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The Football League 2009–10 (called Coca-Cola Football League for sponsorship reasons), was the seventeenth season under its current league division format. It began in August 2009 and ended on 8 May 2010.

Football League One
Season2009–10
ChampionsNorwich City
PromotedNorwich City
Leeds United
Millwall
RelegatedGillingham
Wycombe Wanderers
Southend United
Stockport County
Matches played557
Goals scored1,468 (2.64 per match)
Top goalscorerRickie Lambert (30)
Biggest home winHuddersfield 7–1 Brighton
Huddersfield 6–0 Wycombe
Biggest away winNorwich 1–7 Colchester
Stockport 0–6 Huddersfield
Highest scoringNorwich 1–7 Colchester
Huddersfield 7–1 Brighton
Charlton 4–4 Millwall
Longest winning run8 games
Norwich City[1]
Longest unbeaten run16 games
Norwich City[1]
Longest losing run12 games
Stockport County[1]
Highest attendanceLeeds United 2–1 Bristol Rovers (38,234)[1]
Lowest attendanceHartlepool United 1–1 Gillingham (2,465)[1]
Average attendance9,139[1]

The Football League is contested through three divisions. The second division of these is League One. Norwich City and Leeds United were automatically promoted to the Football League Championship as winners and runners-up respectively, and they were joined by the winner of the League One play-offs Millwall. The bottom four teams in the league were relegated to the third division, League Two.

Contents

Changes from last seasonEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Norwich City (C, P) 46 29 8 9 89 47 +42 95 Promotion to 2010–11 Football League Championship
2 Leeds United (P) 46 25 11 10 77 44 +33 86
3 Millwall (P) 46 24 13 9 76 44 +32 85 Qualification for 2009–10 Football League One Playoffs
4 Charlton Athletic 46 23 15 8 71 48 +23 84
5 Swindon Town 46 22 16 8 73 57 +16 82
6 Huddersfield Town 46 23 11 12 82 56 +26 80
7 Southampton 46 23 14 9 85 47 +38 73[a]
8 Colchester United 46 20 12 14 64 52 +12 72
9 Brentford 46 14 20 12 55 52 +3 62
10 Walsall 46 16 14 16 60 63 −3 62
11 Bristol Rovers 46 19 5 22 59 70 −11 62
12 Milton Keynes Dons 46 17 9 20 60 68 −8 60
13 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 15 14 17 56 60 −4 59
14 Carlisle United 46 15 13 18 63 66 −3 58
15 Yeovil Town 46 13 14 19 55 59 −4 53
16 Oldham Athletic 46 13 13 20 39 57 −18 52
17 Leyton Orient 46 13 12 21 53 63 −10 51
18 Exeter City 46 11 18 17 48 60 −12 51
19 Tranmere Rovers 46 14 9 23 45 72 −27 51
20 Hartlepool United 46 14 11 21 59 67 −8 50[b]
21 Gillingham (R) 46 12 14 20 48 64 −16 50 Relegation to 2010–11 Football League Two
22 Wycombe Wanderers (R) 46 10 15 21 56 76 −20 45
23 Southend United (R) 46 10 13 23 51 72 −21 43
24 Stockport County (R) 46 5 10 31 35 95 −60 25
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. ^ Southampton were given a ten-point deduction for breaching insolvency regulations, regarding their holding company. As they finished in the bottom three last season, the points deduction were applied in the 2009–10 season.[2]
  2. ^ Hartlepool deducted 3 points for fielding an ineligible player.[3]

Play-offsEdit

  Semi-finals Final at Wembley
                     
6 Huddersfield Town 0 0 0  
3 Millwall 0 2 2  
    3 Millwall 1
  5 Swindon Town 0
5 Swindon Town (p) 2 1 3
4 Charlton Athletic 1 2 3  

First LegEdit

Swindon Town2–1Charlton Athletic
Austin   52'
Ward   60'
(Report)   65' Burton
Attendance: 13,560

Huddersfield Town0–0Millwall
(Report)
Attendance: 14,654

Second LegEdit

Charlton Athletic2 – 1
(a.e.t.)
Swindon Town
Ferry   27' (o.g.)
Mooney   45+3'
Miguel Llera   90+3'
(Report)   67' Greer
  74' Ward
Penalties
Burton  
Bailey  
Forster  
Dailly  
Richardson  
4–5   McGovern
  Austin
  Amankwaah
  Ward
  Darby
The Valley, London
Attendance: 21,521

Charlton Athletic 3–3 Swindon Town on aggregate. Swindon Town win 5–4 on penalties.


Millwall2–0Huddersfield Town
Morison   23'
Robinson   82'
(Report)
The Den, London
Attendance: 15,463
Referee: Tony Bates

Millwall win 2–0 on aggregate.

FinalEdit

Millwall1–0Swindon Town
Robinson   39' (Report)
Attendance: 73,108
Referee: Colin Webster

Millwall are promoted to the Football League Championship

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BRE B&HA BRR CRL CHA COL EXE GIL HAR HUD LEE LEY MIL MKD NWC OLD SOU STD STP SWI TRA WAL WYC YEO
Brentford 0–0 1–3 3–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 4–0 0–0 2–0 0–0 1–0 2–2 3–3 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–3 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–1
Brighton & Hove Albion 3–0 2–1 1–2 0–2 1–2 2–0 2–0 3–3 0–0 0–3 0–0 0–1 0–1 1–2 0–2 2–2 2–3 2–4 0–1 3–0 0–1 1–0 1–0
Bristol Rovers 0–0 1–1 3–2 2–1 3–2 1–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 0–4 1–2 2–0 1–0 0–3 1–0 1–5 4–3 1–0 3–0 0–0 0–1 2–3 1–2
Carlisle United 1–3 0–2 3–1 3–1 2–1 0–1 2–0 3–2 1–2 1–3 2–2 1–3 5–0 0–1 1–2 1–1 2–1 0–0 0–1 3–0 1–1 1–0 1–0
Charlton Athletic 2–0 1–2 4–2 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–2 2–1 2–1 1–0 0–1 4–4 5–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 3–2 2–0
Colchester United 3–3 0–0 1–0 2–1 3–0 2–2 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–2 1–0 1–2 2–0 0–5 1–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 3–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–1
Exeter City 3–0 0–1 1–0 2–3 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–1
Gillingham 0–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 3–0 0–1 2–0 3–2 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–0 2–1 3–0 3–1 5–0 0–1 0–0 3–2 1–0
Hartlepool United 0–0 2–0 1–2 4–1 0–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–0 3–0 0–5 0–2 2–1 1–3 3–0 3–0 0–1 1–0 3–0 1–1 1–1
Huddersfield Town 0–0 7–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 4–0 2–1 2–1 2–2 4–0 1–0 1–0 1–3 2–0 3–1 2–1 0–0 2–2 3–3 4–3 6–0 2–1
Leeds United 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 2–0 2–1 4–1 3–1 2–2 1–0 0–2 4–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 0–3 3–0 1–2 1–1 4–0
Leyton Orient 2–1 1–1 5–0 2–2 1–2 0–1 1–1 3–1 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–0 1–2 2–1 1–2 2–2 1–2 2–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 2–0
Millwall 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 4–0 2–1 1–0 4–0 1–0 3–1 2–1 2–1 3–2 2–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 5–0 3–2 5–0 2–1 0–2 0–0
Milton Keynes Dons 0–1 0–0 2–1 3–4 0–1 2–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 2–3 0–1 1–0 1–3 2–1 0–0 0–3 3–1 4–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–3 2–2
Norwich City 1–0 4–1 5–1 0–2 2–2 1–7 3–1 2–0 2–1 3–0 1–0 4–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 0–0 5–2 3–0
Oldham Athletic 2–3 0–2 2–1 2–0 0–2 2–2 2–0 1–0 0–3 0–1 0–2 2–0 0–1 2–1 0–1 1–3 2–2 0–0 2–2 0–0 1–0 2–2 0–0
Southampton 1–1 1–3 2–3 3–2 1–0 0–0 3–1 4–1 3–2 5–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 0–0 2–1 2–0 0–1 3–0 5–1 1–0 2–0
Southend United 2–2 0–1 2–1 2–2 1–2 1–2 0–0 1–0 3–2 2–2 0–0 3–0 0–0 2–1 0–3 0–1 1–3 2–1 2–2 1–1 3–0 1–1 0–0
Stockport County 0–1 1–1 0–2 1–2 1–2 2–2 1–3 0–0 2–2 0–6 2–4 2–1 0–4 1–3 1–3 0–1 1–1 0–2 0–1 0–3 1–1 4–3 1–3
Swindon Town 3–2 2–1 0–4 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–2 2–1 3–0 3–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 4–2 1–0 2–1 4–1 3–0 1–1 1–1 3–1
Tranmere Rovers 1–0 2–1 2–0 0–0 0–4 1–1 3–1 4–2 0–0 0–2 1–4 2–1 2–0 0–1 3–1 0–1 2–1 2–0 0–1 1–4 2–3 0–3 2–1
Walsall 2–1 1–2 0–0 2–2 1–1 1–0 3–0 0–0 2–1 2–1 1–2 2–2 2–2 2–1 1–2 3–0 1–3 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–1
Wycombe Wanderers 1–0 2–5 2–1 0–0 1–2 1–1 2–2 3–0 2–0 1–2 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 2–2 0–0 1–1 2–1 2–2 0–1 2–3 1–4
Yeovil Town 2–0 2–2 0–3 3–1 1–1 0–1 2–1 0–0 4–0 0–1 1–2 3–3 1–1 1–0 3–3 3–0 0–1 1–0 2–2 0–1 2–0 1–3 4–0
Source: The Football League
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorersEdit

StadiaEdit

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
Norwich City   Bryan Gunn Contract terminated 14 August 2009[5]   Paul Lambert 18 August 2009[6] 23rd
Colchester United   Paul Lambert Resigned 18 August 2009[7]   Adrian Boothroyd 2 September 2009[8] 1st
Wycombe Wanderers   Peter Taylor Mutual agreement 9 October 2009[9]   Gary Waddock 13 October 2009[10] 23rd
Tranmere Rovers   John Barnes Contract terminated 9 October 2009[11]   Les Parry 16 December 2009[12] 22nd
Brighton & Hove Albion   Russell Slade Contract terminated 1 November 2009[13]   Gus Poyet 10 November 2009[14] 20th
Leyton Orient   Geraint Williams Contract terminated 3 April 2010[15]   Russell Slade 5 April 2010[16] 19th

KitsEdit

Team Kit maker Sponsor
Brentford Puma Hertings Fixings (home), MKT Computers (away)
Brighton & Hove Albion Erreà It First
Bristol Rovers Erreà N-Gaged Training (home), Stevens, Hewlett & Perkins Solicitors (away)
Carlisle United Le Coq Sportif Stobart
Charlton Athletic Joma Krbs.com
Colchester United Puma Weston Group (home), JobServe (away)
Exeter City Carbrini Flybe
Gillingham Vandanel Krbs.com
Hartlepool United Nike Dove Energy (home), GPS Arabia (away)
Huddersfield Town Mitre Yorkshire Air Ambulance (home), RadianB (away)
Leeds United Macron NetFlights.com
Leyton Orient Puma PartyCasino
Millwall Bukta CYC Courier Services
Milton Keynes Dons Nike Double Tree by Hilton
Norwich City Xara Aviva
Oldham Athletic Carbrini Carbrini
Southampton Umbro Flybe.com
Southend United Nike InsureandGo
Stockport County Macron Just Search
Swindon Town Adidas FourFourTwo (home), EA Sport FIFA 10 (away)
Tranmere Rovers Vandanel Wirral Metropolitan Council
Walsall Admiral Walsall Hospice
Wycombe Wanderers Joma Bucks New University
Yeovil Town Vandanel Jones Building Contractors

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "English League One statistics 2009/2010". 18 May 2010. Retrieved 18 May 2010.
  2. ^ "Southampton Football Club". The Football League. 23 April 2009. Archived from the original on 26 April 2009. Retrieved 23 April 2009.
  3. ^ "Points deduction rocks Hartlepool". BBC Sport. 5 June 2010. Archived from the original on 7 May 2010. Retrieved 5 June 2010.
  4. ^ "League One – Top Scorers". BBC Sport. BBC. 7 April 2010. Retrieved 12 April 2010.
  5. ^ "Manager Gunn sacked by Canaries". BBC Sport. 14 August 2009. Retrieved 7 March 2010.
  6. ^ "Norwich appoint Lambert as boss". BBC Sport. 18 August 2009. Retrieved 7 March 2010.
  7. ^ "U's Flash: Lambert Quits Manager's Job". Colchester United F.C. 18 August 2009. Retrieved 7 March 2010.
  8. ^ "Boothroyd handed Colchester job". BBC Sport. 2 September 2009. Retrieved 7 March 2010.
  9. ^ "Wycombe and Taylor part company". BBC Sport. 9 October 2009. Retrieved 22 April 2010.
  10. ^ "Wycombe appoint Waddock as boss". BBC Sport. 13 October 2009. Retrieved 22 April 2010.
  11. ^ "Tranmere sack Barnes and McAteer". BBC Sport. 9 October 2009. Retrieved 22 April 2010.
  12. ^ "Parry has Tranmere job for season". BBC Sport. 16 December 2009. Retrieved 22 April 2010.
  13. ^ "Slade sacked as Brighton manager". BBC Sport. 1 November 2009. Retrieved 22 April 2010.
  14. ^ "Brighton appoint Poyet as manager". BBC Sport. 10 November 2009. Retrieved 22 April 2010.
  15. ^ "Leyton Orient part company with boss Geraint Williams". BBC Sport. 3 April 2010. Archived from the original on 6 April 2010. Retrieved 22 April 2010.
  16. ^ "Russell Slade appointed as manager at Leyton Orient". BBC Sport. 5 April 2010. Archived from the original on 13 January 2016. Retrieved 22 April 2010.