CONFERENCE CALL about the 20/21 National League

Back in business just a little after everyone else, it’s the top division of non-league football in England, es ist der NATIONAL LEAGUE.

But speaking of business, Macclesfield Town are sadly out of it, with the club having folded mere weeks ago. Between this, their debts, and their stadium being on sale on RightMove, they’ve got some way to go to recover, but here’s hoping the fans can unite and rise from the ashes. I couldn’t find any information on a phoenix club or anything, but the wound is still fresh, and this club will ride once more, for Keith Alexander, for Steve Burr, and for all Silkmen, those seasoned, and those still to come. See ya soon.

So with a void, the National League commences with 23 teams, and it commences TODAY, the day of our lord Saturday 3rd October in the year 2020. Amid conflict and uncertainty, these lads and lasses will bring their clubs up to the altar of competition and do the only thing they know: play.

I’m sure they know how to do other things, actually.

BUT FOR TODAY, they won’t need to.
FOR TODAY, it’s all about the game.
TODAY, the marathon begins.

Who’s got what it takes to reach the Football League?

Let’s check ’em out.

ALDERSHOT TOWN

Prediction: 18th

ALTRINCHAM

Prediction: 17th

BARNET

Prediction: 12th

BOREHAM WOOD

Prediction: 3rd

BROMLEY

Prediction: 11th

CHESTERFIELD

Prediction: 20th

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE

Prediction: 13th

DOVER ATHLETIC

Prediction: 19th

EASTLEIGH

Prediction: 10th

HALIFAX TOWN

Prediction: 8th

HARTLEPOOL UNITED

Prediction: 15th

KING’S LYNN TOWN

Prediction: 22nd

MAIDENHEAD UNITED

Prediction: 21st

NOTTS COUNTY

Prediction: 1st

SOLIHULL MOORS

Prediction: 9th

STOCKPORT COUNTY

Prediction: 2nd

SUTTON UNITED

Prediction: 6th

TORQUAY UNITED

Predictions: 14th

WEALDSTONE

Prediction: 16th

WEYMOUTH

Prediction: 23rd

WOKING

Prediction: 7th

WREXHAM

Prediction: 5th

YEOVIL TOWN

Prediction: 4th

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Well thar she blows, and here’s a complete run-down of my predics:-

1. Notts County
2. Stockport County
3. Boreham Wood
4. Yeovil Town
5. Wrexham
6. Sutton United
7. Woking
8. Halifax Town
9. Solihull Moors
10. Eastleigh
11. Bromley
12. Barnet
13. Dagenham & Redbridge
14. Torquay United
15. Hartlepool United
16. Wealdstone
17. Altrincham
18. Aldershot Town
19. Dover Athletic
20. Chesterfield
21. Maidenhead United
22. King’s Lynn Town
23. Weymouth

What a season we gon’ have.

And as we watch week in, week out, sad that we can’t be there, but happy that this exists at all, we’ll raise a tinny, or a bovril if you’re driving, and a steak slice to Macc Town, those ever-so-silky Silkmen who ruled the division just a few years ago. Thanks for the memories and we’ll see thee doon the road.

For the twenty-three left…

May the best team win.

Keep it streets ahead,

C.L.R.

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