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then a second via play-offs.
But surely it can’t still be right now that there are four promotion places in League Two and only half that number in the division below, which is effectively the fifth division.
In League Two you can reach the play-offs by finishing in seventh position. In the National League, you need to finish in the top five.
Wouldn’t it make more sense for there to be three promotion places in League Two and three in the National League? Isn’t it time to level things up across the board?
Okay, the Football League and its clubs may not want to make the change, but we’re in the 21st century, aren’t we? Of course, it isn’t just in the Football League/National League that there are these inequalities. As Non-League continues from its top down, there are differences, largely created by the 1-2-36 divisional structure.
For example, there are four relegation places in the National League to permit two clubs to come up from National League North and South respectively.
Then there are three relegation places apiece from National League North and South to allow for two teams