Ah.. but MIB, you've shot yourself in the foot here...
There is one league team, who after being promoted from the non-league, has also not been in the third tier, having stayed down at the 4th
So the list is:
TOP TWO TIERS ONLY: Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton, Leeds United (not for long), Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester United, Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United.
FOURTH TIER ONLY: Boston United
I await my prize in the post.
PS Thanks to Rothmans Football Yearbook
Give that man a cigar!
Actually the Boston Utd stat would be a good one to bamboozle less football-savvy gentlemen (and women), that's providing they stay in the Football League of course...
Now I've heard that Hartlepool could win their first prize of any kind if they go on to win League Two. I'm wondering who are the least successful team in the Football League. Don't include those fly-by-night teams such as Maidstone Utd and Scarborough, but ones who have been in the League a fair bit but without a bauble to their name...over to you OoO...
well im gonna go for Middlesbrough. After forming in 1876, all they have to their name is winning the Old 2nd division three times, winning the new 1st division in 1995, and the more recent League Cup win with McLaren in 2004. and um, thats pretty much it.
considering an average crowd of about 35,000 - Middlesbrough have to be up there with most unsuccessful, especially compared with loyalty from supporters. 1 Mickey Mouse Cup and a few promotions in over 125 years?