The Tractor Boys won promotion from the Second Division in 1961, earning the right to play in the First Division for the first time in their history. And their debut campaign could not have gone any better, with Alf Ramsey leading them to the top flight title. This is a record that does not look likely to be beaten any time soon, with a promoted Championship team surely never going to win the Premier League straight away, let alone a club that has never been in the top flight before.
Monday, September 11, 2017
Crystal Palace endured a terrible weekend which resulted in Frank de Boer losing his job as manager on Monday morning.
Their 1-0 defeat at Burnley on Sunday meant Palace lost all their first four league games of the season without scoring a goal, becoming the first team to manage such a dreadful feat since Preston at the start of the 1924/25 campaign.
The Lilywhites succumbed to relegation at the end of that season, and Palace have acted quickly to replace De Boer to ensure the same fate does not occur to the Selhurst Park club.
So, Palace have matched an age-old record – and will be hoping not to set a new one by losing another game without scoring a goal – but what other records have existed in English football for years and years?
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