Ian Evatt Speaks To TalkSport

The Gaffer spoke to TalkSport radio earlier today

Bluebirds boss Ian Evatt spoke to TalkSport radio earlier today about the impact the Coronavirus impact is having on both Barrow and the National League as a whole. Find out what he had to say below.

“I think it is the unknown that is causing people to be so anxious. I think we are in a completely different boat to the Premier League and the EFL. I think they have the funds to enable them to have an indefinite break.

In terms of us, we don’t. My football club is set to face a £150,000 loss until the end of next month on what we would have had with our home fixtures and the sell out crowds that we were guaranteed from being top of the league.

I think there is money that is needed right now, there is no point waiting and I don’t think the National League or below has been spoken about. The Premier League seems to have made a call on it, the EFL have too but we haven’t heard anything from the FA or others about how they are going to help the National League and below.

Clubs at our level don’t have the finances to withstand a long break so help is needed and quickly. Whatever happens with that decision there is going to be arguments for and against, obviously I’m going to be pro that we get promoted.

First and foremost  comes peoples health and security, but also that these football clubs survive. There is a fundamental problem in football where the game is top heavy, football in England is ingrained in society, so there is no reason that the money are the top of the game can’t be spread out more evenly.

I’ve played at the top of the game and I’ve played in League Two so I understand it. There has to be a fairer split and there has to be a fairer way of doing things in my opinion.”

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