After a tough grueling pre-season, newly promoted play-off winners Crystal Palace have become the first team to be relegated from the Premier League - without playing a game.
The relegation was confirmed by every single newspaper columnist making predictions and every single betting tipster employed in the bookmaking industry.
Eagles manager Ian Holloway, never one to be short of an outrageous comment, admitted his team lacked that cutting edge, but was disappointed that the teams lack of actual match play and historical record of being relegated straight back to the Championship every time they have been promoted to the Premier League was been a contributing factor in convincing the armchair experts. He added they will be back stronger.
The experts selected Palace just in front of Hull City Tigers and Stoke City.