So Germany have won the World Cup. Which means that, since the resumption of the World Cup after World War II, they have won every World Cup held in a year ending with the number “4”, except for 1994 (winning it in 1990 instead). Germany (or West Germany before re-unification) have won the World Cup in 1954 (in… Continue reading Years Ending With …
Incidences of English clubs retaining the title are fairly well-documented and easily listed. Not so easy so spot are periods where 2 clubs alternated in winning the title. It includes the last 4 seasons (including the one just concluded), with the two Manchester clubs alternating.
Modern-day association football is defined by the current Laws of the Game. Nevertheless, early versions of the Cambridge Rules (originating in 1848), the Sheffield Rules (1858), the Uppingham Rules (1862) and the FA’s 1863 Laws of the Game are readily available.
Expanding on my post on the Non League Matters forum, the current managers of the current top 3 all have part of the club’s name in their name, even if just phonetically: CHELsea – Carlo AnC(H)ELotti MAN CIty – Roberto MANCIni ARSENal – ARSENe Wenger
The last time, the circle was not completed. This time, it has been.
Both Norwich City and Southampton have been relegated from the Championship (level 2) to League One (level 3), four years after being relegated from the Premier League in 2005, along with Charlton Athletic, who were relegated from the Premier League in 2007.
In a post last May, I pointed that only twice before in any major European league have the same two clubs finished first and second three seasons in a row: In Italy, between 1933 and 1935, with Juventus finishing champions and Inter Milan finishing runners up each season. In England, between 1999 and 2001, with… Continue reading Revisiting Three Seasons In A Row