The best way to improve things is to ring fence the four leagues imo. So if you're classed as Northern then you can't be moved to the Midlands etc.polam wrote:Darlo_Manc wrote:No, they're adding a midlands (central) league at step 3. The wording is mis-leading as its the Southern Premier League who'll be running the league but it'll cover those clubs that tend to be part of the NPL when they clearly aren't Northern (Hednesford, Halesowen etc) along with other clubs who keep flip-flopping between NPL and SPL. Its more:dickdarlington wrote:So, they’re adding a third southern division? How’s that going to help the north south feeds into the national leagues???
Midlands League (run by the Southern Premier League)
EvoStik Southern Premier (covers South West)
Ryman Premier (covers South East)
The below is a reasonable projection of how it would look at Step 3.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... edit#gid=0
So sourthern based fans lose the trip to Brackley but gain Solihull (if they go down) and King's Lynn (if they go up). Gloucester will stay in the south as they were promised they would not have to move back north for three years unless they wanted to. It looks as though there will be less travelling next season with three of the four teams to be relegated from the National League likely to be 'northern'. However depending on final placings it's not inconceivable that Hereford will be in NLN next season.
When a team is reprieved this season due to Ossett Albion and Ossett Town merging it should be a team from NPL Division One not the team with the highest PPG from all of step four. Otherwise you're losing one Northern team at step four to the benefit of a Southern team which just makes things more unbalanced.