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      DIVISION 2  1905/06
     
      P W D L F A Pts
  Leading League goalscorer:
Billy Maxwell
 (Bristol City)
 27  goals

Ironically after losing their first match of the season, 5-1 against Manchester United, Bristol City went on to win their next 14 matches (results) to equal Manchester United's record (results) set the previous season of 14 consecutive League wins within a season. Those clubs still hold that record although it is also now shared with Preston in 1950/51 (results).

League new-boys Chelsea were required to play 2 matches on Saturday November 18th 1905. Their first team beat Burnley in the League but their reserves lost 7-1 at Southern League Crystal Palace in the FA Cup - still the record defeat by a League side against non-league opposition in the FA Cup.   

  Results 1 Bristol City 38 30 6 2 83 28 66 Promoted
    Results 2 Manchester United 38 28 6 4 90 28 62 Promoted
    Results 3 Chelsea 38 22 9 7 90 37 53
    4 West Bromwich Albion 38 22 8 8 79 36 52
    5 Hull City 38 19 6 13 67 54 44
    Results 6 Leeds City 38 17 9 12 59 47 43
    Results 7 Leicester Fosse* 38 15 12 11 53 48 42
    8 Grimsby Town 38 15 10 13 46 46 40
    9 Burnley 38 15 8 15 42 53 38
    10 Stockport County 38 13 9 16 44 56 35
    11 Bradford City 38 13 8 17 46 60 34
    12 Barnsley 38 12 9 17 60 62 33
    13 Lincoln City 38 12 6 20 69 72 30
    14 Blackpool 38 10 9 19 37 62 29
    Results 15 Gainsborough Trinity 38 12 4 22 44 57 28
    Results 16 Glossop 38 10 8 20 49 71 28
    17 Burslem Port Vale** 38 12 4 22 49 82 28
    18 Chesterfield Town*** 38 10 8 20 40 72 28 Re-election position
    19 Burton United 38 10 6 22 34 67 26 Re-election position
    20 Clapton Orient**** 38 7 7 24 35 78 21 Re-election position
   
    *    now Leicester City
**   now Port Vale
***  now Chesterfield
**** now Leyton Orient
   

R Two non-league sides challenged the three Second Division sides who needed to seek re-election in the vote for League membership. Voting -

36 votes Chesterfield Town Re-elected to the League
32 Burton United Re-elected to the League
21 Clapton Orient Re-elected to the League
20 Oldham Athletic Not elected to the League
5 Wigan Town Not elected to the League
   
   
   
     
     
     
     
     

 

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In May 2020 in the TV programme 
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1,000,000
In the history of motor sport, which of these iconic races was held first?
a) Le Mans 24 hours      b) Monaco Grand Priz
c) Indy 500    d) Isle of Man TT


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