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Foosball_Champ
02-17-2009, 08:00 PM
Hi (English Soccer Fan):

If you are like me and follow EPL and English Champion league you should know this year 5 out of 8 team in the buttom of the league are the previous EPL teams. Teams such as Derby County, Watford, Norwich City, Southamption and of course the famouse Charlton Athletics FC. This is why playing in EPL is so important for these teams because once they are religated to the Champion league surrving it is next to impossible.

The English Champion League standing as of 2/16/2009:

17 Derby County 30 9 8 13 33 41 6 4 5 19 16 3 4 8 14 25 -8 35
18 Barnsley 31 10 5 16 30 41 6 3 6 19 15 4 2 10 11 26 -11 35
19 Plymouth Argyle 33 9 8 16 29 42 5 3 8 19 23 4 5 8 10 19 -13 35
20 Nottingham Forest 32 8 10 14 34 45 4 6 6 16 19 4 4 8 18 26 -11 34
21 Watford 31 9 6 16 44 53 8 3 5 30 24 1 3 11 14 29 -9 33
22 Norwich City 33 8 8 17 43 52 6 4 6 28 22 2 4 11 15 30 -9 32
23 Southampton 32 6 10 16 29 50 1 7 8 13 22 5 3 8 16 28 -21 28
24 Charlton Athletic 32 6 7 19 34 55 5 4 7 22 27 1 3 12 12 28 -21

Derby County and Watford were religated to champion league in the last sesson and who could forget the Religation battle between Charlton and west ham united two sesson ago.

highflyerreborn
02-18-2009, 12:17 AM
What is a English champion league ?

Foosball_Champ
02-19-2009, 02:34 PM
The buttom 3 teams in EPL when they get religated, they fall into English League Champion (Dasteh 2). 3 tA teami keh too EPL Akhar mishand mirand be ELC.

You can find out about the standing from this link:
http://soccernet-assets.espn.go.com/tables?league=eng.2&cc=5901

Fahd
02-20-2009, 12:57 AM
2 of those teams werent in the EPL last season and 1 Southhampton havent been there for quite a while.

The reason why recently relegated teams from the EPL do very poorly in the English Championship is because most of the key players have clauses in their contracts which states they are free to leave the club if they are relegated. This is called a 'relegation clause' and most EPL players have this in their contracts so they dont get stuck playing in lower divisions.

Ahmad18s
02-21-2009, 12:26 AM
How many total teams are in the EPL per season? Oh, is the religation solely based on the three teams with the lowest total points?

Fahd
02-21-2009, 09:27 AM
How many total teams are in the EPL per season? Oh, is the religation solely based on the three teams with the lowest total points?


Yes. 20 teams are in the EPL and the 3 teams that finish in the last 3 spots get relegated and are replaced by the first 3 teams in the english championship the following season. If there are teams equal on points then sometimes head-to-head and goal difference decides where they sit on the table at the end of the season.