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Top of the league?

Discussion in 'City Talk' started by Asafa, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. Asafa

    Asafa Active Member

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    With there being half a chance of us going top on Saturday, it got me thinking, when was the last time we were ever top of the league? I really can't remember it ever happening, don't think McCall managed it?
     
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    Does pre season count?
     
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    no no no no
     
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    I might be imagining this but weren't we top in the Premier league very briefly after first game? (Thanks to the alphabet)
     
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    I doubt it. First game was a 1 0 win, I can't see that putting us top.
     
  6. Asafa

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    So I've looked into it a bit further. I believe first day of the prem we were very briefly top as we had an earlier kick off and were top alphabetically after a 1-0 win.
    We were top of lg2 on 13th Sept 2008 after winning 5 of our first 6 games. That looks to be the only time we have done it this century
     
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    As I said and Asafa has confirmed, it was by virtue of the alphabet.
     
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    I think the font of all knowledge @River_City_Bantam is your guy, he is the statto man. Otherwise you could try Bantam Heritage @aronbower.
     
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    My understanding is that there were four other matches that kicked off the same time as us, on the first Premier League Saturday, that produced winning scores better than our 1-0, so that would have made us 5th.
     
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    This season, just before the Cambridge match kicked off :p
     
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    Im pretty sure he's got it wrong. I remember results coming in and I doubt every other match finished 1 0.
     
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    Oh dear you’ve done it now
     
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    Thanks for jinxing our season :(
     
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    First 3 games of L1 IIRC
     
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    Can we come back to this in may?
     
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    All games other than Everton v Man U (sunday) kicked off at 2pm.
    Chelsea won 4-0
    Arsenal 2-1
    Wimbledon 3-2
    But you were above WHU alphabetically

    https://www.premierleague.com/match/2911
     
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    You can tell I was bored this morning!
    Fully aware that there is a long way to go and we must improve significantly if we have any chance of being in with a shout at the end of the season.
     
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    60th minute vs Grimsby
     
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    We went top in Jim Jeffries first 3 games after relegation from premier league, we beat Barnsley 4-0. Pompey 1-0 and Coventry 2-1 on a Friday night. Thought things were going really well but then there was a supporters forum the week after and it was the most depressing I have been to. Jeffries spelt out the financial mess round the corner, revealed Richmond wouldn't let him sign anyone.
    We have never been top of premier league our 1-0 win at Middlebrough was played at same time as other Saturday games with teams having bigger wins than us that day.
    I think McCall did have us top of league 2 in 2008/9 season when we started by beating Notts county 2-1 , Macclesfield 2-0 , Rochdale 2-0 ,lost to Aldershot but then beat Port Vale away and Exeter 4-1 giving us 15 points from first 6 games.
     
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    I think that website is quoting times as in GMT, so 15:00, i.e. 3pm British Summer Time.
     
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