1900–01 Western Football League

The 1900–01 season was the ninth in the history of the Western Football League.

Portsmouth were the new champions of Division One, and also competed in the Southern League during this season, along with all the other members of Division One. The new clubs from London dominated the season, although Bristol City were elected to the Football League, being the first Western League club to achieve this. The Division Two champions for the second season running were Bristol East.[1]

Six new clubs joined Division One, which was increased to nine clubs from four after Bedminster merged with Bristol City.

Three new clubs joined Division Two, which was increased to eight clubs from five. It was the first season not to be fully completed, with several games remaining unplayed at the end of the season.

* Fishponds had two points deducted for fielding an ineligible player.

1 The system of using goal average to separate two teams tied on points was used up to and including the 1976–77 season.

2 The points system: 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for losing.

3 The tables as published at the time contained errors, hence the totals do not balance in some columns.[1]

This page was last edited on 16 May 2016, at 23:18 (UTC).
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