The Jersey Bulls captain leads out his team and mascots out at Springfield. The Channel Islands side have already won Combined Counties Division One with 27 wins from 27 games.

64 sides cite ‘needless and inexplicable haste’
Men’s and women’s National League teams join forces

More than 60 clubs have written to the Football Association to condemn the governing body’s “needless and inexplicable haste” in voiding the non-league season following the coronavirus outbreak.

In a joint letter the clubs – a part of tiers three to 6 of the men’s National League System and tiers three to seven of the women’s – have called on the FA to reconsider the choice and have interaction “urgently in constructive dialogue” over an alternate .

The decision to void the season below the second tier of non-league football was taken by the FA on 26 March but is yet to be confirmed by its council.

The 64 clubs who have expressed discontent include South Shields, Halesowen Town and AFC Liverpool. they assert the voiding of the season could have profound sporting and financial implications which they weren’t afforded proper consultation.

“We urge the FA to reconsider its decision and to hamper the entire process,” the letter says, “offering proper consultation with afflicted leagues and clubs because the picture becomes clearer, before deciding how forward.

“We stand able to play our full part to assist achieve a good outcome allowing the integrity of England’s football pyramid to be upheld in such a period of national adversity.”

The letter notes the contrast between the approach crazy rock bottom of football’s pyramid and its summit, where the FA, EFL and Premier League have worked together to require an iterative response to the crisis. All league football is suspended until 30 April, with governing bodies and clubs set to deal with things again in the week. judi bola terbaik

“We ask only that an equivalent logic be applied to our leagues that’s being applied within the remainder of the NLS and therefore the EFL,” the letter says. “Clubs including Jersey Bulls and Vauxhall Motors have already mathematically secured promotion – what are the grounds for them to not get promoted this season?”

In response to the letter the FA said the choice to void this year’s competition had been taken by the leagues themselves and took under consideration the financial impact also because the sporting implications.

“The decision was made by committee representatives for the respective leagues and was supported by the FA board and therefore the FA women’s board,” a spokesperson said. “It will now attend the FA council for ratification. We fully support the choice they came to during these challenging and unprecedented circumstances for English football.”