Small clubs tend to do loads for their communities and run teams, training, camps etc that give kids at all levels chances to play sport and get off the streets. There are 5 reasonable non league clubs really close to me and they all have junior sections, women’s teams at all age levels etc - god knows how none of them have gone bust.Just watching Football Focus and so sad to see how the community suffers from the loss of a club.
Absolutely. Applies well into the proper leagues too. I have a soft spot for Crawley and they’re fucked financially. Owner is pouring what money he can into them to keep them afloat. We have to let normal life return, protect the vulnerable and get the full economy of life going again. We’re letting an incompetent bunch of idealistically challenged twats destroy our culture and life.Actually really interesting and difficult what's going on right now in non-league. Obviously they all need people through the gates at these levels. My understanding is that Step 3 - e.g The Southern League and everything below that is allowed crowds and I can see some clubs are really benefiting from that as people who can't go elsewhere want a football fix and want to stay local. They could really gain.
In the National League and National League North/South though they can't have crowds. They are in an impossible situation. Noone wants to watch that on tv. Something has to be done because otherwise they all fold.