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2015-16 - the big STATS

Post by daib0 » Tue May 31, 2016 10:42 am

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The best Football League stats from all 72 clubs from the 2015/16 season

After another grueling Football League season came to an end on Monday, we run through the top stat from each of the 72 clubs involved.

Who suffered back-to-back relegations for the first time in their history? Who keeps hitting the 64-point mark? And which side used a whopping 47 players throughout the season?

Find out below...


Accrington Stanley

85 - Accrington are the first team in the history of the fourth tier of English football to not gain automatic promotion with 85+ points.

AFC Wimbledon

7 - AFC Wimbledon achieved their highest ever Football League finish, 7th in League Two.

Barnet

13 - Barnet won 13 home league games in 2015/16, the most they've won in a league season since 1995/96 (also 13).

Barnsley

8 - Barnsley are the first team in Football League history to lose 8+ consecutive games in a season and be promoted in the same season.

Birmingham City

9 - Birmingham were one of only nine teams in the PL/FL who conceded more than twice in a league game just once in 2015/16.

Blackburn Rovers

46 - Blackburn conceded just 46 league goals, the fewest they'd conceded in a season since 2005/06 (42).

Blackpool

2 - Blackpool suffered back-to-back relegations for the first time in their history.

Bolton Wanderers

0 - Bolton failed to win an away league game for just the third time in their history (also 1949/50 and 1979/80).

Bradford City

22 - Bradford City kept 22 league clean sheets in 2015/16, the most in any season in their entire history.

Brentford

72 - Brentford have scored 70+ league goals in three successive Football League seasons for the first time since 1965 (62/63 64/65).

Brighton and Hove Albion

5 - Brighton lost just five league games in 2015/16, the fewest they'd ever lost in any season in their history.

Bristol City

6 - Bristol City's 6-0 win over Bolton was the first time they'd hit six goals in a second tier league game since September 1969 (6-0 v Charlton).

Bristol Rovers

27 - Matty Taylor became the first Bristol Rovers to score 25+ league goals in a season (27) since Rickie Lambert in 2008/09 (29).

Burnley

93 - Burnley posted the exact same league record as in 2013/14 (P46 W26 D15 L5), earning 93 points and scoring the same number of goals (72).

Burton Albion

2 - Burton Albion's promotion from League One sees them playing in the second tier for the first time in their history.

Bury

60 - Bury earned 60 points in the third tier for the first time since 1996/97 when they had 84 points and won the division.

Cambridge United

7 - Cambridge's 7-0 win over Morecambe in April was the first time in their Football League history they had won by a seven-goal margin.

Cardiff City

1 - Cardiff have lost only one of their last 19 home games (0-2 v Leeds in March).

Carlisle United

5-0 - Carlisle's 5-0 away win at Notts County on the last day of the season was their biggest away league win for 10 years (5-0 v Darlington in March 2006).

Charlton Athletic

5 - Only in two previous league seasons (1990/91 and 1998/99 4) have Charlton amassed fewer than this season's five home wins.

Chesterfield

7 - Chesterfield's 7-1 win over Shrewsbury in January was the first time they'd scored seven in a league game since November 1979 (7-1 v Reading).

Colchester United

99 - Only in the 1960/61 season (101) did Colchester concede more than the 99 league goals they let in during the 2015/16 season.

Coventry City

46 - For the 46th consecutive season, Coventry failed to finish in the top six of a division, finishing 8th in League One.

Crawley Town

25 - Crawley lost 25 league games in 2015/16, three more than in any of their previous four Football League seasons.

Crewe Alexandra

34 - Crewe's total of 34 points was their fewest in a season since 1981/82, when they gained 27 points and finished bottom of the old Division Four.

Dagenham and Redbridge

34 - Dagenham's 34 point total was 13 fewer than they picked up in any of their previous eight Football League seasons.

Derby County

43 - Derby conceded just 43 league goals in 2015/16, their fewest in a season since conceding 40 in 1989/90.

Doncaster Rovers

7 - Doncaster lost seven league games in March 2016, the first third tier side to lose 7+ games in a single month since Leyton Orient in April 1995 (8).

Exeter City

64 - Exeter have won exactly 64 points in three of their last four seasons.

Fleetwood Town

5 - Fleetwood hit five goals against Swindon in November 2015 (5-1), one of only two times they've scored five in one game in the Football League.

Fulham

4 - Fulham kept just four clean sheets in the Championship, last keeping as few as that in a league season in 1985/86 (also four).

Gillingham

4 - Gillingham ended the season with four consecutive home league defeats, their longest at the Priestfield since losing five in a row in October 2004.

Hartlepool United

6 - Hartlepool drew just six league games in 2015/16, their fewest in a season since 1971/72 (also six).

Huddersfield Town

51 - Huddersfield's total of 51 points was their lowest in a season since 2002/03, when they earned 45 points in the third tier.

Hull City

47 Hull's 47 home league goals is their most in a season since 2003/04, when they hit 50.

Ipswich Town

51 - Ipswich conceded 51 league goals in 2015/16, the fewest they had conceded in a league season since 2000/01 (42).

Leeds United

71 - Leeds mustered 71 shots on target in home league games in 2015/16, 13 fewer than any other Championship side.

Leyton Orient

25 Only Matty Taylor (27) scored more goals in League Two last season than Leyton Orient's Jay Simpson (25).

Luton Town

12 - Luton earned 12 more points away from home (39) than they did in home games (27) in 2015/16.

Mansfield Town

10 - Mansfield won 10 away league games in a season for the first time since 1991/92 (also 10 away wins).

Middlesbrough

8 - Only in one previous league season, 1901/02 (7), did Middlesbrough concede fewer than the eight home goals they conceded this season.

Millwall

39 - Only Walsall (45) earned more away points than Millwall (39) in League One in 2015/16.

MK Dons

62 - MK Dons scored 62 fewer league goals in 2015/16 (39) than they did in the 2014/15 season (101).

Morecambe

91 - Morecambe conceded 91 goals in League Two this season, 18 more than in any of their previous eight Football League seasons.

Newport County

43 - Only in three of Newport's previous 62 seasons in the Football League have they scored fewer than this season's 43 league goals.

Northampton Town

99 - Northampton equalled their highest ever points tally of 99, set in the 1986/87 season when they also won the fourth tier title.

Nottingham Forest

28 - Nottingham Forest scored 28 fewer goals in the Championship in 2015/16 (43) than they did in 2014/15 (71).

Notts County

83 - Notts County conceded 83 league goals in 2015/16, the most the Magpies had conceded in a season since 1963/64 (92).

Oldham Athletic

1.5 - Oldham averaged 1.5 points per game under John Sheridan last season (33 points in 22 games), as opposed to just 0.88 (21 in 24) before he took charge.

Oxford United

86 - Oxford's haul of 86 points is their second highest in their entire league history behind the 95 points they earned in 1983/84.

Peterborough United

82 - Peterborough are the first third tier side since Exeter in 1982/83 (81) to score 80+ goals and finish in the bottom half of the table.

Plymouth Argyle

42 - Only in 2001/02 (43) have Plymouth earned more away points than they did in 2015/16 (42).

Port Vale

5 - Port Vale's last day 5-0 home defeat v Walsall was the first time they'd lost by a five-goal margin at Vale Park in a league game since February 1987 (6-1 v Blackpool).

Portsmouth

19 - No side in League Two conceded fewer home goals in 2015/16 than Portsmouth (19).

Preston North End

45 - Preston scored just 45 league goals in 2015/16, their fewest in a season since scoring 40 in 1980/81.

Queens Park Rangers

18 - Only in two previous league seasons (97/98 and 2000/01 19) have QPR drawn more than the 18 games they did in 2015/16.

Reading

19 - The only three sides who earned fewer away points (19) than Reading in the Championship were the three sides who were relegated.

Rochdale

69 - Rochdale's 2015/16 tally of 69 points is their highest ever in the third tier of English football.

Rotherham United

1.5 - Rotherham's points per game under Neil Warnock in 2015/16 was 1.5 as opposed to 0.83 before he took charge.

Scunthorpe United

6 - Scunthorpe's 6-0 win over Swindon in March was their first six-goal margin league win since November 2001 (7-1 v Darlington).

Sheffield United

5 - Sheffield United have been out of the top two tiers for five seasons, their joint-longest spell (also 1979-1984).

Sheffield Wednesday

2 - Sheffield Wednesday lost just twice at home in the league in 2015/16, their fewest home defeats in a season (top two tiers only) since 1996/97 (1).

Shrewsbury Town

7 - Shrewsbury's 7-1 defeat to Chesterfield in January was the first time they'd conceded seven in a Football League game since April 1964 (7-1 v Southend).

Southend United

5 - Southend ended the season with five straight league defeats, their worst run since losing six in a row in August 2007.

Stevenage

47 - Stevenage used 47 players in League Two in 2015/16, five more than any other side in the top four tiers of English football.

Swindon Town

24 - Nicky Ajose's 24 league goals for Swindon was the most by a Robins player since Billy Paynter scored 26 in 2009/10.

Walsall

71 - Walsall's haul of 71 goals was their most in a league season since 2000/01 (79), when they finished 4th in the third tier.

Wigan Athletic

25 - Wigan's Will Grigg was top scorer in League One this season, notching 25 goals

Wolverhampton Wanderers

0-0 - Wolves drew four consecutive home games 0-0 between March and April, becoming only the third team in Football League history to do so.

Wycombe Wanderers

45 - Wycombe's total of 45 league goals in 2015/16 is their lowest in any of their 23 Football League seasons.

Yeovil Town

20 - 20% of the away league goals scored by Yeovil in 2015/16 (20) were scored in their 4-3 win over Barnet in their final away game of the season.

York City

3 - York were relegated for the third time in their past 10 seasons in the Football League (1998/99 from the third tier and 2003/04 from the fourth tier also).

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Re: 2015-16 - the big STATS

Post by Ethiaa » Tue May 31, 2016 10:47 am

So you guys need to work on your away form then.

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Re: 2015-16 - the big STATS

Post by daib0 » Tue May 31, 2016 10:57 am

Ethiaa wrote:So you guys need to work on your away form then.
it's looking bleak if the board doean't get their act together .... after long-term stability it's now three managers gone in 17 months :o :cry:

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Re: 2015-16 - the big STATS

Post by iamarover » Tue May 31, 2016 11:04 am

Only 3? Amateurs.

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Re: 2015-16 - the big STATS

Post by Ethiaa » Tue May 31, 2016 11:11 am

We could have gone through 5 in that time no problem. Need to up your game.

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Re: 2015-16 - the big STATS

Post by daib0 » Tue May 31, 2016 12:07 pm

even so, it must be desperate being a Coventry fan ...

"Coventry City
46 - For the 46th consecutive season, Coventry failed to finish in the top six of a division, finishing 8th in League One."

in big decline for nearly 50 years !

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Re: 2015-16 - the big STATS

Post by Ethiaa » Tue May 31, 2016 12:13 pm

Sleeping giant.

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