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York City have launched a petition calling for new regulations to protect the original number of promotion places, ie two, the Club have written to the National League calling for a second promotion place if the play offs do not happen, here is the petition:

https://www.change.org/p/national-football-league-protect-football-promotion-places?recruiter=1120467032&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition

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It's interesting that Stevenage Chairman Phil Wallace now says that "we will be looking closely at that (the Macclesfield decision) with our legal advisors this coming week when we see the reasons and we will have to see where it goes from there. Is it over? no, it’s most definitely not". Macclesfield were only deducted two points for further breaches of EFL regulations which still leaves Stevenage bottom of League Two and, as things stand, will be relegated to the National League for next season, Mr Wallace would have happily kept quiet had Macclesfield been deducted more points and finished bottom:

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4 hours ago, Rhodes said:

It's interesting that Stevenage Chairman Phil Wallace now says that "we will be looking closely at that (the Macclesfield decision) with our legal advisors this coming week when we see the reasons and we will have to see where it goes from there. Is it over? no, it’s most definitely not". Macclesfield were only deducted two points for further breaches of EFL regulations which still leaves Stevenage bottom of League Two and, as things stand, will be relegated to the National League for next season, Mr Wallace would have happily kept quiet had Macclesfield been deducted more points and finished bottom:

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I cannot see how he can take legal action on the Macclesfield decision as his Club is third party.

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I see that Prime Minister Boris Johnson, MP for Uxbridge & South Ruislip, has written to congratulate Wealdstone on being crowned National League South Champions:

Billede

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On ‎09‎/‎06‎/‎2020 at 20:45, Rhodes said:

Sadly South Shields legal challenge against the Football Association's decision to overturn the null and void decision at Steps 3-7 level was today dismissed by a three man arbitration panel, their challenge to suspend promotion and relegation was also dismissed. It doesn't seem right does it and also a very large amount of Club's donated money has been used for the unsuccessful legal campaign:

https://southshieldsfc.co.uk/club-statement-legal-challenge/

https://www.thenonleaguefootballpaper.com/latest-news/30748/independent-tribunal-dismiss-south-shields-promotion-challenge/?utm_medium=onesignal&utm_source=push_notifications&utm_campaign=web_push

I see that South Shields have been left with a staggering £230k legal bill after failing to overturn the FA's controversial null and void decision, the Club announced that it has been made to pay the full £62k cost of the arbitration panel and 65% of the FA's legal costs. Fans are crowdfunding to recoup the Club's losses so please dig deep to help them, thanks in advance:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/south-shields-fc-supporters-booster?utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=m_pd+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link-tip

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This is a strange one isn't it relating to South Shields again, the beleaguered Club are demanding an apology from LBC Radio and 'are seriously considering their legal options' due to a caller who claimed to be representing the Club 'expressing reprehensible views' about the Black Lives Matter Movement:

https://www.shieldsgazette.com/sport/other-sport/south-shields-fc-condemn-abhorrent-comments-and-say-radio-caller-no-way-connected-club-2894015

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What a French farce, Brian Rix would turn 360 degrees in his grave wouldn't he. Back in April the FA controversially made tiers 3-7 of the Women's game null and void however due to a shortage of Club's for next season they have now allowed 17 teams to move divisions, the majority of which on promotion albeit not finishing the season in promotion places, you really couldn't make it up could you:

http://www.thefa.com/news/2020/jun/22/womens-leagues-and-competitions-steps-3-7-2020-21-season-announcement-220620

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'Legal Eagles' strike lucky yet again, Rhodsey.

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On ‎25‎/‎06‎/‎2020 at 14:04, Rhodes said:

What a French farce, Brian Rix would turn 360 degrees in his grave wouldn't he. Back in April the FA controversially made tiers 3-7 of the Women's game null and void however due to a shortage of Club's for next season they have now allowed 17 teams to move divisions, the majority of which on promotion albeit not finishing the season in promotion places, you really couldn't make it up could you:

http://www.thefa.com/news/2020/jun/22/womens-leagues-and-competitions-steps-3-7-2020-21-season-announcement-220620

In the light of this development in the Women's game, there is a thread on another Forum entitled 'Could The Expunging Of Steps 3-7 Now Be Reversed' and it's a good question isn't it:

https://www.nonleaguematters.co.uk/forums/index.php?threads/could-the-expunging-of-19-20-at-steps-3-7-now-be-reversed.1746/

It looks like this decision was reached, in part, due to a need to move clubs up to fill vacancies at those levels in the women's game. Although the FA recently said it won't be moving clubs up to fill vacancies in the NLS, you'd have thought they could at least now reinstate the playing records for 19/20 in the men's game.

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On ‎18‎/‎06‎/‎2020 at 00:47, Savagebee said:

Yep at the time I had issues with it as I had soft spot for Ruslip Manor FC. But I don't know all the facts with what happend  😉

Savagebee - How long have you got, it was 'criminal' what Wealdstone did to Ruislip Manor and now they get a letter from Prime Minister Boris Johnson congratulating them on getting promotion to Step 1, if only Boris knew what the Club did back in 2008 he would never have penned that letter, this is the programme from their last game at Grosvenor Vale:

Image may contain: text that says "RUISLIP MANOR F.C. MOLTEN SPARTAN SOUTH MIDLANDS FOOTBALL LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION Ruislip Manor Versus Hanwell Town SSML Premier Division Saturday 26th April 2008 K.O. 3.00 pm Match Sponsor Martin Bartley Match Ball Sponsor :Keith Peters"

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2 minutes ago, Rhodes said:

Savagebee - How long have you got, it was 'criminal' what Wealdstone did to Ruislip Manor and now they get a letter from Prime Minister Boris Johnson congratulating them on getting promotion to Step 1, if only Boris knew what the Club did back in 2008 he would never have penned that letter, this is the programme from their last game at Grosvenor Vale:

Image may contain: text that says "RUISLIP MANOR F.C. MOLTEN SPARTAN SOUTH MIDLANDS FOOTBALL LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION Ruislip Manor Versus Hanwell Town SSML Premier Division Saturday 26th April 2008 K.O. 3.00 pm Match Sponsor Martin Bartley Match Ball Sponsor :Keith Peters"

Ruislip Manor FC were a good little club with a good ground it was sad to see them fold.

Any inside details Rhodes?

 

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Savagebee - Well like I said how long have you got, I had better find out the data storage capacity of the Forum before I start. I would have thought you might have attended the game yourself on 26 April 2008, were you not following Hanwell Town back then:

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10 minutes ago, Rhodes said:

Savagebee - Well like I said how long have you got, I had better find out the data storage capacity of the Forum before I start. I would have thought you might have attended the game yourself on 26 April 2008, were you not following Hanwell Town back then:

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No before my time at Hanwell Town FC.

I see a future Hanwell Town captain Michael Buckley ( Now the Brentham FC Manager) was in the Ruslip Town line up that day alongside Neil Shipperleys younger brother James Shipperley a giant of a defender he was.

For me it looked like Wealdstone FC took advantage of Ruslip Manor FCs financial problems that they were in at the time but as I said in a earlier post I don't know all the facts?.

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The Football Association's Chief Executive Mark Bullingham has made a statement on the current state of their financies and sadly redundancies are planned as well as a reduction in prize money for the FA Cup, FA Trophy and FA Vase, in addition development grants and other funding will be reduced. The non-profit organisation are anticipating losses of £300 million due to the Coronavirus:

http://www.thefa.com/news/2020/jun/29/fa-ceo-update-on-covid-19-impact-290620

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On ‎17‎/‎05‎/‎2020 at 18:18, Rhodes said:

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

Only last month Barrow supremo Ian Evitt made such a song and dance about Barrow's situation and now he is jumping ship at Holker Street to go to Bolton Wanderers just when Barrow have finally returned to the Football League after 48 years. It's a funny old game isn't it especially as the two teams will meet in League Two next season due to Bolton's relegation so why not stay in Cumbria to carry on his great work over the last two years and proudly lead the Club back into the Football League, I also wonder how long he will last at Bolton Wanderers due to their current plight:

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/53241393

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Not Non League but I see that Wigan Athletic have gone into administration, that's terribly sad isn't it after all the work David Whelan did for the Club and the vast amount of money he poured in:

Billede

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11 hours ago, Rhodes said:

Only last month Barrow supremo Ian Evitt made such a song and dance about Barrow's situation and now he is jumping ship at Holker Street to go to Bolton Wanderers just when Barrow have finally returned to the Football League after 48 years. It's a funny old game isn't it especially as the two teams will meet in League Two next season due to Bolton's relegation so why not stay in Cumbria to carry on his great work over the last two years and proudly lead the Club back into the Football League, I also wonder how long he will last at Bolton Wanderers due to their current plight:

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/53241393

Yes, confirmation that Ian Evitt is Bolton Wanderers new Manager, you couldn't make it up could you:

Billede

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SPFL confirm League One start date as clubs vote for reduced campaign

League One clubs have voted to mirror the Championship and play a reduced 27-game season starting on October 17.

SPFL chiefs confirmed the third tier - which is set to include Partick Thistle and Cove Rangers - will come out of the coronavirus lockdown two-and-a-half months after the Premiership and clubs will play each other only three times.

Discussions over a start date for League Two are ongoing but work on a fixture list for the second and third tiers will now begin.

It remains to be seen whether supporters will be allowed back into stadiums by mid-October with Nicola Sturgeon today claiming a decision has still to be taken on when fans will be allowed back through the gates.

SPFL chief Neil Doncaster said: “Following a period of consultation with all League One clubs, they have today formally voted to approve the altered programme for the 2020/21 season.

"This is positive news and gives clubs a greater level of clarity and, crucially, a target date to aim for.

“Of course, the safety of players and staff at all of the clubs involved will remain paramount, with these dates still contingent on the continued reduction in the virus’s spread.

“Now that we know what next season will look like for League One, work will begin on compiling the competition’s fixture list.”

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I can't but help to wonder how many more clubs will go to the wall in the coming months.

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8 minutes ago, Big J R said:

I can't but help to wonder how many more clubs will go to the wall in the coming months.

I'm surprised more footy clubs haven't already if I'm honest 🤔

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On 22/06/2020 at 13:10, Rhodes said:

It's interesting that Stevenage Chairman Phil Wallace now says that "we will be looking closely at that (the Macclesfield decision) with our legal advisors this coming week when we see the reasons and we will have to see where it goes from there. Is it over? no, it’s most definitely not". Macclesfield were only deducted two points for further breaches of EFL regulations which still leaves Stevenage bottom of League Two and, as things stand, will be relegated to the National League for next season, Mr Wallace would have happily kept quiet had Macclesfield been deducted more points and finished bottom:

I see that some EFL Club's have kicked up a stink about Macclesfield's 'lenient' two point deduction, another point would have seen them relegated and Stevenage would have stayed up, I bet Stevenage Chairman Phil Wallace has put those Club's up to complaining, like I said you wouldn't have heard a peep out of him had Macclesfield been deducted more points and finished bottom:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2020/07/01/macclesfield-face-renewed-threat-relegation-efl-considers-rivals/

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On 01/07/2020 at 21:10, Rhodes said:

Yes, confirmation that Ian Evitt is Bolton Wanderers new Manager, you couldn't make it up could you:

Billede

Why not? You manage quite well......

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Smallholder - That's 25 posts and counting. My point was why on earth would Ian Evatt jump ship at Holker Street to go to Bolton Wanderers just when Barrow have finally returned to the Football League after 48 years, I remember when they were relegated to the Conference in 1972 as if it was yesterday and it was only because of Hereford United's exploits in the FA Cup that 1971/72 season and Ronnie Radford's goal against Newcastle. Why doesn't Ian Evatt just stay put in Cumbria to carry on his great work over the last two years and proudly lead the Club back into the Football League, what makes his decision even harder to work out is that Bolton and Barrow will be meeting in League Two next season so it's not even a step up for him, he's not a boyhood fan or anything as he's from the Midlands and grew up in Coventry.

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The FA Council hasn't as yet ratified the National League's resolution to decide the season by point per game (ppg) and hold play offs, what is taking them so long, it is however expected they will shortly nod through the motion and play offs will take place as planned:

https://www.thenonleaguefootballpaper.com/latest-news/31003/national-league-north-and-south-play-off-dates-confirmed/?utm_medium=onesignal&utm_source=push_notifications&utm_campaign=web_push

Billede

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I see that Woking Council have overwhelmingly rejected plans for a new stadium for the Football Club, developers GolDev Limited and their partners Dukelease are unsurprisingly set to appeal the decision whereby it is then decided by Central Government and the Secretary of State who appoints an inspector and that decision is final. Strangely Woking Council's Planning Inspector recommended to the Committee that the plans should be approved however not one of the members was in favour largely due to the size of the five housing blocks planned which ranged from two to eleven storeys high and not like those built at Leyton Orient for example. Interestingly Mr Gold from GolDev Limited said afterwards 'you are dealing with people on a Planning Committee that live locally and listen to local views and opinions, one would think that if it goes to Secretary of State they will look at planning policies and not local Politics', to me that said absolutely everything as of course the Planning Committee are going  to listen to local views and opinions as it's their job and those are the very people who are living close by to the new stadium site, clearly Mr Gold has a total disregard for them: 

Billede

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