Season:

Season stats for the 1979-80 season

Competition P W D L F A Outcome
Division Two (old)422113858381st
FA Cup2011123rd round
League Cup2002151st round
All matches 46 21 14 11 60 45

All matches(46)

Date Competition Opposition Result Pos
11.08.1979League Cup 1 leg 1Rotherham United (H)1 - 2-
14.08.1979League Cup 1 leg 2Rotherham United (A)0 - 3-
18.08.1979Division Two (old) Watford (H)2 - 03
21.08.1979Division Two (old) Cambridge United (A)1 - 14
25.08.1979Division Two (old) Queens Park Rangers (A)4 - 11
01.09.1979Division Two (old) Luton Town (H)1 - 33
08.09.1979Division Two (old) Notts County (H)1 - 03
15.09.1979Division Two (old) Newcastle United (A)2 - 35
22.09.1979Division Two (old) Fulham (H)3 - 35
29.09.1979Division Two (old) Swansea City (A)2 - 03
06.10.1979Division Two (old) Shrewsbury Town (A)2 - 24
10.10.1979Division Two (old) Cambridge United (H)2 - 15
13.10.1979Division Two (old) West Ham United (H)1 - 26
20.10.1979Division Two (old) Oldham Athletic (A)1 - 16
27.10.1979Division Two (old) Sunderland (H)2 - 16
03.11.1979Division Two (old) Watford (A)3 - 13
10.11.1979Division Two (old) Burnley (H)1 - 15
17.11.1979Division Two (old) Preston North End (A)1 - 15
24.11.1979Division Two (old) Wrexham (H)2 - 05
01.12.1979Division Two (old) Birmingham City (A)2 - 14
08.12.1979Division Two (old) Leyton Orient (H)2 - 23
15.12.1979Division Two (old) Charlton Athletic (A)0 - 24
21.12.1979Division Two (old) Cardiff City (H)0 - 04
26.12.1979Division Two (old) Chelsea (A)0 - 14
29.12.1979Division Two (old) Queens Park Rangers (H)2 - 04
01.01.1980Division Two (old) Bristol Rovers (H)3 - 04
05.01.1980FA Cup 3Harlow Town (H)1 - 1-
08.01.1980FA Cup 3 repHarlow Town (A)0 - 1-
12.01.1980Division Two (old) Luton Town (A)0 - 04
19.01.1980Division Two (old) Notts County (A)1 - 03
02.02.1980Division Two (old) Newcastle United (H)1 - 01
09.02.1980Division Two (old) Fulham (A)0 - 01
20.02.1980Division Two (old) Swansea City (H)1 - 11
23.02.1980Division Two (old) West Ham United (A)1 - 31
01.03.1980Division Two (old) Oldham Athletic (H)0 - 14
08.03.1980Division Two (old) Sunderland (A)0 - 03
15.03.1980Division Two (old) Shrewsbury Town (H)2 - 03
22.03.1980Division Two (old) Burnley (A)2 - 12
29.03.1980Division Two (old) Preston North End (H)1 - 23
05.04.1980Division Two (old) Chelsea (H)1 - 04
08.04.1980Division Two (old) Cardiff City (A)1 - 04
12.04.1980Division Two (old) Birmingham City (H)2 - 12
19.04.1980Division Two (old) Wrexham (A)1 - 01
23.04.1980Division Two (old) Bristol Rovers (A)1 - 12
26.04.1980Division Two (old) Charlton Athletic (H)2 - 11
03.05.1980Division Two (old) Leyton Orient (A)1 - 01

Division Two (old) 1979-80 league table

P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
 1   Leicester City 42 21 13 8 58 38 55
 2 Sunderland4221 129694254
 3 Birmingham City4221 1110585853
 4 Chelsea4223 712665253
 5 Queens Park Rangers4218 1311755349
 6 Luton Town4216 179664549
 7 West Ham United4220 715544347
 8 Cambridge United4214 1612615344
 9 Newcastle United4215 1413534944
 10 Preston North End4212 1911565243
 11 Oldham Athletic4216 1115495343
 12 Swansea City4217 916485343
 13 Shrewsbury Town4218 519605341
 14 Leyton Orient4212 1713485441
 15 Cardiff City4216 818414840
 16 Wrexham4216 620404938
 17 Notts County4211 1516515237
 18 Watford4212 1317394637
 19 Bristol Rovers4211 1318506435
 20 Fulham4211 724427429
 21 Burnley426 1521397327
 22 Charlton Athletic426 1026397822
Player Club Fee Date
Pat Byrne Shelbourne Unknown July 1979
Derek Strickland Rangers Unknown September 1979
Geoff Scott Stoke City Unknown February 1980
Kevin MacDonald Inverness Caledonian Thistle Unknown May 1980
Norman Leet Shepshed Charterhouse Unknown June 1980
Player Club Fee Date
Kevin Reed Released Free July 1979
John Ridley Chesterfield Unknown August 1979
Kevin Farmer Northampton Town Free August 1979
Billy Hughes Carlisle United On loan September 1979
Gregor Stevens Rangers £125,000 September 1979
Dennis Rofe Chelsea £250,000 February 1980
Billy Hughes San Jose Earthquakes Unknown April 1980

Largest victories

3 - 0  01.01.1980 vs Bristol Rovers
4 - 1  25.08.1979 vs Queens Park Rangers
2 - 0  24.11.1979 vs Wrexham
2 - 0  15.03.1980 vs Shrewsbury Town
2 - 0  29.12.1979 vs Queens Park Rangers

Largest defeats

0 - 3  14.08.1979 vs Rotherham United
1 - 3  01.09.1979 vs Luton Town
0 - 2  15.12.1979 vs Charlton Athletic
1 - 3  23.02.1980 vs West Ham United
1 - 2  11.08.1979 vs Rotherham United

Largest crowds

26,075  12.04.1980 vs Birmingham City
25,826  05.04.1980 vs Chelsea
23,875  26.04.1980 vs Charlton Athletic
22,549  02.02.1980 vs Newcastle United
22,472  13.10.1979 vs West Ham United