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Fulham captain Tom Cairney lifts the Sky Bet Championship trophy. Photo: Clive Rose/Getty

Fulham captain Tom Cairney lifts the Sky Bet Championship trophy. Photo: Clive Rose/Getty

Fulham captain Tom Cairney lifts the Sky Bet Championship trophy. Photo: Clive Rose/Getty

In 2018 Fulham were promoted to the Premier League. In 2019 Fulham were relegated from the Premier League. In 2020 Fulham were promoted to the Premier League. In 2021 Fulham were relegated from the Premier League. In 2022 Fulham were promoted to the Premier League.

You would not need to be an expert member of the Nphet modelling group to forecast how this pattern might develop next season. Following promotion, Fulham’s third in five years, the club’s Twitter account was inundated with photographs of yo-yos, an object that ought to be the best selling item of merchandise at the club shop. One cynic offered commiserations, claiming it was “a sad night for Fulham as their 2022-23 relegation is confirmed”.


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