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  • Ahmad K Ahmad K Oct 19, 2011 14:38 Flag

    Relegation

    I'd say: 19th & 20th EPL go down automatically. 18th EPL vs. 3rd Championship.

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    • Ahmad-

      I'm assuming that 1st/2nd in the championship would come up Automatically?

      If so, then I like that idea.

      John, I agree a team who finishes 5th getting promotion is a joke!

      However, I think we need to increase the ways for the money in football to be spread amongst more teams. IMO preventing or resticting promotion/relegation will only stem that flow. In time making all leagues less and less competative.

      Good thread again, ta

      COYS

    • I quite like that.

      Looking further down, it used to be that finishing bottom of the football league didn't normally cause you to fall out of it. There wasn't much movement between the football league and the northern/southern/conference leagues. Maybe the problem today is that there is too much promotion and relegation to/from the Prem when we know that clubs bouncing around have huge problems managing finances.

      What about just one up/down automatically and the second place determined by play/off?

      I don't know the answer to this but it would be interesting to know the average length of stay in the Prem by teams being promoted in the first, second and play-off positions.

      Robert

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      • Gilly Gilly Ossenfeffer Katzenellenbogen Gilly Gilly Ossenfeffer Katzenellenbogen Oct 20, 2011 13:25 Flag

        "it would be interesting to know the average length of stay in the Prem by teams being promoted in the first, second and play-off positions."


        Well let's look at Chelsea before the Russian Mafia started buying titles for you ...

        Promoted: 1907
        Relegated: 1910
        Promoted: 1912
        Relegated: 1924
        Promoted: 1930
        Relegated: 1962
        Promoted: 1963
        Relegated:1975
        Promoted: 1977
        Relegated: 1979
        Promoted: 1984
        Relegated: 1988
        Promoted: 1989