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Norwich had qualified, like many others I presume, for Europe twice before (Milk/League Cup winners '85. 4th plce finish in '88-'89 (I think-wil check) but because of the then ban on English clubs were not able to compete. LewisR (talk) 01:21, 20 March 2008 (UTC)
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The result of the move request was: Not moved.EdJohnston (talk) 18:16, 19 January 2014 (UTC)
– All seasons subsequent to the 2006–07 FA Premier League are titled with the shorter name along the lines of 2007–08 Premier League, as is the main article on the subject, Premier League. I can't see any particular justification for the switch in naming convention between the 2006–07 and 2007–08 seasons. It's true that the term "FA" was included in the title more in the early days of the competition, but there is no clear point at which that stopped being the case, and in fact the "official" title, including sponsor name, as mentioned in the article itself, stopped using the FA part in 2001, having varied quite consderably over those years, from FA Premier League through FA Carling Premiership, Barclaycard Premiership, Barclays Premiership and now Barclays Premier League. For consistency, one of the criteria of WP:AT, I suggest we rename all of them to omit the FA moniker. Thanks. --Relisted.EdJohnston (talk) 21:39, 17 January 2014 (UTC) — Amakuru (talk) 16:19, 9 January 2014 (UTC)
Oppose all - The "FA" part was dropped during the first few weeks of the 2007–08 season, IIRC, so all these titles are currently correct. – PeeJay 19:08, 9 January 2014 (UTC)
Correction: the change was made in May 2007 (see here). – PeeJay 19:20, 9 January 2014 (UTC)
@PeeJay2K3: That document you cite does not mention the presence or absence of the "FA" prefix at all. In fact it states that the name changed from "Barclays Premiership" (and "Barclays English Premier League" overseas) to "Barclays Premier League". As I said above, if the article is correct, and this source,, the "FA" part was dropped from the official title in 2001 when it converted from "FA Carling Premiership" to "Barclaycard Premiership". So at the very least the articles from 2001–02 FA Premier League through to 2006–07 FA Premier League should be moved. I wouldn't have so much objection to that, at least there's a good reason for switching on that date, although personally I'd still prefer all of them, per consistency. It's always been the same competition and we don't use the sponsor name anyway so it's not like we're invoking an official name. Thanks — Amakuru (talk) 19:55, 9 January 2014 (UTC)
If you check the 2006–07 FA Premier League article, you will see a section on the rebranding of the league at the bottom of the page. Put it down to poor editing at the time, but the section doesn't have a source; however, I guarantee you that the change did occur in 2007. – PeeJay 20:24, 9 January 2014 (UTC)
Support - while "FA Premier League" was the Official name during that perioud, we should rather use the most common name when deciding article titles and I believe that the tournament was commonly known as the "Premier League" rather than the "FA Premier League" between 1992 and 2007. I would say that the new proposed titles are better when it comes to all of the five naming criteria, especially consistency. Mentoz (talk) 13:24, 10 January 2014 (UTC)
I'm pretty sure there is a convention that says we should name articles in accordance with historical accuracy, i.e. articles about places/events/people at a certain time should use the name that the place/event/person was using at the time. Surely this applies here? – PeeJay 14:04, 10 January 2014 (UTC)
I believe there's such a policy for geography, but this is really a separate issue. Surely people called the "FA Premier League" just the "Premier League," and indeed you'll find reference to these older seasons as "Premier League" in reliable sources. See, for example, Martin Tyler's column. If the league were known by a completely different name in this period—say, "Championship League"—then I might agree that these titles would sound anachronistic, like saying "Istanbul was the wealthiest European city in the Middle Ages." But just omitting an official appellation likely to be dropped in common usage? This is well within policy. --BDD (talk) 17:13, 10 January 2014 (UTC)
If you want to get really pedantic, why aren't we suggesting that the articles be moved to use the name "Premiership"? That's been a common name for the (FA) Premier League for about as long as it's existed. – PeeJay 18:07, 10 January 2014 (UTC)
Oppose all - titles are correct for the time periods referred to, I don't see why they should be amended to reflect the name in use now. If in a couple of years' time the Premier League changed its name to the Super Elite League, would we go back and re-name all articles right back to 1992 to use that name? That would be ridiculous..... -- ChrisTheDude (talk) 17:07, 10 January 2014 (UTC)
Probably not then. That would be ASTONISHing. But there's no real potential for confusion here. --BDD (talk) 17:13, 10 January 2014 (UTC)
Oppose per Chris and PJ2K3, these should use the names associated with the period for which they document, as they only document that time period, and not the current name, same as other sports article where the names of thing they document has changed through time. -- 126.96.36.199 (talk) 01:09, 11 January 2014 (UTC)
Oppose Titles were correct at the time that the seasons happened. Number57 23:43, 12 January 2014 (UTC)
Oppose all - titles are historically accurate. Keep them as they are, and create redirects (as appropriate) from the proposed names to aid navigation. GiantSnowman 20:42, 16 January 2014 (UTC)
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