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Lock Down from Thursday 5th November 3 weeks 1 day ago #1

I presume all our fixtures for November will be postponed with immediate effect?

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Lock Down from Thursday 5th November 3 weeks 1 day ago #2

Not been confirmed yet, but in the absence of any Tuesday night fixture for the Albion this week, it would seem likely.

Seem to recall the NPL league chairman (Mark Harris) announcing at the start of the season that the Northern Premier League (and the equivalent status leagues down South, I.e. the Isthmian and Southern leagues) wouldn't want to continue whilst no spectators are permitted.

Can also envisage this latest four week National lockdown being further extended to include the Christmas and New Year period.

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Lock Down from Thursday 5th November 3 weeks 1 day ago #3

If that happened that would amount to 2 months fixtures cancelled and the loss of the key games and revenue over Xmas and New year. Not sure how many clubs will survive that

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Lock Down from Thursday 5th November 3 weeks 1 day ago #4

Might be that only those clubs that have a rich backer (for example South Shields?) or are prudently run (hopefully Witton Albion?) will survive.

Those clubs that rely on gate takings, and/or bar takings and/or a run in the FA Cup / FA Trophy, and aren't beneficiaries of the National League / National Lottery support package, may well really struggle.

Reckon that there might well be more "Macclesfields" before the season is out.

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Lock Down from Thursday 5th November 2 weeks 6 days ago #5

Not unexpected...

Looks like no football for the Albion until December at the earliest.

www.cheshirefa.com/news/2020/nov/03/non-...e-football-statement

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Lock Down from Thursday 5th November 2 weeks 6 days ago #6

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All Northern Premier League fixtures will be suspended from Thursday, 5th November until Wednesday 2nd December.

The situation regarding our Buildbase FA Challenge Trophy First Round tie against Bamber Bridge is unclear.
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All Buildbase FA Challenge Trophy First Round ties have now also been postponed.

Our twice-postponed Cheshire Senior Cup First Round tie against Crewe Alexandra has also been postponed once again.

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Lock Down from Thursday 5th November 1 week 5 days ago #8

One for Derek, When we play the Mid-Cheshire & district cup against Winsford ( carried over from last season ) does Rob Hopley play for us or against us ?

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Good question.

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