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Monday, 3 January 2011

More drama in the Championship

The Championship is probably the most exciting and most watchable league in the world. Anything can happen and no-one is certain who's going to finish where.

After another day of excitement and goals galore, QPR remain top despite conceding a late goal at home to Bristol City while Norwich also could only manage a draw at Middlesborough. Swansea made it a hat-trick of disappointments at the top of the league as they were defeated at Leicester.

It's been another fascinating season is England's second tier. Who would have thought that Middlesborough, Sheff United and Ipswich would all be sitting in the bottom six going into the New Year while newly promoted Leeds and Norwich lay in the top four.

In the Premier League, you alway know what the top four or five are roughly going to be and what teams will struggle but the Championship, which may not be as higher quality, provides us with shocks, twists and entertainment every week.

And the quality isn't exactly poor either. If you take the example of the three teams that went up from last year in Blackpool, Newcastle and West Brom. All three are more then holding their own in the Premier League.

We might be halfway through the season but the Championship is harder to predict then it was at the start. QPR look good to be going up as they sit top but who will potentially join them is anybodies guess. Cardiff, Leeds, Swansea, Norwich and Watford are all separated by just four points.

Just like the Premier League, 2011 promises to be a enthralling year for the Championship.

1 comment:

  1. Completely agree with you here. The quality of the Championship continues to improve but there are still countless shocks with top sides failing to beat teams struggling at the bottom. At the start of the season, all sides are in with a chance of promotion.

    The majority of teams that get promoted put up a very good fight in the Premier League, showing how much the Championship is improving. Blackpool, who weren't even considered one of the stronger sides in the second-tier, have pulled off some big shocks since their promotion and are doing extremely well under Holloway.

    Best second-tier in the world and 2011 will be amazing. A great league to watch.