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August 7, 2018

2018-19 Premier League (1st division England, including Wales) – location-map with chart, including 17/18-crowds-&-finish + titles-&-seasons-in-1st-division./+ the three promoted clubs for 2018-19 (Wolverhampton Wanderers, Cardiff City, Fulham).

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2018-19 Premier League (1st division England, including Wales) – location-map with chart, including 17/18-crowds-&-finish + titles-&-seasons-in-1st-division




By Bill Turianski on 7 August 2018; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.
Links…
-2018-19 Premier League (en.wikipedia.org).
-Table, fixtures, results, attendance, stats…SUMMARY – Premier League [2018-19] (us.soccerway.com).
-Guardian/football’s Premier League page…theguardian.com/premier-league.
-Kits…Premier League 2018 – 2019 (historicalkits.co.uk).

A brief re-cap of 2017-18…
Champions…Manchester City.
Teams that qualified for Europe…Champions League Group Stage: Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham. CL GS play-off round: Liverpool. Europa League Group Stage: Chelsea, Arsenal. EL GS 2nd qualifying round: Burnley.
Teams that were relegated to the 2nd division…West Bromwich Albion, Stoke City, Swansea City.
Teams that were promoted from the 2nd division to the Premier League…the 3 clubs profiled below…

    Below: illustrations for the 3 promoted clubs
    (Wolverhampton Wanderers, Cardiff City, Fulham)
    •Wolverhampton Wanderers FC.

Est. 1877. Nicknames: Wolves; the Wanderers. Colours: Old Gold [aka Pale Orange] and Black. Location: Wolverhampton, West Midlands, situated (by road) 17 miles (28 km) NW of Birmingham; Wolverhampton is situated (by road) 130 miles (210 km) NW of central London. Population of Wolverhampton: city-population of around 256,000 {2014 estimate}.

Manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers, Nuno Espírito Santo (age 44, born in Portuguese São Tomé and Príncipe).

-From the Guardian, Wolves’ link with agent Jorge Mendes to face Premier League scrutiny •Portuguese’s Molineux relationship will have to pass top-flight test; •FA and EFL fail to explain how arrangement complies with rules (by David Conn on 17 April 2018 at theguardian.com/football).

Below: Wolves win the 2017-18 EFL Championship, clinch promotion with 4 games to spare, and return to the Premier League after a 6-year absence…
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Photo and Image credits -
Wolves 17/18 jersey, photo unattributed at footyheadlines.com. Aerial shot of Wolverhampton including University of Wolverhampton and Molineux Stadium, photo from wlv.ac.uk via pinterest.com. Aerial shot of Molineux, photo by PA via itv.com/newswolverhampton-named-least-prosperous-place-in-uk. John Ruddy, photo by Getty Images via express.co.uk/football. Connor Coady, photo by David Rogers/Getty Images Europe via zimbio.com. Rúben Neves, photo by James Baylis AMA via expressandstar.com/football. Diogo Jota, photo by James Bayliss/AMA via shropshirestar.com. Ivan Cavaleiro, photo by David Rogers/Getty Images Europe via zimbio.com. Léo Bonatini, photo by James Bayliss/AMA via gettyimages.fr. Barry Douglas, photo by AMA via expressandstar.com/football. John Ruddy makes penalty save at Cardiff, photo by PA via mirror.co.uk/football. Nuno Espírito Santo celebrating win in Cardiff, photo unattributed at espn.com/soccer.

    •Cardiff City FC.

Est. 1877. Nickname: the Bluebirds. Colours: Blue, with white trim. Location: Cardiff, Glamorgan, South Wales, Wales, UK. Cardiff is situated (by road) 41 miles (66 km) E of Swansea; and Cardiff is situated (by road) 152 miles (244 km) W of central London. Population of Cardiff: city-population of around 361,000; metro-area population of Greater Cardiff/South Wales Valleys: around 1.09 million {2016 estimates}.

Manager of Cardiff City, Neil Warnock (age 69, born Sheffield, West Yorkshire).

-From the Guardian, Cardiff may not be liked but Neil Warnock’s achievement is remarkable – The promotion king has forged a rugged, uncompromising and successful side from a bunch of misfits and the Premier League is in for an uncomfortable ride (by Nick Miller at theguardian.com/football/blog).

-From BBC/football, Neil Warnock: Anatomy of a promotion winner (by Chris Nathan at bbc.com/sport/football).

Below: After 4 seasons in the 2nd tier, unheralded Cardiff City are promoted to the 2018-19 Premier League on the final day of the season…
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Photo and Image credits above – 17/18 Cardiff City jersey, from cardiffcityfcstore.com. Aerial shot of Cardiff and Cardiff Bay, photo unattributed at airlines-airports.com. Cardiff City Stadium, aerial shot, photo unattributed at telegraph.co.uk/football. Callum Paterson, photo unattributed at 7msport.com. Sean Morrison, photo from cardiffcityfc.co.uk. Kenneth Zohore, photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images via theguardian.com/football. Junior Hoilett, photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images Europe via zimbio.com. Cardiff City fans’ pitch invasion, 1st image: screenshot from video at walesonline.co.uk/football; 2nd image: photo by Richard Joyce at twitter.com/@RichardDJoyce; 3rd image: photo by Simon Galloway via the42.ie. Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock and captain Sean Morrison lift the promotion-trophy, photo by Reuters via dailymail.co.uk/sport/football.

    •Fulham FC.

Est. 1879, as St. Andrews Cricket & Football Club. Nickname: the Cottagers. Colours: White jersey, Black pants, Red trim. Location: Fulham, London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, West London W6. Fulham is situated (by road) 4.4 miles (7.0 km) W of central London. Population of Fulham: city-population of around 87,000 {2011 census} [Fulham is within the metro-area population of Greater London, which is around 14.4 million {2016 estimate}].

Manager of Fulham, Slaviša Jokanović (age 45, born in Novi Sad, SFR Yugoslavia).

-From the Guardian, Drills, travels and tactics: the keys to Slavisa Jokanovic’s Fulham success (by Paul MacInnes on 26 May 2018 at guardian/football).

Fulham wins the 2018 League Championship Play-off Final (Fulham promoted back to the Premier League after 4 seasons in the 2nd division).
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Photo and Image credits above – 17/18 Fulham jersey, unattributed at footyheadlines.co.theyneverlinktosources. Aerialshot of Craven Cottage from visitfloridablog.org via news.wfsu.org. Craven Cottage, exterior view from across the River Thames, photo unattributed at cardiffcityfc.co.uk. Street-view of exterior of Craven Cottage on Stevenage Road, photo unattributed at pinterest.com. Street-view of front gate of Craven Cottage with the cottage in background, photo by texantreks.com/2011/12/my-trip-to-craven-cottage-for-fulham. Shot of Jimmy Haynes Stand at Craven Cottage, photo unattributed at pinterest.co.uk. Ryan Fredericks, photo unattributed at blog.tipbet.com. Tom Cairney, photo unattributed at joe.co.uk/sport. Ryan Sessegnon, photo by REX Features via telegraph.co.uk/football. Aleksandar Mitrović, photo unattributed at themag.co.uk. Slaviša Jokanović (Fulham manager), photo by Nick Potts/PA Wire via football.london/fulham-fc. Fulham win semifinals over Derby/pitch invasion, photo from twitter.com/[@MJPotts17]. Sessegnon passes to Cairney to set up winnng goal, screenshot from youtube.com. Tom Cairney scores winning goal in 2018 Championship play-offs Final, photo from efl.com/news/play-off-final-captain-cairney-carries-cottagers-up. Cairney after scoring, photo unattributed at independent.ie/sport.

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Thanks to all at the following…
-Blank map of UK historic counties, by Nilfanion (using UK Ordnance Survey data), at File:United Kingdom police areas map.svg (commons.wikimedia.org).
-Blank relief map of Greater London, by Nilfanion (using UK Ordnance Survey data), at File:Greater London UK relief location map.jpg.
-Attendances from E-F-S site, european-football-statistics.co.uk/attn.htm.
-England – First Level All-Time Tables 1888/89-2015/16 (rsssf.com).
-Thanks to the contributors at 2017-18 Premier League & 2018-19 Premier League (en.wikipedia.org).

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