Season #29

| 1907-08 |

Games #695 - #735

 1907-08 Club Summary 

Chairman | Fred Rinder |

Secretary | George Ramsay | 

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |

 1907-08 Season Summary 


Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |
Games | #695 - #735 |

Captain(s) | #145 Joe Bache | #170 Freddie Miles |
Top Scorer | 25 | #145 Joe Bache | 24 League | 1 FA Cup | Goals |

Most Appearances | 40 | #171 Albert Hall | 37 League | 3 FA Cup | Appearances |

Final League Position | 2nd Football League Division One |
FA Cup Progress | 3rd Round |
Biggest Win | 6-0 vs. Middlesbrough (h) |
Highest Home Attendance | 45,000 vs. Manchester United, FA Cup |

 1907-08 Division One Table 

| 1 | Manchester United | P38 | W23 | D6 | L9 | F81 | A48 | GR 1.69 | Pts 52 |

| 2 | Aston Villa | P38 | W17 | D9 | L12 | F77 | A59 | GR 1.31 | Pts 43 |
| 3 |
Manchester City | P38 | W16 | D11 | L11 | F62 | A54 | GR 1.15 | Pts 43 |
| 4 | Newcastle United | P38 | W15 | D12 | L11 | F65 | A54 | GR 1.20 | Pts 42 |
| 5 |
The Wednesday | P38 | W19 | D4 | L15 | F73 | A64 | GR 1.14 | Pts 42 |

 1907-08 Results 

| 1 | 2 Sep | h | Manchester United | L | 1-4 | 

| 2 | 7 Sep | a | Blackburn Rovers | L | 0-2 |

| 3 | 9 Sep | h | Sunderland | W | 1-0 | 

| 4 | 14 Sep | h | Bolton Wanderers | W | 2-0 | 

| 5 | 21 Sep | a | Birmingham | W | 3-2 | 

| 6 | 28 Sep | h | Everton | L | 0-2 | 

| 7 | 5 Oct | a | Sunderland | L | 0-3 | 

| 8 | 12 Oct | h | Woolwich Arsenal | L | 0-1 | 

| 9 | 19 Oct | a | Sheffield Wednesday | W | 3-2 | 

| 10 | 26 Oct | h | Bristol City | D | 4-4 | 

| 11 | 2 Nov | a | Notts County | W | 3-0 | 

| 12 | 9 Nov | h | Manchester City | D | 2-2 | 

| 13 | 16 Nov | a | Preston North End | L | 0-3 | 

| 14 | 23 Nov | h | Bury | D | 2-2 | 

| 15 | 30 Nov | h | Newcastle United | D | 3-3 | 

| 16 | 7 Dec | a | Liverpool | L | 0-5 | 

| 17 | 14 Dec | h | Middlesbrough | W | 6-0 | 

| 18 | 21 Dec | a | Sheffield United | D | 1-1 | 

| 19 | 25 Dec | h | Nottingham Forest | W | 4-0 | 

| 20 | 26 Dec | a | Nottingham Forest | D | 2-2 | 

| 21 | 28 Dec | h | Chelsea | D | 0-0 | 

| 22 | 4 Jan | h | Blackburn Rovers | D | 1-1 | 

| 23 | 11 Jan | h | Stockport County (FAC R1) | W | 3-0 | 

| 24 | 18 Jan | h | Birmingham | L | 2-3 | 

| 25 | 25 Jan | a | Everton | L | 0-1 | 

| 26 | 1 Feb | h | Hull City (FAC R2) | W | 3-0 | 

| 27 | 8 Feb | a | Woolwich Arsenal | W | 1-0 | 

| 28 | 15 Feb | h | Sheffield Wednesday | W | 5-0 | 

| 29 | 22 Feb | h | Manchester United (FAC R3) | L | 0-2 | 

| 30 | 2 Mar | h | Notts County | W | 5-1 | 

| 31 | 7 Mar | a | Manchester City | L | 2-3 | 

| 32 | 11 Mar | a | Bristol City | D | 2-2 | 

| 33 | 14 Mar | h | Preston North End | W | 3-0 | 

| 34 | 21 Mar | a | Bury | L | 1-2 | 

| 35 | 4 Apr | h | Liverpool | W | 5-1 | 

| 36 | 8 Apr | a | Newcastle United | W | 5-2 | 

| 37 | 11 Apr | a | Middlesbrough | W | 1-0 | 

| 38 | 17 Apr | a | Bolton Wanderers | L | 1-3 | 

| 39 | 18 Apr | h | Sheffield United | W | 1-0 | 

| 40 | 20 Apr | a | Manchester United | W | 2-1 | 

| 41 | 25 Apr | a | Chelsea | W | 3-1 | 

 1907-08 Season Notes

 

Villa finished the league season a point worse off than in the previous campaign, winning two less games, scoring less goals yet they took the league runners up position for the third time and the first since 1902-03. Again however Villa struggled to make headway in the FA Cup, losing out to Manchester United in the third round for the second time in three seasons.


 1907-08 Season Statistics 


Games | 41 |

Won | 19 | 46% |   
Drew |
9 | 22% |  
Lost |
13 | 32% |

Unbeaten | 28 | 68% |


Goals Scored | 83 | 2.02 Goals per game |
Goals Conceded | 61 | 1.49 Goals per game |
Clean Sheets | 13 | 32% |

 

Average Home Attendance | 22,295 |

Longest winning run | 3 Games |

League winning run | 3 Games |
Longest unbeaten run | 7 Games |
Longest losing run | 3 Games |

Games without a win | 5 Games |
 

 

  1907-08 Squad Changes 

Debut Appearances | 8 |

#197 Charlie Wallace | W | Monday, 2 September 1907 | Manchester United | Division One | 22 |

#198 Bert Turner | GK | Saturday, 14 September 1907 | Bolton Wanderers | Division One | 30 |

#199 Roly Harper | W | Saturday, 14 September 1907 | Bolton Wanderers | Division One | 26 | 

#200 Joseph Wilcox | W | Saturday, 16 November 1907 | Preston North End | Division One | 20 |

#201 George Reeves | F | Saturday, 30 November 1907 | Newcastle United | Division One | 23 |

#202 Tommy Lyons | FB | Thursday, 7 December 1907 | Liverpool | Division One | 22 | 

#203 Walter Kimberley | LB | Saturday, 8 February 1908 | Woolwich Arsenal | Division One | 23 |

#204 Peter Kyle | CF | Saturday, 14 March 1908 | Preston North End | Division One | 27 |

Final Appearances | 12 |

#163 Harry Cooch | GK | Monday, 2 September 1907 | Manchester United | Division One | 28 |

#194 Frederick Chapple | F | Monday, 2 September 1907 | Manchester United | Division One | 23 | 

#179 Charlie Millington | W | Monday, 9 September 1907 | Sunderland | Division One | 25 |

#185 Samuel Greenhalgh | M | Saturday, 21 September 1907 | Birmingham | Division One | 25 |

#191 Tom Riley | LB | Saturday, 5 October 1907 | Sunderland | Division One | 25 |

#164 Alex Leake | M | Saturday, 9 November 1907 | Manchester City | Division One | 36 |

#193 Bobby Evans | W | Saturday, 9 November 1907 | Manchester City | Division One | 21 | 

#109 Howard Spencer | FB | Saturday, 30 November 1907 | Newcastle United | Division One | 32 |

#199 Roly Harper | W | Saturday, 18 January 1908 | Birmingham | Division One | 26 |

#177 Jimmy Cantrell | F | Saturday, 22 February 1908 | Manchester United | FA Cup | 25 |

#156 George Harris | M | Monday, 2 March 1908 | Notts County | Division One | 30 |

#127 Billy Garraty | CF | Wednesday, 11 March 1908 | Bristol City | Division One | 29 |

 1907-08 Squad Statistics 
 

Squad Size | 31 | +3 |
Average Age | 25.2 | -0.4 |

Youngest Player(s) | 21 |

#184 Joey Walters |

#192 Chris Buckley |


Oldest Player(s) | 36 |

#164 Alex Leake |

 1907-08  Scorers

Goals Scored | 83 | League Goals | 77 | FA Cup Goals | 6 | 

| 25 | 

#145 Joe Bache | Goals Scored | 25 | League Goals | 24 | FA Cup Goals | 1 | 

| 19 | 

#176 Harry Hampton | Goals Scored | 19 | League Goals | 18 | FA Cup Goals | 1 | 

| 15 | 

#171 Albert Hall | Goals Scored | 15 | League Goals | 13 | FA Cup Goals | 2 | 

| 8 | 

#195 Alec Logan | Goals Scored | 8 | League Goals | 7 | FA Cup Goals | 1 | 

| 6 | 

#177 Jimmy Cantrell | Goals Scored | 6 | League Goals | 6 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

| 4 | 

#201 George Reeves | Goals Scored | 4 | League Goals | 4 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

#197 Charlie Wallace | Goals Scored | 4 | League Goals | 3 | FA Cup Goals | 1 | 

| 1 | 

#185 Samuel Greenhalgh | Goals Scored | 1 | League Goals | 1 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

#193 Bobby Evans | Goals Scored | 1 | League Goals | 1 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

 1907-08 Appearances  

| 40 | 

#171 Albert Hall | Appearances | 40 | League | 37 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

| 39 | 

#183 Jock Logan | Appearances | 39 | League | 36 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

| 38 | 

#190 Rowland Codling | Appearances | 38 | League | 35 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

| 37 | 

#170 Freddie Miles | Appearances | 37 | League | 34 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

| 35 | 

#145 Joe Bache | Appearances | 35 | League | 34 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

| 33 | 

#123 Billy GeorgeAppearances | 33 | League | 30 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

| 30 | 

#176 Harry Hampton | Appearances | 30 | League | 28 | FA Cup | 2 | . Player Profile

#197 Charlie Wallace | Appearances | 30 | League | 27 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

#196 George Tranter | Appearances | 30 | League | 27 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

| 26 | 

#202 Tom Lyons | Appearances | 26 | League | 23 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

| 16 | 

#195 Alec Logan | Appearances | 16 | League | 15 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 15 | 

#177 Jimmy Cantrell | Appearances | 15 | League | 14 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 12 | 

#201 George Reeves | Appearances | 12 | League | 12 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

 | 10 | 

#127 Billy Garraty | Appearances | 10 | League | 8 | FA Cup | 2 | . Player Profile

| 7 | 

#191 Tom Riley | Appearances | 7 | League | 7 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#193 Bobby Evans | Appearances | 7 | League | 7 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#198 Bert Turner | Appearances | 7 | League | 7 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 5 | 

#200 Joseph Wilcox | Appearances | 5 | League | 5 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 4 | 

#184 Joe Walters | Appearances | 4 | League | 4 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#185 Samuel Greenhalgh | Appearances | 4 | League | 4 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#164 Alex Leake | Appearances | 4 | League | 4 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#203 Walter Kimberley | Appearances | 4 | League | 4 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#204 Peter Kyle | Appearances | 4 | League | 4 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 3 | 

#109 Howard Spencer Appearances | 3 | League | 3 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#156 George Harris | Appearances | 3 | League | 3 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 2 | 

#199 Roly Harper | Appearances | 2 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 1 | 

#163 Harry Cooch | Appearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#169 Jack Windmill | Appearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#179 Charlie Millington | Appearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#192 Chris Buckley | Appearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#194 Frederick Chapple | Appearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

 

 1907-08 'Keepers  

#123 Billy George | Appearances | 33 | Conceded 43 | Ratio | 1.30 | 

#198 Bert Turner | Appearances | 7 | Conceded 14 | Ratio | 2.00 | 

#163 Harry Cooch | Appearances | 1 | Conceded 4 | Ratio | 4.00 | 

 

 1907-08 Managerial Record 

Under George Ramsay’s management committee Villa had now achieved a win rate of 52%, losing 30% of their 717 League and FA Cup matches to date. 

In total George Ramsay had returned 1.76 points per game* and eight major trophies across his twenty four seasons in charge of Villa having won the FA Cup in 1887, 1895, 1897 and 1905 and the League title in 1893-94, 1895-96, 1896-97, 1898-99 and 1899-00.

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

 1907-08 Kit 

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 1907-08 Season Results 

Game #695
Matchday #1

League Matchweek #1

Monday, 2 September 1907

Football League | Division One | Home | Manchester United | Villa Park | 20,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |
FT Score | 1-4 |

FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WDDLL |

 

Scorers | Harry Hampton | 1 (pen) |

Line Up |

GK Harry Cooch | FINAL |

LB Jock Logan |

CB Chris Buckley |

FB Freddie Miles |

LB Tom Riley |

M Rowland Codling |

W Albert Hall |

W Charlie Wallace | DEBUT |

F Joe Bache |

F Frederick Chapple | FINAL |

CF Harry Hampton | GOAL |

On this day 2 September 1907

Winger Charlie Wallace made his Villa debut aged 22 after moving from Crystal Palace in May 1907 for a fee of £500.
Goalkeeper Harry Cooch made his final appearance for Villa aged 28 after making 25 appearances across his 7 seasons with the club.
Forward Frederick Chapple made his final Villa appearance aged 23 before moving on to Birmingham in December 1907.

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Game #696
Matchday #2

League Matchweek #2

Saturday, 7 September 1907

Football League | Division One | Away | Blackburn Rovers | Ewood Park | 22,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-2 |

FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | DDLLL |


Line Up |

GK Billy George |

LB Jock Logan |

FB Freddie Miles |

LB Tom Riley |

M Samuel Greenhalgh |

M Rowland Codling |

W Bobby Evans |

W Albert Hall |

W Charlie Wallace |

CF Jimmy Cantrell |

CF Harry Hampton |

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Game #697
Matchday #3

League Matchweek #3

Monday, 9 September 1907

Football League | Division One | Home | Sunderland | Villa Park | 18,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-0 |

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | DLLLW |


Scorers | Samuel Greenhalgh | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Billy George |

LB Jock Logan |

FB Freddie Miles |

LB Tom Riley |

M Samuel Greenhalgh | GOAL |

M Rowland Codling |

W Charlie Millington | FINAL |

W Bobby Evans |

W Albert Hall |

CF Jimmy Cantrell |

CF Harry Hampton |

On this day 9 September 1907

Winger Charlie Millington made his final appearance for Villa aged 25 before moving on to Fulham in October 1907 for a fee of £400.

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Game #698
Matchday #4

League Matchweek #4

Saturday, 14 September 1907

Football League | Division One | Home | Bolton Wanderers | Villa Park | 25,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-0 |

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | LLLWW |


Scorers | Harry Hampton | 2 |

Line Up |

GK Bert Turner | DEBUT |

FB Freddie Miles |

LB Jock Logan |

LB Tom Riley |

M Samuel Greenhalgh |

M Rowland Codling |

W Roly Harper | DEBUT |

W Bobby Evans |

W Albert Hall |

CF Jimmy Cantrell |

CF Harry Hampton | GOAL | GOAL |

On this day 14 September 1907

Winger Roly Harper made his Villa debut aged 26 after joining from Burton United in August 1907.
Goalkeeper Bert Turner made his Villa debut aged 30 after moving from Accrington Stanley in August 1907.

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Game #699
Matchday #5

League Matchweek #5

Saturday, 21 September 1907

Football League | Division One | Away | Birmingham | St Andrew’s | 45,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-2 |

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | LLWWW |


Scorers | Albert Hall | 1 | Bobby Evans | 1 | Jimmy Cantrell | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Bert Turner |

LB Jock Logan |

FB Freddie Miles |

LB Tom Riley |

M Samuel Greenhalgh | FINAL |

M Rowland Codling |

W Bobby Evans | GOAL |

W Albert Hall | GOAL |

F Joe Bache |

F Joe Walters |

CF Jimmy Cantrell | GOAL |

On this day 21 September 1907

Midfielder Samuel Greenhalgh made his final appearance for Villa aged 25 before returning to Bolton Wanderers later this month.

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Game #700
Matchday #6

League Matchweek #6

Saturday, 28 September 1907

Football League | Division One | Home | Everton | Villa Park | 35,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-2 |

FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | LWWWL |


Line Up |

GK Bert Turner |

LB Jock Logan |

FB Freddie Miles |

LB Tom Riley |

M Jack Windmill |

M George Tranter |

W Bobby Evans |

W Albert Hall |

F Joe Bache |

F Joe Walters |

CF Jimmy Cantrell |

 

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Game #701
Matchday #7

League Matchweek #7

Saturday, 5 October 1907

Football League | Division One | Away | Sunderland | Roker Park | 25,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-3 |

FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WWWLL |


Line Up |

GK Bert Turner |

LB Jock Logan |

FB Freddie Miles |

LB Tom Riley | FINAL |

M George Tranter |

M Rowland Codling |

W Bobby Evans |

W Albert Hall |

W Charlie Wallace |

F Joe Bache |

CF Harry Hampton |

On this day 5 October 1907

Left back Tom Riley made his final appearance aged 25 before moving on to Brentwood FC in June 1908.

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Game #702
Matchday #8

League Matchweek #8

Saturday, 12 October 1907

Football League | Division One | Home | Woolwich Arsenal | Villa Park | 25,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-1 |

FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WWLLL |


Line Up |

GK Bert Turner |

LB Jock Logan |

FB Freddie Miles |

M Alex Leake |

M George Tranter |

M Rowland Codling |

W Albert Hall |

W Charlie Wallace |

F Joe Walters |

CF Jimmy Cantrell |

CF Harry Hampton |

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Game #703
Matchday #9

League Matchweek #9

Saturday, 19 October 1907

Football League | Division One | Away | Sheffield Wednesday | Owlerton Stadium | 18,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-2 |

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WLLLW |


Scorers | Albert Hall | 1 (pen) | Harry Hampton | 2 |

Line Up |

GK Bert Turner |

LB Jock Logan |

FB Freddie Miles |

M Alex Leake |

M George Tranter |

M Rowland Codling |

W Albert Hall | GOAL |

W Charlie Wallace |

F Joe Bache |

F Alec Logan |

CF Harry Hampton | GOAL | GOAL |

 

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Game #704
Matchday #10

League Matchweek #10

Saturday, 26 October 1907

Football League | Division One | Home | Bristol City | Villa Park | 22,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 4-4 |

FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | LLLWD |


Scorers | Joe Bache | 2 | Harry Hampton | 2 |

Line Up |

GK Bert Turner |

LB Jock Logan |

FB Freddie Miles |

M George Tranter |

M Rowland Codling |

M Alex Leake |

W Albert Hall |

W Charlie Wallace |

F Joe Bache | GOAL | GOAL |

F Alec Logan |

CF Harry Hampton | GOAL | GOAL |

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Game #705
Matchday #11

League Matchweek #11

Saturday, 2 November 1907

Football League | Division One | Away | Notts County | Trent Bridge | 12,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-0 |

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | LLWDW |


Scorers | Joe Bache | 1 | Alec Logan | 2 |

Line Up |

GK Billy George |

LB Jock Logan |

FB Freddie Miles |

FB Howard Spencer |

M George Tranter |

M Rowland Codling |

W Albert Hall |

W Charlie Wallace |

F Joe Bache | GOAL |

F Alec Logan | GOAL | GOAL |

CF Harry Hampton |

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Game #706
Matchday #12

League Matchweek #12

Saturday, 9 November 1907

Football League | Division One | Home | Manchester City | Villa Park | 20,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-2 |

FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | LWDWD |


Scorers | Harry Hampton | 2 (1 pen) |

Line Up |

GK Billy George |

LB Jock Logan |

FB Freddie Miles |

M George Tranter |

M Alex Leake | FINAL |

M Rowland Codling |

W Bobby Evans | FINAL |

W Charlie Wallace |

F Joe Bache |

F Alec Logan |

CF Harry Hampton | GOAL | GOAL |

On this day 9 November 1907

Winger Bobby Evans made his final appearance for Villa aged 21 before moving on to Sheffield United in October 1908 for a fee of £1,100.
Midfielder Alex Leake made his final Villa appearance aged 36 before moving on to Burnley in December 1907. Alex made 140 appearances and scored 9 goals across his 6 seasons with the club and winning the 1904-05 FA Cup.

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Game #707
Matchday #13

League Matchweek #13

Saturday, 16 November 1907

Football League | Division One | Away | Preston North End | Deepdale | 11,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-3 |

FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WDWDL |


Line Up |

GK Billy George |

LB Jock Logan |

FB Freddie Miles |

FB Howard Spencer |

M George Tranter |

M Rowland Codling |

W Albert Hall |

W Joseph Wilcox | DEBUT |

F Joe Bache |

F Alec Logan |

CF Harry Hampton |

On this day 16 November 1907

Winger Joseph Wilcox made his Villa debut aged 20 after moving from Dudley Town in July 1907.

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Game #708
Matchday #14

League Matchweek #14

Saturday, 23 November 1907

Football League | Division One | Home | Bury | Villa Park | 15,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-2 |

FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | DWDLD |


Scorers | Albert Hall | 1 | Alec Logan | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Billy George |

LB Jock Logan |

FB Freddie Miles |

M George Tranter |

M Rowland Codling |

M George Harris |

W Albert Hall | GOAL |

W Joseph Wilcox |

F Joe Bache |

F Alec Logan | GOAL |

CF Harry Hampton |

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Game #709
Matchday #15

League Matchweek #15

Saturday, 30 November 1907

Football League | Division One | Home | Newcastle United | Villa Park | 24,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-3 |

FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | WDLDD |


Scorers | Albert Hall | 1 | Joe Bache | 1 | Alec Logan | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Billy George |

LB Jock Logan |

FB Freddie Miles |

FB Howard Spencer | FINAL |

M George Tranter |

M Rowland Codling |

W Albert Hall | GOAL |

W Joseph Wilcox |

F George Reeves | DEBUT |

F Joe Bache | GOAL |

F Alec Logan | GOAL |

On this day 30 November 1907

Villa’s legendary full back Howard Spencer made his final appearance aged 32 after 294 starts over 14 seasons, scoring 2 goals and winning 4 League Championships in 1895-96, 1896-97, 1898-99 & 1899-00 and 3 FA Cups in 1894-95, 1896-97 & 1904-05.
Forward George Reeves made his Villa debut aged 23 after joining from Barnsley earlier this month for a fee of £1,000.

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Game #710
Matchday #16

League Matchweek #16

Saturday, 7 December 1907

Football League | Division One | Away | Liverpool | Anfield | 18,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-5 |

FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | DLDDL |


Line Up |

GK Billy George |

LB Jock Logan |

FB Tom Lyons | DEBUT |

FB Freddie Miles |

M George Tranter |

M Rowland Codling |

W Albert Hall |

W Charlie Wallace |

F George Reeves |

F Joe Bache |

F Alec Logan |

On this day 7 December 1907

Full back Tom Lyons made his Villa debut aged 22 after joining from Bridgetown Amateurs in April 1907.

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Game #711
Matchday #17

League Matchweek #17

Saturday, 14 December 1907

Football League | Division One | Home | Middlesbrough | Villa Park | 10,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 6-0 |

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | LDDLW |


Scorers | Albert Hall | 2 | Jimmy Cantrell | 2 | Alec Logan | 2 |

Line Up |

GK Billy George |

LB Jock Logan |

FB Tom Lyons |

FB Freddie Miles |

M George Tranter |

M Rowland Codling |

W Albert Hall | GOAL | GOAL |

W Charlie Wallace |

F Joe Bache |

F Alec Logan | GOAL | GOAL |

CF Jimmy Cantrell | GOAL | GOAL |

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Game #712
Matchday #18

League Matchweek #18

Saturday, 21 December 1907

Football League | Division One | Away | Sheffield United | Bramall Lane | 17,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-1 |

FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | DDLWD |


Scorers | Albert Hall | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Billy George |

LB Jock Logan |

FB Tom Lyons |

FB Freddie Miles |

M Rowland Codling |

W Albert Hall | GOAL |

W Charlie Wallace |

F Joe Bache |

F Alec Logan |

CF Jimmy Cantrell |

CF Billy Garraty |

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Game #713
Matchday #19

League Matchweek #19

Wednesday, 25 December 1907

Football League | Division One | Home | Nottingham Forest | Villa Park | 20,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 4-0 |

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | DLWDW |


Scorers | Joe Bache | 4 |

Line Up |

GK Billy George |

LB Jock Logan |

FB Tom Lyons |

FB Freddie Miles |

M Rowland Codling |

W Albert Hall |

W Charlie Wallace |

F Joe Bache | GOAL | GOAL | GOAL | GOAL |

F Alec Logan |

CF Jimmy Cantrell |

CF Billy Garraty |

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Game #714
Matchday #20

League Matchweek #20

Thursday, 26 December 1907

Football League | Division One | Away | Nottingham Forest | City Ground | 30,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-2 |

FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | LWDWD |


Scorers | Jimmy Cantrell | 2 |

Line Up |

GK Billy George |

LB Jock Logan |

FB Tom Lyons |

FB Freddie Miles |

M Rowland Codling |

W Albert Hall |

W Charlie Wallace |

F Joe Bache |

F Alec Logan |

CF Jimmy Cantrell | GOAL | GOAL |

CF Billy Garraty |

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Game #715
Matchday #21

League Matchweek #21

Saturday, 28 December 1907

Football League | Division One | Home | Chelsea | Villa Park | 30,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-0 |

FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | WDWDD |


Line Up |

GK Billy George |

LB Jock Logan |

FB Tom Lyons |

FB Freddie Miles |

M Rowland Codling |

W Albert Hall |

W Charlie Wallace |

F Joe Bache |

F Alec Logan |

CF Jimmy Cantrell |

CF Billy Garraty |

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Game #716
Matchday #22

League Matchweek #22

Saturday, 4 January 1908

Football League | Division One | Home | Blackburn Rovers | Villa Park | 15,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-1 |

FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | DWDDD |


Scorers | Joe Bache | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Billy George |

LB Jock Logan |

FB Tom Lyons |

FB Freddie Miles |

M George Harris |

W Albert Hall |

W Charlie Wallace |

F Joe Bache | GOAL |

F Alec Logan |

CF Jimmy Cantrell |

CF Billy Garraty |

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Game #717
Matchday #23

Saturday, 11 January 1908

FA Cup | 1st Round | Home | Stockport County | Villa Park | 16,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-0 |

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WDDDW |


Scorers | Joe Bache | 1 | Charlie Wallace | 1 | Alec Logan | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Billy George |

LB Jock Logan |

FB Tom Lyons |

FB Freddie Miles |

M George Tranter |

M Rowland Codling |

W Albert Hall |

W Charlie Wallace | GOAL |

F Joe Bache | GOAL |

F Alec Logan | GOAL |

CF Harry Hampton |

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Game #718
Matchday #24

League Matchweek #23

Saturday, 18 January 1908

Football League | Division One | Home | Birmingham | Villa Park | 39,500

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-3 |

FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | DDDWL |


Scorers | Albert Hall | 1 | Alec Logan | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Billy George |

LB Jock Logan |

FB Tom Lyons |

FB Freddie Miles |

M Rowland Codling |

W Roly Harper | FINAL |

W Albert Hall | GOAL |

F Joe Bache |

F Alec Logan | GOAL |

CF Billy Garraty |

CF Harry Hampton |

On this day 18 January 1908

Winger Roly Harper made his final appearance for Villa aged 26 before moving on to Notts County in March 1908.

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Game #719
Matchday #25

League Matchweek #24

Saturday, 25 January 1908

Football League | Division One | Away | Everton | Goodison Park | 30,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-1 |

FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | DDWLL |


Line Up |

GK Billy George |

LB Jock Logan |

FB Tom Lyons |

FB Freddie Miles |

M George Tranter |

M Rowland Codling |

W Albert Hall |

W Charlie Wallace |

F Joe Bache |

CF Billy Garraty |

CF Harry Hampton |

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Game #720
Matchday #26

Saturday, 1 February 1908

FA Cup | 2nd Round | Home | Hull City | Villa Park | 35,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-0 |

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | DWLLW |


Scorers | Albert Hall | 2 (1 pen) | Harry Hampton | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Billy George |

D Jock Logan |

FB Tom Lyons |

FB Freddie Miles |

M George Tranter |

M Rowland Codling |

W Albert Hall | GOAL | GOAL |

W Charlie Wallace |

F Joe Bache |

CF Billy Garraty |

CF Harry Hampton | GOAL |

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Game #721
Matchday #27