1929–30 Birmingham F.C. season

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Birmingham F.C.
1929–30 season
Chairman Howard Cant
Manager Leslie Knighton
Ground St Andrew's
Football League First Division 11th
FA Cup Fourth round (eliminated by Arsenal)
Top goalscorer League: Joe Bradford (23)
All: Joe Bradford (23)
Highest home attendance 47,521 vs Arsenal, FA Cup 4th round replay, 29 January 1930
Lowest home attendance 10,901 vs Liverpool, 15 February 1930
Average home league attendance 20,397

The 1929–30 Football League season was Birmingham Football Club's 34th in the Football League and their 17th in the First Division. They finished in 11th position in the 22-team division. They also competed in the 1929–30 FA Cup, entering at the third round proper and losing to Arsenal in the fourth after a replay.

Twenty-five players made at least one appearance in nationally organised competition, and there were thirteen different goalscorers. Forwards Johnny Crosbie and George Hicks played in 42 of the 45 matches over the season, and Joe Bradford was leading scorer for the ninth successive year, with 23 goals, all scored in the league.

Football League First Division[edit]

Date League
position
Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance
31 August 1929 17th Aston Villa A L 1–2 Bradford 36,834
4 September 1929 9th West Ham United A W 4–2 Bradford 3, Barkas 13,301
7 September 1929 7th Huddersfield Town H W 4–1 Bradford 2, Curtis, Liddell 24,830
14 September 1929 12th Sheffield United A L 2–4 Curtis, Barkas pen 16,528
16 September 1929 5th West Ham United H W 1–0 Bradford 13,265
21 September 1929 4th Newcastle United H W 5–1 Bradford 3, Curtis, Crosbie 25,707
28 September 1929 9th Blackburn Rovers A L 5–7 Bradford 3, Crosbie 2 18,942
5 October 1929 8th Middlesbrough H D 1–1 Bradford 23,140
12 October 1929 11th Liverpool A D 1–1 Curtis 35,859
17 October 1929 11th Leicester City A L 1–2 Curtis 13,352
19 October 1929 13th Leeds United A L 0–1 20,067
26 October 1929 10th Sheffield Wednesday H W 1–0 Hicks 27,221
2 November 1929 12th Burnley A L 1–3 Crosbie 11,068
9 November 1929 16th Arsenal H L 2–3 Bradford, Crosbie 33,904
16 November 1929 15th Bolton Wanderers A D 0–0 15,922
23 November 1929 15th Everton H D 0–0 13,883
30 November 1929 17th Derby County A L 1–3 Curtis 13,516
7 December 1929 14th Manchester City H W 3–0 Curtis, Haywood 15,948
14 December 1929 17th Portsmouth A L 1–2 Barkas pen 17,978
21 December 1929 14th Sunderland H W 3–0 Hicks, Haywood, Briggs 16,327
25 December 1929 15th Manchester United A D 0–0 18,626
26 December 1929 16th Manchester United H L 0–1 35,682
28 December 1929 17th Aston Villa H D 1–1 Crosbie 33,228
4 January 1930 17th Huddersfield Town A D 1–1 Hicks 14,596
18 January 1930 14th Sheffield United H W 2–1 Curtis, Bradford 23,471
1 February 1930 17th Blackburn Rovers H L 1–2 Bradford 18,521
8 February 1930 18th Middlesbrough A L 1–5 Haywood 16,969
15 February 1930 18th Liverpool H W 1–0 Haywood 10,901
22 February 1930 17th Leeds United H W 1–0 Haywood 17,703
8 March 1930 15th Burnley H W 2–0 Bradford, Cringan 19,485
15 March 1930 18th Arsenal A L 0–1 32,174
22 March 1930 14th Bolton Wanderers H W 3–1 Blyth 2, Bradford 18,262
29 March 1930 13th Everton A W 4–2 Crosbie, Bradford, Blyth, Briggs 28,549
2 April 1930 12th Newcastle United A D 1–1 Morrall 18,113
5 April 1930 13th Derby County H L 2–4 Briggs, Robinson 13,609
12 April 1930 13th Manchester City A W 4–1 Fillingham, Hicks, Briggs 25,737
18 April 1930 13th Grimsby Town A L 1–2 Morrall 19,884
19 April 1930 13th Portsmouth H W 1–0 Fillingham 11,967
22 April 1930 14th Grimsby Town H L 0–2 18,482
26 April 1930 15th Sunderland A L 0–2 15,486
28 April 1930 14th Sheffield Wednesday A D 1–1 Blyth 9,310
3 May 1930 11th Leicester City H W 3–0 Bradford 3 12,795

League table (part)[edit]

Final First Division table (part)
Pos Club Pld W D L F A GA Pts
9th Sunderland 42 18 7 17 78 87 0.95 43
10th Bolton Wanderers 42 17 9 16 63 69 0.91 43
11th Birmingham 42 16 9 17 67 62 1.08 41
12th Liverpool 42 16 9 17 63 79 0.80 41
13th Portsmouth 42 15 10 17 66 62 1.06 40
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: 1929–30 FA Cup
Round Date Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance
Third round 11 January 1930 Bolton Wanderers H W 1–0 Morrall 36,011
Fourth round 25 January 1930 Arsenal A W 2–2 Briggs 2 43,274
Fourth round replay 29 January 1930 Arsenal H L 0–1 47,521

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
Hibbs, HarryHarry Hibbs Goalkeeper 33 0 3 0 36 0
Tewkesbury, KenKen Tewkesbury Goalkeeper 2 0 0 0 2 0
Tremelling, DanDan Tremelling Goalkeeper 7 0 0 0 7 0
Barkas, NedNed Barkas Full back 38 3 3 0 41 3
Booton, HaroldHarold Booton Full back 4 0 0 0 4 0
Liddell, GeorgeGeorge Liddell Full back 28 1 3 0 31 1
Randle, JackJack Randle Full back 18 0 0 0 18 0
Blyth, BillyBilly Blyth Half back 19 4 0 0 19 4
Coxford, JackJack Coxford Half back 1 0 0 0 1 0
Cringan, JimmyJimmy Cringan Half back 15 1 3 0 18 1
Firth, JackJack Firth Half back 36 0 3 0 39 0
Leslie, AlecAlec Leslie Half back 18 0 9 0 18 0
Morrall, GeorgeGeorge Morrall Half back 37 2 3 1 40 3
Sabin, AlfredAlfred Sabin Half back 2 0 0 0 2 0
Bond, BennyBenny Bond Forward 14 0 0 0 14 0
Bradford, JoeJoe Bradford Forward 27 23 3 0 30 23
Briggs, GeorgeGeorge Briggs Forward 29 4 3 2 32 6
Crosbie, JohnnyJohnny Crosbie Forward 39 7 3 0 42 7
Curtis, ErnieErnie Curtis Forward 25 8 3 0 28 8
Fillingham, TomTom Fillingham Forward 4 3 0 0 4 3
Haywood, GeorgeGeorge Haywood Forward 12 6 0 0 12 6
Hicks, GeorgeGeorge Hicks Forward 38 4 3 0 42 4
Horsman, BillBill Horsman Forward 7 0 0 0 7 0
Mills, PaddyPaddy MillsLeft club during playing season Forward 2 0 0 0 2 0
Robinson, TommyTommy Robinson Forward 7 1 0 0 7 1

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 1929–1930: Results". Statto Organisation. Retrieved 12 May 2012.
  • Source for lineups, appearances, goalscorers and attendances: Matthews (2010), Complete Record: pp. 300–01.
Specific
  1. ^ "Birmingham City 1929–1930: English Division One (old) Table". Statto Organisation. Retrieved 12 May 2012.