Ok, sorry I've been AWOL from the thread - between work and prepping for my holiday (leaving tonight!) I've not been around for sorting these issues. And this looks a little trickier than usual. SO - Phil's in Div B now, duffin is out, so we'll put Jaytee in his place as suggested (as he was formerly high up and has a 1800-ish team, so makes sense! @Squirrel - we didn't used to put returning players in higher up, but it makes more sense for those 1800-ish teams to come in near where they left. It will depend on gaps in the divs and team strength, but there's no time limit for returning, as long as we have a record of your former glories).
The other 4, WhiskeyTangoFox, Ritashi, ininja and imaork are out now, sorry chaps, but you've had over a week to apply and haven't posted in here. This does mean some reshuffling. Again. :-P
So, I have an idea - what IF we make division 5, for one season only, a 5-team division?? We'll drag in the 2 left from division 4 and run that division with a 0-0 for their last game (so as not to skew things too badly?). This will mean only 2 people will need to reapply. It will mean whoever owns div 5 will need to recreate it as a 5-team division, and at the end of the season, we'll treat everyone as if they were all in div 4, with promotions/demotions accordingly. Does this make any sense to anyone? It's either that or nearly half our players are going to have to reapply. This way, we only need a filler team in div 8 along with this plan to start the season? Any other suggestions, as always, gratefully received. I've marked the AWOL players with Z now, so if you look at the table you can see the problem...
I'm heading off fairly soon, so you'll probably have to figure this out amongst yourselves, but admins, you know enough to make a good decision on this. No coups whilst im away, ok?