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The Football League 2007–08 (named Coca-Cola Football League for sponsorship reasons), was the sixteenth season under its current league division format. It began in August 2007 and concluded in May 2008, with the promotion play-off finals.

Football League One
Season2007–08
PromotedSwansea City (champions)
Nottingham Forest
Doncaster Rovers
RelegatedBournemouth
Gillingham
Port Vale
Luton Town
Goals scored1,335
Average goals/game2.42
Top goalscorerJason Scotland (24)
Biggest home winSwindon Town 6–0 Port Vale (19 April 2008)
Biggest away winLeyton Orient 0–5 Swansea City (6 October 2007)
Highest scoringCrewe Alexandra 4–3 Tranmere Rovers (1 January 2008)
Bournemouth 4–3 Luton Town (22 January 2008)
Hartlepool United 4–3 Southend United (22 January 2008)
Longest winning runCarlisle United (8)
Longest unbeaten runSwansea City (25)
Longest losing runPort Vale (10)
Highest attendanceLeeds United v Gillingham (38,256) (3 May 2008)
Lowest attendanceLuton Town v Oldham Athletic (5,417) (15 March 2008)
Average attendance7,993

The Football League is contested through three Divisions. The second division of these is League One. The winner and the runner up of League One will be automatically promoted to the Football League Championship and they will be joined by the winner of the League One playoff. The bottom four teams in the league will be relegated to the third division, League Two.

Leeds United played at this level for the first time in their history having spent all their time in the top two divisions.

Contents

Changes from last seasonEdit

League tableEdit

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 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 Qualification for Football League One playoffs
4 Carlisle United 46 23 11 12 64 46 +18 80
5 Leeds United 46 27 10 9 72 38 +34 76[a]
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 45 +13 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 61 −16 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 48[b] Relegation to 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 33[b]
Updated to match(es) played on 3 May 2008. Source: The Football League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Leeds deducted 15 points for failure to comply with rules on insolvency.
  2. ^ a b Luton and Bournemouth deducted 10 points each for entering administration.

Play-offsEdit

  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  

League OneEdit

Home \ Away BOU B&HA BRR CRL CHL CRE DON GIL HAR HUD LEE LEY LUT MIL NOR NOT OLD PTV STD SWA SWI TRA WAL YEO
Bournemouth 0–2 2–1 1–3 2–2 1–0 0–2 1–0 2–0 0–1 1–3 3–1 4–3 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–3 0–1 1–4 1–4 2–2 2–1 1–1 2–0
Brighton & Hove Albion 3–2 0–0 2–2 2–1 3–0 1–0 4–2 2–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 3–1 3–0 2–1 0–2 1–0 2–3 3–2 0–1 2–1 0–0 1–1 1–2
Bristol Rovers 0–2 0–2 3–0 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–0 2–3 0–3 2–3 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–0 3–2 1–1 0–2 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–1
Carlisle United 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 4–2 2–1 3–1 1–0 2–1 4–0 2–0 0–2 1–0 3–2 1–2 0–0 3–0 0–1 2–1 2–1
Cheltenham Town 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–2 2–1 1–0 1–1 0–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–3 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1
Crewe Alexandra 1–4 2–1 1–1 0–1 3–1 0–4 2–3 3–1 2–0 0–1 0–2 2–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–4 0–2 1–3 2–2 1–1 4–3 0–0 2–0
Doncaster Rovers 1–2 0–0 1–1 1–2 2–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 0–1 4–2 2–0 0–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 3–1 0–4 2–0 0–0 2–3 1–2
Gillingham 2–1 1–0 3–2 0–0 0–0 0–3 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 3–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 3–0 0–0 1–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 0–2 2–1 0–0
Hartlepool United 1–1 1–2 1–0 2–2 0–2 3–0 2–1 4–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 4–0 0–1 0–1 0–1 4–1 3–2 4–3 1–3 1–1 3–1 0–1 2–0
Huddersfield Town 1–0 2–1 2–1 0–2 2–3 1–1 2–2 1–3 2–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–2 0–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–0
Leeds United 2–0 0–0 1–0 3–2 1–2 1–1 0–1 2–1 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–0 4–2 3–0 1–1 1–3 3–0 4–1 2–0 2–1 0–2 2–0 1–0
Leyton Orient 1–0 2–2 3–1 0–3 2–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 2–4 0–1 0–2 2–1 0–1 2–2 0–1 1–0 3–1 2–2 0–5 2–1 3–0 1–0 0–0
Luton Town 1–4 1–2 1–2 0–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 3–1 2–1 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 4–1 2–1 3–0 2–1 1–0 1–3 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–0
Millwall 2–1 3–0 0–1 3–0 1–0 2–0 0–3 1–1 0–1 1–2 0–2 0–1 0–0 2–0 2–2 2–3 3–0 2–1 2–2 1–2 0–1 1–2 2–1
Northampton Town 4–1 1–0 0–1 2–2 2–1 0–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–2 2–0 2–1 0–1 4–2 1–1 2–1 0–2 1–2
Nottingham Forest 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 3–1 2–0 0–0 4–0 2–1 2–1 1–2 4–0 1–0 2–0 2–2 0–0 2–0 4–1 0–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 3–2
Oldham Athletic 2–0 1–1 0–1 2–0 2–1 3–2 1–1 2–1 0–1 4–1 0–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 0–1 2–1 2–2 3–1 0–2 3–0
Port Vale 1–3 0–1 1–1 1–1 3–0 0–1 1–3 2–1 0–2 0–0 3–3 2–1 1–2 3–1 2–2 0–2 0–3 1–2 0–2 2–1 0–0 1–1 2–2
Southend United 2–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 2–2 3–0 3–2 3–0 2–1 4–1 1–0 1–2 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–2 1–0 1–1
Swansea City 1–2 0–0 2–2 2–1 4–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 1–0 0–1 3–2 4–1 1–0 1–2 3–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 3–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–2
Swindon Town 4–1 0–3 1–0 2–2 3–0 1–1 1–2 5–0 2–1 3–2 0–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 3–0 6–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 0–3 0–1
Tranmere Rovers 3–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–0 1–1 0–1 2–0 3–1 3–0 1–2 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–2 0–2 0–1 2–0 1–0 0–1 2–1 0–0 2–1
Walsall 1–3 1–2 0–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–2 4–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 3–0 0–2 1–0 0–3 0–0 0–2 1–3 2–2 2–1 2–0
Yeovil Town 2–1 2–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 0–3 2–1 2–1 3–1 0–2 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–3 0–0 1–0 0–3 1–2 0–1 1–1 0–2
Source: The Football League
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorersEdit

Key eventsEdit

  • On 4 August 2007, Leeds United are docked 15 points at start of the season for entering administration.[1]
  • On 22 November 2007, Luton Town were docked 10 points for being placed into administration after directors of the club decided to appoint administrators as a result of their loss of income.[2]
  • On 8 February 2008, Bournemouth went to administration and were docked 10 points by the Football League with debts around £4 million.[3]

ManagersEdit

Stadia and locationsEdit

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
Carlisle United Neil McDonald Contract terminated 13 August 2007[4] John Ward 2 October 2007[5] 8th
Gillingham Ronnie Jepson Mutual consent 9 September 2007[6] Mark Stimson 1 November 2007[7] 22nd
Port Vale Martin Foyle Mutual consent 26 September 2007[8] Lee Sinnott 5 November 2007[9] 23rd
Cheltenham Town John Ward Mutual consent (hired by Carlisle United) 2 October 2007[10] Keith Downing 2 November 2007[11] 23rd
Millwall Willie Donachie Contract terminated 8 October 2007[12] Kenny Jackett 6 November 2007[13] 24th
Swindon Town Paul Sturrock Mutual consent (hired by Plymouth Argyle) 27 November 2007[14] Maurice Malpas 15 January 2008[15] 11th
Luton Town Kevin Blackwell Contract terminated 16 January 2008[16] Mick Harford 16 January 2008[17] 22nd
Leeds United Dennis Wise Mutual consent (hired by Newcastle United as executive director) 29 January 2008[18] Gary McAllister 29 January 2008[19] 6th
Huddersfield Town Andy Ritchie Mutual consent 1 April 2008[20] Stan Ternent 24 April 2008[21] 14th
Walsall Richard Money Mutual consent 22 April 2008[22] Jimmy Mullen 22 May 2008[23] 8th
Brighton & Hove Albion Dean Wilkins Changing duties from manager to take over as first team coach 8 May 2008[24] Micky Adams 8 May 2008[24] 7th

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Leeds hit with 15-point penalty". BBC Sport. 4 August 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
  2. ^ "Luton suffer 10-point deduction". BBC Sport. 22 November 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
  3. ^ "Bournemouth go to administration". BBC Sport. 8 February 2008. Retrieved 30 July 2010.
  4. ^ "Carlisle dismiss manager McDonald". BBC Sport. 8 October 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
  5. ^ "Ward handed Carlisle manager post". BBC Sport. 11 October 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
  6. ^ "Gillingham manager Jepson resigns". BBC Sport. 9 September 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
  7. ^ "Gills unveil Stimson as new boss". BBC Sport. 1 November 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
  8. ^ "Foyle and Port Vale part company". BBC Sport. 26 September 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
  9. ^ "Sinnott named new Port Vale boss". BBC Sport. 5 November 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
  10. ^ "Ward handed Carlisle manager post". BBC Sport. 11 October 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
  11. ^ "Cheltenham name Downing as boss". BBC Sport. 2 November 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
  12. ^ "Donachie axed as Millwall manager". BBC Sport. 8 October 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
  13. ^ "Millwall confirm Jackett as boss". BBC Sport. 6 November 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
  14. ^ "Sturrock returns as Plymouth boss". BBC Sport. 28 November 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
  15. ^ "Swindon Town takeover completed". BBC Sport. 15 January 2008. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
  16. ^ "Blackwell sacked as Luton manager". BBC Sport. 16 January 2008. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
  17. ^ "Harford named stand-in Luton boss". BBC Sport. 16 January 2008. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
  18. ^ "Wise gets powerful Newcastle role". BBC Sport. 29 January 2008. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
  19. ^ "Leeds name McAllister as new boss". BBC Sport. 29 January 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
  20. ^ "Ritchie leaves Huddersfield post". BBC Sport. 1 April 2008. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
  21. ^ "Ternent named Huddersfield boss". BBC Sport. 24 April 2008. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
  22. ^ "Money resigns as Walsall manager". BBC Sport. 22 April 2008. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
  23. ^ "Mullen named new Walsall manager". BBC Sport. 22 May 2008. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
  24. ^ a b "Adams takes over as Brighton boss". BBC Sport. 8 May 2008. Retrieved 28 July 2010.

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