Having played in Manchester for some time - with 3C's of course! - you get very used to it. I'm just about strong enough to have a slight grace period, but that just slows it down
The York C - D showdown is on the 17th of Feb, we're hosting Leeds so I'll get some popcorn into stock to watch! York C were quite strong this week so it could be very close.
Interesting to see what we do in the medium term actually, we were short early season but last week we definitely had enough players for a good A team and two solid Woodhouse teams.
I suppose we'll eventually send a few older juniors off to solidify other teams and refill York D with fresh juniors That's always tended to be York B - get them a higher board, some good games pre Uni etc. They could easily get very strong again.