standing in the rain wrote:
Correct me if i am wrong but did Pelton not want a max of 35 players registered at one time for the club, so in the event of players being transfered out,the team could replace them to make the 35 number up? Did the League put into place the 35 and thats it,no additions when lads leave,injured,fall out? Everyone knows that players move around regular and even decide to stop playing sundays to concentrate on saturday football so teams will struggle to field teams during a season, as Kelloe and to a lesser extent Hetton,proved last season. More sensible solution would have been to insist that at no time,could clubs have more than 35 players registered,therefore allowing players to leave or be transfered in/out without exceeding the 35 limit. As Net Park says,they had 40 odd players but struggled to get a team out some weeks. Maybe we will start to see games with 7 playing 8 this season which will devalue the League if there is no adjustment to the ruling.
This issue about de-registering players seems to have everyone a little confused. I spoke with the DFA this morning about a different subject but brought this up, not to be nosey but just to see where we stand in case it does affect us in future. John Topping has kindly made enquiries to the English FA itself and he asked me to call back tomorrow morning to see what they say. I'll provide an update when I hear anything back.