26 July 2009: An England XI defeats a Germany XI 3–2 at St James' Park, Newcastle, in a charity match raising money for the cancer charity of former England manager Sir Bobby Robson. Sir Bobby, who has fought the illness since 1992 and gone into remission four times, attends the match in a wheelchair.
19 August 2009: Burnley achieve a shock 1–0 home win over Manchester United, with the only goal of the game coming from veteran striker Robbie Blake.
23 August 2009: The highlight of the second weekend of the Premier League season comes when Burnley achieve another shock 1–0 win, this time over Everton, after French striker Louis Saha missesd a penalty.
25 August 2009: Some of the worst scenes of football hooliganism in years are witnessed in West Ham United's 3–1 home win over Millwall in the Football League Cup second round. Fans invaded the pitch twice and there was widespread violence in the stands and the streets surrounding Upton Park, including one incident in which a man suffered stab wounds. Manchester City pay £22 million for Everton and England defender Joleon Lescott.
30 September 2009: Manchester United and Chelsea are level on 18 points at the top of the Premier League, three points ahead of their nearest rivals Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur. Arsenal and Manchester City complete the top six. Portsmouth are bottom of the table after starting the season with a record seven consecutive defeats, joined in the relegation zone by West Ham and Hull City.
29 October 2009: Wigan Athletic striker Marlon King has his contract terminated by the club after receiving an 18-month prison sentence for assaulting a woman in a nightclub. It is the second time that King has been in convicted and sent to prison, having also received an 18-month prison sentence in 2002, when convicted of driving a stolen car.
31 October 2009: October draws to a close with Chelsea now two points ahead of Manchester United, with the rest of the top four unchanged from the end of last month. Portsmouth remain bottom, but have now gained their first seven points of the season, while West Ham and Hull City complete the bottom three once again.
30 November 2009: November ends with Chelsea two points ahead of Manchester United and with a game in hand, while the only change to the rest of the top six is that Aston Villa have displaced Liverpool, who are now seventh. Portsmouth remain bottom, now joined in the relegation zone by Wolverhampton Wanderers and Bolton Wanderers.
15 December 2009: Brendan Rodgers is sacked after six months as manager of Reading, who are battling relegation from the Championship just months after almost being promoted under his predecessor Steve Coppell.
20 December 2009: Despite being sixth in the Premier League and being on course for their highest league finish in nearly 20 years, Manchester City sack manager Mark Hughes and appoint Italian Robert Mancini as his successor.
3 January 2010: Manchester United suffer a shock exit at home to League One leaders Leeds United in the FA Cup third round, their 1–0 defeat being their first defeat at the entry stage of the competition in 26 years.
5 January 2010: The first managerial change of the decade takes place when Owen Coyle leaves Burnley to take over as manager of local rivals Bolton Wanderers.
6 January 2010: Darren Ferguson is appointed manager of Preston North End and declares his ambition to take them into the Premier League and play against his father Sir Alex's Manchester United side.
9 January 2010: Seven of the Premier League fixtures this weekend are postponed due to heavy snow across Britain. Four fixtures survive in the Championship and two will be played in League One, but the whole League Two programme is postponed.
13 January 2010: Another shock in the FA Cup third round takes place at Anfield, where Liverpool lose 2–1 to Championship strugglers Reading in the replay, casting further doubt on the position of manager Rafael Benítez whose job has reportedly been on the line for weeks due to sub-standard form by his team. Burnley appoint Brian Laws as their new manager.
18 January 2010: Championship leaders Newcastle United announce a new four-year sponsorship deal with Northern Rock, the bank which has been nationalised for two years after almost collapsing due to the credit crunch which brought on the current recession.
31 January 2010: January draws to a close with Chelsea a point ahead of nearest challengers Manchester United in the Premier League, with a game in hand. Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Manchester City complete the top six. Burnley, Hull City and Portsmouth occupy the bottom three.
19 February 2010: Chester City, bottom of the Conference Premier with minus 3 points due to a 25-point deduction imposed upon them for financial problems, are suspended from their league until further notice for breach of league rules. A takeover deal is still in the pipeline for the club, who last season were relegated from the Football League for the second time in a decade.
26 February 2010: Portsmouth go into administration – the first Premier League club to do so. They are set to be deducted nine points and are already bottom of the table with 16 points. The points deduction would leave with just seven points and make relegation almost certain.Chester City, bottom of the Conference National with −3 points after a 25-point deduction for similar financial problems, are expelled from the Conference a year after being relegated from the Football League and were wound-up shortly after. Their expulsion made them the first team at this level to fold mid-season since Newport County in February 1989.
28 February 2010: Manchester United steal the first major silverware of the season by beating Aston Villa 2–1 in the Football League Cup final at Wembley, retaining the trophy. It is the fourth time they have won the trophy – all of the wins have been under the management of Alex Ferguson. In the Premier League, United are still looking strong contenders for the title as they stand one point behind leaders Chelsea. Arsenal's good form has seen them occupy third place with just two points less than United and a nine-point gap outside their nearest contenders Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City.
8 March 2010: Chester City's expulsion from the Conference Premier is confirmed and their record for this season is expunged, sparking a revised league table which sees Oxford United taking over from Stevenage Borough as leaders, while York City drop out of the playoff zone and Cambridge United move dangerously closer to the relegation zone.
15 March 2010: Newport County, the former Football League club who reformed in 1989 after going bankrupt and being expelled from the Conference, achieve an early promotion back to the highest division outside the Football League as Conference South champions.
17 March 2010: Portsmouth's nine-point deduction for going into administration is confirmed, making relegation from the Premier League almost certain as they remain bottom of the table but are now 17 points adrift of safety with nine games left to play.
18 March 2010: Fulham defeat Italian giants Juventus 4–1 on the night, and 5–4 on aggregate to progress to the quarter finals of the UEFA Europa League.
6 April 2010: Arsenal's dreams of a first European Cup triumph are ended when they are eliminated by FC Barcelona in the quarter finals.
7 April 2010: Manchester United's hopes of winning the European Cup are ended when they are eliminated in the quarter finals by Bayern Munich on away goals.
8 April 2010: Fulham reach the UEFA Europa League semi finals with a 3–1 aggregate win over Wolfsburg in the quarter finals. Liverpool also reach the semi finals by eliminating Benfica.
10 April 2010: Portsmouth become the first Premier League club to be relegated this season when fellow relegation side West Ham United beat Sunderland 1–0, while West Bromwich Albion are promoted to the Premier League for the fourth time in nine seasons. Chelsea's double hopes are given a massive boost when they defeat Aston Villa 3–0 in the FA Cup semi-final.
11 April 2010: 24 hours after being relegated without kicking a ball, Portsmouth reach the FA Cup final with a surprise 2–0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in extra-time in the semi-final. Manchester United's hopes of a unique fourth successive top division title are dealt a major blow when mid table Blackburn Rovers hold them to a goalless draw at Ewood Park.
13 April 2010: Chelsea establish a four-point lead at the top of the Premier League by defeating Bolton 1–0 at Stamford Bridge with a Nicolas Anelka penalty against his former club being the only goal of the game.
17 April 2010: The gap between leaders Chelsea and second placed Manchester United is narrowed down to a single point when a Paul Scholes goal gives United a 1–0 win over Manchester City at the City of Manchester Stadium, while Chelsea suffer a 2–1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane. The two results also see Tottenham Hotspur take the fourth and final Champions League off Manchester City with three games to go. In the Championship, Nottingham Forest and Cardiff City are now certain of a playoff place, with Leicester City and Swansea City completing the top six and Blackpool being the only team able to get into the playoff zone. Plymouth Argyle now need a run of very good results to avoid joining Peterborough in the drop to League One, while QPR, Scunthorpe United, Watford, Crystal Palace and Sheffield Wednesday are the teams also battling to avoid the drop. Norwich City seal promotion back to the Championship at the first time of asking with a 1–0 away win over fellow promotion contenders Charlton Athletic, and could be joined by any one of the five teams Leeds United, Millwall, Swindon Town, Charlton Athletic and Huddersfield Town. Colchester United and Southampton are the only two teams now capable of creeping into the playoffs. Notts County seal promotion from the league's bottom tier after six years there, while Rochdale have gained promotion after a record 36 successive seasons at this level. Bournemouth now need only two points from their final three games to be sure of promotion. In contrast, Grimsby Town now need a miracle to avoid relegation from the Football League and the only teams they could leapfrog are Cheltenham Town, Lincoln City and Barnet. Stevenage Borough seal the Conference Premier title to seal promotion to the Football League 14 years after they last won the title but were denied promotion because their stadium did not meet capacity requirements. Luton Town and Oxford – arguably the biggest clubs outside the Football League – have comfortably secured playoff qualification along with fellow former Football League members Rushden & Diamonds and York City.
19 April 2010: Newcastle United take the Championship title with a 2–0 win against Plymouth Argyle, which consigns Plymouth to relegation to League One after 6 years in the Championship.
24 April 2010: Manchester United go top of the Premier League with a 3–1 home win over Tottenham Hotspur (in which 36-year-old Ryan Giggs scores his first two league penalties for them), although Chelsea will regain their lead tomorrow if they beat Stoke City at Stamford Bridge. Meanwhile, a 1–0 home defeat to Sunderland by Hull City means that the East Yorkshire club will need to record two comprehensive victories from their final two league games and hope that West Ham United are heavily beaten in both of theirs in order to achieve survival. In the Championship, Watford's survival is confirmed and it is now down to Crystal Palace and Sheffield Wednesday to fight it out and try and avoid joining Plymouth Argyle and Peterborough United in the drop to League One. In League One, Norwich City (already promoted) seal the division title with a 2–0 home win against relegation threatened Gillingham. Southend United are relegated after being held to a 2–2 draw by Oldham Athletic at Boundary Park. Although nobody can now muscle in on the top six for a playoff place, second placed Leeds United's automatic promotion hopes are still under threat from Millwall, Swindon Town and Charlton Athletic, while Huddersfield Town have achieved a playoff place at this level for the first time since their relegation from Division One (now the Championship) in 2001, thanks a 6–0 win at relegated Stockport County. Southampton would now be second if it hadn't been for their hefty points deduction at the start of the season, but as a result they have now been left unable to achieve even a playoff place. In League Two, Bournemouth are promoted after two seasons in the division with a 2–0 win at Burton Albion. Grimsby Town's 2–0 away win over already relegated Darlington keeps their hopes of survival alive, though the only teams they are capable of leapfrogging are Barnet and Cheltenham Town. In the Conference Premier, Stevenage Borough have already been confirmed champions, leaving four former Football League members (Luton Town, Oxford United, Rushden & Diamonds and York City) to contest the playoffs for the second promotion place, while Forest Green Rovers and Ebbsfleet United are relegated to the Conference South. Forest Green Rovers was later reprieved following the demotion of Salisbury City due to a breach of Conference rules.
25 April 2010: Chelsea return to the top of the Premier League with a 7–0 win over mid table Stoke City, giving themselves a one-point advantage over Manchester United as well as a considerably greater goal difference. Burnley's first season back in the top flight for more than 30 years ends in relegation when they are beaten 4–0 at home by a Liverpool side who are now almost certain of Europa League qualification and still have a Champions League place in their sights.
27 April 2010: Notts County take the League Two title with a 5–0 win against relegated Darlington.
29 April 2010: Five men are found guilty of public order offences in connection to violent clashes at a game between Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Bromwich Albion in West Bromwich town centre 15 months ago.
1 May 2010: Tom Huddlestone scores the only goal of the game as Tottenham Hotspur defeat Bolton Wanderers 1–0 at White Hart Lane, meaning that a draw at Manchester City and a win on the final day of the season will end their 20-year wait for a top four finish and put themselves beyond the reach of Liverpool, who for the last four seasons have held a "big four" dominance with Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United. Aston Villa, meanwhile, are left with no hope of Champions League qualification after they are beaten 3–1 by a Manchester City side still in the hunt for a place in the top four. In League One, Leeds United remain in second place and needing a win from their final game of the season to guarantee automatic promotion despite losing 1–0 to a Charlton Athletic side who still have hope of automatic promotion thanks to this win. Millwall blow the chance of creeping into the top two by losing 2–0 to relegation threatened Tranmere Rovers. Swindon Town's 3–2 home win over Brentford keeps the West Country club in the hunt for an automatic return to the league's second tier after a decade away. Huddersfield Town have an outside chance of automatic promotion thanks to an injury time winner by Lee Novak against Colchester United. Wycombe Wanderers are relegated back to League Two after one season in League one after a 2–0 defeat by a Leyton Orient side who are now almost certainly safe. Exeter City and Gillingham are still at risk of relegation. Grimsby Town defeat Barnet 2–0 to ensure that the battle against relegation for both clubs will go down to the last game of the season Cheltenham Town are trounched 5–0 by champions Notts County and as a result are still at risk of losing their Football League status after 11 years, as well as suffering a second successive relegation.
2 May 2010: Chelsea's 2–0 win at Liverpool leaves them needing only a win against Wigan Athletic in a week's time to confirm themselves as Premier League champions, and today's result also confirms the end of the "big four" which has dominated the top of the Premier League for the last four seasons – Liverpool will now finish sixth or seventh, while Tottenham Hotspur or Manchester City will seal the final Champions League place. West Ham United's 3–2 defeat at Fulham means that they will go into the final game of the season knowing that a heavy defeat at home to Manchester City and a heavy win for Hull City at home to Liverpool could see them slide out of the Premier League on goal difference. In the Championship relegation crunch, Sheffield Wednesday go down after only managing a 2–2 draw at home to Crystal Palace, whose safety is confirmed. Blackpool, who last played in the top flight in 1971, qualify for the playoffs. Newcastle United finish the season with 102 points (the highest points tally in their history) by beating mid table QPR 1–0 at Loftus Road. Back in the Premier League, Chelsea could have sealed the title today but Manchester United's 1–0 win at Sunderland ensures that the title race will go down to the wire.
3 May 2010: Hull City's relegation to the Premier League is confirmed after they are held to a 2–2 draw by Wigan Athletic. It is only the third time in 18 seasons of the Premier League that all of the relegation places have been confirmed before the last game of the season. York City and Oxford United reach the Conference Premier playoff final to compete for the second promotion place to the Football League.
5 May 2010: Tottenham Hotspur win 1–0 at Manchester City to seal a Champions League place and take Liverpool's place in the "big four". It is Tottenham's highest finish in 20 years and they will be their first European Cup campaign for 49 years and only their second since the competition's inception.
6 May 2010: Hartlepool United are deducted three points for fielding an ineligible player in their 2-0 win over Brighton on 5 April, meaning they can still be relegated from League One.
8 May 2010: During a topsy-turvy final day, in which changing scores have Millwall, Charlton, Huddersfield and Swindon all in the automatic promotion places at one point, Leeds United seal promotion from League One after three years by winning their final game of the season 2–1 at home to Bristol Rovers, despite going down to 10 men and conceding the first goal. Gillingham are relegated from League One when losing 3–0 at already relegated Wycombe Wanderers. Grimsby Town are relegated from the Football League after 99 years.
9 May 2010: Chelsea win the Premier League title with an 8–0 demolition of Wigan Athletic, meaning that Manchester United's hopes of a unique fourth successive title are ended despite a 4–0 home win over Stoke City. Meanwhile, Liverpool finish in their lowest position for 11 years (seventh), though this season it is enough to achieve UEFA Europa League qualification due to second placed Manchester United being League Cup holders and champions Chelsea being FA Cup finalists. Burnley, already relegated, bow out of the Premier League in style with a 4–2 home win over fourth placed Tottenham Hotspur.
11 May 2010: Gianfranco Zola is sacked after less than two years as manager of West Ham United. However, Steve McClaren, the former Middlesbrough and England manager whose name had been linked with the West Ham job amid previous speculation about Zola's future, is ruled out as a successor after ending his two-year spell at FC Twente of the Netherlands and accepting an offer to manage German side VfL Wolfsburg. A London-based manager makes the headlines for the right reasons as the League Managers Association votes Fulham's Roy Hodgson as manager of the year.
12 May 2010: Fulham lose 2–1 to Atlético Madrid in the UEFA Europa League final at the Nordbank Arena in Hamburg, Germany. Diego Forlán, the former Manchester United striker, had put the Spaniards ahead in the 32nd minute, only for Fulham midfielder Simon Davies to equalise five minutes later. With the scores still level after 90 minutes, the match went into extra time and Forlan won the trophy with his second goal in the 116th minute.
22 May 2010: Blackpool beat Cardiff City 3–2 in the Championship playoff final at Wembley Stadium to seal promotion to the Premier League, ending their 39-year exile from the top division of English football.
26 May 2010: Following promotion to the Premier League, Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston announces that a new stand will be built at the Bloomfield Road stadium in order to achieve a 16,000 all-seated capacity.
27 May 2010: Steve Cotterill resigns as manager of Notts County despite having led them to promotion from League Two, amid speculation that he is about to replace Avram Grant as manager of Portsmouth.
1 June 2010: England's 23-man World Cup squad is announced with Theo Walcott (who appeared in the 2006 squad despite being only 17) being the most notable exclusion.Crystal Palace are saved from liquidaton by a last minute takeover deal.
3 June 2010: Rafael Benítez resigns from Liverpool after six seasons as manager, during which time the Reds won the European Cup and the FA Cup, but failed to clinch the league title which has eluded them since 1990. Meanwhile, Avram Grant is confirmed as manager of West Ham United.
4 June 2010: England captain Rio Ferdinand is ruled out of the World Cup by a knee injury sustained during training.
8 June 2010: Philippe Senderos leaves Arsenal after seven years and joins Fulham on a three-year contract.
6 January 2010: Neil Clement, 31-year-old West Bromwich Albion defender and club's longest serving player after 10 years there, after failing to make a full recovery from a knee injury suffered in August 2008.
3 teams took the Europa League spots; taking 5th place were Manchester City, whose controversial gamble of sacking Mark Hughes at Christmas and replacing him with Roberto Mancini paid off as they finished in their best position in years. Finishing 6th once again were Aston Villa, who again looked like breaking into the top 4, but ultimately fell short. Taking 7th place, astonishingly, were Liverpool, who were nearly champions the year before, but suffered from losing key players, such as Xabi Alonso to Real Madrid, Sami Hyypiä to Bayer Leverkusen and Fernando Torres several times to injury throughout the season; these factors resulted in indifferent form in all of their competitions, meaning they only took a Europa League spot after the FA Cup finalists were refused a UEFA licence and finished in their lowest position for 11 years.
Fulham built on last season's finish of 7th place as they came close to Europa League glory in Hamburg, losing 2–1 in extra time to Atlético Madrid with ex-Manchester United striker Diego Forlán scoring the winning goal. However, critics universally praised manager Roy Hodgson for guiding a club threatened with relegation 2 seasons previously to the Europa League final. By a wide margin, he won the LMA Manager of the Year award. Birmingham finished 9th in their best position in the top-flight in years, (even going unbeaten for 13 games at one point), whilst fellow promo-tees Wolverhampton Wanderers flirted with relegation several times, but ultimately finished in a respectable 15th place.
Portsmouth endured a season of financial worries, a 9-point deduction and four different owners that effectively ended their 7-year stay in the top flight. Hull City failed to emulate their previous season's success and were also relegated. After the departure of promotion-winning manager Owen Coyle at the turn of the year, Burnley's league form under Brian Laws declined rapidly and they were relegated to the Championship after just one season.
1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored 1 Portsmouth were docked nine points for entering administration. 2 Originally Portsmouth should qualify for the third qualifying round of the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League as 2009–10 FA Cup runners-up to Champions League-qualified Chelsea however they failed to apply for a UEFA licence therefore Liverpool took their place. (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.
Newcastle United put last season's relegation behind them as they returned to the Premier League at the first attempt, staying top for the majority of the season and losing just four games under the management of Chris Hughton. Roberto Di Matteo's first season in charge of West Bromwich Albion ended in automatic promotion for the Baggies for the 3rd time in eight years. They were joined by Blackpool, who were tipped by many as relegation favourites at the beginning of the season. Ian Holloway masterminded the Lancashire club's promotion with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Cardiff City in the play-off final, returning to the top flight for the first time since 1971.
Peterborough United went straight back down to League One, employing four different managers and propping up the table for the majority of the season. They were soon joined by Plymouth Argyle, who ended a six-year spell in the second tier. Crystal Palace, who had been on the brink of the play-offs before being penalised 10 points for entering administration, faced Sheffield Wednesday in the final match of the season as they both fought for survival. The game finished 2–2, which meant Palace survived and Wednesday were relegated to League One.
After recovering from an embarrassing 7–1 defeat to Colchester on the first day of the season, a turnaround under new manager Paul Lambert and the 24 goals from free-scoring striker Grant Holt saw Norwich City make an immediate return to the Championship. Leeds United secured automatic promotion in the runners-up spot; their season almost falling apart disastrously after they lead the table by eight points at the turn of the year and also knocked Manchester United out of the FA Cup. They rebounded in the final weeks of the season and a last day 2-1 victory over Bristol Rovers saw the Yorkshire side end their three-year spell in League One.
Millwall – who narrowly missed out on automatic promotion by just 1 point – beat Swindon in the play-off final, returning to the Championship after a 4-year absence.
Despite being deducted 10 points and missing out on the play-offs, Southampton managed to win the Football League Trophy and prolific striker Rickie Lambert was the league's top marksman with 31 goals.
Stockport spent the entire season in administration and were subsequently relegated. Southend were faced with financial problems, and were also relegated. Wycombe's first season at this level for six years proved a disappointment, and they were immediately relegated back to League Two. Gillingham also suffered an immediate relegation after their play-off victory the previous year, their inability to win an away fixture all season proved to be their downfall.
Notts County's season mostly made the headlines for all the wrong reasons, as they were involved in an abortive high-spending takeover by a consortium who bought in Sven-Göran Eriksson as Director of Football, and got through four managers during the course of the season. However, they managed to shake off their off-field problems and won the title. Bournemouth continued their revival under Eddie Howe and won promotion in the runners-up spot. The last automatic promotion spot was won by Rochdale, who were promoted for the first time since 1969
Dagenham and Redbridge won the play-offs, reaching the 2nd tier of the Football League for the first time in their 18-year history.
Darlington were unable to recover from losing many of their players during their spell in administration at the end of the previous season, and were relegated in bottom place, becoming only the third club (after Halifax Town and Chester City) to be relegated to the Football Conference on two separate occasions. Grimsby suffered the relegation that they only avoided the previous year due to Luton Town's points deduction; their form improved significantly in the final weeks of the season, but they were ultimately undone by an earlier run of nearly five months without a win, and were relegated to the Conference Premier after losing on the final day.
31 July 2009 – Sir Bobby Robson, 76, former inside-forward and manager. As a player, he played for Fulham and West Bromwich Albion, and won 20 caps for England. As manager, he reached even greater heights, being appointed to Ipswich Town in 1969 and over the next 13 years taking them to FA Cup and UEFA Cup glory (also finishing second in the league in his final two seasons as manager), before leaving in 1982 to manage England for eight years during which they reached the quarter-final of the World Cup in 1986 and to the semi-final in 1990, only losing on penalties. He later managed PSV Eindhoven of the Netherlands, F.C. Porto of Portugal and FC Barcelona of Spain, before returning home to manage his boyhood favourites Newcastle United from 1999 to 2004, during which time they qualified for Europe on three occasions. He was knighted for his services to football in 2002. His death came after a 17-year battle against cancer which had gone into remission four times.
7 November 2009 – Billy Ingham, 57, former Burnley midfielder who spent eleven years with the Clarets, playing more than 250 games for the club before finishing his career with a spell at Bradford City.
23 November 2009 – Tony Parry, 64, former central defender who spent the majority of his nine-year professional career with Hartlepool United, and also had a brief spell with Derby County before dropping down to non-league football.
20 December 2009 – Jack Brownsword, 86, former left-back who spent nearly his entire career with Scunthorpe United, playing a club-record 597 league appearances for the Iron between 1950 and 1964. Also had a brief spell with Hull City prior to joining Scunthorpe.
4 March 2010 – Tony Richards, 75, former striker who is Walsall's second-leading scorer of all time with 185 league goals for the Saddlers between 1954 and 1963. Also spent three seasons with Port Vale.
21 April 2010 – Tony Ingham, 85, former full-back who spent most of his career at Queens Park Rangers, where he made a club-record 514 league appearances between 1950 and 1963, and later spent many years as QPR's commercial director after retiring as a player. Began his career at Leeds United.