Macclesfield Town in Financial Difficulty & Relegated (1 Viewer)

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Macclesfield have been given a seven-point deduction for failing to play December's match against Plymouth and for non-payment of player wages.

It is their second deduction this season, having been docked 10 points with four suspended in December for non-payment of salaries and failure to fulfil their fixture with Crewe.

The deduction means Macclesfield slip a place to 23rd in League Two and three points above bottom side Stevenage.
 

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52574839

Macclesfield have been given a seven-point deduction for failing to play December's match against Plymouth and for non-payment of player wages.

It is their second deduction this season, having been docked 10 points with four suspended in December for non-payment of salaries and failure to fulfil their fixture with Crewe.

The deduction means Macclesfield slip a place to 23rd in League Two and three points above bottom side Stevenage.
Probably won't matter though. According to BBC 3CR this morning L1 & L2 are likely to vote to abandon the season
 

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How shocking have Stevenage been this season then, if Macc are deducted 17 points but still not bottom?!

I used to follow such things but I'm an unashamed football snob these days. I take great delight in asking fans of Pompey, Charlton etc (when they're in the lower leagues) "is the JPT still running? It is? That's good, gives the small clubs some interest in a cup run". Giggle.
 

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How shocking have Stevenage been this season then, if Macc are deducted 17 points but still not bottom?!

I used to follow such things but I'm an unashamed football snob these days. I take great delight in asking fans of Pompey, Charlton etc (when they're in the lower leagues) "is the JPT still running? It is? That's good, gives the small clubs some interest in a cup run". Giggle.
Technically it doesn't say that the 4 suspended points have been added to the total deducted so it's just 13, not 17.
 
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Macclesfield Town: EFL brings further misconduct charges against League Two club

Macclesfield Town have been issued with further misconduct charges by the English Football League, relating to the payment of salaries due in March.

Macclesfield have already been deducted 11 points this season as a result of previous charges, leaving them three points clear of bottom side Stevenage.

If Macclesfield are found guilty of the latest charges, they could be at risk of incurring another points deduction which may drop them to the bottom of League Two and leave them at risk of relegation to the National League.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52880611
 

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Just put them out of their misery.
 

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More incentive for them to do it? Save themself the headache of potential legal action from stevenage
Yours is the pragmatic view mine is the emotional will love it if they went down view
 

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Maccelsfield, Stevenage, Crawley, Forest Green, Fleetwood.....all non-league jickwack rubbish clubs...bring back Stockport County and Darlo and proper clubs!!
 

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Maccelsfield, Stevenage, Crawley, Forest Green, Fleetwood.....all non-league jickwack rubbish clubs...bring back Stockport County and Darlo and proper clubs!!
And reinstate Bury
 

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Maccelsfield, Stevenage, Crawley, Forest Green, Fleetwood.....all non-league jickwack rubbish clubs...bring back Stockport County and Darlo and proper clubs!!
York City?
Halifax?
 

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I’d prefer Brentford to play (and fans to visit) to Macclesfield and Bury again than Stevenage
I'd prefer us to be playing Manchester City and Liverpool, but I get your point about Stevenage.
 
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Macclesfield Town: Winding-up petition adjourned until 9 September

Macclesfield have had a winding-up petition over unpaid tax adjourned for an 11th time by the High Court.

They were originally due to have their case heard on 25 March but it was delayed because of coronavirus.

The club, who are at risk of being relegated from the English Football League, owe more than £72,000.

The petition will now be heard on 9 September, with HMRC recognising that finances at the club have been impacted by the coronavirus.

More here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/53077859
 

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Feel harsh on Stevenage. They, although played crap all season, have done everything by the book, played their games as and when, and brought in players that they could afford to pay.

Macclesfield, on the other hand, failed to play two games, failed to pay their players and are allowed to continue to play in the league and will likely do what they done again next season unless they really get their act together.
 

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Feel harsh on Stevenage. They, although played crap all season, have done everything by the book, played their games as and when, and brought in players that they could afford to pay.

Macclesfield, on the other hand, failed to play two games, failed to pay their players and are allowed to continue to play in the league and will likely do what they done again next season unless they really get their act together.
They have past misdemeanours, which went unpunished, so they've finally got their comeuppance.
 

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Have now been relegated with Stevenage reprieve
 

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All we need now is to get an appeal for the ridiculous Sheffield Wednesday decision
 

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Macclesfield - Stevenage neither real football league clubs couldn't care less. Where's Bury Stockport Notts County and the rest?
 

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Macclesfield - Stevenage neither real football league clubs couldn't care less. Where's Bury Stockport Notts County and the rest?
That's like Premier League Fans saying Leeds are good for the Premier league.
 

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Macclesfield - Stevenage neither real football league clubs couldn't care less. Where's Bury Stockport Notts County and the rest?
You do appreciate the league system is a pyramid. If Stevenage get to the football league then they are a 'real' football club whatever that is.
 

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That'll learn em for beating us up there
 

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I like the fact that the league now has Harrogate Town in it for instance, I think new clubs and success stories are good for the game. Notts County weren't run very well for a while (they had delusions of grandeur and kept firing managers whenever they weren't challenging in League One...). So it's their own fault that they are where they are. I'm not of the opinion that 'big clubs should be in a higher division because they're bigger'.

Stevenage are extremely lucky b*stards though, they were so unbelievably bad last season there is no way they deserve to stay up.
 

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Stevenage are extremely lucky b*stards though, they were so unbelievably bad last season there is no way they deserve to stay up.
Agreed. Pretty sure it's a thing in non league football (where reprieves happen quite regularly for various reasons) that the bottom team will always get relegated. Not that I care for them but Notts County should take their position.
 
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I like the fact that the league now has Harrogate Town in it for instance, I think new clubs and success stories are good for the game. Notts County weren't run very well for a while (they had delusions of grandeur and kept firing managers whenever they weren't challenging in League One...). So it's their own fault that they are where they are. I'm not of the opinion that 'big clubs should be in a higher division because they're bigger'.
This.

Stevenage are extremely lucky b*stards though, they were so unbelievably bad last season there is no way they deserve to stay up.
True, the point being that if they continue to be so unbelievably bad, then they'll run out of luck sooner or later and go down anyway.

Which wouldn't have been likely in the Good Old Days before automatic promotion to and relegation from the EFL, when the system of re-election meant that the same old clubs who regularly faced re-election invariably voted to keep each other in the league, on the basis of "favours returned" when it came to their own club's need to be re-elected.
 

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I’ve lived in Macclesfield for 15 years and it’s a travesty how poorly the club have been run by distant wantaway owners.
Whilst that’s been the main factor it’s also fair to say that not many around town really seem to care. Whilst you see the odd shirt or bobble hat around the place you rarely hear or see people talking about MTFC in pubs etc. I’m sure the loyal 1500 or so are truly passionate but that’s not enough to sustain a league club or attract investment from a decent owner.
 

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Agreed. Pretty sure it's a thing in non league football (where reprieves happen quite regularly for various reasons) that the bottom team will always get relegated. Not that I care for them but Notts County should take their position.
Non league fans call the discussions of reprieves the AGM cup.
 

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Macclesfield Town has been wound up after a judge at the specialist insolvency and companies court was told that the football club owed more than £500,000

That is David de Gea's wages for one week
 

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Macclesfield Town Football Club has been wound up in the High Court over debts totalling more than £500,000.

Judge Sebastian Prentis made a winding-up order during a hearing in the Insolvency and Companies Court after being told £190,000 was owed in tax.
In addition, a solicitor for former manager John Askey was told he was owed £173,000 and a financial lender was also owed the same sum.

The club's owner Amar Alkadhi had asked for a further eight-week adjournment.
 

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