Season #30

| 1908-09 |

Games #736 - #774

 

1908-09 Club Summary 

Chairman | Fred Rinder |

Secretary | George Ramsay | 

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |

 1908-09 Season Summary 


Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
Games | #736 - #774 |

Captain(s) | #145 Joe Bache | #170 Freddie Miles |
Top Scorer | 11 | #145 Joe Bache | 11 League Goals |

Most Appearances | 35 | #197 Charlie Wallace | 34 League | 1 FA Cup | Appearance |

Final League Position | 7th Football League Division One |
FA Cup Progress | 1st Round |
Biggest Win | 3-0 vs. Bury (h) | Sheffield United (h) | Newcastle United (h) |
Highest Home Attendance | 42,000 vs. Manchester United |

 1908-09 Division One Table 

| 5 | The Wednesday | P38 | W17 | D6 | L15 | F67 | A61 | GR 1.10 | Pts 40 |
| 6 | Woolwich Arsenal | P38 | W14 | D10 | L14 | F52 | A49 | GR 1.06 | Pts 38 |

| 7 | Aston Villa | P38 | W14 | D10 | L14 | F58 | A56 | GR 1.04 | Pts 38 |
| 8 | Bristol City | P38 | W13 | D12 | L13 | F45 | A58 | GR 0.78 | Pts 38 |
| 9 |
Middlesbrough | P38 | W14 | D9 | L15 | F59 | A53 | GR 1.11 | Pts 37 |

 1908-09 Results 

| 1 | 1 Sep | a | Liverpool | L | 2-3 | 

| 2 | 5 Sep | h | Sheffield Wednesday | D | 1-1 | 

| 3 | 12 Sep | a | Nottingham Forest | W | 2-1 | 

| 4 | 19 Sep | h | Sunderland | W | 2-0 | 

| 5 | 26 Sep | a | Chelsea | W | 2-0 | 

| 6 | 3 Oct | h | Blackburn Rovers | D | 1-1 | 

| 7 | 10 Oct | a | Bradford City | D | 1-1 | 

| 8 | 17 Oct | h | Manchester United | W | 3-1 | 

| 9 | 24 Oct | a | Everton | L | 1-3 | 

| 10 | 31 Oct | h | Leicester Fosse | D | 1-1 | 

| 11 | 7 Nov | a | Woolwich Arsenal | W | 1-0 | 

| 12 | 14 Nov | h | Notts County | D | 1-1 | 

| 13 | 21 Nov | a | Newcastle United | W | 2-0 | 

| 14 | 28 Nov | h | Bristol City | D | 1-1 | 

| 15 | 5 Dec | a | Preston North End | L | 2-3 | 

| 16 | 12 Dec | h | Middlesbrough | L | 0-3 | 

| 17 | 19 Dec | a | Manchester City | L | 0-2 | 

| 18 | 25 Dec | h | Liverpool | D | 1-1 | 

| 19 | 26 Dec | h | Bury | W | 3-0 | 

| 20 | 1 Jan | a | Bury | W | 2-1 | 

| 21 | 2 Jan | a | Sheffield Wednesday | L | 2-4 | 

| 22 | 9 Jan | h | Nottingham Forest | L | 1-2 | 

| 23 | 16 Jan | a | Nottingham Forest (FAC R1) | L | 0-2 | 

| 24 | 23 Jan | a | Sunderland | L | 3-4 | 

| 25 | 30 Jan | h | Chelsea | D | 0-0 | 

| 26 | 6 Feb | a | Sheffield United | L | 1-3 | 

| 27 | 13 Feb | h | Bradford City | L | 1-3 | 

| 28 | 15 Feb | a | Blackburn Rovers | L | 1-3 | 

| 29 | 27 Feb | h | Everton | W | 3-1 | 

| 30 | 13 Mar | h | Woolwich Arsenal | W | 2-1 | 

| 31 | 20 Mar | a | Notts County | D | 1-1 | 

| 32 | 27 Mar | a | Leicester Fosse | L | 2-4 | 

| 33 | 31 Mar | a | Manchester United | W | 2-0 | 

| 34 | 3 Apr | a | Bristol City | D | 0-0 | 

| 35 | 9 Apr | h | Sheffield United | W | 3-0 | 

| 36 | 10 Apr | h | Preston North End | L | 2-4 | 

| 37 | 17 Apr | a | Middlesbrough | L | 0-1 | 

| 38 | 24 Apr | h | Manchester City | W | 2-1 | 

| 39 | 26 Apr | h | Newcastle United | W | 3-0 | 

 1908-09 Season Notes

After having finished league runners up in the previous campaign Villa fell back to 7th place. Villa won 3 fewer games over the league season and netted 19 less goals that the previous year to leave them with just 38 points - although that was enough to tie them with 6th placed Arsenal, finishing beneath the North London side on goal average. Villa once again struggled in the FA Cup, equalling their worst ever campaign by exiting the competition in the first round.


 1908-09 Season Statistics 


Games | 39 |

Won | 14 | 36% |   
Drew |
10 | 26% |  
Lost |
15 | 38% |

Unbeaten | 24 | 62% |


Goals Scored | 58 | 1.49 Goals per game |
Goals Conceded | 58 | 1.49 Goals per game |
Clean Sheets | 10 | 26% |

 

Average Home Attendance | 19,605 |

Longest winning run | 3 Games |

League winning run | 3 Games |
Longest unbeaten run | 7 Games |
Longest losing run | 4 Games |

Games without a win | 8 Games |
 

  1908-09 Squad Changes 
 

Debut Appearances | 11 |

#205 George Hunter | M | Saturday, 12 September 1908 | Nottingham Forest (a) | 23 |

#206 Sammy Whittaker | F | Saturday, 10 October 1908 | Bradford City (a) | 20 |

#207 Alfred Gittins | F | Saturday, 31 October 1908 | Leicester Fosse (h) | 22 |

#208 Jock McKenzie | RB | Saturday, 14 November 1908 | Notts County (h) | 33 |

#209 Edmund Eyre | W | Saturday, 12 December 1908 | Middlesbrough (h) | 26 |

#210 Arthur Layton | RB | Saturday, 19 December 1908 | Manchester City (a) | 23 |

#211 Frank Cornan | M | Saturday, 19 December 1908 | Manchester City (a) | 28 |

#212 George Travers | F | Saturday, 26 December 1908 | Bury (h) | 21 |

#213 Len Skiller | GK | Saturday, 9 January 1909 | Nottingham Forest (h) | 25 |

 #214 Jack Kearns | FB | Saturday, 27 February 1909 | Everton (h) | 28 |

#215 Arthur Cartlidge | GK | Saturday, 17 April 1909 | Middlesbrough (a) | 28 |

Final Appearances | 12 |

#204 Peter Kyle | CF | Saturday, 5 September 1908 | Sheffield Wednesday (h) | 27 |

#169 Jack Windmill | M | Saturday, 19 September 1908 | Sunderland (h) | 27 |

#200 Joseph Wilcox | W | Saturday, 10 October 1908 | Bradford City (a) | 21 |

#207 Alfred Gittins | F | Saturday, 31 October 1908 | Leicester Fosse (h) | 22 | 

#190 Rowland Codling | M | Saturday, 12 December 1908 | Middlesbrough (h) | 28 |

#213 Len Skiller | GK | Saturday, 16 January 1909 | Nottingham Forest (a) | FA Cup | 25 |

#195 Alec Logan | CF | Saturday, 13 February 1909 | Bradford City (h) | 27 |

 

 #208 Jock McKenzie | RB | Saturday, 13 February 1909 | Bradford City (h) | 33 |

#201 George Reeves | F | Saturday, 27 March 1909 | Leicester Fosse (a) | 24 |

 #203 Walter Kimberley | LB | Saturday, 10 April 1909 | Preston North End (h) | 24 |

#212 George Travers | F | Saturday, 10 April 1909 | Preston North End (h) | 21 |

 #211 Frank Cornan | M | Monday, 26 April 1909 | Newcastle United (h) | 28 |

 

 

 

 

 

 

          

1908-09 Squad Statistics 

 Youngest Player(s) | 20 |

#206 Sammy Whittaker |

#212 George Travers | 


 Oldest Player(s) | 34 |

#123 Billy George |

 

 

1908-09  Scorers

Goals Scored | 58 | League Goals | 58 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

| 11 | 

#145 Joe Bache | Goals Scored | 11 | League Goals | 11 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

| 9 | 

#176 Harry Hampton | Goals Scored | 9 | League Goals | 9 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

| 8 | 

#197 Charlie Wallace | Goals Scored | 8 | League Goals | 8 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

| 7 | 

#201 George Reeves | Goals Scored | 7 | League Goals | 7 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

#184 Joe Walters | Goals Scored | 7 | League Goals | 7 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

| 4 | 

#212 George Travers | Goals Scored | 4 | League Goals | 4 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

#209 Edmund Eyre | Goals Scored | 4 | League Goals | 4 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

| 3 | 

#195 Alec Logan | Goals Scored | 3 | League Goals | 3 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

| 2 | 

#183 Jock Logan | Goals Scored | 2 | League Goals | 2 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

| 1 | 

#196 George Tranter | Goals Scored | 1 | League Goals | 1 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

#192 Chris Buckley | Goals Scored | 1 | League Goals | 1 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

#171 Albert Hall | Goals Scored | 1 | League Goals | 1 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

 1908-09 Appearances 

| 35 | 

#170 Freddie Miles | Appearances | 35 | League | 34 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

#197 Charlie Wallace | Appearances | 35 | League | 34 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 32 | 

#145 Joe Bache | Appearances | 32 | League | 31 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 31 | 

#176 Harry Hampton | Appearances | 31 | League | 30 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 29 | 

#183 Jock Logan | Appearances | 29 | League | 28 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 27 | 

 #123 Billy George | Appearances | 27 | League | 27 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#192 Chris Buckley | Appearances | 27 | League | 26 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 24 | 

#201 George ReevesAppearances | 24 | League | 23 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 23 | 

#171 Albert Hall | Appearances | 23 | League | 23 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 21 | 

#196 George TranterAppearances | 21 | League | 21 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 18 | 

#202 Tom LyonsAppearances | 18 | League | 18 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#209 Edmund EyreAppearances | 18 | League | 17 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 16 | 

#205 George HunterAppearances | 16 | League | 15 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

#211 Frank CornanAppearances | 16 | League | 16 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 15 | 

#184 Joe Walters | Appearances | 15 | League | 15 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 10 | 

#210 Arthur LaytonAppearances | 10 | League | 9 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 9 | 

#214 Jack KearnsAppearances | 9 | League | 9 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 7 | 

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

| 6 | 

#195 Alec Logan | Appearances | 6 | League | 6 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 5 | 

 #190 Rowland Codling | Appearances | 5 | League | 5 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#208 Jock McKenzieAppearances | 5 | League | 5 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 4 | 

#206 Sammy WhittakerAppearances | 4 | League | 4 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

 

#212 George TraversAppearances | 4 | League | 4 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 3 | 

#203 Walter KimberleyAppearances | 3 | League | 3 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#215 Arthur CartlidgeAppearances | 3 | League | 3 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 2 | 

#213 Len SkillerAppearances | 2 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 1 | 

#204 Peter KyleAppearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#200 Joseph WilcoxAppearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#207 Alfred GittinsAppearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

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

 

 1908-09 'Keepers    

Arthur Cartlidge | Appearances | 3 | Conceded 2 | Ratio | 0.67 | 

Billy George | Appearances | 27 Conceded 39 | Ratio | 1.44 | 

Bert Turner | Appearances | 7 | Conceded 13 | Ratio | 1.86 | 

Len Skiller | Appearances | 2 | Conceded 4 | Ratio | 2.00 | 

 1908-09 Managerial Record 

Under George Ramsay’s management committee Villa had now achieved a win rate of 51%, losing 31% of their 756 League and FA Cup matches to date. 

In total George Ramsay had returned 1.71 points per game* and eight major trophies across his twenty five 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

  

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 1908-09 Kits 

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1908-09 Season Results 

Game #736
Matchday #1

League Matchweek #1

Tuesday, 1 September 1908

Football League | Division One | Away | Liverpool | Anfield | 25,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-3 |
FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | LWWWL |


Scorers | Jock Logan | 1 | Alec Logan | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Billy George |

LB Jock Logan | GOAL |

FB Tom Lyons |

FB Freddie Miles |

M George Tranter |

M Rowland Codling |

W Albert Hall |

W Charlie Wallace |

F Joe Bache |

F Alec Logan | GOAL |

F Joe Walters |

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Game #737
Matchday #2

League Matchweek #2

Saturday, 5 September 1908

Football League | Division One | Home | Sheffield Wednesday | Villa Park | 20,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-1 |
FT Result | Drew |

Last 5 Games | WWWLD |


Scorers | Joe Walters | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Billy George |

LB Jock Logan |

FB Tom Lyons |

FB Freddie Miles |

WH George Tranter |

WH Rowland Codling |

W Albert Hall |

W Charlie Wallace |

F Joe Bache |

F Joe Walters | GOAL |

CF Peter Kyle | FINAL |

On this day 5 September 1908

Centre forward Peter Kyle made his final appearance for aged 27 Villa before moving on to Sheffield United in October 1908 for a fee of £1,100.

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Game #738
Matchday #3

League Matchweek #3

Saturday, 12 September 1908

Football League | Division One | Away | Nottingham Forest | City Ground | 17,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-1 |
FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WWLDW |


Scorers | Joe Bache | 1 | Harry Hampton | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Billy George |

FB Tom Lyons |

FB Freddie Miles |

M George Tranter |

M Chris Buckley |

M George Hunter | DEBUT |

W Albert Hall |

W Charlie Wallace |

F George Reeves |

CF Harry Hampton | GOAL |

F Joe Bache | GOAL |

On this day 12 September 1908

Midfielder George Hunter made his Villa debut aged 23 after joining from Indian football in February 1908.

 

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Game #739
Matchday #4

League Matchweek #4

Saturday, 19 September 1908

Football League | Division One | Home | Sunderland | Villa Park | 26,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-0 |
FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WLDWW |


Scorers | Joe Bache | 1 | Harry Hampton | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Billy George |

FB Tom Lyons |

FB Freddie Miles |

M George Tranter |

M Chris Buckley |

M Jack Windmill | FINAL |

W Albert Hall |

W Charlie Wallace |

F George Reeves |

CF Harry Hampton | GOAL |

F Joe Bache | GOAL |

On this day 19 September 1908

Midfielder Jack Windmill made his final appearance for Villa aged 27 before retiring from football. Windmill had made 50 appearances and scored 1 goal across his 6 seasons with the club, winning the 1904-05 FA Cup.

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Game #740
Matchday #5

League Matchweek #5

Saturday, 26 September 1908

Football League | Division One | Away | Chelsea | Stamford Bridge | 60,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-0 |
FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | LDWWW |


Scorers | Joe Bache | 1 | George Reeves | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Billy George |

FB Tom Lyons |

FB Freddie Miles |

M Chris Buckley |

M George Tranter |

M Rowland Codling |

W Albert Hall |

W Charlie Wallace |

F George Reeves | GOAL |

CF Harry Hampton |

F Joe Bache | GOAL |

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Game #741
Matchday #6

League Matchweek #6

Saturday, 3 October 1908

Football League | Division One | Home | Blackburn Rovers | Villa Park | 25,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-1 |
FT Result | Drew |

Last 5 Games | DWWWD |


Scorers | Joe Bache | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Billy George |

FB Tom Lyons |

FB Freddie Miles |

M Chris Buckley |

M George Tranter |

M Rowland Codling |

W Charlie Wallace |

F George Reeves |

CF Harry Hampton |

F Joe Bache | GOAL |

F Joe Walters |

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Game #742
Matchday #7

League Matchweek #7

Saturday, 10 October 1908

Football League | Division One | Away | Bradford City | Valley Parade | 30,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-1 |
FT Result | Drew |

Last 5 Games | WWWDD |


Scorers | Joe Bache | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Billy George |

LB Jock Logan |

FB Tom Lyons |

FB Freddie Miles |

M Chris Buckley |

M George Tranter |

W Joseph Wilcox | FINAL |

F George Reeves |

CF Harry Hampton |

F Sammy Whittaker | DEBUT |

F Joe Bache | GOAL |

On this day 10 October 1908

Forward Sammy Whittaker made his Villa debut aged 20 after moving from Bloxwich Strollers in April 1908.
Winger Joseph Wilcox made his final appearance for Villa aged 21 before moving on to Birmingham City in November 1908.

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Game #743
Matchday #8

League Matchweek #8

Saturday, 17 October 1908

Football League | Division One | Home | Manchester United | Villa Park | 42,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-1 |
FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WWDDW |


Scorers | George Reeves | 2 | Harry Hampton | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Billy George |

LB Jock Logan |

FB Tom Lyons |

FB Freddie Miles |

M Chris Buckley |

M George Tranter |

W Albert Hall |

W Charlie Wallace |

F George Reeves | GOAL | GOAL |

CF Harry Hampton | GOAL |

F Joe Bache |

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Game #744
Matchday #9

League Matchweek #9

Saturday, 24 October 1908

Football League | Division One | Away | Everton | Goodison Park | 36,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-3 |
FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WDDWL |


Scorers | George Reeves | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Billy George |

LB Jock Logan |

FB Tom Lyons |

FB Freddie Miles |

M George Tranter |

M Chris Buckley |

W Albert Hall |

W Charlie Wallace |

F George Reeves | GOAL |

CF Harry Hampton |

F Joe Bache |

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Game #745
Matchday #10

League Matchweek #10

Saturday, 31 October 1908

Football League | Division One | Home | Leicester Fosse | Villa Park | 25,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-1 |
FT Result | Drew |

Last 5 Games | DDWLD |


Scorers | Joe Bache | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Billy George |

LB Jock Logan |

FB Tom Lyons |

FB Freddie Miles |

M George Tranter |

M Chris Buckley |

W Albert Hall |

W Charlie Wallace |

F Alfred Gittins | DEBUT | FINAL |

CF Harry Hampton |

F Joe Bache | GOAL |

On this day 31 October 1908

Forward Alfred Gittins made his one and only appearance for Villa 22 after joining from Luton Town earlier this month. Gittins would later move on to Croydon Common.

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Game #746
Matchday #11

League Matchweek #11

Saturday, 7 November 1908

Football League | Division One | Away | Woolwich Arsenal | Manor Ground, Plumstead | 20,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-0 |
FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | DWLDW |


Scorers | Joe Bache | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Billy George |

LB Jock Logan |

FB Tom Lyons |

FB Freddie Miles |

M Chris Buckley |

M George Tranter |

W Albert Hall |

W Charlie Wallace |

F George Reeves |

CF Harry Hampton |

F Joe Bache | GOAL |

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Game #747
Matchday #12

League Matchweek #12

Saturday, 14 November 1908

Football League | Division One | Home | Notts County | Villa Park | 15,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-1 |
FT Result | Drew |

Last 5 Games | WLDWD |


Scorers | George Tranter | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Billy George |

LB Jock Logan |

FB Jock McKenzie | DEBUT |

FB Freddie Miles |

M Chris Buckley |

M George Tranter | GOAL |

W Albert Hall |

W Charlie Wallace |

F George Reeves |

CF Harry Hampton |

F Joe Bache |

On this day 14 November 1908

Full back Jock McKenzie made his debut for Villa aged 33 after moving from Dundee in April 1908.

Game #748
Matchday #13

League Matchweek #13

Saturday, 21 November 1908

Football League | Division One | Away | Newcastle United | St James’ Park | 30,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-0 |
FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | LDWDW |


Scorers | George Reeves | 1 | Charlie Wallace | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Billy George |

LB Jock Logan |

FB Tom Lyons |

FB Freddie Miles |

M Chris Buckley |

M George Tranter |

W Albert Hall |

W Charlie Wallace | GOAL |

F George Reeves | GOAL |

CF Harry Hampton |

F Joe Bache |

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Game #749
Matchday #14

League Matchweek #14

Saturday, 28 November 1908

Football League | Division One | Home | Bristol City | Villa Park | 18,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-1 |
FT Result | Drew |

Last 5 Games | DWDWD |


Scorers | Joe Bache | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Billy George |

LB Jock Logan |

FB Tom Lyons |

FB Freddie Miles |

M Chris Buckley |

M George Tranter |

W Albert Hall |

W Charlie Wallace |

F George Reeves |

CF Harry Hampton |

F Joe Bache | GOAL |

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Game #750
Matchday #15

League Matchweek #15

Saturday, 5 December 1908

Football League | Division One | Away | Preston North End | Deepdale | 10,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-3 |
FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WDWDL |


Scorers | Joe Bache | 1 | Charlie Wallace | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Billy George |

LB Jock Logan |

FB Tom Lyons |

LB Walter Kimberley |

M Chris Buckley |

M George Tranter |

W Albert Hall |

W Charlie Wallace | GOAL |

F George Reeves |

CF Harry Hampton |

F Joe Bache | GOAL |

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Game #751
Matchday #16

League Matchweek #16

Saturday, 12 December 1908

Football League | Division One | Home | Middlesbrough | Villa Park | 20,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-3 |
FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | DWDLL |

Line Up |

GK Billy George |

LB Jock Logan |

FB Tom Lyons |

FB Freddie Miles |

M Chris Buckley |

M Rowland Codling | FINAL |

W Edmund Eyre | DEBUT |

W Charlie Wallace |

F George Reeves |

CF Harry Hampton |

F Joe Bache |

On this day 12 December 1908

Winger Edmund Eyre made his Villa debut aged 26 after moving from Birmingham this month.
Midfielder Rowland Codling made his final appearance for Villa aged 28 before moving onto Northampton Town in July 1909 after making 82 appearances over his 4 seasons.

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Game #752
Matchday #17

League Matchweek #17

Saturday, 19 December 1908

Football League | Division One | Away | Manchester CIty | Hyde Road | 12,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-2 |
FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WDLLL |

Line Up |

GK Billy George |

FB Freddie Miles |

RB Arthur Layton | DEBUT |

M Chris Buckley |

M Frank Cornan | DEBUT |

M George Tranter |

W Albert Hall |

W Edmund Eyre |

F George Reeves |

CF Harry Hampton |

F Joe Bache |

On this day 19 December 1908

Midfielder Frank Cornan made his debut for Villa aged 28 after joining from Birmingham in September 1908.
Right back Arthur Layton made his Villa debut aged 23 after moving from Rotherham Town in January 1908.

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Game #753
Matchday #18

League Matchweek #18

Friday, 25 December 1908

Football League | Division One | Home | Liverpool | Villa Park | 20,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-1 |
FT Result | Drew |

Last 5 Games | DLLLD |


Scorers | Alec Logan | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Billy George |

FB Freddie Miles |

RB Arthur Layton |

M Chris Buckley |

M George Hunter |

M Frank Cornan |

W Albert Hall |

W Edmund Eyre |

F Sammy Whittaker |

F Joe Bache |

F Alec Logan | GOAL |

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Game #754
Matchday #19

League Matchweek #19

Saturday, 26 December 1908

Football League | Division One | Home | Bury | Villa Park | 20,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-0 |
FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | LLLDW |


Scorers | George Travers | 3 |

Line Up |

GK Billy George |

FB Freddie Miles |

RB Arthur Layton |

M Frank Cornan |

M Chris Buckley |

M George Hunter |

W Albert Hall |

W Charlie Wallace |

F George Reeves |

F George Travers | DEBUT | GOAL | GOAL | GOAL |

F Joe Bache |

On this day 26 December 1908

Forward George Travers hit a hat-trick on his Villa debut aged 21 after joining from Birmingham earlier this month.

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Game #755
Matchday #20

League Matchweek #20

Friday, 1 January 1909

Football League | Division One | Away | Bury | Gigg Lane | 16,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-1 |
FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | LLDWW |


Scorers | Edmund Eyre | 1 | George Reeves | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Bert Turner |

FB Tom Lyons |

RB Arthur Layton |

M Chris Buckley |

M George Hunter |

M Frank Cornan |

W Edmund Eyre | GOAL |

W Charlie Wallace |

F George Reeves | GOAL |

F George Travers |

F Joe Bache |

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Game #756
Matchday #21

League Matchweek #21

Saturday, 2 January 1909

Football League | Division One | Away | Sheffield Wednesday | Owlerton Stadium | 15,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-4 |
FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | LDWWL |


Scorers | Chris Buckley  | 1 | George Reeves | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Bert Turner |

FB Tom Lyons |

RB Arthur Layton |

M Chris Buckley | GOAL |

M George Hunter |

M Frank Cornan |

W Edmund Eyre |

W Charlie Wallace |

F George Reeves | GOAL |

F George Travers |

F Joe Bache |

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Game #757
Matchday #22

League Matchweek #22

Saturday, 9 January 1909

Football League | Division One | Home | Nottingham Forest | Villa Park | 15,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-2 |
FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | DWWLL |


Scorers | Harry Hampton | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Len Skiller | GOAL |

LB Jock Logan |

FB Freddie Miles |

RB Arthur Layton |

M Chris Buckley |

M George Hunter |

W Albert Hall |

W Charlie Wallace |

F George Reeves |

CF Harry Hampton | GOAL |

F Joe Bache |

On this day 9 January 1909

Goalkeeper Len Skiller made his Villa debut aged 25 after joining from Leyton in September 1908.

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Game #758
Matchday #23

Saturday, 16 January 1909

FA Cup | 1st Round | Away | Nottingham Forest | City Ground | 14,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-2 |
FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WWLLL |

Line Up |

GK Len Skiller | FINAL |

LB Jock Logan |

M Chris Buckley |

M George Hunter |

FB Freddie Miles |

RB Arthur Layton |

W Edmund Eyre |

W Charlie Wallace |

F George Reeves |

CF Harry Hampton |

F Joe Bache |

On this day 16 January 1909

Goalkeeper Len Skiller made his final appearance for Villa aged 25 before moving on to Swindon Town in July 1909.

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Game #759
Matchday #24

League Matchweek #23

Saturday, 23 January 1909

Football League | Division One | Away | Sunderland | Roker Park | 20,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-4 |
FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WLLLL |


Scorers | Jock Logan | 1 | Alec Logan | 1 | Edmund Eyre | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Bert Turner |

LB Jock Logan | GOAL |

FB Jock McKenzie |

FB Freddie Miles |

M Chris Buckley |

M George Tranter |

W Edmund Eyre | GOAL |

W Charlie Wallace |

F Sammy Whittaker |

F Alec Logan | GOAL |

F Joey Walters | 

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Game #760
Matchday #25

League Matchweek #24

Saturday, 30 January 1909

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

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-0 |
FT Result | Drew |

Last 5 Games | LLLLD |

Line Up |

GK Billy George |

LB Jock Logan |

FB Jock McKenzie |

FB Freddie Miles |

M Chris Buckley |

M George Tranter |

W Edmund Eyre |

W Charlie Wallace |

F Sammy Whittaker |

F Alec Logan |

F Joey Walters | 

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Game #76§1
Matchday #26

League Matchweek #25

Saturday, 6 February 1909

Football League | Division One | Away | Sheffield United | Bramall Lane | 15,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-3 |
FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | LLLDL |


Scorers | Harry Hampton | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Billy George |

LB Jock Logan |

FB Jock McKenzie |

FB Freddie Miles |

M Chris Buckley |

M Frank Cornan |

W Albert Hall |

W Charlie Wallace |

CF Harry Hampton | GOAL |

F Joe Bache |

F Alec Logan |

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Game #76§2
Matchday #27

League Matchweek #26

Saturday, 13 February 1909

Football League | Division One | Home | Bradford City | Villa Park | 14,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-3 |
FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | LLDLL |


Scorers | Charlie Wallace | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Billy George |

LB Jock Logan |

FB Jock McKenzie | FINAL |

FB Freddie Miles |

M Chris Buckley |

M Frank Cornan |

W Albert Hall |

W Charlie Wallace | GOAL |

CF Harry Hampton |

F Joe Bache |

F Alec Logan | FINAL |

On this day 13 February 1909

Full back Jock McKenzie made his final appearance for Villa aged 33 before moving on to Bristol City in July 1909.
Forward Alec Logan made his final appearance for Villa aged 
27 before moving on to Falkirk in July 1909 after 25 appearances and scoring 12 goals.

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