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As we're getting into the business end of the season, I thought I'd make a thread to look at the teams trying to make it to the championship next season. Perhaps there's another Bournemouth or Brentford waiting to come up. promoted teams have done quite well in recent years.

Table looks like this with 7-9 games to go, depending on the team.

Pos - team - played - points

1 - Bristol City - 39 - 84
2 - Preston - 38 - 74
3 - Swindon - 37 - 70
4 - MK Dons - 38 - 69
5 - Sheff Utd - 39 - 61
6 - Chesterfield - 39 - 57
7 - Rochdale - 38 - 56
8 - Barnsley - 39 - 56
9 - Peterboro - 39 - 56
10 - Bradford - 38 - 54
11 - Doncaster - 38 - 53
12 - Fleetwood - 39 - 53

Bristol City look certain for a return to the championship. It looks like Preston or Swindon for second, MK dons still have a chance. Then any from 5th to 12th could take the last 2 play off spots. iD expect Sheffield UTd to claim one, their squad should be challenging for automatic really.

Personally would like to Chesterfield stay 6th and win the play offs. Derbyshire and proud :proud: ;)
 

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:howler: apparently Sheff utd fans call him negative Nigel too.
 

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Chesterfield came from 2-0 down to beat Yeovil 3-2 and keep in the play off places :)
 

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Chesterfield is apparently one of the oldest clubs in the world...officially started with football in 1866 but some think it might've been as early as 1863 or 1864.
 

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Yeah, a Derbyshire times article was discovered a couple of years back reporting a game in January 1864' suggesting a Chesterfield FC of some description was formed in probably 1863. They didn't make it to the football league until the 1920's.

They've never really done much other than float around the bottom 2 divisions, apart from a run in the second division through the 30s and 40s, ending in relegation in 1951.

Random fact, Gordon Banks started his career at Chesterfield.
 

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Not in my lifetime I don't think, good old fashioned club though, rather see them in the championship than MK franchise any day :yuck:
 

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MK dons have slowly been getting stronger, if they don't do it this season it seems inevitable they will get to the championship at least soon enough. Not what the traditionalists want to see.
 

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Sadly that seems true,that winkleman is a right prick too.
 

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1-0'win for Chesterfield over Crewe, keeps them 6th. Preston strengthened their grip,on 2nd with a 3-0 win.
 

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Watching Bristol City v Swindon, checking out possible opposition for next season :D
MK dons are also playing Scunthorpe and 2-0 up in 5 mins.
 

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3-0 win for Bristol City could tell they were the best team in this division, some decent players, be interesting too see what they do next season.
 

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Chesterfield lead Barnsley 1-0 while Rochdale trail Doncaster 1-0
 

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Barnsley and Rochdale with equalisers.
 

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Fleetwood failed to take advantage of Chesterfield and rochdales draws, can't see them catching Chesterfield now.
 
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