1919–20 Birmingham F.C. season

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Birmingham F.C.
1919–20 season
Chairman Howard Cant
Secretary-manager Frank Richards
Ground St Andrew's
Football League Second Division 3rd
FA Cup Third round (eliminated by Liverpool)
Top goalscorer League: Bert Millard (14)
All: Bert Millard (15)
Highest home attendance 47,000 vs Darlington, FA Cup 2nd round, 31 January 1920
Lowest home attendance 15,000 vs South Shields, 10 September 1919 Nottingham Forest, 10 March 1920
Average home league attendance 24,333

The 1919–20 Football League season, the first to be played after the First World War, was Birmingham Football Club's 24th in the Football League and their 16th in the Second Division. They finished in third position in the 22-team division, eight points behind the promotion places. They also took part in the FA Cup, entering at the first round proper and losing to Liverpool in the third (last 16).

Twenty-eight players made at least one appearance in nationally organised first-team competition, and there were fourteen different goalscorers. Forward Johnny Crosbie was ever-present over the 45-match season. Harry Hampton 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
30 August 1919 7th Hull City H W 4–1 Gibson, Walker, Godfrey, Whitehouse 20,000
1 September 1919 8th South Shields A L 0–1 12,000
6 September 1919 11th Hull City A D 0–0 10,000
10 September 1919 7th South Shields H W 4–0 Millard 2, Morgan 2 15,000
13 September 1919 5th Coventry City H W 4–1 Morgan, Whitehouse, Millard 2 20,000
20 September 1919 3rd Coventry City A W 3–1 Millard 2, Whitehouse 16,000
27 September 1919 2nd Huddersfield Town H W 4–2 Elkes 2, Whitehouse, Burkinshaw 20,000
4 October 1919 2nd Huddersfield Town A D 0–0 6,000
11 October 1919 3rd Blackpool H W 4–2 Walker, Whitehouse, Jones og, Elkes 16,000
18 October 1919 3rd Blackpool A L 0–3 8,000
25 October 1919 7th West Ham United H L 0–1 30,000
1 November 1919 6th West Ham United A W 2–1 Short, Millard 20,000
8 November 1919 3rd Wolverhampton Wanderers H W 2–0 Short 2 20,000
15 November 1919 2nd Wolverhampton Wanderers A W 2–0 Millard, Short 14,000
22 November 1919 5th Rotherham County H D 2–2 Morgan, Barton 20,000
29 November 1919 2nd Rotherham County A W 3–0 Short, Millard 2 12,000
6 December 1919 2nd Stoke A W 1–0 Short 15,000
13 December 1919 2nd Stoke H W 2–1 Short 2 30,000
20 December 1919 2nd Grimsby Town A W 3–0 Millard 2, Morgan 6,000
25 December 1919 2nd Leicester City A L 0–1 20,000
26 December 1919 3rd Leicester City H L 0–1 25,000
27 December 1919 2nd Grimsby Town H W 4–0 Morgan, Elkes, Burkinshaw, Millard pen 20,000
3 January 1920 3rd Bristol City A D 1–1 Millard 12,000
17 January 1920 3rd Bristol City H W 1–0 Davies 30,000
24 January 1920 3rd Stockport County H D 1–1 Elkes 30,000
4 February 1920 3rd Barnsley H D 0–0 30,000
14 February 1920 2nd Barnsley A W 5–0 Barton, Hampton 2, Gibson, Whitehouse 12,000
28 February 1920 2nd Nottingham Forest A W 2–1 Hampton 2 9,000
6 March 1920 2nd Lincoln City A D 2–2 Hampton, Lane pen 9,000
10 March 1920 2nd Nottingham Forest H W 8–0 Hampton 4, Lane 2, Burkinshaw 2 15,000
13 March 1920 2nd Lincoln City H W 7–0 Davies, Lane 3, Atkin og, Hampton, Whitehouse 30,000
15 March 1920 2nd Stockport County A L 1–2 Robson og 5,000
20 March 1920 3rd Bury A L 0–1 20,000
27 March 1920 3rd Bury H L 0–2 30,000
3 April 1920 3rd Port Vale A W 3–1 Hampton, Lane, Elkes 15,000
5 April 1920 3rd Fulham A W 2–1 Russell og, Short 18,000
6 April 1920 3rd Fulham H W 2–0 Jones 2 20,000
10 April 1920 3rd Port Vale H W 3–0 Lane, Elkes 2 30,000
17 April 1920 3rd Clapton Orient A L 1–2 Lane 18,000
24 April 1920 3rd Clapton Orient H W 2–1 Short, Lane 20,000
26 April 1920 3rd Tottenham Hotspur A D 0–0 35,000
1 May 1920 3rd Tottenham Hotspur H L 0–1 40,000

League table (part)[edit]

Final Second Division table (part)
Pos Club Pld W D L F A GA Pts
1st Tottenham Hotspur 42 32 6 4 102 32 3.19 70
2nd Huddersfield Town 42 28 8 6 97 38 2.55 64
3rd Birmingham 42 24 8 10 85 34 2.50 56
4th Blackpool 42 21 10 11 65 47 1.38 52
5th Bury 42 20 8 14 60 44 1.36 48
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: 1919–20 FA Cup
Round Date Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance
First round 10 January 1920 Crystal Palace H W 2–0 Burkinshaw, Whitehouse 44,000
Second round 31 January 1920 Darlington H W 4–0 Millard, Whitehouse 3 47,000
Third round 21 February 1920 Liverpool A L 1–2 Barton 50,000

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
Tremelling, DanDan Tremelling Goalkeeper 42 0 3 0 45 0
Ball, WilliamWilliam Ball Full back 20 0 3 0 23 0
Mumford, WilliamWilliam Mumford Full back 3 0 0 0 3 0
Watson, JackJack Watson Full back 2 0 0 0 2 0
White, TomTom White Full back 11 0 0 0 11 0
Wilson, AlfAlf Wilson Full back 2 0 0 0 2 0
Womack, FrankFrank Womack Full back 39 0 3 0 42 0
Barton, PercyPercy Barton Half back 41 2 3 1 44 3
Evans, TomTom Evans Half back 6 0 0 0 6 0
Gardner, AlbertAlbert Gardner Half back 1 0 0 0 1 0
Hawley, FredFred Hawley Half back 3 0 0 0 3 0
McClure, AlecAlec McClure Half back 24 0 2 0 26 0
Roulson, JoeJoe Roulson Half back 38 0 3 0 41 0
Burkinshaw, LaurieLaurie Burkinshaw Forward 32 4 3 1 35 5
Davies, GeorgeGeorge Davies Forward 16 2 0 0 16 2
Elkes, JackJack Elkes Forward 16 8 1 0 17 8
Gibson, RichardRichard Gibson Forward 10 2 2 0 12 2
Godfrey, JobyJoby GodfreyLeft club during playing season Forward 3 1 0 0 3 1
Hampton, HarryHarry Hampton Forward 10 11 1 0 11 11
Jones, AbeAbe Jones Forward 3 2 0 0 3 2
Lane, JoeJoe Lane Forward 14 10 0 0 14 10
Millard, BertBert Millard Forward 29 14 2 1 31 15
Morgan, BillyBilly Morgan Forward 28 6 3 0 31 6
Peart, JackJack PeartLeft club during playing season Forward 3 0 0 0 3 0
Roe, ArchieArchie Roe Forward 3 0 0 0 3 0
Short, JamesJames Short Forward 16 10 1 0 17 10
Walker, BillyBilly Walker Forward 11 2 0 0 11 2
Whitehouse, JackieJackie Whitehouse Forward 36 7 3 4 39 11

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 1919–1920: Results". Statto Organisation. Retrieved 19 May 2012.
  • Source for lineups, appearances, goalscorers and attendances: Matthews (2010), Complete Record, pp. 280–81. Note that attendance figures are estimated.
Specific
  1. ^ "Birmingham City 1919–1920: English Division Two (old) Table". Statto Organisation. Retrieved 13 May 2012.