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Master D

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Oh, it's been suspended then, ahh. That's why nobody has been there when I've been turning up at the ground in recent weeks then.

Makes sense now, thanks National League.
 

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Someone may have posted this already but even if Satanage are saved from relegation, wouldnt one club have to go up anyway to re-balance the leagues given Bury went bust?
 

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Someone may have posted this already but even if Satanage are saved from relegation, wouldnt one club have to go up anyway to re-balance the leagues given Bury went bust?
I suppose it would make up for when they won the Conference for the first time and were denied promotion on ground grading. Iirc Wrexham were the recipients of their misfortune.
 
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I suppose it would make up for when they won the Conference for the first time and were denied promotion on ground grading. Iirc Wrexham were the recipients of their misfortune.
No, actually.

We stayed up because the league expanded by 1 team. Barnet came up but no one went down.

Torquay got the reprieve when Stevenage were denied promotion.
 

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Think it was Torquay ?

There was all sorts of allegations that the Stevenage chairman threatened to throw the league by selling Barry Hayles if Torquay didn't pay money to Stevenage.

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.independent.co.uk/sport/stevenage-court-battle-1328274.html?amp
Indeed it was us. And they weren't allegations but facts. The Stevenage chairman phoned ours and asked for a large sum of money not to sell Hayles as they knew they wouldn't be allowed to replace us. The thinking being if they sold their top scorer they would be overhauled by a club with a proper ground.

Stevenage took the league to court claiming they had been unfairly denied promotion (even though they were well aware of the rules!). But then up pops our chairman (the inimitable Mike Bateson) with a recording of the Hayles phone call proving they knew and had accepted their fate many weeks previously. He was (and presumably still is) a canny old git was Mike.

We finished the season 11 points adrift at the bottom with only 5 wins all season. Perversely this is the only season where I attended every game home and away. The "highlight" being the 8-1 home defeat to Scunny!

No doubt we deserved to be relegated but certainly not to bloody Stevenage!
 

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We have furloughed all staff.

Think we may struggle to see this one out. Like other teams in this league, we have zero income for the next few months.
 

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We have furloughed all staff.

Think we may struggle to see this one out. Like other teams in this league, we have zero income for the next few months.
Surely every club in the league needs to do this? How can they not?

God knows how it works with contracts up seeing as we don't know when the season will restart. They are usually up straight after the final game really. We obviously need to release a lot of players but we've got to have a duty of care as well. In summary, fuck knows.
 

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Surely every club in the league needs to do this? How can they not?

God knows how it works with contracts up seeing as we don't know when the season will restart. They are usually up straight after the final game really. We obviously need to release a lot of players but we've got to have a duty of care as well. In summary, fuck knows.
Who's done it so far in our league? That's us and Wrexham that I know of.
 

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Surely every club in the league needs to do this? How can they not?

God knows how it works with contracts up seeing as we don't know when the season will restart. They are usually up straight after the final game really. We obviously need to release a lot of players but we've got to have a duty of care as well. In summary, fuck knows.
I'm struggling to figure out how some teams in League One survive this. The majority of first team players will be on far more than the £2.5k monthly limit so cannot realistically furlough playing staff but will have no income to pay these players. Will they be able to just release players from their contracts without paying compensation?
 

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I'm struggling to figure out how some teams in League One survive this. The majority of first team players will be on far more than the £2.5k monthly limit so cannot realistically furlough playing staff but will have no income to pay these players. Will they be able to just release players from their contracts without paying compensation?
PFA or EFL to partially fund as well? I've no idea.
 

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Who's done it so far in our league? That's us and Wrexham that I know of.
We have for office staff, but not players/management and a couple of others who are vital to keeping stuff going (presumably media manager and stuff like that). Our owners are making sure all staff get the final 20% as well, which is very decent of them.

We’ve launched a fundraising thing as well along with the local Age UK branch, which is an idea I can see a lot of other clubs trying - https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/nottscounty

Think our lifeline prize draw thing is almost at the full 2,500 people after an appeal as well, that’s something which I think is unique to Notts but other clubs really ought to do.
 

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“As this is the case the Club have taken the opportunity of the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to furlough employees unable to work as of 1st April.
“Myself and the board of directors have committed to meeting 100% of salaries for staff and players and to honour their contractual agreements up until the 31st May
 

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The only two working members of staff remaining at our club are our Chairman and our volunteer media officer. Everyone else including players are furloughed, surely what every club will have to do.
 

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I'm struggling to figure out how some teams in League One survive this. The majority of first team players will be on far more than the £2.5k monthly limit so cannot realistically furlough playing staff but will have no income to pay these players. Will they be able to just release players from their contracts without paying compensation?
Up until last night, everyone was waiting on the outcome of the PFA/PL/EFL meetings. PFA are basically saying pay players 100% whilst you can, which is a very short sighted, if predictable, view. Clubs may still have cash now, but not for long if there isn't any football played.

I suspect wage deferrals until the season starts again will be the way they do it, I can't see wage cuts. I don't think footballers don't want to do anything, they've been told by the PFA to wait until meetings have been done, hence Leeds still not signing off their player agreement to defer their wages yet.
 

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Premier League to the rescue apparently with £125m to the EFL and National League. Unclear if it's a loan or not...
 

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We’ve joined the furlough club as well as nailing our colours to the mast of finishing the season when it’s possible. Our new owner is topping everyone up to 100 per cent wages.
 

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