Sorry, Barney. I don't even know if it's up for decision. If it is then the North Competitions Committee would be my starting point.
No doubt that if this is up for decision then there will be almost as much to-ing and fro-ing as there is with the new Cumbrian proposal / decision of 'play in Cumbria only'.
As Peter says above, 9 out of 14 Cumbrian teams will have reduced travelling problems but the consequence of that is that 5 out of 14 'other teams' will have increased travelling problems.
My own view is that the area from Cumbria to Cheshire should be split 'vertically' not 'horizontally' thereby giving every team long journeys, but fewer over the season than in the current set up thus sharing the pain a little more equitably.
Hypothetically, it would be wrong for NL/C to have, say, 12 Cumbrian teams and two from Lancashire, one of whom could be Tyldesley, as the travelling burden would probably bankrupt those two clubs both financially and by losing players. As previous threads have said, the goal for us all is to get more people playing rugby than drive them away from the game.
Oh, and just to throw another spanner in the works, your league prediction also assumes that Kirkby will not be automatically promoted - a feat which is not beyond them as they still have to welcome Fleetwood to Underley Park.
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