1910–11 Birmingham F.C. season

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Birmingham F.C.
1910–11 season
Chairman Walter W. Hart
Manager Bob McRoberts
Ground St Andrew's
Football League Second Division 16th
FA Cup First round (eliminated by Oldham Athletic)
Top goalscorer League: Jack Hall (13)
All: Jack Hall (14)
Highest home attendance 37,520 vs West Bromwich Albion, 27 December 1909
Lowest home attendance 2,000 vs Glossop, 3 December 1909
Average home league attendance 13,817

The 1910–11 Football League season was Birmingham Football Club's 19th in the Football League and their 11th in the Second Division. Having finished bottom of the league in 1909–10, they had to apply for re-election to the League for 1910–11. They led the voting, ahead of Huddersfield Town who were elected to the league to replace Grimsby Town,[1] who had finished the 1909–10 season in 19th place, above Birmingham. Alex Watson stepped down as secretary-manager at the end of that season, and was succeeded by Bob McRoberts, who had played as a forward for the club for seven years. McRoberts was the club's first full-time manager, with no secretarial duties, and led the team to a 16th-place finish in the 20-team division. They also took part in the 1910–11 FA Cup, entering at the first round proper and losing in that round to Oldham Athletic after a replay.

Twenty-nine players made at least one appearance in nationally organised first-team competition, and there were fourteen different goalscorers. Half-back Thomas Daykin played in 37 matches over the 40-match season; only two other players reached 30 appearances. Jack Hall was leading scorer with 13 goals, of 14 which came in the league.

Football League Second Division[edit]

Date League
position
Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance
3 September 1910 19th Fulham A L 0–3 25,000
10 September 1910 14th Bradford Park Avenue H W 1–0 McKay 18,000
17 September 1910 14th Burnley A D 2–2 Millington, Jones 10,000
24 September 1910 14th Gainsborough Trinity H D 1–1 Jones 12,000
1 October 1910 14th Leeds City A D 1–1 Bonthron pen 8,000
8 October 1910 17th Stockport County H L 1–3 Jones 10,000
15 October 1910 18th Derby County A L 0–1 10,000
22 October 1910 16th Barnsley H W 1–0 Freeman 10,000
29 October 1910 18th Leicester Fosse A L 0–2 10,000
5 November 1910 18th Wolverhampton Wanderers H L 1–3 Foxall 20,000
12 November 1910 16th Chelsea A D 1–1 Jones, Wigmore 25,000
19 November 1910 19th Clapton Orient H L 0–1 14,000
26 November 1910 19th Blackpool A L 1–3 Kidd 4,000
3 December 1910 19th Glossop H L 1–2 Jones 2,000
10 December 1910 18th Lincoln City A W 1–0 Firth 6,000
17 December 1910 15th Huddersfield Town A W 2–1 Gallimore, Hall 5,000
24 December 1910 15th Bolton Wanderers A L 1–5 Hall 8,000
26 December 1910 17th Hull City A L 1–4 Hall 10,000
27 December 1910 16th West Bromwich Albion H D 1–1 Hall 37,520
31 December 1910 15th Fulham H D 1–1 Hall 14,000
7 January 1911 16th Bradford Park Avenue A D 2–2 Firth, Hall 10,000
21 January 1911 16th Burnley H D 1–1 Jones 10,000
28 January 1911 16th Gainsborough Trinity A L 0–1 3,000
4 February 1911 16th Leeds City H W 2–1 Foxall, Powell 15,000
13 February 1911 16th Stockport County A L 1–3 Buckley 3,000
18 February 1911 16th Derby County H W 2–0 Jones, Foxall 15,000
25 February 1911 15th Barnsley A W 3–2 Jones, Hall 2 2,500
4 March 1911 15th Leicester Fosse H W 1–0 Buckley 10,000
11 March 1911 15th Wolverhampton Wanderers A L 1–3 Hall 5,000
18 March 1911 15th Chelsea H W 2–1 Hall, Kidd 27,000
25 March 1911 16th Clapton Orient A L 1–2 Hall 6,000
1 April 1911 16th Blackpool H W 2–0 McKay, Hall 13,000
8 April 1911 16th Glossop A L 1–2 Jones 1,500
14 April 1911 15th Hull City H W 1–0 Hall 10,000
15 April 1911 15th Lincoln City H L 0–1 10,000
17 April 1911 16th West Bromwich Albion A L 0–1 27,042
22 April 1911 16th Huddersfield Town A L 1–7 Jones 9,000
29 April 1911 16th Bolton Wanderers H W 2–1 Millington, Jones 15,000

League table (part)[edit]

Final Second Division table (part)
Pos Club Pld W D L F A GA Pts
14th Glossop 38 13 8 17 48 62 0.77 34
15th Leicester Fosse 38 14 5 19 52 62 0.84 33
16th Birmingham 38 8 7 23 42 66 0.74 32
17th Stockport County 38 9 6 23 47 79 0.59 30
18th Gainsborough Trinity 38 9 11 18 37 55 0.67 29
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: 1910–11 FA Cup
Round Date Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance
First round 14 January 1911 Oldham Athletic H D 1–1 Hall pen 28,827
First round replay 17 January 1911 Oldham Athletic A L 0–2 6,400

Appearances and goals[edit]

Players having played at least one first-team match
Name Position Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
League FA Cup Total
Bailey, HoraceHorace Bailey Goalkeeper 12 0 0 0 12 0
Dorrington, JackJack Dorrington Goalkeeper 19 0 2 0 21 0
Lindon, AlbertAlbert Lindon Goalkeeper 7 0 0 0 7 0
Bonthron, BobBob Bonthron Full back 11 1 1 0 12 1
Henderson, CrosbyCrosby Henderson Full back 6 0 0 0 6 0
Wigmore, WalterWalter Wigmore Full back 14 1 1 0 15 1
Womack, FrankFrank Womack Full back 32 0 2 0 32 2
Buckley, FrankFrank Buckley Half back 30 2 0 0 30 2
Bumphrey, JamesJames Bumphrey Half back 12 0 0 0 12 0
Corbett, WalterWalter Corbett Half back 11 0 0 0 11 0
Daykin, ThomasThomas Daykin Half back 35 0 2 0 37 0
Gardner, AlbertAlbert Gardner Half back 18 0 2 0 18 0
Moles, JamesJames Moles Half back 6 0 0 0 6 0
Robertson, GeorgeGeorge Robertson Half back 19 0 2 0 21 0
Abbott, WalterWalter Abbott Forward 1 0 0 0 1 0
Draper, HarryHarry Draper Forward 3 0 0 0 3 0
Firth, RobertRobert Firth Forward 17 2 1 0 18 2
Foxall, FrankFrank Foxall Forward 21 3 1 0 22 3
Freeman, WalterWalter Freeman Forward 4 1 0 0 4 1
Gallimore, GeorgeGeorge Gallimore Forward 18 1 0 0 18 1
Greer, ThomasThomas Greer Forward 1 0 0 0 1 0
Hall, JackJack Hall Forward 19 13 2 1 21 14
Jones, ThomasThomas Jones Forward 28 11 0 0 28 11
Kidd, JackJack Kidd Forward 26 2 2 0 28 2
Lowe, BernardBernard Lowe Forward 2 0 0 0 2 0
McKay, JackJack McKay Forward 15 2 2 0 17 2
Millington, CharlieCharlie Millington Forward 25 2 1 0 26 2
Powell, BertBert Powell Forward 4 1 1 0 5 1
Wilcox, JackJack Wilcox Forward 2 0 0 0 2 0
* Wilcox retired during the season because of injury.[3]

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 1910–1911: Results". Statto Organisation. Retrieved 21 May 2012.
  • Source for lineups, appearances, goalscorers and attendances: Matthews (2010), Complete Record, pp. 266–67. 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 1910–1911: English Division Two (old) Table". Statto Organisation. Retrieved 21 May 2012.
  3. ^ Matthews (1995), Complete Record. p. 134.