relegation

La Liga

Saviour Galca released by Espanyol

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Madrid (AFP) Espanyol escaped relegation from La Liga this season but have decided against prolonging the contract of Constantin Galca, the interim coach that saved them, the Spanish club said on Friday.

Galca took over from Sergio Gonzalez last December with the club mired in a relegation struggle, and eventually lifted them to a 13th place finish, five points above relegation.

Saviour Galca released by Espanyol

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Madrid (AFP) Espanyol escaped relegation from La Liga this season but have decided against prolonging the contract of Constantin Galca, the interim coach that saved them, the Spanish club said on Friday.

Galca took over from Sergio Gonzalez last December with the club mired in a relegation struggle, and eventually lifted them to a 13th place finish, five points above relegation.

Friends and losers

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In 1994 Deportivo stood on the verge of winning the Spanish league in the last round of the league. Instead, they failed to defeat Valencia at home (with an infamous missed penalty by Miroslav Djukic), which gave FC Barcelona the Championship. Today FC Barcelona, sure of the title, was playing for nothing against a Deportivo side that needed at least one point to stay in the top league.

English Premier League

Ashley vows to make amends for Newcastle’s relegation

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London (AFP) Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has written an open letter to his relegated club's supporters in which he promises to restore them to the Premier League at the first attempt.

The Magpies were condemned to the Championship on Wednesday for the second time in Ashley's tenure after a dismal season on Tyneside.

Ashley vows to make amends for Newcastle’s relegation

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London (AFP) Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has written an open letter to his relegated club's supporters in which he promises to restore them to the Premier League at the first attempt.

The Magpies were condemned to the Championship on Wednesday for the second time in Ashley's tenure after a dismal season on Tyneside.

Newcastle ‘devastated’ at relegation, apologise to fans

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London (AFP) Newcastle United's managing director issued an apology to fans after relegation from the Premier League, saying the club were "devastated" and "truly sorry".

Bitter north-east neighbours Sunderland's 3-0 win at home to Everton on Wednesday was enough to put Newcastle in the Championship as they were consigned to the dreaded drop alongside Norwich City and Aston Villa.

Newcastle ‘devastated’ at relegation, apologise to fans

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London (AFP) Newcastle United's managing director issued an apology to fans after relegation from the Premier League, saying the club were "devastated" and "truly sorry".

Bitter north-east neighbours Sunderland's 3-0 win at home to Everton on Wednesday was enough to put Newcastle in the Championship as they were consigned to the dreaded drop alongside Norwich City and Aston Villa.

NBCSN’s new video celebrates the drama of relegation [VIDEO]

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Relegation is not for the faint of heart. It can be a cruel mistress. But, for the neutral, it's a fascinating part of the world's most beautiful sport that adds so much suspense in the final weeks of a season.

Not surprisingly, NBC Sports Group has latched on to the interest in the race to avoid relegation by releasing a brand-new commercial to promote its coverage.

NBCSN’s new video celebrates the drama of relegation [VIDEO]

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Relegation is not for the faint of heart. It can be a cruel mistress. But, for the neutral, it's a fascinating part of the world's most beautiful sport that adds so much suspense in the final weeks of a season.

Not surprisingly, NBC Sports Group has latched on to the interest in the race to avoid relegation by releasing a brand-new commercial to promote its coverage.

Norwich vs. Chelsea predicted lineups and team news

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Chelsea will aim to continue their good run of form when they play relegation threatened Norwich at Carrow Road on Tuesday (2:45pm ET kickoff on Premier League Extra Time on US TV).

The Blues triumphed at Southampton last Saturday where a late winner from Branislav Ivanovic sealed the victory for Guus Hiddink's men, their second consecutive league win for the first time this season.

Norwich vs. Chelsea predicted lineups and team news

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Chelsea will aim to continue their good run of form when they play relegation threatened Norwich at Carrow Road on Tuesday (2:45pm ET kickoff on Premier League Extra Time on US TV).

The Blues triumphed at Southampton last Saturday where a late winner from Branislav Ivanovic sealed the victory for Guus Hiddink's men, their second consecutive league win for the first time this season.

3 reasons for Aston Villa supporters to be optimistic if they’re relegated

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With no FA Cup thisweekend and coming off the back of a 6 nil drubbing against Liverpool in the Premier League, Aston Villa's shockingly bad season continues to roll on and relegation seems inevitable.

Eightpoints separate them from the rest of the trailing pack and points are urgently needed if the Villa are to perform the greatest escape.

3 reasons for Aston Villa supporters to be optimistic if they’re relegated

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With no FA Cup thisweekend and coming off the back of a 6 nil drubbing against Liverpool in the Premier League, Aston Villa's shockingly bad season continues to roll on and relegation seems inevitable.

Eightpoints separate them from the rest of the trailing pack and points are urgently needed if the Villa are to perform the greatest escape.

Chelsea vs. Newcastle United predicted lineups and team news

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The threat of relegation may be gone but Chelsea continue to dwell in the bottom half of the table coming into this fixture.

The Blues have picked up only two league wins and six draws since Guus Hiddink took over which is not good enough for a club with top four aspirations.

Indeed, they are now a massive 17 points behind fourth-placed Manchester City which must mean that their top four hopes are all but gone for this season.

Chelsea vs. Newcastle United predicted lineups and team news

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The threat of relegation may be gone but Chelsea continue to dwell in the bottom half of the table coming into this fixture.

The Blues have picked up only two league wins and six draws since Guus Hiddink took over which is not good enough for a club with top four aspirations.

Indeed, they are now a massive 17 points behind fourth-placed Manchester City which must mean that their top four hopes are all but gone for this season.

CHELSEA EXODUS - No surprise to the speculation however, there's a long way to go.

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With Guus Hiddink admitting that at present, relegation could be a realistic threat this season based on our league position and current form, the press have moved into overdrive talking of a mass Chelsea exodus at the end of the season. There is still a long way to go between now and then.

As with any side struggling in the Premier League in addition to the threat of no Champions League football next season, there is always going to be increased speculation over their immediate futures and all sorts of rumours will appear between now and the end of the season.

OPINION - Should Chelsea fans consider relegation as a realistic possibility?

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It's a question that needs to be asked, should be asked and something we do have to seriously consider. Should we as Chelsea fans be worried about the possibility of relegation this season??

Someone once said of Brian Clough's Nottingham Forest, "They are too good to down". What happened?

CHELSEA RELEGATED - Is it a realistic threat Yes or No?

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It's a question that needs to be asked, should be asked and something we do have to seriously consider. Should we as Chelsea fans be worried about the possibility of relegation this season??

Someone once said of Brian Clough's Nottingham Forest, "They are too good to down". What happened?

Here’s A Reality Check On Newcastle’s Relegation Fight

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Things are looking a lot more positive at Newcastle since our great comeback against Manchester United onTuesday night in what was one of the best games seen in the Premier League this season. And coupled with Jonjo Shelvey and HenriSaivet coming in it has lightened the mood considerably this week.

Why Crystal Palace are the team to watch out for in 2015-16

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Under Tony Pulis, Crystal Palace became a difficult, resilient team to play against. After Pulis came to the club, Palace not only survived relegation but instead comfortably finished in mid-table. Therefore, it was a huge surprise to see Pulis depart the club ahead of the 2014-2015 season. Palace did not trust Pulis with transfers, which was fair given many of his transfer decisions at Stoke City.

Why Crystal Palace are the team to watch out for in 2015-16

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Under Tony Pulis, Crystal Palace became a difficult, resilient team to play against. After Pulis came to the club, Palace not only survived relegation but instead comfortably finished in mid-table. Therefore, it was a huge surprise to see Pulis depart the club ahead of the 2014-2015 season. Palace did not trust Pulis with transfers, which was fair given many of his transfer decisions at Stoke City.

The Relegation Savior Fallacy

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Just before the summer transfer rumor tradewinds pick up, another gust blows in another Spring rarity: the relegation savior. Every April across Europe, clubs at the bottom of the table claw, elbow, scratch, pull hair, and do anything and everything to avoid relegation. As if written in stone, the bottom three must take the drop.

Premier League Relegation: The Battle at the Bottom Revisited

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Premier League Relegation: The Battle at the Bottom Revisited - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Back in January we looked at the relegation picture and how the season may be shaping up. Now, with less than 10 games to go for most teams, and a couple of managerial causalities later, we take a look at the situation at the foot of the table once more.

Why QPR Should Stick With Chris Ramsey Even If They Get Relegated

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Why QPR Should Stick With Chris Ramsey Even If They Get Relegated - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Queens Park Rangers 2-1 defeat at the hands of Hull City last Saturday may have looked like just another away loss for the struggling Premier League outfit, but the game signaled a change in approach from the West London side.

Sunderland And Villa Dragged Into Relegation Fight

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There were two game tonight with teams fighting against relegation and the teams that won were the ones that were lower in the league before the game. Steve Bruce Hull have 4 points from last two games Sunderland became the team that broke QPR's 11 game losing streak away form home as they went [...]

Premiership 2014-2015 Top 4 Finish & Relegation Odds

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At this stage in the season the 2014-2015 Premiership title race seems to have boiled down to just two clubs: current leaders Chelsea and second place Manchester City. There is little to choose between the two squads and both their games against each other have ended in 1-1 draws. Chelsea are slight favourites as they have the cushion of a five point lead and coach Jose Mourinho has never lost a championship when his team had the lead at the turn of the year.

Premier League Relegation: The Battle at the Bottom

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Premier League Relegation: The Battle at the Bottom - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The battle at the bottom is as tight as ever this season, and at this stage at least eight teams are scrapping for their lives in the Premier League. We take a look at the sides from 12th to 20th and see who's best equipped to ward off the drop.

Memories of Supporting Stoke City With My Father

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Unlike most soccer fans, I can't really remember my first Stoke game. My first clear memory of watching Stoke was against Middlesbrough at Vale Park, and then having a season ticket in 1977 in the Butler Street Stand. Relegation, inevitably, soon followed.

So, basically, I was introduced to the Potters after a visit to our strange, unfriendly rivals and then being forced to sit in probably the only roofless stand in Britain at that time, and watch us get relegated.

Crystal Palace to Tour United States This Summer

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One of the great success stories of this year's Premier League campaign is coming to the United States this summer.

Crystal Palace were the odds-on favorite for relegation after the club only took four points from its first 11 matches. Their next move was to cut ties with manager Ian Holloway and bring in the experienced Tony Pulis.

POLL: Highway to The Relegation Zone

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The English Premier League is hurtling towards an exciting final two weeks. With most of our attention affixed to the top three and their no holds barred struggle to stay perched at the top of the league come May 11th, we mustn't forget the grueling battle at the other end of the table. In a Kenny Loggins fueled fury, I can't help but hum the tune of "Danger Zone" when thinking of the bottom five clubs.

The Rest

Potential Sounders targets on European relegation chopping block

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This weekend marks the grand finale for several top leagues across Europe wherein championships are crowned, and basement dwellers are relegated to a lower division.

Happy MLS Transfer Deadline Day! Or, MLSTDD! And how better to celebrate such an exciting occasion than by pointing out the misfortune of the few, the sad, the relegated!

Chelsea Manager continues to focus on the possibility of relegation this season than the mistakes he has made.

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I am getting increasingly frustrated and becoming bored of Guus Hiddink and his press conferences ahead of our games now. The reason I say that is because he continues to harp on about how he saved our season and guided us away from relegation rather than focus on the mistakes he has made in the biggest games of our season.

‘It Lies At My Feet And Nobody Elses’ – Aston Villa Owner Randy Lerner Issues Statement Taking Full Responsibility For Relegation

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Aston Villa's much-loved owner Randy Lerner has issued a statement to the fans today in which he takes full responsibility for the club being relegated from the Premier League in such dismal fashion.

Posted on the official Villa website and titled 'Note to Supporters', Lerner's statement reads thus:

A nagging sense of inevitability set in against Leicester City despite the late lead we enjoyed.

The Newcastle Board – A Study In Incompetence

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If Rafa Benitez can save us now from relegation then it will qualify as a real miracle the second of his career after what happened in Istanbul in 2005 with the distressing news tonight that Rob Elliot has sustained a knee injury playing for Ireland and the injury looks a bad one. People [...]

Homegrown – August 2015

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On this month's Homegrown with our hosts, Dan and Jay: We decided to see how good or bad our MLS preseason predictions with less than half the matches left to play. The summer transfer window has closed, what does the lack of US player movement mean to MLS? NASL Commissioner..

Kit and Fulham’s Regression

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In December I (timmy not rich) wrote about how Fulham were doing quite well under new manager Kit Symons. Naturally, things regressed almost immediately. Sorry.

The playoffs, which at the time seemed within reach but required the amazing run to continue, are gone. Relegation looks closer in comparison.

Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris admits he is worried about relegation

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Tottenham 'keeper Hugo Lloris has admitted he is worried about relegation after the club's poor form this season. Spurs have lost an...

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Experten auch in der Zukunft noch uneinig: Ist der HSV abgestiegen?

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Experten auch in der Zukunft noch uneinig: Ist der HSV abgestiegen?

Steigt der Hamburger SV jetzt ab oder nicht? Diese Frage beschäftigt nicht nur viele Fans, sondern auch das ZDF Sportstudio. Um diese Frage zu klären, wurde zwei halbwegs bekannte Nasen in die Zukuft verbannt, wo sie dann eine Rückblick in die Gegenwart machen dürfen.

Americans Abroad: Weekend Preview

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Time is winding down on many of the European seasons, and that means a good chunk of the focus will turn towards relegation battles.

Jozy Altidore and Sunderland are involved in one of the more interesting ones, and they will need a big performance in order to keep themselves in the safety zone.