1906–07 Southern Football League

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The 1906–07 season was the 13th in the history of Southern League. Fulham won Division One for the second time in a row and were elected to the Football League. No other teams were applied for election to the Football League. Southend United won Division Two, but there was no promotion or relegation between the divisions.[1]

Division One[edit]

Southern Football League Division One
Season 1906–07
Champions Fulham (2nd title)
Promoted none
Relegated none
Matches played 380
Goals scored 1035 (2.72 per match)

A total of 20 teams contest the division, including 18 sides from previous season and two teams promoted from Division Two.

Teams promoted from 1905–06 Division Two:

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Fulham 38 20 13 5 58 32 1.81 53 Elected to the 1907–08 Football League
2 Portsmouth 38 22 7 9 64 36 1.78 51
3 Brighton & Hove Albion 38 18 9 11 53 43 1.23 45
4 Luton Town 38 18 9 11 52 52 1 45
5 West Ham United 38 15 14 9 60 41 1.46 44
6 Tottenham Hotspur 38 17 9 12 63 45 1.4 43
7 Millwall 38 18 6 14 71 50 1.42 42
8 Norwich City 38 15 12 11 57 48 1.19 42
9 Watford 38 13 16 9 46 43 1.07 42
10 Brentford 38 17 8 13 57 56 1.02 42
11 Southampton 38 13 9 16 49 56 0.88 35
12 Reading 38 14 6 18 57 47 1.21 34
13 Leyton 38 11 12 15 38 60 0.63 34
14 Bristol Rovers 38 12 9 17 55 54 1.02 33
15 Plymouth Argyle 38 10 13 15 43 50 0.86 33
16 New Brompton 38 12 9 17 47 59 0.8 33
17 Swindon Town 38 11 11 16 43 54 0.79 33
18 Queens Park Rangers 38 11 10 17 47 55 0.85 32
19 Crystal Palace 38 8 9 21 46 66 0.69 25
20 Northampton Town 38 5 9 24 29 88 0.32 19

1 The system of using goal average to separate two teams tied on points was used up until the 1976-77 season.

2 The points system: 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for losing.

Division Two[edit]

Southern Football League Division Two
Season 1906–07
Champions Southend United
Promoted none
Relegated West Ham United II (resigned)
Fulham II (resigned)
Reading II (resigned)
Royal Engineers Aldershot (resigned)
Matches played 132
Goals scored 513 (3.89 per match)

A total of 12 teams contest the division, including 8 sides from previous season and four new teams, all of them are newly elected teams.

Newly elected teams:

  • Tunbridge Wells Rangers - transferred from Kent League
  • Southend United
  • Salisbury City
  • Royal Engineers Aldershot
Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Southend United 22 14 5 3 58 23 2.52 33
2 West Ham United II 22 14 3 5 64 30 2.13 31 Left league at end of season
3 Portsmouth II 22 11 6 5 53 44 1.2 28
4 Fulham II 22 11 4 7 47 32 1.47 26 Left league at end of season
5 Hastings & St.Leonards 21 10 4 7 46 31 1.48 24
6 Tunbridge Wells Rangers 22 10 1 11 46 36 1.28 21
7 Salisbury City 22 9 2 11 40 42 0.95 20
8 Southampton II 22 8 2 12 37 56 0.66 18
9 Swindon Town II 22 7 3 12 35 46 0.76 17
10 Reading II 22 6 4 12 32 47 0.68 16 Left league at end of season
11 Royal Engineers Aldershot 21 5 4 12 27 58 0.47 14 Left league at end of season
12 Wycombe Wanderers 22 4 6 12 28 68 0.41 14

1 The system of using goal average to separate two teams tied on points was used up until the 1976-77 season.

2 The points system: 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for losing.

Football League elections[edit]

Only one Southern League club, Fulham, applied for election to Division Two of the Football League. They offered midland clubs £15 and northern clubs £20 in expenses for travelling to London and were successful, topping the ballot, and replaced Burton United in the League.[2]

Club League Votes
Fulham Southern League ??
Lincoln City Football League 28
Chesterfield Town Football League 23
Oldham Athletic Lancashire Combination 17
Bradford Park Avenue None 11
Burton United Football League 7
Rotherham Town Midland League 0
Wigan Town The Combination 0
Salford United Manchester League 0

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