First batch now to be released later on Monday 23 June. (evening)
The Southern League fixtures were finally released on 19 July. Although it has been pointed out on Twitter that we only have two clubs in the CCL who will be sharing with Southern League clubs this coming season (Walton & Hersham and Bagshot, it is still necessary to wait for all the information to be at hand before scheduling our matches.
To use Walton & Hersham as an example, if we went ahead blind we would find that at least 50% of their home matches would then have to be re-arranged due to clashes with Walton Casuals. It is obviously very difficult to re-arrange such matches for Saturdays so the vast majority would be in midweek. For the sake of a few days it is clearly better to wait so that we don't have to make so many re-arrangements.
Rightly or wrongly we probably have the most ground sharing situations than any other Step 5/6 League, thanks primarily to FA Policy, but that is out of our hands and we just have to cope with the situation