2007–08 Football League Two

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Football League Two
Season 2007–08
Promoted Milton Keynes Dons (champions)
Peterborough United (runners up)
Hereford United
Stockport County (play-off winners)
Relegated Mansfield Town
Wrexham
Goals scored 1427
Average goals/game 2.59
Top goalscorer Aaron McLean (29)
Biggest home win

Peterborough United 8–2 Accrington Stanley (15 January 2008)

=Stockport County 6–0 Wycombe Wanderers (8 December 2007)
Biggest away win Bury 1–5 Milton Keynes Dons (2 February 2008)
Highest scoring Peterborough United 8–2 Accrington Stanley (15 January 2008)
Longest winning run Peterborough United (13)
Longest unbeaten run Milton Keynes Dons (23)
Longest losing run Lincoln City (11)
Highest attendance Milton Keynes Dons v Morecambe (17,250) (3 May 2008)
Lowest attendance Wrexham v Wycombe Wanderers (2,805) (7 November 2007)
Average attendance 4,346

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 third and final division of these is League Two. The winner and the runner up of League Two will be automatically promoted to the Football League One and they will be joined by the winner of the League Two playoff. The bottom four teams in the league will be relegated to the Conference.

Dagenham & Redbridge and Morecambe played at this level for the first time in their history having spent all their time in the outside the top four tiers.

Changes from last season[edit]

From League Two[edit]

Promoted to League One

Relegated to Conference

To League Two[edit]

Relegated from League One

Promoted from Conference

League Table[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 2008–09 League One
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 (O) (P) 46 24 10 12 72 54 +18 82 Qualification to League Two playoffs
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 60 58 +2 064*
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 National
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 United deducted 10 points for administration entrance.[1]
(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
                     
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
6  Darlington 2 1(4) 3  

Results[edit]

Home ╲ Away[1] ACC BAR BRA BRE BRY CHR CHF D&R DAR GRI HER LIN MAC MAN MKD MOR NTC PET ROC ROT SHR STP WRE WYC
Accrington Stanley 0–2 0–2 1–0 0–2 3–3 2–1 1–0 0–3 4–1 0–2 0–3 3–2 1–0 0–1 3–2 0–2 0–2 1–2 0–1 1–2 0–2 0–2 0–2
Barnet 2–2 2–1 1–2 3–0 3–1 0–2 3–1 0–0 0–3 1–2 5–2 2–2 1–0 0–2 0–1 1–1 0–2 0–0 2–0 4–1 2–1 3–2 2–1
Bradford City 0–3 1–1 1–2 1–2 2–1 1–0 0–2 0–0 2–1 1–3 2–1 1–1 1–2 1–2 1–0 3–0 1–0 1–2 3–2 4–2 1–1 2–1 0–1
Brentford 3–1 2–1 2–2 1–4 3–0 2–1 2–3 0–2 0–1 0–3 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–3 0–1 0–0 1–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 1–3
Bury 2–1 3–0 2–2 1–2 0–2 0–1 0–2 1–2 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–5 2–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 2–3 0–1 2–2
Chester 2–3 3–0 0–1 0–2 2–1 0–0 4–0 2–1 0–2 1–1 1–2 0–0 0–1 0–2 0–1 0–1 1–2 0–4 0–1 3–1 0–0 0–2 2–2
Chesterfield 4–2 0–1 1–1 1–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 4–0 4–1 2–2 2–0 1–2 2–2 1–1 1–2 3–4 0–2 4–1 1–1 2–1 2–0
Dagenham & Redbridge 1–3 1–1 1–4 1–2 1–1 6–2 0–3 0–3 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 0–1 2–0 1–1 2–3 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–1 3–0 2–2
Darlington 1–0 1–0 1–3 3–1 3–0 1–0 0–0 2–3 3–2 0–1 2–0 2–2 1–2 0–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 4–0 2–0 1–0
Grimsby Town 1–2 4–1 1–1 1–2 1–0 1–2 4–2 1–4 0–4 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–2 1–1 1–4 1–2 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–1
Hereford United 0–0 1–2 4–2 2–0 0–0 2–2 2–0 4–1 5–1 2–0 3–1 0–1 2–1 0–1 0–3 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 3–1 0–1 2–0 1–0
Lincoln City 2–0 4–1 1–2 3–1 1–1 0–1 2–4 2–0 0–4 1–2 2–1 3–1 1–2 1–2 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–3 0–4 0–1 2–4 1–0
Macclesfield Town 2–1 3–0 0–1 1–0 2–2 1–2 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–2 0–1 1–2 0–0 3–3 1–2 1–1 0–3 2–2 1–1 2–1 0–2 3–2 1–2
Mansfield Town 1–2 2–2 0–0 2–3 1–1 1–3 1–3 0–1 0–1 1–2 0–1 1–3 5–0 1–2 1–2 2–0 2–0 0–4 0–1 3–1 4–2 2–1 0–4
Milton Keynes Dons 5–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 1–2 1–0 1–2 4–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 4–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 3–0 0–2 4–1 2–2
Morecambe 0–1 0–0 2–1 3–1 2–1 5–3 1–1 1–0 0–3 0–4 0–3 1–2 0–1 3–1 0–1 1–1 3–2 1–1 5–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 0–1
Notts County 1–0 0–0 1–3 1–1 1–3 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–3 0–1 0–1 0–0 1–2 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–1 2–1 1–2 2–1 1–0
Peterborough United 8–2 1–0 2–1 7–0 1–0 1–0 2–3 3–1 0–2 2–1 1–1 4–0 0–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 0–0 3–0 3–1 2–1 0–1 0–0 2–1
Rochdale 4–1 3–0 2–1 1–1 1–2 1–2 0–1 1–0 3–1 3–1 2–4 0–2 1–1 1–0 3–2 1–0 4–2 0–2 4–1 1–1 1–2 0–0 0–1
Rotherham United 0–1 1–0 1–1 1–2 2–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–2 2–1 0–1 3–2 3–0 3–2 0–1 3–1 1–1 3–1 2–4 2–0 1–4 3–0 1–1
Shrewsbury Town 2–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 2–3 4–0 0–0 2–1 1–2 1–2 2–0 0–0 3–3 2–0 0–0 0–2 3–4 1–1 3–1 3–0 0–1
Stockport County 2–0 2–4 2–1 1–0 1–2 1–2 2–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–3 1–3 2–0 2–1 2–3 2–1 1–1 1–2 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–1 6–0
Wrexham 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–3 2–1 2–2 0–4 0–0 2–0 0–0 0–2 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 0–2 0–2 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–0
Wycombe Wanderers 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 3–0 2–2 1–0 2–1 1–2 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–1

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

Managers[edit]

Club Manager
Accrington Stanley John Coleman
Barnet Paul Fairclough
Bradford City Stuart McCall
Brentford Terry Butcher
Bury Chris Casper
Chester City Bobby Williamson
Chesterfield Lee Richardson
Dagenham & Redbridge John Still
Darlington Dave Penney
Grimsby Town Alan Buckley
Hereford United Graham Turner
Lincoln City John Schofield
Macclesfield Town Ian Brightwell
Mansfield Town Bill Dearden
Milton Keynes Dons Paul Ince
Morecambe Sammy McIlroy
Notts County Steve Thompson
Peterborough United Darren Ferguson
Rochdale Keith Hill
Rotherham United Mark Robins
Shrewsbury Town Gary Peters
Stockport County Jim Gannon
Wrexham Brian Carey
Wycombe Wanderers Paul Lambert

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Stadium Capacity
Darlington The Darlington Arena 25,294
Bradford City Valley Parade 25,136
Rotherham United Don Valley Stadium 25,000
Milton Keynes Dons stadium:mk 22,000
Notts County Meadow Lane 19,588
Wrexham Racecourse Ground 15,550
Peterborough United London Road Stadium 15,460
Brentford Griffin Park 12,763
Bury Gigg Lane 11,840
Stockport County Edgeley Park 10,651
Rochdale Spotland Stadium 10,249
Lincoln City Sincil Bank 10,127
Mansfield Town Field Mill 10,000
Wycombe Wanderers Adams Park 10,000
Shrewsbury Town New Meadow 9,875
Grimsby Town Blundell Park 9,106
Chesterfield Saltergate 8,504
Hereford United Edgar Street 7,100
Morecambe Christie Park 6,400
Macclesfield Town Moss Rose 6,335
Dagenham & Redbridge Victoria Road 6,000
Barnet Underhill Stadium 5,568
Chester Deva Stadium 5,376
Accrington Stanley Crown Ground 5,057

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
Lincoln City John Schofield Contract terminated 15 October 2007[2] Peter Jackson 30 October 2007[3] 23rd
Notts County Steve Thompson Contract terminated 16 October 2007[4] Ian McParland 18 October 2007[5] 19th
Wrexham Brian Carey Replaced 15 November 2007[6] Brian Little 15 November 2007[6] 23rd
Brentford Terry Butcher Mutual consent 11 December 2007[7] Andy Scott 4 January 2008[8] 19th
Bury Chris Casper Contract terminated 14 January 2008[9] Alan Knill 4 February 2008[10] 19th
Macclesfield Town Ian Brightwell Mutual consent 27 February 2008[11] Keith Alexander 27 February 2008[11] 22nd
Chester City Bobby Williamson Contract terminated 4 March 2008[12] Simon Davies 11 March 2008[13] 17th
Shrewsbury Town Gary Peters Mutual consent 4 March 2008[14] Paul Simpson 12 March 2008[15] 16th
Mansfield Town Bill Dearden Mutual consent 8 March 2008[16] Paul Holland 25 March 2008[17] 23rd
Wycombe Wanderers Paul Lambert Mutual consent 20 May 2008[18] Peter Taylor 29 May 2008[19] 7th
Milton Keynes Dons Paul Ince Mutual consent (hired by Blackburn Rovers) 22 June 2008[20] Roberto Di Matteo 2 July 2008[21] 1st

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rotherham go into administration". BBC Sport. 18 March 2008. Retrieved 31 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Lincoln City sack boss Schofield". BBC Sport. 15 October 2007. Retrieved 1 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "Lincoln name Jackson new manager". BBC Sport. 30 October 2007. Retrieved 1 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Notts County boss Thompson sacked". BBC Sport. 16 October 2007. Retrieved 1 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "McParland named Notts County boss". BBC Sport. 18 October 2007. Retrieved 1 August 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "Little confirmed as Wrexham boss". BBC Sport. 15 November 2007. Retrieved 1 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "Boss Butcher leaves Brentford job". BBC Sport. 11 December 2007. Retrieved 1 August 2010. 
  8. ^ "Scott confirmed as Brentford boss". BBC Sport. 4 January 2008. Retrieved 1 August 2010. 
  9. ^ "Bury dismiss Casper and Alexander". BBC Sport. 14 January 2008. Retrieved 1 August 2010. 
  10. ^ "Bury appoint Knill as new manager". BBC Sport. 4 February 2008. Retrieved 1 August 2010. 
  11. ^ a b "Silkmen appoint Alexander manager". BBC Sport. 27 February 2008. Retrieved 1 August 2010. 
  12. ^ "Chester City manager Williamson sacked". BBC Sport. 4 March 2008. Retrieved 1 August 2010. 
  13. ^ "Chester City appoint Davies as manager". BBC Sport. 11 March 2008. Retrieved 1 August 2010. 
  14. ^ "Shrews part company with Peters". BBC Sport. 4 March 2008. Retrieved 1 August 2010. 
  15. ^ "Simpson named Shrewsbury boss". BBC Sport. 12 March 2008. Retrieved 1 August 2010. 
  16. ^ "Stags part company with Dearden". BBC Sport. 8 March 2008. Retrieved 1 August 2010. 
  17. ^ "Holland named Mansfield manager". BBC Sport. 25 March 2008. Retrieved 1 August 2010. 
  18. ^ "Lambert resigns as Wycombe boss". BBC Sport. 20 May 2008. Retrieved 1 August 2010. 
  19. ^ "Wycombe name Taylor as new boss". BBC Sport. 29 May 2008. Retrieved 1 August 2010. 
  20. ^ "Blackburn appoint Ince as manager". BBC Sport. 22 June 2008. Retrieved 1 August 2010. 
  21. ^ "Di Matteo appointed MK Dons boss". BBC Sport. 2 July 2008. Retrieved 1 August 2010. 

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