1923–24 Birmingham F.C. season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Birmingham F.C.
1923–24 season
Chairman Howard Cant
Secretary-manager Billy Beer
Ground St Andrew's
Football League First Division 14th
FA Cup First round (eliminated by Huddersfield Town)
Top goalscorer League: Joe Bradford (24)
All: Joe Bradford (24)
Highest home attendance 41,306 vs Aston Villa, 25 August 1923
Lowest home attendance 14,000 vs West Bromwich Albion, 22 December 1923,
Burnley, 27 February 1924
Average home league attendance 23,164

The 1923–24 Football League season was Birmingham Football Club's 28th in the Football League and their 11th in the First Division. They finished in 14th position in the 22-team division. They also competed in the 1923–24 FA Cup, entering at the first round proper and losing in that round to Huddersfield Town.

Twenty-five players made at least one appearance in nationally organised first-team competition, and there were eleven different goalscorers. Goalkeeper Dan Tremelling was ever-present over the 43-match season; among outfield players, half-back Percy Barton appeared in 40 matches. Joe Bradford was leading scorer for the third successive year, with 24 goals, all of which came in the league.

Billy Beer, who as a player made 250 appearances for the club in the 1900s, succeeded Frank Richards as secretary-manager before the start of this season.

Football League First Division[edit]

Date League
position
Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance
25 August 1923 1st Aston Villa H W 3–0 Bradford 2, Lane 41,306
29 August 1923 11th Liverpool A L 2–6 Bradford 2 15,000
1 September 1923 13th Aston Villa A D 0–0 59,157
5 September 1923 7th Liverpool H W 2–1 Bradford, Lane 30,000
8 September 1923 13th Sunderland H L 0–2 40,000
10 September 1923 14th Bolton Wanderers H L 0–3 15,000
15 September 1923 15th Sunderland A D 1–1 Rawson 28,000
22 September 1923 19th Arsenal H L 0–2 20,000
29 September 1923 18th Arsenal A D 0–0 35,000
6 October 1923 17th Blackburn Rovers H D 1–1 Bradford 24,000
13 October 1923 18th Blackburn Rovers A L 1–4 Bradford 20,000
20 October 1923 19th Huddersfield Town H L 0–1 20,000
27 October 1923 20th Huddersfield Town A L 0–1 10,000
3 November 1923 20th West Ham United A L 1–4 Bradford 20,000
10 November 1923 19th West Ham United H W 2–0 Bradford, Islip 30,000
17 November 1923 19th Notts County H D 0–0 15,000
24 November 1923 19th Notts County A D 1–1 Bradford 14,000
1 December 1923 20th Everton A L 0–2 18,000
8 December 1923 20th Everton H L 0–1 15,000
15 December 1923 19th West Bromwich Albion A D 0–0 24,785
22 December 1923 20th West Bromwich Albion H D 0–0 14,000
26 December 1923 19th Manchester City H W 3–0 Lane, Bradford, Harvey 35,000
29 December 1923 19th Tottenham Hotspur A D 1–1 Bradford pen 25,000
1 January 1924 19th Bolton Wanderers A D 1–1 Cringan 35,000
5 January 1924 18th Tottenham Hotspur H W 3–2 Bradford, Cringan, Lane 25,000
19 January 1924 19th Nottingham Forest H L 0–2 15,000
26 January 1924 18th Nottingham Forest A D 1–1 Islip 12,000
9 February 1924 17th Burnley A W 2–1 Cringan, Bradford 10,000
16 February 1924 16th Middlesbrough H W 2–1 Bradford 2 20,000
23 February 1924 14th Middlesbrough A W 1–0 Islip 15,000
27 February 1924 13th Burnley H W 2–1 Bradford 2 14,000
1 March 1924 11th Preston North End H W 2–0 Bradford 2 20,000
8 March 1924 13th Preston North End A L 0–1 17,000
15 March 1924 13th Chelsea A D 1–1 Ashurst 30,000
22 March 1924 11th Chelsea H W 1–0 Briggs 25,000
5 April 1924 12th Newcastle United H W 4–1 Linley, Bradford 2, Crosbie 20,000
9 April 1924 12th Newcastle United A L 1–2 Bradford 8,000
12 April 1924 11th Sheffield United A W 2–0 Bradford, Linley 8,000
18 April 1924 12th Manchester City A L 0–1 30,000
19 April 1924 12th Sheffield United H L 0–1 15,000
26 April 1924 14th Cardiff City A L 0–2 15,000
3 May 1924 14th Cardiff City H D 0–0 33,146

League table (part)[edit]

Final First Division table (part)
Pos Club Pld W D L F A GA Pts
12th Liverpool 42 15 11 16 49 48 1.02 41
13th West Ham United 42 13 15 14 40 43 0.93 41
14th Birmingham 42 13 13 16 41 49 0.84 39
15th Tottenham Hotspur 42 12 14 16 50 56 0.89 38
16th West Bromwich Albion 42 12 14 16 51 62 0.82 38
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: 1923–24 FA Cup
Round Date Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance
First round 12 January 1924 Huddersfield Town A L 0–1 30,924

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 1 0 43 0
Ashurst, EliEli Ashurst Full back 31 1 1 0 32 1
Dixon, DavidDavid Dixon Full back 1 0 0 0 1 0
Jones, JackJack Jones Full back 22 0 0 0 22 0
Womack, FrankFrank Womack Full back 31 0 1 0 32 0
Barton, PercyPercy Barton Half back 39 0 1 0 40 1
Cringan, JimmyJimmy Cringan Half back 31 3 1 0 32 3
Dale, DickieDickie Dale Half back 34 0 1 0 35 0
Daws, JimmyJimmy DawsLeft club during playing season Half back 8 0 0 0 8 0
Hunter, BillBill Hunter Half back 1 0 0 0 1 0
Liddell, GeorgeGeorge Liddell Half back 6 0 0 0 6 0
McClure, AlecAlec McClureLeft club during playing season Half back 9 0 0 0 9 0
Bradford, JoeJoe Bradford Forward 37 24 1 0 38 24
Briggs, GeorgeGeorge Briggs Forward 3 1 0 0 3 1
Clark, WallyWally Clark Forward 25 0 0 0 25 0
Crosbie, JohnnyJohnny Crosbie Forward 31 1 0 0 31 1
Harris, WallyWally Harris Forward 1 0 0 0 1 0
Harvey, BillBill Harvey Forward 35 1 1 0 36 1
Hoyland, FredFred Hoyland Forward 6 0 0 0 6 0
Islip, ErnieErnie Islip Forward 27 3 1 0 28 3
Lane, MosesMoses Lane Forward 13 4 1 0 14 4
Linley, TedTed Linley Forward 18 2 1 0 19 2
Phoenix, ArthurArthur Phoenix Forward 3 0 0 0 3 0
Rawson, AlbertAlbert Rawson Forward 6 1 0 0 6 1
Russell, JackJack Russell Forward 2 0 0 0 2 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 1923–1924: Results". Statto Organisation. Retrieved 18 May 2012.
  • Source for lineups, appearances, goalscorers and attendances: Matthews (2010), Complete Record, pp. 288–89. Note that many attendance figures are estimated.
Specific
  1. ^ "Birmingham City 1923–1924: English Division One (old) Table". Statto Organisation. Retrieved 13 May 2012.