4 up, 4 down

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4 up, 4 down

Postby Chalkie » Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:45 pm

Just so FGR have a chance of gaining league status:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/38993233
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Re: 4 up, 4 down

Postby Anon E Mouse » Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:01 pm

Bit of an oddball, but he is right in this case. Should be four up.
O and he's also right on the veggie burgers :-) yummie. :P
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Re: 4 up, 4 down

Postby steveclivebaker » Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:04 pm

Agreed top 3 up and next 4 in playoffs.
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Re: 4 up, 4 down

Postby tonygodfrey » Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:33 pm

2 up 2 down is quite sufficient thank you. The gap between FL2 and the National League should really be the demarcation between proper professional and parish time football. It should be a major step up.
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Re: 4 up, 4 down

Postby Accurate Shot » Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:34 pm

Automatic 2 up 2 down. 3rd place goes into a two legged play-off with 3rd bottom of league 2.
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Re: 4 up, 4 down

Postby dalinz » Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:04 pm

I still think there's something special & prestigious about gaining league status so shouldn't be too easy. I wouldn't like to see 4 go up.

At a push I'd accept 2 auto & 1 via playoffs with these 4 coming from the 3rd-6th placed finishers so not involving any from the bottom of league 2.
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Re: 4 up, 4 down

Postby Aldershot_Rob » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:12 pm

tonygodfrey wrote:2 up 2 down is quite sufficient thank you. The gap between FL2 and the National League should really be the demarcation between proper professional and parish time football. It should be a major step up.


But therein lies the problem, there are so many professional clubs in the national league now that it is stifling to only have 2 up. I completely agree and think the rules are as out of date as the F.A
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Re: 4 up, 4 down

Postby Reg's corner » Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:30 am

With the population increase in last 40 yrs its logical for 5 divisions now
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Re: 4 up, 4 down

Postby Dr Jim Royle » Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:25 am

Personally I like the idea of the "fifth" division being implemented, regionalised is worthy of a look as well.

But in fairness where then do you have a reasonable promotional cut off? Could you imagine the likes of Notts County going straight into a "Northern based league" if relegated? No wonder the old school shy away from it !!
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Re: 4 up, 4 down

Postby Fuggletim » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:46 am

In effect the Conference is the 5th Division and I quite like the idea of formalising this, but keeping it , literally, as a "National" League as it is now.

Also in effect we already have a regionalised "National" 6th Division with the Conference North/South.

Personally I still miss the term Football League Division 4!
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Re: 4 up, 4 down

Postby RuislipShot » Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:45 pm

I like the idea of 2 up 2 down only, then 3rd, 4th and the other 2 from Div 2 in a play off. If you want promotion from Nat Conf, earn it.
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Re: 4 up, 4 down

Postby Desertshot » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:08 pm

Yeah 2 auto promotion places from national league with 1 more decided through play offs. It’s way too hard for teams to get out of this league at present and it would generate more interest and therefor improve gates and revenue IMO.
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Re: 4 up, 4 down

Postby Villa » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:51 pm

It's very unlikely to happen unless the league clubs are enticed by a very large pot of money coming from somewhere.
The poor record of club's bouncing back from the National League will also put them off voting in any more clubs being relegated/promoted

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