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On 03/08/2020 at 17:17, UpTheLeagueFox said:

 

 

 

Great to see some perspective on FT :appl:

 

And then....

 

We'll do well to match or beat fifth next season but that doesn't necessarily suggest there'll be a big overall decline.

This is spot on. Spurs/Arsenal had what they would  class as poor seasons, never threatened the top four (or even top 6 for much of the season) but that does not necessarily mean they are in decline and going to be fighting relegation any time soon.  I totally agree that we will find it hard to repeat 5th next season, but as long as we are in or around challenging for European spots that will still be progress. One swallow does not make a summer, as we discovered after our title win, two or three successive seasons challenging however, is something that we have not achieved in the past and should be seen as a positive.  If we can achieve this then we will have truly arrived as a serious threat to the establishment.

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Sequel to the July post about finishing in every position in the top flight.  Here's the second tier version. We've nearly completed the set here too.

 

 

Leicester City's placings in Division Two (currently known as the Championship):

 

 1          1925          1937          1954          1957          1971          1980          2014

 2          1908          2003

 3          1899          1907          1923          1970          1983

 4          1895          1992          1994

 5          1900          1910          1952          1953          1956          1996          2010

 6          1936          1993          2013

 7          1898          1906

 8          1896          1982

 9          1897          1922          1947          1948          2012

10         1912          2011

11         1901

12         1921          1924

13         1988          1990

14         1902          1905          1920          1951

15         1903          1911          1913          1950          1989          2005

16         2006

17         1979

18         1904          1914

19         1915          1949          2007

20

21

22         1991          2008

23

24

 

 

Let's hope we don't fill in those blanks anytime soon.

 

More on those two 22nd place finishes - 2008 was of course the season we were relegated to the third tier, 1991 was the Tony James goal v Oxford that kept us up and sent West Brom down.  Our other narrow escape was 1949 - we went to Cardiff for our last game and needed a draw to stay up and send Forest down. Apparently half the Cardiff crowd were cheering for us after our Cup heroics that season. It's the game that Ken Chisholm (our forward) claimed was fixed, with both sides agreeing to play out a draw - see Simon Inglis' book Soccer In The Dock

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6 minutes ago, Aus Fox said:

No player in Premier League history has ever had a longer 100% scoring record on an away ground than Jamie Vardy’s 5 in 5 at The Hawthorns.

Ha I thought it only matched it. Nice! 

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So many stats:

 

Vardy’s 5 in 5

 

Today’s win is only the second time we have won on the opening day of the Premier League, the first time we did went well.

 

We are Billic’s bogey team, he’s only collected 1 point from us in 6 games.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Phube said:

So many stats:

 

Vardy’s 5 in 5

 

Today’s win is only the second time we have won on the opening day of the Premier League, the first time we did went well.

 

We are Billic’s bogey team, he’s only collected 1 point from us in 6 games.

 

 

I think it's the 3rd. I think we beat Villa on an opening day in the 90s.

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An historical one! I had no idea about this Chandler stat!

 

Arthur Chandler scored 17 hat-tricks for Leicester and 259 league goals in all for the club but missed both penalties he ever took.

So Jamie Vardy is up on that count.

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