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Have tried to get on “Wraggs to Riches one of Macclesfield fans forum for an update on their love for our Chairman and Club.
But it seems to have disappeared much as their Chairman has in recent months.
Is it my technology or a omen of Macci dome.
A letter to the Chief Executive Officer of the English Football League
c/o 3 Lincoln Place
Mr David Baldwin
Chief Executive Officer
English Football League
10-12 West Cliff
Dear Mr Baldwin
Macclesfield Town Football Club (MTFC) are a small town football club within a hotbed of Premiership clubs in the North West, and one with a proud heritagedating back to 1874. The "against all odds" mentality that pervades our club has seen MTFC achieve promotion to the English Football League (EFL) on two occasions, and on much smaller budgets than many of its peers.
It is further use to note that in this day and age where there is a great concern about the lack of Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) coaches and managers in English football within the game, Macclesfield has appointed 3 BAME managers and a number of BAME coaches during their tenure in the ELF.
Please be assured that the overwhelming majority of Macclesfield Town Football Club (MTFC) Silkmen fans including the Silkmen Supporters Trust (SST) board, would be the first to admit that the stewardship of our beloved club by majority shareholder Mr. AlKadhi has been heartbreakingly horrendous. Silkmen fans everywhere despise his mismanagement of the club and in addition to his contemptuous attitude towards the club’s playing and non-playing staff and of course our long suffering supporters. It is our view that the actions of Mr. AlKhadi have clearly angered the English Football League (EFL), and as a result of his actions MTFC have been rightly docked points for this mismanagement., The recent re-involvement of former Silkmen chairman Mark Blower who played a major role in MTFC's defence at the recent independent panel hearing, had subsequently pointed to a more secure future for our beloved club both on and off the field with an inspiration of a fully operational board dedicated to effective governance of MTFC going forward.
The SST would like to place on record our frustration by the EFL's apparent inability and unwillingness to deal with the actions of appalling owners which have been manifest this season with the cases of Bury and now sadly Wigan. The SST have appealed for help on behalf of the fans, players and community, and have found the EFL to be unsympathetic and largely unresp;onsive. The lack of action on the appeals relating to staff mental healthhave been particularly galling..
The last disciplinary hearing held by an Independent Panel against MTFC made their decision after considering all the evidence and this should be respected. It must be pointed out that the decision was made considering the flawed way points per game (PPG) was calculated. MTFC were in effect deducted 16 points not 13, as recommended by the panel. A comparable analogy to this is a criminal sentenced to 18 months in prison who on arrival at the point of incarceration is told "forget what your sentence is, it is now 2 years" without rhythm nor reason. This is against English Law and legal advice appears to be on the side of MTFC.
It is our view that the EFL are inconsistent to say the least. Stevenage avoided a points deduction following an independent panel's decision, regarding a postponement of a fixture against Oldham Athletic where it was cited that three Stevenage players were identified for international call ups when only two were alleged to be eligible to be counted. Where was the EFL appeal? Southend another serial offender of paying wages late received a suspended point deduction. Again, where was the EFL appeal? These follow the imposition of no points reduction to Bolton Wanderers for missing two games.
The last two weeks have seen a publicity orchestrated campaign by members of the EFL to get Macclesfield demoted, an action the EFL well knows would obliterate the club. The prime orchestrator has been Mr. Philip Wallace of Stevenage, along with others including Mr. Philip Day of Grimsby. We believe that it is disgraceful, that the EFL board representative for League Two, Mr. John Nixon who sits at the high table of the EFL hierarchy, and who should surely provide an unbiased approach to all League 2 clubs; highlighted on social media that such was his indignation at the recent independent panel's decision regarding MTFC, that he was considering resigning from his aforementioned role. Is this the way the EFL conducts its business? The SST has seen no evidence of him demonstrating denial of his apparent ire since this time. The self-righteous indignation from Mr. Nixon was palpably silent following the decision on Stevenage, not to mention inrespect of the PPG calculationthat effectively saw the SIlkmen receive a further three point eduction.
It is of further use to note that on the 6th March 2020 Carlisle’s Chief Executive Nigel Clibbens spoke of how "on discussions and deliberations of [Macclesfield], penalties etc, [Mr. Nixon] does not participate, except to simply collect League Two views and pass them to the EFL." The above statement from the Cumbrians Chief Executive appears to have fallen on deaf ears to Mr. Nixon, and the SST would politely request that the EFL provide us with an outline of Mr. Nixon’s role as the League 2 representative, and your explanations to how his recent actions can in any way be seen as reasonable and unbiased.
The decision of the EFL to appeal against the independent decision now appears to be a witch hunt towards MTFC. Stevenage only managed to win three games in the 2019/20 season and were clearly the worst performing team in the division and deserved relegation. The independent panel made its decision and, as in the cases highlighted above, that decision should be accepted by the EFL
In order to understand what is happening could the EFL please answer the following questions:
What date is the appeal to take place on?
On what grounds are the EFL appealing? Has any undisclosed evidence come to light?
Has the EFL been pressureised into the appeal by the owners of other League 2 clubs If so, by how many and who?
Why has the EFL only appealed the MTFC decision?
Does the EFL want to remove MTFC from League 2 because of the mismanagement of its owner?
It is clear that the PPG has been rigged to remove MTFC from League 2. WIll the EFL produce the full minutes of the PPG meeting together with all the relevant comments from League 2 clubs to a Parliamentary committee?
Why can't the EFL sanction miscreant owners rather than clubs?
The EFL were supplied with information from the SST and knew the problems that MTFC were having. In particular the SST highlighted the concern that the owner was taking money out of the club. Would it not have been more sensible to help the club and pay the wages directly?
Could you provide the SST with an outline of the context of MR. Nixon's role as the League 2 representative and could you please provide a view as to whether Mr. Nixon's recent actions can in any way be seen as reasonable and unbiased?
I look forward to your prompt response.
Nigel Huddleston MP Minister of Sport
Damian Collins MP
Lisa Nandy MP
Davi Rutley MP
Is this a school English project in letter writing? For me it is a C minus, but with PPG this becomes Unclassified.
Amateurish, what you'd expect from a non league club.
The flow of this letter:
Darling Fascist Bully-Boy >
Please read my firm, but polite letter to the EFL outlining the plight of fans and staff at the club >
First, it's important to note that we're the least racist club >
Oh, and for good measure, here's something about an Elf, it's important to be inclusive of mythical creatures >
Like you, we can't stand our current owner and we agree to being docked points, just not enough points that they actually mean anything >
Look, now I'm getting angry. We've already told you about the mental health of our players and staff. You're causing serious issues here. You, the EFL, are responsible for this. >
You made errors when you punished us, even though it was meaningless. You can't even count properly, iDiOtS. >
BLOODY HLEL I"M STRATING TO RAGE! - Stevenage cheated, Bolton cheated, Southend cheated, Prince Charles cheated. Don't look at us, look at them!
STeVAGENE r cHeAtS! >
UR corrupt! ur CheETZ! >
The guy from Carlisle talks sense. AND U CHEATS! >
somThineg aBouT SeteVenage >
WITCH HUNT!!! PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT!!!! MMTGA!!!! RIGGED ELECTION!!!! >
EGSPLAIN YURSELFS!?1??1221ELEVENTY! >
Respond by return mail, I'm waiting -
BOOMSHANKA - AИDY.
Edited by Taz at 15:17:31 on 13th July 2020
It's absolutely disgusting for them to send this letter when we have BAME players, staff and fans, all of whom have minds and therefore may or may not have mental health issues resulting from the publication of this letter, or something else.
Did they stop to think of any of that? Furthermore we had one red card this season, whilst Macclesfield had two. This demonstrates they clearly love to cheat. Call that justice?
I am literally shaking
Its all bollocks they just need to hurry up and get it over with
well after this letter reaches the EFL from Andy Worth its a good chance stevenage will still be in the football league.
reason being the second paragraph Macclesfield has appointed 3 Bame managers and a of number of Bame coaches
during their tenure in the EFL. well if Macclesfield are playing the racist card its a shame they did not pay them on time they may had still had these staff at there club now.
as for their mental health of staff being galling due to appeals taking to long who,s fault was that,if you did not know when you were being paid your mental health would be shot to pieces.
just hope this letter is received by Mr David Baldwin as soon as possible.
Also they have to be vey sure re some of the accusations. Otherwise could be interesting libel connatations ahead.
Basically reading that they are blaming the efl, us, grimsby and Carlisle and because of what is happening in the world they are playing the race card as well
I really think both sets of fans should be discounted from comment. The bias on both sides is embarrassing.
Stepping out of my Stevenage shoes (with the old badge on, no mousse).
They appear to be a terribly run club (IMO) who should be punished to the fullest extent. This hasn’t happened.
We are a well run club but were by far the worst in the football league last season on the pitch. The place that counts.
If we weren’t the side who could benefit from their issues I’d still want them removed from the league. Potentially they will go bust next season regardless so they should be put out of their misery now. Allow the fans to form the inevitable phoenix club in time for the 20/21 season rather than 21/22 and they can start again.
Come Christmas we may be in the National League but we’ll have a team to support. Their fans may have another hiatus of seven to eight months with no football because they’ve gone bust.
Agree, is all getting silly now.
We'll be relegated, the EFL appeal will fail. I'm resigned to that fact, only got ourselves to blame.
I’m getting a message saying the sites certificate expired a day ago?
Works for me. It might block you because of dodgy security certificates.
I thought Borochat was grim, it's bloody bleak over there.
Macclesfield don,t like giving information in a court of law, let alone giving info on a forum.
Big Phil pulls the strings at the ISPs. Very petty of him. Sad!