Transfer talk

Vultures circling the relegation firesale

July 14, 2011
By Norman Hubbard
Few sporting bodies display the same ruthless exploitation of failure as the Premier League. The survival of the fittest automatically entails a struggle for those who have suddenly fallen on hard times. For those expelled from the inner sanctum of the elite, their departure tends to be made all the more difficult as an inferior party of players are left to regroup in the Championship and few clubs are as prone to pruning as those who assumed they were assured of remaining at the top.

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