I picked North Herts over St Ives as they're closer but both not bad sides. It is tricky though, expect we'll end up with say an 8 team premier and no division 1. Newham would be the victims as they're probably okay staying where they are but IMO even a 10 team premier would be too much. The east division is improving though, I wouldn't rule out St Albans and possibly even Eastern Rhinos eventually deciding it's a match for London premier. Hemel A too if they don't go down the Championship fringe players route Skolars have gone down
How can a reserve team of a Championship 1 club not have Championship 1 fringe players in it ?
Roy's idea makes a lot of sense. Just about every year for the last decade there have been teams in the south starting a season being thrown into a division above when they are clearly not ready, sometimes they've been thrown into that division during the season. The effect on those clubs has been disasterous. But with several clubs in the same position there are still winnable games. There would need to be some penalties to stop clubs just playing the weaker sides and defaulting against the rest.
Something drastic needs doing, otherwise more clubs will join Essex Eels, Kent Ravens, Farnborough, London Griffins, Luton Vipers & Barking & Dagenham (to name just 6 of a very long list)