- Aug 8, 2017
- Reaction score
- Port Vale
Can't beat the spirit of fair and open competition on a level playing field
Yes it is much better when these things are decided in the cool of a committee room rather than by simple points gained, goals scored and conceded etc.My favourite AGM cup was in the Conference in 2006. Firstly it was 2 down instead of 3 due to restructuring, which saved us after finishing 3rd bottom (having been reprieved the year before). Tamworth and Scarborough finished in the bottom 2.
Then mid table Altrincham were deducted 15 points for fielding a player that they didn’t realise needed international clearance which they appealed over (and seemed to blame us thanks to our club secretary Colin Peake being on the Conference board at the time). Conflict of interest etc.
That put Alty bottom and reprieved Tamworth, Scarborough moved up to 21st which was also enough to stay up after Canvey Island resigned from the league, until Scarborough themselves were kicked out which reprieved Alty even after they’d lost their appeal. Good times.