1912–13 Birmingham F.C. season

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Birmingham
1912–13 season
Chairman Howard Cant
Manager Bob McRoberts
Ground St Andrew's
Football League Second Division 3rd
FA Cup First round (eliminated by Manchester City)
Top goalscorer League: Billy Jones (16)
All: Billy Jones (16)
Highest home attendance 35,000 (three matches)
Lowest home attendance 3,000 vs Wolverhampton Wanderers, 14 September 1912
Average home league attendance 15,737

The 1912–13 Football League season was Birmingham Football Club's 21st in the Football League and their 13th in the Second Division. They finished in third place in the 20-team division, four points behind the promotion positions. They also took part in the 1912–13 FA Cup, entering at the first round proper and losing in that round to Manchester City.

Twenty-five players made at least one appearance in nationally organised first-team competition, and there were eleven different goalscorers. Forward Arthur Smith played in 38 of the 39 matches over the season, and full-back Billy Ball appeared in one fewer. Billy Jones was leading scorer with 16 goals, all of which came in the league.

Football League Second Division[edit]

Date League
position
Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance
7 September 1912 13th Bradford Park Avenue A D 0–0 14,000
9 September 1912 4th Fulham H W 2–1 Robertson, Hall 12,000
14 September 1912 7th Wolverhampton Wanderers H D 0–0 3,000
21 September 1912 5th Leicester Fosse A W 2–1 Jones, Robertson 12,000
28 September 1912 4th Stockport County H D 1–1 Hall 20,000
5 October 1912 8th Preston North End A L 0–1 8,000
12 October 1912 4th Burnley H W 3–0 Jones, Hastings, Hall 15,000
19 October 1912 4th Hull City A W 2–1 Jones, Robertson 10,000
26 October 1912 2nd Glossop H D 0–0 5,000
2 November 1912 2nd Clapton Orient A W 2–0 Bumphrey, Jones 10,000
9 November 1912 1st Lincoln City H W 4–1 Hall 2, Jones, Bumphrey 35,000
16 November 1912 3rd Nottingham Forest A L 1–3 Jones 16,000
23 November 1912 1st Bristol City H W 3–0 Hastings, Robertson, Arthur Smith 20,000
30 November 1912 1st Blackpool H W 3–2 Hall, Gardner, Robertson 10,000
7 December 1912 1st Huddersfield Town A D 0–0 7,500
14 December 1912 2nd Leeds City H D 2–2 Andy Smith, Tinkler 20,000
21 December 1912 2nd Grimsby Town A D 2–2 Robertson, Jones 5,000
25 December 1912 2nd Barnsley H W 3–1 Gardner, Robertson 2 35,000
26 December 1912 3rd Bury H L 1–2 Andy Smith 10,000
28 December 1912 3rd Bradford Park Avenue H D 1–1 Jones 20,000
1 January 1913 3rd Bury A L 0–3 6,227
4 January 1913 3rd Wolverhampton Wanderers A D 2–2 Jones 2 7,000
18 January 1913 3rd Leicester Fosse H W 5–1 Arthur Smith, Hall 2, Jones, King og 15,000
25 January 1913 3rd Stockport County A W 1–0 Jones 4,000
8 February 1913 3rd Preston North End H L 0–1 35,000
15 February 1913 3rd Burnley A L 0–3 8,000
22 February 1913 3rd Hull City H W 3–1 Duncan, Robertson, Jones 10,000
1 March 1913 3rd Glossop A W 2–0 Jones, Robertson 3,000
8 March 1913 3rd Clapton Orient H D 1–1 Duncan 14,000
15 March 1913 3rd Lincoln City A W 1–0 Duncan 8,000
22 March 1913 3rd Nottingham Forest H W 2–0 Reed 2 4,000
24 March 1913 3rd Fulham A L 2–3 Robertson, Duncan 8,000
25 March 1913 3rd Barnsley A L 0–1 10,000
29 March 1913 2nd Bristol City A W 3–0 Reed 2, Robertson 5,000
5 April 1913 3rd Blackpool A L 0–2 3,000
12 April 1913 3rd Huddersfield Town H W 3–2 Jones 2, Robertson 10,000
19 April 1913 3rd Leeds City A L 0–4 8,000
26 April 1913 3rd Grimsby Town H W 2–1 Reed 2 6,000

League table (part)[edit]

Final Second Division table (part)
Pos Club Pld W D L F A GA Pts
1st Preston North End 38 19 15 4 56 33 1.70 53
2nd Burnley 38 21 8 9 88 53 1.66 50
3rd Birmingham 38 18 10 10 59 44 1.34 46
4th Barnsley 38 19 7 12 41 60 1.21 45
5th Huddersfield Town 38 17 9 12 66 40 1.65 43
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: 1912–13 FA Cup
Round Date Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance
First round 11 January 1913 Manchester City A L 0–4 17,442

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 9 0 1 0 10 0
Crossthwaite, BertBert Crossthwaite Goalkeeper 28 0 0 0 28 0
Dorrington, JackJack Dorrington Goalkeeper 1 0 0 0 1 0
Ball, WilliamWilliam Ball Full back 36 0 1 0 37 0
Fairman, BobBob Fairman Full back 10 0 1 0 11 0
Womack, FrankFrank Womack Full back 30 0 0 0 30 0
Bumphrey, JamesJames Bumphrey Half back 34 2 1 0 35 2
Gardner, AlbertAlbert Gardner Half back 23 2 1 0 24 2
McClure, AlecAlec McClure Half back 19 0 0 0 19 0
Roulson, JoeJoe Roulson Half back 8 0 0 0 8 0
Smith, JosephJoseph Smith Half back 4 0 0 0 4 0
Tinkler, AlfAlf Tinkler Half back 27 1 1 0 28 1
Ballantyne, JohnJohn Ballantyne Forward 1 0 0 0 1 0
Bates, HarryHarry Bates Forward 1 0 0 0 1 0
Duncan, CharlieCharlie Duncan Forward 6 4 0 0 6 4
Gibson, RichardRichard Gibson Forward 15 0 0 0 15 0
Hall, JackJack Hall Forward 22 8 1 0 23 8
Hastings, BillBill Hastings Forward 15 2 1 0 16 2
Jones, BillyBilly Jones Forward 33 16 1 0 34 16
Morgan, BillyBilly Morgan Forward 5 0 0 0 5 0
Reed, ArthurArthur Reed Forward 13 6 0 0 13 6
Robertson, GeorgeGeorge Robertson Forward 30 13 1 0 31 13
Smith, AndyAndy Smith Forward 6 2 0 0 6 2
Smith, ArthurArthur Smith Forward 37 2 1 0 38 2
Sprigg, CharlesCharles Sprigg Forward 5 0 0 0 5 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 1912–1913: Results". Statto Organisation. Retrieved 20 May 2012.
  • Source for lineups, appearances, goalscorers and attendances: Matthews (2010), Complete Record, pp. 270–71. Note that attendance figures are estimated.
Specific
  1. ^ "Birmingham City 1912–1913: English Division Two (old) Table". Statto Organisation. Retrieved 20 May 2012.