As a fan of a Championship On.. Ahem, League One club I'm baffled by the decision to play 1st vs 2nd at the end of the year to decide automatic promotion with the loser dropping into the play offs with 3rd, 4tg and 5th.
What a pointless game, the league winner should go up automatically with 2-5 contesting for the second place via play offs.
I thought it is because not all teams play all teams twice. Fixture list includes an element of geography and some teams may only play a other team once. Thus the top team may have played different teams less or more times than the other team.
So I would have thought its to introduce some fairness..... Not saying I agree with a league that doesn't have you playing all teams twice home and away... but there we are... anyway reminds me of the other decades.
Anyway in case you missed the info:
How will the new structure work for League 1?
The 14 League 1 clubs will each play 22 games – 11 home and 11 away, playing each other once and nine teams twice with fixtures scheduled on a geographical basis
Edited by redjonn, 24 July 2014 - 02:11 PM.