2013-2014 English Football League Promotion/Relegation

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  1. Famine

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    With leagues around the world starting to conclude and the majority of teams in England (and Wales) are left with a mere two handsful of games, it's time to start tracking who's going up and who's going down, like every year...

    Premiership
    Bottom three relegated

    Relegated
    18. Norwich City - P38, 33pt

    19. Fulham - P38, 31pt
    20. Cardiff City - P38, 30pt

    Championship
    Top two promoted, next four enter playoffs for one promotion place
    Bottom three relegated

    Promoted
    1. Leicester City - P46, 102pt

    2. Burnley - P46, 93pt

    Qualified for Playoffs
    3. Derby County - P46, 85pt - Eliminated in Final

    4. QPR - P46, 80pt - Promoted
    5. Wigan Athletic - P46, 73pt - Eliminated in Semi-Final
    6. Brighton & Hove Albion - P46, 72pt - Eliminated in Semi-Final

    Relegated
    22. Doncaster Rovers - P46, 44pt

    23. Barnsley - P46, 39pt
    24. Yeovil Town - P46, 37pt

    League 1
    Top two promoted, next four enter playoffs for one promotion place
    Bottom four relegated

    Promoted
    1. Wolverhampton Wanderers - P46, 103pt

    2. Brentford - P46, 94pt

    Qualified for Playoffs
    3. Leyton Orient - P46, 86pt - Eliminated in Final

    4. Rotherham United - P46, 86pt - Promoted
    5. Preston North End - P46, 85pt - Eliminated in Semi-Final
    6. Peterborough United - P46, 74pt - Eliminated in Semi-Final

    Relegated
    21. Tranmere Rovers - P46, 47pt

    22. Carlisle United - P46, 45pt
    23. Shrewsbury Town - P46, 42pt
    24. Stevenage - P46, 42pt

    League Two
    Top three promoted, next four enter playoffs for one promotion place
    Bottom two relegated

    Promoted
    1. Chesterfield - P46, 84pt

    2. Scunthorpe United - P46, 81pt
    3. Rochdale - P46, 81pt

    Qualified for Playoffs
    4. Fleetwood Town - P46, 76pt - Promoted

    5. Southend United - P46, 72pt - Eliminated in Semi-Final
    6. Burton Albion - P46, 72pt - Eliminated in Final
    7. York City - P46, 71pt - Eliminated in Semi-Final

    Relegated
    23. Bristol Rovers - P46, 50pt

    24. Torquay United - P46, 45pt

    Conference
    Top team promoted, next four enter playoffs for one promotion place

    Promoted
    1. Luton Town - P46, 101pt


    Qualified for Playoffs
    2. Cambridge United - P46, 82pt - Promoted

    3. Gateshead - P46, 79pt - Eliminated in Final
    4. Grimsby Town - P46, 78pt - Eliminated in Semi-Final
    5. Halifax Town - P46, 77pt - Eliminated in Semi-Final

    Timeline of promotion/relegation
    05/04/2014 - Leicester City promoted (Championship to Premiership)

    12/04/2014 - Wolverhampton Wanderers promoted (League One to Championship)
    15/04/2014 - Luton Town promoted, Champions (Conference to League Two)
    18/04/2014 - Brentford promoted (League One to Championship)
    21/04/2014 - Stevenage relegated (League One to League Two)
    21/04/2014 - Wolverhampton Wanderers Champions (League One)
    21/04/2014 - Burnley promoted (League One to Championship)
    22/04/2014 - Leicester City Champions (Championship)
    25/04/2014 - Yeovil Town relegated (Championship to League One)
    26/04/2014 - Barnsley relegated (Championship to League One)
    26/04/2014 - Shrewsbury Town relegated (League One to League Two)
    26/04/2014 - Rochdale promoted (League Two to League One)
    26/04/2014 - Scunthorpe United promoted (League Two to League One)
    26/04/2014 - Torquay United relegated (League Two to Conference)
    27/04/2014 - Chesterfield promoted (League Two to League One)
    03/05/2014 - Doncaster Rovers relegated (Championship to League One)
    03/05/2014 - Carlisle United relegated (League One to League Two)
    03/05/2014 - Tranmere Rovers relegated (League One to League Two)
    03/05/2014 - Chesterfield Champions (League Two)
    03/05/2014 - Bristol Rovers relegated (League Two to Conference)
    03/05/2014 - Cardiff City relegated (Premier League to Championship)
    03/05/2014 - Fulham relegated (Premier League to Championship)
    11/05/2014 - Norwich City relegated (Premier League to Championship)
    17/05/2014 - Cambridge United promoted (Conference to League Two)
    24/05/2014 - Queen's Park Rangers promoted (Championship to Premier League)
    25/05/2014 - Rotherham United promoted (League One to Championship)
    26/05/2014 - Fleetwood Town promoted (League Two to League One)

    Playoffs
    30/04/2014 - Conference Playoff Semifinal 1 Leg 1 - Halifax Town 1-0 Cambridge United
    01/05/2014 - Conference Playoff Semifinal 2 Leg 1 - Grimsby Town 1-1 Gateshead
    04/05/2014 - Conference Playoff Semifinal 1 Leg 2 - Cambridge United 2-0 Halifax Town - Cambridge United win 2-1 on aggregate
    04/05/2014 - Conference Playoff Semifinal 2 Leg 2 - Gateshead 3-1 Grimsby Town - Gateshead win 4-2 on aggregate
    08/05/2014 - Championship Playoff Semifinal 1 Leg 1 - Brighton & Hove Albion 1-2 Derby County
    09/05/2014 - Championship Playoff Semifinal 2 Leg 1 - Wigan Athletic 0-0 Queen's Park Rangers
    10/05/2014 - League 1 Playoff Semifinal 1 Leg 1 - Peterborough United 1-1 Leyton Orient
    10/05/2014 - League 1 Playoff Semifinal 2 Leg 1 - Preston North End 1-1 Rotherham United
    10/05/2014 - League 2 Playoff Semifinal 1 Leg 1 - York City P-P Fleetwood Town
    11/05/2014 - League 2 Playoff Semifinal 2 Leg 1 - Burton Albion 1-0 Southend United
    11/05/2014 - Championship Playoff Semifinal 1 Leg 2 - Derby County 4-1 Brighton & Hove Albion - Derby County win 6-2 on aggregate
    12/05/2014 - League 2 Playoff Semifinal 1 Leg 1 - York City 0-1 Fleetwood Town (Rearranged)
    12/05/2014 - Championship Playoff Semifinal 2 Leg 2 - Queen's Park Rangers 2-1 Wigan Athletic - QPR win 2-1 on aggregate
    13/05/2014 - League 1 Playoff Semifinal 1 Leg 2 - Leyton Orient 2-1 Peterborough United - Leyton Orient win 3-2 on aggregate
    15/05/2014 - League 1 Playoff Semifinal 2 Leg 2 - Rotherham United 3-1 Preston North End - Rotherham win 4-2 on aggregate
    16/05/2014 - League 2 Playoff Semifinal 1 Leg 2 - Fleetwood Town 0-0 York City - Fleetwood win 1-0 on aggregate
    17/05/2014 - League 2 Playoff Semifinal 2 Leg 2 - Southend United 2-2 Burton Albion - Burton win 3-2 on aggregate
    18/05/2014 - Conference Playoff Final (Wembley) - Cambridge United 2-1 Gateshead
    24/05/2014 - Championship Playoff Final (Wembley) - Derby County 0-1 Queen's Park Rangers
    25/05/2014 - League 1 Playoff Final (Wembley) - Leyton Orient 2-2 Rotherham United - After Extra Time, Rotherham win 4-3 on penalties
    26/05/2014 - League 2 Playoff Final (Wembley) - Fleetwood Town 1-0 Burton Albion
     
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  2. MagpieRacer

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    The interesting thing about all of this is there is absolutely nothing conclusive yet with anything. Previous seasons it has sometimes been a case of 1 or 2 teams that look pretty much dead and buried in the relegation fights. The Championship seems to have the biggest drift from safety but still tight and Torquay 6 points adrift of Portsmouth but it's nothing that can't be turned around.

    For me, the lack of ambition shown by Newcastle means the rest of our season is virtually irrelevant as we can't get Europe but equally won't be relegated. So my attentions turn to my home sides. Firstly Norwich, their form is hard to judge, WLDLW in the past 5, 3 wins and 4 defeats in the past 10. They need to build on the win against Sunderland and really push to get good results against Swansea, West Brom and Fulham. Ideally 3 wins to reach 41 points ahead of what is a horrific run in for a relegation threatened team. Liverpool and Arsenal visit Carrow road whilst in between those 2 games, away trips to Man Utd and Chelsea. So wins in the next 3 game is vital.

    Next for me, Brighton and Hove Albion. Playing some great football but lacking punch up front, Ulloa has had a good run but it hasn't been enough and some poor/unlucky home performances really setting them back in a playoff chase. When other results go Brightons way, they lose. Brighton do have a game in hand over the 3 teams immediately above them (Forest, Ipswich and Reading) but a inferior goal difference to Reading would still put Brighton outside of the playoffs even with a win in that game in hand. They have a reasonable run in, all but 2 of their final 9 games are against teams who are below them in the table. Visits to Leicester and Nottingham Forest being the 2 teams higher. Forest also one of the teams who Brighton have a game in hand on. But with only 4 of those 9 games being at home, and a run of 3 consecutive away games at Blackburn, Barnsley and Leicester, home wins are vital and winning the game in hand crucial. They have the ability to reach the playoffs for the 2nd consecutive year, with Mackail-Smith coming back from injury at the right time and Hoskins hitting form in the under 21s, not to mention Will Buckley hitting form again, Brighton could be in a great position to sneak into the playoffs and go all the way.
     
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    Issues to be decided this weekend:

    Premiership
    Nothing of any relevance - though Manchester United can secure virtual safety if they at least equal Sunderland's result. This doesn't have any bearing on anything, it just amuses me to talk about Manchester United securing safety in March.

    Championship
    The top two play each other and a Burnley win will slash the number of teams that can get automatic promotion to just seven at most - and as little as five depending on other results.

    The bottom three don't look healthy and a Charlton win (considering the number of games in hand) makes it even worse. Worse still, two of the bottom three play each other. Decisions won't be reached for another couple of games yet, but it looks bad for whichever team loses the Yeovil-Barnsley game - with a draw being terrible for them both.

    League One
    The top five have left the pack, but not each other. No games involve more than one of these teams, so it's unlikely the status quo will be broken and there's well over 20 points left on the table for all of them. Nothing to see here yet.

    At the bottom, no-one's safe or gone yet - only 9 points covers the entire bottom half of the league. Though there's some big games - the loser of Carlisle-Tranmere will be in the relegation zone come April - we're a couple of weeks away from any kind of resolution.

    League Two
    The top three already have a two game advantage and if 4th place Fleetwood don't beat table topping Rochdale it's likely that promotion has already been settled bar the shouting.

    Elsewhere, everyone's involved in just about everything, with the exception of Torquay United. A loss on Saturday paired with leaves them counting down the games until their relegation - this is likely to be the first confirmed move in the top four divisions this season, but it's not certain just yet.

    Conference
    While there's nothing to be decided this weekend, if Luton Town beat Halifax Town and Cambridge United lose to Barnet, there'll be a massive 16 point gap between 1st and 2nd - Luton can probably start printing their T-shirts with only 24pt left for Cambridge to snaffle...
     
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    :lol: at Man securing U safety.

    Although Chesterfield's form of late has been a bit hit and miss (after they looked like they might walk D2 early in the campaign), it still looks like they should get automatic promotion.

    Chesterfield is my 'home town' and they are the team my Grandad took me to see every weekend for many years as a child.

    He also took me to see Liverpool at Anfield in 1977... one of the most memorable days on my young life :)

    I'm still hoping that both my teams can win something this year :D
     
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    Leicester's win over Burnley earlier means they are now three wins from promotion the Premier League...
     
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    If everyone else wins, sure - but they're just about guaranteed it anyway. QPR need to win five more games than Leicester to overtake them - and they only have seven left (Leicester have eight).

    Leicester's win makes the title theirs to lose to Burnley. It's QPR's draw yesterday that hands them promotion.
     
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    Race For The Football League

    Aaaand Wrexham aren't in it this year.


    Conference 2011/12

    1st Fleetwood Town 103pts
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    2nd Wrexham 98pts
    3rd Mansfield Town 89pts
    4th York City 83pts
    5th Luton Town 81pts

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    Conference 2012/13

    1st Mansfield Town 95pts
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    2nd Kidderminster Harriers 93pts
    3rd Newport County 85pts
    4th Grimsby Town 83pts
    5th Wrexham 80pts

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    Conference 2013/14 So Far

    15th Lincoln City 54pts
    16th Woking 54pts
    17th Wrexham 51pts
    18th Southport 45pts
    19th Chester 43pts
    20th Hereford 42pts
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    21st Aldershot Town 41pts*
    Deducted 10 points

    10 points clear of danger, and 12 points off the play-offs with not enough games left to mount a serious challenge.

    Anyway, enough self promotion. Luton are almost certainly getting that sole automatic promotion spot. And I'll be glad to see the back of those swines.
     
  8. MUSC4EVER

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    Big game in the championship tonight between Wigan and Leicester...
     
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    Leicester are all but up. Still, they've dropped four points lately but crucially beat Burnley.

    Charlton beat Leeds which puts more pressure on McDermott and gives the Addicks a lifeline.
     
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    Leicester will secure promotion to the top flight for the first time in a decade if third-placed QPR lose at Bournemouth and Derby County fail to win at Middlesbrough.
     
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    Things what can happen this weekend

    Premiership
    Nothing. However, four of the bottom six play each other - Cardiff-Palace and Norwich-West Brom - so there could be some big swings and a lot of teams earning safety.


    Championship
    Leicester's squeakybum win last night means they can be promoted if Derby don't match their result and QPR don't get at least a draw.


    Good results for Charlton (vs Reading) and Birmingham (vs Doncaster) put Yeovil in deep trouble should they not win at Blackpool - nothing will be confirmed this week, but it'd be bleak.

    League One
    The top five are all already guaranteed at least a playoff spot, but neither promotion nor the final playoff position can be sorted this week.


    There's big relegation games this weekend - the bottom two play, as do two of the teams just 2pt ahead of them - but the bottom half of the table is impossibly tight. While every result counts now, bad ones aren't yet a death sentence.

    League Two
    If League One's bottom half is tight, League Two is ridiculous. A win for table-topping Rochdale over 8th place York City will only just confirm they have at least a playoff spot, even at this late stage of the season.


    The bottom of the table is slightly more concrete - a defeat for Torquay by promotion chasing Scunthorpe leaves them needing 3 more wins from the last five games than ANY of their rivals to escape the drop. If Portsmouth draw (vs. Hartlepool) and Wycombe win (vs. Dagenham & Redbridge), it becomes 4 more. The second relegation spot is some time from confirmation though.

    Conference
    While Luton have galloped away with the league, they're still not assured of the title and promotion, even if they win and Cambridge don't. It'll put them just a game away though.
     
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    QPR and Derby both lose, Leicester City become the first movers and first promoted side in the football league this season!
     
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    10 years in the making, including a trip down to the bottom half of the league system.
     
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    Massive congratulations to Leicester! :):tup:
     
  15. Solo

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    It wasn't that squeakybum, not straight forwards though either, a very good game to watch live. I was surprised at how much the ref let go without being punished.

    Glad we've been promoted though! Should make for some fun trips next season.
     
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    Looking forward to seeing Leicester on MotD next season. :tup: Well done to them! :)
     
  17. MUSC4EVER

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    I don't know if this for Scotland but Hearts got relegated to the championship, they did start with minus fifteen points..
     
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    Ok! no need to shout! :lol:
     
  20. P057code

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    I'm not. Mainly because Gary Lineker will become even smugger.
     
  21. MUSC4EVER

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    So there are games in the Championship and League One tonight, can anything happen tonight @Famine?
     
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    Nope.

    I think the only thing on the cards in any way is QPR securing at least a playoff spot.
     
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    Possibly you hating my lot even more??
     
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    You're safe for now - no Warnock.
     
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    Thats always a good thing.. :D
     
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    Bournemouth are doing really well lately, I'd love them to sneak into the play-offs - on current form I wouldn't be surprised if they made it to the final.
    By the way, are Leeds mathematically safe yet? They're in a complete freefall, 8 defeats in last 9
     
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    Not yet, at the moment, 55 points are needed to be mathematically but Leeds have 47.
     
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    At the moment there are no teams in the Football League that can neither be promoted nor relegated. I think Bolton are the closest (12pt from either, 15pt remaining), but at the moment any club that can't be promoted can still be relegated.
     
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    Luton have pressed the self-destruct button recently. Losing 0-2 against Braintree. As it stands, they're still 13 points clear and Cambridge have 15 points left so it's still looking likely, but still...
     
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    How poor are QPR? Matt Derbyshire, with a header? :D