Friday 9 December 2016

'There was football before the Premier League' - Ireland fans quick to remind people of real record holder

Tom Rooney

Published 28/11/2015 | 19:34

Jamie Vardy celebrates scoring the first goal for Leicester City and breaking a record after scoring in eleven consecutive Premier League games
Jamie Vardy celebrates scoring the first goal for Leicester City and breaking a record after scoring in eleven consecutive Premier League games

While Jamie Vardy was quickly lauded for breaking Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record this afternoon, we were promptly reminded that he has yet to equal the exploits of Dubliner Jimmy Dunne 80 years ago.

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As a sport, football can reminisce with the best of them. Yet, there are times when the perpetual marketing machine of the Premier League would have us believe that life never existed before its inception.

The truth, of course, is quite different. Which is why so many took to social media today and highlighted the incredible feats of Dunne during that 1931-32 season, when he found the net for Sheffield Wednesday in 12 consecutive first division games.

The point is, that top flight football is top flight football, regardless of the era and Vardy still has at least one more record to set.








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