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Season stats for the 1897-98 season

Competition P W D L F A Outcome
Division Two (old) 30 13 7 10 46 35 7th
FA Cup 1 0 0 1 1 2 1st round
All matches 31 13 7 11 47 37

All matches (31)

# DATE POS   RESULT OPPOSITION COMPETITION
1 04.09.1897 9 1 - 1 Luton Town (H) Division Two (old)
2 11.09.1897 10 1 - 2 Birmingham City (A) Division Two (old)
3 18.09.1897 9 0 - 0 Grimsby Town (A) Division Two (old)
4 02.10.1897 13 0 - 2 Manchester United (A) Division Two (old)
5 09.10.1897 15 0 - 1 Burnley (H) Division Two (old)
6 16.10.1897 13 3 - 1 Walsall (H) Division Two (old)
7 23.10.1897 10 3 - 0 Arsenal (A) Division Two (old)
8 06.11.1897 8 4 - 1 Blackpool (H) Division Two (old)
9 13.11.1897 9 1 - 1 Loughborough Town (A) Division Two (old)
10 20.11.1897 8 1 - 1 Manchester United (H) Division Two (old)
11 27.11.1897 8 3 - 2 Burton Swifts (A) Division Two (old)
12 04.12.1897 7 2 - 1 Arsenal (H) Division Two (old)
13 11.12.1897 7 1 - 2 Manchester City (A) Division Two (old)
14 18.12.1897 5 2 - 1 Darwen (A) Division Two (old)
15 25.12.1897 5 4 - 0 Loughborough Town (H) Division Two (old)
16 08.01.1898 7 1 - 2 Blackpool (A) Division Two (old)
17 15.01.1898 7 0 - 4 Burnley (A) Division Two (old)
18 22.01.1898 8 2 - 4 Newcastle United (A) Division Two (old)
19 29.01.1898 - 1 - 2 Southampton (A) FA Cup 1
20 05.02.1898 9 0 - 1 Darwen (H) Division Two (old)
21 12.02.1898 8 3 - 1 Lincoln City (H) Division Two (old)
22 26.02.1898 8 1 - 2 Walsall (A) Division Two (old)
23 05.03.1898 8 4 - 1 Lincoln City (A) Division Two (old)
24 12.03.1898 9 1 - 1 Burton Swifts (H) Division Two (old)
25 19.03.1898 10 0 - 1 Gainsborough Trinity (A) Division Two (old)
26 26.03.1898 9 2 - 0 Birmingham City (H) Division Two (old)
27 02.04.1898 9 0 - 0 Manchester City (H) Division Two (old)
28 08.04.1898 8 1 - 0 Luton Town (A) Division Two (old)
29 09.04.1898 6 1 - 1 Newcastle United (H) Division Two (old)
30 11.04.1898 6 1 - 0 Grimsby Town (H) Division Two (old)
31 16.04.1898 7 3 - 1 Gainsborough Trinity (H) Division Two (old)

Division Two (old) 1897-98 league table

#   TEAM P W D L F A PTS
1 Burnley club badge Burnley 30 20 8 2 80 24 48
2 Newcastle United club badge Newcastle United 30 21 3 6 64 32 45
3 Manchester City club badge Manchester City 30 15 9 6 66 36 39
4 Manchester United club badge Manchester United 30 16 6 8 64 35 38
5 Arsenal club badge Arsenal 30 16 5 9 69 49 37
6 Birmingham City club badge Birmingham City 30 16 4 10 58 50 36
7 Leicester Fosse club badge Leicester Fosse 30 13 7 10 46 35 33
8 Luton Town club badge Luton Town 30 13 4 13 68 50 30
9 Gainsborough Trinity club badge Gainsborough Trinity 30 12 6 12 50 54 30
10 Walsall club badge Walsall 30 12 5 13 58 58 29
11 Blackpool club badge Blackpool 30 10 5 15 49 61 25
12 Grimsby Town club badge Grimsby Town 30 10 4 16 52 62 24
13 Burton Swifts 30 8 5 17 38 69 21
14 Lincoln City club badge Lincoln City 30 6 5 19 43 82 17
15 Darwen club badge Darwen 30 6 2 22 31 76 14
16 Loughborough 30 6 2 22 24 87 14
League Performance 5 10 15 20 25 Game No Points 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 Position 1 5 10 15 16 Position Points
PLAYER   CLUB FEE DATE
Rab King Airdrieonians Unknown August 1897
Harry Smith Berwick Rangers Unknown August 1897
William Flanagan Burton Wanderers Unknown August 1897
Tom Rowell Birtley Unknown August 1897
Alec Gillies Sheffield Wednesday Unknown August 1897
Roddie McLeod West Bromwich Albion Unknown August 1897
Charlie Saer Blackburn Rovers Unknown September 1897
Alf Watkins Oswestry United Unknown October 1897
Frank Ballard Long Eaton Rangers Unknown 1898
Harry Coulson Leicester Excelsior Unknown January 1898
Sam Eaton Hinckley Town Unknown January 1898
William Keech Blackpool Unknown February 1898
PLAYER   CLUB FEE DATE
Matt Bishop Warmley Unknown July 1897
Jimmy Thraves Long Eaton Rangers Unknown September 1897
William Flanagan Released Free February 1898
Alec Gillies Lochgelly United Unknown March 1898
David Proudfoot Bedminster Unknown May 1898
Tom Rowell Released Free May 1898
Charlie Saer Stockport County Unknown May 1898
Willie Freebairn East Stirlingshire Unknown May 1898
Harry Smith Bedminster Unknown May 1898
Roddie McLeod Brighton United Unknown May 1898

Largest victories

4 - 0  25.12.1897 vs Loughborough Town
4 - 1  05.03.1898 vs Lincoln City
4 - 1  06.11.1897 vs Blackpool
3 - 0  23.10.1897 vs Arsenal
3 - 1  16.04.1898 vs Gainsborough Trinity

Largest defeats

0 - 4  15.01.1898 vs Burnley
0 - 2  02.10.1897 vs Manchester United
2 - 4  22.01.1898 vs Newcastle United
1 - 2  11.09.1897 vs Birmingham City
0 - 1  09.10.1897 vs Burnley

Largest crowds

9,000  25.12.1897 vs Loughborough Town
6,000  04.09.1897 vs Luton Town
6,000  09.10.1897 vs Burnley
6,000  06.11.1897 vs Blackpool
6,000  20.11.1897 vs Manchester United
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