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Unlikely English club that has never been relegated

There is one club in the English Football League that holds the proud record of never having been relegated in its more than 100 years of existence. The club’s identity may come as a surprise.

Although the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton, Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur have never been relegated from the Premier League, they have all suffered the drop in their earlier days.

So which is the club that holds this unique record? The unlikely location is a small Lancashire seaside town on the Irish Sea — unfashionable League One strugglers Morecambe FC.

The club, nicknamed the Shrimps, was founded in 1920. Over the years they played primarily in the Lancashire Combination and Northern Premier league but eventually in 1995 won promotion to the old Conference, now the National League.

After losing in the play-offs a couple of…

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