The National League is about to CANCEL the season, which could set the ball rolling for the Premier League and the rest of English football … the EFL should be forced to abandon relegation from League two
- The National League is currently suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic
- Non-league clubs fear their future with no match revenue
- Premier League and EFL are committed to seeing our seasons
- But there is a revival to do so among non-league clubs amid growing pressure on their survival
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The National League is set to end its current season after the coronavirus epidemic forced the games to be suspended, reports said.
Top-to-bottom football has been stopped because the country is facing life-threatening illness, but there have been particular concerns for non-league clubs that depend so much on the day’s earnings.
Professional play is committed to seeing the season, whatever the weather, with the postponement of the current campaign until April 30, but teams in the lower league are not willing to follow suit in doubt increased on the future of their clubs, according to the evening norm.
National League set to cancel national season amid coronavirus epidemic
A decision to cancel the National League season, which could be taken this week, would have a ripple effect for the Premier League and the EFL, which could be forced to cancel relegation from League Two.
The report says that if the season is declared null and void, the fate of the teams hoping for a promotion and beating the downside will not be decided, the clubs agreeing that the suppression of the campaign is “ the only way to go.
It would be a blow to league leaders Barrow, who were targeting a first season in the Football League next year since 1971-72.
Meanwhile, the Isthmian Premier League, the Northern Premier League and the Southern Leagues unanimously decided to cancel the season, but were waiting for the National League to make its announcement.
There are concerns for clubs outside the leagues that are currently without daytime earnings
Clubs at lower levels are reluctant to play and want more certainty about their future
The decision would be felt at all levels of the English game. Not being relegated from League Two could have an impact on EFL and the Premier League, which are currently determining when they can return to action.
However, a statement from the National League insisted that nothing had yet been decided, saying: “ We remain in regular dialogue and consultation with all stakeholders regarding the next steps through the League Pyramid men’s and women’s national football and grassroots football, following the impact of the Coronavirus.
“No formal decision has yet been made, but we will make a new announcement in due course. Our primary concern is the safety and well-being of clubs, players, staff and supporters during this unprecedented period. ”