2007–08 Football League One

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Football League One
Season 2007–08
Promoted Swansea City (champions)
Nottingham Forest
Doncaster Rovers
Relegated Bournemouth
Gillingham
Port Vale
Luton Town
Goals scored 1335
Average goals/game 2.42
Top goalscorer Jason Scotland (24)
Biggest home win Swindon Town 6–0 Port Vale (19 April 2008)
Biggest away win Leyton Orient 0–5 Swansea City (6 October 2007)
Highest scoring Crewe Alexandra 4–3 Tranmere Rovers (1 January 2008)
Bournemouth 4–3 Luton Town (22 January 2008)
Hartlepool United 4–3 Southend United (22 January 2008)
Longest winning run Carlisle United (8)
Longest unbeaten run Swansea City (25)
Longest losing run Port Vale (10)
Highest attendance Leeds United v Gillingham (38,256) (3 May 2008)
Lowest attendance Luton Town v Oldham Athletic (5,417) (15 March 2008)
Average attendance 7,993

The Football League 2007–08 (named Coca-Cola Football League for sponsorship reasons), was the sixteenth season under its current league division format. It began in August 2007 and concluded in May 2008, with the promotion play-off finals.

The Football League is contested through three Divisions. The second division of these is League One. The winner and the runner up of League One will be automatically promoted to the Football League Championship and they will be joined by the winner of the League One playoff. The bottom four teams in the league will be relegated to the third division, League Two.

Leeds United played at this level for the first time in their history having spent all their time in the top two divisions.

Changes from last season[edit]

From League One[edit]

Promoted to Championship

Relegated to League Two

To League One[edit]

Relegated from Championship

Promoted from League Two

League Table[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 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 Qualification to Football League One playoffs
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 45 +13 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 61 −16 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 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:
* 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.

Play-offs[edit]

  Semifinals Final
                     
3  Doncaster Rovers 0 5 5  
6  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  

League One[edit]

Home \ Away[1] BOU B&H BRO CRL CHL CRE DON GIL HAR HUD LEE LEY LUT MIL NOR NOT OLD PVA STD SWA SWI TRA WAL YEO
Bournemouth 0–2 2–1 1–3 2–2 1–0 0–2 1–0 2–0 0–1 1–3 3–1 4–3 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–3 0–1 1–4 1–4 2–2 2–1 1–1 2–0
Brighton & Hove Albion 3–2 0–0 2–2 2–1 3–0 1–0 4–2 2–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 3–1 3–0 2–1 0–2 1–0 2–3 3–2 0–1 2–1 0–0 1–1 1–2
Bristol Rovers 0–2 0–2 3–0 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–0 2–3 0–3 2–3 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–0 3–2 1–1 0–2 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–1
Carlisle United 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 4–2 2–1 3–1 1–0 2–1 4–0 2–0 0–2 1–0 3–2 1–2 0–0 3–0 0–1 2–1 2–1
Cheltenham Town 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–2 2–1 1–0 1–1 0–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–3 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1
Crewe Alexandra 1–4 2–1 1–1 0–1 3–1 0–4 2–3 3–1 2–0 0–1 0–2 2–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–4 0–2 1–3 2–2 1–1 4–3 0–0 2–0
Doncaster Rovers 1–2 0–0 1–1 1–2 2–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 0–1 4–2 2–0 0–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 3–1 0–4 2–0 0–0 2–3 1–2
Gillingham 2–1 1–0 3–2 0–0 0–0 0–3 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 3–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 3–0 0–0 1–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 0–2 2–1 0–0
Hartlepool United 1–1 1–2 1–0 2–2 0–2 3–0 2–1 4–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 4–0 0–1 0–1 0–1 4–1 3–2 4–3 1–3 1–1 3–1 0–1 2–0
Huddersfield Town 1–0 2–1 2–1 0–2 2–3 1–1 2–2 1–3 2–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–2 0–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–0
Leeds United 2–0 0–0 1–0 3–2 1–2 1–1 0–1 2–1 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–0 4–2 3–0 1–1 1–3 3–0 4–1 2–0 2–1 0–2 2–0 1–0
Leyton Orient 1–0 2–2 3–1 0–3 2–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 2–4 0–1 0–2 2–1 0–1 2–2 0–1 1–0 3–1 2–2 0–5 2–1 3–0 1–0 0–0
Luton Town 1–4 1–2 1–2 0–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 3–1 2–1 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 4–1 2–1 3–0 2–1 1–0 1–3 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–0
Millwall 2–1 3–0 0–1 3–0 1–0 2–0 0–3 1–1 0–1 1–2 0–2 0–1 0–0 2–0 2–2 2–3 3–0 2–1 2–2 1–2 0–1 1–2 2–1
Northampton Town 4–1 1–0 0–1 2–2 2–1 0–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–2 2–0 2–1 0–1 4–2 1–1 2–1 0–2 1–2
Nottingham Forest 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 3–1 2–0 0–0 4–0 2–1 2–1 1–2 4–0 1–0 2–0 2–2 0–0 2–0 4–1 0–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 3–2
Oldham Athletic 2–0 1–1 0–1 2–0 2–1 3–2 1–1 2–1 0–1 4–1 0–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 0–1 2–1 2–2 3–1 0–2 3–0
Port Vale 1–3 0–1 1–1 1–1 3–0 0–1 1–3 2–1 0–2 0–0 3–3 2–1 1–2 3–1 2–2 0–2 0–3 1–2 0–2 2–1 0–0 1–1 2–2
Southend United 2–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 2–2 3–0 3–2 3–0 2–1 4–1 1–0 1–2 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–2 1–0 1–1
Swansea City 1–2 0–0 2–2 2–1 4–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 1–0 0–1 3–2 4–1 1–0 1–2 3–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 3–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–2
Swindon Town 4–1 0–3 1–0 2–2 3–0 1–1 1–2 5–0 2–1 3–2 0–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 3–0 6–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 0–3 0–1
Tranmere Rovers 3–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–0 1–1 0–1 2–0 3–1 3–0 1–2 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–2 0–2 0–1 2–0 1–0 0–1 2–1 0–0 2–1
Walsall 1–3 1–2 0–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–2 4–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 3–0 0–2 1–0 0–3 0–0 0–2 1–3 2–2 2–1 2–0
Yeovil Town 2–1 2–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 0–3 2–1 2–1 3–1 0–2 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–3 0–0 1–0 0–3 1–2 0–1 1–1 0–2

Source: The Football League
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Top scorers[edit]

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

Key events[edit]

  • On 4 August 2007, Leeds United are docked 15 points at start of the season for entering administration.[1]
  • On 22 November 2007, Luton Town were deducted 10 points for being placed into administration after directors of the club decided to appoint administrators as a result of their loss of income.[2]
  • On 8 February 2008, Bournemouth went to administration and were docked 10 points by the Football League with debts around £4 million.[3]

Managers[edit]

Club Manager
Bournemouth Kevin Bond
Brighton & Hove Albion Dean Wilkins
Bristol Rovers Paul Trollope
Carlisle United Neil McDonald
Cheltenham Town John Ward
Crewe Alexandra Steve Holland
Doncaster Rovers Sean O'Driscoll
Gillingham Ronnie Jepson
Hartlepool United Danny Wilson
Huddersfield Town Andy Ritchie
Leeds United Dennis Wise
Leyton Orient Martin Ling
Luton Town Kevin Blackwell
Millwall Willie Donachie
Northampton Town Stuart Gray
Nottingham Forest Colin Calderwood
Oldham Athletic John Sheridan
Port Vale Martin Foyle
Southend United Steve Tilson
Swansea City Roberto Martínez
Swindon Town Paul Sturrock
Tranmere Rovers Ronnie Moore
Walsall Richard Money
Yeovil Town Russell Slade

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Stadium Capacity
Leeds United Elland Road 39,460
Nottingham Forest City Ground 30,602
Huddersfield Town Galpharm Stadium 24,500
Port Vale Vale Park 22,356
Swansea City Liberty Stadium 20,532
Millwall The Den 20,146
Carlisle United Brunton Park Stadium 16,981
Tranmere Rovers Prenton Park 16,567
Swindon Town The County Ground 15,728
Doncaster Rovers Keepmoat Stadium 15,231
Southend United Roots Hall 12,306
Bristol Rovers Memorial Stadium 11,916
Gillingham Priestfield Stadium 11,582
Walsall Bescot Stadium 11,300
Bournemouth Dean Court 10,700
Oldham Athletic Boundary Park 10,638
Luton Town Kenilworth Road 10,260
Crewe Alexandra Alexandra Stadium 10,046
Yeovil Town Huish Park 9,978
Leyton Orient Brisbane Road 9,271
Brighton & Hove Albion Withdean Stadium 8,850
Hartlepool United Victoria Park 7,691
Northampton Town Sixfields Stadium 7,653
Cheltenham Town Whaddon Road 7,408

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
Carlisle United Neil McDonald Contract terminated 13 August 2007[4] John Ward 2 October 2007[5] 8th
Gillingham Ronnie Jepson Mutual consent 9 September 2007[6] Mark Stimson 1 November 2007[7] 22nd
Port Vale Martin Foyle Mutual consent 26 September 2007[8] Lee Sinnott 5 November 2007[9] 23rd
Cheltenham Town John Ward Mutual consent (hired by Carlisle United) 2 October 2007[10] Keith Downing 2 November 2007[11] 23rd
Millwall Willie Donachie Contract terminated 8 October 2007[12] Kenny Jackett 6 November 2007[13] 24th
Swindon Town Paul Sturrock Mutual consent (hired by Plymouth Argyle) 27 November 2007[14] Maurice Malpas 15 January 2008[15] 11th
Luton Town Kevin Blackwell Contract terminated 16 January 2008[16] Mick Harford 16 January 2008[17] 22nd
Leeds United Dennis Wise Mutual consent (hired by Newcastle United as executive director) 29 January 2008[18] Gary McAllister 29 January 2008[19] 6th
Huddersfield Town Andy Ritchie Mutual consent 1 April 2008[20] Stan Ternent 24 April 2008[21] 14th
Walsall Richard Money Mutual consent 22 April 2008[22] Jimmy Mullen 22 May 2008[23] 8th
Brighton & Hove Albion Dean Wilkins Changing duties from manager to take over as first team coach 8 May 2008[24] Micky Adams 8 May 2008[24] 7th

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leeds hit with 15-point penalty". BBC Sport. 4 August 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Luton suffer 10-point deduction". BBC Sport. 22 November 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Bournemouth go to administration". BBC Sport. 8 February 2008. Retrieved 30 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Carlisle dismiss manager McDonald". BBC Sport. 8 October 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "Ward handed Carlisle manager post". BBC Sport. 11 October 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "Gillingham manager Jepson resigns". BBC Sport. 9 September 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  7. ^ "Gills unveil Stimson as new boss". BBC Sport. 1 November 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  8. ^ "Foyle and Port Vale part company". BBC Sport. 26 September 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  9. ^ "Sinnott named new Port Vale boss". BBC Sport. 5 November 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  10. ^ "Ward handed Carlisle manager post". BBC Sport. 11 October 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  11. ^ "Cheltenham name Downing as boss". BBC Sport. 2 November 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  12. ^ "Donachie axed as Millwall manager". BBC Sport. 8 October 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  13. ^ "Millwall confirm Jackett as boss". BBC Sport. 6 November 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  14. ^ "Sturrock returns as Plymouth boss". BBC Sport. 28 November 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  15. ^ "Swindon Town takeover completed". BBC Sport. 15 January 2008. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  16. ^ "Blackwell sacked as Luton manager". BBC Sport. 16 January 2008. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  17. ^ "Harford named stand-in Luton boss". BBC Sport. 16 January 2008. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  18. ^ "Wise gets powerful Newcastle role". BBC Sport. 29 January 2008. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  19. ^ "Leeds name McAllister as new boss". BBC Sport. 29 January 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  20. ^ "Ritchie leaves Huddersfield post". BBC Sport. 1 April 2008. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  21. ^ "Ternent named Huddersfield boss". BBC Sport. 24 April 2008. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  22. ^ "Money resigns as Walsall manager". BBC Sport. 22 April 2008. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  23. ^ "Mullen named new Walsall manager". BBC Sport. 22 May 2008. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  24. ^ a b "Adams takes over as Brighton boss". BBC Sport. 8 May 2008. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 

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