- Jan 17, 2015
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- Darlington FC
It's no coincidence those voting for a suspension are in the bottom half and those wanting to crack on are near the top. Like Turkeys voting against Christmas.
I support Chesterfield not Man City so i'm well aware of the importance of having fans in the ground, and there's no chance that is happening this season in my opinion. Nulling and voiding just kicks the can down the road, they need to lobby the government to sort out the funding issue with the DCMS, Lottery or whoever is having their bit of the pie to get involved and help out.
The lack of testing has been common throughout and never been an issue before and the funding has been inadequate all the way through. Boreham Wood have made about 5x more revenue than they do with fans in the ground, it's been a joke and some clubs have been shafted, whilst some clubs have benefited.
I don't agree we should play without funding, I think we need to find a way to get the season finished with a similar support package in play to what was on offer Oct-Dec. There's no reason a package can't be negotiated rather than simply chucking the towel in, furloughing 30 odd staff each and it costing the government more in furlough than it would just give some grants/0% loans anyway.
5/12 of the NLN clubs that signed the letter have a good shot at the play-offs.
Darlo are also calling for promotion & relegation to be guaranteed.
So sorry, this idea that clubs are only doing this to avoid relegation holds little weight. You have 50% of the cohort that have a good chance of making the play-offs and/or are calling for relegation to be a certainty.
The bigger issues at play is the funding and the testing.
You cannot expect these clubs to take on loans, trade insolvent or accept a cut to their funding over the next 10+ years.
You are also forgetting that these clubs are part-time, so whilst full-time teams will be able to manage their players better in “bubbles”, we have players that mix with each other, then will go and work for the NHS or the local bakery, or the local school!
Obviously this is a bigger issue for the smaller clubs that it is for the full-time ones? How many permanent signings have Chesterfield made over the last, say, 4 weeks?