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Season


Regular Season:

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Format:

24 teams, each plays the others twice - home and away - for a total of 46 games each, over 46 game weeks.



Scoring points:

3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.



Table order:

1. points won; 2. total goal difference; 3. total goals scored; 4. points in head-to-head matches; 5. goal difference in hth matches; 6. goals scored in hth matches; 7. play-off.



Relegation to the league:

3 teams from Premier League



Promotion from the league:

1-2 place: promoted to Premier League

3-6 place: enter Promotion Play-off for 1 place in Premier League



Relegation from the league:

22-24 place: relegated to League One



Promotion to the league:

3 teams from League One





Promotion Play-off:

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Format:

4 teams from the Regular Season contest one place in Premier League in a knockout format.



Semi-finals:

Teams are paired according to their Regular season standings:

3rd vs 6th;

4th vs 5th.

Winners are decided over two legs.

The higher placed teams from the Regular Season host the second legs.



Tie-breakers for the Promotion Play-off Semi-finals:

1. aggregate score from the two legs, 2. extra time, 3. penalties.



Final:

The two Semi-finals winners meet each other with the winner becoming the Promotion Play-off winner.

Winner is decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.

The match is played at a neutral venue.


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