The Football League Championship or the "Championship" as it is commonly known, is an exciting, unpredictable football league where teams compete for the ultimate prize of playing in the Premier League.
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The league consists of 24 teams who play each other home and away, totalling in 46 games a season for each club. The top 2 teams automatically gain promotion to the Premier League. The teams who finish 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th then compete in the Play-offs, where the winner wins the 3rd promotion place to the top flight. The bottom 4 teams are relegated to "League One" with 4 teams coming the other way.
The unpredictability is extraordinary, teams who start the season fearing relegation have often gone on to challenge for promotion, just as Sunderland did when Roy Keane took over in 2006. Bookies have a nightmare week in week out as table toppers will often fall the relegation fodder. The standard of the Championship is so high that the league is packed full of internationals, even England have given debuts to players such as Jay Bothroyd and Wilfred Zaha.
There was a worry that gulf in class between the Premier League and Championship was too big, resulting in promoted clubs not being able to compete. Just ask Fulham, Sunderland, Newcastle and Swansea if they feel this way? These are established Premier League clubs who once found it hard to get out of the second tier, but they know once you´re out, you have to work twice as hard to stay out.
The Championship closes each year with the Play-Offs. The 1998 Play Off final between Charlton and Sunderland is still talked about as one of football´s greatest ever matches, and the 2013 semi final between Watford and Leicester is quite possibly the most extraordinary thing anyone has seen on a football pitch. With the game at 2-2 on aggregate and the game heading into extra time, Leicester had a penalty which would have sent them through to the final. With 97 minutes on the clock, Manuel Almunia saved the spot kick which sent Vicarage Road wild. Within seconds Watford broke up the other end and with virtually the last kick of the game, the ball broke to an unmarked Troy Deeney, and the forward volleyed in a winner to send Watford to Wembley. Football fans around the world couldn´t believe their eyes, what a moment, what an advert for the Championship.
With an average season attendance on 9.8 million, the Championship has reportedly the fourth highest total attendance in European football, behind only the Premier League, La Liga and the Bundesliga. With games like the aforementioned, no wonder the nation is gripped to watch a piece of the action.
Live Championship Football on TV in pubs and bars throughout the UK. On this page we have put together all the Championship football fixtures on TV. Fixtures include all Sky Sports and BBC Channels.