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BOTTOM OF THE PREMIER LEAGUE AT CHRISTMAS.. AND ROBBO'S ONES WHO GOT AWAY.

2000/01 Bradford City FFinished 20th

Manager Chris Hutchings Christopher "Chris" Hutchings (born 5 July 1957 in Winchester, England) is an English former footballer and now manager, currently in charge of Wigan Athletic, having taken over from the previous manager Paul Jewell, under whom Hutchings was assistant manager.  was given the boot after just 12 games and replaced by Jim Jefferies Jim Jefferies (born November 22, 1950 in Musselburgh, East Lothian) is the Scottish football manager of Kilmarnock F.C..

Also a former player, whose defensive versatility often counted against him in the attacking Hearts team in the 1970s, Jefferies has enjoyed considerably
, but Bradford equalled Swindon's unwanted record low of five wins in a season to finish bottom of the table.

2001/02 Leicester City Finished 20th

Peter Taylor lasted until September Until September is a 1984 romantic drama set in France. It stars Karen Allen as an American tourist in Paris who falls in love with a married Frenchman (Thierry Lhermitte). External links  before being replaced by Dave Bassett David "Harry" Bassett (born 4 September 1944 in Bishop Auckland, County Durham) is an English football manager. He is currently unemployed, after leaving Southampton F.C. following the appointment of George Burley. , but a four-month winless run ended with relegation. The Foxes did beat Spurs 2-1 in the last match played at Filbert Street.

2002/03 West Ham Utd Finished 18th

Glenn Roeder's talented squad were relegated despite finishing the season with 42 points. Condemned to the drop after Bolton beat Middlesbrough on the final day. Roeder was also battling with a brain tumor Brain Tumor Definition

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2003/04 Wolves Finished 20th

After a 20-year absence from the top flight, Wolves did not win any of their opening seven league matches. Despite a famous 1-0 home win over Man United in January, Dave Jones's side failed to win an away game all season.

2004/05 West Brom Finished 17th

The Baggies mounted the great escape by beating the drop despite being bottom at Christmas. Gary Megson was replaced by Bryan Robson and he guided them to safety as they beat Pompey 2-0 on the final day (left).

2005/06 Sunderland FFinished 20th

Sunderland set an unwanted record of finishing the season with a record low of 15 points. Mick McCarthy was sacked in March and replaced by Kevin Ball, but defeat to United on April 14 officially relegated them.

2006/07 Watford Finished 20th to The Hornets lasted just one season back in the top flight. Aidy Boothroyd's men had to wait until November for their first Premier League victory. Watford won just five games all season to drop out of the elite.

2007/08 Derby County Finished 20th

Derby set a new record low points tally after managing just 11 all season. Billy Davies was sacked in November and replaced by Paul Jewell, but the luckless Rams were officially relegated on March 29.

2008/09 West Brom Finished 20th

Despite wins over Man City and Spurs towards the end of the campaign, West Brom went down. Manager Tony Mowbray was hailed for his exciting brand of football and Baggies fans even paid tribute to him on final day.

2008/09 Portsmouth FFinished 20th

Cash-strapped Pompey lost their first seven Premier League games and Paul Hart was given the boot. Avram Grant came in, but apart from the first week of the season, when they were 19th, the club never moved off the bottom.

2010/11 West Ham Utd Finished 20th

Boxing Day 2010 provided some respite for the Hammers - a 3-1 win at Fulham lifted them off the bottom. But with Avram Grant at the helm (see Pompey previous season) they ended the season in last place.
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
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Date:Dec 26, 2011
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