Football League Second Division 1980-81

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Swansea City reached the top flight for the first time ever, finishing third in the Second Division. It completed an astonishing rise under John Toshack, who had taken over in March 1978 with the Swans in Divison Four. Just over the border, both Bristol City and Bristol Rovers went down.

Blackburn Rovers
John Butcher; Jim Branagan, Mick Rathbone, Derek Fazackerley, Glenn Keeley; Howard Kendall, Noel Brotherston, Mick Speight; Simon Garner, Duncan McKenzie, Kevin Stonehouse.
Sub: John Lowey.
Manager: Howard Kendall.

Playing squad members: Jim Arnold; Roger DeVries, Paul Round; Marshall Burke, Paul Comstive, David Hamilton, Tony Parkes; Viv Busby, Andy Crawford, Joe Craig.
Non-playing squad members: Chris Pearce; Jimmy Hall, Colin James, Andrew Morley, Brian Morley, Phil Williamson; Kim Walters.

Bolton Wanderers
Terry Poole; Mike Graham, David Burke, Phil Jones, Mike Walsh; Len Cantello, David Hoggan, Dušan Nikolić; Alan Gowling, Brian Kidd, Neil Whatmore.
Sub: Phil Wilson.
Manager: Stan Anderson.

Playing squad members: Dennis Peacock; Mike Bennett, Ian Brennan, Gerry McElhinney, Peter Nicholson; Mike Carter, Tadeusz Nowak, Peter Reid; James Moores, John Thomas, Chris Thompson.
Non-playing squad members: Roy Heaney; Brian Atherton, Neil Berry, John McGlynn, Barry Taylor; John Keighley, Geoff Langley.

Bristol City
Ray Cashley; Gerry Sweeney, Alan Hay, Peter Aitken, Julian Marshall; Tony Fitzpatrick, Trevor Tainton, Jimmy Mann, Clive Whitehead; Kevin Mabbutt, Tom Ritchie.
Sub: Geoff Merrick.
Manager: Bobby Houghton.

Playing squad members: Jan Möller, John Shaw; Kevin Baddeley, Alan Nicholls, Dave Rodgers, Paul Stevens, Gary Williams; Ian Doyle, Russell Musker, Howard Pritchard; Ricky Chandler, Chris Garland, Gary Smith.
Non-playing squad members: David Mogg, Mark Stevens; Joe Economou, Pertti Jantunen.

Bristol Rovers
Martin Thomas; Don Gillies, Terry Cooper, Phil Bater, Mark Hughes, Aidan McCaffery; Gary Mabbutt, David Williams, Geraint Williams, Mike Barrett; Chic Bates.
Sub: Gary Emmanuel.
Manager: Terry Cooper.

Playing squad members: Phil Kite; Vaughan Jones, Alan Routledge, Neil Slatter, Kevin Westaway; Stewart Barrowclough, Ashley Griffiths, Ian Holloway, Tony Pulis; Keith Brown, Bob Lee, Shaun Penny, Paul Randall, Steve Williams.
Non-playing squad members: Mike England, Steve Harding, David Palmer; Steve Dean; Mark Stevens, David Wilcox.

Cambridge United
Richard Key; Dave Donaldson, Jimmy Murray, Steve Fallon, Lindsay Smith; Roger Gibbins, Tommy O’Neill, Tommy Finney, Steve Spriggs, Derrick Christie; George Reilly.
Sub: Floyd Streete.
Manager: John Docherty.

Playing squad members: Malcolm Webster; Dave Stringer, Chris Turner; Ian Buckley, Doug Evans; Martin Goldsmith, John Lyons, Steve Pyle, Alan Taylor.
Non-playing squad members: Steve Bailey, Graham Cox, Ian Hendry, Nigel Jalland; Graham Watson.

Cardiff City
Peter Grotier; Linden Jones, Rod Thomas, Phil Dwyer, Keith Pontin; Steve Grapes, John Lewis, Billy Ronson, John Buchanan; Peter Kitchen, Gary Stevens.
Sub: Tarki Micallef.
Manager: Richie Morgan.

Playing squad members: Ron Healey; Tim Gilbert, Dave Roberts, Colin Sullivan; Paul Giles, Wayne Hughes, Paul Maddy; Ray Bishop, Paul Davies.
Non-playing squad members: Andy Dyson, Gary Harris, Mike Lewis, Martin Thomas, Andy Wood; Dave Haskell; Neil Baldock, Kevin Davies, Richard Elliott, Steve James, Peter Morgan, Adrian Powell.

Chelsea
Petar Borota; Gary Locke, Dennis Rofe, Gary Chivers, Micky Droy; John Bumstead, Ian Britton, Colin Walker, Mike Fillery, Peter Rhoades-Brown; Colin Lee.
Sub: Micky Nutton.
Manager: Geoff Hurst.

Playing squad members: Chris Hutchings, Colin Pates, Graham Wilkins; Phil Driver, Tim Elmes, Colin Viljoen; Jimmy Clare, Alan Mayes.
Non-playing squad members: Bob Iles; Kevin Hales, Paul Williams; Andy Cook, Lee Frost; Nigel MacLaren.

Derby County
Roger Jones; Steve Emery, Steve Buckley, Keith Osgood, Alan Ramage; Paul Emson, Barry Powell, Steve Powell; Alan Biley, Dave Swindlehurst, Kevin Wilson.
Sub: Kevin Hector.
Manager: Colin Addison.

Playing squad members: Roy McFarland, Wayne Richards, Steve Spooner; Tony Reid, Frank Sheridan, Glen Skivington; John Duncan, Aidan Gibson.
Non-playing squad members: Yakka Banović, Steve Cherry, John Middleton; Ian Dalziel, John Lovatt, David Tarry; Robert Bowers, Jonathan Clark, David King, Kevin Murray, Paul Bartlett, Steve Carter, John Clayton, Colin Murphy.

Grimsby Town
Nigel Batch; John Stone, Dean Crombie, Kevin Moore, Clive Wigginton; Tony Ford, Mike Brolly, Bobby Mitchell, Joe Waters, Bob Cumming; Kevin Drinkell.
Sub: Trevor Whymark.
Manager: George Kerr.

Playing squad members: Phil Crosby, Mike Czuczman, Dave Moore; Garry Beacock, Kevin Kilmore; Gary Liddell, John Steeples.
Non-playing squad members: Len Robinson, Harry Wainman; Graham Cawthorne, Jimmy Fell, Shaun Mawer; Andy O’Dell; Peter Wainwright.

Luton Town
Jake Findlay; Kirk Stephens, Mal Donaghy, Mark Aizlewood, Paul Price, Mick Saxby; Tony Grealish, Ricky Hill, David Moss; Brian Stein, Steve White.
Sub: Radomir Antić.
Manager: David Pleat.

Playing squad members: Alan Judge; Clive Goodyear; Lil Fuccillo, Wayne Turner, Alan West; Frankie Bunn, Andy Harrow, Godfrey Ingram.
Non-playing squad members: Rob Johnson, John Woodward; Les Harriott, Neil Madden; Seamus Heath, Andy Pearson, Mike Small, Herbie Smith.

Newcastle United
Kevin Carr; Ian Davies, Kenny Wharton, Stuart Boam, Steve Carney, Bruce Halliday; Mick Martin, John Trewick, Nigel Walker; Bobby Shinton, Alan Shoulder.
Sub: Kenny Mitchell.
Manager: Arthur Cox.

Playing squad members: Steve Hardwick; David Barton, John Brownlie, Peter Johnson, Peter Kelly, Chris Withe; Peter Cartwright, Terry Hibbitt, Frans Koenen, Gary Nicholson, Chris Waddle; Ray Clarke.
Non-playing squad members: Simon Smith; Paul Dobson, Peter Haddock, Phil Leaver; Kevin Pugh, Colin Suggett; Sam Montgomerie, Gary Walton.

Notts County
Radojko Avramović; Tristan Benjamin, Ray O’Brien, Brian Kilcline, Pedro Richards; David Hunt, Eddie Kelly, Iain McCulloch, Don Masson, Paul Hooks; Trevor Christie.
Sub: Rachid Harkouk.
Manager: Jimmy Sirrel.

Playing squad members: Mick Leonard; Dave Beavon, Gary Wood; Jim Doherty, Mark Goodwin, Gordon Mair, Paul Manns; Ian McParland.
Non-playing squad members: Brian Stubbs; Steve Carter, David Millar.

Oldham Athletic
Peter McDonnell; Nick Sinclair, Ronnie Blair, Kenny Clements, John Hurst; Paul Atkinson, Paul Futcher, Ged Keegan; Roger Palmer, Jim Steel, Rodger Wylde.
Sub: Simon Stainrod.
Manager: Jimmy Frizzell.

Playing squad members: John Platt; Steve Edwards, Gary Hoolickin; Steve Gardner, Paul Heaton, Mark Hilton, Ryszard Kowenicki, Darron McDonough; Martin Nuttall.
Non-playing squad members: John Ryan; Doug Anderson, Steve McAdam; John Bowden, Tim Jordan.

Orient
Mervyn Day; Bobby Fisher, Bill Roffey, Nigel Gray, Tommy Taylor; Stan Bowles, John Chiedozie, Steve Parsons, Peter Taylor; Joe Mayo, Ian Moores.
Sub: Billy Jennings.
Manager: Jimmy Bloomfield.

Playing squad members: Sean Rafter; Henry Hughton; Ralph Coates, Kevin Godfrey, John Margerrison.
Non-playing squad members: Jeff Fielding, Lloyd Scott; Mark Penfold, Mark Smith, Robert Waterfall, Paul Went; Tunji Banjo, Jim Hallybone, Mark Kane, Tony Mercer, Peter Moles; Mark Blackhall, Gary Elphick, Billy Hurley, John McFarlane, Mark McNeil, Nigel Meeking.

Preston North End
Roy Tunks; Brian Taylor, Andy McAteer, Mick Baxter, Steve Doyle; Graham Bell, Francis Burns, Gordon Coleman; Alex Bruce, Steve Elliott, Paul McGee.
Sub: John Blackley.
Manager: Nobby Stiles.

Playing squad members: Peter Litchfield; John Anderson, Danny Cameron, Simon Westwell; Sean Haslegrave, Graham Houston, Don O’Riordan; Willie Naughton, Peter Sayer.
Non-playing squad members: Jimmy Bell; Mike Imlach, Ian Rothwell, Alan Spavin, Ricky Thomson, Mark Walsh.

Queens Park Rangers
Chris Woods; Don Shanks, Ian Gillard, Glenn Roeder, Steve Wicks; Dave McCreery, Gary Waddock, Andy King, Tony Currie, Barry Silkman; Tommy Langley.
Sub: Dean Neal.
Manager: Tommy Docherty/Terry Venables.

Playing squad members: John Burridge, Peter Hucker; Bob Hazell, Ernie Howe, Warren Neill; Steve Burke, Wayne Fereday, Gordon Hill, Gary Micklewhite, Ian Stewart, Dean Wilkins; Ian Muir, Mickey Walsh.
Non-playing squad members: Andy Pape; Ian Dawes, Mark O’Connor, Martyn Rogers; Martyn Busby.

Sheffield Wednesday
Bob Bolder; Mel Sterland, David Grant, Peter Shirtliff, Mark Smith; Ray Blackhall, Kevin Taylor, Jeff Johnson, Terry Curran; Andy McCulloch, Anton Miročević.
Sub: Jeff King.
Manager: Jack Charlton.

Playing squad members: Brian Cox; Trevor Matthewson, Gavin Oliver, Mick Pickering, Paul Shirtliff, Charlie Williamson; Phil Campbell, Brian Hornsby, Ian Mellor; Dennis Leman, Gordon Owen, John Pearson.
Non-playing squad members: Mick Bentley, Brian Strutt.

Shrewsbury Town
Bob Wardle; Jake King, Carleton Leonard, Colin Griffin, Jack Keay; Ian Atkins, David Tong, Graham Turner, Steve Cross; Steve Biggins, John Dungworth.
Sub: Paul Petts.
Manager: Graham Turner.

Playing squad members: Tony Larkin; Jimmy Lindsay, Ross MacLaren, Bernard McNally; Dean Edwards.
Non-playing squad members: Glyn Jones, Steve Perks; Mark Adams; Brian Coyne; Charlie Gibson.

Swansea City
David Stewart; Brian Attley, Neil Robinson, Džemal Hadžiabdić, Leighton Phillips, Nigel Stevenson; John Mahoney, David Giles, Robbie James, Jeremy Charles; Leighton James.
Sub: Alan Curtis.
Manager: John Toshack.

Playing squad members: Wyndham Evans, Dudley Lewis, Ante Rajković; Tommy Craig, Jimmy Loveridge, Chris Marustik; John Toshack, Alan Waddle.
Non-playing squad members: Glan Letheren, Chris Sander; Neil Henson, Dave Rushbury; Ian Callaghan, Les Chappell, Tony James; Darren Gale, Pat McQuillan.

Watford
Steve Sherwood; Pat Rice, Wilf Rostron, Steve Harrison, Steve Sims; Kenny Jackett, Les Taylor, Ray Train; Gerry Armstrong, Luther Blissett, Malcolm Poskett.
Sub: Ross Jenkins.
Manager: Graham Taylor.

Playing squad members: Eric Steele; Ian Bolton, Mick Henderson, Keith Pritchett, Steve Terry; Nigel Callaghan, Martin Patching; John Ward.
Non-playing squad members: Trevor How; Gary Donnellan.

West Ham United
Phil Parkes; Ray Stewart, Frank Lampard, Billy Bonds, Alvin Martin; Trevor Brooking, Pat Holland, Alan Devonshire, Geoff Pike; David Cross, Paul Goddard.
Sub: Jimmy Neighbour.
Manager: John Lyall.

Playing squad members: Paul Brush; Paul Allen, Bobby Barnes; Nicky Morgan, Stuart Pearson.
Non-playing squad members: Bobby Ferguson, Gary Moseley; Phil Brignull, Steve Hibbert, Adrian Keith, Everald La Ronde, Mark Smith; Glen Burvill, George Cowie, Ray Houghton, Mick McGiven; Dale Banton, Tony La Ronde, Billy Lansdowne, Steve Milton, Jason Wright.

Wrexham
Dai Davies; Alan Hill, Joey Jones, Wayne Cegielski, Gareth Davis; Les Cartwright, Steve Fox, Mel Sutton, Frank Carrodus; Dixie McNeil, Mick Vinter.
Sub: Alan Dwyer.
Manager: Arfon Griffiths.

Playing squad members: Steve Dowman, Frank Jones, Steve Kenworthy, Neil Salathiel, Graham Whittle; Ian Arkwright, Steve Buxton, Peter Williams; Ian Edwards, Steve Jones.
Non-playing squad members: Eddie Niedzwiecki; Terry Darracott, Alan Ricketts; Bill Fleming, David Smallman; Dave Palmer.

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