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FOOTBALL CONFERENCE AGREES INTERNAL REVIEW
29th January 2009 14:35


Conference agrees internal review

22 January 2009

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_conf/7845421.stm

The Football Conference is to hold an internal review into its administrative procedures in the wake of the points deduction given to four clubs.

The sub-committee will report back with its findings to the Conference's board at the end of February.

Oxford have yet to announce whether they will appeal against five points being docked for midfielder Eddie Hutchinson not being registered.

Crawley, Bognor and Mansfield were also recently punished for similar offences.

Crawley were deducted four points over the registration of Isaiah Rankin, while fellow Blue Square Premier side Mansfield were hit with a four-point deduction earlier this season.

With so many clubs in trouble, some supporters have questioned the way the Conference is being run.

A Conference statement read: "The board of the Football Conference deplores the recent spate of ill-informed publicity arising from the disciplinary hearings held in Birmingham last week.

"However, the board has received some genuine enquiries concerning the administration of the competition and in the interest of transparency, has decided to form an administrative review sub-committee to report back to the board on 23 February 2009, and ultimately the member clubs, on its findings."

As the punishments handed down to Oxford, Crawley and Bognor are still subject to appeal, the Conference has declined to comment further.

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CHAIRMAN'S STATEMENT
THE FOOTBALL CONFERENCE EGM - PIRELLI STADIUM, BURTON - THURSDAY, 22 JANUARY 2009

http://www.footballconference.co.uk/news/news_article.asp?id=1032

The Board of the Football Conference deplores the recent spate of ill-informed publicity arising from the disciplinary hearings held in Birmingham last week.

However, the Board has received some genuine enquiries concerning the administration of the competition and in the interest of transparency, has decided to form an Administrative Review Sub-Committee to report back to the Board on 23rd February 2009, and ultimately the member Clubs, on its findings.

In view of the fact that the time limit for the disciplined clubs to appeal has not yet expired, it is not appropriate to say anything more today.

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NLP, 25 Jan 09
Evans Calls In The Big Hitters
by Chris Dunlavy
Sunday, January 25, 2009


... All three clubs have criticised the competition's
random spot-checking process and called for a review.

That wish was granted by chairman Brian Lee at an EGM at Burton on Thursday. Lee said: “The board of the Football Conference deplores the recent spate of ill-informed publicity arising from the disciplinary hearings.

“However, the board has received some genuine enquiries concerning the administration of the competition and in the interest of transparency, has decided to
form an administrative review sub-committee to report back to the board on February 23, and ultimately the member clubs, on its findings.”

It is understood that Southport chairman Clapham will head the review, in which it is believed the role of general manager Dennis Strudwick, who joined
from the Southern League as secretary in the summer of 2007, may come under close scrutiny.
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