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A hard time being an Ipswich fan this weekend. Bottom of the table and to play rivals Norwich, top of the table.
Wolves and Cardiff with direct promotion. Derby - Fulham, Middlesbrough - Aston Villa in play-offs. Derby win first semi leg 1-0.

Relegated from the Premiership are Swansea, WBA and Stoke.
Fulham it is. They have impressed the past few months and were the better team vs Villa. Villa started with seven players over 30 years old, how many of them would have been good enough to play and keep them up in the Premiership? Derby has an exciting, young team and could do well back in the top flight.
I was too early with my Wolves promotion prediction for the past two or three seasons. But this time it's surely happening!
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15 matches to go and Wolves 13 pts ahead of second placed Derby.
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Definitely happening for Wolves this season. They belong in the EPL.
Close race between Cardiff, Derby and Aston Villa for the second straight promotion place.
Unbelievably, with 10 matches to go Wolves only have a 3 point lead to Cardiff.
Having watched bits and pieces of Leeds United this season, incl the weekends 1-0 win against Derby, I can't help but think that they're strong contenders for promotion. Imagine that, as it's been 13 years since they were relegated from the Premier League.
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16 matches played, 30 to go. At this stage we have Newcastle in the lead, ahead of Brighton, Huddersfield, Reading, Norwich and Leeds, with Birmingham in 7th.
20 matches played. Newcastle still on top, ahead of Brighton, Reading, Huddersfield, Leeds and Sheffield W, with Birmingham back in 7th and Norwich dropped to 8th.
Newcastle finally coming to form...should be a good year
Newcastle look like they mean business. They hammered QPR away while Huddersfield got their first defeat.
Newcastle could win this league comfortably like in 2009/10 they have a strong squad
or not by the looks of it :P
Any predictions on how this season is going to finish?

My Predictions: Promotion: 1st - QPR
2nd - Newcastle
3rd- Sheffield Wednesday (winning the playoff final
against Villa)

Relegation: Preston, Barnsley and Leeds
I think I was a year too early predicting Wolves would win promotion. So this season I think it will happen. Fulham look bright and maybe Brighton will be up there again, with Newcastle, Forest, QPR, Villa, Norwich and Ipswich.
Wolves still look strangely off the mark. And Derby have dropped in quality since last year.
This looks to be another thrilling Championship season.
1 Burnley 93 pts
2 Middlesbrough 89
3 Brighton 89
4 Hull 83
5 Derby 78
6 Sheffield W 74
followed by Ipswich, Cardiff, Brentford, Birmingham, Preston, QPR, Leeds and Wolves...

Burnley and Middlesbrough directly promoted. Brighton missed out by a 2 goals difference, having scored more than Boro but also conceded many more.

On to the play-offs: Brighton - Sheffield W, Hull - Derby.
Final: Hull-Wednesday
Final winners: Hull


Championship Stats

Championship Results

Wed 15th May
Tue 14th May
Sat 11th May
Sun 5th May
Wed 1st May
Tue 30th April
Sun 28th April
Sat 27th April
Mon 22nd April
Fri 19th April
Sun 14th April
Sat 13th April

Championship Fixtures

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Top Goalscorers

 
T. Pukki
29
T. Abraham
26
N. Maupay
25
D. Gayle
24
B. Sharp
23
O. McBurnie
22
Che Adams
22
J. Rodriguez
22
J. Bowen
21
L. Grabban
16

Seeing Red

B. Pearson
13 3
Daniel Ayala
11 2
J. Livermore
9 2
Y. Benalouane
6 2
Sam Morsy
14 1
J. Robinson
12 1
H. Dalsgaard
10 1
M. Kieftenbeld
10 1
C. Basham
10 1
K. Phillips
9 1

Championship Table

Form
PTS
GD
GA
GF
L
D
W
Pl
Pos
94
36
57
93
6
13
27
46
1
89
37
41
78
9
11
26
46
2
83
23
50
73
13
8
25
46
3
80
25
62
87
12
11
23
46
4
76
21
61
82
10
16
20
46
5
74
15
54
69
12
14
20
46
6
73
8
41
49
13
13
20
46
7
70
6
53
59
14
13
19
46
8
66
7
54
61
14
15
17
46
9
65
3
62
65
17
11
18
46
10
64
14
59
73
16
13
17
46
11
64
-2
62
60
14
16
16
46
12
62
-2
68
66
18
11
17
46
13
61
0
67
67
17
13
16
46
14
60
-5
69
64
18
12
16
46
15
55
-7
52
45
13
22
11
46
16
52
6
58
64
13
19
14
46
17
52
-13
64
51
20
13
13
46
18
51
-18
71
53
23
9
14
46
19
47
-17
66
49
19
17
10
46
20
44
-16
64
48
22
14
10
46
21
40
-31
83
52
22
16
8
46
22
32
-49
78
29
30
8
8
46
23
31
-41
77
36
25
16
5
46
24
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