you do realise that by posting that all non-Notts fans will automatically vote for the other guy...Notts v Sutton in the goal of the season thingy. Any brothers fancy giving us a vote
Richard Brindley was a decent player for us in 17/18, so I’m going to vote strictly on the merits of the goals!Notts v Sutton in the goal of the season thingy. Any brothers fancy giving us a vote
I see Duncan is trying to sell after 18 months. Restless man?I was cringing hard when they were saying being in the Stadium of Light ten minutes before kick off should feel like being in a super club in Ibiza.
I dread to think what the vision would have been for Eastleigh if a documentary was made about them.
Aye, he was very good, I’d imagine going forward his position will be taken up by a volunteer position instead of a paid gig, they’ve also got rid of several office staff and one of the grounds men, I too dunno why furloughing wasn’t an option, perhaps they’ll come out and tell us in time but like Jeff said on Twitter the chairman’s pockets aren’t bottomless and sadly redundancies are necessary if we are to stay afloat, I doubt that he can keep it running like this for much longer.We’ve just made our media manager redundant. He’s been with the club about 17 years. Does an outstanding job and has a vital role around the club. Why we haven’t just furloughed him is anyone’s guess. Think there’s more bad news to come personally.
I think a lot of off field positions will go the volunteer route. They said a few weeks ago they were doing a major business review and that's never good news. Can see 44 week contracts, maybe even a hybrid full/part time system coming in. Reduced squad for sure. Doesn't mean we can't be successful with that but this is the reality for what will be the 4th season out of the FL. We won't be the only ones scaling back.Aye, he was very good, I’d imagine going forward his position will be taken up by a volunteer position instead of a paid gig, they’ve also got rid of several office staff and one of the grounds men, I too dunno why furloughing wasn’t an option, perhaps they’ll come out and tell us in time but like Jeff said on Twitter the chairman’s pockets aren’t bottomless and sadly redundancies are necessary if we are to stay afloat, I doubt that he can keep it running like this for much longer.
Very true, Mark did everything on the social side, it's why we haven't had a word out of Pools since April 2nd, the last twitter post put out about the lottery could've been written by me dad, I'd imagine it was Maguire.The concern is how it's being communicated. It shouldn't need Micky Barron all over Twitter announcing things like this.
Also with the reorganisation at Step 5 more than one team has been able to progress and generally when they get to Step 4 they more than hold their own. Market Drayton Town won a Step 5 league 10 or 12 years ago, but they've only finished once in the top half and struggle every year, but most teams do well.Agree, and on the flip side there are loads of poor teams at step 4 who get an easy ride each year.
The National League has advised clubs in its three divisions to vote in favour of ending the regular season without playing games that were scheduled up to 25 April.
If the vote passes, clubs will then be asked to help "determine the outcomes of the season" through further polls.
A decision is expected to be made next week.
Meanwhile, the Football Association has ratified a decision to end non-league football below National League level.
The FA Council's decision confirms the immediate expunging of the 2019-20 seasons in steps three-seven of the non-league men's game, as well as the women's pyramid and the wider grassroots game.
After a meeting on Thursday, the National League board has written to member clubs, who play in tiers five and six of the men's game, also known as steps one and two of non-league.
The letter, seen by BBC Sport, explains that the board have approved the idea of immediately ending the regular season.
The board has received £2m of funding from the Premier League, which will be sent out to clubs next week, with £58,333 to be given to each National League club and £13,636 each to those in the North and South divisions.
The letter said: "The board has approved an ordinary resolution for clubs, that the playing season shall immediately end for all fixtures scheduled up to and including 25 April 2020. The board recommends clubs vote for this resolution.
"If the ordinary resolution is passed and the remaining 'normal season' league matches of the season are cancelled, the league will then immediately proceed with a poll of North and South clubs to determine the outcomes of the season across those divisions.
"This will be followed by a vote to determine the outcomes of the season in the National Division.
"The appropriate options to determine the outcomes of the season are being diligently prepared, and will be approved by the board before they are sent to clubs in due course."
It was inevitable really. There just doesn't seem to be the will to get the last few games played when possible.
If this really is the case, let's hope that as many of the clubs who have either won their league, or were going to/very likely to, are successful next season.It was inevitable really. There just doesn't seem to be the will to get the last few games played when possible.
If the NL are telling clubs to vote to end the season then they probably will. At least there's going to be a proper vote unlike at steps 3-6, the problem is that clubs with nothing to play for or battling relegation will outnumber those going for promotion so it will only go one way.
There's no need to panic now of course, but irrational decisions are everywhere at the moment.
Having read the statement, I can agree that it is unfair to relegate any side who had a chance of staying up - I think the resolution they've come to in step 3-7 is probably the second best option after completing the season. Still can't agree that "clubs need clarity around the schedule for the 20/21 season" is a valid reason, but all other aspects of the decision make sense.The FA have effectively rewarded teams that have had poor seasons from Steps 3-7. For teams that no longer had anything to play for prior to the suspension, they wouldn't gain either way, so you'd like to think they'd vote for some form of conclusion.
This is a selfish opinion and obviously there's things more important. Ideally a vote would pass to finish the season properly when it's safe to do so, meaning we'd have the opportunity to earn a promotion without any controversy but given that clubs want some certainty the season will be voted to an end. The best case scenario after that would be to put forward a conclusion that doesn't undo months of hard work across the pyramid.