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  1. Luke Imp

    Coronavirus

    I think they effectively bought it by handing over the PL parachute payments, and with Ellis writing off the rest of his debt, it cost them very little, if anything.
  2. Luke Imp

    2019/20 General Match Thread

    We've seemingly decided to start the work on our pitches whilst there are no games because it's been dug up at Sincil Bank and two of the three training pitches are dug up as well.
  3. Luke Imp

    After Coronavirus - What next for league football? (poll)

    It's an advancement of money in the form of youth grants, solidarity payments etc rather than donated, just like the EFL advanced their payments.
  4. Luke Imp

    Coronavirus

    Up until last night, everyone was waiting on the outcome of the PFA/PL/EFL meetings. PFA are basically saying pay players 100% whilst you can, which is a very short sighted, if predictable, view. Clubs may still have cash now, but not for long if there isn't any football played. I suspect wage...
  5. Luke Imp

    After Coronavirus - What next for league football? (poll)

    I wouldn't say it's 'very' unfair. Not ideal, but far better than the other option - void. Even taking into account the strength of the opposition in the remaining games, unless someone has an extreme set of fixtures where they're playing all the top 7 away, it's going to be there or...
  6. Luke Imp

    After Coronavirus - What next for league football? (poll)

    For me, the order of preference is 1) complete season with fans 2) complete season without fans 3) PPG placing 4) void. I will caveat 1) and 2) by saying that it's got to come a point where it isn't feasible to finish this season. I'm not a big fan of affecting a second season too much (there...
  7. Luke Imp

    Coronavirus and League 2

    They're not grants, that's the problem. They an advancement of payments or interest free loan. It just kicks the problem further down the road. It's good that they've done it, and it'll help short term, but realistically solves nothing medium term.
  8. Luke Imp

    Corona league one

    As I said in the NL forum, there's no easy way to do it. Preference is always to finish the season, preferably with fans. If it can't be completed, you can't void it. I'd argue that with 7 or so games to play, there's more than enough to warrant PPG placings. It's not ideal and some will feel...
  9. Luke Imp

    Coronavirus

    From a financial point of view, the month-to-month basis is going to make things worse, surely? And a big part of all this is the financial implications.
  10. Luke Imp

    Coronavirus

    That's not strictly true, there are a few EFL Clubs who do - Doncaster and Lincoln being two (this is only our second season doing so, though). Admittedly it's a minority but it does still happen. One of our early bird windows closed 9th March having been open for two weeks and that will be...
  11. Luke Imp

    Coronavirus and League 2

    ^ As above and an interest free loan of £120k for L2 Clubs (figures differ on which league). It solves a short term cash flow issue, but the first part is just an advance on what was owed anyway so the can has just been kicked further down the road. Loans are obviously repayable. I can't see...
  12. Luke Imp

    Coronavirus

    There's no easy way to do it. If the season is cancelled (did the NL statement say cancelled or postponed?), then there are only two things that can be done. Either void it or PPG. I'd argue that with 7 or so games to play, there's enough to there to warrant PPG placings. It's not ideal and...
  13. Luke Imp

    Congratulations Barrow and Harrogate...

    I'm willing to bet that teams in the EFLL2 sides don't want to protect Stevenage! :lol:
  14. Luke Imp

    Coronavirus and League 2

    Yeah, I'd struggle to work from home I think (I can't really transfer my job to home anyway so I'm still in an office.
  15. Luke Imp

    Stickied League 2 Transfer Rumours/Confirmed Transfers 2019/2020

    We've been linked with a move for Theo Archibald from Macclesfield. Is he one of those who asked for their contracts to be cancelled?
  16. Luke Imp

    Coronavirus and League 2

    Luckily (or unluckily, depending on how you view it) I'm still working so it's business as usual with a routine and structure to my days.
  17. Luke Imp

    Corona league one

    I work for an industrial painting contractor so we're part of the construction, Network Rail, Highways Agency, Waterworks etc work so business as usual for us. Well, as usual as it is out there. Impossible to work from home. Still plenty going on. Aside from colleagues obviously, I don't know...
  18. Luke Imp

    Subbuteo anyone?

    That's the one, Si! Magnetic strips around the base.
  19. Luke Imp

    Coronavirus

    Do you think you'll drop to PT soon? I can't imagine the Chairman will want to, but losing £100k a month is a massive figure, even more so for a Club the size of Barnet.
  20. Luke Imp

    Subbuteo anyone?

    I had subbuteo but also a similar version which has magnetic rings around the bottom of the players and you pressed down on them to make a pass rather than flick them. I think it was called action football or something.