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If there was a drop.
Yep no drop. Dover will start next season on -12 having had their records expunged this season.

Looks like Sutton will be spending the summer ripping up their 4G. Been there many times, and it's a nice facility. Seems nuts they have to go back to a mud heap tbh, let alone the extensive youth set up they have there (boys and girls) who make use of it as well as Sutton Common Rovers who play in the Combined Counties who will no doubt be frantically booking Leisure Centres across Merton.

Elsewhere FA Trophy Semi's today, and 2 shocks

Hereford 1-0 Woking (Woking were dreadful)
and an even bigger shock
Notts County 3-3 Hornchurch (Hornchurch won on pens, having equalised in 91st minute)

So Hereford v Hornchurch at Wembley in May, with fans potentially allowed.
 

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Brian Barwick Chairman of the National League is standing down.

A tough time for NL at the moment with the row about the distribution of the government £10m Grant last November.Any future money being in the form of loans.
The change at the top will make the government nervous about giving another grant.

A court case pending about Dover Athletics £40k & 12 point deduction next season just to add to the general discourse & unnecessary expense.
 

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Brian Barwick Chairman of the National League is standing down.

A tough time for NL at the moment with the row about the distribution of the government £10m Grant last November.Any future money being in the form of loans.
The change at the top will make the government nervous about giving another grant.

A court case pending about Dover Athletics £40k & 12 point deduction next season just to add to the general discourse & unnecessary expense.
No way Dover should be fined or points deduction, Their Chairman told how it was, He couldn't afford to keep the club playing while no fans allowed and the grant that has now been turned into a loan was unworkable and unaffordable to him, His words were something like "How would a loan help if it just puts us in more debt?" The Conference chiefs have shown no leadership in this at all.
 

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No way Dover should be fined or points deduction, Their Chairman told how it was, He couldn't afford to keep the club playing while no fans allowed and the grant that has now been turned into a loan was unworkable and unaffordable to him, His words were something like "How would a loan help if it just puts us in more debt?" The Conference chiefs have shown no leadership in this at all.
If they hire the Barrister who managed to reverse Stevenages relegation,which forced the EFL to relegate Macclesfield by default & manipulation,they will scare the NL into hacking down.
 
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Accy Chairman Andy Holts take on potential B team inclusion in the pyramid.


The simple dynamic is if you insert b teams in a pyramid, others are pushed lower.

The b teams also have unlimited resources.

Income falls the lower down the pyramid you go.

Clubs will fail having had their places taken up by b teams.
 
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