Negative goal difference in League One

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Negative goal difference in League One

Postby ScottishFA » Sun May 07, 2017 3:51 pm

League One final table this season has just two teams (Livingston and Alloa) out of ten with a positive goal difference, whereas all eight others have a minus figure. Has that kind of imbalance ever happened before?
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Re: Negative goal difference in League One

Postby Alan McCabe » Mon May 08, 2017 8:42 am

Certainly an unusual occurrence I'd have thought, Andy. Also, Brechin City could conceivably be promoted despite having lost more games than they won!
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Re: Negative goal difference in League One

Postby ScottishFA » Sat May 20, 2017 7:39 pm

Alan McCabe wrote:Also, Brechin City could conceivably be promoted despite having lost more games than they won!


And so they did, the first time this has happened. (If you discount the teams 'promoted' from Division C to Division B in 1955 due to reorganisation).

Since play-offs were introduced in 2005-06 the only other teams who reached the play-offs with fewer victories than defeats were Ayr United in 2013-14 and Berwick Rangers in 2012-13.
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