Post by John Anderson on May 28, 2014 13:03:49 GMT
I have been following this Slepe. It seems that their backer has decided to pull out and that left a hole in the finances. The Club panicked and tendered its resignation from the NPL.
The NPL is the Northern equivalent of the Southern League. The NPL accepted Worksop's resignation and the FA Leagues Committee started to think about the ramifications.
After promises of support and looking at raising money the way other clubs do, they realised that they could stay at Step 3 and withdrew their resignation.
Currently the NPL are saying it is up to the NPL whether accept the resignation withdrawal and the FA say ( rightly in my opinion) that it is up to the NPL board.
The point is that the future of many clubs and leagues are affected by this decision. If the original resignation is accepted, Corby could return to the SLP and either Halesowen or Stourbridge, or both, could move to the NPL. There may also be a move of a West London team (Hayes?) from the Isthmian to make up the shortfall. This is because Wingate and Finchley would get a reprieve in the Isthmian.