I was merely trying to show that Southend United historically are the equivalent of a League 1 Club.
If we look at the Club's history Post-War until the League split in 1958, the Blues finished in the top 10 of League Division Three (South) in 10 out of 12 seasons. That would make us a League 1 Club as the split took the top 12 clubs.
But even if we take it from the split in Season 1958/59. From those 54 seasons, the Blues have played 7 seasons in the Championship, 31 seasons in League 1 and just 16 seasons in League 2.
Sorry. We have played 23 seasons in the bottom league since 1966/67 and 17 in the equivalent of League 1 and 7 in the current Championship level.
Where do you get just 16 years in the basement since 1958/59???