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    Posted: 19 May 2010 at 08:51
As it stands at the moment, there is an imbalance at Level 5.  Assuming that Hickley are promoted from Nat3Mids in place of Ampthill, Nat3 North has 15 clubs, Nat3 London has 13.  So, a club will need to LT from North to Midlands, which in turn will push a club from Midlands to London (for the latter, I am assuming this will be easier than a double transfer: Midlands->SW and SW->London).
 
It is entirely possible that Stockport will replace Ampthill in National 2 (rather than Hinckley, in which case there will be 15 Clubs in Nat3Mids and 13 in Nat3London.
 
So, first question: who is likely to move from North to Midlands?  A Cheshire club?  Stockport?  Chester are exempt - there is a 2 year grace period on a club that gets Level Transfered back to where they belong.  Chester returned to Nat3 North at the start of this season (from Nat3 Midlands) so have another year of Nat3 North, unless they volunteer.  Or a South Yorkshire club?  Sheffield Tigers, perhaps?
 
Secondly, who is likely to move from Nat3 Midlands to Nat3 London?  An East Midlands Club, I would think.  Again, Luton are exempt.  Ampthill?  Newly promoted Old Northamptonians?  Peterborough even - close to places like Diss and North Walsham.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 May 2010 at 10:12
There's plenty of controversy this season in the Midlands!!
 
There's not been one mention (I think) of the scandal between Bournville and Old Northamptonians play off.
 
Reading their respective websites the Play Off was never played with ON's being awarded the match as Bournville had Front Row injuries on the date specified by the RFU!!!
 
All sorts of controversies this season!!! No idea who will be in the National 3 leagues this year!!!
 
I'd imagine Lucs would be prime for level transfer to the South too.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 May 2010 at 10:43
Patch, I was aware of Bournville being unable to field a front row, that the MLOC had awarded a walkover to Old Northamptonians, and that Bourneville were granted leave to appeal.  I take it that the appeal period has now expired?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 May 2010 at 11:39
They were in spain or somewhere playing a beach tournament. They at least read the rules and decided not to appeal. Very sensible in light of the Ampthill fiasco.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 May 2010 at 11:44
Originally posted by FixSec FixSec wrote:

As it stands at the moment, there is an imbalance at Level 5.  Assuming that Hickley are promoted from Nat3Mids in place of Ampthill, Nat3 North has 15 clubs, Nat3 London has 13.  So, a club will need to LT from North to Midlands, which in turn will push a club from Midlands to London (for the latter, I am assuming this will be easier than a double transfer: Midlands->SW and SW->London).
 
It is entirely possible that Stockport will replace Ampthill in National 2 (rather than Hinckley, in which case there will be 15 Clubs in Nat3Mids and 13 in Nat3London.
 
So, first question: who is likely to move from North to Midlands?  A Cheshire club?  Stockport?  Chester are exempt - there is a 2 year grace period on a club that gets Level Transfered back to where they belong.  Chester returned to Nat3 North at the start of this season (from Nat3 Midlands) so have another year of Nat3 North, unless they volunteer.  Or a South Yorkshire club?  Sheffield Tigers, perhaps?
 
Secondly, who is likely to move from Nat3 Midlands to Nat3 London?  An East Midlands Club, I would think.  Again, Luton are exempt.  Ampthill?  Newly promoted Old Northamptonians?  Peterborough even - close to places like Diss and North Walsham.
Sheffield Tigers were to be in N3M last season but got moved to North after Halifax (???) went under and Luton replaced them in Midlands. It is my understanding that Luton wouldn't mind returning to L&SE. Don't forget that Malvern have a repieve at Level 5 too due to another club folding. 

I find that it is easier not to try and pre guess what the manderins decide it just gives me a headache.Wacko
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 May 2010 at 11:49
Yep, forgot about Sheffield Tigers / Luton being moved from pillar to post.  I guess then, Sheffield Tigers to Midlands, Luton to London (if they volunteer).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 May 2010 at 11:57
Originally posted by FixSec FixSec wrote:

Patch, I was aware of Bournville being unable to field a front row, that the MLOC had awarded a walkover to Old Northamptonians, and that Bourneville were granted leave to appeal.  I take it that the appeal period has now expired?
 
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 May 2010 at 12:02
Originally posted by Info Info wrote:

Originally posted by FixSec FixSec wrote:

Patch, I was aware of Bournville being unable to field a front row, that the MLOC had awarded a walkover to Old Northamptonians, and that Bourneville were granted leave to appeal.  I take it that the appeal period has now expired?
 
 
 
They opted not to appeal right away after reading the rules. They admit they were bang to rights. If Ampthill had folloowed the same course they would have been in National 2 North (or South) next season, instead they have a stain on their record and remain at level 5 (TBC)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 May 2010 at 12:46
Interesting about the 2 year grace period. I didn't know about that but it is a fair method to stop sides being a victim of LT every season. I would suspect that Northern clubs may be more reluctant to volunteer for the transfer because of the standard of the sides in N3M seem's shot up this year (I am a Chester follower/player and I am confident that the Luctonians side of season 08/09 wouldn't have beaten Stockport away this year)  

Lymm have came up to N3N I believe so i wonder if they will be asked? 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 May 2010 at 15:27
Looks like Nat3 SW will not be effected by Level Transfers...
 
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