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The 1970–71 season was the 72nd completed season of The Football League.

The Football League
Season1970–71
ChampionsArsenal

Arsenal won the league championship at the home of their bitter rivals, Tottenham Hotspur, with Ray Kennedy scoring the winner. This would soon be followed by their FA Cup final tie with Liverpool. They narrowly overcame Leeds to win the league, with a 12-point gap separating Leeds United from third-placed Tottenham. Wolves and Liverpool joined these two teams in the UEFA Cup. Chelsea missed out on the top five on goal average but compensated for this shortcoming by achieving European Cup Winners' Cup glory over Real Madrid.

Burnley and Blackpool (who won this year's Anglo-Italian Cup) were relegated to the Second Division. Burnley returned from 1973/74 to 1975/76 but it took Blackpool until the 2009–10 season to regain their top flight status after a 3–2 victory over Cardiff City in the Playoff Final (only to be relegated back after the 2010–11 season).

Wilf McGuinness was sacked after 18 unsuccessful months as manager of Manchester United. Sir Matt Busby was re-appointed as manager on a temporary basis, but never considered returning to his old job on a permanent basis. Leicester City manager Frank O'Farrell was appointed at the end of the season.

Leicester City and Sheffield United were promoted to the First Division. Blackburn Rovers and Bolton Wanderers, two of the most famous and historic names in English football, were relegated to the Third Division.

Preston North End and Fulham finally had something to shout about by getting promoted to the Second Division. Halifax Town achieved its best ever league position, missing out on the Second Division by one place. Reading, Bury, Doncaster Rovers and Gillingham slid into the Fourth Division.

Notts County, Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic, Oldham Athletic and York City were promoted to the Third Division. The Football League voted for the league's four bottom clubs to maintain their status.

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Final league tables and resultsEdit

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.[1]

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.

During the first five seasons of the league, that is, until the season 1893–94, re-election process concerned the clubs which finished in the bottom four of the league. 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. From the 1922–23 season on it was required of the bottom two teams of both Third Division North and Third Division South. Since the Fourth Division was established in the 1958–59 season, the re-election process has concerned the bottom four clubs in that division.[2]

First DivisionEdit

Football League
First Division
Season1970–71
ChampionsArsenal (8th English title)
RelegatedBurnley
Blackpool
1971–72 European CupArsenal
FA Cup winnersArsenal (4th FA Cup title) (first Arsenal double)
1971–72 European Cup Winners' CupLiverpool (Runners up of FA Cup 1970–71),
Chelsea (defending champions)
1971–72 UEFA CupLeeds United,
Southampton,
Tottenham Hotspur,
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Matches played462
Goals scored1,089 (2.36 per match)
Top goalscorerT. Brown (West Bromwich Albion), 28 [3]
Biggest home winSouthamptonCrystal Palace 6–0 (4 Mar 1971)
Biggest away winBurnleyManchester City 0–4 (19 Dec 1970)
Highest scoringArsenalWest Bromwich 6–2 (19 Sept 1970)
DerbyManchester United 4–4 (26 Dec 1970)
Crystal PalaceManchester United 3–5 (17 Apr 1971)
Longest winning runArsenal (9)
Longest unbeaten runLeeds United (16)
Longest losing runBlackpool (7)
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Arsenal (C) 42 29 7 6 71 29 2.448 65 1971–72 European Cup
2 Leeds United 42 27 10 5 72 30 2.400 64 1971–72 UEFA Cup
3 Tottenham Hotspur 42 19 14 9 54 33 1.636 52
4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 22 8 12 64 54 1.185 52
5 Liverpool 42 17 17 8 42 24 1.750 51 1971–72 European Cup Winners' Cup
6 Chelsea 42 18 15 9 52 42 1.238 51
7 Southampton 42 17 12 13 56 44 1.273 46 1971–72 UEFA Cup
8 Manchester United 42 16 11 15 65 66 0.985 43
9 Derby County 42 16 10 16 56 54 1.037 42
10 Coventry City 42 16 10 16 37 38 0.974 42
11 Manchester City 42 12 17 13 47 42 1.119 41
12 Newcastle United 42 14 13 15 44 46 0.957 41
13 Stoke City 42 12 13 17 44 48 0.917 37
14 Everton 42 12 13 17 54 60 0.900 37
15 Huddersfield Town 42 11 14 17 40 49 0.816 36
16 Nottingham Forest 42 14 8 20 42 61 0.689 36
17 West Bromwich Albion 42 10 15 17 58 75 0.773 35
18 Crystal Palace 42 12 11 19 39 57 0.684 35
19 Ipswich Town 42 12 10 20 42 48 0.875 34
20 West Ham United 42 10 14 18 47 60 0.783 34
21 Burnley (R) 42 7 13 22 29 63 0.460 27 Relegation to 1971–72 Second Division
22 Blackpool (R) 42 4 15 23 34 66 0.515 23
Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ARS BLP BUR CHE COV CRY DER EVE HUD IPS LEE LIV MCI MUN NEW NOT SOU STK TOT WBA WHU WOL
Arsenal 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 4–0 1–0 3–2 0–0 2–0 1–0 4–0 1–0 4–0 0–0 1–0 2–0 6–2 2–0 2–1
Blackpool 0–1 1–1 3–4 1–0 3–1 0–1 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–0 3–3 1–1 0–1 2–3 0–3 1–1 0–0 3–1 1–1 0–2
Burnley 1–2 1–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 1–2 2–2 2–3 2–2 0–3 1–2 0–4 0–2 1–1 2–1 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 2–3
Chelsea 2–1 2–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 2–2 0–0 2–1 3–1 1–0 1–1 1–2 1–0 2–0 2–2 2–1 0–2 4–1 2–1 2–2
Coventry City 1–3 2–0 3–0 0–1 2–1 0–0 3–1 0–0 1–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 0–1
Crystal Palace 0–2 1–0 0–2 0–0 1–2 0–0 2–0 0–3 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 3–5 1–0 2–0 3–1 3–2 0–3 3–0 1–1 1–1
Derby County 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–2 3–4 1–0 3–1 3–2 2–0 0–2 0–0 0–0 4–4 1–2 1–2 0–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–4 1–2
Everton 2–2 0–0 1–1 3–0 3–0 3–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 3–1 1–0 4–1 2–0 0–0 3–3 0–1 1–2
Huddersfield Town 2–1 3–0 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–2 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–2 1–1 0–0 3–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–2
Ipswich Town 0–1 2–1 3–0 0–0 0–2 1–2 0–1 0–0 2–0 2–4 1–0 2–0 4–0 1–0 0–0 1–3 2–0 1–2 2–2 2–1 2–3
Leeds United 1–0 3–1 4–0 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 3–2 2–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 2–2 3–0 2–0 1–0 4–1 1–2 1–2 3–0 3–0
Liverpool 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–0 3–2 4–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 3–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 2–0
Manchester City 0–2 2–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–2 3–4 1–1 1–3 1–1 4–1 0–1 4–1 2–0 0–0
Manchester United 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–0 0–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 3–2 0–1 0–2 1–4 1–0 2–0 5–1 2–2 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–0
Newcastle United 1–1 1–2 3–1 0–1 0–0 2–0 3–1 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–0 3–0 1–1 3–2
Nottingham Forest 0–3 3–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–4 3–2 1–3 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 1–2 2–1 2–0 0–0 0–1 3–3 1–0 4–1
Southampton 1–2 1–1 2–0 0–0 3–0 6–0 4–0 2–2 1–0 1–0 0–3 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 4–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–2 1–2
Stoke City 5–0 1–1 0–0 1–2 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 3–1 0–0 3–0 0–1 2–0 1–2 3–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–0 2–1 1–0
Tottenham Hotspur 0–1 3–0 4–0 2–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–0 2–0 2–2 1–2 0–1 1–3 3–0 2–2 2–2 0–0
West Bromwich Albion 2–2 1–1 1–0 2–2 0–0 0–0 2–1 3–0 2–1 0–1 2–2 1–1 0–0 4–3 1–2 0–1 1–0 5–2 3–1 2–1 2–4
West Ham United 0–0 2–1 3–1 2–2 1–2 0–0 1–4 1–2 0–1 2–2 2–3 1–2 0–0 2–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–2 2–1 3–3
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0–3 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 2–4 2–0 3–1 0–0 2–3 1–0 3–0 3–2 3–2 4–0 0–1 1–1 0–3 2–1 2–0
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

Locations of the Football League First Division London teams 1970–1971

Second DivisionEdit

Football League
Second Division
Season1970–71
ChampionsLeicester City (5th title)
PromotedSheffield United
RelegatedBlackburn Rovers,
Bolton Wanderers
Matches played462
Goals scored1,141 (2.47 per match)
Top goalscorerJohn Hickton (Middlesbrough), 25 [3]
Biggest home winCarlislePortsmouth 6–0 (5 Dec 1970)
Biggest away winPortsmouthSheffield United 0–4 (30 Sept 1970)
Sheffield WednesdayLuton 0–4(10 Oct 1970)
Bristol CityOxford 0–4 (10 Oct 1970)
SunderlandCardiff 0–4 (13 Feb 1971)
WatfordNorwich 0–4 (16 Jan 1971)
Highest scoringMiddlesbroughQPR 6–2 (26 Sept 1970)
HullSheffield Wednesday 4–4 (26 Dec 1970)
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Leicester City 42 12 7 2 30 14 11 6 4 27 16 +27 59 Division Champions, promoted
2 Sheffield United 42 14 6 1 49 18 7 8 6 24 21 +34 56 Promoted
3 Cardiff City 42 12 7 2 39 16 8 6 7 25 25 +23 53 Welsh Cup winners, qualified for UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1971–72 First round
4 Carlisle United 42 16 3 2 39 13 4 10 7 26 30 +22 53
5 Hull City 42 11 5 5 31 16 8 8 5 23 25 +13 51
6 Luton Town 42 12 7 2 40 18 6 6 9 22 25 +19 49
7 Middlesbrough 42 13 6 2 37 16 4 8 9 23 27 +17 48
8 Millwall 42 13 5 3 36 12 6 4 11 23 30 +17 47
9 Birmingham City 42 12 7 2 30 12 5 5 11 28 36 +10 46
10 Norwich City 42 11 8 2 34 20 4 6 11 20 32 +2 44
11 Queens Park Rangers 42 11 5 5 39 22 5 6 10 19 31 +5 43
12 Swindon Town 42 12 7 2 38 14 3 5 13 23 37 +10 42
13 Sunderland 42 11 6 4 34 21 4 6 11 18 33 −2 42
14 Oxford United 42 8 8 5 23 23 6 6 9 18 25 −7 42
15 Sheffield Wednesday 42 10 7 4 32 27 2 5 14 19 42 −18 36
16 Portsmouth 42 9 4 8 32 28 1 10 10 14 33 −15 34
17 Orient 42 5 11 5 16 15 4 5 12 13 36 −22 34
18 Watford 42 6 7 8 18 22 4 6 11 20 38 −22 33
19 Bristol City 42 9 6 6 30 28 1 5 15 16 36 −18 31
20 Charlton Athletic 42 7 6 8 28 30 1 8 12 13 35 −24 30
21 Blackburn Rovers 42 5 8 8 20 28 1 7 13 17 41 −32 27 Relegated
22 Bolton Wanderers 42 6 5 10 22 31 1 5 15 13 43 −39 24

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BIR BLB BOL BRI CAR CRL CHA HUL LEI LUT MID MIL NWC ORI OXF POR QPR SHU SHW SUN SWI WAT
Birmingham 1–0 4–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 3–1 2–2 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–1 1–0 3–1 2–1 2–0
Blackburn Rovers 2–2 0–2 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–0 0–1 2–2 1–0 1–1 0–2 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–2 1–3 3–2 0–1 1–0 2–3
Bolton Wanderers 3–0 1–1 1–0 0–2 0–3 4–0 0–0 0–3 4–2 0–3 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–1 2–1 1–3 0–3 0–1
Bristol City 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 2–2 3–3 0–1 3–2 0–2 3–2 0–1 0–0 0–4 2–0 0–0 0–1 1–2 4–3 2–1 3–0
Cardiff City 2–0 4–1 1–0 1–0 4–0 1–1 5–1 2–2 0–0 3–4 2–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 0–1
Carlisle United 0–3 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 3–0 4–2 2–0 3–2 6–0 3–0 1–0 3–0 0–0 2–1 2–1
Charlton Athletic 1–1 2–4 4–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–3 2–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 0–3 0–2 2–3 1–1 2–1 1–2
Hull City 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–2 2–0 3–0 0–2 1–0 2–0 1–0 5–2 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 4–4 4–0 2–0 1–0
Leicester City 1–4 1–1 1–0 4–0 0–1 2–2 1–0 0–0 1–0 3–2 2–1 2–1 4–0 0–0 2–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 3–1 1–1
Luton Town 3–2 2–0 2–0 3–0 3–0 3–3 1–1 3–1 1–3 1–0 1–1 0–0 4–0 4–0 2–1 0–0 2–1 2–2 1–2 1–1 1–0
Middlesbrough 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 3–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 5–0 0–1 0–2 3–2 6–2 1–1 1–0 2–2 3–0 2–2
Millwall 2–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 4–0 0–0 4–0 1–0 2–2 0–1 1–2 0–0 3–0 1–2 1–0 0–0 2–2 3–0
Norwich City 2–2 2–1 2–1 3–2 1–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 4–2 1–1 1–1 3–0 1–0 0–0 3–0 1–0 2–1
Orient 0–2 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 1–2 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 3–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–1
Oxford United 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 0–3 1–0 2–1 2–2 2–3 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–3 1–2 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–1
Portsmouth 1–0 4–1 4–0 1–1 1–3 1–4 2–0 2–2 1–2 0–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–5 2–0 2–1 0–2 5–0
Queens Park Rangers 5–2 2–0 4–0 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–4 1–1 1–3 0–1 1–1 2–0 0–1 5–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–0 2–0 4–2 1–1
Sheffield United 3–0 5–0 2–2 3–3 5–1 2–2 3–0 1–2 2–1 2–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 3–1 3–0 2–0 1–1 3–2 1–0 2–1 3–0
Sheffield Wednesday 3–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–2 3–0 1–0 1–1 0–3 1–5 3–0 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 3–1 1–0 0–0 1–2 2–2 2–1
Sunderland 2–1 3–2 4–1 1–0 0–4 2–0 3–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 2–2 0–1 2–1 1–0 0–1 0–0 3–1 0–0 3–1 5–2 3–3
Swindon Town 1–2 3–0 3–1 2–1 2–2 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 3–0 3–0 3–2 1–1 3–0 2–1 1–0 3–0 3–0 2–0 1–1
Watford 2–1 2–1 1–1 0–3 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–2 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–4 2–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–2 0–0 3–0 1–1 1–2
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

Locations of the Football League Second Division London teams 1970–1971

Third DivisionEdit

Football League
Third Division
Season1970–71
ChampionsPreston North End (1st title)
PromotedFulham
RelegatedBury,
Doncaster,
Gillingham,
Reading
Matches played552
Goals scored1,372 (2.49 per match)
Top goalscorerGerry Ingram (Preston North End), 22
Dudley Roberts (Mansfield Town), 22 [3]
Biggest home winChesterfieldHalifax 5–0 (10 Oct 1970)
ChesterfieldTorquay 5–0 (24 pr 1971)
FulhamBradford City 5–0 (2 Sep 1970)
SwanseaReading 5–0 (27 Mar 1971)
SwanseaShrewsbury 5–0 (1 Sep 1970)
TranmereRotherham 5–0 (4 Dec 1970)
Biggest away winMansfieldPlymouth 1–5 (4 Sep 1970)
ReadingBury 1–5 (5 Dec 1970)
BarnsleyBristol Rovers 0–4 (2 Jan 1971)
TorquayReading 0–4 (19 Feb 1971)
Highest scoringShrewsburyPort Vale 7–3 (12 Sept 1970)
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GR Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Preston North End 46 15 8 0 42 16 7 9 7 21 23 1.615 61 Division Champions, promoted
2 Fulham 46 15 6 2 39 12 9 6 8 29 29 1.659 60 Promoted
3 Halifax Town 46 16 2 5 46 22 6 10 7 28 33 1.345 56
4 Aston Villa 46 13 7 3 27 13 6 8 9 27 33 1.174 53
5 Chesterfield 46 13 8 2 45 12 4 9 10 21 26 1.737 51
6 Bristol Rovers 46 11 5 7 38 24 8 8 7 31 26 1.380 51
7 Mansfield Town 46 13 7 3 44 28 5 8 10 20 34 1.032 51
8 Rotherham United 46 12 10 1 38 19 5 6 12 26 41 1.067 50
9 Wrexham 46 12 8 3 43 25 6 5 12 29 40 1.108 49
10 Torquay United 46 12 6 5 37 26 7 5 11 17 31 0.947 49
11 Swansea City 46 11 5 7 41 25 4 11 8 18 31 1.054 46
12 Barnsley 46 12 6 5 30 19 5 5 13 19 33 0.942 45
13 Shrewsbury Town 46 11 6 6 37 28 5 7 11 21 34 0.935 45
14 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 8 10 5 28 20 6 6 11 22 27 1.064 44
15 Plymouth Argyle 46 6 12 5 39 33 6 7 10 24 30 1.000 43
16 Rochdale 46 8 8 7 29 26 6 7 10 32 42 0.897 43
17 Port Vale 46 11 6 6 29 18 4 6 13 23 41 0.881 42
18 Tranmere Rovers 46 8 11 4 27 18 2 11 10 18 37 0.818 42
19 Bradford City 46 7 6 10 23 25 6 8 9 26 37 0.790 40
20 Walsall 46 10 1 12 30 27 4 10 9 21 30 0.895 39
21 Reading 46 10 7 6 32 33 4 4 15 16 52 0.565 39 Relegated
22 Bury 46 7 9 7 30 23 5 4 14 22 37 0.867 37
23 Doncaster Rovers 46 8 5 10 28 27 5 4 14 17 39 0.682 35
24 Gillingham 46 6 9 8 22 29 4 4 15 20 38 0.627 33
Source: rsssf.com

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AST BAR BRA B&HA BRR BRY CHF DON FUL GIL HAL MAN PLY PTV PNE REA ROC ROT SHR SWA TOR TRA WAL WRE
Aston Villa 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 3–2 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 3–0 0–1 1–0 0–0 3–4
Barnsley 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–4 1–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 3–1 2–2 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–1 3–0 2–2 2–1 2–1 0–0 2–0 0–0 1–2 3–1
Bradford City 1–0 1–0 2–3 1–1 1–3 1–0 3–0 2–3 0–1 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–2 0–1 3–0 1–1 1–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–0 1–3
Brighton & Hove Albion 1–0 1–2 1–2 0–0 1–0 1–2 3–0 3–2 3–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–2 0–0 0–0 2–2 2–0
Bristol Rovers 1–2 3–0 4–2 1–3 0–1 3–2 2–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–3 3–0 0–0 4–0 2–2 0–2 2–2 0–0 1–1 0–1 3–0 3–2
Bury 3–1 0–0 1–1 0–2 3–0 1–1 2–3 2–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 3–0 2–3 0–1 5–1 0–2 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–2
Chesterfield 2–3 4–2 0–1 2–1 2–0 0–0 4–0 0–0 2–0 5–0 2–2 2–0 3–0 0–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 5–0 2–0 1–1 1–0
Doncaster Rovers 2–1 1–0 3–1 2–0 0–1 2–0 2–1 0–1 2–2 1–2 1–2 0–0 1–2 1–1 2–0 1–2 0–2 1–1 1–2 0–1 2–2 1–2 2–1
Fulham 0–2 1–1 5–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 3–1 0–0 1–1 4–1 0–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 4–1 4–0 2–0 1–0 1–0
Gillingham 0–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–4 1–2 1–1 0–1 1–3 2–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–2 0–0 1–2 0–0 2–1 1–2
Halifax Town 2–1 4–1 1–2 0–1 0–0 3–0 1–0 4–0 2–1 2–1 0–1 4–1 2–0 1–0 4–0 1–4 1–3 2–0 2–2 2–0 4–3 2–1 2–0
Mansfield Town 2–0 1–2 3–5 1–0 4–1 1–0 2–2 2–1 1–0 2–0 3–2 1–5 2–0 3–1 0–0 3–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 6–2 2–2 1–1
Plymouth Argyle 1–1 2–1 1–3 1–1 0–0 3–4 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 4–0 2–2 4–1 4–4 2–3 1–2 0–1 3–1 2–2
Port Vale 2–0 1–1 0–0 2–1 2–0 0–0 0–2 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 3–1 4–1 1–0 0–1 4–0 0–1 2–2 1–1 0–3
Preston North End 0–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 3–2 2–0 1–0 4–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 4–1 3–1 3–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–0 3–2
Reading 3–5 2–0 1–1 0–3 0–2 1–5 1–1 1–0 1–1 3–2 1–1 1–0 0–2 2–1 1–0 1–1 4–2 2–1 3–1 2–1 1–1 1–2 0–0
Rochdale 1–1 1–0 0–0 3–3 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–2 0–1 0–3 1–1 1–1 0–3 1–2 1–2 4–3 1–2 0–0 2–0 0–0 2–0 4–1
Rotherham United 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–2 1–2 2–0 1–1 0–0 2–2 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 5–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–0 1–1
Shrewsbury Town 2–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–4 2–0 1–1 0–3 0–1 0–0 2–2 5–1 1–1 7–3 0–1 3–1 0–2 4–2 1–0 1–0 3–1 1–1 1–0
Swansea City 1–2 0–2 2–0 1–0 1–3 3–0 1–0 1–1 4–1 1–0 3–1 2–4 0–2 0–2 2–2 5–0 4–2 1–1 5–0 0–1 0–0 1–1 3–0
Torquay United 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 3–1 2–3 2–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 3–1 0–4 3–0 3–1 1–0 2–1 4–2 1–2 1–2
Tranmere 1–1 2–2 3–1 3–0 0–2 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–3 1–0 0–1 4–1 1–0 1–1 3–3 0–0 0–2 5–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1
Walsall 3–0 1–2 1–2 1–0 1–2 3–0 2–1 1–2 3–2 3–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 3–1 0–1 1–2 0–3 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–4 2–0 3–1
Wrexham 2–3 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 3–2 0–3 0–0 2–2 3–4 2–2 4–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 4–1 2–1
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

Fourth DivisionEdit

Football League
Fourth Division
Season1970–71
ChampionsNotts County (1st title)
PromotedBournemouth & Boscombe Athletic,
Oldham Athletic,
York City
Failed re-electionnone
New club in the leagueCambridge United
Matches played552
Goals scored1,527 (2.77 per match)
Top goalscorerTed MacDougall (Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic), 42 [3]
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GR Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Notts County 46 19 4 0 59 12 11 5 7 30 24 2.472 69 Division Champions, promoted
2 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 46 16 5 2 51 15 8 7 8 30 31 1.761 60 Promoted
3 Oldham Athletic 46 14 6 3 57 29 10 5 8 31 34 1.397 59
4 York City 46 16 6 1 45 14 7 4 12 33 40 1.444 56
5 Chester 46 17 2 4 42 18 7 5 11 27 37 1.255 55
6 Colchester United 46 14 6 3 44 19 7 6 10 26 35 1.296 54
7 Northampton Town 46 15 4 4 39 24 4 9 10 24 35 1.068 51
8 Southport 46 15 2 6 42 24 6 4 13 21 33 1.105 48
9 Exeter City 46 12 7 4 40 23 5 7 11 27 45 0.985 48
10 Workington 46 13 7 3 28 13 5 5 13 20 36 0.980 48
11 Stockport County 46 12 8 3 28 17 4 6 13 21 48 0.754 46
12 Darlington 46 15 3 5 42 22 2 8 13 16 35 1.018 45
13 Aldershot 46 8 10 5 32 23 6 7 10 34 48 0.930 45
14 Brentford 46 13 3 7 45 27 5 5 13 21 35 1.065 44
15 Crewe Alexandra 46 13 1 9 49 35 5 7 11 26 41 0.987 44
16 Peterborough United 46 14 3 6 46 23 4 4 15 24 48 0.986 43
17 Scunthorpe United 46 9 7 7 36 23 6 6 11 20 38 0.918 43
18 Southend United 46 8 11 4 32 24 6 4 13 21 42 0.803 43
19 Grimsby Town 46 13 4 6 37 26 5 3 15 20 45 0.803 43
20 Cambridge United[a] 46 9 9 5 31 27 6 4 13 20 39 0.773 43
21 Lincoln City 46 11 4 8 45 33 2 9 12 25 38 0.986 39 Re-elected
22 Newport County 46 8 3 12 32 36 2 5 16 23 49 0.647 28
23 Hartlepool 46 6 10 7 28 27 2 2 19 6 47 0.459 28
24 Barrow 46 5 5 13 25 38 2 3 18 26 52 0.567 22
Source: rsssf.com
Notes:
  1. ^ New club in the league

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ALD BRW B&BA BRE CAM CHE COL CRE DAR EXE GRI HAR LIN NPC NOR NTC OLD PET SCU STD SOU STP WRK YOR
Aldershot 3–0 2–0 1–0 2–2 1–0 0–1 0–0 2–2 2–2 3–2 1–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–2 0–1 2–2 2–1 5–0 1–1 0–1
Barrow 1–1 1–2 0–1 2–1 1–4 0–2 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 3–0 1–4 3–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 2–3 1–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 0–3 0–2
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 1–1 0–0 1–0 3–0 3–1 4–1 2–2 1–0 4–1 2–1 3–0 3–0 2–2 4–2 1–1 5–0 1–0 0–2 4–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 4–0
Brentford 2–3 2–1 1–2 1–2 1–2 1–0 3–1 1–0 5–0 2–0 1–0 2–1 0–3 3–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–1 4–2 0–1 3–0 3–0 6–4
Cambridge United 1–1 3–3 0–2 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 2–0 2–3 2–0 1–1 3–2 0–2 2–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 0–3 0–0 1–1 1–2 1–1
Chester 1–2 2–1 4–2 1–2 2–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 3–1 5–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 2–2 2–1 0–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 3–0 1–0 1–1
Colchester United 5–2 4–1 1–1 4–0 2–1 0–1 3–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 4–2 1–1 2–3 1–2 3–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–0
Crewe Alexandra 0–3 1–0 3–3 5–3 1–2 6–3 0–3 3–0 4–1 4–0 1–0 3–1 2–0 3–0 1–2 0–1 1–3 3–1 1–2 1–0 2–3 1–0 3–4
Darlington 1–2 3–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 5–1 0–0 0–1 3–2 5–1 2–0 3–2 2–1 0–0 2–3 3–1 1–0 3–0 0–4 1–1 1–0 0–1 2–0
Exeter City 4–1 4–2 0–0 1–0 1–0 3–1 2–2 6–2 2–1 4–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–2 3–2 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–1 0–1 0–2
Grimsby Town 0–2 3–1 1–0 1–5 2–0 2–2 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–1 4–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 1–2 1–2 1–0 3–1
Hartlepool 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–2 1–2 0–2 2–2 3–0 2–2 0–0 2–2 2–2 2–1 0–1 1–2 1–1 0–1 1–2 3–0 1–1 2–1
Lincoln City 4–4 0–3 1–2 2–0 0–1 2–0 1–2 2–2 2–1 4–1 3–0 2–0 1–1 1–3 0–1 2–1 2–1 4–1 1–2 3–0 1–1 3–1 4–5
Newport County 1–2 3–2 0–2 0–1 2–0 0–1 1–3 1–3 3–1 0–1 0–1 2–0 2–2 0–1 2–1 1–4 2–0 2–3 3–0 2–2 3–1 2–2 0–3
Northampton Town 2–0 1–0 2–3 1–0 2–1 3–1 2–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 0–4 2–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–3 2–0 1–0 0–2 2–1 1–1 5–0 3–2
Notts County 3–0 3–1 2–1 0–0 4–1 2–1 4–0 5–1 3–0 1–1 1–0 3–0 0–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 6–0 3–0 2–1 3–1 5–1 2–2 2–1
Oldham Athletic 5–2 2–1 2–2 5–1 4–1 1–1 4–0 5–3 3–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 4–2 4–0 1–1 1–3 3–0 1–1 2–0 2–4 1–1 1–3 1–1
Peterborough United 1–0 4–0 3–1 1–2 2–3 1–0 1–2 3–1 0–1 1–3 1–1 5–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–2 4–0 1–0 5–1 3–1 2–1
Scunthorpe United 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–0 3–0 1–2 2–1 3–1 0–1 2–2 0–1 2–3 5–2 3–0 2–0 1–2 4–0 0–1
Southend 2–2 2–3 1–2 4–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–0 0–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–0 1–0 1–0 3–0 1–2 2–2 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–0
Southport 3–3 1–0 0–1 2–0 0–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 0–3 0–2 1–0 5–0 1–0 6–1 2–1 0–2 1–4 3–2 5–1 3–0 1–0 1–0 2–2
Stockport County 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 2–2 1–1 0–3 1–0 2–1 4–3 3–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–0 0–0 3–0 1–0 1–0
Workington 4–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 3–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 2–1 2–1 2–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–1 2–1 0–1 1–0
York City 3–1 4–3 1–1 0–0 3–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–2 4–1 4–0 2–0 1–0 4–1 0–0 0–1 2–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 2–1 1–0
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

TopscorersEdit

  • The listing below is from the Rothmans Football Yearbook 1971–72, p. 465–468. The Queen Anne Press Limited. Compiled by Tony Williams and Roy Peskett. Editorial Board: Denis Howell, Sir Matt Busby, David Coleman, Jimmy Hill, Tony Williams and Roy Peskett.[4]
  • Goalscorers are listed order of total goals, then according to the number of league goals, then of FA cup goals, then of League Cup goals. A dash means the team of the player in question did not participate in European competitions.

First DivisionEdit

Rank Scorer Club League goals FA Cup goals League Cup goals Texaco Cup goals Euro competitions Total
1   Martin Chivers Tottenham 21 1 7 5 34
2   Tony Brown West Bromwich Albion 28 2 0 0 30
3   Ray Kennedy Arsenal 19 2 2 3 26
4   Bobby Gould Wolverhampton Wanderers 17 2 0 5 24
5   Allan Clarke Leeds United 19 1 0 3 23
6   Joe Royle Everton 17 2 0 4 23
7   Ian Storey-Moore Nottingham Forest 18 2 1 1 22
8   George Best Manchester United 18 1 2 21
9   Ron Davies Southampton 17 4 0 0 21
10   John Radford Arsenal 15 2 1 3 21
11   Mick Channon Southampton 18 1 1 0 20
12   Hugh Curran Wolverhampton Wanderers 16 0 0 4 20
13   Francis Lee Manchester City 14 0 1 4 19
14   Colin Bell Manchester City 13 4 0 2 19
15   John Toschack Liverpool / Cardiff City 5 + 8 1 0 0 + 5 19
16   Peter Lorimer Leeds United 12 2 0 5 19
17   Martin Peters Tottenham 9 2 4 4 19
18   John Ritchie Stoke 13 4 0 0 17
19   Alan Gilzean Tottenham 9 4 4 0 17
20   Denis Law Manchester United 15 0 1 16
=   Geoff Hurst West Ham 15 0 1 16
22   Johnny Giles Leeds United 13 2 0 1 16
23   Jeff Astle West Bromwich Albion 13 1 1 0 15
=   John O’Hare Derby County 13 1 1 15
25   Alun Evans Liverpool 10 1 1 3 15
26   John Tudor Newcastle / Sheffield United 5 + 9 0 0 0 14
27   Keith Weller Chelsea 13 0 1 0 14
28   Terry Conroy Stoke 11 2 1 0 14
29   George Graham Arsenal 11 1 1 1 14
30   Neil Martin Coventry / Nottingham Forest 1 + 9 2 0 0 2 14
31   Pop Robson Newcastle / West Ham 3 + 9 0 + 1 0 0 13
32   Derek Dougan Wolverhampton Wanderers 12 0 0 1 13
33   Alan Birchenall Crystal Palace 10 1 2 13
34   Ernie Hunt Coventry 10 1 1 1 13
35   Brian Kidd Manchester United 8 0 5 13
36   Kevin Hector Derby County 11 0 1 12
37  /  Colin Viljoen Ipswich Town 10 2 0 12
38   Alan Hinton Derby County 10 1 1 12
39   Gerry Queen Crystal Palace 9 0 3 12
40   Peter Cormack Nottingham Forest 8 1 1 2 12
41   Frank Worthington Huddersfield 9 2 0 11
42   Micky Burns Blackpool 10 0 0 10
43   Frank James Clarke Ipswich Town 8 2 0 10
44   Jimmy Greenhoff Stoke 7 3 0 0 10
45   Charlie George Arsenal 5 5 0 0 10

Second DivisionEdit

Rank Scorer Club League goals FA Cup goals League Cup goals Total
1   Malcolm Macdonald Luton Town 24 4 2 30
2   John Hickton Middlesbrough 25 0 2 27
3   Bob Hatton Carlisle United 18 2 4 24
4   Chris Chilton Hull 21 2 0 23
5   Rodney Marsh Queens Park Rangers 21 1 1 23
6   Phil Summerill Birmingham City 16 1 4 21
7   Don Rogers Swindon Town 16 0 4 20
8   Alan Warboys Cardiff City /
Sheffield Wednesday
13 + 6 0 0 19
9   Barry Bridges Millwall /
Queens Park Rangers
15 + 2 0 0 + 1 18
10   Alistair Brown Leicester City 15 2 0 17
11   Ken Foggo Norwich City 15 1 1 17
12   Derek Possee Millwall 14 1 2 17
13   Peter Silverster Norwich City 15 0 1 16
14   David Watson Sunderland /
Rotherham
4 + 9 0 + 3 0 16
15   Ron Wigg Watford 13 2 1 16
16   Ken Wagstaff Hull City 12 4 0 16
17   Alan Woodward Sheffield United 15 0 0 15
=   Mick Prendergast Sheffield Wednesday 15 0 0 15
=   Trevor Francis Birmingham City 15 0 0 15
=   Brian Clark Cardiff City 15 0 0 15
21   Peter Noble Swindon Town 14 1 0 15
22   Hughie McIlmoyle Middlesbrough 13 1 1 15
23   Bill Dearden Sheffield United 14 0 0 14
24   Ray Hiron Portsmouth 13 1 0 14
25   Arthur Horsfield Swindon Town 11 1 2 14
26   Bob Latchford Birmingham City 13 0 0 13
27   Bobby Owen Carlisle United 11 2 0 13
28   Derrick Downing Middlesbrough 11 1 1 13
29   Don Givens Luton Town 11 0 2 13
30   Malcolm Partridge Leicester City /
Mansfield
3 + 3 3 4 13
31   John Galley Bristol City 12 0 0 12
32   Dennis Martin Carlisle United 10 1 1 12
33   Terry Venables Queens Park Rangers 10 0 1 11
34   John Farrington Leicester City 8 0 3 11
=   Chris Garland Bristol City 8 0 3 11
36   Joe Baker Sunderland 10 0 0 10
=   Harry Cripps Millwall 10 0 0 10
38   Tony Currie Sheffield United 9 0 1 10
=   Bobby Kerr Sunderland 9 0 1 10
40   Mike Trebilcock Portsmouth 8 2 0 10

Third DivisionEdit

Rank Scorer Club League goals FA Cup goals League Cup goals Total
1   Dave Gwyther Swansea City 18 7 2 27
2   Dudley Roberts Mansfield Town 22 1 1 24
3   Gerry Ingram Preston North End 22 0 2 24
4   John Rudge Torquay United 18 2 1 21
5   George Andrews Shrewsbury Town 18 2 0 20
6   Ernie Moss Chesterfield 16 3 1 20
7   Kevin Randall Chesterfield 19 0 0 19
8   George Jones Bury 18 1 0 19
9   Bill Atkins Halifax Town 18 0 1 19
10   Robin Stubbs Bristol Rovers 17 1 1 19
11   Bruce Bannister Bradford City 16 3 0 19
12   Albert Kinsey Wrexham 16 0 1 17
13   Les Barrett Fulham 15 0 2 17
14   John James Port Vale 15 0 0 15
15   Reg Jenkins Rochdale 13 0 2 15
=   Steve Earle Fulham 13 0 2 15
17   John Stenson Mansfield Town 12 1 2 15
18   Ray Graydon Bristol Rovers 13 0 1 14
=   Arfon Griffiths Wrexham 13 0 1 14
20   Alf Arrowsmith Rochdale 12 2 0 14
21   Gordon Cumming Reading 11 3 0 14
22   Colin Taylor Walsall 13 0 0 13
23   Harold Jarman Bristol Rovers 12 1 0 13
=   Dick Habbin Reading 12 1 0 13
25   Bobby Ham Preston North End /
Bradford City
10 + 2 0 0 + 1 13
26   Kit Napier Brighton & Hove Albion 11 2 0 13
27   Tom White Bury 11 1 1 13
28   Ken Beamish Tranmere Rovers 10 0 3 13
29   Andy Lochhead Aston Villa 9 0 4 13
30   Mike Green Gillingham 11 1 0 12
31   Alf Wood Shrewsbury Town 11 0 1 12
32   Ian Hamilton Aston Villa 9 0 3 12
33   Pat McMahon Aston Villa 8 0 4 12
34   Dave Lennard Halifax Town 11 0 0 11
=   Don Hutchins Plymouth Argyle 11 0 0 11
36   George Johnston Fulham /
Walsall
9 + 1 1 0 11
37   Geoff Vowden Aston Villa /
Birmingham City
5 + 3 0 0 + 3 11
38   Ronnie Moore Tranmere Rovers 10 0 0 10
=   Brian Yeo Gillingham 10 0 0 10
40   David Cross Rochdale 9 1 0 10
=   Neil Hague Rotherham United 9 1 0 10
42   Leslie Lea Barnsley 9 1 0 10
43   Steve Briggs Doncaster Rovers 9 0 1 10
=   Keith Brierley Halifax Town 9 0 1 10
45   Brian Evans Swansea City 7 3 0 10

Fourth DivisionEdit

Rank Scorer Club League goals FA Cup goals League Cup goals Total
1   Ted MacDougall Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 42 7 0 49
2   Ray Crawford Colchester United 25 7 0 32
3   Paul Aimson York City 26 5 0 31
4   Jim Fryatt Oldham 24 0 2 26
5   Jack Howarth Aldershot 21 3 1 25
6   Phil Boyer Bournemouth /
York City
11 + 9 0 + 1 0 + 3 24
7   David Shaw[notes2 1] Oldham 23 0 0 23
8   Tony Hateley Notts County 22 1 0 23
9   Pat Morrissey Crewe Alexandra 20 1 1 22
10   Billy Best Southend 19 3 0 22
11   Alan Banks Exeter City 21 0 0 21
12   Phil Hubbard Lincoln City 18 1 0 19
13   Joe Gadston Exeter City 18 0 1 19
14   Colin Garwood Peterborough United 17 1 0 18
=   Alan Harding Darlington 17 1 0 18
16   John Fairbrother Northampton Town 15 1 2 18
17   Bobby Svarc Lincoln City /
Barrow
11 + 3 4 0 18
18   Ivan Hollett Cambridge United /
Crewe Alexandra
11 + 6 0 0 17
19   Alan Tarbuck Chester 16 1 0 17
=   Sammy McMillan Stockport 16 1 0 17
=   Eddie Loyden Chester 16 1 0 17
22   Bobby Ross Brentford 15 1 0 16
23   Allan Gauden Darlington 13 2 1 16
24   Derek Trevis Lincoln City 13 1 2 16
25   Percy Freeman Lincoln City 10 4 2 16
26   Dennis Brown Aldershot 14 1 0 15
=   Roger Cross Brentford 14 1 0 15
28   Fred Large Northampton Town 14 0 1 15
29   Willie Brown Newport County 13 0 2 15
30   Don Masson Notts County 14 0 0 14
=   Eddie Garbett Barrow 14 0 0 14
32   Alan McNeill Oldham 13 1 0 14
=   Kevin McMahon York City 13 1 0 14
=   Peter Graham Darlington 13 1 0 14
=   Stan Bowles Crewe Alexandra 13 1 0 14
36   Richie Barker Notts County 13 0 0 13
37   Bob Moss Peterborough United 11 2 0 13
38   John Docherty Brentford 10 3 0 13
39   Tommy Robson Peterborough United 12 0 0 12
=   Eric Redrobe Southport 12 0 0 12
41   Nigel Cassidy Oxford /
Scunthorpe & Lindsey
4 + 7 1 0 12
42   Charlie Crickmore Notts County 10 2 0 12
43   Bill Garner Southend United 8 4 0 12
44   Les Bradd Notts County 11 0 0 11
=   Terry Heath Scunthorpe & Lindsey 11 0 0 11
=   Jim Irvine Barrow 11 0 0 11
=   Matt Tees Grimsby Town /
Luton Town
9 + 2 0 0 11
48   Jim Hall Peterborough United 10 1 0 11
=   Keith Webber Chester 10 1 0 11
50   Tommy Bryceland Oldham 10 0 1 11
=   Kevin Keegan Scunthorpe & Lindsey 10 0 1 11
52   Stuart Brace Grimsby Town 10 0 0 10
=   Alan Bradshaw Crewe Alexandra 10 0 0 10
54   Rod Jones Newport County 9 1 0 10
=   Eddie Rowles Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 9 1 0 10
56   Keith Bebbington Oldham 9 0 1 10
57   Tommy Spratt Workington 8 2 0 10
  1. ^ Rothmans apparently has an error in the goals of David Shaw, but it is not possible to identify the error clearly.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "England 1970–71". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2010-02-24.
  2. ^ Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
  3. ^ a b c d "English League Leading Goalscorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 2010-10-31.
  4. ^ Rothmans Football Yearbook 1971–72, p. 465–468. The Queen Anne Press Limited. Compiled by Tony Williams and Roy Peskett. Editorial Board: Denis Howell, Sir Matt Busby, David Coleman, Jimmy Hill, Tony Williams and Roy Peskett.
  5. ^ Rothmans Football Yearbook 1971–72, p. 148. The Queen Anne Press Limited. Compiled by Tony Williams and Roy Peskett. Editorial Board: Denis Howell, Sir Matt Busby, David Coleman, Jimmy Hill, Tony Williams and Roy Peskett.
  • Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.

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