Friday, 24 February 2012

Teams of the decades - 1890 to 2012

Through the decades


Top side – with 4 league titles and 2 FA Cup win’s it was Aston Villa. Although Everton were the best supported side.


With 3 league titles, 1 FA Cup win and the highest average gate it was Newcastle United.


With 2 league titles from just 5 competitive seasons it has to be Blackburn Rovers, although Chelsea was the best supported side.


With 3 consecutive titles and 1 FA Cup trophy it was Huddersfield although Chelsea despite 6 seasons in Division 2 had the highest average gate.


With 5 league titles and 2 FA Cup wins the best supported side Arsenal were the side of the 30s.


With 2 league titles from just 4 seasons it was Portsmouth, although 2nd division Newcastle were the best supported club.


With 3 league titles honours were even – Manchester United and Wolves, with little to choose attendance wise between United, Spurs, Arsenal and Chelsea. Best watched away side was however Blackpool!!


Man Utd with 2 league trophies, 1 FA Cup and the 1968 European Cup Win only just beat Spurs with 1 league trophy, 3 FA Cups and the 1963 Cup Winners Cup victory into 2nd place as the best team of the decade and also taking them to the top of the attendance tree.


Liverpool with 4 league titles, 1 FA Cup, 2 European and 2 EUFA cup wins were the team of the decade but off the pitch Manchester United assumed their virtually permanent place at the top of the attendance tree from 72-73 onwards broken only by Liverpool in 1987-88 and 88-89.


With 6 League titles, 2 FA Cup’s, 4 league cups and two more European Cups then Liverpool were the number one team.


With 5 Premier League titles, 4 FA Cups, 1 League Cup, 1 Cup Winners Cup Trophy and the 1999 Champions Clubs’ Cup Manchester United were the team of the decade.

This century so far

With 7 League titles, 3 League Cup, 1 FA Cup, 2 Champions League and success in the FIFA Club World Cup in 2008 the current side of the century so far is Manchester United.

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