Posted by Sandbach Hatter on 31/7/2019, 3:46 pm, in reply to "Re: Negativity "
Division 2 is OK when you are at the top end of it nowadays the bottom third are looking down precariously and that's all because it is so bloody hard to get back.
If the league clubs bit the bullet and made it 4 up 4 down we would see a completely different mindset to going down to the National League. Relegation wouldn't be the end of the world and it would also benefit the smaller traditional non league clubs trying to get promoted without the sugar daddy.
The Maidstone owner wrote an article recently which referred to the large number of formerly established league teams who now populate the National and NLN / NLS leagues and how it affects clubs like Maidstone. He proposed a League 3 of 20 teams consisting of ourselves, Wrexham, Hartlepool etc that would give the true non league teams more of a chance. I could see his point. The bottleneck we see for former league teams getting back is the same as those who are trying to get there for the first time without the fan base nor the men with deep pockets.