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Who do you want to gain and lose from the Championship assuming your club stays in it?

Gain:

Prem: Aston Villa
Prem: West Brom
Prem: Leicester
L1: Bristol City
L1: Preston
L1: MK Dons

Lose:

Middlesbrough
Norwich
Ipswich
Blackpool
Wigan
Fulham
 

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Gain :
QPR (London away day)
Leicester (local)
Aston Villa (miss Villa Park)
Bristol City (we have little choice)
Preston (cracking away day, replaces Blackpool)
Barnsley (massive away end)

Lose:
Norwich (pain to get to,well cash wise)
Ipswich (see above)
Bournemouth (Cos i'd like to see the apple cart upset)
Blackpool (gone sadly)
Millwall (see above, what a fucking shame though, genuinely like The New Den)
Rotherham (just cos they gave us 1,210 tickets, the scruffs)
 

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Gain:
QPR - Closest thing we have to a derby without Luton
Leicester - Relatively easy to get too
Aston Villa - Been a while since a big club has come down and their far closer than sunderland.
Bristol City- Don't have a choice
MK Dons - Local
Peterborough - Reasonablly local

Lose:
Wigan - The less Lancashire clubs the better, this season aside we never get anything in that stupid county
Blackpool - As above
Rotherham - South Yorkshires on the dodgy divide in my head that states that midlands teams are relatively local and Yorkshire teams are far away, the less teams in the region the less people have to deal with my twisted logic of going to an away game.
Middlesborough - It's miles away
Norwich - I like being the only yellow army in the league
Derby - Will go up eventually in my opinion, better sooner than later.
 

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You've got a long way to go before you catch us.
 

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Gain:

Leicester - No choice and but I enjoy trips to Leicester anyway
QPR - Local
Hull - Never been, always been a reason I've not been able to go and need to tick it off.

Bristol City - Same as Leicester, no choice but Bristol is decent anyway.
Swindon - Not too far and they're not franchise.
Peterborough - No real reason.

Lose:

Middlesbrough, Derby and not really bothered about the others as they're all pretty southern.

The current bottom three, Millwall is local but we find it impossible to beat them and I never get the bragging rights at work, will be pleased to see the back of them.
 

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'Bristol City - Not a lot of choice'? I'm not sensing a lot of warmth towards us Cidereds? :gmc:
We're a good bunch really, even when we've had a few ciders! ;)
 

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Hull (local game, cheap place and plenty of bars and clubs)
QPR (still never been)
Villa (a true giant and it would be good to lock horns in the league with them)

Bristol City (not my first choice, but they're here and it's a decent night out)
MK Dons (nice, big, new stadium with ample room and a friendly, non threatening atmosphere)
Blades/Barnsley/Donny/Chez (any of theS Yorks clubs for a local game)
 

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Hull (local game, cheap place and plenty of bars and clubs)
QPR (still never been)
Villa (a true giant and it would be good to lock horns in the league with them)

Bristol City (not my first choice, but they're here and it's a decent night out)
MK Dons (nice, big, new stadium with ample room and a friendly, non threatening atmosphere)
Blades/Barnsley/Donny/Chez (any of theS Yorks clubs for a local game)

Is that a good thing?
 

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In anticipation of being here:

QPR, Villa and Sunderland down from the prem. The former is an easy trip, the latter two we havent played for yonks. Preston and Sheff Utd to come up with us because I dont want Swindon or MK Dons stinking the championship out next season.

To leave this division: Middlesbrough, Norwich and Ipswich (up) and Blackpool, Wigan and Rotherham (down) for distance reasons.
 

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Is that a good thing?

To me, yes. I love a good hostile away game. The likes of Wolves, Leeds and Stoke always add to the energy in and around the ground. But having said that, on the opposite side, if you're going to have a 'nice' away day, it might as well be somewhere that has multiple food outlets, nice touches in the ground and large, comfortable seats.

Shame about the pubs, though.
 

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17 posts so far, 9 of them from people whose clubs aren't in this division.

Gain: Villa, West Brom, Man Utd (somehow), MK Dons (because it really pisses some people off), Sheff Utd (good away day), Swindon (good away day)

Lose: Bournemouth & Brentford (because it would shake up the PL), Wolves (upwards, not downwards), Blackpool, Wigan, Fulham
 

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Coming down:
Burnley (obvious reasons)
Aston Villa (close away game in comparison to the other lower teams)
Leicester (going down anyway)

Coming up:
Preston (local away game)
Bristol City (already up pretty much now)
MK Dons (because it'll annoy people :lol:)

Going down:
Blackpool (happening anyway, deal with it)
Millwall (we never seem to beat them)
Rotherham (tinpot)

Going up:
Bournemouth (tinpot, but love to see them in the PL)
Derby (because they will)
Wolves (always an undeserved play-off winner in this league, Wolves this time)
 

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Why would Wolves be undeserving playoff winners?
 

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I meant that over the season they've not spent much time in the top 6, so to get in the top 6 at the end and to win the play-offs would make them less deserving than a team who have been in the top 6 all season in my opinion.
 

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To be honest any team in the top 8 deserves to go up in my opinion, just look at how high their point tallies are for proof of that. We might not have been in the top 6 for most of the season but the league is of much higher quality than last season. I think all of us will easily eclipse that target set by Brighton in 6th place last season. A team with our point total this time last season would probably be 3rd or 4th, with us being 8th says how good some of the teams are in the division.
 

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I meant that over the season they've not spent much time in the top 6, so to get in the top 6 at the end and to win the play-offs would make them less deserving than a team who have been in the top 6 all season in my opinion.

Nonsense.

If they finish in the top 6 that means they are one of the best 6 teams in the division over 46 games.
 

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Going up:
Bournemouth (tinpot, but love to see them in the PL)
Derby (because they will)
Wolves (always an undeserved play-off winner in this league, Wolves this time)

What makes you think our form will turn round so drastically that we'll make the top two? :lol:

Even if it does, with so few games left, we need the likes of Watford or Bournemouth to go on a similar disastrous run as we're on.
 

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Coming down:


Going down:
Blackpool (happening anyway, deal with it)
Millwall (we never seem to beat them)
Rotherham (tinpot)

I hate the word 'tinpot', as it's got a large scoop of 12 year olds on Twitter banter.

I don't mind being referred to as one of the smaller clubs in the league, but to refer to us as tinpot is just not true. We average about the same away from home as Blackburn, and have a five figure average attendance despite spending a good part of the last decade in oblivion. This, despite having a small away section at the ground (i.e. not bolstering total support by allowing 7,000 tickets for away fans). I notice other clubs (Bournemouth, Brentford, Millwall) average in the 10k, whilst Blackpool just inch over 11k, so we're hardly out on our own, and our average attendance would be higher if our talked about expansion of the ground goes through.

I just took the time to Google the average attendances and was surprised to see Blackburn average LESS THAN 15K. This from the former English Champions not so long since. Now I knew you'd lose fans on relegation, but Christ, about 40% of your fanbase have jumped ship. You're 17th out of 24th in the home attendances stakes, so it's a bit rich calling us tinpot.

The only real tinpot teams are those in the football league that some would say don't merit being there as their crowds aren't sustaining league football. Accrington, Crawley, Stevenage, Burton, etc.
 

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The population of Rotherham is 260k compared to 105k at Blackburn, their net home fans is 13.4k compared to your 8.7k, so I'd hush about crowds if I was you.

Although Blackburn calling you tinpot is hypocrisy.
 

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Do you have some sort of "crowds" alarm?

I'm not saying our crowds are anything to crow about. Far from it. I'm merely pulling the kid up on referring to us as tinpot. If we're tinpot, half the football league is tinpot.

And our urban population is much more in line with Blackburn's. The Metropolitan Borough contains places such as Dinnington, North and South Anston, Maltby, which we don't draw hardly any of our support from (though we do better in Maltby than the others).
 

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Rotherham has a population of 260,000?!? I've always thought it was a fairly small place.

That's the same as Blackburn, Preston and Chorley put together.
 

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Do you have some sort of "crowds" alarm?

I'm not saying our crowds are anything to crow about. Far from it. I'm merely pulling the kid up on referring to us as tinpot. If we're tinpot, half the football league is tinpot.

And our urban population is much more in line with Blackburn's. The Metropolitan Borough contains places such as Dinnington, North and South Anston, Maltby, which we don't draw hardly any of our support from (though we do better in Maltby than the others).
No I have a dickhead alarm, it rings every time you post.
 

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