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Linnet1993

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Re: Play offs this season
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2019, 01:47:05 PM »
So selfish of the conference set up to not just have two extra teams come down, either that needs to happen or at this level there needs to be 3 leagues.

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Re: Play offs this season
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2019, 09:05:40 AM »
This has always been an almost impossible question to answer.
For many years there were basically two South leagues and one Northern feeding into one National league (conference). What cant be determined is the geographic location of teams relegated. Could be 3 north no south etc etc. This then places an imbalance on leagues below. Meaning those leagues need a shuffle. Something we have been caught foul of a few times.
The conference second tier north/south was an attempted solution to this issue whilst raising the standard below the top non league. However it still leaves the potential relegation issue.
So you could have 3 second tier conference. However that still doesn't resolve the relegation potential issue from above. It also would mean you have, potentially 22 extra teams trying to compete at a level above their weight and/or a dilution of quality within the second leagues of non-league.
Currently the conference are reluctant to send too many teams down or it could be said accept too many up, as this may also lead to a dilution of quality etc. The step up from Step 3 is big. We have seen those that have romped step 3 struggle year on year in conference nth/sth. Look at Hereford and FC Utd.
So, its almost an impossible impasse.
You cant get two pints in a pint pot, with spillage.
And spillage is what we are seeing regards the frustration of complicated promotion and relegation.