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Mister TwoU
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Jun 20, 2013, 10:10 PM

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Historically, worldwide, which have been the most alphabetically challenged divisions?

By the term, 'alphabetically challenged', it could mean any one of several things, I come to realise - the least spread between team names lowest and highest in a division; maybe the division with the least individual different first letters in its listing; or how about the division with the largest proportion of team names beginning with a given letter; the list goes on...

Then, how exactly do you make comparisons anyway? By percentages? what about large-league v. small-league? Does size matter? etc. etc.

If its related to alphabets, team names and comparing them - post it here.

My contribution fwiw is that I noticed that the Irish League Championship One 14-team constitution for 2013-14 stretches only across the letters B to L inc. (11/26) and actually will only use six of those (I think). Anyone to beat that?



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Cheating slightly (as it's a different alphabet), but the 1978/79 second division in Israel featured clubs whose names started with just two letters - H and M

There were 12 Hapoels, 3 Maccabis and 1 Hakoah.


PaulC
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Jun 21, 2013, 8:32 AM

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In the Isthmian League Premier 2002-3 only 3/22 teams had names starting with letter from the second half of the alphabet whilst 17 were in the range A-H.


Oxford Stone
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Jun 21, 2013, 8:45 AM

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Scottish league teams stopping at Stranraer.
Lots of B teams together in England - 7 in Div 3 in 85/6.

Teams with all 5 vowels in?

Maidstone United
Torquay United, with a Y for good measure
Borussia Monchengladbach
Olympique Marseille

5 successive consonants at the beginning of their name - surely we all know that chestnut?

Only team in the 92 with no letter from the word MACKEREL included?

Only team in the 92 where you can't "colour in" any of the letters, lower case, so no a b d e g o p q?


Sarumio
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Jun 21, 2013, 9:57 AM

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SSML Premier currently has had an H overload with Hillingdon, Hatfield Town, Hanwell, Harefield, Hoddesdon, Holmer Green, Hertford Town and Hadley and it could have been worse if Haringey Borough hadn't been shifted and Harpenden had come up!!!!


Sarumio
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Jun 21, 2013, 10:04 AM

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Scottish league teams stopping at Stranraer.
Lots of B teams together in England - 7 in Div 3 in 85/6.

Teams with all 5 vowels in?

Maidstone United
Torquay United, with a Y for good measure
Borussia Monchengladbach
Olympique Marseille

5 successive consonants at the beginning of their name - surely we all know that chestnut?

Only team in the 92 with no letter from the word MACKEREL included? Swindon Town

Only team in the 92 where you can't "colour in" any of the letters, lower case, so no a b d e g o p q? Hull City



oxpete
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Jun 21, 2013, 11:25 AM

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Perhaps something that'll appeal more to fans of Southampton and Millwall. Spelt backwards:

Fratton Park is KRAP NOTT ARF

and

Upton Park is KRAP NOT PU


Oxford Stone
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Jun 21, 2013, 11:40 AM

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SSML Premier currently has had an H overload with Hillingdon, Hatfield Town, Hanwell, Harefield, Hoddesdon, Holmer Green, Hertford Town and Hadley and it could have been worse if Haringey Borough hadn't been shifted and Harpenden had come up!!!!



Sounds like a great elocution test. A bit like that sign on the M4 going into London: Eefro, Aze, Ammasmif, Aanslo.


Richard Rundle
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Jun 21, 2013, 11:54 AM

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Western League Premier Division 2004-05

9 of the 20 teams starting with B
(Bideford, Bridgwater, Bristol MF, Bitton, Backwell, Brislngton, Barnstaple, Bishop Sutton, Bridport)

and only in second half of alphabet (Odd Town, Torrington, Welton)


Richard Rundle
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Jun 21, 2013, 12:04 PM

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I've got over 460 teams in my database with all five vowels in, and over 100 with a Y as well (although some of them only pick up an "e" in "reserves")

Some more well known ones
Hamworthy United
Dunston Federation Brewery
Haringey Borough
Royal Artillery Portsmouth
Yorkshire Amateur


Richard Rundle
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Jun 21, 2013, 12:16 PM

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Club names containing an A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H & I

Radcliffe Borough
Birmingham College Of Food (West Midlands Regional League 1997-98)
Macclesfield British Legion (Mid-Cheshire League 1967-69)
Frodingham & Appleby Athletic (FA Cup 1930-31)


pitch 63
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Jun 21, 2013, 12:17 PM

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Taken from the Sunday Independent -

Gloucestershire County Youth U18 table [after matches played on 28th April 2013] - the clubs are in alphabetically reverse order in the table -

P W D L F A GD Pts
Yate Town 11 7 2 2 45 10 35 23
Winterbourne United 10 7 2 1 35 11 24 23
Tuffley Rovers 11 6 2 3 31 12 19 20
Thornbury Town 11 5 2 4 19 25 -6 17
Lydney Town 11 5 0 6 14 18 -4 15
Cadbury Heath 9 2 0 7 7 46 -39 6
Almondsbury 11 1 0 10 12 41 -29 3


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chris41
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Jun 21, 2013, 12:59 PM

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Football League season 2003-04, all of The teams finishing bottom of all 4 divisions were last alphabetically, Wolves, Wimbledon, Wycombe Wanderers & York City


Bantam Cymraeg
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Jun 21, 2013, 4:21 PM

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The only 2 clubs to leave the Football League mid-season were both alphabetically first at the time of their demise (Accrington & Aldershot). Next in line was Arsenal......


Richard Rundle
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Jun 21, 2013, 5:04 PM

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The only 2 clubs to leave the Football League mid-season were both alphabetically first at the time of their demise (Accrington & Aldershot). Next in line was Arsenal......


If you exclude Wigan Borough and Leeds City...


Aldershot were'nt first anyway, they were number 2 after AFC Bournemouth


Bantam Cymraeg
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Jun 21, 2013, 5:18 PM

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What I meant to say Wink was the last 2 clubs....

I ignore prefixes. So did most people until Wimbledon (the new version) ended up in the League.


stingray
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Jun 21, 2013, 5:19 PM

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One third of the Championship last season started with B - Barnsley, Birmingham, Blackburn, Blackpool, Bolton, Brighton, Bristol City & Burnley



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acmold
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Jun 21, 2013, 6:42 PM

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The Northants FA will like this thread Cool


jrev61
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Jun 21, 2013, 7:10 PM

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Well over half the clubs are listed under N,W,C ,P or K.



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Chris1963
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Jun 21, 2013, 10:17 PM

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Sooner or later someone will start up a team called The Quick Fox Jumps over the Lazy Brown Dog FC.

Any suggestions as to what league this club could play in?


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Jun 21, 2013, 10:42 PM

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Sooner or later someone will start up a team called The Quick Fox Jumps over the Lazy Brown Dog FC.

Any suggestions as to what league this club could play in?


Not one in Northamptonshire.


Veteran
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Jun 24, 2013, 6:03 PM

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How about British teams with more vowels than consonants :

Airdrieonians and Nailsea United to start you off ....


grumpydwarf
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Jun 24, 2013, 8:36 PM

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Alloa (without Athletic), Osasuna, Ecuador


mip
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Jun 24, 2013, 8:44 PM

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Obviously not British... Étoile Filante de Ouagadougou.

They play at Stade du 4-Août and their chairman is Mr. Ouédraogo.


Richard Rundle
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Jun 24, 2013, 9:11 PM

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If I've got my query right from the FCHD:

A E I (HARLOW)
A X A
ABERAERON
AERO LUCAS
AIRDRIE UNITED
AIRDRIEONIANS
AURORA UNITED
AYONE
BEAUWATER
CAERAU
CAERAU ELY
CAERAU UNITED
CUACO
DOLGELLAU A A
EALING ASSOCIATION
EARLE
EASTBOURNE UNITED ASSOCIATION
EYE UNITED
FAIR OAK
GOOLE
HEAVITREE UNITED
I C I ALKALI
LEONI A G
MAINE ROAD
MILE OAK
MOIRA UNITED
MOORE UNITED
MOUSEHOLE
NAILSEA UNITED
OAKWOOD
OCEAN
ODUA UNITED
POOLE
ROADE
SOFIA
UNIASCO
WOODHOUSE

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