2009 has been a turbulent year for many football teams in England.
Insolvency, administration worries, points deductions, 'sheiky takovers', revolving doors and other various high-profile scandals have dominated column space in the media.
So, who has had an 'annus horribilis', and who will have been sipping their sherry with a serene sense of satisfaction today?
Some, such as Harry Redknapp and Cristiano Ronaldo have been in the papers for both the right and wrong reasons. For Gianfranco Zola and Jimmy Bullard, a change of fortune in 2010 can't come quickly enough!
This article looks at some of the winners and losers of 2009...feel free to add your candidates!