Season #35

| 1913-14 |

Games #942 - #984

1913-14 Club Summary 

Chairman | Fred Rinder |

Secretary | George Ramsay | 

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |

 1913-14 Season Summary 


Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
Games | #942 - #984 |

Captain(s) | #145 Joe Bache | #221 Clem Stephenson |
Top Scorer | 24 | #176 Harry Hampton | 19 League | 5 FA Cup | Goals |

Most Appearances | 41 | #221 Clem Stephenson | 36 League | 5 FA Cup | Appearances |

Final League Position | Runners Up | 2nd Football League Division One |
FA Cup Progress | Semi Final |
Biggest Win | 6-0 vs. Manchester United (a) |
Highest Home Attendance | 57,293 vs. West Bromwich Albion, FA Cup |

 1913-14 Division One Table 

| 1 | Blackburn Rovers | P38 | W20 | D11 | L7 | F78 | A42 | GR 1.86 | Pts 51 |

| 2 | Aston Villa | P38 | W19 | D6 | L13 | F65 | A50 | GR 1.30 | Pts 44 |
| 3 | Middlesbrough | P38 | W19 | D5 | L14 | F77 | A60 | GR 1.28 | Pts 43 |
| 4 | Oldham Athletic | P38 | W17 | D9 | L12 | F55 | A45 | GR 1.22 | Pts 43 |
| 5 |
West Bromwich Albion | P38 | W15 | D13 | L10 | F46 | A42 | GR 1.10 | Pts 43 |

 1913-14 Results 

| 1 | 1 Sep | h | Manchester City | D | 1-1 | 

| 2 | 6 Sep | a | Bradford City | D | 0-0 | 

| 3 | 13 Sep | h | Blackburn Rovers | L | 1-3 | 

| 4 | 20 Sep | a | Sunderland | L | 0-2 | 

| 5 | 27 Sep | h | Everton | W | 3-1 | 

| 6 | 4 Oct | a | West Bromwich Albion | L | 0-1 | 

| 7 | 11 Oct | h | Sheffield Wednesday | W | 2-0 | 

| 8 | 18 Oct | a | Bolton Wanderers | L | 0-3 | 

| 9 | 25 Oct | h | Chelsea | L | 1-2 | 

| 10 | 1 Nov | a | Oldham Athletic | W | 1-0 | 

| 11 | 8 Nov | h | Manchester United | W | 3-1 | 

| 12 | 15 Nov | a | Burnley | L | 0-4 | 

| 13 | 22 Nov | h | Preston North End | W | 3-0 | 

| 14 | 29 Nov | a | Newcastle United | D | 2-2 | 

| 15 | 6 Dec | h | Liverpool | W | 2-1 | 

| 16 | 13 Dec | h | Tottenham Hotspur | D | 3-3 | 

| 17 | 20 Dec | a | Middlesbrough | L | 2-5 | 

| 18 | 25 Dec | a | Derby County | W | 2-0 | 

| 19 | 26 Dec | h | Sheffield United | W | 3-0 | 

| 20 | 27 Dec | h | Bradford City | L | 0-1 | 

| 21 | 1 Jan | a | Sheffield United | L | 0-3 | 

| 22 | 3 Jan | a | Blackburn Rovers | D | 0-0 | 

| 23 | 10 Jan | h | Stoke City (FAC R1) | W | 4-0 | 

| 24 | 17 Jan | h | Sunderland | W | 5-0 | 

| 25 | 24 Jan | a | Everton | W | 4-1 | 

| 26 | 31 Jan | a | Exeter City (FAC R2) | W | 2-1 | 

| 27 | 7 Feb | h | West Bromwich Albion | W | 2-0 | 

| 28 | 14 Feb | a | Sheffield Wednesday | W | 3-2 | 

| 29 | 21 Feb | h | West Bromwich Albion (FAC R3) | W | 2-1 | 

| 30 | 25 Feb | h | Bolton Wanderers | W | 1-0 | 

| 31 | 28 Feb | a | Chelsea | W | 3-0 | 

| 32 | 7 Mar | a | Sheffield Wednesday (FAC R4) | W | 1-0 | 

| 33 | 14 Mar | a | Manchester United | W | 6-0 | 

| 34 | 18 Mar | h | Oldham Athletic | D | 0-0 | 

| 35 | 21 Mar | h | Burnley | W | 1-0 | 

| 36 | 28 Mar | n | Liverpool (FAC SF) | L | 0-2 | 

| 37 | 1 Apr | a | Preston North End | L | 2-3 | 

| 38 | 4 Apr | h | Newcastle United | L | 1-3 | 

| 39 | 10 Apr | a | Manchester City | L | 1-3 | 

| 40 | 11 Apr | a | Liverpool | W | 1-0 | 

| 41 | 13 Apr | h | Derby County | W | 3-2 | 

| 42 | 18 Apr | a | Tottenham Hotspur | W | 2-0 | 

| 43 | 25 Apr | h | Middlesbrough | L | 1-3 | 

 1913-14 Season Notes 

Despite hitting 21 fewer goals compared to the previous campaign, Villa finished league runners up in the First Division for the second successive season. As a result Villa had now finished runners up in 3 of the last five seasons whilst winning the title once. Villa had now finished in the top two of English football on twelve occasions. Villa also reached their ninth FA Cup Semi final but couldn't make it to their seventh final.


 1913-14 Season Statistics 


Games | 43 |

Won | 23 | 53% |   
Drew |
6 | 14% |  
Lost |
14 | 33% |

Unbeaten | 29 | 67% |


Goals Scored | 74 | 1.72 Goals per game |
Goals Conceded | 54 | 1.26 Goals per game |
Clean Sheets | 18 | 42% |

 

Average Home Attendance | 26,327 |

Longest winning run | 11 Games |

League winning run | 3 Games |
Longest unbeaten run | 14 Games |
Longest losing run | 4 Games |

Games without a win | 4 Games |


 

  1913-14 Squad Changes 

Debut Appearances | 9 |

#246 Charlie Slade | F | Saturday, 20 September 1913 | Sunderland | Division One | 22 |

#247 John Laidlaw | F | Thursday, 25 December 1913 | Derby County | Division One | 22 |

#248 Jack McLaverty | CB | Thursday, 25 December 1913Derby CountyDivision One | 21 |

#249 Bob Chandler | GK | Friday, 26 December 1913 | Sheffield United | Division One | 19 |

#250 Reg Boyne | F | Saturday, 27 December 1913 | Bradford City | Division One | 22 |

#251 Bert McLachlan | M | Thursday, 1 January 1914 | Sheffield United | Division One | 21 |

#252 Archie Dyke | W | Saturday, 14 February 1914 | Sheffield Wednesday | Division One | 27 |

#253 Herby Smart | F | Saturday, 4 April 1914 | Newcastle United | Division One | 21 |

#254 Bill Williams | LB | Monday, 13 April 1914 | Derby County | Division One | 27 |

Final Appearances | 11 |

#171 Albert Hall | W | Saturday, 15 November 1913Burnley | Division One | 31 |

#246 Charlie Slade | F | Saturday, 15 November 1913 | Burnley | Division One | 22 |

#247 John Laidlaw | F | Friday, 26 December 1913 | Sheffield United | Division One | 22 |

#248 Jack McLaverty | CB | Saturday, 27 December 1913 | Bradford City | Division One | 21 |

#249 Bob Chandler | GK | Saturday, 27 December 1913 | Bradford City | Division One | 21 |

#196 George TranterM | Saturday, 3 January 1914Blackburn Rovers | Division One | 27 |

#170 Freddie MilesFB | Saturday, 14 March 1914Manchester United | Division One | 30 |

#253 Herby Smart | F | Saturday, 4 April 1914Newcastle UnitedDivision One | 21 |

#254 Bill Williams | LB | Monday, 13 April 1914Derby CountyDivision One | 27 |

#233 Len RichardsGK | Saturday, 18 April 1914Tottenham HotspurDivision One | 21 |

#251 Bert McLachlan | M | Saturday, 25 April 1914MiddlesbroughDivision One | 22 |

 1913-14 Squad Statistics 
 

Squad Size | 29 | +6 |
Average Age | 25 | -0.5 |

Youngest Player(s) | 19 |

Bob Chandler |


Oldest Player(s) | 34 |

Joe Bache |

Tommy Barber |

 1913-14  Scorers

Goals Scored | 74 | League Goals | 65 | FA Cup Goals | 9 | 

| 24 |

#176 Harry Hampton | Goals Scored | 24 | League Goals | 19 | FA Cup Goals | 5 | 

| 14 |

#221 Clem Stephenson | Goals Scored | 14 | League Goals | 12 | FA Cup Goals | 2 | 

| 13 |

#145 Joe Bache | Goals Scored | 13 | League Goals | 12 | FA Cup Goals | 1 | 

| 6 |

#227 Harold Edgley | Goals Scored | 6 | League Goals | 5 | FA Cup Goals | 1 | 

| 4 |

#197 Charlie Wallace | Goals Scored | 4 | League Goals | 4 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

#206 Sammy Whittaker | Goals Scored | 4 | League Goals | 4 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

#243 Tommy Barber | Goals Scored | 4 | League Goals | 4 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

| 2 |

Own Goal | Goals Scored | 2 | League Goals | 2 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

| 1 |

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

#239 Jim Harrop | Goals Scored | 1 | League Goals | 1 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

#251 Bert McLachlan | Goals Scored | 1 | League Goals | 1 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

 1913-14 Appearances

| 41 |

#221 Clem Stephenson | Appearances | 41 | League | 36 | FA Cup | 5 | . Player Profile

| 40 |

#239 Jim Harrop | Appearances | 40 | League | 35 | FA Cup | 5 | . Player Profile

| 39 |

#202 Tom Lyons | Appearances | 39 | League | 34 | FA Cup | 5 | . Player Profile

| 37 |

#197 Charlie Wallace | Appearances | 37 | League | 32 | FA Cup | 5 | . Player Profile

| 35 |

#176 Harry Hampton | Appearances | 35 | League | 30 | FA Cup | 5 | . Player Profile

#238 Sam Hardy | Appearances | 35 | League | 30 | FA Cup | 5 | . Player Profile

| 33 |

#242 Jimmy Leach | Appearances | 33 | League | 28 | FA Cup | 5 | . Player Profile

#229 Tommy Weston | Appearances | 33 | League | 28 | FA Cup | 5 | . Player Profile

#243 Tommy Barber | Appearances | 33 | League | 28 | FA Cup | 5 | . Player Profile

| 32 |

#145 Joe Bache | Appearances | 32 | League | 28 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

| 24 |

#227 Harold Edgley | Appearances | 24 | League | 19 | FA Cup | 5 | . Player Profile

| 15 |

#206 Sammy Whittaker | Appearances | 15 | League | 14 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 13 |

#235 Bill Morris | Appearances | 13 | League | 13 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 9 |

#196 George Tranter | Appearances | 9 | League | 9 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 8 |

#241 Andy McLachlan | Appearances | 8 | League | 8 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 7 |

#236 William Littlewood | Appearances | 7 | League | 7 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 6 |

#252 Archie Dyke | Appearances | 6 | League | 6 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#170 Freddie Miles | Appearances | 6 | League | 6 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#222 Brendel Anstey | Appearances | 6 | League | 6 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 4 |

#250 Reg Boyne | Appearances | 4 | League | 4 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 3 |

#251 Bert McLachlan | Appearances | 3 | League | 3 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#246 Charlie Slade | Appearances | 3 | League | 3 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#171 Albert Hall | Appearances | 3 | League | 3 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 2 |

#247 John Laidlaw | Appearances | 2 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#248 Jack McLaverty | Appearances | 2 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 1 |

#253 Herby Smart | Appearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#254 Bill Williams | Appearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#249 Bob Chandler | Appearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#233 Len Richards | Appearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 0 |

#240 Andy Ducat | Appearances | 0 | League | 0 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#244 Arthur Dobson | Appearances | 0 | League | 0 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

 1913-14 'Keepers

Bob Chandler | Appearances | 1 | Conceded | 0 | Ratio | 0.00 |

Len Richards | Appearances | 1 | Conceded | 0 | Ratio | 0.00 |

Sam Hardy | Appearances | 35 | Conceded | 42 | Ratio | 1.20 |

Brendel Anstey | Appearances | 6 | Conceded | 12 | Ratio | 2.00 |

 1913-14 Managerial Record 

Under George Ramsay’s management committee Villa had now achieved 500 victories at a win rate of 52%, losing 30% of their 966 League and FA Cup matches. 

In total George Ramsay had returned 1.74 points per game* and eleven major trophies across his thirty seasons in charge of Villa having won the FA Cup in 1887, 1895, 1897, 1905 and 1913 and the League title in 1893-94, 1895-96, 1896-97, 1898-99, 1899-00 and 1909-10.

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

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 1913-14 Kits 

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1913-14 Season Results 

Game #942
Matchday #1

League Matchweek #1

Monday, 1 September 1913

Football League | Division One | Home | Manchester City | Villa Park | 10,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-1 |
FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | WDWWD |


Scorers | Tommy Barber | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Sam Hardy |

CB Jim Harrop |

FB Tom Lyons |

LB Tommy Weston |

M George Tranter |

M Jimmy Leach |

M Tommy Barber | GOAL |

W Charlie Wallace |

F Clem Stephenson |

F Sammy Whittaker |

F Joe Bache |

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Game #943
Matchday #2

League Matchweek #2

Saturday, 6 September 1913

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

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-0 |

FT Result | Drew |

Last 5 Games | DWWDD |

Line Up |

GK Sam Hardy |

CB Jim Harrop |

FB Tom Lyons |

LB Tommy Weston |

M George Tranter |

M Jimmy Leach |

M Tommy Barber |

W Charlie Wallace |

F Andy McLachlan |

F Clem Stephenson |

F Joe Bache |

 

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Game #944
Matchday #3

League Matchweek #3

Saturday, 13 September 1913

Football League | Division One | Home | Blackburn Rovers | Villa Park | 38,575

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-2 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WDDLL |


Line Up |

GK Sam Hardy |

FB Tom Lyons |

LB Tommy Weston |

CB Jim Harrop |

M Tommy Barber |

M Jimmy Leach |

F Joe Bache |

F Sammy Whittaker |

W Charlie Wallace |

F Andy McLachlan |

F Clem Stephenson |

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Game #945
Matchday #4

League Matchweek #4

Saturday, 20 September 1913

Football League | Division One | Away | Sunderland | Roker Park | 35,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-1 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | DDLLL |

Line Up |

GK Sam Hardy |

FB Tom Lyons |

LB Tommy Weston |

CB Jim Harrop |

M Tommy Barber |

M Jimmy Leach |

M Charlie Slade | DEBUT |

F Joe Bache |

W Charlie Wallace |

F Clem Stephenson |

F Andy McLachlan |

On this day 20 September 1913

Midfielder Charlie Slade made his Villa debut aged 22 after joining from Stourbridge FC in June 1913.

Villa were now without a win in the first 4 games of the season having won 4 of the last 5 in the previous season.

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Game #946
Matchday #5

League Matchweek #5

Saturday, 27 September 1913

Football League | Division One | Home | Everton | Villa Park | 29,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | DLLLW |


Scorers | Joe Bache | 2 | Sammy Whittaker | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Sam Hardy |

CB Jim Harrop |

FB William Littlewood |

LB Tommy Weston |

M Charlie Slade |

M Jimmy Leach |

M Tommy Barber |

W Charlie Wallace |

F Clem Stephenson |

F Sammy Whittaker | GOAL |

F Joe Bache | GOAL | GOAL |

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Game #947
Matchday #6

League Matchweek #6

Saturday, 4 October 1913

Football League | Division One | Away | West Bromwich Albion | The Hawthorns | 48,057

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-1 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | LLLWL |

Line Up |

GK Sam Hardy |

CB Jim Harrop |

FB Tom Lyons |

LB Tommy Weston |

M George Tranter |

M Jimmy Leach |

M Tommy Barber |

W Charlie Wallace |

F Clem Stephenson |

CF Harry Hampton |

F Joe Bache |

On this day 4 October 1913

Villa’s poor start to the campaign continued; now having achieved just 1 win in the first 6 games of the season - their worst ever start in league football.

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Game #948
Matchday #7

League Matchweek #7

Saturday, 11 October 1913

Football League | Division One | Home | Sheffield Wednesday | Villa Park | 22,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | LLWLW |


Scorers | Tommy Barber | 1 | Harry Hampton | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Sam Hardy |

CB Jim Harrop |

FB Tom Lyons |

LB Tommy Weston |

M George Tranter |

M Jimmy Leach |

M Tommy Barber | GOAL |

W Charlie Wallace |

F Clem Stephenson |

CF Harry Hampton | GOAL |

F Joe Bache |

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Game #949
Matchday #8

League Matchweek #8

Saturday, 18 October 1913

Football League | Division One | Away | Bolton Wanderers | Burnden Park | 33,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-3 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | LWLWL |

Line Up |

GK Sam Hardy |

CB Jim Harrop |

FB Tom Lyons |

LB Tommy Weston |

M Jimmy Leach |

M Tommy Barber |

W Charlie Wallace |

F Clem Stephenson |

CF Harry Hampton |

F Sammy Whittaker |

F Joe Bache |

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Game #950
Matchday #9

League Matchweek #9

Saturday, 25 October 1913

Football League | Division One | Home | Chelsea | Villa Park | 36,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-2 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WLWLL |


Scorers | Own Goal | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Sam Hardy |

CB Jim Harrop |

CB Bill Morris |

FB Tom Lyons |

LB Tommy Weston |

M Jimmy Leach |

M Tommy Barber |

F Clem Stephenson |

CF Harry Hampton |

F Sammy Whittaker |

F Joe Bache |

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Game #951
Matchday #10

League Matchweek #10

Saturday, 1 November 1913

Football League | Division One | Away | Oldham Athletic | Boundary Park | 18,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | LWLLW |


Scorers | Clem Stephenson | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Sam Hardy |

CB Jim Harrop |

FB Tom Lyons |

LB Tommy Weston |

M George Tranter |

M Tommy Barber |

W Albert Hall |

W Charlie Wallace |

F Clem Stephenson | GOAL |

CF Harry Hampton |

F Sammy Whittaker |

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Game #952
Matchday #11

League Matchweek #11

Saturday, 8 November 1913

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

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WLLWW |


Scorers | Albert Hall | 1 | Sammy Whittaker | 1 | Harry Hampton | 1 (pen) |

Line Up |

GK Brendel Anstey |

CB Jim Harrop |

FB Tom Lyons |

LB Tommy Weston |

M George Tranter |

M Tommy Barber |

W Albert Hall | GOAL |

W Charlie Wallace |

F Clem Stephenson |

CF Harry Hampton | GOAL |

F Sammy Whittaker | GOAL |

On this day 8 November 1913

Villa had now won two consecutive games for the first time this season.

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Game #953
Matchday #12

League Matchweek #12

Saturday, 15 November 1913

Football League | Division One | Away | Burnley | Turf Moor | 20,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-4 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | LLWWL |

Line Up |

GK Brendel Anstey |

CB Jim Harrop |

FB Tom Lyons |

LB Tommy Weston |

M George Tranter |

M Charlie Slade | FINAL |

M Tommy Barber |

W Albert Hall | FINAL |

W Charlie Wallace |

F Clem Stephenson |

F Sammy Whittaker |

On this day 15 November 1913

Winger Albert Hall made his final appearance for Villa aged 31 before moving on to Millwall in December 1922. Albert had made 214 appearances and scored 61 goals across his 11 seasons with the club, winning the 1904-05 FA Cup and 1909-10 League title.

Midfielder Charlie Slade made the last of his three appearances for aged 22 before moving on to Huddersfield Town in August 1922.

 

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Game #954
Matchday #13

League Matchweek #13

Saturday, 22 November 1913

Football League | Division One | Home | Preston North End | Villa Park | 25,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | LWWLW |


Scorers | Charlie Wallace | 1 | Sammy Whittaker | 1 | Harry Hampton | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Sam Hardy |

CB Jim Harrop |

CB Bill Morris |

FB William Littlewood |

FB Freddie Miles |

M Jimmy Leach |

W Charlie Wallace | GOAL |

F Clem Stephenson |

CF Harry Hampton | GOAL |

F Sammy Whittaker | GOAL | 

F Joe Bache |

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Game #955
Matchday #14

League Matchweek #14

Saturday, 29 November 1913

Football League | Division One | Away | Newcastle United | St James’ Park | 20,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-2 |

FT Result | Drew |

Last 5 Games | WWLWD |

Scorers | Clem Stephenson | 1 | Harry Hampton | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Sam Hardy |

CB Jim Harrop |

CB Bill Morris |

FB Tom Lyons |

LB Tommy Weston |

M Tommy Barber |

W Charlie Wallace |

F Andy McLachlan |

F Clem Stephenson | GOAL |

CF Harry Hampton | GOAL |

F Joe Bache |

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Game #956
Matchday #15

League Matchweek #15

Saturday, 6 December 1913

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

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WLWDW |


Scorers | Harry Hampton | 2 (1 pen) |

Line Up |

GK Sam Hardy |

CB Jim Harrop |

CB Bill Morris |

FB Tom Lyons |

LB Tommy Weston |

M Tommy Barber |

W Charlie Wallace |

F Clem Stephenson |

CF Harry Hampton | GOAL | GOAL |

F Sammy Whittaker |

F Joe Bache |

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Game #957
Matchday #16

League Matchweek #16

Saturday, 13 December 1913

Football League | Division One | Home | Tottenham Hotspur | Villa Park | 24,500

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-3 |

FT Result | Drew |

Last 5 Games | LWDWD |


Scorers | Jim Harrop | 1 | Sammy Whittaker | 1 | Harry Hampton | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Sam Hardy |

CB Jim Harrop | GOAL |

CB Bill Morris |

FB Tom Lyons |

LB Tommy Weston |

M Tommy Barber |

W Charlie Wallace |

F Clem Stephenson |

CF Harry Hampton | GOAL |

F Sammy Whittaker | GOAL |

F Joe Bache |

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Game #958
Matchday #17

League Matchweek #17

Saturday, 20 December 1913

Football League | Division One | Away | Middlesbrough | Ayresome Park | 15,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-5 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WDWDL |


Scorers | Clem Stephenson | 2 |

Line Up |

GK Sam Hardy |

CB Jim Harrop |

FB Tom Lyons |

FB Freddie Miles |

M George Tranter |

M Tommy Barber |

W Charlie Wallace |

F Clem Stephenson | GOAL | GOAL |

CF Harry Hampton |

F Sammy Whittaker |

F Joe Bache |

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Game #959
Matchday #18

League Matchweek #18

Thursday, 25 December 1913

Football League | Division One | Away | Derby County | Baseball Ground | 9,500

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | DWDLW |


Scorers | Clem Stephenson | 1 | Harry Hampton | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Sam Hardy |

CB Jack McLaverty | DEBUT |

FB William Littlewood |

FB Freddie Miles |

M Jimmy Leach |

M Tommy Barber |

W Harold Edgley |

W Charlie Wallace |

F John Laidlaw | DEBUT |

F Clem Stephenson | GOAL |

CF Harry Hampton | GOAL |

On this day 25 December 1913

Forward John Laidlaw made his Villa debut aged 22 after joining from South Shields in December 1913.
Centre back Jack McLaverty made his debut aged 21 after joining from Birtley Colliery in February 1913.

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Game #960
Matchday #19

League Matchweek #19

Friday, 26 December 1913

Football League | Division One | Home | Sheffield United | Villa Park | 21,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | DWDLW |


Scorers | Tommy Barber | 1 | Charlie Wallace | 1 | Harry Hampton | 1 (pen) |

Line Up |

GK Bob Chandler | DEBUT | FINAL |

CB Jim Harrop |

FB William Littlewood |

FB Tom Lyons |

M Jimmy Leach |

M Tommy Barber | GOAL |

W Charlie Wallace | GOAL |

F John Laidlaw | FINAL |

F Clem Stephenson |

CF Harry Hampton | GOAL |

F Joe Bache |

On this day 26 December 1913

Forward John Laidlaw made his second and final appearance for Villa aged 22 before moving on to Kilmarnock in June 1914.
Goalkeeper Bob Chandler made his sole appearance for Villa aged 19 after joining from Glossop North End in August 1913. Bob moved on to Walsall in September 1914.

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Game #961
Matchday #20

League Matchweek #20

Saturday, 27 December 1913

Football League | Division One | Home | Bradford City | Villa Park | 35,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-1 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WDLWL |

Line Up |

GK Sam Hardy |

CB Jack McLaverty | FINAL |

FB William Littlewood |

FB Tom Lyons |

M Jimmy Leach |

M Tommy Barber |

W Harold Edgley |

W Charlie Wallace |

F Reg Boyne | DEBUT |

F Clem Stephenson |

CF Harry Hampton  |

On this day 27 December 1913

Forward Reg Boyne made his Villa debut aged 22 after joining from New Zealand amateur side Everton FC in August 1913.
Centre back Jack McLaverty made his second and final appearance for Villa aged 22 before moving on to Chesterfield in June 1914 for a fee of £25.

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Game #962
Matchday #21

League Matchweek #21

Thursday, 1 January 1914

Football League | Division One | Away | Sheffield United | Bramall Lane | 39,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-3 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | DLWLL |

Line Up |

GK Sam Hardy |

CB Jim Harrop |

FB William Littlewood |

FB Tom Lyons |

M Jimmy Leach |

M Bert McLachlan | DEBUT |

W Charlie Wallace |

F Reg Boyne |

F Clem Stephenson |

CF Harry Hampton |

F Joe Bache |

On this day 1 January 1914

Midfielder Bert McLachlan made his Villa debut aged 21 after joining from St. Cuthbert’s Wanderers in September 1913.

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Game #963
Matchday #22

League Matchweek #22

Saturday, 3 January 1914

Football League | Division One | Away | Blackburn Rovers | Ewood Park | 20,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-0 |

FT Result | Drew |

Last 5 Games | LWLLD |

Line Up |

GK Sam Hardy |

CB Jim Harrop |

FB Tom Lyons |

LB Tommy Weston |

M George Tranter | FINAL |

W Harold Edgley |

W Charlie Wallace |

F Reg Boyne |

F Clem Stephenson |

CF Harry Hampton |

F Sammy Whittaker |

On this day 3 January 1914

Midfielder George Tranter made his final appearance for Villa aged 27 before retiring from football. George made 174 appearances for Villa, scoring once over his 9 seasons with the club.

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Game #964
Matchday #23

Saturday, 10 January 1914

FA Cup | 1st Round | Home | Stoke City | Villa Park | 18,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 4-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WLLDW |


Scorers | Clem Stephenson | 2 | Harry Hampton | 2 |

Line Up |

GK Sam Hardy |

CB Jim Harrop |

FB Tom Lyons |

LB Tommy Weston |

M Jimmy Leach |

M Tommy Barber |

W Harold Edgley |

W Charlie Wallace |

F Clem Stephenson | GOAL | GOAL | 

CF Harry Hampton | GOAL | GOAL | 

F Sammy Whittaker |

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Game #965
Matchday #24

League Matchweek #23

Saturday, 17 January 1914

Football League | Division One |  Home | Sunderland | Villa Park | 32,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 5-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | LLDWW |


Scorers | Joe Bache | 2 | Harold Edgley | 2 | Harry Hampton | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Sam Hardy |

CB Jim Harrop |

FB Tom Lyons |

LB Tommy Weston |

M Jimmy Leach |

M Tommy Barber |

W Harold Edgley | GOAL |  GOAL | 

W Charlie Wallace |

F Clem Stephenson |

CF Harry Hampton | GOAL | 

F Joe Bache | GOAL | GOAL | 

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Game #966
Matchday #25

League Matchweek #24

Saturday, 24 January 1914

Football League | Division One | Home | Everton | Villa Park | 25,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 4-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | LDWWW |


Scorers | Clem Stephenson | 2 | Harry Hampton | 1 | Own Goal | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Sam Hardy |

CB Jim Harrop |

FB Tom Lyons |

LB Tommy Weston |

M Jimmy Leach |

M Tommy Barber |

W Harold Edgley |

W Charlie Wallace |

F Clem Stephenson | GOAL | GOAL | 

CF Harry Hampton | GOAL | 

F Joe Bache |

On this day 24 January 1914

Villa had now won 3 consecutive games for the first time this season. Villa had now scored 13 goals in their last 3 games compared to 7 in their previous 6.

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Game #967
Matchday #26

Saturday, 31 January 1914

FA Cup | 2nd Round | Away | Exeter City | St James’ Park | 9,600

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | DWWWW |


Scorers | Harry Hampton | 2 |

Line Up |

GK Sam Hardy |

CB Jim Harrop |

FB Tom Lyons |

LB Tommy Weston |

M Jimmy Leach |

M Tommy Barber |

W Harold Edgley |

W Charlie Wallace |

F Clem Stephenson |

CF Harry Hampton | GOAL | GOAL | 

F Joe Bache |

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Game #968
Matchday #27

League Matchweek #25

Saturday, 7 February 1914

Football League | Division One | Home | West Bromwich Albion | Villa Park | 48,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WWWWW |


Scorers | Tommy Barber | 1 | Charlie Wallace | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Sam Hardy |

CB Jim Harrop |

FB Tom Lyons |

LB Tommy Weston |

M Jimmy Leach |

M Tommy Barber | GOAL | 

W Harold Edgley |

W Charlie Wallace | GOAL | 

F Clem Stephenson |

CF Harry Hampton |

F Joe Bache |

On this day 7 February 1914

Villa had now won 5 consecutive games having only won 8 in the previous 22.