When it comes to being in the Premier League for the 2017/18 season, Newcastle United will be in quite exclusive company.

Of the 30 clubs relegated in the last 10 season (2006/07 – 2015/16), only 5 (6 if Reading or Fulham come up through the play-offs) will be playing in the top tier next season.

Newcastle will join West Brom, West Ham, Watford and Burnley in the Premier League, all clubs that have a PL relegation in the last 10 years.

In fact there will be as many PL relegated clubs in the bottom two leagues, with Blackburn, Charlton, Portsmouth and Wigan in League One, whilst Blackpool will be League Two once again unless they win the play-offs.

Newcastle are one of seven clubs to have had a yoyo existence, experiencing two Premier League relegations in these past 10 seasons.

Under Rafa Benitez, hopefully he can instigate an era where relegation fears can become history and we can start looking up/forward once again.

Premier League relegations in past 10 seasons:

2 Birmingham, Burnley, Hull, Newcastle, Norwich, QPR, Reading

1 Aston Villa, Blackburn, Blackpool, Bolton, Cardiff, Charlton, Derby, Fulham, Middlesbrough, Portsmouth, Sheffield United, Watford, West Brom, West Ham, Wigan, Wolves

Divisions where the PL relegated (2006/07 – 2015/16) clubs will be playing in 2017/18:

Premier League: Burnley, Newcastle United, Watford, West Brom, West Ham

Championship: Aston Villa, Birmingham, Bolton, Cardiff, Derby, Fulham, Hull, Middlesbrough, Norwich, QPR, Reading, Sheffield United, Wolves

League One: Blackburn, Charlton, Portsmouth, Wigan

League Two: Blackpool (in play-offs so could still go up)

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  • Toon fan

    Newcastle have hardly had a yo-yo experience. Relegated twice in 25 years does not count as that.

    • Leazes Ender

      United are a yo-yo club again under this owner…. the respite was short lived under the thieving Halls and Shepherds….

  • glassjawsh-got-banned

    Fun stats. Not that they really mean anything significant.

  • Leazes Ender

    By ‘Top Tier’ you mean ‘second tier’ Jack…. the top tier is out of bounds for the foreseeable future… the top tier comprises of the European Places…. and we have a Brexit owner…… meanwhile….

    ….in a suburb of scouseland far far away our deified Manager engages in a love-in to cement his ties with another club…..

    …We will be getting Jack….Jack!

  • Sing in the Leazes

    Just seeing the name Newcastle in the same list as those other clubs makes me feel bad. What a sorry bunch! Are we really the same sort of team as Watford? Burnley?
    What are we doing here?
    How did it come to this?
    Disgrace.
    Pardew out!
    Seriously though, it’s been all very well watching Rafa drag us out of this quicksand division with a run of calculated if uninspiring performances… and after the last decade under Ashley we are just grateful for the wins…
    But if we don’t stabilise as a top 6 club we need to take a long hard look at what the fekis is wrong here.
    Have you SEEN our club man?
    We’re immense!
    What did Keegan and Robson have that set them apart?
    They believed in NUFC. Deep down they could feel the giant asleep.
    The rest only saw us as a paycheck or a page on their CV. Mid table… long way ‘ap norf’… why not?
    Hopefully Rafa hearing his name sung all the time might have got the hairs on the back of his neck tingling…