Bristol City, Stoke City, Coventry City and Blackburn Rovers compared in table based on squad market values - gallery
Here's the 2023/24 Championship table if it was based on the squad market values
Bristol City have a clear transfer strategy and that is to make players that are profitable.
The reported £25m sale of Alex Scott to AFC Bournemouth was the most high-profile departure from the club this summer. He joined Antoine Semenyo, who made the move to the Vitality Stadium earlier this year, and whilst anyone would always want more for a player, it's a sizeable amount of money for two players who hadn't had any experience in the Premier League. There's no doubt that if Scott can avoid injuries and Bournemouth preserve their league status that he can live up to the early hype that has surrounded him so far in his career.
City's academy right now is the best asset they've got and a lot of their first-team comes from players who have come through the ranks. Sam Bell who is on England under-20's duty this week is another player off the production line whilst Tommy Conway was the clubs top scorer last season. Max O'Leary and Zak Vyner are a bit older but they've also been a part of the academy, and with all of them under long-term contracts, should City wish to cash in on them then they could earn them a lot of money like they did with Scott. Fans don't want to be seen as a selling club however, and there's a desire to keep hold of the best players that they've got.
Have you ever wondered however how City's squad market value might compare to their league rivals? The likes of Blackburn Rovers, Coventry City, Stoke City and Blackburn Rovers all have a different way of doing business, and it's interesting to see how their squad value stacks up.
With everything considered, here are the updated standings of the Championship 'squad values table', from the least valuable teams to the most, according to reputable website Transfermarkt.