1923–24 Cardiff City F.C. season

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Cardiff City
1923–24 season
Manager England Fred Stewart
Division One 2nd
FA Cup 4th Round
Welsh Cup 5th round
Top goalscorer League: Len Davies (23)
All: Len Davies (24)
Home colours

The 1923–24 season was Cardiff City F.C.'s 3rd season in the Football League. They competed in the 22-team Division One, then the top tier of English football, finishing second. To date, the season also remains the highest position the club has achieved within The Football League.

Season review[edit]

Football League Second Division[edit]

Cardiff City began their season with wins over Bolton Wanderers and Sunderland at Ninian Park. The return fixture at Burnden Park proved a challenge, with Cardiff and Bolton drawing 1–1, but Sunderland lost 3-0 to the bluebirds, putting Cardiff top of the table. This followed by home wins over West Ham United and Newcastle United and draws with the same clubs away from home. Cardiff beat Chelsea 1–0, before having a double draw and then their first lost of the season against Preston North End. Cardiff bounced back to winning ways straight away with double victories against West Bromwich Albion. Manchester City then held Cardiff to draws both home and away. Before beating Nottingham Forest and Liverpool in the home and away fixtures. A Christmas Day encounter with Sheffield United at Bramall Lane resulted in a 1–1 draw, before defeating the Blades in the return game on boxing day. Aston Villa were the first club do the double over the Bluebirds, with a win over Middlesbrough in between. The next three games brought victory for Cardiff with two wins over Arsenal and one over Blackburn Rovers. Tottenham Hotspur were next and the clubs drew 1–1, the next game resulted in Cardiff dropping to 2nd for the first time in 17 games, Huddersfield beat them 2–0 the next four games all ended in defeats leaving Cardiff 4th. But within 6 games their 1st against with 3 wins and draws. After winning the next three games Cardiff were one point above Huddersfield with one game to go. Huddersfield beat their opponents who were Nottingham Forest, and Cardiff played Birmingham City at St Andrew's. In a goalless draw for most of the game, Cardiff were awarded a penalty and leading scorer Len Davies stepped up to take it, but missed and the game resulted in a goalless draw meaning Cardiff wouldn't win the title and would instead finish as runners-up.

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42
Ground H H A A A H A H A H H A H A A H A H A H A H A A H A H H A A H A A H A H H H A H H A
Result W W D W D W D W W D D L W W D D W W W W D W L W L W W W D L L L L D D W W D W W W D
Position 10 3 4 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 4 4 4 4 3 2 3 1 1 2

Last updated: 18 September 2010.
Source: [1]
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

FA Cup[edit]

Cardiff began their FA Cup campaign against Gillingham at Ninian Park, the clubs drew 0-0 resulting in a replay at Priestfield Stadium were Cardiff won 2–0. In the 2nd and 3rd, Cardiff beat Arsenal and Severnside rivals Bristol City respectively. This resulted in a 4th Round tie with Manchester City, where Cardiff drew 0–0 at Maine Road, but they lost in the replay, knocking them out of the competition.

Welsh Cup[edit]

Entering the competition in the fourth round, beating Shrewsbury Town, Cardiff were eliminated in the fifth round, losing to Newport County after the tie went to a third replay to decide the outcome.[1]

League table[edit]

P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Huddersfield Town 42 23 11 8 60 33 1.82 57
2 Cardiff City 42 22 13 7 61 34 1.79 57
3 Sunderland 42 22 9 11 71 54 1.31 53
4 Bolton Wanderers 42 18 14 10 68 34 2.00 50
5 Sheffield United 42 19 12 11 69 49 1.41 50
6 Aston Villa 42 18 13 11 52 37 1.41 49
7 Everton 42 18 13 11 62 53 1.17 49
8 Blackburn Rovers 42 17 11 14 54 50 1.08 45
9 Newcastle United 42 17 10 15 60 54 1.11 44
10 Notts County 42 14 14 14 44 49 0.90 42
11 Manchester City 42 15 12 15 54 71 0.76 42
12 Liverpool 42 15 11 16 49 48 1.02 41
13 West Ham United 42 13 15 14 40 43 0.93 41
14 Birmingham City 42 13 13 16 41 49 0.84 39
15 Tottenham Hotspur 42 12 14 16 50 56 0.89 38
16 West Bromwich Albion 42 12 14 16 51 62 0.82 38
17 Burnley 42 12 12 18 55 60 0.92 36
18 Preston North End 42 12 10 20 52 67 0.78 34
19 Arsenal 42 12 9 21 40 63 0.63 33
20 Nottingham Forest 42 10 12 20 42 64 0.66 32
21 Chelsea 42 9 14 19 31 53 0.58 32
22 Middlesbrough 42 7 8 27 37 60 0.62 22

Fixtures & results[edit]

Football League Division One[edit]










































FA Cup[edit]







See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Welsh Cup 1923/24". Welsh Football Data Archive. Retrieved 23 September 2010.