1982–83 Football League

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The Football League
Season 1982–83
Champions Liverpool
1983–84

The 198283 season was the 84th completed season of the English Football League.

Contents

Bob Paisley’s last season as Liverpool manager ended on a high as they topped the First Division with a comfortable lead. Paisley retired as Liverpool manager with a record 21 prizes in nine years.[ citation needed ] His successor was the club's long-serving coach Joe Fagan. Newly promoted Watford were the shock of the season, finishing in second place in their first season in the top flight.

Manchester City were relegated despite a four-year spending spree totalling around £5million. Swansea City were also relegated after only their second season as a First Division club. They had finished sixth a year earlier and at several stages had topped the league table. Brighton & Hove Albion joined them on the way down.

Queens Park Rangers, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester City won promotion to the First Division. Rotherham United, Burnley and Bolton Wanderers were relegated to the Third Division. It was another blow for Bolton, who had been relegated from the First Division three years earlier.

Charlton Athletic and Wolverhampton Wanderers both came within hours of going bankrupt but were both saved by respective new owners.

Portsmouth’s revival continued as they ran away with the Third Division championship, followed closely behind by runners-up Cardiff City and third-placed Huddersfield Town. Newport County finished 4th, their highest post-World War II position in the Football League. Occupying the four relegation places were Reading, Wrexham, Doncaster Rovers and Chesterfield.

Wimbledon were crowned Fourth Division champions. Hull City, Port Vale and Scunthorpe United occupied the other three promotion places. The re-election system went in favour of the bottom four sides in the Fourth Division, all of whom were re-elected for the following season, but had things gone differently then Blackpool could have gone out of the Football League little over a decade after they had been a First Division side.[ citation needed ]

At the end of the season, Fourth Division strugglers Crewe Alexandra appointed Milan-born ex-Wimbledon manager Dario Gradi as their new manager.

Final league tables and results

The tables and results below are reproduced here in the exact form that they can be found at The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation website, [1] with home and away statistics separated.

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. From the 1922–23 season on it was required of the bottom two teams of both Third Division North and Third Division South. Since the Fourth Division was established in the 1958–59 season, the re-election process has concerned the bottom four clubs in that division. [2]

First Division

Liverpool were dominant throughout Bob Paisley's final season as manager, retaining the league title and winning a third successive League Cup. Paisley, who had won 21 major trophies in nine seasons as manager, handed over the reins to his assistant Joe Fagan.

Second place in the league went to Watford, who took the First Division by storm in their first season at this level. Manchester United won the FA Cup in Ron Atkinson's second season as manager, and also finished third in the league for the second consecutive season. Tottenham Hotspur continued to thrive, finishing fourth and qualifying for the UEFA Cup, although they failed to add any silverware to the FA Cup victories of 1981 and 1982. Nottingham Forest finished fifth and secured a place in the UEFA Cup.

Brighton, who took Manchester United to a replay in the FA Cup final, went down in bottom place after four seasons in the First Division. Swansea City, who had finished sixth on their First Division debut a year earlier, were unable to maintain their fine form for a second season, and went down in second place from bottom. The final relegation place went to Manchester City, whose 17-year stay in the First Division was ended in the final minutes of the final game of the season, when a Raddy Antic goal gave visitors Luton Town a 1-0 victory and saved them from an immediate return to the Second Division.

For the first time in eight years, there were no English clubs winning European trophies this season.

Football League
First Division
Season1982–83
Champions Liverpool (14th English title)
Relegated Manchester City
Swansea City
Brighton & Hove Albion
1983–84 European Cup Liverpool
1983–84 European Cup Winners' Cup Manchester United
Swansea City
1983–84 UEFA Cup Aston Villa
Nottingham Forest
Tottenham Hotspur
Watford
Matches played462
Goals scored1,264 (2.74 per match)
Top goalscorer Luther Blissett, (Watford), 27 [3]
Biggest home win WatfordSunderland 8–0 (25 Sep 1982)
Biggest away win Notts CountyIpswich Town 0–6 (25 Sep 1982)
Highest scoring WatfordSunderland 8–0 (25 Sep 1982);
Luton TownNotts County 5–3 (4 Sep 1982);
WatfordNotts County 5–3 (12 Mar 1983);
StokeLuton Town 4–4 (25 Sep 1982)
Longest winning run Liverpool (6 games)
Longest unbeaten run Liverpool (19 games)
Longest losing run West Bromwich Albion (6 games)
1983–84
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
1 Liverpool 42164155168673221+5082 European Cup [lower-alpha 1]
2 Watford 421623492063122537+1771 UEFA Cup
3 Manchester United 421470391056101728+1870 Cup Winners' Cup [lower-alpha 2]
4 Tottenham Hotspur 421542501555111535+1569 UEFA Cup
5 Nottingham Forest 42125434188492832+1269
6 Aston Villa 421722471543141535+1268
7 Everton 421362431954122329+1864
8 West Ham United 421335412371132739+664
9 Ipswich Town 421137392341072527+1458
10 Arsenal 421164361954122237+258
11 West Bromwich Albion 421155352047101629+257
12 Southampton 421155362247101836457
13 Stoke City 4213443421351319431157
14 Norwich City 421065301846112240654
15 Notts County 4212453725331518461652
16 Sunderland 4271043022541218391350
17 Birmingham City 429752924371111311550
18 Luton Town 427773433561031511949
19 Coventry City 4210562917341419421148
20 Manchester City 429572623431421472347Relegated
21 Swansea City 4210473229071419401841 Cup Winners' Cup [lower-alpha 3]
22 Brighton & Hove Albion 428762522161413463040Relegated
Source: [ citation needed ]
Notes:
  1. Liverpool were also this season's League Cup winners.
  2. FA Cup winners
  3. Swansea City qualified for the European Cup Winners' Cup as 1983 Welsh Cup winners. Nevertheless, they were relegated to 2nd division.

Results

Home \ Away ARS AST BIR B&HA COV EVE IPS LIV LUT MCI MUN NWC NOT NTC SOU STK SUN SWA TOT WAT WBA WHU
Arsenal 2–10–03–12–11–12–20–24–13–0 3–0 1–10–02–00–03–00–12–1 2–0 2–42–02–3
Aston Villa 2–1 1–0 1–04–02–01–12–44–11–12–13–24–12–02–04–01–32–04–03–01–01–0
Birmingham City 2–1 3–0 1–11–01–00–00–02–32–21–20–41–13–00–21–42–11–12–01–12–13–0
Brighton & Hove Albion 1–00–01–01–01–21–12–22–40–11–03–01–10–20–11–23–21–12–11–10–03–1
Coventry City 0–20–00–12–04–21–10–04–24–03–02–01–21–01–02–01–00–01–10–10–12–4
Everton 2–35–00–02–21–01–1 0–5 5–02–12–01–13–13–02–03–13–12–23–11–00–02–0
Ipswich Town 0–11–23–12–01–10–21–03–01–01–1 2–3 2–00–02–12–34–13–11–23–16–11–2
Liverpool 3–11–11–03–14–0 0–0 1–03–35–2 0–0 0–24–35–15–05–11–03–03–03–12–03–0
Luton Town 2–22–13–15–01–21–51–11–33–11–10–10–25–33–30–01–33–11–1 1–0 0–00–2
Manchester City 2–10–10–01–13–20–00–10–40–1 1–2 4–11–20–12–01–02–22–12–21–02–12–0
Manchester United 0–0 3–13–01–13–02–13–1 1–1 3–0 2–2 3–02–04–01–11–00–02–11–02–00–02–1
Norwich City 3–11–05–12–11–10–1 0–0 1–01–01–21–10–11–21–14–22–01–00–03–01–31–1
Nottingham Forest 3–01–21–14–04–22–02–11–00–13–00–32–2 2–1 1–21–00–02–12–22–00–01–0
Notts County 1–04–10–01–05–11–00–61–21–11–03–22–2 3–2 1–24–00–10–03–03–22–11–2
Southampton 2–21–00–10–01–13–20–13–22–24–10–14–01–11–01–02–02–11–21–44–13–0
Stoke City 2–10–31–13–00–31–01–01–14–41–01–01–01–01–01–10–14–12–04–00–35–2
Sunderland 3–02–01–21–12–12–12–30–01–13–20–04–10–11–11–12–21–10–12–21–11–0
Swansea City 1–22–10–01–22–10–31–10–32–04–10–04–00–32–03–21–13–02–01–32–11–5
Tottenham Hotspur 5–0 2–02–12–04–02–13–12–02–21–22–00–04–14–26–04–11–11–00–11–12–1
Watford 2–12–12–14–10–02–02–12–1 5–2 2–00–12–21–35–32–01–08–02–10–13–02–1
West Bromwich Albion 0–01–02–05–02–02–24–10–11–00–23–11–02–12–21–01–13–03–30–11–31–2
West Ham United 1–32–05–02–10–32–01–13–12–34–13–11–01–22–01–11–12–13–23–02–10–1

Managerial changes

TeamOutgoing managerManner of departureDate of vacancyPosition in tableIncoming managerDate of appointment
Ipswich Town Flag of England.svg Bobby Robson Signed by England30 May 1982Pre-season Flag of England.svg Bobby Ferguson 1 June 1982
West Bromwich Albion Flag of England.svg Ronnie Allen Became general manager1 June 1982 Flag of Scotland.svg Ron Wylie 1 June 1982
Notts County Flag of Scotland.svg Jimmy Sirrel 8 June 1982 Flag of England.svg Howard Wilkinson 8 June 1982
Brighton & Hove Albion Flag of England.svg Mike Bailey Sacked6 December 198218th Flag of England.svg Jimmy Melia 6 December 1982
Manchester City Flag of England.svg John Bond 3 February 19839th Flag of Scotland.svg John Benson 3 February 1983

Maps

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Locations of the Football League First Division London teams 1982–1983

Second Division

Football League
Second Division
Season1982–83
Champions Queens Park Rangers (1st title)
Promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers,
Leicester City
Relegated Rotherham United,
Burnley,
Bolton Wanderers
Matches played462
Goals scored1,244 (2.69 per match)
Top goalscorer Gary Lineker (Leicester City), 26 [3]
1983–84
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGDPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Queens Park Rangers 421632511610472620+4185Division Champions, promoted
2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 421452421661052628+2475Promoted
3 Leicester City 42114636159663629+2870
4 Fulham 421353362074102827+1769
5 Newcastle United 42136243215793232+2267
6 Sheffield Wednesday 4298433237772724+1363
7 Oldham Athletic 42810338246962623+1761
8 Leeds United 427113282261052324+560
9 Shrewsbury Town 4289420157592833059
10 Barnsley 4298437285792027+257
11 Blackburn Rovers 421173382145122037057
12 Cambridge United 4211732617251416431851
13 Derby County 42710427243992234949
14 Carlisle United 421065442826132442248
15 Crystal Palace 421173311715151235948
16 Middlesbrough 428762729381019382148
17 Charlton Athletic 4211374031261323552348
18 Chelsea 428853122361220391047
19 Grimsby Town 429753226341413442547
20 Rotherham United 42678222948923392345Relegated
21 Burnley 4210473824241518421044
22 Bolton Wanderers 4210293026191112351944
Source: [ citation needed ]

Results

Home \ Away BAR BLB BOL BUR CAM CRL CHA CHE CRY DER FUL GRI LEE LEI MID NEW OLD QPR ROT SHW SHR WOL
Barnsley 2–23–13–02–32–20–01–13–11–14–34–02–11–22–00–51–10–12–10–02–22–1
Blackburn Rovers 1–11–12–13–13–22–03–03–02–00–02–10–03–11–11–22–21–33–02–31–02–2
Bolton Wanderers 0–21–03–02–01–04–10–11–00–20–10–01–23–13–13–12–33–22–20–21–40–1
Burnley 3–10–10–02–14–17–13–02–11–11–01–11–22–41–11–01–22–11–24–11–20–1
Cambridge United 1–12–00–02–01–13–20–11–00–01–01–00–03–12–01–01–41–42–02–20–02–1
Carlisle United 1–13–15–01–12–24–12–14–13–03–22–32–20–11–32–00–01–02–24–22–30–2
Charlton Athletic 3–23–04–12–12–10–05–22–11–13–00–10–12–12–32–04–11–31–50–30–13–3
Chelsea 0–32–02–12–16–04–23–10–01–30–05–20–01–10–00–22–00–21–11–11–20–0
Crystal Palace 1–12–03–01–00–02–11–10–04–11–12–01–11–03–00–21–00–31–12–02–13–4
Derby County 1–11–20–02–01–10–31–11–01–11–02–03–3 0–4 1–12–12–22–03–00–02–31–1
Fulham 1–03–14–03–11–12–02–11–11–02–14–03–20–11–02–20–31–11–11–02–11–3
Grimsby Town 1–25–01–03–21–02–11–12–14–11–10–41–12–00–32–20–21–11–21–12–01–1
Leeds United 0–02–11–13–12–11–11–23–32–12–11–11–02–20–03–10–00–12–21–21–10–0
Leicester City 1–00–10–00–04–06–01–23–00–1 1–1 2–02–00–11–02–22–10–13–10–23–25–0
Middlesbrough 2–01–51–01–40–11–03–03–12–02–31–41–40–01–1 1–1 1–12–11–11–12–10–0
Newcastle United 1–23–22–23–02–02–24–21–11–01–01–44–02–12–2 1–1 1–01–04–02–14–01–1
Oldham Athletic 1–10–02–33–03–04–32–22–22–02–21–01–12–21–23–02–20–11–11–11–04–1
Queens Park Rangers 3–02–21–03–22–11–05–11–20–04–13–14–01–02–26–12–01–04–00–24–02–1
Rotherham United 1–03–11–11–12–01–21–01–02–21–10–13–00–11–31–11–51–30–00–30–31–1
Sheffield Wednesday 0–10–03–11–13–11–15–43–22–12–02–12–02–32–23–11–11–10–10–10–00–0
Shrewsbury Town 3–10–01–01–22–12–10–02–01–11–10–10–00–00–22–22–10–00–02–01–00–2
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–02–10–02–01–12–15–02–11–02–12–43–03–00–34–02–20–04–02–01–02–2

Maps

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Locations of the Football League Second Division London teams 1982–1983

Third Division

Football League
Third Division
Season1982–83
Champions Portsmouth (2nd title)
Promoted Cardiff City,
Huddersfield Town
Relegated Reading,
Wrexham,
Doncaster Rovers,
Chesterfield
Matches played552
Goals scored1,617 (2.93 per match)
Top goalscorer Kerry Dixon (Reading), 26 [3]
1983–84
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGDPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Portsmouth 461643431911663122+3391Division Champions, promoted
2 Cardiff City 46175145148693136+2686Promoted
3 Huddersfield Town 461580561885102831+3582
4 Newport County 4613734020102113634+2278
5 Oxford United 4612924123103103030+1878
6 Lincoln City 461715552266112229+2676
7 Bristol Rovers 461643552165122937+2675
8 Plymouth Argyle 461526372346132443565
9 Brentford 461445502846133849+1164
10 Walsall 461454381938122644+164
11 Sheffield United 461634442034161844264
12 Bradford City 461175412756122742161
13 Gillingham 461247372949102130161
14 Bournemouth 461175352056122448961
15 Southend United 461085412856122537+159
16 Preston North End 4611102351743162552958
17 Millwall 4612744124261523531355
18 Wigan Athletic 4610493533551325391254
19 Exeter City 4612474943281332612354
20 Orient 4610674438531520502454
21 Reading 4610853728291227511553Relegated
22 Wrexham 4611664026191316502051
23 Doncaster Rovers 466893844331719534038
24 Chesterfield 4666112828271415402537
Source: [ citation needed ]

Results

Home \ Away BOU BRA BRE BRR CAR CHF DON EXE GIL HUD LIN MIL NPC ORI OXF PLY POR PNE REA SHU STD WAL WIG WRE
Bournemouth 2–24–30–03–12–12–22–00–10–11–03–00–12–02–01–0 0–2 4–01–10–00–23–02–21–1
Bradford City 2–30–12–04–21–01–03–31–1 3–1 1–10–04–22–33–24–02–21–23–22–01–01–10–10–0
Brentford 2–10–25–11–34–21–04–01–11–02–01–12–05–21–12–01–13–11–22–14–22–31–34–1
Bristol Rovers 1–14–12–0 1–1 3–02–0 4–4 2–11–01–24–0 1–3 2–10–1 2–0 5–13–23–02–12–22–04–04–0
Cardiff City 1–11–03–1 3–1 1–13–02–01–01–11–03–0 3–2 2–03–00–01–03–10–02–04–13–13–21–2
Chesterfield 0–03–02–10–00–1 3–3 1–31–20–11–30–13–11–21–21–20–11–10–0 3–1 0–20–02–05–1
Doncaster Rovers 2–11–24–41–22–2 0–0 6–10–20–42–22–10–00–30–12–20–22–07–5 2–0 0–01–33–61–1
Exeter City 4–22–11–7 0–1 0–22–33–02–23–43–12–10–12–03–1 1–0 1–15–12–20–34–34–32–13–3
Gillingham 2–53–02–21–02–33–11–14–41–30–2 1–0 2–04–00–12–11–02–11–00–21–03–00–21–1
Huddersfield Town 0–0 6–3 2–03–14–03–13–01–13–21–15–11–06–02–02–01–11–13–10–02–12–21–14–1
Lincoln City 9–01–02–12–12–12–05–14–13–11–23–11–42–01–11–20–33–04–03–00–12–12–12–0
Millwall 2–01–11–01–10–41–13–05–2 4–1 3–02–13–00–12–12–2 0–2 1–01–11–23–12–22–01–1
Newport County 5–11–10–0 2–0 1–0 1–01–21–12–12–11–02–24–11–22–20–33–01–03–11–11–11–04–0
Orient 5–00–13–31–54–02–01–05–12–01–31–12–31–51–50–22–12–13–34–11–12–11–10–0
Oxford United 2–05–12–24–22–21–03–01–11–11–11–01–00–32–21–11–13–2 1–2 0–01–04–22–02–0
Plymouth Argyle 2–03–12–0 0–4 3–22–01–2 1–0 2–02–10–23–12–42–02–1 0–1 1–13–03–11–00–00–22–0
Portsmouth 0–2 0–12–11–00–04–02–13–21–03–24–1 2–0 1–22–21–0 2–1 3–12–24–12–01–00–03–0
Preston North End 0–10–03–02–22–11–14–12–20–00–01–03–20–02–11–22–20–02–01–01–11–0 4–1 3–0
Reading 2–12–11–11–21–20–02–03–10–01–11–13–34–23–0 0–3 3–21–22–32–01–11–12–11–0
Sheffield United 2–22–11–22–12–0 3–1 3–1 3–00–22–00–11–12–03–03–23–12–12–11–10–13–12–02–0
Southend United 0–01–14–21–01–22–03–21–11–10–12–01–11–41–11–23–14–02–34–23–11–12–02–2
Walsall 3–11–12–15–01–20–11–03–20–02–01–14–02–12–01–02–00–32–12–10–01–32–01–1
Wigan Athletic 1–23–23–20–50–02–20–31–02–22–02–13–10–10–10–13–00–1 0–1 2–23–24–01–33–1
Wrexham 1–00–43–40–00–00–05–01–21–01–10–14–31–01–01–12–30–23–14–04–13–24–01–1

Maps

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Locations of the Football League Third Division London teams 1982–1983

Fourth Division

Football League
Fourth Division
Season1982–83
Champions Wimbledon (1st title)
Promoted Hull City,
Port Vale,
Scunthorpe United
Failed re-electionNone
Matches played552
Goals scored1,502 (2.72 per match)
Top goalscorer Steve Cammack (Scunthorpe United), 25 [3]
1983–84
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGDPtsPromotion
1 Wimbledon 461742572312743922+5198Division Champions, promoted
2 Hull City 461481481411752720+4190Promoted
3 Port Vale 461544371611663018+3388
4 Scunthorpe United 461373411710763025+2983
5 Bury 46154443208873126+2881
6 Colchester United 461751511974122436+2081
7 York City 461841591949102939+3079
8 Swindon Town 461436452758101627+768
9 Peterborough United 461364382347122029+664
10 Mansfield Town 461166322657112944961
11 Halifax Town 46986312374122843760
12 Torquay United 461238383054141835958
13 Chester City 46869282475112736556
14 Bristol City 4610853225391127451156
15 Northampton Town 4610854329441522461054
16 Stockport County 4611844131341619481954
17 Darlington 4685102730581034411052
18 Aldershot 46115740351101221472151
19 Tranmere Rovers 468873029531519422250
20 Rochdale 4611843825081517481849
21 Blackpool 4610853223341623511949 [lower-alpha 1] Re-elected
22 Hartlepool United 4611573024241716523048
23 Crewe Alexandra 469593532231818391841
24 Hereford United 468691923321823563741
Source: [ citation needed ]
Notes:
  1. Blackpool had two points deducted.

Results

Home \ Away ALD BLP BRI BRY CHE COL CRE DAR HAL HAR HER HUL MAN NOR PET PTV ROC SCU STP SWI TOR TRA WDN YOR
Aldershot 2–10–01–11–20–10–01–66–10–22–11–22–13–02–01–46–41–12–11–12–11–01–12–3
Blackpool 4–11–41–11–11–22–02–00–01–25–11–12–10–00–32–01–03–10–02–11–00–21–11–1
Bristol City 2–00–02–10–00–22–12–23–02–01–12–13–11–31–01–30–00–22–2 1–1 0–1 1–04–22–2
Bury 3–14–12–23–21–00–13–02–04–03–22–31–01–11–00–10–01–03–20–03–03–01–32–1
Chester City 1–11–21–00–11–1 1–0 2–32–02–15–00–01–32–11–11–05–21–20–20–10–0 0–0 1–20–1
Colchester United 0–04–13–12–11–04–32–21–04–13–20–02–03–11–01–24–15–13–01–01–03–33–00–0
Crewe Alexandra 0–03–14–13–3 3–2 0–12–51–13–03–10–31–21–00–3 1–2 1–10–1 3–0 3–01–1 0–1 0–22–1
Darlington 1–10–12–21–20–21–31–11–2 2–1 2–11–20–02–04–30–03–00–13–11–00–21–00–21–3
Halifax Town 1–32–02–21–00–04–00–32–01–12–21–20–02–01–20–2 0–0 3–11–01–03–01–21–1 2–2
Hartlepool United 1–12–13–10–11–01–41–0 2–0 1–20–10–00–42–10–02–23–00–03–21–20–24–01–02–0
Hereford United 2–10–01–30–25–20–01–00–02–01–02–00–21–10–10–21–00–20–01–20–11–01–40–0
Hull City 2–23–11–02–12–03–01–00–01–11–12–02–24–04–11–02–1 1–1 7–00–04–10–11–1 4–0
Mansfield Town 4–12–11–11–42–11–11–00–21–23–00–13–12–00–00–22–10–21–01–02–11–12–22–2
Northampton Town 1–12–17–10–31–12–14–03–33–13–12–11–21–20–02–21–12–12–30–12–01–02–21–1
Peterborough United 0–03–13–01–10–12–12–11–12–12–14–01–13–22–00–01–00–11–04–31–33–00–32–2
Port Vale 2–11–01–10–02–10–0 1–1 2–12–13–02–01–04–11–22–14–00–12–33–01–00–11–02–1
Rochdale 3–13–11–00–00–12–10–11–1 2–2 2–04–11–32–22–01–13–30–1 1–0 1–12–24–20–21–0
1-0 1–14–31–10–12–02–12–02–22–03–01–2 0–1 2–25–13–01–01–13–02–02–02–10–0 0–0
Stockport County 2–13–02–22–13–33–0 3–2 2–14–21–12–11–11–10–11–10–2 2–2 1–11–21–03–21–32–1
Swindon Town 2–03–3 2–0 1–12–33–01–01–20–13–03–20–14–01–51–01–04–12–22–0 2–1 4–20–13–2
Torquay United 4–21–3 0–2 2–30–12–02–11–01–33–22–10–03–12–10–13–21–13–0 1–1 3–00–11–3
Tranmere Rovers 1–11–12–21–1 2–4 2–4 1–1 2–01–21–12–10–13–02–11–00–20–00–41–12–02–00–23–0
Wimbledon 6–15–02–12–14–02–13–23–12–42–01–01–21–11–12–11–03–02–22–10–04–14–04–3
York City 4–02–03–03–11–03–02–05–2 3–2 5–15–1 1–0 6–15–21–10–01–0 2–1 3–10–01–12–11–4

Maps

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Locations of the Football League Fourth Division London teams 1982–1983

Election/Re-election to the Football League

This year Enfield, the winners of the Alliance Premier League, could not apply for election because they did not meet Football League requirements, so 2nd placed Maidstone United (1897) won the right to apply for election to the Football League to replace one of the four bottom sides in the 1982–83 Football League Fourth Division. The vote went as follows:

ClubFinal PositionVotes
Blackpool 21st (Fourth Division)52
Crewe Alexandra 23rd (Fourth Division)49
Hereford United 24th (Fourth Division)49
Hartlepool United 22nd (Fourth Division)36
Maidstone United (1897) 2nd (Alliance Premier League)26

As a result of this, all four Football League teams were re-elected, and Maidstone United (1897) were denied membership of the League.

See also

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References

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