Let’s Talk English Championship

So, one of the most competitive leagues in the world is back! Let’s talk about the English Championship.

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Starting off with last season, Newcastle, whom finished on 94 points nicked the title off Brighton, who ended on 93 points in a brilliant end to a brilliant league on a brilliant season. So Newcastle, Brighton and Huddersfield all went up to the Premiership. Huddersfield finished 5th with 81 points but got promoted on play-offs.

Blackburn would have felt hard done by as they were relegated on a goal difference of 2. Yes a difference of 2 goals relegated them. Wigan, who fought well at the end of the season also got relegated, and Rotherham… well, Rotherham were the final team to be relegated with a measly 23 points…

So, who’s the 6 new faces in this years Championship? Sunderland, Hull City and Middlesbrough all got relegated from the Premiership whereas Sheffield United, whom finished on 100points in League 1 got promoted with Bolton and Millwall who actually just made the play-offs by a single point and still managed to gain promotion! Crazy!

The Championship kicks off on 4th August with games from Sunderland vs Derby County and Nottingham Forest vs Millwall.

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With Aston Villa bringing in the likes of John Terry, Christopher Samba, Ahmed Elmohamady and Glenn Whelan it has made them favourites to win this seasons league at 15/2 with newly demoted  side Middlesbrough behind them at 17/2.

This year’s Championship will be VERY competitive with Aston Villa, Middlesbrough, Sunderland, Hull City – and more will all be aiming for the League title this year.

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