Season 1939-40

Final Table for season 1939-40
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   Blackpool 3 2 0 0 4 2 1 0 0 1 0 2.5 6    
2   Sheffield United 3 1 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 3 5    
3   Arsenal 3 2 0 0 6 2 0 1 0 2 2 2 5    
4   Liverpool 3 2 0 0 5 1 0 0 1 1 2 2 4    
5   Everton 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 3 1.25 4    
6   Bolton Wanderers 3 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 4 4 1.2 4    
7   Derby County 3 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 4    
8   Charlton Athletic 3 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 4 0.75 4    
9   Stoke City 3 1 0 1 5 2 0 1 0 2 2 1.75 3    
10   Manchester United 3 1 0 0 4 0 0 1 1 1 3 1.67 3    
11   Chelsea 3 1 1 0 4 3 0 0 1 0 1 1 3    
12   Brentford 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 3 1 3    
13   Grimsby Town 3 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 0.5 3    
14   Aston Villa 3 1 0 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 2    
15   Sunderland 3 1 0 1 4 2 0 0 1 2 5 0.86 2    
16   Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 0 1 0 2 2 0 1 1 1 2 0.75 2    
17   Huddersfield Town 3 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 2 2 0.67 2    
18   Portsmouth 3 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 1 4 0.6 2    
19   Preston North End 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 2    
20   Blackburn Rovers 3 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 2 1 3 0.6 1    
21   Middlesbrough 3 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 2 1 6 0.38 1    
22   Leeds United 3 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1    
 
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   Luton Town 3 1 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 4 1 7 5    
2   Birmingham City 3 2 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 1 1 5 5    
3   Coventry City 3 1 1 0 7 5 0 1 0 1 1 1.33 4    
4   Plymouth Argyle 3 0 0 1 1 3 2 0 0 3 0 1.33 4    
5   West Ham United 3 1 0 1 2 3 1 0 0 3 1 1.25 4    
6   Leicester City 3 1 0 0 4 3 1 0 1 2 2 1.2 4    
7   Tottenham Hotspur 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 5 4 1.2 4    
8   Nottingham Forest 3 2 0 0 4 1 0 0 1 1 4 1 4    
9   Millwall 3 1 0 1 3 2 0 1 0 2 2 1.25 3    
10   Newport County 3 1 1 0 4 2 0 0 1 1 2 1.25 3    
11   Manchester City 3 1 1 0 3 1 0 0 1 3 4 1.2 3    
12   West Bromwich Albion 3 0 0 1 3 4 1 1 0 5 4 1 3    
13   Bury 3 1 0 0 3 1 0 1 1 1 4 0.8 3    
14   Newcastle United 3 1 0 0 8 1 0 0 2 0 5 1.33 2    
15   Chesterfield 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 2    
16   Barnsley 3 1 0 0 4 1 0 0 2 3 7 0.88 2    
17   Southampton 3 1 0 1 4 3 0 0 1 1 3 0.83 2    
18   Sheffield Wednesday 3 1 0 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 3 0.6 2    
19   Swansea Town 3 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 1 4 9 0.45 2    
20   Fulham 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 5 0.5 1    
21   Burnley 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.33 1    
22   Bradford Park Avenue 3 0 1 1 2 5 0 0 1 0 2 0.29 1    
 
Third Division North
Home Away
Ptn Change from last Season Third Division North Pld W D L F A W D L F A G AvePts Ave Gate FA Cup
1   Accrington Stanley 3 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 4 1 6 6    
2   Halifax Town 3 1 1 0 3 1 1 0 0 3 0 6 5    
3   Chester 3 2 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 2 2 2.5 5    
4   Darlington 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 4 2 2.5 5    
5   New Brighton 3 2 0 0 6 3 0 0 1 0 2 1.2 4    
6   Rochdale 3 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 4    
7   Crewe Alexandra 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 1.8 3    
8   Wrexham 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 1 2 1.5 3    
9   Lincoln City 3 1 0 1 4 3 0 1 0 2 2 1.2 3    
10   Tranmere Rovers 3 1 0 0 3 1 0 1 1 3 5 1 3    
11   Rotherham United 3 1 1 0 4 3 0 0 1 1 3 0.83 3    
12   Carlisle United 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 1 2    
13   Hull City 2 0 1 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 2    
14   Barrow 3 0 1 1 3 4 0 1 0 1 1 0.8 2    
15   Doncaster Rovers 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 2 5 0.8 2    
16   Southport 3 0 2 0 4 4 0 0 1 0 1 0.8 2    
17   Oldham Athletic 3 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 2 0 4 0.6 2    
18   Gateshead 3 1 0 1 3 3 0 0 1 1 4 0.57 2    
19   Hartlepools United 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 3 0.25 2    
20   York City 3 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 2 1 3 0.6 1    
21   Bradford City 3 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 3 4 0.5 1    
22   Stockport County 2 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 2 0 0    
 
Third Division South
Home Away
Ptn Change from last Season Third Division South Pld W D L F A W D L F A G AvePts Ave Gate FA Cup
1   Exeter City 3 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 3 1 5 5    
2   Reading 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 1 5    
3   Cardiff City 3 0 0 1 4 0 2 0 0 3 1 7 4    
4   Notts County 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 4 2 2.5 4    
5   Ipswich Town 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 2 1.5 4    
6   Brighton & Hove Albion 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 3 1.33 4    
7   Crystal Palace 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 9 0.56 4    
8   Mansfield Town 3 0 0 1 0 5 1 1 0 4 3 3 3    
9   Leyton Orient 3 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 3    
10   Norwich City 3 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 3 2 2.5 3    
11   Torquay United 3 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 2 2 2 3    
12   Southend United 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 3    
13   Bristol City 3 0 1 1 5 0 1 0 0 1 0 1.8 3    
14   Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 3 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 1.5 3    
15   Walsall 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 0.67 3    
16   Watford 3 0 1 1 3 0 0 1 0 2 2 2.5 2    
17   Queens Park Rangers 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 2 3 1.33 2    
18   Northampton Town 3 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 10 0.2 2    
19   Swindon Town 3 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 1    
20   Aldershot 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 3 4 1 1    
21   Port Vale 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1.8 1    
22   Bristol Rovers 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 5 0.4 1    
Notes
War declared against Germany. Football League programme & FA Cup competition suspended for duration of Second World War.

 

The War Years

 

 

 

The War Cup
Football League (War) Cup 1940 Venue Gate Notes
West Ham United 4 0 Blackburn Rovers Wembley Stadium, London 42,399  
 
Football League (War) Cup Semi-Finals 1940 Venue Gate Notes
Blackburn Rovers 1 0 Newcastle United Ewood Park, Blackburn 14,238  
West Ham United 4 3 Fulham Stamford Bridge, London 32,799  

 

 

Western
Home Away
Ptn   Western Pld W D L F A W D L F A G Ave Pts Ave Gate
1D 1 Stoke City 22 10 1 0 29 10 3 4 4 28 31 1.39 31  
2D 1 Liverpool 22 6 4 1 34 19 6 1 4 32 21 1.65 29  
3D 1 Everton 22 8 1 2 41 18 4 3 4 23 15 1.94 28  
4D 1 Manchester United 22 9 0 2 46 16 5 0 6 28 25 1.8 28  
5D 2 Manchester City 22 6 3 2 43 24 6 1 4 30 17 1.78 28  
6D 3N Wrexham 22 8 3 0 35 17 2 2 7 10 33 0.9 25  
7D 3N New Brighton 22 7 2 2 35 15 3 1 7 20 37 1.06 23  
8 D 3S Port Vale 22 7 0 4 34 25 3 2 6 18 31 0.93 22  
9D 3N Chester 22 5 3 3 26 20 2 2 7 14 31 0.78 19  
10D 3N Crewe Alexandra 22 6 0 5 30 25 0 1 10 14 54 0.56 13  
11D 3N Stockport County 22 4 1 6 23 25 0 2 9 22 54 0.57 11  
12D 3N Tranmere Rovers 22 2 2 7 26 40 0 1 10 15 53 0.44 7  

 

North Western
Home Away
    North Western Pld W D L F A W D L F A G Ave Pts Ave Gate
1D 2 Bury 22 9 0 2 38 11 7 2 2 26 19 2.13 34  
2D 1 Preston North End 22 9 1 1 34 13 6 1 4 24 14 2.15 32  
3D 1 Blackpool 22 9 2 0 51 16 4 4 3 22 20 2.03 32  
4D 1 Bolton Wanderers 22 10 0 1 30 6 3 4 4 25 24 1.83 30  
5D 3N Oldham Athletic 22 8 1 2 40 24 3 1 7 15 37 0.9 24  
6D 2 Burnley 22 7 3 1 35 11 2 2 7 13 32 1.12 23  
7D 3N Barrow 22 7 2 3 36 25 1 2 7 18 32 0.95 20  
8D 1 Blackburn Rovers 22 4 2 4 17 15 3 2 7 20 25 0.93 18  
9D 3N Rochdale 22 3 4 4 23 23 2 1 8 15 35 0.66 15  
10D 3N Southport 22 4 3 4 21 24 1 1 9 13 38 0.55 14  
11D 3N Carlisle United 22 4 2 6 25 25 0 2 8 13 43 0.56 12  
12D 3N Accrington Stanley 22 1 4 5 18 24 1 2 9 13 49 0.42 10  

 

Midland
Home Away
    Midland Pld W D L F A W D L F A G Ave Pts Ave Gate
1D 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 28 13 0 2 56 21 6 3 4 20 23 1.73 41  
2D 2 West Bromwich Albion 28 14 2 1 58 18 4 2 5 29 33 1.71 40  
3D 2 Coventry City 28 9 1 3 48 24 4 2 9 20 33 1.19 29  
4D 2 Birmingham 28 3 3 2 17 10 9 2 9 39 50 0.93 29  
5D 2 Luton Town 28 8 1 7 52 42 2 3 7 24 46 0.86 24  
6 D 3S Northampton Town 28 6 6 3 30 20 1 2 10 18 39 0.81 22  
7D 2 Leicester City 28 6 3 5 32 26 1 3 10 19 45 0.72 20  
8 D 3S Walsall 28 4 3 7 26 33 3 2 9 25 50 0.61 19  

 

East Midland
Home Away
    East Midland Pld W D L F A W D L F A G Ave Pts Ave Gate
1D 2 Chesterfield 20 10 0 0 49 6 4 2 4 20 17 3 30  
2D 2 Barnsley 20 7 2 1 23 15 3 3 4 20 14 1.48 25  
3D 1 Sheffield United 20 8 0 1 29 7 4 1 6 17 27 1.35 25  
4D 1 Grimsby Town 20 9 1 0 32 16 1 1 8 8 28 0.91 22  
5 D 3S Mansfield Town 20 8 2 1 37 22 1 1 7 12 26 1.02 21  
6D 3N Doncaster Rovers 20 6 2 2 23 17 1 2 7 14 28 0.82 18  
7D 3N Lincoln City 20 5 0 5 21 21 4 0 6 21 32 0.79 18  
8D 3N Rotherham United 20 5 2 3 15 17 2 2 6 9 25 0.57 18  
9D 2 Sheffield Wednesday 20 4 2 4 15 15 1 3 6 18 27 0.79 15  
10D 2 Nottingham Forest 20 5 4 1 26 12 0 0 10 11 31 0.86 14  
11 D 3S Notts County 20 5 1 4 21 21 1 1 8 19 36 0.7 14  

 

North Eastern
Home Away
    North Eastern Pld W D L F A W D L F A G Ave Pts Ave Gate
1D 1 Huddersfield Town 20 8 1 1 28 10 7 3 0 26 12 2.45 34  
2D 2 Newcastle United 20 6 1 3 39 20 6 0 4 20 19 1.51 25  
3D 1 Middlesbrough 20 5 3 2 31 14 4 1 5 18 28 1.17 22  
4D 2 Bradford Park Avenue 19 7 0 2 20 9 3 2 5 24 29 1.16 22  
5D 1 Leeds United 18 7 1 1 23 11 2 2 5 13 16 1.33 21  
6 D 3N Bradford City 19 7 0 2 27 11 1 4 5 14 26 1.11 20  
7D 3N Hull City 20 6 1 3 26 18 2 0 8 9 23 0.85 17  
8D 3N York City 20 5 1 4 18 17 3 0 7 18 34 0.71 17  
9D 3N Darlington 19 5 2 3 29 19 1 1 7 15 37 0.79 15  
10D 3N Hartlepools United 20 5 1 4 20 19 1 0 9 7 28 0.57 13  
11D 3N Halifax Town 19 2 2 6 19 25 1 0 8 9 28 0.53 8  

 

South A
Home Away
    South A Pld W D L F A W D L F A G Ave Pts Ave Gate
1D 1 Arsenal 18 6 2 0 32 10 7 2 1 30 12 2.82 30  
2D 2 West Ham United 18 8 0 1 34 14 4 1 4 23 19 1.73 25  
3D 2 Millwall 18 4 5 0 31 14 4 0 5 15 24 1.21 21  
4 D 3S Watford 18 7 0 2 29 9 2 3 4 15 29 1.16 21  
5 D 3S Norwich City 18 6 1 2 28 18 1 5 3 13 18 1.14 20  
6D 1 Charlton Athletic 18 4 1 4 34 28 4 0 5 27 30 1.05 17  
7 D 3S Crystal Palace 18 3 3 3 17 18 2 0 7 22 38 0.7 13  
8 D 3S Clapton Orient 18 3 1 5 19 29 2 2 5 9 31 0.47 13  
9D 2 Tottenham Hotspur 18 3 1 6 23 20 2 1 5 14 23 0.86 12  
10 D 3S Southend United 18 3 0 6 18 20 1 0 8 12 41 0.49 8  

 

South B
Home Away
    South B Pld W D L F A W D L F A G Ave Pts Ave Gate
1 D 3S Queens Park Rangers 18 8 1 0 27 11 4 1 4 22 15 1.88 26  
2 D 3S Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 18 7 2 0 27 9 4 0 5 25 28 1.41 24  
3D 1 Chelsea 18 6 3 0 23 12 3 2 4 22 25 1.22 23  
4 D 3S Reading 18 7 1 1 33 17 3 1 5 14 25 1.12 22  
5D 1 Brentford 18 6 1 2 27 21 2 1 6 15 20 1.02 18  
6D 2 Fulham 18 6 0 3 33 26 1 4 4 17 25 0.98 18  
7D 1 Portsmouth 18 6 0 3 26 16 1 2 6 11 26 0.88 16  
8 D 3S Aldershot 18 4 3 2 24 18 1 1 7 14 32 0.76 14  
9 D 3S Brighton & Hove Albion 18 5 1 3 28 16 0 0 9 14 37 0.79 11  
10D 2 Southampton 18 4 0 5 26 23 0 0 9 15 41 0.64 8  

 

South C
Home Away
    South C Pld W D L F A W D L F A G Ave Pts Ave Gate
1D 2 Tottenham Hotspur 18 6 2 2 25 17 5 2 1 18 13 1.43 26  
2D 2 West Ham United 18 6 2 1 23 9 4 2 3 30 19 1.89 24  
3 D 1 Arsenal 18 6 1 1 23 9 3 4 3 18 17 1.58 23  
4D 1 Brentford 18 5 2 2 25 14 3 2 4 17 20 1.24 20  
5D 2 Millwall 18 5 1 3 25 15 2 4 3 11 15 1.2 19  
6D 1 Charlton Athletic 18 4 3 2 25 20 3 1 5 14 16 1.08 18  
7D 2 Fulham 18 5 1 3 20 17 3 0 6 18 25 0.9 17  
8D 2 Southampton 18 4 2 3 18 21 1 1 7 10 34 0.51 13  
9D 1 Chelsea 18 3 1 5 18 27 1 2 6 15 26 0.62 11  
10D 1 Portsmouth 18 2 3 4 12 16 1 0 8 14 29 0.58 9  

 

South D
Home Away
    South D Pld W D L F A W D L F A G Ave Pts Ave Gate
1 D 3S Crystal Palace 18 7 1 1 42 11 6 0 3 23 19 2.17 27  
2 D 3S Queens Park Rangers 18 7 1 1 26 12 3 2 4 12 16 1.36 23  
3 D 3S Watford 18 6 3 0 29 10 1 4 4 12 19 1.41 21  
4 D 3S Southend United 18 6 2 1 27 10 2 1 6 14 27 1.11 19  
5 D 3S Aldershot 18 6 1 2 23 13 1 2 6 15 23 1.06 17  
6 D 3S Clapton Orient 18 6 1 2 25 16 1 2 6 8 29 0.73 17  
7 D 3S Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 17 6 1 1 24 7 1 1 7 14 33 0.95 16  
8 D 3S Norwich City 17 6 1 2 24 16 0 3 5 8 18 0.94 16  
9 D 3S Reading 18 5 1 3 19 16 1 1 7 12 27 0.72 14  
10 D 3S Brighton & Hove Albion 18 2 4 3 19 18 0 0 9 11 47 0.46 8  

 

South Western
Home Away
    South Western Pld W D L F A W D L F A G Ave Pts Ave Gate
1 D 2 Plymouth Argyle 28 13 1 0 54 12 3 3 8 18 29 1.76 36  
2 D 3S Torquay United 28 12 1 1 55 24 2 5 7 18 38 1.18 34  
3 D 3S Bristol Rovers 28 5 4 5 45 35 4 6 4 17 20 1.13 28  
4D 2 Newport County 28 8 2 4 43 23 4 2 8 27 40 1.11 28  
5 D 3S Swindon Town 28 6 6 2 36 23 4 2 8 30 40 1.05 28  
6D 2 Swansea Town 28 8 3 3 31 17 2 3 9 23 43 0.9 26  
7 D 3S Cardiff City 28 5 9 0 26 16 1 4 9 19 47 0.71 25  
8 D 3S Bristol City 28 6 2 6 30 29 1 3 10 27 63 0.62 19  

 

Notes
Aston Villa – chose not to take part in wartime football league
Derby County – chose not to take part in wartime football league
Exeter City – could not take part because ground had been requested for the war effort
Gateshead – chose not to take part in wartime football league
Ipswich Town – chose not to take part in wartime football league
Sunderland – chose not to take part in wartime football league