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    Championship '8's next season

    24 teams

    Top 8 (no particular order)

    Cardiff City
    Derby
    Fulham
    Leeds
    Middlesbrough
    Sheff Weds
    Stoke
    West Brom

    Middle 8 (no particular order)

    Brentford
    Bristol City
    Charlton
    Forest
    Huddersfield
    Hull
    Preston
    QPR

    Bottom 8 (no particular order)

    Barnsley
    Birmingham
    Blackburn
    Luton
    Millwall
    Reading
    Swansea
    Wigan

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    Re: Championship '8's next season

    Iíd put Forest in the top 8 and Luton in the middle 8

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    Re: Championship '8's next season

    Quote Originally Posted by William Treseder View Post
    I’d put Forest in the top 8 and Luton in the middle 8
    That would make it a top 9, middle 8 and bottom 7.

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    Re: Championship '8's next season

    I can't see the division being split as easily as that.

    I think you are looking like at least 12/14 teams being in contention for the top 6 places

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    Re: Championship '8's next season

    Quote Originally Posted by William Treseder View Post
    Iíd put Forest in the top 8 and Luton in the middle 8
    Who would make way for them?

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    Re: Championship '8's next season

    Quote Originally Posted by Forest Green Bluebird View Post
    24 teams

    Top 8 (no particular order)

    Cardiff City
    Derby
    Fulham
    Huddersfield
    Leeds
    Middlesbrough
    Stoke
    West Brom

    Middle 8 (no particular order)

    Brentford
    Charlton
    Forest
    Luton
    Hull
    Preston
    Sheff Weds
    Swansea

    Bottom 8 (no particular order)

    Bristol City
    Barnsley
    Birmingham
    Blackburn
    Millwall
    QPR
    Reading
    Wigan
    Here's my version.

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    Re: Championship '8's next season

    Quote Originally Posted by Des Parrot View Post
    Here's my version.
    I'd go with most of that only I would swap Derby out for Sheff Wed, if Lampard and the backroom staff go and they lose their loan players I don't see them challenging, however Wed under Bruce will be there or there about

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    Re: Championship '8's next season

    As long as we finish 1st, 2nd or 7th, I couldn’t give a Monkeys !!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLUETIT View Post
    As long as we finish 1st, 2nd or 7th, I couldnít give a Monkeys !!!!!
    I've got 7 different heart pills to take now ... I can let you have a few "spares" if we get in the play-offs

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    Re: Championship '8's next season

    Quote Originally Posted by Des Parrot View Post
    I've got 7 different heart pills to take now ... I can let you have a few "spares" if we get in the play-offs


    Been there, done that, never want to feel like that again

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    Re: Championship '8's next season

    You lot have got your bottom 8’s confused with your top 8’s. Just saying.

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    Re: Championship '8's next season

    Quote Originally Posted by Pearcey3 View Post
    You lot have got your bottom 8ís confused with your top 8ís. Just saying.
    We're only basing our judgement of the (pessimistic) feedback that you've given us. Is somebody going to inject some cash into your club?

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    Re: Championship '8's next season

    Ok I had been sworn to secrecy , however I just cant keep a secret , this is what will happen :

    Champions: Cardiff City

    Runners Up :Weeds.

    Play Off Winners : Sheff Wed

    Relegation :
    Swansea.
    Derby .
    Bristol

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    Re: Championship '8's next season

    A lot will depend on who has lost who over the summer and how they've been able to replace them. West Brom, you'd think, would be near the top but their side is ageing and will at some point slip away from the play-offs if they don't replace players well while Stoke are surely too good to have as disappointing a season as they did last year so will move up - the two big clubs that I can see make moves in opposite directions. I've been impressed with what I've seen, a limited selection, of all the three promoted sides and expect Fulham especially to do well back at their natural level. Plenty of the others were able to put together good results or good runs of form in the Championship last year and if they can make that more consistent they will be top 8 candidates too.

    A huge summer ahead for all sides. It could be the difference between being a Derby, the right loan players coming in, and making it into the play-offs or Ipswich, changes simply didn't work out, and going down.

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    Re: Championship '8's next season

    Top 8 (no particular order)

    Forest
    Preston
    Fulham
    Leeds
    Middlesbrough
    Sheff Weds
    Stoke
    West Brom

    Middle 8 (no particular order)

    Brentford
    Bristol City
    Swansea
    Cardiff
    Huddersfield
    Blackburn
    Derby
    QPR

    Bottom 8 (no particular order)

    Charlton
    Barnsley
    Birmingham
    Hull
    Luton
    Millwall
    Reading
    Swansea
    Wigan

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    Re: Championship '8's next season

    Quote Originally Posted by Forest Green Bluebird View Post
    Who would make way for them?
    Shelf Weds for Forest and Preston for Luton

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    Re: Championship '8's next season

    Quote Originally Posted by WJ99mobile View Post
    Top 8 (no particular order)

    Forest
    Preston
    Fulham
    Leeds
    Middlesbrough
    Sheff Weds
    Stoke
    West Brom

    Middle 8 (no particular order)

    Brentford
    Bristol City
    Swansea
    Cardiff
    Huddersfield
    Blackburn
    Derby
    QPR

    Bottom 8 (no particular order)

    Charlton
    Barnsley
    Birmingham
    Hull
    Luton
    Millwall
    Reading
    Swansea
    Wigan
    This . Maybe Swap Derby/Preston.

    I donít see why everyone has us nailed on for a top end finish. As far as I can remember this rarely happens to relegated prem sides. History has taught me that when people start expecting success, things tend to turn out much more floppy, damp and unspectacular.

    I donít think that our squad is as shit hot as everyone thinks it is.

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    Re: Championship '8's next season

    Quote Originally Posted by Des Parrot View Post
    We're only basing our judgement of the (pessimistic) feedback that you've given us. Is somebody going to inject some cash into your club?
    As things stand we will be one of the favourites to go down and rightly so. We have owners who ploughed in a huge amount into the club in 2017 and ended up with a bloated squad. We made a £21 million loss in 17/18 so are at real risk from FFP.
    We have got rid of a lot of deadwood since January but need to get more off the books before we can bring in the players we need.

    We know exactly the players we want to bring in but need to sell first. Our owners want to invest but FFP prevents them from doing so. If we can get our targets we will be fine and we have some terrific young players coming up from our Academy. Lower mid table will be fine for us next season with a view to challenging the season after.

    As for the top 8 I fully expect Cardiff to be up there and would go with the following.

    Cardiff
    West Brom
    Leeds
    Fulham
    Luton as the surprise package
    Middlesbrough
    Stoke
    Sheffield Weds

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    Re: Championship '8's next season

    Quote Originally Posted by Divine Wright View Post
    I donít see why everyone has us nailed on for a top end finish. As far as I can remember this rarely happens to relegated prem sides.
    Using the top/middle/bottom 8 as the model, in 5 last seasons, 47% of relegated sides finish top 8, 33% middle 8 and 20% bottom 8.

    Each season at least 1, normally 2 of the relegated sides finish in the top 6.

    The last 2 seasons have been very rare when none of the 6 relegated sides have been promoted back to the PL.

    Personally, my expectation is a minimum of a top 6 finish. We are 3rd / 4th favourites with the bookies for a good reason.

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    Re: Championship '8's next season

    Quote Originally Posted by Des Parrot View Post
    Using the top/middle/bottom 8 as the model, in 5 last seasons, 47% of relegated sides finish top 8, 33% middle 8 and 20% bottom 8.

    Each season at least 1, normally 2 of the relegated sides finish in the top 6.

    The last 2 seasons have been very rare when none of the 6 relegated sides have been promoted back to the PL.

    Personally, my expectation is a minimum of a top 6 finish. We are 3rd / 4th favourites with the bookies for a good reason.
    Last 10 years or so I think Burnley, Newcastle, Norwich and QPR (Hull maybe) have managed to go straight back up I think. The majority of those 30 clubs HAVENíT managed to bounce straight back. A lot of them havenít ever managed to go back up.

    Blackpool, Wigan, Sunderland and Wolves have all gone the other way after relegation from the Prem.

    I donít think weíll tailspin but I think there will be a lot of sides whoíll be equal to us in terms competitiveness and quality.

    I think we could finish anywhere from first to mid-table. Maybe finishing around about the playoffs would be the most realistic/conservative estimate.

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    Re: Championship '8's next season

    Quote Originally Posted by WJ99mobile View Post
    Top 8 (no particular order)

    Forest
    Preston
    Fulham
    Leeds
    Middlesbrough
    Sheff Weds
    Stoke
    West Brom

    Middle 8 (no particular order)

    Brentford
    Bristol City
    Swansea
    Cardiff
    Huddersfield
    Blackburn
    Derby
    QPR

    Bottom 8 (no particular order)

    Charlton
    Barnsley
    Birmingham
    Hull
    Luton
    Millwall
    Reading
    Swansea
    Wigan

    How does that work?

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    Re: Championship '8's next season

    I think we'll be up there, we have a better squad than when we got promoted

    I think it'll be Cardiff, Stoke, West Brom, Wednesday, Leeds, Bristol City and Brentford being the main challengers

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