Despite all of the comments regarding de-registration that was not an option in the rule that was proposed. Nor was the issue of being able to replace players who transferred out.
Whilst I can see both sides of the arguement the one point that I think will prove to be irrelevant is that fact that some teams will have "spare" players available for other clubs. Whilst you can argue for and against the idea of a maximum of 35 in an attempt to ensure that all clubs are on an equal footing the reality is that those excess players from the likes of Hetton CC and Kelloe WMC will not sign for anyone else in DDSL as they generally play for teams in other leagues and only turn out in exceptional cirumstances such as the All England Cup or when there are issues regarding midweek fixtures. Many of these players don't even live in the area normally covered by DDSL so the idea that they'll sign for someone else is actually laughable.
Given what the proposal was, and the fact that no-one tried to put forward an amendment in advance of the AGM (you cannot put forward an amendment at an AGM) the choice was simple. Clubs were advised that the impact would be that they could only sign on a maximum of 35 players in a season and that transfers out could not be replaced. Whether the clubs listened or not I don't know - or even if they'd looked at it and thought about it in advance - but they made the decision by a small majority and I understand that a number of clubs have already been in touch with the league expressing their dismay at the decision.
I totally agree (if you look through all my numerous post on here thats more or less what I saying, or trying too
) This is a suggestion, do you not think that maybe the league should have given out these details to all the Club Secretary's before the AGM about the implications that this rule and others could bring. I know you said this on the night then Graham posted about it on the website.
This way all the clubs could of had the time to think about this rule before deciding and others before deciding which way to vote at the AGM. Anyway I just hope that this rule has no affect on any of the clubs in the DDSL.
I hope the committe took note of what Lawrence from the Davy Lamp said at the AGM that people who were sat next to and beyond the bar could not hear a word what Peter and yourself were saying due to the noises coming from the fridges. A microphone and a small amp will be of little cost.
Ryder - Sedgefield NETPark F.C http://www.sedgefield-netpark-fc.co.uk