When will a team relegate? :-( I want to see some new teams from the Topklasse, tired of these shit teams from up North all the time
Relegation is all up to the promotion wishes of the Topklasse teams and so far they haven't had that ambition.
Did you guys keep up with the 'Tweede Divisie' story?
It's not about Topklasse teams not wanting to go up, it's just it's not responsible for these clubs in their current styles to meet the license criteria. If they'll go up and will meet these criteria, most of them will be bankrupt in a few seasons. We can just be happy most amateur teams have got a far better policy than several professional clubs and don't make stupid decisions like KNVB will force them to now.
Because of the Topklasse teams don't want to go up, because of KNVB won't lower the criteria, KNVB started threatening them with a so called 'Tweede Divisie' formed by mostly second teams of professional clubs, like Ajax 2, Feyenoord 2, PSV 2 etc. Like in Germany for example.
That would kill the amateurs because after two seasons, fans prefer to play versus 'real' teams instead of these reserves who don't bring fans.
Anyway back ontopic, it's very likely also next season no team will go up from Topklasse, never say never, but I can't see it happen yet. If they want to meet the KNVB-criteria, they still need a few seasons.