Fulham Crowned Division Two Champions
Fulham ended the 1948/49 season as Division Two Champions: finishing on 57 points, one ahead of second placed West Bromwich Albion. Bob Thomas was Fulham's top scorer over the course of the campaign as he netted 23 goals in 40 games. Arthur Rowley also made a large contribution as he scored 19 goals in his first season.
Dodgin In The Top Flight
Fulham's first season in the First Division would be under the charge of Bill Dodgin (former manager of Southampton). He arrived as one of the youngest managers in the game, aged 39, but struggled and finished bottom in 1951/52.