The last wartime football season got underway very much how it had been outlined in the May meeting. The Football League held their annual meeting in London on Monday 23rd July with most of the decisions already taken. The lack of fixtures for the Third Division clubs was sorted out.
The fifth wartime meeting of the Football League Management Committee was held at Blackpool on the 17th June. Basically the meeting rubber stamped the plan for the previous two seasons being repeated. The Football League North and the Football League North 2nd Championship had grown into massive leagues. Last season
The war looked very different at the fourth meeting of the Football League Management Committee. The Allies had taken the whole of North Africa, whilst in the North Atlantic German U-boats were having a hard time losing 43 boats in May 1943. The Germans were in retreat on the eastern
The war news had changed from being as bad as ever, to being a different type of news. In December 1941 the Germans had been stopped before Moscow, but by the summer of 1942 they were biting deeper into the Soviet Union again. On the day before the leagues meeting
The Football League Management Committee met at the Victoria Station Hotel, Nottingham on 9th June 1941 with no sign of the war coming to an end any time soon. They announced that for the forthcoming season they would ditch the hated goal average system and go back to the usual