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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 14:18
Originally posted by Remember Izal Remember Izal wrote:

I was always under the impression you went invited but told that is what an NCA official told me only 2 weeks ago.

The Midlands Division Organising Committee identify the clubs that could 'reasonably make the move' and then invite them all to make the move, if no one volunteers its done on mileage with the club that has the lowest total mileage to London Premier clubs being 'required' to move.
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Originally posted by Westwood1944 Westwood1944 wrote:

Originally posted by Remember Izal Remember Izal wrote:

I was always under the impression you went invited but told that is what an NCA official told me only 2 weeks ago.

The Midlands Division Organising Committee identify the clubs that could 'reasonably make the move' and then invite them all to make the move, if no one volunteers its done on mileage with the club that has the lowest total mileage to London Premier clubs being 'required' to move.

So essentially if no-one else volunteers, Towcastrians are going to be forced to make the switch? I can understand why other clubs might not want to step forward.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Athman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 May 2017 at 22:16
I think Westwood has already said on this forum that Lions aren't interested so Towcestrians it is!
 
Definitely a small upside for us at Bedford Athletic - it's an interesting question - would you prefer Midlands 1 East or London Premier if they are your only options - I'm not sure the answer is clear cut.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote carlos fandango Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 May 2017 at 07:35
If you've been getting spanked in Midlands Prem each week I don't think LSE Prem would be any easier.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Camquin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 May 2017 at 08:51
Given Towcester are only 40 miles from the geographic centre of England - which is apparently Fenny Drayton just outside Hinckley, though Meriden also has a claim - it is not surprising they get bounced around between SW, SE and Midlands.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Blub Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 May 2017 at 14:13
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.


In terms of travel there is only 1 Cornish side next season, and the travel times to WsM (x2), Bristol (x2) and Berkshire "Derbies" (x2) are not so bad.

Camborne's shortest round trip is around 150 miles (to Ivybridge).

Its probably quicker to WsM and Bristol than it is to Westcombe Park and Sidcup.  Not to mention Southend, Westcliff & Shelford.
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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.
Last season they may have felt they were out on a limb being on the furthest east extent of the South West Empire, but now that Newbury and Maidenhead have joined the party they at least now have two local(ish) derbies and travel times over the whole season is cut a little going forward.    
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I understand that Towcestrians move to London Premier is confirmed.
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indeed and we are looking forward to it -new challenge 

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Originally posted by Blub Blub wrote:

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.


In terms of travel there is only 1 Cornish side next season, and the travel times to WsM (x2), Bristol (x2) and Berkshire "Derbies" (x2) are not so bad.

Camborne's shortest round trip is around 150 miles (to Ivybridge).

Its probably quicker to WsM and Bristol than it is to Westcombe Park and Sidcup.  Not to mention Southend, Westcliff & Shelford.

I watch the referees in both SWG and SEG so do most of these journeys. I live 20 minutes away from Bracknell down the M3, so our journey times are similar. Bracknell has quick access to both M3 and M4, which is a big benefit for either Premier SW or Premier SE. 
 
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Bournemouth is an hour away, and Maids & Newbury virtually next door. 
WSM / Hornets is a two hours 30 mins journey, Cleve /Dings just over two hours.
Lydney and the Devon clubs hit the three hours, and Camborne is a "bit further".  

SEG / LSE : 
Guildford & Dorking 30-45 mins
Sutton, Barnes, Sidcup and even Westcombe / Tunbridge W (if M25 ok) under the hour
The rest of LSE are much longer trips I don't do, equitable to the Devon trips, and Guernsey is via Gatwick.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote carlos fandango Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 May 2017 at 14:50
'A bit further

Does that mean closer to NY than London?   
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Camquin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 May 2017 at 17:03
I suspect it has a lot more to do with railways.
Hampshire is served by L&SWR into Waterloo while Berkshire is on GWR so easy to get to Bristol.
Hence Ringwood is in London Division and Windsor in the South West,

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cannon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 May 2017 at 17:25
Originally posted by Camquin Camquin wrote:

I suspect it has a lot more to do with railways.
Hampshire is served by L&SWR into Waterloo while Berkshire is on GWR so easy to get to Bristol.
Hence Ringwood is in London Division and Windsor in the South West,

Camquin your post does not make sense, Ringwood are only at County leagues while Windsor are in Divisional leagues so a comparison is not that good. As you say Windsor in in South West as Berkshire is a South West club and Hampshire are LSE.

Also there is no L&SWR, I think you meant SWT. Irrespective of that I suspect very few clubs in London Divisional leagues will use trains as they only go into London and not that many across country. So by the time they go in and out there travel time becomes ridiculous.

Once clubs make it to Divisional or National Level the level transfers are decided on road distances.
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