There are two issues here.
NCL First Team. As ive visited various clubs the general feedback has been favourable, in respect of playing and training conditions. Most cliub have had increased gate/bar takings and they have accepted that they have had to use reserves and youth players to make up the team numbers.
As it was the first year things should improve this season.
Second Teams. Yes there has been problems regarding lower amount of players available, some due to observations above, but also in yorkshire the leagues were a sham. Games poorly arranged and teams dropping out caused a lot of players to go missing. There again it was the first season and it can only get better.
Lets give it the 3 years trial before we all say its a disaster.
A bit more transparency prior to the vote taking place would have been nice,
we can loose a lot of players and admin staff in a there year period but we are stuck with it now anyway.
I feel to maintain standards people are underestimating the need for a strong 2nd team, if we can not keep the 2nd team playing its basic common sense that it will affect the first teams
Lets not forget the whole idea in moving to summer was to improve on standard