While the teams which are newly promoted from the Championship are usually amongst the hot favourites to go down again, before the start of a new season, in recent years the likes of Stoke City and Swansea have demonstrated that a team can come up and establish itself as a Premiership force. Fans of Cardiff, Hull and Crystal Palace will be hoping that their sides can match this achievement, but it is not surprising that the bookies have put low odds on all three being relegated this coming season.
Newell’s Old Boys became the winners of “Final” Championship in Argentina. They did so in a bizarre fashion. They didn’t have to kick a football for that. The result of a match went in their favour and they won the Championship.
Lanus, a team which was challenging Newell’s for the Championship, was up against Estudiantes on Wednesday. Actually, that match was scheduled to take place 10 days ago and it had started 10 days ago as well. The first half went on peacefully, but, then, something unfortunate happened at the stadium. A supporter got killed in a police confrontation.