1905–06 Manchester City F.C. season

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Manchester City F.C.
1905–06 season
Manager Scotland Tom Maley
Football League
First Division
5th
FA Cup First round
Top goalscorer League:
Thornley (21 goals)
All:
Thornley (21 goals)
Highest home attendance 38,000 vs Bolton Wanderers
(25 November 1905)
Lowest home attendance 3,000 vs Sunderland
(21 April 1906)

The 1905–06 season was Manchester City F.C.'s fifteenth season of league football and third consecutive season in the top flight of English football.

At the end of the season, Manchester City were investigated by the FA for allegations of awarding players bonuses, which was at the time against FA regulations. Consequently, the club were found guilty and seventeen players were fined, suspended from football until 1 January 1907 and were banned from representing Man City in future. The club was forced to shed most of its players, including its best performers and early club legends such as Billy Meredith, Sandy Turnbull and Billie Gillespie. Though several players followed guidance and moved to Manchester United (then not a rival but a fellow community club) or other league clubs, Gillespie refused to play his fine and instead moved to America. In addition to this, manager Tom Maley was banned from football for life, and left the club.[1]

Team Kit[edit]

Football League First Division[edit]

P W D L F A Pts
3 The Wednesday 38 18 8 12 63 52 44
4 Newcastle United 38 18 7 13 74 48 43
5 Manchester City 38 19 5 14 73 54 43
6 Bolton Wanderers 38 17 7 14 81 67 41
7 Birmingham 38 17 7 14 65 59 41

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; Pts = Points
Source: Football League

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 19 5 14 73 54 +19 43 11 2 6 46 23 +23 8 3 8 27 31 -4

N.B. Points awarded for a win: 2

Reports[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Venue Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
2 September 1905 The Wednesday A Owlerton 0 – 1 25,000
6 September 1905 Newcastle United A St James' Park 2 – 2 Thornley, Dorsett 22,000
9 September 1905 Nottingham Forest H Hyde Road 5 – 0 Dorsett (2), Livingstone, Jones, Booth 16,000
16 September 1905 Wolverhampton Wanderers H Hyde Road 4 – 0 Jones (2), Livingstone, Booth 20,000
23 September 1905 Bury A Gigg Lane 4 – 2 Thornley (2), Livingstone, Booth 24,000
30 September 1905 Middlesbrough H Hyde Road 4 – 0 Dorsett (2), Jones, McMahon 20,000
7 October 1905 Preston North End A Deepdale 0 – 2 10,000
21 October 1905 Aston Villa A Villa Park 1 – 2 Livingstone 30,000
28 October 1905 Liverpool H Hyde Road 0 – 1 30,000
4 November 1905 Sheffield United A Bramall Lane 3 – 1 Dorsett, Thornley, Jones 8,000
11 November 1905 Notts County H Hyde Road 5 – 1 Thornley (2), Turnbull, Dorsett, Buchan 14,000
18 November 1905 Stoke A Victoria Ground 0 – 0 8,000
25 November 1905 Bolton Wanderers H Hyde Road 3 – 1 Thornley, Jones, Booth 38,000
2 December 1905 Woolwich Arsenal A Manor Ground 0 – 2 15,000
9 December 1905 Blackburn Rovers H Hyde Road 1 – 1 Dorsett 16,000
16 December 1905 Sunderland A Roker Park 0 – 2 15,000
23 December 1905 Birmingham H Hyde Road 4 – 1 Turnbull (2), Livingstone, ? (o.g.) 15,000
25 December 1905 Derby County A Baseball Ground 2 – 1 Dorsett, Frost 12,000
26 December 1905 Newcastle United H Hyde Road 1 – 4 Burgess 35,000
30 December 1905 The Wednesday H Hyde Road 2 – 1 Banks, Booth 16,000
1 January 1906 Everton H Hyde Road 1 – 0 Thornley 25,000
6 January 1906 Nottingham Forest A City Ground 1 – 0 Thornley 4,000
20 January 1906 Wolverhampton Wanderers A Molineux 3 – 2 Thornley, Livingstone, Booth 5,000
27 January 1906 Bury H Hyde Road 5 – 2 Thornley (2), Dorsett, Booth, Turnbull 16,000
10 February 1906 Preston North End H Hyde Road 0 – 0 12,000
3 March 1906 Liverpool A Anfield 1 – 0 Booth 30,000
10 March 1906 Sheffield United H Hyde Road 1 – 2 Bannister 18,000
14 March 1906 Aston Villa H Hyde Road 1 – 4 Dorsett 10,000
17 March 1906 Notts County A Trent Bridge 0 – 3 12,000
24 March 1906 Stoke H Hyde Road 2 – 0 Dorsett, Thornley 8,000
31 March 1906 Bolton Wanderers A Burnden Park 3 – 1 Thornley (2), Livingstone 40,000
7 April 1906 Woolwich Arsenal H Hyde Road 1 – 2 Dorsett 12,000
13 April 1906 Derby County H Hyde Road 1 – 2 Dorsett 15,000
14 April 1906 Blackburn Rovers A Ewood Park 1 – 1 Turnbull 12,000
16 April 1906 Everton A Goodison Park 3 – 0 Thornley (2), Turnbull 10,000
17 April 1906 Middlesbrough A Ayresome Park 1 – 6 J. Moffatt 8,000
21 April 1906 Sunderland H Hyde Road 5 – 1 Thornley (3), Whittaker, Bannister 3,000
28 April 1906 Birmingham A Muntz Street 2 – 3 Burgess, Thornley 6,000

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Venue Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
13 January 1906 First round The Wednesday A Owlerton 1 – 4 Bannister 21,352

Squad statistics[edit]

Squad[edit]

Appearances for competitive matches only

Pos. Name League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK John Edmondson 27 0 1 0 28 0
GK England Jack Hillman 11 0 0 0 11 0
DF Scotland James Buchan 29 1 0 0 29 1
DF England Herbert Burgess 32 2 1 0 33 2
DF Scotland Tommy Hynds 33 0 1 0 34 0
MF England George Dorsett 34 15 1 0 35 15
MF Scotland James Young 1 0 0 0 1 0
FW England Jimmy Bannister 11 2 1 1 12 3
FW England Frank Booth 28 7 1 0 29 7
FW Wales Lot Jones 25 6 0 0 25 6
FW England Irvine Thornley 36 21 1 0 37 21
FW Scotland Sandy Turnbull 26 6 0 0 26 6
-- Willie Banks 21 1 1 0 22 1
-- John Christie 5 0 0 0 5 0
-- R. Dearden 4 0 0 0 4 0
-- Sammy Frost 9 1 1 0 10 1
-- Julius Gregory 3 0 0 0 3 0
-- Geordie Livingstone 26 7 1 0 27 7
-- McMahon 25 1 1 0 26 1
-- Willie McOustra 7 0 0 0 7 0
-- Joe Moffatt 3 1 0 0 3 1
-- Frank Norgrove 11 0 0 0 11 0
-- Frank Pearson 1 0 0 0 1 0
-- Alex Steele 4 0 0 0 4 0
-- James Whittaker 6 1 0 0 6 1

Scorers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Manchester: The Greatest City, 59-65.

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