My experiment with setting league boundaries proved to be successful on my created database-to see how many of the teams shifted out of their local league. I set league boundaries from english tier 6 to tier 9-i holidayed a whole season.
-Very happy, very minimal amount of teams altered their local league from blue square north/south downwards! Lets take for example the united counties league in tier 9;
-3 teams; Quorn and Spalding got promoted into the english northern south league from the united counties. Maybe or maybe not their favorerd league but it sounds they were put either in the right league or nearly the right league. As did Holbeach but maybe that is not as convincing for Holbeach, though not the worst league to be placed. Maybe a score of 2.5/3 there.
-18 out of 18 teams (excluding the 3 promoted teams of course) remained in the league for the second consecutive year.
-2 teams playing at tier 9 for the second consecutive year, moved into the United Counties league. Badshot Lea came from the Combined counties league; Rocester from the Kent league. Badshot Lea could, like Holbeach wasnt the best local league for season 2, but not the worst scenario-1/2 a point. Rocester, only a 1/4 of a point as not local at all but then again deserves a tiny bit of a well done due to at least playing not too far out. Just 3/4 out of 2.
-Woodford United had been relegated from the Southern D1. Very good 1/1.
-Other leagues look as good
-This proves that i have set my boundaries about right, i am very happy and can continue in my work knowing the teams are in the right leagues or very near to the right league. I am very happy, although baffled as to why all the leagues remained the same size throughout tiers 6-9.
-I will continue with my database and if anyone needs help to do the local leagues, i can give you the boundary settings that i used per league, or you can download my database when i have finished. I hope some people will find this useful.