DIVISION 2  1914/15
      For full league and cup results  click on by club required.
      P W D L F A Pts
  Leading League goalscorer:
Joe Lane
 (Blackpool)
 28  goals

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.'

  1 Derby County 38 23 7 8 71 33 53 Promoted
    2 Preston North End 38 20 10 8 61 42 50 Promoted
    3 Barnsley 38 22 3 13 51 51 47
    4 Wolverhampton W. 38 19 7 12 77 52 45
    Season Results 5 Arsenal 38 19 5 14 69 41 43 Promoted
    6 Birmingham 38 17 9 12 62 39 43
    7 Hull City 38 19 5 14 65 54 43
    8 Huddersfield Town 38 17 8 13 61 42 42
    9 Clapton Orient* 38 16 9 13 50 48 41
    10 Blackpool 38 17 5 16 58 57 39
    11 Bury 38 15 8 15 61 56 38
    12 Fulham 38 15 7 16 53 47 37
    13 Bristol City 38 15 7 16 62 56 37
    14 Stockport County 38 15 7 16 54 60 37
    15 Leeds City 38 14 4 20 65 64 32
    16 Lincoln City 38 11 9 18 46 65 31
    17 Grimsby Town 38 11 9 18 48 76 31
    18 Nottingham Forest 38 10 9 19 43 77 29
    19 Leicester Fosse** 38 10 4 24 47 88 24 Re-election position
    Season Results 20 Glossop 38 6 6 26 31 87 18 Re-election position Left League
   
    now Leyton Orient
** now Leicester City
   
   

R Leicester Fosse and Glossop were required to seek re-election to the Second Division. They were joined in the vote for League membership by four non-league clubs. Voting -

33 votes Leicester Fosse Re-elected to the League
21 Stoke Elected to the League
11 South Shields Not elected to the League
8 Chesterfield Town Not elected to the League
4 Darlington Not elected to the League
1 Glossop Not re-elected to the League
Stoke competed in the Second Division of the Southern League - for their League table click on Southern League 1914/15.
The Football League was suspended after the AGM due to the First World War and before the competition resumed - in the 1919/20 season - it was decided that the First and Second Division would each increase in size by two clubs. The increase in the First Division was achieved by Chelsea not being relegated from Division 1 and Arsenal gaining an extra promotion place - for voting details click on Division 1 1914/15. This left four places to fill in Division 2 and eight non-league clubs took part in the election. Voting - 
35 votes Coventry City Elected to the League
32 West Ham United Elected to the League
28 Rotherham County Elected to the League
28 South Shields Elected to the League
27 Port Vale Not elected to the League
7 Rochdale Not elected to the League
7 Southport  Not elected to the League
0 Chesterfield Town Not elected to the League

West Ham had competed in the First Division of the Southern League (for their League table click on Southern League Div 1 1914/15), Coventry in Division 2 of the Southern League (Southern League Div 2 1914/15), Rotherham County - later Rotherham United - in the Midland League (Midland League 1914/15) and South Shields - later Gateshead - in the North-Eastern League.