How does TNS’ title success compare to previous seasons?
The New Saints won their sixth consecutive Welsh Premier League title last weekend but how does this one compare to previous successes?
Craig Harrison’s men took the League by storm this season, and have wrapped it up with seven games to spare. Not only that, but The New Saints have also won the League by losing just once in the League all season, in a 1-0 loss at Camarthen.
The Oswestry based club have won a total of 23 of their 25 games so far this season, but what has made this season standout above the rest is the record that Craig Harrison’s men set. A record 27 matches won on the bounce – defeating a record set by Johan Cruyff’s Ajax back in 1970.
Not only has it put The New Saints on the map, but it has made people wonder how far this TNS team could really go? The Saints set the tone early this season, thrashing Rhyl 10-0 at Park Hall, and since that victory they’ve gone from strength to strength, scoring a whopping 83 goals in just 25 League games in the process.
In contrast to their previous five title victories this has been their best by far performance wise, and to surpass this would be unthinkable – but that’s not to say it can’t be done. This New Saints team are special, and are capable of anything so don’t rule them out of conquering their own record by winning 28 plus games next season.