1904–05 in English football

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Football in England
Season1904–05
Men's football
First Division Newcastle United
Second Division Liverpool
Southern League Bristol Rovers
FA Cup Aston Villa
Charity Shield Corinthian
1903–04 Flag of England.svg 1905–06

The 1904–05 season was the 34th season of competitive football in England.

Contents

Overview

Events

Stockport County were replaced by Doncaster Rovers in the Second Division.[ citation needed ]

At the end of the 1904–05 season, the First Division was expanded to include 20 teams, sparing Bury and Notts County from relegation to the Second Division.[ citation needed ]

Manchester City, the previous season's FA Cup winners, were discovered to have been paying their players up to £6 or £7 per week instead of the legal maximum of £4 per week. The club's influential winger Billy Meredith was accused of bribing Aston Villa player Alex Leake and was faced with an 18-month ban from The Football Association, who further rebuked the club by dismissing five of its directors and banning a total of 17 players from ever playing for the club again. [1]

Honours

CompetitionWinner
First Division Newcastle United (1)
Second Division Liverpool
FA Cup Aston Villa (4)
Home Championship Flag of England.svg  England

Notes = Number in parentheses is the times that club has won that honour. * indicates new record for competition

League tables

First Division

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGRPtsQualification
1 Newcastle United 34232972332.18248League Champions
2 Everton 34215863361.75047
3 Manchester City 34206866371.78446
4 Aston Villa 341941163431.46542FA Cup Winners
5 Sunderland 341681060441.36440
6 Sheffield United 341921364561.14340
7 Small Heath 341751254381.42139
8 Preston North End 3413101142371.13536
9 The Wednesday 341451561571.07033
10 Woolwich Arsenal 341291336400.90033
11 Derby County 341281437480.77132
12 Stoke 341341740580.69030
13 Blackburn Rovers 341151840510.78427
14 Wolverhampton Wanderers 341141947730.64426
15 Middlesbrough 34981736560.64326
16 Nottingham Forest 34971840610.65625
17 Bury [lower-alpha 1] 341042047670.70124
18 Notts County [lower-alpha 1] 34582136690.52218
Source: [ citation needed ]
Notes:
  1. 1 2 Not relegated due to resizing of both divisions to 20 teams.

Second Division

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGRPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Liverpool 34274393253.72058Division Champions
2 Bolton Wanderers 34272587322.71956Promoted
3 Manchester United 34245581302.70053
4 Bristol City 341941166451.46742
5 Chesterfield 341411944351.25739
6 Gainsborough Trinity 341481261581.05236
7 Barnsley 341451538560.67933
8 Bradford City 341281445490.91832
9 Lincoln City 341271542401.05031
10 West Bromwich Albion 341341756481.16730
11 Burnley 341261643520.82730
12 Glossop 3410101437460.80430
13 Grimsby Town 341181533460.71730
14 Leicester Fosse 341171640550.72729
15 Blackpool 349101536480.75028
16 Burslem Port Vale 341071747720.65327Re-elected
17 Burton United [lower-alpha 1] 34842230840.35720
18 Doncaster Rovers [lower-alpha 2] 34322923810.2848Failed re-election
Source: [ citation needed ]
Notes:
  1. Failed to be re-elected to the Football League. Elected in expansion of Second Division to 20 teams.
  2. New club in the league.

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References

  1. D'Manc. "Legends: Billy Meredith player profile". stretford-end.co.