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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?
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Mel Eves struck the third goal as Wolves clinched promotion to the top flight at the Valley in 1983.
When I was at Inverness in the top flight we went from second bottom to second top in no time.
I think the Warrington reader should investigate that statement slightly deeper, as Arsenal have indeed been relegated from English football's top flight.
That's after Kirkburton and Marsden sealed promotion to the top flight.
Five more goals completed a disappointing end to a first, albeit brief, campaign back in the top flight since 1995.
THE OLD Firm have pulled the plug on the Scottish Premier League television channel, leaving the other 10 top flight clubs facing a bleak financial future.
DAVID MOYES Another one-time Celtic player but he may see Scotland's top flight as too big a step down to take just a month after being axed by Manchester United.
THE north east could hold the key to Swansea's survival in the top flight.
CIVIC leaders have congratulated Newcastle's rugby heroes after their return to the English top flight.
With Ishmael Miller, Roman Bednar and Simon Cox all oven in the top flight, decent striking reinforcements could be the difference between top flight survival or an instant return to whence they came.
Other suggestions put forward by Gartside, including having a twotier league with a smaller top flight and changing the distribution of TV money will now be fed into the league's ongoing strategic review.
Thongsbridge look set to bounce straight back into the top flight as they have a 33-point lead at the top of the Drayton Cup.
The top flight would be a new experience for Dave Whelan and, should his unfashionable Lancashire club play at that level for the first time, the odds of them following in the unfortunate footsteps of Barnsley, Swindon and Watford would be high.
The England Under-21 striker is desperate to prove himself in the top flight next season and hopes to get the chance with Joe Royle's men.
Unlike Earnshaw, Hartson graduated to the top flight from little Luton Town at the tender age of 19.