the top flight

the top flight

The highest position or level in an organization, league, etc. Often used in sports. The local club is moving to the top flight, but are they ready?
See also: flight, top
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Vihiga finished top while Wazito were second in the National Super League last year to gain automatic promotion into the top flight and are now ready to swim with the big boys in the top tier.
Madoya who was crowned the 2017 KPL Footballer of the Year said he is determined to help Zoo defy all odds and win the league title in what will be their second appearance in the top flight league.
Sitting six points clear at the top of the league, financially well run and great crowds coming through the gates, the club is set up perfectly for a return to the top flight.
That places Newcastle, who sit 14th in the top flight following four successive defeats, down in 15th in the Premier League for the average salary they will pay their players across the course of the 2017/18 campaign, according to the 2017 global sports salaries survey (GSSS), which is complied by Sporting Intelligence.
NEWCASTLE United can expect more games to be picked for TV in the coming weeks after two of their opening fixtures were among the most viewed in the top flight.
Three northern teams were relegated from the top flight this term, with Town, Newcastle United and south-coast side Brighton taking their place.
However, Leipzig - who finished second in the top flight after launching an unexpected assault on the title - have confirmed the Germany Under-21 international has made the move to the capital.
CARDIFF City made more money in the Premier League than any other club which has spent just a single season in the top flight, figures have revealed.
But Houston reckons Hibs are under more pressure to get back into the top flight because of their financial superiority.
RB Leipzig's promotion to the top flight is a traditionalists' nightmare.
Previous best was 21 in 1928/29 and 1965/66 Days that have 5 Consecutive clean sheets in the top flight for the first time League defeats.
To play in the top flight for play in the top flight for T 10 years before the age of 27 is an excellent achievement and testament to Marc's professionalism and ability.
Now the top flight beckons again, though Blackhall and Whitby are up there battling it out with Norton, and Matthew added:"We were traditionally a highest tier club, though the standards in Division One are about right for the first team.
Victory in this game will see the Reds equal their best ever run of wins set in the top flight (12 in 1990).
McCoist reckons the number of shocks in the League Cup prove that the gap from the top flight to the lower leagues is narrowing all the time.