The Championship: some not-so-vital statistics
The Seventy Two deals primarily with opinions rather than facts. So here’s one statistic or record for each current Championship club. If you know of any better ones, leave them in the comments.
Most consecutive second tier games without failing to score (44 between 2nd October 1926 and 8th October 1927).
Won the first-ever second division title in 1892/3.
Only Championship team so far this season to have won a league game by five goals away from home (5-0 at Leeds United, 2nd November 2011).
Hosted the only 3-3 draw in the Championship so far this season (3-3 v Leeds United, 23rd September 2011).
Joint record holders for the longest winning run in the second tier (14 wins between 9th September and 2nd December 1905) – joint with Manchester United (1904/5) and Preston North End (1950/1).
First current Championship club to win the top flight (1920/1 season).
Most consecutive second tier away games without a win (44 between 16th October 1971 and 17th November 1973).
Only team not to have scored three goals in any Championship game so far this season.
Most consecutive home draws (7 between 28th November 1998 and 13th February 1999).
Have more league points in history than any other current Championship team (5006 from 4509 games).
Have lost all six games away from home against teams currently in the top half of the Championship. All other teams have gained at least a point from away games against teams in the top half.
Worst League Cup record of any current Championship club (equivalent of 1.06 points per game).
Have accumulated more second tier points in the last ten years than any other team (626 from 436 games).
Joint record holders for most clean sheets in a row (9 between 3rd March and 14th April 1928) – joint with Chelsea (1905).
Have won the second tier six times, more than any other current Championship club. Only Manchester City (seven) have won more second tier titles.
Have the best record in the Championship away from home against top half teams (13 points from six games).
Only Championship team to be involved in four goalless draws so far this season.
Have won more FA Cup games than any other current Championship club – 156 wins from 371 games.
Best FA Cup record of any current Championship team – 1.67 points per game (343 points from 205 games).
Only team in the Championship not to have scored in two consecutive away games so far this season.
Only team not to concede three goals or more in any Championship game so far this season.
Only team in the Championship to average more than two goals per game (47 goals from 23 games).
Joint record most consecutive home defeats (9 between 4th December 1971 and 31st March 1972) – joint with Darwen (1897/8).
WEST HAM UNITED
More Premier League points than any other current Championship club (764 points from 616 games).
All statistics correct as of 28th December 2011. With thanks to Statto.