lo36789 wrote: ↑Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:29 pmI thought league disciplinary committees decided on breaches of league rules?spen666 wrote: ↑Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:12 pmThose letters to Curzon and Dulwich are interesting.
Is seems as if the NL Board have brought the charges & the NL Board have said they will be appointing the panel to decide the matter, if I have read the letters correctly
If that is correct, then it breaches the rules of Natural Justice that no many is to be prosecution and jury in a case. The FA have in recent years changed their rules so the cases are decided by an independent tribunal, seperate from the prosecution.
The NL could well be in difficulties if they are prosecuting and deciding the cases
That's what it is on the EvoStik, North West Counties and Cheshire League.
The FA came a cropper over this and had to change to an independent disciplinary panel.
The NL statement seems to say the NL are bringing the charges and selecting the disciplinary panel.
IF that is the case, they will struggle to claim it is a fair process
It may be the other leagues have got away with it because no one wants to challenge it in court because they couldn't afford it, but if all the clubs being charged here stand together, they could afford the legal costs to bring such a case
However, at the moment its still hypothetical as we have not reached that stage yet....lets see what the NL do next week when the 7 days are up....especially if vote is to end season...The NL would look foolish disciplining or trying to discipline clubs for not playing games in a season that has ended
The whole thing is a shambles all round