1970–71 Football League


The 1970–71 season was the 72nd completed season of The Football League.

The Football League
Season1970–71
ChampionsArsenal
New Club in LeagueCambridge United

Arsenal won the league championship at the home of their North London rivals, Tottenham Hotspur, with Ray Kennedy scoring the winner. This would soon be followed by their FA Cup final tie with Liverpool. They narrowly overcame Leeds to win the league, with a 12-point gap separating Leeds United from third-placed Tottenham. Wolves and Liverpool joined these two teams in the UEFA Cup. Chelsea missed out on the top five on goal average but compensated for this shortcoming by beating Real Madrid in the European Cup Winners' Cup.

Burnley and Blackpool (who won this year's Anglo-Italian Cup) were relegated to the Second Division. Burnley returned from 1973/74 to 1975/76 but it took Blackpool until the 2009–10 season to regain their top flight status after a 3–2 victory over Cardiff City in the Playoff Final (only to be relegated back after the 2010–11 season).

Wilf McGuinness was sacked after 18 unsuccessful months as manager of Manchester United. Sir Matt Busby was re-appointed as manager on a temporary basis, but never considered returning to his old job on a permanent basis. Leicester City manager Frank O'Farrell was appointed at the end of the season.

Leicester City and Sheffield United were promoted to the First Division. Blackburn Rovers and Bolton Wanderers, two of the most famous and historic names in English football, were relegated to the Third Division.

Preston North End and Fulham finally had something to shout about by getting promoted to the Second Division. Halifax Town achieved its best ever league position, missing out on the Second Division by one place. Reading, Bury, Doncaster Rovers and Gillingham slid into the Fourth Division.

Notts County, Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic, Oldham Athletic and York City were promoted to the Third Division. The Football League voted for the league's four bottom clubs to maintain their status.

Final league tables and results


Beginning with the season 1894–95, clubs finishing level on points were separated according to goal average (goals scored divided by goals conceded), or more properly put, goal ratio. In case one or more teams had the same goal difference, this system favoured those teams who had scored fewer goals. The goal average system was eventually scrapped beginning with the 1976–77 season.[1]

Since the Fourth Division was established in the 1958–59 season, the bottom four teams of that division have been required to apply for re-election.[2]

First Division


Football League
First Division
Season1970–71
ChampionsArsenal (8th English title)
RelegatedBurnley
Blackpool
1971–72 European CupArsenal
FA Cup winnersArsenal (4th FA Cup title) (first Arsenal double)
1971–72 European Cup Winners' CupLiverpool (Runners up of FA Cup 1970–71),
Chelsea (defending champions)
1971–72 UEFA CupLeeds United,
Southampton,
Tottenham Hotspur,
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Matches played462
Goals scored1,089 (2.36 per match)
Top goalscorerT. Brown (West Bromwich Albion), 28 [3]
Biggest home winSouthamptonCrystal Palace 6–0 (4 Mar 1971)
Biggest away winBurnleyManchester City 0–4 (19 Dec 1970)
Highest scoringArsenalWest Bromwich Albion 6–2 (19 Sept 1970)
Derby CountyManchester United 4–4 (26 Dec 1970)
Crystal PalaceManchester United 3–5 (17 Apr 1971)
Longest winning runArsenal (9)
Longest unbeaten runLeeds United (16)
Longest losing runBlackpool (7)
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Arsenal (C) 42 29 7 6 71 29 2.448 65 1971–72 European Cup
2 Leeds United 42 27 10 5 72 30 2.400 64 1971–72 UEFA Cup
3 Tottenham Hotspur 42 19 14 9 54 33 1.636 52
4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 22 8 12 64 54 1.185 52
5 Liverpool 42 17 17 8 42 24 1.750 51 1971–72 European Cup Winners' Cup
6 Chelsea 42 18 15 9 52 42 1.238 51
7 Southampton 42 17 12 13 56 44 1.273 46 1971–72 UEFA Cup
8 Manchester United 42 16 11 15 65 66 0.985 43
9 Derby County 42 16 10 16 56 54 1.037 42
10 Coventry City 42 16 10 16 37 38 0.974 42
11 Manchester City 42 12 17 13 47 42 1.119 41
12 Newcastle United 42 14 13 15 44 46 0.957 41
13 Stoke City 42 12 13 17 44 48 0.917 37
14 Everton 42 12 13 17 54 60 0.900 37
15 Huddersfield Town 42 11 14 17 40 49 0.816 36
16 Nottingham Forest 42 14 8 20 42 61 0.689 36
17 West Bromwich Albion 42 10 15 17 58 75 0.773 35
18 Crystal Palace 42 12 11 19 39 57 0.684 35
19 Ipswich Town 42 12 10 20 42 48 0.875 34
20 West Ham United 42 10 14 18 47 60 0.783 34
21 Burnley (R) 42 7 13 22 29 63 0.460 27 Relegation to 1971–72 Second Division
22 Blackpool (R) 42 4 15 23 34 66 0.515 23
Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated

Results

Home \ Away ARS BLP BUR CHE COV CRY DER EVE HUD IPS LEE LIV MCI MUN NEW NOT SOU STK TOT WBA WHU WOL
Arsenal 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 4–0 1–0 3–2 0–0 2–0 1–0 4–0 1–0 4–0 0–0 1–0 2–0 6–2 2–0 2–1
Blackpool 0–1 1–1 3–4 1–0 3–1 0–1 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–0 3–3 1–1 0–1 2–3 0–3 1–1 0–0 3–1 1–1 0–2
Burnley 1–2 1–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 1–2 2–2 2–3 2–2 0–3 1–2 0–4 0–2 1–1 2–1 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 2–3
Chelsea 2–1 2–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 2–2 0–0 2–1 3–1 1–0 1–1 1–2 1–0 2–0 2–2 2–1 0–2 4–1 2–1 2–2
Coventry City 1–3 2–0 3–0 0–1 2–1 0–0 3–1 0–0 1–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 0–1
Crystal Palace 0–2 1–0 0–2 0–0 1–2 0–0 2–0 0–3 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 3–5 1–0 2–0 3–1 3–2 0–3 3–0 1–1 1–1
Derby County 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–2 3–4 1–0 3–1 3–2 2–0 0–2 0–0 0–0 4–4 1–2 1–2 0–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–4 1–2
Everton 2–2 0–0 1–1 3–0 3–0 3–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 3–1 1–0 4–1 2–0 0–0 3–3 0–1 1–2
Huddersfield Town 2–1 3–0 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–2 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–2 1–1 0–0 3–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–2
Ipswich Town 0–1 2–1 3–0 0–0 0–2 1–2 0–1 0–0 2–0 2–4 1–0 2–0 4–0 1–0 0–0 1–3 2–0 1–2 2–2 2–1 2–3
Leeds United 1–0 3–1 4–0 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 3–2 2–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 2–2 3–0 2–0 1–0 4–1 1–2 1–2 3–0 3–0
Liverpool 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–0 3–2 4–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 3–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 2–0
Manchester City 0–2 2–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–2 3–4 1–1 1–3 1–1 4–1 0–1 4–1 2–0 0–0
Manchester United 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–0 0–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 3–2 0–1 0–2 1–4 1–0 2–0 5–1 2–2 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–0
Newcastle United 1–1 1–2 3–1 0–1 0–0 2–0 3–1 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–0 3–0 1–1 3–2
Nottingham Forest 0–3 3–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–4 3–2 1–3 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 1–2 2–1 2–0 0–0 0–1 3–3 1–0 4–1
Southampton 1–2 1–1 2–0 0–0 3–0 6–0 4–0 2–2 1–0 1–0 0–3 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 4–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–2 1–2
Stoke City 5–0 1–1 0–0 1–2 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 3–1 0–0 3–0 0–1 2–0 1–2 3–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–0 2–1 1–0
Tottenham Hotspur 0–1 3–0 4–0 2–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–0 2–0 2–2 1–2 0–1 1–3 3–0 2–2 2–2 0–0
West Bromwich Albion 2–2 1–1 1–0 2–2 0–0 0–0 2–1 3–0 2–1 0–1 2–2 1–1 0–0 4–3 1–2 0–1 1–0 5–2 3–1 2–1 2–4
West Ham United 0–0 2–1 3–1 2–2 1–2 0–0 1–4 1–2 0–1 2–2 2–3 1–2 0–0 2–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–2 2–1 3–3
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0–3 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 2–4 2–0 3–1 0–0 2–3 1–0 3–0 3–2 3–2 4–0 0–1 1–1 0–3 2–1 2–0
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Maps

Locations of the Football League First Division London teams 1970–1971

Top scorers

Goalscorers are listed order of total goals, then according to the number of league goals, then of FA cup goals, then of League Cup goals. A dash means the team of the player in question did not participate in European competitions.[4]

Rank Scorer Club League goals FA Cup goals League Cup goals Texaco Cup goals Euro competitions Total
1 Martin Chivers Tottenham2117534
2 Tony BrownWest Bromwich Albion2820030
3 Ray KennedyArsenal1922326
4 Bobby GouldWolverhampton Wanderers1720524
5 Allan ClarkeLeeds United1910323
6 Joe RoyleEverton1720423
7 Ian Storey-MooreNottingham Forest1821122
8 George BestManchester United181221
9 Ron DaviesSouthampton1740021
10 John RadfordArsenal1521321
11 Mick ChannonSouthampton1811020
12 Hugh CurranWolverhampton Wanderers1600420
13 Francis LeeManchester City1401419
14 Colin BellManchester City1340219
15 John ToshackLiverpool / Cardiff City5 + 8100 + 519
16 Peter LorimerLeeds United1220519
17 Martin PetersTottenham Hotspur924419
18 John RitchieStoke City1340017
19 Alan GilzeanTottenham Hotspur944017
20 Denis LawManchester United150116
= Geoff HurstWest Ham United150116
22 Johnny GilesLeeds United1320116
23 Jeff AstleWest Bromwich Albion1311015
= John O’HareDerby County131115
25 Alun EvansLiverpool1011315
26 John TudorNewcastle United / Sheffield United5 + 900014
27 Keith WellerChelsea1301014
28 Terry ConroyStoke City1121014
29 George GrahamArsenal1111114
30 Neil MartinCoventry City / Nottingham Forest1 + 9200214
31 Pop RobsonNewcastle United / West Ham United3 + 90 + 10013
32 Derek DouganWolverhampton Wanderers1200113
33 Alan BirchenallCrystal Palace101213
34 Ernie HuntCoventry City1011113
35 Brian KiddManchester United80513
36 Kevin HectorDerby County110112
37/ Colin ViljoenIpswich Town102012
38 Alan HintonDerby County101112
39 Gerry QueenCrystal Palace90312
40 Peter CormackNottingham Forest811212
41 Frank WorthingtonHuddersfield Town92011
42 Micky BurnsBlackpool100010
43 Frank James ClarkeIpswich Town82010
44 Jimmy GreenhoffStoke City730010
45 Charlie GeorgeArsenal550010

Second Division


Football League
Second Division
Season1970–71
ChampionsLeicester City (5th title)
PromotedSheffield United
RelegatedBlackburn Rovers,
Bolton Wanderers
Matches played462
Goals scored1,141 (2.47 per match)
Top goalscorerJohn Hickton (Middlesbrough), 25 [3]
Biggest home winCarlisle UnitedPortsmouth 6–0 (5 Dec 1970)
Biggest away winPortsmouthSheffield United 0–4 (30 Sept 1970)
Sheffield WednesdayLuton Town 0–4(10 Oct 1970)
Bristol CityOxford United 0–4 (10 Oct 1970)
SunderlandCardiff City 0–4 (13 Feb 1971)
WatfordNorwich City 0–4 (16 Jan 1971)
Highest scoringMiddlesbroughQueens Park Rangers 6–2 (26 Sept 1970)
Hull CitySheffield Wednesday 4–4 (26 Dec 1970)
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GAv Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Leicester City 42 12 7 2 30 14 11 6 4 27 16 1.900 59 Division Champions, promoted
2 Sheffield United 42 14 6 1 49 18 7 8 6 24 21 1.872 56 Promoted
3 Cardiff City 42 12 7 2 39 16 8 6 7 25 25 1.561 53 Welsh Cup winners, qualified for UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1971–72 First round
4 Carlisle United 42 16 3 2 39 13 4 10 7 26 30 1.512 53
5 Hull City 42 11 5 5 31 16 8 8 5 23 25 1.317 51
6 Luton Town 42 12 7 2 40 18 6 6 9 22 25 1.442 49
7 Middlesbrough 42 13 6 2 37 16 4 8 9 23 27 1.395 48
8 Millwall 42 13 5 3 36 12 6 4 11 23 30 1.405 47
9 Birmingham City 42 12 7 2 30 12 5 5 11 28 36 1.208 46
10 Norwich City 42 11 8 2 34 20 4 6 11 20 32 1.038 44
11 Queens Park Rangers 42 11 5 5 39 22 5 6 10 19 31 1.094 43
12 Swindon Town 42 12 7 2 38 14 3 5 13 23 37 1.196 42
13 Sunderland 42 11 6 4 34 21 4 6 11 18 33 0.963 42
14 Oxford United 42 8 8 5 23 23 6 6 9 18 25 0.854 42
15 Sheffield Wednesday 42 10 7 4 32 27 2 5 14 19 42 0.739 36
16 Portsmouth 42 9 4 8 32 28 1 10 10 14 33 0.754 34
17 Orient 42 5 11 5 16 15 4 5 12 13 36 0.569 34
18 Watford 42 6 7 8 18 22 4 6 11 20 38 0.633 33
19 Bristol City 42 9 6 6 30 28 1 5 15 16 36 0.719 31
20 Charlton Athletic 42 7 6 8 28 30 1 8 12 13 35 0.631 30
21 Blackburn Rovers 42 5 8 8 20 28 1 7 13 17 41 0.536 27 Relegated
22 Bolton Wanderers 42 6 5 10 22 31 1 5 15 13 43 0.473 24
Source: [citation needed]

Results

Home \ Away BIR BLB BOL BRI CAR CRL CHA HUL LEI LUT MID MIL NWC ORI OXF POR QPR SHU SHW SUN SWI WAT
Birmingham 1–0 4–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 3–1 2–2 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–1 1–0 3–1 2–1 2–0
Blackburn Rovers 2–2 0–2 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–0 0–1 2–2 1–0 1–1 0–2 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–2 1–3 3–2 0–1 1–0 2–3
Bolton Wanderers 3–0 1–1 1–0 0–2 0–3 4–0 0–0 0–3 4–2 0–3 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–1 2–1 1–3 0–3 0–1
Bristol City 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 2–2 3–3 0–1 3–2 0–2 3–2 0–1 0–0 0–4 2–0 0–0 0–1 1–2 4–3 2–1 3–0
Cardiff City 2–0 4–1 1–0 1–0 4–0 1–1 5–1 2–2 0–0 3–4 2–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 0–1
Carlisle United 0–3 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 3–0 4–2 2–0 3–2 6–0 3–0 1–0 3–0 0–0 2–1 2–1
Charlton Athletic 1–1 2–4 4–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–3 2–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 0–3 0–2 2–3 1–1 2–1 1–2
Hull City 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–2 2–0 3–0 0–2 1–0 2–0 1–0 5–2 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 4–4 4–0 2–0 1–0
Leicester City 1–4 1–1 1–0 4–0 0–1 2–2 1–0 0–0 1–0 3–2 2–1 2–1 4–0 0–0 2–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 3–1 1–1
Luton Town 3–2 2–0 2–0 3–0 3–0 3–3 1–1 3–1 1–3 1–0 1–1 0–0 4–0 4–0 2–1 0–0 2–1 2–2 1–2 1–1 1–0
Middlesbrough 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 3–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 5–0 0–1 0–2 3–2 6–2 1–1 1–0 2–2 3–0 2–2
Millwall 2–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 4–0 0–0 4–0 1–0 2–2 0–1 1–2 0–0 3–0 1–2 1–0 0–0 2–2 3–0
Norwich City 2–2 2–1 2–1 3–2 1–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 4–2 1–1 1–1 3–0 1–0 0–0 3–0 1–0 2–1
Orient 0–2 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 1–2 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 3–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–1
Oxford United 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 0–3 1–0 2–1 2–2 2–3 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–3 1–2 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–1
Portsmouth 1–0 4–1 4–0 1–1 1–3 1–4 2–0 2–2 1–2 0–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–5 2–0 2–1 0–2 5–0
Queens Park Rangers 5–2 2–0 4–0 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–4 1–1 1–3 0–1 1–1 2–0 0–1 5–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–0 2–0 4–2 1–1
Sheffield United 3–0 5–0 2–2 3–3 5–1 2–2 3–0 1–2 2–1 2–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 3–1 3–0 2–0 1–1 3–2 1–0 2–1 3–0
Sheffield Wednesday 3–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–2 3–0 1–0 1–1 0–3 1–5 3–0 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 3–1 1–0 0–0 1–2 2–2 2–1
Sunderland 2–1 3–2 4–1 1–0 0–4 2–0 3–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 2–2 0–1 2–1 1–0 0–1 0–0 3–1 0–0 3–1 5–2 3–3
Swindon Town 1–2 3–0 3–1 2–1 2–2 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 3–0 3–0 3–2 1–1 3–0 2–1 1–0 3–0 3–0 2–0 1–1
Watford 2–1 2–1 1–1 0–3 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–2 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–4 2–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–2 0–0 3–0 1–1 1–2
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Maps

Locations of the Football League Second Division London teams 1970–1971

Top scorers

Goalscorers are listed order of total goals, then according to the number of league goals, then of FA cup goals, then of League Cup goals. A dash means the team of the player in question did not participate in European competitions.[4]

Rank Scorer Club League goals FA Cup goals League Cup goals Total
1 Malcolm MacdonaldLuton Town244230
2 John Hickton Middlesbrough250227
3 Bob HattonCarlisle United182424
4 Chris ChiltonHull City212023
5 Rodney MarshQueens Park Rangers211123
6 Phil SummerillBirmingham City161421
7 Don RogersSwindon Town160420
8 Alan WarboysCardiff City /
Sheffield Wednesday
13 + 60019
9 Barry BridgesMillwall /
Queens Park Rangers
15 + 200 + 118
10 Alistair BrownLeicester City152017
11 Ken FoggoNorwich City151117
12 Derek PosseeMillwall141217
13 Peter SilvesterNorwich City150116
14 David WatsonSunderland /
Rotherham United
4 + 90 + 3016
15 Ron WiggWatford132116
16 Ken WagstaffHull City124016
17 Alan WoodwardSheffield United150015
= Mick PrendergastSheffield Wednesday150015
= Trevor FrancisBirmingham City150015
= Brian ClarkCardiff City150015
21 Peter NobleSwindon Town141015
22 Hughie McIlmoyleMiddlesbrough131115
23 Bill DeardenSheffield United140014
24 Ray HironPortsmouth131014
25 Arthur HorsfieldSwindon Town111214
26 Bob LatchfordBirmingham City130013
27 Bobby OwenCarlisle United112013
28 Derrick DowningMiddlesbrough111113
29 Don GivensLuton Town110213
30 Malcolm PartridgeLeicester City /
Mansfield Town
3 + 33413
31 John GalleyBristol City120012
32 Dennis MartinCarlisle United101112
33 Terry VenablesQueens Park Rangers100111
34 John FarringtonLeicester City80311
= Chris GarlandBristol City80311
36 Joe BakerSunderland100010
= Harry CrippsMillwall100010
38 Tony CurrieSheffield United90110
= Bobby KerrSunderland90110
40 Mike TrebilcockPortsmouth82010

Third Division


Football League
Third Division
Season1970–71
ChampionsPreston North End (1st title)
PromotedFulham
RelegatedBury,
Doncaster Rovers,
Gillingham,
Reading
Matches played552
Goals scored1,372 (2.49 per match)
Top goalscorerGerry Ingram (Preston North End), 22
Dudley Roberts (Mansfield Town), 22 [3]
Biggest home winChesterfieldHalifax Town 5–0 (10 Oct 1970)
ChesterfieldTorquay United 5–0 (24 pr 1971)
FulhamBradford City 5–0 (2 Sep 1970)
Swansea CityReading 5–0 (27 Mar 1971)
Swansea CityShrewsbury Town 5–0 (1 Sep 1970)
Tranmere RoversRotherham United 5–0 (4 Dec 1970)
Biggest away winMansfield TownPlymouth Argyle 1–5 (4 Sep 1970)
ReadingBury 1–5 (5 Dec 1970)
BarnsleyBristol Rovers 0–4 (2 Jan 1971)
Torquay UnitedReading 0–4 (19 Feb 1971)
Highest scoringShrewsbury TownPort Vale 7–3 (12 Sept 1970)
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GAv Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Preston North End 46 15 8 0 42 16 7 9 7 21 23 1.615 61 Division Champions, promoted
2 Fulham 46 15 6 2 39 12 9 6 8 29 29 1.659 60 Promoted
3 Halifax Town 46 16 2 5 46 22 6 10 7 28 33 1.345 56
4 Aston Villa 46 13 7 3 27 13 6 8 9 27 33 1.174 53
5 Chesterfield 46 13 8 2 45 12 4 9 10 21 26 1.737 51
6 Bristol Rovers 46 11 5 7 38 24 8 8 7 31 26 1.380 51
7 Mansfield Town 46 13 7 3 44 28 5 8 10 20 34 1.032 51
8 Rotherham United 46 12 10 1 38 19 5 6 12 26 41 1.067 50
9 Wrexham 46 12 8 3 43 25 6 5 12 29 40 1.108 49
10 Torquay United 46 12 6 5 37 26 7 5 11 17 31 0.947 49
11 Swansea City 46 11 5 7 41 25 4 11 8 18 31 1.054 46
12 Barnsley 46 12 6 5 30 19 5 5 13 19 33 0.942 45
13 Shrewsbury Town 46 11 6 6 37 28 5 7 11 21 34 0.935 45
14 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 8 10 5 28 20 6 6 11 22 27 1.064 44
15 Plymouth Argyle 46 6 12 5 39 33 6 7 10 24 30 1.000 43
16 Rochdale 46 8 8 7 29 26 6 7 10 32 42 0.897 43
17 Port Vale 46 11 6 6 29 18 4 6 13 23 41 0.881 42
18 Tranmere Rovers 46 8 11 4 27 18 2 11 10 18 37 0.818 42
19 Bradford City 46 7 6 10 23 25 6 8 9 26 37 0.790 40
20 Walsall 46 10 1 12 30 27 4 10 9 21 30 0.895 39
21 Reading 46 10 7 6 32 33 4 4 15 16 52 0.565 39 Relegated
22 Bury 46 7 9 7 30 23 5 4 14 22 37 0.867 37
23 Doncaster Rovers 46 8 5 10 28 27 5 4 14 17 39 0.682 35
24 Gillingham 46 6 9 8 22 29 4 4 15 20 38 0.627 33
Source: rsssf.com

Results

Home \ Away AST BAR BRA B&HA BRR BRY CHF DON FUL GIL HAL MAN PLY PTV PNE REA ROC ROT SHR SWA TOR TRA WAL WRE
Aston Villa 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 3–2 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 3–0 0–1 1–0 0–0 3–4
Barnsley 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–4 1–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 3–1 2–2 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–1 3–0 2–2 2–1 2–1 0–0 2–0 0–0 1–2 3–1
Bradford City 1–0 1–0 2–3 1–1 1–3 1–0 3–0 2–3 0–1 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–2 0–1 3–0 1–1 1–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–0 1–3
Brighton & Hove Albion 1–0 1–2 1–2 0–0 1–0 1–2 3–0 3–2 3–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–2 0–0 0–0 2–2 2–0
Bristol Rovers 1–2 3–0 4–2 1–3 0–1 3–2 2–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–3 3–0 0–0 4–0 2–2 0–2 2–2 0–0 1–1 0–1 3–0 3–2
Bury 3–1 0–0 1–1 0–2 3–0 1–1 2–3 2–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 3–0 2–3 0–1 5–1 0–2 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–2
Chesterfield 2–3 4–2 0–1 2–1 2–0 0–0 4–0 0–0 2–0 5–0 2–2 2–0 3–0 0–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 5–0 2–0 1–1 1–0
Doncaster Rovers 2–1 1–0 3–1 2–0 0–1 2–0 2–1 0–1 2–2 1–2 1–2 0–0 1–2 1–1 2–0 1–2 0–2 1–1 1–2 0–1 2–2 1–2 2–1
Fulham 0–2 1–1 5–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 3–1 0–0 1–1 4–1 0–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 4–1 4–0 2–0 1–0 1–0
Gillingham 0–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–4 1–2 1–1 0–1 1–3 2–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–2 0–0 1–2 0–0 2–1 1–2
Halifax Town 2–1 4–1 1–2 0–1 0–0 3–0 1–0 4–0 2–1 2–1 0–1 4–1 2–0 1–0 4–0 1–4 1–3 2–0 2–2 2–0 4–3 2–1 2–0
Mansfield Town 2–0 1–2 3–5 1–0 4–1 1–0 2–2 2–1 1–0 2–0 3–2 1–5 2–0 3–1 0–0 3–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 6–2 2–2 1–1
Plymouth Argyle 1–1 2–1 1–3 1–1 0–0 3–4 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 4–0 2–2 4–1 4–4 2–3 1–2 0–1 3–1 2–2
Port Vale 2–0 1–1 0–0 2–1 2–0 0–0 0–2 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 3–1 4–1 1–0 0–1 4–0 0–1 2–2 1–1 0–3
Preston North End 0–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 3–2 2–0 1–0 4–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 4–1 3–1 3–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–0 3–2
Reading 3–5 2–0 1–1 0–3 0–2 1–5 1–1 1–0 1–1 3–2 1–1 1–0 0–2 2–1 1–0 1–1 4–2 2–1 3–1 2–1 1–1 1–2 0–0
Rochdale 1–1 1–0 0–0 3–3 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–2 0–1 0–3 1–1 1–1 0–3 1–2 1–2 4–3 1–2 0–0 2–0 0–0 2–0 4–1
Rotherham United 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–2 1–2 2–0 1–1 0–0 2–2 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 5–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–0 1–1
Shrewsbury Town 2–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–4 2–0 1–1 0–3 0–1 0–0 2–2 5–1 1–1 7–3 0–1 3–1 0–2 4–2 1–0 1–0 3–1 1–1 1–0
Swansea City 1–2 0–2 2–0 1–0 1–3 3–0 1–0 1–1 4–1 1–0 3–1 2–4 0–2 0–2 2–2 5–0 4–2 1–1 5–0 0–1 0–0 1–1 3–0
Torquay United 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 3–1 2–3 2–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 3–1 0–4 3–0 3–1 1–0 2–1 4–2 1–2 1–2
Tranmere Rovers 1–1 2–2 3–1 3–0 0–2 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–3 1–0 0–1 4–1 1–0 1–1 3–3 0–0 0–2 5–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1
Walsall 3–0 1–2 1–2 1–0 1–2 3–0 2–1 1–2 3–2 3–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 3–1 0–1 1–2 0–3 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–4 2–0 3–1
Wrexham 2–3 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 3–2 0–3 0–0 2–2 3–4 2–2 4–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 4–1 2–1
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Maps

Top scorers

Goalscorers are listed order of total goals, then according to the number of league goals, then of FA cup goals, then of League Cup goals. A dash means the team of the player in question did not participate in European competitions.[4]

Rank Scorer Club League goals FA Cup goals League Cup goals Total
1 Dave Gwyther Swansea City187227
2 Dudley RobertsMansfield Town221124
3 Gerry IngramPreston North End220224
4 John RudgeTorquay United182121
5 George AndrewsShrewsbury Town182020
6 Ernie MossChesterfield163120
7 Kevin RandallChesterfield190019
8 George JonesBury181019
9 Bill AtkinsHalifax Town180119
10 Robin StubbsBristol Rovers171119
11 Bruce BannisterBradford City163019
12 Albert KinseyWrexham160117
13 Les BarrettFulham150217
14 John JamesPort Vale150015
15 Reg JenkinsRochdale130215
= Steve EarleFulham130215
17 John StensonMansfield Town121215
18 Ray GraydonBristol Rovers130114
= Arfon GriffithsWrexham130114
20 Alf ArrowsmithRochdale122014
21 Gordon CummingReading113014
22 Colin TaylorWalsall130013
23 Harold JarmanBristol Rovers121013
= Dick HabbinReading121013
25 Bobby HamPreston North End /
Bradford City
10 + 200 + 113
26 Kit NapierBrighton & Hove Albion112013
27 Tom WhiteBury111113
28 Ken BeamishTranmere Rovers100313
29 Andy LochheadAston Villa90413
30 Mike GreenGillingham111012
31 Alf WoodShrewsbury Town110112
32 Ian HamiltonAston Villa90312
33 Pat McMahonAston Villa80412
34 Dave LennardHalifax Town110011
= Don HutchinsPlymouth Argyle110011
36 George JohnstonFulham /
Walsall
9 + 11011
37 Geoff VowdenAston Villa /
Birmingham City
5 + 300 + 311
38 Ronnie MooreTranmere Rovers100010
= Brian YeoGillingham100010
40 David CrossRochdale91010
= Neil HagueRotherham United91010
42 Leslie LeaBarnsley91010
43 Steve BriggsDoncaster Rovers90110
= Keith BrierleyHalifax Town90110
45 Brian EvansSwansea City73010

Fourth Division


Football League
Fourth Division
Season1970–71
ChampionsNotts County (1st title)
PromotedBournemouth & Boscombe Athletic,
Oldham Athletic,
York City
Failed re-electionnone
New club in the leagueCambridge United
Matches played552
Goals scored1,527 (2.77 per match)
Top goalscorerTed MacDougall (Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic), 42 [3]
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GAv Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Notts County 46 19 4 0 59 12 11 5 7 30 24 2.472 69 Division Champions, promoted
2 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 46 16 5 2 51 15 8 7 8 30 31 1.761 60 Promoted
3 Oldham Athletic 46 14 6 3 57 29 10 5 8 31 34 1.397 59
4 York City 46 16 6 1 45 14 7 4 12 33 40 1.444 56
5 Chester 46 17 2 4 42 18 7 5 11 27 37 1.255 55
6 Colchester United 46 14 6 3 44 19 7 6 10 26 35 1.296 54
7 Northampton Town 46 15 4 4 39 24 4 9 10 24 35 1.068 51
8 Southport 46 15 2 6 42 24 6 4 13 21 33 1.105 48
9 Exeter City 46 12 7 4 40 23 5 7 11 27 45 0.985 48
10 Workington 46 13 7 3 28 13 5 5 13 20 36 0.980 48
11 Stockport County 46 12 8 3 28 17 4 6 13 21 48 0.754 46
12 Darlington 46 15 3 5 42 22 2 8 13 16 35 1.018 45
13 Aldershot 46 8 10 5 32 23 6 7 10 34 48 0.930 45
14 Brentford 46 13 3 7 45 27 5 5 13 21 35 1.065 44
15 Crewe Alexandra 46 13 1 9 49 35 5 7 11 26 41 0.987 44
16 Peterborough United 46 14 3 6 46 23 4 4 15 24 48 0.986 43
17 Scunthorpe United 46 9 7 7 36 23 6 6 11 20 38 0.918 43
18 Southend United 46 8 11 4 32 24 6 4 13 21 42 0.803 43
19 Grimsby Town 46 13 4 6 37 26 5 3 15 20 45 0.803 43
20 Cambridge United[lower-alpha 1] 46 9 9 5 31 27 6 4 13 20 39 0.773 43
21 Lincoln City 46 11 4 8 45 33 2 9 12 25 38 0.986 39 Re-elected
22 Newport County 46 8 3 12 32 36 2 5 16 23 49 0.647 28
23 Hartlepool 46 6 10 7 28 27 2 2 19 6 47 0.459 28
24 Barrow 46 5 5 13 25 38 2 3 18 26 52 0.567 22
Source: rsssf.com
Notes:
  1. New club in the league

Results

Home \ Away ALD BRW B&BA BRE CAM CHE COL CRE DAR EXE GRI HAR LIN NPC NOR NTC OLD PET SCU STD SOU STP WRK YOR
Aldershot 3–0 2–0 1–0 2–2 1–0 0–1 0–0 2–2 2–2 3–2 1–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–2 0–1 2–2 2–1 5–0 1–1 0–1
Barrow 1–1 1–2 0–1 2–1 1–4 0–2 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 3–0 1–4 3–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 2–3 1–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 0–3 0–2
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 1–1 0–0 1–0 3–0 3–1 4–1 2–2 1–0 4–1 2–1 3–0 3–0 2–2 4–2 1–1 5–0 1–0 0–2 4–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 4–0
Brentford 2–3 2–1 1–2 1–2 1–2 1–0 3–1 1–0 5–0 2–0 1–0 2–1 0–3 3–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–1 4–2 0–1 3–0 3–0 6–4
Cambridge United 1–1 3–3 0–2 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 2–0 2–3 2–0 1–1 3–2 0–2 2–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 0–3 0–0 1–1 1–2 1–1
Chester 1–2 2–1 4–2 1–2 2–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 3–1 5–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 2–2 2–1 0–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 3–0 1–0 1–1
Colchester United 5–2 4–1 1–1 4–0 2–1 0–1 3–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 4–2 1–1 2–3 1–2 3–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–0
Crewe Alexandra 0–3 1–0 3–3 5–3 1–2 6–3 0–3 3–0 4–1 4–0 1–0 3–1 2–0 3–0 1–2 0–1 1–3 3–1 1–2 1–0 2–3 1–0 3–4
Darlington 1–2 3–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 5–1 0–0 0–1 3–2 5–1 2–0 3–2 2–1 0–0 2–3 3–1 1–0 3–0 0–4 1–1 1–0 0–1 2–0
Exeter City 4–1 4–2 0–0 1–0 1–0 3–1 2–2 6–2 2–1 4–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–2 3–2 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–1 0–1 0–2
Grimsby Town 0–2 3–1 1–0 1–5 2–0 2–2 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–1 4–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 1–2 1–2 1–0 3–1
Hartlepool 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–2 1–2 0–2 2–2 3–0 2–2 0–0 2–2 2–2 2–1 0–1 1–2 1–1 0–1 1–2 3–0 1–1 2–1
Lincoln City 4–4 0–3 1–2 2–0 0–1 2–0 1–2 2–2 2–1 4–1 3–0 2–0 1–1 1–3 0–1 2–1 2–1 4–1 1–2 3–0 1–1 3–1 4–5
Newport County 1–2 3–2 0–2 0–1 2–0 0–1 1–3 1–3 3–1 0–1 0–1 2–0 2–2 0–1 2–1 1–4 2–0 2–3 3–0 2–2 3–1 2–2 0–3
Northampton Town 2–0 1–0 2–3 1–0 2–1 3–1 2–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 0–4 2–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–3 2–0 1–0 0–2 2–1 1–1 5–0 3–2
Notts County 3–0 3–1 2–1 0–0 4–1 2–1 4–0 5–1 3–0 1–1 1–0 3–0 0–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 6–0 3–0 2–1 3–1 5–1 2–2 2–1
Oldham Athletic 5–2 2–1 2–2 5–1 4–1 1–1 4–0 5–3 3–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 4–2 4–0 1–1 1–3 3–0 1–1 2–0 2–4 1–1 1–3 1–1
Peterborough United 1–0 4–0 3–1 1–2 2–3 1–0 1–2 3–1 0–1 1–3 1–1 5–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–2 4–0 1–0 5–1 3–1 2–1
Scunthorpe United 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–0 3–0 1–2 2–1 3–1 0–1 2–2 0–1 2–3 5–2 3–0 2–0 1–2 4–0 0–1
Southend United 2–2 2–3 1–2 4–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–0 0–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–0 1–0 1–0 3–0 1–2 2–2 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–0
Southport 3–3 1–0 0–1 2–0 0–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 0–3 0–2 1–0 5–0 1–0 6–1 2–1 0–2 1–4 3–2 5–1 3–0 1–0 1–0 2–2
Stockport County 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 2–2 1–1 0–3 1–0 2–1 4–3 3–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–0 0–0 3–0 1–0 1–0
Workington 4–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 3–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 2–1 2–1 2–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–1 2–1 0–1 1–0
York City 3–1 4–3 1–1 0–0 3–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–2 4–1 4–0 2–0 1–0 4–1 0–0 0–1 2–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 2–1 1–0
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Maps

Top scorers

Goalscorers are listed order of total goals, then according to the number of league goals, then of FA cup goals, then of League Cup goals. A dash means the team of the player in question did not participate in European competitions.[4]

Rank Scorer Club League goals FA Cup goals League Cup goals Total
1 Ted MacDougallBournemouth & Boscombe Athletic427049
2 Ray CrawfordColchester United257032
3 Paul AimsonYork City265031
4 Jim FryattOldham Athletic240226
5 Jack HowarthAldershot213125
6 Phil BoyerBournemouth & Boscombe Athletic /
York City
11 + 90 + 10 + 324
7 David Shaw[notes2 1]Oldham Athletic230023
8 Tony HateleyNotts County221023
9 Pat MorrisseyCrewe Alexandra201122
10 Billy BestSouthend United193022
11 Alan BanksExeter City210021
12 Phil HubbardLincoln City181019
13 Joe GadstonExeter City180119
14 Colin GarwoodPeterborough United171018
= Alan HardingDarlington171018
16 John FairbrotherNorthampton Town151218
17 Bobby SvarcLincoln City /
Barrow
11 + 34018
18 Ivan HollettCambridge United /
Crewe Alexandra
11 + 60017
19 Alan TarbuckChester161017
= Sammy McMillanStockport County161017
= Eddie LoydenChester161017
22 Bobby RossBrentford151016
23 Allan GaudenDarlington132116
24 Derek TrevisLincoln City131216
25 Percy FreemanLincoln City104216
26 Dennis BrownAldershot141015
= Roger CrossBrentford141015
28 Fred LargeNorthampton Town140115
29 Willie BrownNewport County130215
30 Don MassonNotts County140014
= Eddie GarbettBarrow140014
32 Alan McNeillOldham Athletic131014
= Kevin McMahonYork City131014
= Peter GrahamDarlington131014
= Stan BowlesCrewe Alexandra131014
36 Richie BarkerNotts County130013
37 Bob MossPeterborough United112013
38 John DochertyBrentford103013
39 Tommy RobsonPeterborough United120012
= Eric RedrobeSouthport120012
41 Nigel CassidyOxford United /
Scunthorpe United
4 + 71012
42 Charlie CrickmoreNotts County102012
43 Bill GarnerSouthend United84012
44 Les BraddNotts County110011
= Terry HeathScunthorpe United110011
= Jim IrvineBarrow110011
= Matt TeesGrimsby Town /
Luton Town
9 + 20011
48 Jim HallPeterborough United101011
= Keith WebberChester101011
50 Tommy BrycelandOldham Athletic100111
= Kevin KeeganScunthorpe United100111
52 Stuart BraceGrimsby Town100010
= Alan BradshawCrewe Alexandra100010
54 Rod JonesNewport County91010
= Eddie RowlesBournemouth & Boscombe Athletic91010
56 Keith BebbingtonOldham Athletic90110
57 Tommy SprattWorkington82010
  1. Rothmans apparently has an error in the goals of David Shaw, but it is not possible to identify the error clearly.

See also


References


  1. "England 1970–71". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2010-02-24.
  2. Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
  3. "English League Leading Goalscorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 2010-10-31.
  4. Rothmans Football Yearbook 1971–72, p. 465–468. The Queen Anne Press Limited. Compiled by Tony Williams and Roy Peskett. Editorial Board: Denis Howell, Sir Matt Busby, David Coleman, Jimmy Hill, Tony Williams and Roy Peskett.
  5. Rothmans Football Yearbook 1971–72, p. 148. The Queen Anne Press Limited. Compiled by Tony Williams and Roy Peskett. Editorial Board: Denis Howell, Sir Matt Busby, David Coleman, Jimmy Hill, Tony Williams and Roy Peskett.
  • Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.