Lakenheath Old Boys

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Who will be #50?

So Brighton and Huddersfield became the 48th and 49th team to make it into the Premier League since its inception in the Fall of 1992. I think that's pretty impressive to have that amount of turnover. Now, I beg the question, who will be the 50th team to be able to sing 'WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE, WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE" ?
The highest Non-Prem team finisher this season was Brentford followed closely by Preston. Will they be the next? Besides those two, only Bristol City, Burton and Millwall will be playing in the Championship next season. Will it be one of them? Will it be someone in the 3rd and 4th tier? Will it not happen for yonks?

Your thoughts?



Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Great question, mate. I think year was obviously an outlier year with both Brighton and Huddersfield moving up for the first time. I also think that they'll likely drop right back down again. That said, I reckon Brentford are the closest of that bunch that you mentioned. I'm a big Dean Smith fan and I think he might get them close again next season.

12:27 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm going to go out on a limb and pick both the 50th and 51st teams.

Number 50 is the Real Dons, who are technically a different team than the old Wimbledon. A team on the rise that would be the first ever Phoenix club or at least modern Phoenix in the Prem.

Number 51 will be Bob's Argyle, who are on the rise after the worst period in their history. They have a great stadium and are a much bigger club than the likes of the Cherries and Wigan.

Expect both to happen some time between 2022 and 2024.

11:12 AM  

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