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Only happened twice in Premier League history – Newcastle United set to help make it three

4 years ago

In 25 years of the Premier League it has only happened twice.

In this 26th season, Newcastle United can help make it three times.

The rise from the Championship to the Premier League is the most lucrative in World football.

It is also the most hazardous.

On only two occasions have all three promoted clubs survived that first Premier League season.

Huddersfield and Brighton were considered cannon fodder by many.

With Mike Ashley refusing to properly back Rafa Benitez, it condemned Newcastle to the near certainty of a relegation fight.

However, the three clubs are showing every sign of repeating the success of the class of 2001/02 and then 10 seasons later in 2011/12.

In 2000/01, Fulham were title winners in the Championship and came up with Blackburn and Bolton.

In the 2001/02 Premier League season you had:

10th Blackburn (10 points clear of relegation)

13th Fulham (8 points clear)

16th Bolton (4 points clear)

Then 2010/11 in the Championship you had QPR champions, coming up with Norwich and Swansea.

In the 2011/12 Premier League season you had:

11th Swansea (11 points clear of relegation)

12th Norwich (11 points clear)

17th QPR (1 point clear)

Last year of course, Newcastle were top of the Championship and came up with Brighton and Huddersfield.

The current Premier League table showing:

12th Brighton (6 points clear of relegation)

13th Newcastle United (4 points clear)

15th Huddersfield (3 points clear)

Whilst all we are bothered about is Newcastle United, once our safety is assured I would definitely like to see Chris Hughton stay up, whilst Huddersfield as well have given it a good go and I would be quite to see the likes of West Brom, Palace, Stoke, West Ham etc go down instead.


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