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  1. Back in the melting pot! https://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/sport/football/why-macclesfield-town-still-face-threat-relegation-national-league-2903695
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    I reckon a doctor would describe them as "stable", although new ownership hasn't prevented a further relegation. Details of last year's rescue deal here: https://www.insidermedia.com/news/north-west/rescue-deal-struck-for-bolton-wanderers
  3. I think this verse from the Old Testament proves the game was around well before Sheffield FC. I interpret the verse as meaning England will play Scotland (away), and that the England fans' celebrations will reflect Scotland's embarrassment at their fans rioting after losing. Isaiah 22:18 | View whole chapter | See verse in context He will surely violently turn and toss thee like a ball into a large country: there shalt thou die, and there the chariots of thy glory shall be the shame of thy lord's house.
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    DJ Funky

    Very nice to see a post from you, DJ. This forum is richer for your presence.
  5. There's a new report out by financial firm Deloitte. Not good reading, but the one that hit me was point 5: Highlights: Premier League wages outpaced revenue growth for second year in a row. Top-flight clubs as a whole reported an operating profit but almost half of the clubs recorded pre-tax losses. The revenue gap between the “big six” and other clubs continues to widen. Premier League, Championship, League One and League Two all reported record revenues. 30% of Championship revenue is made up of parachute payments to seven clubs. Championship wages to revenue ratio is at 107% with half of the clubs in excess of 100%. Premier League is at 61%, League One at 80% and League Two at 78%. Eight Premier League clubs reported ratios in excess of 70%, the warning threshold set by UEFA Financial Fair Play. Championship clubs reported record operating losses (£382m) for the fourth consecutive season. Only two reported operating and pre-tax profits. League One pre-tax losses came in at £22m (down from the previous year as promoted clubs took big losses with them). League Two losses increase from £10m to £20m. Premier League net debt rises to £3.5bn (around two-thirds of combined revenues). Championship net debt is £1.1bn.
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    Decent read here. I particularly like the comment “We were voted out of the Football League so it seems appropriate we’ve been voted back in” https://www.msn.com/en-gb/sport/premier-league/barrow-back-in-football-league-thanks-to-miracle-man-ian-evatt/ar-BB15FWOY?li=BBoPWjP
  7. As ITMAN suggests, a limited amount we can come up with in lockdown, especially now "Project Playoffs" is (rightly) is in the offing. Don't worry, the virus won't go on for ever; it will just feel like it!
  8. If you have a look at Papa's post, it does say Leagues in the plural.
  9. There's no floodlit grass pitches available locally.
  10. Surely the "one relegated" has only come about because lower divisions simply won't sanction any play-offs?
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    That's my boy! I'll always be there when times get tough. Maybe this time we can all celebrate, even if not "together"?
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    Who's got a new thesaurus, then?
  13. and here's another offering, with Wilko at his best!
  14. Do criminals have to wear face masks?
  15. Strongly agree, mate. I think I've worn a groove in the pavement between the Shay and Three Pigeons!
  16. Unfortunate turn of phrase, I think!
  17. Actually, I must be one of the only people in Halifax that has never been to the Acca.
  18. Actually, I think it's been blown up out of all proportion. I see the club has been fined £66K for allowing "advertising of a sexual nature" at their ground. They will be deflated as a result.
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    I remember scoffing at Rugby League for changing the rules with only a few games left. To me, the EFL (and others) shouldn't be trying to mess with promotion/relegation numbers, they should just be deciding how to determine the final placings.
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    Can anyone explain the latest to me, 'cos I'm now completely confused: League Two clubs are moving towards ending the 2019-20 season on a points-per-game basis, with three clubs promoted, play-offs still taking place, and no relegation to the National League. And the Telegraph has claimed that England's third tier is now likely to follow suit.
  21. So this was an accident? Obviously no-one noticed until it was too late. The dolls must be very lifelike, and I'm pleased to see they know how to social-distance themselves, which isn't their natural position.
  22. No-one ever asks why the Third Division scrapped North and South in 1958. I doubt that it was because they wanted to increase transport costs and reduce crowds!
  23. This one's intriguing; two very conflicting models: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/coronavirus/coding-that-led-to-lockdown-was-totally-unreliable-and-a-buggy-mess-say-experts/ar-BB14aNOg
  24. I don't know anything about it yet. Just been given a proposed name.
  25. 1. Concord Rangers (£500) 2. Southport (20/21 Home Shirt) 3. Altrincham (20/21 Away Shirt) 4. Chippenham Town (20/21 Signed Football) Many thanks to everyone who participated. Keep your eyes open for our "Prize that Money can't buy" initiative next month!
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