The Non - League thread

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Re: The Non - League thread

by Royals and Racers » 18 Feb 2021 19:27

National league North and South season has been declared null and void. Following voting from the clubs, the season has ended with no promotion/relegation to or from the divisions.
The National league( step 1) clubs have voted to continue the season.

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Re: The Non - League thread

by AthleticoSpizz » 18 Feb 2021 19:32

Obviously without any relegations

Just promotions

A ‘free-hit’ season for all those in the ‘Conf’

No wonder Dover have furloughed their staff/squad...many more to follow?

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Re: The Non - League thread

by Royals and Racers » 18 Feb 2021 22:14

AthleticoSpizz Obviously without any relegations

Just promotions

A ‘free-hit’ season for all those in the ‘Conf’

No wonder Dover have furloughed their staff/squad...many more to follow?

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With the National League at Step 1 voting to continue, there's a question mark over what happens with Dover Athletic.

The club has said it “will be unable to fulfil further National League fixtures until appropriate funding is made available.

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Re: The Non - League thread

by AthleticoSpizz » 18 Feb 2021 22:19

Yup......but the “no relegations” being the caveat currently.

Lots of (probably and moreso the part-time teams) can pretty much stop playing and paying...just field the kit man and his wife etc

Risk free?

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Re: The Non - League thread

by Sutekh » 19 Feb 2021 13:41

Royals and Racers Statement from Sandhurst town FC Chairman http://www.sandhursttownfc1910.com/wp-c ... 1Final.pdf


Out of interest re: the ground share with Bracknell will that only happen if Bracknell are promoted to the Isthmian Premier at some point or is that slated to happen only when Bracknell finally get to start building a new ground.


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by Sutekh » 19 Feb 2021 13:49

AthleticoSpizz Yup......but the “no relegations” being the caveat currently.

Lots of (probably and moreso the part-time teams) can pretty much stop playing and paying...just field the kit man and his wife etc

Risk free?


****** well should be risk free! Given the special circumstances the National League should simply expunge all records of those clubs unable to continue, and carry on as normal with the clubs that are able to play, then start again next season (assuming there is a next season) with everyone ready to go.

Those clubs at the bottom of division 4 still have something to play for then!

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Re: The Non - League thread

by Royals and Racers » 19 Feb 2021 17:05

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AthleticoSpizz Yup......but the “no relegations” being the caveat currently.

Lots of (probably and moreso the part-time teams) can pretty much stop playing and paying...just field the kit man and his wife etc

Risk free?


****** well should be risk free! Given the special circumstances the National League should simply expunge all records of those clubs unable to continue, and carry on as normal with the clubs that are able to play, then start again next season (assuming there is a next season) with everyone ready to go.

Those clubs at the bottom of division 4 still have something to play for then!

At the moment all clubs playing their fixtures tomorrow with the exception of Dover- if they are not prepared to play games with a competitive team, throw them out !!

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Re: The Non - League thread

by Royals and Racers » 19 Feb 2021 22:40

Not everyone is happy with the National league North and south decision to finish the season.
https://www.chelmsfordcityfc.com/news/c ... 99759.html

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Re: The Non - League thread

by AthleticoSpizz » 19 Feb 2021 22:45

....and for those that have played the game thus far and are in the promotion slots (Hungerford anyone?), who would be happy?


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Re: The Non - League thread

by South Coast Royal » 20 Feb 2021 11:23

AthleticoSpizz ....and for those that have played the game thus far and are in the promotion slots (Hungerford anyone?), who would be happy?


Same down here with Poole Town who looked like being right up there for promotion.
The shame for these teams is that they might not be able to keep the same players for next season.

Still, there is a pandemic and, after all, it's only football played at an amateur (sort of) level for fun.

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Re: The Non - League thread

by Four Of Clubs » 20 Feb 2021 18:22

Today's Results from NAT

Aldershot 3-0 Wrexham
Barnet 0-2 Woking
Bromley 2-2 Maidenhead United Magpies trail by 2 at the break get one back early after the restart but don't draw level until injury time.

Eastleigh 1-0 Stockport County

....and in the later game leaders Torquay beaten again at home, this time with late goals from Halifax - turning the game around to win 3-2.
Sutton's 4-1 win over Wealdstone sees them move within 4 points in 2nd with games in hand.

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Re: The Non - League thread

by paultheroyal » 22 Feb 2021 11:14

Eastleigh coming with a fantastic run of wins, they dropped silly points just before this run as well. Be amazing if they can squeeze into League 2.

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Re: The Non - League thread

by RFCMod » 22 Feb 2021 12:53

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Royals and Racers Statement from Sandhurst town FC Chairman http://www.sandhursttownfc1910.com/wp-c ... 1Final.pdf


Out of interest re: the ground share with Bracknell will that only happen if Bracknell are promoted to the Isthmian Premier at some point or is that slated to happen only when Bracknell finally get to start building a new ground.


Well not much has happened down at Bottom Meadow this year
The pitch is still torn up and every time I've been down for a kick about with my youngest there doesn't seem much progress
I always see car parking as one of the issues down there


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Re: The Non - League thread

by Four Of Clubs » 24 Feb 2021 20:47

Couple of our sides featured in National League games last night:

'Magpies' undone 2-4 @ York Rd by local rivals Aldershot. Sh!ts led 3-0 at the break, hosts got two back in 7 mins through Orsi-Dadomo and the visitors were given a Red Card on 70' .... but no further drama until Aldershot snatched a fourth goal, deep into injury time.

Eastleigh drew a blank at Wealdstone. - top two Torquay and Sutton both grabbed away wins.

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Re: The Non - League thread

by Royals and Racers » 25 Feb 2021 20:07

The 2020/21 non-league season at Steps 3-6 has been curtailed with immediate effect.

The decision is subject to ratification from the FA Council.

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Re: The Non - League thread

by Tony Le Mesmer » 26 Feb 2021 16:53

Lots of leagues proposing Spring Cup competitions for April and May, assuming fans are allowed back in. Plenty of interest from clubs by all accounts. Im guessing County Cups might be back on the agenda as well?

Looking forward to Foc's Friday updates!

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Re: The Non - League thread

by Royals and Racers » 26 Feb 2021 18:20

The FA has informed clubs "it is the intention that the 2020-21 FA Vase shall continue".

"The Competition will resume at the earliest opportunity, meaning that all clubs should prepare to resume playing in early April".

FA Trophy QF`s tomorrow
Notts County v Oxford City
Darlington v Hornchurch
Aldershot v Hereford
Woking v Torquay
SF draw live on Talksport 2 at 1.30pm on Monday

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Re: The Non - League thread

by Four Of Clubs » 26 Feb 2021 20:01

Tony Le Mesmer Lots of leagues proposing Spring Cup competitions for April and May, assuming fans are allowed back in. Plenty of interest from clubs by all accounts. Im guessing County Cups might be back on the agenda as well?

Looking forward to Foc's Friday updates!


...certainly haven't have much to update of late and R&R has saved me the bother this w/e 8) Ta ....

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Re: The Non - League thread

by Royals and Racers » 27 Feb 2021 17:07

Royals and Racers The FA has informed clubs "it is the intention that the 2020-21 FA Vase shall continue".

"The Competition will resume at the earliest opportunity, meaning that all clubs should prepare to resume playing in early April".

FA Trophy QF`s tomorrow
Notts County v Oxford City
Darlington v Hornchurch
Aldershot v Hereford
Woking v Torquay
SF draw live on Talksport 2 at 1.30pm on Monday

Winners
Hereford(after Pens)
Hornchurch
Notts County
Woking

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Re: The Non - League thread

by paultheroyal » 01 Mar 2021 09:21

Notts County vs Hereford final if that was to happen would generate a bumper crowd.

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