Season 1897-98

 
Cup Competition
FA Cup Final 1898 Venue Gate Notes
Nottingham Forest 3 1 Derby County The Crystal Palace, London 62,017  
 
FA Cup Semi-Finals 1898 Venue Gate Notes
Nottingham Forest 1 1 Southampton Bramall Lane, Sheffield 30,000  
Derby County 3 1 Everton Molineux, Wolverhampton 30,000  
Nottingham Forest 2 0 Southampton The Crystal Palace, London 12,000 Replay
 
Test Matches
Newcastle United 2 1 Stoke St James' Park, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne 17,000  
Blackburn Rovers 1 3 Burnley Ewood Park, Blackburn 8,000  
Burnley 2 0Blackburn Rovers Turf Moor, Burnley 12,000  
Stoke 1 0 Newcastle United Victoria Ground, Stoke-on-Trent 20,000  
Burnley 0 2 Stoke Turf Moor, Burnley 9,000  
Blackburn Rovers 4 3 Newcastle United Ewood Park, Blackburn 30,000  
Newcastle United 4 0Blackburn Rovers St James' Park, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne 13,324  
Stoke 0 0 Burnley Victoria Ground, Stoke-on-Trent 4,000 #
   
Final Table for season 1897-98
First Division
Home Away
Ptn Change from last Season First Division Pld W D L F A W D L F A G AvePts Ave Gate FA Cup
1 1 Sheffield United 30 9 4 2 27 14 8 4 3 29 17 1.806 42 11,552 Rd 1
2 13 Sunderland 30 12 2 1 27 8 4 3 8 16 22 1.433 37 10,967 Rd 1
3 7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 30 10 4 1 36 14 4 3 8 21 27 1.39 35 7,040 Rd 2
4 3 Everton 30 11 3 1 33 12 2 6 7 15 27 1.231 35 17,313 SF
5 1 The Wednesday 30 12 0 3 39 15 3 3 9 12 27 1.214 33 8,080 Rd 2
6 -5 Aston Villa 30 12 1 2 47 21 2 4 9 14 30 1.196 33 16,123 Rd 1
7 5 West Bromwich Albion 30 8 5 2 25 16 3 5 7 19 29 0.978 32 7,120 Rd 3
8 3 Nottingham Forest 30 7 5 3 30 19 4 4 7 17 30 0.959 31 7,633 Winner
9 -4 Liverpool 30 7 4 4 27 16 4 2 9 21 29 1.067 28 13,367 Rd 3
10 -7 Derby County 30 10 3 2 40 19 1 3 11 17 42 0.934 28 8,813 Final
11 -3 Bolton Wanderers 30 9 2 4 18 13 2 2 11 10 28 0.683 26 8,603 Rd 3
12 -8 Preston North End 30 7 5 3 26 15 1 3 11 9 28 0.814 24 6,760 Rd 1
13 D 2Notts County 30 4 6 5 23 23 4 2 9 13 23 0.783 24 8,107 Rd 1
14 -5 Bury 30 8 3 4 25 19 0 5 10 14 32 0.765 24 5,193 Rd 2
15 -1Blackburn Rovers 30 4 7 4 20 22 3 3 9 19 32 0.722 24 7,842 Rd 1
16 -3 Stoke 30 8 3 4 21 14 0 5 10 14 41 0.636 24 7,327 Rd 2
Second Division
Home Away
Ptn Change from last Season Second Division Pld W D L F A W D L F A G AvePts Ave Gate FA Cup
1 D 1Burnley 30 14 1 0 64 13 6 7 2 16 11 3.333 48 3,793 Rd 3
2 3 Newcastle United 30 14 0 1 43 10 7 3 5 21 22 2 45 11,597 Rd 2
3 3 Manchester City 30 10 4 1 45 15 5 5 5 21 21 1.833 39 7,800 Rd 2
4 -2 Newton Heath 30 11 2 2 42 10 5 4 6 22 25 1.829 38 6,133 Rd 2
5 5 Woolwich Arsenal 30 10 4 1 41 14 6 1 8 28 35 1.408 37 7,800 Rd 1
6 -2 Small Heath 30 11 1 3 37 18 5 3 7 21 32 1.16 36 5,433 Qf Rd
7 2 Leicester Fosse 30 8 5 2 26 11 5 2 8 20 24 1.314 33 5,300 Rd 1
8 NL Luton Town 30 10 2 3 50 13 3 2 10 18 37 1.36 30 3,233 Rd 1
9 -2 Gainsborough Trinity 30 10 4 1 30 12 2 2 11 20 42 0.926 30 2,247 Rd 2
10 2 Walsall 30 9 3 3 42 15 3 2 10 16 43 1 29 2,160 Rd 1
11 -3 Blackpool 30 8 4 3 32 15 2 1 12 17 46 0.803 25 1,947 Qf Rd
12 -9 Grimsby Town 30 9 1 5 44 24 1 3 11 8 38 0.839 24 3,480 Rd 1
13 1 Burton Swifts 30 7 3 5 25 21 1 2 12 13 48 0.551 21 2,500 Qf Rd
14 2 Lincoln City 30 6 3 6 27 27 0 2 13 16 55 0.524 17 2,700 Qf Rd
15 -4 Darwen 30 4 1 10 21 32 2 1 12 10 44 0.408 14 2,207 Qf Rd
16 -3 Loughborough 30 5 2 8 15 26 1 0 14 9 61 0.276 14 2,133 Qf Rd
Notes
# As Stoke and Burnley only needed a draw & this match became known as 'the match without a shot at goal'.
Lincoln City & Loughborough re-elected to Second Division
Burslem Port Vale elected to Second Division replacing Darwen
The Football League decided to scrap Test Match system after this match to hold a vote during which the clubs
First Division & Second Division increased to 18 clubs.
Promotion & relegation becomes two up, two down.
Burnley & Newcastle United elected to First Division.
Barnsley, Darwen, Glossop and New Brighton Tower elected to Second Division.
Failed election to the Second Division
Barnsley, Bristol City, Bristol Eastville Rovers, Nelson &, New Brighton Tower