The Football League 1914 - 1915
After the Football Alliance was incorporated in 1892, the Football League was gradually enlarged to two divisions of 20 clubs each. The competition continued to be dominated by clubs from the north and midlands with Arsenal, Chelsea, Spurs and Bristol City the only clubs south of Birmingham participating. In the south of England the Southern League remained the premier competition. At the end of the 1915 season all competitive football was suspended for the duration of the Great War.