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8 Premier League Clubs That 18-Year-Olds Don't Remember Being Premier League Clubs

8 Premier League Clubs That 18-Year-Olds Don't Remember Being Premier League Clubs
By Mikey Traynor Updated

You're old. Accept it.

You remember Mustapha Hadji, Efan Ekoku, and Guy Whittingham (well maybe not), but there are a full batch of legal adults that now don't.

Not only will these obscure names that you pulled out of a pack of Merlin's Premier League stickers (or got used to their fake name instead of their real one thanks to Sensi Soccer) be forgotten as the new wave of fully grown football fans have so many more options than to watch re-runs of Premier League Years... But some of the clubs will be forgotten as well.

We've picked out 8 clubs that to people above the age of roughly 25 will be fondly remembered as Premier League cannon fodder (as well as the off-European surge), but will be totally forgotten by those who are under 20...

Coventry City

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4fAGZLjVDU

Last Premier League appearance: 00/01
Players worth reminding the youth about: Mustapha Hadji, the Dublin/Huckerby strikeforce, John Salako, teenage Robbie Keane.

Coventry City represent what every fan fears for their club when they get relegated from the Premier League. If you fail to return to the top flight at the first go it can get tougher and tougher, and the Sky Blues never could manage to return, instead dropping down to League One and facing difficulties at board-room level.

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Sheffield Wednesday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwA70CQem3g

Last Premier League appearance: 99/00
Players worth reminding the youth about: Marc Degryse, Regi Blinker, Des Walker, Benito Carbone.

The clip of Paulo Di Canio pushing referee Paul Alcock is pretty much the only thing that younger football fans have to remind them that Wednesday were once a mainstay of the top-flight. And that's a slap in the face of their fabled UEFA Intertoto Cup campaign of 95/96.

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Swindon Town

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AhahsAXpGE

Last Premier League appearance: 93/94
Players worth reminding the youth about: Jan Åge Fjørtoft.

Their only season in the Premier League involved relegation and a record-setting concession of 100 goals. Not much else to be said really, but at least they had a go.

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Oldham Athletic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRMflxYNueg

Last Premier League appearance: 93/94
Players worth reminding the youth about: Graeme Sharp?

Best known for being Paul Scholes' local team, and for having sold Denis Irwin to Manchester United for £625,000, they managed two seasons in the top flight before disappearing down the divisions.

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Ipswich Town

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLHnfkOkzrU

Last Premier League appearance: 01/02
Players worth reminding the youth about: Chris Kiwomya, Marcus Stewart, Matty Holland, Titus Bramble, Finidi George

Borderline, but unless a particular 18-year-old was sat in front of a telly watching MOTD every week they would have missed the Tractor Boys taking on Europe having finished in a stunning 5th...before being relegated due partly to the strain the UEFA Cup put on their squad.

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Barnsley

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdJE3S2AgyM

Last Premier League appearance:
Players worth reminding the youth about: Neil Redfearn, Eric Tinkler, Jan Åge Fjørtoft once again.

Another one-season-wonder that went straight back down never to be heard of again was Barnsley, although they seemed to make more of an impression than Swindon Town. Maybe that's recency bias.

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Wimbledon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixhM7L7680g

Last Premier League appearance: 97/98
Players worth reminding the youth about: The entire 'Crazy Gang', Jason Euell.

With the welcome news that AFC Wimbledon recently overtook MK Dons for the first time in the club's history, we may see the actual real Wimbledon team back in the big league in the future, but for now, it's all about remembering the likes of Vinnie Jones, Marcus Gayle, Dean Holdsworth, John Fashanu etc. Some great names.

Bradford

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14sio4FweNw

Last Premier League appearance: 00/01
Players worth reminding the youth about: Dean Windass, Gunnar Halle, Robbie Blake, Dan Petrescu.

Beat Liverpool on the final day to stay up in their first ever Premier League season, but went down as the bottom side the next year. Also famous for conceding that incredible Paul Scholes goal, a volley direct from a corner.

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