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Tea Leaf: Hamburg Fan Steals Entire Goalpost After Watching Team Escape Relegation Zone On Final Day (Photo & Video)

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An 88th-minute winner fromLuca Waldschmidt was enough to keep Hamburg out of the relegation pictureon the final day of the Bundesliga season.

The club have never been jettisonedfrom Germany's top tier, though they've comeperilously close in recent years, twice having to win the relegation play-off game (in 2013/14 and 2014/15) to stay up by the skins of their collective teeth.

Retro Football: Alan Ball Drops Monumental Clanger That Sees Man City Relegated From Top Flight, 1996 (Video)

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'Twas on this day in 1996 that Man City manager Alan Ball suffered a fateful instance ofnominative determinism by dropping a bollock so dense and decisive that it ultimately saw his side jettisonedfrom what was then known as the Premiership.

Having left Southampton in slightly acrimonious circumstances to take over at City the summer previous, cruel fate subsequently ensured that Ball found himself vying against his old team as the 1995/96 relegation battle went down to the wire.

Let’s Hear It For… Hull City Coach Marco Silva!

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Hull City were rock bottom of the league when little known, little fancied Marco Silva (forren) replaced Mike Phelan (British) at the beginning of January.

All the usual apprehensionwas expressed over the 39-year-old Portuguese coach'sappointment his tender years, his supposedly iffygrasp of English, his relatively limited prior experience, and of chief concern for Paul Merson and his ilk the fact that if we've never heard of 'im, how could 'epossibly know the league, Jeff?

Arsenal

Down to the Wire.

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The Hammers cowardly capitulation at the hands of Liverpool has put a slight dampener on tonight's challenge, but as Micky rightly points out, the Fat Lady has yet to sing.

I have never experienced the depression of relegation with Arsenal, neither have you. We have no idea what it must be like to feel like Sunderland fans and probably never will, for that we must be thankful.

Which midfield pair will Arsenal start against Hull?

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You might think that Arsenal should be thinking about all out attack for the home match against| Hull City in the Premier League tomorrow. Even though the relegation threatened club have been on the up recently and have won games against both Liverpool and Man United in the last few weeks, their success has been [.

English Premier League

Middlesbrough and Sunderland in the Championship

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Tuesday's soccer news starts with Middlesbrough's relegation. A 3-0 loss to Chelsea made their drop to the Championship official with two games left to play. That fills two of the three relegation spots in this season's Premier League, with 18th-place Hull City still battling to stay up at the expense of 17th-place Swansea, 16th-place Crystal Palace, or an unlikely scenario involving the 14th or 15th-place teams.

Hull claim spoils in relegation shoot-out

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Kingston upon Hull (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Hull climbed out of the bottom three of the Premier League for the first time since October and pushed Middlesbrough closer to relegation with a vital 4-2 home win on Wednesday.

Marco Silva’s side trailed to Alvaro Negredo’s opener, but Lazar Markovic equalised before Oumar Niasse and Abel Hernandez put Hull in control at the KCOM Stadium.

Hull claim spoils in relegation shoot-out

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Kingston upon Hull (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Hull climbed out of the bottom three of the Premier League for the first time since October and pushed Middlesbrough closer to relegation with a vital 4-2 home win on Wednesday.

Marco Silva’s side trailed to Alvaro Negredo’s opener, but Lazar Markovic equalised before Oumar Niasse and Abel Hernandez put Hull in control at the KCOM Stadium.

Shakespeare warns Leicester to beware sting in tale

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Craig Shakespeare refused to declare Leicester’s survival battle won despite leading his team into the top half of the Premier League table.

Shakespeare’s team moved to 10th place after a 2-0 victory against Sunderland on Tuesday that left beleaguered Black Cats boss David Moyes looking doomed to relegation.

Allardyce’s Crystal Palace edge Middlesbrough in relegation scrap

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London (AFP) – Former England boss Sam Allardyce oversaw just his second Premier League win in nine games as Crystal Palace edged relegation rivals Middlesbrough 1-0 at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

Injury ravaged Palace started the day level bottom with Sunderland on 19 points, but climbed clear of the drop zone by leapfrogging Hull, Leicester and Boro as they snapped a five home-game losing streak.

Allardyce’s Crystal Palace edge Middlesbrough in relegation scrap

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London (AFP) – Former England boss Sam Allardyce oversaw just his second Premier League win in nine games as Crystal Palace edged relegation rivals Middlesbrough 1-0 at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

Injury ravaged Palace started the day level bottom with Sunderland on 19 points, but climbed clear of the drop zone by leapfrogging Hull, Leicester and Boro as they snapped a five home-game losing streak.

Ranieri hopes Cup success revives Leicester

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Claudio Ranieri hopes Leicester’s FA Cup victory against Derby can provide a springboard to ease the spluttering champions’ relegation fears.

Ranieri’s side got a welcome boost as they moved into the last 16 of the FA Cup with a 3-1 win in a fourth round replay at the King Power Stadium on Wednesday.

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.

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Bernat nets as Bayern relegate Darmstadt

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Berlin (AFP) – Spain defender Juan Bernat netted the only goal of the game as champions Bayern Munich beat Darmstadt 1-0 on Saturday, a result that confirmed their opponents’ relegation.

Bayern, Bundesliga champions for the fifth year in a row, were made to work for victory at the Allianz Arena and Torsten Frings’ Darmstadt might have snatched a point, but Hamit Altintop’s late penalty was saved.

Ranieri pays the price as Leicester fairytale turns sour

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London (AFP) – The anguished tone in Kasper Schmeichel’s voice told the story of the turmoil gripping Leicester as the Premier League champions slumped into a relegation crisis that triggered Claudio Ranieri’s brutal sacking on Thursday.

“We’re the reigning champions and quite frankly it’s been terrible.

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.

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‘It’s The Worst Moment Of My Life’ – Ben Gibson, Middlesbrough’s Homegrown Captain, Takes Relegation Extremely Hard

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While it hardly came as a turn up for the books, Middlesbrough were relegated from the Premier League after getting themselves steam-rollered by Chelsea on Monday night.

The result, coupled with a season of lamentably insipid displays, appears to have taken it's toll on Boro's homegrown captain, 24-year-old defender Ben Gibson, who was understandably beside himself by the end of the evening at Stamford Bridge.

‘Yes, I’ll Be In Charge Next Season’ – Sunderland Fans Rejoice As David Moyes Vows To Honour Contract

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Smashingnews for fans of miserable football being played by miserable people, David Moyeshas all but guaranteedthat he'll be staying on at Sunderland next season.

The Black Catshad their relegation to the Championship confirmed last weekendcourtesy of a dour 1-0 home defeat against Bournemouth, but Moyes insists he retains the backing of owner Ellis Short.

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..