The Premier League saw its first two casualties for the 2013/14 season. Both Cardiff City and Fulham find themselves in a position where it is mathematically impossible for both teams to escape the relegation zone after abysmal performances from both teams sealed their fate.
Fulham saw their side slump to a horrendous 4-1 defeat at the hands of Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium. Felix Magath's team never really got going and The Potters capitalized on that.
This is the first time in 13 years that Fulham have been relegated from England's top division and The Cottagers will be hoping to bounce back next season.
Former Fulham manager Rene Meulensteen was interviewed recently, and on the show he stated that Fulham do need to rebuild the squad.
He feels that the aging squad is good for experience, but that it would work against them defensively especially towards the end of matches. If youth is what Fulham need, one must wonder why members of the Under 21s failed to get that much match time considering the fact that they've been in the top half of the league for most of the season and managed to attain a finish of fifth overall.
Cardiff City failed to take advantage of the tumultuous situation at St James Park and will be disappointed with their performance as The Bluebirds crashed out of the Premier League after only a season in the top flight.
The Cardiff City defence looked really shabby for the most part and the three goals that they conceded seemed only fitting of a team that are making the drop.
Hopefully Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be able to implement his style of things in his first full season in-charge in August as The Bluebirds hope to bid for a place in England's top Division once more.
Both teams alongside Norwich City are trying their best to remain in the league through legal means however.
The three teams at the bottom of the league are unhappy with the fact that Sunderland was just fined for fielding an ineligible player on four different occasion, and are hoping that the Black Cats will have points docked which essentially could make way for one of those three teams to remain in the league.
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