6 of the Most Impressive Runs from Obscurity to Premiership in EPL

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6 of the Most Impressive Runs from Obscurity to Premiership in EPL
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English football still takes a lot of criticism for its long history of "Big Four" dominance, with vocal supporters of smaller clubs wondering if they'll ever have a legitimate shot at the ultimate English title.  But even as a handful of those traditionally less-impressive sides begin to show that they intend to be taken seriously, the stigma may never be broken.  

But there's another story here altogether that is often forgotten, because in its long existence, English football has written its share of underdog stories into the pages of history as well.  These stories, such as Notthingham Forest's incredible run under Brian Clough to win promotion into the top tier and eventually take both the English and European titles, have given the little teams hope.  

Since the inauguration of the Premier League, similar stories have not been absent.  Here are a few of the most impressive and motivational stories of clubs that have battled from the depths of obscurity to win a coveted position in the Premier League.

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