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League news

Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:55 pm
by Phila9037
The Times is reporting that National League chairman Brian Barwick is to stand down.

The news comes as a group of National League clubs are attempting to put forward a motion of no confidence in him & the National League Board.

Re: League news

Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:08 pm
by TrickyDicky
Massively past his sell by date along with that dour idiot Gordon Taylor, they’ve milked a very good living out of Football and sport.

Re: League news

Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:23 pm
by superbike999
Phila9037 wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:55 pm The Times is reporting that National League chairman Brian Barwick is to stand down.

The news comes as a group of National League clubs are attempting to put forward a motion of no confidence in him & the National League Board.
Best news of the Year so far

Re: League news

Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:06 pm
by Liamisdoingagreatjob
Cheerio Barwick....take your mates with you too please.

Football at this level is for and about fans, players and volunteers and not league officials or their sponsors.

Well said on the website Ian Kyle.....keep looking after southport, don’t bother with them....

Re: League news

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:00 am
by portexileinbath
He should have been sacked ages ago rather than been allowed to resign. Still as they say in footballing speak, a win is a win. All we have to worry about is where will he end up next, probably overseeing HS2,

Re: League news

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:11 am
by portexileinbath
We could run a competition amongst fans for suggestions as to what OBE stood for in his case !

Re: League news

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:26 am
by tonyhey
portexileinbath wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:11 am We could run a competition amongst fans for suggestions as to what OBE stood for in his case !
One Bell End.

Re: League news

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:13 am
by pault
Obstinate Belligerent Egotist

Re: League news

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:07 pm
by old gold and black
Over Bullshit Excuses

Re: League news

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:40 pm
by tonyhey
Quote from Barwick:” “I think it is the right time to relinquish the role – and give somebody else the great privilege of leading the organisation”. Having made a complete and utter mess of handling both the pandemic, and the 20/21 season, it’s only right that he goes, and if the rest of the NL Board had a shred of decency, they would follow him.
Great response from Ian though.

Re: League news

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:37 pm
by portexileinbath
Great ressponse from Ian.
Ps. An anagram of Brian Barwick is........
Aw brick brain

Re: League news

Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:12 am
by Paulisi
There are enough clubs to force an EGM and vote of no confidence in the chairman and the board, however nowhere near enough to pass the motion.
Barwick has walked before he was pushed....
There are a few more that need to go yet.

Re: League news

Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:47 pm
by Michael
Any future for the long serving Vice Chairman, Jack Pearce, who also doubles as the manager of Bognor Regis Town. :?

Re: League news

Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:08 pm
by cavjj
Michael wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:47 pm Any future for the long serving Vice Chairman, Jack Pearce, who also doubles as the manager of Bognor Regis Town. :?
Jack is on the FA Board and has been on the FA Council for 20 years.

Re: League news

Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:31 pm
by portexileinbath
cavjj wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:08 pm
Michael wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:47 pm Any future for the long serving Vice Chairman, Jack Pearce, who also doubles as the manager of Bognor Regis Town. :?
Jack is on the FA Board and has been on the FA Council for 20 years.
20 years experience dosen't mean you are good at what you do, in some cases it merely highlights what is wrong !.

Re: League news

Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:58 pm
by Gloucester
The more I hear from Ian Kyle the most I like and respect him. He speaks common sense and is straight forward and honest.

Re: League news

Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:18 pm
by yellowfever
Where is the so called "no confidence" vote that was meant to be happening?

The weeks are already ticking over..Barwick is resigning at the end of this season-big deal..
Everyone knows that others must go as well-but I just don't see it happening..
Most fair minded football supporters know of the injustice of the fines and suspended/points deductions for clubs but it won't be the first time of an injustice carried out in the name of football. I just hope that Ian Kyle and Liam Watson have a cast iron case on any appeal before an FA Committee or whoever because they'll certainly need it...

Then there's next season to consider.

Who is to say that clubs won't be facing those "suspended" points deductions for real if we have the same farce of another stop/start season in 2021/22?
I don't need all the whys/wherefores on vaccination roll outs/safety aspects either.

These are genuinely worrying times for Port supporters--never mind anything else football related.

Re: League news

Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:11 pm
by Exiled Port Fan
portexileinbath wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:11 am We could run a competition amongst fans for suggestions as to what OBE stood for in his case !
Services to sport and sports broadcasting

Re: League news

Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:47 pm
by portexileinbath
Exiled Port Fan wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:11 pm
portexileinbath wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:11 am We could run a competition amongst fans for suggestions as to what OBE stood for in his case !
Services to sport and sports broadcasting
Which sport ?, Obviously not non league football !. Broadcasting ?, Biig brother I guess. :lol:

Re: League news

Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:14 pm
by portexileinbath
Ref Yellow fever.
It is indeed very worrying times for everyone that cares about football at lower levels. All we can hope for is that the horrific situation will not happen again and if it does, that the "powers that be" do the right thing, which they patently did not this season.
Hopefully vaccinations will allow sports to continue, even if it is with limited attendances. For us a capacity cap of 15-20% would still allow 900-1200, which obviously would be sufficient for the crowds we get but for some clubs with lower capacities, this would not be a sustainable option.
I think all we can do is hope, unless of course anybody has a magical solution.