The 7 Biggest Clubs Never to Have Played in the Premier League (Part 3)
G'day tribe. Over the last few days I've written about the biggest clubs never to have played in the Premier League. I've counted down from Tranmere Rovers. The closest they have gotten to the Premier League is through big fan and Premier League referee Mike Dean.
Then there is Port Vale who holds the record for most seasons in the Football League without reaching the top tier! Luton Town almost made the Premier League this year and they got relegated just before the top division turned into the Premier League.
Notts County is the oldest professional football club in the world and alongside Luton were also relegated before the Premier League's first season. Plymouth Argyle are from the biggest city in England never to have hosted a team in the top division.
So let's now take a look at the final two biggest clubs never to have played in the EPL.
2. Bristol City
Bristol is one of the biggest cities in England and Bristol City is one of the biggest clubs never to have played in the Premier League. They're one of the best supported clubs outside the top division.
Founded in 1894 Bristol City have spent almost it's entire history playing in either the second or third tier of English football. The last time the club played in the top division was in 1980 before the Premier League era began.
1. Preston North End
Preston North End were the first team to win a league title in 1888-89 and they went back-to-back the next season. Unfortunately they're the only club to have won the top flight of English football and have never played in the Premier League.
Throughout the 2000's Preston North End had failed four times during the play-offs for Premier League promotion. The club lost the 2001 and 2005 play-off Finals to Bolton and West Ham respectively. Preston North end remains the biggest Clubs Never to Have Played in the Premier League.
On this day in 2005 we beat Preston to win the Play-Off final! 🙌 pic.twitter.com/0fwXvis3yf— West Ham United (@WestHam) May 30, 2019
Source: Originally posted on Twitter by @WestHam
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