DIVISION 2    1976/77
      For full league and cup results  click on by club required.
      P W D L F A Pts
  Leading League goalscorer:
Mickey Walsh
 (Blackpool)
 26  goals

Seems like a dream now but in 1976/77 you could watch a Fulham team that included George Best, Bobby Moore and Rodney Marsh. But even with that trio they only narrowly avoided relegation.  Moore and Marsh played their final League matches during the season but Best remained at the Cottage for one more season.

Red and yellow cards were used for the first time in the Football League

A player scoring for both sides is rare but on Saturday September 25th 1976 it happened twice in the Second Division. Colin Franks of Sheffield United scored both goals in the 1-1 draw between Sheffield United and Blackburn and Plymouth's Paul Mariner did the same in the 1-1 draw between Plymouth Argyle and Bolton.

  1 Wolverhampton W. 42 22 13 7 84 45 57 Promoted
    Season Results 2 Chelsea 42 21 13 8 73 53 55 Promoted
    3 Nottingham Forest 42 21 10 11 77 43 52 Promoted
    4 Bolton Wanderers 42 20 11 11 75 54 51
    5 Blackpool 42 17 17 8 58 42 51
    6 Luton 42 21 6 15 67 48 48
    7 Charlton Athletic 42 16 16 10 71 58 48
    8 Notts County 42 19 10 13 65 60 48
    Season Results 9 Southampton 42 17 10 15 72 67 44
    10 Millwall 42 15 13 14 57 53 43
    11 Sheffield United 42 14 12 16 54 63 40
    12 Blackburn Rovers 42 15 9 18 42 54 39
    13 Oldham Athletic 42 14 10 18 52 64 38
    14 Hull City 42 10 17 15 45 53 37
    15 Bristol Rovers 42 12 13 17 53 68 37
    Season Results 16 Burnley 42 11 14 17 46 64 36
    17 Fulham 42 11 13 18 54 61 35
    18 Cardiff City 42 12 10 20 56 67 34
    19 Orient 42 9 16 17 37 55 34
    20 Carlisle United 42 11 12 19 49 75 34 Relegated
    21 Plymouth Argyle 42 8 16 18 46 65 32

Relegated
    22 Hereford United 42 8 15 19 57 78 31 Relegated