UK time is: 12:17:41
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Second season syndrome?

Teams that have been relegated from the Championship in their second season.

2007/08 - Colchester

2006/07 - Luton Town

2005/06 - Brighton

2004/05 - all teams survived their second season.

2003/04 - all team survived their second season.

2002/03 - all teams survived their second season.

2001/02 - all teams survived their second season.

Judging from the statistics the idea of second season syndrome is a relatively recent happening.
In Luton Town`s first season in the Championship they finished in 10th place but succumbed to relegation in their second season and have since dropped into League Two having suffered being in administration.
And most recently Colchester United had a fine first season at this level finishing in 10th place but promptly flopped to the bottom of the league to go down last season having lost some of their best players (Jamie Cureton and Chris Iwelumo) the previous summer.
We will have our work cut out to put a halt to the pattern emerging over the last three seasons in the Championship. And key to this surely is holding on to our better players as Colchester failed to do and found to their cost.
Let`s hope that gloom and mist surrounding the syndrome keeps well clear of the seaside this coming season and we can enjoy many more years in the top two tiers of English football.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The journalist

Writer: TangerineLordy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday June 4 2008

Time: 11:40AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Well we at Colchester certainly do know about second season syndrome. We missed Wayne Brown, our centre-back, the most. So keep hold of Kaspars Gorkss!
StevieG Col U
Report Abuse
04/06/2008 12:37:00

Well we at Colchester certainly do know about second season syndrome. We missed Wayne Brown, our centre-back, the most. So keep hold of Kaspars Gorkss!
StevieG Col U
Report Abuse
04/06/2008 12:37:00

We will stay up,i have no doubt about that aslong as we can keep hold of our players apart from Wes as we already know that he is off
smiffysbk3
Report Abuse
05/06/2008 13:46:00

We will stay up,i have no doubt about that aslong as we can keep hold of our players apart from Wes as we already know that he is off
smiffysbk3
Report Abuse
05/06/2008 13:46:00

With a few players looking like they will be leaving you will certainly need to invest some money.
dazza71
Report Abuse
06/06/2008 20:26:00

With a few players looking like they will be leaving you will certainly need to invest some money.
dazza71
Report Abuse
06/06/2008 20:26:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Blackpool Articles

Hyland training with Blackpool (Thursday January 29 2015)

Pool chasing Potts (Thursday January 29 2015)

Blackpool MotM Against Watford (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Legear Moves On (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Pool attempt to send back Lewis (Tuesday January 27 2015)

Rothwell In, No O'Donnell (Tuesday January 27 2015)

Meet the Ref : Brighton and Hove Albion (Tuesday January 27 2015)

Rothwell joins Blackpool (Tuesday January 27 2015)

Ticket News: Blackburn Rovers (Monday January 26 2015)

Clark Embarrassed By Watford Defeat (Sunday January 25 2015)

Archived Blackpool Articles

List All Vital Blackpool Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. premier 1 325
2. Bear1951 297
3. SeasideEssexXile 171
4. Layton_Seasider 141
5. BobHatton 123
6. Albert Ramsbottom 122
7. SmartBloke 97
8. Hastings 86
9. whitey1942 78
10. SaskPool 73

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Reading 27 8 7 12 -11 31
19. Brighton 27 6 11 10 -5 29
20. Rotherham 27 6 11 10 -10 29
21. Leeds Utd 26 6 8 12 -11 26
22. Millwall 27 5 9 13 -19 24
23. Wigan 27 4 9 14 -10 21
24. Blackpool 26 3 7 16 -29 16

Breaking League News

McClaren Delighted With Bent
Derby County : 29/01/2015 11:00:00
Hyland training with Blackpool
Blackpool : 29/01/2015 10:54:00
Pool chasing Potts
Blackpool : 29/01/2015 10:40:00
Clarke: I want to sign a forward
Reading : 29/01/2015 10:00:00
Any Previous? - Ipswich Town v Wigan Athletic
Wigan : 29/01/2015 09:44:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Blackpool v Brighton
Suggested By:  
Blackpool win 1%
Brighton win 66%
Draw 33%