DIVISION 1  1914/15
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      P W D L F A Pts
  Leading League goalscorer:
Bobby Parker
(Everton)
 36  goals

The Middlesbrough v Oldham League fixture on April 3rd 1915 was abandoned when Oldham's Billy Cook refused the leave the field after being sent off (full story).

Continuing with League football while a World War was being fought on the continent was not universally popular. Historian AF Pollard wrote in The Times: 'Every club that employs a professional footballer is bribing a much-needed recruit from enlistment and every spectator who pays his gate money is contributing so much towards a German victory.'

  Season Results 1 Everton 38 19 8 11 76 47 46
    2 Oldham Athletic 38 17 11 10 70 56 45
    3 Blackburn Rovers 38 18 7 13 83 61 43
    4 Burnley 38 18 7 13 61 47 43
    Season Results 5 Manchester City 38 15 13 10 49 39 43
    6 Sheffield United 38 15 13 10 49 41 43
    7 Sheffield Wednesday 38 15 13 10 61 54 43
    Season Results 8 Sunderland 38 18 5 15 81 72 41
    9 Bradford Park Avenue 38 17 7 14 69 65 41
    10 West Bromwich Albion 38 15 10 13 49 43 40
    11 Bradford City 38 13 14 11 55 49 40
    12 Middlesbrough 38 13 12 13 62 74 38
    Season Results 13 Liverpool 38 14 9 15 65 75 37
    Season Results 14 Aston Villa 38 13 11 14 62 72 37
    15 Newcastle United 38 11 10 17 46 48 32
    16 Notts County 38 9 13 16 41 57 31
    17 Bolton Wanderers 38 11 8 19 68 84 30
    Season Results 18 Manchester United 38 9 12 17 46 62 30
    Season Results 19 Chelsea 38 8 13 17 51 65 29
    20 Tottenham Hotspur 38 8 12 18 57 90 28 Relegated
   
   
At the end of the season Chelsea and Spurs filled the Division 1 relegation positions with Derby County and Preston due to replace them with promotion from Division 2. However the 1915/16 season was cancelled because of the First World War and prior to the start of the next League season - 1919/20 - the First Division was extended by two clubs. One of those places went to Chelsea (without a vote) who therefore retained their place in the top flight with the other place going to a vote. Voting -
18 votes Woolwich Arsenal* Elected to Division 1 (from Div 2)
8 Tottenham Hotspur Relegation from Div 1 confirmed
5 Barnsley Remain in Division 2
4 Wolverhampton W. Remain in Division 2
3 Nottingham Forest Remain in Division 2
2 Birmingham Remain in Division 2
1 Hull City Remain in Division 2
* now Arsenal