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Blowing in the wind

Blowing in the wind

May. The blossom is out on the trees. The lawn is due it's first cut of the year. And the Conference 'AGM cup is now in full swing.

In recent years, relegation from the Conference has not been a straight forward affair. The stats are something like over the last 8 years, only in one year has all four clubs dropped out of the league.

Altrincham escaped the drop two or three times I seem to remember.

And so to 2013. County finished fourth from bottom. No argument here. We deserve to go down after a series of shocking football business decisions, but what's this? Almost inevitably a straw is blowing in the wind and this time it is the unfortunate Aldershot who have gone into administration

Sad news. All County fans should have empathy for Shots fans given our recent troubles of course, but this opens up the possibility of an escape from the drop.

I have read that if Aldershot are still in administration by the time the Conference AGM has ended then the Conference will accept Aldershot into the 'Competition' but not necessarily at Conference National level.

Didn't poor Boston drop from League 2 and down into Conference North?

So, although there are a few ifs, buts and maybes, the possibility does exist that County start 2013-14 in the Conference again.

And that poses a few problems.

Should we be full-time again or stay part-time? Ian Bogie needs to know ASAP so he has time to build a team to compete in whatever division we end up in.

Are the Season Ticket prices announced applicable? Will they rise if we get out of gaol?

I have a small amount of sympathy for the County board who have to plan for two eventualities but then again if they had shown even average football nous last season we would not be in this pickle in the first place.

So, all clear as mud. To avoid disappointment I am trying to not think about this straw. Let is fly past in the wind.

Stockport County - Blue Square North. OK.

[Thanks to Vital County member BlueArmyMike for putting me onto this]

I leave you with a bit of Dylan.

[br]BOB DYLAN - Blowing in the wind (1971) - YouTube by Alexis_Querales


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Date:Sunday May 5 2013
Time: 8:32AM


A bit of further reading here
05/05/2013 08:54:00
Good to have a bit of hopeful news for once. Anyone know when the league will make a decision about Aldershot?
05/05/2013 10:57:00
I think the Conference AGM is towards the end of June. That could be the decision time. Ian Bogie though, has to put together the team starting now I guess. Tough! Might we be part-time in the Conference National?
05/05/2013 13:25:00
We are where we are because of the board. We as the fans have made quite clear what we think about the way the club has been run. In their defence they have held their hands up and apologised. I think the additional board members will help prevent the same blunders. It is time to bury the hatchet though. Everyone at the club Board, staff, players and The Blue & White army must do our respective bits in as one to get us back up the pyramid.
08/05/2013 23:18:00
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