1928–29 Huddersfield Town A.F.C. season

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Huddersfield Town
1928-29 season
Chairman England Sir Amos Brook Hirst
Manager Scotland Jack Chaplin
Division One 16th
FA Cup Semi-Final
Top goalscorer League:
George Brown (15)
All:
George Brown (23)
Highest home attendance 53,700 vs Leeds United (26 January 1929)
Lowest home attendance 3,997 vs Liverpool (10 April 1929)

Huddersfield Town's 1928-29 campaign was a season that saw Town fall from grace, finishing down in 16th place, a far cry from their top 2 finishes in the past 5 seasons. They did manage to reach the semi-finals of the FA Cup, but it didn't stop Jack Chaplin losing his job at the end of the season.

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 Hugh Turner
-- England DF Ned Barkas
-- Scotland DF Willie Campbell
-- England DF Billy Carr
-- Wales DF David Evans
-- England DF Billy Fogg
-- England DF Roy Goodall
-- England DF Tommy Meads
-- England DF Bill Pickering
-- England DF Levi Redfern
-- England DF Bon Spence
-- Scotland DF David Steele
No. Position Player
-- England DF Sam Wadsworth
-- England DF Tom Wilson
-- Northern Ireland MF Laurie Cumming
-- Scotland MF Alex Jackson
-- England MF Jimmy Smailes
-- England MF Billy Smith
-- England FW George Brown
-- England FW Johnny Dent
-- England FW Bob Kelly
-- England FW Harry Raw
-- England FW Clem Stephenson

Review[edit]

The Terriers seemed to be on top of the world during the last 5 seasons of league football. After winning the title for 3 seasons in a row and finishing 2nd the next 2 seasons, some were wondering what would happen during this season. Unfortunately, they shouldn't have asked. The only good points of the season came from 3 of the 14 league wins, 6-1 victories over Yorkshire rivals Leeds United and Sheffield United and a 7-1 win over Pennine rivals Burnley. They also reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup, before losing to Bolton Wanderers at Anfield.

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 Hugh Turner
-- England DF Billy Carr
-- Wales DF David Evans
-- England DF Billy Fogg
-- England DF Roy Goodall
-- England DF Jimmy Naylor
-- England DF Bill Pickering
-- England DF Levi Redfern
-- England DF George Roughton
-- England DF Bon Spence
-- Scotland DF David Steele
-- England DF Sam Wadsworth
No. Position Player
-- England DF Tom Wilson
-- Northern Ireland MF Laurie Cumming
-- Scotland MF Alex Jackson
-- England MF Jimmy Smailes
-- England MF Billy Smith
-- England FW George Brown
-- England FW Johnny Dent
-- England FW Bob Kelly
-- Wales FW Wilf Lewis
-- England FW Harry Raw
-- England FW Clem Stephenson

Results[edit]

Division One[edit]

Date Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance Position
25 August 1928 Portsmouth A 0 - 1 33,475 20th
27 August 1928 Bolton Wanderers H 4 - 1 Goodall (pen), Raw, Kelly, Smith 15,710 8th
1 September 1928 Birmingham H 0 - 0 19,871 9th
3 September 1928 Bolton Wanderers A 1 - 1 Stephenson 15,532 7th
8 September 1928 Manchester City A 2 - 3 Brown (2) 34,421 10th
15 September 1928 Leeds United H 6 - 1 Brown (2), Stephenson, Smith, Goodall (pen), Jackson 39,869 9th
22 September 1928 Everton H 3 - 1 Kelly, Brown, Smith 24,425 4th
29 September 1928 Arsenal A 0 - 2 39,938 10th
6 October 1928 Blackburn Rovers H 0 - 2 18,261 14th
13 October 1928 Sunderland A 1 - 4 Jackson 33,783 16th
20 October 1928 Liverpool A 3 - 2 Stephenson, Dent (2) 35,206 12th
27 October 1928 Manchester United H 1 - 2 Stephenson 13,648 15th
3 November 1928 Newcastle United A 1 - 4 Goodall (pen) 38,620 18th
10 November 1928 Burnley H 7 - 1 Kelly, Jackson (3), Lewis (2), Cumming 12,645 16th
17 November 1928 Cardiff City A 0 - 0 13,845 16th
24 November 1928 Sheffield United H 6 - 1 Jackson (3), Dent, Cumming (2) 7,590 14th
1 December 1928 Bury A 1 - 2 Kelly 15,469 14th
8 December 1928 Aston Villa H 3 - 0 Dent (2), Kelly 16,406 14th
15 December 1928 Leicester City A 1 - 4 Jackson 19,528 14th
22 December 1928 West Ham United H 4 - 0 Jackson (3), Smith 11,509 12th
25 December 1928 Derby County H 0 - 0 26,709 12th
26 December 1928 Derby County A 2 - 1 Brown (2) 30,651 11th
29 December 1928 Portsmouth H 3 - 1 Jackson, Brown (2) 15,208 9th
1 January 1929 Sheffield Wednesday A 1 - 1 Cumming 57,143 9th
5 January 1929 Birmingham A 2 - 1 Kelly, Brown 20,042 6th
19 January 1929 Manchester City H 2 - 2 Cumming, Smailes 17,602 6th
2 February 1929 Everton A 3 - 0 Naylor, Brown, Raw 25,044 6th
9 February 1929 Arsenal H 0 - 1 14,697 8th
23 February 1929 Sunderland H 1 - 2 Dent 13,258 9th
9 March 1929 Manchester United A 0 - 1 28,183 11th
16 March 1929 Newcastle United H 2 - 1 Brown, Dent 16,411 11th
30 March 1929 Cardiff City H 1 - 1 Cumming 13,332 13th
1 April 1929 Blackburn Rovers A 1 - 1 Raw 14,335 14th
2 April 1929 Sheffield Wednesday H 0 - 0 32,555 13th
6 April 1929 Sheffield United A 0 - 1 24,458 13th
10 April 1929 Liverpool H 1 - 3 Raw 3,997 14th
13 April 1929 Bury H 0 - 2 8,609 16th
16 April 1929 Burnley A 2 - 3 Brown, Smith 15,426 16th
20 April 1929 Aston Villa A 1 - 4 Brown 24,821 18th
27 April 1929 Leicester City H 1 - 1 Brown 8,778 18th
1 May 1929 Leeds United A 2 - 1 Dent, Jackson 17,291 15th
4 May 1929 West Ham United A 1 - 1 Dent 13,005 16th

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance
12 January 1929 Round 3 Chesterfield A 7 - 1 Brown (4), Jackson, Cumming (2) 15,923
26 January 1929 Round 4 Leeds United H 3 - 0 Smith, Jackson (2) 53,700
16 February 1929 Round 5 Crystal Palace H 5 - 2 Smith, Brown (3), Kelly 19,000
2 March 1929 Round 6 West Bromwich Albion A 1 - 1 Brown 52,333
6 March 1929 Round 6 Replay West Bromwich Albion H 2 - 1 Jackson, Kelly 39,101
23 March 1929 Semi-Final Bolton Wanderers N 1 - 3 Jackson 39,000

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 6 0 0 0 6 0
George Brown  England FW 28 15 6 8 34 23
Willie Campbell  Scotland DF 1 0 0 0 1 0
Billy Carr  England DF 3 0 0 0 3 0
Laurie Cumming  Republic of Ireland FW 17 6 2 2 19 8
Johnny Dent  England FW 21 9 3 0 24 9
David Evans  Wales DF 18 0 1 0 19 0
Billy Fogg  England DF 4 0 0 0 4 0
Roy Goodall  England DF 42 3 5 0 47 3
Alex Jackson  Scotland FW 35 14 6 5 41 19
Bob Kelly  England FW 32 6 6 2 38 8
Wilf Lewis  Wales FW 2 2 0 0 2 2
Tommy Meads  England DF 3 0 0 0 3 0
Jimmy Naylor  England DF 22 1 6 0 28 1
Bill Pickering  England DF 0 0 1 0 1 0
Harry Raw  England FW 16 4 1 0 17 4
Levi Redfern  England DF 9 0 3 0 12 0
George Roughton  England DF 2 0 0 0 2 0
Jimmy Smailes  England MF 10 1 0 0 10 1
Billy Smith  England MF 32 5 6 2 38 7
Bon Spence  England DF 13 0 0 0 13 0
David Steele  Scotland DF 21 0 2 0 23 0
Clem Stephenson  England FW 12 4 0 0 12 4
Hugh Turner  England GK 42 0 6 0 48 0
Sam Wadsworth  England DF 34 0 6 0 40 0
Tom Wilson  England DF 37 0 6 0 43 0