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Re: Level transfer
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2020, 11:29:28 PM »
But didn’t Middlesbrough level transfer the season before last so that means they can’t be made to do so again next season - unless they volunteer? At the conclusion of the procedure described in 13.2.11(e) above, if a club subject of a Level Transfer in the previous season(s) is returned to a league consistent with its Constituent Body or Divisional affiliation other than on promotion or relegation, that club shall be entitled to remain in that League for two seasons provided it is not promoted or relegated at the end of the first season unless it volunteers for a Level Transfer.
No - Guis moved DN1 to Y1 in 2018-19, then relegated to DN2for 19-20.

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Re: Level transfer
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2020, 11:06:12 AM »
Both Middlesbrough and Guisborough were in Yorkshire one in season 2018-19. From my memory Middlesbrough volunteered to remain in Y1 so don’t know how that affects deliberations this time.

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Re: Level transfer
« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2020, 08:22:25 AM »
Told by contacts in D&N 1 that Acklam have been nominated.

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Re: Level transfer
« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2020, 02:09:40 PM »
It was on the Durham and Northumberland site days ago and it was confirmed it’s Acklam again. As a result D&N want to do a Lancs and breakaway 😀 can’t handle the heat in Y1

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Re: Level transfer
« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2020, 03:24:10 PM »
It was on the Durham and Northumberland site days ago and it was confirmed it’s Acklam again. As a result D&N want to do a Lancs and breakaway 😀 can’t handle the heat in Y1

There are also not happy that 3 teams had to be relegated to N&D 2 to allow a side from Cumbria to be promoted alongside two local clubs.

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Re: Level transfer
« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2020, 03:24:18 PM »
There’s a myriad of reasons as to why there’s discussions of clubs breaking away.

For the North Yorkshire/South Durham clubs LT might be one reason.

Rugby has been broken for a long time and it’s only going to get worse imo.

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Re: Level transfer
« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2020, 04:26:44 PM »
The clubs at the Northern edges of Yorkshire (aka DN clubs) are not afraid of the so called "Heat" of playing harder fixtures, it is almost all about travel times and player availability.
While the odd 2 hour trip is OK for most clubs, having to travel long distances with bus trips and early starts and 2.15 KO in alternate weeks is a chore for some guys.
I was happy to do that in my long ago playing and reffing days (before Motorways and halfway decent cars) but demands on our time have changed.

Part of the reason for RFU League Restructuring was supposed to be about reducing travel times and having more local games.
Forcing clubs to add to this "problem" by Level Transfers and also now adding Cumbria clubs into DN1 seems a barmy move to me.
How St.Bennys will cope with 3 hour trips every other week, I shudder to think. Might be OK for a while, but..... ?

A spell in Y1 looked OK a while ago - playing e.g. Scarbs, Driff, Malton, Brid, York, Selby, Pock with easier travel times from N.Yorks - but many of them have gone upwards (and good luck to them - well done).
Oh well, roll on next season, whenever that is. Bored.
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