1922–23 Huddersfield Town F.C. season

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Huddersfield Town
1922-23 season
Chairman England Joseph Barlow
Manager England Herbert Chapman
Division One 3rd
FA Cup Third Round
Top goalscorer League:
Charlie Wilson (13)
All:
Charlie Wilson (16)
Highest home attendance 39,442 vs Bolton Wanderers (24 February 1923)
Lowest home attendance 6,300 vs Preston North End (21 March 1923)

Huddersfield Town's 1922-23 campaign saw Town finish in their highest position since their inception 15 years earlier. In only their third season in top-flight football, they finished in 3rd place behind Liverpool and Sunderland. This was another good season following on from their FA Cup triumph the previous season.

Squad at the start of the season[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
-- England GK Billy Cowell
-- England GK Ted Taylor
-- England DF Ned Barkas
-- England DF Harry Brough
-- England DF Harry Cawthorne
-- England DF Roy Goodall
-- England DF Charlie Slade
-- England DF Albert Smith
-- Scotland DF David Steele
-- England DF Sam Wadsworth
-- England DF Billy Watson
No. Position Player
-- England DF Tom Wilson
-- England DF James Wood
-- England MF Jack Byers
-- Scotland MF Billy Johnston
-- England MF George Richardson
-- England MF Billy Smith
-- England MF Joe Walter
-- England FW George Brown
-- England FW Ernie Islip
-- England FW Frank Mann
-- England FW Clem Stephenson

Review[edit]

Following the success at Stamford Bridge in the previous season's FA Cup Final, many were hoping that this new found form would transfer itself into a successful league campaign and even a possible chance of the 1st Division title. However, Town had a bad start, only winning 2 of their first 10 games. So Herbert Chapman brought in Charlie Wilson from Tottenham Hotspur. His 13 goals helped Town mount a charge up the table along with the goals of Ernie Islip, Billy Smith and Frank Mann. They would eventually finish only 7 points behind defending champions Liverpool.

Squad at the end of the season[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
-- England GK Billy Cowell
-- England GK Ted Taylor
-- England DF Ned Barkas
-- England DF Harry Cawthorne
-- England DF Roy Goodall
-- England DF Tom Lilley
-- England DF Charlie Slade
-- England DF Albert Smith
-- Scotland DF David Steele
-- England DF Sam Wadsworth
No. Position Player
-- England DF Billy Watson
-- England DF Tom Wilson
-- Scotland MF Billy Johnston
-- England MF George Richardson
-- England MF Billy Smith
-- England MF Joe Walter
-- England FW George Brown
-- England FW Ernie Islip
-- England FW Clem Stephenson
-- England FW Charlie Wilson

Results[edit]

Division One[edit]

Date Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance Position
26 August 1922 Middlesbrough A 2 - 2 Islip, B. Smith (pen) 20,000 9th
28 August 1922 Nottingham Forest H 2 - 1 B. Smith, Islip 10,000 6th
2 September 1922 Middlesbrough H 0 - 2 17,270 13th
4 September 1922 Nottingham Forest A 1 - 0 Walter 14,000 7th
9 September 1922 Stoke A 2 - 2 B. Smith (pen), Islip 22,000 7th
16 September 1922 Stoke H 1 - 0 Mann 14,500 4th
23 September 1922 Manchester City A 1 - 3 B. Smith 28,000 7th
30 September 1922 Manchester City H 0 - 0 16,200 9th
7 October 1922 Bolton Wanderers A 0 - 1 20,000 12th
14 October 1922 Bolton Wanderers H 0 - 2 13,500 17th
21 October 1922 Oldham Athletic A 3 - 0 Mann, Wadsworth (pen), B. Smith 16,826 12th
28 October 1922 Oldham Athletic H 3 - 0 Mann, Walter, Islip 14,700 9th
4 November 1922 Blackburn Rovers H 0 - 2 16,000 13th
11 November 1922 Blackburn Rovers A 0 - 0 21,000 12th
18 November 1922 Cardiff City H 1 - 0 C. Wilson 16,500 10th
25 November 1922 Cardiff City A 1 - 0 Byers 25,000 7th
2 December 1922 Chelsea A 2 - 2 Byers, C. Wilson 25,000 8th
9 December 1922 Chelsea H 3 - 0 C. Wilson (2), Mann 15,500 5th
16 December 1922 Arsenal A 1 - 1 Walter 25,000 5th
23 December 1922 Arsenal H 4 - 0 Wadsworth (pen), Steele, Walter, Stephenson 10,000 5th
25 December 1922 Birmingham A 0 - 0 20,000 5th
26 December 1922 Birmingham H 4 - 0 C. Wilson (3), T. Wilson 27,900 3rd
30 December 1922 Everton A 3 - 0 Mann (2), Byers 20,000 3rd
6 January 1923 Everton H 1 - 0 C. Wilson 17,500 3rd
20 January 1923 Sunderland A 1 - 1 Islip 30,000 3rd
27 January 1923 Sunderland H 0 - 1 30,135 3rd
10 February 1923 Sheffield United H 2 - 1 Islip, Mann 11,500 3rd
17 February 1923 Preston North End A 0 - 1 15,000 3rd
3 March 1923 Aston Villa H 1 - 2 Richardson 25,000 5th
10 March 1923 Aston Villa H 3 - 5 Mann, Islip, C. Wilson 15,400 6th
17 March 1923 Burnley H 2 - 0 C. Wilson, Brown 14,500 5th
21 March 1923 Preston North End H 2 - 0 Islip, B. Smith 6,300 3rd
24 March 1923 Burnley A 2 - 0 Basnett (og), Islip 9,100 3rd
31 March 1923 Newcastle United H 2 - 0 Brown, B. Smith 16,500 3rd
2 April 1923 West Bromwich Albion A 2 - 0 B. Smith, C. Wilson 24,291 3rd
3 April 1923 West Bromwich Albion H 4 - 1 Islip, B. Smith, C. Wilson, Brown 25,096 3rd
7 April 1923 Newcastle United A 0 - 1 20,000 3rd
9 April 1923 Sheffield United A 2 - 0 Brown (2) 9,500 3rd
14 April 1923 Liverpool H 0 - 0 17,600 3rd
21 April 1923 Liverpool A 1 - 1 Brown 45,000 3rd
28 April 1923 Tottenham Hotspur H 1 - 0 C. Wilson 15,000 3rd
5 May 1923 Tottenham Hotspur A 0 - 0 18,500 3rd

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance
13 January 1923 Round 1 Birmingham H 2 - 1 Stephenson, C. Wilson 27,300
3 February 1923 Round 2 Millwall A 0 - 0 39,700
7 February 1923 Round 2 Replay Millwall H 3 - 0 C. Wilson (2), Richardson 19,270
24 February 1923 Round 3 Bolton Wanderers H 1 - 1 Islip 39,442
28 February 1923 Round 3 Replay Bolton Wanderers A 0 - 1 61,609

Appearances and goals[edit]

Name Nation Position League Apps League Goals FA Cup Apps FA Cup Goals Total Apps Total Goals
Ned Barkas  England DF 29 0 5 0 34 0
Harry Brough  England DF 8 0 0 0 8 0
George Brown  England FW 12 6 0 0 12 6
Jack Byers  England MF 7 3 0 0 7 3
Harry Cawthorne  England DF 6 0 0 0 6 0
Billy Cowell  England GK 7 0 0 0 7 0
Roy Goodall  England DF 1 0 0 0 1 0
Ernie Islip  England FW 34 10 5 1 39 11
Billy Johnston  England FW 3 0 0 0 3 0
Tom Lilley  England DF 3 0 0 0 3 0
Frank Mann  England FW 27 8 5 0 32 8
George Richardson  England MF 21 1 4 1 25 2
Charlie Slade  England DF 6 0 0 0 6 0
Albert Smith  England FW 3 0 0 0 3 0
Billy Smith  England MF 35 9 5 0 40 9
David Steele  Scotland DF 33 1 4 0 37 1
Clem Stephenson  England FW 27 1 2 1 29 2
Ted Taylor  England GK 35 0 5 0 40 0
Sam Wadsworth  England DF 38 2 5 0 43 2
Joe Walter  England MF 22 4 0 0 22 4
Billy Watson  England DF 33 0 5 0 38 0
Charlie Wilson  England FW 26 13 5 3 31 16
Tom Wilson  England DF 39 1 5 0 44 1
James Wood  England DF 7 0 0 0 7 0