Saw this post on the National South forum
''Alex at Gloucester did explain in detail what the promotion competition was, and you can see why even an open minded committee would throw it out. Rather than everyone start of 0 points, which really is the only way to do any sort of league, it was to start with a sort of 'handicap' points system, whereby they looked at PPG from games played so far, and then allocated a 'starting points' level for each club. But even that didn't really work because the gaps between top (Dorking) and bottom (Welling?) were too great, so then they tweaked it so that Welling were 6 points off 7th place for the start. It just sounded too complicated and contrived to me. No footballing league has ever started like that to my knowledge.''
When this was the plan for this mini league its no surprise the FA didn't agree to it.
Yes, that was confirmed a couple of weeks ago. Dover more likely to be demoted than points deducted though.
I reckon a big points deduction, they should be thrown out but this is the national league. If they get deducted points say anything above 15 they will be relegated next season anyway leaving the owner an easy decision to not have to fund another season. Either way a horrible year or so to come for their fans, at least they have a club I guess.