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On 09/05/2020 at 14:55, Savagebee said:

No surprise to see Jersey Bulls FC top of the lot.

 

I didn't honestly believe Jersey would follow Guernsey's brilliant start a few seasons ago.  Well done them.

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17 minutes ago, Big J R said:

 

I didn't honestly believe Jersey would follow Guernsey's brilliant start a few seasons ago.  Well done them.

All for nothing now though eh.

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I gather there is an interesting interview with the National League CEO, Michael Tattersall, in today's Non-League Paper, here are a couple of quotes but I haven't seen the full article as yet. The FA have a great deal to answer for don't they:

Billede

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The English Football League (EFL) could still decide their season by using a 'Home and Away Points Per Game (PPG)' model, the model uses Clubs home and away records from their campaigns so far to predict the results of their remaining home and away fixtures. Here is the outcome of the National League should that formula be applied:

Billede

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The English Football League (EFL) could still decide their 2019/20 campaign by using a 'Home and Away Points Per Game (PPG)' model, the model uses Clubs home and away records from their season thus far to predict the results of their remaining home and away games. Here is the outcome of the National League North should that approach be applied:

Billede

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The English Football League (EFL) could well still decide their aborted 2019/20 season by using a 'Home and Away Points Per Game (PPG)' model, the model uses Clubs home and away records from their campaign thus far to predict, or guess, the results of their remaining home and away fixtures. Here is the outcome of the National League South should that method be applied:

Billede

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On ‎17‎/‎04‎/‎2020 at 01:21, Rhodes said:

Here we go folks, this should set the cat amongst the pigeons, some Club's have got high powered lawyers involved to question the decision to unceremoniously terminate the 2019/20 season and expunge all records as ratified by the FA Council last Thursday. Kerry Underwood is Vice Chairman at Hemel Hempstead FC, and a former Judge and Solicitor, who is senior partner at Underwood's Solicitors based in Hemel Hempstead, Mr Underwood feels that there could be a fair chance to over turn the decision in the Law Courts particularly where Steps 3-7 Clubs were not consulted on the process whatsoever whereas Steps 1-2 Club's were, a Court of Law would take a dim view of that and treating Leagues differently for seemingly financial reasons:  

Billede

Hemel Hempstead Town Vice Chairman Kerry Underwood  has penned a letter to all fellow National League Club's kindly offereng them his high powered legal assistance absolutely free of charge:

Billede

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48 minutes ago, Rhodes said:

Hemel Hempstead Town Vice Chairman Kerry Underwood  has penned a letter to all fellow National League Club's kindly offereng them his high powered legal assistance absolutely free of charge:

Billede

Do you think the FA made the decision to void the season without first checking with their lawyers how they stood? 

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Then it looks like another big bonus day for the 'Legal-Eagles' !

I well remember when the old DFC and the local authority were in county court.

Litigation does NOT come cheap !!!!

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A number of meetings took place last week, presumably by so called Webinar, to determine how to end the 2019/20 football season in a satisfactory fashion. EFL League One and League Two Club's met on Friday however League One failed to agree on whether to end their campaign early and there will be further discussions tomorrow. League 2 Club's however decided to end their season early and the final table is likely be decided using a points per game (ppg) method, promotion and relegation have not yet been confirmed but play off fixtures are still planned to take place. League 2 Club's also voted in support of suspending relegation to the National League for the 2019-20 campaign however that decision lies with the EFL and the FA and must have gone down like a lead balloon with the likes of AFC Barrow although Stevenage, who are bottom of League 2, will be rubbing their hands. It's all such a terrible can of worms isn't it:

Billede

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Barrow Manager Ian Evatt has unsurprisingly made a statement following the recent meeting of League Two Club's and he is still hopeful of returning to the Football League since the Club were unceremoniously voted out in 1972 when Hereford United replaced them:

Billede

 

 

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Stevenage owner Phil Wallace has made a statement, and was also speaking on BBC Thee Counties Radio on Friday, he awaits the outcome of further discussions later today between League One Club's as to how they wish to end their campaign however League Two Club's decided on Friday to end their season early and the final table is likely be decided using a points per game (ppg) method. If a final decision is made not to relegate Stevenage, then the National League play offs are unlikely to take place, as well as the National League North and South play offs, so a lot is resting on it, then would Barrow be promoted to the Football League in order to make up the numbers following Bury's sad demise which would no doubt upset the other promotion hopefuls:

 Billede

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Celtic have been crowned Scottish Premier Division Champions and Hearts relegated following a decision taken at a Board meeting earlier today, average points per game (ppg) played was used to determine final placings. Dundee United, Raith Rovers and Cove Rangers 'won' Scottish Division One, Two and Three respectively with Partick Thistle relegated from Division One and Stranraer from Division Two. Unprecedented stuff!:

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/52646282

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A statement from Grimsby Town Chairman Philip Day who voted in support of relegation from League Two last Friday:

Billede

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25 minutes ago, Rhodes said:

Celtic have been crowned Scottish Premier Division Champions and Hearts relegated following a decision taken at a Board meeting earlier today, average points per game (ppg) played was used to determine final placings. Dundee United, Raith Rovers and Cove Rangers 'won' Scottish Division One, Two and Three respectively with Partick Thistle relegated from Division One and Stranraer from Division Two. Unprecedented stuff!:

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/52646282

You have got to feel sorry for the relegated teams. #Thestuffthatgoingbustismadeof

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I gather League Two could be decided by an 'unweighted points per game (ppg)' system, whatever that is, and, apparently, this is how the tables would look if that is applied to the National League. It's all such a dogs breakfast isn't it and a can of worms:

Billede

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Following further meetings and endless discussion the EFL have designed a so called framework for ending the season early and issued a statement:

Billede

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I gather that Championship Clubs are being allowed to start training again from Monday however must adhere to 45 pages of red tape in order to do so, this can be viewed here if you have a spare few hours:

https://www.efl.com/contentassets/6475a9869ed544399674d3f2874e2d2f/return-to-training-protocol-final-version-21.05.20.pdf

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Here we go folks, South Shields Football Club are doggedly continuing with their battle against the FA's 'criminal' decision to null and void the 2019/20 football season and have launched a donations page to help assist with their high legal costs, please dig deep if you can:

https://nonleaguefootballlegalfund.com/packages/221/e/6

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I see it was announced today that the Women's Super League and Championship have been ended, no decision has been made as yet on how to decide the lower Leagues of the Women's game:

Billede
 

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I see that Stevenage owner  Phil Wallace is starting to get twitchy about the prospect of his Club being relegated to the National League, he states in his statement that "there is absolutely no integrity whatsoever in using a mathematical formula to expel a club from the EFL, that is unjust and wholly wrong" and I suppose you can see his point:

Billede

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AFC Fylde's Chairman, David Haythornthwaite, has made a statement and lays into the National League for their total lack of leadership and the lack of clarity on lots of critical things. To be fair nobody seems to have a clue what is going on, not only the National League however today the FA Council have granted the National League an extension to the 2019/20 campaign meaning that they can hold playoffs beyond the end of May although that doesn't mean they will definitely take place and, crucially, the National League still haven't offered their Club's a vote on how to end the season:

Billede

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On ‎23‎/‎05‎/‎2020 at 10:52, Rhodes said:

Here we go folks, South Shields Football Club are doggedly continuing with their battle against the FA's 'criminal' decision to null and void the 2019/20 football season and have launched a donations page to help assist with their high legal costs, please dig deep if you can:

https://nonleaguefootballlegalfund.com/packages/221/e/6

South Shields have impressively raised £16,000 thus far towards it's legal battle and these Club's have all generously contributed however it is quite disappointing to see that no SSML Club's have put their hand into their pocket:

Billede

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On ‎21‎/‎05‎/‎2020 at 17:32, Rhodes said:

Following further meetings and endless discussion the EFL have designed a so called framework for ending the season early and issued a statement

The EFL have now called a meeting for 8 June in order to consider, and possibly approve, the so called framework for curtailing the 2019/20 campaign, Clubs can submit alternative proposals by 2 June if they so wish and they will be considered however, at the end of the day, what on earth is going on:

Billede

 

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There was an excellent and very well researched article in the Yorkshire Post recently and a 'special investigation' into the state of non league football in Yorkshire during the enforced shutdown, it started by saying that if Premier Division Club's are worried about surviving the Coronavirus crisis what chance has non league football got. Most Club's touch on the total lack of leadership, communication and consultation from all 'the blazers' and the various league's hierarchy which has also been evident in earlier posts on this thread, it's appalling isn't it: 

https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/sport/football/non-league-football-crisis-yorkshire-clubs-fear-financial-ruin-2848491

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