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It's not looking good in the National league

By almost average 222/1 06:32Fri Jan 22 06:32:50 2021

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Joint statement by National League North Clubs.

Following a meeting with the National League board and the FA to discuss the options presented to us, we are making the following statement.

"Whilst the integrity of the National League is important, we do not value this above the safety and well-being of our families, staff, volunteers or that of our heroic workers who are tackling this pandemic on the front line. Furthermore we have now been asked to consider loans against our clubs and we are quite simply not prepared to trade while insolvent.

Therefore we are calling for the immediate suspension of the league competition to allow the National League, FA and the DCMS time to find a solution that is acceptable to all. This suspension will allow us time to lobby our respective MPs and carry out our own financial risk assessments against avoiding a Null and Void scenario.

An inability to secure acceptable funding to cover COVID testing and the loss of fans will continue to render us insolvent and we are not prepared to prolong this beyond 29th January 2021.

We are duty bound as mere custodians of our clubs and will do everything we can to ensure we do not place any avoidable further financial problems now or in the future upon our community assets.

Quite simply 66 clubs would not have willingly participated in any footballing competition which initiated playing contracts, without assurances.

Telford, Alfreton, Bradford PA, Blyth, Curzon Ashton, Darlington, Farsley Celtic, Gateshead, Guiseley, Kettering, Southport, Spennymoor.

This follows statements this week by a number of clubs including Concord Rangers & Slough Town saying they are not prepared to play any more games under the current circumstances .

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Re: It's not looking good in the National league

By VS Town (VS Boro)22/1 10:10Fri Jan 22 10:10:18 2021In response to It's not looking good in the National leagueTop of thread

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I am just very surprised there has not been many/any of these clubs announcing serious financial problems. The players must be being paid, so where is the money coming from?

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Re: It's not looking good in the National league

By stone ragma22/1 12:09Fri Jan 22 12:09:08 2021In response to Re: It's not looking good in the National leagueTop of thread

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They were given grants to start the season to make up for loss of crowds, the problem now that those grants have run out is that the government rather than giving more grants want any further money given to be loans, that is the problem these clubs are complaining about

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Re: It's not looking good in the National league

By MJNB22/1 12:21Fri Jan 22 12:21:06 2021In response to Re: It's not looking good in the National leagueTop of thread

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Quite right that clubs don't want to rack up debts.

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Re: It's not looking good in the National league

By stone ragma22/1 13:10Fri Jan 22 13:10:52 2021In response to Re: It's not looking good in the National leagueTop of thread

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Agree, things are difficult enough for clubs without more debt

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Re: It's not looking good in the National league

By almost average 222/1 11:44Fri Jan 22 11:44:12 2021In response to Re: It's not looking good in the National leagueTop of thread

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Think that's the problem the money has run out at many of the clubs and the only way to fund the clubs for the rest of the season is loans .

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Re: It's not looking good in the National league

By joetowny (Joe)24/1 07:34Sun Jan 24 07:34:48 2021In response to Re: It's not looking good in the National leagueTop of thread

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the national lge is based on sugar daddies, not sound finance.
the dream of many clubs is the stairway to heaven ie the football lge
many have full time squads, everyone cant be a winner
hence the only alternatives to the present problems are
1/ someone keeps chucking a load of money in
2/ the fans themselves keep digging into their pockets to sustain a club.
3/ government finance
the pros and cons are as always up for debate.
however the bottom line is a very simple one, how much does a fan want his club
do you finance it or do you let it die.
if you know better good luck to you.

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National league continues, North and South paused for 2 weeks

By MJNB22/1 12:49Fri Jan 22 12:49:52 2021In response to Re: It's not looking good in the National leagueTop of thread

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Update inc some news on our level

By almost average 227/1 12:46Wed Jan 27 12:46:37 2021In response to National league continues, North and South paused for 2 weeksTop of thread

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/55818377

Mentions the possibility of grants not loans for clubs at our level .

Edited by almost average 2 at 12:50:22 on 27th January 2021

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Re: National league continues, North and South paused for 2 weeks

By stone ragma27/1 12:49Wed Jan 27 12:49:40 2021In response to Update inc some news on our levelTop of thread

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No point in taking grants if they later are turned into loans as with the National Leagues

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Re: National league continues, North and South paused for 2 weeks

By almost average 227/1 12:54Wed Jan 27 12:54:38 2021In response to Re: National league continues, North and South paused for 2 weeksTop of thread

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The grants haven't been turned into loans but any future money will be loans .
Agree the detail will need looking at but the way i read it the grants would be to stop clubs folding before they can restart rather than allowing an unsustainable restart .

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Re: National league continues, North and South paused for 2 weeks

By stone ragma27/1 13:23Wed Jan 27 13:23:57 2021In response to Re: National league continues, North and South paused for 2 weeksTop of thread

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The National Leagues were originally given grants to start this season now that money has run out the Government want any further monies given now to be in the form of loans, I was just saying there would be no point clubs in our leagues accepting grants if the same was then to happen

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