The following list shows the players who started the first and last league games for their League clubs in the 2012/2013 season.
- Stevenage (8) – James Dunne, Luke Freeman, Marcus Haber, Darius Charles, Chris Day, Mark Roberts, David Gray and Bondz N’Gala.
- Carlisle United (7) – Liam Noble, Brad Potts, Lee Miller, James Trevor Berrett, Danny Livesey, Matthew James Robson and Paul Thirlwell.
- Crawley Town (7) – Nicky Adams, Josh Simpson, Billy Clarke, Matthew Sadler, Paul Jones, Dannie Bulman and Mark Connolly.
- Hartlepool United (7) – Andy Monkhouse, Jonathan Franks, Simon Walton, Sam Collins, Scott Flinders, Neil Jeffrey Austin and Peter Hartley.
- Leyton Orient (7) – Dean Cox, Lloyd James, Kevin Lisbie, Jimmy Dean Smith, Gary Sawyer, Jamie Jones and Nathan Clarke.
- Tranmere Rovers (7) – Jean-Louis Akpro, Andy Robinson, Liam Palmer, Danny Holmes, Zoumana Bakayogo, Ash Taylor and Ben Gibson.
- Brentford (6) – Harlee Dean, Clayton Donaldson, Shaleum Logan, Simon Moore, Toumani Diagouraga and Jonathan Douglas.
- Doncaster Rovers (6) – Chris Brown, David Cotterill, Robert Jones, Paul Quinn, Jamie Paul McCombe and Tommy Spurr.
- Notts County (6) – Alan Judge, Jeff Hughes, Yoann Arquin, Gary Liddle, Bartosz Bialkowski and Dean Leacock.
- Preston North End (6) – Nicky Wroe, Keith Keane, Jack King, John Mousinho, Paul Huntington and David Buchanan.
- Yeovil Town (6) – James Hayter, Edward Upson, Marek Stech, Luke Ayling, Sam Foley and Dominic Blizzard.
- AFC Bournemouth (5) – Charlie Daniels, Marc Pugh, Shaun MacDonald, Tommy Elphick and Simon Francis.
- MK Dons* (5) – Antony Kay, Dean Peter Bowditch, Daniel Powell, Luke Chadwick and Darren Potter.
- Scunthorpe United (5) – Jimmy Ryan, Mark Duffy, Sam Slocombe, David Mirfin and Tom Newey.
- Walsall (5) – Adam Craig Chambers, Jamie Paterson, William Grigg, Nicky Featherstone and Dean Holden.
- Crewe Alexandra (4) – Byron Moore, Max Clayton, Ajay Leitch-Smith and Harry Davis.
- Sheffield United (4) – Harry Maguire, Kevin McDonald, Michael Doyle and Neill Collins.
- Swindon Town (4) – Raffaele De Vita, Alan McCormack, Wesley Foderingham and Joe Devera.
- Colchester United (3) – Magnus Okuonghae, Marcus Bean and Brian Wilson.
- Coventry City (3) – Adam Barton, John Fleck and Richard Wood.
- Oldham Athletic (3) – Lee Croft, Christian Alexis Montaño Castillo and Jean-Yves Mvoto.
- Bury (2) – Mark Hughes and David Worrall.
- Shrewsbury Town (2) – Luke Summerfield and Chris Weale.
- Portsmouth (0)
Not one player who started Portsmouth’s first game of the season also started the last game of the league season. This perhaps demonstrates what a turbulent season the club has had. The club didn’t even have the same manager for their first and last games of the season.
Tags: AFC Bournemouth, Brentford, Bury, Carlisle United, Colchester United, Coventry City, Crawley Town, Crewe Alexandra, Doncaster Rovers, Hartlepool United, League One, Leyton Orient, Milton Keynes Dons, Notts County, Oldham Athletic, Portsmouth, Preston North End, Scunthorpe United, Sheffield United, Shrewsbury Town, Stevenage, Swindon Town, Tranmere Rovers, Walsall, Yeovil Town
A list of footballers who have played in the Premier League, Championship, League One or League Two this season with their first name beginning with the same letter as their surname. Please let me know if you are aware of any others.
- Adebayo Akinfenwa (Northampton Town)
- Adebayo Azeez (Wycombe Wanderers & Leyton Orient)
- Ahmed Abdulla (Barnet)
- Akwasi Asante (Shrewsbury Town)
- Ali Al Habsi (Wigan Athletic)
- Almen Abdi (Watford)
- Andreas Arestidou (Morecambe)
- Andrey Arshavin (Arsenal)
- Antolín Alcáraz (Wigan Athletic)
- Barry Bannan (Aston Villa)
- Bartosz Bialkowski (Notts County)
- Billy Bodin (Torquay United)
- Brian Barry-Murphy (Rochdale)
- Chris Cohen (Nottingham Forest)
- Christopher Chantler (Carlisle United)
- Ciaran Clark (Aston Villa)
- Clarke Carlisle (York City & Northampton Town)
- Conor Clifford (Portsmouth & Crawley Town)
- Courtney Cameron (Rotherham United)
- Craig Cathcart (Blackpool)
- Craig Clay (Chesterfield)
- Craig Conway (Cardiff Dragons)
- Craig Curran (Rochdale)
- Cyrus Christie (Coventry Dragons)
- Damien Delaney (Crystal Palace & Ipswich Town)
- Danny Drinkwater (Leicester City)
- Darryl Duffy (Cheltenham Town)
- David Davis (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
- David De Gea (Manchester United)
- David Dunn (Blackburn Rovers)
- Diego De Girolamo (Sheffield United)
- Donervon Daniels (Tranmere Rovers)
- Dorian Dervite (Charlton Athletic)
- Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Bury)
- Frank Fielding (Derby County)
- Gábor Gyepes (Portsmouth)
- Gaël Givet (Blackburn Rovers)
- Gary Gardner (Aston Villa)
- Gianluca Gracco (Dagenham & Redbridge)
- Gordon Greer (Brighton & Hove Albion)
- Harry Hooman (Cheltenham Town)
- Heidar Helguson (Cardiff Dragons)
- Jake Jervis (Portsmouth, Tranmere Rovers, Carlisle United & Birmingham City)
- Jake Jones (Walsall)
- Jamie Jones (Leyton Orient)
- Jermaine Jenas (Nottingham Forest & Queens Park Rangers)
- Jermaine Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday)
- Joe Jacobson (Shrewsbury Town)
- Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic)
- Jussi Jääskeläinen (West Ham United)
- Kei Kamara (Norwich City)
- Keith Keane (Preston North End)
- Leon Legge (Gillingham & Brentford)
- Leroy Lita (Sheffield Wednesday & Birmingham City)
- Marcus Marshall (Bury)
- Mark Molesley (Exeter City & Plymouth Argyle)
- Marko Marin (Chelsea)
- Marvin Morgan (Shrewsbury Town)
- Mathieu Manset (Carlisle United)
- Matt Mitchel-King (AFC Wimbledon)
- Matthew McClure (Wycombe Wanderers)
- Matthew Mills (Bolton Wanderers)
- Michael Morrison (Charlton Athletic)
- Modibo Maïga (West Ham United)
- Nyron Nosworthy (Watford)
- Olanrewaju Oyebanjo (York City)
- Osayamen Osawe (Accrington Stanley)
- Oulwasanmi Odelusi (Bolton Wanderers)
- Paul Parry (Shrewsbury Town)
- Pavel Pogrebnyak (Reading)
- Phil Picken (Bury)
- Richard Ravenhill (Bradford City)
- Robbie Rogers (Stevenage)
- Sam Saunders (Brentford)
- Sam Slocombe (Scunthorpe United)
- Sam Sodje (Portsmouth)
- Scott Shearer (Rotherham United)
- Scott Sinclair (Manchester City)
- Sean Scannell (Huddersfield Town)
- Sean St. Ledger (Leicester City & Millwall)
- Stéphane Sessègnon (Sunderland)
- Steve Sidwell (Fulham)
- Steve Simonsen (Preston North End)
- Steven Schumacher (Bury)
Tags: Accrington Stanley, AFC Wimbledon, Alliteration, Arsenal, Aston Villa, Barnet, Blackburn Rovers, Blackpool, Bolton Wanderers, Bradford City, Brentford, Bury, Cardiff Dragons, Carlisle United, Carlisle United & Birmingham City, Championship, Charlton Athletic, Chelsea, Cheltenham Town, Chesterfield, Coventry City, Dagenham & Redbridge, Derby County, Fulham, Gillingham & Brentford, Huddersfield Town, League One, League Two, Leicester City, Leyton Orient, Manchester United, Morecambe, Northampton Town, Norwich City, Nottingham Forest, Notts County, Portsmouth, Premier League, Preston North End, Reading, Rochdale, Rotherham United, Scunthorpe United, Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday, Shrewsbury Town, Stevenage, Sunderland, Torquay United, Tranmere Rovers, Walsall, Watford, West Ham United, Wigan Athletic, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Wycombe Wanderers, York City
The following tables show the number of points earned by teams during 2011.
As there are three teams promoted and four teams relegated from League One, seventeen sides spent the entirety of 2011 in the third tier. Of these teams it was League One play-off finalists Huddersfield Town that ended the year with the best record. It was only everyone’s favourite franchise MK Dons that won the same number of games during 2011.
It’s been a year to forget for the Saddlers as Walsall finish as the worst team to spend the whole of 2011 within the division (though Notts County lost the most games during the year). It’s notable that the side with the most draws in 2011 are the side with the best average points per game total, Huddersfield Town (20) and the team with the second most draws are the side with the worst average points per game total: Walsall. Each statistic tells its own story, it’s for you to unpick the bones from that one.
League One: Calendar Year 2011 (sorted by average points per game)
If you add all of the sides that have spent any time in League One during 2011 it’s 2010/2011 runners-up Southampton who have the best points per game record. It’s probably worth mentioning that despite teams such as Southampton, Brighton and Sheffield United only spending half a year in League One, Huddersfield still end the year as the side that lost the fewest games (only two during 2011). Relegated Swindon Town finish rock bottom of the table after being relegated and are now looking to bounce back from League Two at the first attempt under the stewardship of Italian nutball Paolo Di Canio.
League One: Calendar Year 2011 (sorted by average points per game)
Tags: Huddersfield Town, Paolo Di Canio, Southampton, Swindon Town, Walsall