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Old 05-20-2019, 11:14 PM
mhendo is offline
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Originally Posted by amarone View Post
Apologies if this has already been covered. Under the old 2 points for a win system, Liverpool would have won. How many times previously would there have been different winners under the old system?
I'm a Liverpool fan, but I think that trotting out the "We would have won under the old system" argument is a bit silly, given that the "old system" hasn't been used in English football for almost 40 years.

Anyway, as far as I can tell, in the years since 3-points-per-win was introduced in 1981, there was only one other season where there would have been a different winner under the old system.

In 1994-95, when Blackpool won the Premier League, they beat Manchester United by a single point. Under the old system, they would have been equal on points, and Man U would have won the League on goal difference.

In 2007-08, Man U beat Chelsea by two points. Under the old system, they would have had equal points, but Man U still would have won the title on goal difference.

Last edited by mhendo; 05-20-2019 at 11:15 PM.