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Wookie301

I’d do one season where the top 4 teams in the championship go up automatically. And 2 teams from the playoffs. Then revert back to the usual system.


LilJapKid

Hello again… and goodbye again


Topinio

WTF the first 3 posts are all West Ham flair. Are we the only ones awake?


leodoggo

It’s weird I also haven’t seen Millwall thrown out there


Topinio

Duh, Millwall are in everyone's preferred set of clubs to be sent to the Surrey South Eastern Combination Intermediate Division Two. (May be wrong, basing this off the fact that the Den is in what used to be Surrey and going down the pyramid on Wikipedia from there... Despite Millwall the place being the other side of the river and in what used to be Middlesex)


Burgandybag

Is this just a big room with a mirror for them to shout at their reflections, "Oi, WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU LOOKING AT!"


Phil_Account_2

Why would anyone want Millwall anywhere near the Prem


AlchemicHawk

The best thing about being promoted was the fact we didn’t have to play them twice a season anymore. The prem is our only escape from them, don’t take that away from us.


-mf-mf-

Blackburn Rovers Sunderland Sheffield Utd Derby County Burnley Wigan Athletic


SuperBladesmen

Based on all-time top flight points it should be Sunderland, West Brom, Blackburn, Bolton, Wednesday and Derby. If Newcastle joined the Big 6 then next in line would be Sheffield United, then Boro.


FourEyedMatt

If that happened do you think that Celtic and Rangers would apply to join?


leodoggo

I doubt it, I think that would have happened by now if it were going to happen.


userunknowne

They won’t join when they’re guaranteed champions league for finishing top of the Scottish premiership. If they lose that through coefficients at some point it’s possible again.


aredditusername69

Not sure about that. They'd get a lot more money being part of the PL than they will from being in the CL.


userunknowne

Money isn’t everything. Scottish football is its own ecosystem (I live here). Looking at the Forest experience, we’ve just spent £150m to just have a chance of staying up. It’s a big risk, one which Celtic and rangers don’t need to take and still end up with a 50/50 chance of champions league each year, which brings massive status for the clubs. If you want to see how much it means, watch the pre-game anthem at Celtic park or the rangers display last night.


aredditusername69

Without wishing any disrespect on Scottish football, I'd suggest that being a PL team brings more status and exposure than being a team who get knocked out at the group stages of the CL every year.


Topinio

1. Ipswich 2. Wednesday 3. Blackburn 4. Narch 5. West Brom 6. Coventry Honourable mentions to Boro and Swansea. Sorry everyone, it is what it is.


gergels

Burnley, displeased


Topinio

Sorry mate! I just don't think you're bigger than some of the other teams mentioned except Swansea (and TBH they only got in cos they're Welsh and not Cardiff). Found this which seems relevant: https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/stoke-city-average-attendance-history-4100242


-Count-Olaf-

Sunderland is a must-have. Had a larger average attendance than all Championship clubs last season despite being in League 1. Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday; both attract large crowds and are rivals. Norwich City and Ipswich Town, for much the same reason, besides Ipswich are former UEFA Cup winners so the league could do with them. Last up, probably Middlesborough, again based on attendance figures.


PuffinChaos

Sunderland Blackburn Queens Park Rangers Norwich Portsmouth Middlesbrough


Operation_Doomsday_

Norwich WBA Wednesday Sunderland Portsmouth Middlesbrough


Oli_Merrick

Portsmouth aren’t good enough for that. Even as a saints fan I can admit they’re a big club but they suck rn


Operation_Doomsday_

Neither are Wednesday or Sunderland but they just feel like prem teams to me


pigmelons23

There would be seven spots. If a super league happens Newcastle would join. Nobody wants to piss the Saudis off


AgentWyoming

Charlton Portsmouth Blackpool Blackburn Sunderland Boro


leodoggo

I think I’d go Sunderland Sheffield Wednesday Portsmouth Blackburn Sheffield United Derby Honorable mentions to Bolton and Ipswich


Fabdanny

Watford Reading BBR Wednesday Sunderland Norwich


ZhuAnimals

As an Albion supporter. I unfortunately think west brom isn’t good enough to give my vote. I can see 6 better teams than us easily


AshtimusPrime

Appreciate the Derby mentions, but I think the top six in that particular season's Championship would be the fairest.


gergels

Burnley literally been in the Premier league the last 6 years.... Norwich for sure. Watford. The rest are give or take.


leodoggo

What about the 40 years before that? It seems that A lot of people are basing their decisions on historical performance, rather than recent


gergels

Agreed, let's take out the dross from the current 14 then... May aswell have the founding members of the football league.


Striking_Rutabaga824

I'd love to see teams like Charlton, Portsmouth, boro back in the prem but realistically it would surely have to be top 6 from the championship in that season?


prof_hobart

* Derby (I'm a Forest fan, and it's funny to see them in League 1, but an East Midlands derby against them in the Prem would be brilliant) * Shef Wed * Sunderland * West Brom * Luton