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Discussion in 'Welsh Football' started by islandranger, Apr 4, 2017.

  1. islandranger

    islandranger Registered User

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    strong rumours on Anglesey that Prestatyn won't get their licence for some reason could be just windups to give Caernarfon hope though.
    Thursday will reveal all and I wonder if Bangor will get through it without the licenced manager.
     
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    Interesting to see what happens to the Welsh League applicants, also how the WPL will react if two clubs with 3G pitches are relegated.
     
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    rumours were just that after all and Prestatyn got their licence so looks like them and Barry promoted and Airbus and one other relegated.
    Rhyl didn't get a UEFA licence this time so no European games hosted there this season.
    Pity about the Cofi's and a reminder that they should have ticked the boxes last year as next season with two Premier clubs coming down and 3 strong sides coming up too it may be their chance has gone for the immediate future.
     
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    Island,do Caernarfon actually want promotion ? They wouldn't be the first club to "avoid" promotion due to traveling and costs etc.
     
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    Caernarfon did not get a domestic licence last year due to their failure to correctly register the legal entity through which the club traded. Earlier this month the Cofis' licence application was successful, but of course they only finished runners-up to Prestatyn.

    It has historically been clubs from the Welsh League who have declined promotion or not even applied for a licence. This has contributed towards WPL membership being dominated by clubs from the North, although with Airbus and Rhyl both relegated to the Cymru Alliance, the South's complement will increase to three next season if Welsh League leaders Barry are promoted.
     
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    Many years ago Merthyr Tydfil hang on in the conference before their troubles have they shown any interest in climbing back ?
     
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    After Merthyr went bust the Welsh FA gave permission for a phoenix club to play in the English system. The new Merthyr started in the Western League and are currently in 3rd place in the Southern League Premier Division, guaranteed a playoff place with one game remaining.
     
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    Is this because the Welsh FA can no long-term stop clubs joining a "foreign" football league i/e the English league system ? Also what is the view regarding say clubs like Wrexham,Shrewsbury etc applying to join the WPL and entering a youth or reserve side into the league ? A positive move or mickey taking the WPL ? I a
     
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    I don't know why the FAW allowed Merthyr to reform in the English league possibly because historically they always played there, but it didn't stop them trying to prevent others. Some caved in Bangor, Rhyl, Caernarfon etc and others forced the issue, Colwyn Bay for one.
    Who knows how these decisions are made.
    As for reserve or youth sides I believe the UEFA rules prevent this in a national premier league, probably the same for so called foreign based clubs like Shrewsbury.
    I can see an argument for all non league Welsh sides to move into the national pyramid, but Swansea and Cardiff is unlikely these days, that boat has sailed some years ago
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    What do you mean regarding "non league Welsh sides"?
     
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    Not in the UK at the moment but has The WPL finished apart from the Welsh Cup ? Barry and Prestatyn up Airbus and Rhyl relegated ?
     
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    Still got the playoffs: Bangor v Newtown and Carmarthen v Cardiff Met.
     
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    Any team not in the English leagues 1-4 , Conference level downwards I class as non league
    So Wrexham, Newport, Merthyr,Colwyn Bay,
    & while we are at it Oswestry is in England so sort that one too
     
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    A bit presumptious to relegate Newport to the Conference now they are out of the relegation places after winning six out of their last ten.
     
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    Fair enough then if they stay up leave them in the English league for now
     

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