1970–71 Birmingham City F.C. season

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Birmingham City F.C.
1970–71 season
Chairman Clifford Coombs
Manager Freddie Goodwin
Ground St Andrew's
Football League Second Division 9th
FA Cup Third round
(eliminated by Huddersfield Town)
Football League Cup Fourth round
(eliminated by Bristol Rovers)
Top goalscorer League: Phil Summerill, Trevor Francis (16)
All: Phil Summerill (21)
Highest home attendance 49,025 vs Cardiff City, 27 March 1971
Lowest home attendance 13,630 vs Norwich City, 28 November 1970
Average home league attendance 24,164 (League matches only)

The 1970–71 Football League season was Birmingham City Football Club's 68th in the Football League, their 30th in the Second Division, and their first with Freddie Goodwin as manager. They finished in 9th position in the 22-team division. They entered the 1970–71 FA Cup in the third round proper and lost in that round after a replay to Huddersfield Town, and progressed from the first round of the League Cup to the fourth where they were eliminated by Bristol Rovers.

Twenty-six players made at least one appearance in nationally organised first-team competition, and there were twelve different goalscorers. Defender Roger Hynd played in 48 of the 50 first-team matches over the season, and Phil Summerill was leading goalscorer for the third consecutive season.

Football League Second Division[edit]

Date League
position
Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance
15 August 1970 4th Queens Park Rangers H W 2–1 Summerill, Vowden 30,785
22 August 1970 1st Carlisle United A W 3–0 Vincent, R. Latchford 2 9,244
29 August 1970 1st Luton Town H D 1–1 Vowden 30,141
1 September 1970 1st Middlesbrough H L 0–1 27,769
5 September 1970 10th Cardiff City A L 0–2 22,081
12 September 1970 11th Oxford United H D 1–1 Francis 22,346
19 September 1970 15th Portsmouth A L 0–1 18,037
26 September 1970 16th Charlton Athletic H D 1–1 Summerill 20,767
29 September 1970 17th Bristol City A L 1–2 Summerill 15,975
3 October 1970 15th Hull City A W 1–0 R. Latchford 17,882
10 October 1970 16th Sheffield United H L 0–1 22,350
17 October 1970 19th Queens Park Rangers A L 2–5 R. Latchford 2 13,074
20 October 1970 19th Leicester City H D 0–0 25,381
24 October 1970 19th Watford A L 1–2 Vowden 14,707
31 October 1970 18th Swindon Town H W 2–1 Vincent, Robinson 18,502
7 November 1970 19th Sunderland A L 1–2 Summerill 15,994
14 November 1970 16th Orient H W 1–0 Page 14,137
21 November 1970 18th Bolton Wanderers A L 0–3 7,141
28 November 1970 18th Norwich City H D 2–2 Vincent, Summerill 13,630
5 December 1970 18th Millwall A L 1–2 Summerill 8,489
12 December 1970 16th Sheffield Wednesday H W 1–0 R. Latchford 14,239
19 December 1970 15th Carlisle United H W 1–0 Francis 15,670
26 December 1970 15th Blackburn Rovers A D 2–2 Bowker, Francis 8,787
9 January 1970 14th Bristol City H W 2–0 Taylor, R. Latchford 15,292
16 January 1971 14th Leicester City A W 4–1 R. Latchford 2, Bowker, Summerill 25,657
30 January 1971 14th Norwich City A D 2–2 Summerill 2 11,964
6 February 1970 12th Millwall H W 3–1 Page, Summerill pen, Francis 21,893
13 February 1971 11th Sheffield Wednesday A D 3–3 Francis 2, R. Latchford 13,138
20 February 1971 10th Bolton Wanderers H W 4–0 Francis 4 25,600
27 February 1971 9th Swindon Town A W 2–1 Francis 2 19,860
6 March 1971 8th Watford H W 2–0 Summerill, Francis 27,605
13 March 1971 8th Orient A W 2–0 Francis, Summerill 11,167
20 March 1971 8th Sunderland H W 3–1 Summerill 2 (1 pen), Francis 34,194
27 March 1971 8th Cardiff City H W 2–0 Francis, Summerill 49,025
3 April 1971 9th Luton Town A L 2–3 R. Latchford, Summerill 25,172
9 April 1971 9th Oxford United A L 0–1 16,196
10 April 1971 9th Blackburn Rovers H W 1–0 Campbell 25,572
13 April 1971 9th Hull City H D 0–0 33,109
17 April 1971 10th Sheffield United A L 0–3 29,364
24 April 1971 9th Portsmouth H D 1–1 R. Latchford 19,440
27 April 1971 9th Middlesbrough A D 0–0 12,802
1 May 1971 9th Charlton Athletic A D 1–1 R. Latchford 10,723

League table (part)[edit]

Final Second Division table (part)
Pos Club Pld W D L F A GA Pts
7th Middlesbrough 42 17 14 11 60 43 1.40 48
8th Millwall 42 19 9 14 59 42 1.41 47
9th Birmingham City 42 17 12 13 58 48 1.21 46
10th Norwich City 42 15 14 13 44 52 1.04 44
11th Queens Park Rangers 42 16 11 15 58 53 1.09 43
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: 1970–71 FA Cup
Round Date Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance
Third round 2 January 1971 Huddersfield Town A D 1–1 Summerill pen 26,486
Third round replay 5 January 1971 Huddersfield Town H L 0–2 26,558

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance
First round 18 August 1970 Wrexham H D 3–3 Murray, Vowden, Vincent 21,623
First round replay 26 August 1970 Wrexham A W 3–2 Vowden, Vincent, Hockey 17,019
Second round 9 September 1970 Colchester United A D 1–1 Summerill 8,085
Second round replay 15 September 1970 Colchester United H W 2–1 Vowden, Summerill 17,606
Third round 4 October 1970 Nottingham Forest H W 2–1 Summerill 2 23,015
Fourth round 26 October 1970 Bristol Rovers A L 0–3 21,426

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 with names in italics and marked * were on loan from another club for the whole of their season with Birmingham.
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 Mike Kelly 34 0 1 0 6 0 41 0
GK  ENG Dave Latchford 8 0 1 0 0 0 9 0
DF  WAL Colin Green 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
DF  ENG Mike Harrison 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
DF  SCO Roger Hynd 40 0 2 0 6 0 48 0
DF  ENG Ray Martin 36 0 2 0 4 0 42 0
DF  ENG Garry Pendrey 24 (4) 0 0 0 4 0 28 (4) 0
DF  ENG Dave Robinson 38 1 2 0 5 0 45 1
DF  ENG John Sleeuwenhoek 1 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 1 (1) 0
DF  ENG Bobby Thomson 11 0 0 0 4 0 15 0
MF  ENG Malcolm Beard 7 (1) 0 0 0 1 0 8 (1) 0
MF  SCO Alan Campbell 29 1 2 0 0 0 31 1
MF  WAL Trevor HockeyLeft club during playing season 24 0 2 0 6 1 32 1
MF  ENG Bert MurrayLeft club during playing season 8 0 0 (1) 0 3 1 11 (1) 1
MF  WAL Malcolm Page 27 (1) 2 2 0 2 0 31 (1) 2
MF  ENG George Smith 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
MF  ENG Gordon Taylor 21 1 2 0 0 0 23 1
FW  ENG Keith Bowker 8 (2) 2 1 0 0 (1) 0 9 (3) 2
FW  ENG Mick Darrell 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
FW  ENG Trevor Francis 21 (1) 16 2 0 2 0 25 (1) 16
FW  ENG Tony HateleyLeft club during playing season 2 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 2 (1) 0
FW  SCO George JohnstonLeft club during playing season 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
FW  ENG Bob Latchford 35 (1) 13 2 0 4 0 41 (1) 13
FW  ENG Phil Summerill 38 (1) 16 1 (1) 1 5 4 44 (2) 21
FW  ENG Johnny VincentLeft club during playing season 16 (1) 3 0 0 5 2 21 (1) 5
FW  ENG Geoff VowdenLeft club during playing season 16 (1) 3 0 0 6 3 22 (1) 6

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 1970–1971: Results". Statto Organisation. Retrieved 29 March 2012. 
  • Source for lineups, appearances, goalscorers and attendances: Matthews (2010), Complete Record, pp. 376–77.
Specific
  1. ^ "Birmingham City 1970–1971: English Division Two (old) Table". Statto Organisation. Retrieved 29 March 2012.