1924–25 Huddersfield Town A.F.C. season

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Huddersfield Town
1924-25 season
Chairman England Joseph Barlow
Manager England Herbert Chapman
Division One 1st Champions
FA Cup First Round
Top goalscorer League:
Charlie Wilson (24)
All:
Charlie Wilson (24)
Highest home attendance 30,300 vs Burnley (26 December 1924)
Lowest home attendance 10,500 vs Leeds United (31 January 1925)

1924–25 Huddersfield Town F.C. season saw Town retain their title for the second consecutive season. Under the guidance of Herbert Chapman, they won the title by 2 clear points from West Bromwich Albion. The mood suddenly changed at the end of the season when Chapman suddenly resigned.

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 Leonard Boot
-- England GK Ted Taylor
-- England DF Ned Barkas
-- England DF Harry Cawthorne
-- England DF Roy Goodall
-- England DF George Shaw
-- England DF Albert Smith
-- England DF Norman Smith
-- Scotland DF David Steele
-- England DF Sam Wadsworth
-- England DF Billy Watson
No. Position Player
-- England DF Tom Wilson
-- England MF Harry Dennis
-- England MF Ted Richardson
-- England MF Billy Smith
-- England MF Joe Walter
-- England MF Joey Williams
-- England FW George Brown
-- England FW George Cook
-- England FW Clem Stephenson
-- England FW Charlie Wilson

Review[edit]

After winning their first title, Herbert Chapman's team didn't want to give their title back in a hurry, winning their first 4 games and being unbeaten for their 10 league games. Town's defensive line were particularly impressive, only conceding 28 goals during the league season and never conceded more than 2 in any league game. They only conceded 3 goals in their FA Cup game against Bolton Wanderers. They won their 2nd title by 2 points from West Bromwich Albion. However, Town were left bewildered when Herbert Chapman left for Arsenal at the end of the season.

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 Leonard Boot
-- England GK Billy Mercer
-- England GK Ted Taylor
-- England DF Ned Barkas
-- England DF Harry Cawthorne
-- England DF Roy Goodall
-- England DF George Shaw
-- England DF Albert Smith
-- England DF Norman Smith
-- Scotland DF David Steele
-- England DF Sam Wadsworth
No. Position Player
-- England DF Billy Watson
-- England DF Tom Wilson
-- England MF Harry Dennis
-- England MF Billy Smith
-- England MF Joe Walter
-- England MF Joey Williams
-- England FW Sid Binks
-- England FW George Brown
-- England FW George Cook
-- England FW Clem Stephenson
-- England FW Charlie Wilson

Results[edit]

Division One[edit]

Date Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance Position
30 August 1924 Newcastle United A 3 - 1 Brown, C. Wilson, Stephenson 47,000 5th
2 September 1924 Nottingham Forest H 3 - 0 C. Wilson (3) 13,500 2nd
6 September 1924 Sheffield United H 2 - 1 C. Wilson, Brown 20,200 2nd
8 September 1924 Nottingham Forest A 1 - 0 Cook 10,000 1st
13 September 1924 West Ham United A 0 - 0 28,103 1st
20 September 1924 Blackburn Rovers H 0 - 0 18,000 1st
27 September 1924 Leeds United A 1 - 1 B. Smith 41,800 1st
4 October 1924 Aston Villa A 1 - 1 Cook 43,000 1st
11 October 1924 Arsenal H 4 - 0 B. Smith, Cook, C. Wilson, Brown 15,500 1st
18 October 1924 Manchester City A 1 - 1 Brown 50,000 1st
25 October 1924 Birmingham H 0 - 1 20,500 2nd
1 November 1924 West Bromwich Albion A 0 - 1 15,683 5th
8 November 1924 Tottenham Hotspur H 1 - 2 C. Wilson 18,500 9th
12 November 1924 Liverpool A 3 - 2 B. Smith, Cook, C. Wilson 25,000 3rd
15 November 1924 Bolton Wanderers A 0 - 1 35,000 5th
22 November 1924 Notts County H 0 - 0 12,300 7th
29 November 1924 Everton A 2 - 0 Cook, C. Wilson 27,500 5th
6 December 1924 Sunderland H 4 - 0 C. Wilson (2), Stephenson, B. Smith 18,000 2nd
13 December 1924 Cardiff City A 2 - 2 Cook (2) 27,500 4th
20 December 1924 Preston North End H 1 - 0 C. Wilson 15,000 2nd
25 December 1924 Burnley A 5 - 1 C. Wilson (4), Brown 26,332 2nd
26 December 1924 Burnley H 2 - 0 B. Smith, Cook 30,300 2nd
27 December 1924 Newcastle United H 0 - 0 13,500 2nd
3 January 1925 Sheffield United A 1 - 1 B. Smith 28,500 2nd
17 January 1925 West Ham United H 1 - 2 Cook 14,000 3rd
24 January 1925 Blackburn Rovers A 3 - 2 Brown (2), Walter 12,000 3rd
31 January 1925 Leeds United H 2 - 0 B. Smith, Brown 10,500 2nd
7 February 1925 Aston Villa H 4 - 1 Brown (3), Stephenson 19,500 1st
14 February 1925 Arsenal A 5 - 0 Brown, Stephenson, C. Wilson (3) 25,000 2nd
21 February 1925 Manchester City H 1 - 1 B. Smith 19,300 1st
28 February 1925 Birmingham A 1 - 0 Brown 12,000 1st
11 March 1925 West Bromwich Albion H 1 - 1 Brown 15,400 1st
14 March 1925 Tottenham Hotspur A 2 - 1 Stephenson, Brown 32,500 1st
21 March 1925 Bolton Wanderers H 0 - 0 29,287 1st
4 April 1925 Everton H 2 - 0 C. Wilson (2, 1 pen) 15,500 2nd
10 April 1925 Bury A 1 - 0 B. Smith 31,772 1st
11 April 1925 Sunderland A 1 - 1 Brown 35,000 1st
14 April 1925 Bury H 2 - 0 Brown, C. Wilson 28,440 1st
18 April 1925 Cardiff City H 0 - 0 15,500 1st
25 April 1925 Preston North End A 4 - 1 C. Wilson, Brown (3) 12,634 1st
29 April 1925 Notts County A 1 - 1 C. Wilson 8,000 1st
2 May 1925 Liverpool H 1 - 1 Cawthrone 19,800 1st

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance
10 January 1925 Round 1 Bolton Wanderers A 0 - 3 50,412

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 1 0 0 0 1 0
Sid Binks  England FW 2 0 0 0 2 0
Leonard Boot  England GK 5 0 0 0 5 0
George Brown  England FW 32 20 0 0 32 20
Harry Cawthorne  England DF 2 1 0 0 2 1
George Cook  England FW 25 9 1 0 26 9
Roy Goodall  England DF 38 0 1 0 39 0
Billy Mercer  England GK 27 0 1 0 28 0
Ted Richardson  England MF 1 0 0 0 1 0
George Shaw  England DF 11 0 0 0 11 0
Billy Smith  England MF 41 9 1 0 42 9
Norman Smith  England DF 1 0 0 0 1 0
Bon Spence  England DF 4 0 0 0 4 0
David Steele  Scotland DF 39 0 1 0 40 0
Clem Stephenson  England FW 29 5 1 0 30 5
Ted Taylor  England GK 10 0 0 0 10 0
Sam Wadsworth  England DF 33 0 1 0 34 0
Joe Walter  England MF 7 1 0 0 7 1
Billy Watson  England DF 41 0 1 0 42 0
Joey Williams  England MF 35 0 1 0 36 0
Charlie Wilson  England FW 38 24 1 0 39 24
Tom Wilson  England DF 40 0 1 0 41 0