THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

16 August ~ Newly promoted Hull City travel to Stamford Bridge this weekend to take on a Chelsea side aiming for their first Premier League title since 2010. When the two teams met towards the end of the 1976-77 season, however, it was promotion from the second division that Chelsea were celebrating, with numerous pitch invasions. The Blues had been relegated two years earlier, just four years after lifting the Cup-Winners Cup, as financial instability ravaged the club. Hull, meanwhile, were cruising towards a mid-table finish in their 11th consecutive season in the second tier, though in commentary Brian Moore reassuringly asserts that they had "always been just beyond the clutches of relegation".

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