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2014–15 Professional U18 Development League

League 1Edit

Barclays U18 Premier League
Season2014–15
ChampionsMiddlesbrough U18s

The league was split into two regional divisions - north and south. After playing each team in their own division twice, the league was split into a second league stage consisting of three further divisions. The winning team of Group A in the second league stage was the overall champion and qualified for the UEFA Youth League in the 2015–16 season.[1][2]

First League StageEdit

North DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Middlesbrough U18s 22 16 2 4 59 30 +29 50 Group A
2 Everton U18s 22 13 2 7 49 30 +19 41
3 Manchester City U18s 22 12 4 6 45 29 +16 40
4 Manchester United U18s 22 12 2 8 29 24 +5 38
5 Wolverhampton Wanderers U18s 22 11 4 7 38 36 +2 37 Group B
6 Derby County U18s 22 8 9 5 47 36 +11 33
7 Liverpool U18s 22 8 5 9 51 51 0 29
8 Sunderland U18s 22 8 5 9 33 35 −2 29
9 Newcastle United U18s 22 6 3 13 36 50 −14 21 Group C
10 Blackburn Rovers U18s 22 5 5 12 31 50 −19 20
11 Stoke City U18s 22 5 4 13 23 39 −16 19
12 Bolton Wanderers U18s 22 3 5 14 22 53 −31 14

South DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Chelsea U18s 22 15 3 4 69 35 +34 48 Group A
2 Tottenham Hotspur U18s 22 11 5 6 49 38 +11 38
3 Aston Villa U18s 22 11 5 6 48 48 0 38
4 West Bromwich Albion U18s 22 10 4 8 36 39 −3 34
5 Reading U18s 22 10 3 9 39 37 +2 33 Group B
6 West Ham United U18s 22 9 5 8 45 35 +10 32
7 Leicester City U18s 22 10 2 10 36 29 +7 32
8 Brighton & Hove Albion U18s 22 8 3 11 37 40 −3 27
9 Fulham U18s 22 8 3 11 34 45 −11 27 Group C
10 Southampton U18s 22 6 5 11 28 34 −6 23
11 Arsenal U18s 22 6 5 11 33 42 −9 23
12 Norwich City U18s 22 5 3 14 19 51 −32 18

Second league stageEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Middlesbrough U18s (C) 7 5 1 1 17 10 +7 16 Qualification for 2015–16 UEFA Youth League
2 Everton U18s 7 4 2 1 17 7 +10 14
3 Chelsea U18s 7 4 1 2 18 14 +4 13
4 Manchester United U18s 7 3 2 2 9 8 +1 11
5 West Bromwich Albion U18s 7 3 0 4 17 15 +2 9
6 Aston Villa U18s 7 2 2 3 10 17 −7 8
7 Manchester City U18s 7 1 1 5 9 17 −8 4
8 Tottenham Hotspur U18s 7 1 1 5 12 21 −9 4
Source:[citation needed]
(C) Champion.

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
9 Sunderland U18s 7 4 2 1 9 5 +4 14
10 Reading U18s 7 4 1 2 10 6 +4 13
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers U18s 7 3 3 1 16 5 +11 12
12 Derby County U18s 7 4 0 3 10 10 0 12
13 Leicester City U18s 7 3 0 4 14 13 +1 9
14 West Ham United U18s 7 2 1 4 6 10 −4 7
15 Liverpool U18s 7 2 1 4 12 17 −5 7
16 Brighton & Hove Albion U18s 7 1 2 4 9 20 −11 5

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
17 Stoke City U18s 7 4 2 1 18 11 +7 14
18 Blackburn Rovers U18s 7 4 2 1 13 8 +5 14
19 Newcastle United U18s 7 3 1 3 14 9 +5 10
20 Southampton U18s 7 3 1 3 10 12 −2 10
21 Fulham U18s 7 2 3 2 13 11 +2 9
22 Bolton Wanderers U18s 7 2 3 2 9 10 −1 9
23 Norwich City U18s 7 2 1 4 11 15 −4 7
24 Arsenal U18s 7 1 1 5 10 22 −12 4

League 2Edit

Professional Development U18 League
 
Season2014–15
ChampionsCharlton Athletic U18s

League 2, referred to as the Professional Development U18 League, is split into two regional divisions.

Teams will play each team in their own division twice, and each team in the other division once, for a total of 26 games for North division teams, and 27 games each for South division teams.

At the end of the season, the teams finishing in the top two positions of both divisions will meet in the knockout stage to determine the overall league champion.

League stageEdit

North DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Huddersfield Town U18s 26 16 4 6 50 31 +19 52 Qualification for Knock-out stage
2 Nottingham Forest U18s 26 15 5 6 52 25 +27 50
3 Birmingham City U18s 26 12 5 9 49 33 +16 41
4 Coventry City U18s 26 10 8 8 52 40 +12 38
5 Sheffield Wednesday U18s 26 10 7 9 38 38 0 37
6 Leeds United U18s 26 9 4 13 39 40 −1 31
7 Crewe Alexandra U18s 26 9 4 13 40 50 −10 31
8 Barnsley U18s 26 8 7 11 26 38 −12 31
9 Sheffield United U18s 26 8 3 15 37 59 −22 27

South DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Charlton Athletic U18s 27 18 2 7 61 37 +24 56 Qualification for Knock-out stage
2 Brentford U18s 27 16 6 5 55 36 +19 54
3 Ipswich Town U18s 27 14 3 10 49 44 +5 45
4 Cardiff City U18s 27 11 6 10 52 51 +1 39
5 Crystal Palace U18s 27 11 5 11 53 41 +12 38
6 Swansea City U18s 27 10 6 11 54 43 +11 36
7 Queens Park Rangers U18s 27 10 1 16 45 78 −33 31
8 Bristol City U18s 27 8 4 15 36 56 −20 28
9 Millwall U18s 27 8 3 16 41 54 −13 27
10 Colchester United U18s 27 7 2 18 37 70 −33 23

Knock-out stageEdit

SemifinalsEdit

Huddersfield Town U18s1 – 2Brentford U18s
Pyke   Owens  
Clayton  

Charlton Athletic U18s3 – 0Nottingham Forest U18s
Umerah   56'
Hanlan   90'
Lapslie   90'

FinalEdit

Brentford U18s0 – 1Charlton Athletic U18s
Umerah   6'
Attendance: 656

League 3Edit

Football League Youth Alliance
Season2014–15
ChampionsNorth-East Division
Bradford City U18
North-West Division
Bury U18
South-East Division
Barnet U18
South-West Division
AFC Bournemouth U18

League 3 is run by the Football League under the auspices of the Football League Youth Alliance. 52 teams entered the competition this season.[3]

League StageEdit

Update 27.04.2015

North-West DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Bury U18s 30 20 5 5 67 32 +35 65
2 Wigan Athletic U18s 30 19 7 4 70 27 +43 64
3 Rochdale U18s 30 20 3 7 70 41 +29 63
4 Tranmere Rovers U18s 30 14 8 8 50 46 +4 50
5 Walsall U18s 30 14 6 10 41 31 +10 48
6 Preston North End U18s 36 19 8 9 54 31 +23 65
7 Oldham Athletic U18s 30 14 3 13 60 48 +12 45
8 Blackpool U18s 30 13 6 11 47 43 +4 45
9 Burnley U18s 30 12 8 10 62 56 +6 44
10 Port Vale U18s 29 13 4 12 52 45 +7 43
11 Wrexham U18s 30 12 5 13 54 56 −2 41
12 Shrewsbury Town U18s 30 8 8 14 56 60 −4 32
13 Carlisle United U18s 30 6 10 14 36 64 −28 28
14 Accrington Stanley U18s 29 7 4 18 31 65 −34 25
15 Fleetwood Town U18s 30 8 0 22 24 57 −33 24
16 Morecambe U18s 30 3 1 26 24 98 −74 10

North-East DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Bradford City U18s 24 17 4 3 61 27 +34 55
2 Doncaster Rovers U18s 24 14 7 3 57 21 +36 49
3 Chesterfield U18s 23 13 3 7 45 28 +17 42
4 Notts County U18s 24 11 4 9 44 38 +6 37
5 Grimsby Town U18s 24 11 4 9 41 38 +3 37
6 Hull City U18s 23 10 6 7 44 37 +7 36
7 Lincoln City U18s 21 9 5 7 37 36 +1 32
8 Mansfield Town U18s 24 9 5 10 44 46 −2 32
9 Scunthorpe United U18s 24 7 6 11 33 45 −12 27
10 Rotherham United U18s 22 6 5 11 29 34 −5 23
11 Burton Albion U18s 24 5 6 13 39 64 −25 21
12 Hartlepool United U18s 22 5 2 15 40 59 −19 17
13 York City U18s 22 3 3 16 21 64 −43 12

South-West DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 AFC Bournemouth U18s 18 13 3 2 36 19 +17 42
2 Plymouth Argyle U18s 18 10 4 4 43 27 +16 34
3 Swindon Town U18s 18 9 3 6 43 34 +9 30
4 Portsmouth U18s 18 8 4 6 42 32 +10 28
5 Exeter City U18s 18 8 2 8 30 29 +1 26
6 Bristol Rovers U18s 18 6 6 6 29 25 +4 24
7 Oxford United U18s 18 7 1 10 27 32 −5 22
8 Cheltenham Town U18s 18 7 1 10 30 42 −12 22
9 Torquay United U18s 18 3 4 11 25 43 −18 13
10 Newport County U18s 18 3 4 11 27 49 −22 13

South-East DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Barnet U18s 24 17 3 4 82 51 +31 54
2 Milton Keynes Dons U18s 24 15 3 6 78 52 +26 48
3 Peterborough United U18s 24 13 5 6 61 40 +21 44
4 Luton Town U18s 24 12 8 4 51 30 +21 44
5 Watford U18s 24 11 6 7 70 50 +20 39
6 Southend United U18s 24 10 7 7 49 45 +4 37
7 Stevenage U18s 24 9 5 10 46 47 −1 32
8 Leyton Orient U18s 24 8 6 10 35 42 −7 30
9 AFC Wimbledon U18s 24 7 6 11 41 47 −6 27
10 Northampton Town U18s 24 6 9 9 41 51 −10 27
11 Cambridge United U18s 24 5 4 15 35 58 −23 19
12 Gillingham U18s 24 4 4 16 35 64 −29 16
13 Dagenham & Redbridge U18s 24 4 4 16 29 76 −47 16

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "UEFA Youth League retained and expanded". UEFA.org. 18 September 2014.
  2. ^ http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/news/u18-fixtures-announced-050814/
  3. ^ http://www.football-league.co.uk/page/YouthAllianceArticle/0,,10794~4031678,00.html