CHAMPIONSHIP    2009/10
      For full league and cup results  click on by club required.
 

Leading League goalscorers:
Nicky Maynard
 (Bristol City) &
Pete Whittingham
(Cardiff City)
 20  goals each

History was made at the Ricoh Stadium on Tuesday February 9th 2010 in the Championship match between Coventry City and Nottingham Forest. With 20 minutes remaining referee Tony Bates had to leave the field with a calf strain and he was replaced by Amy Fearn who became the first woman to referee a Football League match. Referees.

Some 2500 Peterborough United fans headed home at half time when the home side ended the half  0-4 down to Cardiff City on Monday December 28th 2009. They missed the come-back of the century with the match finishing 4-4.

Posh suffered relegation but only after employing 4 managers during the season. They started with Darren Ferguson before trying Mark Cooper and Jim Gannon and ending the season with Gary Johnson.

The club who were promoted to the Premier League through the play-offs (Blackpool, average home League attendance of 8611) attracted just 1600 more fans a match than the club who failed to get promoted to the League from the Blue Square Conference (Luton Town, average home attendance 6947).

 

  P W D L F A Pts
    Season Results 1 Newcastle United 46 30 12 4 90 35 102 Promoted
    Season Results 2 West Bromwich Albion 46 26 13 7 89 48 91 Promoted
    Season Results 3 Nottingham Forest 46 22 13 11 65 40 79 Play Off
    Season Results 4 Cardiff City 46 22 10 14 73 54 76 Play Off
    Season Results 5 Leicester City 46 21 13 12 61 45 76 Play Off
    Season Results 6 Blackpool 46 19 13 14 74 58 70 Promoted
    Season Results 7 Swansea City 46 17 18 11 40 37 69
    Season Results 8 Sheffield United 46 17 14 15 62 55 65
    Season Results 9 Reading 46 17 12 17 68 63 63
    Season Results 10 Bristol City 46 15 18 13 56 65 63
    Season Results 11 Middlesbrough 46 16 14 16 58 50 62
    Season Results 12 Doncaster Rovers 46 15 15 16 59 58 60
    Season Results 13 Queens Park Rangers 46 14 15 17 58 65 57
    Season Results 14 Derby County 46 15 11 20 53 63 56
    Season Results 15 Ipswich Town 46 12 20 14 50 61 56
    Season Results 16 Watford 46 14 12 20 61 68 54
    Season Results 17 Preston North End 46 13 15 18 58 73 54
    Season Results 18 Barnsley 46 14 12 20 53 69 54
    Season Results 19 Coventry City 46 13 15 18 47 64 54
    Season Results 20 Scunthorpe United 46 14 10 22 62 84 52
    Season Results 21 Crystal Palace 46 14 17 15 50 53 49

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    Season Results 22 Sheffield Wednesday 46 11 14 21 49 69 47 Relegated
    Season Results 23 Plymouth Argyle 46 11 8 27 43 68 41 Relegated
    Season Results 24 Peterborough United 46 8 10 28 46 80 34

Relegated
   
   

*  Crystal Palace had 10 points deducted after going into administration - points deductions

Full home and away table

   
   
Play Off Semi-Finals    Play Off
1st Leg
Sat May 8 Blackpool 2 - 1 Nottingham Forest
Sun May 9 Leicester City 0 - 1 Cardiff City
2nd Leg
Tue May 11 Nottingham Forest 3 - 4 Blackpool
Wed May 12 Cardiff City 2 - 3 Leicester City
Aggregate scores
Blackpool 6 - 4 Nottingham Forest
Cardiff City 3 - 3 Leicester City
   (Cardiff won 4-3 on penalties)
Play Off Final (at Wembley)
Sat May 22 Blackpool 3 - 2 Cardiff City
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Blackpool were promoted to the Premier League.