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Fighting for survival

August 13, 2012
By James Tyler


Previewing all 20 English Premier League teams is a labor of love, mainly because some of these teams make it so hard to love them. Where some clubs perennially frustrate rabid fan bases with baffling underachievement (here's looking at you, Liverpool), others can't possibly think about playing tiki-taka, given that their top-flight lives hang in the balance every weekend.

And so it's here we begin this journey through the murky, moneyed Prem: the quintet of teams fighting ...

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