Not every story within the Premier League necessarily has a happy ending. In fact, for some of these men, it seemed to finish before it even had a chance to begin.
Usually however, this was for good reason.
Many view the English top flight as one of the best leagues in the world, but have a flick through this lot and tell me if you still feel quite so strongly about saying that in future.
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