April 20, 2021

VIDEO: Shrivenham boss “doesn’t see the point” in revamped Hellenic League competition

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Shrivenham boss Chris Hurley believes the Hellenic League were right to null and void the current season but is not in favour of returning to a separate competition in the meantime.

Hurley, whose side were sitting bottom of the Premier Division after nine games, doesn’t feel that there is a need for competitive football in the wake of the axing of the season.

“Personally I don’t see what the point is,” said Hurley. “I would rather do friendlies if you want to do friendlies and then start pre-season end of May, June and then start the season. We are trying to cram football into this period. I’d rather personally, give it a break. Go back to the end season and start it properly.

“Friendlies are a good idea but I wouldn’t go further than that. But to do serious, competitive football between now and June, I don’t see the point of it.”

But Hurley agreed with the league’s decision to null and void the season and promised that Shrivenham will return to the 2021-22 season in much better shape.

He added: “This gives me an opportunity to basically regroup put together a much stronger team and get a much better start next season.

“For the teams at the top, it’s tough for them (having two seasons curtailed). I feel for them.

“For the teams at the bottom, it is good for them. After nine games it was the right decision to void it.”

Watch the full interview from Chris Hurley by clicking on the link below.

Interview by Your Sport’s George Stratford.

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