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Footysphere

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Footysphere is Against League 3 and supports the campaign against Greg Dyke’s crackpot idea to introduce ‘B’ teams into the English Football League set-up.
This proposal demonstrates that the people who administrate the English game serve only the interests of a minority of moneyed clubs plying their trade in the English Premier League. This minority care nothing for the well-being of the game outside their own spheres of self-interest and greed.
Lots has been written on just why the ‘B’ team idea is plain wrong. Here are three perspectives from a fan, a club and a former player.
The Fan - B Teams | The Blue and White Fanzine
The Club - FC United’s response to Greg Dyke’s FA Commission
The Player - B, or not to B? That is the Question | David Preece

Footysphere is Against League 3 and supports the campaign against Greg Dyke’s crackpot idea to introduce ‘B’ teams into the English Football League set-up.

This proposal demonstrates that the people who administrate the English game serve only the interests of a minority of moneyed clubs plying their trade in the English Premier League. This minority care nothing for the well-being of the game outside their own spheres of self-interest and greed.

Lots has been written on just why the ‘B’ team idea is plain wrong. Here are three perspectives from a fan, a club and a former player.

English Football - Consecutive Seasons

Have you ever wondered which clubs have spent the most consecutive seasons in each of the four professional English football divisions?

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1919 and all that

  • Plenty of shenanigans in the football world at the end of World War I. When the league started back up after the wartime break the Football League decided to increase the first division to 22 clubs. Custom and practice in cases of league expansion was to re-elect the bottom two clubs whilst promoting the top two clubs from Division 2.
  • So, both Chelsea & Spurs who had finished 19th and 20th respectively at the end of the 1914/15 season were expecting to keep their top flight places. Chelsea kept their place but Spurs were relegated and replaced by Arsenal who had finished 5th in the 2nd division below Barnsley and Wolves in 3rd and 4th. Yes, that’s right Arsenal nicked Spurs first division place due to all sorts of skullduggery.
  • Read entertaining versions from both North London camps here ..

from the Arsenal corner | from the Spurs corner

English Football - Level 4 Consecutive Seasons

Which clubs have had the longest run of consecutive seasons in the fourth level of English football?

This table shows all the clubs who have played at level 4 of English football, currently called League Two, ordered by their longest run of consecutive seasons at this level. Stats do not include the wartime periods of 1915/19 and 1939/46 when the league programme was suspended. Correct as of 2009/10.

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English Football - Level 3 Consecutive Seasons

Which clubs have had the longest run of consecutive seasons in the third level of English football?

This table shows all the clubs who have played at level 3 of English football, currently called League One, ordered by their longest run of consecutive seasons at this level. Stats do not include the wartime periods of 1915/19 and 1939/46 when the league programme was suspended. n=Division 3 North. s=Division 3 South. Correct as of 2009/10.

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English Football - Level 2 Consecutive Seasons

Which clubs have had the longest run of consecutive seasons in the second level of English football?

 This table shows all the clubs who have played at level 2 of English football, currently called the Championship, ordered by their longest run of consecutive seasons at this level. Stats do not include the wartime periods of 1915/19 and 1939/46 when the league programme was suspended. Correct as of 2009/10.

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English Football - Top Flight Consecutive Seasons

Which clubs have had the longest run of consecutive seasons in the English top flight?

This table shows all the clubs who have competed in the English top flight ordered by their longest run of consecutive seasons. If (when) Everton avoid relegation this season 2009/10 they will equal Sunderland’s run of 57 consecutive seasons. The stats do not include the wartime periods of 1915/19 and 1939/46 when the League programme was suspended. Correct as of 2009/10.

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