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What does this mean for the SSML? and non league ⚽?

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On 22/10/2020 at 03:18, Rhodes said:

I see that there is yet another meeting between the FA and Step 5 and Step 6 Leagues tomorrow (Thursday) at 6.30pm, what good are these meetings actually doing and what is the point of having them especially as, apparently, no Agenda has been e-mailed to the Leagues, it's just the blazers at the FA wanting to look as if they are doing something which clearly they are not:

What a total waste of time, at yesterday evening's meeting between the FA and Step 5 and 6 Leagues all that appears to have been discussed is how to decide and conclude the 2020/21 season if, as was the case last season, it is curtailed or unfinished. Also some concerns were raised from Leagues in the North over the current Tier 3 restrictions to travel and Clubhouses. That was it, you couldn't make it up could you.

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More scathing criticism of the distribution of National Lottery bailout funding for National League Club's from Kidderminster Harriers, York City and Notts County:

https://www.nottscountyfc.co.uk/news/2020/october/jason-turner-on-fa-cup-withdrawal-231020/

https://harriers.co.uk/news/2020/10/23/ceo-addresses-national-league-funding/

https://www.yorkcityfootballclub.co.uk/news/club/statement-national-league-funding

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This is rather worrying isn't it, the Government is considering a month long lockdown across England from next week:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-54756950

 

Documents seen by the BBC suggest the UK is on course for a much higher death toll than during the first wave unless further restrictions are introduced. Deaths could reach more than 4,000 a day, one of the models suggests. This figure is based on no policies being brought in to slow the spread of the disease.

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10 hours ago, Rhodes said:

This is rather worrying isn't it, the Government is considering a month long lockdown across England from next week:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-54756950

 

Documents seen by the BBC suggest the UK is on course for a much higher death toll than during the first wave unless further restrictions are introduced. Deaths could reach more than 4,000 a day, one of the models suggests. This figure is based on no policies being brought in to slow the spread of the disease.

The fact that they want another Lockdown shows that the first Lockdown didn't work or we wouldn't need another one. It's not the answer and I don't trust none of them.

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7 minutes ago, Savagebee said:

I don't trust none of them.

Well it's Dominic Cummings isn't it, he's pulling the strings and what he says goes

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Some depressing articles following today's announcement by the Government:

https://www.bbc.com/sport/54765522

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november

https://www.nonleaguematters.co.uk/forums/index.php?threads/covid-cancellations.2517/page-18

Confusion over grassroot sports and FA Cup ties

It is not clear how grassroots and amateur sport will be affected, but guidance is being drawn up.

However sources have indicated to BBC Sport that is unlikely that grassroots team sport will be permitted to continue.

Nine of the 40 FA Cup first round ties due to be played over 6-9 November involve teams from "non-elite" leagues.

The Football Association says it is "awaiting further information before we can confirm how this may affect non-elite football across England".

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This Lockdown crap won't be finished in December don't believe that.

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Savagebee - It's not looking good for the next month or so is it and an announcement from the FA is expected later today, this is a statement from England Hockey so I guess it's going to be along those lines and therefore the SSML will be suspended as from Thursday:

Billede

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The doom and gloom merchants are obviously having a field day of Headingly 1981 proportions on another Forum with their speculation:

https://www.nonleaguematters.co.uk/forums/index.php?threads/lockdown-to-save-christmas.3043/

https://www.nonleaguematters.co.uk/forums/index.php?threads/covid-cancellations.2517/page-19

Due to many playing at council facilities / sports centres and those closing for two to three weeks at Xmas. If those staff are furloughed and the pitches not tended to until after lockdown some clubs might not be able to play till mid January?.

Technically steps 3-6 should not be allowed to play now in the FA Cup as it is deemed that they are part-time and football isn't their main source of income. You can now only travel if it is to your full time job, or main income job. The FA will allow them to carry on because it is their prestigious competition and they don't want it disrupted because of TV contracts etc. By round 3, most non league clubs will be out and the FA will again change the rules to suit the league clubs, having already changed them once league 1 and 2 came in. How can you have a non league club play a game behind closed doors this Saturday (FA Cup) but not next week in their own leagues. The whole thing is totally a farce.

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This is going to continue right through the winter.

A vaccine is going to be the only answer.

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This is rather odd isn't it, I gather Southern League Club's were e-mailed by the League this morning telling them that, under the current circumstances, scheduled midweek fixtures taking place prior to the lockdown on Thursday should only take place if both Club's agree to play, why shouldn't they agree to play whilst they still have the opportunity.

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2 hours ago, Big J R said:

This is going to continue right through the winter.

A vaccine is going to be the only answer.

The Politicians should test any new vaccine on themselves first.

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Here's the dreaded confirmation from the blazers at the FA, roll on Wednesday 2 December:

https://www.thefa.com/news/2020/nov/03/non-elite-football-statement-031120

The FA has confirmed the suspension of all non-elite football from Thu 5 Nov-Wed 2 Dec. This includes fixtures & training for:

  • Men's Steps 3-6 & NLS Feeder Leagues
  • Women's Tiers 3-7
  • All youth & adult outdoor & indoor football
  • (Sport in schools can continue.)

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9 minutes ago, Rhodes said:

Here's the dreaded confirmation from the blazers at the FA, roll on Wednesday 2 December:

But football will not start immediately after the 2nd December, clubs will want a period of between two and four weeks to get fit ready to start again

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Karen - I'm not so sure that Club's will agree with you, they will just want to crack on as soon as possible and everyone will be in the same boat so no Club will have an unfair advantage. I assume therefore that the full set of League fixtures for Saturday 5 December will still apply unless that happens to be FA Vase Second Round day.

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1 hour ago, Karen Browne said:

But football will not start immediately after the 2nd December, clubs will want a period of between two and four weeks to get fit ready to start again

Only if our supreme leaders allow it 😡

After the handling of Brexit and this bad Flu thing I will never vote for any of those overpaid liars again. I'm done with them all.

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The problem is you have HMG v The F.A v The Leagues.

Not one of them will agree 100% with the other two.

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I see that the Southern League are consulting with their Club's over when competitive games should resume if, as is planned, lockdown is lifted on Wednesday 2 December. They have asked whether Club's would prefer Saturday's 5 December, 12 December or 19 December and have recommended 12 December but why, what's wrong with getting straight back on the horse on 5 December as I'm sure, or I hope, the SSML will decide to do.

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1 hour ago, Rhodes said:

I see that the Southern League are consulting with their Club's over when competitive games should resume if, as is planned, lockdown is lifted on Wednesday 2 December. They have asked whether Club's would prefer Saturday's 5 December, 12 December or 19 December and have recommended 12 December but why, what's wrong with getting straight back on the horse on 5 December as I'm sure, or I hope, the SSML will decide to do.

Yeah get on with it on the 5th ffs.

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FA clarification of the lockdown ruling and procedure until Wednesday 2 December:

https://www.thefa.com/news/2020/nov/06/further-update-on-non-elite-football-061120

Dialogue will continue with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, leagues, competitions and CFAs and we will provide further updates for the 2020/21 Vitality Women’s FA Cup, Buildbase FA Trophy, Buildbase FA Vase and ‘non-elite’ football in due course.

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2 hours ago, View from the Boundary said:

And how flaming typical that today is a beautiful day for football and not a ball can be kicked. What's the betting come December 5th it's either lashing down or we're under a carpet of snow. This year can't end soon enough 😡

⬆️ Ditto!

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Does anyone have any sympathy with FA Chairman Greg Clarke who resigned yesterday, Parliamentary Select Committee's do go out of their way to trip people up in the heat of the moment and they are experts in doing so but obviously what Mr Clarke said was totally unacceptable and he had to go:

https://www.thefa.com/news/2020/nov/10/greg-clarke-statement-101120

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/54894864

Billede

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20 hours ago, Rhodes said:

Does anyone have any sympathy with FA Chairman Greg Clarke who resigned yesterday, Parliamentary Select Committee's do go out of their way to trip people up in the heat of the moment and they are experts in doing so but obviously what Mr Clarke said was totally unacceptable and he had to go:

https://www.thefa.com/news/2020/nov/10/greg-clarke-statement-101120

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/54894864

Billede

No sympathy what so ever. The chairman of F.A.... The person at the most senior level.... The association trying to lead the front line in equality and racial discrimination.
It underlines the issues we face as a society. And we still see people denying it exists. 
perhaps the guys in charge of the F.A. Should regularly attend the courses they provide to so many clubs and individuals, they might actually learn something themselves. 

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