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Sarumio
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2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

Right starting this thread a bit earlier this year as theres been quite a few announcements already affecting the new season, and hopefully we've seen the last of the resignations and expunged records in 2017-18 now.

I am concentrating on those clubs at Step 1-7 at present but as always please report on ANY club of note further down.

Lets hope this thread is less busy this year, but sadly I don’t think it will be.

Closures
AFC Brodsworth Welfare
AFC Southgate
Buckingham Town
Olney Town
Thurrock

Mergers
Killingworth Town and Killingworth Young Peoples’ Centre merge to form...name not yet released
Ossett Albion and Ossett Town merge to form Ossett United

Name changes
Radcliffe Borough change their name to Radcliffe
Waltham Forest change their name to Walthamstow

Unknowns / Futures in doubt
Aigburth People’s Hall - Last seven games of the season awarded to opponents.
Swanwick Pentrich Road - Resigned from the Central Midlands League but intentions beyond that not yet known. They'll either fold or re-join the MRA.

Leagues Closing
Luton & South Bedfordshire League
Maidstone & District League

And still eagerly anticipating the annual name change for Woodford Town 2017!


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Re: [Sarumio] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

outside steps 1-7 but very strong local rumours that Essex Olympian League side Southend Sports will be known at Wakering Sports next season - to be confirmed.


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I wonder if Brodsworth are considering a return to the Doncaster Senior League for 2018/19?


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outside steps 1-7 but very strong local rumours that Essex Olympian League side Southend Sports will be known at Wakering Sports next season - to be confirmed.


And let me guess, a groundshare with Great Wakering Rovers thereby allowing them into the new Step 6 Eastern Senior League ?


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Re: [Bigaitch] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

No. Staying in the EOL and slowly doing up their Cupid's Corner ground.


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Interesting, as I heard they were looking to be ESL next season. Thanks for the reply.


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Closures
Buckingham Town

Leagues Closing
Luton & South Bedfordshire League


The closure of the Luton & District South Beds Football League has been confirmed this week. On the other hand it seems from news today that Buckingham Town has been brought back from the brink and will be in the UCL next season.



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Re: [Haywain] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

Clymping are changing their name to Littlehampton United



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I'm still not entirely sure whether Brodsworth Welfare have folded.


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Suffolk and Ipswich League - AFC Orwell (financial reasons) and Stonham Aspal 'A' (site redevelopment) will also be missing from the SIL for next season


But possibly at least 6 new sides joining



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I'm still not entirely sure whether Brodsworth Welfare have folded.



A weird thing has happened with their record on the CML Full-time pages, their record in the table remains but get the fixture grid up and all results have disappeared!

Edit: The same thing has happened with Swanwick PR reserves from Division One


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Re: [Richard Rundle] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

OK So here is where we are at, at Steps 1-7

Closures
AFC Southgate
Jarrow Roofing Boldon Community Association

Montpelier
Northbank
Olney Town

Thurrock

Mergers

Hebburn Town absorb Hebburn Reyrolle - continuing as Hebburn Town
Killingworth Town and Killingworth Young Peoples’ Centre merge to form AFC Killingworth

Ossett Albion and Ossett Town merge to form Ossett United


Name changes

Clymping change their name to Littlehampton United
Radcliffe Borough change their name to Radcliffe

Waltham Forest change their name to Walthamstow

Unknowns / Futures in doubt

Aigburth People’s Hall - Last seven games of the season awarded to opponents.
AFC Brodsworth Welfare – resigned from the CML

Oxford University Press – resigned from the Oxfordshire Senior League
Pelsall Villa – last 8 games in Midland Division Two not fulfilled.
Ringmer – resigned from Southern Combination
Swanwick Pentrich Road - Resigned from the Central Midlands League but intentions beyond that not yet known. They'll either fold or re-join the MRA.


Leagues Closing

Luton & South Bedfordshire League
Maidstone & District League


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Staines Lammas (CCL1) and Laleham FC (Surrey Elite) are merging but playing as Staines Lammas FC in 2018/19



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Upper Cwmbran FC of the Gwent Central League have reformed as Pontnewynydd FC.

https://mobile.twitter.com/...013708378114/photo/1


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Rockware of the Warrington & District League Div 1 are merging with Blackbrook, also of Div1

https://twitter.com/.../1001475050070073345


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Re: [simonsm] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

Technically Oakengates Athletic are merging with Wellington Amateurs in the WMRL 1.

Does this count?


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Technically Oakengates Athletic are merging with Wellington Amateurs in the WMRL 1.

Does this count?


I am not entirely certain/convinced it is a merger in the true sense.

On the face of it, it just appears that last year’s Oakengates Athletic management team are upping sticks, saying they cannot take Oakengates any further, and are moving to Wellington Amateurs. As a result, the general feeling at Oakengates is that they’ve all taken the club as far as it can go now, and are packing in.

I’m not convinced its anything more than that at present. Certainly, it seems Oakengates Athletic as a club is closing, but whether any of their resources, equipment, players, committee members, etc etc are actually merging with Wellington is another matter entirely.

Maybe someone else can shed some light.

You would expect maybe a name change, badge re-design, proper announcement etc if it were an actual merger, and not just a disbanding club’s remnants being absorbed by a neighbouring club!


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Technically Oakengates Athletic are merging with Wellington Amateurs in the WMRL 1.

Does this count?


I am not entirely certain/convinced it is a merger in the true sense.

On the face of it, it just appears that last year’s Oakengates Athletic management team are upping sticks, saying they cannot take Oakengates any further, and are moving to Wellington Amateurs. As a result, the general feeling at Oakengates is that they’ve all taken the club as far as it can go now, and are packing in.

I’m not convinced its anything more than that at present. Certainly, it seems Oakengates Athletic as a club is closing, but whether any of their resources, equipment, players, committee members, etc etc are actually merging with Wellington is another matter entirely.

Maybe someone else can shed some light.

You would expect maybe a name change, badge re-design, proper announcement etc if it were an actual merger, and not just a disbanding club’s remnants being absorbed by a neighbouring club!


I see your point. It's almost like a takeover of a club whilst the old club dies.

Or is killed.


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I saw a post on Facebook recently saying that Maesgwyn had played their last game following the council's decision to evict them from where they played last season. Further down there was a comment saying that the group of players were staying together but not under the name Maesgwyn.
Don't know if this constitutes a name change, or Maesgwyn folding and a new club comprising of the same players being formed. In the meantime the main man at Maesgwyn has been appointed reserves manager at FC Queens Park.



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Tweeted today by Melksham Town that they are going to close down their 'B' team who play in the Trowbridge & District Div 2 with the management team moving up to manage the 'A' team who will still play in Division 1.
The Sunday team has formally disbanded too as Mike Rogers, the manager, has retired and so they will cease playing in the Chippenham & District Sunday League.
All partially to do with "expense" of running 5 teams but also to free up Pitch #2 at Oakfield for more games



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Hazlerigg Victory are folding their Saturday side, Sunday team still going. They've tweeted that their place in the Northern Alliance Premier (they finished in a promotion place in Division One last season) will be taken by Newcastle Blue Star. No idea if there's any deeper connection than that, or if the new Blue Star is any relation to the old one.



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In the Trowbridge & District, Luxol St Andrews are tweeting that, if they don't find a new manager by the end of this week, the club will fold. Great shame for a magnificently named club and a shame for the Rec at Lacock which is one of the more restful places to watch football.



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In Staffordshire, Norton Development and Goldenhill Wanderers are merging to form Norton Wanderers.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BhPlfakAE64/


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Loughton Manor have changed their name to New Bradwell St Peter and will now be playing at The Recreation Ground, New Bradwell.



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Thanks to Burnley United tweeting about a pre-season friendly with them, I spotted that Mid Lancs Div2 champions AFC Sherwood have changed their name to AFC Anderton.

https://twitter.com/.../1003706650883223552

Can't find any other reference to AFC Anderton though!


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Malpas Civil Service of the Gwent County League, which was formed last season by a merger between Newport Civil Service and Malpas United, are reverting back to being called Newport Civil Service.

http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/...merge_with_Pill_AFC/


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Bit of a late season cull in the Chippenham & District Sunday League...

Clubs folding...

PREMIER
Athleticow Moodrid
Somerford FC
Melksham Town (Sunday)

DIVISION TWO
The Castle, Devizes FC

That takes it to 7 over the last 2 seasons with no replacements...may need a reduction to Premier, Divisions One and Two only now...



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In the Cheshire League, both Tarporley Vics and AFC Macclesfield have announced that they're folding.

In the Montgomeryshire League, Carno are folding their reserve team.


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Oh that's a shame.
After their season at Gresford Colliery, i do know they made a real effort with their ground by the hospital and had a much improved team as well.


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Hellenic League
Highmoor -IBIS FC Changed there name to Reading City FC


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Hellenic League
Highmoor -IBIS FC Changed there name to Reading City FC


Curious that they can do that yet Whitehawk were refused permission (can't recall by who) to become Brighton (or Brighton & Hove) City in the not too distant past.


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Details on the Highmoor Ibis --> Reading City change:

https://www.footballinbracknell.co.uk/news/club-news/34318/highmoor-ibis-name-change/


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Hellenic League
Highmoor -IBIS FC Changed there name to Reading City FC


Curious that they can do that yet Whitehawk were refused permission (can't recall by who) to become Brighton (or Brighton & Hove) City in the not too distant past.

I don't think Reading FC would be as worried about people confusing themselves for a Step 5 club than Brighton & Hove Albion were about an ambitious Step 2 club.

I've heard overseas students saying "Brighton City are in the Premier League" fairly recently, so...



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Details on the Highmoor Ibis --> Reading City change:

https://www.footballinbracknell.co.uk/news/club-news/34318/highmoor-ibis-name-change/[/reply

"Please join us in welcoming Reading City FC to the town." Ayyy? Crazy


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Given that Reading isn't a city, and unlike Guildford or Southwell doesn't have a cathedral which is sometimes mistakenly taken to confer city status in itself, does this qualify as one of the daftest name changes ever?


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Well there was a Reading Town in the 1990s so probably could not use that name. Reading Ibis would have been better but 'City' is simply untrue.


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Hellenic League
Highmoor -IBIS FC Changed there name to Reading City FC


Curious that they can do that yet Whitehawk were refused permission (can't recall by who) to become Brighton (or Brighton & Hove) City in the not too distant past.

I don't think Reading FC would be as worried about people confusing themselves for a Step 5 club than Brighton & Hove Albion were about an ambitious Step 2 club.

I've heard overseas students saying "Brighton City are in the Premier League" fairly recently, so...


Yes, though BHA weren't long out of League 1 when the idea was first raised and Whitehawk's ambitions only seemed to stretch to reaching average gates of 1,000. Anyway, correcting myself, it seems Whitehawk dropped the plan themselves after opposition from their own fans, rather than being refused permission. Although BHA were being particularly arsey about it... I agree it's doubtful Reading will be the same, not least because of the misnomer in using the word 'city'.


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In the Cheshire League, both Tarporley Vics and AFC Macclesfield have announced that they're folding.


According to a tweet by Lostock Gralam, Tarporley are just dropping down to the Crewe & District League instead of folding.



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Well there was a Reading Town in the 1990s so probably could not use that name. Reading Ibis would have been better but 'City' is simply untrue.

I'm a little suprised that they've changed their name, but hopefully it can be of some help for them to get a more established support within the town. I doubt too many round here know where Highmoor is, and those that do probably wouldn't expect a team with that name to be playing in Reading. I agree that Reading Ibis would be a better name as it's unusual, but does reflect the history of the club.

Chelmsford managed to be a City club long before city status was conferred there, and given the current rate of awarding city status surely it will happen eventually. Though whether Reading City are around to see that day is a different matter. I hope they are (or the current way of awarding city status is changed).


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"Please join us in welcoming Reading City FC to the town." Ayyy? Crazy


"Highmoor Ibis has become READING CITY FC, a name that truly reflects the area that we are based in".

So they are based in a city which doesn't exist - brilliant !


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I'm a little suprised that they've changed their name, but hopefully it can be of some help for them to get a more established support within the town. I doubt too many round here know where Highmoor is, and those that do probably wouldn't expect a team with that name to be playing in Reading. I agree that Reading Ibis would be a better name as it's unusual, but does reflect the history of the club.


If they do this well, it'll hopefully lead to more people attending football at Scours Lane. And that can only be a good thing for non-league football in the town and in the Hellenic.

A statement much along these lines made on the Hellenic website today, by club chairman Martin Law...

http://www.hellenicleague.co.uk/...ews/readingcity.html

As it happens, on a visit last season I bought a Highmoor Ibis FC tea-mug. And only two weeks ago I handed it over to TheWavendonian as a birthday present. The jammy sod - it's probably a collector's item now, and he'll be flogging it on the next Antiques Roadshow!


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I'm a little suprised that they've changed their name, but hopefully it can be of some help for them to get a more established support within the town. I doubt too many round here know where Highmoor is, and those that do probably wouldn't expect a team with that name to be playing in Reading. I agree that Reading Ibis would be a better name as it's unusual, but does reflect the history of the club.


If they do this well, it'll hopefully lead to more people attending football at Scours Lane. And that can only be a good thing for non-league football in the town and in the Hellenic.

A statement much along these lines made on the Hellenic website today, by club chairman Martin Law...

http://www.hellenicleague.co.uk/...ews/readingcity.html

As it happens, on a visit last season I bought a Highmoor Ibis FC tea-mug. And only two weeks ago I handed it over to TheWavendonian as a birthday present. The jammy sod - it's probably a collector's item now, and he'll be flogging it on the next Antiques Roadshow!



Surely Reading actually has to be a city, for them to call themselves that?


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Are there any clubs retaining a Town in their name that are now cities.
Derby is not a County, though I believe the FA refused Derbyshire County as a name, the club was formed as an offshoot of the cricket club. The FA thought his would cause confusion


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Well there was a Reading Town in the 1990s so probably could not use that name. Reading Ibis would have been better but 'City' is simply untrue.


It has gladdened me today that the 1990s were only 3 years ago. Wink



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Yes I went on the date of the programme in my collection and know nothing of the history of the club, I take it from your answer that they only folded three years ago?


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I'm a little suprised that they've changed their name, but hopefully it can be of some help for them to get a more established support within the town. I doubt too many round here know where Highmoor is, and those that do probably wouldn't expect a team with that name to be playing in Reading. I agree that Reading Ibis would be a better name as it's unusual, but does reflect the history of the club.


If they do this well, it'll hopefully lead to more people attending football at Scours Lane. And that can only be a good thing for non-league football in the town and in the Hellenic.

A statement much along these lines made on the Hellenic website today, by club chairman Martin Law...

http://www.hellenicleague.co.uk/...ews/readingcity.html

As it happens, on a visit last season I bought a Highmoor Ibis FC tea-mug. And only two weeks ago I handed it over to TheWavendonian as a birthday present. The jammy sod - it's probably a collector's item now, and he'll be flogging it on the next Antiques Roadshow!



Surely Reading actually has to be a city, for them to call themselves that?


Presumably not as there are Guildford City and Brechin City FCs (any others?) based in towns that do not have city status.


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I'm a little suprised that they've changed their name, but hopefully it can be of some help for them to get a more established support within the town. I doubt too many round here know where Highmoor is, and those that do probably wouldn't expect a team with that name to be playing in Reading. I agree that Reading Ibis would be a better name as it's unusual, but does reflect the history of the club.


If they do this well, it'll hopefully lead to more people attending football at Scours Lane. And that can only be a good thing for non-league football in the town and in the Hellenic.

A statement much along these lines made on the Hellenic website today, by club chairman Martin Law...

http://www.hellenicleague.co.uk/...ews/readingcity.html

As it happens, on a visit last season I bought a Highmoor Ibis FC tea-mug. And only two weeks ago I handed it over to TheWavendonian as a birthday present. The jammy sod - it's probably a collector's item now, and he'll be flogging it on the next Antiques Roadshow!



Surely Reading actually has to be a city, for them to call themselves that?


Presumably not as there are Guildford City and Brechin City FCs (any others?) based in towns that do not have city status.


Brechin was historically a city, Guildford was regarded as a city for several hundred years as it has a cathedral.

So although, neither has city status in the present day they have a history of being at least regarded as cities in the past. The same is true of Southwell (due to its cathedral and the diocese) and Rochester (who lost city status due to an apparent administration/clerical error 20 years ago).

Reading has never been considered a city, informally or otherwise, it has always, always, always been a standard English town!


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Except for when it was in Wessex.



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Surely Reading actually has to be a city, for them to call themselves that?

There is no forest in Nottingham, I have not come across any moors in Solihull recently, Newport is not a county, none of the various Wanderers or Rovers seem to do any wandering or roving any more and there was precious little athleticism on display in Oldham last season. I suggest this argument is a red herring. Smile


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Surely Reading actually has to be a city, for them to call themselves that?

There is no forest in Nottingham, I have not come across any moors in Solihull recently, Newport is not a county, none of the various Wanderers or Rovers seem to do any wandering or roving any more and there was precious little athleticism on display in Oldham last season. I suggest this argument is a red herring. Smile




Chelmsford City FC called themselves this for many years even though it is only recently the place achieved city status

Manchester is definitely not united, neither is Oxford to name but two

Grimsby doesn't have a team in Grimsby

West Ham United are neither united, nor are they in West Ham now or ever were.


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So, basically, you can call yourself what you like (within the bounds of common decency). But, from posts elsewhere, the FA still have to give the name-change the go-ahead, and have in the past not accepted certain names. And, presumably the whole point of the exercise in the first place, the general awareness of HI/RC has already been raised considerably!

But I guess if you can call yourself Hashtag United, then pretty much anything will doSmile.


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I see facts should not get in the way of a good story

The Olympic Stadium , unfit as it is for football , nonetheless is as far as I know in the London Borough of Newham made up of the old West Ham and East Ham Boroughs and specifically in the bit which was West Ham

The Boleyn it is true however stood approx 50 yards outside the borough boundary in the old East Ham for which apparently West Ham the football club will never be forgiven.


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You're surely not suggesting that Guildford was regarded as a city for several hundred years before the building of its mid C20th cathedral? The dioceses of Guildford and Portsmouth were carved out of Winchester in 1927, Southwark having been created earlier also from part of that vast diocese which, unlike Lincoln among others, escaped changes in the time of Henry VIII.


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Newton Poppleford have pulled out of the Devon & Exeter League

Source - D&E League tweet


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There is no forest in Nottingham,


Are you suggesting The Nottingham Inclosure Act of 1845 got things wrong ?

Strange that no one has corrected the matter in the last 170+years.


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There is no forest in Nottingham.


Apart from The Forest Recreation ground. Where the club first played.


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Knypersley Vics have resigned from the Staffs County Senior League


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How many Greeks in Blyth Spartans line up?


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How many Greeks in Blyth Spartans line up?


Sparta was actually in modern day Turkey.



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How many Greeks in Blyth Spartans line up?


Sparta was actually in modern day Turkey.


That's where concentrating on Science and skipping history gets you now Cyprus?


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Given some of Ergogans latest rantings is modern day Turkey an oxymoron? Oh politics sorry!


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Bradford Park Avenue are reverting to there original name of Bradford(Park Avenue)AFC http://thebootifulgame.co.uk/...r-name-change-badge/


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Bradford Park Avenue are reverting to there original name of Bradford(Park Avenue)AFC http://thebootifulgame.co.uk/...r-name-change-badge/


But they aren't the same club, so it wasn't their original name...


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Are they still pretending they were formed in 1863?


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Can hardly be accused of claiming past glories but a totally pointless exercise all the same.!


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Will some folks have to visit to get a bracketed tick?


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Are they still pretending they were formed in 1863?

and wasn't their name Bradford FC, and weren't they a Rugby Union club before until 1895 when they started playing Northern (now League) and the Association game? Then they went purely football in 1907 when they joined the Southern League?

They only became Bradford (Park Avenue) in 1907 to distinguish themselves from Bradford City.

So a return to the original name would see them purely as Bradford FC



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Will some folks have to visit to get a bracketed tick?

Only if you count clubs, rather than grounds ;)



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How many Greeks in Blyth Spartans line up?


Sparta was actually in modern day Turkey.

Someone'd better tell the Greeks.


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Tiptree Park and Colne Engaine have merged to become Tiptree Engaine.


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Tiptree Park and Colne Engaine have merged to become Tiptree Engaine.


Tiptree Engaine doesn't make any sense! Why do clubs do this?

Engaine is part of the name of the village of Colne Engaine.

If Lyme Regis and Bridport merged - they wouldn't call themselves Bridport Regis.

Can't they just have a logical name like Tiptree & Colne/Colne Engaine.

Tiptree Engaine does not exist and thus does not make any sense!


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There's already a Bradford FC in the WRCAL :)



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Workington Athletic are reported to have folded after winning the Cumberland County League. They suffered a mass exodus of players to Whitehaven Amateurs.




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Plus the fact they've not played at Park Avenue for nigh on half a century and never will do as the former pitch now houses a gym and changing rooms and nets for the adjacent cricket ground which is having a wedge of investment to try and tempt Yorkshire back. As kirkby k says 'a pointless exercise'


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Surely Reading actually has to be a city, for them to call themselves that?

There is no forest in Nottingham, I have not come across any moors in Solihull recently, Newport is not a county, none of the various Wanderers or Rovers seem to do any wandering or roving any more and there was precious little athleticism on display in Oldham last season. I suggest this argument is a red herring. Smile


No but Solihull did merge with Moor Green so although thre aren't any moors in the vicinity I think that makes it a valid name.


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Surely Reading actually has to be a city, for them to call themselves that?

There is no forest in Nottingham, I have not come across any moors in Solihull recently, Newport is not a county, none of the various Wanderers or Rovers seem to do any wandering or roving any more and there was precious little athleticism on display in Oldham last season. I suggest this argument is a red herring. Smile


Perhaps they can call themselves Reading Herring



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Surely Reading actually has to be a city, for them to call themselves that?

There is no forest in Nottingham, I have not come across any moors in Solihull recently, Newport is not a county, none of the various Wanderers or Rovers seem to do any wandering or roving any more and there was precious little athleticism on display in Oldham last season. I suggest this argument is a red herring. Smile


Perhaps they can call themselves Reading Herring

Milton Keynes isn't a City, not does it have a River Don.



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Surely Reading actually has to be a city, for them to call themselves that?

There is no forest in Nottingham, I have not come across any moors in Solihull recently, Newport is not a county, none of the various Wanderers or Rovers seem to do any wandering or roving any more and there was precious little athleticism on display in Oldham last season. I suggest this argument is a red herring. Smile


Perhaps they can call themselves Reading Herring

Milton Keynes isn't a City, not does it have a River Don.


Are you seriously comparing that to Highmoor Ibis' new name / Reading?


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It appears he is, but it is not clear whether MK City and/or MK Dons is meant to justify the change or to damn it.

Do any of our correspondents know the pasy of Highmoor/Ibis - Ibis refers to the sports association of Prudential Insurance, whose fields are practically next to the Scours Lane ground. Is Highmoor a village near Nettlebed? At least 20 minutes drive away?

Does Highmoor Ibis continue under that name in Thames Valley League



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Another one gone in the Chippenham and District Sunday...

FC St George (based in Warminster) - now 8 in the last 2 years

Name change for 2018-9 in that Westbury Cons FC will (if it can get the players) become Westbury Railway FC



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I’ve seen a number of lists of club line ups for the new Eastern Senior League South in various places, including one that was produced after the confirmed constitution at today’s AGM, and in all of them I have consistently seen Lopes Tavares London referred to as Lopes Tavares, Fire United Christian referred to as Fire United, Frenford Senior referred to as Frenford and May & Baker Eastbrook Community Club referred to as May & Baker. Have all four of these clubs changed their name or is it just a case of laziness when the Leagues Committee issued the original provisional allocations list?


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I’ve seen a number of lists of club line ups for the new Eastern Senior League South in various places, including one that was produced after the confirmed constitution at today’s AGM, and in all of them I have consistently seen Lopes Tavares London referred to as Lopes Tavares, Fire United Christian referred to as Fire United, Frenford Senior referred to as Frenford and May & Baker Eastbrook Community Club referred to as May & Baker. Have all four of these clubs changed their name or is it just a case of laziness when the Leagues Committee issued the original provisional allocations list?


Frenford have definitely dropped the ‘Senior’ suffix. Sure they played as plain Frenford FC this season.




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I've only ever seen May & Baker referred to as "May & Baker EC" both by the Essex FA and the Essex Olympian League.


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I’ve seen a number of lists of club line ups for the new Eastern Senior League South in various places, including one that was produced after the confirmed constitution at today’s AGM, and in all of them I have consistently seen Lopes Tavares London referred to as Lopes Tavares, Fire United Christian referred to as Fire United, Frenford Senior referred to as Frenford and May & Baker Eastbrook Community Club referred to as May & Baker. Have all four of these clubs changed their name or is it just a case of laziness when the Leagues Committee issued the original provisional allocations list?


Frenford have definitely dropped the ‘Senior’ suffix. Sure they played as plain Frenford FC this season.


Yes, just checked that and you are correct. The club badge still says Frenford Senior though!


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Halkyn United in the North East Wales League appear to have been renamed/taken over by Halkyn Mountain, according to a post on Mountain's website



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I've only ever seen May & Baker referred to as "May & Baker EC" both by the Essex FA and the Essex Olympian League.


The club's own website refers to the club as May and Bakers FC.

Does this imply that such is properly the club's name? Or have they rather embarrassingly got their own name wrong on their website?


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The club changed from M & B Club to May & Bakers Eastbrook Community a couple of seasons ago. The company they were named after were either May & Bakers or May and Baker's. Definately a S on the end in every correspondence I have seen about the company or club over the years.


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I've only ever seen May & Baker referred to as "May & Baker EC" both by the Essex FA and the Essex Olympian League.


The club's own website refers to the club as May and Bakers FC.

Does this imply that such is properly the club's name? Or have they rather embarrassingly got their own name wrong on their website?


My grandad used to work for M&B many many years ago and locally the company was often referred to as May and Bakers - people adding an 's' to the end of the proper name. Much in the same way that people add an 's' to Marks and Spencer(s) when there isn't one.

The club badge shows May & Baker FC but whether next season they will drop the Eastbrook Community (EC) title I don't know.


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At last night’s East Midlands Counties Football League AGM it was announced that Holbrook Sports was resigning from the league.

Holbrook finished 14th last term and looked to have turned a corner following a difficult 2016/17 campaign but they have decided to resign from the league with their future now up in the air.



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At last night’s East Midlands Counties Football League AGM it was announced that Holbrook Sports was resigning from the league.

Holbrook finished 14th last term and looked to have turned a corner following a difficult 2016/17 campaign but they have decided to resign from the league with their future now up in the air.


Not really a name change, merger or closure at this stage though is it!! Wink


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Re: [Sarumio] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

Not club related, but I've seen confirmation of the closure of the Luton District League, and I think the Maidstone & District League has too as there's a couple of clubs in the Rochester & District League.

Also, whilst doing my regular checks of leagues, the Portsmouth League has become the Mid Solent League.



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Not club related, but I've seen confirmation of the closure of the Luton District League, and I think the Maidstone & District League has too as there's a couple of clubs in the Rochester & District League.

Also, whilst doing my regular checks of leagues, the Portsmouth League has become the Mid Solent League.


If they try to play in Mid Solent, won't they find the pitches waterlogged?



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Re: [leohoenig] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

Wiltshire League AGM tonight...some interesting points...

Amongst which is that Bremhill FC (a.k.a Pulse Academy) will henceforth be known as Football ID FC - one assumes to continue at Calne Town...



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Nuneaton Town have changed their name to Nuneaton Borough, according to their twitter account.


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Maidenhead Town will play at Bisham Abbey
https://twitter.com/...782067033460736?s=17



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In the Manchester League, Westbury have folded according to a tweet from them today

https://twitter.com/.../1009886139371737096


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Maidenhead Town will play at Bisham Abbey
https://twitter.com/...782067033460736?s=17


Name change, closure or merger?



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Re: [Digdagdog] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

Not sure if 'Football ID FC' will be sharing at Calne Town or not as they played their last few games of last season at Stanley Park, Chippenham. It may explain the close connection to the former Chip'num Town Youffs team that played there too.

Bremhill, Pulse Academy or Footy ID (stupid name for a club)..... Who knows what they'll be called when the season starts up! When I watched them last season, they had a few parentals & wags but no 'fans' as such. IMHO they don't really add much to the Wiltshire League, but I guess they're desperate to make the numbers up any way they can.

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In Reply To
Not club related, but I've seen confirmation of the closure of the Luton District League, and I think the Maidstone & District League has too as there's a couple of clubs in the Rochester & District League.

Also, whilst doing my regular checks of leagues, the Portsmouth League has become the Mid Solent League.


If they try to play in Mid Solent, won't they find the pitches waterlogged?

I think there is a cricket match played in the middle of the Solent at least once a year when the tides permit.


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Not sure if 'Football ID FC' will be sharing at Calne Town or not as they played their last few games of last season at Stanley Park, Chippenham. It may explain the close connection to the former Chip'num Town Youffs team that played there too.

Bremhill, Pulse Academy or Footy ID (stupid name for a club)..... Who knows what they'll be called when the season starts up! When I watched them last season, they had a few parentals & wags but no 'fans' as such. IMHO they don't really add much to the Wiltshire League, but I guess they're desperate to make the numbers up any way they can.

KRTM Cool


You could well be right. The Chippenham Youth/Pulse U-18 winners of the floodlit youth cup (2-1 over MT's lads) have moved over to the Somerset League with Bradford Town U-18. However the League has gained some teams to compensate.



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Re: [Sarumio] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

AFC Hoxne of the Suffolk and Ipswich League , Senior Division have folded, due to lack of volunteers for the committee



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2017-18 registered name was May & Baker Eastbrook Community


(This post was edited by southend statto on Jun 24, 2018, 6:34 PM)


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Sun Sports have folded and withdrawn from the Spartan South Midlands League.


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Sun Sports have folded and withdrawn from the Spartan South Midlands League.


Second time in a year!



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Sun Sports have folded and withdrawn from the Spartan South Midlands League.


Second time in a year!


From the Herts Senior County League (not SSML) this time. Citing lack of finances and sponsorship.


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Re: [Sarumio] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

You have Rjngmer as resigning from the SCL. Has this been confirmed please?

It was the League AGM on Sat. but no sign of their constitution any knowledge of this?


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You have Rjngmer as resigning from the SCL. Has this been confirmed please?

It was the League AGM on Sat. but no sign of their constitution any knowledge of this?


Yes they did! It was announced weeks ago on this very forum.

They were not included in the SCL Step 6 constitutions released by the FA. Nor were they in the Step 7 constitutions released by the FA a couple of weeks later.

I have no knowledge of them folding, only the resignation from the Southern Combination.

So if they haven't folded, they may appear in the constitution for the Mid Sussex League when they release it.

Although they won't be in that league's premier division, as that has been released!


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Re: [Sarumio] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

Update for Steps 1 to 7


Closures
AFC Hoxne
AFC Southgate
AFC Stanground Sports
Jarrow Roofing Boldon Community Association

Knypersley Victoria
Montpelier
Northbank
Olney Town

Shaw Lane
Thurrock

Mergers

Hebburn Town absorb Hebburn Reyrolle - continuing as Hebburn Town
Killingworth Town and Killingworth Young Peoples’ Centre merge to form AFC Killingworth

Ossett Albion and Ossett Town merge to form Ossett United

Staines Lammas absorb Laleham, continuing as Staines Lammas

Name changes
Bremhill change their name to Football ID
Clymping change their name to Littlehampton United

Darlington Reserves morph into a new club, Darlington Town

Frecheville Community Association change their name to Frecheville & Davy
Hazlerigg Victory change their name to Newcastle Blue Star
HIghmoor & Ibis change their to Reading City
Loughton Manor change their name to New Bradwell St. Peter
Nuneaton Town change their name to Nuneaton Borough
Peterborough ICA Sports change their name to ICA Sports
Radcliffe Borough change their name to Radcliffe
Tydd St. Mary change their name to Tydd
Waltham Forest change their name to Walthamstow
West Horton change their name to PFC (effectively Palestino)

The Portsmouth League has changed its name to the Mid Solent League

Unknowns / Futures in doubt
Aigburth People’s Hall – Not in the Liverpool Premier League’s new season constitution
AFC Brodsworth Welfare – resigned from the Central Midlands League
Holbrook Sports – resigned from the East Midlands Counties League
Keyworth United – missing from Step 7 constitutions altogether
Oxford University Press – resigned from the Oxfordshire Senior League
Pelsall Villa – last 8 games in Midland League Division Two not fulfilled.
Ringmer – resigned from the Southern Combination

Leagues Closing
Luton & South Bedfordshire League
Maidstone & District League

Meanwhile the Midland Amateur Alliance and the Notts Amateur Alliance and merged to form the Midland & Notts Alliance League



(This post was edited by Sarumio on Jun 25, 2018, 7:30 PM)


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Re: [Sarumio] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

A good list there Sarumio. Additions:

Closures:

Sun Sports

Mergers:

Staines Lammas & Laleham merging as Staines Lammas. Playing at Staines Lammas???


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Here is a news item about Ringmer FC in the Sussex Express.
Sorry that you will have to copy and paste the link as I always have problems.

https://www.sussexexpress.co.uk/sport/football/rising-costs-force-ringmer-fc-to-withdraw-from-southern-combination-1-8509825



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A good list there Sarumio. Additions:

Closures:

Sun Sports

Mergers:

Staines Lammas & Laleham merging as Staines Lammas. Playing at Staines Lammas???


Added the Staines merger just after I posted
Since added Knypersely

Not adding Sun Sports - I gotta draw the line somewhere and they were last at Step 8, but thanks for letting me know they've gone all the same!


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Staines Lammas & Laleham merging as Staines Lammas. Playing at Staines Lammas???


I didn't know about the merger but, as the two clubs shared the same ground, I expect so!


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Here is a news item about Ringmer FC in the Sussex Express.
Sorry that you will have to copy and paste the link as I always have problems.

https://www.sussexexpress.co.uk/...ombination-1-8509825



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Down in the Blackburn Combination, the team that went unbeaten for their 2 seasons back in the league Holei'th'wall (who became Beehive last season) have folded after winning Div 2. The manager and everyone who was left moved to East Lancs League team Read United:

https://twitter.com/.../1006151951657197568

This means that Read United have a new twitter account https://twitter.com/ReadFootballCl1

It is so complicated working out what twitter account refers to which version of each team, especially those with several historic accounts. Pity leagues don't list latest twitter feeds with latest web sites etc


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Tweet from Stewart & Lloyds:

"We are delighted to officially announce that the senior section of the club have completed a merger with Kingswood FC. The newly formed S&L Kingswood FC will allow us to enter three teams into the Northants... "


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Tweet from Stewart & Lloyds:

"We are delighted to officially announce that the senior section of the club have completed a merger with Kingswood FC. The newly formed S&L Kingswood FC will allow us to enter three teams into the Northants... "
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Re: [Sarumio] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

Holbrook Sports replaced Sherwood Colliery in CML South.


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In Reply To

In Reply To

In Reply To
Sun Sports have folded and withdrawn from the Spartan South Midlands League.


Second time in a year!


From the Herts Senior County League (not SSML) this time. Citing lack of finances and sponsorship.


Sun Sports are back in the HSCL! Last minute sponsorship deal has saved them, apparently.


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Was told last night that Pelsall Villa have indeed folded.


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In Reply To

In Reply To

In Reply To

In Reply To
Sun Sports have folded and withdrawn from the Spartan South Midlands League.


Second time in a year!


From the Herts Senior County League (not SSML) this time. Citing lack of finances and sponsorship.


Sun Sports are back in the HSCL! Last minute sponsorship deal has saved them, apparently.


Hopefully there's some light at the end of the tunnel for them now.

A new dawn for the club!


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Ynysddu Welfare have tweeted they are folding.



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Castle Donington Cobras have tweeted they are folding.



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I saw a post on Facebook recently saying that Maesgwyn had played their last game following the council's decision to evict them from where they played last season. Further down there was a comment saying that the group of players were staying together but not under the name Maesgwyn.
Don't know if this constitutes a name change, or Maesgwyn folding and a new club comprising of the same players being formed. In the meantime the main man at Maesgwyn has been appointed reserves manager at FC Queens Park.


Appeared to have jumped the gun on this one. Maesgwyn and their reserves are shown in the tables for the 2018-19 Welsh National League.



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Meanwhile, in the depths of the Dorset League (Division 2), Gillingham Town Reserves will henceforth be known as Gillingham Town Pheonix …… Cool

http://www.pitchero.com/...phoenix-2319712.html


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Ynysddu Welfare have tweeted they are folding.


Ynysddu Welfare are also tweeting that they are NOT folding



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Keyworth United have been confirmed in the NSL Premier Division.



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From the Liverpool County League thread in "Restructuring"


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South Garston have tweeted that they’ve folded.


This leaves Division One with nine teams.



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From the Liverpool County League thread in "Restructuring"


In Reply To
South Garston have tweeted that they’ve folded.


This leaves Division One with nine teams.


I’m sure they’ll shuffle some teams around, and last minute additions to the bottom division aren’t unknown.




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Does Highmoor Ibis continue under that name in Thames Valley League


.... been given a bit of inside 'gen' - not sure if this has been picked up elsewhere and I've been off-line during the WC Cool

Would appear Reading City, as will be, will run a Firsts and 'Development' side only - not sure at which level the latter will sit in the TVL-P

...the other two/three (?) representative Sat sides: Reserves, 'A' & 'B' etc are (possibly) being broken up.

Reportedly approaches have been made to other TVLP clubs, below the Senior Division, with a view to merger/absorption - one way or another.

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Sheffield County Senior League teams that have left/folded -

  1. Maltby Main reserves
  2. Manor Hotel
  3. North Gawber Colliery reserves
  4. Silkstone United
  5. Sheffield Bankers reserves
  6. Working Wonders



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Debden Sports Club have gone from the Essex Olympian League tonight.


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Bardon Hill FC from the LSL.


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Oxford City Nomads have folded


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I saw a post on Facebook recently saying that Maesgwyn had played their last game following the council's decision to evict them from where they played last season. Further down there was a comment saying that the group of players were staying together but not under the name Maesgwyn.
Don't know if this constitutes a name change, or Maesgwyn folding and a new club comprising of the same players being formed. In the meantime the main man at Maesgwyn has been appointed reserves manager at FC Queens Park.


Appeared to have jumped the gun on this one. Maesgwyn and their reserves are shown in the tables for the 2018-19 Welsh National League.


Or not, Maesgwyn have now disappeared from the WNL website. Have been told that new club in the North East Wales League, Erddig Nomads is the same group of players.

Also Mostyn Dragons have folded from the North East Wales League.



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Re: [Sarumio] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

Gravesham Borough folded.


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Re: [SuperKev!] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

Team Northumbria have resigned from the Northern League.
EDIT - it's to do with funding and, although not yet clear if they'll carry on at step 7 or lower, it sounds like they'll be focusing on BUCS football and such like from now on.
https://twitter.com/...715513840447488?s=21


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Team Northumbria have resigned from the Northern League.
EDIT - it's to do with funding and, although not yet clear if they'll carry on at step 7 or lower, it sounds like they'll be focusing on BUCS football and such like from now on.
https://twitter.com/...715513840447488?s=21


I'm sure the next teams on the PPG lists in the FA Vase and especially the FA Cup are delighted.

Edit: Actually, having thought about it, as they aren't strictly speaking "folding", can they still compete in the FA competitions?



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Team Northumbria have resigned from the Northern League.
EDIT - it's to do with funding and, although not yet clear if they'll carry on at step 7 or lower, it sounds like they'll be focusing on BUCS football and such like from now on.
https://twitter.com/...715513840447488?s=21


I'm sure the next teams on the PPG lists in the FA Vase and especially the FA Cup are delighted.

Edit: Actually, having thought about it, as they aren't strictly speaking "folding", can they still compete in the FA competitions?

no.
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It appears Wadham Lodge are now to be known as Leyton Athletic, according to the Thurlow Nunn League website.


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Re: [Bigaitch] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

Quite correct and they have retained membership of the Essex Senior League which gives the League 20.


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Re: [dudsey] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

The manager-free United London project appears to be at an end. Having just gone up to the Olympian League, they have pulled out. The chairman has gone to Clapton.

Cook and O'Rooke have pulled out of Mid Essex League Division 1.


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TN have caused havoc in pretty much every sport they've pulled out of. The timing stinks, but then they always existed in a bubble and never gave a toss about anything outside their own little world. https://daveballblog.wordpress.com/2018/07/13/goodbye-tn-dont-rush-back/
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Sadly, Georgeham & Croyde have informed the North Devon League that they will not be competing this season due to a lack of people to run the club.


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In Reply To

In Reply To
I saw a post on Facebook recently saying that Maesgwyn had played their last game following the council's decision to evict them from where they played last season. Further down there was a comment saying that the group of players were staying together but not under the name Maesgwyn.
Don't know if this constitutes a name change, or Maesgwyn folding and a new club comprising of the same players being formed. In the meantime the main man at Maesgwyn has been appointed reserves manager at FC Queens Park.


Appeared to have jumped the gun on this one. Maesgwyn and their reserves are shown in the tables for the 2018-19 Welsh National League.


Or not, Maesgwyn have now disappeared from the WNL website. Have been told that new club in the North East Wales League, Erddig Nomads is the same group of players.

Also Mostyn Dragons have folded from the North East Wales League.


I have now been informed that Erddig Nomads have folded too.



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Newton St Cyres have gone from the Premier Division of the Devon & Exeter League, presume Reserves will now become the first team.



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Re: [SWP-Phil] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

Stroud Harriers have folded their first team in the GNSL. Their team in Stroud League Division becomes their first team.



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Suffolk and Ipswich League

Cedars Park and their Reserve team have withdrawn from the SIL, dissapointing as they were Div 2 champions last season and had a good set up with quality club house ( just outside Stowmarket)

Barham Athletic Reserve team has also withdrawn from the league today



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Re: [Dribble!] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

There seems to be a record number of clubs and teams closing / withdrawing from leagues. Really sad, I guess lack of club officials is one reason, any others ?


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Re: [Bigaitch] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

This thread has got to 6 pages in two months

Last season's ( link - https://www.nonleaguematters.co.uk/forum/gforum.cgi?post=808629 ) got to 6 pages in about the same time.



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AFC Newbiggin have resigned from the Northern Alliance


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Galmpton United (also known as Galmpton & Torbay Gents and Galmpton & Roselands) have pulled out of the SWP East Division.



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Stroud Harriers have folded their first team in the GNSL. Their team in Stroud League Division becomes their first team.


According to the local paper, Harriers had won 7 promotions in the eight seasons prior to their demise.

This practice was well known when I was younger. A team would start in the lowest division of the local league, win medals and promotions for four or five years and then fold as soon as they had reached their level

The players would then join or form a lower division team and start the process again.



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Re: [leohoenig] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

The WRCAL has already lost a club: newcomers Toller FC (from the Bradford Sunday Alliance) have folded after the club imploded. Several of their players are moving on to Thornton United of the YAL. That won't go down well with the YAL committee because Toller had been accepted by the that league and placed in a division for 2018-19 - unfortunately they hadn't told them they had also applied for and been accepted into the WRCAL.



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Angle have gone from the Pembrokeshire League. A great shame as the ground had a magnificent view over Milford Haven.

However, the good news is that Tenby have reformed and are in Division 5 along with newcomers Newport Tigers.


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Angle have gone from the Pembrokeshire League. A great shame as the ground had a magnificent view over Milford Haven.

Angle 2nds are showing in Div. 4 of the league - maybe this is now the first team?


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Re: [Sarumio] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

I see that St Ippolytts have folded. They may only have been in the Hertford & District League but they’d been going for 105 years and won a treble last season. It’s a sign of the times when such clubs can’t keep going.


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Re: [SuperKev!] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

Thurlow Nunn League website reports that Team Bury have folded.


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Re: [paulh66] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

Reports on Twitter that Llanfairpwll have resigned from Welsh Alliance 2



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As predicted locally Mousehole 3rds have withdrawn from Cornwall's Trelawny League after the 'new' club Marazion were elected. Mousehole tried to oust Penzance from Penlee Park and after that failed, they now have staked a claim at Trevenner by forming Marazion which will be last season's Mousehole 3rds.



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Thurlow Nunn League website reports that Team Bury have folded.



Here’s the link http://thurlownunnleague.co.uk


derekn
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Lanreath Reserves have resigned from the Duchy League


Rebel Yeller
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Re: [derekn] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

Fairford Town have tweeted that their near neighbours Letcombe have withdrawn from the Hellenic League. An article in the Oxford Mail states that the club blame a loss of players due to them being demoted to Division 2 as part of the FA purge on non-floodlit teams.


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Re: [Rebel Yeller] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

Sad news for the area, as former Lincs league team & winners Skegness United have folded.


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Sad news for the area, as former Lincs league team & winners Skegness United have folded.


Very sad news in Leicestershire, long-time District League team Cosby United have resigned from the Premier League due to lack of players.


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Perry Street and Yonder Hill have resigned from the D and E. Players have moved to other clubs and they couldn't find a manager. This leaves Div 1 with just 11 clubs.


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Fairford Town have tweeted that their near neighbours Letcombe have withdrawn from the Hellenic League. An article in the Oxford Mail states that the club blame a loss of players due to them being demoted to Division 2 as part of the FA purge on non-floodlit teams.


Will the reserves take over as the first team (and if so, which division are they in)?


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Witheridge have resigned from the SW Peninsula League.

"We write this letter with great sadness but despite all the efforts of the club officers and management we have been unable to secure enough players to sustain a side in the SW Peninsula League and therefore with immense regret we would like to tender our resignation from the league .

We would like to thank in particular the efforts of Roger Bonaparte, Peter North, Andy Comerford and those players who have shown some loyalty and commitment but feel it wise to make this decision now before teams suffer losing points and goals in the near future."

We wish you all well for the forth coming season and hope maybe we will be able to take our place amongst the many friends we have made over the past 11 years"



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philglossop
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Re: [Andy D] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

Given the mess at another SWPL club developing - watch this space.....

And the FA want to restructure us. Unsure


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Re: [Andy D] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

This thread is getting confusing. The title relates to closures but the last few posts refer to teams withdrawing, rather than clubs folding.

Cosby Utd have certainly announced that they will be fielding a team in Division 2 next season.

What is the situation with Perry St and Witheridge ? Have the clubs folded or will they still be fielding teams in the Perry St & Dist and Devon & Exeter Leagues respectively ?


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penny banner
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Re: [mick] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

Kent County League DEAL SPORTS have left their ground in Betteshanger and will be sharing Hartsdown Park with Margate this season. Move includes an appropriate name change to MARGATE SPORTS.


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Re: [penny banner] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

From Bristol Premier Combination two clubs have pulled out in the last ten days -

Talbot Knowle United from the Prem Div

Old Sodbury from Div 1


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Re: [pitch 63] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

Final list of closures, mergers and name changes in the summer of 2018 for Steps 1-7 (now that all Step 7 divisions have declared their final constitutions)

CLOSURES
Aigburth Peoples’ Hall
AFC Brodsworth Welfare
AFC Hoxne
AFC Southgate
AFC Stanground Sports
Bardon Hill Sports
Gravesham Borough
Jarrow Roofing Boldon Community Association
Knypersley Victoria
Montpelier
Northbank
Olney Town
Oxford City Nomads
Oxford University Press
Pelsall Villa
Ringmer
Shaw Lane
Sleaford Sports Amateurs
Team Bury
Team Northumbria
Thurrock

The semi-merged Galmpton & Roselands have also folded, with both halves of the merger going it alone again, further down.

MERGERS
Hebburn Town absorb Hebburn Reyrolle - continuing as Hebburn Town
Killingworth Town and Killingworth Young Peoples’ Centre merge to form AFC Killingworth
Ossett Albion and Ossett Town merge to form Ossett United
Staines Lammas absorb Laleham, continuing as Staines Lammas

NAME CHANGES
AFC Newbiggin have morphed into AFC New Fordley
Bloxwich Town change their name to Lane Head
Bremhill change their name to Football ID
Clymping change their name to Littlehampton United
Darlington Reserves morph into a new club, Darlington Town
Frecheville Community Association change their name to Frecheville
Hazlerigg Victory change their name to Newcastle Blue Star
HIghmoor & Ibis change their name to Reading City
Linotype & Cheadle Heath Nomads change their name to Cheadle Heath Nomads
Loughton Manor change their name to New Bradwell St. Peter
Nuneaton Town change their name to Nuneaton Borough
Peterborough ICA Sports change their name to ICA Sports
Radcliffe Borough change their name to Radcliffe
Smethwick change their name, yet again, back to Smethwick Rangers
Tydd St. Mary change their name to Tydd
Wadham Lodge change their name to Leyton Athletic
Waltham Forest change their name to Walthamstow
Waterloo Dock Reserves change their name to Dock, in order to trick everyone into believing Waterloo Dock don’t have two teams in the same division. They remain the reserve side of Waterloo Dock, in all but name.
West Horton change their name to PFC (effectively Palestino)

LEAGUE CHANGES
Luton & South Bedfordshire League has closed
Maidstone & District League has closed
The Midland Amateur Alliance and the Notts Amateur Alliance have merged to form the Midland & Notts Alliance League
The Portsmouth League has changed its name to the Mid Solent League


derekn
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Re: [Sarumio] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

Purnell Sports are no longer showing in the Somerset County League Division Two. Their reserves are still currently showing in the Mid-Somerset League Premier.


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Re: [derekn] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

Holwell Sports Res (aka Dev squad) have withdrawn from LSL dIV 1.


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Re: [Rog Dodge] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

From the Doncaster Senior League -

Folded -
Doncaster Deaf
Doncaster Town

Name change -
Rum Rooms Legacy > White Swan Balby


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Rog Dodge
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Holwell Sports Res (aka Dev squad) have withdrawn from LSL dIV 1.

Apparently they have 'found' a Manager, a soldier from the RAVC camp up the road and the LSL are letting them in without incurring a fine. How the Manager will find 15 players at such short notice only he will know. The best of luck, he'll need it!


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Re: [Rog Dodge] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

Looks like Standon & Puckeridge failed to start the season in the Herts Senior County League - they were in the embryo league table a couple of weeks ago but are missing now.


Sarumio
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Re: [Richard Rundle] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

Like Crown are now missing from the Humber Premier League Premier Division table.


Assume they have folded. Long standing member too....


Rebel Yeller
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Re: [Sarumio] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

Having announced a few days ago that they were going to share at Farnham Town with effect from 1 September, the Surrey Elite League have announced via Twitter that Godalming & Farncombe Athletic have left the League completely with immediate effect. No reason given.


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Re: [Rebel Yeller] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

Looks like Blyth AFC have gone - their game with Whitley Bay has been postponed



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Looks like Blyth AFC have gone - their game with Whitley Bay has been postponed

Now confirmed on their Twitter

https://mobile.twitter.com/BlythAFC



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Hellifield Sports gone from the Craven & District League (div 1) without playing a game.



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Another group to leave their league before the start of the season -

Basingstoke & District League Division One - Brimpton Athletic

Beckett League Division Two - Aislaby

Bournemouth Saturday League Premier Division - both Bournemouth Sports and Sway reserves
Bournemouth Saturday League Division One - AFC Pennington
Bournemouth Saturday League Division Two - Bournemouith Manor "A"


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Some I've picked up on in the last week that I don't recall seeing elsewhere (apologies if they have!)

Bridgend & District League
D2 - Brynna reserves have come in, but teams from Garw and Llangynwyd drop out.

Bristol & District League
D3 - The Talbot Knowle United reserves have gone
D4 - Yate Athletic have been added
D5 - Fry Club "C" have been added, but Hanham Athletic "A", Nicholas Wanderers "B" and Wick "A" have all gone.

Bristol & Suburban League
Premier 2 - Fry's Club OB, Glenside 5 OB and Oldbury FC have gone, with AFC Brislington res and MPK Lofts promoted to fill two of the gaps.
There are loads of knock-on promotions (and a few new reserve/"A" teams) lower down.

Brighton, Worthing & District
Division 2 - The Railway are a late addition.

Cambridgeshire County League
Senior A - lost Fowlmere, Haverhill Borough res and Soham Town Rangers res
3A - Girton United reserves have gone
4C - March Rangers have resigned

Central & S Norfolk League
Division 1 - Attleborough Town's "A" team are no longer listed in the table
Division 4 - Foulsham have resigned

Cirencester & District League
Stratton Albion have withdrawn.

Colchester & East Essex League
Premier Division - Bradfield Rovers res are a late addition.

Coventry Alliance
Division One - AEI Rugby reserves are no longer shown

Duchy League
Division Four - Lanreath have been added. Shown as "First Team" but as far as I know they still operate in the East Cornwall League.

East Berks League
Division Two - Willow Wanderers have disappeared.

East Riding County League
Division Five - Hull Cosmos are a late addition.

East Sussex League
Two teams are no longer listed - Ore Athletic in the Premier Division and West Hill United res in Division Five

Guildford & Woking Alliance
Premier Division - Swinley Forest have gone
Division One - Burpham have gone, taking their reserves place in Division Two
Division Two - as well as Burpham res, Hammer United are no longer showing
Division Three - still 12 clubs, but this is where Burpham res have landed, replacing Ripley Village "A"
Division Four - more Burpham news, their "A" team have resigned

Halifax & District League
Division One - Ivy House have gone
Division Two - FC Ovenden are missing, while Elland United have dropped down to Division Three

Harrogate & District League
Division Two - Kirkby Malzeard reserves have been added late.

Herefordshire County League
Division One - Woofferton have withdrawn
Division Two - Burghill Rangers have also gone

Huddersfield & District League
Division One - Scholes 3rd team have been added (they already had a team in Division Two which is also still there)
Reserve Division Three - Honley "A" have been moved from Reserve Division Four
Reserve Division Four - Hepworth United res and 3D Dynamos "A" have been added, as have Scholes 3rd team (see Division One!)

Lancs & Cheshire Amateur League
Division C - Deans Youth & Ladies have become just Deans, Didsbury "A" have disappeared.

Leicestershire Senior League
Division Two - both Barleston St Giles Development and Highfield Rangers res are no longer listed.



And finally, not a name change/merger or closure but worthy of mention:

Peterborough & District League
I haven't seen this confirmed yet, but I believe Warboys Town have been struggling at the start of the season, and have been granted a two-division drop to basically save the club.


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And finally, not a name change/merger or closure but worthy of mention:

Peterborough & District League
I haven't seen this confirmed yet, but I believe Warboys Town have been struggling at the start of the season, and have been granted a two-division drop to basically save the club.


Now confirmed by FA Full Time showing Warboys Town in Division 2 and the results from two games in the Premier Division expunged. NLM results and tables also updated.


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Some I've picked up on in the last week that I don't recall seeing elsewhere (apologies if they have!)

Bridgend & District League
D2 - Brynna reserves have come in, but teams from Garw and Llangynwyd drop out.

Bristol & District League
D3 - The Talbot Knowle United reserves have gone
D4 - Yate Athletic have been added
D5 - Fry Club "C" have been added, but Hanham Athletic "A", Nicholas Wanderers "B" and Wick "A" have all gone.

Bristol & Suburban League
Premier 2 - Fry's Club OB, Glenside 5 OB and Oldbury FC have gone, with AFC Brislington res and MPK Lofts promoted to fill two of the gaps.
There are loads of knock-on promotions (and a few new reserve/"A" teams) lower down.

Brighton, Worthing & District
Division 2 - The Railway are a late addition.

Cambridgeshire County League
Senior A - lost Fowlmere, Haverhill Borough res and Soham Town Rangers res
3A - Girton United reserves have gone
4C - March Rangers have resigned

Central & S Norfolk League
Division 1 - Attleborough Town's "A" team are no longer listed in the table
Division 4 - Foulsham have resigned

Cirencester & District League
Stratton Albion have withdrawn.

Colchester & East Essex League
Premier Division - Bradfield Rovers res are a late addition.

Coventry Alliance
Division One - AEI Rugby reserves are no longer shown

Duchy League
Division Four - Lanreath have been added. Shown as "First Team" but as far as I know they still operate in the East Cornwall League.

East Berks League
Division Two - Willow Wanderers have disappeared.

East Riding County League
Division Five - Hull Cosmos are a late addition.

East Sussex League
Two teams are no longer listed - Ore Athletic in the Premier Division and West Hill United res in Division Five

Guildford & Woking Alliance
Premier Division - Swinley Forest have gone
Division One - Burpham have gone, taking their reserves place in Division Two
Division Two - as well as Burpham res, Hammer United are no longer showing
Division Three - still 12 clubs, but this is where Burpham res have landed, replacing Ripley Village "A"
Division Four - more Burpham news, their "A" team have resigned

Halifax & District League
Division One - Ivy House have gone
Division Two - FC Ovenden are missing, while Elland United have dropped down to Division Three

Harrogate & District League
Division Two - Kirkby Malzeard reserves have been added late.

Herefordshire County League
Division One - Woofferton have withdrawn
Division Two - Burghill Rangers have also gone

Huddersfield & District League
Division One - Scholes 3rd team have been added (they already had a team in Division Two which is also still there)
Reserve Division Three - Honley "A" have been moved from Reserve Division Four
Reserve Division Four - Hepworth United res and 3D Dynamos "A" have been added, as have Scholes 3rd team (see Division One!)

Lancs & Cheshire Amateur League
Division C - Deans Youth & Ladies have become just Deans, Didsbury "A" have disappeared.

Leicestershire Senior League
Division Two - both Barleston St Giles Development and Highfield Rangers res are no longer listed.



And finally, not a name change/merger or closure but worthy of mention:

Peterborough & District League
I haven't seen this confirmed yet, but I believe Warboys Town have been struggling at the start of the season, and have been granted a two-division drop to basically save the club.


Really informative Richard, tanks a lot for that! Glad to see Warboys Town continuing on, sad to see more Herefordshire/Shropshire clubs going by the wayside though! Just what that area does not need!


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I know it's been mentioned on another thread, but Bicester Town have resigned from HL1E https://www.hellenicleague.co.uk/club_news/bicester.html


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I know it's been mentioned on another thread, but Bicester Town have resigned from HL1E https://www.hellenicleague.co.uk/club_news/bicester.html


Presumably this means a w/o for Brimsdown in the Vase?


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Axbridge Town of the Weston & District League Division 2 have taken their reserves place in Division 4.


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I know it's been mentioned on another thread, but Bicester Town have resigned from HL1E https://www.hellenicleague.co.uk/club_news/bicester.html


Presumably this means a w/o for Brimsdown in the Vase?

Already awarded.


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AFC Bingley gone from the WRCAL (their record should be expunged soon from the league site), 2nd team to leave the league after Wakefield City's pre-season withdrawal.



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AFC Monton have resigned from the Manchester League. Premier Division (Step 7).

FA Find a Club suggests they had a reserve side in the Manchester League also but looking thorugh all the divisions I can;t fnd their reserve side.

So I assume with no second side AFC Monton have effectively folded.

Recnetly celebrated 100 years too,


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AFC Monton have resigned from the Manchester League. Premier Division (Step 7).

FA Find a Club suggests they had a reserve side in the Manchester League also but looking thorugh all the divisions I can;t fnd their reserve side.

So I assume with no second side AFC Monton have effectively folded.

Recnetly celebrated 100 years too,


I've got them down in Division Three but must have folded since I have seen the original constitution. On the new FullTime site they're listed in both the Premier Division and Division Three.

They have eleven youth teams so the club will continue, just not at open age level.



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Oldbury United have folded in WMRL Division 2.


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Oldbury United have folded in WMRL Division 2.


Any further news/info on this supposed closure of Oldbury United?

Can't find anything about it online at present...where did you hear it from? Is it definite?


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Oldbury United have folded in WMRL Division 2.


Any further news/info on this supposed closure of Oldbury United?

Can't find anything about it online at present...where did you hear it from? Is it definite?

WMRL twitter reported it on Saturday as reason for game being canned.

EDIT.
Club have gone 'for the forseeable future' and players rumoured to have gone to Cradley Town.


(This post was edited by kirby knitters on Sep 24, 2018, 2:06 PM)


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In Reply To

In Reply To
Oldbury United have folded in WMRL Division 2.


Any further news/info on this supposed closure of Oldbury United?

Can't find anything about it online at present...where did you hear it from? Is it definite?

WMRL twitter reported it on Saturday as reason for game being canned.

EDIT.
Club have gone 'for the forseeable future' and players rumoured to have gone to Cradley Town.



They are still present in the Full Time table and the very reason I do not like to remove from NLM Results/Fixtures.

Can be difficult sometimes to determine results one they have been expunged and the need to recreate should the resignation be changed for any reason.


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In Reply To

In Reply To

In Reply To
Oldbury United have folded in WMRL Division 2.


Any further news/info on this supposed closure of Oldbury United?

Can't find anything about it online at present...where did you hear it from? Is it definite?

WMRL twitter reported it on Saturday as reason for game being canned.

EDIT.
Club have gone 'for the forseeable future' and players rumoured to have gone to Cradley Town.



They are still present in the Full Time table and the very reason I do not like to remove from NLM Results/Fixtures.

Can be difficult sometimes to determine results one they have been expunged and the need to recreate should the resignation be changed for any reason.

Which is the very reason i didn't post it on NLM Main Site.It has happened already this season with an LSL side retracting a resignation, done without a game being played i believe so no problems in keeping things updated.


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Rogate 08 appear to have gone from West Sussex Premier Division, but their reserves remain in D4S. Sad because the 08 reflects reforming when this last happened and they'd successfully risen back.
Whyke United Reserves seem to have gone from D5S.


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It looks as if Stockton & Codford have folded. The Trowbridge League table shows them having played no matches and cup ties last Saturday and next have been awarded as walkovers to their opponents.


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Having not kicked a ball this season, South Sefton Borough's departure from the Liverpool County Premier is now confirmed. The club shall continue through its West Cheshire League side.


(This post was edited by Jimbo on Sep 26, 2018, 12:38 AM)


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Sad to see the almost inevitable departure of Newton Flotman from Anglian Combination Division 5 South. This leaves just 12 teams in the division.



Watford FC supporter hence the name also follow Hull FC but rarely get to see either these days.

Have now visited over 800 grounds, progress in recent years has been rather slow and will continue to be as things stand.


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Sad to see Newton Flotman go, a club that once had Clive Woods play for them before he went onto play for Ipswich, including a star role in the 78 FA Cup final win



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IIRC he played for them again later in his career along with Trevor Whymark



Watford FC supporter hence the name also follow Hull FC but rarely get to see either these days.

Have now visited over 800 grounds, progress in recent years has been rather slow and will continue to be as things stand.


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Netherfield Albion have resigned with immediate effect from Notts Senior League Division 1


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Tywyn/Bryncrug reserves have quit Div1 of Aberystwyth and District League.



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In Reply To

In Reply To

In Reply To

In Reply To
Oldbury United have folded in WMRL Division 2.


Any further news/info on this supposed closure of Oldbury United?

Can't find anything about it online at present...where did you hear it from? Is it definite?

WMRL twitter reported it on Saturday as reason for game being canned.

EDIT.
Club have gone 'for the forseeable future' and players rumoured to have gone to Cradley Town.



They are still present in the Full Time table and the very reason I do not like to remove from NLM Results/Fixtures.

Can be difficult sometimes to determine results one they have been expunged and the need to recreate should the resignation be changed for any reason.

Which is the very reason i didn't post it on NLM Main Site.It has happened already this season with an LSL side retracting a resignation, done without a game being played i believe so no problems in keeping things updated.


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Oldbury United yesterday appointed a new manager so fairly safe to assume they are sticking it out in WMRL 2.



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Gloucestershire FA reporting that Kingswood have quit the League with immediate effect to"rebuild"



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Suffolk and Ipswich league - from the League website -


Kingsfleet United have withdrawn from the league with immediate effect.
All their scheduled matches have been cancelled and Saxmundham Sports Reserves will receive a bye to the 3rd Round of the Club Colours Cup.
The club have endured a short stay in the league having joined us in Division 4 as Trimley Sports & Social Club in 2017. They achieved a second placed finish and promotion to Division 3 in their first season. Following a change of name to Kingsfleet United, the club have struggled on and off the pitch and will bow out with a single point from their first four games.



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A few teams gone from Hampshire in recent weeks


AFC Gulf Western are gone from the Southampton League
Old Salesians gone from the Surrey Intermediate League
St. Helens gone from the Isle Of Wight League
Widbrook United gone from the Mid-Solent League


Sarumio
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Two casualties in the Kent County League as both Aylesford and Bromley Green fold.


Meanwhile Woodnesborough have also resigned from the league, but their reserves continue on in the Sevenoaks & District League - now effectively the firsts.




And over in Oxfordshire, Witney & District League side Chipping Norton Town have gone from the Premier Division, but again, their reserves are still going a couple of divisions down!


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I thought Woodnesborough was near Sandwich so sure this would be Sevenoaks and District

Both Woodnesborough and Bromley Green were ambitious clubs in the past


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I thought Woodnesborough was near Sandwich so sure this would be Sevenoaks and District

Both Woodnesborough and Bromley Green were ambitious clubs in the past


Sorry...Woodnesborough Reserves are in the Canterbury & District League, not the Sevenoaks...


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Thanks for correcting

Was not being pedantic


Sarumio
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Kirkby Athletic of the Midland & Notts Amateur Alliance have folded.


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Thamesmead Town have gone into Creditors Voluntary Administration and are going to fold:

https://www.thamesmeadtownfootballclub.com/...ad-day-for-the-mead/



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Grimethorpe Sports, who last year threatened to rename themselves as Grimethorpe & Athersley Sports (they went as far as getting a new club badge knocked up and put on their new kit), have been renamed as Grimethorpe LLUK after returning to the village from their groundshare at Athersley.

LLUK stands for Love Life UK - a charity set-up by former pro Bruce Dyer, who has been active in trying to renovate the sports ground in Grimethorpe. Fair play to him.

I don't think the name change will kick in until next year, but their social media pages have the LLUK suffix.


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All the fixtures for Suffolk and Ipswich Premier Division Felixstowe Harper’s United on Full Time have been changed to read Bourne Vale United. Also club’s Twitter feed is in the Bourne Valley United name. Don’t know if this is an official name change or if they can change name mid season



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Re: [nervous rec] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

SSMFL Divi Two
Tring Corinthians have postponed ther next Four Games its looks like they are folding there First team just going to play the reserve team in the West Herts League


pitch 63
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Re: [DJM61] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

Bristol & District League recent casualties -

03 Sep - Div 3 - De Veys Res - replaced by a new club - Cutters SB
12 Oct - Div 2 - Zimba
22 Oct - Div 1 - Soundwell Victoria - an ex-Western League club, who had been in the B&D since pre-WW2


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SSMFL Divi Two
Tring Corinthians have postponed ther next Four Games its looks like they are folding there First team just going to play the reserve team in the West Herts League


Maybe Karen Browne can advise further?


agamemnon3
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Re: [BDA_85] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

I doubt it --- far too busy playing 'Twenty Questions'.

The Spartan South Midland League operates on a 'need to know' basis and will always put out the absolute minimum of information it thinks it can get away with.

KB's loyalty will always be to the League, and to the blazers, rather than to those who turn up at the gate, to pay their money and watch the football.

It is what it is.


Richard Rundle
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Re: [agamemnon3] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

I can only assume you're new here. Karen has been (along with Phil from the Peninsula League) the most open and helpful league secretaries there are.


Karen Browne
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Re: [Richard Rundle] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

Tring Corinthians are on today's agenda of the SSML Management Meeting in Luton, I do not serve on that committee due to living in York but I will update as soon as I am informed of the outcome



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BDA_85
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Re: [Richard Rundle] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

Sounds like a personal gripe. Karen always responds to my emails and provides the info requested.


ladderman
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Re: [BDA_85] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

Sounds like a bit of a pratt might be a more accurate and succinct answer


Karen Browne
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Re: [Karen Browne] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately


In Reply To
Tring Corinthians are on today's agenda of the SSML Management Meeting in Luton, I do not serve on that committee due to living in York but I will update as soon as I am informed of the outcome


I can now comfirm the SSML have accepted the resignation of Tring Corinthians AFC. Full Time now updated



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Andy D
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Re: [Karen Browne] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

Devon & Exeter Division 4 side Black Swan have withdrawn from the league with immediate effect.



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royals26
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Re: [Andy D] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

According to their own Twitter feed as of yesterday Reading YMCA have announced their resignation from the Thames Valley Premier with immediate effect.

Bit of a shocker considering their imperious form over the last three seasons.

Local 'rumblings' would suggest the root cause of this could be disciplinary from within the squad.
No info relating to the future of their 'Rapids' side or any other under the YMCA umbrella - not sure how many there are this season.

Speaking to another TVL-P contact it is thought to be a growing concern across this league and the fines system is driving many clubs to the brink.


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Re: [royals26] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

Caribbean Sports reserves have left the Sheffield County Senior League.


royals26
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Re: [kivo] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

 .... spotted on a re-tweet from Farnham and also over on the dedicated thread on here: (dated 10/11/18)


https://nonleaguematters.co.uk/...i?post=903509#903509



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AC London have today been removed from the CCL and results removed.



...club is still appearing in the table on FullTime and the League Pitchero site with no update as yet (well it is Sunday)

.... and there might be a bit of 'back-peddling' based upon subsequent tweets. Angelic


Quote

There will be a statement asap but at this moment the League has not expelled AC London. It is premature to adjust league tables, etc.



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Re: [simonsm] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

Horsham Town have resigned from the Mid-Sussex League - they were in the Championship (Second tier).


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Re: [Sarumio] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

Looks like Florence Park Boys have gone from Oxfordshire Senior League Division 1. No show for last two games and forthcoming fixtures have now disappeared.


The Moose
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Re: [Tim] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

Trowbridge & District League update;

Further to Stockton & Codford not starting the season, Lambrock Rangers have folded mid season it seems. They’ve not played for over a month & all results have been expunged. Many will have done the ground already however as Trow Wanderers played their Wilts Lge games there.

KRTM :-)


ARNOLD241
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Re: [The Moose] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

Spalding United Development has gone from the Lincolnshire League.


Sarumio
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Spalding United Development has gone from the Lincolnshire League.


Another nail in the Lincolnshire League's coffin, sadly. Certainly another nail in their coffin as far as retaining Step 7 status next season goes anyway!


Sarumio
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Re: [Sarumio] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

Southwark Borough have resigned from the Surrey South Eastern Combination and presumably folded.


Not sure if this the same club that used to play in the Spartan League back in the 80s?


agamemnon3
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Re: [Sarumio] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

The Berks & Bucks FA have approved a request for a change of name from Spartan South Midland League club Buckingham Town. The club will be known as Milton Keynes Borough FC, the change to take effect 'early in the new year'.


ladderman
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Re: [agamemnon3] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

I'm not sure how you can change a club's name mid-season, but as non-league football in MK is such a blinding I expect they will reappear in this thread as a closure.


GRIFFON
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Re: [agamemnon3] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

The Berks & Bucks FA have approved a request for a change of name from Spartan South Midland League club Buckingham Town. The club will be known as Milton Keynes Borough FC, the change to take effect 'early in the new year'.



There was a club of that name from 1976 when Belsize changed their name until 1993, the history of football clubs in Milton Keynes is a many splendid thing and one I would not like to try to unravelCrazy


pitch 63
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Re: [GRIFFON] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

There are strong rumours that Oldland Abbotonians Reserves has pulled out of Bristol Premier Combination Division 1, but will drop into the Bristol & District League and takeover the fixtures of a club in that League.


Sarumio
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Re: [pitch 63] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

Belper Sports...how many teams does this town need, obviously not three...as they have gone from the Midlands Regional Alliance.


DarkSithLord
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Re: [Sarumio] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately


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Belper Sports...how many teams does this town need, obviously not three...as they have gone from the Midlands Regional Alliance.


Never heard of them. Their manager has joined the new mangement team at Belper United though. Perhaps they have merged?



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IAN S
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Re: [Sarumio] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

Still three teams in Belper. Bargate Rovers are based in Belper, Belper Sports were in the same division as them.



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R.S.Cavendish
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Re: [IAN S] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

Brynmawr AFC folding immediately. Their Twitter account makes loving comment about the Gwent County League.


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Re: [R.S.Cavendish] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

You are allowed to quote sources, Mr. Cavendish
For those interested, this is the tweet in question, (I assume). It does not explain itself
A sad day for the club as we are to fold with immediate effect. Thank you to all the teams for some incredible battles and for memories that will last an age! We’d also like to pay homage to gwent county and thank them for absolutely nothing #upthemawr #bafc



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R.S.Cavendish
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Re: [leohoenig] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

Lamphy have resigned from the Pembrokeshire League Division One. The reason given is a lack of players.


Harry West
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Re: [R.S.Cavendish] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

LamphEy.


Deaf Leopard
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Re: [Harry West] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

Last season's Mid Essex League champions Braintree and Bocking have folded, as have their reserves


Uncle Ian
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Re: [Harry West] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

Harry. He's done it again. What shall we do?


Tim
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Re: [Uncle Ian] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

Sharnbrook have withdrawn from the Bedfordshire County League.


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Re: [Tim] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately


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Sharnbrook have withdrawn from the Bedfordshire County League.


As have Renhold Utd, Farley Boys & FC Kokan.


Atavistic
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Re: [mick] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

St. Francis Rangers have withdrawn from the Southern Combination League



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Tim
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Re: [Atavistic] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

Sherston have withdrawn from the Cirencester & District League.


Sarumio
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Re: [Tim] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

FC Assyria have gone from the Middlesex County League Premier Division

And Sporting Club of London have gone from Div One Central & East


(This post was edited by Sarumio on Dec 20, 2018, 4:21 PM)


SWP-Phil
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Re: [Sarumio] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

Appledore have withdrawn from the SW Peninsula League Division One East - They cite player commitment and uncertainty over the proposed FA Re-structure in the South West.



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derekn
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Re: [SWP-Phil] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

http://www.swpleague.co.uk/...ement-appledore-afc/

Bizarre set of reasons. The only one that remotely makes sense is the player availability one.
They seem surprised that this season they have to play games away from home!
The reorganisation locally is a complete red herring, as there is no chance of them having to play outside the current league boundary next season.


DesselSportFan
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In Reply To
http://www.swpleague.co.uk/...ement-appledore-afc/

Bizarre set of reasons. The only one that remotely makes sense is the player availability one.
They seem surprised that this season they have to play games away from home!
The reorganisation locally is a complete red herring, as there is no chance of them having to play outside the current league boundary next season.


A sad, sad day for me personally having watched most of their home games since moving down here 6 years ago. Player availability has been a major issue for the club over the last couple of seasons. it doesn't help when half the players have departed for North Devon league sides who offer money for playing !!
It has been known for a while that things were not right within the club. The reserve team manager hasn't helped by refusing to allow his players to play for the firsts. A couple of very dedicated people have given a lot to keep the team running at Peninsula League level but if players will not commit then its left them with little choice but to call it a day.


MiddxSaint
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Re: [Atavistic] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately


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St. Francis Rangers have withdrawn from the Southern Combination League


Article from the Mid-Sussex Argus attached about St Francis Rangers, the worst football team in England 2015.
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Sarumio
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Re: [MiddxSaint] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

The Kent County has lost another team - AFC Ashford Athletic have withdrawn.


nico
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Re: [Sarumio] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

 
http://thebootifulgame.co.uk/2018/12/26/two-records-removed-from-cmfl-as-they-pull-out-of-league/

A message on the CMFL Twitter {??} says, “Please note that League tables have now been updated to remove the records of AFC Kilburn (South Division) and AFC Bentley Development (Division 1 North)”



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Sarumio
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In Reply To
http://thebootifulgame.co.uk/2018/12/26/two-records-removed-from-cmfl-as-they-pull-out-of-league/

A message on the CMFL Twitter {??} says, “Please note that League tables have now been updated to remove the records of AFC Kilburn (South Division) and AFC Bentley Development (Division 1 North)”


BUT AFC Kilburn Devrelopment side still going in Div One South....

Begs the question - why pull the First team?


Linnetstowinit
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Re: [nico] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

Amateur Football Combination (Old Boys League)

There have been a number of teams withdrawing due to whole teams transferring to different clubs. These days the teams act almost as independent units within the club name.

The most noticeable resignation this season has been Old Egbertians a club with 5 teams 2 years ago has folded. Sad indictment of modern day amateur football.


Ipeland
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Re: [Linnetstowinit] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

Wallsend Community in the Northern Alliance Division 1 has folded, seems as if newly reformed (?) Longbenton have took over their fixtures in the league.



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Steveb
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Re: [Sarumio] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately


In Reply To

In Reply To
http://thebootifulgame.co.uk/2018/12/26/two-records-removed-from-cmfl-as-they-pull-out-of-league/

A message on the CMFL Twitter {??} says, “Please note that League tables have now been updated to remove the records of AFC Kilburn (South Division) and AFC Bentley Development (Division 1 North)”


BUT AFC Kilburn Devrelopment side still going in Div One South....

Begs the question - why pull the First team?


The question should be why the league allowed them to disband the first team rather than the reserves.




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(This post was edited by Steveb on Dec 28, 2018, 11:09 PM)


Tim
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Re: [Steveb] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

Looks like Witchampton United have gone from the Dorset Senior League.


Hitchin-John
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Re: [Tim] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately


In Reply To
Looks like Witchampton United have gone from the Dorset Senior League.


Still shown in the Full Time league table with their 9 league defeats although all outstanding fixtures have been deleted.

Will remove from NLM when removed from the Full Time table.


Karen Browne
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Re: [agamemnon3] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately


In Reply To
The Berks & Bucks FA have approved a request for a change of name from Spartan South Midland League club Buckingham Town. The club will be known as Milton Keynes Borough FC, the change to take effect 'early in the new year'.


The change of name has now been approved by both the FA and the Berks & Bucks FA.
However the name listed above has changed again.

As of Monday 14th January the club will be known as MILTON KEYNES ROBINS FC.

I am currently awaiting for the County to make the changes on Whole Game System in order that Full Time can be amended



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BDA_85
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Re: [Karen Browne] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

I did wonder why they chose Robins, and then I saw this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/...Buckingham_Town_F.C.


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Re: [simonsm] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

Brave decision, clubs who change their name to Milton Keynes something do not have a good record of longevity.
Belsize changed name to Milton Keynes Borough in 1976, folded 1993
Bletchley Town changed to Milton Keynes City in 1974, folded 1984
Mercedes Benz also changed to Milton Keynes City in 1998, folded 2003
Wolverton Town changed to Milton Keynes Wolverton Town then changed it back again in 1990 (now Unite FC)


Mr. T
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Re: [Geoff] 2018-19 Name Changes, Mergers & Closures or Reply Privately

I think there has also been an Academy, a County and two Towns.


jrev61
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In Reply To
Brave decision, clubs who change their name to Milton Keynes something do not have a good record of longevity.
Belsize changed name to Milton Keynes Borough in 1976, folded 1993
Bletchley Town changed to Milton Keynes City in 1974, folded 1984
Mercedes Benz also changed to Milton Keynes City in 1998, folded 2003
Wolverton Town changed to Milton Keynes Wolverton Town then changed it back again in 1990 (now Unite FC)


The club that changed it's name to Unite MK was not the original Wolverton Town who folded (not sure of the date)



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At least the teams mentioned above were, despite their eventual failure, attempting to look to the future. This latest bunch of chancers are simply, (and dishonestly), seeking to appropriate someone else's past.


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At least the teams mentioned above were, despite their eventual failure, attempting to look to the future. This latest bunch of chancers are simply, (and dishonestly), seeking to appropriate someone else's past.


What makes you say that? On the face of it and from what I know of the situation, Buckingham Town have lost their home, having been evicted 7 years ago from their home since 1883. They have been unable to find another site in Buckingham and have been playing at a ground in Milton Keynes as a result. With seemingly no options on the table for them to ever move back to Buckingham (which is a very small town and has already has a thriving non-league side in Buckingham Athletic, the obvious choice was to give up the dream of returning to their routes and look to the future (something you accuse them of doing the opposite of strangely) and accept that Milton Keynes is where their future lies.

I shouldn’t think for one minute that this is what the club wanted or tactically planned and deep down those close to the club, or with a historical association with it will be deeply upset and unhappy about it. But seemingly circumstance has led them to where they are, acceptance of said situation has sunk in, and so to me the name change makes logical sense and shuts the door on lingering thoughts and longing feelings about a return to Buckingham, which only serve to keep the club on a negative footing and distracting it from building a better future.

The use of the suffix Robins is a nice touch in my opinion, it acknowledges where the club started from, where its heart was for over 130 years, and retains that important link and identity.


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Brinsworth Whitehill have gone from the Sheffield County Senior League Division 1 Frown


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Looks like Witchampton United have gone from the Dorset Senior League.


Still shown in the Full Time league table with their 9 league defeats although all outstanding fixtures have been deleted.

Will remove from NLM when removed from the Full Time table.


Situation still remains as above.


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All that you say is acceptable, and fair comment --- or it would be, if it happened to be true. But it doesn't --- it is romantic nonsense.

Buckingham Town FC, founded in 1883, folded in May 2018 when chairman Vince Hyde resigned his position.

The outfit currently known as 'Buckingham Town', (and soon to be Milton Keynes Robins), are nothing whatsoever to do with Buckingham Town FC, (founded 1883), or, indeed, the town of Buckingham. They are simply a bunch of football 'enthusiasts', (for want of a better term), from Milton Keynes, who want to run a step 5 football club in Milton Keynes without having to go through all the usual procedures. You know, all the tedious and time-consuming stuff like winning games, gaining promotions, upgrading facilities, etc. Instead they have found themselves a much shorter route to step 5, by the simple expedient of 'acquiring' the necessary deeds and paperwork pertaining to Buckingham Town FC, (founded 1883), and thus claiming their place in the pyramid.

How has this happened ? It is suggested, in some quarters, that a sum of money has changed hands. I am not in a position to confirm this, but, knowing some of the characters involved, I wouldn't be at all surprised. This has of course taken place under the very noses of the lazy and uninterested blazers of the Spartan South Midland League, who, as usual when one of their member clubs is in trouble, simply look the other way.

I might add that Buckingham University, who some years ago evicted Buckingham Town FC, (founded 1883), from their Ford Meadow ground, have, in the light of a changing economic climate, more than once let it be known over the past year or so that they would be open to discussions regarding the club's possible return. The outfit currently known as 'Buckingham Town' has made no response to this.

I find it surprising that you, so strident in voicing your suspicions regarding the legitimacy of Brackley Town Saints FC, should so readily leap to the defence of the complete and utter charade that is Milton Keynes Bobbins.


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Halton Moor have disappeared from the Wakefield League.
No mention in the league news there to confirm this but all entries have gone and record seems expunged, save some cup ties.
No mention on the league's twitter account either.


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Can anyone yet confirm the fates of:

Donnington (Shrpshire Prmeier)
Oldbury United (West Midlands Regional)
Witchampton United (Dorset League)

All still showing in their respective divisions on Full Time, but rumours are they have all folded.


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It looks like former Anglian Combination side, Shipdham have gone from Central & South Norfolk League Division One, last Saturday's and this coming Saturday's showing as postponed on Full Time and more to the point appear in league table as a row of zeros.



Watford FC supporter hence the name also follow Hull FC but rarely get to see either these days.

Have now visited over 800 grounds, progress in recent years has been rather slow and will continue to be as things stand.


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Mentioned elsewhere on this forum, but North Leigh have pulled their North Leigh United side out of the Hellenic Division One West. Their record has already been expunged


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Mentioned elsewhere on this forum, but North Leigh have pulled their North Leigh United side out of the Hellenic Division One West. Their record has already been expunged


I have removed North Leigh United from the NLM Hel Div 1 West league table with appropriate note.


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Pinfold Pumas gone from D&DSL-1


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Pinfold Pumas gone from D&DSL-1


This leaves Division 1 with just 5 teams out of 7 that began the season.


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Can anyone yet confirm the fates of:

Donnington (Shrpshire Prmeier)
Oldbury United (West Midlands Regional)
Witchampton United (Dorset League)

All still showing in their respective divisions on Full Time, but rumours are they have all folded.


Oldbury United have finally been removed from the WMRL Division Two table.

As that division only has 11 members now, and the Shopshire Prem is down to 10 (if Donnington have indeed gone), then it makes you wonder if some merger of the WMRL Div Two and the Shropshire Premier League can't be achieved.

Well I say merger - what I mean is - disband the Shropshire Premier League and move all the teams that survive the summer (which, as this is Shropshire, will probably only be about half of them anyway) to the West Midlands Regional League Division Two.


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Can anyone yet confirm the fates of:

Donnington (Shrpshire Prmeier)
Oldbury United (West Midlands Regional)
Witchampton United (Dorset League)

All still showing in their respective divisions on Full Time, but rumours are they have all folded.


Oldbury United have finally been removed from the WMRL Division Two table.


Oldbury United removed from NLM WMRL2 .


kivo
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Wombwell Town will become Wombwell Recreation Sporting in the summer.


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West Cornwall have today withdrawn from the Cornwall Combination. They will continue to run a side in the Trelawny League


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Bradford Olympic gone from WRCAL



www.robgrillo.co.uk



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Bradford Olympic gone from WRCAL


Still shown on the Full Time website. Where was this confirmed?


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The Oxford City League has lost Thame United Churches.


Sarumio
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AEI Rugby have gone from the Coventry Alliance League


Bantam Cymraeg
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Hindley Juniors have gone from Manchester League Div. 2.


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Can anyone yet confirm the fates of:

Donnington (Shrpshire Prmeier)
Oldbury United (West Midlands Regional)
Witchampton United (Dorset League)

All still showing in their respective divisions on Full Time, but rumours are they have all folded.


Oldbury United have finally been removed from the WMRL Division Two table.

As that division only has 11 members now, and the Shopshire Prem is down to 10 (if Donnington have indeed gone), then it makes you wonder if some merger of the WMRL Div Two and the Shropshire Premier League can't be achieved.

Well I say merger - what I mean is - disband the Shropshire Premier League and move all the teams that survive the summer (which, as this is Shropshire, will probably only be about half of them anyway) to the West Midlands Regional League Division Two.

Nearly 4 months after they played their last game, Donnington's results have finally been removed from Full Time.


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Lex XI have folded -

https://clwbpeldroed.org/...lsh-national-league/


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Looks like Melandra Castle have withdrawn from the Hope Valley League Premier Div... this also means that Furness Vale have finished all their league games (and finish unbeaten) as they only had them to play, which was scheduled for April 6th


Ashtree RockBee
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A real shame, especially with an excellent punning bingo-related club name, but I loved the last line of the news story... "In July 2017, Lex managed to draw a 1200 crowd at a pre-season friendly with English non-league side Wrexham".


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Bradford Olympic gone from WRCAL


Still shown on the Full Time website. Where was this confirmed?


The table on "Fulltime" shows them as having completed their 22 fixtures and the results section shows walkovers to their opponents for six fixtures from 9/2/19 to the end of the season.


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Bradford Olympic gone from WRCAL


Still shown on the Full Time website. Where was this confirmed?


The table on "Fulltime" shows them as having completed their 22 fixtures and the results section shows walkovers to their opponents for six fixtures from 9/2/19 to the end of the season.


Can anyone remind he what the threshold is for having games awarded to opposition, or all results being expunged.

I thought the cut off was 75% - ie, if you have played less, results get expunged, but if you've played more points are awarded.

Bradford Olympic has played 73% of their games - so maybe i'm wrong with the threshold?


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There isn't a global threshold, even if the 75% level is often discussed as if it is gospel. It will be down to the individual leagues rules and committees to decide.


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There isn't a global threshold, even if the 75% level is often discussed as if it is gospel. It will be down to the individual leagues rules and committees to decide.


Richard, I know leagues can do what they choose to, on an individual level, BELOW Step 7. But if you are part of the NLS, which of course goes down to and includes the Step 7 divisions then I thought this rule was applicable?

Or is that not right?


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There isn't a global threshold, even if the 75% level is often discussed as if it is gospel. It will be down to the individual leagues rules and committees to decide.


Richard, I know leagues can do what they choose to, on an individual level, BELOW Step 7. But if you are part of the NLS, which of course goes down to and includes the Step 7 divisions then I thought this rule was applicable?

Or is that not right?


Nothing I can see in the NLS Regulations, or the Standardised League Rules (although those only apply to Steps 1-6 anyway).


Sarumio
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Harriers have gone from the Wycombe & District League (leaving the league with just one division of 7)


Southcott Village Residents Association have also gone from the North Bucks & District League.