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Southampton, Crystal Palace and West Brom all went into the final day in the relegation zone but with a chance of survival.
Since 1995/96, the meekest relegation fights have been (in terms of games played before the drop was confirmed): | 2007/08: Derby - 32 games | 2015/16: Aston Villa - 33 (?
Relegation is a scary word for most football fans but every season three teams have to face this adverse occurrence in each of the big five leagues.
Simulating future broadcasting revenue flows, we find that, on average, over six seasons an "unlucky" relegation from the 2013-14 EPL will have an extra cost of about 13 5m [euro].
The Blues players get the party started |in front of the travelling fans after their thrilling escape from relegation at the Reebok Stadium.
This took place at the Abbey Stadium against relegation rivals Cambridge United and, after a goalless first half, City completely fell apart after the break to lose 5-0.
Relegation will ensure there will be no permanent deal for the former England left-back.
The club will try to persuade Martin O'Neill to replace Grant if they manage a miracle and escape relegation.
SEB LARSSON has admitted: "I'm sick of relegation battles.
Larsson has become a specialist at coping with relegation pressure, and said: "It's not nice.
I was amused to read David's comments that he would rather his side suffered relegation every other season than be like Middlesbrough," he said.
David is a good friend but I can only assume relegation has affected his thinking a little.