Discussion in 'Premier League: News and Analysis' started by kahn1, Aug 31, 2002.

  1. kahn1

    kahn1 New Member

    Aug 16, 2002
    I am new to following soccer. I was wondering what places does a team need to finish in, without being sent back down? Also is every team capable of being sent down if they finish to low no matter who they are?
  2. Maczebus

    Maczebus New Member

    Jun 15, 2002
    Ok, quick synopsis.

    Premiership - The 3 clubs at the bottom go down to division 1, and yes, they go down no matter who they are.

    Division 1 - The top 2 clubs go up to the Premiership automatically. The next 4 clubs (3rd to 6th place) playoff for the final promotion place for the Premiership
    Bottom 3 go down to division 2.

    Division 2 - Top 2 go up, third place playoff (as in div 1), bottom 4 go down to division 3

    Division 3 - Top 3 go up automatically, playoff spot for the 4th place.
    Bottom club goes out of the football league and into the conference, and so it goes on and on and on.
    But basically there you go. EPL to division 3.
  3. MUFCSucks

    MUFCSucks Red Card

    Aug 6, 2002
    Its actually more american then what american sports do, if you think about it?
  4. angus_hooligan

    angus_hooligan New Member

    May 15, 2001
    Which surprises me that more American's don't like the sport.
  5. MUFCSucks

    MUFCSucks Red Card

    Aug 6, 2002
    Lets face it the first country to do a gameshow where you can win a million or get kicked out on the street will almost certainly be in america(ala Running Man Kinda)

    yet for most US sports Teams the season is over by half season.

    we have relegation and cup tourneys
  6. Random

    Random New Member

    May 20, 2002
    N4 again
    2 down to Conference from this season.

    Carlisle may have ditched Knighton only just in time.
  7. Carolina

    Carolina Member

    Dec 6, 2000
    Could someone also explain how the FA Cup and League Cup work?

  8. MUFCSucks

    MUFCSucks Red Card

    Aug 6, 2002
    The FA Cup is the worlds oldest football tourney.
    It involves hundreds of Teams amateur and professional

    The Top Teams dont enter until the 3rd round proper.

    Sometimes an amateur side gets all they way through the qualifying stages to meet a premiership side.

    Its straight who ever wins the Tie goes through to the next round.

    The Winners automatically qualify for the uefa cup

    The league cup has been going since the 60's and is named after the sponsor's, so if the sponsors change so does the name of the trophy.

    It involves only teams from the 4 pro divisions.

    The winners for the moment are garuntted a uefa place but that is in dispute every season by uefa themselves.

    Its not as prestigous as the FA CUp which draws TV audiences of over 500,000,000. for the final

    Both finals are played in WALES, since the Wembley fiasco.
  9. speedcake

    speedcake Member

    Dec 2, 1999
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hey! Even I learned something here.

    Nice break down.
  10. TheMutts

    TheMutts New Member

    May 19, 2002

    LOVE the name if it stands for
    "Manchester United Football Club Sucks"
    Am I right?
    If so keep up the good work!
  11. MUFCSucks

    MUFCSucks Red Card

    Aug 6, 2002
    Youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu Betchaaaaaaaa!
  12. Captain Splarg

    Apr 25, 1999
    Pacific Grove, CA
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm going to open a pub called FOMUS

    FO Man U Scum

    Its going to be the best footie pub in The States, or at least Ohio...
  13. MUFCSucks

    MUFCSucks Red Card

    Aug 6, 2002
    Yes but will it have Alex Ferguson's Face on the Dart Board?
  14. Maczebus

    Maczebus New Member

    Jun 15, 2002
    Thanks for the update - hadn't realised rules had changed.

    And I bet Man Utd are kicking themselves for letting Knighton slip through their fingers :rolleyes:
  15. kerpow

    kerpow New Member

    Jun 11, 2002
    Quite right. Missed a great opportunity to sell Man U shirts to Knighton's alien abductors. ;)
  16. Fusion City

    Fusion City New Member

    Sep 25, 2001
    I LOVE you lot!! But surely,TheMutts...Battery are the chosen team for manu haters!!

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