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paulh66
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Jan 24, 2019, 4:45 PM

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Re: [Sarumio] Non League Projections 2019/20 or Reply Privately

To resolve your confusion re the Kennington and PTG situations I'd first need to fully understand your perception of the facts behind those two cases, then validate it, then dig up the facts and circumstances behind their eventual admission and then relate it back to the regulation. I'm not going to attempt that. However...

What is clear is that the regulation itself, despite first appearances, is so loosely worded that it has plenty of wiggle room when it comes to enforcing it. Some of this ambiguity was explored further on here last year and, as I said earlier in this thread, I'm not hunting that discussion down. But indicators as to whether the regulation has been complied with might include the length of time the groundshare has already been in place, the full rationale behind the groundshare (i.e. any factors beyond just getting a promotion or retaining the club's status), the substance and form of the groundshare (e.g. from windydcfc's earlier example, a true joint tenancy could arguably be deemed as much a ground move as a groundshare) and so on. Any mitigating factors also need to be taken into account (vaguely recall this may have been a feature of the PTG case, on something specific to do with their ongoing efforts to get permission for lights?)

Last year, the FA generally seemed to exploit this wiggle room to an extent you could possibly argue went beyond the spirit of the regulation. On the other hand, you could argue they were simply being pragmatic while not breaching the letter of the regulation.

However, they now seem to have put a very specific new piece of guidance in place regarding length of tenure, which reduces the overall amount of wiggle room available to them. You'd expect them to adhere to this new, tighter guidance but we'll just have to wait until summer to see how much wiggling eventually gets done!


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