Durham Times Column: Would staying in the division really be worth celebrating?

This week’s column comes from Craig Clark.


AS Sunderland slipped into the bottom three on Saturday, it felt very much like last season was happening in reverse. Championship football loomed large for much of the 2013/14 campaign, whereas a slow, seemingly irreversible decline in recent months has led to what feels like certain relegation this term. Sometimes it’s easier to propel yourself from the bottom than it is to drag yourself out of quicksand.


If there is a team in the division capable of pulling off their own great escape, it appears to be Leicester City, who have launched themselves from the foot of the Premier League table and out of the relegation zone on the back of a fine run of form. Their team has heart, spirit, pace and crucially goals in it.


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