1936–37 Birmingham F.C. season

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Birmingham F.C.
1936–37 season
Chairman Howard Cant
Manager George Liddell
Ground St Andrew's
Football League First Division 11th
FA Cup Third round (eliminated by Stoke City)
Top goalscorer League: Seymour Morris (15)
All: Seymour Morris (16)
Highest home attendance 39,940 vs Arsenal, 14 November 1936
Lowest home attendance 8,892 vs Derby County, 12 December 1936
Average home league attendance 22,991

The 1936–37 Football League season was Birmingham Football Club's 41st in the Football League and their 24th in the First Division. They finished in 11th position in the 22-team division. They entered the 1936–37 FA Cup at the third round proper and lost to Stoke City in that round.

Twenty-nine players made at least one appearance in nationally organised competition, and there were thirteen different goalscorers. Goalkeeper Harry Hibbs played in 40 of the 43 matches over the season; among outfield players, full-back Cyril Trigg played in one fewer. Seymour Morris was leading scorer with 16 goals, of which 15 came in the league.

Football League First Division[edit]

Date League
position
Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance
29 August 1936 5th Portsmouth H W 2–1 Dearson, Morris 24,914
2 September 1936 11th West Bromwich Albion A L 2–3 Morris, Jones 26,378
5 September 1936 8th Chelsea A W 3–1 Morris, Harris, Dearson 32,803
9 September 1936 6th West Bromwich Albion H D 1–1 Harris 23,813
12 September 1936 10th Stoke City H L 2–4 Jennings, Harris 14,314
16 September 1936 10th Manchester City A D 1–1 Morris 20,280
19 September 1936 9th Charlton Athletic A D 2–2 Jones, Morris 35,421
26 September 1936 14th Grimsby Town H L 2–3 Jones, Harris 21,985
3 October 1936 17th Liverpool A L 0–2 23,892
10 October 1936 15th Leeds United H W 2–1 Jones, Harris 23,833
17 October 1936 10th Huddersfield Town H W 4–2 Fillingham, Jones, White 2 (1 pen) 25,055
24 October 1936 10th Everton A D 3–3 Brunskill, Harris, Morris 26,944
31 October 1936 9th Bolton Wanderers H D 1–1 Morris 23,288
7 November 1936 14th Brentford A L 1–2 Dearson 22,905
14 November 1936 16th Arsenal H L 1–3 Devine 39,940
21 November 1936 16th Preston North End A D 2–2 White 2 (1 pen) 16,892
28 November 1936 16th Sheffield Wednesday H D 1–1 Millership og 17,993
5 December 1936 15th Manchester United A W 2–1 White, Jones 16,544
12 December 1936 16th Derby County H L 0–1 8,892
19 December 1936 19th Wolverhampton Wanderers A L 1–2 Clarke 19,249
25 December 1936 14th Sunderland H W 2–0 Harris, Jones 37,191
26 December 1936 16th Portsmouth A L 1–2 Jones 32,020
28 December 1936 17th Sunderland A L 0–4 17,306
2 January 1937 16th Chelsea H D 0–0 17,673
9 January 1937 16th Stoke City A L 0–2 15,311
23 January 1937 20th Charlton Athletic H L 1–2 White 16,976
2 February 1937 18th Grimsby Town A D 1–1 Harris 6,773
6 February 1937 16th Liverpool H W 5–0 Morris, Beattie, Jennings, Harris, White 21,735
13 February 1937 16th Leeds United A W 2–0 Beattie, Morris 13,674
20 February 1937 16th Huddersfield Town A D 1–1 Beattie 10,334
27 February 1937 14th Everton H W 2–0 Beattie, White 21,150
6 March 1937 15th Bolton Wanderers A D 0–0 21,572
13 March 1937 13th Brentford H W 4–0 Morris 2, White, Harris 30,510
20 March 1937 13th Arsenal A D 1–1 Beattie 46,086
26 March 1937 14th Middlesbrough A L 1–3 Clarke 24,958
27 March 1937 13th Preston North End H W 1–0 Harris 26,350
29 March 1937 12th Middlesbrough H D 0–0 28,624
3 April 1937 11th Sheffield Wednesday A W 3–0 Morris 2, Richards 20,804
10 April 1937 10th Manchester United H D 2–2 Clarke, Beattie 19,130
17 April 1937 13th Derby County A L 1–3 Morris 10,802
24 April 1937 13th Wolverhampton Wanderers H W 1–0 Jennings pen 22,110
1 May 1937 11th Manchester City H D 2–2 Morris, Clarke 17,325

League table (part)[edit]

Final First Division table (part)
Pos Club Pld W D L F A GA Pts
9th Portsmouth 42 17 10 15 62 66 0.94 44
10th Stoke City 42 15 12 15 72 57 1.26 42
11th Birmingham 42 13 15 14 64 60 1.07 41
12th Grimsby Town 42 17 7 18 86 81 1.06 41
13th Chelsea 42 14 13 15 52 55 0.94 41
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: 1936–37 FA Cup
Round Date Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance
Third round 16 January 1937 Stoke City H L 1–4 Morris 31,480

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 3 0 0 0 3 0
Hibbs, HarryHarry Hibbs Goalkeeper 39 0 1 0 40 0
Barkas, NedNed Barkas Full back 22 0 1 0 23 0
Hughes, BillyBilly Hughes Full back 8 1 0 0 8 1
Steel, WillieWillie Steel Full back 17 0 0 0 17 0
Sykes, ErnieErnie Sykes Full back 1 0 0 0 1 0
Trigg, CyrilCyril Trigg Full back 38 0 1 0 39 0
Brunskill, NormanNorman Brunskill Half back 21 1 1 0 22 1
Butler, DickDick Butler Half back 3 0 0 0 3 0
Devine, JoeJoe Devine Half back 17 1 0 0 17 1
Fillingham, TomTom Fillingham Half back 32 1 0 0 32 1
Lea, IsaacIsaac Lea Half back 6 0 0 0 6 0
Loughran, JoeJoe Loughran Half back 8 0 1 0 9 0
Olney, JimJim Olney Half back 2 0 0 0 2 0
Richards, DaiDai Richards Half back 8 1 0 0 8 1
Stoker, LewisLewis Stoker Half back 19 0 0 0 19 0
Sykes, JackJack Sykes Half back 17 0 1 0 18 0
Beattie, JohnJohn Beattie Forward 17 8 0 0 17 6
Clarke, AlbertAlbert Clarke Forward 11 4 0 0 11 4
Dearson, DonDon Dearson Forward 22 3 0 0 22 3
Guest, BillyBilly GuestLeft club during playing season Forward 3 0 0 0 3 0
Harris, FredFred Harris Forward 35 11 1 0 36 11
Jennings, DennisDennis Jennings Forward 25 3 1 0 26 3
Jones, Charlie WilsonCharlie Wilson Jones Forward 22 8 0 0 22 8
Kendrick, KennyKenny Kendrick Forward 1 0 0 0 1 0
Morris, SeymourSeymour Morris Forward 35 15 1 1 36 16
Richardson, ErnieErnie Richardson Forward 2 0 0 0 2 0
Small, SamSam SmallLeft club during playing season Forward 3 0 0 0 3 0
White, FrankFrank White Forward 27 9 1 0 28 9

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 1936–1937: Results". Statto Organisation. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  • Source for lineups, appearances, goalscorers and attendances: Matthews (2010), Complete Record, pp. 314–15.
Specific
  1. ^ "Birmingham City 1936–1937: English Division One (old) Table". Statto Organisation. Retrieved 8 May 2012.