Season 2019/20 over.....

Tim

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Every thread is a restructuring thread. Keep up.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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We are too far down the line for any other outcome and that view is supported by so many clubs it has to be the way the National League goes. It's just how they go about it and we still have time on our side without making any rash decisions that don't need making at the moment.
 

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Be interesting to know how the clubs voted. My comments in brackets.

Option 1 19 = 41.3% Expunge the season
(Clubs with no realistic chance of promotion or are in a relegation position)

Option 2 4 = 8.7% Freeze the current table
(Clubs who will get promoted or fancy their chances next season)

Option 3 13 = 28.26 Complete the table using a points per game basis
(Clubs who could move into a promotion place or out of a relegation place, or just aren't bothered)

Option 4 12 = 26.09% Play the season to a finish
(Like myself, would rather have seen the season played to a finish whenever that would have been)
 

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My analysis would be:
Option 2. Clearly not as fair as Option 3. There is no reason to penalise clubs who have not been able to play as many games as others have managed.

Option 4. I think this would have been even more popular had it been more practical, and there is one case where it would work. If the situation is rather worse (I know we don't want to think this) and lasts most of the year then simply carry on at the beginning of next year, around the time when everything stopped. In all other cases restarting will impact the timing of the following season. So perhaps now is the time we should be thinking about making football a summer sport?

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.

Despite an early decision being ideal, I believe it should be deferred.
 

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With a club short in Div 1, cannot see why one club cannot be promoted from Div 2 and Barrow from National Lge. Any other sides folding could enable further clubs to be given promotion too.
 

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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.
What about the clubs in leagues that won't exist next season? Where would they play?
East Midlands Counties and West Midlands (Regional) Premier spring to mind.
 

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Seems 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:
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/52048930

In short, the NL merely wants to postpone all games for now but may resume the season later. Talks ongoing with EFL and FA.

The article also suggests the FA is expected to provide more clarity regarding the lower levels of the pyramid this afternoon.
 

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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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Why not "throw it out there" on one of the fantasy threads rather than hijacking another news thread?
 

Climate Change

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Why not "throw it out there" on one of the fantasy threads rather than hijacking another news thread?
TBF This is pretty much a fantasy thread.....
 

Ladderman

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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.
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.
 

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