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National League/EFL

By Mercury 8824/3 17:55Tue Mar 24 17:55:23 2020

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Taken from the BBC Football sport page regarding the current circumstances.

As the EFL went through this season with 71 teams following Bury's expulsion last August, at least one side has to be promoted, with a second going up through the play-offs as it presently stands. That would mean League Two's bottom club, currently Stevenage, going down.

However, speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live on Saturday, EFL chairman Rick Parry said the idea the current season would finish in July and the next one start as planned in August was "wishful thinking".

It means the National League could yet end up starting their 2020-21 campaign before EFL clubs have finished this season, given the commitment within the professional game to complete the season at some point.

As Barrow are currently four points clear of Harrogate at the top of the table, with nine games remaining, one possible option would be to scrap the play-offs completely, promote the Cumbrians as "champions" and allow Stevenage to remain in League Two.

Edited by Mercury 88 at 17:55:39 on 24th March 2020

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Re: National League/EFL

By Freemo25/3 16:38Wed Mar 25 16:38:06 2020In response to National League/EFL Top of thread

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The best part of this would be never having to attend the three or four more games desperately trying to hold my tongue since I have nothing nice to shout out, before having to get a train back from Carlisle a total wreck.

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Re: National League/EFL update

By Donnellyrd (reecedonnelly12@gmail.com)25/3 13:03Wed Mar 25 13:03:17 2020In response to National League/EFL Top of thread

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The National League have just released a statement saying they have asked The FA for assistance in postponing all remaining fixtures and to end the season as soon as possible.

Additionally according to the standard the season will go into complete shutdown

“However, it is thought the majority of National League clubs, even some of those pushing for promotion, have reluctantly agreed that voiding the campaign is the only way forward.

Voiding the season would leave the EFL with no choice but to scrap League Two Relegation.”

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Re: National League/EFL update

By Hitchin Callling26/3 08:54Thu Mar 26 08:54:16 2020In response to Re: National League/EFL update Top of thread

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In another part of their statement they said they also wanted this to for certainty on player contracts.
Does this mean in conference they end when season ends other than like the majority in the league on 30/6 ?
If correct can see why they are asking this asf they could then stop paying them as soon as FA agree to terminate the league.

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By Donnellyrd (reecedonnelly12@gmail.com)26/3 10:14Thu Mar 26 10:14:26 2020In response to Re: National League/EFL update Top of thread

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Boreham Woods end on the 25th April

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Re: National League/EFL update

By Hitchin Callling26/3 10:34Thu Mar 26 10:34:41 2020In response to Re: National League/EFL update Top of thread

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Thanks that's the answer then

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Re: National League/EFL update

By jayess25/3 13:29Wed Mar 25 13:29:45 2020In response to Re: National League/EFL update Top of thread

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If they choose surely they can 'elect' Barrow to fill the vacancy Bury's demise created.

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Re: National League/EFL update

By Puds (Chuds)25/3 15:51Wed Mar 25 15:51:41 2020In response to Re: National League/EFL update Top of thread

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Then Harrogate would kick off.

Plus Bury's spot is in L1. So you would need to promote somebody from L2. Presumably Swindon who are second but have a game in hand, so that then would then see Crewe kicking off. Etc.

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By Deltic 2125/3 18:11Wed Mar 25 18:11:11 2020In response to Re: National League/EFL update Top of thread

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Would they be kicking off at 3pm? 🤔😊

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Re: National League/EFL update

By Pete (PeteH)25/3 16:00Wed Mar 25 16:00:25 2020In response to Re: National League/EFL update Top of thread

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Yeah, it's by no means certain that Harrogate can't reel in Barrow.

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Re: National League/EFL update

By jayess25/3 15:55Wed Mar 25 15:55:36 2020In response to Re: National League/EFL update Top of thread

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Whatever else happens they are bound to do something to remedy the missing club in League One.
No-one is going to vote for extending a 4% drop in home gate receipts for another season.

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By Puds (Chuds)24/3 18:12Tue Mar 24 18:12:53 2020In response to National League/EFL Top of thread

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Steps 5 & 6 of NL have today announced their seasons are done. It is still to be determined whether their season is completely voided, or whether PPG will decide promotion and relegation.

The leagues in Step 3 & 4 also unanimously want to end their seasons now, so will no doubt follow suit in the next day or two.

Steps 1 & 2 want to finish, which I just do not see as achievable financially for them.

Will be watching this very closely. The FL wants to finish but if all of NL has ended it, and with the possibility of finishing any time soon getting less likely and clubs losing fortunes, a judgement will need to be made.

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By Freemo24/3 19:02Tue Mar 24 19:02:38 2020In response to Re: National League/EFL Top of thread

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My local step 6 side, looking at a probable midtable finish and having to play 15 games by the end of April due to waterlogged or frozen pitches throughout December-February, will be gutted about that.

I think the idea of completing the season is every bit as forfeit as my May holiday and just as ill-advised.

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By Mercury 8824/3 18:54Tue Mar 24 18:54:53 2020In response to Re: National League/EFL Top of thread

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As sad as it would be to see the national league having to avoid their season, but for financial reasons and health and safety reasons I think it would be the correct decision to make in not completing the season.

Gut wrenching for Boreham Wood considering they've over achieved this season sitting joint 3rd with Yeovil and Notts County.

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