Rupert wrote: Chester FC case study:
In other words, the FA picks the level, but the club has a right of appeal.
Chester won their appeal and got to start again one level higher than the FA had planned for them. Halifax lost their appeal and got to start again where the FA put them.
The whole issue still looks cloudy to me.
"placed" in a certain League, appeals upheld or rejected-all suggests to me that there are no specific rules about what level a reformed club has to start at. Could be a legal minefield if or when a club gets into that situation