1914–15 Football League

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The Football League
Season 1914–15
Champions Everton

The 19141915 season was the 27th 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.

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 1914–15
Champions Everton (2nd English title)
Relegated Tottenham Hotspur
FA Cup winners Sheffield United (3rd FA Cup title)
Matches played 380
Goals scored 1,201 (3.16 per match)
Top goalscorer Bobby Parker (Everton), 35 [3]
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)
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[4] 38 8 6 5 32 25 0 7 12 19 40 51 65 0.785 –14 29
20 Tottenham Hotspur[5] 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

Results[edit]

Home ╲ Away AST BLB BOL BRA BPA BUR CHE EVE LIV MCI MUN MID NEW NTC OLD SHU 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.

Maps[edit]

Locations of the Football League First Division London teams

Second Division[edit]

Football League
Second Division
Season 1914–15
Champions Derby County (2nd title)
Failed re-election Glossop
Matches played 380
Goals scored 1,135 (2.99 per match)
Top goalscorer Joe Lane (Blackpool), 28 [3]
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)
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Derby County[6] 38 14 3 2 40 11 9 4 6 31 22 71 33 2.152 +38 53
2 Preston North End[6] 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[6][7][8] 38 15 1 3 52 13 4 4 11 17 28 69 41 1.683 +28 43
6 Birmingham [7] 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[9] 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

Results[edit]

Home ╲ Away ARS BAR BIR BLP BRI BRY CLA DER FUL GLP GRI HUD HUL LEE LEI LIN NOT PNE 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 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.

Maps[edit]

Locations of the Football League Second Division London teams

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England 1914-15". 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 "English League Leading Goalscorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 2010-10-31. 
  4. ^ Chelsea remained in the First Division after World War 1, as the number of teams in both divisions was expanded to 22.
  5. ^ Tottenham Hotspur were relegated to the Second Division after WW I.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ It is said that Sir Henry Norris arranged for the Arsenal's promotion back to the First Division, in controversial circumstances.
  9. ^ 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.