1904–05 Football League

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The Football League
Season 1904–05
Champions Newcastle United
Relegated Doncaster Rovers

The 19041905 season was the 17th season of The Football League.

Final league tables[edit]

The tables below are reproduced here in the exact form that they can be found at The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation website[1] and in Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79,[2] with home and away statistics separated.

Beginning with the season 1894–95, clubs finishing level on points were separated according to goal average (goals scored divided by goals conceded), or more properly put, goal ratio. In case one or more teams had the same goal difference, this system favoured those teams who had scored fewer goals. The goal average system was eventually scrapped beginning with the 1976–77 season.

Since the goal average was used for this purpose for such a long time, it is presented in the tables below even for the seasons prior to 1894–95, and since the goal difference is a more informative piece of information for a modern reader than the goal average, the goal difference is added in this presentation after the goal average.

During the first five seasons of the league, that is until the season 1893–94, re-election process concerned the clubs which finished in the bottom four of the league. From the 1894–95 season and until the 1920–21 season the re-election process was required of the clubs which finished in the bottom three of the league.[2]

First Division[edit]

Football League
First Division
Season 1904–05
Champions Newcastle United (1st English title)
Relegated none
FA Cup winners Aston Villa (4th FA Cup title)
Matches played 306
Goals scored 904 (2.95 per match)
Top goalscorer Arthur Brown (Sheffield United), 22
Biggest home win BurySheffield United 7–1 (12 Nov 1904)
Manchester CityDerby County 6–0 (17 Dec 1904)
Biggest away win Notts CountyWoolwich Arsenal 1–5 (17 Dec 1904)
Notts CountySheffield United 1–5 (28 Jan 1905)
Highest scoring The WednesdayEverton 5–5 (12 Nov 1904)
Longest winning run 8 matches
Manchester City (7 Jan 1905 – 11 Mar 1905)
Longest unbeaten run 10 matches
Everton (14 Jan 1905 – 15 Apr 1905)
Longest losing run 5 matches
Stoke (10 Dec 1904 – 7 Jan 1905)
Derby County (26 Dec 1904 – 7 Jan 1905)
Bury (28 Jan 1905 – 18 Mar 1905)
Notts County (25 Feb 1905 – 1 Apr 1905)
Highest attendance 50,000
Aston Villa - Small Heath (29 Oct 1904)
Lowest attendance 2,000
The Wednesday - Derby County (3 Apr 1905)
Stoke - Small Heath (29 Apr 1905)
Average attendance 13,404
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Newcastle United 34 14 1 2 41 12 9 1 7 31 21 72 33 2.182 +39 48
2 Everton 34 14 2 1 36 11 7 3 7 27 25 63 36 1.750 +27 47
3 Manchester City 34 14 3 0 46 17 6 3 8 20 20 66 37 1.784 +29 46
4 Aston Villa 34 11 2 4 32 15 8 2 7 31 28 63 43 1.465 +20 42
5 Sunderland 34 11 3 3 37 19 5 5 7 23 25 60 44 1.364 +16 40
6 Sheffield United 34 13 0 4 39 20 6 2 9 25 36 64 56 1.143 +8 40
7 Small Heath 34 11 1 5 32 17 6 4 7 22 21 54 38 1.421 +16 39
8 Preston North End 34 9 5 3 28 13 4 5 8 14 24 42 37 1.135 +5 36
9 The Wednesday 34 10 3 4 39 22 4 2 11 22 35 61 57 1.070 +4 33
10 Woolwich Arsenal 34 9 5 3 19 12 3 4 10 17 28 36 40 0.900 –4 33
11 Derby County 34 9 4 4 29 19 3 4 10 8 29 37 48 0.771 –11 32
12 Stoke 34 10 3 4 26 18 3 1 13 14 40 40 58 0.690 –18 30
13 Blackburn Rovers 34 9 3 5 28 18 2 2 13 12 33 40 51 0.784 –11 27
14 Wolverhampton Wanderers 34 10 2 5 30 23 1 2 14 17 50 47 73 0.644 –26 26
15 Middlesbrough 34 7 3 7 21 24 2 5 10 15 32 36 56 0.643 –20 26
16 Nottingham Forest 34 5 3 9 24 28 4 4 9 16 33 40 61 0.656 –21 25
17 Bury[3] 34 8 2 7 34 26 2 2 13 13 41 47 67 0.701 –20 24
18 Notts County[3] 34 1 7 9 16 33 4 1 12 20 36 36 69 0.522 –33 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
League Champions
FA Cup Winners
Relegated (none)

Results[edit]

Home ╲ Away AST BLB BRY DER EVE MCI MID NEW NOT NTC PNE SHU SMH STK SUN WED WOL WOO
Aston Villa 3–0 2–0 0–2 1–0 3–2 0–0 0–1 2–0 4–2 1–2 3–0 2–1 3–0 2–2 0–2 3–0 3–1
Blackburn Rovers 4–0 0–2 3–1 1–0 3–1 0–2 2–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 2–4 1–4 4–0 2–1 0–1 3–0 1–1
Bury 2–3 0–2 2–0 1–2 2–4 1–0 2–4 5–1 2–0 0–1 7–1 1–1 3–1 1–0 1–4 3–1 1–1
Derby County 0–2 1–1 3–2 1–2 0–1 4–2 1–1 3–2 1–1 3–1 2–3 3–0 3–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–0
Everton 3–2 1–0 2–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 5–1 5–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 4–1 0–1 5–2 2–1 1–0
Manchester City 2–1 2–1 3–2 6–0 2–0 3–2 3–2 1–1 2–1 6–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 5–2 1–1 5–1 1–0
Middlesbrough 3–1 2–1 2–2 2–0 1–0 0–1 0–3 0–0 2–5 1–1 0–1 0–1 2–1 1–3 1–3 3–1 1–0
Newcastle United 2–0 1–0 3–1 2–0 3–2 2–0 3–0 5–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–1 4–1 1–3 6–2 3–0 3–0
Nottingham Forest 1–1 5–2 5–1 0–1 0–2 2–1 1–1 1–3 2–1 0–1 1–2 0–2 0–1 2–3 2–1 2–2 0–3
Notts County 1–2 2–1 0–1 0–0 1–2 1–1 0–0 0–3 1–2 1–3 1–5 0–0 0–0 2–2 2–2 3–4 1–5
Preston North End 2–3 0–0 0–0 2–0 1–1 0–1 2–0 1–0 0–1 3–1 4–0 2–2 2–1 3–1 1–0 2–2 3–0
Sheffield United 0–3 3–1 4–0 3–1 1–0 0–3 0–1 1–3 4–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 5–2 1–0 4–2 4–2 4–0
Small Heath 0–3 2–0 5–0 2–0 1–2 3–1 2–1 2–1 1–2 1–2 2–0 2–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 4–1 2–1
Stoke City 1–4 4–0 2–0 1–2 2–2 1–0 3–1 1–0 0–0 0–2 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–3 2–1 2–1 2–0
Sunderland 2–3 2–1 2–1 3–0 2–3 0–0 1–1 3–1 1–0 5–0 3–2 2–1 1–4 3–1 3–0 3–0 1–1
The Wednesday 3–2 1–2 4–0 1–1 5–5 2–1 5–0 1–3 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–3 3–1 3–0 1–1 4–0 0–3
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 0–3 0–3 5–3 1–3 3–2 3–1 0–0 4–2 0–1 1–3 1–0 1–0 4–1
Woolwich Arsenal 1–0 2–0 2–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 0–2 0–3 1–2 0–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 3–0 2–0

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

Maps[edit]

Second Division[edit]

Football League
Second Division
Season 1904–05
Champions Liverpool (3rd title)
Failed re-election Doncaster Rovers
Matches played 306
Goals scored 903 (2.95 per match)
Top goalscorer Samuel Marsh (Bolton Wanderers), 27 [4]
Biggest home win LiverpoolBurslem Port Vale 8–1 (8 Apr 1905)
BarnsleyBurton United 7–0 (28 Jan 1905)
Manchester UnitedBradford City 7–0 (2 Jan 1905)
Biggest away win Burton UnitedWest Bromwich 0–6 (21 Apr 1905)
Highest scoring LiverpoolBurslem Port Vale 8–1 (8 Apr 1905)
Longest winning run 14 matches
Manchester United (15 Oct 1904 – 3 Jan 1905)
Longest unbeaten run 18 matches
Manchester United (24 Sep 1904 – 21 Jan 1905)
Longest losing run 9 matches
Doncaster Rovers (14 Jan 1905 – 1 Apr 1905)
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Liverpool 34 14 3 0 60 12 13 1 3 33 13 93 25 3.720 +68 58
2 Bolton Wanderers 34 15 0 2 53 16 12 2 3 34 16 87 32 2.719 +55 56
3 Manchester United 34 16 0 1 60 10 8 5 4 21 20 81 30 2.700 +51 53
4 Bristol City 34 12 3 2 40 12 7 1 9 26 33 66 45 1.467 +21 42
5 Chesterfield 34 9 6 2 26 11 5 5 7 18 24 44 35 1.257 +9 39
6 Gainsborough Trinity 34 11 4 2 32 15 3 4 10 29 43 61 58 1.052 +3 36
7 Barnsley 34 11 4 2 29 13 3 1 13 9 43 38 56 0.679 –18 33
8 Bradford City 34 8 5 4 31 20 4 3 10 14 29 45 49 0.918 –4 32
9 Lincoln City 34 9 4 4 31 16 3 3 11 11 24 42 40 1.050 +2 31
10 West Bromwich Albion 34 8 2 7 28 20 5 2 10 28 28 56 48 1.167 +8 30
11 Burnley 34 10 1 6 31 21 2 5 10 12 31 43 52 0.827 –9 30
12 Glossop 34 7 5 5 23 14 3 5 9 14 32 37 46 0.804 –9 30
13 Grimsby Town 34 9 3 5 22 14 2 5 10 11 32 33 46 0.717 –13 30
14 Leicester Fosse 34 8 3 6 30 25 3 4 10 10 30 40 55 0.727 –15 29
15 Blackpool 34 8 5 4 26 15 1 5 11 10 33 36 48 0.750 –12 28
16 Burslem Port Vale 34 7 4 6 28 25 3 3 11 19 47 47 72 0.653 –25 27
17 Burton United[5] 34 7 2 8 20 29 1 2 14 10 55 30 84 0.357 –54 20
18 Doncaster Rovers[6] 34 3 2 12 12 32 0 0 17 11 49 23 81 0.284 –58 8

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 (see Doncaster Rovers)
Re-elected
Failed re-election

Results[edit]

Home ╲ Away BAR BLP BOL BRA BRI BUR BPV BUR CHF DON GAI GLP GRI LEI LIN LIV MUN WBA
Barnsley 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 3–0 7–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 0–0 2–2 2–1 2–1 0–2 0–0 1–1
Blackpool 6–0 0–2 2–0 2–4 2–0 3–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–2 4–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–3 0–1 0–0
Bolton Wanderers 2–1 3–0 2–0 3–1 4–0 3–1 7–1 4–3 2–0 5–1 4–0 4–1 0–1 4–1 2–0 2–4 2–1
Bradford City 1–2 3–1 2–1 2–3 4–1 2–1 3–1 0–1 4–1 3–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–4 1–1 3–1
Bristol City 3–0 2–0 3–4 1–0 0–0 4–2 5–0 2–1 4–1 1–1 2–0 5–0 3–0 2–0 0–1 1–1 2–1
Burnley 3–0 0–1 0–1 2–1 2–3 5–0 1–1 2–0 4–3 1–3 3–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 0–2 2–0 1–4
Burslem Port Vale 0–2 2–2 1–2 1–1 3–2 3–1 4–2 0–0 2–0 3–2 0–1 2–0 1–3 0–1 1–2 2–2 3–2
Burton United 1–2 0–0 0–1 1–0 2–0 3–1 2–3 0–3 1–0 1–3 2–2 1–0 0–3 2–1 2–1 2–3 0–6
Chesterfield 2–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 0–3 1–1 2–1 6–0 4–1 3–2 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 2–0 1–0
Doncaster Rovers 2–0 0–0 0–4 0–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 1–3 0–2 1–5 2–1 0–2 3–0 0–2 1–4 0–1 0–1
Gainsborough Trinity 4–0 1–1 0–4 3–2 4–1 3–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 1–2 0–0 4–2
Glossop 5–0 0–0 1–2 3–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 0–0 3–2 0–2 1–2 2–1
Grimsby Town 0–0 2–0 2–2 0–2 4–0 1–0 0–3 1–0 3–1 2–1 0–0 3–0 2–0 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–3
Leicester Fosse 2–0 3–1 2–4 1–2 2–1 2–2 3–0 2–0 1–1 3–2 1–1 0–2 5–1 0–1 0–3 0–3 3–1
Lincoln City 2–0 1–0 0–2 1–1 1–3 2–0 3–3 3–1 0–0 3–0 4–1 3–0 0–0 5–1 0–2 3–0 0–2
Liverpool 2–1 5–0 1–1 4–1 3–1 3–0 8–1 2–0 6–1 1–0 6–1 2–2 5–0 4–0 1–1 4–0 3–2
Manchester United 4–0 3–1 1–2 7–0 4–1 1–0 6–1 5–0 3–0 6–0 3–1 4–1 2–1 4–1 2–0 3–1 2–0
West Bromwich Albion 4–1 4–2 0–1 0–2 0–0 1–1 0–1 4–0 0–2 6–1 4–3 1–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 0–2 0–2

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.

Maps[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England 1904-05". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Archived from the original on 5 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  2. ^ a b Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
  3. ^ a b Not relegated due to resizing of both divisions to 20 teams.
  4. ^ "English League Leading Goalscorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 2010-10-31. 
  5. ^ Failed to be re-elected to the Football League. Elected in expansion of Second Division to 20 teams.
  6. ^ Failed to be re-elected to the Football League.

External links[edit]

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