Author Topic: Belfast football team in english pyramid system.  (Read 1265 times)

gerry mcevoy

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Belfast football team in english pyramid system.
« on: January 01, 2017, 09:34:25 AM »
Would there be much support for a Belfast team to join for example, the North West Counties Football League in England?
In essence, you would be in division 10, with the premier league being division 1. Belfast must be one of the biggest cities in Europe without a full time professional football team.
Around six years ago Guernsey Fc became the first team from outside the UK mainland to join the english pyramid system and won back to back promotions. You would imagine Belfast could generate much greater support and resources than Guernsey.
In this day and age transport would not be a major obstacle, as evidenced by belfast giants in ice hockey, ulster rugby, jersey rugby etc.
The Irish League would obviously suffer but it is no more than a part time league and will never be anything more, N.Ireland couldnt support a full time professional league but it would easily support a full time professional football team.
Derry City already play in the League of Ireland, there are numerous welsh teams already in the english pyramid system and lots of examples throughout europe of clubs playing outside their juristiction.
Belfast United Fc for the premiership in ten years?

James James

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Re: Belfast football team in english pyramid system.
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2017, 05:45:48 AM »
Forum member doare made an interesting and very relevant observation about an indirect, but related, aspect of this topic, in another message thread about this thread and topic.

http://www.belfastforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,67716.0.html

Sachs

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Re: Belfast football team in english pyramid system.
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2017, 05:38:30 AM »
I heard Red Bull and Honda are potential sponsors.

The team will be "Red Honda Ulster"
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