1928–29 Football League

Last updated
The Football League
Season 1928–29
Champions The Wednesday
Relegated Ashington
New Team in League Carlisle United
1929–30

The 192829 season was the 37th season of The Football League.

Contents

Final league tables

The tables and results below are reproduced here with home and away statistics separated, as per RSSSF [1] and Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. [2]

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. When two 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. [ citation needed ]

From the 1922–23 season, re-election was required of the bottom two teams of both Third Division North and Third Division South. [2]

First Division

Football League
First Division
Season1928–29
Champions The Wednesday (3rd English title)
Relegated Bury
Cardiff City
FA Cup winners Bolton Wanderers (3rd FA Cup title)
Matches played462
Goals scored1,688 (3.65 per match)
Top goalscorer Dave Halliday (Sunderland), 43 [3]
Biggest home win Leicester CityPortsmouth 10–0 (20 Oct 1928)
Sheffield UnitedBurnley10–0 (19 Jan 1929)
Biggest away win Newcastle UnitedBurnley 2–7 (29 Apr 1929)
Highest scoring Leicester CityPortsmouth 10–0 (20 Oct 1928)
Sheffield UnitedBurnley10–0 (19 Jan 1929)
West Ham UnitedLeeds United 8–2 (9 Feb 1929)
1929–30
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGAvPtsPromotion
1 The Wednesday 4218305516371131461.38752League Champions
2 Leicester City 4216506722541229451.43351
3 Aston Villa 4216236230721236511.21050
4 Sunderland 4216236730451226451.24047
5 Liverpool 421146532868737361.40646
6 Derby County 4212545624651030471.21146
7 Blackburn Rovers 4211644226651030371.14345
8 Manchester City 421236634066932461.10545
9 Arsenal 421164432557934471.06945
10 Newcastle United 4215244829441322430.97244
11 Sheffield United 4212545730361229551.01241
12 Manchester United 428853223651034530.86841
13 Leeds United 4211554228541229560.84541
14 Bolton Wanderers 4210654425461129550.91340FA Cup Winners
15 Birmingham 428763732731131450.88340
16 Huddersfield Town 429664523551125381.14839
17 West Ham United 4211645531431431650.89639
18 Everton 4211283831621325440.84038
19 Burnley 4212545532331526710.78638
20 Portsmouth 4213264326241513540.70036
21 Bury 429573835321624640.62631Relegated
22 Cardiff City 42777342616149330.72929
Source: [ citation needed ]

Results

Home \ Away ARS AST BIR BLB BOL BUR BRY CAR DER EVE HUD LEE LEI LIV MCI MUN NEW POR SHU SUN WED WHU
Arsenal 2–50–01–02–03–17–12–11–32–02–01–01–14–40–03–11–24–02–01–12–22–3
Aston Villa 4–2 1–2 2–13–54–27–11–02–32–04–11–04–23–15–10–01–13–23–23–14–15–2
Birmingham 1–1 2–4 4–00–23–63–20–01–41–31–25–11–00–04–11–10–01–02–21–04–12–2
Blackburn Rovers 5–22–54–11–31–11–12–03–12–11–10–11–12–12–20–32–04–01–12–04–12–0
Bolton Wanderers 1–23–16–20–30–10–11–03–02–31–14–15–00–01–11–11–04–23–12–22–24–1
Burnley 3–34–14–02–23–10–03–02–22–03–25–00–13–22–33–44–34–12–13–10–23–3
Bury 1–02–23–11–03–42–14–13–31–22–12–23–12–21–21–32–00–04–01–30–40–3
Cardiff City 1–10–21–41–11–17–04–03–00–20–02–11–21–21–32–22–01–10–00–13–13–2
Derby County 0–01–02–25–12–14–03–12–03–01–23–45–22–51–16–11–21–02–20–06–06–0
Everton 4–20–10–25–23–02–01–01–04–00–30–13–1 1–0 2–62–45–24–01–30–00–00–4
Huddersfield Town 0–13–00–00–24–17–10–21–10–03–1 6–1 1–11–32–21–22–13–16–11–20–04–0
Leeds United 1–14–10–10–12–22–13–13–01–13–1 1–2 4–32–24–1 3–2 0–03–22–00–30–24–1
Leicester City 1–14–15–32–16–11–15–22–01–04–14–14–42–03–22–11–110–03–11–01–15–0
Liverpool 2–44–01–21–13–08–03–02–03–0 1–2 2–31–16–31–1 2–3 2–10–01–25–23–22–1
Manchester City 4–13–02–31–25–14–16–41–12–35–13–23–02–32–3 2–2 2–42–13–15–32–24–2
Manchester United 4–12–21–01–41–11–01–01–10–11–11–0 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–2 5–00–01–13–02–12–3
Newcastle United 0–32–11–00–24–12–72–11–14–12–04–13–21–02–24–05–00–14–2 4–3 2–11–0
Portsmouth 2–03–23–12–24–43–14–10–11–53–01–00–21–00–11–03–00–12–34–03–23–0
Sheffield United 2–21–33–22–11–110–06–13–12–12–11–01–11–41–31–36–13–13–04–0 1–1 3–3
Sunderland 5–11–33–43–14–02–13–11–04–02–24–12–11–22–13–15–1 5–2 5–04–44–34–1
The Wednesday 3–24–13–01–00–01–13–11–05–01–01–14–21–03–24–02–13–12–1 5–2 2–16–0
West Ham United 3–44–12–13–33–04–02–31–12–22–41–18–22–11–13–03–11–00–14–03–33–2
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source:
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Maps

Greater London UK location map 2.svg
Red pog.svg
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Locations of the Football League First Division London teams

Second Division

Football League
Second Division
Season1928–29
Champions Middlesbrough (2nd title)
Relegated Clapton Orient
Port Vale
Matches played462
Goals scored1,576 (3.41 per match)
Top goalscorer Jimmy Hampson (Blackpool), 40 [3]
Biggest home win Port ValeWest Bromwich Albion 8–1 (9 Mar 1929)
BlackpoolReading 7–0 (10 Nov 1929)
Preston North EndReading 7–0 (27 Apr 1929)
Biggest away win MillwallWolverhampton Wanderers 0–5 (3 Sept 1928)
Highest scoring MiddlesbroughWolverhampton Wanderers 8–3 (9 Feb 1929)
1929–30
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGAvPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Middlesbrough 421443542287638351.61455Division Champions, promoted
2 Grimsby Town 4216234924831033371.34453Promoted
3 Bradford Park Avenue 4218216222421526481.25748
4 Southampton 421263482258826381.23348
5 Notts County 4213445124651027411.20047
6 Stoke City 4212724616551128351.45146
7 West Bromwich Albion 4213445025641130541.01346
8 Blackpool 4213444918631243581.21145
9 Chelsea 4210654030741024350.98544
10 Tottenham Hotspur 4216325026161425550.92643
11 Nottingham Forest 42867343376837371.01442
12 Hull City 428853824561020390.92140
13 Preston North End 4212635827331520520.98739
14 Millwall 4210474335631228510.82639
15 Reading 4212364830361215560.73339
16 Barnsley 4212455128421518381.04538
17 Wolverhampton Wanderers 429664131611436500.95137
18 Oldham Athletic 4215243724131717510.72037
19 Swansea Town 4212364626171316490.82736
20 Bristol City 4211643725241521470.80636
21 Port Vale 4214165325131718610.82634Relegated
22 Clapton Orient 4210472925241516470.62532
Source: [ citation needed ]

Results

Home \ Away BAR BLP BPA BRI CHE CLA GRI HUL MID MIL NOT NTC OLD PTV PNE REA SOU STK SWA TOT WBA WOL
Barnsley 3–11–24–20–12–00–22–22–22–21–22–02–16–04–12–34–14–22–14–12–02–2
Blackpool 0–13–02–10–10–11–12–13–03–02–23–2 4–0 4–0 3–2 7–03–02–02–22–20–23–0
Bradford Park Avenue 2–15–23–21–22–11–05–13–24–01–12–22–02–07–21–04–12–13–14–14–14–1
Bristol City 3–13–21–00–01–02–20–00–15–02–50–46–02–11–00–01–11–12–12–12–33–2
Chelsea 1–02–33–13–02–23–20–02–00–33–01–12–33–32–12–11–13–14–01–12–50–2
Clapton Orient 3–12–41–00–11–03–10–23–01–11–42–22–01–01–01–11–11–01–22–30–22–0
Grimsby Town 2–11–44–23–21–06–10–11–43–02–22–21–03–11–04–02–12–14–12–03–12–0
Hull City 0–01–31–05–12–20–02–31–14–00–11–11–02–05–13–02–21–31–11–14–11–3
Middlesbrough 1–04–15–33–14–54–03–01–13–01–03–11–05–12–30–01–21–00–03–01–18–3
Millwall 0–22–11–33–12–12–04–10–02–31–10–13–32–13–15–12–41–33–05–12–20–5
Nottingham Forest 1–32–03–21–13–00–00–13–11–10–4 1–2 3–12–24–11–21–11–52–12–21–22–1
Notts County 4–13–13–32–04–32–01–26–00–34–5 1–1 2–03–00–11–11–11–05–12–03–13–0
Oldham Athletic 1–0 4–2 2–11–01–01–10–30–11–34–12–03–21–12–02–13–11–02–13–13–00–4
Port Vale 3–01–00–15–01–03–00–34–12–35–24–23–02–13–24–01–2 1–2 0–02–18–11–4
Preston North End 2–1 3–1 2–02–23–05–25–21–00–03–43–20–13–27–17–00–12–22–22–21–15–1
Reading 1–04–14–02–13–34–21–33–02–30–20–31–26–12–10–00–11–12–04–35–33–0
Southampton 1–28–22–22–11–22–03–13–21–13–02–14–02–11–24–02–20–03–01–11–12–1
Stoke City 0–01–12–02–00–13–11–21–13–20–01–15–01–1 2–1 1–15–03–05–02–04–14–3
Swansea Town 2–15–53–10–20–10–12–10–12–02–03–51–03–22–05–00–11–13–34–06–12–0
Tottenham Hotspur 2–01–23–21–14–12–12–14–12–52–12–13–04–14–22–02–23–21–01–12–03–2
West Bromwich Albion 6–22–21–21–13–03–11–02–01–13–23–01–31–03–11–15–03–12–35–13–2 0–2
Wolverhampton Wanderers 3–11–53–12–11–13–22–22–43–30–12–33–10–04–01–22–01–14–00–04–2 0–1
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

Greater London UK location map 2.svg
Red pog.svg
Red pog.svg
Red pog.svg
Red pog.svg
Locations of the Football League Second Division London teams

Third Division North

Football League
Third Division North
Season1928–29
Champions Bradford City (1st title)
Failed re-election Ashington
Matches played462
Goals scored1,696 (3.67 per match)
Top goalscorer Jimmy McConnell (Carlisle United), 42 [3]
1929–30
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGAvPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Bradford City 4217228218107446252.97763Division Champions, promoted
2 Stockport County 421920772394834351.91462
3 Wrexham 421722592548932441.31952
4 Wigan Borough 4216415516551127331.67351
5 Doncaster Rovers 421434392067837461.15250
6 Lincoln City 4215335818631233491.35848
7 Tranmere Rovers 4215335521701424561.02647
8 Carlisle United [lower-alpha 1] 4215336127451225501.11746
9 Crewe Alexandra 4211644723721233451.17644
10 South Shields 4213535724531326501.12244
11 Chesterfield 4213264628531325490.92241
12 Southport 4213535227331523580.88240
13 Halifax Town 4211734224261321381.01639
14 New Brighton 4211374028461124430.90139
15 Nelson 4214164828341429620.85639
16 Rotherham United 4212544423341416540.77939
17 Rochdale 4212455534161424620.82336
18 Accrington Stanley 4211554222231626600.82934
19 Darlington 4212634726111917620.72733
20 Barrow 427684237321622560.68828
21 Hartlepools United 429483538121824740.52726Re-elected
22 Ashington 4265103152221714630.39123Failed re-election
Source: rsssf.com
Notes:
  1. New club in the league

Results

Home \ Away ACC ASH BRW BRA CRL CHF CRE DAR DON HAL HAR LIN NEL NWB ROC ROT SOU SSH STP TRA WIG WRE
Accrington Stanley 0–11–00–12–30–02–04–06–01–12–20–14–43–12–21–32–02–02–02–02–04–3
Ashington 2–21–02–80–40–20–54–24–70–33–11–13–21–12–10–11–31–30–13–21–12–2
Barrow 2–13–01–31–11–22–43–12–21–32–12–37–20–03–34–01–21–12–41–21–02–2
Bradford City 4–12–08–04–26–14–13–03–02–24–12–30–25–20–011–15–03–12–18–01–05–0
Carlisle United 4–35–14–12–21–21–03–01–22–18–03–14–02–14–21–14–25–00–54–12–11–1
Chesterfield 4–14–13–00–51–21–02–10–13–24–11–13–20–22–11–26–03–21–24–10–03–1
Crewe Alexandra 4–07–03–10–01–16–12–01–13–04–21–31–13–01–13–01–11–52–00–10–43–1
Darlington 0–04–01–23–30–02–24–21–02–04–12–13–23–15–32–13–12–22–31–23–00–0
Doncaster Rovers 4–12–11–01–13–02–00–13–11–04–10–02–21–24–21–04–22–10–22–11–21–0
Halifax Town 4–21–02–01–15–21–12–25–12–22–04–21–21–11–13–12–10–21–12–01–01–2
Hartlepool 1–31–31–01–31–00–22–12–02–23–13–22–25–20–21–14–20–51–14–11–30–2
Lincoln City 3–13–15–03–43–01–01–00–02–13–07–15–14–02–01–14–15–01–23–11–31–1
Nelson 0–25–03–40–11–01–04–12–12–43–11–03–43–03–04–21–11–04–14–22–11–3
New Brighton 2–13–21–30–31–02–32–31–01–11–01–36–10–16–10–03–11–04–11–22–22–0
Rochdale 2–15–04–21–34–02–12–15–01–32–27–40–22–14–22–11–11–21–35–10–04–4
Rotherham United 2–10–02–12–24–02–01–22–01–20–03–23–24–03–15–00–21–13–30–14–22–1
Southport 3–12–12–20–34–31–06–23–13–31–06–22–15–10–01–12–05–01–11–23–01–3
South Shields 3–00–02–21–15–06–33–01–31–02–11–11–03–20–25–110–14–00–14–12–23–2
Stockport County 6–14–03–22–12–23–12–27–34–13–03–07–33–02–14–01–02–17–14–12–16–2
Tranmere 1–13–22–11–01–23–01–24–01–12–13–02–16–11–35–13–06–14–02–13–21–1
Wigan Borough 5–25–12–12–02–25–14–22–04–21–12–04–01–01–14–11–01–04–04–00–11–1
Wrexham 4–14–05–02–15–14–31–24–34–22–23–12–13–11–13–02–03–11–02–13–11–3
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

Third Division South

Football League
Third Division South
Season1928–29
Champions Charlton Athletic (1st title)
Failed re-electionNone
Matches played462
Goals scored1,614 (3.49 per match)
Top goalscorer Andy Rennie (Luton Town), 43 [3]
1929–30
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGAvPtsQualification or relegation
1 Charlton Athletic 421452512293935381.43354Division Champions, promoted
2 Crystal Palace 421425402596641421.20954
3 Northampton Town 421461682366928341.68452
4 Plymouth Argyle 421461511366932381.62752
5 Fulham 421434603177741401.42352
6 Queens Park Rangers 421371502267832391.34452
7 Luton Town 4216326428381025451.21949
8 Watford 4215335531471024431.06848
9 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 4214435431551130461.09147
10 Swindon Town 4212544827381027451.04243
11 Coventry City 42966352358827341.08842
12 Southend United 4210744427541236481.06741
13 Brentford 4211463421361222390.93338
14 Walsall 4211734725251426540.92438
15 Brighton & Hove Albion 4214253928241519480.76338
16 Newport County 428673728531332580.80235
17 Norwich City 4212364929231620520.85234
18 Torquay United 4210384636431420480.78634
19 Bristol Rovers 429663928411621510.75933
20 Merthyr Town 4211644228021913750.53430
21 Exeter City 427684940251418480.76129Re-elected
22 Gillingham 427862224311721590.51829
Source: [ citation needed ]

Results

Home \ Away B&BA BRE B&HA BRR CHA COV CRY EXE FUL GIL LUT MER NPC NOR NWC PLY QPR STD SWI TOR WAL WAT
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 1–13–26–24–22–12–03–11–04–33–33–00–12–02–04–12–32–22–14–31–23–3
Brentford 0–05–12–01–01–02–44–21–24–10–12–11–32–24–00–21–11–02–00–01–00–1
Brighton & Hove Albion 1–03–24–02–30–11–53–22–03–11–02–12–10–33–02–12–12–12–21–22–11–1
Bristol Rovers 1–22–03–03–01–11–11–15–32–41–13–00–31–22–00–11–14–11–42–14–11–1
Charlton Athletic 6–21–03–01–23–11–33–10–01–14–12–22–23–11–02–12–23–24–12–05–02–0
Coventry City 1–21–03–02–00–11–31–11–22–01–16–13–10–23–01–40–01–14–12–11–11–1
Crystal Palace 1–31–01–05–20–20–31–02–13–03–02–01–11–02–11–41–43–26–12–01–13–0
Exeter City 6–32–34–12–22–52–31–21–44–21–15–06–12–03–11–21–11–21–11–31–12–2
Fulham 3–01–03–16–12–52–22–20–04–24–24–02–32–12–15–25–02–42–02–15–12–3
Gillingham 2–21–21–11–01–01–10–11–32–21–01–00–42–14–02–00–00–20–01–11–40–0
Luton Town 2–12–11–04–23–01–15–34–01–38–02–05–24–02–12–23–24–25–31–23–12–2
Merthyr Town 1–02–21–04–02–32–22–22–14–12–33–42–12–22–12–21–22–10–03–01–02–1
Newport County 0–21–11–22–02–02–11–31–13–35–01–26–10–32–21–00–02–20–14–13–10–2
Northampton Town 2–01–11–13–14–13–38–14–03–31–02–24–17–02–03–04–22–31–16–14–23–0
Norwich City 5–12–43–12–10–13–00–15–02–21–23–03–13–11–10–33–12–51–13–02–15–2
Plymouth Argyle 2–04–01–02–02–23–01–10–04–23–02–04–05–21–14–01–21–13–04–02–22–0
Queens Park Rangers 0–02–23–20–32–23–11–11–02–11–01–18–00–04–13–02–03–14–25–12–23–2
Southend 4–41–11–11–01–30–03–01–00–12–05–05–14–22–25–31–10–31–13–03–11–3
Swindon Town 3–33–12–22–11–11–23–22–01–22–14–22–15–20–11–20–02–13–11–15–15–0
Torquay United 4–14–15–10–13–10–21–21–31–12–12–26–24–10–10–32–23–42–12–43–21–0
Walsall 2–12–01–21–30–20–03–17–22–24–00–01–13–14–33–31–13–14–11–11–04–0
Watford 0–32–02–11–03–14–23–33–02–31–03–24–03–01–12–26–34–14–13–20–24–1
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

Greater London UK location map 2.svg
Red pog.svg
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Red pog.svg
Red pog.svg
Red pog.svg
Red pog.svg
Locations of the Football League Third Division South London teams

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