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Steve Whitney (NonLeagueDaily.com editor) utters some rather strong opinions against new clubs in his piece on the 10th June.
Including, but not limited to; “something needs to be done to prevent more of these `clubs` being formed.” and “But `clubs` being formed from disenchanted fans should be halted by the FA”.
The beauty of the pyramid in England (and many other European countries), is that you *can* start from scratch if you feel like it. Is he advocating a franchise model instead?
It’s not clear if he objects to a new club entering at step 6, or if he wants to stop supporter owned teams entering the pyramid altogether.
I have to say I find his use of `clubs`, as if we’re not prober clubs, a bit annoying.
I don’t see why any group of people should be prevented from forming a football club if they want to, whatever their motivation.
His real gripe appears to be that AFC Liverpool have been allowed in at Step 6. If they meet the requisite criteria, why not?
If it brings fans of Premier League clubs to watch non-league football, why should the non-league community complain?