1908–09 Crystal Palace F.C. season

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Crystal Palace
1908–09 season
Chairman Sydney Bourne
Manager Edmund Goodman
Southern Football League Division One 16th
FA Cup Second round
Top goalscorer League: Jimmy Bauchop 17
All: Jimmy Bauchop 20
Highest home attendance 17,076 (vs. Burnley, 6 February, FA Cup)
Lowest home attendance 1,500 (vs. Exeter City, 6 March)
Average home league attendance 7,519

The 1908-09 season saw Palace fail to reach the heights of the previous season. They had finished fourth in 1907-08, but this season would see them end up in 16th place. The squad underwent changes once again, with Matthew Edwards moving from Palace to Doncaster Rovers, Bill Forster moving to Grimsby Town, Billy Davies moving to West Bromwich Albion, Dick Roberts to Worcester City and Isaac Owens to Bath City.

Edward Collins came into the club from Carlisle United as a full back. James Thorpe, a half back, joined from Leeds City, while forward George Garratt joined from West Bromwich Albion. Adam Haywood joined as a player-coach, playing in a forward role, mainly as an inside right. Charles McGibbon, a centre forward, came from New Brompton and Bill Lawrence returned for a second spell at the club. Jimmy Bauchop not only finished the season top-scorer, he also started it off by becoming the first player to be sent off in a Palace shirt, on 9 September 1908 in a London Challenge Cup tie against Croydon Common.[1]

Southern Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
1 September 1908 Coventry City A 1 – 1 Bauchop 5,000
5 September 1908 Leyton H 5 – 1 Bauchop 2, Swann, Woodger, unknown 10,000
12 September 1908 West Ham United A 1 – 0 Woodger 10,000
16 September 1908 Southampton H 2 – 3 Swann, Bauchop
19 September 1908 Brighton & Hove Albion H 4 – 0 McGibbon 3, Bauchop 10,000
26 September 1908 Plymouth Argyle A 0 – 0 8,000
30 September 1908 Norwich City H 4 – 0 Woodger, Haywood, McGibbon, Lawrence 5,000
3 October 1908 Brentford A 3 – 1 Haywood, Barker, McGibbon 6,000
5 October 1908 Southampton A 4 – 4 McGibbon 3, Lawrence 5,000
10 October 1908 Luton Town H 2 – 0 McGibbon, Woodger 10,000
15 October 1908 Norwich City A 0 – 2 5,000
17 October 1908 Swindon Town A 0 – 4 7,000
21 October 1908 Queen's Park Rangers H 3 – 0 Garratt, Lawrence 2 6,000
24 October 1908 Portsmouth H 3 – 2 Bauchop 3 9,500
31 October 1908 Exeter City A 1 – 1 McGibbon 7,000
7 November 1908 Northampton Town H 2 – 3 Swann 2 12,000
14 November 1908 New Brompton A 1 – 2 McGibbon 4,000
21 November 1908 Millwall H 2 – 1 Swann, Bauchop 10,000
28 November 1908 Southend United A 0 – 1 6,000
12 December 1908 Bristol Rovers A 2 – 2 Ryan, Bauchop 6,000
19 December 1908 Watford H 3 – 1 McGibbon 2, Swann 8,000
26 December 1908 Reading A 2 – 2 Woodger 11,000
2 January 1909 Leyton A 0 – 2 4,000
9 January 1909 West Ham United H 2 – 2 Bauchop, Woodger 6,000
23 January 1909 Brighton & Hove Albion A 3 – 0 5,000
30 January 1909 Plymouth Argyle H 0 – 1 6,000
13 February 1909 Luton Town A 1 – 4 Bauchop 5,000
20 February 1909 Swindon Town H 1 – 1 Swann 7,000
27 February 1909 Portsmouth A 1 – 1 Bauchop 5,000
6 March 1909 Exeter City H 0 – 0 1,500
13 March 1909 Northampton Town A 0 – 1 7,000
17 March 1909 Southend United H 1 – 3 Brearley
20 March 1909 New Brompton H 1 – 2 Bauchop 4,000
27 March 1909 Millwall 1 – 2 Swann 5,000
31 March 1909 Brentford H 3 – 1 Woodger 2, Bauchop 2,000
3 April 1909 Queen's Park Rangers A 1 – 1 Swann 5,000
10 April 1909 Coventry City H 0 – 1 5,000
12 April 1909 Reading H 0 – 0 5,000
17 April 1909 Bristol Rovers H 4 – 1 Lee 2, Swann, Bauchop 4,000
24 April 1909 Watford A 1 – 5 Bauchop 4,000
Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA GAvA Pts
15 Queens Park Rangers 40 12 12 16 52 50 1.04 36
16 Crystal Palace 40 12 12 16 62 62 1 36
17 West Ham United 40 16 4 20 56 60 0.93 36

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GAvA = Goal average; Pts = Points

FA Cup[edit]

Palace again entered the draw in the first round proper. They were drawn away to the winners of the previous season, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Bauchop, formerly of Celtic, secured a draw with two goals for Palace. In the replay, Wolves took the lead with barely a minute gone, before Palace equalised through Lawrence within 15 minutes. Bauchop then thought he had put Palace ahead, but was in an off-side position. Palace lost Ryan to an injury shortly before half-time and battled on with ten men, before Ryan re-entered the fray to help see them to the half-time whistle. Collins eventually put Palace ahead but they failed to hold onto the lead and a resurgent Wolves equalised with 8 minutes to play. The tie went to extra time, and Bauchop scored a third with Needham, covering at full back, putting the tie beyond Wolves in the final minute. The goal was recalled nearly forty years later by a letter writer to the Croydon Advertiser: "Needham playing at left back tackled and robbed a Wolves forward - a clever piece of play. Instead of passing the ball up field, he simply weaved his way through all the players and dribbled it right up to the Wolves' goal, putting in an unstoppable shot."[2] In the second round they drew Burnley, drawing at home and losing the replay 9–0 in. The defeat remains the club's heaviest loss in the FA Cup.[3]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
16 January 1909 First Round Wolverhampton Wanderers A 2 – 2 Bauchop 2 18,653
21 January 1909 First Round Replay Wolverhampton Wanderers H 4 – 2 Lawrence, Garratt, Bauchop, Needham 12,300
6 February 1909 Second Round Burnley H 0 – 0 17,066
10 February 1909 Second Round Replay Burnley A 0 – 9 12,000

Squad statistics[edit]

Pos. Name League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK England Henry Balding 2 0 0 0 2 0
GK England Joshua Johnson 38 0 4 0 42 0
FB England Harry Collyer 27 0 4 0 31 0
FB England George Walker 8 0 0 0 8 0
FB England Edward Collins 24 0 3 0 27 0
HB England Wilf Innerd (c) 24 0 4 0 28 0
HB England Charles Ryan 28 1 4 0 32 1
HB England Fred Lewis 13 0 1 0 14 0
HB England John Brearley 39 1 4 0 40 1
HB James Thorpe 17 0 0 0 17 0
HB England James Hullock 5 0 0 0 5 0
HB Arthur Wilson 1 0 0 0 1 0
FW England George Garratt 33 1 4 1 37 2
FW England George Woodger 37 9 4 0 41 9
FW England Archie Needham 24 0 4 1 28 1
FW England Dick Roberts 2 0 0 0 2 0
FW Scotland James Bauchop 35 17 4 3 39 20
FW England H. Higgins 1 0 0 0 1 0
FW England Herbert Swann 25 11 0 0 25 11
FW Jack Kyle 3 0 0 0 3 0
FW England Adam Haywood 9 2 0 0 9 2
FW England Charles McGibbon 17 13 0 0 17 13
FW H. Barker 6 1 0 0 6 1
FW Bill Lawrence 16 4 4 1 20 5
FW Frank Lee 6 2 0 0 6 2

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

Bibliography
  • King, Ian (2012). Crystal Palace: The Complete Record 1905–2011. Derby Books Publishing Company Limited. ISBN 978-1-78091-221-9. 
  • Matthews, Tony (editor). We All Follow The Palace. Juma, 1998. ISBN 1-872204-55-4
Citations
  1. ^ King, 234-5
  2. ^ Matthews, pp. 17-18.
  3. ^ King, p. 443