1948–49 Portsmouth F.C. season

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Portsmouth F.C.
1948–49 season
Manager Bob Jackson
First Division 1st
FA Cup Semi-Finals
Top goalscorer League: Peter Harris (18)
All: Peter Harris (22)

In Portsmouth Football Club's Golden Jubilee season of 1948–49, the club were tipped to be the first team of the 20th century to win the Football League and FA Cup double. However, Pompey crashed out of the FA Cup in the semi-final against Leicester City, but made up for it by claiming the league title in spectacular fashion. That season also saw a record attendance of 51,385, a record which still stands to this day.

First Division[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Report
21-Aug-48 Preston North End A 2–2 Reid Barlow 32,000 Report
25-Aug-48 Everton H 4–0 Barlow 2 Froggatt 2 31,000 Report
28-Aug-48 Burnley H 1–0 Froggatt 38,000 Report
01-Sep-48 Everton A 4–0 Harris Barlow Reid Froggatt 2 40,911 Report
04-Sep-48 Stoke City A 1–0 Harris 30,000 Report
08-Sep-48 Middlesbrough H 1–0 Reid 33,000 Report
11-Sep-48 Charlton Athletic H 3–0 Reid 3 39,000 Report
15-Sep-48 Middlesbrough A 1–1 Barlow 35,000 Report
18-Sep-48 Manchester City A 1–1 Reid 46,372 Report
25-Sep-48 Sheffield United H 3–0 Harris Phillips 2 36,000 Report
02-Oct-48 Newcastle United H 1–0 Phillips 44,000 Report
09-Oct-48 Aston Villa A 1–1 Reid 55,000 Report
16-Oct-48 Sunderland H 3–0 Harris Reid Froggatt 35,000 Report
23-Oct-48 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0–3 50,000 Report
30-Oct-48 Bolton Wanderers H 0–0 35,000 Report
06-Nov-48 Liverpool A 1–3 Froggatt 43,665 Report
13-Nov-48 Blackpool H 1–1 Harris 44,000 Report
20-Nov-48 Derby County A 0–1 34,000 Report
27-Nov-48 Arsenal H 4–1 Barlow Clarke Phillips Froggatt 42,500 Report
04-Dec-48 Huddersfield Town A 0–0 21,785 Report
11-Dec-48 Manchester United H 2–2 Clarke Froggatt 30,000 Report
18-Dec-48 Preston North End H 3–1 Harris Barlow Phillips 26,000 Report
25-Dec-48 Chelsea A 2–1 Harris 2 42,153 Report
27-Dec-48 Chelsea H 5–2 Harris 2 Barlow Clarke Own goal 43,000 Report
01-Jan-49 Burnley A 1–2 Own goal 31,305 Report
15-Jan-49 Stoke City H 1–0 Froggatt 34,000 Report
22-Jan-49 Charlton Athletic A 1–0 Clarke 61,475 Report
05-Feb-49 Manchester City H 3–1 Harris Clarke 2 34,500 Report
19-Feb-49 Sheffield United A 1–3 Froggatt 46,000 Report
05-Mar-49 Aston Villa H 3–0 Phillips 2 Froggatt 34,000 Report
12-Mar-49 Sunderland A 4–1 Reid 2 Froggatt Phillips 57,229 Report
19-Mar-49 Derby County H 1–0 Phillips 43,000 Report
02-Apr-49 Liverpool H 3–2 Harris Clarke Phillips 34,500 Report
06-Apr-49 Newcastle United A 5–0 Harris 2 Froggatt 3 60,611 Report
09-Apr-49 Blackpool A 0–1 29,000 Report
15-Apr-49 Birmingham City H 3–1 Reid 2 Clarke 38,000 Report
16-Apr-49 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 5–0 Reid 2 Clarke 2 Phillips 44,000 Report
18-Apr-49 Birmingham City A 0–3 30,000 Report
23-Apr-49 Bolton Wanderers A 2–1 Harris Clarke 28,816 Report
30-Apr-49 Huddersfield Town H 2–0 Reid Clarke 36,500 Report
04-May-49 Arsenal A 2–3 Clarke 2 60,000 Report
07-May-49 Manchester United A 2–3 Harris Reid 39,608 Report

League Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Portsmouth 42 18 3 0 52 12 7 5 9 32 30 84 42 2.000 +42 58
2 Manchester United 42 11 7 3 40 20 10 4 7 37 24 77 44 1.750 +33 53
3 Derby County 42 17 2 2 48 22 5 7 9 26 33 74 55 1.345 +19 53
4 Newcastle United 42 12 5 4 35 29 8 7 6 35 27 70 56 1.250 +14 52
5 Arsenal 42 13 5 3 51 18 5 8 8 23 26 74 44 1.682 +30 49
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 13 5 3 48 19 4 7 10 31 47 79 66 1.197 +13 46
7 Manchester City 42 10 8 3 28 21 5 7 9 19 30 47 51 0.922 –4 45
8 Sunderland 42 8 10 3 27 19 5 7 9 22 39 49 58 0.845 –9 43
9 Charlton Athletic 42 10 5 6 38 31 5 7 9 25 36 63 67 0.940 –4 42
10 Aston Villa 42 10 6 5 40 36 6 4 11 20 40 60 76 0.789 –16 42
11 Stoke City 42 14 3 4 43 24 2 6 13 23 44 66 68 0.971 –2 41
12 Liverpool 42 5 10 6 25 18 8 4 9 28 25 53 43 1.233 +10 40
13 Chelsea 42 10 6 5 43 27 2 8 11 26 41 69 68 1.015 +1 38
14 Bolton Wanderers 42 10 4 7 43 32 4 6 11 16 36 59 68 0.868 –9 38
15 Burnley 42 10 6 5 27 19 2 8 11 16 31 43 50 0.860 –7 38
16 Blackpool 42 8 8 5 24 25 3 8 10 30 42 54 67 0.806 –13 38
17 Birmingham City 42 9 7 5 19 10 2 8 11 17 28 36 38 0.947 –2 37
18 Everton 42 12 5 4 33 25 1 6 14 8 38 41 63 0.651 –22 37
19 Middlesbrough 42 10 6 5 37 23 1 6 14 9 34 46 57 0.807 –11 34
20 Huddersfield Town 42 6 7 8 19 24 6 3 12 21 45 40 69 0.580 –29 34
21 Preston North End 42 8 6 7 36 36 3 5 13 26 39 62 75 0.827 –13 33
22 Sheffield United 42 8 9 4 32 25 3 2 16 25 53 57 78 0.731 –21 33

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1948-49 FA Cup
Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Report
08-Jan-49 Stockport County H 7–0 Harris 3 Clarke 2 Phillips 2 33,590 Report
29-Jan-49 Sheffield Wednesday H 2–1 Harris Phillips 47,188 Report
12-Feb-49 Newport County H 3–2 Phillips 2 Froggatt 48,581 Report
26-Feb-49 Derby County H 2–1 Clarke 2 29,362 Report
26-Mar-49 Leicester City N 1–3 Harris 62,000 Report

Appearances[edit]

Player Position League Goals Cup Goals Games Goals
England Bert Barlow Inside Forward 29 8 5 34 8
Northern Ireland Gerry Bowler Centre Half 2 2
England Ernest Butler Goalkeeper 42 5 47
England Ike Clarke Inside Forward 24 14 5 4 29 18
Jamaica Lindy Delapenha Right Wing 2 2
England Jimmy Dickinson Wing Half 41 5 46
England Harry Ferrier Full Back 40 5 45
England Reg Flewin Centre Half 39 5 44
England Jack Froggatt Left Wing 41 15 5 1 46 16
England Peter Harris Right Wing 40 18 5 4 45 22
England Billy Hindmarsh Full Back 10 10
England Cliff Parker Winger 5 5
England Len Phillips Inside Forward 40 10 5 6 45 16
Scotland Duggie Reid Inside Forward 29 17 29 17
England Phil Rookes Full Back 25 1 26
Scotland Jimmy Scoular Wing Half 42 5 47
Scotland Bill Thompson Wing Half 3 3
England Jasper Yeuell Full Back 8 4 12

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