1931–32 Huddersfield Town A.F.C. season

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Huddersfield Town
1931-32 season
Chairman England Sir Amos Brook Hirst
Manager England Clem Stephenson
Division One 4th
FA Cup Sixth Round
Top goalscorer League:
Dave Mangnall (33)
All:
Dave Mangnall (42)
Highest home attendance 67,037 vs Arsenal (27 February 1932)
Lowest home attendance 12,963 vs Manchester City (6 April 1932)

Huddersfield Town's 1931-32 campaign was a season that saw Town continue their impressive run of success under Clem Stephenson, by finish 4th in Division 1. The season is mostly noted for 2 reasons. The first is the impressive record of 42 goals scored by Dave Mangnall, a club record still to this day and for the record crowd set during Town's 6th round FA Cup clash with Arsenal during 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 Austen Campbell
-- England DF Billy Carr
-- England DF Norman Christie
-- England DF Bill Dodgin
-- England DF Billy Fogg
-- England DF Roy Goodall
-- England DF Reg Mountford
-- England DF George Roughton
-- England DF Bon Spence
-- England DF Tom Wilson
-- England DF Alf Young
No. Position Player
-- England MF Wilf Bott
-- England MF George Crownshaw
-- England MF Dennis Jennings
-- England MF Gerry Kelly
-- England MF Billy Smith
-- England FW Harry Davies
-- England FW Bob Kelly
-- England FW Dave Mangnall
-- Scotland FW George McLean
-- England FW Joe Robson
-- England FW Ernie Whittam

Review[edit]

After finishing 5th the previous season, Town's reimbursed team carried their rich vein of form and managed an impressive run up the table, mainly thanks to the 33 league goals supplied by Dave Mangnall, which saw Town climb up to 4th place in the table. Combined with the 9 goals in the FA Cup, Mangnall's 42 goals give him the individual record of goals for a season in Town's history.

The season is also notable for Town's impressive FA Cup run. After wins over Oldham Athletic, Queens Park Rangers and Preston North End, Town met Herbert Chapman's Arsenal in the 6th round at Leeds Road. The match was watched by over 67,000 people and saw Town lose to a goal in the 2nd minute.

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 George Thorpe
-- England GK Hugh Turner
-- England DF Austen Campbell
-- England DF Billy Carr
-- England DF Norman Christie
-- England DF Bill Dodgin
-- England DF Billy Fogg
-- England DF Roy Goodall
-- England DF Reg Mountford
-- England DF George Roughton
-- England DF Bon Spence
-- England DF Alf Young
No. Position Player
-- England MF Jack Blackwell
-- England MF Wilf Bott
-- England MF George Crownshaw
-- England MF Dennis Jennings
-- England MF Charlie Luke
-- England MF Billy Smith
-- England FW Frank Bungay
-- England FW Bob Kelly
-- England FW Dave Mangnall
-- Scotland FW George McLean
-- England FW Joe Robson
-- England FW Ernie Whittam

Results[edit]

Division One[edit]

Date Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance Position
29 August 1931 Grimsby Town H 1 - 1 B. Kelly 13,668 10th
31 August 1931 Aston Villa H 1 - 1 Mangnall 13,226 9th
5 September 1931 Chelsea A 1 - 0 Smith 42,961 5th
7 September 1931 Leicester City H 2 - 1 Mangnall, B Kelly 9,875 4th
12 September 1931 West Ham United H 3 - 1 Jennings, McLean, Mangnall 11,986 2nd
19 September 1931 Sheffield Wednesday A 1 - 4 Mangnall 24,326 6th
26 September 1931 Bolton Wanderers H 2 - 0 B. Kelly (2, 1 pen) 12,901 5th
3 October 1931 Middlesbrough A 0 - 1 16,366 8th
10 October 1931 West Bromwich Albion H 2 - 2 Smith (2) 19,556 8th
15 October 1931 Leicester City A 4 - 2 Black (og), McLean, Fogg, B. Kelly 11,420 5th
17 October 1931 Sheffield United A 2 - 0 Mangnall, Jennings 14,300 3rd
24 October 1931 Sunderland H 4 - 1 Mangnall (2), Smith, McLean 11,071 2nd
31 October 1931 Manchester City A 0 - 3 21,332 4th
7 November 1931 Everton H 0 - 0 17,605 4th
14 November 1931 Portsmouth A 2 - 3 Jennings (2) 16,583 7th
21 November 1931 Derby County H 6 - 0 Mangnall (5), McLean 11,638 4th
28 November 1931 Birmingham A 0 - 5 18,059 6th
5 December 1931 Blackburn Rovers H 1 - 1 Mangnall 9,628 7th
12 December 1931 Arsenal A 1 - 1 Crownshaw 39,748 5th
19 December 1931 Blackpool H 5 - 0 Crownshaw, Luke, Robson (2), B. Kelly 11,072 4th
25 December 1931 Newcastle United A 1 - 2 Bott 43,493 5th
26 December 1931 Newcastle United H 1 - 2 B. Kelly 25,424 8th
2 January 1932 Grimsby Town A 4 - 1 McLean (2), Mangnall (2) 7,921 8th
16 January 1932 Chelsea H 2 - 1 McLean, Mangnall 16,645 7th
30 January 1932 Sheffield Wednesday H 6 - 1 Goodall (pen), Mangnall (3), McLean, Campbell 19,061 7th
1 February 1932 West Ham United A 1 - 1 Mangnall 8,631 4th
6 February 1932 Bolton Wanderers A 2 - 1 Mangnall, Luke 11,876 4th
17 February 1932 Middlesbrough H 1 - 1 Mangnall 9,491 4th
20 February 1932 West Bromwich Albion A 2 - 3 Mangnall, Smith 20,105 5th
2 March 1932 Sheffield United H 2 - 2 Mangnall, Smith 7,501 5th
5 March 1932 Sunderland A 3 - 1 Mangnall (2), Smith 29,549 5th
19 March 1932 Everton A 1 - 4 Sagar (og) 30,748 5th
26 March 1932 Portsmouth H 1 - 0 B. Kelly 12,901 6th
28 March 1932 Liverpool A 3 - 0 Crownshaw, Bott, Mangnall 22,346 6th
29 March 1932 Liverpool H 4 - 3 Mangnall (3), Bott 14,097 3rd
2 April 1932 Derby County A 2 - 3 Crownshaw, Bott 13,108 5th
6 April 1932 Manchester City H 1 - 0 Crownshaw 12,963 3rd
9 April 1932 Birmingham H 1 - 1 Crownshaw 9,563 2nd
16 April 1932 Blackburn Rovers A 0 - 3 10,782 3rd
27 April 1932 Arsenal H 1 - 2 B. Kelly 13,370 6th
30 April 1932 Blackpool A 0 - 2 15,675 6th
7 May 1932 Aston Villa A 3 - 2 Mangnall (3) 12,464 4th

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance
9 January 1932 Round 3 Oldham Athletic A 1 - 1 Mangnall 30,607
13 January 1932 Round 3 Replay Oldham Athletic H 6 - 0 Mangnall (4), McLean, Luke 20,609
23 January 1932 Round 4 Queens Park Rangers H 5 - 0 Luke (2), Mangnall (2), Campbell 31,394
13 February 1932 Round 5 Preston North End H 4 - 0 Ward (og), Mangnall (2), Luke 44,291
27 February 1932 Round 6 Arsenal H 0 - 1 67,037

Appearances and goals[edit]

Name Nation Position League Apps League Goals FA Cup Apps FA Cup Goals Total Apps Total Goals
Jack Blackwell  England MF 2 0 0 0 2 0
Wilf Bott  England MF 14 4 1 0 15 1
Frank Bungay  England FW 1 0 0 0 1 0
Austen Campbell  England DF 36 1 5 1 41 2
Billy Carr  England DF 33 0 4 0 37 0
Norman Christie  England DF 5 0 1 0 6 0
George Crownshaw  England FW 13 6 1 0 14 6
Harry Davies  England FW 1 0 0 0 1 0
Bill Dodgin  England DF 4 0 0 0 4 0
Billy Fogg  England DF 11 1 0 0 11 1
Roy Goodall  England DF 39 1 5 0 44 1
Dennis Jennings  England MF 24 4 0 0 24 4
Bob Kelly  England FW 40 9 5 0 45 9
Gerry Kelly  England MF 4 0 0 0 4 0
Charlie Luke  England FW 7 2 4 4 11 6
Dave Mangnall  England FW 34 33 5 9 39 42
George McLean  Scotland FW 28 8 5 1 33 9
Reg Mountford  England DF 10 0 0 0 10 0
Joe Robson  England FW 7 2 0 0 7 2
George Roughton  England DF 18 0 1 0 19 0
Billy Smith  England MF 31 7 4 0 35 7
Bon Spence  England DF 15 0 4 0 19 0
George Thorpe  England GK 8 0 0 0 8 0
Hugh Turner  England GK 34 0 5 0 39 0
Ernie Whittam  England FW 4 0 0 0 4 0
Tom Wilson  England DF 1 0 0 0 1 0
Alf Young  England DF 38 0 5 0 43 0