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  Relegation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the sports leagues — especially soccer leagues — of many countries, relegation (or demotion) means the mandated transfer of the worst team(s) (usually the bottom three) of a higher league into a lower league at the end of the season.
Promotion and relegation have the effect of regularly rearranging the leagues according to the teams' playing strength, and also prevents the games of the not-so-good teams of each league from becoming boring towards the end of the season.
Relegation can potentially mean severe hardship or even bankruptcy for demoted clubs.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Relegation   (482 words)

  
 Relegation -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
One argument in favour of the (A continent (the third largest) in the western hemisphere connected to South America by the Isthmus of Panama) North American system is that the embarassment in coming last is often enough to cause bottom teams to play hard at the end of the season.
Another is that teams in lower grades often struggle financially, so relegation can potentially mean severe hardship or even (A legal process intended to insure equality among the creditors of a corporation declared in bankruptcy) bankruptcy for demoted clubs.
The following are the promotion and relegation rules for the English (Click link for more info and facts about Premier League) Premier League and (A league of football teams) Football League, to serve as an example:
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/r/re/relegation.htm   (459 words)

  
 Advisory Board of Directors:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Because deportation deprived of the right of citizenship, which was preserved notwithstanding the relegation.
Because deportation was always perpetual, and relegation was generally for a limited time.
Because deportation was always attended with confiscation of property, although not mentioned in the sentence; while a loss of property was not a consequence of relegation unless it was perpetual, or made a part of the sentence.
www.balticbankinggroup.com /bbgdicionary/Relegation.htm   (123 words)

  
 United States National Soccer Players Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
One of the most familiar terms in soccer is relegation, particularly at this time of the year.
Sounds like nasty business, and it is. Financially, soccer clubs that are relegated suffer a significant blow losing out on TV revenue which is one of the pillars of its well-being.
After they were relegated, they decided to sell a number of the top players to get their wage bill in line.
www.ussoccerplayers.com /resource_center/questions_answers/356966.html   (1947 words)

  
 Promotion Relegation Racing Systems   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
The key to promotion relegation systems is that the first few boats to finish in a heat are promoted to the next higher heat, and the last few boats are relegated to the next lower heat.
After the seeding races are finished and for the duration of the promotion relegation part of the event, the boats are shuffled a bit after each race.
Boats are assigned to a heat for the first race, and based on their finish in that heat, are then assigned to an appropriate heat for the next race, A, B, C, etc, depending on the size of the regatta.
www.amya.org /prorelsys.html   (3061 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - How to handle relegation and rare talents   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
The remaining Premier League schedule for the three teams with American players whose teams are most threatened by relegation (in parentheses are the scores of the teams’ first league meeting):
The relegation race is still muddy, but if Leeds United fails to beat Bolton on Sunday, four teams (Blackburn, Portsmouth, Everton, Tottenham) will celebrate another year of survival.
Relegation races also on the schedule, with bubble team Manchester City facing Newcastle (delay, noon ET Saturday) and Bolton hosting Leeds (delay, 2 p.m.
www.usatoday.com /sports/soccer/columnist/dure/2004-04-29-dure_x.htm   (2008 words)

  
 ESPN.com - SOCCER - Club in furious relegation battle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain -- John Toshack's third spell in charge of Real Sociedad came to an abrupt end on Monday night, as the Welshman was sacked as coach and general manager by the Basque club.
The decision to sack the popular Toshack came 24 hours after the club's 2-0 defeat at home to fellow relegation candidates Tenerife left the club back in the bottom three in the Spanish first division.
He managed to stave off relegation last season, eventually guiding the side to 13th, and hopes were high of rapid improvement this season.
espn.go.com /soccer/news/2002/0311/1349469.html   (442 words)

  
 Sportz Tawk: Birmingham City - Savage warns of relegation fight   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
The Blues have just one Premiership win to their name this term and Savage believes they must break that trend soon if they are to have any hope of challenging for a European place.
The arrival of big-name players in the summer has not had the expected impact on Blues and, after surrendering a two-goal lead in a 3-3 draw against bottom side Blackburn, Savage is beginning to worry.
Some of the sides that looked nailed on to get relegated are doing much better.
www.sportztawk.com /lastthreadpost7675.html   (508 words)

  
 The Voyageurs: Canadian Soccer Supporters - MLS / A League promotion/relegation?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
The battle to avoid relegation (and to gain promotion) can be immensely entertaining, and adds more entertainment to cellar-dwelling teams who would otherwise have nothing to play for.
But being relegated can have a massive financial impact on the owners, so they will never implement such a system.
Just think if the NHL had relegation when Harold Ballard had the Leafs, within a few years time they would have been playing in the OHL.
www.canadian-soccer.com /forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=6321   (1046 words)

  
 Quin Calls for End to Relegation Madness
Harlequins' chief executive Mark Evans yesterday added fresh fuel to the debate over automatic relegation from the Zurich Premiership, claiming it would be "madness" and "detrimental to the game" if an established club such as Newcastle or Bath lost their elite status at the end of the season.
We were in trouble last year and played our way out of it but had we been relegated half the non-playing staff would have lost their jobs and most of the players would have gone too."
Evans said that investment in grounds was essential to the long-term growth of the club game and was horrified at the increasing possibility of Newcastle and their chairman David Thompson suffering relegation, having ploughed £12m into redeveloping their Kingston Park headquarters.
www.buzzle.com /editorials/12-4-2002-31525.asp   (619 words)

  
 SIEPR Discussion Paper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
In most of the world, professional sports leagues use a promotion and relegation system, in which at the end of each season the worst teams in better leagues are demoted while the best teams in weaker leagues are promoted.
The research reported in this essay examines the economic effects of promotion and relegation, using data from English football (soccer), one of the oldest and most successful group of professional leagues in the world.
The paper concludes with an analysis of how promotion and relegation might be implemented in North American leagues.
siepr.stanford.edu /papers/pdf/01-16.html   (105 words)

  
 Bagan stave off relegation
Thrice champions Mohun Bagan survived anxious moments in the second half to stave off the ignominy of relegation with a 1-1 draw against Churchill Brothers in a ninth National Football League encounter in Kolkata on Wednesday.
Bagan finished the league with 23 points from 22 matches to take eighth place, while Churchill, who culled the same number of points as Bagan, joined SBT, Tollygunge Agragami and Vasco on the demotion list to the Second Division, because of an inferior goal difference.
However, there is talk of the AIFF revising its original policy of relegating four clubs and allowing them to continue in the premier league to ensure the participation of 16 teams in the next edition.
inhome.rediff.com /sports/2005/may/18nfl.htm   (282 words)

  
 Rugby Football Union - Promotion and Relegation Decision
Promotion and relegation between the Zurich Premiership and the First Division will remain on the basis of one automatic promotion and relegation place from season 2003/04 onwards it was decided on Monday 16 June.
The decision was made, by four votes to three, that automatic promotion and relegation will continue.
It was agreed by both PRL and FDR that the simple choice which the Panel had to make between a play-off and automatic promotion and relegation was not ideal.
www.rfu.com /index.cfm/fuseaction/RFUHome.News_Detail/StoryID/3616   (367 words)

  
 BigSoccer Boards - Relegation dogfight 2003/04
Seven teams remain in the battle to avoid direct relegation and/or relegation playoffs with 8 matches to play:
Talleres are still in the running for the championship at the same time (or at the very least a Copa SudAmerica spot), which makes this relegation format so interesting!
I assume its the same as last year (#19, 20 relegated directly; #17, 18 go to playoffs).
www.bigsoccer.com /forum/printthread.php?t=109227   (495 words)

  
 ESPN.com Soccernet Global: News - Barcelona avoid relegation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
World club champions Corinthians lost their ninth successive game in Brazil while Almagro, the club where Diego Maradona has been appointed general manager, remained bottom in Argentina after a 1-0 defeat by fellow strugglers Belgrano.
An 88th minute goal by Luis Gomez saved Barcelona, the country's biggest club, from relegation and, in an odd twist, qualified them for the final stage of the mind-bogglingly complex national championship.
Having missed last weekend's match, he said in advance that he would be unable to travel to Cordoba for Sunday's grim relegation battle.
www.soccernet.com /global/news/2000/1106/20001106samericaroundup.html   (852 words)

  
 Americans Abroad: Matarazzo helps Münster escape relegation zone in Regionalliga Nord.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Münster (8-12-11, 35 points) is presently 14th, one spot above the drop zone, but has only its superior goal difference to thank for its position above both the amateur sides of Schalke 04 and Hamburger SV.
The victory was the first for Elversberg (9-11-9, 38) in 2004 and moved the club to 15th in the table, one spot and one point from escaping the relegation zone.
Gibson and Lawson went the distance while Mason was replaced in the 60th minute.
www.soccertimes.com /americans/2004/may19.htm   (445 words)

  
 John Dewey [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
There are two important implications of this line of thought that distinguish it from the metaphysical tradition.
First, although inquiry is aimed at resolving the precarious and confusing aspects of experience to provide a stable basis for action, this does not imply the unreality of the unstable and contingent, nor justify its relegation to the status of mere appearance.
Second, the fact that the meanings we attribute to natural events might change in any particular in the future as renewed inquiries lead to more adequate understandings of natural events (as was implied by Dewey's fallibilism) does not entail that our experience of the world at any given time may as a whole be errant.
www.utm.edu /research/iep/d/dewey.htm   (5925 words)

  
 Sportz Tawk: Fulham - Coleman fears relegation battle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Fulham manager Chris Coleman warned his players that they could be facing a relegation battle this season if results don't improve soon.
They came away from Villa Park with nothing after goals from Nolberto Solano and Lee Hendrie ensured that the Cottagers' winless streak away from home continued.
Fulham are no world beaters but they should be doing better and finishing in the top 12 every season.
www.sportztawk.com /lastthreadpost7447.html   (491 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited Sport | Rugby union | RFU insists relegation goes ahead
The Harlequins chairman Charles Jillings is reportedly behind an attempt to offer each first division club £500,000 to vote against their champions being promoted at the end of the season.
"Automatic relegation from the Premiership is an enshrined principle as far as the RFU is concerned, and we would not stand idly by if asked to act."
The first division leaders Exeter have been reported to be willing to accept an offer not to go up, as well as the £750,000 compensation the champions would be entitled to if they failed to meet the entry criteria.
sport.guardian.co.uk /rugbyunion/story/0,10069,1418988,00.html   (306 words)

  
 CNN/SI - English Premier League - Southampton, Charlton move away from relegation - Saturday May 08, 1999 04:52 PM
At Villa Park, Charlton grabbed the lead and then lost it three times before Danny Mills fired the clincher in the last minute as Athletic defeted Aston Villa 4-3 to edge ahead of Blackburn, which lost 2-1 to Nottingham Forest.
"I was beginning to wonder if things were starting to slip away from us, but we have given ourselves a chance after most people before the start of the season predicted that we would be relegated by Christmas," he said.
During the match, Celtic striker Mark Viduka was sent off for misconduct, reportedly for spitting.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /soccer/world/news/1999/05/08/british_roundup   (1025 words)

  
 Americans Abroad: Cherundolo, Hannover put distance on relegation zone by blanking Schalke.
Hannover (11-15-6, 39 points) is tied for 11th place, five points clear of the relegation zone, in the crowded bottom half of the Bundesliga table.
In the third division, American midfielder Joe Enochs and VFL Osnabrück (17-6-7, 58), enjoying strong fan support, leads Regionalliga Nord by two points and appears to be heading back to the 2 Bundesliga.
In France, Troyes (6-20-10, 28) secured relegation from Ligue 1 with two games to play after losing in Lens 1-0.
www.soccertimes.com /americans/2003/may12.htm   (910 words)

  
 SignOnSanDiego.com > Sports -- Denmark avoids relegation at hockey worlds
INNSBRUCK, Austria – Denmark avoided relegation at the hockey world championships, defeating Germany 3-2 Tuesday on Kasper Degn's goal midway through the third period.
The Germans led twice and came close to tying the score with 25 seconds left when a shot hit the Denmark post after Germany pulled its goalie for an extra attacker.
In Group F in Innsbruck, two-time defending champion Canada played Ukraine, followed by Sweden against Latvia.
www.signonsandiego.com /sports/20050510-0756-hko-hockeyworlds.html   (215 words)

  
 The Mirror (London, England): Football: FADD'S NOT OVER JUST YET..; RELEGATION CRUNCH: MOTHERWELL v DUNDEE UNITED, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
MOTHERWELL boss Terry Butcher last night insisted that the club will not lose James McFadden even if they are beaten in today's relegation crunch with Dundee United.
The Fir Park club will be favourites to go down - assuming there is relegation at the end of the season - if they lose to Ian McCall's side this afternoon.
But although demotion to Division One would be a massive blow to Well, Butcher is still confident that they can hold on to Scotland's newest international.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:101090575&refid=holomed_1   (220 words)

  
 Cricket: Kent Push Northants Towards Relegation
England Under-19 bowler Simon Cusden left Northants staring relegation squarely in the face.
In spite of their stirring resistance on Sunday it would have required a miracle for Northamptonshire to score the world-beating 582 they needed to deny Kent, and it will now take another to save them from relegation.
Yesterday's chief executioner was the England Under-19 bowler Simon Cusden, who worked up a threatening pace in cool, misty conditions and logged career-best figures of four for 68 in urging Kent to victory.
www.buzzle.com /editorials/9-6-2004-58990.asp   (330 words)

  
 CNNSI.com - Soccer - World - Roundup: Barcelona escapes relegation - Monday November 06, 2000 01:36 PM
World club champion Corinthians lost its ninth successive game in Brazil while Almagro, the club where Diego Maradona has been appointed general manager, remained bottom in Argentina after a 1-0 defeat by fellow struggler Belgrano.
An 88th minute goal by Luis Gomez saved Barcelona, the country's biggest club, from relegation and, in an odd twist, qualified it for the final stage of the mind-bogglingly complex national championship.
Gomez's strike gave Barcelona, the only team from its country to have reached a South American Libertadores final, a 1-0 win over Macara.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /soccer/news/2000/11/06/sa_roundup   (917 words)

  
 ESPN.com Soccernet England: News - O'Leary: We're in relegation battle'
While a superb win at Lazio has left Leeds looking at a Champions League quarter-final spot, a dismal run of just two victories in nine Premiership matches means they are glancing nervously over their shoulders at home.
'I don't think we can duck the issue by saying we could be in a relegation fight - I think we are in it,' said Irishman O'Leary, whose star has risen dramatically since he took over from George Graham in October 1998.
'Victory would put us within three points of Leeds and if we are supposed to be in relegation trouble, then that puts them in a similar position,' said Haaland.
www.soccernet.com /england/news/2001/0113/20010113lufcolearymcfc.html   (315 words)

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