Promotion/relegation discussion

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  1. StPaulSpur Well-Known Member

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    It's still early, but we're 1/4 of the way through the Championship season so I thought perhaps we could begin discussing a) who we'd like to see promoted next season (as well as who we expect to see) and b) who we'd like to see relegated/who we expect to see relegated.

    Here's my early list.

    Like to see promoted:
    Southampton
    Leeds
    Brighton

    Expect to see promoted:
    West Ham
    Southampton
    Middlesbrough

    Like to see relegated:
    Blackburn
    Wigan
    Sunderland (Sunderland because after the American owners talk of scrapping relegation I'm all in favor of getting rid of them ASAP.)

    Expect to see relegated:
    Blackburn
    Wigan
    Bolton (This one is really close, for me it's down to these guys, Norwich, Swansea or Everton. I think the world of Coyle but that 22 goals against tally really freaks me out - and they'll probably be losing Cahill in January so it could get worse. When you concede that many, you just don't have any chance of staying up.)

    Interesting this is right now all three promoted sides are looking good. I think QPR stays up this year, Swansea and Norwich will be close - could see them in a last day relegation scrap a la Wigan, Wolves, and Blackburn last year. But I think they survive. Blackburn is absolutely woeful. I can't see Wigan surviving again - esp. minus N'Zogbia. And until Bolton sorts out their defense, I can't see them staying up - and I don't see what they can do to fix their defense.
  2. Rivron these are small those cows are far away

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    I think Southampton will get promoted - they certainly rogered the Dildo Twins last night.

    I'd like to see Reading and Brighton go up too.
  3. Bryce_Williams Well-Known Member

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    Would kinda like to see Forest come up, but the only ones that are standing out to me for promotion are Southampton. As for going down, I say Swans, Blackburn, QPR, with Wigan being the latters big hope of staying up. I said before the season that Norwich would be the ones to stay up, and I'm sticking with that, even though the others have impressed me more than I thought they would, especially Swans. I honestly thought they would set the record for fewest points in a season.
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    To come up I really want Saints as their my best mates team and sort of my 2nd if I had one. Also if Reading and Brighton came up as well all three away games would be within 50 miles of me :)

    To go down I want to see Wolves, Wigan and Bolton go down.
  5. CmonyouSpurs Well-Known Member

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    In fairness to Bolton, they've played Man City, Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea in their first 8 games. They can't be expected to take too much out of those games. I'm sure they'll pick up over the next couple of months when the play some of the mid-table/lower sides.
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    Yeah...there's no way they will be relegation candidates by the end of the season. They have had the hardest start in the league so far, and other teams that will be down there like QPR have had very easy ones.

    Like to see promoted:
    Leeds
    Cardiff
    Southampton

    Expect to see promoted:
    West Ham
    Middlesbrough
    Southampton

    Like to see relegated:
    Wigan
    Blackburn
    Swansea

    Expect to see relegated:
    Wigan
    Norwich
    QPR
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    I don't know about you guys but I would love to see Arsenal relegated:).

    Would like to see Southhampton promoted. Would never want to see Wolves get relegated it wouldn't be a season without Wolves in it.
    Javi,
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    I'd like to see these three get promoted:

    Palace
    Brighton
    Pompey

    Since none of those will, I sort of expect:

    Southampton
    Spammers
    Boro

    Although the Championship never works like that, so I actually doubt all three of those will come up.
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    WE ARE GOING UP SAY WE ARE GOING UP. maybe? if this form continues? Ok its a long shot but i'm an optimist.
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    Great win for you guys today. I'd like forest, Donny and derby to go up just because they're all within 30 miles of them
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    A bit off topic but I just checked Forest goal difference -12 and they've only played 18 games. Yesh.... Come on Forest!

    Good to see Millwall near the relegation zone though.
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    Like to see promoted:
    Middlesborough
    Leeds
    Nottm Forest

    Expect to see promoted:
    Southampton
    West Ham
    Cardiff

    Love to see relegated:
    Arsenal
    Chelsea
    Man Utd

    Expect to see relegated:
    Bolton
    Swansea
    Wolves
    Maro,
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    Like to see promoted:
    Birmingham (Naturally)
    West Ham (Well supported club)
    Leeds or Forest (Well supported clubs)

    Expect to see promoted:
    West Ham
    Southampton

    Like to see relegated:
    Blackburn
    Wigan
    Bolton

    All clubs with poor support and some how manage to stay in the league each year. They're all boring to watch as well.

    Expect to see relegated:

    Blackburn
    Wigan
    Bolton
  14. US_Spurs_Fan Well-Known Member

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    I want Wolves to go down, I am absolutely sick of playing them.
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    :eek:11::117::001_07:

    I hope they stay down forever, growing up they used to be second on my hate list, probably still are. You get a pass though being a Birmingham fan though.

    I'd like to see of Forest, Leeds and Birmingham up (Hughton).

    That's not likely to happen, especially Forest who are abysmal.

    So of the clubs who still have a chance, I'd like to see Leeds, Birmingham and Cardiff.
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    Like to see promoted - Leeds, Blackpool, Southampton
    Expect - West Ham, Southampton, Birmingham

    Like to see Relegated - Blackburn, Bolton, Wolves
    Expect- Blackburn, Bolton, Wigan
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    I want promotion for:

    Leeds
    Birmingham
    Blackpool

    But sadly I think it would be:

    Wet Spam :18:
    Southampton
    Birmingham

    Clubs I like to see relegated are:
    Wolves
    Bolton
    Arsenal

    Expect to see relegated:

    Wolves
    Bolton
    Wigan
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    I think everyone here would like to see the scum relegated, i just put teams that have a realistic chance of going down!
    If its like that then Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool
  19. StPaulSpur Well-Known Member

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    Revising my predictions: Blackburn, Wigan and Wolves taking the drop. West Ham, Southampton and Birmingham.

    Which raises the question - is next year's Premiership the strongest in recent years? Seven teams that should have a shot at CL, assuming Newcastle keeps their core and adds another piece. Several nails-on midtable sides: Villa, Everton, Stoke, Sunderland, Norwich, QPR (with their spending and ownership, it's coming), Fulham, and probably West Ham under Allardyce. Relegation candidates: Birmingham, Southampton, Swansea, Bolton, West Brom.

    That's a crazy fun Premiership, isn't it? Only relegation side I'm guessing above that I'll miss is Blackburn (I like MM at Wolves but won't miss watching them...) simply because they play such crazy matches on a regular basis. But you've got lots of quality in the middle of the table, you have a few clubs that play attractive football at the bottom, a few of the good old fashioned bruising English sides... would make for a really fun year. A Swansea/Birmingham or West Ham/Bolton match could be a really interesting contrast in styles, plus you've got three traditionally-respectable sides back up in the Prem, two clubs with no business that high up out in Wolves and Wigan... I'd be really excited for that campaign. (Then again, swap Boro for Brum in the promotion playoff and it could be just as fun: three northwest sides, one top class, one edge of top class and one the lower-half spoiler... would make for six really great derby matches.)
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    Considering we're just past the midway point in the season I feel much more confident in making any predictions now.

    Realistically I think West Ham and one of Cardiff/Soton/Brum will come up. If I had to stick my neck out I'd say Brum will make it automatically. They're on the best run of form at the moment whilst Soton seem to be slipping and I think Cardiff won't be as consistent as Brum until the end of the season.

    I'd like to see Hull City come up if they made the playoff spots. Somehow, I find myself having a soft spot for that club, no idea why.

    As for relegation candidates, it's got to be 3 of Wolves, Bolton, Blackburn and Wigan. I think it will be Bolton that survive by the skin of their teeth.
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    i would hate to see wet spam, cardiff or leeds come up/back up tbh. hate all three of them with a passion
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    I can't stand Leeds either mate. They've got that stink of Liverpool-esque entitlement about them, even when they were in League 1 they would still talk like PL title contenders. can only imagine how they'd be banging on about CL qualification if they came back up.

    At the half way (ish) point in the season, I'll go for:

    For me I'd like Birmingham, Cardiff & Blackpool

    That'd set up some tasty Brum based derbies & the Caridff/Swansea ones as well. Blackpool cos I love Ian holloway.

    But I think it'll be West Ham, Birmingham, Boro.

    To go down I'd prefer

    Wigan, Bolton, Blackburn & I think that'll probably be the case
  23. DorsetSpursFan Not a xylophone

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    I would love to see Chris Hughton's Birmingham City - because Chris is a top geezer and needs some more Premiership experience before he becomes Spurs manager in a few years time. I want to see the Spammers back up so they can get relegated again - ha, ha, that would be so funny! Blackpool were real value for money in the PL so I'd like to see them back and I agree with Mr [MENTION=3066]Yidington[/MENTION] about Ian Holloway - top bloke, and Leeds - **** them!
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    Like to see promoted:
    Birmingham/Southampton
    Cardiff
    Blackpool


    Expect to see promoted:
    West Ham




    Like to see relegated:
    QPR - too many London clubs


    Expect to see relegated:


    Blackburn
    Wigan
    Wolves
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    Would like to see promoted:

    Ipswich
    Middlesbrough
    Blackpool

    Expect to see promoted:

    West Ham
    Southampton
    Cardiff

    Would like to see go down:

    Blackburn
    Wolves
    QPR (would just be funny)

    Expect to see:

    Wolves
    Wigan
    Blackburn
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    Forrest promoted. Dads team and a proper sleeping giant.

    Owen Coyle (the fookin messiah apparently last year) relegated. Bolton play worse football than Dipperpool.

    Love Mick McCarthy. Wolves stay up.

    Wet Spam. Easy 3 points. Love seeing them get relegated again. Nah fcuk em. Stay down the pikey mongs.

    Wigan don't have enough fans to deserve to be in this league.
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    How can you predict next years Premiership when we don`t even know 30% of it`s composition and you couldn`t predict this years.
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    Like to see promoted:

    Nottingham Forest , Reading and Blackpool

    Expect:

    Southampton, West Ham and Reading

    Like to see go down:

    Wigan, Stoke and Newcastle

    Expect:

    Wigan, Queens Park (i hope not) and Bolton

    Like to see go down from Championship:

    Millwall, Crystal Palace and Leeds

    Expect:

    Doncaster, Bristol and Coventry
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    Well at least we know Wolves will be going the fook down...
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    Wet Spam are well and truly ****ing it up hahahahaha lovely to see. There gonna be 5 points off automatic promotion by the end of today.

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