There is no quality whatsoever in the division following the promotion of West Ham and Southampton. Put a few results together and suddenly a team will be top of the table and heading for the Premiership. Of course, what happens following promotion is another matter, as Reading and Southampton are proving. Southampton spent big in the summer but a return of just three points to date shows how difficult it is when you move from Sunday League football, packaged as "the Championship," and the real thing. West Ham have tucked away 8 points already but hard times probably lay ahead.
Had the Leeds takeover happened earlier, they could have walked this division because it is truly crap. No wonder the Arabs see money making potential from buying into the club. Sign half a dozen decent players in the summer and, with parachute payments in place, the return for a season up followed by relegation are huge.