Why there are reasons for Bangor City fans to remain optimistic despite recent licensing setback
Bangor City will play their football in the Cymru Alliance next season after failing to obtain the domestic license to play in the JD Welsh Premier League next season, but there are reasons for Citizens supporters to remain optimistic.
Kevin Nicholson’s side finished second in the JD Welsh Premier League, but will play in the Cymru Alliance next season, and although it is a sad state of affairs, it is vitally important the fans stay with the club more than ever.
It has happened to other clubs in the past, and they have come back fighting. Barry Town United are a fine example of this – they spent 13 years out of the JD Welsh Premier League, but now they’re back and they will bid for a chance to play European football in this year’s playoffs, with the semi-finals due to take place on the 12th May.
GEORGE HARRY! 👏
— sgorio (@sgorio) 27 April 2018
The Citizens supporters definitely need to back their team more than ever so they can compete next season in the Cymru Alliance, and this is, of course, a chance for them to promote their youth players by giving them a chance to breakthrough to the Bangor City first team.
The Citizens are no doubt a proud club, and they have confirmed they will fight this on-going battle in a club statement.
Bangor City fans after their last game in the English League system. A 0-0 draw at Shepshed Charterhouse in the Northern Premier League 1992 pic.twitter.com/LsIm0NoQ8D
— The Bangor Aye (@BangorWalesNews) 25 April 2018
Next season will be one of the biggest in Bangor City’s history, who have played against the likes of Napoli and Atletico Madrid in mouthwatering European clashes in the past, as well as winning the Welsh Premier League on a total of three occasions, their last title coming during the 2010/2011 season.
Everyone involved within the club needs to pull together and ensure they’re in a good place mentally and ready for the challenge that next season will bring in the Cymru Alliance.
It isn’t an ideal situation, but it is an opportunity for the Citizens’ supporters to experience new grounds and it may even help to bring the fanbase even closer than it has ever been following last week’s news, which has clearly shocked Welsh football, especially due to the reputation of Bangor City as a club in general.
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