2008–09 Football League One

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Football League One
Season2008–09
Champions Leicester City
Promoted Leicester City
Peterborough United
Scunthorpe United
Relegated Northampton Town
Crewe Alexandra
Cheltenham Town
Hereford United
2009–10

The Football League 2008–09 (named Coca-Cola Football League for sponsorship reasons), was the seventeenth season under its current league division format. It began in August 2008 and concluded in May 2009, 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.

Leicester City played at this level for the first time in their history having spent all their time in the top two divisions. In the opposite direction, Hereford United made their first appearance in the third tier since 1978, after many seasons in non-league and lower-league football.

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 or relegation
1 Leicester City (C, P)46271548439+4596Promotion to Football League Championship
2 Peterborough United (P)46261197854+2489
3 Milton Keynes Dons 46269118347+3687Qualification for League One play-offs
4 Leeds United 46266147749+2884
5 Millwall 46257146353+1082
6 Scunthorpe United (O, P)462210148263+1976
7 Tranmere Rovers 462111146249+1374
8 Southend United 46218175861371
9 Huddersfield Town 461814146265368
10 Oldham Athletic 461617136665+165
11 Bristol Rovers 461712177961+1863
12 Colchester United 46189195858063
13 Walsall 461710196166561
14 Leyton Orient 4615112045571256
15 Swindon Town 461217176871353
16 Brighton & Hove Albion 4613132055701552
17 Yeovil Town 4612151941662551
18 Stockport County 461612185957+250 [lower-alpha 1]
19 Hartlepool United 4613112266791350
20 Carlisle United 4612142056691350
21 Northampton Town (R)461213216165449Relegation to Football League Two
22 Crewe Alexandra (R)4612102459822346
23 Cheltenham Town (R)469122551914039
24 Hereford United (R)46973042793734
Updated to match(es) played on 2 May 2009. 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. Stockport County deducted 10 points; [1]

Play-offs

 Semi-finalsFinal
           
6 Scunthorpe United 10 (7)1 
3 Milton Keynes Dons 10 (6)1 
   6Scunthorpe United3
  5 Millwall2
5 Millwall 112
4 Leeds United 011 

Results

Home \ Away B&HA BRR CRL CHL COL CRE HAR HER HUD LEE LEI LEY MIL MKD NOR OLD PET SCU STD STP SWI TRA WAL YEO
Brighton & Hove Albion 1–10–23–31–20–42–10–00–10–23–20–04–12–41–13–12–41–41–31–02–30–00–15–0
Bristol Rovers 1–22–33–20–00–04–16–11–22–20–12–14–21–21–02–00–11–24–22–02–22–01–33–0
Carlisle United 3–11–11–00–24–20–11–23–00–21–21–32–03–21–11–13–31–12–11–21–11–21–14–1
Cheltenham Town 2–22–11–14–31–02–02–31–20–10–40–11–33–50–11–13–61–20–02–22–01–00–01–0
Colchester United 0–10–15–03–10–11–11–20–00–10–11–01–20–32–12–20–10–00–11–03–20–10–21–0
Crewe Alexandra 1–21–11–21–22–00–02–13–12–30–30–20–12–21–30–31–13–23–40–31–02–12–12–0
Hartlepool United 1–01–12–24–14–21–44–25–30–12–20–12–31–32–03–31–22–33–00–13–32–12–20–0
Hereford United 1–20–31–03–00–22–01–10–12–01–32–10–20–10–25–00–11–20–10–11–12–20–01–2
Huddersfield Town 2–21–11–02–22–23–21–12–01–02–30–11–21–33–21–11–02–00–11–12–11–22–10–0
Leeds United 3–12–20–22–01–25–24–11–01–21–12–1 2–0 2–03–00–23–13–22–01–01–03–13–04–0
Leicester City 0–02–12–24–01–12–11–02–14–21–03–00–12–00–00–04–02–23–01–11–13–12–21–0
Leyton Orient 2–11–20–01–22–11–01–02–11–12–21–30–01–21–32–12–32–21–10–31–20–10–10–1
Millwall 0–13–21–02–00–10–02–01–02–1 3–1 0–12–10–41–02–32–01–21–11–01–11–03–11–1
Milton Keynes Dons 2–02–13–13–11–12–23–13–01–13–12–21–20–11–06–21–20–22–01–21–21–00–13–0
Northampton Town 2–20–01–04–21–25–11–02–11–12–11–21–10–00–10–11–13–32–34–03–41–10–23–0
Oldham Athletic 1–10–20–04–00–11–12–14–01–11–11–11–14–32–02–11–23–01–13–10–00–23–20–2
Peterborough United 0–05–41–01–12–14–21–22–04–02–02–03–01–00–01–02–22–11–21–02–22–21–01–3
Scunthorpe United 2–00–22–13–03–03–03–03–01–21–21–22–13–20–14–42–01–01–12–13–31–11–12–0
Southend United 0–21–03–02–03–30–13–21–00–11–00–23–00–10–21–01–21–02–01–12–12–12–00–1
Stockport County 2–03–13–01–01–24–32–14–11–11–30–00–12–20–11–13–11–30–33–11–10–01–20–0
Swindon Town 0–22–11–12–21–30–00–13–01–31–32–20–11–21–12–12–02–24–23–01–13–13–22–3
Tranmere Rovers 1–02–04–12–03–42–01–02–13–12–12–00–01–31–14–10–11–12–02–22–11–02–11–1
Walsall 3–00–52–11–12–01–12–31–12–31–01–40–21–20–33–11–21–22–15–21–02–10–12–0
Yeovil Town 1–12–21–11–10–23–22–32–21–01–10–20–02–00–01–02–20–11–21–22–41–01–01–1
Source: The Football League
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers

Correct as of 8 May 2009 [2]

PosPlayerClubGoals
1 Rickie Lambert Bristol Rovers 29
Simon Cox Swindon Town
3 Matty Fryatt Leicester City 27
Jermaine Beckford Leeds United
5 Gary Hooper Scunthorpe United 24
6 Craig Mackail-Smith Peterborough United 23
7 Lee Hughes Oldham Athletic 18
Aaron McLean Peterborough United
Joel Porter Hartlepool United
10 Paul Hayes Scunthorpe United 17

Dubious goals panel

Key events

30 April 2009 – Stockport County are docked 10 points by the FA for entering administration

Stadiums

TeamStadiumCapacity
Leeds United Elland Road 39,460
Leicester City Walkers Stadium 32,500
Huddersfield Town Galpharm Stadium 24,500
Milton Keynes Dons stadium:mk 22,000
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
Peterborough United London Road Stadium 15,460
Southend United Roots Hall 12,306
Bristol Rovers Memorial Stadium 11,916
Walsall Bescot Stadium 11,300
Stockport County Edgeley Park 10,651
Oldham Athletic Boundary Park 10,638
Crewe Alexandra Alexandra Stadium 10,046
Colchester United Colchester Community Stadium 10,000
Yeovil Town Huish Park 9,978
Leyton Orient Brisbane Road 9,271
Scunthorpe United Glanford Park 9,183
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
Hereford United Edgar Street 7,100

Managerial changes

TeamOutgoing managerManner of departureDate of vacancyReplaced byDate of appointmentPosition in table
Milton Keynes Dons Paul Ince Signed by Blackburn Rovers (mutual consent)22 June 2008 [3] Roberto Di Matteo 2 July 2008 [4] Pre-season
Cheltenham Town Keith Downing Mutual consent13 September 2008 [5] Martin Allen 15 September 2008 [6] 24th
Colchester United Geraint Williams Mutual consent22 September 2008 [7] Paul Lambert 24 September 2008 [8] 23rd
Carlisle United John Ward Mutual consent3 November 2008 [9] Greg Abbott 5 December 2008 [10] 20th
Huddersfield Town Stan Ternent Mutual consent4 November 2008 [11] Lee Clark 11 December 2008 [12] 16th
Swindon Town Maurice Malpas Mutual consent14 November 2008 [13] Danny Wilson 26 December 2008 [14] 16th
Crewe Alexandra Steve Holland Contract terminated [15] 18 November 2008 [16] Guðjón Þórðarson 24 December 2008 [17] 24th
Hartlepool United Danny Wilson Contract terminated15 December 2008 [18] Chris Turner 15 December 2008 [18] 13th
Leeds United Gary McAllister Contract terminated21 December 2008 [19] Simon Grayson 23 December 2008 [20] 9th
Walsall Jimmy Mullen Contract terminated10 January 2009 [21] Chris Hutchings 20 January 2009 [22] 12th
Leyton Orient Martin Ling Mutual Consent18 January 2009 [23] Geraint Williams 5 February 2009 [24] 21st
Yeovil Town Russell Slade Contract terminated16 February 2009 [25] Terry Skiverton 18 February 2009 [26] 16th
Brighton & Hove Albion Micky Adams Contract terminated21 February 2009 [27] Russell Slade 6 March 2009 [28] 21st
Oldham Athletic John Sheridan Mutual Consent15 March 2009 [29] Joe Royle 15 March 2009 [30] 8th

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