Season 19 | 1897-98

Season Summary

League
Position
FA Cup Progress
Biggest Win
Division One
6th
1st Round
5-1 vs. Blackburn Rovers (h), Division One
Top Scorer
Most Appearances
22 | Fred Wheldon
31 | Albert Evans

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.

From
To
Manager
P
W
D
L
U
W%
L%
U%
CS%
PPG
Ongoing
Ongoing
George Ramsay led Management Committee
31
14
5
12
19
45%
39%
55%
16%
1.52
Manager
Chairman
Club Secretary
George Ramsay led Management Committee
Fred Rinder
George Ramsay

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%
1897-98
31
14
5
12
60
53
7
1.52
1.15
1.97
1.71
5
16%
45%
39%
19
61%

Results - League

Pos
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
GD
GPG
CPG
GR
CS
CS%
W%
L%
U%
1897-98
6th
30
14
5
11
61
51
33
10
2.03
1.7
1.2
5
17%
47%
37%
53%

Runs

Season
Wins in a Row
League Wins in a Row
Games Unbeaten
Games without a Win
Losing Run
1897-98
4
4
5
7
4

 

 League Table

Pos
Club
P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
1
Sheffield United
30
17
8
5
56
31
25
42
2
Sunderland
30
16
5
9
43
30
13
37
3
Wolverhampton Wanderers
30
14
7
9
57
41
16
35
4
Everton
30
13
9
8
48
39
9
35
5
Sheffield Wednesday
30
15
3
12
51
42
9
33
6
Aston Villa
30
14
5
11
61
51
10
33
7
West Bromwich Albion
30
11
10
9
44
45
-1
32
8
Nottingham Forest
30
11
9
10
47
49
-2
31
9
Liverpool
30
11
6
13
48
45
3
28
10
Derby County
30
11
6
13
57
61
-4
28
11
Bolton Wanderers
30
11
4
15
28
41
-13
26
12
Preston North End
30
8
8
14
35
43
-8
24
13
Notts County
30
8
8
14
36
46
-10
24
14
Bury
30
8
8
14
39
51
-12
24
15
Blackburn Rovers
30
7
10
13
39
54
-15
24
16
Stoke
30
8
8
14
35
55
-20
24

Matches

Select a row for detailed match reports

Competition
Date
Home
Away
W
D
L
Division One
Wednesday, 1 September 1897
Aston Villa (Champions)
5-2
Wednesday
W
Division One
Saturday, 4 September 1897
Aston Villa (Champions)
4-3
West Brom
W
Division One
Saturday, 11 September 1897
Notts County
2-3
Aston Villa (Champions)
W
Division One
Saturday, 18 September 1897
Aston Villa (Champions)
3-1
Bury
W
Division One
Saturday, 25 September 1897
Blackburn Rovers
4-3
Aston Villa (Champions)
L
Division One
Monday, 27 September 1897
Wednesday
3-0
Aston Villa (Champions)
L
Division One
Saturday, 2 October 1897
Aston Villa (Champions)
3-2
Bolton Wanderers
W
Division One
Saturday, 9 October 1897
West Brom
1-1
Aston Villa (Champions)
D
Division One
Saturday, 16 October 1897
Aston Villa (Champions)
4-2
Notts County
W
Division One
Saturday, 23 October 1897
Sunderland
0-0
Aston Villa (Champions)
D
Division One
Saturday, 30 October 1897
Aston Villa (Champions)
3-1
Liverpool
W
Division One
Saturday, 6 November 1897
Preston North End
3-1
Aston Villa (Champions)
L
Division One
Saturday, 13 November 1897
Aston Villa (Champions)
3-0
Everton
W
Division One
Saturday, 20 November 1897
Bolton Wanderers
2-0
Aston Villa (Champions)
L
Division One
Saturday, 27 November 1897
Aston Villa (Champions)
4-3
Sunderland
W
Division One
Saturday, 11 December 1897
Aston Villa (Champions)
5-1
Blackburn Rovers
W
Division One
Saturday, 18 December 1897
Stoke
0-0
Aston Villa (Champions)
D
Division One
Saturday, 25 December 1897
Everton
2-1
Aston Villa (Champions)
L
Division One
Monday, 27 December 1897
Wolves
1-1
Aston Villa (Champions)
D
Division One
Saturday, 8 January 1898
Sheffield United
1-0
Aston Villa (Champions)
L
Division One
Saturday, 15 January 1898
Aston Villa (Champions)
1-2
Sheffield United
L
Division One
Saturday, 22 January 1898
Derby County
3-1
Aston Villa (Champions)
L
FA Cup 1st Round
Saturday, 29 January 1898
Derby County
1-0
Aston Villa (Holders)
L
Division One
Saturday, 5 February 1898
Aston Villa (Champions)
4-0
Preston North End
W
Division One
Saturday, 5 March 1898
Aston Villa (Champions)
4-1
Derby County
W
Division One
Saturday, 12 March 1898
Bury
1-2
Aston Villa (Champions)
W
Division One
Saturday, 26 March 1898
Nottingham Forest
3-1
Aston Villa (Champions)
L
Division One
Saturday, 2 April 1898
Aston Villa (Champions)
1-1
Stoke
D
Division One
Monday, 11 April 1898
Aston Villa
1-2
Wolves
L
Division One
Saturday, 16 April 1898
Liverpool
4-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 30 April 1898
Aston Villa
2-0
Nottingham Forest
W

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Transfers In

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
From
For
James Fisher
Forward
Unknown
St. Bernard's FC
Free
Bert Sharp
Full Back
Unknown
Hereford Thistle
Free
Jack Sharp
Winger
Unknown
Hereford Thistle
Free
Billy George
Goalkeeper
Unknown
British Army
£50
Jimmy Suddick
Forward
Unknown
Middlesbrough junior football
Free
Howard Harvey
Forward
Unknown
Birmingham
Free
Tommy Bowman
Midfielder
Unknown
Blackpool
Free
Billy Garraty
Centre Forward
Unknown
Aston Shakespeare
Free
Edmund Strange
Midfielder
Unknown
Unity Gas
Free
George Johnson
Forward
Unknown
Walsall
£300
Charlie Aston
Right Back
Unknown
Walsall
£300

Transfers Out

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
To
For
Jimmy Whitehouse
Goalkeeper
1898
Bedminster FC
Free
Jimmy Suddick
Forward
1898
Nottingham Forest
Free
Howard Harvey
Forward
1898
Burslem Port Vale
£50
James Fisher
Forward
1898
Glasgow Celtic
Free
Fred Burton
Midfielder
1898
Bristol Eastville Rovers
Free
Edmund Strange
Midfielder
1898
Langley St. Michael's
Free
Bob Chatt
Forward
1898
Stockton
Free

Debut Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
James Fisher
Player #120
Sheffield Wednesday (h), Division One
Wednesday, 1 September 1897
Jack Sharp
Player #121
Bolton Wanderers (h), Division One
Saturday, 2 October 1897
Bert Sharp
Player #122
Bolton Wanderers (h), Division One
Saturday, 2 October 1897
Billy George
Player #123
West Bromwich Albion (a), Division One
Saturday, 9 October 1897
Howard Harvey
Player #124
Sunderland (h), Division One
Saturday, 27 November 1897
Jimmy Suddick
Player #125
Sunderland (h), Division One
Saturday, 27 November 1897
Tommy Bowman
Player #126
Sunderland (h), Division One
Saturday, 27 November 1897
Billy Garraty
Player #127
Stoke (h), Division One
Saturday, 2 April 1898
Edmund Strange
Player #128
Stoke (h), Division One
Saturday, 2 April 1898
George Johnson
Player #129
Nottingham Forest (h), Division One
Saturday, 30 April 1898
Charlie Aston
Player #130
Nottingham Forest (h), Division One
Saturday, 30 April 1898

Final Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
Jimmy Suddick
Player #125
Preston North End (h), Division One
Saturday, 5 February 1898
Howard Harvey
Player #124
Liverpool (a), Division One
Saturday, 16 April 1898
Edmund Strange
Player #128
Liverpool (a), Division One
Saturday, 16 April 1898
Jimmy Whitehouse
Player #118
Nottingham Forest (h), Division One
Saturday, 30 April 1898
James Fisher
Player #120
Nottingham Forest (h), Division One
Saturday, 30 April 1898
Bob Chatt
Player #95
Nottingham Forest (h), Division One
Saturday, 30 April 1898

Squad Statistics

Squad Size
Average 1st XI Age
Youngest 1st XI
Oldest 1st XI
24
25.37
23.80 | Stoke (h), 2 April 1898
26.04 | Forest (h), 30 April 1898
Youngest Player
19.50 | CF Billy Garraty | 2 April 1898, Stoke (h)
Oldest Player
31.08 | F Jack Devey | 15 January 1898, Sheffield United (h)

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 |
Jack Cowan
Player #114
1895-99 Aston Villa, Free, 70 | 21 |
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 |
James Fisher
Player #120
1897-98 Aston Villa, Free, 17 | 5 |
Jack Sharp
Player #121
1897-99 Aston Villa, Free, 24 | 15 |
Bert Sharp
Player #122
1897-99 Aston Villa, Free, 23 | 1 |
Billy George
Player #123
1897-11 Aston Villa, £50, 398 | 0 |
Howard Harvey
Player #124
1897-98 Aston Villa, Free, 11 | 2 |
Jimmy Suddick
Player #125
1897-98 Aston Villa, Free, 2 | 1 |
Tommy Bowman
Player #126
1897-01 Aston Villa, Free, 115 | 2 |
Billy Garraty
Player #127
1898-08 Aston Villa, Free, 258 | 111 |
Edmund Strange
Player #128
1898 Aston Villa, Free, 2 | 0 |
George Johnson
Player #129
1898-04 Aston Villa, £300, 110 | 47 |
Charlie Aston
Player #130
1898-01 Aston Villa, £300, 23 | 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 |

Appearances

Goals

'Keepers

'Keeper
Appearances
Conceded
Ratio
Clean Sheets
Clean Sheet %
GK Jimmy Whitehouse
19
31
1.63
3
16%
GK Billy George
7
10
1.43
2
29%
GK Harry Wilkes
5
12
2.40
0
0%
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