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[Albion] "Too good to go down"

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GREASED WEASEL

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Dec 10, 2017
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I think this is the one that is in my memory bank.....
7th at Christmas, pushing for Europe and then won only one of their last 20 games, finishing 20th.
Probably not 'too good to go down', but certainly went into a tailspin.

Despite losing striker Chris Sutton to Blackburn Rovers before the start of the season in England's first £5 million transfer, Norwich made a strong start to the season and seemed capable of reproducing their impressive form of the two previous seasons. By Christmas, they stood seventh in the table and looked good bets for a UEFA Cup place.

But then it all went wrong, after an injury to first-choice goalkeeper Bryan Gunn. Their final good result of the season was a 2-1 victory over title challengers Newcastle United on New Year's Eve and after that, the Canaries went into a sudden freefall, won only one of their final 20 league games (a 3-0 home win over Ipswich Town in the East Anglian derby which still kept them in 11th) and plunged into 20th place and relegation after a seven-match losing streak followed by a draw - ending their nine-year tenure in the top flight just two years after they had narrowly missed out on the league title.

Yes,that was the 94-95 season,went down with 43 points

However 10 years earlier 84-85,they actually got relegated with 49 points

Needless to say,they came straight back up

Tottenham finished bottom of the league 76-77 with 33 points in old money (today that would've been 45)
 


GREASED WEASEL

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Dec 10, 2017
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Yes,that was the 94-95 season,went down with 43 points

However 10 years earlier 84-85,they actually got relegated with 49 points

Needless to say,they came straight back up

Tottenham finished bottom of the league 76-77 with 33 points in old money (today that would've been 45)

Played more games

:facepalm:

As you were
 

vagabond

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May 17, 2019
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Brighton
"Too good to go down"

They had a lot of experienced players (for once, not usually their style). Matthew Upson, Tal Ben-Haim, Wayne Bridge, Kieron Dyer, Boa Morte, Hitzlsperger, Benni McCarthy.. players who had either just failed somewhere or were on their way down.

Oh that’s not the team I’m referring to... That one was standard relegation fodder.

This is going back a little more (2003).

This team had unreal talent: Michael Carrick, David James, Joe Cole, Ian Pearce, Jermain Defoe, Trevor Sinclair, Glen Johnson, Paolo Di Canio, Les Ferdinand, Freddie Kanoute and Steve Lomas. Maybe even Frank Lampard just before he went to Chelsea.

Absolutely incredible that team were relegated. Good reminder that anything’s possible.
 

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