1934–35 Birmingham F.C. season

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Birmingham F.C.
1934–35 season
Chairman Howard Cant
Manager George Liddell
Ground St Andrew's
Football League First Division 19th
FA Cup Sixth round (eliminated by Burnley)
Top goalscorer League: Charlie Wilson Jones (16)
All: Charlie Wilson Jones (17)
Highest home attendance 53,930 vs Aston Villa, 25 August 1934
Lowest home attendance 5,729 vs Middlesbrough, 6 February 1935
Average home league attendance 21,790

The 1934–35 Football League season was Birmingham Football Club's 39th in the Football League and their 22nd in the First Division. They finished in 19th position in the 22-team division, three points clear of the relegation places. They also competed in the 1934–35 FA Cup, entering at the third round proper and losing to Burnley in the sixth (quarter-final).

Thirty players made at least one appearance in nationally organised competition, and there were twelve different goalscorers. Half-backs Charlie Calladine and Lewis Stoker made 42 and 41 appearances respectively over the 46-match season, and Charlie Wilson Jones was leading scorer with 17 goals, of which 16 came in the league; Frank White scored one fewer.

Joe Bradford made his 445th and last competitive appearance for Birmingham on 7 May 1935, the final game of this season, at home to Everton. He spent 15 years with the club, was their top scorer for 12 consecutive seasons,[1] and holds (as of 2012) club records for League goals scored (249), goals scored in all competitions (267),[2] and goals scored in a top-flight season (29).[3] While a Birmingham player, Bradford won 12 caps for England, scoring 7 goals.[4]

Football League First Division[edit]

Date League
position
Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance
25 August 1934 6th Aston Villa H W 2–1 Harris, Guest 53,930
29 August 1934 3rd West Bromwich Albion A W 2–1 Sandford og, Bradford 22,052
1 September 1934 8th Stoke City A L 0–2 29,649
3 September 1934 9th West Bromwich Albion H L 1–2 White 22,074
8 September 1934 15th Manchester City H L 1–3 Mangnall 24,895
15 September 1934 12th Middlesbrough A W 1–0 Bradford 15,477
22 September 1934 9th Blackburn Rovers H W 1–0 White 11,802
29 September 1934 13th Arsenal A L 1–5 White 47,868
6 October 1934 10th Portsmouth H W 2–1 Mangnall 2 20,916
13 October 1934 10th Liverpool A L 4–5 Booton pen, Mangnall 3 21,491
20 October 1934 13th Portsmouth H L 0–1 22,572
27 October 1934 17th Wolverhampton Wanderers A L 1–3 Mangnall 22,406
3 November 1934 19th Leicester City H L 2–3 C.W. Jones 2 16,799
10 November 1934 17th Derby County A D 1–1 Guest 20,077
17 November 1934 17th Grimsby Town H W 3–2 C.W. Jones 2, Guest 18,604
24 November 1934 15th Preston North End A W 1–0 Roberts 17,655
1 December 1934 11th Tottenham Hotspur H W 2–1 C.W. Jones, Guest 20,546
8 December 1934 15th Sunderland A L 1–5 Barkas pen 22,002
15 December 1934 16th Huddersfield Town H L 0–4 16,569
22 December 1934 17th Everton A L 0–2 20,148
25 December 1934 20th Sheffield Wednesday A L 1–2 Mangnall 23,496
26 December 1934 20th Sheffield Wednesday H L 0–4 24,499
29 December 1934 18th Aston Villa A D 2–2 Mangnall 2 40,785
5 January 1935 20th Stoke City H D 0–0 22,614
19 January 1935 20th Manchester City A D 0–0 31,644
2 February 1935 20th Blackburn Rovers A L 1–3 Harris 12,297
6 February 1935 19th Middlesbrough H W 4–2 C.W. Jones 2, White 2 5,729
9 February 1935 17th Arsenal H W 3–0 C.W. Jones, Bradford, Harris 50,188
23 February 1935 20th Liverpool H L 1–3 Harris 22,035
6 March 1935 20th Chelsea A D 2–2 Guest, Harris 13,016
9 March 1935 20th Wolverhampton Wanderers H D 1–1 C.W. Jones 19,928
16 March 1935 20th Leicester City A L 1–2 Stoker 18,540
23 March 1935 20th Derby County H W 3–2 C.W. Jones 3 11,627
30 March 1935 20th Grimsby Town A L 3–4 White 2 (1 pen), Bradford 9,837
6 April 1935 20th Preston North End H W 3–0 White 3 (1 pen) 15,773
10 April 1935 20th Portsmouth A L 1–2 White 8,621
13 April 1935 20th Tottenham Hotspur A D 1–1 C.W. Jones 27,190
19 April 1935 19th Leeds United A D 1–1 C.W. Jones 14,786
20 April 1935 19th Sunderland H D 2–2 White, C.W. Jones 21,841
22 April 1935 18th Leeds United H W 3–1 Calladine, Harris 2 18,008
27 April 1935 19th Huddersfield Town A D 2–2 Harris 2 9,119
7 May 1935 19th Everton H L 2–3 White, C.W. Jones 16,634

League table (part)[edit]

Final First Division table (part)
Pos Club Pld W D L F A GA Pts
17th Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 15 8 19 88 94 0.94 38
18th Leeds United 42 13 12 17 75 92 0.81 38
19th Birmingham 42 13 10 19 63 81 0.78 36
20th Middlesbrough 42 10 14 18 70 90 0.78 34
21st Leicester City 42 12 9 21 61 86 0.71 33
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 [5]

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1934–35 FA Cup
Round Date Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance
3rd 12 January 1935 Coventry City H W 5–1 Harris 3, Mangnall, Guest 40,349
4th 23 January 1935 Southampton A W 3–0 White, Fillingham, Guest 28,291
5th 21 February 1935 Blackburn Rovers A W 2–1 Whiteside og, White 35,000
6th 6 March 1935 Burnley A L 2–3 C.W. Jones, White 47,670

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
Clack, FrankFrank Clack Goalkeeper 9 0 0 0 9 0
Hibbs, HarryHarry Hibbs Goalkeeper 33 0 4 0 37 0
Barkas, NedNed Barkas Full back 30 1 4 0 34 1
Booton, HaroldHarold Booton Full back 33 1 4 0 37 1
Hubbard, ArthurArthur Hubbard Full back 5 0 0 0 5 0
Smith, BernardBernard Smith Full back 1 0 0 0 1 0
Steel, WillieWillie Steel Full back 11 0 0 0 11 0
Calladine, CharlieCharlie Calladine Half back 38 1 4 0 42 1
Crawshaw, RayRay Crawshaw Half back 4 0 0 0 4 0
Fillingham, TomTom Fillingham Half back 17 0 4 1 21 1
Lea, IsaacIsaac Lea Half back 9 0 0 0 9 0
Morrall, GeorgeGeorge Morrall Half back 26 0 0 0 26 0
Stoker, LewisLewis Stoker Half back 37 1 4 0 41 1
Bradford, JoeJoe Bradford Forward 15 4 4 0 19 4
Dearson, DonDon Dearson Forward 4 0 0 0 4 0
Devine, JoeJoe Devine Forward 14 0 0 0 14 0
Grosvenor, TomTom Grosvenor Forward 8 0 0 0 8 0
Guest, BillyBilly Guest Forward 27 5 4 2 31 7
Harris, FredFred Harris Forward 30 9 4 3 34 12
Holmes, HarryHarry Holmes Forward 1 0 0 0 1 0
Horsman, BillBill Horsman Forward 10 0 0 0 10 0
Jones, FredFred Jones Forward 1 0 0 0 1 0
Jones, Charlie WilsonCharlie Wilson Jones Forward 25 16 2 1 27 17
Mangnall, DaveDave MangnallLeft club during playing season Forward 25 10 2 1 27 11
McGurk, FrancisFrancis McGurk Forward 1 0 0 0 1 0
Moffat, SidSid Moffat Forward 10 0 0 0 10 0
Morris, SeymourSeymour Morris Forward 3 0 0 0 3 0
Roberts, FredFred RobertsLeft club during playing season Forward 1 1 0 0 1 1
Small, SamSam Small Forward 2 0 0 0 2 0
White, FrankFrank White Forward 32 13 4 3 36 16

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General
  • Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9.
  • Matthews, Tony (2010). Birmingham City: The Complete Record. Derby: DB Publishing. ISBN 978-1-85983-853-2.
  • Source for match dates and results: Birmingham City 1934–1935: Results. Statto Organisation. Retrieved 11 May 2012.
  • Source for lineups, appearances, goalscorers and attendances: Matthews (2010), Complete Record, pp. 310–11.
Specific
  1. ^ Top Goalscorers. The Birmingham City FC Archive. Tony Jordan. Archived from the original on 10 April 2003.
  2. ^ Matthews (2010), Complete Record, pp. 471, 476.
  3. ^ Matthews (2010), Complete Record, p. 126.
  4. ^ Player Info: Joseph Bradford. England Stats. Davey Naylor. Retrieved 14 May 2012.
  5. ^ Birmingham City 1934–1935: English Division One (old) Table. Statto Organisation. Retrieved 11 May 2012.