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Finnan: Pain of relegation never leaves you
He's toasted triumphs in the Champions League, FA Cup and European Super Cup. He's worn winners' crowns from the first division, second division and third division. Steve Finnan, far right, has been synonymous with success, glory and fulfilling footballing dreams.
But it's the painful scars of relegation which refuse to heal, even to this day. And the 33-year-old has no intention of opening old wounds now he's back in the Premier League with Pompey. Nor does he think he will do.
Finnan made 216 appearances during a trophy-laden Liverpool career. He also won two promotions with Fulham and one with Notts County.
Yet, it was with the latter club where he also experienced the agony of relegation for the first and only time in his career.
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