Ten Seasons Of Division Four History And What It Means For Season 11

Relegated Lokomotiv have never played a game in D4 until this season, so in that sense, they will expect to bounce straight back to D3.

Loko have been a fixture in D3

Celtic will be another relegated team hoping history is on their side. They have played just one season in D4 before. And finished first.

Lyon must have one of the worst records in Top 100. Almost every season has been worse than the previous one, and the general direction of travel has most definitely been downwards for this former D1 club.

New Lyon boss L H has his work cut out to stop the rot

Like Loko and Lyon, Sunderland also recorded their worst ever finish in Top 100 last season. New manager Warren Livesey will do well to prevent another drop into D5.

The rise and fall of the Rokerites

Of last season’s playoff losers, River Plate are well placed to make up for their end of season disappointment last time, and reach D3 for the first time in the club’s history.

River just missed out on a second consecutive promotion last season

Sao Paulo missed out in similar fashion to River Plate, and history suggests they will make the playoffs again, at least.

Sao Paulo have never finished lower than 5th in four seasons in D4

Of last season’s promoted teams, Marseille had a similar record of continual decline to Lyon’s up until S10.

Are OM back on the up?

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