1934–35 Stoke City F.C. season

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Stoke City
1934–35 season
Chairman A. McSherwin
Manager Tom Mather
Stadium Victoria Ground
Football League First Division 10th (42 points)
FA Cup Third Round
Top goalscorer League: Tommy Sale (24)
All: Tommy Sale (24)
Highest home attendance 45,349 vs Arsenal (6 October 1934)
Lowest home attendance 9,965 vs Huddersfield Town (4 May 1935)
Average home league attendance 22,349
Home colours

The 1934–35 season was Stoke City's 35th season in the Football League and the 21st in the First Division.

Stoke had an unprecedented amount of funds available as the chairman announced that they had recorded a £13,422 profit. The results on the pitch were similar to last season this time in reverse order with Stoke having a good first half but a poor second half to the campaign. Stoke finished in 10th position with 42 points.[1]

Season review[edit]

League[edit]

Chairman Sherwin went on record in the summer of 1934 by saying never before in its history has the club been in such a good position financially, Stoke had just made a profit of £13,422.[1] There was a considerable talk of more ground improvements to be made to the Victoria Ground, but some fans wanted the money to be spent on the development of younger players.[1]

Stoke started the 1934–35 season by losing 4–1 at Sheffield Wednesday but then quickly made amends by beating Leeds United 8–1 in their opening home match with Stanley Matthews scoring four goals which earned him his first England call up.[1] Another local star to emerge from the youth team was forward Freddie Steele who used to work for Downings Tileries before becoming a professional footballer.[1] Stoke started the campaign well and for one week in October they sat top of the table. They remained in the top five until February but a disappointing run of results towards the end of the season saw them finish in mid-table position of 10th.[1]

FA Cup[edit]

Stoke were embarrassed[according to whom?] in this season's FA Cup losing, 4–1, away at Swansea Town.[1]

Final league table[edit]

Pos Club P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Arsenal 42 23 12 7 115 46 2.500 58
2 Sunderland 42 19 16 7 90 51 1.765 54
3 Sheffield Wednesday 42 18 13 11 70 64 1.094 49
4 Manchester City 42 20 8 14 82 67 1.224 48
5 Grimsby Town 42 17 11 14 78 60 1.300 45
6 Derby County 42 18 9 15 81 66 1.227 45
7 Liverpool 42 19 7 16 85 88 0.966 45
8 Everton 42 16 12 14 89 88 1.011 44
9 West Bromwich Albion 42 17 10 15 83 83 1.000 44
10 Stoke City 42 18 6 18 71 70 1.014 42
11 Preston North End 42 15 12 15 62 67 0.925 42
12 Chelsea 42 16 9 17 73 82 0.890 41
13 Aston Villa 42 14 13 15 74 88 0.841 41
14 Portsmouth 42 15 10 17 71 72 0.986 40
15 Blackburn Rovers 42 14 11 17 66 78 0.846 39
16 Huddersfield Town 42 14 10 18 76 71 1.070 38
17 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 15 8 19 88 94 0.936 38
18 Leeds United 42 13 12 17 75 92 0.815 38
19 Birmingham 42 13 10 19 63 81 0.778 36
20 Middlesbrough 42 10 14 18 70 90 0.778 34
21 Leicester City 42 12 9 21 61 86 0.709 33
22 Tottenham Hotspur 42 10 10 22 54 93 0.581 30

Key: P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GA = Goal average; Pts = Points

Results[edit]

Stoke's score comes first

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Match Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
1 25 August 1934 Sheffield Wednesday A 1–4 18,000 Liddle
2 27 August 1934 Leeds United H 8–1 24,555 Matthews (4), Johnson (2), Sale (2)
3 1 September 1934 Birmingham H 2–0 29,642 Sale, Tutin
4 3 September 1934 Leeds United A 2–4 20,000 Sale, Liddle
5 8 September 1934 Derby County A 2–0 18,220 Sale, Turner
6 15 September 1934 Manchester City A 1–3 60,000 Johnson
7 22 September 1934 Middlesbrough H 2–0 19,768 Matthews (2)
8 29 September 1934 Blackburn Rovers A 1–0 10,127 Davies
9 6 October 1934 Arsenal H 2–2 45,349 Sale (2)
10 13 October 1934 Portsmouth A 1–0 18,000 Sale
11 20 October 1934 Aston Villa H 4–1 33,744 Sale, Johnson, Liddle (2)
12 27 October 1934 Chelsea A 2–0 25,000 Sale (2)
13 3 November 1934 Sunderland H 0–3 27,737
14 10 November 1934 Leicester City A 3–0 25,000 Sale (2), Matthews
15 17 November 1934 Everton H 3–2 29,127 Liddle, Johnson (2)
16 24 November 1934 Grimsby Town A 1–3 12,125 Turner (pen)
17 1 December 1934 Preston North End H 3–1 21,455 Sale (2), Johnson
18 8 December 1934 Tottenham Hotspur A 2–3 30,000 Matthews, Davies
19 15 December 1934 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 1–2 18,000 Sale
20 22 December 1934 Huddersfield Town A 4–1 4,037 Sale (2), Davies, Liddle
21 25 December 1934 West Bromwich Albion A 0–3 38,531
22 26 December 1934 West Bromwich Albion H 3–0 18,219 Liddle, Johnson, Steele
23 29 December 1934 Sheffield Wednesday H 1–1 19,387 Liddle
24 5 January 1935 Birmingham A 0–0 30,000
25 19 January 1935 Derby County H 1–1 25,006 Liddle
26 26 January 1935 Manchester City H 2–0 24,453 Ware, Johnson
27 2 February 1935 Middlesbrough A 0–2 12,000
28 9 February 1935 Blackburn Rovers H 3–1 20,646 Davies, Sale (2)
29 20 February 1935 Arsenal A 0–2 30,529
30 23 February 1935 Portsmouth H 1–2 15,014 Johnson
31 2 March 1935 Aston Villa A 1–4 25,000 Johnson
32 9 March 1935 Chelsea H 0–1 13,186
33 16 March 1935 Sunderland A 1–4 30,000 Ware
34 23 March 1935 Leicester City H 3–0 15,000 Matthews (2), Turner (pen)
35 30 March 1935 Everton A 0–5 20,346
36 6 April 1935 Grimsby Town H 0–0 13,439
37 13 April 1935 Preston North End A 2–5 13,000 Robson (2)
38 19 April 1935 Liverpool A 0–5 20,000
39 20 April 1935 Tottenham Hotspur H 4–1 11,653 Sale (3), Liddle
40 22 April 1935 Liverpool H 1–1 20,305 Sale
41 27 April 1935 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 1–2 17,489 Almond
42 4 May 1935 Huddersfield Town H 2–0 9,965 Davies, Turner (pen)

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1934–35 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
R3 1 January 1935 Swansea Town A 1–4 20,200 Matthews

Squad statistics[edit]

Pos. Name League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK England Freddie Houldsworth 2 0 0 0 2 0
GK England Norman Lewis 36 0 1 0 37 0
GK England Ken Scattergood 4 0 0 0 4 0
DF England John Bamber 3 0 0 0 3 0
DF England Joe Buller 1 0 0 0 1 0
DF Scotland Bob McGrory 42 0 1 0 43 0
DF England Charlie Scrimshaw 1 0 0 0 1 0
DF England Billy Spencer 41 0 1 0 43 0
MF Wales Jack Lewis 2 0 0 0 2 0
MF England Peter McArdle 1 0 0 0 1 0
MF England Wilf Mayer 1 0 0 0 1 0
MF England Harry Sellars 40 0 1 0 41 0
MF England Arthur Turner 39 4 1 0 40 4
MF England Arthur Tutin 41 1 1 0 42 1
FW England John Almond 1 1 0 0 1 1
FW England Harry Davies 35 5 1 0 36 5
FW England Joe Johnson 38 11 1 0 39 11
FW England Bobby Liddle 38 10 1 0 39 10
FW England Stanley Matthews 36 10 1 1 37 11
FW England Billy Robson 3 2 0 0 3 2
FW England Tommy Sale 35 24 1 0 36 24
FW England Frank Soo 9 0 0 0 9 0
FW England Freddie Steele 9 1 0 0 9 1
FW England Harry Ware 4 2 0 0 4 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0.