1936–37 Huddersfield Town F.C. season

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Huddersfield Town
1936-37 season
Chairman England Sir Amos Brook Hirst
Manager England Clem Stephenson
Division One 15th
FA Cup Third Round
Top goalscorer League:
Jimmy Richardson (11)
All:
Jimmy Richardson (11)
Highest home attendance 33,899 vs Preston North End (26 December 1936)
Lowest home attendance 4,179 vs West Bromwich Albion (10 March 1937)

Huddersfield Town's 1936-37 campaign was a season that saw Town fight for their league status in Division 1. They finished 15th, a far cry from their 3rd place finish the previous 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 Bob Hesford
-- England GK Hugh Turner
-- England DF Albert Beech
-- England DF Alan Brown
-- England DF Benny Craig
-- England DF Roy Goodall
-- Republic of Ireland DF Bill Hayes
-- England DF Reg Mountford
-- England DF Jim Spedding
-- Scotland DF Jock Wightman
-- England DF Ken Willingham
No. Position Player
-- England DF Alf Young
-- England MF Jack Johnson
-- Scotland MF Duncan Ogilvie
-- England FW Len Butt
-- England FW Reg Chester
-- England FW Frank Chivers
-- England FW Sedley Cooper
-- England FW Jimmy Isaac
-- England FW Alf Lythgoe
-- England FW Jimmy Richardson

Review[edit]

Town's 8th season under Clem Stephenson was another season of mediocrity, which had been continued for most of the previous few seasons with the exception of the previous season's 3rd place finish. With no FA Cup run to fall back on either, Town were down in a relegation dogfight with nearly half the teams in the division, but luckily the records of Manchester United and Sheffield Wednesday were worse enough to see them drop down to Division 2.

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 Bob Hesford
-- England GK Hugh Turner
-- England DF Albert Beech
-- England DF Eddie Boot
-- England DF Alan Brown
-- England DF Benny Craig
-- Republic of Ireland DF Bill Hayes
-- England DF Reg Mountford
-- England DF Jim Spedding
-- England DF Ken Willingham
-- England DF Alf Young
No. Position Player
-- England MF Bobby Barclay
-- England MF Pat Beasley
-- Scotland MF Archibald Hastie
-- England MF Jack Johnson
-- England FW Len Butt
-- England FW Reginald Chester
-- England FW Frank Chivers
-- England FW Jimmy Isaac
-- England FW Alf Lythgoe
-- Scotland FW Willie Macfadyen
-- England FW Jimmy Richardson

Results[edit]

Division One[edit]

Date Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance Position
29 August 1936 Preston North End A 1 - 1 Richardson 22,596 9th
2 September 1936 Manchester United H 3 - 1 Richardson, Chester, Lythgoe 12,616 3rd
5 September 1936 Arsenal H 0 - 0 32,013 2nd
9 September 1936 Manchester United A 1 - 3 Cooper 26,839 9th
12 September 1936 Brentford A 1 - 1 Lythgoe 25,386 10th
17 September 1936 Sheffield Wednesday A 2 - 2 Butt, Chivers 18,085 10th
19 September 1936 Bolton Wanderers H 2 - 0 Butt, Ogilvie 15,992 5th
26 September 1936 Everton A 1 - 2 Chester 33,581 8th
3 October 1936 Leeds United H 3 - 0 Ogilvie (2), Butt 18,654 5th
10 October 1936 Sunderland H 2 - 1 Richardson, Chivers 26,531 4th
17 October 1936 Birmingham A 2 - 4 Barkas (og), Ogilvie 26,172 4th
24 October 1936 Middlesbrough H 2 - 0 Richardson, Lythgoe 20,357 3rd
31 October 1936 West Bromwich Albion A 1 - 2 R. Finch (og) 20,605 6th
7 November 1936 Manchester City H 1 - 1 Beasley 18,438 6th
14 November 1936 Portsmouth A 0 - 1 21,500 10th
21 November 1936 Chelsea H 4 - 2 Richardson, Butt, G.F. Barber (og), Lythgoe 12,382 5th
28 November 1936 Stoke City A 1 - 1 Beasley 13,644 7th
5 December 1936 Charlton Athletic H 1 - 2 Richardson 11,609 10th
12 December 1936 Grimsby Town A 2 - 2 Beasley, Johnson 8,580 10th
19 December 1936 Liverpool H 4 - 0 Butt, Richardson (2), Macfadyen 14,506 8th
25 December 1936 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 1 - 3 Macfadyen 30,616 10th
26 December 1936 Preston North End H 4 - 2 Richardson, Beasley (2), Macfadyen 33,899 7th
28 December 1936 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 4 - 0 Richardson (2), Chivers (2) 14,007 6th
2 January 1937 Arsenal A 1 - 1 Macfadyen 44,224 7th
9 January 1937 Brentford H 1 - 1 Mountford (pen) 21,753 8th
23 January 1937 Bolton Wanderers A 2 - 2 Johnson, Macfadyen 15,746 7th
3 February 1937 Everton H 0 - 3 5,216 10th
6 February 1937 Leeds United A 1 - 2 Chivers 28,930 10th
13 February 1937 Sunderland A 2 - 3 Isaac, Chivers 23,336 11th
20 February 1937 Birmingham H 1 - 1 Hastie 10,334 11th
27 February 1937 Middlesbrough A 0 - 5 15,932 13th
10 March 1937 West Bromwich Albion H 1 - 1 Beasley 4,179 12th
17 March 1937 Manchester City A 0 - 3 28,240 14th
20 March 1937 Portsmouth H 1 - 2 Macfadyen 14,685 15th
27 March 1937 Chelsea A 0 - 0 31,384 16th
29 March 1937 Derby County A 3 - 3 Chivers (2), Macfadyen 30,688 16th
30 March 1937 Derby County H 2 - 0 Barclay (2) 20,727 15th
3 April 1937 Stoke City H 2 - 1 Beasley, Macfadyen 12,149 14th
10 April 1937 Charlton Athletic A 0 - 1 24,995 15th
17 April 1937 Grimsby Town H 0 - 3 6,189 16th
24 April 1937 Liverpool A 1 - 1 Barclay 17,858 16th
1 May 1937 Sheffield Wednesday H 1 - 0 Chivers 5,821 15th

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance
16 January 1937 Round 3 Brentford A 0 - 5 33,000

Appearances and goals[edit]

Name Nation Position League Apps League Goals FA Cup Apps FA Cup Goals Total Apps Total Goals
Bobby Barclay  England MF 9 3 0 0 9 3
Pat Beasley  England MF 33 7 1 0 34 7
Albert Beech  England DF 3 0 0 0 3 0
Eddie Boot  England DF 9 0 0 0 9 0
Alan Brown  England DF 21 0 1 0 22 0
Len Butt  England FW 25 5 1 0 26 5
Reg Chester  England FW 8 2 0 0 8 2
Frank Chivers  England FW 20 9 0 0 20 9
Sedley Cooper  England FW 5 1 0 0 5 1
Benny Craig  England DF 18 0 0 0 18 0
Roy Goodall  England DF 19 0 1 0 20 0
Archibald Hastie  Scotland MF 9 1 0 0 9 1
Bill Hayes  Republic of Ireland DF 5 0 0 0 5 0
Bob Hesford  England GK 41 0 1 0 42 0
Jimmy Isaac  England MF 8 1 0 0 8 1
Jack Johnson  England MF 8 2 0 0 8 2
Alf Lythgoe  England FW 10 4 0 0 10 4
Willie MacFadyen  Scotland FW 16 8 1 0 17 8
Reg Mountford  England DF 39 1 1 0 40 1
Duncan Ogilvie  Scotland MF 18 4 0 0 18 4
Jimmy Richardson  England FW 40 11 1 0 41 11
Jim Spedding  England DF 4 0 0 0 4 0
Hugh Turner  England GK 1 0 0 0 1 0
Jock Wightman  Scotland DF 20 0 1 0 21 0
Ken Willingham  England DF 38 0 1 0 39 0
Alf Young  England DF 35 0 1 0 36 0