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mick
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Thought it worthwhile starting a distinct thread now that the constitution is on full time:
http://fulltime-league.thefa.com/Index.do?league=381234

Only change from the allocations circulated by the FA seems to be that Bradford FC are now Bradford Olympic.

A post from RobGrillo elsewhere advises that AFC Bingley are playing on the riverside pitch adjacent to Bingley Congs cricket club this year and that they are the same setup as the pre-existing Sunday team.


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Early fixtures now listed.

Venues for new teams:

AFC Bingley - Marley Stadium, Keighley
Bradford Olympic - Eccleshill Sports & Social Club, Harrogate Rd
PFC - Bradford University 4G, Laistridge Lane
Ryburn Utd - Ripponden Wood, Halifax Rd
Toller - Thornton Recreation Centre 3G, Leaventhorpe Lane


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Bingley's change of venue & Toller's subsequent demise are discussed in the 'various West Yorkshire Leagues thread' Wink



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mick
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Toller are still listed in the fixtures on Full Time and have played pre season matches since their "demise"

So, are they in the WRCAFL or not ?


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Toller are back with us :)



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...but Wakefield City are not?



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mick
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AFC Bingley now gone as well.

I will very very surprised if the league continues next season.


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According to tonight's Bradford T&A, DRAM Community have now withdrawn from the league leaving just 12 teams. The league has an appraisal review with the FA this Friday.


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Not really surprising, they were abysmal when I saw them earlier this season.



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Oct 3, 2018, 5:23 PM

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According to tonight's Bradford T&A, DRAM Community have now withdrawn from the league leaving just 12 teams. The league has an appraisal review with the FA this Friday.


The meeting is to discuss their League development plan as a Step 7 league. If they are now down to 12 clubs, it looks likely to remove their Step 7 league status, which would revert them back to a County FA league - if it survives the season!


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It's awful to see this league in terminal decline FrownI feel for the clubs that have been loyal to the league in recent years - Golcar & Littletown in particular. They now seem likely to be 'demoted' two divisions at the end of the season into div 2 of the West Yorkshire League (at best). I'd imagine most of the Bradford-based teams might opt for the Yorkshire Amateur League (Toller won't be welcomed).
As for the rest of this season, I hope there are no more withdrawls although one or two teams do look as if they are really struggling...



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News from Golcar United...

Club Statement

After various meetings and a lot of discussion we can now confirm that it is now our intention to push as hard as we can and ensure things are in place for us to go for promotion to step 6 in the football pyramid next season.



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I’d imagine that they’re likely NWCL1N candidates?


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News from Golcar United...

Club Statement

After various meetings and a lot of discussion we can now confirm that it is now our intention to push as hard as we can and ensure things are in place for us to go for promotion to step 6 in the football pyramid next season.


So, reading between the lines and making a rather large assumption here….

Golcar United have seen the writing is on the wall for the league they are currently a member of. The club have obviously had various meetings to review their options and what will happen to them when the league inevitably closes next summer. Rather than be shunted into Division Two of the West Yorkshire League next season (a two level drop), they’ve opted to go for something they probably would not have gone for in any other circumstance….promotion to Step 6.

They appear stuck between a rock and a hard place….
A two level drop – irritating, yes, but not the end of the world but obviously not deserved.
Promotion to Step 6, out of pure desperation not to go in the opposite direction (ie down) – certainly dangerous if done in a rush and they aren’t properly prepared!


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Oct 29, 2018, 8:42 AM

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But couldn't Golcar applied to the FA to make a lateral move to another Step 7 league (WYAFL), who if the FA approve woudl have to accept them into their premier Division at the expense of a promotion candidate?


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But couldn't Golcar applied to the FA to make a lateral move to another Step 7 league (WYAFL), who if the FA approve woudl have to accept them into their premier Division at the expense of a promotion candidate?



They were looking at applying for promotion & that has been accelerated by the probable demise of the WRCAL. Facing a potential 2 division relegation & years of trying to achieve promotion to step 6 has made their minds up. They’ve already had the NWCL out for an initial inspection & they’ve been very helpful. The club still needs to a bit to do & are really positive. Tbh I think they’re doing the right thing. I had a chat with a guy from Shelley, a year or so ago & he said that they struggled to get the better players in from around their area. Because most of the best players lived in & around the big cities in the area & would rather not have to travel too far to play for a team(home games at step 7). Golcar are even more isolated & they’d face the same problems as Shelley, with the added difficulty of a two division drop. I do know that a few of the top WYL clubs, are at different stages of trying to develop their grounds. Or seeking grants to do so. So hopefully we’ll see clubs from that league applying for promotion over the next 5 years.


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I don't disagree regarding why they're doing it. However, Shelley FC is in the middle of nowhere whilst Golcar is a reasonably well connected suburb of Huddersfield, with frequent buses (20 minutes). So I think they won't have as much of a problem as Shelley player wise. The West Yorkshire League would also be a travel increase - most County Am teams are in the west part of West Yorkshire, whereas a lot of West Yorkshire League teams historically were in the Leeds area.
The Transpennine train line passes right by Golcar, but unfortunately the station was removed under the Beeching axe, I believe.



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It's awful to see this league in terminal decline FrownI feel for the clubs that have been loyal to the league in recent years - Golcar & Littletown in particular. They now seem likely to be 'demoted' two divisions at the end of the season into div 2 of the West Yorkshire League (at best). I'd imagine most of the Bradford-based teams might opt for the Yorkshire Amateur League (Toller won't be welcomed).
As for the rest of this season, I hope there are no more withdrawls although one or two teams do look as if they are really struggling...



In addition to Bradford Olympic folding, and forfeiting three fixtures, there have been three more such 'results' in the last week, with PFC v Golcar, Littletown v Lepton, and Route One Rovers v TVR all having results awarded without games being played.
There may be the odd few games left this season, but you'd be chancing on the game happening.
I have no pleasure in saying the league is dying.


BDA_85
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I'm sure many clubs are disspleased, but speaking to Golcar United it's clear they'd rather play matches than have W/O. Seems to have dampened spirits despite their league position. Not helped by their one remaining match not taking place until 27th April.


kimbo_king
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Apr 2, 2019, 7:37 PM

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So loads of posts on twitter supposedly confirming the merger with the Yorkshire Amateur League at Step 7.

Has anybody seen or heard anything?


BDA_85
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Who has been tweeting about this? Can you share a twitter handle please. I trust the tweets aren't from anything/one official?


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Alwoodley tweeted.

There was also a thread from Golcars tweet regarding their cancellation Vs PFC. It was from players who play for Lower Hopton I believe.

Not seen anything official yet.

 
 


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