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Top five: Rise and fall clubs

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Blackburn went from 19th in Division 2 to Premiership champions in four years. (©GettyImages)
Blackburn went from 19th in Division 2 to Premiership champions in four years. (©GettyImages).

Nothing warms the heart like a true underdog story - a club rising from the darkness to storm up the leagues and take their rightful place in the limelight.

And nothing seems more inevitable than the underdog's eventual plummet back to the (albeit relative) depths of football obscurity.

Here GMS lists the top five English clubs to come from apparently nowhere, only for their short stay to be over before it really begun.

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