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Re: Staines It is NOT a Farce.

By Whispering Minotaur25/4/2019 08:58Thu Apr 25 08:58:13 2019In response to Re: Staines It is NOT a Farce.

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Once again Terry, you seem to be completely missing the point the rest of us are making. You're definitely in a minority of one on this.

As Cappers and others have clearly stated, Staines have not broken any rules regarding their finances, or anything else. If they had, they would have had a points deduction applied. You do not have to pay players to play in this division. If by not paying, or by having a very small wage budget it means you aren't competitive then you have to take it on the chin and accept that relegation is likely to happen, which is exactly what Staines have done. Staines are not fielding a youth side. A number of their current squad are in their 20s, they just happen to not be good enough for Step 3 football.

Having read the statement from their chairman, he's done exactly the right thing by making sure the club continues to survive, and ensuring their survival has meant reducing the playing budget and if you read their forum, its clear their supporters are just happy they still have a club to support.

Let's look at it another way. What would you want Harrow Borough to do if the same thing happened to your club as has happened to Staines? Would you be happy if the league chucked you out because you couldn't pay the players enough to put together a competitive side but the directors were ensuring the club stayed in business by fielding the under 18s in every game? Or would you rather all the money was put into the playing budget and the club went bust?

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