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Road to Glory and Fallen Giant Clubs


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Swansea, Northampton, wolves, Man City, villa, Sunderland, Sheffield wed, Southampton, Sheffield Utd, Bradford, Barnsley, Coventry, Swindon, Pompey, Blackpool  : all those have fallen at least to the third tier from the highest.

swansea, Pompey, villa, Sunderland, Man City, wolves, Southampton, Bournemouth, Blackpool, have all gone the other way, too. Probably there's a few more. Those are from memory.

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10 minutes ago, Genie said:

I think Ashley Williams may have played in all 4 divisions for Swansea (might be wrong)

Don't think so. Leon Britton, Alan Tate and Gary Monk all did though.

 

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There are a few interesting ones further afield too.

Fallen giant in France.  Stade de Reims.  Runner-up to Real Madrid in the '56 & '59 European Cup finals.  Gave France most of its '58 world cup team including Just Fontaine.  Other than a solitary league cup in '91 they haven't won anything since a league title in 1962.  Now largely a yoyo team currently sitting top of Ligue 2 and still one of the most popular teams in France owing to their history and links to the national side.

RasenBallsport Leipzig in Germany.  Red Bull's latest plaything have made short work of going from the German 5th tier (09/10) into the top flight.

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58 minutes ago, rodders0223 said:

Leeds were never a big club.

Look, I hate them with a passion, having lived here all my adult life. But they were massive (and really, still should be). 

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Leeds have been a big club since the mid 60s, we have been a big club since the late 1800s. Leeds still are a big club who have been down on their luck for a few years. Anyway didn't wolves go all the way down to the 4th? They were one of the best club sides this country has ever seen back in the 50s where they were very dominant, and played to very big crowds.

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3 hours ago, BOF said:

There are a few interesting ones further afield too.

Fallen giant in France.  Stade de Reims.  Runner-up to Real Madrid in the '56 & '59 European Cup finals.  Gave France most of its '58 world cup team including Just Fontaine.  Other than a solitary league cup in '91 they haven't won anything since a league title in 1962.  Now largely a yoyo team currently sitting top of Ligue 2 and still one of the most popular teams in France owing to their history and links to the national side.

RasenBallsport Leipzig in Germany.  Red Bull's latest plaything have made short work of going from the German 5th tier (09/10) into the top flight.

Villarreal and Parma made great rises back in the day

sadly Parma will probably have to do it all again :(

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Napoli went down to Serie C, not by playing though. Something with financial reasons. 

Paderborn are doing a fall in German football now. 16th in Bundesliga 3 and they were in the top division two years ago.

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On 13/10/2016 at 15:39, BOF said:

There are a few interesting ones further afield too.

Fallen giant in France.  Stade de Reims.  Runner-up to Real Madrid in the '56 & '59 European Cup finals.  Gave France most of its '58 world cup team including Just Fontaine.  Other than a solitary league cup in '91 they haven't won anything since a league title in 1962.  Now largely a yoyo team currently sitting top of Ligue 2 and still one of the most popular teams in France owing to their history and links to the national side.

RasenBallsport Leipzig in Germany.  Red Bull's latest plaything have made short work of going from the German 5th tier (09/10) into the top flight.

In Germany, Darmstadt also. And in Spain Deportivo used to be one of the best teams.

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