Season #9

| 1887-88 |

Games #37 - #40


 1887-88 Season Summary 

 

Chairman | William McGregor |

Secretary | George Ramsay | 

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |

1887-88 Season Summary 


Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
Games | #37 - #40 |
Top Scorer | 5 | #35 Albert Brown | (All FA Cup) |
FA Cup Progress | 5th Round |
Biggest Win | 9-0 vs. Shankhouse (a) |
Highest Home Attendance | 27,000 vs. Preston North End |
 

 1887-88 Results ​

| 1 | 15 Oct 1887 | a | Oldbury Town (FAC R1) | W | 4-0 | Match Report

| 2 | 5 Nov 1887 | a | Small Heath Alliance (FAC R2) | W | 4-0 | Match Report

| 3 | 17 Dec 1887 | a | Shankhouse (FAC R4) | W | 9-0 | Match Report

| 4 | 7 Jan 1888 | h | Preston North End (FAC R5) | L | 1-3 | Match Report


 1887-88 Season Statistics 


Games | 4 |

Won | 3 | 75.00% |   
Drew |
0 | 00.00% |  
Lost |
1 | 25.00% |

Unbeaten | 3 | 75.00% |


Goals Scored | 18 | 4.50 Goals per game |
Goals Conceded | 3 | 0.75 Goals per game |
Clean Sheets | 2 | 50% |
 

Average Home Attendance | 27,000 |

Longest winning run | 3 Games |
Longest unbeaten run | 3 Games |
Longest losing run | 1 Game |



 1887-88 Squad Changes 

Debut Appearances | 4 |

#45 Gershom Cox | D | Saturday, 15 October 1887 | Oldbury Town | FA Cup | 24 |

#46 Harry Devey | D | Saturday, 15 October 1887 | Oldbury Town | FA Cup | 277 |

#47 Tommy Green | F | Saturday, 15 October 1887 | Oldbury Town | FA Cup | 24 |

#48 Albert Allen | F | Saturday, 15 October 1887 | Oldbury Town | FA Cup | 23 |

Final Appearances | 1 |

#22 Joe Simmonds | D | Saturday, 17 December 1887 | Shankhouse | FA Cup | 26 |

 1887-88 Squad Statistics 

Squad Size | 13 | - |

Average Age | 25 | +1 |

Youngest Player(s) | 20 |

#41 Frank Coulton |


 Oldest Player(s) | 29 |

#31 Fred Dawson |

 1887-88  Scorers

Goals Scored | 17 | FA Cup Goals | 17 |

| 4 | 

#8 Archie Hunter | Goals Scored | 4 | FA Cup | 4 | 

#35 Albert Brown | Goals Scored | 4 | FA Cup | 4 | 

#48 Albert Allen | Goals Scored | 4 | FA Cup | 4 | 

#47 Tommy Green | Goals Scored | 4 | FA Cup | 4 | 

| 1 | 

#44 Dennis Hodgetts | Goals Scored | 1 | FA Cup | 1 | 

  

1887-88 Appearances  

| 4 | 

#8 Archie Hunter | Appearances | 4 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

#35 Albert Brown | Appearances | 4 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

#38 Jack Burton | Appearances | 4 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

#40 Jimmy Warner | Appearances | 4 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

#41 Frank Coulton | Appearances | 4 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

#42 Harry Yates | Appearances | 4 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

#44 Dennis Hodgetts | Appearances | 4 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

#45 Gershom Cox | Appearances | 4 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

#47 Tommy Green | Appearances | 4 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

#48 Albert Allen | Appearances | 4 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

| 2 | 

#46 Harry Devey | Appearances | 2 | FA Cup | 2 | . Player Profile

| 1 | 

#22 Joe Simmonds | Appearances | 1 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

#31 Fred Dawson | Appearances | 1 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

1887-88 'Keepers  

#40 Jimmy Warner | Appearances | 4 | Conceded | 3 | Ratio 0.75 |

 1887-88 Managerial Record 

 

Under George Ramsay’s management committee Villa had now achieved a win rate of 65%, losing 15% of their 20 FA Cup  matches including winning the trophy in 1887.

 

In total George Ramsay’s management committee had returned 2.10 points per game* across their four campaigns of FA Cup football.

Those figures placed Ramsay ahead of the preceding management committee performance of 1.90 points per game across their 20 fixtures.

*Rankings based on 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw in all competitions 

 1887-88 Kit 

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1887-88 From Rear to Front, Left to Right | Back Row: Tom Vaughton | Philip Clamp | Albert Brown | Isaac Whitehouse | Harry Devey | William McGregor | Joshua Margoschis | Jimmy Warner, | Alfred Albut | Albert Allen | William Cooke | George Ramsay | Dennis Hodgetts, | J. Vickerstaffe | Joe Gorman | Front Row: Dr Vincent Jones | Frank Coulton | Fred Dawson | Archie Hunter | Harry Yates | Jack Burton | Gershom Cox | Henry Jefferies |

 

 1887-88 Season Results  

 
 Game #37 
Matchday #1

Saturday, 15 October 1887

FA Cup | 1st Round | Oldbury Town | Away | 3,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 4-0 |

FT Result | Won | 

Last 5 Games | WWWWW |

Scorers | Tommy Green | 2 | Albert Brown | 1 | Albert Allen | 1 |


Line Up |

GK Jimmy Warner | 

D Frank Coulton |

D Gershom Cox | DEBUT | 

D Harry Devey | DEBUT |

M Harry Yates |

M Jack Burton |

F Albert Brown | GOAL | 

F Tommy Green | DEBUT | GOAL | GOAL | 

F Archie Hunter |

F Albert Allen | DEBUT | GOAL |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

Match Report

 On this day 15 October 1887 

Defenders Gershom Cox & Harry Devey and forwards Tommy Green & Albert Allen made their debuts for Villa

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 Game #38 
Matchday #2

Saturday, 5 November 1887
FA Cup | 2nd Round | Small Heath Alliance | Away | 5,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 4-0 |

FT Result | Won | 

Last 5 Games | WWWWW |


Scorers | Albert Brown | 2 | Archie Hunter | 1 | Dennis Hodgetts | 1 |


Line Up |

GK Jimmy Warner | 

D Frank Coulton | 

D Gershom Cox | 

D Harry Devey | 

M Harry Yates | 

M Jack Burton | 

F Albert Brown | GOAL | GOAL | 

F Tommy Green | 

F Archie Hunter | GOAL | 

F Albert Allen |

F Dennis Hodgetts | GOAL | 

Match Report

On this day 5 November 1887

Villa's first professional fixture against Small Heath Alliance resulted in a resounding victory as described in a contemporary match report "As was anticipated the Villa were victorious, winning by four goals to nil - a severe thrashing to administer to the Alliance, who were playing on their own ground."

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Matchday #3

 Game #- 

FA Cup | 3rd Round | Bye |

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 Game #39 
Matchday #4

Saturday, 17 December 1887
FA Cup | 4th Round | Shankhouse | Away | 8,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 9-0 |

FT Result | Won | 

Last 5 Games | WWWWW |


Scorers | Albert Brown | 2 | Archie Hunter | 2 | Albert Allen | 2 | Tommy Green | 2 | Dennis Hodgetts | 1 |


Line Up |

GK Jimmy Warner |

D Frank Coulton |

D Gershom Cox | 

D Joe Simmonds | FINAL |

M Harry Yates | 

M Jack Burton | 

F Albert Brown | GOAL | GOAL | 

F Tommy Green | GOAL | GOAL | 

F Archie Hunter | GOAL | GOAL | 

F Albert Allen | GOAL | GOAL |

F Dennis Hodgetts | GOAL | 

Match Report

 On this day 17 December 1887 

Defender Joe Simmonds made his final appearance for Villa.

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 Game #40 
Matchday #5

Saturday, 7 January 1888
FA Cup | 5th Round | Preston North End | Home | Wellington Road | 27,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-3 |

FT Result | Lost | 

Last 5 Games | WWWWL |


Scorers | Archie Hunter | 1 |


Line Up |

GK Jimmy Warner | 

D Frank Coulton | 

D Gershom Cox | 

M Harry Yates | 

M Fred Dawson | 

M Jack Burton |

F Albert Brown |

F Tommy Green | 

F Archie Hunter | GOAL |

F Albert Allen |

F Dennis Hodgetts |  

Match Report

 On this day 7 January 1888 

Billed as "The Great Football Match", the two best teams in the land faced off for the first time in professional football.

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