The Appeal

by Scott Thornberry - 11th June 2012

the appeal

 

Darlington FC 1883 Ltd have been informed by the FA that our appeal against the FA decision to class Darlington FC as a "new club" and to place the club at level 5 of the football pyramid will be heard on the 21st June 2012.
Denis Pinnegar and Laura Drew will be travelling to Wembley on the 21st to represent the board at the meeting which will start at 10.30am.

 

 

Laura Drew, director of DFC 1883 Ltd said "We have to be confident when we go down as we put forward a strong appeal, but we are taking nothing for granted. We will be well prepared and hope to come back with a positive and fair result."

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darlojay - 11th June 2012 22:03:30

Evo Stik AGM Sunday 24th in Blackpool so any decisions need to be finalised before that

Quakerz - 11th June 2012 22:23:38

The Evostik AGM was supposed to be Saturday 16th?

Mr_Tibbs - 12th June 2012 06:49:15

Quakerz wrote:The Evostik AGM was supposed to be Saturday 16th?
Think it still is the 16th. Just had a good look around and can't see anywhere saying any different.

MikeinBlack - 12th June 2012 06:59:51

Looks like the FA have their finger on the pulse as usual - NOT!

darlojay - 12th June 2012 12:36:49

My apologies it does seem it is Sunday 17th. If the league AGM takes place before the appeal I can't see how we can go into Evo Stik.

MikeinBlack - 12th June 2012 12:42:08

I wonder if the Board members going to Soho can claim their train fare back from the FA for a wasted journey?

Quakerz - 12th June 2012 15:00:09

darlojay wrote:My apologies it does seem it is Sunday 17th. If the league AGM takes place before the appeal I can't see how we can go into Evo Stik.
It's Saturday 16th.

divas - 12th June 2012 15:05:40

Just checked Chester's appeal, it was heard and upheld one day before the Evostick AGM.

It's an easy get out for the FA, they'll probably uphold the appeal but conveniently we'll not be accepted into the Evostick as they'll have finalised everything

Quakerz - 12th June 2012 15:15:00

I wonder if either 1883 or the FA realise this?

Have 1883 asked the FA about the "what ifs"? What if we win? The Evostik AGM has been and gone by the appeal.

The FA could surely have held their appeal this week?

MikeinBlack - 12th June 2012 15:35:24

Quakerz wrote:I wonder if either 1883 or the FA realise this?

Have 1883 asked the FA about the "what ifs"? What if we win? The Evostik AGM has been and gone by the appeal.

The FA could surely have held their appeal this week?
Maybe they should also ask the Evo-Stick League if their plans can be altered after the event as well? I get the feeling that the FA are simply playing us lip service to the appeal and we'll stay where we are. I wonder if the FA can allow us to enter the cups? Is the barring from the FA Cup and Vase part of our appeal - I hope so. Extra income for us at least if we get through a couple of qualifying rounds.

Quakerz - 12th June 2012 15:42:29

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's mike, flapping like fuck!

wellindarlo - 12th June 2012 16:06:54

:lol:

DarloOnTheUp - 12th June 2012 16:15:12

Quakerz wrote:Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's mike, flapping like fuck!
:lol:

MikeinBlack - 12th June 2012 16:16:12

Quakerz wrote:Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's mike, flapping like fuck!
lol - thanks for e-mailing my question to the Evo-stick League Quakerz....of course it's not a flap then though is it? ;)

quaker4life - 21st June 2012 19:54:18

MikeinBlack wrote:
Quakerz wrote: I wonder if the FA can allow us to enter the cups? Is the barring from the FA Cup and Vase part of our appeal - I hope so. Extra income for us at least if we get through a couple of qualifying rounds.
Sorry if this has been mentioned before, but I read somewhere on here a while back that if we are to be treat as a new club we will not be allowed to enter the FA Cup/Vase etc, is this the case?

Robbie Painter - 21st June 2012 19:59:02

quaker4life wrote:
MikeinBlack wrote:
Quakerz wrote: I wonder if the FA can allow us to enter the cups? Is the barring from the FA Cup and Vase part of our appeal - I hope so. Extra income for us at least if we get through a couple of qualifying rounds.
Sorry if this has been mentioned before, but I read somewhere on here a while back that if we are to be treat as a new club we will not be allowed to enter the FA Cup/Vase etc, is this the case?
Correct.

Whilst we will lose out on additional income I think for this season it's a good thing in that we'll have less games than the other teams going for promotion and can concentrate on the league.