Farron calls for three-up, three-down between League Two and Conference

TIM Farron MP has called on the Football Association to create a three-up, three-down system between League Two and the Blue Square Premier Division.

The Westmorland and Lonsdale MP believes there is a ‘bottleneck’ of good sides fighting for a position in the Football League, and that creating another position in the promotion and relegation battle wlll distribute wealth between different levels of the game in a fairer way.

“A lot of teams outside the Football League have professional set-ups and the quality between the two divisions is very similar - the current system is almost a bar on progress.

“Kendal are looking to build a new stadium and they are only a few divisions away from the Football League, so a change could really help teams such as Kendal aspire to greater heights.”

He has tabled an Early Day Motion to Parliament calling on the government to back a campaign to support the three-up, three-down system.

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8:21pm Tue 26 Jun 12

onelocal says...

It's nice to see our local MP supporting the local football club. It's unfortunate that his support wasn't extended to Kendal Rugby Club who until recently were playing at the National League 2 level. He has been conspicuous by his silence in not supporting their recent planning process to be able to move to a new site.
It's nice to see our local MP supporting the local football club. It's unfortunate that his support wasn't extended to Kendal Rugby Club who until recently were playing at the National League 2 level. He has been conspicuous by his silence in not supporting their recent planning process to be able to move to a new site. onelocal
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9:46pm Tue 26 Jun 12

Pete Renwick says...

Have you asked if he has supported the club? He might have done sommat you or I don't know about.
Have you asked if he has supported the club? He might have done sommat you or I don't know about. Pete Renwick
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11:00pm Tue 26 Jun 12

onelocal says...

Yes
Yes onelocal
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8:19am Wed 27 Jun 12

doodleshire14 says...

He wasn't silent over KRUFC's relocation application. He actively spoke up for the opposing plan for Canal Head. The poor rugby club never stood a chance
He wasn't silent over KRUFC's relocation application. He actively spoke up for the opposing plan for Canal Head. The poor rugby club never stood a chance doodleshire14
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10:12am Wed 27 Jun 12

oceancloud says...

I think there is as much chance of Kendal Town reaching the
Blue Square Premier League as there is a navigable canal reaching Kendal in the next twenty years. That's Nil.

As for this proposed Canal Head white elephant, I am thinking that may have similar odds to the above.
I think there is as much chance of Kendal Town reaching the Blue Square Premier League as there is a navigable canal reaching Kendal in the next twenty years. That's Nil. As for this proposed Canal Head white elephant, I am thinking that may have similar odds to the above. oceancloud
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7:29pm Wed 27 Jun 12

lakesman says...

ocean trust me canal head will come off sldc will bend overbackwards for this, tesco's want to move to kendal and av told sldc that they will pay for a marina to be built, and it be built right next to the ferry in bowness
ocean trust me canal head will come off sldc will bend overbackwards for this, tesco's want to move to kendal and av told sldc that they will pay for a marina to be built, and it be built right next to the ferry in bowness lakesman
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7:43pm Wed 27 Jun 12

onelocal says...

lakesman wrote:
ocean trust me canal head will come off sldc will bend overbackwards for this, tesco's want to move to kendal and av told sldc that they will pay for a marina to be built, and it be built right next to the ferry in bowness
Might come off, but it's location will not attract customers in cars, having to brave Blackhole Rd/New Rd, nor customers on foot. ASDA and Morrisons have a distinct advantage, as do Booths at the upper end of the market.
Anyway, let's see, I believe this is just an opportunistic plan by Gilkes that may backfire on everyone involved.
[quote][p][bold]lakesman[/bold] wrote: ocean trust me canal head will come off sldc will bend overbackwards for this, tesco's want to move to kendal and av told sldc that they will pay for a marina to be built, and it be built right next to the ferry in bowness[/p][/quote]Might come off, but it's location will not attract customers in cars, having to brave Blackhole Rd/New Rd, nor customers on foot. ASDA and Morrisons have a distinct advantage, as do Booths at the upper end of the market. Anyway, let's see, I believe this is just an opportunistic plan by Gilkes that may backfire on everyone involved. onelocal
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8:18pm Wed 27 Jun 12

onelocal says...

And in meantime, perhaps SLDC should be transparent about what Tesco have offered, and what SLDC have offered that makes development of Canal Head so attractive to the detriment of
Kendal Rugby Club and potentially Sainsburys.
And in meantime, perhaps SLDC should be transparent about what Tesco have offered, and what SLDC have offered that makes development of Canal Head so attractive to the detriment of Kendal Rugby Club and potentially Sainsburys. onelocal
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