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 …

Revisiting our predicted Championship table

Back in the summer,  a series of posts from a variety of guest writers brought about a predicted Championship table. The final entry in the series was written by Blackpool blogger Chris Walker and you can find the final predicted table below, with each team’s actual current league position in brackets:

  1. Nottingham Forest (22nd)
  2. Birmingham City (14th)
  3. West Ham United (2nd)
  4. Leicester City (11th)
  5. Cardiff City (5th)
  6. Hull City (4th)

An alternative Championship league table – Middlesbrough leapfrog Cardiff City

Middlesbrough’s victory over Cardiff City at the weekend didn’t just take Boro three points clear of the Welsh side in the current Championship table. It also took them to the head of 2011’s alternative league standings.

After all, promotion and relegation are for losers. Especially if you support Cardiff, who persist with their constant flirting with getting out of the Championship without actually doing it. Maybe this year is their …

The 25 Best Players in the Championship – as voted for by you: Part 17 of 25

These are turbulent times at Doncaster Rovers as the whole club continues to become accustomed to a new approach that could be described as innovative at best and hazardous at worst. Through the shift from Sean O’Driscoll to Dean Saunders and regardless of a sudden influx of high-profile players on short-term contracts, one man just keeps on scoring goals. Paul Binning pays tribute to one of the most clinical finishers

Donny Whites: Why Doncaster Rovers want to beat Leeds United

It’s Donny against the Whites tonight – and Glen Wilson has it in for the Donny Whites…

Doncaster Rovers versus Leeds United is not a proper derby game. It’s probably not de rigueur to downplay the match you’ve been asked to preview, especially in your opening sentence, but that needed to be articulated, particularly given that an increasing number of our supporters seem to regard a side 40 miles away …