As known from:
sky sportscricketworldTorquay United
Best Betting Sites UK / Latest Non League News / News Now / ‘Now’s the time for increased promotion’ says Grimsby boss Paul Hurst

‘Now’s the time for increased promotion’ says Grimsby boss Paul Hurst

Publish Date:06/06/2022
Fact checked by: James Leeland

Paul Hurst calls for more promotion spots to be introduced to the National League following Grimsby Town’s playoff final victory over Solihull Moors.

By Amos Murphy

Paul Hurst celebrates winning the National League playoff final with Grimsby Town - Credit: Grimsby Town FC

Time to change ‘odd’ promotion system, believes Grimsby boss Paul Hurst

The dust hadn’t even begun to settle on Grimsby Town’s victorious playoff final win and boss Paul Hurst was already calling for National League reform.

Swaggering into his post-match press conference, just moments after the Mariners had seen off Solihull Moors in a dramatic final at the London Stadium, Hurst urged the English Football League to introduce change.

On the issue of whether there should be three promotions from the National League, Hurst insisted: “I’ve said that all along. I said it last time and I’ll say it this time.

“It seems very odd how the leagues are different altogether. I don’t really understand that.”

Amos Murphy
2022-06-05 16:44
Grimsby have done it. They’ll join champions Stockport County in League Two next season. Redemption for Paul Hurst, who was relegated with Grimsby last season. https://t.co/E1t3Cnh3ja
17 0

Hurst referenced the format that allows at least three sides to earn promotion from all three EFL divisions, whereas only two teams from the National League are granted a place in the league above.

With experience managing in both non-league and the Football League, Hurst expressed his confusion at how imbalanced the divisions are:

“When I left Grimsby last time, I went from the league it was the hardest to get out of in League Two, to League One which is the hardest to stay in with four relegation spots.”

Pointing to the attention that has been placed on the National League this season, Hurst believes there has never been a more appropriate time to introduce structural reform:

“When you look at the attendances in the National League this season, there are a lot of big clubs.

NonLeagueDaily — By Betting.co.uk
2022-06-05 17:50
Paul Hurst on three up three down: "I find it odd how the leagues are different. I'd like to see it (three promotion spots)."
17 2

“That doesn’t give you a divine right and history doesn’t give you a divine right, but I think it shows there are some very big clubs there who would more than hold their own in the EFL.”

Having been relegated from League Two with Grimsby at the end of last season, Hurst stuck around at Blundell Park, with the ambition to guide the Mariners back to the Football League.

Despite falling behind against Solihull Moors through Kyle Hudlin’s first-half opener, Grimsby fought back and levelled proceedings in the second period via John McAtee’s composed strike.

Read: Grimsby fulfil destiny with extra-time playoff victory over Solihull

Vanarama
2022-06-05 17:16
Congratulations to @officialgtfc! Wishing you the very best in the @EFL. #TheVanarama https://t.co/DmQDhevbOg
649 17

Just as they had done in the two rounds prior, Grimsby won the game in extra-time, with Jordan Maguire-Drew bundling home at the back-post.

It secured an immediate return to the Football League for Grimsby, while also confirming the Mariners as just the seventh team from 47 to earn promotion from the National League at the first time of asking.

Despite achieving the unlikely feat, Hurst is still adamant three up three down should be introduced, but recognises this is an issue for the EFL to decide upon.

In a recent interview with BBC Radio 5 Live, National League General Manager Mark Ives reiterated his position on the matter:

“We have made it clear three-up, three-down is something we'd like to pursue.

Thomas Feaheny
2022-06-06 11:39
National League GM Mark Ives to BBC Sport "We have made it clear three-up, three-down is something we'd like to pursue "It's a matter for the EFL & they have to have discussions with their clubs but is it something they are willing to have dialogue over? I think so"
109 13

"It's a matter for the EFL & they have to have discussions with their clubs but is it something they are willing to have dialogue over? I think so.”

For a long time, the argument against the move was that League Two clubs would be unwilling to vote for more relegation spots, for fear of dropping out of the Football League for long periods of time.

Grimsby’s immediate return to the EFL demonstrates fluidity between non-league and the EFL is possible, with three up three down a logical step forward for both divisions.

Read Also
The FA Trophy - Format and History
The English FA Trophy, which gives teams from levels 1-4 of the ...
Grimsby Town vs Solihull Moors | Live text, commentary, goal updates
6:10 That's all from the London Stadium then. A dramatic end to a ...
DAZN BET Promo
Grimsby fulfil destiny with extra-time playoff victory over Solihull
Jordan Maguire-Drew's outstretched right boot provided the final touch to a memorable ...
Football League hopefuls Solihull Moors meet stalwarts Grimsby Town
Grimsby Town will be eyeing up an immediate return to the Football ...
National League Play-off Final Preview | Solihull Moors vs Grimsby Town
Sunday 5 June sees the National League play-off final taking place between ...
Bookmaker of the Month
BetMGM UK - Get Your Bonus Now! Get Your Bonus Now!
Top Betting Sites
Top Betting Bonuses
BetMGM UK
BetMGM UK
BetMGM UK Review
4.6/5
LiveScore Bet
LiveScore Bet
LiveScore Bet Review
4.6/5
Bwin
4.6/5
Unibet
Unibet
Unibet Review
4.6/5
kwiff
kwiff
kwiff Review
4.6/5
BetMGM UK
BetMGM UK Bonus
Bet £10 Get £40 in Free Bets
T&Cs apply
4.6/5
New cust only. 7 days to opt in by placing a £10 qualifying bet at 1/1 (2.0) odds or greater to receive 4x Free Bets: 1 x £10 horse racing, 1 x £10 Bet Builder, 1 x £10 Acca and 1 x £10 football. 7 day expiry. Exclusions apply. Stake not returned. T&Cs apply. 18+ BeGambleAware.org.
LiveScore Bet
LiveScore Bet Bonus
Bet £10, Get £20 in Free Bets
T&Cs apply
4.6/5
Bwin
Bwin Bonus
£20 Back-Up Bet as Free Bet
T&Cs apply
4.6/5
Min deposit £10, Max stake £10, Min Odds 1/1 (2.0); Max free bet £10; New players only
Unibet
Unibet Bonus
£40 Welcome Bonus
T&Cs apply
4.6/5
New customers only. Age 18+. Located in the United Kingdom. First losing bet returned as a bonus bet at the same value. Begambleaware. T&Cs apply
kwiff
kwiff Bonus
Bet £10 Get £30 Surprise Bet
T&Cs apply
4.6/5
New customers & 18+ only. Min. deposit of £10. Qualifying real money bet of £10. Min odds greater than or equal to 1.5 required. E/W bets excluded. Offer awarded immediately but could be issued the next working day in exceptional circumstances such as technical fault. Additional T&Cs apply. Please gamble responsibly.
Latest News
Ginger Joe - The Irish 1000 Guineas 2024 - Runner By Runner Guide
As promised, we’re moving on to my runner-by-runner ...
Ginger Joe - The Irish 2000 Guineas 2024 - Runner By Runner Guide
It’s Irish Guineas weekend over at the Curragh, ...
Ginger Joe - Betting Tips for Friday 24 May 2024
The weekend is almost upon us again and ...
Announcing The New Betting.co.uk Forum: Join Today!
We are pleased to announce the launch of ...
Ginger Joe - Betting Tips for Thursday 23 May 2024
The racing week is well under way and ...
Bookmaker of the Month
BetMGM UK - Get Your Bonus Now! Get Your Bonus Now!
Betting Tips
19/05/2024 - 4:00 pm
Anfield
Tip:
Darwin Nunez to score 2+ goals
3/1
Bet365
19/05/2024 - 4:00 pm
Brentford Community Stadium
Tip:
Draw
29/10
Ladbrokes
19/05/2024 - 4:00 pm
The Emirates
Tip:
5-0 Home win
12/1
Ladbrokes
Our Team
James LeelandGinger JoeAmos MurphyMike McKeanJordan Noble
+7
James Leeland
James Leeland
Editor
Ginger Joe
Ginger Joe
Expert Punter
Amos Murphy
Amos Murphy
Sports Writer
Mike McKean
Mike McKean
Editor
Jordan Noble
Jordan Noble
Sports Writer
Alyx Tzamantanis
Alyx Tzamantanis
Editor
Matthew O'Regan
Matthew O'Regan
Non League Tipster
Jamie Clark
Jamie Clark
Contributor
Dave Kuzio
Dave Kuzio
Content Manager
Geoff Banks
Geoff Banks
Columnist
The Fund
The Fund
The Fund
Zack Wilson
Zack Wilson
Contributor
Get the Best Deals via Mail
By providing my e-mail address, I declare that I agree that Betting.co.uk will regularly send me information by e-mail: I can revoke my consent at any time.

Users must be 18+. If you are having trouble with gambling then help and advice can be found at begambleaware.org. Please Play Responsibly.

Trading financial products carries a high risk to your capital, especially trading leverage products such as CFDs. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. Between 74-89% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

This site is using Cloudflare and adheres to the Google Safe Browsing Program. We adapted Google's Privacy Guidelines to keep your data safe at all times.

Close
Place Your Bets! Discover Premium Bonuses at Our Trusted Partners.
BetMGM UK
BetMGM UK Bonus
Bet £10 Get £40 in Free Bets
T&Cs apply, 18+
New cust only. 7 days to opt in by placing a £10 qualifying bet at 1/1 (2.0) odds or greater to receive 4x Free Bets: 1 x £10 horse racing, 1 x £10 Bet Builder, 1 x £10 Acca and 1 x £10 football. 7 day expiry. Exclusions apply. Stake not returned. T&Cs apply. 18+ BeGambleAware.org.
Bonus Code:
Go to BetMGM UK
Get Bonus
LiveScore Bet
LiveScore Bet Bonus
Bet £10, Get £20 in Free Bets
T&Cs apply, 18+
Bonus Code:
Go to LiveScore Bet
Get Bonus
The Pools
The Pools Bonus
Get £10 to use on Accas when you place 2x £10 Accas Monday to Sunday
T&Cs apply, 18+
18+, UK only. New mobile customers only. Qualifying stake 4/5 or bigger, 2 x £10 free bets credited next day, 7 day expiry. Full T&Cs apply.
Bonus Code:
Go to The Pools
Get Bonus
×
Your Bonus Code:
The bonus offer of was already opened in an additional window. If not, you can open it also by clicking the following link:
Visit Site