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August 26, 2022

2022-23 EFL Championship [2nd division] – Location-map, with 2021-22 attendance chart./+ The 3 clubs promoted to the Championship in 2022…Wigan Athletic, Rotherham United, Sunderland AFC.

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2022-23 EFL Championship [2nd division] – Location-map, with 2021-22 attendance chart




By Bill Turianski on the 26th of August 2022; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.
Links…
-2022-23 EFL Championship (en.wikipedia.org).
-Table, fixtures, results, stats, attendances, etc…Summary – EFL Championship [2022-23] (soccerway.com).
-Championship 2022-23 preview: the contenders, hopefuls and strugglers (by Ben Fisher on 26 July 2022 at theguardian.com/football).

Quick clicks to the 3 promoted teams illustrations…
-Wigan Athletic – promoted in 2022.
-Rotherham United – promoted in 2022.
-Sunderland – promoted in 2022.

2022-23 EFL Championship [2nd division] – Location-map, with 2021-22 attendance.
The map here is a new template, one which I will have for the top 4 divisions in England this year. The map is a basic location-map, with inset maps of both Greater London and the West Midlands (including Birmingham). I was considering also employing an inset-map for the four nearby clubs from Lancashire (Blackpool, Preston, Blackburn, Burnley), but I was able to fit them in the main map. Also shown are small labels which point out the three promoted clubs (Wigan Athletic, Rotherham United, Sunderland). And there is an attendance chart.

The attendance chart shows 4 things for each of the 24 current Championship clubs…A) 2021-22 finish (with relegations and promotions noted). B) 2021-22 average attendance [from home league matches]. C) Stadium capacity [2021-22]. D) Percent-capacity [2021-22]. Twelve current 2nd tier clubs filled their stadiums last season to 70%-capacity or higher: just-relegated Norwich City (99%-capacity), Luton Town (95%), just-relegated Watford (93%), just-relegated Burnley (87%), Blackpool (83%), Swansea City (82%), West Bromwich (80%), Queens Park Rangers (78%), just-promoted Rotherham (78%), Huddersfield Town (72%), Bristol City (71%), Stoke City (70%).

Below are illustrations for the 3 clubs which won promotion to the 3rd tier last season (Wigan Athletic, Rotherham United, Sunderland).

Wigan Athletic: promoted back to the 2nd division after 2 years.
-Sat 30 April 2022 League One: Shrewsbury Town 0-3 Wigan Athletic (bbc.com/sport).
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Photo and Image credits above – Coat of arms of Wigan, from heraldry-wiki.com. 2021-22 WAFC jersey, from footballkitarchive.com. Quotation about Wigan Pier, from penninewaterways.co.uk/[Wigan Pier]. Wigan Pier, photo by Jeffrey Patrick Webb at flickr.com. 2012-13 Wigan away jersey badge, photo from footunijapan.com. DW Stadium aerial drone image, from video uploaded by Neil Timothy at youtube.com. -Leam Richardson, photo from wigantoday.net/sport. -Will Keane, photo from wiganathletic.com/news. -Jack Whatmough, photo by Ian Horrocks/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images via examinerlive.co.uk/sport. -James MCClean, photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images via sunderlandecho.com/sport. Goal tally from soccerway.com. 2021-22 Wigan Athletic away (red) jersey badge, photo from footballkitarchive.com. -Will Keane applauds traveling fans after scoring from the penalty spot, screenshot from video uploaded by Wigan Athletic at youtube.com. -Wigan players celebrate after the final whistle, screenshot from video uploaded by skysports.com.




Rotherham United – promoted straight back to the 2nd division after 1 year (for the third time in a row).
-Gillingham 0-2 Rotherham United [Sat 30 April 2022] (bbc.com/sport).
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Photo and Image credits above – Coat of arms of Rotherham, from heraldry-wiki.com. 2021-22 RUFC jersey, from footballkitarchive.com. Photo of Rotherham, by Getty Images/Anna Gowthorpe at t0.gstatic.com. New York Stadium in Rotherham, photo from aessealnewyorkstadium.com/gallery. -Paul Warne (Rotherham United manager), photo from themillers.co.uk/news. -Michael Ihiekwe, photo from themillers.co.uk/news. -Daniel Barlaser, photo by shutterstock.com. -Michael Smith, photo unattributed at footballleagueworld.co.uk. -Rotherham fans hold Daniel Barlaser aloft, photo by Daniel Bearham/Colorsport via thetimes.co.uk.




Sunderland AFC – promoted back to the 2nd division after 4 years.
-Sunderland soar back to Championship with playoff final win over Wycombe (by Ben Fisher on 21 May 2022 at theguardian.com/football).
-How Alex Neil has got Sunderland back on the up: ‘We’re having a real go, just differently’ (by Michael Walker on 29 July 2022 at theathletic.com).
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Photo and Image credits above – File:Arms of the Sunderland City Council.svg (by IndysNotHere at commons.wikimedia.org). 2021-22 Sunderland jersey, photo unattributed at footyheadlines.com. Sunderland 2021-22 jersey badge, photo from thenewkits.com. SAFC badges, from historicalkits.co.uk/Sunderland. Wearmouth Bridge, with Stadium of Light in the background, photo unattributed at news.com.au/lifestyle. Aerial shot of the Stadium of Light, from safc.com/history/stadiums. -Alex Neil, photo from twitter.com/[@SunderlandAFC] via sportslumo.com/football. -12′, Elliot Embleton scores off a partial deflection, photo by Getty Images via dailymail.co.uk/sport. -79′ Ross Stewart scores from the top of the box stroking a low shot into the left corner, photo by Getty Images via dailymail.co.uk/sport. -Sunderland fans at Wembley (over 46,000), photo by Sunderland AFC via Getty Images via chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/gallery.




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Thanks to all at the following links…
-Blank map of English Metropolitan and Non-Metropolitan Counties, by Nilfanion, at File:English metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties 2010.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 (en.wikipedia.org).
-Blank relief map of West Midlands, by Nilfanion (using Ordnance Survey data), at File:West Midlands UK relief location map.jpg (commons.wikimedia.org).
-Historical attendance figures, european-football-statistics.co.uk.
-2021-22 attendance figures from worldfootball.net/attendance/eng-league-two-2021-2022.
-Seasons in Football League by Club: Club League Divisional History Summary 1888-89 to 2020-21 (myfootballfacts.com);
fchd.info (Football Club History Database);
England – First Level All-Time Tables 1888/89-2018/19 (rsssf.com).
-Player-positions: transfermarkt.us.
-Distances: mapdevelopers.com/distance_from_to.php (mapdevelopers.com).
-PFA League One Team of the Year [2022] (thepfa.com).
-Football Manager EFL Team of the Season [2022] (efl.com/news).

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