Written by Ben Sledge Produced by Tifo Studios

In 1990, Millwall were relegated from the old First Division. Six years later, they suffered a second relegation to English football’s third-tier. Months before that second demotion, they’d pulled off what had been thought a transfer-coup, completing the loan signings of Vasili Kulkov and Sergei Yuran, two Russian internationals, from Spartak Moscow.

Within a year, they’d be in administration and they become an early caveat of the cost of chasing the Premier League dream.


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