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With Burnley gone, is long-ball football dead in the Premier League?

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Premier League sides in that mould have always been an endangered species, but perhaps now they are completely extinct.

With the obvious exception of Burnley supporters themselves, few Premier League watchers will have shed a tear at their relegation from the top flight in May after six seasons among the big boys.

At the highest level, long-ball football is probably dead.

But were Burnley actually the last old-school side?

It’s notable that almost everyone from 13th place down in the 20-team division played long-ball football — the exception being Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth, then in their first Premier League campaign.

Are the days of long-ball football finally over?

He was dismissed in November, however, with Pulis returning to Premier League football after half a season away.
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