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May 6, 2019, 3:47 AM

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Re: [E&E Fred] FA Cup 2019/20 - Subtle Step 6 Change! or Reply Privately

Well I think changes need to be made because when the new restructuring comes in after next season, there'll be even less spots available for Step 5 and 6, infact Step 6 would be shut out entirely

By my calculations, when the new Step 4 league comes in and the increase at Step 2 to 24 teams each happens, there'll only be 224 places available for teams below Step 4 meaning a total entry of 636,that means some Step 5 sides would miss out.


EXTRA PRELIMINARY ROUND: 224 Step 5 sides, 112 to qualify
PRELIMINARY ROUND: 160 Step 4 sides enter, total of 272 clubs, 136 to qualify
QUALIFYING ROUND 1: 88 Step 3 sides enter, total of 224 clubs, 112 to qualify
QUALIFYING ROUND 2: 48 Step 2 sides enter, total of 160 clubs, 80 to qualify

And the same format would apply for the rest of the tournament beyond.

Lumping all 160 Step 4 sides in the Extra Preliminary Round could help as that would give two rounds to whittle down to the 136 needed to keep the same format from qualifying round 1 onwards. That means freeing up the entry to include all Step 5 sides and up to 108 from Step 6


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(This post was edited by Dazzla84 on May 6, 2019, 3:52 AM)

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