|LEAGUE 1 2019/20|
See notes below table
Leading League goalscorer:
The tragedy that was coronavirus saw the last League 1 matches played on Tuesday March 10th leaving 106 fixtures unplayed. At an EFL meeting on June 9th it was confirmed that the season would be officially ended with a unweighted points per game figure deciding league positions.
The one major change that made was seeing Wycombe rise five places to the most favourable play-off position with the loser being Peterborough United who lost out on a play-off place. Posh's Barry Fry had his say, of course, believing it to be the worst day in his 60 years involvement with football. Wycombe then went on to beat Oxford in the Play Off Final at a behind closed doors Wembley to claim their place in the Championship for the first time.
How the other half
Both Bolton and
Bury had started the season with -12 points after
breaking Football League financial rules (points
deductions). The League had also required the clubs to prove to them
that they would be financial viable during the new season. Being unable to
do this Bury suffered the suspension (postponement) of their first six
League and Cup matches before tragically having their League status removed
by the League on August 27th because of the financial issues.
It was also
bleak at Coventry City. Six years after a groundshare at Northampton Town
had ended another fall-out with the Ricoh's owners (Wasps Rugby Union club)
saw them on the move again. Their new home - Birmingham City's St Andrews
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Bury had a 12 point penalty before the season started but then sadly lost their League place before playing a match - more details.
Full home and away table
* Bolton suffered a 12 point penalty after entering administration. Bury also suffered a 12 point deduction for the same reason but were sadly expelled from the League before playing a match in 2019/20. More details - points deductions
Amazingly Stanley Matthews - a teetotal vegetarian non-smoker who was fit
enough to play in the old First Division at 50 years old once endorsed
smoking in adverts! Read all about it, click on....