- Jun 24, 2013
In the Premier, yes. But in the 1st division south they now have Market Drayton and Uttoxeter.It'll be interesting to see what happens in 12 months time. I'm sure the FA will want more clubs in the Midland league & fewer in the counties.
The furthest south clubs in the NWC are now the Wythenshawe sides!
Absolutely, Tez.Different Steps though. Each Step is a pool of clubs and from there the FA allocate what they consider the most suitable league. If Market Drayton or Uttoxeter earned promotion they’d be back off to the Midlands.
The introduction of these two to the North West Counties is a spurious argument some outraged tweeters have used. The fact they are more Midland than Vics makes no difference here.
Petitions, appeals and outrage isn’t going to alter the fact that the FA council will uphold the original decision. It is harsh, but it’s the reality of the situation. Vics and Winsford somehow have to adapt, just as we would have to have tried to do had we found ourselves relegated to Step 5 at the end of this last season.
And this is info that Simmo posted on Twitter re the grounds for appeal and the process.More here about the appeal
PETITIONS have been launched on behalf of Northwich Victoria and Winsford United in the battle to prevent The FA moving both clubs into The Midlands…www.northwichguardian.co.uk