Ryman League - total confusion?
In their statement of 25 April, the Ryman League said
"The League will now refer the matter to The Football Association because Ryman League rules make provision for matters concerning promotion to be decided by the Leagues Committee at The FA which will make any decision. The Ryman League itself is not empowered to make such a decision."
and now they have decided that they can make a decision and decide to deduct Enfield 3 pts. What is going on - it appears to me that neither the Ryman League or FA know how to handle this situation. As as been stated in the other threads - the problem originated with the FA and surely it should be up to them to resolve it.
Edited by Agingdon at 20:39:39 on 29th April 2015
Although they didn't explicitly say so, they refer to two separate things - the matter of Enfield playing an ineligible player (as found by the FA), which warrants automatic points deduction under league rules (6.3 from memory) and the issue of what to do about the pending playoffs given that Enfield position was/is in doubt.
If Enfield appeal to the FA over last week's hearing then this could drag on.
As an aside, the league and FA communication has been abysmal. The least they could have done was clearly lay out what the process would be at the outset rather than leaving it to us to find and decipher their rules.
Edited by Hendonboy at 22:20:12 on 29th April 2015
Re: Not quite
It is clear that the administrators are trying hard to avoid any contact and want to keep a low profile and hope that the problem some how goes away. I think most of us have seen this before and is usually referred to as the art of managing using the 'ostrich method'. For our part a dignified watch and wait seems the only sensible thing we can do.
It follows that when the dust settles though , that some substantive body needs to hold an inquiry into the failings in their actions also their communication strategy and to look at potential compensation for the clubs who , like Met.Police ( see their statement tonight), are now out of pocket because of these failings . There is little point in having an administrative body that appears not to act in the best interests of the clubs ,players and supporters they are meant to act on behalf of.. What would happen if a club could not fulfil their playoff because they had released players , Would they be fined and deducted points - would they apply this season and could they appeal ?
Back to dignified silence for me.
Edited by EE at 00:05:21 on 30th April 2015