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Go Figure - 5th November 2002

Matthew Sadler's debut as Birmingham's youngest Premiership player spotlighted the contrast with Bolton's aging team. Five of their six most commonly-used starters are over thirty and in the 37-year-old Bergsson, they have the league's oldest outfield player to start a game this year, barring Nigel Winterburn

The average age of the team they have put out this season is 29 years 10 months, more than a year and a half greater than the next oldest, Tottenham Hotspur. The Bradford teams of their two-year sojurn in the top flight are the only ones to have a starting line-up that averaged more than 30 years

The oldest teams tend to be those who have relied on the more experienced Premiership player to help get promotion or assist them in staying up. Often these tend to be men who are on the downside of their career and surplus to requirements at the bigger clubs. Of the oldest twelve teams in Premiership history, five have finished seventeenth or lower, but the couple that just avoided relegation, Bradford, in 1999/00, and Bolton, last year, may have gone down if they had blooded younger players

The oldest team to win the Premiership has been the 1997/8 Arsenal team, ranking nineteenth in age overall but the most senior team that season. Some of the youngest teams have proved quite succesful, particularly the O'Leary's Leeds sides which account for three of the four youngest squads. At an average of just 24 years and 162 days for the starters, the youngest ever team of 1999/00 managed to finish third. Manchester United's 1995/6 squad were the youngest champions (25/336) just edging out Blackburn's team of the year before (25/343)

Go Figure Archive

Go Figure    2-4 Nov
Birmingham City 3–1 Bolton Wanderers
Bolton's aging team seems unlikely to save them from the drop More...
Blackburn Rovers 0–0 Aston Villa
Rovers have dressed 25 different players this season but only fifteen have started a game, a league low. They lead the league with most sub-only(6) and bench-warmers(4) this season
Charlton Athletic 1–1 Sunderland
The Wearsiders have yet to score twice in their twelve games this season, a stat in which they led the league last year - with a thirteen game run
Fulham 0–1 Arsenal
The first own-goal credited to Arsenal in more than two seasons enables them to extend their record scoring sequence to 51 games
Leeds United 0–1 Everton
Everton's third successive win - the maximum they have achieved in each Premiership season, bar 2001/2
Liverpool 2–0 West Ham United
Owen has eight goals in his first ten outings, exactly the pace he started last year
Manchester United 2–1 Southampton
United have now notched ten Premiership home wins - against both Spurs and Southampton - a figure that cannot be matched again this season
Newcastle United 2–0 Middlesbrough
Newcastle continue their domination of this fixture; of teams they have met in more than three seasons, 'Boro have proved their easiest opponents
Tottenham Hotspur 0–0 Chelsea
Chelsea retain their unbeaten Premiership record against Spurs extending the sequence to 21 games, nine more than the next best unblemished run of Leeds' against Derby County
West Bromwich Albion 1–2 Manchester City
Back-to-back away wins is the best City have ever achieved in the Premiership. Sixteen other members of the 36 Premiership club have fared no better, including ever-presents Everton and Southampton
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    Glossary

Go Figure - 5th November 2002

Matthew Sadler's debut as Birmingham's youngest Premiership player spotlighted the contrast with Bolton's aging team. Five of their six most commonly-used starters are over thirty and in the 37-year-old Bergsson, they have the league's oldest outfield player to start a game this year, barring Nigel Winterburn

The average age of the team they have put out this season is 29 years 10 months, more than a year and a half greater than the next oldest, Tottenham Hotspur. The Bradford teams of their two-year sojurn in the top flight are the only ones to have a starting line-up that averaged more than 30 years

The oldest teams tend to be those who have relied on the more experienced Premiership player to help get promotion or assist them in staying up. Often these tend to be men who are on the downside of their career and surplus to requirements at the bigger clubs. Of the oldest twelve teams in Premiership history, five have finished seventeenth or lower, but the couple that just avoided relegation, Bradford, in 1999/00, and Bolton, last year, may have gone down if they had blooded younger players

The oldest team to win the Premiership has been the 1997/8 Arsenal team, ranking nineteenth in age overall but the most senior team that season. Some of the youngest teams have proved quite succesful, particularly the O'Leary's Leeds sides which account for three of the four youngest squads. At an average of just 24 years and 162 days for the starters, the youngest ever team of 1999/00 managed to finish third. Manchester United's 1995/6 squad were the youngest champions (25/336) just edging out Blackburn's team of the year before (25/343)

Go Figure Archive

Go Figure    2-4 Nov
Birmingham City 3–1 Bolton Wanderers
Bolton's aging team seems unlikely to save them from the drop More...
Blackburn Rovers 0–0 Aston Villa
Rovers have dressed 25 different players this season but only fifteen have started a game, a league low. They lead the league with most sub-only(6) and bench-warmers(4) this season
Charlton Athletic 1–1 Sunderland
The Wearsiders have yet to score twice in their twelve games this season, a stat in which they led the league last year - with a thirteen game run
Fulham 0–1 Arsenal
The first own-goal credited to Arsenal in more than two seasons enables them to extend their record scoring sequence to 51 games
Leeds United 0–1 Everton
Everton's third successive win - the maximum they have achieved in each Premiership season, bar 2001/2
Liverpool 2–0 West Ham United
Owen has eight goals in his first ten outings, exactly the pace he started last year
Manchester United 2–1 Southampton
United have now notched ten Premiership home wins - against both Spurs and Southampton - a figure that cannot be matched again this season
Newcastle United 2–0 Middlesbrough
Newcastle continue their domination of this fixture; of teams they have met in more than three seasons, 'Boro have proved their easiest opponents
Tottenham Hotspur 0–0 Chelsea
Chelsea retain their unbeaten Premiership record against Spurs extending the sequence to 21 games, nine more than the next best unblemished run of Leeds' against Derby County
West Bromwich Albion 1–2 Manchester City
Back-to-back away wins is the best City have ever achieved in the Premiership. Sixteen other members of the 36 Premiership club have fared no better, including ever-presents Everton and Southampton