1911–12 Birmingham F.C. season

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Birmingham F.C.
1911–12 season
Chairman Howard Cant
Manager Bob McRoberts
Ground St Andrew's
Football League Second Division 12th
FA Cup First round (eliminated by Barnsley)
Top goalscorer League: Jack Hall (21)
All: Jack Hall (21)
Highest home attendance 35,000 vs Burnley, 6 April 1912
Lowest home attendance 4,000 vs Blackpool, 16 December 1911
Average home league attendance 12,632

The 1911–12 Football League season was Birmingham Football Club's 20th in the Football League and their 12th in the Second Division. They finished in 12th position in the 20-team division. They also took part in the 1911–12 FA Cup, entering at the first round proper and losing in that round to Barnsley after a replay. Off the field, Howard Cant succeeded Walter W. Hart as club chairman.

Thirty-one players made at least one appearance in nationally organised first-team competition, and there were fifteen different goalscorers. Full-back Frank Womack was ever-present over the 40-match season. Jack Hall was leading scorer with 21 goals, all of which came in the league.

Football League Second Division[edit]

Date League
position
Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance
2 September 1911 13th Bradford Park Avenue H L 2–3 Kidd 2 (1 pen) 20,000
9 September 1911 18th Fulham A L 1–3 Hall 12,000
11 September 1911 19th Barnsley H L 1–3 Millington 5,000
16 September 1911 19th Derby County H L 0–4 12,000
23 September 1911 20th Stockport County A L 0–2 7,000
30 September 1911 18th Leeds City H W 4–3 Hall 4 10,000
7 October 1911 18th Wolverhampton Wanderers A L 0–1 12,000
14 October 1911 18th Leicester Fosse H W 4–0 Hall 2, Graham 12,000
21 October 1911 18th Gainsborough Trinity A D 0–0 3,000
28 October 1911 18th Grimsby Town H D 2–2 Hall pen, Gildea 15,000
4 November 1911 17th Nottingham Forest A W 1–0 Graham 14,000
11 November 1911 18th Chelsea H L 1–4 Gibson 20,000
18 November 1911 18th Clapton Orient A L 0–2 4,000
25 November 1911 17th Bristol City H D 0–0 10,000
2 December 1911 17th Burnley A D 1–1 T. Jones 14,000
9 December 1911 16th Huddersfield Town A L 2–3 Kidd, Millington 3,500
16 December 1911 16th Blackpool H W 2–1 Hall, Kidd 4,000
23 December 1911 16th Glossop A L 0–2 2,000
25 December 1911 17th Hull City A L 0–4 10,000
26 December 1911 16th Hull City H W 5–1 Kidd 2, Millington, Hall, Graham 10,000
30 December 1911 17th Bradford Park Avenue A L 0–3 15,000
6 January 1912 17th Fulham H L 1–3 Tinkler 7,000
27 January 1912 16th Stockport County H W 2–0 Conlin, Robertson 12,000
3 February 1912 16th Gainsborough Trinity H D 2–2 W.H. Jones, Hall 10,000
10 February 1912 15th Wolverhampton Wanderers H W 3–1 Hall 3 (1 pen) 20,000
17 February 1912 17th Leicester Fosse A D 2–5 Conlin, W.H. Jones pen 10,000
21 February 1912 15th Derby County A W 1–0 Gardner 5,000
2 March 1912 18th Grimsby Town A L 0–1 5,000
9 March 1912 16th Nottingham Forest H W 4–2 W.H. Jones 2, Hastings, Hall 12,000
16 March 1912 15th Chelsea A W 2–0 Hall, Robertson 30,000
23 March 1912 12th Clapton Orient H W 4–0 Hall 3, W.H. Jones pen 10,000
30 March 1912 13th Bristol City A L 1–2 Hastings 5,000
5 April 1912 14th Leeds City A D 0–0 5,000
6 April 1912 12th Burnley H W 4–0 Hall, Reed 2, Hastings 35,000
8 April 1912 15th Barnsley A L 0–1 5,000
13 April 1912 14th Huddersfield Town H W 1–0 Hall 10,000
20 April 1912 15th Blackpool A L 0–1 3,000
27 April 1912 12th Glossop H W 2–0 Robertson 2 6,000

League table (part)[edit]

Final Second Division table (part)
Pos Club Pld W D L F A GA Pts
10th Leicester City 38 15 7 16 49 66 0.74 37
11th Bradford Park Avenue 38 13 9 16 44 45 0.98 35
12th Birmingham 38 14 6 18 55 59 0.93 34
13th Bristol City 38 14 6 18 41 60 0.68 34
14th Blackpool 38 13 8 17 32 52 0.61 34
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 [1]

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1911–12 FA Cup
Round Date Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance
First round 13 January 1912 Barnsley H D 0–0 19,500
First round replay 22 January 1912 Barnsley A L 0–3 11,900

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
Bailey, HoraceHorace Bailey Goalkeeper 29 0 0 0 2 0
Crossthwaite, BertBert Crossthwaite Goalkeeper 4 0 0 0 4 0
Dorrington, JackJack Dorrington Goalkeeper 4 0 0 0 4 0
George, BillyBilly George Goalkeeper 1 0 0 0 1 0
Ball, WilliamWilliam Ball Full back 26 0 2 0 28 0
Daykin, ThomasThomas Daykin Full back 13 0 2 0 15 0
Green, ArthurArthur Green Full back 6 0 0 0 6 0
Womack, FrankFrank Womack Full back 38 0 2 0 40 2
Bumphrey, JamesJames Bumphrey Half back 31 0 0 0 31 0
Gardner, AlbertAlbert Gardner Half back 22 1 2 0 24 1
Gildea, WillieWillie GildeaLeft club during playing season Half back 18 1 2 0 20 1
McClure, AlecAlec McClure Half back 7 0 0 0 7 0
Robertson, GeorgeGeorge Robertson Half back 30 4 0 0 30 4
Tinkler, AlfAlf Tinkler Half back 19 1 0 0 19 1
Wigmore, WalterWalter Wigmore Half back 3 0 0 0 3 0
Bates, HarryHarry Bates Forward 2 0 0 0 2 0
Conlin, JamesJames Conlin Forward 21 2 2 0 23 2
Gibson, RichardRichard Gibson Forward 22 1 1 0 23 1
Graham, HarryHarry Graham Forward 12 4 0 0 12 4
Greer, ThomasThomas Greer Forward 1 0 0 0 1 0
Hall, JackJack Hall Forward 35 21 2 0 37 21
Hastie, IanIan Hastie Forward 1 0 0 0 1 0
Hastings, BillBill Hastings Forward 14 3 0 0 14 3
Jones, BillyBilly Jones Forward 11 5 1 0 12 5
Jones, ThomasThomas Jones Forward 3 1 0 0 3 1
Kidd, JackJack Kidd Forward 14 6 2 0 16 6
McKay, JackJack McKay Forward 4 0 0 0 4 0
Millington, CharlieCharlie Millington Forward 22 3 2 0 24 3
Morris, DavidDavid Morris Forward 3 0 0 0 3 0
Reed, ArthurArthur Reed Forward 4 2 0 0 4 2
Webb, SidSid Webb Forward 3 0 0 0 3 0

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 1911–1912: Results". Statto Organisation. Retrieved 20 May 2012.
  • Source for lineups, appearances, goalscorers and attendances: Matthews (2010), Complete Record, pp. 268–69. Note that attendance figures are estimated.
Specific
  1. ^ "Birmingham City 1911–1912: English Division Two (old) Table". Statto Organisation. Retrieved 20 May 2012.