1904–05 in English football

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The 1904–05 season was the 34th season of competitive football in England.

Overview[edit]

Events[edit]

Stockport County were replaced by Doncaster Rovers in the Second Division.

At the end of the 1904–05 season, the First Division was expanded to include 20 teams, sparing Bury and Notts County from relegation to the Second Division.

Manchester City, the previous season's FA Cup winners, were discovered to have been paying their players up to £6 or £7 per week instead of the legal maximum of £4 per week. The club's influential winger Billy Meredith was accused of bribing an Aston Villa player and was faced with an 18-month ban from The Football Association, who further rebuked the club by dismissing five of its directors and banning a total of 17 players from ever playing for the club again.[1]

Honours[edit]

Competition Winner
First Division Newcastle United (1)
Second Division Liverpool
FA Cup Aston Villa (4)
Home Championship  England

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

League table[edit]

First Division[edit]

Pos Club P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Newcastle United 34 23 2 9 72 33 2.182 48
2 Everton 34 21 5 8 63 36 1.750 47
3 Manchester City 34 20 6 8 66 37 1.784 46
4 Aston Villa 34 19 4 11 63 43 1.465 42
5 Sunderland 34 16 8 10 60 44 1.364 40
6 Sheffield United 34 19 2 13 64 56 1.143 40
7 Small Heath 34 17 5 12 54 38 1.421 39
8 Preston North End 34 13 10 11 42 37 1.135 36
9 The Wednesday 34 14 5 15 61 57 1.070 33
10 Woolwich Arsenal 34 12 9 13 36 40 0.900 33
11 Derby County 34 12 8 14 37 48 0.771 32
12 Stoke 34 13 4 17 40 58 0.690 30
13 Blackburn Rovers 34 11 5 18 40 51 0.784 27
14 Wolverhampton Wanderers 34 11 4 19 47 73 0.644 26
15 Middlesbrough 34 9 8 17 36 56 0.643 26
16 Nottingham Forest 34 9 7 18 40 61 0.656 25
17 Bury[2] 34 10 4 20 47 67 0.701 24
18 Notts County[2] 34 5 8 21 36 69 0.522 18

Second Division[edit]

Pos Club P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Liverpool 34 27 4 3 93 25 3.720 58
2 Bolton Wanderers 34 27 2 5 87 32 2.719 56
3 Manchester United 34 24 5 5 81 30 2.700 53
4 Bristol City 34 19 4 11 66 45 1.467 42
5 Chesterfield 34 14 11 9 44 35 1.257 39
6 Gainsborough Trinity 34 14 8 12 61 58 1.052 36
7 Barnsley 34 14 5 15 38 56 0.679 33
8 Bradford City 34 12 8 14 45 49 0.918 32
9 Lincoln City 34 12 7 15 42 40 1.050 31
10 West Bromwich Albion 34 13 4 17 56 48 1.167 30
11 Burnley 34 12 6 16 43 52 0.827 30
12 Glossop 34 10 10 14 37 46 0.804 30
13 Grimsby Town 34 11 8 15 33 46 0.717 30
14 Leicester Fosse 34 11 7 16 40 55 0.727 29
15 Blackpool 34 9 10 15 36 48 0.750 28
16 Burslem Port Vale 34 10 7 17 47 72 0.653 27
17 Burton United[3] 34 8 4 22 30 84 0.357 20
18 Doncaster Rovers[4] 34 3 2 29 23 81 0.284 8

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GA = Goal average; Pts = Points

References

  1. ^ D'Manc. "Legends: Billy Meredith player profile". stretford-end.co. 
  2. ^ a b Not relegated due to resizing of league
  3. ^ Failed to be re-elected to the Football League. Elected in expansion of Second Division.
  4. ^ Failed to be re-elected to the Football League.