1951–52 Huddersfield Town A.F.C. season

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Huddersfield Town
1951-52 season
Chairman England Haydn Battye
Manager England George Stephenson (until 11 March 1952)
Scotland Andy Beattie (from 24 April 1952)
Division One 21st (relegated)
FA Cup Third Round
Top goalscorer League:
Jimmy Glazzard (10)
All:
Jimmy Glazzard (10)
Highest home attendance 33,584 vs Blackpool (25 August 1951)
Lowest home attendance 8,260 vs Fulham (8 December 1951)

Huddersfield Town's 1951-52 campaign was Town's 32nd consecutive season in the 1st Division, but relegation would send Town to the 2nd Division since the 1919-20 season. Under the leadership of George Stephenson, Town recorded some of their worst ever results in their history, including 7-1 defeats by Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sunderland, as well as a 6-2 defeat by Newcastle United.

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 Ronald Humpston
-- England GK Harry Mills
-- England GK Jack Wheeler
-- England DF John Battye
-- England DF Eddie Boot
-- Northern Ireland DF Charlie Gallogly
-- England DF Arthur Green
-- England DF George Howe
-- England DF Laurie Kelly
-- England DF Don McEvoy
No. Position Player
-- England DF Bill McGarry
-- Scotland MF Ian Duthie
-- Scotland MF Alistair Gunn
-- Northern Ireland MF Johnny McKenna
-- England MF Vic Metcalfe
-- England FW Ronnie Burke
-- England FW Jimmy Glazzard
-- England FW Harold Hassall
-- England FW Albert Nightingale
-- England FW Jeff Taylor

Review[edit]

Since the end of World War II, Town's league form was in dire need of a boost, but unfortunately George Stephenson's team would soon find out the hard way that staying in Division 1 would be harder than even he imagined. Things weren't made easier with dreadful results against Wolverhampton Wanderers, Preston North End, Newcastle United and Sunderland.

Stephenson would leave Leeds Road in March and would be replaced by Stockport County manager Andy Beattie before the end of the season. Town finished in 21st place with 28 points, 3 points behind 20th placed Stoke City.

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 Ronald Humpston
-- England GK Harry Mills
-- England GK Jack Wheeler
-- England DF John Battye
-- England DF Eddie Boot
-- Northern Ireland DF Charlie Gallogly
-- England DF Arthur Green
-- England DF George Howe
-- England DF Laurie Kelly
-- England DF Don McEvoy
-- England DF Bill McGarry
No. Position Player
-- England DF Len Quested
-- Scotland MF Willie Davie
-- Scotland MF Ian Duthie
-- Scotland MF Alistair Gunn
-- Northern Ireland MF Johnny McKenna
-- England MF Vic Metcalfe
-- England FW Ronnie Burke
-- England FW Bryan Frear
-- England FW Jimmy Glazzard
-- England FW Roy Shiner
-- England FW Ron Simpson

Results[edit]

Division One[edit]

Date Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance Position
18 August 1951 Arsenal A 2 - 2 Taylor, Glazzard 54,072 11th
22 August 1951 Manchester City H 5 - 1 McGarry, Nightingale (2), Hassall, Taylor 25,623 4th
25 August 1951 Blackpool H 1 - 3 Taylor 33,584 10th
29 August 1951 Manchester City A 0 - 3 30,863 16th
1 September 1951 Liverpool A 1 - 2 Metcalfe (pen) 39,818 18th
8 September 1951 Portsmouth H 0 - 1 25,861 20th
10 September 1951 Aston Villa A 0 - 1 38,046 20th
15 September 1951 Chelsea A 1 - 2 Hassall 25,129 21st
19 September 1951 Aston Villa H 3 - 1 Taylor (2), Blanchflower (og) 19,994 19th
22 September 1951 Middlesbrough H 1 - 0 Hassall 27,995 15th
29 September 1951 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 1 - 7 Metcalfe 32,496 18th
6 October 1951 West Bromwich Albion A 0 - 0 24,236 19th
13 October 1951 Newcastle United H 2 - 4 Harvey (og), Brennan (og) 32,945 21st
20 October 1951 Bolton Wanderers A 1 - 2 Metcalfe 33,670 22nd
27 October 1951 Stoke City H 0 - 2 19,496 22nd
3 November 1951 Manchester United A 1 - 1 Metcalfe (pen) 25,616 21st
10 November 1951 Tottenham Hotspur H 1 - 1 Burke 30,259 21st
17 November 1951 Preston North End A 2 - 5 Glazzard (2) 31,695 21st
24 November 1951 Burnley H 1 - 3 Cummings (og) 14,882 22nd
1 December 1951 Charlton Athletic A 0 - 4 24,245 22nd
8 December 1951 Fulham H 1 - 0 Pavitt (og) 8,260 21st
15 December 1951 Arsenal H 2 - 3 Davie, Gunn 22,427 22nd
22 December 1951 Blackpool A 1 - 3 Gunn 14,923 22nd
25 December 1951 Derby County H 1 - 1 Simpson 28,418 22nd
26 December 1951 Derby County A 1 - 2 Simpson 24,896 22nd
29 December 1951 Liverpool H 1 - 2 Glazzard 25,500 22nd
5 January 1952 Portsmouth A 1 - 3 Gunn 30,048 22nd
19 January 1952 Chelsea H 1 - 0 Metcalfe (pen) 19,315 22nd
26 January 1952 Middlesbrough A 1 - 2 McGarry 22,876 22nd
9 February 1952 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0 - 0 26,965 22nd
16 February 1952 West Bromwich Albion H 3 - 0 Kelly, Rickaby (og), Gunn 16,983 22nd
1 March 1952 Newcastle United A 2 - 6 Kelly, Davie 51,394 22nd
8 March 1952 Bolton Wanderers H 0 - 2 24,045 22nd
15 March 1952 Stoke City A 0 - 0 19,602 22nd
22 March 1952 Manchester United H 3 - 2 Glazzard (2), Metcalfe (pen) 30,316 22nd
2 April 1952 Tottenham Hotspur A 0 - 1 22,396 22nd
5 April 1952 Preston North End H 2 - 0 Glazzard, McEvoy 15,815 21st
11 April 1952 Sunderland A 1 - 7 Glazzard 34,640 21st
12 April 1952 Burnley A 2 - 0 Metcalfe, Glazzard 23,081 21st
15 April 1952 Sunderland H 2 - 2 Metcalfe (pen), Glazzard 32,961 21st
19 April 1952 Charlton Athletic H 1 - 0 Boot 22,079 20th
26 April 1952 Fulham A 0 - 1 21,295 21st

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance
12 January 1952 Round 3 Tranmere Rovers H 1 - 2 Metcalfe (pen) 30,314

Appearances and goals[edit]

Name Nation Position League Apps League Goals FA Cup Apps FA Cup Goals Total Apps Total Goals
John Battye  England DF 9 0 0 0 9 0
Eddie Boot  England DF 26 1 0 0 26 1
Ronnie Burke  England FW 13 1 0 0 13 1
Willie Davie  Scotland FW 20 2 1 0 21 2
Bryan Frear  England FW 1 0 0 0 1 0
Charlie Gallogly  Northern Ireland DF 31 0 1 0 32 0
Brian Gibson  England DF 1 0 0 0 1 0
Jimmy Glazzard  England FW 18 10 1 0 19 10
Arthur Green  England DF 3 0 0 0 3 0
Alistair Gunn  Scotland MF 24 4 1 0 25 4
Harold Hassall  England FW 21 3 0 0 21 3
George Howe  England DF 14 0 0 0 14 0
Ronald Humpston  England GK 5 0 0 0 5 0
Laurie Kelly  England DF 37 2 1 0 38 2
Don McEvoy  England DF 35 1 1 0 36 1
Bill McGarry  England DF 42 2 1 0 43 2
Johnny McKenna  Northern Ireland MF 25 0 0 0 25 0
Vic Metcalfe  England MF 38 8 1 1 39 9
Harry Mills  England GK 20 0 1 0 21 0
Albert Nightingale  England MF 7 2 0 0 7 2
Len Quested  England DF 27 0 1 0 28 0
Roy Shiner  England FW 9 0 0 0 9 0
Ron Simpson  England FW 6 2 1 0 7 2
Jeff Taylor  England FW 13 5 0 0 13 5
Jack Wheeler  England GK 17 0 0 0 17 0