Probably won't matter though. According to BBC 3CR this morning L1 & L2 are likely to vote to abandon the seasonhttps://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.
Technically it doesn't say that the 4 suspended points have been added to the total deducted so it's just 13, not 17.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.
They have past misdemeanours, which went unpunished, so they've finally got their comeuppance.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.
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.
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.Stevenage are extremely lucky b*stards though, they were so unbelievably bad last season there is no way they deserve to stay up.
This.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'.
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.Stevenage are extremely lucky b*stards though, they were so unbelievably bad last season there is no way they deserve to stay up.
Non league fans call the discussions of reprieves the AGM cup.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.