1964–65 Birmingham City F.C. season

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Birmingham City F.C.
1964–65 season
Chairman Harry Morris, Jr
Manager Joe Mallett
Ground St Andrew's
Football League First Division 22nd (relegated)
FA Cup Third round
(eliminated by West Ham United)
Football League Cup Second round
(eliminated by Chelsea)
Top goalscorer League: Stan Lynn, Geoff Vowden (10)
All: Stan Lynn, Geoff Vowden (10)
Highest home attendance 33,833 vs Tottenham Hotspur, 2 January 1965
Lowest home attendance 8,877 vs Blackburn Rovers, 24 April 1965
Average home league attendance 19,714

The 1964–65 Football League season was Birmingham City Football Club's 62nd in the Football League and their 38th in the First Division. Having replaced Gil Merrick as manager with coach Joe Mallett, newly arrived from Nottingham Forest,[1] they finished bottom of the 22-team division so were relegated to the Second Division for the 1965–66 season. They lost their opening match in each of the cup competitions, to West Ham United in the third round proper of the 1964–65 FA Cup and to Chelsea in the second round of the League Cup.

Twenty-six players made at least one appearance in nationally organised first-team competition, and there were fifteen different goalscorers. Half back Winston Foster played in all 44 first-team matches over the season, and Stan Lynn and Geoff Vowden finished as joint leading goalscorers with only 10 goals each, all scored in league competition. Eight of Lynn's ten goals were scored from the penalty spot.

Football League First Division[edit]

Date League
position
Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance
22 August 1964 15th Nottingham Forest A L 3–4 Harley, Hellawell, Lynn pen 26,264
26 August 1964 14th Fulham H D 2–2 Leek, Lynn pen 20,719
29 August 1964 19th Stoke City H L 1–2 Lynn pen 20,667
2 September 1964 20th Fulham A L 1–3 Beard 13,100
5 September 1964 20th Tottenham Hotspur A L 1–4 Thomson 34,809
9 September 1964 20th West Bromwich Albion H D 1–1 Thomson 26,568
12 September 1964 19th Burnley H W 2–1 Thomson, Lynn pen 16,890
16 September 1964 17th West Bromwich Albion A W 2–0 Auld, Williams og 24,535
19 September 1964 17th Sheffield United A L 1–3 Thomson 16,390
26 September 1964 19th Everton H L 3–5 Leek, Hellawell, Hennessey 21,240
30 September 1964 17th Wolverhampton Wanderers A W 2–0 Leek, Lynn 21,435
10 October 1964 19th Liverpool H D 0–0 19,929
17 October 1964 17th Sheffield Wednesday A L 2–5 Auld, Hennessey 15,345
24 October 1964 18th Blackpool H W 3–0 Vowden, Leek, Lynn pen 15,916
31 October 1964 19th Blackburn Rovers A L 1–3 Harley 13,721
7 November 1964 19th Arsenal H L 2–3 Vowden, Leek 20,602
14 November 1964 19th Leeds United A L 1–4 Thomson 32,276
22 November 1964 19th Chelsea H L 1–6 Jackson 19,803
28 November 1964 19th Leicester City A D 4–4 Thomson 2 (1 pen), Vowden, Thwaites 15,848
5 December 1964 19th Sunderland H W 4–3 Thomson, Sharples, Jackson, Thwaites 13,564
12 December 1964 19th Nottingham Forest H D 1–1 Thomson 14,011
16 December 1964 19th Manchester United A D 1–1 Thwaites 25,938
26 December 1964 19th West Ham United H W 2–1 Thwaites, Lynn 23,324
28 December 1964 19th West Ham United A L 1–2 Sharples 23,855
2 January 1965 19th Tottenham Hotspur H W 1–0 Beard 33,833
16 January 1965 19th Burnley A L 0–2 9,971
23 January 1965 19th Sheffield United H D 1–1 Foster 16,675
6 February 1965 19th Everton A D 1–1 Fenton 34,033
13 February 1965 19th Aston Villa H L 0–1 32,491
24 February 1965 20th Liverpool A L 3–4 Vowden, Fenton, Thwaites 39,253
27 February 1965 20th Sheffield Wednesday H D 0–0 12,138
6 March 1965 20th Blackpool A L 1–3 Vowden 11,464
13 March 1965 20th Wolverhampton Wanderers H L 0–1 18,740
17 March 1965 20th Stoke City A L 1–2 Vowden 12,923
3 April 1965 21st Chelsea A L 1–3 Lynn pen 28,975
6 April 1965 21st Arsenal A L 0–3 16,048
10 April 1965 21st Leicester City H W 2–0 Vowden, Jackson 12,460
12 April 1965 21st Aston Villa A L 0–3 36,871
17 April 1965 22nd Sunderland A L 1–2 Lynn pen 31,958
19 April 1965 22nd Manchester United H L 2–4 Vowden, Thwaites 28,914
24 April 1965 22nd Blackburn Rovers H D 5–5 Vowden, Beard 3, Lynn pen 8,877
26 April 1965 22nd Leeds United H D 3–3 Vowden, Beard, Thwaites 16,638

League table (part)[edit]

Final First Division table (part)
Pos Club Pld W D L F A GA Pts
18th Leicester City 42 11 13 18 69 85 0.81 39
19th Sheffield United 42 12 11 19 50 64 0.78 45
20th Fulham 42 11 12 19 60 78 0.77 34
21st Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 13 4 25 59 89 0.66 30
22nd Birmingham City 42 8 11 23 64 96 0.67 27
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 [2]

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1964–65 FA Cup
Round Date Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance
Third round 9 January 1965 West Ham United A L 2–4 Jackson, Thwaites 31,056

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance
Second round 23 September 1964 Chelsea A L 0–3 15,255

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
Pos. Nat. Name League FA Cup League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK  ENG Len Beel 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
GK  ENG Johnny Schofield 36 0 1 0 1 0 38 0
GK  ENG Colin WithersLeft club during playing season 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
FB  WAL Colin Green 22 0 1 0 0 0 23 0
FB  ENG Stan Lynn 39 10 1 0 1 0 41 10
FB  ENG Ray Martin 19 0 0 0 1 0 20 0
HB  ENG Malcolm Beard 39 6 1 0 1 0 41 6
HB  ENG Winston Foster 42 1 1 0 1 0 44 1
HB  WAL Terry Hennessey 38 2 1 0 1 0 40 2
HB  WAL Malcolm Page 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
HB  ENG Trevor SmithLeft club during playing season 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
FW  SCO Bertie Auld 17 2 1 0 1 0 19 2
FW  ENG Mickey Bullock 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
FW  ENG Peter BullockLeft club during playing season 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
FW  ENG Ron Fenton 6 2 0 0 0 0 6 2
FW  SCO Cammie Fraser 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
FW  SCO Alex HarleyLeft club during playing season 5 2 0 0 0 0 5 2
FW  ENG Mike HellawellLeft club during playing season 16 2 0 0 1 0 17 2
FW  ENG Alec Jackson 36 3 1 1 1 0 38 4
FW  WAL Ken LeekLeft club during playing season 14 5 0 0 1 0 15 5
FW  ENG Brian Sharples 19 2 1 0 0 0 20 2
FW  SCO Bobby Thomson 25 9 0 0 1 0 26 9
FW  ENG Dennis Thwaites 26 7 1 1 0 0 27 8
FW  ENG Johnny Vincent 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
FW  ENG Geoff Vowden 27 10 1 0 0 0 28 10

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 1964–1965: Results". Statto Organisation. Retrieved 3 April 2012. 
  • Source for lineups, appearances, goalscorers and attendances: Matthews (2010), Complete Record, pp. 364–65.
Specific
  1. ^ "Sports news in brief: Association Football". The Guardian. 22 June 1964. p. 10. "J. Mallett, Nottingham Forest's trainer-coach, has been appointed to a similar position at Birmingham City. He will be in charge of team affairs, including team selection." 
    Matthews (1995), p. 62.
  2. ^ "Birmingham City 1964–1965: English Division One (old) Table". Statto Organisation. Retrieved 3 April 2012.