Three teams are promoted. The top two teams get automatic promotion. The next 4 teams play two semi-finals and a final to win the third position.
The English Premier League is the highest league in English Football, while the Npower Championship League is the league below the premier league. Financially and popularly, it is much better to be in the Premier League instead of the Championship League.
The Npower Championship is the league below the Premier League. 2 leagues below is the Npower League 1.
The Premier League is top level, so there is no promotion and there are no play-offs. In the division below, the top two teams are promoted to the Premier League and the next four teams go into play-offs for the last promotion place, having two semi-finals and a final.
2 teams from the championship League go up to the Premier League at the end of the season. Their places in the Championship League go to 3 teams from the Premier League.
in England ? there are : - blue square premier (south, east, north, west) - league 2 - league 1 - championship - barclys premier league - caling cup (league cup, only premier league) - painters cup (league 1,2 and championship) - FA cup (whole of England) - champions league (top 4 in premier league)
English Premier League.
Reading got the first promotion spot with first in the championship. Southampton got second. West Ham United beat Blackpool in the playoff.
the premier league finishes on the 7th of may and the championship finishes on the 8th of may
A place in the Barclays Premier League is worth up to a staggering £60million, so the pressure is on the teams contesting the Championship play-offs to claim the final promotion ticket.
The Premier League used to be called the Football League First Division but in 1992 the teams in the Premier League branched off from this championship. There is really no reason that the Premier League is called the Premier League other than Premier meaning good and needing to incorporate "League" in the name. Note that at the moment the Premier League is called the Barclays Premier League because of sponsorship (Barclays being the bank.)