Bangor City were today refused an FAW domestic licence on appeal and thus have been consigned to plying their trade in the Huws Gray Alliance.
The Welsh domestic scene eagerly awaited the announcement of the appeals, with Connah’s Quay Nomads and Llanelli Town both awaiting on news on their licencing appeals, with the decisions having league wide ramifications heading into the 2018/19 season.
Upon announcement, both Nomads and the Reds were able to secure their place in the top flight for the coming season, but one of Welsh football’s biggest powerhouses was rejected a licence for the forthcoming campaign.
The decision to refuse the Welsh football giants, and former Welsh Premier League winners a licence, was met with shock and indignation from fans.
Terrible decision by the FAW on Bangor City’s license, mess of a process from start to finish. Can only be a negative for the WPL surely
— Tomos Davies (@tomosdavies37) April 26, 2018
MAJOR news if true. Dark day for Welsh footy if Bangor City are booted out the WPL
— Craig Mapstone (@Craig_Map) April 26, 2018
Wow Bangor City what on eart?!
— Alex Taylor (@alex94wxm) April 26, 2018
However, some were taking a positive spin as the events unfolded.
Not completely unexpected news from Bangor City. But there is a sense of opportunity and even optimism among some supporters that this could be a positive and defining moment in the club’s future.
— ffwtbol (@ffwtbol) April 26, 2018
This leaves the Huws Gray Alliance with a wealth of clubs with previous glory, including Airbus UK, Rhyl and now Bangor City are the latest name we can add to the list.
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