1915–16 Manchester City F.C. season

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Manchester City F.C.
1915–16 season
Manager England Ernest Mangnall
War League
Principal Tournament
Lancashire Section

1st
Subsidiary Tournament
Lancashire Section
Southern Division

1st
Top goalscorer League:
Barnes (26 goals)

All:
Barnes (36 goals)
Highest home attendance 24,000 vs Everton
(22 April 1916)
Lowest home attendance 3,000 vs Liverpool
(11 December 1915)

The 1915–16 season was Manchester City F.C.'s twenty-fifth season of league football.

With the start of the First World War, all Football League football was cancelled. In its place were formed War Leagues, based on geographical lines rather than based on previous league placement. Manchester City contested the Lancashire Section in the Principal Tournament, and the Southern Division of the Lancashire Section in the Subsidiary Tournament. However, none of these were considered to be competitive football, and thus their records are not recognised by the Football League.

Team Kit[edit]

War Leagues[edit]

Principal Tournament[edit]

Lancashire Section[edit]

Pos Team P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Manchester City 26 16 3 7 61 35 1.743 35
2 Burnley 26 14 5 7 71 43 1.651 33
3 Blackpool 26 14 3 9 54 41 1.317 31
4 Everton 25 15 0 10 59 42 1.405 30
5 Oldham Athletic 25 13 3 9 52 44 1.181 29

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; Pts = Points
Source: rsssf.com

Results summary[edit]
Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
26 16 3 7 61 35 +26 35 11 1 1 42 15 +27 5 2 6 19 20 –1

N.B. Points awarded for a win: 2

Reports[edit]
Date Opponents H / A Venue Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
4 September 1915 Stockport County H Hyde Road 3 – 1 P. Fairclough, Wynn, Barnes 12,000
11 September 1915 Liverpool A Anfield 1 – 0 Cruse 15,000
18 September 1915 Bury H Hyde Road 5 – 4 Barnes (3), Cruse, Wynn 8,000
25 September 1915 Manchester United A Old Trafford 1 – 1 Barnes 20,000
2 October 1915 Blackpool H Hyde Road 3 – 0 Barnes (3) 5,000
9 October 1915 Southport Central A Haig Avenue 2 – 0 Barnes, Hughes 7,000
16 October 1915 Oldham Athletic H Hyde Road 2 – 2 A. Fairclough, Barnes 13,000
23 October 1915 Everton A Goodison Park 2 – 4 Barnes (2) 22,000
30 October 1915 Bolton Wanderers H Hyde Road 1 – 2 Barnes 5,000
6 November 1915 Rochdale A Spotland 2 – 0 Barnes (2) 1,000
13 November 1915 Stoke A Victoria Ground 0 – 1 7,000
20 November 1915 Burnley H Hyde Road 1 – 0 Hughes 15,000
27 November 1915 Preston North End A Deepdale 2 – 3 Howard, P. Fairclough 3,000
4 December 1915 Stockport County A Edgeley Park 1 – 1 Howard 10,000
11 December 1915 Liverpool H Hyde Road 2 – 1 Howard, Barnes 3,000
18 December 1915 Bury A Gigg Lane 3 – 0 Howard, Dorsett, ? (o.g.) 2,000
25 December 1915 Manchester United H Hyde Road 2 – 1 Taylor, Barnes 20,000
1 January 1916 Blackpool A Bloomfield Road 0 – 2 10,000
8 January 1916 Southport Central H Hyde Road 5 – 0 Taylor (3), Barnes (2) 12,000
15 January 1916 Oldham Athletic A Boundary Park 2 – 1 Taylor (2) 4,000
22 January 1916 Everton H Hyde Road 2 – 1 Taylor, Barnes 20,000
29 January 1916 Bolton Wanderers A Burnden Park 2 – 4 P. Fairclough, Barnes 15,000
5 February 1916 Rochdale H Hyde Road 4 – 1 P. Fairclough, Barnes (2), Cartwright 8,000
12 February 1916 Stoke H Hyde Road 4 – 2 P. Fairclough (2), Taylor, Barnes 10,000
19 February 1916 Burnley A Turf Moor 1 – 3 P. Fairclough 12,000
26 February 1916 Preston North End H Hyde Road 8 – 0 P. Fairclough (5), Barnes (2), Cartwright 6,000

Subsidiary Tournament[edit]

Lancashire Section, Southern Division[edit]

Pos Team P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Manchester City 10 5 3 2 23 19 1.211 13
2 Everton 10 6 1 3 19 16 1.188 13
3 Liverpool 10 4 2 4 21 13 1.615 10
4 Oldham Athletic 10 4 2 4 17 21 0.809 10
5 Stockport County 10 4 1 5 19 18 1.056 9
6 Manchester United 10 2 1 7 12 24 0.500 5

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; Pts = Points
Source: rsssf.com

Results summary[edit]
Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
10 5 3 2 23 19 +4 13 3 2 0 15 12 +3 2 1 2 8 7 +1

N.B. Points awarded for a win: 2

Reports[edit]
Date Opponents H / A Venue Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
4 March 1916 Stockport County A Edgeley Park 0 – 2 9,000
11 March 1916 Liverpool H Hyde Road 1 – 1 Barnes 10,000
18 March 1916 Everton A Goodison Park 1 – 1 Meredith 14,000
25 March 1916 Manchester United A Old Trafford 2 – 0 Taylor, Cartwright 15,000
1 April 1916 Oldham Athletic H Hyde Road 4 – 4 Barnes (3), Cartwright 8,000
8 April 1916 Stockport County H Hyde Road 3 – 2 Brennan, Jones, Barnes 10,000
15 April 1916 Liverpool A Anfield 2 – 0 Taylor, Barnes 10,000
21 April 1916 Oldham Athletic A Boundary Park 3 – 4 Taylor (2), Barnes 9,000
22 April 1916 Everton H Hyde Road 5 – 4 Barnes (2), Taylor, Jones, Meredith 24,000
29 April 1916 Manchester United H Hyde Road 2 – 1 Barnes, ? (o.g.) 18,000

Squad statistics[edit]

Squad[edit]

Appearances for competitive matches only

Pos. Name Principal Subsidiary Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK England Jim Goodchild 25 0 9 0 34 0
GK G. Howe 1 0 0 0 1 0
GK England Walter Smith 0 0 1 0 1 0
DF England Eli Fletcher 24 0 9 0 33 0
MF England Joe Dorsett 6 1 0 0 6 1
FW England Horace Barnes 24 26 10 10 34 36
FW England Fred Howard 7 4 0 0 7 4
FW Wales Lot Jones 6 0 7 2 13 2
FW Wales Billy Meredith 0 0 5 2 5 2
FW England Harry Taylor 22 8 8 5 30 13
FW Wales George Wynn 4 2 1 0 5 2
-- Albert Allen 3 0 0 0 3 0
-- Bill Bottomley 6 0 0 0 6 0
-- Jack Brennan 26 0 10 1 36 1
-- Tommy Broad 26 0 5 0 31 0
-- Joe Cartwright 13 2 10 0 23 2
-- Corcoran 0 0 1 0 1 0
-- Cruse 3 2 0 0 3 2
-- Albert Fairclough 3 1 0 0 3 1
-- Peter Fairclough 13 12 3 0 16 12
DF England Peter Gartland 2 0 7 0 9 0
-- Scotland Jock Henderson 23 0 10 0 33 0
-- Billy Henry 23 0 2 0 25 0
-- Edwin Hughes 25 2 10 0 35 2
-- F. Jones 0 0 1 0 1 0
-- T. Lewis 0 0 1 0 1 0
-- Tomlinson 1 0 0 0 1 0

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