work straight off the runway! Back home it's a good 20 min walk from the plane to customs at Gatwick !

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5PM kick offs Smudge in midweek that way players only lose 1 day thats providing they can catch the last plane .......................just a thought

Last flight with Aurigny leaves Guernsey at 6pm.

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Play Friday night or on a Sunday when the egg-chasers are in town.

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Simple just schedule Guernsey at home every Saturday and play all away games midweek

That would have have financial consequences for GFC though with the added expense of staying over. Plus the fact that players employers would not be happy with the amount of time off requsted by players. So Guernsey would no doubt have to field weakened teams. I know it would be the same IF a midweek match was played in Guernsey but at least that is just one match for the visitors rather than around a dozen for Guernsey. Some sort of resolution needs to be found that is fair to ALL concerned.

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Play Friday night or on a Sunday when the egg-chasers are in town.

 

If the egg-chasers are playing Saturday, GFC will already be scheduled an away match that day. So are you saying play the away match on the Saturday & then a rescheduled home game on the Sunday?

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That would have have financial consequences for GFC though with the added expense of staying over. Plus the fact that players employers would not be happy with the amount of time off requsted by players. So Guernsey would no doubt have to field weakened teams. I know it would be the same IF a midweek match was played in Guernsey but at least that is just one match for the visitors rather than around a dozen for Guernsey. Some sort of resolution needs to be found that is fair to ALL concerned.

 

Hate to say this as loved our trip there and have really enjoyed Guernsey being in the league but............ thats your problem not ours. Every club was told you had the finances to solve these problems if they ever arose

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