Season #40

| 1922-23 |

Games #1168 - #1210

1922-23 Club Summary 

Chairman | Fred Rinder |

Secretary | George Ramsay | 

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |

 1922-23 Season Summary 


Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
Games | #1168 - #1210 |

Captain(s) | #259 Frank Moss |
Top Scorer | 24 | #277 Billy Walker | 24 League Goals |

Most Appearances | 43 | #279 Tommy Smart | 42 League | 1 FA Cup | Appearances |

Final League Position | 6th Football League Division One |
FA Cup Progress | 1st Round |
Biggest Win | 6-0 vs. Stoke City (h) |
Highest Home Attendance | 50,000 vs. Burnley |

 1922-23 Division One Table 

| 4 | Newcastle United | P42 | W18 | D12 | L12 | F45 | A37 | GR 1.22 | Pts 48 |
| 5 | Everton | P42 | W20 | D7 | L15 | F63 | A59 | GR 1.07 | Pts 47 |

| 6 | Aston Villa | P42 | W18 | D10 | L14 | F64 | A51 | GR 1.25 | Pts 46 |
| 7 | West Bromwich Albion | P42 | W17 | D11 | L14 | F58 | A49 | GR 1.18 | Pts 45 |
| 8 |
Manchester City | P42 | W17 | D11 | L14 | F50 | A49 | GR 1.02 | Pts 45 |

 1922-23 Results 

| 1 | 26 Aug | h | Blackburn Rovers | W | 2-0 | 

| 2 | 28 Aug | a | Cardiff City | L | 0-3 | 

| 3 | 2 Sep | a | Blackburn Rovers | L | 2-4 | 

| 4 | 4 Sep | h | Cardiff City | L | 1-3 | 

| 5 | 9 Sep | h | West Bromwich Albion | W | 2-0 | 

| 6 | 16 Sep | a | West Bromwich Albion | L | 0-3 | 

| 7 | 23 Sep | h | Middlesbrough | D | 2-2 | 

| 8 | 30 Sep | a | Middlesbrough | D | 2-2 | 

| 9 | 7 Oct | h | Tottenham Hotspur | W | 2-0 | 

| 10 | 14 Oct | a | Tottenham Hotspur | W | 2-1 | 

| 11 | 21 Oct | h | Bolton Wanderers | W | 2-0 | 

| 12 | 28 Oct | a | Bolton Wanderers | L | 0-3 | 

| 13 | 4 Nov | a | Oldham Athletic | W | 2-0 | 

| 14 | 11 Nov | h | Oldham Athletic | W | 3-0 | 

| 15 | 18 Nov | a | Liverpool | L | 0-3 | 

| 16 | 25 Nov | h | Liverpool | L | 0-1 | 

| 17 | 2 Dec | a | Sheffield United | D | 1-1 | 

| 18 | 9 Dec | h | Sheffield United | L | 0-1 | 

| 19 | 16 Dec | h | Newcastle United | D | 1-1 | 

| 20 | 23 Dec | a | Newcastle United | D | 0-0 | 

| 21 | 25 Dec | a | Burnley | D | 1-1 | 

| 22 | 26 Dec | h | Burnley | W | 3-1 | 

| 23 | 30 Dec | h | Preston North End | W | 1-0 | 

| 24 | 6 Jan | a | Preston North End | L | 2-3 | 

| 25 | 13 Jan | h | Blackburn Rovers (FAC R1) | L | 0-1 | 

| 26 | 20 Jan | a | Nottingham Forest | L | 1-3 | 

| 27 | 27 Jan | h | Nottingham Forest | W | 4-0 | 

| 28 | 3 Feb | h | Manchester City | W | 2-0 | 

| 29 | 10 Feb | a | Manchester City | D | 1-1 | 

| 30 | 17 Feb | h | Stoke | W | 6-0 | 

| 31 | 24 Feb | a | Stoke | D | 1-1 | 

| 32 | 3 Mar | h | Huddersfield Town | W | 2-1 | 

| 33 | 10 Mar | a | Huddersfield Town | W | 5-3 | 

| 34 | 17 Mar | a | Birmingham | L | 0-1 | 

| 35 | 24 Mar | h | Birmingham | W | 3-0 | 

| 36 | 30 Mar | h | Chelsea | W | 1-0 | 

| 37 | 31 Mar | a | Arsenal | L | 0-2 | 

| 38 | 2 Apr | a | Chelsea | D | 1-1 | 

| 39 | 7 Apr | h | Arsenal | D | 1-1 | 

| 40 | 14 Apr | a | Everton | L | 1-2 | 

| 41 | 21 Apr | h | Everton | W | 3-0 | 

| 42 | 28 Apr | a | Sunderland | L | 0-2 | 

| 43 | 28 Apr | h | Sunderland | W | 1-0 | 

 1922-23 Season Notes 

Villa posted a second consecutive top 6 finish as George Ramsay reduced the average age of the squad from 26.3 years old in 1920-21 to 23.9. Goals scored however we significantly lower this season with only Billy Walker making it into double figures as the league again adopted a structure of back to back fixtures,

 1922-23 Season Statistics 


Games | 43 |

Won | 18 | 42% |   
Drew |
10 | 23% |  
Lost |
15 | 35% |

Unbeaten | 28 | 65% |


Goals Scored | 64 | 1.49 Goals per game |
Goals Conceded | 52 | 1.21 Goals per game |
Clean Sheets | 15 | 35% |

 

Average Home Attendance | 30,318 |

Longest winning run | 3 Games |

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

Games without a win | 7 Games |


 1922-23 Squad Changes 


Debut Appearances | 3 |

#294 William Adshead | Saturday, 2 September 1922 | Blackburn Rovers | Division One | 21 | 

#295 Cecil Harris | Saturday, 16 December 1922 | Newcastle United | Division One | 24 |

#296 John Roxborough | Saturday, 10 February 1923 | Manchester City | Division One | 21 | 

Final Appearances | 3 |

#294 William Adshead | Monday, 4 September 1922 | Cardiff City | Division One | 21 |

#292 George Harkus | Saturday, 20 January 1923 | Nottingham Forest | Division One | 24 |

#296 John Roxborough | Saturday, 5 May 1923 | Sunderland | Division One | 21 |

 

 1922-23 Squad Statistics 

Squad Size | 20 | -7 |
Average Age | 23.9 | -0.9 |

Youngest Player(s) | 20 |

#281 Cyril Spiers |

#286 Ian Dickson |


Oldest Player(s) | 27 |

#259 Frank Moss |

#291 Len Capewell |

 1922-23  Scorers

Goals Scored | 64 | League Goals | 64 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

| 24 |

#277 Billy Walker | Goals Scored | 24 | League Goals | 24 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

| 9 |

#260 Dicky York | Goals Scored | 9 | League Goals | 9 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

| 7 |

#274 Billy Kirton | Goals Scored | 7 | League Goals | 7 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

#286 Ian Dickson | Goals Scored | 7 | League Goals | 7 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

#265 Arthur Dorrell | Goals Scored | 7 | League Goals | 7 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

| 5 |

#291 Len Capewell | Goals Scored | 5 | League Goals | 5 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

| 2 |

#259 Frank Moss | Goals Scored | 2 | League Goals | 2 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

#296 John Roxborough | Goals Scored | 2 | League Goals | 2 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

| 1 |

#294 William Adshead | Goals Scored | 1 | League Goals | 1 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

 1922-23 Appearances  

| 43 |

#279 Tommy Smart | Appearances | 43 | League | 42 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 42 |

#265 Arthur Dorrell | Appearances | 42 | League | 41 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 41 |

#277 Billy Walker | Appearances | 41 | League | 40 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 39 |

#284 George Blackburn | Appearances | 39 | League | 38 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 37 |

#260 Dicky York | Appearances | 37 | League | 36 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 36 |

#280 Tommy Ball | Appearances | 36 | League | 35 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 35 |

#281 Cyril Spiers | Appearances | 35 | League | 34 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

#293 Tommy Mort | Appearances | 35 | League | 34 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 33 |

#259 Frank Moss | Appearances | 33 | League | 32 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 32 |

#274 Billy Kirton | Appearances | 32 | League | 31 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 31 |

#286 Ian Dickson | Appearances | 31 | League | 30 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 17 |

#291 Len Capewell | Appearances | 17 | League | 17 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 14 |

#290 Jock Johnstone | Appearances | 14 | League | 14 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 12 |

#296 John Roxborough | Appearances | 12 | League | 12 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 8 |

#283 Tommy Jackson | Appearances | 8 | League | 8 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 5 |

#288 George Stephenson | Appearances | 5 | League | 5 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#295 Cecil Harris | Appearances | 5 | League | 5 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 3 |

#289 Percy Jones | Appearances | 3 | League | 3 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#292 George Harkus | Appearances | 3 | League | 3 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 2 |

#294 William Adshead | Appearances | 2 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

 1922-23 'Keepers  

#281 Cyril Spiers | Appearances | 35 | Conceded | 37 | Ratio | 1.07 |

#283 Tommy Jackson | Appearances | 8  | Conceded | 15 | Ratio | 1.88 |

 1922-23 Managerial Record 

Under George Ramsay’s management committee Villa had now achieved over 600 victories with a win rate of 50%, losing 31% of their 1,192 League and FA Cup matches. 

In total George Ramsay had returned 1.69 points per game* and twelve major trophies across his thirty five seasons in charge of Villa having won the FA Cup in 1887, 1895, 1897, 1905, 1913 and 1920 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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 1922-23 Kits 

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 1922-23 Season Results 

Game #1168
Matchday #1

League Matchweek #1

Saturday, 26 August 1922

Football League | Division One | Home | Blackburn Rovers | Villa Park | 40,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-0 | 

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | LLWLW |


Scorers | Billy Walker | 1 | Billy Kirton | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

LH George Blackburn |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Frank Moss |

LB Tommy Mort |

WH George Harkus |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IR Billy Kirton | GOAL |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL |

CF Ian Dickson |

Game #1169
Matchday #2

League Matchweek #2

Monday, 28 August 1922

Football League | Division One | Away | Cardiff City | Ninian Park | 45,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-3 | 

FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | LWLWL |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Frank Moss |

LB Tommy Mort |

WH George Harkus |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IR Billy Kirton |

IF Billy Walker |

IF Len Capewell |

F Jock Johnstone |


 

Game #1170
Matchday #3

League Matchweek #3

Saturday, 2 September 1922

Football League | Division One | Away | Blackburn Rovers | Ewood Park | 25,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-4 | 

FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WLWLL |


Scorers | Dicky York | 1 | Billy Kirton | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

CH William Barnie-Adshead | DEBUT |

LH George Blackburn |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Frank Moss |

LB Tommy Mort |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York | GOAL |

IR Billy Kirton | GOAL |

IF Billy Walker |

IF Len Capewell |

On this day 2 September 1922
Centre half William Barnie-Adshead made his Villa debut after joining from Corinthians in August 1920.

Game #1171
Matchday #4

League Matchweek #4

Monday, 4 September 1922

Football League | Division One | Home | Cardiff City | Villa Park | 25,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-3 | 

FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | LWLLL |


Scorers | William Barnie-Adshead | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

CH William Barnie-Adshead | GOAL | FINAL |

LH George Blackburn |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Frank Moss |

LB Tommy Mort |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IR Billy Kirton |

IF Billy Walker |

IF Len Capewell |

On this day 4 September 1922

Centre half William Barnie-Adshead made a goalscoring farewell for Villa just 2 days after his debut before re-joining Corinthians in June 1923.

Game #1172
Matchday #5

League Matchweek #5

Saturday, 9 September 1922

Football League | Division One | Home | West Bromwich Albion | Villa Park | 40,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-0 | 

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WLLLW |


Scorers | Len Capewell | 1 | Frank Moss | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

D Tommy Ball |

LH George Blackburn |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Frank Moss | GOAL |

LB Tommy Mort |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IR Billy Kirton |

IF Billy Walker |

IF Len Capewell | GOAL |

Game #1173
Matchday #6

League Matchweek #6

Saturday, 16 September 1922

Football League | Division One | Away | West Bromwich Albion | The Hawthorns | 39,576

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-3 | 

FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | LLLWL |

Scorers |
Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

D Tommy Ball |

LH George Blackburn |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Frank Moss |

LB Tommy Mort |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IR Billy Kirton |

IF Billy Walker |

IF Len Capewell |

Game #1174
Matchday #7

League Matchweek #7

Saturday, 23 September 1922

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

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-2 | 

FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | LLWLD |


Scorers | Ian Dickson | 1 | Arthur Dorrell | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

D Tommy Ball |

LH George Blackburn |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Frank Moss |

LB Tommy Mort |

OL Arthur Dorrell | GOAL |

OR Dicky York |

IR Billy Kirton |

IF Billy Walker |

CF Ian Dickson | GOAL |

Game #1175
Matchday #8

League Matchweek #8

Saturday, 30 September 1922

Football League | Division One | Away | Middlesbrough | Ayresome Park | 25,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-2 | 

FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | LWLDD |


Scorers | Billy Walker | 1 | Billy Kirton | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Cyril Spiers |

D Tommy Ball |

LH George Blackburn |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Frank Moss |

LB Tommy Mort |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IR Billy Kirton | GOAL |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL |

CF Ian Dickson |

Game #1176
Matchday #9

League Matchweek #9

Saturday, 7 October 1922

Football League | Division One | Home | Tottenham Hotspur | Villa Park | 40,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-0 | 

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WLDDW |


Scorers | Arthur Dorrell | 2 |

Line Up |

GK Cyril Spiers |

D Tommy Ball |

LH George Blackburn |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Frank Moss |

LB Tommy Mort |

OL Arthur Dorrell | GOAL | GOAL |

OR Dicky York |

IF Billy Walker |

IF George Stephenson |

CF Ian Dickson |

Game #1177
Matchday #10

League Matchweek #10

Saturday, 14 October 1922

Football League | Division One | Away | Tottenham Hotspur | White Hart Lane | 50,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-1 | 

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | LDDWW |


Scorers | Ian Dickson | 1 | Billy Walker | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Cyril Spiers |

D Tommy Ball |

LH George Blackburn |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Frank Moss |

LB Tommy Mort |

OR Dicky York |

IR Billy Kirton |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL |

IF George Stephenson |

CF Ian Dickson | GOAL |

.

Game #1178
Matchday #11

League Matchweek #11

Saturday, 21 October 1922

Football League | Division One | Home | Bolton Wanderers | Villa Park | 27,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-0 | 

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | LDDWW |


Scorers | Billy Walker | 1 (pen) | Dicky York | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Cyril Spiers |

D Tommy Ball |

LH George Blackburn |

FB Tommy Smart |

LB Tommy Mort |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York | GOAL |

IR Billy Kirton |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL |

F Jock Johnstone |

CF Ian Dickson |

Game #1179
Matchday #12

League Matchweek #12

Saturday, 28 October 1922

Football League | Division One | Away | Bolton Wanderers | Burnden Park | 25,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-3 | 

FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | DWWWL |

Line Up |

GK Cyril Spiers |

D Tommy Ball |

LH George Blackburn |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Frank Moss |

LB Tommy Mort |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IR Billy Kirton |

IF Billy Walker |

CF Ian Dickson |

Game #1180
Matchday #13

League Matchweek #13

Saturday, 4 November 1922

Football League | Division One | Away | Oldham Athletic | Boundary Park | 12,464

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-0 | 

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WWWLW |


Scorers | Billy Walker | 1 | Billy Kirton | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Cyril Spiers |

D Tommy Ball |

LH George Blackburn |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Frank Moss |

LB Tommy Mort |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IR Billy Kirton | GOAL |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL |

CF Ian Dickson |

Game #1181
Matchday #14

League Matchweek #14

Saturday, 11 November 1922

Football League | Division One | Home | Oldham Athletic | Villa Park | 28,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-0 | 

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WWLWW |


Scorers | Dicky York | 1 | Billy Kirton | 2 |

Line Up |

GK Cyril Spiers |

D Tommy Ball |

LH George Blackburn |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Frank Moss |

LB Tommy Mort |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York | GOAL |

IR Billy Kirton | GOAL | GOAL |

IF Billy Walker |

CF Ian Dickson |

Game #1182
Matchday #15

League Matchweek #15

Saturday, 18 November 1922

Football League | Division One | Away | Liverpool | Anfield | 3,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-3 | 

FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WLWWL |


Line Up |

GK Cyril Spiers |

D Tommy Ball |

LH George Blackburn |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Frank Moss |

LB Tommy Mort |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IR Billy Kirton |

IF Billy Walker |

CF Ian Dickson |

Game #1183
Matchday #16

League Matchweek #16

Saturday, 25 November 1922

Football League | Division One | Home | Liverpool | Villa Park | 40,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-1 | 

FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | LWWLL |

Line Up |

GK Cyril Spiers |

D Tommy Ball |

LH George Blackburn |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Frank Moss |

LB Tommy Mort |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IR Billy Kirton |

IF Billy Walker |

IF George Stephenson |

Game #1184
Matchday #17

League Matchweek #17

Saturday, 2 December 1922

Football League | Division One | Away | Sheffield United | Bramall Lane | 18,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-1 | 

FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | WWLLD |


Scorers | Billy Walker | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Cyril Spiers |

D Tommy Ball |

LH George Blackburn |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Frank Moss |

LB Tommy Mort |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IR Billy Kirton |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL | 

CF Ian Dickson |

Game #1185
Matchday #18

League Matchweek #18

Saturday, 9 December 1922

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

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-1 | 

FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WLLDL |

Line Up |

GK Cyril Spiers |

D Tommy Ball |

LH George Blackburn |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Frank Moss |

LB Tommy Mort |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IR Billy Kirton |

IF Billy Walker |

CF Ian Dickson |

Game #1186
Matchday #19

League Matchweek #19

Saturday, 16 December 1922

Football League | Division One | Home | Newcastle United | Villa Park | 17,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-1 | 

FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | LLDLD |


Scorers | Dicky York | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Cyril Spiers |

D Tommy Ball |

LH George Blackburn |

FB Cecil Harris | DEBUT |

FB Tommy Smart |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York | GOAL |

IF Billy Walker | 

IF Len Capewell |

F Jock Johnstone |

CF Ian Dickson |

On this day 16 December 1922
Full back Cecil Harris made his Villa debut after moving from Grantham in September 1922.

 

Game #1187
Matchday #20

League Matchweek #20

Saturday, 23 December 1922

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

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-0 | 

FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | LDLDD |

Line Up |

GK Cyril Spiers |

D Tommy Ball |

LH George Blackburn |

FB Tommy Smart |

LB Tommy Mort |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

IR Billy Kirton |

IF Billy Walker |

IF George Stephenson |

F Jock Johnstone |

CF Ian Dickson |

On this day 23 December 1922

Villa had now failed to win in the last 6 games

Game #1188
Matchday #21

League Matchweek #21

Monday, 25 December 1922

Football League | Division One | Away | Burnley | Turf Moor | 25,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-1 | 

FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | DLDDD |

Line Up |

GK Cyril Spiers |

D Tommy Ball |

LH George Blackburn |

FB Tommy Smart |

LB Tommy Mort |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IR Billy Kirton |

IF Billy Walker |

F Jock Johnstone |

CF Ian Dickson |

On this day 25 December 1922

Villa had now not won in the last 7 games

Game #1189
Matchday #22

League Matchweek #22

Tuesday, 26 December 1922

Football League | Division One | Home | Burnley | Villa Park | 50,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-1 | 

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | LDDDW |


Scorers | Dicky York | 3 |

Line Up |

GK Cyril Spiers |

D Tommy Ball |

LH George Blackburn |

FB Tommy Smart |

LB Tommy Mort |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York | GOAL | GOAL | GOAL |

IR Billy Kirton |

IF Billy Walker |

F Jock Johnstone |

CF Ian Dickson |

On this day 26 December 1922

Villa recorded a win for the first time in 8 games

 

Game #1190
Matchday #23

League Matchweek #23

Saturday, 30 December 1922

Football League | Division One | Home | Preston North End | Villa Park | 30,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-0 | 

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | DDDWW |


Scorers | Billy Walker | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Cyril Spiers |

D Tommy Ball |

LH George Blackburn |

FB Tommy Smart |

LB Tommy Mort |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IR Billy Kirton |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL |

F Jock Johnstone |

CF Ian Dickson |

Game #1191
Matchday #24

League Matchweek #24

Saturday, 6 January 1923

Football League | Division One | Away | Preston North End | Deepdale | 20,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-3 | 

FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | DDWWL |


Scorers | Billy Walker | 2 |

Line Up |

GK Cyril Spiers |

D Tommy Ball |

LH George Blackburn |

FB Tommy Smart |

LB Tommy Mort |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IR Billy Kirton |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL | GOAL |

F Jock Johnstone |

CF Ian Dickson |

Game #1192
Matchday #25

Saturday, 13 January 1923

FA Cup | 1st Round | Home | Blackburn Rovers | Villa Park | 47,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-1 | 

FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | DWWLL |


Line Up |

GK Cyril Spiers |

D Tommy Ball |

LH George Blackburn |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Frank Moss |

LB Tommy Mort |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IR Billy Kirton |

IF Billy Walker |

CF Ian Dickson |

Game #1193
Matchday #26

League Matchweek #25

Saturday, 20 January 1923

Football League | Division One | Away | Nottingham Forest | City Ground | 20,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-3 | 

FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WWLLL |


Scorers | Arthur Dorrell | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Cyril Spiers |

D Tommy Ball |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Frank Moss |

LB Tommy Mort |

WH George Harkus | FINAL |

OL Arthur Dorrell | GOAL |

OR Dicky York |

IR Billy Kirton |

IF Billy Walker |

CF Ian Dickson |

On this day 20 January 1923
Wing half George Harkus made his 4th and final appearance for Villa before moving to Southampton in September 1923.

Game #1194
Matchday #27

League Matchweek #26

Saturday, 27 January 1923

Football League | Division One | Home | Nottingham Forest | Villa Park | 25,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 4-0 | 

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WLLLW |


Scorers | Ian Dickson | 2 | Arthur Dorrell | 1 | Billy Walker | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Cyril Spiers |

LH George Blackburn |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Frank Moss |

LB Tommy Mort |

OL Arthur Dorrell | GOAL |

OR Dicky York |

IR Billy Kirton |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL |

IF Len Capewell |

CF Ian Dickson | GOAL | GOAL |

Game #1195
Matchday #28

League Matchweek #27

Saturday, 3 February 1923

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

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-0 | 

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | LLLWW |


Scorers | Billy Walker | 1 | Dicky York | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

LH George Blackburn |

FB Cecil Harris |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Frank Moss |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York | GOAL |

IR Billy Kirton |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL |

F Jock Johnstone |

CF Ian Dickson |

Game #1196
Matchday #29

League Matchweek #28

Saturday, 10 February 1923

Football League | Division One | Away | Manchester City | Hyde Road | 18,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-1 | 

FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | LLWWD |


Scorers | Len Capewell | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Cyril Spiers |

D Tommy Ball |

LH George Blackburn |

FB Cecil Harris |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Frank Moss |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IF John Roxborough | DEBUT |

IF Len Capewell | GOAL |

CF Ian Dickson |

On this day 10 February 1923
Inside forward John Roxborough made his Villa debut after moving from Leicester City in October 1922.

Game #1197
Matchday #30

League Matchweek #29

Saturday, 17 February 1923

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

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 6-0 | 

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | LWWDW |


Scorers | John Roxborough | 1 | Ian Dickson | 3 | Billy Walker | 2 |

Line Up |

GK Cyril Spiers |

D Tommy Ball |

LH George Blackburn |

FB Cecil Harris |

FB Tommy Smart |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL | GOAL |

IF John Roxborough | GOAL |

F Jock Johnstone |

CF Ian Dickson | GOAL | GOAL | GOAL |

 

Game #1198
Matchday #31

League Matchweek #29

Saturday, 24 February 1923

Football League | Division One | Away | Stoke | Victoria Ground | 20,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-1 | 

FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | WWDWD |


Scorers | Billy Walker | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Cyril Spiers |

D Tommy Ball |

LH George Blackburn |

FB Cecil Harris |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Frank Moss |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL |

IF John Roxborough |

CF Ian Dickson |

Game #1199
Matchday #32

League Matchweek #31

Saturday, 3 March 1923

Football League | Division One | Home | Huddersfield Town | Villa Park | 25,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-1 | 

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WDWDW |


Scorers | John Roxborough | 1 | Frank Moss | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Cyril Spiers |

LH George Blackburn |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Frank Moss | GOAL |

LB Tommy Mort |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IF Billy Walker |

IF John Roxborough | GOAL |

IF Len Capewell |

CF Ian Dickson |

Game #1200
Matchday #33

League Matchweek #32

Saturday, 10 March 1923

Football League | Division One | Away | Huddersfield Town | Leeds Road | 15,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 5-3 | 

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | DWDWW |


Scorers | Len Capewell | 1 | Arthur Dorrell | 1 | Billy Walker | 3 |

Line Up |

GK Cyril Spiers |

D Tommy Ball |

LH George Blackburn |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Frank Moss |

LB Tommy Mort |

OL Arthur Dorrell | GOAL |

OR Dicky York |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL |  GOAL | GOAL |

IF John Roxborough |

IF Len Capewell | GOAL |

Game #1201
Matchday #34

League Matchweek #33

Saturday, 17 March 1923

Football League | Division One | Away | Birmingham | St Andrew’s | 50,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-1 | 

FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WDWWL |

Line Up |

GK Cyril Spiers |

D Tommy Ball |

LH George Blackburn |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Frank Moss |

LB Tommy Mort |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IF Billy Walker |

IF John Roxborough |

IF Len Capewell |

Game #1202
Matchday #35

League Matchweek #34

Saturday, 24 March 1923

Football League | Division One | Home | Birmingham | Villa Park | 40,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-0 | 

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | DWWLW |


Scorers | Len Capewell | 1 | Billy Walker | 2 (2 pen) |

Line Up |

GK Cyril Spiers |

D Tommy Ball |

LH George Blackburn |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Frank Moss |

LB Tommy Mort |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL | GOAL |

IF John Roxborough |

IF Len Capewell | GOAL |

Game #1203
Matchday #36

League Matchweek #35

Friday, 30 March 1923 

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

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-0 | 

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WWLWW |


Scorers | Billy Walker | 1 (1 pen) |

Line Up |

GK Cyril Spiers |

D Tommy Ball |

LH Geor