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- Dec 7, 2019
Stourbridge, Welton Rovers
Every thread is a restructuring thread. Keep up.
Interesting - ground grading deadlines put back to what may well be the week before the 2020/21 season starts (not taking into account the possibility of a last weekend of July start for a league or leagues wanting to get in a cheeky groundhop weekend), though the decision to extend the deadlines is logical and credible.
I was intrigued by that also. It suggests the leagues will not be finalised until the beginning of August - perhaps that reflects the Premier League / EFL plan but the new season could not be starting before September at the earliest then. That might be sensible.Interesting - ground grading deadlines put back to what may well be the week before the 2020/21 season starts (not taking into account the possibility of a last weekend of July start for a league or leagues wanting to get in a cheeky groundhop weekend), though the decision to extend the deadlines is logical and credible.
What about the clubs in leagues that won't exist next season? Where would they play?Option 1. Clearly the easiest solution. Popular because it only penalises those few clubs who would have been promoted. Tough on them and also assumes that we will be able to restart August/September which we cannot know yet.
Following on from this the BBC site is now explaining the National League's position and the misunderstanding and misreporting around it: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52048930Seems the National League statement to clubs was too ambiguous after all and in fact they may still play the season out. From the BBC's Simon Stone:
The idea of completing this season is so that clubs who deserve it can get promoted, not to run some weird and wonderful fantasy competition. They'll either complete the season or they won't. If it's the former they may or may not need to shorten 20/21. There's really only three possible outcomes.Throwing it out there...
What if - if all seasons' results everywhere were otherwise to be annulled, it was decided instead to continue this season into next, effectively creating a 2019-21 'super-season?
Finish off this season's fixtures as soon as possible first, then in every division in every League - continue-on, playing a curtailed (Regionally Conferenced) programme of further meaningful matches to add results into the Tables.
Thus in the National Premier, they'd get to 46 games played and then the Northern dozen would continue with another 22 head-to-heads amongst themselves and ditto, the Southern dozen. If each of these then split top-6/bottom-6 (Cymru Premier model), a further 10 matches would close-off the double-season.
32 games + 2019-20's catch-ups played in 2020-21, validating every match having been made.
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