31 October 1982: Sheffield Wednesday and Queens Park Rangers now head the Second Division promotion race, with Fulham joining them in the top three and their manager Malcolm Macdonald turning heads with his promising young side who are looking like serious contenders for a second successive promotion. Derby County (First Division champions as recently as 1975) are second from bottom.
30 November 1982: Queens Park Rangers, Fulham and Sheffield Wednesday head the Second Division promotion race.
January 1983: Midfielder Pat Heard leaves Villa for Wednesday priced at £60,000.
18 January 1983: Wednesday have won just one of their last thirteen games undermining their promotion hopes.
31 January 1983: Wolverhampton Wanderers, Queens Park Rangers and Fulham continue to lead the way in the Second Division, with third placed Fulham now nine points ahead of their nearest challengers Sheffield Wednesday.
12 March 1983: Arsenal, Brighton & Hove Albion and Manchester United reach the FA Cup semi-finals after home wins in the sixth round. Burnley and Sheffield Wednesday draw 1-1 in an all-Second Division tie.
16 March 1983: Sheffield Wednesday thrash Burnley 5-0 to reach the FA Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1966.
30 April 1983: Wolverhampton Wanderers need only one win from their final three games to be sure of promotion to the First Division alongside Queens Park Rangers. Fulham, meanwhile, have lapsed and are just one point ahead of Leicester City in the race for the final promotion place. Newcastle United and Sheffield Wednesday still have an outside chance of going up this season.