Wednesday 18 August 2021

League One fans have the highest promotion expectations

Football fans are notorious for having excessive expectations for their team, but curiously their expectation level varies by division.   I looked at the Fan File forecasts in Four Four Two and counted how many fans anticipated a top six finish (seven in League Two).

League One fans are the most optimistic and Championship fans the most pessimistic.   14 League One fans (58 per cent) forecast a finish at least in the play offs.   The figure for League Two was similar, 13 (54 per cent).

However, the Championship figure was just six (25 per cent).  In the Premier League it was also six or 30 per cent.

Given that League One has a number of competitive sides and is thought to be a difficult league to get out of, this is surprising.

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