Chapters: 1888-89 Football League, 1889-90 Football League, Penistone Rail Accidents, 1889-90 Football Alliance, 1889-90 in English Football, 1888-89 in English Football, London Dock Strike of 1889, 1889 English Cricket Season, 1889 Wimbledon Championships. Excerpt: Season: 1888 89 Accrington Aston Villa Blackburn Rovers Bolton Wanderers Burnley Derby County Everton Notts County Preston North End Stoke West Bromwich Albion Wolverhampton Wanderers Locations of the Football League 1888 89 teams The 1888 89 Football League Championship was the first edition of the Football League , which ran from the autumn of 1888 until the spring of 1889. The twelve original members were Accrington , Aston Villa , Blackburn Rovers , Bolton Wanderers , Burnley , Derby County , Everton , Notts County , Preston North End , Stoke , West Bromwich Albion and Wolverhampton Wanderers who agreed to play a twenty-two game format whereby each team would host each of their eleven rivals once with two points awarded for a win and one point awarded for a drawn game. The team with most points at the completion of the season would be declared Champions of England while the team with the fewest points would be forced to seek re-election to the league for the following season. Preston North End completed their twenty-two game programme without defeat and were declared the inaugural champions while Stoke finished with the fewest points, although their application for re-election proved successful. Preston North End also won the F A Cup in 1889 becoming the first team to complete the English League and Cup double. Final league table At the beginning of the season it was decided that whichever team won the most games would be champions. A few weeks in this was deemed unfair as it made drawing no better than losing, so the Lea...
|Book:||1889 In England; 1888-89 Football League, 1889-90 Football League, Penistone Rail Accidents, 1889-90 Football Alliance|
|Number of Pages:||50|
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