2007–08 Football League One

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Football League One
Season2007–08
Promoted Swansea City (champions)
Nottingham Forest
Doncaster Rovers
Relegated Bournemouth
Gillingham
Port Vale
Luton Town
Goals scored1,335
Average goals/game2.42
Top goalscorer Jason Scotland (24)
Biggest home win Swindon Town 6–0 Port Vale (19 April 2008)
Biggest away win Leyton Orient 0–5 Swansea City (6 October 2007)
Highest scoring Crewe Alexandra 4–3 Tranmere Rovers (1 January 2008)
Bournemouth 4–3 Luton Town (22 January 2008)
Hartlepool United 4–3 Southend United (22 January 2008)
Longest winning run Carlisle United (8)
Longest unbeaten run Swansea City (25)
Longest losing run Port Vale (10)
Highest attendance Leeds United v Gillingham (38,256) (3 May 2008)
Lowest attendance Luton Town v Oldham Athletic (5,417) (15 March 2008)
Average attendance7,993
2008–09

The Football League 2007–08 (named Coca-Cola Football League for sponsorship reasons), was the sixteenth season under its current league division format. It began in August 2007 and concluded in May 2008, with the promotion play-off finals.

Contents

The Football League is contested through three Divisions. The second division of these is League One . The winner and the runner up of League One will be automatically promoted to the Football League Championship and they will be joined by the winner of the League One playoff. The bottom four teams in the league will be relegated to the third division, League Two.

Leeds United played at this level for the first time in their history having spent all their time in the top two divisions.

Changes from last season

From League One

Promoted to Championship

Relegated to League Two

To League One

Relegated from Championship

Promoted from League Two

League table

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsPromotion, qualification or relegation
1 Swansea City (C, P)46271188242+4092Promotion to Football League Championship
2 Nottingham Forest (P)46221686432+3282
3 Doncaster Rovers (O, P)462311126541+2480Qualification for League One play-offs [lower-alpha 1]
4 Carlisle United 462311126446+1880
5 Leeds United 46271097238+3476 [lower-alpha 2]
6 Southend United 462210147055+1576
7 Brighton & Hove Albion 461912155850+869
8 Oldham Athletic 461813155845+1367
9 Northampton Town 461715146055+566
10 Huddersfield Town 462062050621266
11 Tranmere Rovers 461811175247+565
12 Walsall 461616145246+664
13 Swindon Town 461613176356+761
14 Leyton Orient 4616121849631460
15 Hartlepool United 46159226265354
16 Bristol Rovers 461217174553853
17 Millwall 4614102245611652
18 Yeovil Town 4614102238592152
19 Cheltenham Town 4613122142642251
20 Crewe Alexandra 4612142047651850
21 Bournemouth (R)461772262721048 [lower-alpha 3] Relegation to Football League Two
22 Gillingham (R)4611132244732946
23 Port Vale (R)469112647813438
24 Luton Town (R)4611102543632033 [lower-alpha 3]
Updated to match(es) played on 3 May 2008. Source: The Football League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. Four teams play for one spot and promotion to the Football League Championship.
  2. Leeds deducted 15 points for failure to comply with rules on insolvency.
  3. 1 2 Luton and Bournemouth deducted 10 points each for entering administration.

Play-offs

Semifinals Final
        
3 Doncaster Rovers 0 5 5
6 Southend United 0 1 1
3 Doncaster Rovers 1
5 Leeds United 0
4 Carlisle United 2 0 2
5 Leeds United 1 2 3

League One

Home \ Away BOU B&HA BRR CRL CHL CRE DON GIL HAR HUD LEE LEY LUT MIL NOR NOT OLD PTV STD SWA SWI TRA WAL YEO
Bournemouth 0–22–11–32–21–00–21–02–00–11–33–14–32–01–12–00–30–11–41–42–22–11–12–0
Brighton & Hove Albion 3–20–02–22–13–01–04–22–11–10–10–03–13–02–10–21–02–33–20–12–10–01–11–2
Bristol Rovers 0–20–23–02–01–10–11–10–02–30–32–31–12–11–12–21–03–21–10–20–11–11–11–1
Carlisle United 1–12–01–11–01–01–02–04–22–13–11–02–14–02–00–21–03–21–20–03–00–12–12–1
Cheltenham Town 1–02–11–01–02–22–11–01–10–21–01–01–00–11–10–31–11–01–11–21–11–11–21–1
Crewe Alexandra 1–42–11–10–13–10–42–33–12–00–10–22–00–01–00–01–40–21–32–21–14–30–02–0
Doncaster Rovers 1–20–01–11–22–02–02–12–02–00–14–22–00–02–01–01–12–13–10–42–00–02–31–2
Gillingham 2–11–03–20–00–00–31–12–11–01–13–12–11–10–13–00–01–21–11–21–10–22–10–0
Hartlepool United 1–11–21–02–20–23–02–14–02–11–11–14–00–10–10–14–13–24–31–31–13–10–12–0
Huddersfield Town 1–02–12–10–22–31–12–21–32–01–00–12–01–01–21–11–13–11–20–11–01–02–01–0
Leeds United 2–00–01–03–21–21–10–12–12–04–01–11–0 4–2 3–01–11–33–04–12–02–10–22–01–0
Leyton Orient 1–02–23–10–32–00–11–10–02–40–10–22–10–12–20–11–03–12–20–52–13–01–00–0
Luton Town 1–41–21–20–01–12–11–13–12–10–11–10–11–14–12–13–02–11–01–30–11–00–11–0
Millwall 2–13–00–13–01–02–00–31–10–11–2 0–2 0–10–02–02–22–33–02–12–21–20–11–22–1
Northampton Town 4–11–00–12–22–10–02–04–01–13–01–12–02–11–11–22–02–10–14–21–12–10–21–2
Nottingham Forest 0–00–01–10–13–12–00–04–02–12–11–24–01–02–02–20–02–04–10–01–02–01–13–2
Oldham Athletic 2–01–10–12–02–13–21–12–10–14–10–12–01–11–10–10–01–10–12–12–23–10–23–0
Port Vale 1–30–11–11–13–00–11–32–10–20–03–32–11–23–12–20–20–31–20–22–10–01–12–2
Southend United 2–11–10–10–12–23–03–23–02–14–11–01–22–01–01–11–10–11–11–12–11–21–01–1
Swansea City 1–20–02–22–14–12–11–21–11–00–13–24–11–01–23–00–02–12–03–02–11–11–01–2
Swindon Town 4–10–31–02–23–01–11–25–02–13–20–11–12–12–11–12–13–06–00–11–11–00–30–1
Tranmere Rovers 3–12–00–22–01–01–10–12–03–13–01–21–12–12–02–20–20–12–01–00–12–10–02–1
Walsall 1–31–20–11–12–01–11–12–12–24–01–10–00–03–00–21–00–30–00–21–32–22–12–0
Yeovil Town 2–12–10–02–12–10–32–12–13–10–20–10–10–00–11–00–30–01–00–31–20–11–10–2
Source: The Football League
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers

PosPlayerTeamGoals
1 Jason Scotland Swansea City 24
2 Jermaine Beckford Leeds United 20
3 Nicky Forster Brighton & Hove Albion 15
3 Nicky Maynard Crewe Alexandra 15
5 Danny Graham Carlisle United 14
5 Richard Lambert Bristol Rovers 14
5 Steven Gillespie Cheltenham Town 14
5 Adam Boyd Leyton Orient 14
5 Joe Garner Carlisle United 14
5 Simon Cox Swindon Town 14

Key events

Managers

ClubManager
Bournemouth Kevin Bond
Brighton & Hove Albion Dean Wilkins
Bristol Rovers Paul Trollope
Carlisle United Neil McDonald
Cheltenham Town John Ward
Crewe Alexandra Steve Holland
Doncaster Rovers Sean O'Driscoll
Gillingham Ronnie Jepson
Hartlepool United Danny Wilson
Huddersfield Town Andy Ritchie
Leeds United Dennis Wise
Leyton Orient Martin Ling
Luton Town Kevin Blackwell
Millwall Willie Donachie
Northampton Town Stuart Gray
Nottingham Forest Colin Calderwood
Oldham Athletic John Sheridan
Port Vale Martin Foyle
Southend United Steve Tilson
Swansea City Roberto Martínez
Swindon Town Paul Sturrock
Tranmere Rovers Ronnie Moore
Walsall Richard Money
Yeovil Town Russell Slade

Stadia and locations

TeamStadiumCapacity
Leeds United Elland Road 39,460
Nottingham Forest City Ground 30,602
Huddersfield Town Galpharm Stadium 24,500
Port Vale Vale Park 22,356
Swansea City Liberty Stadium 20,532
Millwall The Den 20,146
Carlisle United Brunton Park Stadium 16,981
Tranmere Rovers Prenton Park 16,567
Swindon Town The County Ground 15,728
Doncaster Rovers Keepmoat Stadium 15,231
Southend United Roots Hall 12,306
Bristol Rovers Memorial Stadium 11,916
Gillingham Priestfield Stadium 11,582
Walsall Bescot Stadium 11,300
Bournemouth Dean Court 10,700
Oldham Athletic Boundary Park 10,638
Luton Town Kenilworth Road 10,260
Crewe Alexandra Alexandra Stadium 10,046
Yeovil Town Huish Park 9,978
Leyton Orient Brisbane Road 9,271
Brighton & Hove Albion Withdean Stadium 8,850
Hartlepool United Victoria Park 7,691
Northampton Town Sixfields Stadium 7,653
Cheltenham Town Whaddon Road 7,408

Managerial changes

TeamOutgoing managerManner of departureDate of vacancyReplaced byDate of appointmentPosition in table
Carlisle United Neil McDonald Contract terminated13 August 2007 [4] John Ward 2 October 2007 [5] 8th
Gillingham Ronnie Jepson Mutual consent9 September 2007 [6] Mark Stimson 1 November 2007 [7] 22nd
Port Vale Martin Foyle Mutual consent26 September 2007 [8] Lee Sinnott 5 November 2007 [9] 23rd
Cheltenham Town John Ward Mutual consent (hired by Carlisle United)2 October 2007 [10] Keith Downing 2 November 2007 [11] 23rd
Millwall Willie Donachie Contract terminated8 October 2007 [12] Kenny Jackett 6 November 2007 [13] 24th
Swindon Town Paul Sturrock Mutual consent (hired by Plymouth Argyle)27 November 2007 [14] Maurice Malpas 15 January 2008 [15] 11th
Luton Town Kevin Blackwell Contract terminated16 January 2008 [16] Mick Harford 16 January 2008 [17] 22nd
Leeds United Dennis Wise Mutual consent (hired by Newcastle United as executive director)29 January 2008 [18] Gary McAllister 29 January 2008 [19] 6th
Huddersfield Town Andy Ritchie Mutual consent1 April 2008 [20] Stan Ternent 24 April 2008 [21] 14th
Walsall Richard Money Mutual consent22 April 2008 [22] Jimmy Mullen 22 May 2008 [23] 8th
Brighton & Hove Albion Dean Wilkins Changing duties from manager to take over as first team coach8 May 2008 [24] Micky Adams 8 May 2008 [24] 7th

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