Football League Third Division South
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The following season, a Northern section was created, and the original division was renamed Third Division South. The exceptions to this were Crystal Palace, who were promoted to the Second Division, Grimsby Town who transferred to the Third Division North and Aberdare Athletic and Charlton Athletic who joined for the first time. Several Midlands-based teams were included in the South division, even though most were geographically closer to their Northern division rivals, such as Nottingham Forest and Notts County being included in the Southern division even though nearby Derby County spent time in the Northern division.
The league started in 1921–22 with 20 teams.
From 1934 to the war's outbreak there was a short-lived knockout Football League Third Division South Cup.
From 1954/55 season until 1957/58 season, there was a series of games between teams representing the Third Division North and the Third Division South. Football League Third Division North vs. South Representative Games.
|1939–40||League abandoned due to World War II|
|1940–46||League suspended due to World War II|
|1947–48||Queens Park Rangers|
|1957–58||Brighton & Hove Albion|
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- Paul Felton (22 July 2001). "England 1957-58". RSSSF. Retrieved 24 December 2012.
- "English Division Three (South) 1957-1958 : Table". Links to final tables for all seasons. Statto. Retrieved 10 June 2011.