2007–08 Football League

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Football League
Season 2007–08
Champions West Bromwich Albion
Promoted West Bromwich Albion
Stoke City
Hull City
Relegated Mansfield Town
Wrexham

The 2007–08 Football League (known as the Coca-Cola Football League for sponsorship reasons) was the 109th completed season of the Football League.

Standings[edit]

League Championship[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 West Bromwich Albion (C) (P) 46 23 12 11 88 55 +33 81 Promotion to Premier League
2 Stoke City (P) 46 21 16 9 69 55 +14 79
3 Hull City (P) 46 21 12 13 65 47 +18 75 0Championship Play-offs0
4 Bristol City 46 20 14 12 54 53 +1 74
5 Crystal Palace 46 18 17 11 58 42 +16 71
6 Watford 46 18 16 12 62 56 +6 70
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 18 16 12 53 48 +5 70
8 Ipswich Town 46 18 15 13 65 56 +9 69
9 Sheffield United 46 17 15 14 56 51 +5 66
10 Plymouth Argyle 46 17 13 16 60 50 +10 64
11 Charlton Athletic 46 17 13 16 63 58 +5 64
12 Cardiff City 46 16 16 14 59 55 +4 64
13 Burnley 46 16 14 16 60 67 −7 62
14 Queens Park Rangers 46 14 16 16 60 66 −6 58
15 Preston North End 46 15 11 20 50 56 −6 56
16 Sheffield Wednesday 46 14 13 19 54 55 −1 55
17 Norwich City 46 15 10 21 49 59 −10 55
18 Barnsley 46 14 13 19 52 65 −13 55
19 Blackpool 46 12 18 16 59 64 −5 54
20 Southampton 46 13 15 18 56 72 −16 54
21 Coventry City 46 14 11 21 52 64 −12 53
22 Leicester City (R) 46 12 16 18 42 45 −3 52 Relegation to League One
23 Scunthorpe United (R) 46 11 13 22 46 69 −23 46
24 Colchester United (R) 46 7 17 22 62 86 −24 38

Updated to games played on 4 May 2008.
Source: The Football League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(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.

League One[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Swansea City (C) (P) 46 27 11 8 82 42 +40 92 Promotion to 2008–09 League Championship
2 Nottingham Forest (P) 46 22 16 8 64 32 +32 82
3 Doncaster Rovers (P) 46 23 11 12 65 41 +24 80 0League One play-offs0
4 Carlisle United 46 23 11 12 64 46 +18 80
5 Leeds United 46 27 10 9 72 38 +34 076*
6 Southend United 46 22 10 14 70 55 +15 76
7 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 19 12 15 58 50 +8 69
8 Oldham Athletic 46 18 13 15 58 46 +12 67
9 Northampton Town 46 17 15 14 60 55 +5 66
10 Huddersfield Town 46 20 6 20 50 62 −12 66
11 Tranmere Rovers 46 18 11 17 52 47 +5 65
12 Walsall 46 16 16 14 52 46 +6 64
13 Swindon Town 46 16 13 17 63 56 +7 61
14 Leyton Orient 46 16 12 18 49 63 −14 60
15 Hartlepool United 46 15 9 22 62 65 −3 54
16 Bristol Rovers 46 12 17 17 45 53 −8 53
17 Millwall 46 14 10 22 45 60 −15 52
18 Yeovil Town 46 14 10 22 38 59 −21 52
19 Cheltenham Town 46 13 12 21 42 64 −22 51
20 Crewe Alexandra 46 12 14 20 47 65 −18 50
21 Bournemouth (R) 46 17 7 22 62 72 −10 048* Relegation to 2008–09 League Two
22 Gillingham (R) 46 11 13 22 44 73 −29 46
23 Port Vale (R) 46 9 11 26 47 81 −34 38
24 Luton Town (R) 46 11 10 25 43 63 −20 033*

Updated to games played on 3 May 2008.
Source: The Football League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
* Leeds deducted 15 points for failure to comply with rules on insolvency, Luton and Bournemouth deducted 10 points each for entering administration.
(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.

League Two[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Milton Keynes Dons (C) (P) 46 29 10 7 82 37 +45 97 Promotion to 2008–09 League One
2 Peterborough United (P) 46 28 8 10 84 43 +41 92
3 Hereford United (P) 46 26 10 10 72 41 +31 88
4 Stockport County (P) 46 24 10 12 72 54 +18 82 0League Two Play-offs0
5 Rochdale 46 23 11 12 77 54 +23 80
6 Darlington 46 22 12 12 67 40 +27 78
7 Wycombe Wanderers 46 22 12 12 56 42 +14 78
8 Chesterfield 46 19 12 15 76 56 +20 69
9 Rotherham United 46 21 11 14 62 58 +4 064*
10 Bradford City 46 17 11 18 63 61 +2 62
11 Morecambe 46 16 12 18 59 63 −4 60
12 Barnet 46 16 12 18 56 63 −7 60
13 Bury 46 16 11 19 58 61 −3 59
14 Brentford 46 17 8 21 52 70 −18 59
15 Lincoln City 46 18 4 24 61 77 −16 58
16 Grimsby Town 46 15 10 21 55 66 −11 55
17 Accrington Stanley 46 16 3 27 49 83 −34 51
18 Shrewsbury Town 46 12 14 20 56 65 −9 50
19 Macclesfield Town 46 11 17 18 47 64 −17 50
20 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 13 10 23 49 70 −21 49
21 Notts County 46 10 18 18 37 53 −16 48
22 Chester City 46 12 11 23 51 68 −17 47
23 Mansfield Town (R) 46 11 9 26 48 68 −20 42 Relegation to 2008–09 Conference Premier
24 Wrexham (R) 46 10 10 26 38 70 −32 40

Updated to games played on 3 May 2008.
Source: The Football League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
* Rotherham deducted 10 points for entering administration
(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.

Play-offs[edit]

Football League Championship[edit]

  Semifinals Final
                     
3 Hull City 2 4 6  
6 Watford 0 1 1  
    3 Hull City 1
  4 Bristol City 0
4 Bristol City 2 2 4
5 Crystal Palace 1 1 2  

Football League One[edit]

  Semifinals Final
                     
3 Doncaster Rovers 0 5 5  
6 Southend United 0 1 1  
    3 Doncaster Rovers 1
  5 Leeds United 0
4 Carlisle United 2 0 2
5 Leeds United 1 2 3  

Football League Two[edit]

  Semifinals Final
                     
4 Stockport County 1 1 2  
7 Wycombe Wanderers 1 0 1  
    4 Stockport County 3
  5 Rochdale 2
5 Rochdale 1 2(5) 3
6 Darlington 2 1(4) 3  

Top scorers[edit]

Championship[edit]

Pos Player Team Goals
1 Sylvan Ebanks-Blake Plymouth Argyle
Wolverhampton Wanderers
23
2 James Beattie Sheffield United 22
Kevin Phillips West Bromwich Albion 22
4 Stern John Southampton 19
5 Kevin Lisbie Colchester United 17
6 Clinton Morrison Crystal Palace 16
7 Fraizer Campbell Hull City 15
Ricardo Fuller Stoke City 15
9 Liam Lawrence Stoke City 14

League One[edit]

Pos Player Team Goals
1 Jason Scotland Swansea City 24
2 Jermaine Beckford Leeds United 20
3 Nicky Forster Brighton & Hove Albion 15
3 Nicky Maynard Crewe Alexandra 15
5 Danny Graham Carlisle United 14
5 Richard Lambert Bristol Rovers 14
5 Steven Gillespie Cheltenham Town 14
5 Adam Boyd Leyton Orient 14
5 Joe Garner Carlisle United 14
5 Simon Cox Swindon Town 14

League Two[edit]

Pos Player Team Goals
1 Aaron McLean Peterborough United 29
2 Scott McGleish Wycombe Wanderers 26
3 Jack Lester Chesterfield 24
4 Michael Boulding Mansfield Town 22
5 Liam Dickinson Stockport County 19
6 Andy Bishop Bury 17
7 Glenn Poole Brentford 14
7 Peter Thorne Bradford City 14
7 Adam Le Fondre Rochdale 14
7 Ben Strevens Dagenham & Redbridge 14

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leeds hit with 15-point penalty". BBC Sport. 4 August 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Rotherham go into administration". BBC Sport. 18 March 2008. Retrieved 24 March 2008. 

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