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The Close Season drags onwards, and onwards, and onwards, and onwards..

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:33 am

It's stating the bleedin obvious but we last saw a game on March 14th, nearly 3 months ago and normally after about this amount of non football time we are looking at friendlies and planning for the new season - but not now. Now we still have no idea as to when we will kick off, or even who if anyone will be promoted or relegated.

I'm missing football but seem to be thinking less about it as time moves on, and although the Premier league kicking off again will help, I'm not a big fan, so as long as Darlo remain quiet football will not really be on my agenda.

How are we all coping ???
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Post by TKOA » Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:54 am

I’m the same I’m not bothered about watching the premier league either. I’ll keep an eye on results but I can’t see myself sitting through many if any matches.

I have got into the Belarus Premier League though or the Beep as they call it! Borisov play some good football and FK Slutsk have found themselves with a worldwide supporters Facebook group with 7000 members! People got behind them purely because of their name and the fans on there made a song called ‘We love our slutsk’ which is now played before every match 😂
The fans have even donated money and made merchandise which has really helped the club as I’m led to believe they have been struggling financially.

It’s also been strange to watch during the pandemic as there are fans in the stadium (Though not as many as usual) and the players still shaking hands etc This has been down to the President of Belarus having a shall we say..slightly different view on how to deal with Covid-19.

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Post by HarrytheQuaker » Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:21 pm

TKOA wrote:I’m the same I’m not bothered about watching the premier league either. I’ll keep an eye on results but I can’t see myself sitting through many if any matches.

I have got into the Belarus Premier League though or the Beep as they call it! Borisov play some good football and FK Slutsk have found themselves with a worldwide supporters Facebook group with 7000 members! People got behind them purely because of their name and the fans on there made a song called ‘We love our slutsk’ which is now played before every match Image
The fans have even donated money and made merchandise which has really helped the club as I’m led to believe they have been struggling financially.

It’s also been strange to watch during the pandemic as there are fans in the stadium (Though not as many as usual) and the players still shaking hands etc This has been down to the President of Belarus having a shall we say..slightly different view on how to deal with Covid-19.

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Post by TKOA » Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:49 pm

HarrytheQuaker wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:21 pm
TKOA wrote:I’m the same I’m not bothered about watching the premier league either. I’ll keep an eye on results but I can’t see myself sitting through many if any matches.

I have got into the Belarus Premier League though or the Beep as they call it! Borisov play some good football and FK Slutsk have found themselves with a worldwide supporters Facebook group with 7000 members! People got behind them purely because of their name and the fans on there made a song called ‘We love our slutsk’ which is now played before every match Image
The fans have even donated money and made merchandise which has really helped the club as I’m led to believe they have been struggling financially.

It’s also been strange to watch during the pandemic as there are fans in the stadium (Though not as many as usual) and the players still shaking hands etc This has been down to the President of Belarus having a shall we say..slightly different view on how to deal with Covid-19.

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Post by darlo reborn » Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:13 am

No point in watching football on tv without crowds as its like watching a game in the park

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Post by Darlo_Pete » Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:11 am

Interesting how Sky Sport are putting crowd sounds on the German football. I thought it was ok to start with, but the soundtrack is pretty repetitive & it started to annoy me after a short while.

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Post by Old Git » Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:51 am

darlo reborn wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:13 am
No point in watching football on tv without crowds as its like watching a game in the park
Yes I am looking forward to seeing some live football on TV but I am thinking it will be weird without a crowd. Still has to be better than nothing but things will only feel ok when we are all back at Blackwell Meadows.

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Post by theoriginalfatcat » Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:13 pm

darlo reborn wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:13 am
No point in watching football on tv without crowds as its like watching a game in the park
Or Alfreton away.
Mr Singh said this " I'm not expecting to get back any of the money I've already put in, I'm prepared to write it off for the future of the club. I'm not hanging in to make any kind of financial gain in the short or long term - if someone was prepared to come in and take the club off my hands, I'd be more than willing to discuss it"

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Post by Quaker85 » Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:08 pm

Darlo_Pete wrote:Interesting how Sky Sport are putting crowd sounds on the German football. I thought it was ok to start with, but the soundtrack is pretty repetitive & it started to annoy me after a short while.
Sky don’t show Bundesliga and I thought it was stadium specific.


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Post by Darlo_Pete » Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:29 pm

Quaker85 wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:08 pm
Darlo_Pete wrote:Interesting how Sky Sport are putting crowd sounds on the German football. I thought it was ok to start with, but the soundtrack is pretty repetitive & it started to annoy me after a short while.
Sky don’t show Bundesliga and I thought it was stadium specific.


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Yes sorry it was on BT Sport. Yes it may well be stadium specific, but it is only a short clip which they keep repeating.

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Post by quaker4life » Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:15 pm

We should have been looking forward the Euro's kicking off on Friday but to be honest, right now football is irrelevant and personally and I won't be watching the Premier League or the Championship when they eventually come back, I've said before as far as I'm concerned if it isn't safe for fans to enter a stadium then it isn't safe for anybody. I think the decision to resume was more for financial reasons than maintaining the integrity of the League but I understand those who'll look at it is a welcome distraction from everything that's going on in the world right now.

I wouldn't be surprised if we don't see another ball kicked in 2020 but we should spare a thought for those fans who were lost amongst the 40,000 dead so far who'll never get to see their teams play again, it's a horrendous situation and no doubt something any of us would have expected to see in our lifetime.
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Post by LoidLucan » Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:35 pm

Don't worry, I'm sure the leaders of one of the plague capitals of the world will do what's right for people's health and welfare. Mind, if it's OK for thousands of protestors to be cheek by jowl all over the country, then 1,400 footie fans in BM for a 90 minute match in the open air doesn't seem like a huge public health risk to me. We could even take in a trip to Barnie after the game just to make sure our eyes are still in good working order.

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Post by theoriginalfatcat » Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:59 pm

quaker4life wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:15 pm
We should have been looking forward the Euro's kicking off on Friday
We have tickets for Monday's game up at Glasgow - Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Now postponed for 1 year.
Mr Singh said this " I'm not expecting to get back any of the money I've already put in, I'm prepared to write it off for the future of the club. I'm not hanging in to make any kind of financial gain in the short or long term - if someone was prepared to come in and take the club off my hands, I'd be more than willing to discuss it"

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Post by quaker4life » Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:45 pm

LoidLucan wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:35 pm
Don't worry, I'm sure the leaders of one of the plague capitals of the world will do what's right for people's health and welfare. Mind, if it's OK for thousands of protestors to be cheek by jowl all over the country, then 1,400 footie fans in BM for a 90 minute match in the open air doesn't seem like a huge public health risk to me. We could even take in a trip to Barnie after the game just to make sure our eyes are still in good working order.
I refused to get drawn into an argument over some of those so called "protestors" I realise not all of them were there to cause trouble but as was the case in London in 2011 it soon turned into opportunist thuggery. It would seem many of them thought COVID-19 had simply vanished into thin air but as Forrest Gump said "stupid is as stupid does" and it was only a couple of weeks earlier people had been vilifying Dominic Cummings en masse for breaking lockdown before proceeding to do it themselves in large numbers, these are certainly weird times we live in.
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We have tickets for Monday's game up at Glasgow - Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Now postponed for 1 year.
On the brought side it looks like we could well have back to back summers of Football - depending on the situation with Qatar.
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Post by darlo2001uk » Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:52 pm

quaker4life wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:45 pm

I refused to get drawn into an argument over some of those so called "protestors" I realise not all of them were there to cause trouble but as was the case in London in 2011 it soon turned into opportunist thuggery. It would seem many of them thought COVID-19 had simply vanished into thin air but as Forrest Gump said "stupid is as stupid does" and it was only a couple of weeks earlier people had been vilifying Dominic Cummings en masse for breaking lockdown before proceeding to do it themselves in large numbers, these are certainly weird times we live in.
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Post by jjljks » Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:49 pm

National League clubs are expected to vote on a conclusion to their season on Monday that would see leaders Barrow promoted to the English Football League.

The resolution would also see a second team promoted via the play-offs, which would be played out in the coming weeks, after the league decided to end the 2019-20 season due to coronavirus back in April.

Chorley FC would be relegated. Sky Sports News has been told that there will be no promotion or relegation from either National League North nor South.
The resolution to vote was reached after a meeting of the National League board on Wednesday, after it was confirmed by the EFL that Stevenage would drop out of the league, with the League Two season curtailed.

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Post by Old Git » Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:05 pm

jjljks wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:49 pm
National League clubs are expected to vote on a conclusion to their season on Monday that would see leaders Barrow promoted to the English Football League.

The resolution would also see a second team promoted via the play-offs, which would be played out in the coming weeks, after the league decided to end the 2019-20 season due to coronavirus back in April.

Chorley FC would be relegated. Sky Sports News has been told that there will be no promotion or relegation from either National League North nor South.
The resolution to vote was reached after a meeting of the National League board on Wednesday, after it was confirmed by the EFL that Stevenage would drop out of the league, with the League Two season curtailed.
If I understand your post correctly it would mean the following:
1 National League would be reduced from 24 to 22 teams.
2 NLN would increase to 23 teams assuming Chorley are placed there.
3 NLS would remain as now with 22 teams.
Wow that would be strange even by the standards of football administrators and would surely need further adjustments in future seasons to even things up.

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Post by LoidLucan » Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:31 pm

So no final decision yet then. This saga is assuming War and Peace proportions... and we haven't even got to the inevitable appeals and threats of legal action.

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Post by onewayup » Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:43 pm

Appeals ,legal actions if a club decides on that action will be money thrown away, as once the decision is made it won't be changed, better spent on building a better squad for the new campaign.

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Post by theoriginalfatcat » Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:54 pm

Copied from York Press.....

"YORK City will miss out on promotion to the National League under the league’s proposed method of resolving the season, it has been widely reported.

The proposal would see the league placings decided via points-per-game (PPG), meaning that Vanarama National League North leaders York would fall below King’s Lynn Town, who were two points behind City with two games in hand when the season was suspended in March amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The top clubs from the National League North and South would then be promoted.


But the play-offs in the sixth tier will not take place due to government guidelines stating that only sport that qualifies as “elite” will be allowed to return behind-closed-doors."
Mr Singh said this " I'm not expecting to get back any of the money I've already put in, I'm prepared to write it off for the future of the club. I'm not hanging in to make any kind of financial gain in the short or long term - if someone was prepared to come in and take the club off my hands, I'd be more than willing to discuss it"

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Post by super_les_mcjannet » Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:58 pm

National League are working towards a September start for season 20/21.

I presume they hope we can get some people in the grounds then, which seems reasonable currently but not sure that would be full capacity - who knows.

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Post by Darlogramps » Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:04 pm

The proposal seems to be:

- Barrow and a play-off winner promoted out of the National League.

- Stevenage or Macclesfield relegated into the National League.

- Only Chorley relegated to the National League North.

- King’s Lynn and Wealdstone promoted.

So the National League runs with 24 teams, NLN with 22 and NLS with 21.

And presumably the expansions of National League North and South are deferred by a year, meaning only two go down next season.

All to get voted on on Monday, and if it’s rejected, they’ll look at alternative options like null and void.

From a selfish point of view, I’d much rather have York than King’s Lynn in our division. No ballache trip to Norfolk and a bigger crowd at home against York (so long as people are allowed in the ground by then).
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Post by Darlo_Pete » Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:26 pm

Yep agreed I'm happy to see the back to Kings Lynn & we'll be able to resume hostilities with York next season. Haven't been to Chorley since our Conference trip over 20 years ago, so looking forward to going there.

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Post by jjljks » Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:20 am

Barrow deserve to go up, but then again I always had a soft spot for them after the support they gave us during "our troubles".
Great to be going down to York next season, presumably to their new ground and also another trip to Blyth & Spenny.
Pretty tough on South Shields to miss out on promotion when their pitch performances merited it, but there again all of this is still subject to yet another vote so not exactly time to be booking dates in your diary just yet

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Post by theoriginalfatcat » Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:49 am

jjljks wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:20 am
Barrow deserve to go up, but then again I always had a soft spot for them after the support they gave us during "our troubles".
Great to be going down to York next season, presumably to their new ground and also another trip to Blyth & Spenny.
Pretty tough on South Shields to miss out on promotion when their pitch performances merited it, but there again all of this is still subject to yet another vote so not exactly time to be booking dates in your diary just yet
Early morning or a late night??
Mr Singh said this " I'm not expecting to get back any of the money I've already put in, I'm prepared to write it off for the future of the club. I'm not hanging in to make any kind of financial gain in the short or long term - if someone was prepared to come in and take the club off my hands, I'd be more than willing to discuss it"

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Post by jjljks » Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:49 pm

theoriginalfatcat wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:49 am
jjljks wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:20 am
Barrow deserve to go up, but then again I always had a soft spot for them after the support they gave us during "our troubles".
Great to be going down to York next season, presumably to their new ground and also another trip to Blyth & Spenny.
Pretty tough on South Shields to miss out on promotion when their pitch performances merited it, but there again all of this is still subject to yet another vote so not exactly time to be booking dates in your diary just yet
Early morning or a late night??
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Post by biccynana » Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:03 pm

jjljks wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:20 am
Barrow deserve to go up, but then again I always had a soft spot for them after the support they gave us during "our troubles".
Great to be going down to York next season, presumably to their new ground and also another trip to Blyth & Spenny.
Pretty tough on South Shields to miss out on promotion when their pitch performances merited it, but there again all of this is still subject to yet another vote so not exactly time to be booking dates in your diary just yet
Nice piece on Barrow on the Guardian website https://www.theguardian.com/football/20 ... -ian-evatt

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