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The Ups and Downs of Promotion and Relegation

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Understanding how teams can possibly be shunted from the “major league” Possibly one of the most interesting aspects of the English professional leagues – and baffling from an American standpoint – is promotion/relegation. Put simply, each year, the three teams with the lowest points at the end of the season (in the Premier League) are…

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A Game in Hand is Worth Two on the Table

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A friend of mine, who we’ll simply call “Loser Josh”, became enamored with association football a few years back. His interest has waned some, as his team of choice, Everton, is a spectacularly mundane “mid-table” candidate. Year-in, year-out. He has learned a lot about the game since and now has Arsenal as his second team,…

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