BBC recently published the top 10 teams for Premier League goals (yes, because football was only invented in 1992):
1. Man Utd - 1,999
2. Arsenal - 1,858
3. Liverpool - 1,795
4. Chelsea - 1,789
5. Spurs - 1,562
6. Man City - 1,403
7. Everton - 1,365
8. Newcastle - 1,254
9. Aston Villa - 1,132
10. West Ham - 1,075
With Villa having recently spent a couple of seasons out of the top flight, there are only 6 ever-present Premier League teams, of which we're one. Yet we're seventh, behind a Man City team that went as low as the 3rd tier in 1998, before returning to the top flight in 2002.
Fair enough, Man City have been free-scoring since the Abu Dhabi investment, but Everton are a long way behind the 5th ever-present, Spurs, and this serves to highlight the bleedin' obvious — we don't score enough goals!!!
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1 Posted 22/10/2019 at 19:06:36
2 Posted 22/10/2019 at 19:09:44
Don't we hold that record in the all-time stats as well? Played more games, drew more games, lost more games, scored more goals, conceded more goals … we've just played far more games.
3 Posted 22/10/2019 at 19:15:23
4 Posted 24/10/2019 at 10:00:08
Regarding Spurs and Liverpool, they've scored more goals than us, but they've won the Premier League exactly the same number of times, zero.
The object of the whole exercise is to be top dog again, to actually win trophies, and habitually so. We don't want to be 'nearly teams' like Spurs and Liverpool, we actually want to be the best and with style, like we were many years ago and like City are now. If we take care of that, all the 'good stats' we might wish for will arise naturally, but will still be irrelevant to us knowing how good we are.
5 Posted 25/10/2019 at 13:12:07
It doesn't really mean much given Arsenal haven't won the league for 15 years and that team in 3rd haven't actually won the Premier League.
Looks to me like someone behind the scenes at the BBC trying to put City in their place?!
6 Posted 25/10/2019 at 14:33:04
7 Posted 25/10/2019 at 16:21:11
Bloody hell where did the time go ?
8 Posted 25/10/2019 at 16:39:04
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