Don’t get me wrong, I’m not for one second suggesting that the Championship has a higher quality of players, the football on show is superior or even attracts a wider viewing or television audience, this is not the case. I’m simply stating that English Football League Championship, in my opinion, is the most competitive entertainment competition that football has to offer.
The statement ‘they can beat anybody on their day’ is often used generically across the globe in football, although, I personally think this term can be applied more so in the Sky Bet Championship as twenty-four teams over forty-six games battle out a long, intense and demanding campaign.
The £110 million prize for gaining promotion to the Premier League is literally, slowly but surely becoming a twenty-four team lottery.
Furthermore, is there anything more entertaining than the four team play-off fight at the end of the season? Yes, the World Cup and Euros, the Champions League and quite possibly the FA or League Cup at its latter stages, but, you get my point. What a way to end a league term, despite the jubilant highs and devastating lows in the play-off final.
I guess each club is awaiting a fortuitous season of over achievement or for a once in a lifetime billionaire to come knocking and take ownership. Until then, most teams will have to hang in the balance between the glory of promotion to the Premier League or the League 1 relegation despair, that is why I think the Sky Bet Championship is the best football league in the world.
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