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Hellenic West and East to combine?



wazzafan
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Nov 24, 2012, 6:38 AM

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Hellenic West and East to combine? or Reply Privately

I'm I right in saying that it's at the end of this current season that the Hellenic League are to demote the teams at step 6 who still don't have the recommended ground grading for that level? If so, would this mean the West and East divisions combining into one single division at that level?



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Nov 24, 2012, 12:35 PM

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Re: [wazzafan] Hellenic West and East to combine? or Reply Privately

I don't think the league themselves know yet. They have to wait until the end of March at least to see who has the grading. Until then I don't suppose they can make a decision. Even then, they may not be forced to relegate all the clubs who don't comply. The Combined Counties League will only be relegating clubs without the grading if Division One membership is 20 or higher. Assuming full promotion and relegation higher up, that means three teams have to join the league before the bottom club without the grading gets relegated. I assume this has been passed by the FA as all league rules have to be rubber stamped by them.


Geoff
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I think this is a more or less standard rule across the pyramid. Only when a division has its full complement of clubs and there is a club which qualifies for promotion (based on league position & ground grading) is the league obliged to relegate a club (or clubs) who do not meet the required ground grading.
A single step 6 league stretching from West London to Herefordshire, giving travelling times of over three hours each way, with the majority of clubs attracting (considerably) less than 100 paying spectators does not seem a particularly good idea.
While many of us groundhoppers may be happy to spend hours travelling to & from minor football grounds every Saturday, most players and club officials have slightly more sense.


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Nov 27, 2012, 1:41 PM

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I think this is a more or less standard rule across the pyramid. Only when a division has its full complement of clubs and there is a club which qualifies for promotion (based on league position & ground grading) is the league obliged to relegate a club (or clubs) who do not meet the required ground grading.
A single step 6 league stretching from West London to Herefordshire, giving travelling times of over three hours each way, with the majority of clubs attracting (considerably) less than 100 paying spectators does not seem a particularly good idea.
While many of us groundhoppers may be happy to spend hours travelling to & from minor football grounds every Saturday, most players and club officials have slightly more sense.


Its doesn't actually stretch to Herefordshire anymore though.


aicwhu
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Nov 27, 2012, 3:42 PM

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Re: [Sarumio] Hellenic West and East to combine? or Reply Privately

a true if pedantic point which does not invalidate the main thrust which was that less regionalisation at step 6 is a step in the wrong direction

andrew c