Not sure how traditional the taste of Bulmers is but you can't beat a bit of the local Dicken Cider, helps reduce stress, calm your nerves and puts a smile on your face... Win Win Win in these Isolated timesGet it doon ya son!
It'll put hairs on ya chest you Yorkshire fairy.
As you will be aware, there are a number of decisions regarding the completion of the 2019/20 season being made by the Football Association and respective Leagues in light of the Covid-19 outbreak. These decisions will have an impact on the current and upcoming football seasons and we will keep you updated as to how they will impact on the referees.
The FA’s decision, announced on Thursday afternoon, that for all football at Step 3-7 the season has been terminated has posed two important challenges for us, namely:
- End of season promotion and reclassification
- Proposed changes to the refereeing pyramid for 2020/21
Following discussion it has been agreed by the FA Referees’ Committee that principles of promotion and reclassification criteria will be applied and the changes to the refereeing pyramid will be implemented (albeit with slight modification) for 2020/21. Details of the modifications will be communicated in due course.
The attached letter gives an update as to the status of the Leagues, followed by information for Match Officials at each level on availability, promotion and reclassification.
We will be in contact further with additional information in the near future.
In the meantime if there are any questions please feel free to make contact with any member of the refereeing department.
The FA Refereeing Department
Every player at every league club in the country signs a variation of the same contract and is signed up as a member of the same player's union, the PFA. The problem that leads to is that it becomes very difficult to impose pay cuts on them.Some Players and owners should hang their heads in shame seeing staff on peanuts thrown to the wolves as they party in Range Rovers not really giving a sh1t and pay themselves £7 million to Furlough them.
There are exceptions but the gaps in reality and us feeling sorry for them is widening.
But the contracts are not with the PFA, they lie between the club and player. The club can use employment law to vary them....this is not a collective agreement....nevertheless, still very difficult to do.......the Allams at Hull City have a better grip than most in respect of employment lawEvery player at every league club in the country signs a variation of the same contract and is signed up as a member of the same player's union, the PFA. The problem that leads to is that it becomes very difficult to impose pay cuts on them.
Cut all players salaries by 50%? No problem if your name's Pogba, but if you're playing towards the bottom of the pyramid, losing 50% of your salary could mean you can't afford to feed your family. But if you impose different % cuts to the better paid players, that flies in the face of collective bargaining agreements and is basically illegal.
The way around this is for the best paid players to volunteer to take a pay cut, and have the voluntary % cuts go down as you go down the leagues. But that requires millionaires to be generous, which isn't generally how the world seems to work....
We Newcastle fans are repeatedly disgusted with the running of our Club. Fat Mike has lived up to expectations over recent weeks. He couldn't care lessNewcastle (non-playing staff furloughed and forced to apply for the govt’s 2500 a month after a 170m profit last year
He's selling up, he doesn't give a hoot (if he ever did). Watch the new series of Sunderland to I die, that will cheer you up!We Newcastle fans are repeatedly disgusted with the running of our Club. Fat Mike has lived up to expectations over recent weeks. He couldn't care less
He's been selling up for three yearsHe's selling up
Seen it. Very good. Amazing timing for a fly on the wall documentary. Rather than gloat, I felt sorry for them all, especially the day-to-day staff at the club. I grew up south of the Tyne, so I've got some affinity with the ClubSunderland to I die