National League football bosses at war over leaked email on season end decision

National League bosses could soon be at war over a leaked email claiming that non-league bosses want to end the season now.

Football in England and all over Europe has come to a standstill after the coronavirus outbreak sent countries into lockdown.

While most leagues have insisted they want to complete their season whenever they are allowed to it seems the National League could be the exception if reports are true.

According to the Express, a message from the league was circulated to clubs stating that they want to close the season as soon as possible.

And it claims they are already in talks with the FA over postponing the remaining fixtures of the campaign.

The email that was circulated to clubs by the National League and published on their website by ­Boreham Wood, said: “The broad consensus was that our clubs wish for a decision to be made to close the season as soon as possible.

“The FA have been asked to assist us with making the decisions to postpone all remaining fixtures and to end the season as soon as possible for the purposes of player contracts.

“The National League is working with the FA to define all reasonable and practical options.”

Most National League sides still have eight or nine more matches left to play with the future of some at stake.

Barrow sat top at the time of the postponements and could be set for a return to the Football League for the first time in 49 years.

“I don’t think the club would recover,” said boss Ian Evatt when asked about cancelling the league.

“I don’t see how you can void the season when some teams have only seven games to play.

“If that was the case, my board of directors would look at their ­investment in the club.

“We’ve been top for five months. From our ­perspective, the interest of fairness would be for us to be promoted.”

Other teams like Stockport County, Halifax, and Harrogate Town are currently inside the play-off spots and could even catch Barrow with a good end to the season.

The National League came in for fierce criticism 10 days ago when they played on for a final weekend after the rest of football had shut down.

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