Chaos and calm in the Championship: why does silliness rule so supremely?

It’s the barmy league where anyone can beat anyone; where all 24 teams seem to finish within about 10 points of each other. The one the serious gambler steers well clear of. 

In the league of chaos, the trick is not to be chaotic yourself. Be as dull as possible, in fact. If you’ve got a few capable administrators with above-average word processing and database skills, and you stick with managers and maintain a relatively consistent tactical philosophy, you can reasonably expect be at the upper end of the cramped list of contestants. 

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