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Season 1982-83

The 1982–1983 season was the 83rd completed season of The Football League.

Bob Paisley’s last season as Liverpool manager ended on a high as they topped the First Division with a comfortable lead. Bob Paisley retired as Liverpool manager with a record 21 prizes in nine years. His successor was long-serving coach Joe Fagan. Newly promoted Watford were the shock of the season, finishing in second place in their first ever season in the top flight.

Manchester City were relegated despite a four-year spending spree totalling around £5million. Swansea City were also relegated after only their second season as a First Division club. They had finished sixth a year earlier and at several stages had topped the league table. Brighton & Hove Albion joined them on the way down.

Queens Park Rangers, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester City won promotion to the First Division. Rotherham United, Burnley and Bolton Wanderers were relegated to the Third Division. It was another blow for Bolton, who had been relegated from the First Division three years earlier.

Charlton Athletic and Wolverhampton Wanderers both came within hours of going bankrupt but were both saved by respective new owners.

Portsmouth’s revival continued as they ran away with the Third Division championship, followed closely behind by runners-up Cardiff City and third-placed Huddersfield Town. Newport County finished 4th, their highest post-war position in the Football League. Occupying the four relegation places were Reading, Wrexham, Doncaster Rovers and Chesterfield.

Wimbledon were crowned Fourth Division champions and the efforts of manager Dave Bassett were bound to ensure that this would not be their last promotion. Hull City, Port Vale and Scunthorpe United occupied the other three promotion places. The re-election system once again went in favour of the bottom four sides in the Fourth Division, but had things gone differently then Blackpool could have gone out of the Football League little over a decade after they had been a First Division side.

At the end of the season, Fourth Division strugglers Crewe Alexandra appointed Milan-born ex-Wimbledon manager Dario Gradi as their new manager.

Source: Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia

Season 1982-83 matches (grid view)

LiverpoolWatfordManchester UnitedTottenham HotspurNottingham ForestAston VillaEvertonWest Ham UnitedIpswich TownArsenalWBASouthamptonStoke CityNorwich CityNotts CountySunderlandBirmingham CityLuton TownCoventry CityManchester CitySwansea CityBrighton
LiverpoolLiverpool3:10:03:04:31:10:03:01:03:12:05:05:10:25:11:01:03:34:05:23:03:1
WatfordWatford2:10:10:11:32:12:02:12:12:13:02:01:02:25:38:02:15:20:02:02:14:1
Manchester UnitedManchester United1:12:01:02:03:12:12:13:10:00:01:11:03:04:00:03:03:03:02:22:11:1
Tottenham HotspurTottenham Hotspur2:00:12:04:12:02:12:13:15:01:16:04:10:04:21:12:12:24:01:21:02:0
Nottingham ForestNottingham Forest1:02:00:32:21:22:01:02:13:00:01:21:02:22:10:01:10:14:23:02:14:0
Aston VillaAston Villa2:43:02:14:04:12:01:01:12:11:02:04:03:22:01:31:04:14:01:12:01:0
EvertonEverton0:51:02:03:13:15:02:01:12:30:02:03:11:13:03:10:05:01:02:12:22:2
West Ham UnitedWest Ham United3:12:13:13:01:22:02:01:11:30:11:11:11:02:02:15:02:30:34:13:22:1
Ipswich TownIpswich Town1:03:11:11:22:01:20:21:20:16:12:12:32:30:04:13:13:01:11:03:12:0
ArsenalArsenal0:22:43:02:00:02:11:12:32:22:00:03:01:12:00:10:04:12:13:02:13:1
WBAWBA0:11:33:10:12:11:02:21:24:10:01:01:11:02:23:02:01:02:00:23:35:0
SouthamptonSouthampton3:21:40:11:21:11:03:23:00:12:24:11:04:01:02:00:12:21:14:12:10:0
Stoke CityStoke City1:14:01:02:01:00:31:05:21:02:10:31:11:01:00:11:14:40:31:04:13:0
Norwich CityNorwich City1:03:01:10:00:11:00:11:10:03:11:31:14:21:22:05:11:01:11:21:02:1
Notts CountyNotts County1:23:23:23:03:24:11:01:20:61:02:11:24:02:20:10:01:15:11:00:01:0
SunderlandSunderland0:02:20:00:10:12:02:11:02:33:01:11:12:24:11:11:21:12:13:21:11:1
Birmingham CityBirmingham City0:01:11:22:01:13:01:03:00:02:12:10:21:40:43:02:12:31:02:21:11:1
Luton TownLuton Town1:31:01:11:10:22:11:50:21:12:20:03:30:00:15:31:33:11:23:13:15:0
Coventry CityCoventry City0:00:13:01:11:20:04:22:41:10:20:11:02:02:01:01:00:14:24:00:02:0
Manchester CityManchester City0:41:01:22:21:20:10:02:00:12:12:12:01:04:10:12:20:00:13:22:11:1
Swansea CitySwansea City0:31:30:02:00:32:10:31:51:11:22:13:21:14:02:03:00:02:02:14:11:2
Brighton Brighton 2:21:11:02:11:10:01:23:11:11:00:00:11:23:00:23:21:02:41:00:11:1

Season matches ordered by date

1.clubNameLiverpool
2.clubNameWatford
3.clubNameManchester United
4.clubNameTottenham Hotspur
5.clubNameNottingham Forest
6.clubNameAston Villa
7.clubNameEverton
8.clubNameWest Ham United
9.clubNameIpswich Town
10.clubNameArsenal
11.clubNameWBA
12.clubNameSouthampton
13.clubNameStoke City
14.clubNameNorwich City
15.clubNameNotts County
16.clubNameSunderland
17.clubNameBirmingham City
18.clubNameLuton Town
19.clubNameCoventry City
20.clubNameManchester City
21.clubNameSwansea City
22.clubNameBrighton

Full standing - Home, Away, Total

HomeAwayTotal
#ClubTWDLGDPTWDLGDPTWDLGDP
1.LiverpoolLiverpool21164155:1602186732:210422410887:3782
2.WatfordWatford21162349:20021631225:370422251574:5771
3.Manchester UnitedManchester United21147039:10021561017:2804219131056:3870
4.Tottenham HotspurTottenham Hotspur21154250:15021551115:350422091365:5069
5.Nottingham ForestNottingham Forest21125434:1802184928:320422091362:5069
6.Aston VillaAston Villa21172247:15021431415:350422151662:5068
7.EvertonEverton21136243:19021541223:2904218101466:4864
8.West Ham UnitedWest Ham United21133541:23021711327:390422041868:6264
9.Ipswich TownIpswich Town21113739:23021410725:2704215131464:5058
10.ArsenalArsenal21116436:19021541222:3704216101658:5658
11.WBAWBA21115535:20021471016:2904215121551:4957
12.SouthamptonSouthampton21115536:22021471018:3604215121554:5857
13.Stoke CityStoke City21134434:21021351319:430421691753:6457
14.Norwich CityNorwich City21106530:18021461122:4004214121652:5854
15.Notts CountyNotts County21124537:25021331518:460421572055:7152
16.SunderlandSunderland21710430:22021541218:3904212141648:6150
17.Birmingham CityBirmingham City2197529:24021371111:3104212141640:5550
18.Luton TownLuton Town2177734:33021561031:5104212131765:8449
19.Coventry CityCoventry City21105629:17021341419:420421392048:5948
20.Manchester CityManchester City2195726:23021431421:470421382147:7047
21.Swansea CitySwansea City21104732:29021071419:4004210112151:6941
22.Brighton Brighton 2187625:22021161413:460429132038:6840