Elite Football is a phrase being used by the likes of County and the Sheep Benders to distort the Conference for their own ends. They are planning on having a larger squad to facilitate promotion based upon their ‘former league status fan base’. The greater the squad, if in depth, the greater the chance of promotion. Those clubs that do not have the resources to compete with seven subs will be found wanting and a system that exists now arising through parachute payments in the promotion system from the Championship / Premier will soon exist in League 2 / National league.
However, they are non-league. The National League Premier was only classed as Elite to allow the Football league to have promotion and relegation ensuring a decent competitive league, free from distortion in league 2. This did not happen in the National League, this competition was merely a pawn used by the FA to ensure that the EFL and Premier could play as a competition with the consequence of relation.
Football at their level is not elite, only better than ‘Farmers Leagues’ as is the current phrase. We know as we have been there and they know as they are there now. The clowns at County and the Sheep Botherers need to realise that they have been duped last season, pawns in a game played ultimately by the FA, Premier League and EFL. Only at being stool pigeons have they been Elite and despite all their financial trickery they are farmers league.