7 gone and 7 out of contract at the end of next season.Not easy, Leicester have lots of players out of contract apparently, even so gonna be a challenge.
Sunderland got relegated to the third tier with 43k fans, the number of fans doesn’t relate to the quality of the side.Arguably the best championship line up ever. Loads of clubs with 25-35k+ fan bases when going well or in the premier league. Think southampton will bounce back up if they keep their best players and invest wisely
Leeds, Southampton, Leicester, Watford, Norwich, West Brom.Who gets parachute payments next season?
You are right. If money were a guarantee of promotion we would all just spend millions and recoup out from sky prem TV money.Sunderland got relegated to the third tier with 43k fans, the number of fans doesn’t relate to the quality of the side.
The 3 relegated sides all have some players that are far too good for this level, but some or all will be sold. The question is how well they spend any money (we spent 50m and FUBARed a crew years ago), will they get the right managers in, will they play as a team or individuals, will they have a relegation hang over.
The 3 sides will have the budget to go up, but it’s also not impossible that all 3 will mess it up. It’ll be a real culture shock for Leicester after winning the league and fa cup in the last decade. Southampton Haven’t got any players used to this level, and Leeds are in a mess
Leeds, Southampton, Leicester, Watford, Norwich, West Brom.
I think West Brom are in 3rd and final year
Norwich and Watford both had one year spells in the prem, I think they might be in their second and final year (or maybe that’s just for teams relegated from 22-23?)
and the years before and so on. If we can sort out our team and have a competitive edge then it largely doesn't matter about the bigger teams coming down, look at Luton nearly every team is bigger than them with bigger budgets but they got it right, that's all I'm hoping for with Boro.Why not just hoof last year's post?