The two tiers directly below Super League, the Championship and Championship 1—formerly the National Leagues until the 2009 addition of a French club to the previously all-British competition—still use the old top six system to determine which teams are promoted between its levels. Before the 2008 season, when Super League established a franchising system and ended automatic promotion and relegation in Super League, the National Leagues also used this system to determine the team that earned promotion to Super League. The top six system involves the following:
- Elimination Semi-final A: 3rd vs 6th (4th vs 7th in Championship 1)
- Elimination Semi-final B: 4th vs 5th (5th vs 6th in Championship 1)
- Elimination Final: Winners of Elimination Semi-final A vs Winners of Elimination Semi-final B
- Qualification Match: 1st vs 2nd (2nd vs 3rd in Championship 1)
- Final Qualifier: Winners of Elimination Final vs Losers of Qualification Match
- Grand Final: Winners of Qualification Match vs Winners of Final Qualifier (in Super League, at Old Trafford)
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... The Dutch football league consists of two fully professional leagues (Eredivisie and Eerste Divisie) one semi-professional level (Topklasse) and seven levels of amateur football leagues, the highest ... All the leagues are connected by a Promotion and relegation system, but in order to be promoted to the Eerste Divisie a club has to submit a solid business plan to be approved by the Royal Dutch Football Association ... The Football Association obliges every team from the two fully professional leagues to contract 16 players full-time, in order to keep these leagues fully professional ...
... The highest state based league is the Victorian Premier League ... The league below that is the Victorian State League Division 1 ... Below that, State Leagues 2 and 3 are split into North/West and South/East divisions ...
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Famous quotes containing the word leagues:
“By a knight of ghosts and shadows
I summond am to a tourney
Ten leagues beyond the wide worlds end:
Methinks it is no journey.”
—Unknown. Tom o Bedlams Song (l. 5760)
“Good news about someone never gets past the door, but bad news will travel a thousand leagues away.”