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    Quote Originally Posted by Matteh View Post
    Never been in the top division. Only been in the Championship equivelant for the total of 1 season.
    What the hell do you get out of supporting a team like that? I mean, I support Tottenham and people say its pointless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Shame neither will happen in the forseeable future really innit
    It's not like I'd expect either...
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    Quote Originally Posted by shortpitched713 View Post
    What the hell do you get out of supporting a team like that? I mean, I support Tottenham and people say its pointless.
    Not all about the trophies.
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    I think relegation and promotion are good if you have the talent to support it, otherwise you just end up with an inferior, watered-down competition. I think this is why the NRL > Superleague and (generally) State Cricket is > County (maybe!?). On the other hand, it gives a lot more players the chance to mix it with the best which you would think would create a better general standard...however English cricket is a pointer to this not being the case. I think the fact that city competitions in Aus are so strong may be one reason why the lack of a secondary division and an extra strong state comp is creating a number of good players. Maybe, though, it's just the weather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shortpitched713 View Post
    What the hell do you get out of supporting a team like that? I mean, I support Tottenham and people say its pointless.
    The knowledge that i'm not an utter tool like many Premier League supporters?

    Pretty much picked them at random when i was 7 and i've stuck with them since.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dontcloseyoureyes View Post
    It's not like I'd expect either...
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    Americans never seem to understand why you would bother supporting a smaller club. My cousin, born in Liverpool but lived most of his life in California, gave me some stick when I told him I was a Tranmere fan (this was about 10 years ago). He said it was like supporting a college side in NFL or basketball or whatever it is they play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    The best argument for relegation is that it gives hope (however nominal) to supporters of teams outside the top flight that one day their club will be in with the big boys. I know nothing about AFL at all, but if you were a follower of (say) South Melbourne back in the day you're now either faced with a mother of a round trip to see "your" team or to start to follow one of the other local clubs, which is usually anethema to any fan. When Wimbledon relocated to Milton Keynes & were "rebranded" as the MK Dons over here a group of local supporters formed their own team called AFC Wimbledon who do have that chance (however minimal it is) that they could be back in the big time one day.
    & they're now back in the league. Kudos. Gives a big tick to promotion and relegation for my quid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    I might as well stop watching football if relegation is done away with.

    Take away relegation you get a stagnant league with the same old teams, which the Prem is bad enough for anyway. Look how well Reading have done this season, and Wigan last.

    My whole footballing life has been spent dreaming about the day the mighty whites magically win promotion from the Championship. Every club should be afforded that dream, except for Wrexham & Jester.
    Agree with this wholeheartedly still.


    Interesting reading through this thread.

    I think the cultural thing is really exemplified by the amount of people claiming not to see the point of supporting a side that has no realistic chance of ever winning major honours. Of course, we dream of it, but it doesn't make it 'pointless.'

    Be interested in seeing Jack Mac committing a bit more now that he's a Huddersfield fan and they are one game away from promotion

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    Views are still the same.

    Relegation is a good idea, I think prior to this thread I was unaware that this had ever even been questioned wrt English football tbh.

    Salary cap is a good idea if and only if it is a FIFA imposed one that applies worldwide, otherwise the league's quality will plummet.

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    Of course promotion and relegation is a good thing; the best thing about the English pyramid system is that we could all form a CW United and (in theory anyway) one day be playing in the Premiership.

    The worst thing about the English system is the enormous financial gulf that exists between the Premiership and Championship.

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    And until a few years ago, I hated that there was no salary cap. Maybe it's successful beause the bigger sides are like the 'villians', and seeing an underdog get up is so good. Hmm.

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