Leicester Blows

It probably won’t help them much but, for the purposes of clarification, here is a list of just some of the teams that have spent at least some time in the bottom two divisions of the Football League: Sheffield Wednesday, Sheffield United, Nottingham Forest, Bristol City, Watford, Sunderland, Leeds United, Bolton Wanderers, Aston Villa, Middlesbrough, Manchester City, Portsmouth, Birmingham City, Stoke City, Wolverhampton Wanderers, West Bromwich Albion, Queens Park Rangers & Burnley. I could go on. In other words, Leicester City’s relegation from the Championship on Sunday afternoon was not the greatest tragedy in the history of football. In fact, considering the size of the club and the fact that that they have never won the championship or the FA Cup, it is something of a statistical anomaly that Leicester City, who were elected into the Football League in 1894, have never played below the second division before. It was a tense weekend across most of the Football League. Considering what an undignified chase the race to beg for the scraps from the Premier League trough had been, results over the last week or two hadn’t left the final day of the Championship as as ridiculous as it might have been, with Stoke City only needing a draw from their match against Leicester to guarantee second place behind West Bromwich Albion, who sewed up their first league title of...

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