'There was football before the Premier League' - Ireland fans quick to remind people of real record holder
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.
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.
Football didn't start in 1992 #jimmydunne— russ cooper (@russcooper2) November 28, 2015
Next up for Jamie Vardy: score in 12 straight matchrounds like Jimmy Dunne did with Sheffield United in the 1931-32 season.— MisterChip (English) (@MisterChiping) November 28, 2015
Jamie Vardy is one away from the record scoring streak in England's first division: 12 games by Sheffield United's Jimmy Dunne in 1931-32.— Paul Carr (@PCarrESPN) November 28, 2015
Next record for Jamie "Jap. Yo Jap. Yeah you... Jap" Vardy to break - Jimmy Dunne's 12 straight games finding the net in the 1931-32 season.— Dave Phillips (@lovefutebol) November 28, 2015
All-time record for English top-flight football is held by Sheffield United’s Jimmy Dunne, who scored in 12 consecutive games in 1931/32.— Dale Johnson (@dalejohnsonESPN) November 28, 2015
There was life before the Prem! Consecutive top flight games scored in record is 12, Jimmy Dunne, Sheff Utd, 18 goals. Vardy still short yet— Tony Binks (@Tony_Binks) November 28, 2015
Congratulations Jamie Vardy but you're still one goal short of Jimmy Dunne. Football was not invented by Sky in 1992— Jules Birch (@jules_birch) November 28, 2015