1914–15 in English football

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The magazine Punch was critical of the decision to allow competitive football to continue after the outbreak of war. Mr Punch is depicted saying to the footballer "No doubt you can make money in this field, my friend, but there's only one field today where you can get honour".

The 1914–15 season was the 44th season of competitive football in England.

Overview[edit]

The 1914 Charity Shield was not contested due to suspension of football during World War I

Events[edit]

Honours[edit]

First Division Everton (2)
Second Division Derby County
Southern League Watford
FA Cup Sheffield United (3)

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

League tables[edit]

Football League First Division[edit]

Pos Club P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Everton 38 19 8 11 76 47 1.617 46
2 Oldham Athletic 38 17 11 10 70 56 1.250 45
3 Blackburn Rovers 38 18 7 13 83 61 1.361 43
4 Burnley 38 18 7 13 61 47 1.298 43
5 Manchester City 38 15 13 10 49 39 1.256 43
6 Sheffield United 38 15 13 10 49 41 1.195 43
7 The Wednesday 38 15 13 10 61 54 1.130 43
8 Sunderland 38 18 5 15 81 72 1.125 41
9 Bradford Park Avenue 38 17 7 14 69 65 1.062 41
10 West Bromwich Albion 38 15 10 13 49 43 1.140 40
11 Bradford City 38 13 14 11 55 49 1.122 40
12 Middlesbrough 38 13 12 13 62 74 0.838 38
13 Liverpool 38 14 9 15 65 75 0.867 37
14 Aston Villa 38 13 11 14 62 72 0.861 37
15 Newcastle United 38 11 10 17 46 48 0.958 32
16 Notts County 38 9 13 16 41 57 0.719 31
17 Bolton Wanderers 38 11 8 19 68 84 0.810 30
18 Manchester United 38 9 12 17 46 62 0.742 30
19 Chelsea[2] 38 8 13 17 51 65 0.785 29
20 Tottenham Hotspur[3] 38 8 12 18 57 90 0.633 28

Football League Second Division[edit]

Pos Club P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Derby County[4] 38 23 7 8 71 33 2.152 53
2 Preston North End[4] 38 20 10 8 61 42 1.452 50
3 Barnsley 38 22 3 13 51 51 1.000 47
4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 38 19 7 12 77 52 1.481 45
5 Arsenal[4] 38 19 5 14 69 41 1.683 43
6 Birmingham 38 17 9 12 62 39 1.590 43
7 Hull City 38 19 5 14 65 54 1.204 43
8 Huddersfield Town 38 17 8 13 61 42 1.452 42
9 Clapton Orient 38 16 9 13 50 48 1.042 41
10 Blackpool 38 17 5 16 58 57 1.018 39
11 Bury 38 15 8 15 61 56 1.089 38
12 Fulham 38 15 7 16 53 47 1.128 37
13 Bristol City 38 15 7 16 62 56 1.107 37
14 Stockport County 38 15 7 16 54 60 0.900 37
15 Leeds City 38 14 4 20 65 64 1.016 32
16 Lincoln City 38 11 9 18 46 65 0.708 31
17 Grimsby Town 38 11 9 18 48 76 0.632 31
18 Nottingham Forest 38 10 9 19 43 77 0.558 29
19 Leicester Fosse 38 10 4 24 47 88 0.534 24
20 Glossop[5] 38 6 6 26 31 87 0.356 18

The official Football League records originally showed Birmingham in 5th place and Arsenal in 6th place. In 1975 it was discovered that an error in the calculation of Goal Average had been made and the table was corrected.

Southern League Division 1[edit]

Goalkeeper Skilly Williams played every game for Watford.
Team P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Watford 38 22 8 8 68 46 1.478 52
2 Reading 38 21 7 10 68 43 1.581 49
3 Cardiff City 38 22 4 12 72 38 1.895 48
4 West Ham United 38 18 9 11 58 47 1.234 45
5 Northampton Town 38 16 11 11 56 51 1.098 43
6 Southampton 38 19 5 14 78 74 1.054 43
7 Portsmouth 38 16 10 12 54 42 1.286 42
8 Millwall London 38 16 10 12 50 51 0.98 42
9 Swindon Town 38 15 11 12 77 59 1.305 41
10 Brighton & Hove Albion 38 16 7 15 46 47 0.979 39
11 Exeter City 38 15 8 15 50 41 1.22 38
12 QPR 38 13 12 13 55 56 0.982 38
13 Norwich City 38 11 14 13 53 56 0.946 36
14 Luton Town 38 13 8 17 61 73 0.836 34
15 Crystal Palace London 38 13 8 17 47 61 0.77 34
16 Bristol Rovers 38 14 3 21 53 75 0.707 31
17 Plymouth Argyle 38 8 14 16 51 61 0.836 30
18 Southend United 38 10 8 20 44 64 0.688 28
19 Croydon Common[6] 38 9 9 20 47 63 0.746 27
20 Gillingham 38 6 8 24 43 83 0.518 20

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Important dates in Liverpool football club's history". Retrieved 29 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Remained in the First Division after World War 1
  3. ^ Relegated to the Second Division after WWI
  4. ^ a b c Promoted to First Division after WWI
  5. ^ Failed to be re-elected to the Football League
  6. ^ Although there was no relegation from the Southern League this season, Croydon ceased trading before it resumed in 1919.