1935–36 Birmingham F.C. season

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Birmingham F.C.
1935–36 season
Chairman Howard Cant
Manager George Liddell
Ground St Andrew's
Football League First Division 12th
FA Cup Third round (eliminated by Barnsley)
Top goalscorer League: Charlie Wilson Jones (19)
All: Charlie Wilson Jones (20)
Highest home attendance 60,250 vs Aston Villa, 23 November 1935
Lowest home attendance 9,089 vs Sheffield Wednesday, 22 April 1936
Average home league attendance 21,795

The 1935–36 Football League season was Birmingham Football Club's 40th in the Football League and their 23rd in the First Division. They finished in 12th position in the 22-team division. They entered the 1935–36 FA Cup at the third round proper and lost to Barnsley in that round after a replay.

Twenty-seven players made at least one appearance in nationally organised competition, and there were fourteen different goalscorers. Forward Fred Harris was ever-present for the 44-match season, and Charlie Wilson Jones was leading scorer with 20 goals, of which 19 came in the league.

Football League First Division[edit]

Date League
position
Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance
31 August 1935 15th Wolverhampton Wanderers A L 1–3 Harris 33,457
4 September 1935 18th Leeds United A D 0–0 13,271
7 September 1935 16th Arsenal H D 1–1 Devine 42,804
11 September 1935 12th Leeds United H W 2–0 Jones, White 14,298
14 September 1935 15th Manchester City A L 1–3 Guest 32,337
18 September 1935 16th West Bromwich Albion A D 0–0 18,049
21 September 1935 17th Stoke City H L 0–5 19,901
28 September 1935 15th Blackburn Rovers A W 2–1 Jones, Harris 13,177
5 October 1935 11th Chelsea H W 2–1 Harris, Craig og 22,625
12 October 1935 9th Liverpool A W 2–1 Harris, Jones 28,994
19 October 1935 9th Sheffield Wednesday A L 1–3 White 13,479
26 October 1935 9th Portsmouth H W 4–0 White, Harris 2, Jones 24,455
2 November 1935 10th Preston North End A L 1–3 Harris 16,232
9 November 1935 8th Brentford H W 2–1 Jones, Stoker 28,673
16 November 1935 7th Derby County A D 2–2 Jones 2, Guest 23,893
23 November 1935 7th Aston Villa H D 2–2 Calladine, Harris 60,250
30 November 1935 10th Bolton Wanderers A L 0–2 21,684
7 December 1935 8th Huddersfield Town H W 4–1 Jones 2, White, Guest 21,634
14 December 1935 5th Middlesbrough A W 2–0 Jones 2 15,061
21 December 1935 5th Everton H W 4–2 Jones og, Harris, White, Loughran 16,994
25 December 1935 6th Grimsby Town A L 0–1 11,810
26 December 1935 7th Grimsby Town H D 1–1 Guest 28,978
28 December 1935 5th Wolverhampton Wanderers H D 0–0 37,870
4 January 1936 6th Arsenal A D 1–1 Jones 44,534
18 January 1936 8th Manchester City H L 0–1 23,165
1 February 1936 5th Blackburn Rovers H W 4–2 Guest, Harris 2, Jennings 23,684
6 February 1936 6th Stoke City A L 1–3 Jones 11,585
8 February 1936 6th Chelsea A D 0–0 30,268
15 February 1936 6th Liverpool H W 2–0 Jones, Harris 21,807
29 February 1936 5th Brentford A W 1–0 Harris 20,523
7 March 1936 6th Bolton Wanderers H D 0–0 20,170
14 March 1936 5th Portsmouth A W 3–0 Harris, Morris 2 15,842
21 March 1936 5th Derby County H L 2–3 Jones, Barkas pen 25,509
28 March 1936 7th Aston Villa A L 1–2 Fillingham 49,531
4 April 1936 8th Preston North End H D 0–0 15,811
10 April 1936 9th Sunderland A L 1–2 Harris 40,660
11 April 1936 10th Huddersfield Town A L 0–1 9,753
13 April 1936 11th Sunderland H L 2–7 Loughran, Clarke 21,693
18 April 1936 10th Middlesbrough H W 1–0 Harris 17,072
22 April 1936 9th Sheffield Wednesday H W 4–1 Jones 3, Harris 9,089
25 April 1936 9th Everton A L 3–4 Jones, Guest, Dearson 18,323
2 May 1936 12th West Bromwich Albion H L 1–3 Barkas pen 18,312

League table (part)[edit]

Final First Division table (part)
Pos Club Pld W D L F A GA Pts
10th Portsmouth 42 17 8 17 54 67 0.81 42
11th Leeds United 42 15 11 16 66 64 1.03 41
12th Birmingham 42 15 11 16 61 63 0.97 41
13th Bolton Wanderers 42 14 13 15 67 76 0.88 41
14th Middlesbrough 42 15 10 17 84 70 1.20 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: 1935–36 FA Cup
Round Date Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance
Third round 11 January 1936 Barnsley A D 3–3 White, Jones, Harris 29,330
Third round replay 15 January 1936 Barnsley H L 0–2 34,000

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 7 0 1 0 8 0
Hibbs, HarryHarry Hibbs Goalkeeper 35 0 1 0 36 0
Barkas, NedNed Barkas Full back 32 2 2 0 34 2
Booton, HaroldHarold BootonLeft club during playing season Full back 7 0 0 0 7 0
Hughes, BillyBilly Hughes Full back 4 0 1 0 5 0
Steel, WillieWillie Steel Full back 36 0 1 0 37 0
Trigg, CyrilCyril Trigg Full back 4 0 0 0 4 0
Calladine, CharlieCharlie CalladineLeft club during playing season Half back 9 1 0 0 9 1
Fillingham, TomTom Fillingham Half back 24 1 2 0 26 1
Lea, IsaacIsaac Lea Half back 1 0 0 0 1 0
Loughran, JoeJoe Loughran Half back 23 2 2 0 25 2
Morrall, GeorgeGeorge Morrall Half back 17 0 0 0 17 0
Olney, JimJim Olney Half back 1 0 0 0 1 0
Stoker, LewisLewis Stoker Half back 38 1 2 0 40 1
Sykes, JackJack Sykes Half back 15 0 0 0 15 0
Clarke, AlbertAlbert Clarke Forward 3 1 0 0 3 1
Dearson, DonDon Dearson Forward 6 1 0 0 6 1
Devine, JoeJoe Devine Forward 24 1 1 0 25 1
Grosvenor, TomTom GrosvenorLeft club during playing season Forward 14 0 1 0 15 0
Guest, BillyBilly Guest Forward 30 5 2 0 32 5
Harris, FredFred Harris Forward 42 17 2 1 44 18
Jennings, DennisDennis Jennings Forward 18 1 0 0 19 1
Jones, Charlie WilsonCharlie Wilson Jones Forward 39 19 2 1 41 20
Morris, SeymourSeymour Morris Forward 9 2 0 0 9 2
Richardson, ErnieErnie Richardson Forward 1 0 0 0 1 0
Small, SamSam Small Forward 1 0 0 0 1 0
White, FrankFrank White Forward 22 5 2 1 24 6

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 1935–1936: Results". Statto Organisation. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  • Source for lineups, appearances, goalscorers and attendances: Matthews (2010), Complete Record, pp. 312–13.
Specific
  1. ^ "Birmingham City 1935–1936: English Division One (old) Table". Statto Organisation. Retrieved 8 May 2012.