1926–27 Huddersfield Town F.C. season

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Huddersfield Town
1926-27 season
Chairman England Sir Amos Brook Hirst
Manager Scotland Jack Chaplin
Division One 2nd
FA Cup Third Round
Top goalscorer League:
George Brown (27)
All:
George Brown (28)
Highest home attendance 44,636 vs Newcastle United (19 April 1927)
Lowest home attendance 6,140 vs Liverpool (26 March 1927)

Huddersfield Town's 1926-27 campaign was a season which saw the team lose their English league title by five points to Newcastle United after winning it for the previous 3 seasons.

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 Mercer
-- England GK Ted Taylor
-- England DF Ned Barkas
-- England DF Harry Cawthorne
-- England DF Roy Goodall
-- England DF George Shaw
-- England DF Norman Smith
-- England DF Bon Spence
-- Scotland DF David Steele
-- England DF Sam Wadsworth
-- England DF Billy Watson
No. Position Player
-- England DF Tom Wilson
-- Scotland MF Alex Jackson
-- England MF Jacky Slicer
-- England MF Billy Smith
-- England FW George Brown
-- England FW George Cook
-- England FW Johnny Dent
-- Scotland FW William Devlin
-- England FW Harry Raw
-- England FW Clem Stephenson

Review[edit]

Town were on top of the world following their 3rd consecutive 1st Division championship. Town's season was a very successful season in the league, although they had as many draws as wins during the season, which probably cost them their chances of their 4th consecutive title, although they were only one point off Newcastle United after beating them on Easter Tuesday, but their last 3 games produced 0-0 draws against Manchester United and Aston Villa at Leeds Road along with a 4-0 defeat at Burnden Park against Bolton Wanderers. That meant Town finished 5 points behind Newcastle 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 Billy Mercer
-- England GK Hugh Turner
-- England DF Ned Barkas
-- England DF Eddie Carr
-- England DF Roy Goodall
-- England DF Tommy Meads
-- England DF Norman Smith
-- England DF Bon Spence
-- Scotland DF David Steele
-- England DF Sam Wadsworth
No. Position Player
-- England DF Billy Watson
-- England DF Tom Wilson
-- Scotland MF Alex Jackson
-- England MF Jacky Slicer
-- England MF Billy Smith
-- England FW George Brown
-- England FW Johnny Dent
-- England FW Bob Kelly
-- England FW Harry Raw
-- England FW Clem Stephenson

Results[edit]

Division One[edit]

Date Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance Position
28 August 1926 Bury A 2 - 2 Stephenson, Jackson 25,204 10th
30 August 1926 West Bromwich Albion H 4 - 1 Devlin (2), B. Smith (2) 16,130 2nd
4 September 1926 Birmingham H 0 - 2 19,893 9th
8 September 1926 Sunderland A 1 - 1 Brown 27,739 9th
11 September 1926 Tottenham Hotspur A 3 - 3 B. Smith, Stephenson, Cawthorne 29,516 9th
14 September 1926 Sunderland H 0 - 0 15,090 7th
18 September 1926 West Ham United H 2 - 1 Devlin (2) 16,800 6th
25 September 1926 Sheffield Wednesday A 1 - 1 Jackson 32,493 8th
2 October 1926 Leicester City H 5 - 3 Brown (3), Slicer (2) 25,288 6th
9 October 1926 Everton A 0 - 0 22,419 8th
16 October 1926 Cardiff City H 0 - 0 17,705 8th
23 October 1926 Burnley A 2 - 2 Brown (2) 33,638 8th
30 October 1926 Leeds United H 4 - 1 Brown (3), Wadsworth 29,679 6th
6 November 1926 Liverpool A 3 - 2 Devlin, B. Smith, Brown 28,703 4th
13 November 1926 Arsenal H 3 - 3 Goodall (pen), Devlin, Brown 16,219 3rd
20 November 1926 Sheffield United A 3 - 3 Devlin, Brown (2) 21,995 5th
27 November 1926 Derby County H 4 - 2 Brown (2), Jackson, Goodall (pen) 16,733 3rd
4 December 1926 Manchester United A 0 - 0 33,135 3rd
11 December 1926 Bolton Wanderers H 1 - 0 Brown 24,667 2nd
18 December 1926 Aston Villa A 0 - 3 31,236 4th
25 December 1926 Blackburn Rovers A 2 - 4 Stephenson, Jackson 30,144 5th
27 December 1926 Blackburn Rovers H 5 - 0 Brown (2), Jackson, B. Smith, Stephenson 34,758 4th
1 January 1927 West Bromwich Albion A 2 - 2 Brown, Cook 24,640 4th
15 January 1927 Bury H 3 - 1 Devlin, Brown (2) 11,889 4th
22 January 1927 Birmingham A 3 - 1 Goodall (pen), Cook, B. Smith 16,779 3rd
29 January 1927 Tottenham Hotspur H 2 - 0 Brown, Cook 15,147 2nd
5 February 1927 West Ham United A 2 - 3 Brown, Devlin 19,087 4th
12 February 1927 Sheffield Wednesday H 4 - 3 Kelly (3), Jackson 22,329 2nd
19 February 1927 Leicester City A 4 - 2 Osborne (og), B. Smith, Devlin, Brown 34,142 1st
26 February 1927 Everton H 0 - 0 20,660 2nd
12 March 1927 Burnley H 2 - 0 Brown (2) 23,893 2nd
19 March 1927 Leeds United A 1 - 1 Stephenson 36,364 2nd
21 March 1927 Cardiff City A 0 - 2 17,051 2nd
26 March 1927 Liverpool H 1 - 0 B. Smith 6,140 2nd
2 April 1927 Arsenal A 2 - 0 Dent (2) 24,409 2nd
9 April 1927 Sheffield United H 0 - 2 8,128 3rd
15 April 1927 Newcastle United A 0 - 1 60,149 3rd
16 April 1927 Derby County A 4 - 4 Dent, Goodall (pen), Kelly, Meads 24,600 2nd
19 April 1927 Newcastle United H 1 - 0 Brown 44,636 2nd
23 April 1927 Manchester United H 0 - 0 13,870 2nd
30 April 1927 Bolton Wanderers A 0 - 4 21,229 2nd
7 May 1927 Aston Villa H 0 - 0 10,603 2nd

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance
8 January 1927 Round 3 Millwall A 1 - 3 Brown 35,962

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 9 0 0 0 9 0
George Brown  England FW 40 27 1 1 41 28
Billy Carr  England DF 2 0 0 0 2 0
Harry Cawthorne  England DF 21 1 0 0 21 1
George Cook  England FW 8 3 1 0 9 3
Johnny Dent  England FW 6 3 0 0 6 3
William Devlin  Scotland FW 28 10 0 0 28 10
Roy Goodall  England DF 34 4 1 0 35 4
Alex Jackson  Scotland FW 32 6 1 0 33 6
Bob Kelly  England FW 14 4 0 0 14 4
Tommy Meads  England DF 10 1 0 0 10 1
Billy Mercer  England GK 8 0 0 0 8 0
Harry Raw  England FW 3 0 0 0 3 0
George Shaw  England DF 5 0 0 0 5 0
Jacky Slicer  England MF 7 2 0 0 7 2
Billy Smith  England MF 39 8 1 0 40 8
Norman Smith  England DF 17 0 0 0 17 0
David Steele  Scotland DF 20 0 1 0 21 0
Clem Stephenson  England FW 25 5 1 0 26 5
Ted Taylor  England GK 10 0 0 0 10 0
Hugh Turner  England GK 24 0 1 0 25 0
Sam Wadsworth  England DF 36 1 1 0 37 1
Billy Watson  England DF 22 0 1 0 23 0
Tom Wilson  England DF 42 0 1 0 43 0