Premier League Preview 2011-12

New kids on the block

August 10, 2011
By Mark Lomas
After the champagne ran dry and the party poppers were expended following a trio of promotion celebrations in May, new Premier League clubs QPR, Norwich and Swansea immediately set about readying themselves for the 2011-12 campaign, determined to ensure that they do not suffer the same fate that has befallen 26 sides since the inception of the Premier League: an immediate return to the second tier.

If history is anything to go by, it is reasonable to expect that at least ...

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