2007–08 Football League

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The Football League
Season 2007–08
Champions West Bromwich Albion
Promoted West Bromwich Albion
Stoke City
Hull City
Relegated Mansfield Town
Wrexham

The Football League is contested through three divisions in England and Wales. The divisions are the Championship, League One and League Two. The winner and the runner-up of the Championship are automatically promoted to the Premier League and joined by the winner of the Championship play-offs. The bottom two teams in League Two are relegated to the Conference Premier.

Standings[edit]

League Championship[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 West Bromwich Albion (C) (P) 46 23 12 11 88 55 +33 81 Promotion to Premier League
2 Stoke City (P) 46 21 16 9 69 55 +14 79
3 Hull City (P) 46 21 12 13 65 47 +18 75 0Championship Play-offs0
4 Bristol City 46 20 14 12 54 53 +1 74
5 Crystal Palace 46 18 17 11 58 42 +16 71
6 Watford 46 18 16 12 62 56 +6 70
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 18 16 12 53 48 +5 70
8 Ipswich Town 46 18 15 13 65 56 +9 69
9 Sheffield United 46 17 15 14 56 51 +5 66
10 Plymouth Argyle 46 17 13 16 60 50 +10 64
11 Charlton Athletic 46 17 13 16 63 58 +5 64
12 Cardiff City 46 16 16 14 59 55 +4 64
13 Burnley 46 16 14 16 60 67 −7 62
14 Queens Park Rangers 46 14 16 16 60 66 −6 58
15 Preston North End 46 15 11 20 50 56 −6 56
16 Sheffield Wednesday 46 14 13 19 54 55 −1 55
17 Norwich City 46 15 10 21 49 59 −10 55
18 Barnsley 46 14 13 19 52 65 −13 55
19 Blackpool 46 12 18 16 59 64 −5 54
20 Southampton 46 13 15 18 56 72 −16 54
21 Coventry City 46 14 11 21 52 64 −12 53
22 Leicester City (R) 46 12 16 18 42 45 −3 52 Relegation to League One
23 Scunthorpe United (R) 46 11 13 22 46 69 −23 46
24 Colchester United (R) 46 7 17 22 62 86 −24 38

Updated to games played on 4 May 2008.
Source: The Football League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

League One[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Swansea City (C) (P) 46 27 11 8 82 42 +40 92 Promotion to 2008–09 League Championship
2 Nottingham Forest (P) 46 22 16 8 64 32 +32 82
3 Doncaster Rovers (P) 46 23 11 12 65 41 +24 80 0League One play-offs0
4 Carlisle United 46 23 11 12 64 46 +18 80
5 Leeds United 46 27 10 9 72 38 +34 076*
6 Southend United 46 22 10 14 70 55 +15 76
7 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 19 12 15 58 50 +8 69
8 Oldham Athletic 46 18 13 15 58 46 +12 67
9 Northampton Town 46 17 15 14 60 55 +5 66
10 Huddersfield Town 46 20 6 20 50 62 −12 66
11 Tranmere Rovers 46 18 11 17 52 47 +5 65
12 Walsall 46 16 16 14 52 46 +6 64
13 Swindon Town 46 16 13 17 63 56 +7 61
14 Leyton Orient 46 16 12 18 49 63 −14 60
15 Hartlepool United 46 15 9 22 62 65 −3 54
16 Bristol Rovers 46 12 17 17 45 53 −8 53
17 Millwall 46 14 10 22 45 60 −15 52
18 Yeovil Town 46 14 10 22 38 59 −21 52
19 Cheltenham Town 46 13 12 21 42 64 −22 51
20 Crewe Alexandra 46 12 14 20 47 65 −18 50
21 Bournemouth (R) 46 17 7 22 62 72 −10 048* Relegation to 2008–09 League Two
22 Gillingham (R) 46 11 13 22 44 73 −29 46
23 Port Vale (R) 46 9 11 26 47 81 −34 38
24 Luton Town (R) 46 11 10 25 43 63 −20 033*

Updated to games played on 3 May 2008.
Source: The Football League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
* Leeds deducted 15 points for failure to comply with rules on insolvency, Luton and Bournemouth deducted 10 points each for entering administration.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

League Two[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Milton Keynes Dons (C) (P) 46 29 10 7 82 37 +45 97 Promotion to
2 Peterborough United (P) 46 28 8 10 84 43 +41 92
3 Hereford United (P) 46 26 10 10 72 41 +31 88
4 Stockport County (P) 46 24 10 12 72 54 +18 82 0League Two Play-offs0
5 Rochdale 46 23 11 12 77 54 +23 80
6 Darlington 46 22 12 12 67 40 +27 78
7 Wycombe Wanderers 46 22 12 12 56 42 +14 78
8 Chesterfield 46 19 12 15 76 56 +20 69
9 Rotherham United 46 21 11 14 62 58 +4 064*
10 Bradford City 46 17 11 18 63 61 +2 62
11 Morecambe 46 16 12 18 59 63 −4 60
12 Barnet 46 16 12 18 56 63 −7 60
13 Bury 46 16 11 19 58 61 −3 59
14 Brentford 46 17 8 21 52 70 −18 59
15 Lincoln City 46 18 4 24 61 77 −16 58
16 Grimsby Town 46 15 10 21 55 66 −11 55
17 Accrington Stanley 46 16 3 27 49 83 −34 51
18 Shrewsbury Town 46 12 14 20 56 65 −9 50
19 Macclesfield Town 46 11 17 18 47 64 −17 50
20 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 13 10 23 49 70 −21 49
21 Notts County 46 10 18 18 37 53 −16 48
22 Chester City 46 12 11 23 51 68 −17 47
23 Mansfield Town (R) 46 11 9 26 48 68 −20 42 Relegation to 2008–09 Conference Premier
24 Wrexham (R) 46 10 10 26 38 70 −32 40

Updated to games played on 3 May 2008.
Source: The Football League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
* Rotherham deducted 10 points for entering administration
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Play-offs[edit]

Football League Championship[edit]

  Semifinals Final
                     
3  Hull City 2 4 6  
6  Watford 0 1 1  
    3  Hull City 1
  4  Bristol City 0
4  Bristol City 2 2 4
5  Crystal Palace 1 1 2  

Football League One[edit]

  Semifinals Final
                     
3  Doncaster Rovers 0 5 5  
7  Southend United 0 1 1  
    3  Doncaster Rovers 1
  5  Leeds United 0
4  Carlisle United 2 0 2
5  Leeds United 1 2 3  

Football League Two[edit]

  Semifinals Final
                     
4  Stockport County 1 1 2  
7  Wycombe Wanderers 1 0 1  
    4  Stockport County 3
  5  Rochdale 2
5  Rochdale 1 2(5) 3
8  Darlington 2 1(4) 3  

Top scorers[edit]

Championship[edit]

Pos Player Team Goals
1 England Sylvan Ebanks-Blake Plymouth Argyle
Wolverhampton Wanderers
23
2 England James Beattie Sheffield United 22
England Kevin Phillips West Bromwich Albion 22
4 Trinidad and Tobago Stern John Southampton 19
5 England Kevin Lisbie Colchester United 17
6 Republic of Ireland Clinton Morrison Crystal Palace 16
7 England Fraizer Campbell Hull City 15
Jamaica Ricardo Fuller Stoke City 15
9 Republic of Ireland Liam Lawrence Stoke City 14

League One[edit]

Pos Player Team Goals
1 Trinidad and Tobago Jason Scotland Swansea City 24
2 England Jermaine Beckford Leeds United 20
3 England Nicky Forster Brighton & Hove Albion 15
3 England Nicky Maynard Crewe Alexandra 15
5 England Danny Graham Carlisle United 14
5 England Richard Lambert Bristol Rovers 14
5 England Steven Gillespie Cheltenham Town 14
5 England Adam Boyd Leyton Orient 14
5 England Joe Garner Carlisle United 14
5 England Simon Cox Swindon Town 14

League Two[edit]

Pos Player Team Goals
1 England Aaron McLean Peterborough United 29
2 England Scott McGleish Wycombe Wanderers 26
3 England Jack Lester Chesterfield 24
4 England Michael Boulding Mansfield Town 22
5 England Liam Dickinson Stockport County 19
6 England Andy Bishop Bury 17
7 England Glenn Poole Brentford 14
7 England Peter Thorne Bradford City 14
7 England Adam Le Fondre Rochdale 14
7 England Ben Strevens Dagenham & Redbridge 14

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leeds hit with 15-point penalty". BBC Sport. 4 August 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Rotherham go into administration". BBC Sport. 18 March 2008. Retrieved 24 March 2008. 

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