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    Ups and Downs 2018

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    All the top leagues are pretty much done and dusted. Anyway here we go...

    (Note: Team names in italics have already qualified for at least the status listed but may go higher - eg already certain of Europa League but may make the Champions League, or already certain of playoffs but may qualify automatically.)

    A-League

    Champions: Melbourne Victory (1-0 v Newcastle Jets 05/05/2018)
    Champions League: Melbourne Victory, Newcastle Jets, Sydney
    Finals: Sydney, Newcastle Jets, Melbourne City, Melbourne Victory, Adelaide United, Brisbane Roar
    Minor premiers: Sydney
    Cup winners: Sydney (2-1 aet v Adelaide United 21/11/2017)

    Premier League

    Champions: Manchester City
    Champions League: Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool
    Europa League: Chelsea, Arsenal, Burnley
    Relegated: Stoke City, West Bromwich Albion, Swansea City
    Cup winners: Chelsea (1-0 v Manchester United 19/05/2018)
    League Cup winners: Manchester City (3-0 v Arsenal 25/02/2018)

    Championship

    Champions: Wolverhampton Wanderers
    Promoted: Wolverhampton Wanderers. Cardiff City, Fulham
    Playoffs: Fulham, Aston Villa, Middlesbrough, Derby County
    Relegated to League One: Sunderland, Burton Albion, Barnsley

    League One

    Champions: Wigan Athletic
    Promoted: Wigan Athletic, Blackburn Rovers, Rotherham United
    Playoffs: Shrewsbury Town, Rotherham United, Scunthorpe United, Charlton Athletic
    Relegated to League Two: Bury, Bastard Franchise Scum FC, Northampton Town, Oldham Athletic

    League Two

    Champions: Accrington Stanley
    Promoted (4): Accrington Stanley, Luton Town, Wycombe Wanderers
    Playoffs: Exeter City, Notts County, Coventry City, Lincoln City
    Relegated to National League: Chesterfield, Barnet
    Promoted from National League: Macclesfield Town, Tranmere Rovers

    La Liga

    Champions: Barcelona
    Champions League: Barcelona, Atlético Madrid, Real Madrid, Valencia
    Europa League: Real Betis, Villarreal, Sevilla
    Relegated: Deportivo La Coruña, Las Palmas, Málaga
    Promoted from Segunda División: Rayo Vallecano, Huesca, Valladolid
    Copa del Rey winners: Barcelona (5-0 v Sevilla 21/04/2018)

    Bundesliga

    Champions: Bayern
    Champions League: Bayern, Schalke 04, 1899 Hoffenheim, Borussia Dortmund
    Europa League: Bayer Leverkusen, Red Bull Leipzig, Eintracht Frankfurt (as Cup winners)
    Relegated: Köln, Hamburger
    Promoted from 2. Bundesliga: Nürnburg, Fortuna Düsseldorf
    Cup winners: Eintracht Frankfurt(3-1 v Bayern 19/05/2018)

    Serie A

    Champions:
    Champions League: Juventus, Napoli, Roma, Internazionale
    Europa League: Lazio, Milan, Atalanta
    Relegated: Benevento, Hellas Verona, Crotone
    Promoted from Serie B: Empoli, Parma, Frosinone
    Coppa Italia winners: Juventus (4-0 v Milan 09/05/2018)

    Ligue 1

    Champions: Paris Saint-Germain
    Champions League: Paris Saint-Germain, Monaco, Olypique Lyonnais
    Europa League: Olympique Marseille, Stade Rennais, Girondins de Bordeaux
    Relegated: Metz, Troyes
    Promoted from Ligue 2: Stade de Reims, Nîmes Olympique
    Coupe de France winners: Paris Saint-Germain (2-0 v Les Herbiers 08/05/2018)

    Primeira Liga

    Champions: Porto
    Champions League: Porto, Benfica
    Europa League: Sporting de Portugal, Braga, Rio Ave*
    Relegated: Estoril, Paços de Ferreira
    Promoted from LigaPro: Nacional, Santa Clara
    Taça de Portugal winners: Desportivo das Aves (2-1 v Sporting de Portugal 20/05/2018)
    (*Cup winners Desportivo das Aves failed to obtain a UEFA licence so the third Europa League qualifying place reverts to league position)

    Premier League

    Champions: Lokomotiv Moskva
    Champions League: Lokomotiv Moskva, Spartak Moskva, CSKA Moskva
    Europa League: Krasnodar, Zenit St Petersburg, Ufa*
    Relegated: SKA-Khabarovsk, Tosno, Anzhi Makhachkala
    Promoted from Football National League: Orenberg, Krylia Sovetov Samara, Yenisey Krasnoyarsk
    Cup winners: Tosno (2-1 v Avangard Kursk 09/05/2018)
    (*Cup winners Tosno failed to obtain a UEFA licence so the third Europa League qualifying place reverts to league position)

    Premier Liha

    Champions: Shakhtar Donetsk
    Champions League: Shakhtar Donetsk, Dynamo Kyiv
    Europa League: Vorska Poltava, Zorya Luhansk, Mariupol
    Relegated: Stal Kamianske, Zirka Kropyvnytskyi
    Promoted from Ukrainian First League: Arsenal Kyiv, Desna Chernihiv
    Cup winners: Shakhtar Donetsk (2-0 v Dynamo Kyiv 09/05/2018)

    Eredivisie

    Champions: PSV Eindhoven
    Champions League: PSV Eindhoven, Ajax
    Europa League: AZ Alkmaar, Feyenoord, Vitesse Arnhem
    Relegated: Twente, Sparta Rotterdam, Roda JC
    Promoted from Eerste Divisie: Fortuna Sittard, Emmen, De Graafschaap
    Cup winners: Feyenoord (3-0 v AZ Alkmaar 22/04/2018)

    First Division A

    Champions: Club Brugge
    Champions League: Club Brugge, Standard Liège
    Europa League: Anderlecht, Gent, Genk
    Relegated: Mechelen
    Promoted from First Division: Cercle Brugge
    Cup winners: Standard Liège (1-0 aet v Genk 17/03/2018)

    Super League

    Champions: Young Boys
    Champions League: Young Boys, Basel
    Europa League: Luzern, Zürich, St. Gallen
    Relegated: Lausanne-Sport
    Promoted from Swiss Challenge League: Neuchâtel Xamax
    Cup winners: final Young Boys v Zürich 27/05/2018

    Süper Lig

    Champions: Galatasaray
    Champions League: Galatasaray, Fenerbahçe
    Europa League: Istanbul B.B., Beşiktaş, Akhisar Belediyespor (as Cup winners)
    Relegated: Kardemir Karabükspor, Gençlerbirliği, Osmanlıspor
    Promoted from TFF First League: Rizespor, Ankaragükü, Erezum B.B.
    Cup winners: Akhisar Belediyespor (3-2 v Fenerbahçe 09/05/2018)

    Superleague

    Champions: AEK Athens
    Champions League: AEK Athens, PAOK
    Europa League: Olympiacos, Atromitos, Asteras Tripoli
    Relegated: Kerkyra, Platanias
    Promoted from Greek Football League: OFI, Aris
    Cup winners: PAOK (2-0 v AEK Athens 12/05/2018)

    Premiership

    Champions (also Champions League): Celtic
    Europa League: Aberdeen, "Rangers", Hibernian
    Relegated: Ross County, Partick Thistle
    Promoted from Scottish Championship: St Mirren, Livingston
    Cup winners: Celtic (2-0 v Motherwell 19/05/2018)
    League Cup winners: Celtic (2-0 v Motherwell 26/11/2017)
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    First update: Bayern have won the Bundesliga.

    No spoilers.
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    Apart fron our own fate the result im most interested in is Sunderlands really. Crazy to think Jack Rodwell will earn more then entire teams in the division he will be playing in

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    Wolverhampton Wanderers promoted to the Premier League after a five year absence, which saw them even down to the old Third division. So they've done well to get back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Neville View Post
    Wolverhampton Wanderers promoted to the Premier League after a five year absence, which saw them even down to the old Third division. So they've done well to get back.
    Nice takeover with some smart player purchases and investment thereafter. No surprise. Took them 3 years but got there in the end. Slow and steady. A lot of clubs should watch, look and learn from them really

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    Should there be any concern about their relationship with Mendes?

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    Well having made a lot of capital out of "stopping the berties" last week we then rolled over and let them win it without kicking a ball in anger

    Best team in a long time, fair play to them. The cunts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Embers View Post
    Nice takeover with some smart player purchases and investment thereafter. No surprise. Took them 3 years but got there in the end. Slow and steady. A lot of clubs should watch, look and learn from them really
    I wouldn't call it slow and steady, it's been absolutely huge investment for the scale of the division and like divvers hints, not exactly clean. I'm not sure about holding them up as an example, it could send them proper bust and I'd laugh if it did, frankly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Neville View Post
    I wouldn't call it slow and steady, it's been absolutely huge investment for the scale of the division and like divvers hints, not exactly clean. I'm not sure about holding them up as an example, it could send them proper bust and I'd laugh if it did, frankly.
    It is slow and steady because what is hidden in the background is all these transfers they are doing are on 20 year payment plans and the like and were incentived based on promotion. Transfer spend said 25 mill, cash outlay was actually like 4 or 5. Now they have gone up, they will pay the transfers off as per the agreements at a faster and higher rate now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Embers View Post
    It is slow and steady because what is hidden in the background is all these transfers they are doing are on 20 year payment plans and the like and were incentived based on promotion. Transfer spend said 25 mill, cash outlay was actually like 4 or 5. Now they have gone up, they will pay the transfers off as per the agreements at a faster and higher rate now.
    And what are the players' wages like?
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    https://www.theguardian.com/football...eague-scrutiny

    Premier League scrutiny. What a terrifying prospect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Neville View Post
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    https://www.theguardian.com/football...eague-scrutiny

    Premier League scrutiny. What a terrifying prospect.
    I'm sure they're shaking in their boots as we speak.

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    A third division team Les Herbiers have made it to the Cup final in France. Playing Paris Saint-Germain so everyone with a heart will be wishing them on.

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    Some shit got real today

    Sunderland relegated (sorry Joe Davola)

    Wigan! promoted

    Wolves confirmed champions, well that was in the pipeline for a long time

    Macclesfield back in the football league
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    Just had to send the text message to the Sunderland fan I know explaining why relegation is confirmed (Burton and Bolton play next week which means one teams Points tally goes to 41, 7 clear of Sunderland)

    Weird that I was the final nail in the coffin

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    Amazing how many times teams drop from pl to L1 within a couple of years.

    Luton town are promoted to L1 as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobbyMorri View Post
    Amazing how many times teams drop from pl to L1 within a couple of years.

    Luton town are promoted to L1 as well.

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    Terribly run clubs that just assume they will be promoted straight back in

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogbloke V3 View Post
    Terribly run clubs that just assume they will be promoted straight back in
    People seem to under rate the championship imo.

    I recall seeing some ridiculously low odds for Newcastle to go through it unbeaten, 25/1 or something. Unbeaten ffs. They ended up dropping 10 games.

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    Just watched a fucking cracker from Italia. Juventus v Napoli. First v second, if Juventus had won they'd have gone seven points clear and more or less confirmed themselves champions.

    It was tense, it was breathless, absorbing stuff.

    Right on 90 minutes a desperate shot Buffon can only tap round the corner. From the subsequent corner Koulibaly towers over everybody and THUMPS a header in. Absolute scenes. Only a point in it now. Could they do it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Neville View Post
    Some shit got real today

    Sunderland relegated (sorry Joe Davola)

    Wigan! promoted

    Wolves confirmed champions, well that was in the pipeline for a long time

    Macclesfield back in the football league
    If we don't get a new owner in I fear we might not be finished slipping down the divisions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yeah_nah View Post
    People seem to under rate the championship imo.

    I recall seeing some ridiculously low odds for Newcastle to go through it unbeaten, 25/1 or something. Unbeaten ffs. They ended up dropping 10 games.

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    To be a bit more specific. I think teams underestimate how much a core fitness base is needed and how important a big squad is.

    Teams like Sunderland rocked up without the required fitness base. You go through there results and they threw away dozens of points in the last 10 minutes getting overrun by teams fitter then they were.

    You need to be alot fitter to play Championship football then you need to be to play EPL football thats for sure

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    With that logic you'd expect West Brom to struggle next year as well.

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    MK officially relegated to League Two next season.

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    Going the other way is Wycombe, taking the 3rd and final automatic promotion slot from League Two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by divvydan View Post
    MK officially relegated to League Two next season.
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