- Dec 16, 2018
- Reaction score
Average position of relegated teams is actually *only* 8th/9th.
This is only looking at seasons post-relegation, might be interesting looking into how teams receiving parachute payments in subsequent seasons fared but that'd take a little more work. The system has changed a few times I believe - I think it started off 2 years, then eventually was 4 years and now it's 2 or 3 (you only get the third year if you spend more than one season up there before relegation).
Average position of teams receiving parachute payments (2006/07-2019/20): 10th/11th
(excluding the positions of teams still receiving them after being relegated from the Championship as that'd obviously skew the average a lot lower)
1st: 5 teams with pp vs 9 without
2nd: 7 teams with pp vs 7 without
promoted via play-offs: 7 with pp vs 7 without
finishing in play-offs: 22 with pp vs 34 without
relegated: 8 with pp vs 34 without