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007Dale
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The failure of Leeds to make the play-off finals yesterday, allowed reporters to remind us that itís now 16 years since they last appeared in the PL.

This got me thinking, what is the biggest gap between a footballs clubs appearances in the top division?

Huddersfield Town had a gap of 46 years between top-flight appearances. Has there been a bigger gap?


kirby knitters
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Bristol City - 65 years.


Mr. T
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Bradford City (77) and Oldham (68) are ahead of Bristol.


justAndy
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May 16, 2019, 6:09 PM

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Bradford City (77) and Oldham (68) are ahead of Bristol.


Bradford in the PL late 1990's, Oldham early 1990's i reckon


007Dale
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May 16, 2019, 8:28 PM

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Bradford City (77) and Oldham (68) are ahead of Bristol.


Bradford in the PL late 1990's, Oldham early 1990's i reckon


What about the longest stint in the top-flight for clubs that have only had one-stint?

Thinking Coventry City: 34 years


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May 17, 2019, 6:41 PM

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Bradford City (77) and Oldham (68) are ahead of Bristol.


Bradford in the PL late 1990's, Oldham early 1990's i reckon


What about the longest stint in the top-flight for clubs that have only had one-stint?

Thinking Coventry City: 34 years


Arsenal?


Bantam Cymraeg
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May 17, 2019, 6:47 PM

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Bradford City (77) and Oldham (68) are ahead of Bristol.


Bradford in the PL late 1990's, Oldham early 1990's i reckon


What about the longest stint in the top-flight for clubs that have only had one-stint?

Thinking Coventry City: 34 years


Arsenal?

They've had 2 stints in the top flight, separated by 2 in the 2nd tier from 1913-15.


Ronsdog
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May 20, 2019, 9:54 PM

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Bradford City (77) and Oldham (68) are ahead of Bristol.


Bradford in the PL late 1990's, Oldham early 1990's i reckon


What about the longest stint in the top-flight for clubs that have only had one-stint?

Thinking Coventry City: 34 years


Arsenal?

They've had 2 stints in the top flight, separated by 2 in the 2nd tier from 1913-15.


Arsenal have never been relegated .... they were renamed upon their return to the top flight, from their former Woolwich Arsenal.


PonteCarlo
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May 22, 2019, 10:18 PM

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Grimsby town 61 years and counting. Would expect Bristol City to move up before us!



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May 23, 2019, 2:34 PM

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Bury have now gone 90 seasons since they last played in the top tier.



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Bury have now gone 90 seasons since they last played in the top tier.


The players have gone 3 months with no pay ?
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