1966–67 Birmingham City F.C. season

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Birmingham City F.C.
1966–67 season
Chairman Clifford Coombs
Manager Stan Cullis
Ground St Andrew's
Football League Second Division 10th
FA Cup Sixth round
(eliminated by Tottenham Hotspur)
Football League Cup Semi-final
(eliminated by Queens Park Rangers)
Top goalscorer League: Geoff Vowden (16)
All: Geoff Vowden (21)
Highest home attendance 51,467 vs Tottenham Hotspur, FA Cup 6th round 8 April 1967
Lowest home attendance 14,023 vs Charlton Athletic, 12 November 1966
Average home league attendance 19,798

The 1966–67 Football League season was Birmingham City Football Club's 64th in the Football League and their 26th in the Second Division. They finished in tenth position in the 22-team division. They entered the 1966–67 FA Cup in the third round proper and lost to Tottenham Hotspur in the sixth round after a replay. They entered at the second round of the League Cup and reached the semi-final, in which they lost heavily to Queens Park Rangers over two legs.

Twenty-three players made at least one appearance in nationally organised first-team competition, and there were thirteen different goalscorers. Goalkeeper Jim Herriot played in all 55 first-team matches over the season; among outfield players, half-back Malcolm Beard and forward Geoff Vowden missed only one. Vowden finished as leading goalscorer with 21 goals, of which 16 came in league competition.

Football League Second Division[edit]

Date League
position
Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance
20 August 1966 7th Wolverhampton Wanderers A W 2–1 Murray 2 26,800
24 August 1966 4th Portsmouth A W 5–4 Bridges, Vowden 2, Murray, Beard 16,934
27 August 1966 3rd Norwich City H W 2–1 Vowden, Murray 25,516
30 August 1966 1st Portsmouth H W 3–0 Thomson, Vowden, Pack og 23,493
3 September 1966 1st Coventry City A D 1–1 Vowden 36,400
7 September 1966 2nd Plymouth Argyle A D 1–1 Murray 19,008
10 September 1966 5th Bury H L 1–3 Thomson 22,445
17 September 1966 6th Preston North End A L 0–3 13,577
24 September 1966 9th Rotherham United H L 2–3 Bridges, Thomson 19,515
27 September 1966 8th Plymouth Argyle H D 0–0 18,313
1 October 1966 12th Millwall A L 1–3 Vowden 15,776
8 October 1966 13th Ipswich Town A L 2–3 Thomson, Vowden 15,122
15 October 1966 12th Bristol City H W 4–0 Vowden, Murray, Thwaites, Ford og 15,358
22 October 1966 13th Carlisle United A L 0–2 10,900
29 October 1966 13th Blackburn Rovers H D 1–1 Beard 17,626
5 November 1966 16th Bolton Wanderers A L 1–3 Hockey 10,030
12 November 1966 14th Charlton Athletic H W 4–0 Bullock, Vincent, Vowden 2 14,023
19 November 1966 13th Derby County A W 2–1 Beard, Thomson 17,382
26 November 1966 11th Crystal Palace H W 3–1 Bullock, Vincent, Vowden 16,820
3 December 1966 13th Huddersfield Town A L 1–3 Bullock 14,930
10 December 1966 13th Cardiff City H L 1–2 Bullock 17,046
17 December 1966 13th Wolverhampton Wanderers H W 3–2 Bullock, Vowden, Bridges 27,542
26 December 1966 13th Northampton Town H W 3–0 Vincent 2, Vowden 24,302
27 December 1966 13th Northampton Town A L 1–2 Bridges 15,433
31 December 1966 13th Norwich City A D 3–3 Bullock, Vowden, Bridges 15,260
7 January 1967 12th Coventry City H D 1–1 Curtis og 36,316
14 January 1967 11th Bury A W 2–0 Bridges 2 6,956
21 January 1967 9th Preston North End H W 3–1 Vowden, Bridges 2 18,486
4 February 1967 11th Rotherham United A L 2–3 Leggat, Hockey 10,934
11 February 1967 9th Millwall H W 2–0 Bullock, Bridges 18,008
25 February 1967 9th Ipswich Town H D 2–2 Vincent, Thomson 18,491
4 March 1967 10th Blackburn Rovers A L 0–1 14,908
18 March 1967 12th Carlisle United H L 1–2 Vincent 17,613
25 March 1967 12th Bristol City A L 1–3 Vincent 20,594
27 March 1967 11th Hull City H W 2–1 Beard, Isherwood 17,066
28 March 1967 9th Hull City A W 2–0 Murray 2 23,122
1 April 1967 9th Bolton Wanderers H D 2–2 Vowden, Murray 18,187
15 April 1967 9th Derby County H W 2–0 Bridges 2 15,200
22 April 1967 9th Crystal Palace A L 1–2 Bridges 13,064
28 April 1967 10th Huddersfield Town H L 0–1 14,385
6 May 1967 10th Cardiff City A L 0–3 12,678
12 May 1967 10th Charlton Athletic A L 0–1 10,147

League table (part)[edit]

Final Second Division table (part)
Pos Club Pld W D L F A GA Pts
8th Millwall 42 18 9 15 49 58 0.84 45
9th Bolton Wanderers 42 14 14 14 64 58 1.10 42
10th Birmingham City 42 16 8 18 70 66 1.06 40
11th Norwich City 42 13 14 15 49 55 0.89 40
12th Hull City 42 16 7 19 77 72 1.07 39
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: 1966–67 FA Cup
Round Date Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance
Third round 28 January 1967 Blackpool H W 2–1 Vowden, Thomson 27,603
Fourth round 18 February 1967 Rotherham United A D 0–0 15,723
Fourth round replay 21 February 1967 Rotherham United H W 2–1 Hockey, Bridges 35,482
Fifth round 11 March 1967 Arsenal H W 1–0 Vowden 40,665
Sixth round 8 April 1967 Tottenham Hotspur H D 0–0 51,467
Sixth round replay 12 April 1967 Tottenham Hotspur A L 0–6 52,304

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance
Second round 13 September 1966 Nottingham Forest A D 1–1 Vowden 19,271
Second round replay 20 September 1966 Nottingham Forest H W 2–1 Bridges, Vowden 21,510
Third round 4 October 1966 Ipswich Town H W 2–1 Beard pen, Hockey 15,116
Fourth round 26 October 1966 Grimsby Town A W 4–2 Bridges 2, Fenton, Vowden 11,298
Fifth round 7 December 1966 Sheffield United A W 3–2 Vincent, Bullock, Hockey 15,023
Semi-final 1st leg 17 January 1967 Queens Park Rangers H L 1–4 Bridges 34,295
Semi-final 2nd leg 7 February 1967 Queens Park Rangers A L 1–3 Barber 24,604

Appearances and goals[edit]

Numbers in parentheses denote appearances as substitute.
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  SCO Jim Herriot 42 0 6 0 7 0 55 0
FB  WAL Colin Green 40 0 5 0 7 0 52 0
FB  ENG Dennis Isherwood 5 1 0 0 0 0 5 1
FB  ENG Ray Martin 19 0 3 0 5 0 27 0
FB  ENG Bert Murray 37 (3) 9 6 0 6 0 49 (3) 9
HB  ENG Malcolm Beard 41 4 6 0 7 1 54 5
HB  ENG Winston Foster 16 (1) 0 1 0 3 0 20 (1) 0
HB  WAL Malcolm Page 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 (1) 0
HB  ENG Brian Sharples 27 0 5 0 4 0 36 0
HB  SCO Bobby Thomson 35 (1) 6 6 1 6 0 47 (1) 7
HB  SCO Ron Wylie 21 0 2 0 4 0 27 0
FW  IRL Eric Barber 1 1 2 0 1 1 4 2
FW  ENG Barry Bridges 39 13 6 1 7 4 42 18
FW  ENG Mickey Bullock 14 7 1 0 3 1 18 10
FW  ENG Mick Darrell 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 (1) 0
FW  ENG Ron Fenton 6 3 1 (1) 0 0 (1) 1 7 (2) 4
FW  WAL Trevor Hockey 39 2 6 1 7 2 52 5
FW  ENG Alec JacksonLeft club during playing season 2 0 0 (1) 0 1 0 3 (1) 0
FW  SCO Graham Leggat 9 1 3 0 0 0 12 1
FW  ENG Phil Summerill 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
FW  ENG Dennis Thwaites 3 (2) 1 0 0 1 0 4 (2) 1
FW  ENG Johnny Vincent 27 7 3 0 1 1 31 8
FW  ENG Geoff Vowden 41 16 6 2 7 3 54 21

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 1966–1967: Results". Statto Organisation. Retrieved 2 April 2012. 
  • Source for lineups, appearances, goalscorers and attendances: Matthews (2010), Complete Record, pp. 368–69.
Specific
  1. ^ "Birmingham City 1966–1967: English Division Two (old) Table". Statto Organisation. Retrieved 2 April 2012.