Rylands throwing a lot of money at it at the moment.
Spending a lot of money and not making many friends in the process (just take a look at what they did to the Rylands Rugby League team).
You’d think that Barnton’s 1st Round tie would take precedence here? While protocol says the senior club has priority, wouldit not be wise for the FA would move to ensure all 1st Round ties are completed first. Barnton playing Sunday might run the risk of an unfit pitch, postponement and further competition delay?And Joe O'Brien took his goal well against Sandbach - but on the basis of that cameo it would be a bit risky! What about a training session "friendly" with Barnton on the Thursday as they will have their first round match on the Sunday I assume
Appreciate that and proper training isn’t really possible at the moment, but I’m sure the players have been doing their bit to keep match fit.The issue is as, GoBo pointed out on Thursday evening, that players (at any club) need another short preseason again to get back up to speed and avoid the injury niggles which might arise if we go full on straight back into the season.
We do indeed need to get as many games in as is practically possible once we get the go ahead, but I fear (resurgence of Covid apart) we may well be stymied by winter weather, availability of opposition, not to mention the practicality of assembling a regular consistent starting eleven, if in an effort to make up for lost time there is a quick turnaround of fixtures.
More likely to scrap league programmes than their own competitions to be honest.Appreciate that and proper training isn’t really possible at the moment, but I’m sure the players have been doing their bit to keep match fit.
One thing I’d do straight away if I were the FA would be to scrap the Vase. It won’t happen as they have no common sense.
The MCDFA have scrapped the Saturday competition for the likes of Middlewich & Lostock so I'd think the Senior Cup will follow suit.The NPL have already extended their season - by a week I think. I wouldn't be surprised if the NWCFL doesn't follow suit.
And you'd hope the Mid-Cheshire Senior Cup can be binned to save a few more dates.
There’ll be no clarification about any of what was discussed today, until Thursday ..... and even then, it would not surprise me if details are vague and sketchy.We need clarification urgently on whether tier 3 clubs in our league can have spectators as elite clubs can’t. If they can’t, I don’t imagine it will be viable for them to play.
Yes, sadly you’re probably right, not that it’s good enough. Unbelievable that in the government guidance I’ve read, there’s no reference to whether spectators of tier 3 clubs are allowed to attend non-elite games. There is for spectators of elite clubs.There’ll be no clarification about any of what was discussed today, until Thursday ..... and even then, it would not surprise me if details are vague and sketchy.