Reserve Team Regular
Jun 11, 2012, 11:23 AM
Team(s): Poole Town FC, Queens Park RANGERS.
Post #6 of 11
I think that the idea is that any promotion or relegation must be for football reasons. Apart from the Southward Drift, the other issue is in-league or in-step reprieves that lead to stagnation at all levels.
Any league that has either no promotion, no relegation and no one relegated from leagues above will stagnate OR decline. My local step 5 league, The Wessex, is a good example. Over the past decade, the top clubs have been promoted but there have been few relegated clubs from Step 4. The result is that the league is much weaker than it was 5 years ago. Ironically this also weakens the Leagues above as they also need more new blood.
While there are many things wrong with the NLS, each small step forward should be applauded even if it does not go far enough. I can't think of the arguments now, but I am sure some failed clubs would survive if relegated and allowed to regroup at a lower level.
Poole Town FC - les couilles du chien
(This post was edited by chienmort on Jun 11, 2012, 11:30 AM)