1924–25 Birmingham F.C. season

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Birmingham F.C.
1924–25 season
Chairman Howard Cant
Secretary-manager Billy Beer
Ground St Andrew's
Football League First Division 8th
FA Cup Third round (eliminated by Liverpool)
Top goalscorer League: Joe Bradford, Ernie Islip (11)
All: Joe Bradford, Ernie Islip, George Briggs (11)
Highest home attendance 48,098 vs Aston Villa, 11 October 1924
Lowest home attendance 10,000 vs Blackburn Rovers, 1 November 1924
Average home league attendance 22,195

The 1924–25 Football League season was Birmingham Football Club's 29th in the Football League and their 12th in the First Division. They finished in 8th position in the 22-team division. They also competed in the 1924–25 FA Cup, entering at the first round proper and losing to Liverpool in the third.

Twenty-four players made at least one appearance in nationally organised first-team competition, and there were eleven different goalscorers. Goalkeeper Dan Tremelling played in 44 of the 45 matches over the season; among outfield players, full-back Jack Jones appeared in 42. There were three joint leading scorers: George Briggs, Ernie Islip and, for the fourth successive year, Joe Bradford. Each scored eleven goals, of which Bradford's and Islip's all came in the league.

Football League First Division[edit]

Date League
position
Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance
30 August 1924 11th Everton H D 2–2 Linley, Crosbie 35,000
3 September 1924 16th Tottenham Hotspur H L 0–2 18,000
6 September 1924 18th Sunderland A L 0–4 25,000
8 September 1924 17th Bolton Wanderers H W 1–0 Haworth og 12,000
13 September 1924 12th Cardiff City H W 2–1 Bradford 2 20,000
15 September 1924 4th Notts County H W 1–0 Bradford 12,000
20 September 1924 11th Preston North End A L 0–1 20,000
27 September 1924 10th Burnley H W 1–0 Cringan 20,000
4 October 1924 7th Leeds United A W 1–0 Islip 24,000
11 October 1924 5th Aston Villa H W 1–0 Islip 48,098
18 October 1924 5th West Bromwich Albion A D 1–1 Islip 35,617
25 October 1924 1st Huddersfield Town A W 1–0 Bradford 18,000
1 November 1924 3rd Blackburn Rovers H D 1–1 Bradford 10,000
8 November 1924 2nd West Ham United A W 1–0 Bradford pen 30,000
15 November 1924 2nd Sheffield United H D 1–1 Crosbie 27,000
22 November 1924 3rd Newcastle United A L 0–4 30,000
29 November 1924 3rd Liverpool H W 5–2 Bradford 3 (1 pen), Barton, Islip 30,000
6 December 1924 1st Nottingham Forest A D 1–1 Bradford pen 10,000
13 December 1924 5th Bury H L 0–1 20,000
20 December 1924 5th Manchester City A D 2–2 Bradford, Islip 40,156
25 December 1924 3rd Arsenal H W 2–1 Crosbie, Islip 36,000
26 December 1924 3rd Arsenal A W 1–0 Islip 40,000
27 December 1924 4th Everton A L 1–2 Islip 30,000
1 January 1925 5th Bolton Wanderers A L 0–3 27,000
3 January 1925 4th Sunderland H W 2–1 Crosbie, Barton 30,000
17 January 1925 6th Cardiff City A L 0–1 8,000
24 January 1925 6th Preston North End H W 3–0 Linley, Briggs 2 20,000
2 February 1925 6th Burnley A L 2–3 Briggs, Devlin 8,000
7 February 1925 6th Leeds United H D 0–0 25,000
14 February 1925 8th Aston Villa A L 0–1 60,000
28 February 1925 8th Huddersfield Town H L 0–1 12,000
14 March 1925 9th West Ham United H D 1–1 Crosbie 20,000
16 March 1925 8th West Bromwich Albion H D 0–0 20,000
21 March 1925 9th Sheffield United A L 3–4 Islip, Briggs, Liddell 18,000
28 March 1925 9th Newcastle United H D 1–1 Cringan 36,000
2 April 1925 10th Blackburn Rovers A L 1–7 Islip 3,000
4 April 1925 12th Liverpool A D 1–1 Briggs 18,000
10 April 1925 8th Tottenham Hotspur A W 1–0 Crosbie 30,411
11 April 1925 10th Nottingham Forest H D 1–1 Briggs 20,000
18 April 1925 9th Bury A W 4–1 Briggs 2, Scriven, Crosbie 12,000
25 April 1925 9th Manchester City H W 2–1 Scriven, Crosbie 15,000
2 May 1925 8th Notts County A W 1–0 Islip 8,000

League table (part)[edit]

Final First Division table (part)
Pos Club Pld W D L F A GA Pts
6th Newcastle United 42 16 16 10 61 42 1.45 48
7th Sunderland 42 19 10 13 64 51 1.25 48
8th Birmingham 42 17 12 13 49 53 0.93 46
9th Notts County 42 16 13 13 42 31 1.35 45
10th Manchester City 42 17 9 16 76 68 1.12 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: 1924–25 FA Cup
Round Date Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance
First round 10 January 1925 Chelsea H W 2–0 Briggs 2 32,000
Second round 31 January 1925 Stockport County H W 1–0 Harris 36,000
Third round 21 February 1925 Liverpool A L 1–2 Briggs 44,004

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
Ashurst, EliEli Ashurst Full back 7 0 0 0 7 0
Dixon, DavidDavid Dixon Full back 1 0 0 0 1 0
Jones, JackJack Jones Full back 41 0 3 0 44 0
Womack, FrankFrank Womack Full back 37 0 3 0 40 0
Barton, PercyPercy Barton Half back 25 2 2 0 27 2
Bruce, HarryHarry Bruce Half back 1 0 0 0 1 0
Cringan, JimmyJimmy Cringan Half back 33 2 3 0 36 2
Dale, DickieDickie Dale Half back 22 0 1 0 23 0
Hunter, BillBill Hunter Half back 6 0 0 0 6 0
Liddell, GeorgeGeorge Liddell Half back 37 1 3 0 40 1
Morgan, JockJock Morgan Half back 1 0 0 0 1 0
Sykes, AlbertAlbert Sykes Half back 1 0 0 0 1 0
Bradford, JoeJoe Bradford Forward 24 11 1 0 25 11
Briggs, GeorgeGeorge Briggs Forward 19 8 3 3 22 11
Crosbie, JohnnyJohnny Crosbie Forward 40 8 2 0 42 8
Devlin, TomTom DevlinLeft club during playing season Forward 2 1 0 0 2 1
Harris, WallyWally Harris Forward 16 0 3 1 19 1
Harvey, BillBill Harvey Forward 13 0 0 0 13 0
Harvey, EdmundEdmund Harvey Forward 12 0 0 0 12 0
Islip, ErnieErnie Islip Forward 34 11 2 0 36 11
Linley, TedTed Linley Forward 24 2 3 0 27 2
Russell, JackJack Russell Forward 5 0 0 0 5 0
Scriven, AubreyAubrey Scriven Forward 19 2 1 0 20 2

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 1924–1925: Results". Statto Organisation. Retrieved 12 May 2012.
  • Source for lineups, appearances, goalscorers and attendances: Matthews (2010), Complete Record, pp. 290–91.
Specific
  1. ^ "Birmingham City 1924–1925: English Division One (old) Table". Statto Organisation. Retrieved 13 May 2012.