The Premier League is the holy grail for every Championship team and it is where every club wants to be. But for the neutral are the games, excitement and atmosphere offered in the second tier better than in the Premier League?
Many people would say of course the Premier League is better, the players are all internationals and they are worth much more than Championship players. Maybe they have a point. The players are of a higher quality so perhaps the games in the top-flight are better because there is a higher quality of football being played.
But, sometimes, the scrappy, open games are better for the neutral.
The atmosphere and fans play a massive part in all leagues and they can be the best thing about a football match. There are certainly more fans in the Premier League and bigger stadiums but the atmosphere isn't always better.
In the Premier League, there is normally three leagues in one. The Champions League battle, the mid-table/Europa league battle and the relegation dogfight. If you are in the mid-table region with nothing to play for at the end of the season, the atmosphere can seem to drop.
In the Championship, there is always something to play for. Last season there were three teams all battling for automatic promotion, five teams who could all get in the playoffs and six teams who could all have got relegated.
This meant that most teams had something to play for and the fans all knew that and the atmosphere was amazing in every game.
So often the Championship is overlooked and isn't concentrated on enough. There is a lot of good football in the Championship but not many people see this.
For the neutral, the Championship is very exciting as anyone can beat anyone and there is no clear favourite in matches.
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