It’s been a long time, but the National League finally reveal how the 2019/20 season will end after clubs voted for or against their proposal.
The 68 teams from the top three tiers of the non league pyramid had until 5pm on Wednesday to cast their decision.
All remaining games for the season have been cancelled however playoffs were given the go ahead.
The resolution sees the table based on a points per game basis with the top teams crowned champions and promoted in each division.
Clubs finishing between second and seventh in each division will be invited to take part in playoffs if the motion is passed and agreed upon by the National League and then ratified by the FA Council.
Because of the financial costs of participating, and getting no matchday revenue, clubs will be able to decline taking part.
The results of the vote, needed a 51 per cent majority to pass and if a majority is not reached then the campaign could be null and void.
There will be no relegations from the North and South divisions but, if ratified, three teams will drop out of the National League.
Zoom in on the how the final league tables stand based on PPG below…
Following a vote by all member Clubs, and subject to FA Council approval, the Vanarama National League, Vanarama National League North and Vanarama National League South seasons 2019/20 will be concluded with final league tables compiled on an “Unweighted Points Per Game” basis.
The outcome is Barrow AFC are champions of the Vanarama National League, King’s Lynn Town are champions of Vanarama National League North and Wealdstone are champions of Vanarama National League South.
The end of season Play-Offs will now proceed with the Clubs that qualify, subject to the competition rules and the applicable government guidance on the phased return of elite sport.
The number of Clubs to be relegated from the Vanarama National League will be determined so as to maintain a National Division of 24 Clubs after any relegation from EFL League Two, promotion to EFL League Two and promotion from the National League North and National League South divisions. There shall be no relegation from Vanarama National League North and Vanarama National League South.
Chief Executive Officer Michael Tattersall commented: “I congratulate each of our champions Clubs on their successful campaigns. The enforced curtailment of our season does nothing to discredit the quality of the football played and I am pleased that our Clubs have overwhelmingly supported the award of their titles. We can now also look towards the completion of end of season Play-Offs.”
Fans have reacted after reading seeing the National League reveal how the 2019/20 season will end…
Hahahaha bye fylde
— tom (@TD_2001) June 17, 2020
Chorley, Fylde and Ebbsfleet relegated then
— Steve Boem (@fleetboy14) June 17, 2020
— Hugo (@HugoGreally) June 17, 2020
I’m crying right now cant believe it thank you evett and all the lads amazing team amazing season
— magicalminamino (@trickytakumi) June 17, 2020
Tears in my bastard eyes ⚽️🍺🍺🍺🎉🎉
— Michael Downing (@michaeledowning) June 17, 2020
Congratulations!! – Bet @officialcufc fans cant wait for a game that wont involve a 3000 mile trip on the road for once
— Neil Stevens (@4everAddickted) June 17, 2020
Congratulations from a Poolie. Barrow are a wonderful example of how private and fan owners can work together for club and community and the benefits it can bring. Here’s hoping we can join you up there soon.
— Richard Ward (@Shakyshakes1980) June 17, 2020
Barrow were wrongly demoted 48 years ago.
They finally have their place back
— Antonio (@Antonio13111275) June 17, 2020
haha fuck off @EUFCofficial
— Jack Ashman (@JackAshmann) June 17, 2020
came to the right decision in the end at least
— Jay (@Sobaksu_) June 17, 2020
48 years ago my father took me to my first ever football match, Stones Vs Waterlooville. He sadly died 2 years ago but he would have been so happy today. UTS.
— Ivan Wainewright (@ivanwainewright) June 17, 2020
From a Hemel fan, congratulations. Best team by far in the league deserved to go up all along. Just hope it’s not too long before we can play you again. Congrats👏
— Sam (@dangerousdilks) June 17, 2020
— Dave (@rundaverun93) June 17, 2020
Congratulations. Well done on a deserved title win from a YCFC fan.
— Ken Twix | #promote2 (@kentwix12) June 17, 2020
Well Done Linnets from A Cambridge City Fan been to watch Lynn a lot this year and have been brilliant to watch fantastic Chairman, Management and players well deserved.
— harvey dunn (@harveydunn16) June 17, 2020
Can’t believe it . Yes I can! I could cry. Followed this club so long, days like this always seemed just out of reach
— David Grimes (@davidgrimeslufc) June 17, 2020