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Author Archives: Kristian Downer

Swansea Promoted To Premier League In Thrilling Play Off Final

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Swansea will be playing in the Premier League next season after overcoming a second half Reading fight back to claw their way into the Premiership. Swansea overcame a slow start to blow away the Royals in the first half with … Continue reading

Congratulations To Peterborough On Promotion To Championship

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Congratulations to Peterborough who overcame Huddersfield in a tense League One play-off final to gain promotion to the Championship. Despite a three goal margin the final was not as clear cut as the score line suggests, for 78 minutes the … Continue reading

Play Off Final Special – Reading FC Profile

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Final League Position – 5th Stadium: Madjeski Stadium Average Attendance 2010/11: 17,840 Top Scorer: Shane Long The Royals will be aiming to return to the top flight after three seasons in the Championship following relegation in 2008. Manager Brian McDermott … Continue reading

Play Off Final Special – Swansea FC Profile

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Final League Position – 3rd Stadium: Liberty Stadium Average Attendance 2010/11: 15,687 Top Scorer: Scott Sinclair Flying the flag for Wales in the play-off final Swansea will be aiming to become the first Welsh club to play in the English … Continue reading

Birmingham City Release Six Players As Rebuilding Begins At St Andrews

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The brutal process of breaking apart a Premier League team and rebuilding a Championship side has begun at St Andrews as Birmingham City confirmed the release of six players today. Those released include former Arsenal player Sebastian Larsson and Lee … Continue reading

Fan Focus Series: 2010/2011 Championship Table By Average Attendance

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As part of a series of articles looking at the relationship between fans and their supporters here is a look at how the Championship table would have finished if it was based on average attendance rather than the number of … Continue reading

Fan Focus Series: Exploring The Relationship Between Football Clubs and Supporters

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ChampionshipTalk will be doing a series of articles in the next few weeks looking at the relationship between football fans and the clubs they support.  Looking at the impact of the contrast between the economic downturn and the increasing costs … Continue reading

Who Will Leave West Ham This Summer?

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The vultures had been circling around the talented players at Upton Park long before relegation was confirmed and Avram Grant had been sacked. Now with relegation confirmed the questionof  who will be leaving Upton Park this summer comes into focus … Continue reading

Huddersfield Town & Peterborough United Contest League One Play Off Final

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The media may be focused upon super injunctions and famous footballers at the moment, but there are far more important events unfolding in English football this week. Already AFC Wimbledon have won a historic place in the football league and the … Continue reading

Commiserations To The Relegated Premiership Class of 2011

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As the dust settles on a thrilling ‘Survival Sunday’ Blackpool and Birmingham are joining West Ham in the realisation of their relegation and life in the Championship next season. This site talks a lot about the great qualities of the … Continue reading

Survival Sunday – Who Will Stay In The Premier League?

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Today is ‘Survival Sunday’ as the five teams in danger of relegation from the Premier League play the final game of the season that will decide their fate. Two of the five teams will be relegated and featuring in ChampionshipTalk regularly … Continue reading

Why Neutrals Want Blackpool FC To Avoid Premier League Relegation

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The relegation battle in the Premier League will be decided on Sunday with five teams all in danger of having to play Championship football next season. Of those in the relegation fight there is one team amongst the five threatened … Continue reading

Swansea and Reading To Contest Play-off Final

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The Championship play-off final will be contested between Reading and Swansea on the 30th of May at Wembley stadium. The winner will gain a place in the Premier League next season competing against the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and … Continue reading

Swansea Slight Favourites For Play Off Semi Finals?

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Tonight Swansea City and Nottingham Forest will play the second leg of their play-off semi final at the Liberty stadium. The tie is currently evenly balanced with even the smallest of factors potentially the difference between success and failure. Therefore … Continue reading

Who Will Escape The Play Offs Victorious?

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After forty six hard fought games Swansea, Reading, Cardiff and Nottingham Forest have been rewarded for their efforts with a place on the play off rollercoaster. The play offs consist of two rounds; a two legged semi final where third plays … Continue reading

Championship 2011 Review – Final Table Standings

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Today signals the end of the regular Championship season with just the play offs remaining to decide the team that will join Queens Park Rangers and Norwich in the Premier League next season. Commiserations must go to Scunthorpe, Preston and … Continue reading

QPR Promotion as Champions Confirmed

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The FA still ruled that Queens Park Rangers were guilty of two charges in the Alejandro Faurlin case but that a points deduction would not be levied. This means that after months of uncertainty it is finally safe to say … Continue reading

QPR Decision Delayed – If Found Guilty What Is Fair Punishment?

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If you scan the major football news sites it is impossible to avoid the ongoing legal saga at Queens Park Rangers, that is overshadowing the fine achievement of gaining promotion to the Premier League. Before I give my analysis/ramblings on … Continue reading