2008–09 Football League

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The Football League
Season 2008–09
Champions Wolverhampton Wanderers
Promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers
Birmingham City
Burnley
Relegated Chester City
Luton Town

The Football League 2008–09, titled the Coca-Cola Football League, was the 109th completed season of the Football League. It began in August 2008 and concluded in May 2009, with the promotion play-off finals.

The Football League is contested through three Divisions. The divisions are the League Championship, League One and League Two. The winner and the runner up of the League Championship will be automatically promoted to the Premier League and they will be joined by the winner of the League Championship playoff. The bottom two teams in League Two will be relegated to the Conference Premier.

Promotion and relegation[edit]

As a consequence of results in the 2008–09 English football season, the following promotions and relegations involving teams within, or entering or exiting the Football League occurred. These changes take effect for the 2009–10 season.

From Premier League[edit]

Relegated to Championship

From Championship[edit]

Promoted to Premier League

Relegated to League One

From Football League One[edit]

Promoted to Championship

Relegated to League Two

From Football League Two[edit]

Promoted to League One

Relegated to Conference Premier

From Conference Premier[edit]

Promoted to League Two

League tables[edit]

Championship[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (C) (P) 46 27 9 10 80 52 +28 90 Promotion to Premier League
2 Birmingham City (P) 46 23 14 9 54 37 +17 83
3 Sheffield United 46 22 14 10 64 39 +25 80 Qualification to League Championship playoffs
4 Reading 46 21 14 11 72 40 +32 77
5 Burnley (P) 46 21 13 12 72 60 +12 76
6 Preston North End 46 21 11 14 66 54 +12 74
7 Cardiff City 46 19 17 10 65 53 +12 74
8 Swansea City 46 16 20 10 63 50 +13 68
9 Ipswich Town 46 17 15 14 62 53 +9 66
10 Bristol City 46 15 16 15 54 54 0 61
11 Queens Park Rangers 46 15 16 15 42 44 −2 61
12 Sheffield Wednesday 46 16 13 17 51 58 −7 61
13 Watford 46 16 10 20 68 72 −4 58
14 Doncaster Rovers 46 17 7 22 42 53 −11 58
15 Crystal Palace 46 15 12 19 52 55 −3 056**
16 Blackpool 46 13 17 16 47 58 −11 56
17 Coventry City 46 13 15 18 47 58 −11 54
18 Derby County 46 14 12 20 55 67 −12 54
19 Nottingham Forest 46 13 14 19 50 65 −15 53
20 Barnsley 46 13 13 20 45 58 −13 52
21 Plymouth Argyle 46 13 12 21 44 57 −13 51
22 Norwich City (R) 46 12 10 24 57 70 −13 46 Relegation to League One
23 Southampton (R) 46 10 15 21 46 69 −23 045*
24 Charlton Athletic (R) 46 8 15 23 52 74 −22 39

Updated to games played on 3 May 2009.
Source: The Football League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
* Southampton were given a ten-point deduction for breaching insolvency regulations, regarding their holding company. The punishment will be applied next season as they finished in bottom three this season.[1] Crystal Palace were also given a one-point deduction for fielding an ineligible player.[2]
(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.

Playoffs[edit]

  Semifinals Final at Wembley
                     
6  Preston North End 1 0 1  
3  Sheffield United 1 1 2  
    3  Sheffield United 0
  5  Burnley 1
5  Burnley 1 2 3
4  Reading 0 0 0  

League One[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Leicester City (C) (P) 46 27 15 4 84 39 +45 96 Promotion to League Championship
2 Peterborough United (P) 46 26 11 9 78 54 +24 89
3 Milton Keynes Dons 46 26 9 11 83 47 +36 87 Qualification to League One Playoffs
4 Leeds United 46 26 6 14 77 49 +28 84
5 Millwall 46 25 7 14 63 53 +10 82
6 Scunthorpe United (P) 46 22 10 14 82 63 +19 76
7 Tranmere Rovers 46 21 11 14 62 49 +13 74
8 Southend United 46 21 8 17 58 61 −3 71
9 Huddersfield Town 46 18 14 14 62 65 −3 68
10 Oldham Athletic 46 16 17 13 66 65 +1 65
11 Bristol Rovers 46 17 12 17 79 61 +18 63
12 Colchester United 46 18 9 19 58 58 0 63
13 Walsall 46 17 10 19 61 66 −5 61
14 Leyton Orient 46 15 11 20 45 57 −12 56
15 Swindon Town 46 12 17 17 68 71 −3 53
16 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 13 13 20 55 70 −15 52
17 Yeovil Town 46 12 15 19 41 66 −25 51
18 Stockport County 46 16 12 18 59 57 +2 050*
19 Hartlepool United 46 13 11 22 66 79 −13 50
20 Carlisle United 46 12 14 20 56 69 −13 50
21 Northampton Town (R) 46 12 13 21 61 65 −4 49 Relegation to League Two
22 Crewe Alexandra (R) 46 12 10 24 59 82 −23 46
23 Cheltenham Town (R) 46 9 12 25 51 91 −40 39
24 Hereford United (R) 46 9 7 30 42 79 −37 34

Updated to games played on 2 May 2009.
Source: The Football League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
* Stockport County deducted 10 points;[3]
(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.

Playoffs[edit]

  Semifinals Final at Wembley
                     
6  Scunthorpe United 1 0(7) 1  
3  Milton Keynes Dons 1 0(6) 1  
    6  Scunthorpe United 3
  5  Millwall 2
5  Millwall 1 1 2
4  Leeds United 0 1 1  

League Two[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Brentford (C) (P) 46 23 16 7 65 36 +29 85 Promotion to League One
2 Exeter City (P) 46 22 13 11 65 50 +15 79
3 Wycombe Wanderers (P) 46 20 18 8 54 33 +21 78
4 Bury 46 21 15 10 63 43 +20 78 Qualification to League Two Playoffs
5 Gillingham (P) 46 21 12 13 58 55 +3 75
6 Rochdale 46 19 13 14 70 59 +11 70
7 Shrewsbury Town 46 17 18 11 61 44 +17 69
8 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 19 11 16 77 53 +24 68
9 Bradford City 46 18 13 15 66 55 +11 67
10 Chesterfield 46 16 15 15 62 57 +5 63
11 Morecambe 46 15 18 13 53 56 −3 63
12 Darlington 46 20 12 14 61 44 +17 062*
13 Lincoln City 46 14 17 15 53 52 +1 59
14 Rotherham United 46 21 12 13 60 46 +14 058*
15 Aldershot Town 46 14 12 20 59 80 −21 54
16 Accrington Stanley 46 13 11 22 42 59 −17 50
17 Barnet 46 11 15 20 56 74 −18 48
18 Port Vale 46 13 9 24 44 66 −22 48
19 Notts County 46 11 14 21 49 69 −20 47
20 Macclesfield Town 46 13 8 25 45 77 −32 47
21 Bournemouth 46 17 12 17 59 51 +8 046*
22 Grimsby Town 46 9 14 23 51 69 −18 41
23 Chester City (R) 46 8 13 25 43 81 −38 37 Relegation to Template:Fb competition 2009–10 Conference Premier
24 Luton Town (R) 46 13 17 16 58 65 −7 026*

Updated to games played on 2 May 2009.
Source: The Football League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
* Darlington deducted 10 points;[4] Bournemouth deducted 17 points;[5] Rotherham United deducted 17 points;[6] Luton Town deducted 30 points[7]
(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.

Playoffs[edit]

  Semifinals Final at Wembley
                     
7  Shrewsbury Town 0 1(4) 1  
4  Bury 1 0(3) 1  
    7  Shrewsbury Town 0
  5  Gillingham 1
6  Rochdale 0 1 1
5  Gillingham 0 2 2  

Results[edit]

Championship[edit]

Home \ Away[1] WOL BIR SHE REA BUR PRE CAR SWA IPS BRI QPR SHW WAT DON CPA BLP COV DER NOT BAR PLY NOR SOT CHA
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1–1 1–1 0–3 2–0 1–3 2–2 2–1 0–0 2–0 1–0 4–1 3–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 2–1 3–0 5–1 2–0 0–1 3–3 3–0 2–1
Birmingham City 2–0 1–0 1–3 1–1 1–2 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 3–1 3–2 1–0 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 3–2
Sheffield United 1–3 2–1 0–2 2–3 1–0 0–0 1–0 2–0 3–0 3–0 1–2 2–1 0–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 4–2 0–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 3–1
Reading 1–0 1–2 0–1 3–1 0–0 1–1 4–0 0–1 0–2 0–0 6–0 4–0 2–1 4–2 1–0 3–1 3–0 0–1 0–0 2–0 2–0 1–2 2–2
Burnley 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 3–1 2–2 0–2 0–3 4–0 1–0 2–4 3–2 0–0 4–2 2–0 1–1 3–0 5–0 1–2 0–0 2–0 3–2 2–1
Preston North End 1–3 1–0 0–0 2–1 2–1 6–0 0–2 3–2 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 0–1 2–1 2–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–3 2–1
Cardiff City 1–2 1–2 0–3 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–2 0–3 0–0 0–0 2–0 2–1 3–0 2–1 2–0 2–1 4–1 2–0 3–1 1–0 2–2 2–1 2–0
Swansea City 3–1 2–3 1–1 2–0 1–1 4–1 2–2 3–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–3 0–1 0–0 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–0 2–1 3–0 1–1
Ipswich Town 0–2 0–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–2 1–2 2–2 3–1 2–0 1–1 0–0 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–1 3–0 0–0 3–2 0–3 1–1
Bristol City 2–2 1–2 0–0 1–4 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–1 1–0 0–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–2 1–0 2–0 2–1
Queens Park Rangers 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 3–2 1–0 1–0 1–3 2–1 3–2 0–0 2–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 2–1 0–0 0–1 4–1 2–1
Sheffield Wednesday 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–2 4–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 3–2 2–0 4–1
Watford 2–3 0–1 0–2 2–2 3–0 2–1 2–2 2–0 2–1 2–4 3–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 3–4 2–1 3–1 2–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 2–2 1–0
Doncaster Rovers 0–1 0–2 0–2 0–1 2–1 0–2 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–2 2–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–2 0–1
Crystal Palace 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–2 2–0 1–4 4–2 0–0 1–1 0–0 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–2 3–0 1–2 3–1 3–0 1–0
Blackpool 2–2 2–0 1–3 2–2 0–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–3 0–2 0–2 2–3 2–2 1–1 3–2 1–1 1–0 0–1 2–0 1–1 2–0
Coventry City 2–1 1–0 1–2 0–0 1–3 0–0 0–2 1–1 2–2 0–3 1–0 2–0 2–3 1–0 0–2 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–1 2–0 4–1 0–0
Derby County 2–3 1–1 2–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–2 0–1 2–1 0–2 3–0 1–0 0–1 1–2 4–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 3–1 0–1 1–0
Nottingham Forest 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–2 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 3–2 2–2 2–1 3–2 2–4 0–2 0–0 1–0 1–3 1–0 2–0 1–2 3–1 0–0
Barnsley 1–1 1–1 1–2 0–1 3–2 1–1 0–1 1–3 1–2 0–0 2–1 2–1 2–1 4–1 3–1 0–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–0 0–1 0–0
Plymouth Argyle 2–2 0–1 2–2 2–2 1–2 1–0 2–1 0–1 1–3 0–2 1–1 4–0 2–1 0–3 1–3 1–2 4–0 0–3 1–0 1–2 1–2 2–0 2–2
Norwich City 5–2 1–1 1–0 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–3 2–0 1–2 0–1 0–1 2–0 2–1 1–2 1–1 1–2 1–2 2–3 4–0 1–0 2–2 1–0
Southampton 1–2 1–2 1–2 1–1 2–2 3–1 1–0 2–2 2–2 0–1 0–0 1–1 0–3 1–2 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–0 0–0 2–0 2–3
Charlton Athletic 1–3 0–0 2–5 4–2 1–1 0–0 2–2 2–0 2–1 0–2 2–2 1–2 2–3 1–2 1–0 2–2 1–2 2–2 0–2 1–3 2–0 4–2 0–0

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.

League One[edit]

Home \ Away[1] B&H BRO CRL CHL COL CRE HAR HER HUD LEE LEI LEY MIL MKE NOR OLD PET SCU STD STP SWI TRA WAL YEO
Brighton & Hove Albion 1–1 0–2 3–3 1–2 0–4 2–1 0–0 0–1 0–2 3–2 0–0 4–1 2–4 1–1 3–1 2–4 1–4 1–3 1–0 2–3 0–0 0–1 5–0
Bristol Rovers 1–2 2–3 3–2 0–0 0–0 4–1 6–1 1–2 2–2 0–1 2–1 4–2 1–2 1–0 2–0 0–1 1–2 4–2 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–3 3–0
Carlisle United 3–1 1–1 1–0 0–2 4–2 0–1 1–2 3–0 0–2 1–2 1–3 2–0 3–2 1–1 1–1 3–3 1–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 4–1
Cheltenham Town 2–2 2–1 1–1 4–3 1–0 2–0 2–3 1–2 0–1 0–4 0–1 1–3 3–5 0–1 1–1 3–6 1–2 0–0 2–2 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–0
Colchester United 0–1 0–1 5–0 3–1 0–1 1–1 1–2 0–0 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–2 0–3 2–1 2–2 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 3–2 0–1 0–2 1–0
Crewe Alexandra 1–2 1–1 1–2 1–2 2–0 0–0 2–1 3–1 2–3 0–3 0–2 0–1 2–2 1–3 0–3 1–1 3–2 3–4 0–3 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–0
Hartlepool United 1–0 1–1 2–2 4–1 4–2 1–4 4–2 5–3 0–1 2–2 0–1 2–3 1–3 2–0 3–3 1–2 2–3 3–0 0–1 3–3 2–1 2–2 0–0
Hereford United 1–2 0–3 1–0 3–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–1 2–0 1–3 2–1 0–2 0–1 0–2 5–0 0–1 1–2 0–1 0–1 1–1 2–2 0–0 1–2
Huddersfield Town 2–2 1–1 1–0 2–2 2–2 3–2 1–1 2–0 1–0 2–3 0–1 1–2 1–3 3–2 1–1 1–0 2–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–2 2–1 0–0
Leeds United 3–1 2–2 0–2 2–0 1–2 5–2 4–1 1–0 1–2 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–0 3–0 0–2 3–1 3–2 2–0 1–0 1–0 3–1 3–0 4–0
Leicester City 0–0 2–1 2–2 4–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 4–2 1–0 3–0 0–1 2–0 0–0 0–0 4–0 2–2 3–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–0
Leyton Orient 2–1 1–2 0–0 1–2 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–3 0–0 1–2 1–3 2–1 2–3 2–2 1–1 0–3 1–2 0–1 0–1 0–1
Millwall 0–1 3–2 1–0 2–0 0–1 0–0 2–0 1–0 2–1 3–1 0–1 2–1 0–4 1–0 2–3 2–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 3–1 1–1
Milton Keynes Dons 2–0 2–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 3–0 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–2 0–1 1–0 6–2 1–2 0–2 2–0 1–2 1–2 1–0 0–1 3–0
Northampton Town 2–2 0–0 1–0 4–2 1–2 5–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 1–1 3–3 2–3 4–0 3–4 1–1 0–2 3–0
Oldham Athletic 1–1 0–2 0–0 4–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 4–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–3 2–0 2–1 1–2 3–0 1–1 3–1 0–0 0–2 3–2 0–2
Peterborough United 0–0 5–4 1–0 1–1 2–1 4–2 1–2 2–0 4–0 2–0 2–0 3–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 2–2 2–1 1–2 1–0 2–2 2–2 1–0 1–3
Scunthorpe United 2–0 0–2 2–1 3–0 3–0 3–0 3–0 3–0 1–2 1–2 1–2 2–1 3–2 0–1 4–4 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 3–3 1–1 1–1 2–0
Southend United 0–2 1–0 3–0 2–0 3–3 0–1 3–2 1–0 0–1 1–0 0–2 3–0 0–1 0–2 1–0 1–2 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–1 2–0 0–1
Stockport County 2–0 3–1 3–0 1–0 1–2 4–3 2–1 4–1 1–1 1–3 0–0 0–1 2–2 0–1 1–1 3–1 1–3 0–3 3–1 1–1 0–0 1–2 0–0
Swindon Town 0–2 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–3 0–0 0–1 3–0 1–3 1–3 2–2 0–1 1–2 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–2 4–2 3–0 1–1 3–1 3–2 2–3
Tranmere Rovers 1–0 2–0 4–1 2–0 3–4 2–0 1–0 2–1 3–1 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–3 1–1 4–1 0–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–1
Walsall 3–0 0–5 2–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–3 1–1 2–3 1–0 1–4 0–2 1–2 0–3 3–1 1–2 1–2 2–1 5–2 1–0 2–1 0–1 2–0
Yeovil Town 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 3–2 2–3 2–2 1–0 1–1 0–2 0–0 2–0 0–0 1–0 2–2 0–1 1–2 1–2 2–4 1–0 1–0 1–1

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.

League Two[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ACC ALD BRN BOU BRA BRE BRY CHR CHS D&R DAR EXE GIL GRI LIN LUT MAC MOR NTC PVA ROC ROT SHR WYC
Accrington Stanley 0–1 1–1 3–0 2–3 1–1 1–2 0–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–2 3–1 0–2 0–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–3 1–3 2–1 0–1
Aldershot Town 3–1 1–1 1–1 3–2 1–1 3–3 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–1 1–0 2–1 2–2 2–0 2–1 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–0 2–4 0–1 0–0 3–2
Barnet 2–1 0–3 1–0 4–1 0–1 1–2 3–1 1–3 1–1 0–1 0–1 2–2 3–3 3–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–4 1–2 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–1
Bournemouth 1–0 2–0 0–2 4–1 0–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 3–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 4–0 0–0 1–0 3–1
Bradford City 1–1 5–0 3–3 1–3 1–1 1–0 0–0 3–2 1–1 0–0 4–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 4–0 2–1 0–1 2–0 3–0 0–0 1–0
Brentford 3–0 3–0 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 3–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 1–2 0–0 1–1 3–3
Bury 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–2 2–2 2–2 0–1 4–0 0–2 3–1 1–2 3–0 2–1 2–0 3–0 2–1 1–2 2–1 0–0
Chester 2–0 0–1 5–1 0–2 0–0 3–0 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–2 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–2 2–0 1–2 0–2 1–5 1–1 0–2
Chesterfield 1–1 5–1 1–1 1–0 0–2 0–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 0–1 2–1 1–1 2–2 2–4 1–2 3–1 2–1 3–0 1–0 2–2 0–1
Dagenham & Redbridge 0–0 3–1 2–0 0–1 3–0 3–1 1–3 6–0 3–0 0–1 1–2 2–0 4–0 0–3 2–1 2–1 0–2 6–1 1–1 3–2 1–1 1–2 0–1
Darlington 3–0 2–0 2–2 2–1 2–1 1–3 2–2 1–2 0–0 3–0 1–1 1–2 1–0 2–0 5–1 1–2 0–0 1–0 2–1 1–2 1–0 1–1 1–2
Exeter City 2–1 3–2 2–1 1–3 1–0 0–2 0–0 2–0 1–6 2–1 2–0 3–0 0–0 2–1 0–1 4–0 2–2 2–2 1–0 4–1 1–1 0–1 1–0
Gillingham 1–0 4–4 0–2 1–0 0–2 1–1 0–0 2–0 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 3–0 1–2 0–1 3–1 5–0 2–2 1–0 1–1 4–0 2–2 1–1
Grimsby Town 0–1 1–0 0–1 3–3 1–3 0–1 1–2 1–3 0–1 1–1 1–2 2–2 3–0 5–1 2–2 0–0 2–3 0–1 3–0 0–0 3–0 1–0 1–1
Lincoln City 5–1 0–2 2–0 3–3 0–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–3 0–1 0–1 2–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–0
Luton Town 1–2 3–1 3–1 3–3 3–3 0–1 1–2 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–2 1–2 0–0 2–1 3–2 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–4 3–1 0–1
Macclesfield Town 0–2 4–2 2–1 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–4 0–6 1–4 0–1 1–0 1–2 2–1 0–1 1–1 0–2 0–1 1–2 3–0 0–0
Morecambe 1–1 2–0 2–1 0–4 2–1 2–0 0–0 3–1 2–2 1–2 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 4–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–0 0–0
Notts County 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–1 1–2 0–1 0–3 0–0 2–1 0–1 0–2 0–1 0–2 1–1 1–0 4–2 1–2 0–3 2–2 0–2
Port Vale 0–2 0–0 0–0 3–1 0–2 0–3 1–1 3–0 0–1 0–1 3–1 1–3 1–3 2–1 0–1 1–3 1–4 2–1 1–2 2–1 0–0 1–1 1–1
Rochdale 3–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 3–0 1–2 1–1 6–1 2–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–0 1–0 1–2 2–1 0–1
Rotherham United 0–0 1–2 3–4 1–0 0–2 0–0 1–1 3–1 3–0 1–1 0–1 0–1 2–0 4–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 3–2 2–1 1–0 2–2 1–2 0–0
Shrewsbury Town 2–0 1–0 2–2 4–1 2–0 1–3 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 7–0 1–1 0–0 3–0 4–0 0–0 3–2 1–2 1–1 1–0 0–1
Wycombe Wanderers 2–1 3–0 1–1 3–1 1–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 0–0 4–0 1–1 1–2 4–2 0–1 0–0 1–1

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.

Other details[edit]

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
Championship
Queens Park Rangers Northern Ireland Iain Dowie Contract terminated 24 October 2008[8] Portugal Paulo Sousa 19 November 2008[9] 9th
Watford England Aidy Boothroyd Mutual consent 3 November 2008[10] Northern Ireland Brendan Rodgers 24 November 2008[11] 21st
Charlton Athletic England Alan Pardew Mutual Consent 22 November 2008[8] England Phil Parkinson 31 December 2008[12] 22nd
Blackpool England Simon Grayson Signed by Leeds United (Mutual Consent) 23 December 2008[13] England Ian Holloway 21 May 2009[14] 16th
Nottingham Forest Scotland Colin Calderwood Contract terminated 26 December 2008[15] Scotland Billy Davies 1 January 2009[16] 22nd
Derby County England Paul Jewell Resigned 28 December 2008[17] England Nigel Clough 6 January 2009[18] 18th
Norwich City England Glenn Roeder Contract terminated 14 January 2009[19] Scotland Bryan Gunn 21 January 2009[20] 21st
Southampton Netherlands Jan Poortvliet Resigned 23 January 2009[21] Netherlands Mark Wotte 23 January 2009[21] 23rd
Queens Park Rangers Portugal Paulo Sousa Contract terminated 9 April 2009[22] 10th
Ipswich Town Northern Ireland Jim Magilton Contract terminated 22 April 2009[23] Republic of Ireland Roy Keane 23 April 2009[24] 9th
Reading England Steve Coppell Resigned 13 May 2009[25] 4th
League One
Milton Keynes Dons England Paul Ince Signed by Blackburn Rovers (Mutual Consent) 22 June 2008[26] Italy Roberto Di Matteo 2 July 2008[27] Pre-season
Cheltenham Town England Keith Downing Mutual consent 13 September 2008[28] England Martin Allen 15 September 2008[29] 24th
Colchester United Wales Geraint Williams Mutual consent 22 September 2008[30] Scotland Paul Lambert 9 October 2008[31] 23rd
Carlisle United England John Ward Mutual consent 3 November 2008[32] England Greg Abbott 5 December 2008[33] 20th
Huddersfield Town England Stan Ternent Contract terminated 4 November 2008[34] England Lee Clark 11 December 2008[35] 16th
Swindon Town Scotland Maurice Malpas Mutual consent 14 November 2008[36] Northern Ireland Danny Wilson 26 December 2008[37] 17th
Crewe Alexandra England Steve Holland 18 November 2008[38] Iceland Guðjón Thórðarson 24 December 2008[39] 24th
Hartlepool United Northern Ireland Danny Wilson Contract terminated 15 December 2008[40] 13th
Leeds United Scotland Gary McAllister Contract terminated 21 December 2008[41] England Simon Grayson 23 December 2008[13] 9th
Walsall England Jimmy Mullen Contract terminated 10 January 2009[42] England Chris Hutchings 20 January 2009[43] 12th
Leyton Orient England Martin Ling Mutual Consent 18 January 2009[44] Wales Geraint Williams 5 February 2009[45] 21st
Yeovil Town England Russell Slade Mutual Consent 16 February 2009[46] England Terry Skiverton 18 February 2009[47] 16th
Brighton & Hove Albion England Micky Adams Mutual Consent 21 February 2009[48] England Russell Slade 6 March 2009[49] 21st
Oldham Athletic Republic of Ireland John Sheridan Mutual Consent 15 March 2009[50] England Joe Royle 15 March 2009[51] 8th
League Two
Bournemouth England Kevin Bond Contract terminated 1 September 2008[52] Northern Ireland Jimmy Quinn 2 September 2008[53] 23rd
Grimsby Town England Alan Buckley Contract terminated 15 September 2008[54] England Mike Newell 6 October 2008[55] 20th
Port Vale England Lee Sinnott Mutual consent 22 September 2008[56] England Dean Glover 6 October 2008[57] 16th
Chester City Wales Simon Davies Contract terminated 11 November 2008[58] England Mark Wright 14 November 2008[59] 19th
Barnet England Paul Fairclough Resigned 28 December 2008[60] 21st
Bournemouth Northern Ireland Jimmy Quinn Contract terminated 31 December 2008[61] England Eddie Howe 31 December 2008[62] 23rd

Top scorers[edit]

Championship[edit]

Pos Player Team Goals
1 England Sylvan Ebanks-Blake Wolverhampton Wanderers 25
2 Trinidad and Tobago Jason Scotland Swansea City 21
Scotland Ross McCormack Cardiff City
4 Republic of Ireland Kevin Doyle Reading 18
5 England Tommy Smith Watford 17
6 England Rob Hulse Derby County 15
7 Scotland Chris Iwelumo Wolverhampton Wanderers 14
England Kevin Phillips Birmingham City
England Marcus Tudgay Sheffield Wednesday
10 England Dexter Blackstock Nottingham Forest 13
England Nicky Bailey Charlton Athletic
Scotland Paul Gallagher Plymouth Argyle

League One[edit]

Pos Player Club Goals
1 England Rickie Lambert Bristol Rovers 29
England Simon Cox Swindon Town
3 England Jermaine Beckford Leeds United 27
England Matty Fryatt Leicester City
5 England Gary Hooper Scunthorpe United 24
6 England Craig Mackail-Smith Peterborough United 23
7 England Aaron McLean Peterborough United 18
Australia Joel Porter Hartlepool United
9 England Paul Hayes Scunthorpe United 17
10 England Aaron Wilbraham Milton Keynes Dons 16

League Two[edit]

Pos Player Team Goals
1 Canada Simeon Jackson Gillingham 21
2 England Grant Holt Shrewsbury Town 20
England Jack Lester Chesterfield
4 England Reuben Reid Rotherham United 18
5 England Paul Benson Dagenham & Redbridge 17
Republic of Ireland John O'Flynn Barnet
England Adam le Fondre Rochdale
England Peter Thorne Bradford City
Jersey Brett Pitman Bournemouth
10 England Andy Bishop Bury 16
England Ryan Lowe Chester City
England Charlie MacDonald Brentford

Notes[edit]

  • Luton (−30), Bournemouth (−17) and Rotherham (−17) began the League Two season on negative points.

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