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    Posted: 06 Apr 2019 at 19:23
As it is looking more and more as if I will have an interest in the Regional Premier Leagues next season, I have started to prepare the listing of how promotion & relegation will affect the league structure in 2019/20.

As usual, any team definitely at this level next season has a bold coloured background, anyone whose fate is still unknown has a pale background, and anyone definitely leaving the level has a white background.

Although it's slightly later than in previous years, many decisions remain to be made in the coming weeks - the picture is still a little vague, particularly in London/SE.

I'm sure I will have made the odd mistake, so please feel free to point out any discrepancies.


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Dagfish,

Despite playing for several years in the Midlands, Sandbach's home territory is the North.
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Will Bedford be put back in Midlands? I think I remember reading somewhere that once you've been level transferred, you stay there for 2 seasons? I can't remember if there was some caveat if you volunteered for the transfer.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Thatbloke Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Apr 2019 at 17:18
All clubs revert back to their regions initially and then they work out how many level transfers are required which is when the tape measures come out although this can be further complicated by clubs volunteering to move over which obviously causes less aggro than imposing a transfer on a less than willing club
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Am I right in thinking that LIWG are a L&SE team? So are Guernsey. So assuming only 1 goes up from L&SE, that means Bedford can transfer back with no problem.

But then SW would need 2 more to transfer from Midlands.

So complicated!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cannon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Apr 2019 at 19:56
SW will get 2 from LSE or the Midlands, whichever are clubs that travel the least mileage to fulfil the SW Fixtures.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Thatbloke Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Apr 2019 at 21:03
That puts Bromsgrove in the frame again - they'll be thrilled and one other God knows who - think whoever it is may have to come from SE
Might be wrong but you can't be level transferred if relegated so rules out Bees & Lions
Surely Guernsey could go SW?? Lucs if they lose the play off game?

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Nah they won't put Guernsey in SW, there was already a big debate about how they could work the SW teams in N2S so the RFU won't want the aggro (and expense) of shoving Guernsey in SW. 

Birmingham may well even get shafted to SW. The furthest west team in LSE is Guildford and I can't imagine they'd be pleased. Then again, Camberley if they come up might get it too. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dagfish Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Apr 2019 at 21:35
Originally posted by Quick Hands Quick Hands wrote:

Dagfish,
Despite playing for several years in the Midlands, Sandbach's home territory is the North.
Yes, that had already been pointed out to me, but thanks anyway. It will be corrected for next week.

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Can't be level transferred if relegated as far as I know (so why did I suggest Guernsey??😂😂😂)
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As far as I understand it, if either SW or LSE have exactly 14 teams, there will be no direct transfer between the two leagues. This is because the the number of transfers is kept to a minimum, and there is no point creating additional transfers just for the sake of it. This takes priority over the total mileage.

So, if there were exactly 14 LSE teams and SW were short, the transfers would not be sorted by moving (e,g) Bedford into LSE and (e.g.) Guildford into SW. It would be done by moving the closest Midlands club into SW.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dagfish Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Apr 2019 at 18:04
It's all looking a lot clearer now, with just the play-offs to be decided. 

The numbers at the bottom of the table are the possible number of teams from that region - which gives an indication of where the level transfers may occur. There will be transfers fom North to Midlands, and Midlands to South West. Not sure yet if LSE will require an additional team or not.






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Dagfish - Great document as usual, when does this tend to get confirmed?


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dagfish Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Apr 2019 at 08:18
I believe the play-offs will be in two weeks time (28th). Then they'll start looking for volunteers to transfer, and if that's unsuccessful, they will apply the rules to transfer the clubs with the lowest mileage.

I'm guessing it will be around early/mid May.
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Lots of travelling in playoffs Blaydon v Luctonians and Barnstaple v Westclifff.
Sandal 6th placed in North Premier have just beaten Sheffield 6th placed in Midlands Premier quite comprehensively
in Yorkshire Cup Final so my money is on Blaydon to win there.
Any other views on the other playoff.
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Blaydon is away to Luctonians so a long way to travel
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Additionally, I believe Barnstaple are away at Westcliff

Being at home is a massive advantage IMO


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Nothing wrong with Westcliff Raider, have always found them a real good bunch whenever I've been there.
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Lucs for me. Home advantage big help and they have timed their run well. Not lost in a while.
Whatever happens should be a good day out if Blaydon can find their way to Wales.
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Originally posted by Bin Licker Bin Licker wrote:

Lucs for me. Home advantage big help and they have timed their run well. Not lost in a while.
Whatever happens should be a good day out if Blaydon can find their way to Wales.

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