Premier League, English Football League, Football discussed on Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast


Me. So the Premier League often referred to as the English Premier League or the EPL. It's actually called the Football Association Premier League limited. That's like its legal name. But it's the top level of the English football league system. So there are 20 clubs within the Premier League. It operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the English football league. So the competition was founded as the FA Premier League in 1992 following the decision of clubs in the football league first division to break away from the football league, which was founded in 1888, so that they could take advantage of a lucrative television rights sale to sky coming from ITV. So the Premier League has only been around since 1992. Like in our lifetimes. So yeah, that's recent, yeah. Why is this important? The primarily is the most watched sports league in the world. It's broadcast in 212 territories to more than 643 million homes with a potential TV audience of close to 5 billion people. So 5 sevenths of the world's population watches the Premier League. That's more than Eurovision, Julia. It is more than Eurovision, Lauren. That's why we're talking about it. Shocking. I know, it's shocking. So there are the primarily has 20 teams at ebony given time up in that level. But over since the inception of the Premier League in 1992, 50 clubs have competed in the Premier League. 48 English teams and two Welsh clubs, only 7 of these 50 teams have ever won the title over the last 29 seasons. So Manchester United has won 13 times Chelsea has won 5 man city is won 5 arsenals one three. The Blackburn Rovers and Leicester City and Liverpool of all one one time. But don't worry about remembering that right now. Okay, I won't. So how is it possible for 50 clubs to have competed in a league that only has 20 slots? Yeah. Because of the English football league system. This is also sometimes called the English football pyramid. So this is a series of interconnected leagues for men's association football clubs in England. It also has a couple teams in Wales, also Jersey and Guernsey and the Isle of Man as well. So their system has this hierarchical format that has promotion and relegation between leagues at different levels, allowing the theoretical possibility of a very small club to ultimately rise to the very top of the system. So the exact number of clubs varies from year to year because even at the lower levels, like clubs can leave and join leagues and merge or full altogether. But there's an estimated average of 15 clubs per division, meaning that more than 7000 teams are members of a league in the English man's football league system. So what this boils down to is that a certain number of the most successful clubs in each league can rise to a higher league. That's promotion. And those that finish the season at the bottom of their league find themselves sinking down a level. That's relegation. Does the sound familiar to you now? Those of our friends that also play learned league, that's exactly how this is set up to. So if you finish at the top of your rundle, you may be promoted if you finish toward the bottom of your runway you may be relegated to a lower level below you. And in addition to sporting performance, promotion is usually contingent on meeting criteria that set by higher league levels. So things like having the appropriate facilities and finances and things set in place too. So at the top is the single division of the Premier League. That's level one, often referred to as top flight. And there are those 20 clubs. Below the Premier League is English football league, which is divided into three divisions of 24 clubs each, so you have the EFL Championship, such as level two, the EFL League One, which is level three and the EFL league two, which is level four. And these are all full time professional clubs. The next tier of non league football is called the national league, even though it has league in the name. This has a national division called the nationally, which is level 5. There's 24 clubs. You don't have to remember any of this. I'm just kind of filling this spelling information. The lowest level with a single nationwide league. Then there's level 6. So that's the national league north national league south, each have 22 clubs. And so on and so on. There's level 7 level 8 level 9 level ten and finally level 11, which is the regional feeder leagues. So in the Premier League, the rules for relegation. So Premier League level one, 20 teams, your bottom three teams get relegated. You can't be promoted when you're already in League One, because you're already at the top. The second, the English football league championship, which is level two, there are 24 teams. Three teams get promoted and three get relegated. So the top two are automatically promoted and the next four complete in the playoffs with the winner gaining the third promotion spot. And then your bottom three are relegated. So it goes on and on like this. So in the next level, level three is 24 teams, three get promoted for get relegated. Level four, the English football league two. There's 24 teams, three get promoted, four get relegated. And again, so on and so on, dividing all the way down to level 11. Okay. But what we're talking about here is the Premier League. So there are 20 club teams in the Premier League. And during the course of a season, which usually runs from August to May, each club plays the other team twice. So there's a double round Robin system in place. They play once at their home stadium and once at their apartment stadium. So there's a total of 38 games played. Teams receive three points for a win and one point for a tie or a draw. No points are awarded for a loss. So your teams are ranked by total points, and then you have to have some tiebreakers in there so things like full differential scored and then if your points are still equal, teams are deemed to occupy the same position. But if there is a tie for the championship for relegation or for qualification to other competitions, there is a playoff match at a neutral venue. So that's kind of fun. That's kind of exciting. Yeah. So for the 2021, 2022 Premier League. It was scheduled originally to run from August 2021 to May 2022. I should note in December 2021, multiple matches were postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreaks in multiple clubs with many clubs calling for the league to actually shut down through 2022. So following a meeting on December 20th, this involved all 20 Premier League clubs. They made a decision to fulfill their scheduled matches over the Christmas period where it was safe to do so. And clubs were advised that if they had 13 fit players and a goalkeeper, then they should fulfill their schedules. So at this time of recording, they're not quite back up to where they are, especially if you've had some outbreaks within clubs. But they're going to they're going to power through at this point in time. Yes. So 20 teams are competing in the league this season. The top 17 teams from the previous season and the three teams who were promoted from the league below. Just an alphabetical order. Here's who's in this year. Arsenal, they're team nickname is the Gunners. They're from London. Aston Villa, their nicknames are the villains or the lions and they're from Bernie. Brentford, their nickname is the bees. I love them. They're from London. Brighton and hove Albion. They're also known as Brighton. Their nickname is the seagulls or Albion. And they're from Brighton England. Burnley, whose nickname is the clarets, and they're from Burnley Lancashire. Such a British name..

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