1906–07 Stoke F.C. season

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Stoke
1906–07 season
Chairman Mr W Cowlishaw
Manager Horace Austerberry
Stadium Victoria Ground
Football League First Division 20th (26 Points)
FA Cup First Round
Top goalscorer League: John Chalmers (11)
All: John Chalmers (11)
Highest home attendance 12,000 vs Aston Villa (3 September 1906)
Lowest home attendance 3,000 vs Middlesbrough (20 April 1907)
Average home league attendance 5,605
Home colours

The 1906–07 season was Stoke's 18th season in the Football League.

After flirting with relegation for quite a while Stoke's luck run out in 1906–07 as they were relegated, finishing bottom of the First Division with 26 points five away from safety. It was a bad season for Stoke and would be the start of a troubled period for the club.[1]

Season review[edit]

League[edit]

After a good 1905–06 season, the 1906–07 campaign ended in tears and sorrow for Stoke supporters, as the team finished bottom of the Division and were relegated for the first time.[1] They dropped to the foot of the table early in the new year and stayed there winning just 4 of the last 16 fixtures.[1] Finance was bad and Fred Rouse left for Everton in a £600 deal in November much to the annoyance of the fans.[1] Defence was a problem for Horace Austerberry and he used 28 players including 4 amateurs.[1] Stoke scored just 41 goals in 38 matches and there was hardly a bright spot throughout the season and Stoke entered the Football League Second Division for the first time.[1]

FA Cup[edit]

Stoke's poor league form was not helped by three matches against West Bromwich Albion after drawing 1–1 and 2–2 West Brom won 2–0 in the second replay at Villa Park.[1]

Final league table[edit]

Pos Club P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Newcastle United 38 22 7 9 74 46 1.609 51
2 Bristol City 38 20 8 10 66 47 1.404 48
3 Everton 38 20 5 13 70 46 1.522 45
4 Sheffield United 38 17 11 10 57 55 1.036 45
5 Aston Villa 38 19 6 13 78 52 1.500 44
6 Bolton Wanderers 38 18 8 12 59 47 1.255 44
7 Woolwich Arsenal 38 20 4 14 66 59 1.119 44
8 Manchester United 38 17 8 13 53 56 0.946 42
9 Birmingham 38 15 8 15 52 52 1.000 38
10 Sunderland 38 14 9 15 65 66 0.985 37
11 Middlesbrough 38 15 6 17 56 63 0.889 36
12 Blackburn Rovers 38 14 7 17 56 59 0.949 35
13 The Wednesday 38 12 11 15 49 60 0.817 35
14 Preston North End 38 14 7 17 44 57 0.772 35
15 Liverpool 38 13 7 18 64 65 0.985 33
16 Bury 38 13 6 19 58 68 0.853 32
17 Manchester City 38 10 12 16 53 77 0.688 32
18 Notts County 38 8 15 15 46 50 0.920 31
19 Derby County 38 9 9 20 41 59 0.695 27
20 Stoke 38 8 10 20 41 64 0.641 26

Key: P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GA = Goal average; Pts = Points

Results[edit]

Stoke's score comes first

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Match Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
1 1 September 1906 Liverpool A 0 – 1 30,000
2 3 September 1906 Aston Villa H 0 – 2 12,000
3 8 September 1906 Bristol City H 0 – 3 6,000
4 10 September 1906 Aston Villa A 0 – 1 20,000
5 15 September 1906 Notts County A 2 – 2 11,000 Rouse, Fielding
6 22 September 1906 Sheffield United H 1 – 1 5,000 Rouse
7 29 September 1906 Bolton Wanderers A 1 – 1 10,000 Chalmers
8 6 October 1906 Manchester United H 1 – 2 9,000 Rouse
9 13 October 1906 Derby County H 2 – 1 6,000 Arrowsmith (2)
10 20 October 1906 Blackburn Rovers A 1 – 3 10,000 Rouse
11 27 October 1906 Sunderland H 2 – 2 7,000 Arrowsmith, Holford
12 3 November 1906 Birmingham A 1 – 2 8,000 Holford
13 10 November 1906 Everton H 2 – 0 6,000 Arrowsmith, Capes
14 12 November 1906 Blackburn Rovers H 1 – 1 5,000 Fielding
15 17 November 1906 Woolwich Arsenal A 1 – 2 10,000 Baddeley
16 24 November 1906 The Wednesday H 1 – 1 6,000 Holford (pen)
17 1 December 1906 Bury A 0 – 2 7,000
18 8 December 1906 Manchester City H 3 – 0 7,000 Holford, Chalmers (2)
19 15 December 1906 Middlesbrough A 0 – 5 12,000
20 22 December 1906 Preston North End H 0 – 2 6,000
21 24 December 1906 Bolton Wanderers H 3 – 0 5,000 Chalmers (2), Sturgess
22 26 December 1906 Newcastle United H 1 – 2 9,000 Arrowsmith
23 5 January 1907 Bristol City A 0 – 4 6,000
24 19 January 1907 Notts County H 1 – 1 3,000 Capes
25 26 January 1907 Sheffield United A 0 – 2 9,000
26 9 February 1907 Manchester United A 1 – 4 7,000 Holford (pen)
27 16 February 1907 Derby County A 1 – 2 10,000 Gallimore
28 2 March 1907 Sunderland A 1 – 3 12,000 Fielding
29 9 March 1907 Birmingham H 3 – 0 3,000 Fielding, Baddeley, Chalmers
30 11 March 1907 Liverpool H 1 – 1 3,000 Chalmers
31 16 March 1907 Everton A 0 – 3 8,000
32 29 March 1907 Newcastle United A 0 – 1 30,000
33 30 March 1907 The Wednesday A 1 – 0 10,000 Chalmers
34 6 April 1907 Bury H 3 – 1 3,000 Chalmers, Gallimore, Arrowsmith
35 13 April 1907 Manchester City A 2 – 2 10,000 Arrowsmith, Baddeley (pen)
36 15 April 1907 Woolwich Arsenal H 2 – 0 4,000 Chalmers, Sturgess
37 20 April 1907 Middlesbrough H 0 – 2 3,000
38 27 April 1907 Preston North End A 2 – 2 6,000 Chalmers, Davies

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1906–07 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
R1 12 January 1907 West Bromwich Albion A 1 – 1 30,000 Baddeley
R1 Replay 17 January 1907 West Bromwich Albion H 2 – 2 14,000 Arrowsmith, Fielding
R1 Second Replay 21 January 1907 West Bromwich Albion N 0 – 2 25,000

Squad statistics[edit]

Pos. Name League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK England Fred Rathbone 1 0 0 0 1 0
GK Wales Leigh Richmond Roose 30 0 2 0 32 0
GK England Isaiah Turner 7 0 1 0 8 0
FB England Harry Benson 6 0 0 0 6 0
FB England Charlie Burgess 36 0 3 0 39 0
FB England Albert Cook 1 0 0 0 1 0
FB Wales Lloyd Davies 23 0 3 0 26 0
FB England Ernest Mullineux 16 0 3 0 19 0
HB England George Baddeley 32 3 3 1 35 4
HB England Harry Croxton 6 0 0 0 6 0
HB England Tom Holford 35 5 1 0 36 5
HB England Albert Sturgess 37 2 3 0 40 2
HB England John Whitehouse 2 0 0 0 2 0
FW England Arthur Arrowsmith 34 7 3 1 37 8
FW England Charlie Axcell 3 0 0 0 3 0
FW England Amos Baddeley 4 0 0 0 4 0
FW England Freddie Brown 4 0 0 0 4 0
FW England Adrian Capes 11 2 2 0 13 2
FW Scotland Jackie Chalmers 26 11 3 0 29 11
FW Wales Billy Davies 12 1 1 0 13 1
FW England Ross Fielding 28 4 3 1 31 5
FW England George Gallimore 21 2 0 0 21 2
FW England Arthur Griffiths 4 0 0 0 4 0
FW Wales John Love Jones 2 0 0 0 2 0
FW England Jack Miller 23 0 2 0 25 0
FW England Syd Owen 1 0 0 0 1 0
FW England Fred Rouse 10 4 0 0 10 4
FW England Bill Williamson 3 0 0 0 3 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0. 

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