Whitby Town joint-boss Haslam’s frustrated by last gasp NPL chaos

Whitby Town joint-boss Nathan Haslam has described the last-gasp decisions on whether to halt NPL season as ‘chaotic’.

Thursday, 3rd December 2020, 9:45 am
Updated Thursday, 3rd December 2020, 9:46 am
Blues bosses Nathan Haslam and Lee Bullock

At the time of going to press NPL clubs were voting whether or not to call a temporary halt to the season after it was decided clubs in Tier 3 would not be able to welcome crowds.

Town have already postponed their scheduled fixture against Mickleover on Saturday and have denied rumours that they would be taking on East Coast rivals Scarborough Athletic on Tuesday December 8.

Haslam insists reacting to the last-minute decision-making is challenging.

“It’s chaos,” said the Blues’ joint-boss.

“Trying to plan anything at the moment is almost impossible.

“It’s tough for everyone involved as the FA didn’t get information until late on and then that has to make its way down the communication channels, so it takes time.

“We have obviously moved our game from Saturday but we don’t know when things are going to get going again so it is impossible to decide on things like training sessions.

“It’s certainly a challenging time for me and Bully but we will come through this and learn a lot from it going forward as things hopefully return to something near normality.”

Haslam believes there is time to complete the 2020/21 NPL campaign and hopes clubs have the desire to fulfil fixtures and play the season out to a full conclusion.

“I believe there is time to finish the current season, but clubs have to want to do that for it to happen,” added Haslam.

“At Whitby Town we want to play games, we want to finish the season and will do everything we can to make sure that happens.”