1894–95 Football League

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The Football League
Season 1894–95
Champions Sunderland
Relegated Walsall Town Swifts
New clubs in League Bury,
Burton Wanderers,
Leicester Fosse
1895–96

The 189495 season was the seventh season of The Football League.

Contents

During the first five seasons of the league the re-election process had concerned the clubs which finished in the bottom four of the league, but as of the 1894–95 season the re-election requirement was reduced to the last three clubs in Division Two.

However, as Lincoln City (fourth from last) and Walsall Town Swifts (third from last) both finished with 20 points, they were both subjected to the re-election process, and Walsall eventually resigned from the league. After this, and until the 1976–77 season, goal average (explained below) was used to determine a club's exact position and there were no more anomalies in the re-election processes.

Goal average was calculated by dividing the goals scored with goals conceded, and would more appropriately be called goal ratio. In case one or more teams had the same goal difference, this system favoured those teams who had scored fewer goals. The goal average system was eventually scrapped beginning with the 1976–77 season.

League standings

The tables below are reproduced here in the exact form that they can be found at The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation website [1] and in Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79, [2] with home and away statistics separated.

Match results are drawn from The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation website [1] and Rothmans [2] for the First Division and from Rothmans for the Second Division.

First Division

Football League
First Division
Season1894–95
Champions Sunderland
(3rd English title)
Relegated Liverpool
FA Cup winners Aston Villa (2nd title)
Matches played240
Goals scored917 (3.82 per match)
Top goalscorer John Campbell (Sunderland), 22
Biggest home win Blackburn Rovers 9–1 Small Heath (5 Jan 1895)
Sunderland 8–0 Derby County (1 Sept 1894)
Biggest away win Wolverhampton Wanderers 0–4 Aston Villa (22 Dec 1894)
Highest scoring Blackburn Rovers 9–1 Small Heath (5 Jan 1895)
Longest winning run8 matches
Everton (1 Sep 1894 - 20 Oct 1894)
Longest unbeaten run10 matches
Sunderland (6 Oct 1894 - 27 Dec 1894)
Longest losing run7 matches
Burnley (16 Mar 1895 - 20 Apr 1895)
Highest attendance35,000
Everton - Sunderland (27 Oct 1894)
Lowest attendance1,000
Small Heath - Preston North End (29 Sep 1894)
Stoke -Small Heath (27 Oct 1894)
Blackburn Rovers -West Bromwich Albion (22 Dec 1894)
Derby County - Stoke (19 Jan 1895)
Stoke - Sunderland (26 Jan 1895)
Average attendance7,431
1895–96
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGAvPtsQualification
1 Sunderland 301320511483429232.16247League Champions
2 Everton 301221471864535321.64042
3 Aston Villa 301221511253731311.90739FA Cup Winners
4 Preston North End 30933321462730321.34835
5 Blackburn Rovers 30951401525819341.20432
6 Sheffield United 301023331742924381.03632
7 Nottingham Forest 301014332234817340.89331
8 The Wednesday 3010233619221114360.90928
9 Burnley 308252824321016320.78626
10 Bolton Wanderers 308344523141016390.98425
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 307442425231019380.68325
12 Small Heath 306633528311115460.67625
13 West Bromwich Albion 309243821121213450.77324
14 Stoke 307353525231015420.74624Into a test match
15 Derby County 30456232334822450.66223
16 Liverpool 306453828141013420.72922 [lower-alpha 1]
Source: [ citation needed ]
Notes:
  1. Not re-elected after losing test match. Invited to join Second Division.

Results

Home \ Away AST BLB BOL BUR DER EVE LIV NOT PNE SHU SMH STK SUN WED WBA WOL
Aston Villa 3–02–15–04–02–25–04–14–1 5–0 2–1 6–01–23–1 3–1 2–2
Blackburn Rovers 1–3 2–1 1–0 0–04–31–10–0 1–1 3–29–16–01–13–13–05–1
Bolton Wanderers 4–3 1–3 1–1 6–01–31–04–1 1–2 6–21–22–24–12–25–06–1
Burnley 3–3 2–1 1–0 2–02–43–30–1 2–1 2–43–11–20–33–02–02–1
Derby County 0–20–02–20–22–20–1 4–2 2–14–14–11–11–21–21–11–3
Everton 4–22–13–13–22–3 3–0 6–14–21–15–03–02–23–14–12–1
Liverpool 1–22–21–20–35–1 2–2 5–02–52–23–12–02–34–24–03–3
Nottingham Forest 2–12–33–32–1 2–1 2–33–00–23–02–03–12–12–15–30–2
Preston North End 0–1 1–1 2–2 4–0 3–21–22–23–12–10–13–01–03–15–02–0
Sheffield United 2–1 3–05–02–21–44–22–23–20–10–23–04–0 1–0 2–11–0
Small Heath 2–2 1–12–01–03–54–43–01–24–44–24–21–10–0 1–2 4–3
Stoke 4–15–15–05–14–11–33–10–32–11–32–22–50–2 1–1 0–0
Sunderland 4–43–24–03–0 8–0 2–13–22–22–02–07–13–13–13–02–0
The Wednesday 1–04–12–14–31–13–05–00–03–1 2–3 2–02–41–23–23–1
West Bromwich Albion 3–2 2–01–10–12–21–45–01–04–51–0 4–1 3–2 0–26–0 5–1
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0–4 3–34–21–02–21–03–11–11–30–3 2–1 0–0 1–42–0 3–1

Maps

Second Division

Football League
Second Division
Season1894–95
Champions Bury (1st title)
Promoted Bury
Resigned Walsall Town Swifts
Matches played240
Goals scored1,023 (4.26 per match)
Top goalscorer David Skea (Leicester Fosse), 22 [3]
Biggest home win Notts CountyBurslem Port Vale 10–0 (26 Feb 1895)
Biggest away win Burton SwiftsLeicester Fosse 0–5 (2 Mar 1895)
Highest scoring Manchester CityLincoln City 11–3 (23 Mar 1895)
Longest winning run8 matches
Bury (29 Sep 1894 - 24 Nov 1894)
Longest unbeaten run13 matches
Burton Wanderers (12 Jan 1895 - 16 Apr 1895)
Leicester Fosse (26 Jan 1895 - 20 Apr 1895)
Longest losing run9 matches
Crewe Alexandra (29 Sep 1894 - 5 Jan 1895)
Walsall Town Swifts (17 Nov 1894 - 26 Jan 1895)
1895–96
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGAvPtsQualification
1 Bury [lower-alpha 1] 301500481182530222.36448 [lower-alpha 2] Division Champions, into a test match
2 Notts County 301221501553725301.66739Into a test match
3 Newton Heath 30960521862726261.77338
4 Leicester Fosse [lower-alpha 1] 301122452046527331.35838
5 Grimsby Town 3014015116411028361.51937
6 Darwen 301311531033921331.72136
7 Burton Wanderers [lower-alpha 1] 30103249944718301.71835
8 Woolwich Arsenal 301131542033921381.29334
9 Manchester City 309335628501026441.13931
10 Newcastle United 3011135128121221560.85727
11 Burton Swifts 309243420211218540.70325
12 Rotherham Town 3010053722121218400.88724
13 Lincoln City 308073227201320650.56520Re-elected
14 Walsall Town Swifts 308073525201312670.51120Resigned from Football League
15 Burslem Port Vale 30636302311139540.50618Re-elected
16 Crewe Alexandra 30348203400156690.25210
Source: [ citation needed ]
Notes:
  1. 1 2 3 New club in the league
  2. Elected to First Division after winning test match.

Results

Home \ Away BPV BRS BRW BRY CRE DRW GRI LEI LIN MCI NEW NWH NTC ROT WAL WOO
Burslem Port Vale 2–01–01–2 4–0 0–35–01–17–11–24–42–50–31–1 1–0 0–1
Burton Swifts 1–02–20–14–03–02–10–56–12–15–31–22–22–01–23–0
Burton Wanderers 4–01–21–24–02–20–01–14–18–09–01–01–04–07–02–1
Bury 4–02–04–04–11–05–14–14–14–24–12–12–12–14–12–0
Crewe Alexandra 2–2 1–31–21–52–22–12–21–42–32–10–20–32–12–30–0
Darwen 2–05–02–00–15–04–18–26–04–05–01–12–14–32–03–1
Grimsby Town 4–17–17–23–25–02–14–3 3–0 2–13–02–10–1 4–1 1–04–2
Leicester Fosse 2–12–21–21–04–02–11–02–13–14–42–35–14–29–13–1
Lincoln City 6–13–20–21–35–20–2 1–5 1–20–23–13–0 1–3 2–01–05–2
Manchester City 4–14–11–13–34–12–42–51–111–34–0 2–5 7–11–06–14–1
Newcastle United 1–26–33–11–06–03–21–42–04–25–43–02–25–27–22–4
Newton Heath 3–05–11–12–26–11–12–02–23–0 4–1 5–13–33–29–0 3–3
Notts County 10–05–12–02–15–12–13–2 3–0 3–01–32–11–14–25–02–2
Rotherham Town 2–14–11–32–32–04–1 3–2 0–15–23–21–02–11–26–11–2
Walsall 2–0 4–13–10–34–05–14–31–31–21–22–31–22–11–24–1
Woolwich Arsenal 7–03–01–14–27–04–01–33–35–24–23–2 3–2 2–11–16–1
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Maps

Test matches

The Football League test matches were a set of play-offs, in which the bottom First Division teams faced the top Second Division teams. The First Division teams, if coming out as winners, would retain their places in the division. If a Second Division team won, it would be considered for First Division membership through an election process. Losing Second Division teams would stay in the Second Division.

As a result of these matches, Bury, Derby County and Stoke were placed in the First Division the following season, while Liverpool, Notts County and Newton Heath went into the Second Division.

Bury (2nd Div. Champions)1–0 Liverpool (1st Div. 16th)
Ewood Park
Attendance: 5,000
Derby County (1st Div. 15th)2–1 Notts County (2nd Div. 2nd)
Filbert Street
Attendance: 8,000
Stoke (1st Div. 14th)3–0 Newton Heath (2nd Div. 3rd)
Athletic Ground
Attendance: 10,000

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References

  1. 1 2 "England 1894–95". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2010-02-24.
  2. 1 2 Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
  3. "English League Leading Goalscorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 2010-09-22.