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This doesn't sound too promising does it, in a letter to its Club's the Ryman League have stated that they 'anxiously await news from the the Department for Digital Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) about the restart of non league football' and 'we are all seriously hoping we will be able to get back to competitive football in', wait for it, 'October'. The Ryman League 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Saturday 1 August.

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An interesting article in the Non League Paper on-line from Southern League Vice Chairman Anthony Hughes, he appears to be someone who talks a lot of sense for a change and is not just 'a blazer':

https://www.thenonleaguefootballpaper.com/latest-news/31034/southern-league-column-we-must-plan-carefully-to-ensure-bright-future/

The decisions made by the leagues, in consultation with The FA and of course with each other, were difficult, purely because there wasn’t a good decision for everyone. It was about trying to do the best of a bad job but also trying to get some uniformity throughout the National League System and working together.

I sincerely felt for some clubs, including some in our own league.

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On ‎03‎/‎07‎/‎2020 at 11:46, Rhodes said:

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/

It's going to be interesting to see what happens between Macclesfield Town and Stevenage to see who will be relegated from the EFL, I don't think Stevenage Chairman Phil Wallace has done himself any favours and it will be grossly unfair if Macclesfield get a further points deduction at this late and critical stage:

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/53395910

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A lengthy and interesting statement from the North West Counties Football League welcoming both Bury AFC and Isle Of Man FC into the fold and explaining in detail why they have been accepted:

https://www.nwcfl.com/news-articles.php?id=8263

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I see that a date has been set for the appeal against sanctions imposed on Macclesfield Town, Tuesday 11 August, if Macclesfield's existing 'lenient' punishment stands Stevenage will be relegated back to the National League where they were promoted from in 2009/10 as Champions under controversial Manager Graham Westley:

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/53570421

Billede

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On 25/04/2020 at 12:17, Savagebee said:

Wow Dulwich Hamlet FC are well supported

Savagebee - I see that Dulwich Hamlet's future has finally been secured by Southwark Council's Planning Committee after years of uncertainty, that's one over on the unscrupulous developers isn't it who I bet were itching to turn Champion Hill into yuppie flats like everywhere else:

https://www.southwarknews.co.uk/news/dulwich-hamlet-fc-new-stadium-approved-by-southwark-council/

Billede

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St Albans City have changed their crest, I wonder who's bright idea that was after 112 years, it's another desperately sad day for football:

https://www.stalbanscityfc.com/new-club-crest-for-the-city-and-the-saints/

Billede

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12 minutes ago, Rhodes said:

St Albans City have changed their crest, I wonder who's bright idea that was after 112 years, it's another desperately sad day for football:

https://www.stalbanscityfc.com/new-club-crest-for-the-city-and-the-saints/

Billede

It's Strange why clubs change their crest I don't get it? I can understand it if clubs merge or reform but other than that there's no need to change a clubs crest.

I really don't like Brentford's newish crest and I wouldn't buy anything with it on that's for sure. I will only buy there retro tops in the future the last Brentford shirt I brought was about 6 or 7 years ago now.

10 hours ago, Rhodes said:

Savagebee - I see that Dulwich Hamlet's future has finally been secured by Southwark Council's Planning Committee after years of uncertainty, that's one over on the unscrupulous developers isn't it who I bet were itching to turn Champion Hill into yuppie flats like everywhere else:

https://www.southwarknews.co.uk/news/dulwich-hamlet-fc-new-stadium-approved-by-southwark-council/

Great newes 👍

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11 hours ago, Savagebee said:

It's Strange why clubs change their crest I don't get it? I can understand it if clubs merge or reform but other than that there's no need to change a clubs crest.

I see that St Albans City have laid out money getting a 'professional' looking video made in order to explain away and justify their 'criminal' decision to change the Club's crest which fails miserably and only makes matters far worse, it reminds me a bit of when Prince Andrew went on Newsnight recently to explain his involvement with Jeffrey Epstein and he just dug a deeper hole for himself:

 

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The three National League Finals should be interesting this weekend shouldn't they, you have to hope that Notts County get back into the Football League at the first time of asking after their unfortunate relegation in 2018/19. It will also be good to see Altrincham back in the National League where they belong, who can forget their FA Cup heroics of yesteryear when drawing 1-1 at Tottenham in 1978/79, beating Birmingham City at St Andrews in 1985/86 and giving League Champions Liverpool a fright at Anfield in a 1980/81 third round tie:

Billede

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On 17/06/2020 at 21:49, Rhodes said:

The FA still have to make a decision on allowing new Non League Club's for next season such as Bury AFC and Isle of Man FC are hoping to join the Pyramid, other Club's have applied for voluntary relegation due to their financial plight, the emergency rules below apparently allow the FA's Leagues Committee to fill vacancies at their discretion:

It's absolutely 'criminal' to put it mildly, Bury FC's application to join the National League System (NLS) for the coming season has been unceremoniously rejected today by 'the blazers' at the FA Council:

http://www.thefa.com/news/2020/aug/07/bury-fc-nls-application-not-accepted-070820

The FA can confirm that Bury FC’s application to join the National League System [NLS] for the 2020/21 season has not been accepted by its Alliance Leagues Committee and this decision has now been ratified by The FA Council.

Both the application and additional information provided on behalf of Bury FC, including at a virtual meeting between the Alliance Leagues Committee and the Club, were considered thoroughly. However, the Alliance Leagues Committee’s decision not to accept the application was based on several different factors, including in relation to the Club’s financial resources, ownership and insolvency status.

This decision was not taken lightly as both The FA and its Alliance Leagues Committee recognise the history and standing of Bury FC. As a result, the Alliance Leagues Committee would welcome an application from the Club to join the NLS for the 2021/22 season and detailed guidance has been provided in relation to the various conditions that would be expected before one could be considered.

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On 28/07/2020 at 22:01, Rhodes said:

I see that a date has been set for the appeal against sanctions imposed on Macclesfield Town, Tuesday 11 August, if Macclesfield's existing 'lenient' punishment stands Stevenage will be relegated back to the National League where they were promoted from in 2009/10 as Champions under controversial Manager Graham Westley:

It's 'criminal' isn't it that Macclesfield were simply handed another four point deduction yesterday and, as a result, are relegated to the National League in place of reprieved Stevenage:

Billede

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Macclesfield Town Football Club are understandably 'disappointed and saddened' at the extremely harsh decision made yesterday to deduct a further four points from them and, as a result, relegate them to the National League in place of Stevenage. Although the about statement from the English Football League states that 'the Arbitration panel's decision is final and binding' the Moss Rose Club are 'currently investigating a number of avenues that are open to us':  

https://www.mtfc.co.uk/news/2020/august/12.08.20-silkmen-issue-brief-update-further-to-yesterdays-appeal-hearing-decision/

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/aug/11/macclesfield-relegated-by-points-deduction-to-give-stevenage-reprieve

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Obviously not SSML but I see that Jade Thirlwall has become honorary President of South Shields Football Club, her home town Club, it's a nice story isn't it and I wonder how much money Jade has pumped in as she is a multi-millionairess at the tender age of 27:

https://www.thenonleaguefootballpaper.com/latest-news/northern-premier-league/31334/south-shields-unveil-little-mix-superstar-jade-thirlwall-as-new-president/?utm_medium=onesignal&utm_source=push_notifications&utm_campaign=web_push

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Staying in the North East, I see that Darlington have requested a temporary move back to the so called white elephant of their former 25,000 capacity home, the Darlington Arena, built in 2003 with the money, or should I say ill gotten gains, of former owner and maverick George Reynolds who I believe was later jailed for money laundering offences:

https://darlingtonfc.co.uk/news/quakers-ask-the-league-for-permission-to-play-at-the-arena-on-safety-grounds

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The National League as it stands for the coming 2020/21 campaign however lets hope Macclesfield somehow find a way to overturn the decision to relegate them in place of Stevenage. I see there are twelve former League Club's, Aldershot Town, Barnet, Chesterfield, Dagenham & Redbridge, Halifax Town, Hartlepool United, Macclesfield Town (or Stevenage), Notts County, Stockport County, Torquay United, Wrexham and Yeovil Town:

Billede

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