1925–26 Birmingham F.C. season

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Birmingham F.C.
1925–26 season
Chairman Howard Cant
Secretary-manager Billy Beer
Ground St Andrew's
Football League First Division 14th
FA Cup Fourth round (eliminated by South Shields)
Top goalscorer League: Joe Bradford (26)
All: Joe Bradford (27)
Highest home attendance 38,231 vs Aston Villa, 27 February 1926
Lowest home attendance 3,977 vs Notts County, 19 September 1925
Average home league attendance 19,075

The 1925–26 Football League season was Birmingham Football Club's 30th in the Football League and their 13th in the First Division. They finished in 14th position in the 22-team division. They also competed in the 1925–26 FA Cup, entering at the third round proper and losing to South Shields in the fourth.

Twenty players made at least one appearance in nationally organised first-team competition, and there were ten different goalscorers. Goalkeeper Dan Tremelling played in 43 of the 44 matches over the season; among outfield players, full-back Jack Jones and forward Johnny Crosbie played one fewer, and half-back George Liddell and forward Wally Harris each appeared in 41. Joe Bradford was leading scorer for the fifth successive year, with 27 goals, of which 26 were scored in the league.

Football League First Division[edit]

Date League
position
Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance
29 August 1925 17th Sunderland A L 1–3 Bradford 27,215
31 August 1925 10th Manchester City H W 1–0 Bradford 17,560
5 September 1925 4th Blackburn Rovers H W 2–0 Islip, Bradford 14,204
9 September 1925 7th Everton A D 2–2 Harris, Islip 15,811
12 September 1925 9th Bury A L 1–2 Bradford 16,035
16 September 1925 12th Huddersfield Town H L 1–3 Scriven 16,320
19 September 1925 15th Notts County H L 0–1 3,977
21 September 1925 10th Everton H W 3–1 Bradford 2, Briggs 8,940
26 September 1925 8th West Bromwich Albion H W 3–2 Islip 2, Briggs 26,484
3 October 1925 10th Sheffield United A L 1–4 Bradford 23,103
10 October 1925 10th Cardiff City H W 3–2 Crosbie, Bradford, Briggs 24,335
17 October 1925 10th Aston Villa A D 3–3 Bradford 2, Spiers og 52,254
24 October 1925 9th Leicester City H D 1–1 Islip 28,020
31 October 1925 6th Newcastle United A W 3–1 Islip 2, Crosbie 26,475
7 November 1925 8th Bolton Wanderers H L 0–1 22,134
14 November 1925 13th Manchester United A L 1–3 Crosbie 23,559
21 November 1925 11th Liverpool H W 2–0 Briggs, Crosbie 17,046
5 December 1925 10th Leeds United H W 2–1 Scriven, Crosbie 13,435
7 December 1925 10th Burnley A L 1–3 Briggs 5,862
12 December 1925 11th West Ham United A D 2–2 Cringan pen, Bradford 12,766
19 December 1925 10th Arsenal H W 1–0 Briggs 26,843
25 December 1925 5th Tottenham Hotspur H W 3–1 Bradford 3 29,586
26 December 1925 9th Tottenham Hotspur A L 1–2 Bradford 44,429
28 December 1925 10th Huddersfield Town A D 1–4 Bradford 16,565
1 January 1926 11th Bolton Wanderers A L 3–5 Bradford 2, Harris 22,240
2 January 1926 10th Sunderland H W 2–1 Briggs, Russell 22,433
16 January 1926 10th Blackburn Rovers A D 4–4 Bradford 3, Harris 14,742
23 January 1926 12th Bury H L 2–3 Briggs, Crosbie 12,790
6 February 1926 14th West Bromwich Albion A L 1–5 Harris 23,212
13 February 1926 13th Sheffield United H W 2–0 Linley, Briggs 15,765
20 February 1926 14th Cardiff City A L 0–2 18,862
27 February 1926 13th Aston Villa H W 2–1 Briggs 2 38,231
3 March 1926 13th Notts County A L 0–3 8,131
6 March 1926 14th Leicester City A L 0–1 23,570
13 March 1926 14th Newcastle United H D 1–1 Crosbie 24,333
2 April 1926 15th Manchester City A W 4–2 Briggs, Linley, Crosbie 49,950
3 April 1926 15th Liverpool A D 2–2 Bradford 2 (1 pen) 24,806
10 April 1926 18th Burnley H L 1–7 Bradford 16,616
17 April 1926 18th Leeds United A D 0–0 12,186
19 April 1926 17th Manchester United H W 2–1 Bradford, Jones 8,948
24 April 1926 14th West Ham United H W 1–0 Bradford 12,571
1 May 1926 14th Arsenal A L 0–3 22,240

League table (part)[edit]

Final First Division table (part)
Pos Club Pld W D L F A GA Pts
12th Blackburn Rovers 42 15 11 16 91 80 1.14 41
13th West Bromwich Albion 42 16 8 18 79 78 1.01 40
14th Birmingham 42 16 8 18 66 81 0.81 40
15th Tottenham Hotspur 42 15 9 18 66 79 0.83 39
16th Cardiff City 42 16 7 19 61 76 0.80 39
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: 1925–26 FA Cup
Round Date Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance
Third round 9 January 1926 Grimsby Town H W 2–0 Russell, Briggs 36,000
Fourth round 21 February 1926 South Shields A L 1–2 Bradford pen 17,000

Appearances and goals[edit]

Players having played at least one first-team match
Name Position Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
League FA Cup Total
Hibbs, HarryHarry Hibbs Goalkeeper 1 0 0 0 1 0
Tremelling, DanDan Tremelling Goalkeeper 41 0 2 0 43 0
Ashurst, EliEli Ashurst Full back 3 0 2 0 5 0
Jones, JackJack Jones Full back 40 1 2 0 42 1
Womack, FrankFrank Womack Full back 39 0 0 0 39 0
Barton, PercyPercy Barton Half back 21 0 1 0 22 0
Bruce, HarryHarry Bruce Half back 1 0 0 0 1 0
Cringan, JimmyJimmy Cringan Half back 27 1 1 0 28 1
Dale, DickieDickie Dale Half back 24 0 1 0 25 0
Hunter, BillBill Hunter Half back 18 0 1 0 19 0
Liddell, GeorgeGeorge Liddell Half back 39 0 2 0 41 0
Bowden, FrankFrank Bowden Forward 1 0 0 0 1 0
Bradford, JoeJoe Bradford Forward 32 26 2 1 34 27
Briggs, GeorgeGeorge Briggs Forward 34 13 2 1 36 14
Castle, FrederickFrederick Castle Forward 2 0 0 0 2 0
Crosbie, JohnnyJohnny Crosbie Forward 40 8 2 0 42 8
Harris, WallyWally Harris Forward 39 4 2 0 41 4
Islip, ErnieErnie Islip Forward 15 7 1 0 16 7
Linley, TedTed Linley Forward 16 2 0 0 16 2
Russell, JackJack Russell Forward 13 1 1 1 14 2
Scriven, AubreyAubrey Scriven Forward 16 2 0 0 16 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 1925–1926: Results". Statto Organisation. Retrieved 12 May 2012.
  • Source for lineups, appearances, goalscorers and attendances: Matthews (2010), Complete Record, pp. 292–93.
Specific
  1. ^ "Birmingham City 1925–1926: English Division One (old) Table". Statto Organisation. Retrieved 12 May 2012.