1906–07 Manchester City F.C. season

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Manchester City F.C.
1906–07 season
Manager England Harry Newbould
Football League
First Division
17th
FA Cup First round
Top goalscorer League:
Thornley (13 goals)
All:
Thornley (14 goals)
Highest home attendance 40,000 vs Manchester United
(1 December 1906)
Lowest home attendance 8,000 vs Middlesbrough
(8 January 1907)

The 1906–07 season was Manchester City F.C.'s sixteenth season of league football and fourth consecutive season in the top flight of English football.

Following City's punishment for the awarding of players bonuses, then a misdemeanour in the FA regulations,[1] the club was forced to start half from scratch for the 06–07 season, and in the first four games alone ten players made their club debut, with another six players donning the shirt for the first time over the course of the season. Consequently, the club's previously strong league form suffered a huge hit and the club struggled to a 17th place finish, a full 12 places lower than their previous finish and five points off relegation.

Of note was that the first game of this season is believed to have been played under the highest temperature recorded in English football - 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32.2°C).[2] By the end of the game, City had only six players left on the pitch - five others had had to leave the field of play suffering from heat exhaustion.

Team Kit[edit]

Football League First Division[edit]

P W D L F A Pts
15 Liverpool 38 13 7 18 64 65 33
16 Bury 38 13 6 19 58 68 32
17 Manchester City 38 10 12 16 53 77 32
18 Notts County 38 8 15 15 46 50 31
19 Derby County 38 9 9 20 41 59 27

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 10 12 16 53 77 -24 32 7 7 5 29 25 +4 3 5 11 24 52 -28

N.B. Points awarded for a win: 2

Reports[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Venue Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
1 September 1906 Woolwich Arsenal H Hyde Road 1 – 4 Dorsett 18,000
3 September 1906 Everton A Goodison Park 1 – 9 Fisher 16,000
8 September 1906 The Wednesday A Owlerton 1 – 3 Conlin 12,000
15 September 1906 Bury H Hyde Road 2 – 2 Jones, Thornley 20,000
22 September 1906 Derby County A Baseball Ground 2 – 2 Dorsett (2) 8,000
29 September 1906 Middlesbrough A Ayresome Park 3 – 2 Stewart, Thornley, Fisher 22,000
6 October 1906 Preston North End H Hyde Road 1 – 1 Thornley 25,000
13 October 1906 Newcastle United A St James' Park 0 – 2 22,000
20 October 1906 Aston Villa H Hyde Road 4 – 2 Thornley (2), Stewart, Conlin 30,000
27 October 1906 Liverpool A Anfield 4 – 5 Thornley (2), Stewart, Jones 20,000
3 November 1906 Bristol City H Hyde Road 0 – 1 20,000
10 November 1906 Notts County A Trent Bridge 0 – 0 10,000
17 November 1906 Sheffield United H Hyde Road 0 – 2 20,000
24 November 1906 Bolton Wanderers A Burnden Park 1 – 1 Thornley 30,000
1 December 1906 Manchester United H Hyde Road 3 – 0 Stewart (2), Jones 40,000
8 December 1906 Stoke A Victoria Ground 0 – 3 5,000
15 December 1906 Blackburn Rovers H Hyde Road 0 – 0 12,000
22 December 1906 Sunderland A Roker Park 1 – 1 Thornley 12,000
25 December 1906 Birmingham H Hyde Road 1 – 0 Dorsett 24,000
26 December 1906 Everton H Hyde Road 3 – 1 Steele, Thornley, Jones 25,000
29 December 1906 Woolwich Arsenal A Manor Ground 1 – 4 Thornley 15,000
2 January 1907 Middlesbrough H Hyde Road 3 – 1 Jones (2), Thornley 8,000
5 January 1907 The Wednesday H Hyde Road 0 – 1 25,000
19 January 1907 Bury A Gigg Lane 1 – 3 Grieve 16,000
26 January 1907 Derby County H Hyde Road 2 – 2 Thornley, Jones 20,000
9 February 1907 Preston North End A Deepdale 3 – 1 Dorsett, Grieve, Jones 10,000
16 February 1907 Newcastle United H Hyde Road 1 – 1 Jones 35,000
23 February 1907 Aston Villa A Villa Park 1 – 4 Stewart 15,000
2 March 1907 Liverpool H Hyde Road 1 – 0 Grieve 20,000
9 March 1907 Bristol City A Ashton Gate 0 – 2 12,000
16 March 1907 Notts County H Hyde Road 2 – 1 Grieve, Ross 18,000
23 March 1907 Sheffield United A Bramall Lane 4 – 1 Grieve (2), Dorsett (2) 15,000
29 March 1907 Birmingham A St Andrew's 0 – 4 10,000
30 March 1907 Bolton Wanderers H Hyde Road 1 – 1 Jones 30,000
6 April 1907 Manchester United A Bank Street 1 – 1 Dorsett 35,000
13 April 1907 Stoke H Hyde Road 2 – 2 Stewart, Jones 12,000
20 April 1907 Blackburn Rovers A Ewood Park 0 – 4 5,000
27 April 1907 Sunderland H Hyde Road 2 – 3 Stewart, Ayres 15,000

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Venue Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
12 January 1907 First round Blackburn Rovers A Ewood Park 2 – 2 Dorsett, Thornley 20,000
16 January 1907 First round replay Blackburn Rovers H Hyde Road 0 – 1 30,000

Squad statistics[edit]

Squad[edit]

Appearances for competitive matches only

Pos. Name League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK Frank Davies 5 0 0 0 5 0
GK William Hall 11 0 0 0 11 0
GK England Walter Smith 22 0 2 0 24 0
DF Wales Horace Blew 1 0 0 0 1 0
DF Scotland James Buchan 28 0 2 0 30 0
MF England George Dorsett 32 8 2 1 34 9
FW Wales Lot Jones 27 11 2 0 29 11
FW England Davie Ross 6 1 0 0 6 1
FW Scotland George Stewart 36 8 2 0 38 8
FW England Albert Fisher 5 2 0 0 5 2
FW England Irvine Thornley 29 13 2 1 31 14
-- William Baldwin 1 0 0 0 1 0
-- Willie Banks 4 0 0 0 4 0
-- Jimmy Blair 9 0 0 0 9 0
-- John Christie 4 0 0 0 4 0
-- Jimmy Conlin 35 2 2 0 37 2
-- Scotland Bill Eadie 32 0 2 0 34 0
-- S. Eyres 1 0 0 0 1 0
-- Tommy Farrell 3 0 0 0 3 0
-- Bob Grieve 18 6 0 0 18 6
-- George Hamblett 1 0 0 0 1 0
-- Percy Hill 21 0 2 0 23 0
-- Tommy Kelso 23 0 0 0 23 0
-- Willie McOustra 9 0 0 0 9 0
-- Frank Norgrove 27 0 2 0 29 0
-- Bruce Rankin 2 0 0 0 2 0
-- Alex Steele 23 1 2 0 25 1
-- Jimmy Wilkinson 2 0 0 0 2 0

Scorers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Manchester: The Greatest City, 59-65.
  2. ^ "Typical City!". Unofficial supporters homepage. Archived from the original on 11 January 2006. Retrieved 25 March 2006. 

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