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Start of 2020/21 Season

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The current situation as of 10:00 am 22.09.20.

Fans won’t be allowed in stadiums at Steps 1 and 2 from Start of October -  This is now pretty much fact following Michael Gove’s appearance on Breakfast TV this morning (22 Sept).

Will the National League (NL) tell us to start the league season Behind Closed Doors (BCD) or delay the start of the league campaign or cancel the entire season? - We don’t know.

Will the Football Association (FA ) tell us to play the 3rd October 2nd Qualifying Round FA Cup tie BCD if we are drawn at home or away to a Step 2 club, or if we are drawn away to a Step 3 or below club, will that be BCD or with fans or will the FA delay the entire competition or abandon it altogether ? - We don’t know

Will we be allowed to play our FA Youth Cup at Longmead vs Whyteleafe with spectators or BCD, or again will the competition be delayed or abandoned? - We don't know.

Of course hopefully we will get some form of clarification from the NL and FA later today on some of these questions and of course we will bring you that news as soon as possible.

Published Tuesday 22nd September 2020