Bamber Bridge manager Jamie Milligan has been speaking about the obstacles facing clubs in non-league this season, especially at ‘non-elite’ level.
As part of an extended conversation with this site, the Brig boss said when asked about receiving the key information on developments affecting clubs:
“I think the sense of it – and a lot of managers would say the same – is we’ve been a bit left in the dark; we don’t really know what’s going on, quick enough. There’ll be a decision made on a Thursday that we’re playing on a Saturday, and no disrespect to our level, I think we’re getting a bit left in the cold with it all.
“Higher up, they’re getting financial help, but we’re getting nothing, because we’re not classed as elite; if you’re gonna class Conference North as elite football, something’s wrong. It’s young kids as well, the way they stopped grassroots football, it’s an absolute joke.
“The young kids have suffered so much through all of this, young grassroots players, and it’s the same with them, it’s a joke, all of it.”