Season #49

| 1931-32 |

Games #1577 - #1621

1931-32 Club Summary 

Chairman | J. E. Jones |

Secretary | Billy Smith | 

Manager | Billy Smith led Management Committee |

 1931-32 Season Summary 


Manager | Billy Smith led Management Committee |
Games | #1577 - #1621 |

Captain(s) | #277 Billy Walker | #328 Joe Tate |
Top Scorer | 30 | #332 Pongo Waring | All League |

Most Appearances | 45 | #300 Alec Talbot | 42 League | 3 FA Cup | Appearances |

Final League Position | 5th Football League Division One |
FA Cup Progress | 4th Round |
Biggest Win | 8-3 vs. Leicester City (a) |
Highest Home Attendance | 61,663 vs. Everton |

 1931-32 Division One Table 

| 3 | Sheffield Wednesday | P42 | W22 | D6 | L14 | F96 | A82 | GR 1.17 | Pts 50 |
| 4 | Huddersfield Town | P42 | W19 | D10 | L13 | F80 | A63 | GR 1.27 | Pts 48 |

| 5 | Aston Villa | P42 | W19 | D8 | L15 | F104 | A72 | GR 1.44 | Pts 46 |
| 6 | West Bromwich Albion | P42 | W20 | D6 | L16 | F77 | A55 | GR 1.40 | Pts 46 |
| 7 |
Sheffield United | P42 | W20 | D6 | L16 | F80 | A75 | GR 1.07 | Pts 46 |

 1931-32 Results 

| 1 | 29 Aug | h | Leicester City | W | 3-2 | 

| 2 | 31 Aug | a | Huddersfield Town | D | 1-1 | 

| 3 | 5 Sep | a | Liverpool | L | 0-2 | 

| 4 | 12 Sep | h | Grimsby Town | W | 7-0 | 

| 5 | 19 Sep | a | Chelsea | W | 6-3 | 

| 6 | 26 Sep | h | West Ham United | W | 5-2 | 

| 7 | 3 Oct | a | Sheffield Wednesday | L | 0-1 | 

| 8 | 10 Oct | h | Bolton Wanderers | W | 2-1 | 

| 9 | 17 Oct | a | Portsmouth | W | 3-0 | 

| 10 | 24 Oct | h | Everton | L | 2-3 | 

| 11 | 31 Oct | a | Arsenal | D | 1-1 | 

| 12 | 7 Nov | h | Blackpool | W | 5-1 | 

| 13 | 14 Nov | a | West Bromwich Albion | L | 0-3 | 

| 14 | 21 Nov | h | Birmingham | W | 3-2 | 

| 15 | 28 Nov | a | Manchester City | D | 3-3 | 

| 16 | 5 Dec | h | Derby County | W | 2-0 | 

| 17 | 12 Dec | a | Sheffield United | L | 4-5 | 

| 18 | 19 Dec | h | Blackburn Rovers | L | 1-5 | 

| 19 | 25 Dec | h | Middlesbrough | W | 7-1 | 

| 20 | 26 Dec | a | Middlesbrough | D | 1-1 | 

| 21 | 28 Dec | h | Newcastle United | W | 3-0 | 

| 22 | 1 Jan | a | Newcastle United | L | 1-3 | 

| 23 | 2 Jan | a | Leicester City | W | 8-3 | 

| 24 | 9 Jan | a | West Bromwich Albion (FAC R3) | W | 2-1 | 

| 25 | 16 Jan | h | Liverpool | W | 6-1 | 

| 26 | 23 Jan | a | Portsmouth (FAC R4) | D | 1-1 | 

| 27 | 27 Jan | h | Portsmouth (FAC R4 Replay) | L | 0-1 | 

| 28 | 30 Jan | h | Chelsea | L | 1-3 | 

| 29 | 2 Feb | a | Grimsby Town | D | 2-2 | 

| 30 | 6 Feb | a | West Ham United | L | 1-2 | 

| 31 | 20 Feb | a | Bolton Wanderers | L | 1-2 | 

| 32 | 24 Feb | h | Sheffield Wednesday | W | 3-1 | 

| 33 | 27 Feb | h | Portsmouth | L | 0-1 | 

| 34 | 5 Mar | a | Everton | L | 2-4 | 

| 35 | 19 Mar | a | Blackpool | W | 3-1 | 

| 36 | 25 Mar | a | Sunderland | D | 1-1 | 

| 37 | 26 Mar | h | West Bromwich Albion | W | 2-0 | 

| 38 | 28 Mar | h | Sunderland | W | 2-0 | 

| 39 | 2 Apr | a | Birmingham | D | 1-1 | 

| 40 | 9 Apr | h | Manchester City | W | 2-1 | 

| 41 | 16 Apr | a | Derby County | L | 1-3 | 

| 42 | 23 Apr | h | Sheffield United | W | 5-0 | 

| 43 | 25 Apr | h | Arsenal | D | 1-1 | 

| 44 | 30 Apr | a | Blackburn Rovers | L | 0-2 | 

| 45 | 7 May | h | Huddersfield Town | L | 2-3 | 

 1931-32 Season Review  

​Villa under Billy Smith delivered their fourth consecutive 100+ goal season - their 7th overall - but fell back to finish in 5th place. 

 

In total Villa scored 105 league and cup goals. That placed joint 4th in Villa's 7 100+ seasons in 1930-31 (131) 1928-29 (115) 1912-13 (106) 1931-32 (105) 1929-30 (105) 1891-92 (102) & 1893-94 (100).

Once again Villa scored some remarkable victories but a downturn in form from the turn of the year put paid to any hopes of another league title despite a late season recovery.

For all the remarkable goalscoring prowess Billy Smith had presided over he and his management committee remained trophy-less into his sixth season.

 


 1931-32 Season Statistics 


Games | 45 |

Won | 20 | 44% |   
Drew |
9 | 20% |  
Lost |
16 | 36% |

Unbeaten | 29 | 64% |


Goals Scored | 105 | 2.33 Goals per game |
Goals Conceded | 72 | 1.60 Goals per game |
Clean Sheets | 7 | 16% |

 

Average Home Attendance | 32,581 |

Longest winning run | 3 Games |

League winning run | 3 Games |
Longest unbeaten run | 6 Games |
Longest losing run | 2 Games |

Games without a win | 6 Games |

 

 

 1931-32 Squad Changes 


Debut Appearances | 6 |

#342 Dai Astley | Saturday, 17 October 1931 | Portsmouth | Division One | 22 |

#343 Danny Blair | Saturday, 7 November 1931 | Blackpool | Division One | 26 |

#344 Harry Morton | Saturday, 28 November 1931 | Manchester City | Division One | 22 |

#345 George Stephenson | Saturday, 9 January 1932 | West Bromwich Albion | FA Cup | 23 |

#346 Billy Simpson | Saturday, 30 January 1932 | Chelsea | Division One | 24 |

#347 Tommy Moore | Saturday, 7 May 1932 | Huddersfield Town | Division One | 22 |

Final Appearances | 2 |

#345 George StephensonSaturday, 30 January 1932 | Chelsea | Division One | 23 |

#347 Tommy Moore | Saturday, 7 May 1932 | Huddersfield Town | Division One | 22 |

 1931-32 Squad Statistics 

Squad Size | 22 | +3 |
Average Age | 26.4 | -0.3 |

Youngest Player(s) | 21 |

#335 Eric Houghton |

#347 Tommy Moore

Oldest Player(s) | 35 |

#279 Tommy Smart |

 1931-32 Scorers

Goals Scored | 107 | League Goals | 104 | FA Cup Goals | 3 | 

| 30 |

#332 Pongo Waring | Goals Scored | 30 | League Goals | 30 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

| 23 |

#335 Eric Houghton | Goals Scored | 23 | League Goals | 22 | FA Cup Goals | 1 | 

| 12 |

#334 George Brown | Goals Scored | 12 | League Goals | 11 | FA Cup Goals | 1 | 

| 11 |

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

| 9 |

#277 Billy Walker | Goals Scored | 9 | League Goals | 9 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

| 7 |

#338 Jack Mandley | Goals Scored | 7 | League Goals | 7 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

| 5 |

#342 Dai Astley | Goals Scored | 5 | League Goals | 5 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

| 4 |

#317 Reg Chester | Goals Scored | 4 | League Goals | 4 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

| 1 |

#279 Tommy Smart | Goals Scored | 1 | League Goals | 1 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

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

#293 Tommy Mort | Goals Scored | 1 | League Goals | 1 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

#345 George Stephenson | Goals Scored | 1 | League Goals | 1 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

#300 Alec Talbot | Goals Scored | 1 | League Goals | 1 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

#347 Tommy Moore | Goals Scored | 1 | League Goals | 1 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 


 1931-32 Appearances 

 

| 45 |

#300 Alec TalbotAppearances | 45 | League | 42 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

| 39 |

#279 Tommy Smart | Appearances | 39 | League | 36 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

#335 Eric HoughtonAppearances | 39 | League | 36 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

| 38 |

#332 Pongo WaringAppearances | 38 | League | 38 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 37 |

#293 Tommy MortAppearances | 37 | League | 34 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

#323 Jimmy Gibson Appearances | 37 | League | 34 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

| 35 |

#328 Joe TateAppearances | 35 | League | 35 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 34 |

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

| 33 |

#338 Jack MandleyAppearances | 33 | League | 32 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 31 |

#277 Billy WalkerAppearances | 31 | League | 28 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

#344 Harry MortonAppearances | 31 | League | 28 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

| 17 |

#334 George BrownAppearances | 17 | League | 14 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

| 15 |

#342 Dai AstleyAppearances | 15 | League | 15 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 14 |

#336 Fred Biddleston | Appearances | 14 | League | 14 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 13 |

#340 Tommy WoodAppearances | 13 | League | 11 | FA Cup | 2 | . Player Profile

#317 Reg ChesterAppearances | 13 | League | 13 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 10 |

#343 Danny BlairAppearances | 10 | League | 10 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 5 |

#299 Teddy BowenAppearances | 5 | League | 5 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 4 |

#345 George StephensonAppearances | 4 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 2 | . Player Profile

| 2 |

#320 Billy KingdonAppearances | 2 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

#346 Billy SimpsonAppearances | 2 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 1 |

#347 Tommy MooreAppearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 0 |

#337 Bob Brocklebank | Appearances | 0 | League | 0 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

 1931-32 'Keepers

#336 Fred Biddleston | Appearances | 14 | Conceded | 22 | Ratio | 1.57 |

#344 Harry MortonAppearances | 31 | 14 (0) | Conceded | 50 | Ratio | 1.61 |

 1931-32 Managerial Record 

Under Billy Smith’s management committee Villa had now achieved a win rate of 49%, losing 34% of their 271 League and FA Cup matches.

Smith’s Villa had also now scored at an incredible rate of 2.29 per game over 271 fixtures.

In total Billy Smith had returned 1.64 points per game* across his six 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 

 1931-32 Kits 

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 1931-32 Season Results 

Game #1577
Matchday #1

League Matchweek #1

Saturday, 29 August 1931

Football League | Division One | Home | Leicester City | Villa Park | 41,606

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-2 |

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WWWLW |


Scorers | Eric Houghton | 1 | Pongo Waring | 2 |

Line Up |

GK Fred Biddleston |

FB Tommy Smart |

LB Tommy Mort |

CH Alec Talbot |

LH Joe Tate |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

OL Eric Houghton | GOAL |

OR Jack Mandley |

CF Pongo Waring | GOAL | GOAL |

F Joe Beresford |

IF Billy Walker |

Game #1578
Matchday #2

League Matchweek #2

Monday, 31 August 1931

Football League | Division One | Away | Huddersfield Town | Leeds Road | 13,188

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-1 |

FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | WWLWD |


Scorers | Pongo Waring | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Fred Biddleston |

FB Tommy Smart |

LB Tommy Mort |

CH Alec Talbot |

LH Joe Tate |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

OL Eric Houghton |

OR Jack Mandley |

CF Pongo Waring | GOAL |

F Joe Beresford |

IF Billy Walker |


 

Game #1579
Matchday #3

League Matchweek #3

Saturday, 5 September 1931

Football League | Division One | Away | Liverpool | Anfield | 32,909

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-2 |

FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WLWDL |

Line Up |

GK Fred Biddleston |

FB Tommy Smart |

LB Tommy Mort |

CH Alec Talbot |

LH Joe Tate |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

OL Eric Houghton |

OR Jack Mandley |

CF Pongo Waring |

F Joe Beresford |

IF Billy Walker |

Game #1580
Matchday #4

League Matchweek #4

Saturday, 12 September 1931

Football League | Division One | Home | Grimsby Town | Villa Park | 18,753

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 7-0 |

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | LWDLW |


Scorers | Joe Beresford | 1 | Eric Houghton | 2 | OR Jack Mandley | 2 | Pongo Waring | 1 | Billy Walker | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Fred Biddleston |

FB Tommy Smart |

LB Tommy Mort |

CH Alec Talbot |

LH Joe Tate |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

OL Eric Houghton | GOAL | GOAL |

OR Jack Mandley | GOAL | GOAL |

CF Pongo Waring | GOAL |

F Joe Beresford | GOAL |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL |

Game #1581
Matchday #5

League Matchweek #5

Saturday, 19 September 1931

Football League | Division One | Away | Chelsea | Stamford Bridge | 56,698

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 6-3 |

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WDLWW |


Scorers | Eric Houghton | 2 | Pongo Waring | 4 |

Line Up |

GK Fred Biddleston |

FB Tommy Smart |

LB Tommy Mort |

CH Alec Talbot |

LH Joe Tate |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

OL Eric Houghton | GOAL | GOAL |

OR Jack Mandley |

CF Pongo Waring | GOAL | GOAL | GOAL | GOAL | 

F Joe Beresford |

IF Billy Walker |

Game #1582
Matchday #6

League Matchweek #6

Saturday, 26 September 1931

Football League | Division One | Home | West Ham United | Villa Park | 39,619

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 5-2 |

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | DLWWW |


Scorers | Pongo Waring | 4 | Eric Houghton | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Fred Biddleston |

FB Tommy Smart |

LB Tommy Mort |

CH Alec Talbot |

LH Joe Tate |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

OL Eric Houghton | GOAL | 

OR Jack Mandley |

CF Pongo Waring | GOAL | GOAL | GOAL | GOAL | 

F Joe Beresford |

IF Billy Walker |

On this day 26 September 1931

Pongo Waring hit four goals for the second successive match

Game #1583
Matchday #7

League Matchweek #7
Saturday, 3 October 1931

Football League | Division One | Away | Sheffield Wedneday | Hillsborough | 28,798

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-1 |

FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | LWWWL |


Line Up |

GK Fred Biddleston |

FB Tommy Smart |

LB Tommy Mort |

CH Alec Talbot |

LH Joe Tate |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

OL Eric Houghton |

OR Jack Mandley |

CF Pongo Waring |

F Joe Beresford |

IF Billy Walker |
 

Game #1584
Matchday #8

League Matchweek #8

Saturday, 10 October 1931

Football League | Division One | Home | Bolton Wanderers | Villa Park | 39,673

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-1 |

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WWWLW |


Scorers | Eric Houghton | 1 | Billy Walker | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Fred Biddleston |

FB Tommy Smart |

LB Tommy Mort |

CH Alec Talbot |

LH Joe Tate |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

OL Eric Houghton | GOAL | 

OR Jack Mandley |

CF Pongo Waring |

F Joe Beresford |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL | 

Game #1585
Matchday #9

League Matchweek #9

Saturday, 17 October 1931

Football League | Division One | Away | Portsmouth | Fratton Park | 20,915

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-0 |

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WWLWW |


Scorers | Dai Astley | 1 | Joe Beresford | 1 | Billy Walker | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Fred Biddleston |

FB Tommy Smart |

LB Tommy Mort |

CH Alec Talbot |

LH Joe Tate |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

OR Jack Mandley |

W Reg Chester |

F Joe Beresford | GOAL | 

IF Billy Walker | GOAL | 

F Dai Astley | DEBUT | GOAL | 

On this day 17 October 1931
Forward Dai Astley made a goalscoring debut after moving from Charlton Athletic in June.

Game #1586
Matchday #10

League Matchweek #10

Saturday, 24 October 1931

Football League | Division One | Home | Everton | Villa Park | 61,663

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-3 |

FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WLWWL |
 

Scorers | Eric Houghton | 1 | Jack Mandley | 1 | 


Line Up |

GK Fred Biddleston |

FB Tommy Smart |

LB Tommy Mort |

CH Alec Talbot |

LH Joe Tate |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

OR Jack Mandley | GOAL | 

OL Eric Houghton | GOAL | 

F Joe Beresford |

IF Billy Walker |

CF Pongo Waring |

Game #1587
Matchday #11

League Matchweek #11

Saturday, 31 October 1931

Football League | Division One | Away | Arsenal | Highbury | 54,951

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-1 |

FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | LWWLD |


Scorers | Pongo Waring | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Fred Biddleston |

FB Tommy Smart |

LB Tommy Mort |

CH Alec Talbot |

LH Joe Tate |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

OR Jack Mandley |

OL Eric Houghton |

F Joe Beresford |

IF Billy Walker |

CF Pongo Waring | GOAL | 

Game #1588
Matchday #12

League Matchweek #12

Saturday, 7 November 1931

Football League | Division One | Home | Blackpool | Villa Park | 40,448

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 5-1 |

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WWLDW |


Scorers | Pongo Waring | 3 | Joe Beresford | 1 | Eric Houghton | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Fred Biddleston |

FB Danny Blair | DEBUT |

WH Tommy Wood |

LB Tommy Mort |

CH Alec Talbot |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

OR Jack Mandley |

OL Eric Houghton | GOAL | 

F Joe Beresford | GOAL | 

IF Billy Walker |

CF Pongo Waring | GOAL | GOAL | GOAL |  

On this day 7 November 1931
Full back Danny Blair made his Villa debut after moving from Clyde earlier this month.

Game #1589
Matchday #13

League Matchweek #13

Saturday, 14 November 1931

Football League | Division One | Away | West Bromwich Albion | The Hawthorns | 59,674

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-3 |

FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WWLDW |

Line Up |

GK Fred Biddleston |

FB Danny Blair |

LH Joe Tate |

LB Tommy Mort |

CH Alec Talbot |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

OR Jack Mandley |

OL Eric Houghton |

F Joe Beresford |

IF Billy Walker |

CF Pongo Waring |

Game #1590
Matchday #14

League Matchweek #14

Saturday, 21 November 1931

Football League | Division One | Home | Birmingham | Villa Park | 44,949

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-2 |

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | LDWLW |


Scorers | Billy Walker | 1 | Pongo Waring | 2 |

Line Up |

GK Fred Biddleston |

FB Tommy Smart |

WH Tommy Wood |

LH Joe Tate |

LB Tommy Mort |

CH Alec Talbot |

OR Jack Mandley |

OL Eric Houghton |

F Joe Beresford |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL |  

CF Pongo Waring | GOAL | GOAL |    

Game #1591
Matchday #15

League Matchweek #15

Saturday, 28 November 1931

Football League | Division One | Away | Manchester City | Maine Road | 27,334

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-3 |

FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | DWLWD |


Scorers | Pongo Waring | 2 | Tommy Smart | 1 (pen) |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton | DEBUT |

FB Tommy Smart | GOAL |    

WH Tommy Wood |

LH Joe Tate |

LB Tommy Mort |

CH Alec Talbot |

OR Jack Mandley |

OL Eric Houghton |

F Joe Beresford |

IF Billy Walker |

CF Pongo Waring | GOAL | GOAL |    

On this day 28 November 1931
Goalkeeper Harry Morton made his Villa debut after joining from Army football in September 1930.

 

 

Game #1592
Matchday #16

League Matchweek #16

Saturday, 5 December 1931

Football League | Division One | Home | Derby County | Villa Park | 32,871

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-0 |

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WLWDW |


Scorers | Eric Houghton | 2 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Tommy Smart |

LH Joe Tate |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

LB Tommy Mort |

CH Alec Talbot |

OR Jack Mandley |

OL Eric Houghton | GOAL | GOAL |    

IF Billy Walker |

CF Pongo Waring |

F Dai Astley |

Game #1593
Matchday #17

League Matchweek #17

Saturday, 12 December 1931

Football League | Division One | Away | Sheffield United | Bramall Lane | 24,831

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 4-5 |

FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | LWDWL |


Scorers | Jimmy Gibson | 1 | Eric Houghton | 1 | Pongo Waring | 1 | Billy Walker | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Tommy Smart |

LH Joe Tate |

WH Jimmy Gibson | GOAL |   

LB Tommy Mort |

CH Alec Talbot |

W Reg Chester |

OL Eric Houghton | GOAL |   

IF Billy Walker | GOAL |   

CF Pongo Waring | GOAL |   

F Dai Astley |
 

Game #1594
Matchday #18

League Matchweek #18

Saturday, 19 December 1931

Football League | Division One | Home | Blackburn Rovers | Villa Park | 9,263

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-5 |

FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WDWLL |


Scorers | Billy Walker | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Tommy Smart |

LH Joe Tate |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

LB Tommy Mort |

CH Alec Talbot |

W Reg Chester |

OL Eric Houghton |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL |   

CF Pongo Waring |

F Joe Beresford |


 

Game #1595
Matchday #19

League Matchweek #19

Friday, 25 December 1931

Football League | Division One | Home | Middlesbrough | Villa Park | 33,774

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 7-1 |

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | DWLLW |


Scorers | Joe Beresford | 3 | Eric Houghton | 3 | Tommy Mort | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Tommy Smart |

LH Joe Tate |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

LB Tommy Mort | GOAL | 

CH Alec Talbot |

W Reg Chester |

OL Eric Houghton | GOAL | GOAL | GOAL |       

IF Billy Walker |

CF Pongo Waring |

F Joe Beresford | GOAL | GOAL | GOAL |       

Game #1596
Matchday #20

League Matchweek #20

Saturday, 26 December 1931

Football League | Division One | Away | Middlesbrough | Ayresome Park | 28,006

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-1 |

FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | WLLWD |


Scorers | Reg Chester | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Teddy Bowen |

FB Tommy Smart |

LH Joe Tate |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

CH Alec Talbot |

W Reg Chester | GOAL |    

OL Eric Houghton |

IF Billy Walker |

CF Pongo Waring |

F Joe Beresford |

Game #1597
Matchday #21

League Matchweek #21

Monday, 28 December 1931

Football League | Division One | Home | Newcastle United | Villa Park | 42,441

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-0 |

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | LLWDW |


Scorers | Reg Chester | 1 | Eric Houghton | 1 | Pongo Waring | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Teddy Bowen |

FB Tommy Smart |

LH Joe Tate |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

CH Alec Talbot |

W Reg Chester | GOAL |    

OL Eric Houghton | GOAL |    

IF Billy Walker |

CF Pongo Waring | GOAL |    

F Joe Beresford |

Game #1598
Matchday #22

League Matchweek #22

Friday, 1 January 1932

Football League | Division One | Away | Newcastle United | St James’ Park | 43,391

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-3 |

FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | LWDWL |


Scorers | Joe Beresford | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Teddy Bowen |

FB Tommy Smart |

LH Joe Tate |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

CH Alec Talbot |

W Reg Chester |

OL Eric Houghton |

IF Billy Walker |

CF Pongo Waring |

F Joe Beresford | GOAL |

Game #1599
Matchday #23

League Matchweek #23

Saturday, 2 January 1932

Football League | Division One | Away | Leicester City | Filbert Street | 13,714

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 8-3 |

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WDWLW |


Scorers | George Brown | 5 | Joe Beresford | 1 | Billy Walker | 2 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

WH Tommy Wood |

HB Billy Kingdon |

FB Teddy Bowen |

FB Tommy Smart |

CH Alec Talbot |

OL Eric Houghton |

OR Jack Mandley |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL | GOAL |

F Joe Beresford | GOAL |

F George Brown | GOAL | GOAL | GOAL | GOAL | GOAL |

On this day 2 January 1932

With Pongo Waring out his replacement George Brown hits 5

Game #1600
Matchday #24
Saturday, 9 January 1932

FA Cup | 3rd Round | Away | West Bromwich Albion | The Hawthorns | 49,232

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-1 |

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | DWLWW |


Scorers | George Brown | 1 | Eric Houghton | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

LB Tommy Mort |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

HB Billy Kingdon |

FB Tommy Smart |

CH Alec Talbot |

OL George Stephenson | DEBUT |

OL Eric Houghton | GOAL |

IF Billy Walker |

F Joe Beresford |

F George Brown | GOAL |

On this day 9 January 1932
Outside left George Stephenson made his Villa debut after moving from Durham City in April 1931

Game #1601
Matchday #25

League Matchweek #24

Saturday, 16 January 1932

Football League | Division One | Home | Liverpool | Villa Park | 32,041

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 6-1 |

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WLWWW |


Scorers | George Brown | 4 | Eric Houghton | 1 |  George Stephenson | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

LB Tommy Mort |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

WH Tommy Wood |

FB Tommy Smart |

CH Alec Talbot |

OL George Stephenson | GOAL |

OL Eric Houghton | GOAL |

IF Billy Walker |

F Joe Beresford |

F George Brown | GOAL | GOAL | GOAL | GOAL |

On this day 16 January 1932

George Brown had now hit 10 goals in his last three games as he continued to deputise for Pongo Waring

Game #1602
Matchday #26

Saturday, 23 January 1932

FA Cup | 4th Round | Away | Portsmouth | Fratton Park | 36,946

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-1 |

FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | LWWWD |


Scorers | Joe Beresford | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

LB Tommy Mort |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

WH Tommy Wood |

FB Tommy Smart |

CH Alec Talbot |

OR Jack Mandley |

OL Eric Houghton |

IF Billy Walker |

F Joe Beresford | GOAL |

F George Brown |

Game #1603
Matchday #27

Wednesday, 27 January 1932

FA Cup | 4th Round Replay | Home | Portsmouth | Villa Park | 55,080

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-1 |

FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WWWDL |


Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

LB Tommy Mort |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

WH Tommy Wood |

FB Tommy Smart |

CH Alec Talbot |

OL George Stephenson |

OL Eric Houghton |

IF Billy Walker |

F Joe Beresford |

F George Brown |

Game #1604
Matchday #28

League Matchweek #25

Saturday, 30 January 1932

Football League | Division One | Home | Chelsea | Villa Park | 35,993

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-3 |

FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WWDLL |


Scorers | Eric Houghton | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

WH Tommy Wood |

FB Teddy Bowen |

FB Tommy Smart |

CH Alec Talbot |

LH Billy Simpson | DEBUT |

OL George Stephenson | FINAL |

OL Eric Houghton | GOAL |

IF Billy Walker |

F George Brown |

CF Pongo Waring |

On this day 30 January 1932
Left half Billy Simpson made his Villa debut after moving from Clyde in November 1931.

Outside left George Stephenson made his 4th and final appearance for Villa before moving to Luton Town in July 1934

Game #1605
Matchday #29

League Matchweek #26

Tuesday, 2 February 1932

Football League | Division One | Away | Grimsby Town | Blundell Park | 11,132

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-2 |

FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | WDLLD |


Scorers | Jack Mandley | 1 | Pongo Waring | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Danny Blair |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

FB Tommy Smart |

CH Alec Talbot |

LH Billy Simpson |

OR Jack Mandley | GOAL |

OL Eric Houghton |

F George Brown |

CF Pongo Waring | GOAL |

F Joe Beresford |

Game #1606
Matchday #30

League Matchweek #27

Saturday, 6 February 1932

Football League | Division One | Away | West Ham United | Upton Park | 25,438

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-2 |

FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | DLLDL |


Scorers | Joe Beresford | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

LB Tommy Mort |

WH Tommy Wood |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

FB Tommy Smart |

CH Alec Talbot |

OR Jack Mandley |

OL Eric Houghton |

F George Brown |

CF Pongo Waring |

F Joe Beresford | GOAL |

 

 

 

Game #1607

Matchday #31

League Matchweek #28

Saturday, 20 February 1932

Football League |