01:00PM, Friday 05 March 2021
Slough Town are still waiting to hear if they’re going to be sanctioned for refusing to play National League South fixtures while they awaited the outcome of the vote which led to the campaign being cancelled.
The Rebels were always confident enough clubs would vote to end the season and null and void the results so, to save themselves the loss of further income, they opted not to play a number of fixtures while clubs deliberated on how to vote.
The club were officially charged by the league for that failure to play matches, however, sanctions for those clubs that refused to play were never discussed.
Slough repeatedly called for the season to be called off because of COVID-19 safety concerns and the funding issues which emerged when it became clear the Government wasn’t willing to come up with further grant support for clubs to continue playing matches without fans.
“We don’t know what’s happening,” said Baker.
“We haven’t heard. I think clubs will probably get a warning. That’s what my gut says.
“I think it was meant to be reviewed on February 25 but my gut feeling is that no charges will be brought except for potentially a warning, which is fine.
“Everyone in the industry knows that clubs weren’t in a position to really carry on.”
Baker added that he had no problem with clubs In the North and South division who wanted to continue playing banding together to continue with a season of sorts, but he doesn’t expect it will happen.
He added: “The 18 clubs that want to continue, and if they get the go-ahead to continue, my guess is that probably only 13 or 14 of them would play.
“I don’t think it will happen. If it does, it’s great for them, but my gut is that it won’t happen.”
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