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August 22, 2018

2018-19 Football League Championship (2nd division England, incl. Wales): map w/ 17/18-crowds-&-finish + titles-&-seasons-in-1st-division./+ 3 promoted clubs for the 2018-19 2nd division (Wigan Athletic, Blackburn Rovers, Rotherham United).

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2018-19 Football League Championship (2nd division England): map w/ 17/18-crowds-&-finishes + titles-&-seasons-in-1st-division




By Bill Turianski on 22 August 2018; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.

Links…
-2018-19 Football League Championship (en.wikipedia.org).
-Table, fixtures, results, attendance, stats…CHAMPIONSHIP [Summary] (soccerway.com).
-Sky Bet Championship 2018 – 2019 [kits] (historicalkits.co.uk).


A brief re-cap of the 2017-18 League Championship [the English 2nd division]…
Promoted to the Premier League…Wolverhampton Wanderers, Cardiff City, Fulham. {see this post, billsportsmaps.com/[2018-19 Premier League]}.
Relegated from the 2nd division down to the 3rd division are… Sunderland, Burton Albion, Barnsley.

Promoted up from the 3rd division and into the 2nd division are the three clubs profiled below…Wigan Athletic, Blackburn Rovers, Rotherham United.
All 3 clubs relegated in the 2016-17 EFL Championship won promotion straight back to the 2nd division for 2018-19.

    Below: the 3 promoted clubs to the 2018-19 EFL Championship [England, 2nd division] (Wigan Athletic, Blackburn Rovers, Rotherham United)…

• Wigan Athletic FC. Est. 1932. Nickname: the Latics. Colours: Light Royal Blue and White [usually with blue/white vertically-striped jerseys]. Location: Wigan, Greater Manchester, situated (by road) 41 km (27 mi) NW of Manchester; and situated (by road) 37 km (23 mi) NE of Liverpool. Population of Wigan: town-population is around 97,000; borough-population is around 318,000 {2011 census}.
Manager of Wigan Athletic: Paul Cook (age 51; born in Liverpool). {Paul Cook (leaguemanagers.com).} In the past 5 seasons, Paul Cook has gotten 3 Football League teams promoted: Chesterfield (in 2014, promoted to the 3rd div), Portsmouth (in 2017, promoted to the 3rd div), and now Wigan (in 2018, promoted to the 2nd div).

-Paul Cook commits to Wigan after promotion to Sky Bet Championship (from 8 May 2018 at skysports.com).

2018: Wigan Athletic bounce straight back to the 2nd division…
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Photo and Image credits above – Wigan Athletic 17/18 jersey, photo from laticsstore.com. Wigan town centre, photo by Mike Blackstone at northwestimages.blogspot.com. Street-level shot of Wigan near the town centre, photo by razzmatazz at flickr.com. Rooftop-view of Wigan with DW Stadium in mid-ground, photo by graham at geograph.org. Aerial photo of DW Stadium, photo unattributed at burtonalbionfc.co.uk/getting-to-know-wigan-athletic. Interior shot of DW Stadium, photo unattributed at the72.co.uk. Nathan Byrne, photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images Europe via zimbio.com. Dan Burn, photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images via gettyimages.com. Sam Morsy, photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images Europe via zimbio.com. Nick Powell, photo from wiganathletic.com. Will Grigg, photo by Reuters via saudigazette.com.sa. Wigan players celebrate promotion [21 April 2018 at Fleetwood], photo by Jonathan Hobley/Camerasport/Getty Images via gettyimages.com. Paul Cook thanks traveling fans on promotion-day at Fleetwood, photo by Clint Hughes/PA Images/Getty Images via gettyimages.com.

•Blackburn Rovers FC. Est. 1875. Nickname: Rovers. Colours: Royal Blue and White halves [usually with red trim]. Location: Blackburn, Lancashire. Blackburn is situated (by road) 33 miles (53 km) NW of Manchester; and Blackburn is situated (by road) 41 miles (66 km) NE of Liverpool. Blackburn is situated (by road) 11 miles (18 km) W of Burnley. Blackburn is situated (by road) 233 miles (375 km) NW of London. Population of Blackburn: around 117,000 {2011 census}.
Manager of Blackburn: Tony Mowbray (age 54, born in Saltburn-by-sea, North Yorkshire).

-Blackburn’s Mowbray out to crack Venky’s puzzle with passage to India (by David Conn at theguardian.com/football).

2018: Blackburn Rovers bounce straight back to the 2nd division…
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Photo and Image credits above – 17/18 Blackburn jersey, photo from umbro.co.uk. Rooftop view of Blackburn, Lancashire, photo by Ken Ford at flickr.com via this thread at skyscrapercity.com/[Towns and Cities of Lancashire]. Aerial shot of Ewood Park, photo by Franco Sanna at flickr.com. David Raya, photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images Europe via zimbio.com. Charley Mulgrew, photo by CameraSport via rovers.co.uk. Bradley Dack, photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images Europe via zimbio.com. Danny Graham, photo unattributed at skysports.com. Tony Mowbray, photo from efl.com. Blackburn 17/18 away jersey, illustration by historicalkits.co.uk. Blackburn 17/18 away jersey badge, photo unattributed at kitman.co.uk. Blackburn Rovers’ Charlie Mulgrew celebrates scoring the goal that sees Blackburn promoted [Doncaster0-3 Blackburn, 21 April 2018], photo by Rachel Holborn/CameraSport via lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/sport/[Gallery]. Traveling Blackburn fans’ pitch invasion as Doncaster’s Keepmoat Stadium sprinklers go off, photo by Mick Atkins via thetimes.co.uk. Traveling Blackburn fans (during their pitch invasion) celebrating with Bradley Dack [Blackburn clinches promotion v Doncaster away, 21 April 2018], photo by Anna Gowthorpe/BPI/Rex/Shutterstock via theguardian.com/football/blog.

•Rotherham United FC. Est. 1925. Nickname: the Millers. Colours: Red-with-White sleeves. Location: Rotherham, South Yorkshire, situated (by road) 5.6 miles (9 km) NE of Sheffield city centre; and Rotherham is situated (by road) 32 miles (52 km) S of Leeds. Rotherham is situated (by road) 163 miles (263 km) N of central London. Population of Rotherham: town-population is around 109,000; Rotherham is part of the Sheffield urban area, which has a population of around 685,000 {2011 census figures}.
Manager of Rotherham, Paul Warne (age 45, born in Norwich, Norfolk).

-Richard Wood fires Rotherham back to Championship with play-off final double (by Nick Miller on 27 May 2018 at theguardian.com/football).

2018: Rotherham United bounce straight back to the 2nd division…
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Photo and Image credits above – Rotherham 18/19 jersey, photo from
rotherhamunitedshop.co.uk. Street in Rotherham, photo by Ben Sutherland at flickr.com. Aerial shot of the New York Stadium, photo by Alex Roebuck at alexroebuck.photoshelter.com. Drone-photo of the New York Stadium, photo unattributed at hullcitysupporterstrust.com. Screenshot of Richard Wood about to head in 1st goal for Rotherham at Wembley, screenshot from video uploaded by Watch Football at youtube.com. Shrewbury equalises, screenshot from video uploaded by Watch Football at youtube.com. Wood after scoring winner, photo by John Patrick Fletcher/Action Plus via Getty Images via lastwordonfootball.com. Joe Newell and Richard Wood being interviewed by Sky Sports after Rotherham’s play-off final win at Wembley, screenshot from themillers.co.uk/teams/first-team/midfielder/joe-newell. Rotherham promotion parade (29 May 2018), photo by ITV at itv.com/news. PaulWarne with trophy at promotion parade, photo by Richard Sellars/PA Images via Getty Images at gettyimages.com.

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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.
-England – First Level All-Time Tables 1888/89-2015/16 (rsssf.com).
-Attendances from E-F-S site, european-football-statistics.co.uk/attn.htm.
-EFL Championship 2018-19.

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