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Originally posted by islander islander wrote:

Great win for Tunbridge Wells to reach 'N3', 33-35 at Chingford, it was 21-each at FT

And a great match it was  to witness too.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote carlos fandango Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Apr 2017 at 07:45
As both Maidenhead and Bracknell can virtually see Heathrow Airport, it would seem a bit daft not to do a 2 stage transfer and move one of those over.
Though it would be nice to see some new faces from the midlands. Are we so terrible in the SE that no-one wants to join us? 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jester10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Apr 2017 at 07:49
Cant see Bracknell wanting to level transfer yet again........ 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MaidsBoy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Apr 2017 at 08:11
If Towcestrians were to be the team that moves out of Nat 3 M, then surely their mileage would be less, by going into N3LSE, as opposed to SW? That would also require just the one level transfer, as opposed to 2.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Athman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Apr 2017 at 08:18
I can only see there being one transfer, Midlands to LSE. The RFU stick to their regulations!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Robb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Apr 2017 at 08:40
Originally posted by Athman Athman wrote:

I can only see there being one transfer, Midlands to LSE. The RFU stick to their regulations!

Yes, they were never known for their common sense. Bracknell going to SE is so logical looking at the map and their ridiculous travel times in SW.  But this is the same RFU that put Guernsey and Jersey in Hampshire rather than Sussex after all.
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Doncaster are slightly further South than Scun thorpe and almost on A1. Then again Lymm have been in Midlands before
so I can see 1 if not both putting their hands up to go into Midlands.
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Originally posted by carlos fandango carlos fandango wrote:


As both Maidenhead and Bracknell can virtually see Heathrow Airport, it would seem a bit daft not to do a 2 stage transfer and move one of those over.
Though it would be nice to see some new faces from the midlands. Are we so terrible in the SE that no-one wants to join us? 


I suspect teams see 3LSE as a strong league (recent N2S sides Shelford, Southend and Dorking all failing to challenge for promotion) so are keen to avoid the switch?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote RedOrDead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Apr 2017 at 11:29
Indeed, although the same could be said of Dings in the SW. Was it LIWG who were a mid table side in LSE before being level transferred and winning promotion that season, then being beaten straight back down?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dagfish Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Apr 2017 at 15:24
Originally posted by Robb Robb wrote:

Yes, they were never known for their common sense. Bracknell going to SE is so logical looking at the map and their ridiculous travel times in SW.  But this is the same RFU that put Guernsey and Jersey in Hampshire rather than Sussex after all.

So your proposal would involve a team from just outside Birmingham (most likely Bees or Old Hales) being Level transfrerred having to cover even more miles and ridiculous travel times, just because Bracknell don't fancy playing in the South West region where they are actually located according to the pre-defined RFU boundaries*? 

Now that is what I'd call illogical. It's not going to happen because there are 14 qualifying teams from the SW at level 5 next season - exactly the number required to make up the N3SW league.


* According to the South West RFU - "The South West Leagues of the RFU compose teams from the traditional counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Somerset and Wiltshire."
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote carlos fandango Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Apr 2017 at 15:52
I think the point was that Bracknell would prefer to be in SW than SE but looking where they are it seems a bit illogical.
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Originally posted by Loo fighters Loo fighters wrote:

Congratulations to Birkenhead park on securing promotion, selfishly gutted not to have the derby games next season though.
 
Selfishly chuffed to bits that with BP winning we've still got a local derby despite yourselves being relegated Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Camquin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Apr 2017 at 20:18
I believe North needs to lose 2 sides - so probably Sandach and Doncaster.
That would leave Midlands with one to many and L&SE with one to few - so perhaps Peterborough to move.



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dagfish Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Apr 2017 at 22:08
Originally posted by Camquin Camquin wrote:

I believe North needs to lose 2 sides - so probably Sandach and Doncaster.
That would leave Midlands with one to many and L&SE with one to few - so perhaps Peterborough to move.

More likely to be Towcestrians than Peterborough. As has been said earlier, Towcester distances to LSE clubs are about 100 miles less than Peterborough. (Unless Peterborough volunteer ....) 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Westwood1944 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 May 2017 at 10:06
Originally posted by Dagfish Dagfish wrote:

Originally posted by Camquin Camquin wrote:

I believe North needs to lose 2 sides - so probably Sandach and Doncaster.
That would leave Midlands with one to many and L&SE with one to few - so perhaps Peterborough to move.

More likely to be Towcestrians than Peterborough. As has been said earlier, Towcester distances to LSE clubs are about 100 miles less than Peterborough. (Unless Peterborough volunteer ....) 

As tempting as a trip to Guernsey might be, we've only just got used to the N3M. a change of name and league might be too much for us. Guessing we won't volunteer. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Camquin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 May 2017 at 22:52
I always forget how far South Towcester is - not sure why but I always think it is much further North and West. 

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Originally posted by carlos fandango carlos fandango wrote:

I think the point was that Bracknell would prefer to be in SW than SE but looking where they are it seems a bit illogical.

I think Bracknell would prefer to be left in a league so they can know which direction they are travelling. SW3 this year, SE3 last SW3 the year before. Maidenhead are East of Bracknell so would think if any level transferring they would be higher up the list
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Westwood1944 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 May 2017 at 13:39
I can confirm that both Towcestrians and Peterborough Lions have been invited to volunteer for the vacancy in London Premier.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote redskins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 May 2017 at 13:55
How kind of the RFU to invite you to volunteer!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Remember Izal Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 May 2017 at 14:12
I was always under the impression you went invited but told that is what an NCA official told me only 2 weeks ago.
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