Season #44

| 1926-27 |

Games #1351 - #1393

1926-27 Club Summary 

Chairman | J. E. Jones |

Secretary | Billy Smith | 

Manager | Billy Smith led Management Committee |

 

1926-27 Season Summary 


Manager | Billy Smith led Management Committee |
Games | #1351 - #1393 |

Captain(s) | #259 Frank Moss |
Top Scorer | 16 | #291 Len Capewell | All League |

Most Appearances | 43 | #260 Dicky York | 42 League | 1 FA Cup | Appearances |

Final League Position | 10th Football League Division One |
FA Cup Progress | 3rd Round |
Biggest Win | 5-1 vs. Leeds United (h) |
Highest Home Attendance | 49,334 vs. Birmingham |

 1926-27 Division One Table 

| 8 | Sheffield United | P42 | W17 | D10 | L15 | F74 | A86 | GR 0.86 | Pts 44 |
| 9 | Liverpool | P42 | W18 | D7 | L17 | F69 | A61 | GR 1.13 | Pts 43 |

| 10 | Aston Villa | P42 | W18 | D7 | L17 | F81 | A83 | GR 0.98 | Pts 43 |
| 11 | Arsenal | P42 | W17 | D9 | L16 | F77 | A86 | GR 0.90 | Pts 43 |
| 12 |
Derby County | P42 | W17 | D7 | L18 | F86 | A73 | GR 1.18 | Pts 41 |

 

 1926-27 Results 

| 1 | 28 Aug | a | Newcastle United | L | 0-4 | 

| 2 | 30 Aug | h | Liverpool | D | 1-1 | 

| 3 | 4 Sep | h | Burnley | D | 1-1 | 

| 4 | 8 Sep | a | Liverpool | L | 1-2 | 

| 5 | 11 Sep | a | Cardiff City | W | 3-2 | 

| 6 | 15 Sep | a | Leeds United | L | 1-3 | 

| 7 | 18 Sep | h | Bury | L | 1-2 | 

| 8 | 25 Sep | h | Bolton Wanderers | L | 3-4 | 

| 9 | 2 Oct | a | Manchester United | L | 1-2 | 

| 10 | 9 Oct | h | Derby County | W | 3-1 | 

| 11 | 16 Oct | a | Sunderland | D | 1-1 | 

| 12 | 23 Oct | h | West Bromwich Albion | W | 2-0 | 

| 13 | 30 Oct | a | Birmingham | W | 2-1 | 

| 14 | 6 Nov | h | Tottenham Hotspur | L | 2-3 | 

| 15 | 13 Nov | a | West Ham United | L | 1-5 | 

| 16 | 20 Nov | h | Sheffield Wednesday | D | 2-2 | 

| 17 | 27 Nov | a | Leicester City | L | 1-5 | 

| 18 | 4 Dec | h | Everton | W | 5-3 | 

| 19 | 11 Dec | a | Blackburn Rovers | W | 2-0 | 

| 20 | 18 Dec | h | Huddersfield Town | W | 3-0 | 

| 21 | 25 Dec | h | Sheffield United | W | 4-0 | 

| 22 | 27 Dec | a | Sheffield United | L | 1-3 | 

| 23 | 28 Dec | h | Leeds United | W | 5-1 | 

| 24 | 8 Jan | a | Cardiff City (FAC R1) | L | 1-2 | 

| 25 | 15 Jan | h | Newcastle United | L | 1-2 | 

| 26 | 22 Jan | a | Burnley | L | 3-6 | 

| 27 | 29 Jan | h | Blackburn Rovers | W | 4-3 | 

| 28 | 31 Jan | h | Cardiff City | D | 0-0 | 

| 29 | 5 Feb | a | Bury | W | 1-0 | 

| 30 | 12 Feb | a | Bolton Wanderers | W | 2-0 | 

| 31 | 19 Feb | h | Manchester United | W | 2-0 | 

| 32 | 26 Feb | a | Derby County | W | 3-2 | 

| 33 | 5 Mar | h | Sunderland | W | 3-1 | 

| 34 | 12 Mar | a | West Bromwich Albion | L | 2-6 | 

| 35 | 19 Mar | h | Birmingham | W | 4-2 | 

| 36 | 26 Mar | a | Tottenham Hotspur | W | 1-0 | 

| 37 | 2 Apr | h | West Ham United | L | 1-5 | 

| 38 | 9 Apr | a | Sheffield Wednesday | L | 1-3 | 

| 39 | 15 Apr | a | Arsenal | L | 1-2 | 

| 40 | 16 Apr | h | Leicester City | W | 2-0 | 

| 41 | 18 Apr | h | Arsenal | L | 2-3 | 

| 42 | 23 Apr | a | Everton | D | 2-2 | 

| 43 | 7 May | a | Huddersfield Town | D | 0-0 | 

 1926-27 Season Review  

Billy Smith's first season as leader of the Villa management committee structure. Smith replaced George Ramsay following the end of his remarkable 38 season reign however his debut season couldn't have begin more poorly. His first 10 games saw just 2 wins and 6 defeats. The second 10 saw improvement with 5 wins and just 3 defeats but another 4 defeats, including a first round FA Cup exit meant Villa's season didn't take off until early 1927. Villa ultimately achieved a 10th place finish in Division One courtesy of a strong run through to March however yet another loss of form stifled the comeback. Off the pitch the average age of the Villa squad was growing considerably from 24 years old in Ramsay's penultimate season to 27 in Smith's debut campaign.

 1926-27 Season Statistics 


Games | 43 |

Won | 18 | 42% |   
Drew |
7 | 16% |  
Lost |
18 | 42% |

Unbeaten | 25 | 58% |


Goals Scored | 82 | 1.91 Goals per game |
Goals Conceded | 85 | 1.98 Goals per game |
Clean Sheets | 11 | 26% |

 

Average Home Attendance | 27,393 |

Longest winning run | 5 Games |

League winning run | 5 Games |
Longest unbeaten run | 7 Games |
Longest losing run | 4 Games |

Games without a win | 4 Games |

Cross Season Record | 1925-26 to 1926-27
Games without a win | 6 Games


 1926-27 Squad Changes 


Debut Appearances | 5 |

#319 Joe Nicholson | Saturday, 28 August 1926 | Newcastle United | Division One | 28 |

#320 Billy Kingdon | Saturday, 4 September 1926 | Burnley | Division One | 19 |

#321 Bill Johnson | Saturday, 4 December 1926 | Burnley | Division One | 24 |

#322 Billy Cook | Saturday, 12 February 1927 | Bolton Wanderers | Division One | 31 |

#323 Jimmy Gibson | Saturday, 7 May 1927 | Huddersfield Town | Division One | 25 |

Final Appearances | 7 |

#319 Joe NicholsonSaturday, 28 August 1926 | Newcastle United | Division One | 28 |

#281 Cyril Spiers | Monday, 30 August 1926 | Liverpool | Division One | 24 |

#310 Tommy Muldoon | Saturday, 18 September 1926 | Bury | Division One | 25 |

#307 Joe CorbettMonday, 31 January 1927 | Cardiff City | Division One | 24 |

#318 Fred Norris | Monday, 31 January 1927 | Cardiff City | Division One | 24 |

#274 Billy KirtonSaturday, 2 April 1927 | West Ham United | Division One | 30 |

#290 Jock Johnstone | Monday, 18 April 1927 | Arsenal | Division One | 31 |

 1926-27 Squad Statistics 

Squad Size | 27 | +1 |
Average Age | 26.7 | +1.1 |

Youngest Player(s) | 19 |

#320 Billy Kingdon |
 

Oldest Player(s) | 32 |

#322 Billy Cook |
 

 1926-27  Scorers

Goals Scored | 82 | League Goals | 81 | FA Cup Goals | 1 | 

| 16 |

#291 Len Capewell | Goals Scored | 16 | League Goals | 16 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

| 15 |

#277 Billy Walker | Goals Scored | 15 | League Goals | 15 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

| 13 |

#288 George Stephenson | Goals Scored | 13 | League Goals | 13 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

| 12 |

#260 Dicky York | Goals Scored | 12 | League Goals | 12 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

| 9 |

#322 Billy Cook | Goals Scored | 9 | League Goals | 9 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

| 8 |

#265 Arthur Dorrell | Goals Scored | 8 | League Goals | 7 | FA Cup Goals | 1 | 

| 4 |

#308 Wally Harris | Goals Scored | 4 | League Goals | 4 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

| 2 |

#320 Billy Kingdon | Goals Scored | 2 | League Goals | 2 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

| 1 |

#290 Jock Johnstone | Goals Scored | 1 | League Goals | 1 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

#274 Billy Kirton | Goals Scored | 1 | League Goals | 1 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

#259 Frank Moss | Goals Scored | 1 | League Goals | 1 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

 1926-27 Appearances  

| 43 |

#260 Dicky YorkAppearances | 43 | League | 42 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 39 |

#265 Arthur DorrellAppearances | 39 | League | 38 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

#283 Tommy Jackson | Appearances | 39 | League | 38 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 37 |

#288 George StephensonAppearances | 37 | League | 37 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#259 Frank MossAppearances | 37 | League | 37 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 35 |

#297 Vic Milne | Appearances | 35 | League | 34 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 34 |

#277 Billy WalkerAppearances | 34 | League | 33 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 32 |

#299 Teddy Bowen | Appearances | 32 | League | 31 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 30 |

#279 Tommy Smart | Appearances | 30 | League | 29 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 25 |

#320 Billy KingdonAppearances | 25 | League | 24 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 24 |

#293 Tommy MortAppearances | 24 | League | 24 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 22 |

#291 Len CapewellAppearances | 22 | League | 21 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 17 |

#290 Jock JohnstoneAppearances | 17 | League | 17 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 13 |

#322 Billy CookAppearances | 13 | League | 13 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#308 Wally HarrisAppearances | 13 | League | 13 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 8 |

#274 Billy KirtonAppearances | 8 | League | 8 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 7 |

#300 Alec TalbotAppearances | 7 | League | 7 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 4 |

#317 Reg Chester | Appearances | 4 | League | 4 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 3 |

#318 Fred NorrisAppearances | 3 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

 | 2 |

#281 Cyril Spiers | Appearances | 2 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#310 Tommy MuldoonAppearances | 2 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#321 Bill JohnsonAppearances | 2 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 1 |

#305 Billy Armfield | Appearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#307 Joe CorbettAppearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#313 George Jakeman | Appearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#319 Joe NicholsonAppearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#323 Jimmy GibsonAppearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

 1926-27 'Keepers  

#281 Cyril Spiers | Appearances | 2 | Conceded | 5 | Ratio | 2.50 |

#283 Tommy Jackson | Appearances | 39 | Conceded | 76 | Ratio | 1.95 |

#321 Bill JohnsonAppearances | 2 | Conceded | 76 | Ratio | 1.95 |

 1926-27 Managerial Record 


Billy Smith’s first season as leader of the Villa management committee had the unenviable task of following the peerless George Ramsay - six FA Cups six, League titles, 1,332 games, at a win rate of 50%, losing 31% of their League and FA Cup matches. 

Smith’s debut saw a win rate of 42% whilst also losing 42% of his first 43 League and FA Cup matches. 

In total Billy Smith had returned 1.42 points per game* compared to George Ramsay's 1.69.

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 1926-27 Kits 

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 1926-27 Season Fixtures 

Game #1351
Matchday #1

League Matchweek #1

Saturday, 28 August 1926

Football League | Division One | Away | Newcastle United | St James’ Park | 36,057

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |
FT Score | 0-4 |

FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | LWLDL |

Line Up |

GK Cyril Spiers |

CH Alec Talbot |

LH Tommy Muldoon |

FB Tommy Smart |

LB Tommy Mort |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IF Len Capewell |

IF Fred Norris |

F Jock Johnstone |

CF Joe Nicholson | DEBUT | FINAL |

On this day 28 August 1926
Joe Nicholson made his one and only appearance after moving from Cardiff City in June. Joe moved to Bangor City a year later, in August 1927.

Game #1352
Matchday #2

League Matchweek #2

Monday, 30 August 1926

Football League | Division One | Home | Liverpool | Villa Park | 19,544

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-1 |

FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | WLDLD |


Scorers | Len Capewell | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Cyril Spiers | FINAL |

CH Vic Milne |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Frank Moss |

LB Tommy Mort |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IR Billy Kirton |

IF George Stephenson |

IF Len Capewell | GOAL |

F Jock Johnstone |

On this day 30 August 1926

Goalkeeper Cyril Spiers made his final appearance for Villa before moving to Tottenham Hotspur in August 1927. Cyril has played 112 games and conceded 165 goals at a ratio of 1.47 goals per game.


 

Game #1353
Matchday #3

League Matchweek #3

Saturday, 4 September 1926

Football League | Division One | Home | Burnley | Villa Park | 30,386

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-1 |

FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | LDLDD |


Scorers | Len Capewell | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

CH Vic Milne |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Billy Kingdon | DEBUT | 

HB Frank Moss |

LB Tommy Mort |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IR Billy Kirton |

IF Billy Walker |

IF Len Capewell | GOAL |

On this day 4 September 1926

Half back Billy Kingdon made his Villa debut after moving from Kidderminster Harriers in August 1925.

Game #1354
Matchday #4

League Matchweek #4

Wednesday, 8 September 1926

Football League | Division One | Away | Liverpool | Anfield | 22,945

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-2 |

FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | DLDDL |


Scorers | George Stephenson | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

CH Alec Talbot |

FB Teddy Bowen |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Billy Kingdon |

HB Frank Moss |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IR Billy Kirton |

IF George Stephenson | GOAL |

IF Len Capewell |

Game #1355
Matchday #5

League Matchweek #5

Saturday, 11 September 1926

Football League | Division One | Away | Cardiff City | Ninian Park | 20,081

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-2 |

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | LDDLW |


Scorers | Len Capewell | 1 | Billy Kingdon | 1 | Dicky York | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

CH Alec Talbot |

FB Teddy Bowen |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Billy Kingdon | GOAL |

HB Frank Moss |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York | GOAL |

IR Billy Kirton |

IF Wally Harris |

IF Len Capewell | GOAL |

Game #1356
Matchday #6

League Matchweek #6

Wednesday, 15 September 1926

Football League | Division One | Away | Leeds United | Elland Road | 13,792

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-3 |

FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | DDLWL |


Scorers | Billy Kirton | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

CH Vic Milne |

CH Alec Talbot |

FB Teddy Bowen |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Frank Moss |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IR Billy Kirton | GOAL |

IF Wally Harris |

IF George Stephenson |

Game #1357
Matchday #7

League Matchweek #7

Saturday, 18 September 1926

Football League | Division One | Home | Bury | Villa Park | 22,929

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-2 |

FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | DLWLL |


Scorers | George Stephenson | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

CH Vic Milne |

LH Tommy Muldoon | FINAL |

FB Teddy Bowen |

FB Tommy Smart |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IF Wally Harris |

IF George Stephenson | GOAL |

IF Len Capewell |

IF Fred Norris |

On this day 15 September 1926

Left half Tommy Muldoon made his last appearance for Villa before moving to Tottenham Hotspur in September 1927. Tommy played for Villa between 1924-25 and 1926-27 making 34 appearances.

Game #1358
Matchday #8

League Matchweek #8

Saturday, 25 September 1926

Football League | Division One | Home | Bolton Wanderers | Villa Park | 20,696

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-4 |

FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | LWLLL |


Scorers | Wally Harris | 1 | Billy Walker | 1 | Dicky York | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

D George Jakeman |

CH Vic Milne |

FB Teddy Bowen |

HB Frank Moss |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York | GOAL |

IR Billy Kirton |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL |

IF Wally Harris | GOAL |

F Jock Johnstone |

Game #1359
Matchday #9

League Matchweek #9

Saturday, 2 October 1926

Football League | Division One | Away | Manchester United | Old Trafford | 31,234

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-2 |

FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WLLLL |


Scorers | Wally Harris | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

CH Vic Milne |

FB Teddy Bowen |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Frank Moss |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IF Billy Walker |

IF Wally Harris | GOAL |

IF Len Capewell |

F Jock Johnstone |

Game #1360
Matchday #10

League Matchweek #10

Saturday, 9 October 1926

Football League | Division One | Home | Derby County | Villa Park | 22,386

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-1 |

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | LLLLW |


Scorers | Arthur Dorrell | 1 | George Stephenson | 1 | Wally Harris | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

CH Vic Milne |

FB Teddy Bowen |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Frank Moss |

OL Arthur Dorrell | GOAL |

OR Dicky York |

IF Wally Harris | GOAL |

IF George Stephenson | GOAL |

IF Len Capewell |

F Jock Johnstone |

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Game #1361
Matchday #11

League Matchweek #11

Saturday, 16 October 1926

Football League | Division One | Away | Sunderland | Roker Park | 17,155

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-1 |

FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | LLLWD |


Scorers | George Stephenson | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

CH Vic Milne |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Billy Kingdon |

HB Frank Moss |

LB Tommy Mort |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IF Billy Walker |

IF Wally Harris |

IF George Stephenson | GOAL |

Game #1362
Matchday #12

League Matchweek #12

Saturday, 23 October 1926

Football League | Division One | Home | West Bromwich Albion | Villa Park | 44,744

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-0 |

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | LLWDW |


Scorers | Wally Harris | 1 | Billy Walker | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

CH Vic Milne |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Billy Kingdon |

HB Frank Moss |

LB Tommy Mort |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL |

IF Wally Harris | GOAL |

IF George Stephenson |

Game #1363
Matchday #13

League Matchweek #13

Saturday, 30 October 1926

Football League | Division One | Away | Birmingham | St Andrew’s | 48,104

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-1 |

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | LWDWW |


Scorers | Arthur Dorrell | 1 | Billy Walker | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

CH Vic Milne |

FB Teddy Bowen |

HB Billy Kingdon |

HB Frank Moss |

LB Tommy Mort |

OL Arthur Dorrell | GOAL |

OR Dicky York |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL |

IF Wally Harris |

IF George Stephenson |

Game #1364
Matchday #14

League Matchweek #14

Saturday, 6 November 1926

Football League | Division One | Home | Tottenham Hotspur | Villa Park | 19,496

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-3 |

FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WDWWL |


Scorers | Frank Moss | 1 | Billy Walker | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

CH Vic Milne |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Billy Kingdon |

HB Frank Moss | GOAL |

LB Tommy Mort |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL |

IF Wally Harris |

IF George Stephenson |

Game #1365
Matchday #15

League Matchweek #15

Saturday, 13 November 1926

Football League | Division One | Away | West Ham United | Upton Park | 7,647

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-5 |

FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | DWWLL |


Scorers | Arthur Dorrell | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

CH Vic Milne |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Billy Kingdon |

HB Frank Moss |

LB Tommy Mort |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IF Billy Walker |

IF Wally Harris |

IF George Stephenson |

 

Game #1366
Matchday #16

League Matchweek #16

Saturday, 20 November 1926

Football League | Division One | Home | Sheffield Wednesday | Villa Park | 14,889

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-2 |

FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | WWLLD |


Scorers | Billy Kingdon | 1 | Dicky York | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

CH Vic Milne |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Billy Kingdon | GOAL |

HB Frank Moss |

LB Tommy Mort |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York | GOAL |

IF Billy Walker |

IF Wally Harris |

IF George Stephenson |

Game #1367
Matchday #17

League Matchweek #17

Saturday, 27 November 1926

Football League | Division One | Away | Leicester City | Filbert Street | 29,423

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-5 |

FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WLLDL |


Scorers | Billy Walker | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

CH Vic Milne |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Billy Kingdon |

HB Frank Moss |

LB Tommy Mort |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL |

IF Wally Harris |

IF George Stephenson |

 

Game #1368
Matchday #18

League Matchweek #18

Saturday, 4 December 1926

Football League | Division One | Home | Everton | Villa Park | 23,082

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 5-3 |

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | LLDLW |


Scorers | Len Capewell | 3 | Arthur Dorrell | 1 | George Stephenson | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Bill Johnson | DEBUT |

CH Vic Milne |

FB Teddy Bowen |

HB Frank Moss |

LB Tommy Mort |

OL Arthur Dorrell | GOAL |

OR Dicky York |

IF Billy Walker |

IF George Stephenson | GOAL |

IF Len Capewell | GOAL | GOAL | GOAL |

F Jock Johnstone |

On this day 4 December 1926
Goalkeeper Bill Johnson made his Villa debut after moving from Buxton in January 1926.


 

Game #1369
Matchday #19

League Matchweek #19

Saturday, 11 December 1926

Football League | Division One | Away | Blackburn Rovers | Ewood Park | 15,701

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-0 |

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | LDLWW |


Scorers | Len Capewell | 2 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

CH Vic Milne |

FB Teddy Bowen |

HB Frank Moss |

LB Tommy Mort |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IF Billy Walker |

IF George Stephenson |

IF Len Capewell | GOAL | GOAL |

F Jock Johnstone |

Game #1370
Matchday #20

League Matchweek #20

Saturday, 18 December 1926

Football League | Division One | Home | Huddersfield Town | Villa Park | 31,236

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-0 |

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | DLWWW |


Scorers | Arthur Dorrell | 1 | George Stephenson | 1 | Billy Walker | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

CH Vic Milne |

FB Teddy Bowen |

HB Frank Moss |

LB Tommy Mort |

OL Arthur Dorrell | GOAL |

OR Dicky York |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL |

IF George Stephenson | GOAL |

IF Len Capewell |

F Jock Johnstone |

Game #1371
Matchday #21

League Matchweek #21

Saturday, 25 December 1926

Football League | Division One | Home | Sheffield United | Villa Park | 36,777

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 4-0 |

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | LWWWW |


Scorers | Len Capewell | 1 | George Stephenson | 2 | Dicky York | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

CH Vic Milne |

FB Teddy Bowen |

HB Frank Moss |

LB Tommy Mort |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York | GOAL |

IF Billy Walker |

IF George Stephenson | GOAL | GOAL |

IF Len Capewell | GOAL |

F Jock Johnstone |

Game #1372
Matchday #22

League Matchweek #22

Monday, 27 December 1926

Football League | Division One | Away | Sheffield United | Bramall Lane | 47,105

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-3 |

FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WWWWL |


Scorers | Len Capewell | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

CH Vic Milne |

FB Teddy Bowen |

HB Frank Moss |

LB Tommy Mort |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IF Billy Walker |

IF George Stephenson |

IF Len Capewell | GOAL |

F Jock Johnstone |

Game #1373
Matchday #23

League Matchweek #23

Tuesday, 28 December 1926

Football League | Division One | Home | Leeds United | Villa Park | 43,963

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 5-1 |

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WWWLW |


Scorers | Dicky York | 1 | Len Capewell | 1 | George Stephenson | 1 | Arthur Dorrell | 1 | Billy Walker | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Bill Johnson |

CH Vic Milne |

FB Teddy Bowen |

HB Frank Moss |

LB Tommy Mort |

OL Arthur Dorrell | GOAL |

OR Dicky York | GOAL |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL |

IF George Stephenson | GOAL |

IF Len Capewell | GOAL |

F Jock Johnstone |

Game #1374
Matchday #24

Saturday, 8 January 1927

FA Cup | 3rd Round | Away | Cardiff City | Ninian Park | 31,000

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-2 |

FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WWLWL |


Scorers | Arthur Dorrell | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

CH Vic Milne |

FB Teddy Bowen |

HB Frank Moss |

LB Tommy Mort |

OL Arthur Dorrell | GOAL |

OR Dicky York |

IF Billy Walker |

IF George Stephenson |

IF Len Capewell |

F Jock Johnstone |

Game #1375
Matchday #25

League Matchweek #24

Saturday, 15 January 1927

Football League | Division One | Home | Newcastle United | Villa Park | 46,723

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-2 |

FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WLWLL |


Scorers | Arthur Dorrell | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

CH Vic Milne |

FB Teddy Bowen |

HB Frank Moss |

LB Tommy Mort |

OL Arthur Dorrell | GOAL |

OR Dicky York |

IF Billy Walker |

IF George Stephenson |

IF Len Capewell |

F Jock Johnstone |

Game #1376
Matchday #26

League Matchweek #25

Saturday, 22 January 1927

Football League | Division One | Away | Burnley | Turf Moor | 18,081

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-6 |

FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | LWLLL |


Scorers | Len Capewell | 2 | George Stephenson | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

CH Vic Milne |

FB Teddy Bowen |

HB Frank Moss |

LB Tommy Mort |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IF Billy Walker |

IF George Stephenson | GOAL |

IF Len Capewell | GOAL | GOAL |

F Jock Johnstone |

Game #1377
Matchday #27

League Matchweek #26

Saturday, 29 January 1927

Football League | Division One | Home | Blackburn Rovers | Villa Park | 16,455

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 4-3 |

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WLLLW |


Scorers | Len Capewell | 2 | Billy Walker | 2 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

CH Vic Milne |

FB Teddy Bowen |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Billy Kingdon |

W Billy Armfield |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL | GOAL |

IF George Stephenson |

IF Len Capewell | GOAL | GOAL |

Game #1378
Matchday #28

League Matchweek #27

Monday, 31 January 1927

Football League | Division One | Home | Cardiff City | Villa Park | 10,481

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-0 |

FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | LLLWD |


Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

CH Vic Milne |

FB Teddy Bowen |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Billy Kingdon |

HB Joe Corbett | FINAL |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IF Billy Walker |

IF Len Capewell |

IF Fred Norris | FINAL |

On this day 31 January 1927
Half back Joe Corbett made his last appearance for Villa before moving to Stourbridge in July 1929. Joe played for Villa between 1923-24 and 1926-27 making 7 appearances across 4 seasons.

Inside forward Fred Norris made his final Villa appearance before moving to West Ham United in July 1928. Fred played for Villa in 1925-26 and 1926-27 making 9 appearances and scoring twice.

Game #1379
Matchday #29

League Matchweek #28

Saturday, 5 February 1927

Football League | Division One | Away | Bury | Gigg Lane | 14,974

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-0 |

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | LLWDW |


Scorers | Len Capewell | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

CH Vic Milne |

FB Teddy Bowen |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Billy Kingdon |

HB Frank Moss |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IF Billy Walker |

IF George Stephenson |

IF Len Capewell | GOAL |

Game #1380
Matchday #30

League Matchweek #28

Saturday, 12 February 1927

Football League | Division One | Away | Bolton Wanderers | Burnden Park | 17,745

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-0 |

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | LWDWW |


Scorers | Dicky York | 2 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

CH Vic Milne |

FB Teddy Bowen |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Billy Kingdon |

HB Frank Moss |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York | GOAL | GOAL |

IL Billy Cook | DEBUT |

IF George Stephenson |

IF Len Capewell |

On this day 12 February 1927
Inside left Billy Cook made his Villa debut after moving from Huddersfield Town earlier this month

 

Game #1381
Matchday #31

League Matchweek #30

Saturday, 19 February 1927

Football League | Division One | Home | Manchester United | Villa Park | 12,467

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WDWWW |


Scorers | Billy Cook | 1 | Dicky York | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

CH Vic Milne |

FB Teddy Bowen |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Billy Kingdon |

HB Frank Moss |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York | GOAL |

IL Billy Cook | GOAL |

IF Billy Walker |

IF George Stephenson |

Game #1382
Matchday #32

League Matchweek #31

Saturday, 26 February 1927

Football League | Division One | Away | Derby County | Baseball Ground | 22,328

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-2 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | DWWWW |


Scorers | Billy Cook | 2 | George Stephenson | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

CH Vic Milne |

FB Teddy Bowen |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Billy Kingdon |

HB Frank Moss |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IL Billy Cook | GOAL | GOAL |

IF Billy Walker |

IF George Stephenson | GOAL |

Game #1383
Matchday #33

League Matchweek #32

Saturday, 5 March 1927

Football League | Division One | Home | Sunderland | Villa Park | 33,847

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WWWWW |


Scorers | Billy Cook | 1 | Billy Walker | 2 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

CH Vic Milne |

FB Teddy Bowen |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Billy Kingdon |

HB Frank Moss |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IL Billy Cook | GOAL |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL | GOAL |

IF George Stephenson |

On this day 5 March 1927
Villa had now won 5 consecutive games

Game #1384
Matchday #34

League Matchweek #33

Saturday, 12 March 1927

Football League | Division One | Away | West Bromwich Albion | The Hawthorns | 43,996

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-6 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WWWWL |


Scorers | Dicky York | 2 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

CH Vic Milne |

FB Teddy Bowen |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Billy Kingdon |

HB Frank Moss |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York | GOAL | GOAL |

IL Billy Cook |

IF Billy Walker |

IF George Stephenson |

Game #1385
Matchday #35

League Matchweek #34

Saturday, 19 March 1927

Football League | Division One | Home | Birmingham | Villa Park | 49,334

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 4-2 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WWWLW |


Scorers | Billy Cook | 1 | George Stephenson | 1 | Dicky York | 2 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

CH Alec Talbot |

FB Teddy Bowen |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Billy Kingdon |

HB Frank Moss |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York | GOAL |

IL Billy Cook | GOAL |

IR Billy Kirton |

IF George Stephenson | GOAL |

Game #1386
Matchday #36

League Matchweek #35

Saturday, 26 March 1927

Football League | Division One | Away | Tottenham Hotspur | White Hart Lane | 30,614

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WWLWW |


Scorers | Billy Cook | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

CH Alec Talbot |

FB Teddy Bowen |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Billy Kingdon |

HB Frank Moss |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IL Billy Cook | GOAL |

IF Billy Walker |

IF George Stephenson |

Game #1387
Matchday #37

League Matchweek #36

Saturday, 2 April 1927

Football League | Division One | Home | West Ham United | Villa Park | 22,413

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-5 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WLWWL |


Scorers | Billy Cook | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

FB Teddy Bowen |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Billy Kingdon |

HB Frank Moss |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IL Billy Cook | GOAL |

IR Billy Kirton | FINAL |

IF Billy Walker |

IF George Stephenson |

On this day 2 April 1927
inside right Billy Kirton made his last Villa appearance before moving to Coventry City In September 1928. Billy played for Villa between 1919-20 and 1926-27 making 261 appearances and scoring 57 goals.

Game #1388
Matchday #38

League Matchweek #37

Saturday, 9 April 1927

Football League | Division One | Away | Sheffield Wednesday | Hillsborough | 9,020

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-3 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | LWWLL |


Scorers | Billy Cook | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

CH Vic Milne |

FB Teddy Bowen |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Billy Kingdon |

HB Frank Moss |

W Reg Chester |

OR Dicky York |

IL Billy Cook | GOAL |

IF Billy Walker |

IF George Stephenson |

 

Game #1389
Matchday #39

League Matchweek #38

Friday, 15 April 1927

Football League | Division One | Away | Arsenal | Highbury | 38,096

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-2 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WWLLL |


Scorers | Billy Walker | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

CH Vic Milne |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Frank Moss |

LB Tommy Mort |

W Reg Chester |

OR Dicky York |

IL Billy Cook |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL |

IF George Stephenson |

F Jock Johnstone |

Game #1390
Matchday #40

League Matchweek #39

Saturday, 16 April 1927

Football League | Division One | Home | Leicester City | Villa Park | 30,857

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WLLLW |


Scorers | Billy Cook | 1 | Jock Johnstone | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

CH Vic Milne |

FB Teddy Bowen |

HB Billy Kingdon |

LB Tommy Mort |

W Reg Chester |

OR Dicky York |

IL Billy Cook | GOAL |

IF Billy Walker |

IF George Stephenson |

F Jock Johnstone | GOAL |

Game #1391
Matchday #41

League Matchweek #40

Monday, 18 April 1927

Football League | Division One | Home | Arsenal | Villa Park | 22,542

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-3 |<