1914–15 Football League

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The 19141915 season was the 27th season of The Football League.

First Division[edit]

Football League, First Division
Season 1914–15
Champions Everton (2nd English title)
Relegated Tottenham Hotspur
FA Cup winners Sheffield United (3rd FA Cup title)
Matches played 380
Goals scored 1201 (3.16 per match)
Top goalscorer Bobby Parker (Everton), 35 [1]
Biggest home win The WednesdayBolton 7–0 (1 Mar 1915)
Biggest away win Aston VillaBolton 1–7 (26 Dec 1914)
TottenhamSunderland 0–6 (19 Dec 1914)
Highest scoring MiddlesbroughTottenham 7–5 (13 Feb 1915)
Locations of the Football League First Division London teams 1914–15
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Everton 38 8 5 6 44 29 11 3 5 32 18 76 47 1.617 +29 46
2 Oldham Athletic 38 11 5 3 46 25 6 6 7 24 31 70 56 1.250 +14 45
3 Blackburn Rovers 38 11 4 4 51 27 7 3 9 32 34 83 61 1.361 +22 43
4 Burnley 38 12 1 6 38 18 6 6 7 23 29 61 47 1.298 +14 43
5 Manchester City 38 9 7 3 29 15 6 6 7 20 24 49 39 1.256 +10 43
6 Sheffield United 38 11 5 3 28 13 4 8 7 21 28 49 41 1.195 +8 43
7 The Wednesday 38 10 7 2 43 23 5 6 8 18 31 61 54 1.130 +7 43
8 Sunderland 38 11 3 5 46 30 7 2 10 35 42 81 72 1.125 +9 41
9 Bradford Park Avenue 38 11 4 4 40 20 6 3 10 29 45 69 65 1.062 +4 41
10 West Bromwich Albion 38 11 5 3 31 9 4 5 10 18 34 49 43 1.140 +6 40
11 Bradford City 38 11 7 1 40 18 2 7 10 15 31 55 49 1.122 +6 40
12 Middlesbrough 38 10 6 3 42 24 3 6 10 20 50 62 74 0.838 –12 38
13 Liverpool 38 11 5 3 45 34 3 4 12 20 41 65 75 0.867 –10 37
14 Aston Villa 38 10 5 4 39 32 3 6 10 23 40 62 72 0.861 –10 37
15 Newcastle United 38 8 4 7 29 23 3 6 10 17 25 46 48 0.958 –2 32
16 Notts County 38 8 7 4 28 18 1 6 12 13 39 41 57 0.719 –16 31
17 Bolton Wanderers 38 8 5 6 35 27 3 3 13 33 57 68 84 0.810 –16 30
18 Manchester United 38 8 6 5 27 19 1 6 12 19 43 46 62 0.742 –16 30
19 Chelsea[2] 38 8 6 5 32 25 0 7 12 19 40 51 65 0.785 –14 29
20 Tottenham Hotspur[3] 38 7 7 5 30 29 1 5 13 27 61 57 90 0.633 –33 28

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against;
GA = Goal average; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

Key
League Champions
FA Cup Winners
Relegated

First Division results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] AST BLB BOL BRA BPA BUR CHE EVE LIV MNC MNU MID NEW NTC OLD SHE SUN TOT WED WBA
Aston Villa 2–1 1–7 0–0 1–2 3–3 2–1 1–5 6–2 4–1 3–3 5–0 2–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–3 3–1 0–0 2–1
Blackburn Rovers 1–2 2–2 2–1 2–2 6–0 3–2 2–1 4–2 0–1 3–3 4–0 2–3 5–1 4–1 1–2 3–1 4–1 1–1 2–1
Bolton Wanderers 2–2 3–2 3–5 3–2 3–1 3–1 0–0 0–1 2–3 3–0 4–0 0–0 1–2 2–0 0–1 1–1 4–2 0–3 1–1
Bradford City 3–0 3–0 4–2 3–2 0–0 2–2 0–1 3–2 0–0 4–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–0 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–0 5–0
Bradford Park Avenue 2–2 1–2 1–2 3–0 2–2 3–0 1–2 1–0 3–1 5–0 2–0 1–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 5–1 1–1 1–4
Burnley 2–1 3–2 5–0 0–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 3–0 1–2 3–0 4–0 2–0 0–0 2–3 1–2 2–1 3–1 2–3 0–2
Chelsea 3–1 1–3 2–1 2–0 0–1 1–4 2–0 3–1 0–0 1–3 2–2 0–3 4–1 2–2 1–1 3–0 1–1 0–0 4–1
Everton 0–0 1–3 5–3 1–1 4–1 0–2 2–2 1–3 4–1 4–2 2–3 3–0 4–0 3–4 0–0 7–1 1–1 0–1 2–1
Liverpool 3–6 3–0 4–3 2–1 2–1 3–0 3–3 0–5 3–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–1 2–1 7–2 2–1 3–1
Manchester City 1–0 1–3 2–1 4–1 2–3 1–0 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–0 2–1 4–0 4–0
Manchester United 1–0 2–0 4–1 1–0 1–2 0–2 2–2 1–2 2–0 0–0 2–2 1–0 2–2 1–3 1–2 3–0 1–1 2–0 0–0
Middlesbrough 1–1 1–4 0–0 3–0 1–3 1–1 3–0 5–1 3–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 4–1 2–2 2–3 7–5 3–1 2–0
Newcastle United 3–0 2–1 1–2 1–0 1–1 1–2 2–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 2–0 1–2 1–1 1–2 4–3 2–5 4–0 0–0 1–2
Notts County 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 2–0 0–0 3–1 0–2 4–2 5–1 1–0 2–1 3–1 2–1 1–2 1–2 1–1
Oldham Athletic 3–3 3–2 5–3 1–0 6–2 1–2 0–0 1–1 0–2 0–0 1–0 5–1 1–0 2–0 3–0 4–5 4–1 5–2 1–1
Sheffield United 3–0 1–2 3–1 1–1 3–2 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 3–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 3–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 2–0
Sunderland 4–0 5–1 4–3 1–1 3–3 2–1 2–1 0–3 2–2 0–2 1–0 4–1 2–4 3–1 1–2 3–2 5–0 3–1 1–2
Tottenham Hotspur 0–2 0–4 4–2 0–0 3–0 1–3 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–2 2–0 3–3 0–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 0–6 6–1 2–0
The Wednesday 5–2 1–1 7–0 3–3 6–0 0–0 3–2 1–4 2–1 2–1 1–0 3–1 2–1 0–0 2–2 1–1 1–2 3–2 0–0
West Bromwich Albion 2–0 0–0 3–0 3–0 1–0 3–0 2–0 1–2 4–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 2–0 4–1 0–0 1–1 1–2 3–2 0–0

Source: [1]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second Division[edit]

Football League, Second Division
Season 1914–15
Champions Derby County (2nd title)
Failed re-election Glossop
Matches played 380
Goals scored 1135 (2.99 per match)
Top goalscorer Joe Lane (Blackpool), 28 [1]
Biggest home win BirminghamGlossop 11–1 (6 Jan 1915)
Biggest away win Leicester FosseDerby County 0–6 (28 Dec 1914)
Highest scoring BirminghamGlossop 11–1 (6 Jan 1915)
Locations of the Football League Second Division London teams 1914–15
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Derby County[4] 38 14 3 2 40 11 9 4 6 31 22 71 33 2.152 +38 53
2 Preston North End[4] 38 14 4 1 41 16 6 6 7 20 26 61 42 1.452 +19 50
3 Barnsley 38 16 2 1 31 10 6 1 12 20 41 51 51 1.000 ±0 47
4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 38 12 4 3 47 13 7 3 9 30 39 77 52 1.481 +25 45
5 Arsenal[4][5][6] 38 15 1 3 52 13 4 4 11 17 28 69 41 1.683 +28 43
6 Birmingham [5] 38 13 3 3 44 13 4 6 9 18 26 62 39 1.590 +23 43
7 Hull City 38 12 2 5 36 23 7 3 9 29 31 65 54 1.204 +11 43
8 Huddersfield Town 38 12 4 3 36 13 5 4 10 25 29 61 42 1.452 +19 42
9 Clapton Orient 38 12 5 2 36 17 4 4 11 14 31 50 48 1.042 +2 41
10 Blackpool 38 11 3 5 40 22 6 2 11 18 35 58 57 1.018 +1 39
11 Bury 38 11 5 3 39 19 4 3 12 22 37 61 56 1.089 +5 38
12 Fulham 38 12 0 7 35 20 3 7 9 18 27 53 47 1.128 +6 37
13 Bristol City 38 11 2 6 38 19 4 5 10 24 37 62 56 1.107 +6 37
14 Stockport County 38 12 4 3 33 19 3 3 13 21 41 54 60 0.900 –6 37
15 Leeds City 38 9 3 7 40 25 5 1 13 25 39 65 64 1.016 +1 32
16 Lincoln City 38 9 4 6 29 23 2 5 12 17 42 46 65 0.708 –19 31
17 Grimsby Town 38 10 4 5 36 24 1 5 13 12 52 48 76 0.632 –28 31
18 Nottingham Forest 38 9 7 3 32 24 1 2 16 11 53 43 77 0.558 –34 29
19 Leicester Fosse 38 6 4 9 31 41 4 0 15 16 47 47 88 0.534 –41 24
20 Glossop[7] 38 5 5 9 21 33 1 1 17 10 54 31 87 0.356 –56 18

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against;
GA = Goal average; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

Key
Division Champions
Promoted
New club in the league (none)
Re-elected
Failed re-election

Second Division results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ARS BAR BIR BLP BRI BRY CLA DER FUL GLP GRI HUD HUL LEE LEI LIN NOT PRE STP WOL
Arsenal 1–0 1–0 2–0 3–0 3–1 2–1 1–2 3–0 3–0 6–0 0–3 2–1 2–0 6–0 1–1 7–0 1–2 3–1 5–1
Barnsley 1–0 2–1 1–2 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–2 2–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 3–1 3–0 2–1 2–0 2–1
Birmingham City 3–0 2–0 3–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–2 1–0 11–1 3–0 1–0 2–2 6–3 2–0 2–0 3–0 1–1 0–1 1–2
Blackpool 0–2 1–1 3–1 2–0 3–4 5–1 2–1 2–2 3–0 5–0 3–2 1–2 1–0 1–2 0–0 3–0 0–2 4–2 1–0
Bristol City 1–1 3–1 2–3 2–1 1–0 3–0 2–3 0–0 3–1 7–0 0–1 5–2 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–2 4–0 0–2 0–1
Bury 3–1 1–2 1–3 2–2 2–1 3–0 2–0 1–0 5–0 2–2 3–1 0–1 0–0 3–1 1–1 4–2 0–0 2–1 4–1
Clapton Orient 1–0 4–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 0–1 2–1 5–2 2–1 3–1 0–3 2–0 2–0 3–1 0–0 1–1 3–0 1–1
Derby County 4–0 7–0 1–0 5–0 1–0 2–1 0–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 4–1 1–2 1–0 3–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 3–1
Fulham 0–1 2–0 2–3 0–1 1–2 6–3 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 2–3 4–1 1–0 1–0 3–1 2–1 0–2 1–0 0–1
Glossop 0–4 0–1 3–3 1–3 2–1 3–0 3–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–2 0–5 0–3 2–3 1–2 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–2
Grimsby Town 1–0 2–3 1–0 2–0 2–3 1–0 2–1 1–2 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–5 1–0 5–1 4–0 2–2 6–1 1–4
Huddersfield Town 3–0 1–0 0–0 5–0 5–3 0–1 1–1 0–0 2–2 0–1 3–1 1–0 1–0 3–1 0–1 4–0 3–1 2–1 2–0
Hull City 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–3 1–1 3–1 0–1 1–0 2–0 2–0 4–1 0–4 2–6 2–1 6–1 3–1 0–1 1–0 5–1
Leeds City 2–2 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 0–1 3–5 0–1 3–0 5–0 1–0 2–3 7–2 3–1 4–0 0–0 1–3 2–3
Leicester Fosse 1–4 0–1 1–0 2–2 1–3 1–3 1–1 0–6 0–2 3–2 2–0 1–2 1–1 5–1 2–2 3–1 2–3 5–4 0–3
Lincoln City 1–0 3–0 0–1 0–1 3–1 2–3 1–0 0–0 3–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 0–3 0–1 2–3 2–1 3–1 2–2 2–2
Nottingham Forest 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 0–1 1–1 0–1 2–2 2–2 1–0 4–2 3–2 1–0 3–1 1–3 3–2 1–1 1–1 3–1
Preston North End 3–0 5–2 2–0 1–0 4–1 2–0 2–2 1–3 2–1 1–0 3–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 2–2 2–0 5–3
Stockport County 1–1 1–2 3–1 0–2 2–2 1–0 2–0 3–2 0–2 2–1 1–1 2–1 3–0 3–1 3–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–2
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1–0 4–1 0–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–0 0–1 2–0 4–0 0–1 4–1 1–2 5–1 7–0 3–1 5–1 2–0 4–1

Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "English League Leading Goalscorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 2010-10-31. 
  2. ^ Chelsea remained in the First Division after World War 1, as the number of teams in both divisions was expanded to 22.
  3. ^ Tottenham Hotspur were relegated to the Second Division after WW I.
  4. ^ a b c Derby County, Preston North End and Arsenal were promoted to First Division after WW I, as the number of teams in both
    divisions was expanded to 22.
  5. ^ a b The official Football League records originally showed Birmingham in 5th place and Arsenal in 6th place. In 1975 it was
    discovered that an error in the calculation of Goal Average had been made and the table was corrected.
  6. ^ It is said that Sir Henry Norris arranged for the Arsenal's promotion back to the First Division, in controversial circumstances.
  7. ^ Glossop failed to be re-elected to the Football League, never to return again. A resurrected Stoke, along with Coventry City,
    South Shields, Rotherham County and West Ham United joined the Second Division after the war.

External links[edit]

  • Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.