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There are three main competitions in English football: The league, FA Cup and Carling Cup.

The league (including the Premiership) is a pyramid system of four divisions with 20+ teams in them and play on a weekly basis with games also often being held in the week as well. The best few teams get promoted to the division above and the worst get relegated to the divison below. Promotion is slightly more complex as there is a playoff system. For example in the Championship (division below Premiership) two go up automatically, while the four teams below them battle it out in a semi-final type system where the winner becomes the other promoted team. Below the league is non-league, traditionally this is where the part timers (as opposed to the league which is professional) play, but this has been blurred in the last decade or so as many non-league teams (especially former league teams) are professional. Still, it's considered to be the doldrums as the football is poor, the facilities are poor and the media coverage is almost non-existent even in this country.

The FA Cup is the primary cup competition which is open to every league and non-league team in England. Many qualifying rounds of games between non-league sides are held before the first round proper when the teams from the bottom two league divisions enter. As the third round comes the Premiership and Championship teams come in and then it is a straight knockout until the final.

The Carling Cup was known as the League Cup, it's not known that today because technically the Premiership isn't part of the football league (although most fans refer to it as such). It's a normal knockout competition with all teams bar the Premiership sides entering in at round one. The Premiership sides not in European competitions (i.e. Champions League) come in at round two while teams involved in Europe enter at round three.

You can read more about these here:

The league

Premiership

Non-league

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Carling Cup
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Scunny 1 Colchester 1

Grant (38) (Scunny)
Grant sent off (43) (Scunny)
Gillespie (74) (Colchester)

If Bobby Grant wasn't such a pillock we would have won that game. Still no league game without victory so far this season. emoticon

In my haste I forgot that Chelsea and Hearts didn't play this weekend because of International football. Their fixtures before refer to next week's games.

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Scunny V Sheffield Utd (0-2)

Sunderland V Chelsea (0-1)

Inverness V Hearts (0-1)
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Scunyn 1 Sheff Utd 1

Barcham sent off (25) (Scunny)
Dagnall (45) (Scunny)
Evans (72) (Sheff Utd)

We would have won that game if it wasn't for the referee. That was never a sending off, I have reviewed the footage several times and I still can't see what was wrong with it, but the player feigned injury and they were the bigger club, so it's understandable that a weak referee would be swayed. To make things worse one of their players does a dangerous two footed tackle from behind on one of ours without getting near the ball and escapes with a yellow card. Pfft, it's the inconsistency that gets you the most. It was a demolition job before then.

Argh, still no victory for us in the league this season. On the positive side our first 11 looks strong and all our new signings are impressive. We're the football is sensational (for our level), it's a joy to watch. We're League One's Barcelona. emoticon

Sunderland 1 Chelsea 2

Terry (18) (Chelsea)
Sturridge (51) (Chelsea)
Ji (90) (Sunderland)

Inverness 1 Hearts 1

Tade (50) (Inverness)
Elliott (81) (Hearts)

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Midweek results:

Rochdale 1 Scunny 0 (league)

Kennedy (59) (Rochdale)

Chelsea 2 Bayer Leverkusen 0 (Champions League)

David Luiz (67) (Chelsea)
Mata (90) (Chelsea)

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Walsall V Scunny (2-2) (Today) (League)
 
Hearts V St Mirren (2-0) (Today) (League)

Man Utd V Chelsea (2-1) (Tomorrow) (League)

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Walsall 2 Scunny 2

Chambers (22) (Walsall)
Thompson (78) (Scunny)
Grigg (83) (Walsall)
Ryan (90) (Scunny)

Hearts 2 St Mirren 0

Hamill (43 pen)
Mair own goal (70) (Hearts)

Man Utd 3 Chelsea 1

Smalling (8) (Man Utd)
Nani (37) (Man Utd)
Rooney (45) (Man Utd)
Torres (46) (Chelsea)

That was some game, Chelsea could have got something if they were more clinical with their finishing, unlucky Giv. I wanted Chelsea to win for you and because I dislike them (as do most non-Man Utd supporters due to their arrogant fans and Fergie). I'll never know how Torres missed that open goal! I was in shock.
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Weekend's fixtures:

Scunny V Yeovil (2-0)

St Johnstone V Hearts (1-2)

Chelsea V Swansea (3-0)
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Since it's been a bit hectic for me lately, I'll just guide you to the relevant websites that give the scores and tables for the AG teams. It hasn't been great for Scunny it has to be said, we lost 2-0 at home yesterday to Hartlepool complete with an absolutely dire performance. It looks like we have another relegation battle on our hands and our manager is clueless.

Scunny results

Chelsea results

Hearts results

League One

Premiership

SPL
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It's not going well for either Scunny or Chelsea. After dropping down a division last season I thought Scunny would be able to hold their own in League One, but apparently I was wrong. We're in another relegation dogfight, we could be three divisions below the Premiership next season when we were one division below last season. It's a joke, we have a manager that has failed to improve our attack and relies on negative football, when our style has always been focused on positive, attacking football. We've always had a poor defence and a strong attack, but obviously Knill is clueless to this, despite his promise for attacking footy when he joined. It doesn't help that our chairman refuses to back managers with any cash despite the fact that the club is not in debt and made a hefty profit last season. All money gets spent on new boxes for the executives and such like.

Chelsea have a young, inexperienced manager, to tell you the truth I was sceptical of Andre Villas-Boas when he first arrived, I thought he would be too young to handle the big egos there like Terry, Drogba and Torres. Still, all is not lost, they might have a chance of Champions League football next season since Arsenal seem to be stuttering too.

After a good start Hearts seem to be slipping too, they haven't had a league win since mid-January.
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