1914–15 in English football

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The magazine Punch was critical of the decision to allow competitive football to continue after the outbreak of war. Mr Punch is depicted saying to the footballer "No doubt you can make money in this field, my friend, but there's only one field today where you can get honour". Punch1914.jpg
The magazine Punch was critical of the decision to allow competitive football to continue after the outbreak of war. Mr Punch is depicted saying to the footballer "No doubt you can make money in this field, my friend, but there's only one field today where you can get honour".
Football in England
Season1914–15
1913-14 Flag of England.svg 1915-16

The 1914–15 season was the 44th season of competitive football in England.

Contents

Overview

The 1914 Charity Shield was not contested due to suspension of football during World War I.[ citation needed ]

Events

Honours

First Division Everton (2)
Second Division Derby County
Southern League Watford
FA Cup Sheffield United (3)

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

League tables

Football League First Division

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGAvPtsQualification or relegation
1 Everton 381981176471.61746League Champions
2 Oldham Athletic 3817111070561.25045
3 Blackburn Rovers 381871383611.36143
4 Burnley 381871361471.29843
5 Manchester City 3815131049391.25643
6 Sheffield United 3815131049411.19543FA Cup Winners
7 The Wednesday 3815131061541.13043
8 Sunderland 381851581721.12541
9 Bradford Park Avenue 381771469651.06241
10 West Bromwich Albion 3815101349431.14040
11 Bradford City 3813141155491.12240
12 Middlesbrough 3813121362740.83838
13 Liverpool 381491565750.86737
14 Aston Villa 3813111462720.86137
15 Newcastle United 3811101746480.95832
16 Notts County 389131641570.71931
17 Bolton Wanderers 381181968840.81030
18 Manchester United 389121746620.74230
19 Chelsea [lower-alpha 1] 388131751650.78529
20 Tottenham Hotspur [lower-alpha 2] 388121857900.63328Relegated
Source: [ citation needed ]
Notes:
  1. Chelsea remained in the First Division after World War 1, as the number of teams in both divisions was expanded to 22.
  2. Tottenham Hotspur were relegated to the Second Division after WW I.

Football League Second Division

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGAvPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Derby County 38237871332.15253Division Champions, Promoted [lower-alpha 1]
2 Preston North End 382010861421.45250Promoted [lower-alpha 1]
3 Barnsley 382231351511.00047
4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 381971277521.48145
5 Arsenal [lower-alpha 2] 381951469411.68343 [lower-alpha 3] Promoted [lower-alpha 1]
6 Birmingham 381791262391.59043 [lower-alpha 3]
7 Hull City 381951465541.20443
8 Huddersfield Town 381781361421.45242
9 Clapton Orient 381691350481.04241
10 Blackpool 381751658571.01839
11 Bury 381581561561.08938
12 Fulham 381571653471.12837
13 Bristol City 381571662561.10737
14 Stockport County 381571654600.90037
15 Leeds City 381442065641.01632
16 Lincoln City 381191846650.70831
17 Grimsby Town 381191848760.63231
18 Nottingham Forest 381091943770.55829Re-elected
19 Leicester Fosse 381042447880.53424
20 Glossop [lower-alpha 4] 38662631870.35618Failed re-election
Source: [ citation needed ]
Notes:
  1. 1 2 3 Derby County, Preston North End and Arsenal were promoted to First Division after WW I, as the number of teams in both divisions was expanded to 22.
  2. It is said that Sir Henry Norris arranged for the Arsenal's promotion back to the First Division, in controversial circumstances.
  3. 1 2 The official Football League records originally showed Birmingham in 5th place and Arsenal in 6th place. In 1975 it was discovered that an error in the calculation of Goal Average had been made and the table was corrected.
  4. Glossop failed to be re-elected to the Football League, never to return again. A resurrected Stoke, along with Coventry City, South Shields, Rotherham County and West Ham United joined the Second Division after the war.

Southern League Division 1

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGRPtsQualification or relegation
1 Watford 38228868461.47852
2 Reading 382171068431.58149
3 Cardiff City 382241272381.89548
4 West Ham United 381891158471.23445Elected to the 1919–20 Football League after World War I
5 Northampton Town 381951456511.09843
6 Southampton 381951478741.05443
7 Portsmouth 3816101254421.28642
8 Millwall 3816101250510.98042
9 Swindon Town 3815111277591.30541
10 Brighton & Hove Albion 381671546470.97939
11 Exeter City 381581550411.22038
12 Queens Park Rangers 3813121355560.98238
13 Norwich City 3811141353560.94636
14 Luton Town 381381761730.83634
15 Crystal Palace 381381747610.77034
16 Bristol Rovers 381432153750.70731
17 Plymouth Argyle 388141651610.83630
18 Southend United 381082044640.68828
19 Croydon Common 38992047630.74627Relegated to Division Two, but did not rejoin league after World War I
20 Gillingham 38682443830.51820
Source: [ citation needed ]
Rules for classification: The system of using goal average to separate two teams tied on points was used up until the 1976–77 season. The points system: 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for losing.
Goalkeeper Skilly Williams played every game for Watford. SkillyWilliams.jpg
Goalkeeper Skilly Williams played every game for Watford.

See also

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References

  1. "Important dates in Liverpool football club's history" . Retrieved 29 May 2013.