2021-2022 EFL Championship: 2nd tier but NOT 2nd rate

bsj

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Figured it was time for a new thread here.

Who's in?

Relegated

Fulham
West Brom
Sheffield U.

Promoted
Hull City
Peterborough
Blackpool


Who's Out

Promoted

Norwich
Watford
Brentford

Relegated
Wycombe
Rotherham
Sheffield Wed


Early odds have the 3 relegated clubs as favorites to go right back up, although I suspect thats the easy play here. I love what my Queen's Park Rangers have done with this offseason, and early returns in friendlies have me hopeful they can make a push towards at the very least a playoff position. Other strong competitors expect to be Cardiff, Barnsley, and Nottingham Forest.

Bookmakers think that Blackpool and Peterborough are going to turn right back around and head back to League One, although they have a bit more love for Hull City.
 

bsj

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3 very strong pre-season showing.

Opener against Millwall at home. These are the matches the good teams find 3 from most times.

We only get 1.

Sadly is likely what I can expect out of QPR this year.
 

bsj

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So apparently I am the only fan of a Championship team on SoSH this year...I may just let this one die on the vine if I am just talking to myself.

QPR playing better tho...
 

Pesky Pole

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I have ESPN+ and I have no allegiances but I could get into the Championship. We need a “pick me a Championship team to root for” wizard.
 

swiftaw

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I'm rooting for Peterborough, because I believe they are the only team in the championship to have never played top flight football.
 

Dummy Hoy

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We’ve had other supporters in the past…you’ve got to keep this shit going though. I dragged this thread to at least two pages for more than a few years.

I haven’t followed at all this year other than to be mildly amused at the start the Pigs are off to.

Peterborough is a good call, they’re a really well run developmental club. But the club that I would love to root for is Luton Town- really well run under Nathan Jones, they play fun football and have a cool old park in Kenilworth Road.
 

nolasoxfan

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I follow Ipswich Town in League One. A less than stellar opening to the season, so far...
And I'll pay attention to what Millwall is doing in the Championship because who doesn't like watching a train wreck?
 

OCST

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Millwall beat Everton in an FA Cup tie a couple of years ago in the most miserable game of footy I've ever seen- at Millwall, winter, raining so hard you couldn't see and the pitch was a swamp, crowd howling, Millwall playing James Caan-Rollerball style. Toffes took two leads and promptly coughed them up. Fancy players from the Continent couldn't hack the atmosphere.
 

Dummy Hoy

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Charlie Austin with an injury time goal to bring QPR level with Barnsley. Looks like it’s been a great game
 

Dummy Hoy

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Aiden Flint vs Milwall: 2 goals, 3 shots on target, 18 headers won, 3 interceptions, 8 clearances.

A solid 10/10 performance on WhoScored. He’s such a beast.
 

ernieshore

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I was away from my computer a few days, but I now get to confess my Millwall fandom of 25+ years.

In 1995, I was living in SE London as a student during their FA Cup run and victories over Arsenal and Chelsea, and started following them then - admittedly before I knew anything about their reputation. In the next league season, they were top of the table in the middle of the season and positioned for promotion to the Premier League. I went back to the States, and when I checked in on them again at the end of the season (this was early Internet days), they had been relegated to the Second Division. That was when I said "yes - this is indeed my team."

I lived in London again in 1997 and went to the (New) Den several times. I've been back several times since then, taken a behind the scenes tour of the stadium, watched them at soccer bars in the U.S. the few times they are on TV, and even seen them twice at Wembley. I've honestly had nothing but great experiences and been treated like one of the family there.

I was right in line behind the goal for this. Their second goal right after this one was the loudest I think I've ever heard a crowd (and yet they still lost):
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_sSqJkkwTU
 

Jimy Hendrix

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Bonus Millwall points for that Youtube clip having a content warning for seemingly no reason at all, as far as I can tell.
 

bsj

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Great showing for QPR yesterday, but they really saved it for the last 40 or so. They were outclassed for the first half and were fortunate to be level.

The first goal really deflated Coventry and the 2nd crushed them entirely.

Can't complain with this start.

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