Peter Nicholas believes more
clubs should go full-time.
BANGOR City and Rhyl should turn professional to challenge the Welsh Premier domination of
Llanelli and The New Saints.
That's the view of Reds' boss Peter Nicholas, who has won the title for the first time less
than three years after making the move to full-time football.
"The more clubs become full-time, the better the league itself will be," says Nicholas.
"I'm not saying it's the only answer, but the players are fitter, they know each other better,
they train together more and that's what the organisation of the team is all about."
Since emulating seven-times champions Barry Town by turning pro in 2002, TNS have won the title
three times and never finished lower than second, while Llanelli have secured top three finishes
since moving to full-time.
Meanwhile, Nicholas believes his top marksman Rhys Griffiths is good enough to play in the
"I think he could be successful at that level, but nobody's come in for him and he's happy
to be a Llanelli player.
"If he eventually does go things will have to be right, because he'll be very hard to replace,"
18 April 2008