Season Fixtures calendar

Season 1939-40

First Division
Ptn Change from last Season First Division Pld W D L F A W D L F A G AvePts FA Cup
1 Blackpool 3 2 0 0 4 2 1 0 0 1 0 2.50 6
2D 2 Sheffield United 3 1 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 3.00 5
3 Arsenal 3 2 0 0 6 2 0 1 0 2 2 2.00 5
4 Liverpool 3 2 0 0 5 1 0 0 1 1 2 2.00 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 1.20 4
7 Derby County 3 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 1.00 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 1.00 3
12 Brentford 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 3 1.00 3
13 Grimsby Town 3 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 0.50 3
14 Aston Villa 3 1 0 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 1 1.00 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 0.60 2
19 Preston North End 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.00 2
20D 2 Blackburn Rovers 3 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 2 1 3 0.60 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 0.00 1
Ptn Change from last Season Second Division Pld W D L F A W D L F A G AvePts FA Cup
1 Luton Town 3 1 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 4 1 7.00 5
2D 1 Birmingham City 3 2 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 1 1 5.00 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
6D 1 Leicester City 3 1 0 0 4 3 1 0 1 2 2 1.20 4
7 Tottenham Hotspur 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 5 4 1.20 4
8 Nottingham Forest 3 2 0 0 4 1 0 0 1 1 4 1.00 4
9 Millwall 3 1 0 1 3 2 0 1 0 2 2 1.25 3
10D 3S 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 1.20 3
12 West Bromwich Albion 3 0 0 1 3 4 1 1 0 5 4 1.00 3
13 Bury 3 1 0 0 3 1 0 1 1 1 4 0.80 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 1.00 2
16D 3N 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 0.60 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 0.50 1
21 Burnley 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.33 1
22 Bradford 3 0 1 1 2 5 0 0 1 0 2 0.29 1
Third Division North
Ptn Change from last Season Third Division North Pld W D L F A W D L F A G AvePts FA Cup
1 Accrington Stanley 3 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 4 1 6.00 6
2 Halifax Town 3 1 1 0 3 1 1 0 0 3 0 6.00 5
3 Chester 3 2 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 2 2 2.50 5
4 Darlington 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 4 2 2.50 5
5 New Brighton 3 2 0 0 6 3 0 0 1 0 2 1.20 4
6 Rochdale 3 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 1.00 4
7 Crewe Alexandra 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 3.00 3
8 Wrexham 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 1 2 1.50 3
9 Lincoln City 3 1 0 1 4 3 0 1 0 2 2 1.20 3
10D 2 Tranmere Rovers 3 1 0 0 3 1 0 1 1 3 5 1.00 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 1.00 2
13 Hull City 2 0 1 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 1 1.00 2
14 Barrow 3 0 1 1 3 4 0 1 0 1 1 0.80 2
15 Doncaster Rovers 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 2 5 0.80 2
16 Southport 3 0 2 0 4 4 0 0 1 0 1 0.80 2
17 Oldham Athletic 3 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 2 0 4 0.60 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 0.60 1
21 Bradford City 3 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 3 4 0.50 1
22 Stockport County 2 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 2 0.00 0
Third Division South
Ptn Change from last Season Third Division South Pld W D L F A W D L F A G AvePts FA Cup
1 Reading 3 2 0 0 6 0 0 1 0 2 2 4.00 5
2 Exeter City 3 0 1 0 2 2 2 0 0 3 1 1.67 5
3 Notts County 2 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 4 2 2.00 4
4 Ipswich Town 3 1 1 0 3 1 0 1 0 2 2 1.67 4
5 Brighton & Hove Albion 3 1 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 3 3 1.25 4
6 Cardiff City 3 0 0 1 2 4 2 0 0 3 1 1.00 4
7 Crystal Palace 3 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 5 9 0.89 4
8 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 3 1 1 0 12 2 0 0 1 1 2 3.25 3
9 Mansfield Town 3 0 0 1 4 5 1 1 0 4 3 1.00 3
10 Bristol City 3 0 1 1 4 5 1 0 0 1 0 1.00 3
11D 2 Norwich City 3 0 0 1 1 2 1 1 0 3 2 1.00 3
12 Torquay United 3 0 2 0 2 2 0 1 0 2 2 1.00 3
13 Clapton Orient 3 0 2 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 1 1.00 3
14 Southend United 3 1 0 0 3 2 0 1 1 0 1 1.00 3
15 Walsall 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 3 1.00 3
16 Queens Park Rangers 3 0 1 0 2 2 0 1 1 2 3 0.80 2
17 Watford 3 0 1 1 2 3 0 1 0 2 2 0.80 2
18 Northampton Town 3 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 10 0.17 2
19 Aldershot 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 3 4 0.60 1
20 Swindon Town 3 0 1 1 2 3 0 0 1 0 1 0.50 1
21 Bristol Rovers 3 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 2 0 5 0.29 1
22 Port Vale 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0.00 1

 

The War Years

 

The War Cup
Football League (War) Cup 1940
West Ham United 4 0 Blackburn Rovers Wembley Stadium (Empire Stadium), London    
 
Football League (War) Cup Semi-Finals 1940
Blackburn Rovers 1 0 Newcastle United Ewood Park, Blackburn    
West Ham United 4 3 Fulham Stamford Bridge, London    
Western
Home Away
Ptn   Western Pld W D L F A W D L F A G Ave Pts
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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