Midland Football Alliance
The Midland Football Alliance was formed in 1994, bringing together the top teams in the West Midlands Area who were below Southern League level. Before that date, the Southern League had nine feeder leagues, two of which covered approximately the same West Midlands Area. These were the West Midlands (Regional) League and the Midland Combination. The new league incorporated ten teams from the Premier Divisions of each of those two leagues, and the two leagues became feeders to the new league. Later, in 1999, the Leicestershire Senior League became a third feeder league, but this status has since been revoked. More recently, clubs can be promoted to the Midland Football Alliance from the East Midlands Counties League.
In the 2005-06 season, two of the league's clubs, Chasetown and Leamington, both progressed to the First Round proper of the F.A. Cup, Chasetown taking Oldham Athletic to a replay and featuring live on BBC television. Other first round apearances have come from Coalville Town (2004-05) and Tipton Town (2010-11). Coalville also became the first team from the Alliance to reach a F.A. Vase final (2010-11).
Several teams have progressed to either the Southern League or the Northern Premier League, with the Midland Football Alliance sometimes receiving relegated clubs in return
Under the current structure of the National League System, the Midland Football Alliance is a "Step 5" league, meaning the clubs are at level 9 overall.
The league consisted of a single division for its entire existence
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The F.C.H.D. has the complete final table information for this league, compiled from contemporary sources. A full set of tables was most recently published in the book "Non-League Tables 1889-2005" published by Soccer Books Limited
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