1905–06 Southern Football League

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The 1905–06 season was the 12th in the history of Southern League. Fulham won Division One and Crystal Palace finished top of Division Two. No clubs were relegated from Division One as it was expanded to 20 clubs the following season.[1] No clubs applied to join the Football League.

Division One[edit]

Southern Football League Division One
Season 1905–06
Champions Fulham (1st title)
Promoted none
Relegated none
Matches played 306
Goals scored 812 (2.65 per match)

A total of 18 teams contest the division, including 17 sides from previous season and one new team.

Newly elected team:

  • Norwich City
Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2
1 Fulham 34 19 12 3 44 15 2.93 50
2 Southampton 34 19 7 8 58 39 1.49 45
3 Portsmouth 34 17 9 8 61 35 1.74 43
4 Luton Town 34 17 7 10 64 40 1.6 41
5 Tottenham Hotspur 34 16 7 11 46 29 1.59 39
6 Plymouth Argyle 34 16 7 11 52 33 1.58 39
7 Norwich City 34 13 10 11 46 38 1.21 36
8 Bristol Rovers 34 15 5 14 56 56 1 35
9 Brentford 34 14 7 13 43 52 0.83 35
10 Reading 34 12 9 13 53 46 1.15 33
11 West Ham United 34 14 5 15 42 39 1.08 33
12 Millwall 34 11 11 12 38 41 0.93 33
13 Queens Park Rangers 34 12 7 15 58 44 1.32 31
14 Watford 34 8 10 16 38 57 0.67 26
15 Swindon Town 34 8 9 17 31 52 0.6 25
16 Brighton & Hove Albion 34 9 7 18 30 55 0.55 25
17 New Brompton 34 7 8 19 20 62 0.32 22
18 Northampton Town 34 8 5 21 32 79 0.40 21

1 The system of using goal average to separate two teams tied on points was used up until the 1976-77 season.

2 The points system: 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for losing.

Division Two[edit]

Southern Football League Division Two
Season 1905–06
Champions Crystal Palace
Promoted Crystal Palace
Leyton
Relegated Southern United (resigned)
Watford II (resigned)
Grays United (resigned)
Matches played 156
Goals scored 590 (3.78 per match)

A total of 13 teams contest the division, including 9 sides from previous season and four new teams, all of them are newly elected teams.

Newly elected teams:

  • Crystal Palace
  • Leyton
  • St Leonards United
  • Southern United
Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Crystal Palace 24 19 4 1 66 14 4.71 42 Promoted to Division One
2 Leyton 24 16 6 2 61 18 3.38 38
3 Portsmouth II 24 12 8 4 52 24 2.17 32
4 Fulham II 24 11 6 7 52 39 1.33 28
5 Southampton II 24 7 9 8 39 41 0.95 23
6 Southern United 24 8 7 9 45 49 0.92 23 Left league at end of season
7 St Leonards United 24 9 4 11 54 50 1.08 22 Changed name to Hastings & St Leonards at end of season
8 Watford II 24 8 5 11 43 47 0.91 21 Left league at end of season
9 West Ham United II 24 7 5 12 46 48 0.96 19
10 Grays United 24 8 3 13 24 77 0.31 19 Left league at end of season
11 Reading II 24 6 5 13 36 49 0.73 17
12 Swindon Town II 24 5 5 14 36 51 0.71 15
13 Wycombe Wanderers 24 5 3 16 36 83 0.43 13

1 The system of using goal average to separate two teams tied on points was used up until the 1976-77 season.

2 The points system: 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for losing.

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