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Life at the bottom of league football

The new season of the big-money Premier League is under way, but what is life like for clubs at the other end of the spectrum?

Lancashire club Accrington Stanley is still probably best known for a milk commercial from the 1980s.

More than 20 years on from that advert, the League Two team has the league's smallest revenue and relies on most members of staff doing more than one job - even manager and former Premier League star James Beattie helps out with the cleaning.

After Saturday's loss to Bury, Accrington are now bottom of the table, having secured just one point from their first three games.

BBC News spent a day with the team and their support staff to see how they keep things running.

Video journalist: Dan Curtis

  • 18 Aug 2013
  • From the section UK
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