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Jan 21, 2019, 2:42 PM
Team(s): Tranmere Rovers, South Liverpool (the South will rise again), Cammell Laird
The 2017/18 regulations merely stated that "Clubs are not allowed to enter into a ground share agreement in order to gain promotion or to retain membership at a particular Step where the Club has failed to attain or maintain the relevant Grade." I remember the ambiguity around this being discussed on here at the time, from which it was clear there was enough wiggle room for the likes of Greenways, Kennington et al to do what they did.
The 2018/19 regulations state exactly the same rule but, unlike last season, the FA has now specified publicly that clubs must have played for the whole of this season on any ground they wish to share for next season. This strongly suggests they're tightening things up. Who knows, they might even get around to enshrining this stipulation within the 2019/20 regulations when they're published!
For now, I'd suggest Route One Rovers have a major problem if their promotion hopes are dependent on getting a new ground share in place for next season, regardless of what happened last season.
(This post was edited by paulh66 on Jan 21, 2019, 2:46 PM)