1911–12 in English football

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The 1911–12 season was the 41st season of competitive football in England.

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Overview

Blackburn Rovers won the First Division title for the first time.[ citation needed ] Preston North End and Bury were relegated, to be replaced by Second Division Champions Derby County and runners up, Chelsea.[ citation needed ] Barnsley won the FA Cup in a replayed final against West Bromwich Albion; Manchester Utd won the Charity Shield with a spectacular 8–4 victory over Swindon Town.[ citation needed ]

Events

Grimsby Town returned to the Second Division after a season away. Lincoln City were the team to make way for them.[ citation needed ]

In March, Justice A.T. Lawrence established the legality of the football league's retain-and-transfer system with his judgement in the Kingaby case. [1] Former Aston Villa player Herbert Kingaby had brought legal proceedings against his old club for preventing him from playing. Erroneous strategy by Kingaby's counsel resulted in the suit being dismissed. [2]

Honours

CompetitionWinner
First Division Blackburn Rovers (1)
Second Division Derby County
FA Cup Barnsley (1)
Charity Shield Manchester United
Home Championship Flag of England.svg  England & Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland

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

League tables

First Division

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGRPtsQualification or relegation
1 Blackburn Rovers 38209960431.39549League Champions
2 Everton 382061246421.09546
3 Newcastle United 381881264501.28044
4 Bolton Wanderers 382031554431.25643
5 The Wednesday 381691369491.40841
6 Aston Villa 381771476631.20641
7 Middlesbrough 381681456451.24440
8 Sunderland 3814111358511.13739
9 West Bromwich Albion 381591443470.91539
10 Woolwich Arsenal 381581555590.93238
11 Bradford City 381581546500.92038
12 Tottenham Hotspur 381491553531.00037
13 Manchester United 3813111445600.75037
14 Sheffield United 3813101563561.12536
15 Manchester City 381391656580.96635
16 Notts County 381471746630.73035
17 Liverpool 3812101649550.89134
18 Oldham Athletic 3812101646540.85234
19 Preston North End 381371840570.70233Relegated
20 Bury 38692332590.54221
Source: [ citation needed ]

Second Division

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGRPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Derby County 38238774282.64354Division Champions
2 Chelsea 38246864341.88254Promoted
3 Burnley 38228877411.87852
4 Clapton Orient 382131461441.38645
5 Wolverhampton Wanderers 3816101257331.72742
6 Barnsley 3815121145421.07142FA Cup Winners
7 Hull City 381781354511.05942
8 Fulham 381671566581.13839
9 Grimsby Town [lower-alpha 1] 381591448550.87339
10 Leicester Fosse 381571649660.74237
11 Bradford Park Avenue 381391644450.97835
12 Birmingham 381461855590.93234
13 Bristol City 381461841600.68334
14 Blackpool 381381732520.61534
15 Nottingham Forest 381371846480.95833
16 Stockport County 3811111647540.87033
17 Huddersfield Town 381361950640.78132
18 Glossop 388121842560.75028Re-elected
19 Leeds City 381082050780.64128
20 Gainsborough Trinity [lower-alpha 2] 385132030640.46923Failed re-election
Source: [ citation needed ]
Notes:
  1. New club in the league
  2. Gainsborough Trinity failed to be re-elected to the Football League. This was their final ever season of league football. Lincoln City returned to the league at their expense.

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References

  1. Matthew Taylor, ‘Sutcliffe, Charles Edward (1864–1939)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004
  2. David McArdle, LLB PhD, The Football League's player registration scheme and the Kingaby case Archived 2010-03-01 at the Wayback Machine , accessed 16 December 2012