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Discussion in 'Welsh Football' started by Leekbrookgull, Nov 22, 2017.
From the WPL is it a straight two down and two up or rearranging the deckchairs.
depends on licencing
1 up from North and 1 from South or runners up if top team doesn't have a licence
North looks like Caernarfon who got a licence last year but if not Airbus who also have one
Denbigh may be in top 2 but not sure if they after a licence yet, but ambitious for the future.
South Haverfordwest (if they want to come up and still have a licence) or Llanelli
Goytre may be top 2 and have never wanted promotion.
Could be interesting in coming seasons as Conwy are looking to get back from tier 3 and Brickfield (Gary GAP's other club) from their tier 3, both ambitious clubs
There is now a new statement on the Haverfordwest county website dated December 1 which
states that the directors have reconsidered the decision not to seek promotion to the WPL.
Talks about the air of optimism and positivity within the club and the success of puting out
a squad of predominantly local players and the success of the academy.
Also improved benefits of being in the league and some proposed changes in the structure
although I dont know yet what those changes might be.Im only aware of some changes being mooted
below step 2 and off course club licencing coming into the second tier next season.
This is great news to me as although I agreed with the club pressing for a increase in membership
of the WPL I was against refusing promotion and thought we could influence things more by
being in it and you might as well try to play at the highest level you can even if your
relegated the next season.
Un fortunately soundly beaten at Pontypridd in the cup yesterday the old cliche of concentrating on the league
now.Perhaps the most damaging aspect is captain and centre half Sam Rodon being booked and then getting
a straight red late in the second half after quite a large melee mostly pushing and shoving but will now
miss 4 games.
As for Pontypridd a good side but dont think they can get promotion from division 2 as they are now playing
on the college ground in Trefforest no floodlights etc.
So back to the OP a straight fight between us an Llanelli for promotion then.
Personally I hope its not to long before were both back where we belong!
Carmarthen look dead certs for the drop, so if you get promoted your derby would be with Cardiff Met (and Barry if they stay up).
Aber as well probably be our main derby who looked to be really struggling but
seem to have turned it round completely now, particularly with their win against
Bala on Saturday .
The wheels have come off at Bala this season and they may struggle to make the top six at the split.
Aber are one of only three founder members of the League of Wales in 1992 never to have been relegated, but there's a first time for everything. If they were to go down, could they be placed in the Welsh League, where they played for a number of seasons, switching in and out of the Mid Wales League before the formation of the LoW?
This was discussed on the Welsh league forum last year and I remember
somebody confirmed Aber would deffo be placed in the Welsh league
Also Aber play in the Southern section of the Welsh premier development
league,an 11 team division which interestingly includes teams from Swansea City
and Merthyr Town.
That would suit most of the clubs in the North as Aber isn't the most accessible place and the 7.45pm Friday evening kickoffs are unpopular with visiting players and fans.
Aber should survive Prestatyn for the drop with Carmarthen.
On what grounds, other than your often evident soft spot for Aber?
I don’t have a particular soft spot for Aberystwyth other than it’s a ‘nice’ town and as you know I am not a grest fan of Nev Powell, but they have more quality imo at this level.
Having watched all other teams Prestatyn, after Carmarthen, are the worst footballing side imo and are not well equipped to survive . January could prove me wrong if they splash out on some better players particularly defence and midfield as they have options up front