England’s All-Time Top Flight Table
First off, sincere apologies for the cobwebs around here. Real-life has gotten the better of us lately. But we hope to end this drought ASAP. And not in a lame-ass Torres’ tap-in kind of way and more of a where-the-hell-did-that-come-from Quincy Amarikwa sorta way. Simply put, we’ll have another go and see where this one lands.
Anyways, this all-time EPL League table made its rounds on the interwebz today and I thought it was well worth a share. Aside from the perennial powerhouse that sits atop the throne (ahem), this really puts in perspective the enduring success of Everton and Aston Villa. Who’da thunk?
I sure as hell didn’t know until today, but Villa, who are one of England’s oldest clubs (f. 1874), has spent all but 7 of it’s seasons in the top flight! Everton’s record streak of 58 seasons in the top division is more common knowledge, but good lord, who’d have thought they’d be in position to qualify for the Eternal Champions League?
However, despite The Blues’ elderly status in the Prem (if I may), they’re still one home win shy of those Merseyside rivals. That decision to leave Anfield in 1892? Yea, nice one.
What team on this list has not played in the top tier the longest, you ponder? No? Just me? Well, it’s Preston North End. The Whites last stint in the top flight was in 1960. And for Huddersfield Town, it’s now been 40 years since their last match in the top division. Both are now in League One, but look out for Huddersfield. They’re in play-off position. Could they make a return to the Prem in 2014? You heard it here first. But I doubt we’ll be around to remind you.