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The 189495 season was the seventh season of The Football League.

The Football League
Season1894–95
ChampionsSunderland
RelegatedWalsall Town Swifts

During the first five seasons of the league the re-election process had concerned the clubs which finished in the bottom four of the league, but as of the 1894–95 season the re-election requirement was reduced to the last three clubs in Division Two.

However, as Lincoln City (fourth from last) and Walsall Town Swifts (third from last) both finished with 20 points, they were both subjected to the re-election process, and Walsall eventually resigned from the league. After this, and until the 1976–77 season, goal average (explained below) was used to determine a club's exact position and there were no more anomalies in the re-election processes.

Goal average was calculated by dividing the goals scored with goals conceded, and would more appropriately be called 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.

League standingsEdit

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.

Note: 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.

Match results are drawn from The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation website[1] and Rothmans[2] for the First Division and from Rothmans for the Second Division.

First DivisionEdit

Football League
First Division
Season1894–95
ChampionsSunderland
(3rd English title)
RelegatedLiverpool
FA Cup winnersAston Villa (2nd title)
Matches played240
Goals scored917 (3.82 per match)
Top goalscorerJohn Campbell (Sunderland), 22
Biggest home winBlackburn 9–1 Small Heath (5 Jan 1895)
Sunderland 8–0 Derby County (1 Sept 1894)
Biggest away winWanderers 0–4 Aston Villa (22 Dec 1894)
Highest scoringBlackburn 9–1 Small Heath (5 Jan 1895)
Longest winning run8 matches
Everton (1 Sep 1894 - 20 Oct 1894)
Longest unbeaten run10 matches
Sunderland (6 Oct 1894 - 27 Dec 1894)
Longest losing run7 matches
Burnley (16 Mar 1895 - 20 Apr 1895)
Highest attendance35,000
Everton - Sunderland (27 Oct 1894)
Lowest attendance1,000
Small Heath - Preston North End (29 Sep 1894)
Stoke -Small Heath (27 Oct 1894)
Blackburn Rovers -West Bromwich Albion (22 Dec 1894)
Derby County - Stoke (19 Jan 1895)
Stoke - Sunderland (26 Jan 1895)
Average attendance7,431
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GR Pts Qualification
1 Sunderland 30 13 2 0 51 14 8 3 4 29 23 2.162 47 League Champions
2 Everton 30 12 2 1 47 18 6 4 5 35 32 1.640 42
3 Aston Villa 30 12 2 1 51 12 5 3 7 31 31 1.907 39 FA Cup Winners
4 Preston North End 30 9 3 3 32 14 6 2 7 30 32 1.348 35
5 Blackburn Rovers 30 9 5 1 40 15 2 5 8 19 34 1.204 32
6 Sheffield United 30 10 2 3 33 17 4 2 9 24 38 1.036 32
7 Nottingham Forest 30 10 1 4 33 22 3 4 8 17 34 0.893 31
8 The Wednesday 30 10 2 3 36 19 2 2 11 14 36 0.909 28
9 Burnley 30 8 2 5 28 24 3 2 10 16 32 0.786 26
10 Bolton Wanderers 30 8 3 4 45 23 1 4 10 16 39 0.984 25
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 30 7 4 4 24 25 2 3 10 19 38 0.683 25
12 Small Heath 30 6 6 3 35 28 3 1 11 15 46 0.676 25
13 West Bromwich Albion 30 9 2 4 38 21 1 2 12 13 45 0.773 24
14 Stoke 30 7 3 5 35 25 2 3 10 15 42 0.746 24 Into a test match
15 Derby County 30 4 5 6 23 23 3 4 8 22 45 0.662 23
16 Liverpool 30 6 4 5 38 28 1 4 10 13 42 0.729 22[a]
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ Not re-elected after losing test match. Invited to join Second Division.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AST BLB BOL BUR DER EVE LIV NOT PNE SHU SMH STK SUN WED WBA WOL
Aston Villa 3–0 2–1 5–0 4–0 2–2 5–0 4–1 4–1 5–0 2–1 6–0 1–2 3–1 3–1 2–2
Blackburn Rovers 1–3 2–1 1–0 0–0 4–3 1–1 0–0 1–1 3–2 9–1 6–0 1–1 3–1 3–0 5–1
Bolton Wanderers 4–3 1–3 1–1 6–0 1–3 1–0 4–1 1–2 6–2 1–2 2–2 4–1 2–2 5–0 6–1
Burnley 3–3 2–1 1–0 2–0 2–4 3–3 0–1 2–1 2–4 3–1 1–2 0–3 3–0 2–0 2–1
Derby County 0–2 0–0 2–2 0–2 2–2 0–1 4–2 2–1 4–1 4–1 1–1 1–2 1–2 1–1 1–3
Everton 4–2 2–1 3–1 3–2 2–3 3–0 6–1 4–2 1–1 5–0 3–0 2–2 3–1 4–1 2–1
Liverpool 1–2 2–2 1–2 0–3 5–1 2–2 5–0 2–5 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–3 4–2 4–0 3–3
Nottingham Forest 2–1 2–3 3–3 2–1 2–1 2–3 3–0 0–2 3–0 2–0 3–1 2–1 2–1 5–3 0–2
Preston North End 0–1 1–1 2–2 4–0 3–2 1–2 2–2 3–1 2–1 0–1 3–0 1–0 3–1 5–0 2–0
Sheffield United 2–1 3–0 5–0 2–2 1–4 4–2 2–2 3–2 0–1 0–2 3–0 4–0 1–0 2–1 1–0
Small Heath 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–0 3–5 4–4 3–0 1–2 4–4 4–2 4–2 1–1 0–0 1–2 4–3
Stoke City 4–1 5–1 5–0 5–1 4–1 1–3 3–1 0–3 2–1 1–3 2–2 2–5 0–2 1–1 0–0
Sunderland 4–4 3–2 4–0 3–0 8–0 2–1 3–2 2–2 2–0 2–0 7–1 3–1 3–1 3–0 2–0
The Wednesday 1–0 4–1 2–1 4–3 1–1 3–0 5–0 0–0 3–1 2–3 2–0 2–4 1–2 3–2 3–1
West Bromwich Albion 3–2 2–0 1–1 0–1 2–2 1–4 5–0 1–0 4–5 1–0 4–1 3–2 0–2 6–0 5–1
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0–4 3–3 4–2 1–0 2–2 1–0 3–1 1–1 1–3 0–3 2–1 0–0 1–4 2–0 3–1
Source: [1]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

MapsEdit

Second DivisionEdit

Football League
Second Division
Season1894–95
ChampionsBury (1st title)
PromotedBury
ResignedWalsall Town Swifts
Matches played240
Goals scored1,023 (4.26 per match)
Top goalscorerDavid Skea (Leicester Fosse), 22 [3]
Biggest home winNotts CountyBurslem Port Vale 10–0 (26 Feb 1895)
Biggest away winBurton SwiftsLeicester Fosse 0–5 (2 Mar 1895)
Highest scoringManchester CityLincoln City 11–3 (23 Mar 1895)
Longest winning run8 matches
Bury (29 Sep 1894 - 24 Nov 1894)
Longest unbeaten run13 matches
Burton Wanderers (12 Jan 1895 - 16 Apr 1895)
Leicester Fosse (26 Jan 1895 - 20 Apr 1895)
Longest losing run9 matches
Crewe Alexandra F.C. (29 Sep 1894 - 5 Jan 1895)
Walsall Town Swifts (17 Nov 1894 - 26 Jan 1895)
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GR Pts Qualification
1 Bury[a] 30 15 0 0 48 11 8 2 5 30 22 2.364 48[b] Division Champions, into a test match
2 Notts County 30 12 2 1 50 15 5 3 7 25 30 1.667 39 Into a test match
3 Newton Heath 30 9 6 0 52 18 6 2 7 26 26 1.773 38
4 Leicester Fosse[a] 30 11 2 2 45 20 4 6 5 27 33 1.358 38
5 Grimsby Town 30 14 0 1 51 16 4 1 10 28 36 1.519 37
6 Darwen 30 13 1 1 53 10 3 3 9 21 33 1.721 36
7 Burton Wanderers[a] 30 10 3 2 49 9 4 4 7 18 30 1.718 35
8 Woolwich Arsenal 30 11 3 1 54 20 3 3 9 21 38 1.293 34
9 Manchester City 30 9 3 3 56 28 5 0 10 26 44 1.139 31
10 Newcastle United 30 11 1 3 51 28 1 2 12 21 56 0.857 27
11 Burton Swifts 30 9 2 4 34 20 2 1 12 18 54 0.703 25
12 Rotherham Town 30 10 0 5 37 22 1 2 12 18 40 0.887 24
13 Lincoln City 30 8 0 7 32 27 2 0 13 20 65 0.565 20 Re-elected
14 Walsall Town Swifts 30 8 0 7 35 25 2 0 13 12 67 0.511 20 Resigned from Football League
15 Burslem Port Vale 30 6 3 6 30 23 1 1 13 9 54 0.506 18 Re-elected
16 Crewe Alexandra 30 3 4 8 20 34 0 0 15 6 69 0.252 10
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c New club in the league
  2. ^ Elected to First Division after winning test match.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BPV BRS BRW BRY CRE DRW GRI LEI LIN MCI NEW NWH NTC ROT WAL WOO
Burslem Port Vale 2–0 1–0 1–2 4–0 0–3 5–0 1–1 7–1 1–2 4–4 2–5 0–3 1–1 1–0 0–1
Burton Swifts 1–0 2–2 0–1 4–0 3–0 2–1 0–5 6–1 2–1 5–3 1–2 2–2 2–0 1–2 3–0
Burton Wanderers 4–0 1–2 1–2 4–0 2–2 0–0 1–1 4–1 8–0 9–0 1–0 1–0 4–0 7–0 2–1
Bury F.C. 4–0 2–0 4–0 4–1 1–0 5–1 4–1 4–1 4–2 4–1 2–1 2–1 2–1 4–1 2–0
Crewe Alexandra 2–2 1–3 1–2 1–5 2–2 2–1 2–2 1–4 2–3 2–1 0–2 0–3 2–1 2–3 0–0
Darwen 2–0 5–0 2–0 0–1 5–0 4–1 8–2 6–0 4–0 5–0 1–1 2–1 4–3 2–0 3–1
Grimsby Town 4–1 7–1 7–2 3–2 5–0 2–1 4–3 3–0 2–1 3–0 2–1 0–1 4–1 1–0 4–2
Leicester Fosse 2–1 2–2 1–2 1–0 4–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 3–1 4–4 2–3 5–1 4–2 9–1 3–1
Lincoln City 6–1 3–2 0–2 1–3 5–2 0–2 1–5 1–2 0–2 3–1 3–0 1–3 2–0 1–0 5–2
Manchester City 4–1 4–1 1–1 3–3 4–1 2–4 2–5 1–1 11–3 4–0 2–5 7–1 1–0 6–1 4–1
Newcastle United 1–2 6–3 3–1 1–0 6–0 3–2 1–4 2–0 4–2 5–4 3–0 2–2 5–2 7–2 2–4
Newton Heath 3–0 5–1 1–1 2–2 6–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–0 4–1 5–1 3–3 3–2 9–0 3–3
Notts County 10–0 5–1 2–0 2–1 5–1 2–1 3–2 3–0 3–0 1–3 2–1 1–1 4–2 5–0 2–2
Rotherham Town 2–1 4–1 1–3 2–3 2–0 4–1 3–2 0–1 5–2 3–2 1–0 2–1 1–2 6–1 1–2
Walsall 2–0 4–1 3–1 0–3 4–0 5–1 4–3 1–3 1–2 1–2 2–3 1–2 2–1 1–2 4–1
Woolwich Arsenal 7–0 3–0 1–1 4–2 7–0 4–0 1–3 3–3 5–2 4–2 3–2 3–2 2–1 1–1 6–1
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

MapsEdit

Test matchesEdit

The Football League test matches were a set of play-offs, in which the bottom First Division teams faced the top Second Division teams. The First Division teams, if coming out as winners, would retain their places in the division. If a Second Division team won, it would be considered for First Division membership through an election process. Losing Second Division teams would stay in the Second Division.

Bury (2nd Div. Champions)1–0Liverpool (1st Div. 16th)
Attendance: 5,000
Derby County (1st Div. 15th)2–1Notts County (2nd Div. 2nd)
Attendance: 8,000
Stoke (1st Div. 14th)3–0Newton Heath (2nd Div. 3rd)
Attendance: 10,000

Test match consequencesEdit

Of the winners, Bury were elected into 1st Division, while Derby County and Stoke remained in 1st Division.

Of the losers Liverpool were not re-elected to 1st Division and were invited to join 2nd Division, while Notts County and Newton Heath remained there.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "England 1894–95". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 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. ^ "English League Leading Goalscorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 2010-09-22.

External linksEdit

  • "England 1894–95". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2010-02-24.
  • Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.