1909–10 Birmingham F.C. season

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Birmingham F.C.
1909–10 season
Chairman Walter W. Hart
Secretary-manager Alex Watson
Ground St Andrew's
Football League Second Division 20th
FA Cup First round (eliminated by Leicester Fosse)
Top goalscorer League: Walter Freeman (10)
All: Walter Freeman (10)
Highest home attendance 18,000 vs Oldham Athletic, 30 October 1909
Lowest home attendance 1,000 vs Blackpool, 27 November 1909
Average home league attendance 8,921

The 1909–10 Football League season was Birmingham Football Club's 18th in the Football League and their 10th in the Second Division. They finished bottom of the 20-team division, three points adrift of safety, so had to apply for re-election to the league for the 1910–11 season. They led the voting, ahead of Huddersfield Town who were elected to the league to replace Grimsby Town,[1] who had finished the season in 19th place, above Birmingham. Alex Watson stepped down as secretary-manager at the end of the season, to be succeeded by Bob McRoberts, who had played as a forward for the club for seven years, and who became their first full-time manager, with no secretarial duties. They also took part in the 1909–10 FA Cup, entering at the first round proper and losing in that round to Leicester Fosse.

Twenty-six players made at least one appearance in nationally organised first-team competition, and there were ten different goalscorers. Forward Charlie Millington played in 36 of the 39 matches over the season, and half-back Albert Gardner appeared in one fewer. Walter Freeman was leading scorer with 10 goals, all of which came in the league.

Football League Second Division[edit]

Date League
position
Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance
4 September 1909 12th Oldham Athletic H D 2–2 Millington, Beer 20,000
11 September 1909 19th Barnsley A L 1–5 Chapple 3,000
13 September 1909 16th Glossop H D 2–2 Lowe, Millington 3,000
18 September 1909 13th Fulham H D 1–1 Chapple 12,000
25 September 1909 18th Burnley A L 0–2 5,000
2 October 1909 17th Leeds City H L 1–2 Freeman 14,000
9 October 1909 18th Wolverhampton Wanderers A L 2–4 Buckley, Chapple 10,000
16 October 1909 17th Gainsborough Trinity H W 5–0 Millington 2, Needham 3 10,000
23 October 1909 14th Grimsby Town A W 2–0 Freeman, Wilcox 5,000
30 October 1909 15th Manchester City H D 1–1 Freeman 18,000
6 November 1909 17th Leicester Fosse A L 1–3 Freeman 10,000
13 November 1909 15th Lincoln City H W 1–0 Needham 5,000
20 November 1909 16th Clapton Orient A L 0–3 9,000
27 November 1909 17th Blackpool H L 1–2 Chapple 1,000
4 December 1909 17th Hull City A L 0–7 6,000
11 December 1909 17th Derby County H L 1–3 Freeman 5,000
18 December 1909 17th Stockport County A D 1–1 Lappin 4,000
25 December 1909 19th Glossop A L 1–4 Chapple 5,000
27 December 1909 19th West Bromwich Albion A L 1–3 Millington 12,104
28 December 1909 19th Bradford Park Avenue H L 0–1 15,000
1 January 1910 19th West Bromwich Albion H L 0–1 15,500
8 January 1910 19th Oldham Athletic A D 1–1 Lappin 8,000
22 January 1910 19th Barnsley H W 2–1 Freeman, Chapple 5,000
29 January 1910 19th Fulham A D 0–0 10,000
12 February 1910 19th Leeds City A L 1–2 Freeman 10,000
19 February 1910 19th Wolverhampton Wanderers H W 1–0 Freeman 2,000
26 February 1910 19th Gainsborough Trinity A L 0–1 3,000
28 February 1910 17th Burnley H W 2–1 Chapple, Freeman 1,000
5 March 1910 17th Grimsby Town H L 2–4 Needham, Chapple 14,000
12 March 1910 19th Manchester City A L 0–3 15,000
19 March 1910 17th Leicester Fosse H W 2–1 Burton, Buckley 10,000
26 March 1910 18th Lincoln City A L 2–3 Burton, Millington 5,000
28 March 1910 19th Bradford Park Avenue A L 0–5 8,000
2 April 1910 19th Clapton Orient H L 1–2 Burton 8,000
9 April 1910 19th Blackpool A L 0–2 3,000
16 April 1910 19th Hull City H L 0–2 8,000
23 April 1910 20th Derby County A L 1–3 Millington 5,000
30 April 1910 20th Stockport County H W 3–0 Freeman, Millington, Lowe 3,000

League table (part)[edit]

Final Second Division table (part)
Pos Club Pld W D L F A GA Pts
16th Clapton Orient 38 12 6 20 37 60 0.62 30
17th Leeds City 38 10 7 21 46 80 0.57 27
18th Gainsborough Trinity 38 10 6 22 33 75 0.44 26
19th Grimsby Town 38 9 6 23 50 77 0.65 24
20th Birmingham 38 8 7 23 42 78 0.54 23
Key Pos = League position; Pld = Matches played;
W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost;
F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GA = Goal average; Pts = Points
Source [2]

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1909–10 FA Cup
Round Date Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance
First round 15 January 1910 Leicester Fosse H L 1–4 Lappin 15,119

Appearances and goals[edit]

  • Players with name struck through and marked Left club during playing season left the club during the playing season.
Players having played at least one first-team match
Name Position Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
League FA Cup Total
Box, ArthurArthur Box Goalkeeper 24 0 1 0 25 0
Dorrington, JackJack Dorrington Goalkeeper 14 0 0 0 14 0
Carrier, WilliamWilliam Carrier Full back 7 0 0 0 7 0
Corbett, WalterWalter Corbett Full back 9 0 0 0 9 0
Preston, JosiahJosiah Preston Full back 7 0 0 0 7 0
Stokes, FrankFrank Stokes Full back 20 0 1 0 21 0
Wigmore, WalterWalter Wigmore Full back 9 0 0 0 9 0
Womack, FrankFrank Womack Full back 22 0 1 0 23 0
Beer, BillyBilly Beer Half back 6 1 0 0 6 1
Buckley, FrankFrank Buckley Half back 25 2 1 0 26 2
Daykin, ThomasThomas Daykin Half back 23 0 1 0 24 0
Gardner, AlbertAlbert Gardner Half back 34 0 1 0 35 0
McCourty, WilliamWilliam McCourty Half back 1 0 0 0 1 0
Moles, JamesJames Moles Half back 27 0 0 0 27 0
Banks, FrederickFrederick Banks Forward 1 0 0 0 1 0
Bumphrey, JamesJames Bumphrey Forward 7 0 1 0 7 0
Burton, JohnJohn Burton Forward 4 3 0 0 4 3
Chapple, FrederickFrederick Chapple Forward 31 8 1 0 32 8
Firth, RobertRobert Firth Forward 8 0 1 0 9 0
Freeman, WalterWalter Freeman Forward 33 10 1 0 34 10
King, HarryHarry King Forward 9 0 0 0 9 0
Lappin, HarryHarry Lappin Forward 11 2 1 1 12 3
Lowe, BernardBernard Lowe Forward 3 2 0 0 3 2
Millington, CharlieCharlie Millington Forward 36 8 0 0 36 8
Needham, JackJack NeedhamLeft club during playing season Forward 20 5 0 0 20 5
Wilcox, JackJack Wilcox Forward 27 1 0 0 28 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General
  • Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Breedon Books (Derby). ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9.
  • Matthews, Tony (2010). Birmingham City: The Complete Record. DB Publishing (Derby). ISBN 978-1-85983-853-2.
  • Source for match dates and results: "Birmingham City 1909–1910: Results". Statto Organisation. Retrieved 21 May 2012.
  • Source for lineups, appearances, goalscorers and attendances: Matthews (2010), Complete Record, pp. 264–65. Note that attendance figures are estimated.
Specific
  1. ^ "Football League: Annual Meeting in London". The Manchester Guardian. 14 June 1910. p. 6.
  2. ^ "Birmingham City 1909–1910: English Division Two (old) Table". Statto Organisation. Retrieved 21 May 2012.