The Championship

rob9872

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The top 2 look clear and came down last season, Bournemouth will likely be in the playoffs. The 3 who came up including us are all in the bottom 5 along with a team deducted points.

Budgets might not mean everything and there will always be outliers to the norm, but it shows we are where we'd expect to be and anything more is a bonus. Until we can all accept that and stop having unrealistic expectations on players, the manager or results in general then there will always be some negativity and disappointment.

Tbh I thought Forest would do better and despite 2 poor showings v us I expected Bristol City to better. Barnsley if I'm honest probably the most positive surprise, but not many teams are in positions far from predicted and over the course of a season it generally puts you where you deserve to be.
 

Evo1883

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Apart from when it comes to Barnsley, according to most on here when I signed up, this group of players we’ve got are shite. And we’ll go down this season. 🤣😂🤣😂

I'd imagine if you asked most fans up and down the country ...and some of yours if you'd be 5th at this stage , they'd have laughed at you
 
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After everything that’s gone on in the last year, it’s no big surprise.
Yeah, it’s not a surprise at all. Still be an awful spectacle, both in terms of the individual games and the actual competition. Never good when two of the relegated sides just steam-roll the division and all the promoted sides struggle.
 
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Evo1883

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Yeah, it’s not a surprise at all. Still be an awful spectacle, both in terms of the individual games and the actual competition. Never good when two of the relegated sides just steam-roll the division and all the promoted sides struggle.
To be fair that's been a theme in many a past season ..parachute payments are a huge benefit in this league
 

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Yeah, it’s not a surprise at all. Still be an awful spectacle, both in terms of the individual games and the actual competition. Never good when two of the relegated sides just steam-roll the division and all the promoted sides struggle.
I’d be interested to see the financial comparisons for clubs between seasons since 18/19 and now.
 

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If we end up level on points with Derby but both on minus 16 GD, anyone know who comes out on top, is it goals scored?
 

Gregbant

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90% of the time budgets will roughly determine league position, we need to start developing some stars again so we can sell them and compete at this level.
 

rob9872

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No idea if the order of merit has changed, but used to be:

Points
Goal difference
Goals scored
Number of wins
Head to head record
Home v Away
Then if still can't be split, believe it or not a coin toss. The only variant to that was for Premier League and if it was a CL place there would be a play off, but bizarrely not for relegation. Assume that's rectified now as the financial repercussions would be huge.
 
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Until the ridiculous parachute payments are stopped then the league will be unbalanced. You have got to do something seriously wrong not to be right up at the top.

This year they are all at the top and the teams coming down from the prem will be right at the top next year.

Norwich will go up spend little and then get a massive reward for finishing bottom and then do it all again are they actually getting any better when they go up?
 

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Until the ridiculous parachute payments are stopped then the league will be unbalanced. You have got to do something seriously wrong not to be right up at the top.

This year they are all at the top and the teams coming down from the prem will be right at the top next year.

Norwich will go up spend little and then get a massive reward for finishing bottom and then do it all again are they actually getting any better when they go up?
It’s all about signings, you’ve got to get recruitment and contracts right, even when in the premier league, throwing ridiculous money about is no good unless it’s on the right quality, Huddersfield and Cardiff bought the sort of shite, teams in this league could attract, they just paid more money for them.

WBA, Norwich, Fulham. Will take some stopping when in this league, because they’re well drilled at manipulating their financial advantage. It’s the teams that have stayed in the premier league a few years you want to come down because they’ve got themselves in a right state doing so. Sheffield United need a lot of luck after two seasons in the premier league, Bostock, the goalkeeper and McBurnie will bleed them dry, no one will want them three, they’re not even top championship quality.
 

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Parachute payments are a massive advantage every other team cannot be expected to make the financial gap up hence the relegated teams always have the head start.
 

Gregbant

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Until the ridiculous parachute payments are stopped then the league will be unbalanced. You have got to do something seriously wrong not to be right up at the top.

This year they are all at the top and the teams coming down from the prem will be right at the top next year.

Norwich will go up spend little and then get a massive reward for finishing bottom and then do it all again are they actually getting any better when they go up?
West brom used to do that as well gradually getting stronger, it's the smart thing to do if you aren't backed by a billionnaire.
 

wingy

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Apart from when it comes to Barnsley, according to most on here when I signed up, this group of players we’ve got are shite. And we’ll go down this season. 🤣😂🤣😂
Yeah but you said we'll stay up Lol 🤔