Season 18 | 1896-97

 

Club Summary

Season
Manager
Chairman
Chief Executive
Sporting Director
1896-97
George Ramsay led Management Committee
Joshua Margoschis
George Ramsay

Season Summary

DNQ: Did not qualify; n/a: Competition not constituted

League
Position
FA Cup Progress
League Cup Progress
European Progress
Biggest Win
Division One
Champions
Winners
n/a
n/a
6-2 vs. Bolton Wanderers (h), Division One

Manager Summary

P: Games Played; W: Games Won; D: Games Drawn; L: Games Lost; PPG: Points per Game (3 Points for a win, 1 Point for a draw); CS%: Clean Sheet percentage; W%: Win Rate; L%: Loss Rate; U: Games Unbeaten; U% Unbeaten Rate.

Manager
P
W
D
L
U
W%
L%
U%
CS%
PPG
George Ramsay led Management Committee
37
26
7
4
33
70%
11%
89%
32%
2.30

Season Statistics

Pos: Final League Position; P: Games Played; W: Games Won; D: Games Drawn; L: Games Lost; F: Goals Scored; A: Goals Conceded; Pts: Final League Points; GD: Goal Difference (A-F); PPG: Points per Game (3 Points for a win, 1 Point for a draw); GR: Goal Ratio (F/A); GPG: Goals Scored per Game; CPG: Goals Conceded per Game; CS: Clean Sheets; CS%: Clean Sheet percentage; W%: Win Rate; L%: Loss Rate; U: Games Unbeaten; U% Unbeaten Rate.

Results - All Competitions

P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
PPG
GR
GPG
CPG
CS
CS%
W%
L%
U
U%
1896-97
37
26
7
4
90
44
46
1.57
2.04
2.43
1.19
12
32%
70%
11%
33
89%

Results - League

Pos
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
GD
GPG
CPG
GR
CS
CS%
W%
L%
U%
1896-97
Champions
30
21
5
4
73
38
47
35
2.43
1.27
1.92
9
30%
70%
13%
87%

Runs

Season
Wins in a Row
League Wins in a Row
Games Unbeaten
Games without a Win
Losing Run
1896-97
7
4
18
2
2

 

 League Table

Pos
Club
P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
1
Aston Villa
30
21
5
4
73
38
35
47
2
Sheffield United
30
13
10
7
42
29
13
36
3
Derby County
30
16
4
10
70
50
20
36
4
Preston North End
30
11
12
7
55
40
15
34
5
Liverpool
30
12
9
9
46
38
8
33
6
The Wednesday
30
10
11
9
42
37
5
31
7
Everton
30
14
3
13
62
57
5
31
8
Bolton Wanderers
30
12
6
12
40
43
-3
30
9
Bury
30
10
10
10
39
44
-5
30
10
Wolverhampton Wanderers
30
11
6
13
45
41
4
28
11
Nottingham Forest
30
9
8
13
44
49
-5
26
12
West Bromwich Albion
30
10
6
14
33
56
-23
26
13
Stoke
30
11
3
16
48
59
-11
25
14
Blackburn Rovers
30
11
3
16
35
62
-27
25
15
Sunderland
30
7
9
14
34
47
-13
23
16
Burnley
30
6
7
17
43
61
-18
19

Matches

Select a row for detailed match reports

Competition
Date
Home
Away
W
D
L
Division One
Wednesday, 2 September 1896
Aston Villa (Champions)
2-1
Stoke
W
Division One
Saturday, 5 September 1896
West Brom
3-1
Aston Villa (Champions)
L
Division One
Saturday, 12 September 1896
Aston Villa (Champions)
2-2
Sheffield United
D
Division One
Saturday, 19 September 1896
Everton
2-3
Aston Villa (Champions)
W
Division One
Saturday, 26 September 1896
Aston Villa (Champions)
1-2
Everton
L
Division One
Saturday, 3 October 1896
Sheffield United
0-0
Aston Villa (Champions)
D
Division One
Saturday, 10 October 1896
Aston Villa (Champions)
2-0
West Brom
W
Division One
Saturday, 17 October 1896
Derby County
1-3
Aston Villa (Champions)
W
Division One
Saturday, 24 October 1896
Aston Villa (Champions)
2-1
Derby County
W
Division One
Saturday, 31 October 1896
Stoke
0-2
Aston Villa (Champions)
W
Division One
Saturday, 7 November 1896
Aston Villa (Champions)
1-1
Bury
D
Division One
Saturday, 14 November 1896
Wednesday
1-3
Aston Villa (Champions)
W
Division One
Saturday, 21 November 1896
Aston Villa (Champions)
4-0
Wednesday
W
Division One
Saturday, 28 November 1896
Blackburn Rovers
1-5
Aston Villa (Champions)
W
Division One
Saturday, 19 December 1896
Aston Villa (Champions)
3-2
Nottingham Forest
W
Division One
Friday, 25 December 1896
Liverpool
3-3
Aston Villa (Champions)
D
Division One
Saturday, 26 December 1896
Wolves
1-2
Aston Villa (Champions)
W
Division One
Saturday, 2 January 1897
Aston Villa (Champions)
0-3
Burnley
L
Division One
Saturday, 9 January 1897
Sunderland
4-2
Aston Villa (Champions)
L
Division One
Saturday, 16 January 1897
Aston Villa (Champions)
2-1
Sunderland
W
FA Cup 1st Round
Saturday, 30 January 1897
Aston Villa
5-0
Newcastle United
W
Division One
Saturday, 6 February 1897
Bury
0-2
Aston Villa (Champions)
W
Division One
Monday, 8 February 1897
Burnley
3-4
Aston Villa (Champions)
W
FA Cup 2nd Round
Saturday, 13 February 1897
Aston Villa
2-1
Notts County
W
Division One
Monday, 22 February 1897
Aston Villa (Champions)
3-1
Preston North End
W
FA Cup 3rd Round
Saturday, 27 February 1897
Preston North End
1-1
Aston Villa
D
FA Cup 3rd Round Replay
Wednesday, 3 March 1897
Aston Villa
0-0
Preston North End
D
Division One
Saturday, 6 March 1897
Nottingham Forest
2-4
Aston Villa (Champions)
W
FA Cup 3rd Round 2nd Replay
Wednesday, 10 March 1897
Aston Villa
3-2
Preston North End
W
Division One
Saturday, 13 March 1897
Aston Villa (Champions)
0-0
Liverpool
D
FA Cup Semi Final
Saturday, 20 March 1897
Aston Villa
3-0
Liverpool
W
Division One
Monday, 22 March 1897
Aston Villa (Champions)
6-2
Bolton Wanderers
W
Division One
Saturday, 27 March 1897
Bolton Wanderers
1-2
Aston Villa (Champions)
W
FA Cup Final
Saturday, 10 April 1897
Aston Villa
3-2
Everton
W
Division One
Saturday, 17 April 1897
Blackburn Rovers
3-0
Aston Villa (Champions)
W
Division One
Monday, 19 April 1897
Aston Villa (Champions)
5-0
Wolves
W
Division One
Monday, 26 April 1897
Preston North End
0-1
Aston Villa (Champions)
W

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Transfers In

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
From
For
Fred Wheldon
Forward
Unknown
Birmingham
£350
Jimmy Whitehouse
Goalkeeper
Unknown
Grimsby Town
£200
Albert Evans
Full Back
Unknown
Barnard Castle FC
Free

Transfers Out

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
To
For
Jimmy Welford
Full Back
1896
Glasgow Celtic
Free
Jack Reynolds
Midfielder
1897
Celtic
Free
Johnny Campbell
Forward
1897
Glasgow Celtic
Free
Jeremiah Griffiths
Midfielder
1897
Bilston Town
Free

Debut Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
Fred Wheldon
Player #117
Stoke (h), Division One
Wednesday, 2 September 1896
Jimmy Whitehouse
Player #118
West Bromwich Albion (a), Division One
Saturday, 5 September 1896
Albert Evans
Player #119
Bury (h), Division One
Saturday, 7 November 1896

Final Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
Jimmy Welford
Player #98
Sheffield Wednesday (h), Division One
Saturday, 21 November 1896
Jeremiah Griffiths
Player #116
Bolton Wanderers (h), Division One
Monday, 22 March 1897
Jack Reynolds
Player #96
Preston North End (a), Division One
Monday, 26 April 1897
Johnny Campbell
Player #113
Preston North End (a), Division One
Monday, 26 April 1897

Squad Statistics

Squad Size
Average 1st XI Age
Youngest 1st XI
Oldest 1st XI
17
25
25.15 | Sunderland (a), Division One
26.51 | Everton (h), Division One
Youngest Starter
Youngest Substitute
21.04 | FB Howard Spencer, Wednesday, 2 September 1896
No substitutions permitted in period
Oldest Starter
Oldest Substitute
30.35 | F Jack Devey, Monday, 26 April 1897
No substitutions permitted in period

First Team Squad

Player
Number
Villa Career
Steve Smith
Player #101
1893-01 Aston Villa, Free, 188 | 42 |
Harry Wilkes
Player #106
1894-98 Aston Villa, Free, 77 | 0 |
Howard Spencer
Player #109
1894-07 Aston Villa, Free, 294 | 1 |
Jimmy Crabtree
Player #112
1895-04 Aston Villa, £250, 202 | 8 |
Johnny Campbell
Player #113
1895-97 Aston Villa, Free, 63 | 47 |
Jack Cowan
Player #114
1895-99 Aston Villa, Free, 70 | 21 |
Jeremiah Griffiths
Player #116
1895-97 Aston Villa, Free, 3 | 0 |
Fred Wheldon
Player #117
1896-00 Aston Villa, £350, 138 | 73 |
Jimmy Whitehouse
Player #118
1896-98 Aston Villa, £200, 43 | 0 |
Albert Evans
Player #119
1896-07 Aston Villa, Free, 205 | 0 |
Jimmy Cowan
Player #58
1889-01 Aston Villa, Free, 357 | 33 |
Charlie Athersmith
Player #75
1891-01 Aston Villa, Free, 309 | 88 |
Jack Devey
Player #76
1891-02 Aston Villa, Free, 308 | 177 |
Fred Burton
Player #90
1892-98 Aston Villa, Free, 54 | 4 |
Bob Chatt
Player #95
1893-98 Aston Villa, Free, 95 | 27 |
Jack Reynolds
Player #96
1893-97 Aston Villa, £50, 110 | 14 |
Jimmy Welford
Player #98
1893-96 Aston Villa, Free, 83 | 1 |

Appearances

Player
Total
League Starts
League Subs
FA Cup Starts
FA Cup Subs
EFL Cup Starts
EFL Cup Subs
Europe Starts
Europe Subs
Unused Sub
CB Jimmy Cowan
37
30
n/a
7
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
W Charlie Athersmith
37
30
n/a
7
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
F Fred Wheldon
37
30
n/a
7
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
F Jack Devey
36
29
n/a
7
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
F Johnny Campbell
36
29
n/a
7
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
FB Howard Spencer
35
28
n/a
7
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
M Jimmy Crabtree
31
25
n/a
6
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
M Jack Reynolds
30
24
n/a
6
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
GK Jimmy Whitehouse
24
22
n/a
2
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
FB Albert Evans
22
15
n/a
7
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
W Steve Smith
19
15
n/a
4
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
W Jack Cowan
18
15
n/a
3
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
GK Harry Wilkes
13
8
n/a
5
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
F Bob Chatt
12
11
n/a
1
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
FB Jimmy Welford
10
10
n/a
0
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
M Fred Burton
8
8
n/a
0
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
M Jeremiah Griffiths
2
1
n/a
1
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a

Goals

Player
Total
League
FA Cup
EFL Cup
Europe
F Johnny Campbell
22
18
4
n/a
n/a
F Fred Wheldon
18
14
4
n/a
n/a
W Charlie Athersmith
13
9
4
n/a
n/a
F Jack Devey
13
13
0
n/a
n/a
W Jack Cowan
7
5
2
n/a
n/a
W Steve Smith
4
3
1
n/a
n/a
Own Goal
4
3
1
n/a
n/a
M Jack Reynolds
2
2
0
n/a
n/a
CB Jimmy Cowan
2
2
0
n/a
n/a
Unknown
2
2
0
n/a
n/a
M Fred Burton
1
1
0
n/a
n/a
F Bob Chatt
1
1
0
n/a
n/a
M Jimmy Crabtree
1
0
1
n/a
n/a

'Keepers

'Keeper
Appearances
Conceded
Ratio
Clean Sheets
Clean Sheet %
GK Jimmy Whitehouse
24
28
1.17
9
38%
GK Harry Wilkes
13
16
1.23
3
23%
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