1903–04 Football League

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The Football League
Season 1903–04
Champions The Wednesday
Relegated Stockport County
New Club in League Bradford City
1904–05

The 190304 season was the 16th season of The Football League.

Contents

Final league tables

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.

Beginning with the season 1894–95, clubs finishing level on points were separated according to goal average (goals scored divided by goals conceded), or more properly put, 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.

During the first five seasons of the league, that is until the season, 1893–94, re-election process concerned the clubs which finished in the bottom four of the league. From the 1894–95 season and until the 1920–21 season the re-election process was required of the clubs which finished in the bottom three of the league. [2]

First Division

Football League
First Division
Season1903–04
Champions The Wednesday (2nd English title)
Relegated Liverpool
West Bromwich Albion
FA Cup winners Manchester City (1st FA Cup title)
Matches played306
Goals scored939 (3.07 per match)
Top goalscorer Steve Bloomer (Derby County), 20
Biggest home win MiddlesbroughManchester City 6–0 (24 Oct 1903)
SunderlandBury 6–0 (23 Jan 1904)
Biggest away win Nottingham ForestAston Villa 3–7 (19 Dec 1903)
Nottingham ForestEverton 0–4 (27 Feb 1904)
Highest scoring Nottingham ForestAston Villa 3–7 (19 Dec 1903)
Longest winning run8 matches
Sheffield United (5 Sep 1903 – 24 Oct 1903)
Longest unbeaten run8 matches
Sheffield United (5 Sep 1903 – 24 Oct 1903)
Manchester City (31 Oct 1903 – 19 Dec 1903; 1 Jan 1904 – 21 Mar 1904)
Longest losing run5 matches
Liverpool (5 Sep 1903 – 1 Oct 1903)
Highest attendance40,000
Aston VillaThe Wednesday (26 Dec 1903)
EvertonLiverpool (1 Apr 1904)
Lowest attendance1,500
Nottingham ForestStoke (25 Nov 1903)
Average attendance12,899
1904–05
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGAvPtsQualification or relegation
1 The Wednesday 341430341064714181.71447League Champions
2 Manchester City 341043351992636261.57844FA Cup Winners
3 Everton 341304361265623201.84443
4 Newcastle United 341232311363827321.28942
5 Aston Villa 341313411646729321.45841
6 Sunderland 3412324115521022341.28639
7 Sheffield United 34962402162922361.08838
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 3410612923421115430.66736
9 Nottingham Forest 34737292646728311.00031
10 Middlesbrough 34935301709816300.97930
11 Small Heath 348542519331114330.75030
12 Bury 34683252017915330.75529
13 Notts County 349352726321210350.60729
14 Derby County 34737413327817270.96728
15 Blackburn Rovers 347552923411219370.80028
16 Stoke 34926452615119310.94727
17 Liverpool 347552420231225420.79026Relegated
18 West Bromwich Albion 344851919321217410.60024
Source: [ citation needed ]

Results

Home \ Away AST BLB BRY DER EVE LIV MCI MID NEW NOT NTC SHU SMH STK SUN WED WBA WOL
Aston Villa 2–30–23–03–12–10–12–13–13–14–06–1 1–1 3–12–02–13–12–0
Blackburn Rovers 0–32–22–10–22–32–51–14–03–13–03–01–12–01–30–02–01–1
Bury 2–23–02–20–02–21–31–10–32–23–00–11–02–23–11–02–10–0
Derby County 2–23–02–20–12–02–32–21–3 2–6 0–13–54–15–07–20–24–22–1
Everton 1–03–12–10–1 5–2 1–02–04–10–23–12–05–10–10–12–04–02–0
Liverpool 1–11–23–03–1 2–2 2–21–01–00–02–13–00–20–02–11–31–31–2
Manchester City 1–01–03–02–11–33–21–11–30–03–00–14–02–22–11–16–34–1
Middlesbrough 2–10–21–00–03–01–06–0 1–3 1–11–04–13–12–0 2–3 0–12–21–2
Newcastle United 1–12–13–20–01–01–11–0 2–1 3–14–10–13–11–0 1–3 4–01–03–0
Nottingham Forest 3–70–12–2 5–1 0–42–10–31–11–0 0–1 1–10–14–23–00–12–05–0
Notts County 0–04–20–02–20–34–20–33–23–2 1–3 2–12–01–02–11–02–30–2
Sheffield United 1–22–20–03–22–12–15–33–02–22–03–11–11–11–2 1–1 4–07–2
Small Heath 2–2 2–11–01–01–11–20–32–23–03–32–01–31–02–10–00–13–0
Stoke 2–06–24–11–12–35–21–20–02–32–30–23–41–03–13–15–05–1
Sunderland 6–12–06–00–32–02–11–1 3–1 1–1 3–14–12–13–13–00–11–12–1
The Wednesday 4–23–11–11–01–02–11–04–11–12–12–0 3–0 3–21–00–01–04–0
West Bromwich Albion 1–32–13–20–00–02–22–10–01–21–10–02–20–13–01–10–1 1–2
Wolverhampton Wanderers 3–21–00–02–22–24–21–62–23–23–21–11–01–00–02–12–1 1–0
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source:
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Maps

Second Division

Football League
Second Division
Season1903–04
Champions Preston North End (1st title)
Failed re-election Stockport County
Matches played306
Goals scored942 (3.08 per match)
Top goalscorer Percy Smith (Preston North End), 26 [3]
Biggest home win Woolwich ArsenalBurton United 8–0 (19 Sept 1903)
Woolwich ArsenalLeicester Fosse 8–0 (26 Oct 1903)
Biggest away win BlackpoolBurnley 0–5 (13 Feb 1904)
GlossopManchester United 0–5 (19 Sept 1903)
Highest scoring Woolwich ArsenalBurton United 8–0 (19 Sept 1903)
Woolwich ArsenalLeicester Fosse 8–0 (26 Oct 1903)
GlossopBurnley 6–2 (21 Nov 1903)
Burslem Port ValeLeicester Fosse 6–2 (27 Feb 1904)
Longest winning run8 matches
Woolwich Arsenal (5 Sep 1903 – 26 Oct 1903)
Longest unbeaten run13 matches
Preston North End (5 Sep 1903 – 5 Dec 1903)
Longest losing run5 matches
Burnley (29 Feb 1904 – 26 Mar 1904)
1904–05
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGAvPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Preston North End 341340381076424142.58350Division Champions
2 Woolwich Arsenal 34152067565624174.13649Promoted
3 Manchester United 341421421466523191.97048
4 Bristol City 341421531244920291.78042
5 Burnley 341223312037719350.90939
6 Grimsby Town 3412503912231211371.02036
7 Bolton Wanderers 341034381127821301.43934
8 Barnsley 3410522512151113450.66732
9 Gainsborough Trinity 3410253417411219430.88331
10 Bradford City [lower-alpha 1] 348543025421115340.76331
11 Chesterfield 348542212331115330.82230
12 Lincoln City 349442518241116400.70730
13 Burslem Port Vale 3410344420061110321.03829
14 Burton United 348633316311312450.73829
15 Blackpool 348272527331115400.59727
16 Stockport County [lower-alpha 2] 347732823141212490.55627Failed re-election
17 Glossop 347464225321215390.89126Re-elected
18 Leicester Fosse 345842621121416610.51222
Source: [4]
Notes:
  1. New club in the league
  2. Upon failing to be re-elected to the Football League, Stockport County joined The Combination. Doncaster Rovers took their place for the following season.

Results

Home \ Away BAR BLP BOL BRA BRI BRN BPV BRT CHF GAI GLP GRI LEI LIN MUN PNE STP WOO
Barnsley 2–21–01–22–01–11–02–10–02–04–03–11–12–10–21–00–02–1
Blackpool 0–21–40–10–10–51–04–10–02–13–23–01–22–12–1 0–3 4–12–2
Bolton Wanderers 5–13–01–01–11–15–03–04–05–00–14–03–11–20–00–20–12–1
Bradford City 3–10–23–31–03–01–13–02–61–32–11–04–02–13–31–10–00–3
Bristol City 2–05–02–01–16–02–14–03–22–15–04–04–03–11–13–16–00–4
Burnley 2–21–40–03–22–31–02–12–12–02–42–02–13–12–02–12–01–0
Burslem Port Vale 3–05–02–35–23–12–23–13–03–01–11–26–22–21–00–12–02–3
Burton United 1–11–12–10–22–31–20–04–02–12–01–00–05–22–20–07–03–1
Chesterfield 1–02–11–11–11–00–01–12–16–10–00–12–00–10–20–14–11–0
Gainsborough Trinity 4–23–13–13–03–11–23–01–21–00–14–24–00–00–12–02–20–2
Glossop 7–00–13–32–01–16–24–10–10–20–21–15–05–00–52–25–11–3
Grimsby Town 5–14–00–02–02–00–03–14–01–03–12–04–31–13–11–12–12–2
Leicester Fosse 2–05–12–21–21–00–01–11–30–02–24–21–12–20–11–43–00–0
Lincoln City 0–00–01–01–02–63–13–21–00–20–13–12–16–10–00–03–10–2
Manchester United 4–03–10–03–12–23–12–02–03–14–23–12–05–22–00–23–11–0
Preston North End 1–1 1–0 3–14–03–02–03–14–02–12–03–02–04–32–11–11–10–0
Stockport County 2–22–13–22–01–12–21–11–12–01–43–01–12–04–00–31–50–0
Woolwich Arsenal 3–03–03–04–12–04–00–08–06–06–02–15–18–04–04–00–05–2
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

See also

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References

  1. "England 1903-04". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 24 February 2010.
  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 31 October 2010.
  4. "1903–04 Football League". fchd.info. Retrieved 24 November 2020.