After yesterdays look into who will be packing their bags for the nPower Championship, it is only fair to look at the other side of the spectrum and see who will be cashing in their estimated £90 million payday and joining the ranks of England’s elite football clubs.
- Cardiff City:
Craig Bellamy in the house bitches! Good for Cardiff City. Feel good story of the year. This will be Cardiff City’s first spell in the Premier League since they were founded in 1899. I guess good things can happen when you have a Malaysian Billionaire named Tan Sri Vincent Tan Chee Yioun funding all of your actions since 2010. That also has to be the silliest name that I’ve ever heard, but this is not the time or place for that. Goodwork Cardiff.
- Hull City:
After two years in the Championship, it looks as though Hull City will be making their return to the Premier League for the 2013-2014 Campaign if they can hold off the 4 other squads who are nipping at their heels.
- The Field:
There are 4 other squads who look to be making the nPower Championship Playoff for the final promotion spot.
- Crystal Palace
- Nottingham Forrest
- Leicester City
I could really care less about Waford and Nottingham Forrest, however Crystal Palace and Leicester City get me all types of excited in terms of them joining the EPL.
I don’t know if my reasoning for liking Leicester City is justified. In 2009, I was at a
bar pub in London and a busload of Leicester City fans came stumbling into the door and lit the place up. It was one of the most fun nights I’ve had in years, and I credit this all to their nutjob fans who for some reason were really entertained at the fact that I was an American.
And I would have to say that it’s pretty obvious why I’m mostly in favor of Crystal Palace making the Premier League. These cheerleaders are blowing up all over the interwebs. Everyone on earth loves them and their silly antics. I know literally nothing about Crystal Palace as a football club, but I know all about their adorably hot and peppy cheer squad. Maybe that’s their business plan? I don’t know, and quite frankly, I don’t really care. I feel like if Crystal Palace makes it to the top flight, they will have to split up the £90 million evenly and give half of the money to the actual team and the other half to the cheer squad so they can make some solid offseason acquisitions.