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Jan 26, 2019, 3:30 AM
Team(s): Tranmere Rovers, South Liverpool (the South will rise again), Cammell Laird
Yes I'm sure that my interpretation of:
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"
...resulting in me being confused and questioning how Kennington and Penn & Tylers Green got around it, by dong exactly what the relegations said they could NOT do, is utterly mindboggling.
If my previous response (#311) to this post didn't succeed in unboggling the mind, then perhaps this additional regulation in the 2017/18 NLS Regulations will:
"Where a vacancy occurs within the NLS either before, during or after the Playing Season, the LC shall decide how such vacancy shall be filled at its sole discretion."
Despite not knowing the full facts and circumstances behind the Kennington and PTG cases (but thanks to villan for jogging my memory a bit!), because there were vacancies in the respective leagues I'd assume it was under this regulation that the FA decided the fate of both of these clubs. And, assuming nobody considers the outcome to be unfair, I reckon the LC applied its discretion suitably.
So no breach by the FA of its own regulations, not even an attempt to get around them, and discretion properly applied.
My apologies for not picking up on this additional regulation earlier. Then again, perhaps the onus for understanding the rules in the first place ought to be on those who routinely accuse the FA of "ignoring/violating their own rules without a second thought." Innocent until proven guilty, not vice versa.
(This post was edited by paulh66 on Jan 26, 2019, 3:44 AM)