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THE LONGEST START TO A SEASON WITHOUT A DRAW

The 2017/18 season has now gone 16 league games without a draw which ties the record for the longest streak from the start of a season.
We have now gone 16 games without a draw from the start of a season three times, firstly back in the 1895-96 season and again in 1955-56.

The first run was ended with a 0-0 draw away at Burnley while the second run finished with a 2-2 draw at home to Port Vale.

The 1895-96 season saw us only draw 3 games all season out of the 30 league games we played. This has only be bettered by the 2 draws we had in the 1941-42 season, but this was a wartime season so doesn't count for official stats. These were also years when wins were only for 2 points so a draw was only one point lost, not the two it is today.

Overall streak without a draw
Including the 7 league games at the end of last season, and the three League Cup games this season, this brings our OVERALL run without a draw to 26 which is our longest streak without a draw. The list of full streaks is on the Streaks page.

Here's the full list of when we got our first draw each season.

The longest starts without a draw:
Draws
Season Played Games without draws
since start of season
Total Number of Draws
in whole season
1895-9630163
1955-5642169
*2017-1846160 This season
1947-48421311
1904-0534127
1894-9531106
1908-093898
1982-834299
1991-9242911
2005-0646912
1911-123887
1921-2242812
1946-4742810
1954-554287
2003-0446815
1905-063875
1952-534278
1977-7842714
1992-9342710
1913-143869
1951-5242613
1984-854267
1998-993869
1902-033457
1924-2542512
1938-3942511
2016-174659
1893-943044
1909-1038411
1937-384248
1950-5146410
1962-6342410
1964-6542413
1971-724249
1979-804248
2006-0746413
1901-023439
1912-133838
1918-193837
1919-204239
1926-2742314
1940-412533
1948-494237
1956-5742310
1958-594236
1963-644239
1966-6742310
1973-7442315
1983-844238
2013-1446317
1898-9934211
1907-0838211
1922-234228
1928-2942212
1929-3042215
1931-3242210
1934-354228
1942-433626
1945-4642213
1959-604229
1980-8142212
1986-8742211
1987-8840213
1996-9738216
1999-0046214
2015-1646217
1899-003418
1903-043419
1906-073814
1910-113817
1923-2442112
1930-314219
1936-3742110
1939-402314
1943-4438111
1957-5842110
1967-6842111
1970-714218
1975-7642112
1981-8242112
1988-8938113
1994-9542111
1995-9638113
2000-014618
2002-0346114
2010-1146115
2012-1346116
2014-1546114
1892-933008
1896-973008
1897-983009
1900-013407
1914-153809
1915-163506
1916-173607
1917-183405
1920-2142012
1925-264208
1927-2842010
1932-3342015
1933-344209
1935-3642011
1941-422902
1944-4535012
1949-504209
1953-5442012
1960-614209
1961-6242010
1965-664208
1968-6942013
1969-7042018
1972-7342012
1974-7542014
1976-7742010
1978-7942018
1985-8642011
1989-903809
1990-9138012
1993-9446014
1997-9846010
2001-0246018
2004-0546017
2007-0846016
2008-0946014
2009-1046013
2011-124608