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Everton: Only Club with Titles in 5 Different Quarter-Centuries

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Everton: Only Club with Titles in 5 Different Quarter-Centuries

Here’s another talking point to appeal to potential new American supporters (such as myself) in the wake of Tim Howard’s World Cup heroics. Americans love champions, tradition, consistent success… and statistics. Everton FC has all of these qualities in spades, and the following statistic proves it.

Everton is the only club that has won titles in the top English league in FIVE different quarter-centuries:

1876-1900: title in 1890-91

1901-1925: title in 1914-15

1926-1950: titles in 1927-28, 1931-32, 1938-39

1951-1975: titles in 1962-63 and 1969-70

1976-2000: titles in 1984-85 and 1986-87

The other top clubs have, at most, won titles in four different quarter-centuries:

Manchester United: No titles in 1876-1900 or 1926-1950

Liverpool: No titles in 1876-1900 or 2001-present

Arsenal: No titles in 1876-1900 or 1901-1925

“And if you know the history, It’s enough to make your heart go Woooooooaaaaaaarrrrrrr!!!”

Let’s win a title in a sixth quarter-century soon!

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Dennis Stevens
1 Posted 06/07/2014 at 15:48:20
Under the 24-year rule Everton should have won the title in 2011 & now be looking forward to two more titles before the next '24 year' title in 2035 & then again in 2059. That lapse is part of Moyes's legacy of failure!
Patrick Murphy
2 Posted 06/07/2014 at 15:48:24
We have 11 seasons to capture the top prize according to the OP but as many Evertonians are fully aware; we are currently in a period of time where a new Blue born after May 1987 is now 27 years old and will be 28 next year and that is something that hasn't happened to any new born blue throughout the clubs history.

Once every 24 years is the average for an Evertonian to see the top trophy paraded around Goodison Park, but next season would be as good as any to put that situation to rights.

Dennis Stevens
3 Posted 06/07/2014 at 16:00:02
Not the average, Patrick, but the maximum we've ever waited - until our current title-less period. Not only did we used to win the title every 24 years, we used to win it an additional 2 times in every alternative interim period. Hence, we didn't win the title between our successes in '39 & '63, but won 2 'additional' titles between '63 & '87.
Mark Frere
4 Posted 06/07/2014 at 16:17:42
Unfortunately, money completely dominates the modern game... so, until a billionaire Arab or Russian buys Everton, we aren't gonna see the Premier League trophy paraded around Goodison. Seeing the back of this current board would at least be a step in the right direction.
Craig Harrison
5 Posted 06/07/2014 at 16:33:28
Don't worry things will turn around in a hurry. Just look at Man City. As soon as Bill has finished his 24/7 search and we have out new investors then we will compete at the top. Trust in Bill — he wouldn't lie to us.
Lenny Kingman
6 Posted 07/07/2014 at 11:51:59
That is a stat that not even would have dreamt up.
Brian Denton
8 Posted 07/07/2014 at 12:08:40
Lenny, that was my thought exactly!
Tony J Williams
9 Posted 07/07/2014 at 12:13:16
Pointless stat that means eff all now, as we will not be knocking at the league door any time soon.

"Everton should have won the title in 2011" - "That lapse is part of Moyes's legacy of failure!" - fucks sake...nothing to do with the 15 years previous either then?

He's been gone a year yet we are still getting these types of posts...

Anthony Lewis
10 Posted 07/07/2014 at 13:19:39
That's a brilliant stat :)

Love it Geoff, nice work

Brian Denton
11 Posted 07/07/2014 at 14:29:28
Tony J Williams #9, I suspect - just suspect mind you - that "Everton should have won the title in 2011" - "That lapse is part of Moyes's legacy of failure!" was written tongue in cheek. Not to be taken seriously. A wind up.

Jesus wept.

Tony J Williams
12 Posted 07/07/2014 at 14:32:21
New to the site are you Brian?

I am fully aware that there are winds ups and tongue in cheek posts and that doesn't smell of one, not one little bit.

Shane Corcoran
13 Posted 07/07/2014 at 14:39:38
This is one for the end of year polls. Guess which category.
Brian Denton
14 Posted 07/07/2014 at 17:07:21
"New to the site are you, Brian?"

Not exactly, but there you go. Evidently my posts over the last 11 or 12 years have not registered on the radar of 'one who matters'. And that post by Dennis Stevens is obviously not meant to be taken seriously. You must be the worst type of pedantic humourless dick if you think it is.

You could benefit from one of Eugene's broadsides.

Tony J Williams
15 Posted 07/07/2014 at 17:20:47
"New to the site are you, Brian?"

It's called sarcasm, Brian, and I would rather have Dennis confirm that he meant it as a joke than your interpretation to fit in with your rebuke.

Pedantic Humourless Dick!... hmm, I've been called worse.

Dennis Stevens
16 Posted 07/07/2014 at 17:21:55
I'm sorry you didn't appreciate that my comment re Moyes's "legacy" really was meant to be tongue in cheek, Tony. I foolishly assumed it would be considered too silly to be taken seriously. Anyway, no harm done – at least your response made me smile!
Tony J Williams
17 Posted 07/07/2014 at 17:29:03
And there it is.....

Fair enough!

Geoffrey Caveney
18 Posted 07/07/2014 at 18:34:50
Anthony #10, thank you. I'm glad somebody appreciated it.

Shane #13, I'm also ready to accept whatever dubious dishonour the end of year polls may bestow. Will my post be relegated to a 2nd division website?

Shane Corcoran
19 Posted 09/07/2014 at 15:33:46
Geoffrey, on the contrary your post is likely to top the charts in the category it fits in.
Geoffrey Caveney
20 Posted 10/07/2014 at 02:50:08
Shane, why am I having a "Dinner for Schmucks" flashback right now?

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