Season #45

| 1927-28 |

Games #1394 - #1438

1927-28 Club Summary 

Chairman | J. E. Jones |

Secretary | Billy Smith | 

Manager | Billy Smith led Management Committee |

 

1927-28 Season Summary 


Manager | Billy Smith led Management Committee |
Games | #1394 - #1438 |

Captain(s) | #259 Frank Moss | #297 Vic Milne | #277 Billy Walker |
Top Scorer | 27 | #322 Billy Cook | 23 League | 4 FA Cup | Goals |

Most Appearances | 41 | #277 Billy Walker | 38 League | 3 FA Cup | Appearances |

Final League Position | 8th Football League Division One |
FA Cup Progress | 5th Round |
Biggest Win | 7-2 vs. Portsmouth (h) |
Highest Home Attendance | 62,000 vs. Birmingham |

 1927-28 Division One Table 

| 6 | Cardiff City | P42 | W17 | D10 | L15 | F70 | A80 | GR 0.88 | Pts 44 |
| 7 | Bolton Wanderers | P42 | W16 | D11 | L15 | F81 | A66 | GR 1.23 | Pts 43 |

| 8 | Aston Villa | P42 | W17 | D9 | L16 | F78 | A73 | GR 1.07 | Pts 43 |
| 9 | Newcastle United | P42 | W15 | D13 | L14 | F79 | A81 | GR 0.98 | Pts 43 |
| 10 |
Arsenal | P42 | W13 | D15 | L14 | F82 | A86 | GR 0.95 | Pts 41 |

 1927-28 Results 

| 1 | 27 Aug | h | Leicester City | L | 0-3 | 

| 2 | 31 Aug | a | Portsmouth | L | 1-3 | 

| 3 | 3 Sep | a | Liverpool | D | 0-0 | 

| 4 | 5 Sep | h | Portsmouth | W | 7-2 | 

| 5 | 10 Sep | h | Arsenal | D | 2-2 | 

| 6 | 17 Sep | a | Burnley | L | 2-4 | 

| 7 | 24 Sep | h | Bury | W | 1-0 | 

| 8 | 1 Oct | a | Sheffield United | W | 3-0 | 

| 9 | 8 Oct | h | Middlesbrough | W | 5-1 | 

| 10 | 15 Oct | h | Sunderland | W | 4-2 | 

| 11 | 22 Oct | a | Huddersfield Town | D | 1-1 | 

| 12 | 29 Oct | h | Newcastle United | W | 3-0 | 

| 13 | 5 Nov | a | Birmingham | D | 1-1 | 

| 14 | 12 Nov | h | Tottenham Hotspur | L | 1-2 | 

| 15 | 19 Nov | a | Manchester United | L | 1-5 | 

| 16 | 26 Nov | h | Blackburn Rovers | W | 2-0 | 

| 17 | 3 Dec | a | Cardiff City | L | 1-2 | 

| 18 | 10 Dec | h | Everton | L | 2-3 | 

| 19 | 17 Dec | a | Bolton Wanderers | L | 1-3 | 

| 20 | 24 Dec | h | Sheffield Wednesday | W | 5-4 | 

| 21 | 26 Dec | a | Derby County | L | 0-5 | 

| 22 | 27 Dec | h | Derby County | L | 0-1 | 

| 23 | 31 Dec | a | Leicester City | L | 0-3 | 

| 24 | 7 Jan | h | Liverpool | L | 3-4 | 

| 25 | 14 Jan | a | Burnley (FAC R3) | W | 2-0 | 

| 26 | 21 Jan | a | Arsenal | W | 3-0 | 

| 27 | 28 Jan | h | Crewe Alexandra (FAC R4) | W | 3-0 | 

| 28 | 4 Feb | a | Bury | D | 0-0 | 

| 29 | 8 Feb | h | Burnley | W | 3-1 | 

| 30 | 11 Feb | h | Sheffield United | W | 1-0 | 

| 31 | 18 Feb | a | Arsenal (FAC R5) | L | 1-4 | 

| 32 | 25 Feb | a | Sunderland | W | 3-2 | 

| 33 | 10 Mar | a | Newcastle United | L | 5-7 | 

| 34 | 17 Mar | h | Birmingham | D | 1-1 | 

| 35 | 21 Mar | a | Middlesbrough | D | 0-0 | 

| 36 | 24 Mar | a | Tottenham Hotspur | L | 1-2 | 

| 37 | 31 Mar | h | Manchester United | W | 3-1 | 

| 38 | 6 Apr | a | West Ham United | D | 0-0 | 

| 39 | 7 Apr | a | Blackburn Rovers | W | 1-0 | 

| 40 | 9 Apr | h | West Ham United | W | 1-0 | 

| 41 | 14 Apr | h | Cardiff City | W | 3-1 | 

| 42 | 21 Apr | a | Everton | L | 2-3 | 

| 43 | 28 Apr | h | Bolton Wanderers | D | 2-2 | 

| 44 | 2 May | h | Huddersfield Town | W | 3-0 | 

| 45 | 5 May | a | Sheffield Wednesday | L | 0-2 | 

 1927-28 Season Review 

Villa improved on the 10th place finish of the previous season with reaching 8th in Billy Smith's second season as leader of the Villa management committee. However Smith's Villa started in a similarly poor fashion as the previous year before being once in 11 games and racking up some strong victories including 7-2, 5-1 and 4-2. That would prove a false dawn however as Villa's form collapsed and saw them lose 9 in 11 games through to January 1928. A recovery of sorts to season end saw Villa just lose 5 out of 21 including a remarkable 5-7 defeat to Newcastle United. Villa's margin of victory however had reduced with games more often than not being won by a single goal. Villa were readjusting to life after Ramsay and it was proving more of a struggle than had been hoped.

Top flight teams entered the FA Cup at the 3rd Round stage for the first time.


 1927-28 Season Statistics 


Games | 45 |

Won | 19 | 42% |   
Drew |
9 | 20% |  
Lost |
17 | 38% |

Unbeaten | 28 | 62% |


Goals Scored | 83 | 1.84 Goals per game |
Goals Conceded | 77 | 1.71 Goals per game |
Clean Sheets | 15 | 33% |

 

Average Home Attendance | 32,891 |

Longest winning run | 4 Games |

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

Games without a win | 4 Games |

Cross Season Record | 1926-27 to 1927-28
Games without a win | 6 Games

 1927-28 Squad Changes 


Debut Appearances | 9 |

#324 Joe Beresford | Saturday, 3 September 1927 | Liverpool | Division One | 21 |

#325 Jack Yates | Saturday, 3 December 1927 | Cardiff City | Division One | 24 |

#326 Harry Goddard | Saturday, 17 December 1927 | Bolton Wanderers | Division One | 22 |

#327 Joe Hickman | Saturday, 24 December 1927 | Sheffield Wednesday | Division One | 26 |

#328 Joe Tate | Monday, 26 December 1927 | Derby County | Division One | 23 |

#329 Fred Tully | Tuesday, 27 December 1927 | Derby County | Division One | 20 |

#330 Ben Olney | Saturday, 31 December 1927 | Leicester City | Division One | 28 |

#331 John Brittleton | Saturday, 25 February 1928 | Sunderland | Division One | 27 |

#332 Pongo Waring | Saturday, 25 February 1928 | Sunderland | Division One | 21 |

Final Appearances | 6 |

#288 George Stephenson | Wednesday, 31 August 1927 | Portsmouth | Division One | 27 |

#308 Wally Harris | Saturday, 19 November 1927 | Manchester United | Division One | 23 |

#326 Harry Goddard | Saturday, 17 December 1927 | Bolton Wanderers | Division One | 22 |

#327 Joe Hickman | Monday, 26 December 1927 | Derby County | Division One | 26 |

#321 Bill Johnson | Tuesday, 27 December 1927 | Derby County | Division One | 25 |

#305 Billy Armfield | Saturday, 28 April 1928 | Bolton Wanderers | Division One | 24 |

 1927-28 Squad Statistics 

Squad Size | 28 | +1 |
Average Age | 26.4 | -0.3 |

Youngest Player(s) | 20 |

#329 Fred Tully |

Oldest Player(s) | 33 |

#322 Billy Cook |
 

 1927-28 Scorers

Goals Scored | 84 | League Goals | 78 | FA Cup Goals | 6 | 

| 27 |

#322 Billy Cook | Goals Scored | 27 | League Goals | 23 | FA Cup Goals | 4 | 

| 11 |

#277 Billy Walker | Goals Scored | 11 | League Goals | 10 | FA Cup Goals | 1 | 

#324 Joe Beresford | Goals Scored | 11 | League Goals | 10 | FA Cup Goals | 1 | 

| 9 |

#265 Arthur Dorrell | Goals Scored | 9 | League Goals | 9 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

| 7 |

#332 Pongo Waring | Goals Scored | 7 | League Goals | 7 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

| 4 |

#260 Dicky York | Goals Scored | 4 | League Goals | 4 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

#279 Tommy Smart | Goals Scored | 4 | League Goals | 4 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

#291 Len Capewell | Goals Scored | 4 | League Goals | 4 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

| 3 |

#317 Reg Chester | Goals Scored | 3 | League Goals | 3 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

| 2 |

#305 Billy Armfield | Goals Scored | 2 | League Goals | 2 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

| 1 |

#323 Jimmy Gibson | Goals Scored | 1 | League Goals | 1 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

Own Goal | 1 | Goals Scored | 1 | League Goals | 1 | FA Cup Goals | 0 |  
 

 1927-28 Appearances 

| 41 |

#277 Billy WalkerAppearances | 41 | League | 38 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

| 40 |

#297 Vic MilneAppearances | 40 | League | 37 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

| 39 |

#265 Arthur Dorrell | Appearances | 39 | League | 36 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

| 38 |

#279 Tommy Smart | Appearances | 38 | League | 35 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

#322 Billy CookAppearances | 38 | League | 35 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

| 34 |

#299 Teddy BowenAppearances | 34 | League | 32 | FA Cup | 2 | . Player Profile

#324 Joe Beresford Appearances | 34 | League | 31 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

#320 Billy KingdonAppearances | 34 | League | 31 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

| 30 |

#260 Dicky YorkAppearances | 30 | League | 28 | FA Cup | 2 | . Player Profile

| 24 |

#323 Jimmy GibsonAppearances | 24 | League | 24 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 23 |

#330 Ben Olney Appearances | 23 | League | 20 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

| 20 |

#259 Frank MossAppearances | 20 | League | 17 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

| 17 |

#283 Tommy Jackson | Appearances | 17 | League | 17 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 16 |

#293 Tommy MortAppearances | 16 | League | 15 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 13 |

#332 Pongo Waring Appearances | 13 | League | 13 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 12 |

#317 Reg ChesterAppearances | 12 | League | 11 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

#325 Jack Yates Appearances | 12 | League | 12 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

 

| 6 |

#291 Len CapewellAppearances | 6 | League | 6 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#329 Fred Tully Appearances | 6 | League | 6 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 3 |

#305 Billy ArmfieldAppearances | 3 | League | 3 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#328 Joe Tate Appearances | 3 | League | 3 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 2 |

#300 Alec Talbot | Appearances | 2 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#288 George StephensonAppearances | 2 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#327 Joe Hickman Appearances | 2 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

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

#331 John Brittleton Appearances | 2 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 1 |

#308 Wally HarrisAppearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#326 Harry Goddard Appearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

 1927-28 'Keepers 

#283 Tommy Jackson | Appearances | 17 | Conceded | 29 | Ratio | 1.71 |

#321 Bill JohnsonAppearances | 2 | Conceded | 3 | Ratio | 1.50 |

#326 Harry Goddard Appearances | 1 | Conceded | 3 | Ratio | 3.00 |

#327 Joe Hickman Appearances | 2 | Conceded | 9 | Ratio | 4.50 |

#330 Ben Olney Appearances | 23 | Conceded | 33 | Ratio | 1.43 |

 1927-28 Managerial Record 

Under Billy Smith’s management committee Villa had now achieved a win rate of 42%, losing 40% of their 88 League and FA Cup matches. 

In total Billy Smith had returned 1.44 points per game* across his two seasons in charge of Villa compared to George Ramsay’s 1.69 across his 1,332 games.

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

 1927-28 Kits 

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1927-28 Season Fixtures 

Game #1394
Matchday #1

League Matchweek #1

Saturday, 27 August 1927

Football League | Division One | Home | Leicester City | Villa Park | 47,288

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-3 |
FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WLDDL |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

FB Tommy Smart |

LB Tommy Mort |

CH Vic Milne |

CH Alec Talbot |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IF George Stephenson |

IF Billy Walker |

IL Billy Cook |

Game #1395
Matchday #2

League Matchweek #2

Wednesday, 31 August 1927

Football League | Division One | Away | Portsmouth | Fratton Park | 32,050

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-3 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | LDDLL |

Scorers | Billy Walker | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

FB Tommy Smart |

LB Tommy Mort |

CH Alec Talbot |

HB Billy Kingdon |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IL Billy Cook |

IF George Stephenson | FINAL | 

IF Billy Walker | GOAL |

On this day 31 August 1927

Inside forward George Stephenson made his final appearance for Villa before moving to Derby County in November. George made 95 appearances and scored 22 goals in his 6 seasons with Villa.


 

Game #1396
Matchday #3

League Matchweek #3

Saturday, 3 September 1927

Football League | Division One | Away | Liverpool | Anfield | 42,196

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-0 |

FT Result | Drew |

Last 5 Games | DDLLD |


Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

LB Tommy Mort |

CH Vic Milne |

WH Jimmy Gibson | 

FB Teddy Bowen |

HB Frank Moss |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IF Billy Walker |

IL Billy Cook |

F Joe Beresford | DEBUT |
 

On this day 3 September 1927

Forward Joe Beresford made his Villa debut after moving from Mansfield Town in March. Joe played for Villa between 1927-28 and 1935-36 making 251 appearances and scoring 73 goals.

Game #1397
Matchday #4

League Matchweek #4

Monday, 5 September 1927

Football League | Division One | Home | Portsmouth | Villa Park | 20,624

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 7-2 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | DLLDW |


Scorers | Billy Cook | 2 | Joe Beresford | 3 (1 pen) | Arthur Dorrell | 1 | Billy Walker | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Bill Johnson |

LB Tommy Mort |

CH Vic Milne |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

HB Billy Kingdon |

FB Teddy Bowen |

OL Arthur Dorrell | GOAL |

OR Dicky York |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL |

IL Billy Cook | GOAL | GOAL |

F Joe Beresford | GOAL | GOAL | GOAL |

Game #1398
Matchday #5

League Matchweek #5

Saturday, 10 September 1927

Football League | Division One | Home | Arsenal | Villa Park | 42,136

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-2 |

FT Result | Drew |

Last 5 Games | LLDWD |


Scorers | Billy Cook | 1 | Joe Beresford | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

LB Tommy Mort |

CH Vic Milne |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

HB Billy Kingdon |

FB Teddy Bowen |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IF Billy Walker |

IL Billy Cook | GOAL |

F Joe Beresford | GOAL |

Game #1399
Matchday #6

League Matchweek #6

Saturday, 17 September 1927

Football League | Division One | Away | Burnley | Turf Moor | 19,523

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-4 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | LDWDL |


Scorers | Billy Cook | 2 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

LB Tommy Mort |

CH Vic Milne |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

HB Billy Kingdon |

FB Teddy Bowen |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IF Billy Walker |

IL Billy Cook | GOAL | GOAL |

F Joe Beresford |

Game #1400
Matchday #7

League Matchweek #7

Saturday, 24 September 1927

Football League | Division One | Home | Burnley | Villa Park | 25,538

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | DWDLW |


Scorers | Dicky York | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

LB Tommy Mort |

CH Vic Milne |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

HB Billy Kingdon |

FB Teddy Bowen |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York | GOAL |

IF Billy Walker |

IL Billy Cook |

F Joe Beresford |

Game #1401
Matchday #8

League Matchweek #8

Saturday, 1 October 1927

Football League | Division One | Away | Sheffield United | Bramall Lane | 12,327

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WDLWW |


Scorers | Billy Cook | 1 | Joe Beresford | 1 | Arthur Dorrell | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

FB Tommy Smart |

CH Vic Milne |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

HB Billy Kingdon |

FB Teddy Bowen |

OL Arthur Dorrell | GOAL |

OR Dicky York |

IF Billy Walker |

IL Billy Cook | GOAL |

F Joe Beresford | GOAL |

Game #1402
Matchday #9

League Matchweek #9

Saturday, 8 October 1927

Football League | Division One | Home | Middlesbrough | Villa Park | 38,180

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 5-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | DLWWW |


Scorers | Billy Cook | 3 | Joe Beresford | 1 | Billy Walker | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

FB Tommy Smart |

CH Vic Milne |

HB Billy Kingdon |

HB Frank Moss |

FB Teddy Bowen |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL |

IL Billy Cook | GOAL | GOAL | GOAL |

F Joe Beresford | GOAL |

Game #1403
Matchday #10

League Matchweek #10

Saturday, 15 October 1927

Football League | Division One | Home | Sunderland | Villa Park | 38,116

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 4-2 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | LWWWW |


Scorers | Billy Cook | 1 | Billy Walker | 2 | Dicky York | 1 |  


Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

FB Tommy Smart |

CH Vic Milne |

HB Billy Kingdon |

HB Frank Moss |

FB Teddy Bowen |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York | GOAL |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL | GOAL |

IL Billy Cook | GOAL |

F Joe Beresford |

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Game #1404
Matchday #11

League Matchweek #11

Saturday, 22 October 1927

Football League | Division One | Away | Huddersfield Town | Leeds Road | 14,679

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-1 |

FT Result | Drew |

Last 5 Games | WWWWD |


Scorers | Billy Cook | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

FB Tommy Smart |

CH Vic Milne |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

HB Billy Kingdon |

FB Teddy Bowen |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IF Billy Walker |

IL Billy Cook | GOAL |

F Joe Beresford |

Game #1405
Matchday #12

League Matchweek #12

Saturday, 29 October 1927

Football League | Division One | Home | Newcastle United | Villa Park | 50,797

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WWWDW |


Scorers | Arthur Dorrell | 1 | Billy Walker | 1 | Own Goal | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

FB Tommy Smart |

CH Vic Milne |

HB Billy Kingdon |

FB Teddy Bowen |

HB Frank Moss |

OL Arthur Dorrell | GOAL |

OR Dicky York |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL |

IL Billy Cook |

F Joe Beresford |

Game #1406
Matchday #13

League Matchweek #13

Saturday, 5 November 1927

Football League | Division One | Away | Birmingham | St Andrew’s | 50,797

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-1 |

FT Result | Drew |

Last 5 Games | WWDWD |


Scorers | Billy Walker | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

FB Tommy Smart |

CH Vic Milne |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

HB Billy Kingdon |

FB Teddy Bowen |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL |

IL Billy Cook |

F Joe Beresford |

Game #1407
Matchday #14

League Matchweek #14

Saturday, 12 November 1927

Football League | Division One | Home | Tottenham Hotspur | Villa Park | 30,759

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-2 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WDWDL |


Scorers | Billy Cook | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

FB Tommy Smart |

CH Vic Milne |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

FB Teddy Bowen |

HB Frank Moss |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IF Billy Walker |

IL Billy Cook | GOAL |

F Joe Beresford |

Game #1408
Matchday #15

League Matchweek #15

Saturday, 19 November 1927

Football League | Division One | Away | Manchester United | Old Trafford | 25,991

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-5 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | DWDLL |


Scorers | Billy Cook | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

FB Tommy Smart |

CH Vic Milne |

FB Teddy Bowen |

HB Frank Moss |

HB Billy Kingdon |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

IL Billy Cook | GOAL |

F Joe Beresford |

IF Len Capewell |

IF Wally Harris | FINAL |

On this day 19 November 1927
Inside forward Wally Harris made his final appearance for Villa after scoring  4 times in 20 appearances.

 

Game #1409
Matchday #16

League Matchweek #16

Saturday, 26 November 1927

Football League | Division One | Home | Blackburn Rovers | Villa Park | 27,281

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WDLLW |


Scorers | Joe Beresford | 1 | Billy Walker | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

FB Tommy Smart |

CH Vic Milne |

FB Teddy Bowen |

HB Frank Moss |

HB Billy Kingdon |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

W Reg Chester |

IL Billy Cook |

F Joe Beresford | GOAL |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL |

 

Game #1410
Matchday #17

League Matchweek #17

Saturday, 3 December 1927

Football League | Division One | Away | Cardiff City | Ninian Park | 14,264

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-2 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | DLLWL |


Scorers | Billy Cook | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

FB Tommy Smart |

CH Vic Milne |

FB Teddy Bowen |

HB Billy Kingdon |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

W Reg Chester |

IL Billy Cook | GOAL |

F Joe Beresford |

IF Billy Walker |

LH Jack Yates | DEBUT |

On this day 3 December 1927
Left half Jack Yates made his Villa debut after moving from Boston Town in May 1925.

Game #1411
Matchday #18

League Matchweek #18

Saturday, 10 December 1927

Football League | Division One | Home | Everton | Villa Park | 40,353

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-3 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | LLWLL |


Scorers | Billy Cook | 1 | Reg Chester | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

FB Tommy Smart |

CH Vic Milne |

FB Teddy Bowen |

HB Billy Kingdon |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

W Reg Chester | GOAL |

IL Billy Cook | GOAL |

F Joe Beresford |

IF Billy Walker |

LH Jack Yates |


 

Game #1412
Matchday #19

League Matchweek #19

Saturday, 17 December 1927

Football League | Division One | Away | Bolton Wanderers | Burnden Park | 14,852

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-3 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | LWLLL |


Scorers | Arthur Dorrell | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Goddard | DEBUT | FINAL |

LB Tommy Mort |

CH Vic Milne |

FB Teddy Bowen |

HB Billy Kingdon |

OL Arthur Dorrell | GOAL |

W Reg Chester |

IL Billy Cook |

F Joe Beresford |

IF Billy Walker |

LH Jack Yates |

On this day 17 December 1927
Goalkeeper Harry Goddard made his one and only appearance for Villa after moving from Artwell Royal in April 1926. Harry moved on to Stockton in August 1928.

Game #1413
Matchday #20

League Matchweek #20

Saturday, 24 December 1927

Football League | Division One | Home | Sheffield Wednesday | Villa Park | 12,345

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 5-4 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WLLLW |


Scorers | Billy Cook | 2 | Joe Beresford | 3 |

Line Up |

GK Joe Hickman | DEBUT |

FB Tommy Smart |

CH Vic Milne |

FB Teddy Bowen |

HB Frank Moss |

HB Billy Kingdon |

OR Dicky York |

W Reg Chester |

IL Billy Cook | GOAL | GOAL |

F Joe Beresford | GOAL | GOAL | GOAL |

IF Billy Walker |

On this day 24 December 1927
Goalkeeper Joe Hickman made his Villa debut after moving from Hartlepool United earlier this month.

Game #1414
Matchday #21

League Matchweek #21

Monday, 26 December 1927

Football League | Division One | Away | Derby County | Baseball Ground | 23,303

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-5 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | LLLWL |

Line Up |

GK Joe Hickman | FINAL |

LH Joe Tate |

LH Jack Yates |

LB Tommy Mort |

FB Teddy Bowen |

HB Billy Kingdon |

OR Dicky York |

W Reg Chester |

IL Billy Cook |

F Joe Beresford |

IF Billy Walker |

On this day 26 December 1927
Goalkeeper Joe Hickman made his Villa final appearance for Villa just 2 days after his debut, having conceded 9 goals in 2 games

Game #1415
Matchday #22

League Matchweek #22

Tuesday, 27 December 1927

Football League | Division One | Home | Derby County | Villa Park | 43,228

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-1 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | LLWLL |

Line Up |

GK Bill Johnson | FINAL |

FB Tommy Smart |

LH Joe Tate |

LB Tommy Mort |

HB Billy Kingdon |

HB Frank Moss |

OR Dicky York |

W Fred Tully | DEBUT |

W Reg Chester |

IL Billy Cook |

F Joe Beresford |

On this day 27 December 1927
Winger Fred Tully made his Villa debut after joining from Preston Colliery in October 1926.
Goalkeeper Bill Johnson made his final appearance for Villa having conceded 7 goals in 4 games at a ratio of 1.75 per game. Bill moved to Charlton Athletic in August 1928.

Game #1416
Matchday #23

League Matchweek #23

Saturday, 31 December 1927

Football League | Division One | Away | Leicester City | Filbert Street | 25,333

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-3 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | LWLLL |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney | DEBUT |

FB Tommy Smart |

LH Joe Tate |

LB Tommy Mort |

HB Billy Kingdon |

HB Frank Moss |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

W Reg Chester |

IL Billy Cook |

F Joe Beresford |

IF Billy Walker |

On this day 31 December 1927
Goalkeeper Ben Olney made his Villa debut after moving from Derby County earlier this month.

Game #1417
Matchday #24

League Matchweek #24

Saturday, 7 January 1928

Football League | Division One | Home | Liverpool | Villa Park | 29,505

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-4 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WLLLL |


Scorers | Reg Chester | 2 | Len Capewell | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

FB Tommy Smart |

LB Tommy Mort |

CH Vic Milne |

HB Billy Kingdon |

HB Frank Moss |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

W Reg Chester | GOAL | GOAL |

F Joe Beresford |

IF Billy Walker |

IF Len Capewell | GOAL |

Game #1418
Matchday #25

Saturday, 14 January 1928

FA Cup | 3rd Round | Away | Burnley | Turf Moor | 26,150

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | LLLLW |


Scorers | Joe Beresford | 1 | Billy Walker | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

FB Tommy Smart |

LB Tommy Mort |

CH Vic Milne |

HB Billy Kingdon |

HB Frank Moss |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

W Reg Chester |

IL Billy Cook |

F Joe Beresford | GOAL |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL |   

On this day 14 January 1928

Division One teams entered the FA Cup at the 3rd Round stage for the first time

Game #1419
Matchday #26

League Matchweek #25

Saturday, 21 January 1928

Football League | Division One | Away | Arsenal | Highbury | 32,505

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | LLLWW |


Scorers | Billy Cook | 1 | Arthur Dorrell | 1 | Tommy Smart | 1 (pen) |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

FB Tommy Smart | GOAL |  

CH Vic Milne |

FB Teddy Bowen |

HB Billy Kingdon |

HB Frank Moss |

OL Arthur Dorrell | GOAL |  

OR Dicky York |

IL Billy Cook | GOAL |  

F Joe Beresford |

IF Billy Walker |

Game #1420
Matchday #27

Saturday, 28 January 1928

FA Cup | 4th Round | Home | Crewe Alexandra | Villa Park | 41,000

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | LLWWW |


Scorers | Billy Cook | 3 |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

FB Tommy Smart |

CH Vic Milne |

FB Teddy Bowen |

HB Billy Kingdon |

HB Frank Moss |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IL Billy Cook | GOAL | GOAL | GOAL |     

F Joe Beresford |

IF Billy Walker |

Game #1421
Matchday #28

League Matchweek #26

Saturday, 4 February 1928

Football League | Division One | Away | Bury | Gigg Lane | 9,814

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-0 |

FT Result | Drew |

Last 5 Games | LWWWD |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

FB Tommy Smart |

CH Vic Milne |

FB Teddy Bowen |

HB Billy Kingdon |

HB Frank Moss |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IL Billy Cook |

F Joe Beresford |

IF Len Capewell |

Game #1422
Matchday #29

League Matchweek #27

Wednesday, 8 February 1928

Football League | Division One | Home | Burnley | Villa Park | 18,602

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WWWDW |


Scorers | Billy Cook | 1 | Len Capewell | 2 |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

FB Tommy Smart |

CH Vic Milne |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

FB Teddy Bowen |

HB Frank Moss |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IL Billy Cook | GOAL |  

IF Len Capewell | GOAL | GOAL |  

IF Billy Walker |

Game #1423
Matchday #30

League Matchweek #28

Saturday, 11 February 1928

Football League | Division One | Home | Sheffield United | Villa Park | 27,231

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WWDWW |


Scorers | Billy Cook | 1 |

Line Up |