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Summary of Season 1978-79

Football League Division 1

Home Away
Pl W D L F A W D L F A Pts
Liverpool 42 19 2 0 51 4 11 6 4 34 12 68
Nottingham Forest 42 11 10 0 34 10 10 8 3 27 16 60
West Bromwich Albion 42 13 5 3 38 15 11 6 4 34 20 59
Everton 42 12 7 2 32 17 5 10 6 20 23 51
Leeds United 42 11 4 6 41 25 7 10 4 29 27 50
Ipswich Town 42 11 4 6 34 21 9 5 7 29 28 49
Arsenal 42 11 8 2 37 18 6 6 9 24 30 48
Aston Villa 42 8 9 4 37 26 7 7 7 22 23 46
Manchester United 42 9 7 5 29 25 6 8 7 31 38 45
Coventry City 42 11 7 3 41 29 3 9 9 17 39 44
Tottenham Hotspur 42 7 8 6 19 25 6 7 8 29 36 41
Middlesbrough 42 10 5 6 33 21 5 5 11 24 29 40
Bristol City 42 11 6 4 34 19 4 4 13 13 32 40
Southampton 42 9 10 2 35 20 3 6 12 12 33 40
Manchester City 42 9 5 7 34 28 4 8 9 24 28 39
Norwich City 42 7 10 4 29 19 0 13 8 22 38 37
Bolton Wanderers 42 10 5 6 36 28 2 6 13 18 47 35
Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 10 4 7 26 26 3 4 14 18 42 34
Derby County 42 8 5 8 25 25 2 6 13 19 46 31
Queens Park Rangers 42 4 9 8 24 33 2 4 15 21 40 25
Birmingham City 42 5 9 7 24 25 1 1 19 13 39 22
Chelsea 42 3 5 13 23 42 2 5 14 21 50 20

Relegated to Division 2

Matches

Aug 19 Everton Home 0-1
Aug 22 Wolverhampton Wanderers Away 1-0 Langley
Aug 26 Tottenham Hotspur Away 2-2 Swain(2)
Sep 2 Leeds United Home 0-3
Sep 9 Coventry City Away 2-3 Langley, McKenzie
Sep 16 Manchester City Home 1-4 Stanley
Sep 23 Birmingham City Away 1-1 McKenzie
Sep 30 West Bromwich Albion Home 1-3 Wicks
Oct 7 Derby County Away 0-1
Oct 14 Bolton Wanderers Home 4-3 Swain, Langley, Walker, O.G.
Oct 21 Liverpool Away 0-2
Oct 28 Norwich City Home 3-3 Stanley(P), Swain, Walker
Nov 4 Queens Park Rangers Away 0-0
Nov 11 Everton Away 2-3 McKenzie, Langley
Nov 18 Tottenham Hotspur Home 1-3 Langley
Nov 22 Leeds United Away 1-2 Langley
Nov 25 Manchester United Home 0-1
Dec 9 Aston Villa Home 0-1
Dec 16 Middlesbrough Away 2-7 Bumstead, Osgood
Dec 23 Bristol City Home 0-0
Dec 26 Southampton Away 0-0
Dec 30 Ipswich Town Away 1-5 Langley
Jan 20 Manchester City Away 3-2 McKenzie, Osgood, Walker
Feb 3 Birmingham City Home 2-1 Wilkins(2)
Feb 21 Coventry City Home 1-3 Langley
Feb 24 Bolton Wanderers Away 1-2 Bannon
Mar 3 Liverpool Home 0-0
Mar 10 Norwich City Away 0-2
Mar 14 West Bromwich Albion Away 0-1
Mar 17 Queens Park Rangers Home 1-3 O.G.
Mar 24 Wolverhampton Wanderers Home 1-2 Langley
Mar 28 Nottingham Forest Away 0-6
Apr 4 Derby County Home 1-1 Langley
Apr 7 Nottingham Forest Home 1-3 Wilkins
Apr 10 Bristol City Away 1-3 Langley(P)
Apr 14 Southampton Home 1-2 Stanley
Apr 16 Arsenal Away 2-5 Langley, Walker
Apr 21 Middlesbrough Home 2-1 Wilkins, Stanley
Apr 28 Aston Villa Away 1-2 Langley
May 5 Ipswich Town Home 2-3 Langley(2)
May 14 Arsenal Home 1-1 Stanley
May 16 Manchester United Away 1-1 Johnson

Attendances

Total Highest Lowest Average
Home 500,134 41,594 10,682 23,816
Away 553,606 45,775 15,107 26,362
Total 1,053,740 45,775 10,682 25,089

F.A. Cup

Round 3

Matches

Jan 15 Manchester United Away 0-3

Attendances

Total Highest Lowest Average
Away 38,500 38,500 38,500 38,500
Total 38,500 38,500 38,500 38,500

League Cup

Round 2

Matches

Aug 29 Bolton Wanderers Away 1-2 Langley

Attendances

Total Highest Lowest Average
Away 10,449 10,449 10,449 10,449
Total 10,449 10,449 10,449 10,449

Transfers/Loans

Summer 1978 Charlie Cooke from Chelsea to American Football

June 1978 Bob Iles from Weymouth to Chelsea 10,000

June 1978 Steve Finnieston from Chelsea to Sheffield United 80,000

July 1978 Gary Chivers signed professional forms

August 1978 Mike Fillery signed professional forms

7th September 1978 Duncan McKenzie from Everton to Chelsea 165,000

October 1978 Lee Frost from Chelsea to Brentford Loan

November 1978 Lee Frost from Brentford to Chelsea Loan ended

2nd November 1978 Bill Garner from Chelsea to Cambridge United Free

14th December 1978 Ken Swain from Chelsea to Aston Villa 100,000

27th December 1978 Peter Osgood from Philadelphia Fury to Chelsea 25,000

January 1979 Kevin Hales signed professional forms

25th January 1979 Steve Wicks from Chelsea to Derby 275,000

30th January 1979 Eamonn Bannon from Hearts to Chelsea 200,000

12th February 1979 James Docherty from East Stirling to Chelsea 50,000

21st February 1979 Ray Lewington from Chelsea to Vancouver Whitecaps 40,000

March 1979 John Phillips from Chelsea to Swansea Loan

March 1979 John Sparrow from Chelsea to Millwall Loan

March 1979 Richard Wilson from Chelsea to Orient Loan

2nd March 1979 Petar Borota from Partizan Belgrade to Chelsea 70,000

13th March 1979 Duncan McKenzie from Chelsea to Blackburn 80,000

April 1979 Gary Johnson from Chelsea to Crystal Palace Loan


Players Statistics

 

Appearances

Player League F.A. Cup League Cup Europe Others Total
App Sub Gls App Sub Gls App Sub Gls App Sub Gls App Sub Gls App Sub Gls
TW Langley 40 1 15 1 1 1 42 1 16
RE Harris 38 2 1 1 40 2
GE Stanley 32 4 5 1 1 33 5 5
RC Wilkins 35 3 1 36 3
DR Stride 32 1 33
C Walker 23 7 4 1 1 25 7 4
GG Wilkins 28 1 1 29 1
SJ Wicks 23 1 1 24 1
EJ Bannon 19 1 19 1
PP Bonetti 16 1 1 18
D McKenzie 15 4 1 16 4
K Swain 15 4 1 16 4
M Droy 14 1 1 16
TC Aylott 13 2 13 2
MW Nutton 15 15
I Britton 9 4 1 10 4
P Borota 12 12
JE Sitton 11 1 11 1
P Osgood 9 2 1 10 2
R Lewington 10 10
GR Locke 8 1 9
D Hay 8 1 9
J Bumstead 6 2 1 6 2 1
M Fillery 6 1 6 1
RJ Iles 7 7
JT Phillips 7 7
G Chivers 5 5
J Docherty 2 1 2 1
L Frost 2 1 2 1
GJ Johnson 1 1 1 2 1
W Garner 1 1
Own Goal 2 2

Disciplinary

SY=Single Yellow    DY=Double Yellow (Red)

SR=Straight Red

Sq Player League F.A. Cup League Cup Europe Others Total
SY DY SR SY DY SR SY DY SR SY DY SR SY DY SR SY DY SR
RE Harris 4 4
D Hay 2 1 3
DR Stride 2 2
GE Stanley 1 1 2
SJ Wicks 1 1 2
GG Wilkins 2 2
D McKenzie 1 1
R Lewington 1 1
RC Wilkins 1 1
M Droy 1 1
Total 15 4 19