The concept of English football promotion and relegation is difficult for most American sports fans to immediately seize. In the most important American sports, for example, Washington citizens have a terrible year where they can only win 40 games, next year will be New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies next year. This is not the case in the English football "pyramid", where different levels of football are directly linked to a series of promotions and missions.
The English Premier League has to be explicitly spoken, at the end of each season the top three teams are called the English Football Ball in the next league. The EPL is a 20-team tournament, so each team plays the other 19 teams twice. At the end of schedule 38, teams 18, 19 and 20 will be automatically placed next season for the championship. This means that a team such as Portsmouth, likely from the 2009-2010 season, Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea will be able to play at a watery, Bristol City and Blackpool next season. This is a huge difference, and this is one of the main reasons why the fight against relegation is often more coercive than the Premier League champion battle. In some cases, these teams are struggling to survive their club because the Premier League's television compensation is much higher than the championship.
The promotion of the championship is quite similar to the concept. In each of the 24 teams, each team plays two times twice, and at the end of the 46 games the first two teams are automatically added to the Premier League. Teams 3 to 6 are competing where the winner will be third in the Premier League. So, just three teams lost and three teams supported each season. With some discrepancy, this type of promotion and loss exists throughout the English football pyramid, at many levels under the Premier League. It really adds to the sport's appeal, which a team can literally rise from a local club for a day at the Premier League against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
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