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      DIVISION 1  1908/09
     
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  Leading League goalscorer:
Bert Freeman (Everton)
 38  goals

Nottingham Forest beat Leicester Fosse 12-0 and the subsequent League inquiry discovers an embarrassing fact.

Probably the most memorable  of local derby scorelines was recorded on Saturday 5th December 1908 - 
Newcastle United 1
 Sunderland 9.
Amazingly the scoreline was only 1-1 at half-time and more amazingly still Newcastle  went on to claim the League championship, winning 10 of the 11 League games that followed the Sunderland defeat. 

The Charity Shield was first competed for during the season when 1907/08 League champions Manchester United beat 1907/08 Southern League champions Queens Park Rangers (match details).

  Results 1 Newcastle United 38 24 5 9 65 41 53
    Results 2 Everton 38 18 10 10 82 57 46
    3 Sunderland 38 21 2 15 78 63 44
    4 Blackburn Rovers 38 14 13 11 61 50 41
    5 Sheffield Wednesday 38 17 6 15 67 61 40
    Results 6 Woolwich Arsenal* 38 14 10 14 52 49 38
    Results 7 Aston Villa 38 14 10 14 58 56 38
    8 Bristol City 38 13 12 13 45 58 38
    9 Middlesbrough 38 14 9 15 59 53 37
    10 Preston North End 38 13 11 14 48 44 37
    Results 11 Chelsea 38 14 9 15 56 61 37
    12 Sheffield United 38 14 9 15 51 59 37
    Results 13 Manchester United 38 15 7 16 58 68 37
    14 Nottingham Forest 38 14 8 16 66 57 36
    15 Notts County 38 14 8 16 51 48 36
    Results 16 Liverpool 38 15 6 17 57 65 36
    17 Bury 38 14 8 16 63 77 36
    18 Bradford City 38 12 10 16 47 47 34
    Results 19 Manchester City 38 15 4 19 67 69 34 Relegated
    Results 20 Leicester Fosse** 38 8 9 21 54 102 25 Relegated
   
    now Arsenal
** now Leicester City
   
   

 

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In January 2013 which British Olympic medalist said
'I can't tell you how many times you slide down the beam and your leotard's up your bum'?


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