What a relieve as you don't have a clue, so it's ok to play a player under suspension.
The following explanatory statement has been taken from the Runcorn Town Website: "Runcorn Town have today been deducted three points for fielding an ineligible player in the North West Counties League game at Squires Gate in November.The facts of this case are quite unique. Defender Darren Kinsey accumulated five bookings early on in the season and therefore received an automatic one match suspension for the FA Vase game at Winsford United in December 2012. Darren did not play in this game.At the start of January 2013, it was discovered that Darren had actually received an additional booking against AFC Liverpool in August 2012 that although was sent in by the referee, had not been processed"........ I think this explains a lot of peoples disgust that Runcorn Town FC have been dealt with very harshly indeed, especially as they pay a fee to the NWCL for the 'up to date' administration of bookings.
For information. The League had no option but to deduct the three points. The Cheshire FA found Runcorn Town GUILTY of fielding the ineligible player - not the NWCFL. As a result, the league had to deduct the points. Had they been found not guilty, no further action would have been taken.Like it or not, rules are rules. It was a Cheshire FA error but they didn't throw the case out as they should have done.As for Formby, the ground doesn't meet FIRST DIVISION standards. Ask those clubs, such as Runcorn Town and Padiham, who have spent a small fortune on ground improvements for promotion whether it would be fair to promote Formby in this case - I am sure they would disagree. They were given plenty of notice on the work that needed to be done - it hasn't been so they are being penalised accordingly. Formby will still be Champions (should they complete the job in hand) and they will still be in First Div next season - the fact that they are placed in a relegation position is just a technicality - there is no relegation this season - had there been, they would have gone down in place one of the sides in the actual relegation zone. They now have 12 months to get the ground up to the required standard.
The administration of bookings is through the County FA's, not the league. The 'admin' fee goes to the County, not the league.
The fact remains, Darren Kinsey, the Town player served his one match suspension by NOT PLAYING in the Winsford v Runcorn Town match all the way back in December 2012! I wouldn't trust the Cheshire FA & the North West Counties League to post an envelope never mind administrate a league and represent clubs properly. Runcorn Town have been sh*t on and whether the blazer boys like it or lump it the NWCL are implicated in this mess! If its so obvious Town were hard done to why didn't the NWCL stick up for them? Thanks for ruining the title run in!
Every secretary in the land knows they should suspend a player when the cards have added up regardless of whether the FA have confirmed it in writing. This blogger (mainly covered Runcorn Town this season so no bias there!) is comical, as if the NWCFL care if he's suspended his blog. Delusions of grandeur?
It is the responsibility of the clubs to monitor bookings and when a player receives a 5th yellow card he is automatically banned for 1 game 21 days from the offence regardless of if the caution is processed or not by the county fa. Clubs complete paperwork after games which is signed by both secretaries and the ref which indicates cards issued and therefore they should be quite easy to keep a track of. You can try and blame who you like the buck according to rule lies with the clubs.
Dammit man I really enjoy your writing, hope you can post again soon.
Thankyou Dashel, I think there may be some breaking news on future Tea Hut stuff?
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