2017-2018 a new Era? Jan 19, 2017 18:30:43 GMT
Post by zamboni on Jan 19, 2017 18:30:43 GMT
My gut feel is we'll see the EPL changing to a conference based structure, probably a North & South, maybe with the addition of a few clubs perhaps from London, Whitley, Solway, Blackburn, Billingham etc. 4 or 5 imports probably, and would this be enough to tempt Fife, Edinburgh and Dundee back out the Elite?
I still doubt our enthusiasm for the Elite at a Board Level, and if there is a viable option, I suspect we'll jump.
Gut feel, with Panthers winning in Europe, Neil Black will now want to win the CHL (No chance I fear in reality), but I wonder if this will drive yet more import numbers to the league, I can see a situation where the import limit simply is removed, and you run as many as you want....tried and test as the Super League, and it will fail again I fear, so is now the time to really get Greiverson etc on board, work with the EPL, SNL and ENL, and put a proper 2 tiered structure together.
EIHL tries to run akin to the old Super League as pro, import led league, the EPL becomes the BNL again, but with 2 conferences, North & South, under which sits the SNL and ENL as development leagues etc, with Promotion & Relegation introduced (clubs could retain the right to refuse promotion if they felt it was beyond them financially)
What's your thoughts?
12 Team Eihl is better that a 5 team eihl or no eihl why spoil what we currently have