I'm not sure that will be the final count for those missing, I'm afraid. But 18/19 ppg was used for this year already, so doesn't seem fair to use it again. Perhaps they might reward the step 6 clubs who had already secured promotion before the voiding (if Jersey want it). Alternatively, they might even up that this season not all from the same step entered at the same time. But I think this may all be a moot point.Presumably with no Greenwich or S Normanton, the next 2 Step 6 clubs based on 18/19 PPG would be accepted (even if they don't actually play as per the above scenario)?
I haven't heard anything from the FA yet passed on by the leagues, but agree that they'd have to share the prize money out in someway, and what you suggest seems the best way.I've heard there's been some communication from the FA to the leagues on this, but I can't give anything definitive. What I'd heard was the original round dates will be kept and if the game cannot be played at that point, they will share prize money but neither will progress. That will be a boost to the teams in the first round where games do start, as the round will automatically need a number of byes to readjust the numbers. Not sure what would happen if both drawn teams are able to meet a testing regime and play behind closed doors, whilst other teams in the same round cannot.
In the worst case, the FA Cup might start with the 3rd round proper in January 2021, but only Premier and Championship sides. Not sure the Vase and Trophy would follow the same inflexible dates.
I also heard the FA were reducing the prize money at all levels in all FA competitions as a result of their income deficits from Covid.
Its very unlikely that the Non League teams in Level 7 and below will take part in the FA Cup next season due to the time frame of the season. While this is very sad i believe that going forward in future years the FA will do this to make it a compact competition for clubs.
Non League clubs are going to be in serious trouble anyway. I personally think no Non-league/amateur game should take place in this country until their is a vaccine so middle of 2021-22. Its a blow and loads will go out of business but we are fighting a deadly pandemic and that is more important, then 10 blokes going to a Non League game and having beers watching amateur football.
The format for the FA CUP next season could be
160 clubs enter
44 clubs will enter (Round of 64)
The National League South/North Teams will have prelim round to whittle down to 8 from 44 (3 rounds)
National League teams will enter the 1st round
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