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League One Football Club Hotel and Travel Guide

Football Travel Guide League Division One

Lower league football certainly does not mean lower level entertainment... so what League One may lack in the Premier League finesse is certainly made up for in the sheer raw passion shown by players and supporters alike.

League One provides drama every week with some of footballs' formerly biggest clubs (Sheffield Wednesday, Charlton Athletic, Southampton) slugging it out with some traditionally smaller and newer clubs - both aiming for a chance in the big time.

The Football Travel Guide is here to help you make the most of your football day from important club contact numbers and web addresses to great quality and competitively priced hotel accommodation close to the ground. Simply select the football club below for all the information you need...

Lincoln City Peterborough United Hull City
Ipswich Town Charlton Athletic Portsmouth
Sunderland Doncaster Rovers Plymouth Argyle
Accrington Stanley Bristol Rovers MK Dons
Fleetwood Town Crewe Alexandra Gillingham
Rochdale AFC Wimbledon Blackpool
Wigan Athletic Northampton Town Shrewsbury Town
Swindon Town Oxford United Burton Albion

League One - what's at stake?

Kicking off in August, League One pits 24 teams against each other, home and away, over the course of 10 grueling months.

At the end of the season the top 2 in the league are automatically promoted to the Championship.

The teams finishing in third, fourth, fifth and sixth places in League One qualify for the Play-Offs - where they get to battle it out for the one remaining promotion place to the Championship.

The third and sixth placed teams, and fourth and fifth placed teams, play each other in a two-legged Semi-Final before competing in the Final at Wembley.

At the other end of the final season table, the teams who finish in the bottom 4 places - 20 to 24 - are relegated (demoted) to League Two.


Going to the League One Play Off final?

The League 1 Play-Off Final takes place at Wembley Stadium on a Sunday in late May. Tickets for the game are available via the competing clubs and so select the relevant team above for the contact details. Check out our Wembley Stadium page for details on how to get their and hotels close by.


What happened in League One 2010/11

Brighton & Hove Albion run away with the League One title although their form tailed off after securing the title for them to finish just 3 points ahead of local rivals Southampton. Peterborough United secured the final automatic promotion place to immediately bounce back to the Championship.

At the other end of the table Dagenham & Redbridge could not take their form of the previous season in to League One and were relegated with Bristol Rovers, Plymouth Argyle and Swindon Town.


What happened in League One 2009/10

After a very slow start (a 7-1 home defeat on the first game of the season) Norwich City ran away with the League title bouncing straight back in to the Championship after one year away. Leeds United secured the other automatic promotion place on the last game of the season. Millwall won the play off final against Swindon Town, Charlton Athletic and Huddersfield Town were the losing semi-finalists.

Stockport County, Southend United, Wycombe Wanderers and Gillingham - on goal difference - were relegated to League Two.

2009/10 summary

Norwich City (1, promoted as Champions)

Leeds United (2, promoted)

Millwall (promoted by winning play off final)

Gillingham (21st, relegated)

Wycombe Wanderers (22nd, relegated)

Southend United (23rd relegated)

Stockport County (24th relegated)


What happened in League One 2008/9

In the 2008/9 League One football season Leicester City were the Champions and were promoted with Peterborough United on a dramatic last day of the season. The play off final was won by Scunthorpe United who beat Millwall in the play-off final.

Four clubs were relegated to League Two, Hereford United, Cheltenham Town, Northampton Town and a team who not that long ago in the Championship, Crewe Alexandra.

2008/09 summary

Leicester City (1, promoted as Champions)

Peterborough United (2, promoted)

Scunthorpe United (promoted by winning play off final against Millwall)

Northampton Town (21st, relegated)

Crewe Alexandra (22nd, relegated)

Cheltenham Town (23rd relegated)

Hereford United (24th relegated)





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