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Jan 21, 2019, 3:40 PM
Team(s): Tranmere Rovers, South Liverpool (the South will rise again), Cammell Laird
Again, I have neither the time nor the enthusiasm to go digging into the facts behind what happened a year ago, beyond what I've shared in my last couple of posts. But I'd be very surprised if the FA ignored or violated its own rules - it certainly didn't do so during the summer shenaningans with appeals and counter appeals etc over the NLS committee's decisions, even when it was shown the rules themselves were flawed e.g. Tividale.
The relevant point for the here and now is that the FA has expressly stated that clubs who've applied to go up to step 6 for next season on the basis of sharing a ground "must be in the same ground next season as the whole of the 2018-19 season". This stipulation was not in place last season, as far as I can see. So, as things stand, one would expect the FA to abide by this when considering the applications for next season.
(This post was edited by paulh66 on Jan 21, 2019, 3:54 PM)