Season #51

| 1933-34 |

Games #1667 - #1714

 

1933-34 Club Summary 

Chairman | J. E. Jones |

Secretary | Billy Smith | 

Manager | Billy Smith led Management Committee |

 1933-34 Season Summary 


Manager | Billy Smith led Management Committee |
Games | #1667 - #1714 |

Captain(s) | #300 Alec Talbot |
Top Scorer | 33 | #342 Dai Astley | 25 League | 8 FA Cup | Goals |

Most Appearances | 48 | #344 Harry Morton | 42 League | 6 FA Cup | Appearances |

Final League Position | 13th Football League Division One |
FA Cup Progress | Semi Final |
Biggest Win | 7-2 vs. Sunderland, FA Cup |
Highest Home Attendance | 57,000 vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers |

 1933-34 Division One Table 

| 11 | Sheffield Wednesday | P42 | W16 | D9 | L17 | F62 | A67 | GR 0.93 | Pts 41 |
| 12 | Stoke City | P42 | W15 | D11 | L16 | F58 | A71 | GR 0.82 | Pts 41 |

| 13 | Aston Villa | P42 | W14 | D12 | L16 | F78 | A75 | GR 1.04 | Pts 40 |
| 14 | Everton | P42 | W12 | D16 | L14 | F62 | A63 | GR 0.98 | Pts 40 |
| 15 |
Wolverhampton Wanderers | P42 | W14 | D12 | L16 | F74 | A86 | GR 0.86 | Pts 40 |

 1933-34 Results 

| 1 | 26 Aug | h | Leicester City | L | 2-3 | 

| 2 | 28 Aug | a | Sheffield Wednesday | W | 2-1 | 

| 3 | 2 Sep | a | Tottenham Hotspur | L | 2-3 | 

| 4 | 4 Sep | h | Sheffield Wednesday | W | 1-0 | 

| 5 | 9 Sep | h | Liverpool | W | 4-2 | 

| 6 | 16 Sep | a | Chelsea | L | 0-1 | 

| 7 | 23 Sep | h | Sunderland | W | 2-1 | 

| 8 | 30 Sep | a | Portsmouth | L | 2-3 | 

| 9 | 7 Oct | h | Huddersfield Town | W | 4-3 | 

| 10 | 14 Oct | a | Stoke City | D | 1-1 | 

| 11 | 21 Oct | a | Manchester City | L | 0-1 | 

| 12 | 28 Oct | h | Arsenal | L | 2-3 | 

| 13 | 4 Nov | a | Leeds United | W | 4-2 | 

| 14 | 11 Nov | h | Middlesbrough | W | 3-0 | 

| 15 | 18 Nov | a | Blackburn Rovers | L | 1-2 | 

| 16 | 25 Nov | h | Newcastle United | L | 2-3 | 

| 17 | 2 Dec | a | Birmingham | D | 0-0 | 

| 18 | 9 Dec | h | Derby County | L | 0-2 | 

| 19 | 16 Dec | a | West Bromwich Albion | L | 1-2 | 

| 20 | 23 Dec | h | Everton | W | 2-1 | 

| 21 | 25 Dec | h | Wolverhampton Wanderers | W | 6-2 | 

| 22 | 26 Dec | a | Wolverhampton Wanderers | L | 3-4 | 

| 23 | 30 Dec | a | Leicester City | D | 1-1 | 

| 24 | 1 Jan | a | Sheffield United | D | 3-3 |

| 25 | 6 Jan | h | Tottenham Hotspur | L | 1-5 | 

| 26 | 13 Jan | a | Chesterfield (FAC R3) | D | 2-2 | 

| 27 | 17 Jan | h | Chesterfield (FAC R3 Replay) | W | 2-0 | 

| 28 | 20 Jan | a | Liverpool | W | 3-2 | 

| 29 | 27 Jan | h | Sunderland (FAC R4) | W | 7-2 | 

| 30 | 3 Feb | a | Sunderland | L | 1-5 | 

| 31 | 7 Feb | h | Chelsea | W | 2-0 | 

| 32 | 10 Feb | h | Portsmouth | D | 1-1 | 

| 33 | 17 Feb | a | Tottenham Hotspur (FAC R5) | W | 1-0 | 

| 34 | 21 Feb | a | Huddersfield Town | L | 1-2 | 

| 35 | 24 Feb | h | Stoke City | L | 1-2 | 

| 36 | 3 Mar | a | Arsenal (FAC QF) | W | 2-1 | 

| 37 | 7 Mar | h | Manchester City | D | 0-0 | 

| 38 | 10 Mar | a | Arsenal | L | 2-3 | 

| 39 | 17 Mar | n | Manchester City (FAC SF) | L | 1-6 | 

| 40 | 24 Mar | a | Middlesbrough | W | 2-1 | 

| 41 | 31 Mar | h | Blackburn Rovers | D | 1-1 | 

| 42 | 2 Apr | h | Sheffield United | W | 3-0 | 

| 43 | 7 Apr | a | Newcastle United | D | 1-1 | 

| 44 | 14 Apr | h | Birmingham | D | 1-1 | 

| 45 | 21 Apr | a | Derby County | D | 1-1 | 

| 46 | 28 Apr | h | West Bromwich Albion | D | 4-4 | 

| 47 | 30 Apr | h | Leeds United | W | 3-0 | 

| 48 | 5 May | a | Everton | D | 2-2 | 

 1933-34 Season Review  

Another FA Cup Semi couldn't mask a disappointing season for Villa with a 13th place finish.

The goals dried up after the previous 5 seasons of goalscoring prowess, as did the big wins with only Wolverhampton hit for 6 in the league. Heavy defeats punctuated the season and inconsistency was the watchword for Billy Smith's final campaign as leader of the Management Committee structure.

Smith's Villa finished the season unbeaten in 9 but had won just 3 of those games.

It proved a disappointing end to an otherwise celebrated regime whose signature of lots of goals and a reputation as the entertainers offset the disappointment of failing to win a trophy despite scoring over 500 goals over the previous 5 seasons.


 1933-34 Season Statistics 


Games | 48 |

Won | 18 | 38% |   
Drew |
13 | 27% |  
Lost |
17 | 35% |

Unbeaten | 31 | 65% |


Goals Scored | 93 | 1.94 Goals per game |
Goals Conceded | 86 | 1.79 Goals per game |
Clean Sheets | 9 | 19% |

 

Average Home Attendance | 31,494 |

Longest winning run | 3 Games |

League winning run | 2 Games |
Longest unbeaten run | 9 Games |
Longest losing run | 2 Games |

Games without a win | 5 Games |

 1933-34 Squad Changes 


Debut Appearances | 1 |

#355 Tommy Gardner | Saturday, 24 February 1934 | Stoke City | Division One | 23 |

Final Appearances | 5 |

#299 Teddy BowenSaturday, 23 September 1933 | Sunderland | Division One | 29 |

#277 Billy Walker | Saturday, 30 September 1933 | Portsmouth | Division One | 35 |

#328 Joe Tate | Saturday, 25 November 1933 | Newcastle United | Division One | 29 |

#338 Jack Mandley | Saturday, 6 January 1934 | Tottenham Hotspur | Division One | 24 |

#349 Joe NibloeSaturday, 5 May 1934 | Everton | Division One | 30 |

 1933-34 Squad Statistics 

Squad Size | 24 | -2 |
Average Age | 27.5 | +1.0 |

Youngest Player(s) | 21 |

#354 Ronnie Dix |

Oldest Player(s) | 36 |

#293 Tommy Mort |

 1933-34 Scorers

Goals Scored | 93 | League Goals | 78 | FA Cup Goals | 15 | 

| 33 |

#342 Dai Astley | Goals Scored | 33 | League Goals | 25 | FA Cup Goals | 8 | 

| 23 |

#335 Eric Houghton | Goals Scored | 23 | League Goals | 19 | FA Cup Goals | 4 | 

| 14 |

#332 Pongo Waring | Goals Scored | 14 | League Goals | 14 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

| 7 |

#353 Arthur Cunliffe | Goals Scored | 7 | League Goals | 5 | FA Cup Goals | 2 | 

| 5 |

#324 Joe Beresford | Goals Scored | 5 | League Goals | 4 | FA Cup Goals | 1 | 

#354 Ronnie Dix | Goals Scored | 5 | League Goals | 5 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

| 2 |

#300 Alec Talbot | Goals Scored | 2 | League Goals | 2 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

#338 Jack Mandley | Goals Scored | 2 | League Goals | 2 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

#317 Reg Chester | Goals Scored | 2 | League Goals | 2 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

 1933-34 Appearances  

| 48 |

#344 Harry Morton | Appearances | 48 | League | 42 | FA Cup | 6 | . Player Profile

| 47 |

#335 Eric Houghton | Appearances | 47 | League | 41 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 44 |

#342 Dai Astley | Appearances | 44 | League | 38 | FA Cup | 6 | . Player Profile

| 40 |

#349 Joe Nibloe | Appearances | 40 | League | 36 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

| 39 |

#353 Arthur Cunliffe | Appearances | 39 | League | 33 | FA Cup | 6 | . Player Profile

| 38 |

#343 Danny Blair | Appearances | 38 | League | 33 | FA Cup | 5 | . Player Profile

| 37 |

#320 Billy Kingdon | Appearances | 37 | League | 32 | FA Cup | 5 | . Player Profile

| 33 |

#300 Alec Talbot | Appearances | 33 | League | 27 | FA Cup | 6 | . Player Profile

#354 Ronnie DixAppearances | 33 | League | 28 | FA Cup | 5 | . Player Profile

| 28 |

#323 Jimmy Gibson | Appearances | 28 | League | 27 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

#332 Pongo Waring | Appearances | 28 | League | 27 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 27 |

#324 Joe Beresford | Appearances | 27 | League | 21 | FA Cup | 6 | . Player Profile

| 20 |

#340 Tommy Wood | Appearances | 20 | League | 14 | FA Cup | 6 | . Player Profile

| 16 |

#293 Tommy Mort | Appearances | 16 | League | 13 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

| 12 |

#355 Tommy Gardner | Appearances | 12 | League | 12 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 11 |

#346 Billy Simpson | Appearances | 11 | League | 11 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 6 |

#334 George Brown | Appearances | 6 | League | 6 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#338 Jack Mandley | Appearances | 6 | League | 6 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 5 |

#277 Billy Walker | Appearances | 5 | League | 5 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 3 |

#337 Bob Brocklebank | Appearances | 3 | League | 3 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 2 |

#299 Teddy Bowen | Appearances | 2 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#317 Reg Chester | Appearances | 2 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#350 Ernie Callaghan | Appearances | 2 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 1 |

#328 Joe Tate | Appearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 0 |

#336 Fred Biddlestone Appearances | 0 | League | 0 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile
#348 Archie Watkins Appearances | 0 | League | 0 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

 1933-34 'Keepers

#345 Harry Morton | Appearances | 48 | Conceded | 86 | Ratio | 1.79 |

 1933-34 Managerial Record 

1933-34 was Billy Smith’s 8th and final season as leader of the Villa management committee.

Under Billy Smith’s management committee Villa had achieved a win rate of 48%, losing 34% of their 364 League and FA Cup matches.

Smith’s Villa had also now scored at an incredible rate of 2.25 per game over 364 fixtures.

In total Billy Smith had returned 1.62 points per game* across his eight seasons in charge of Villa compared to George Ramsay’s 1.69 across his 1,332 games. Unlike Ramsay however, Smith failed to bring any new silverware to Villa Park and his departure would herald a new approach to managerial leadership at Villa with the club appointing their first manager proper for the commencement of the 1934-35 season.

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

 1933-34 Kits 

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 1933-34 Season Results 

Game #1667
Matchday #1

League Matchweek #1

Saturday, 26 August 1933

Football League | Division One | Home | Leicester City | Villa Park | 42,555

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-3 |
FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | DWLWL |


Scorers | Dai Astley | 1 | Pongo Waring | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Danny Blair |

FB Joe Nibloe |

CH Alec Talbot |

LH Billy Simpson |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

OL Arthur Cunliffe |

OL Eric Houghton |

CF Pongo Waring | GOAL |

F Dai Astley | GOAL |

IF Ronnie Dix |

Game #1668
Matchday #2

League Matchweek #2

Monday, 28 August 1933

Football League | Division One | Away | Sheffield Wednesday | Hillsborough | 19,185

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WLWLW |


Scorers | Dai Astley | 1 | Eric Houghton | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Danny Blair |

FB Joe Nibloe |

CH Alec Talbot |

HB Billy Kingdon |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

OL Arthur Cunliffe |

OL Eric Houghton | GOAL |

CF Pongo Waring |

F Dai Astley | GOAL |

IF Ronnie Dix |


 

Game #1669
Matchday #3

League Matchweek #3

Saturday, 2 September 1933

Football League | Division One | Away | Tottenham Hotspur | White Hart Lane | 44,974

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-3 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | LWLWL |


Scorers | Dai Astley | 1 | Pongo Waring | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Danny Blair |

FB Joe Nibloe |

CH Alec Talbot |

HB Billy Kingdon |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

OL Arthur Cunliffe |

OL Eric Houghton |

CF Pongo Waring | GOAL |

F Dai Astley | GOAL |

IF Ronnie Dix |
 

 

Game #1670
Matchday #4

League Matchweek #4

Monday, 4 September 1933

Football League | Division One | Home | Sheffield Wednesday | Villa Park | 22,581

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WLWLW |


Scorers | Pongo Waring | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Danny Blair |

FB Joe Nibloe |

CH Alec Talbot |

HB Billy Kingdon |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

OL Arthur Cunliffe |

OL Eric Houghton |

CF Pongo Waring | GOAL |

F Dai Astley |

IF Billy Walker |

Game #1671
Matchday #5

League Matchweek #5

Saturday, 9 September 1933

Football League | Division One | Home | Liverpool | Villa Park | 33,105

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 4-2 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | LWLWW |


Scorers | Dai Astley | 1 | Eric Houghton | 2 | Alec Talbot | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Danny Blair |

FB Joe Nibloe |

CH Alec Talbot | GOAL |

HB Billy Kingdon |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

OL Arthur Cunliffe |

OL Eric Houghton | GOAL | GOAL |

CF Pongo Waring |

F Dai Astley | GOAL |

IF Billy Walker |

Game #1672
Matchday #6

League Matchweek #6

Saturday, 16 September 1933

Football League | Division One | Away | Chelsea | Stamford Bridge | 44,679

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-1 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WLWWL |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Teddy Bowen |

FB Joe Nibloe |

CH Alec Talbot |

HB Billy Kingdon |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

OL Arthur Cunliffe |

OL Eric Houghton |

CF Pongo Waring |

\F Dai Astley |

IF Billy Walker |

Game #1673
Matchday #7

League Matchweek #7
Saturday, 23 September 1933

Football League | Division One | Home | Sunderland | Villa Park | 39,137

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | LWWLW |


Scorers | Dai Astley | 1 | Eric Houghton | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Teddy Bowen | FINAL |

FB Joe Nibloe |

CH Alec Talbot |

LH Billy Simpson |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

OL Arthur Cunliffe |

OL Eric Houghton | GOAL |

CF Pongo Waring |

F Dai Astley | GOAL |

IF Billy Walker |

On this day 23 September 1933
Full back Teddy Bowen made his final appearance for Villa before moving to Norwich City in October 1934. Teddy played for Villa between 1923-24 and 1933-34 making 203 appearances in his 9 seasons with the club.

 

 

Game #1674
Matchday #8

League Matchweek #8

Saturday, 30 September 1933

Football League | Division One | Away | Portsmouth | Fratton Park | 25,750

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-3 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WWLWL |


Scorers | Dai Astley | 1 | Arthur Cunliffe | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Danny Blair |

FB Joe Nibloe |

CH Alec Talbot |

LH Billy Simpson |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

OL Arthur Cunliffe | GOAL |

OL Eric Houghton |

CF Pongo Waring |

F Dai Astley | GOAL |

IF Billy Walker | FINAL |

On this day 30 September 1933
Inside forward Billy Walker made his last appearance for Villa. Billy played for Villa between 1919-20 and 1933-34 making 531 appearances and scoring 249 goals. Billy helped Villa win the FA Cup for the 6th time in 1919-20.

Game #1675
Matchday #9

League Matchweek #9

Saturday, 7 October 1933

Football League | Division One | Home | Huddersfield Town | Villa Park | 29,491

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 4-3 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WLWLW |


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

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Danny Blair |

FB Joe Nibloe |

CH Alec Talbot |

LH Billy Simpson |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

OL Arthur Cunliffe |

OL Eric Houghton | GOAL | GOAL |

CF Pongo Waring | GOAL |

F Dai Astley | GOAL |

F Joe Beresford |

Game #1676
Matchday #10

League Matchweek #10

Saturday, 14 October 1933

Football League | Division One | Away | Stoke City | Victoria Ground | 37,517

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-1 |

FT Result | Drew |

Last 5 Games | LWLWD |


Scorers | Arthur Cunliffe | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Danny Blair |

FB Joe Nibloe |

CH Alec Talbot |

LH Billy Simpson |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

OL Arthur Cunliffe | GOAL |

OL Eric Houghton |

CF Pongo Waring |

F Dai Astley |

F Joe Beresford |

Game #1677
Matchday #11

League Matchweek #11

Saturday, 21 October 1933

Football League | Division One | Away | Manchester City | Maine Road | 35,387

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-1 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WLWDL |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Joe Nibloe |

HB Billy Kingdon |

LB Tommy Mort |

CH Alec Talbot |

LH Billy Simpson |

OL Arthur Cunliffe |

OL Eric Houghton |

CF Pongo Waring |

F Dai Astley |

F Joe Beresford |

Game #1678
Matchday #12

League Matchweek #12

Saturday, 28 October 1933

Football League | Division One | Home | Arsenal | Villa Park | 54,323

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-3 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | LWDLL |


Scorers | Pongo Waring | 2 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Joe Nibloe |

HB Billy Kingdon |

LB Tommy Mort |

CH Alec Talbot |

LH Billy Simpson |

OL Arthur Cunliffe |

OL Eric Houghton |

CF Pongo Waring | GOAL | GOAL |

F Dai Astley |

F Joe Beresford |

Game #1679
Matchday #13

League Matchweek #13

Saturday, 4 November 1933

Football League | Division One | Away | Leeds United | Elland Road | 20,148

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 4-2 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WDLLW |


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

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Joe Nibloe |

HB Billy Kingdon |

LB Tommy Mort |

CH Alec Talbot |

LH Billy Simpson |

OL Arthur Cunliffe |

OL Eric Houghton | GOAL |

CF Pongo Waring | GOAL | GOAL |

F Dai Astley | GOAL |

F Joe Beresford |

Game #1680
Matchday #14

League Matchweek #14

Saturday, 11 November 1933

Football League | Division One | Home | Middlesbrough | Villa Park | 27,740

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | DLLWW |


Scorers | Joe Beresford | 1 | Eric Houghton | 1 | Arthur Cunliffe | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Danny Blair |

FB Joe Nibloe |

CH Alec Talbot |

LH Billy Simpson |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

OL Arthur Cunliffe | GOAL |

OL Eric Houghton | GOAL |

CF Pongo Waring |

F Dai Astley |

F Joe Beresford | GOAL |

Game #1681
Matchday #15

League Matchweek #15

Saturday, 18 November 1933

Football League | Division One | Away | Blackburn Rovers | Ewood Park | 19,450

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-2 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | LLWWL |


Scorers | Arthur Cunliffe | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Danny Blair |

FB Joe Nibloe |

HB Billy Kingdon |

CH Alec Talbot |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

OL Arthur Cunliffe | GOAL |

OL Eric Houghton |

CF Pongo Waring |

F Dai Astley |

F Joe Beresford |

 

Game #1682
Matchday #16

League Matchweek #16

Saturday, 25 November 1933

Football League | Division One | Home | Newcastle United | Villa Park | 25,009

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-3 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | LWWLL |


Scorers | Dai Astley | 1 | Pongo Waring | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Danny Blair |

FB Joe Nibloe |

LH Joe Tate | FINAL |

CH Alec Talbot |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

OL Arthur Cunliffe |

OL Eric Houghton |

CF Pongo Waring | GOAL |

F Dai Astley | GOAL |

F Joe Beresford |

On this day 25 November 1933
Left half Joe Tate made his final appearance for Villa, Joe played for Villa between 1927-28 and 1933-34 making 193 appearances and scoring 3 goals.

Game #1683
Matchday #17

League Matchweek #17

Saturday, 2 December 1933

Football League | Division One | Away | Birmingham | St Andrew’s | 34,718

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-0 |

FT Result | Drew |

Last 5 Games | WWLLD |


Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Danny Blair |

HB Billy Kingdon |

LB Tommy Mort |

CH Alec Talbot |

LH Billy Simpson |

OL Arthur Cunliffe |

OL Eric Houghton |

CF Pongo Waring |

F Dai Astley |

F Joe Beresford |

Game #1684
Matchday #18

League Matchweek #18

Saturday, 9 December 1933

Football League | Division One | Home | Derby County | Villa Park | 30,478

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-2 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WLLDL |


Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Danny Blair |

HB Billy Kingdon |

LB Tommy Mort |

CH Alec Talbot |

LH Billy Simpson |

OL Eric Houghton |

CF Pongo Waring |

F Dai Astley |

IF Ronnie Dix |

F George Brown |


 

Game #1685
Matchday #19

League Matchweek #19

Saturday, 16 December 1933

Football League | Division One | Away | West Bromwich Albion | The Hawthorns | 25,522

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-2 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | LLDLL |


Scorers | Dai Astley | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Danny Blair |

WH Tommy Wood |

LB Tommy Mort |

CH Alec Talbot |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

OL Eric Houghton |

CF Pongo Waring |

F Dai Astley | GOAL |

IF Ronnie Dix |

F George Brown |

Game #1686
Matchday #20

League Matchweek #20

Saturday, 23 December 1933

Football League | Division One | Home | Everton | Villa Park | 24,438

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | LDLLW |


Scorers | Eric Houghton | 1 | Dai Astley | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Danny Blair |

WH Tommy Wood |

FB Joe Nibloe |

HB Billy Kingdon |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

OL Eric Houghton | GOAL |

CF Pongo Waring |

F Dai Astley | GOAL |

IF Ronnie Dix |

OR Jack Mandley |

Game #1687
Matchday #21

League Matchweek #21

Monday, 25 December 1933

Football League | Division One | Home | Wolverhampton Wanderers | Villa Park | 57,070

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 6-2 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | DLLWW |


Scorers | Jack Mandley | 2 | Ronnie Dix | 1 | Dai Astley | 1 | Pongo Waring | 2 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Danny Blair |

WH Tommy Wood |

FB Joe Nibloe |

HB Billy Kingdon |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

OL Eric Houghton |

CF Pongo Waring | GOAL | GOAL |

F Dai Astley | GOAL |

IF Ronnie Dix | GOAL |

OR Jack Mandley | GOAL | GOAL |

Game #1688
Matchday #22

League Matchweek #22

Tuesday, 26 December 1933

Football League | Division One | Away | Wolverhampton Wanderers | Molineux | 45,556

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-4 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | LLWWL |


Scorers | Reg Chester | 2 | Ronnie Dix | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Danny Blair |

WH Tommy Wood |

FB Joe Nibloe |

HB Billy Kingdon |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

W Reg Chester | GOAL | GOAL |

CF Pongo Waring |

F Dai Astley |

IF Ronnie Dix | GOAL |

OR Jack Mandley |
 

Game #1689
Matchday #23

League Matchweek #23

Saturday, 30 December 1933

Football League | Division One | Away | Leicester City | Filbert Street | 20,387

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-1 |

FT Result | Drew |

Last 5 Games | LWWLD |


Scorers | Dai Astley | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Danny Blair |

WH Tommy Wood |

LB Tommy Mort |

HB Billy Kingdon |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

OL Eric Houghton |

CF Pongo Waring |

F Dai Astley | GOAL |

IF Ronnie Dix |

OR Jack Mandley |

Game #1690
Matchday #24

League Matchweek #24
Monday, 1 January 1934

Football League | Division One | Away | Sheffield United | Bramall Lane | 23,841

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-3 |

FT Result | Drew |

Last 5 Games | WWLDD |


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

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Danny Blair |

WH Tommy Wood |

LB Tommy Mort |

HB Billy Kingdon |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

OL Eric Houghton | GOAL | GOAL |

CF Pongo Waring | GOAL |

F Dai Astley |

IF Ronnie Dix |

OR Jack Mandley |

Game #1691
Matchday #25

League Matchweek #25

Saturday, 6 January 1934

Football League | Division One | Home | Tottenham Hotspur | Villa Park | 35,296

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-5 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WLDDL |


Scorers | Dai Astley | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Danny Blair |

WH Tommy Wood |

LB Tommy Mort |

HB Billy Kingdon |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

OL Eric Houghton |

CF Pongo Waring |

F Dai Astley | GOAL |

IF Ronnie Dix |

OR Jack Mandley | FINAL |

On this day 6 January 1934
Outside right Jack Mandley made his final appearance for Villa. Jack played for Villa between 1929-30 and 1933–34 making 112 appearances and scoring 26 times.

Game #1692
Matchday #26

Saturday, 13 January 1934

FA Cup | 3rd Round | Away | Chesterfield | Saltergate | 23,878

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-2 |

FT Result | Drew |

Last 5 Games | LDDLD |


Scorers | Arthur Cunliffe | 2 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Danny Blair |

CH Alec Talbot |

WH Tommy Wood |

LB Tommy Mort |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

OL Arthur Cunliffe |

OL Eric Houghton |

F Dai Astley | GOAL |

IF Ronnie Dix |

F Joe Beresford |

Game #1693
Matchday #27

Wednesday, 17 January 1934

FA Cup | 3rd Round Replay | Home | Chesterfield | Villa Park | 25,400

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | DDLDW |


Scorers | Dai Astley | 1 | Joe Beresford | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Danny Blair |

HB Billy Kingdon |

CH Alec Talbot |

WH Tommy Wood |

LB Tommy Mort |

OL Arthur Cunliffe |

OL Eric Houghton |

F Dai Astley | GOAL |

F Joe Beresford | GOAL |

CF Pongo Waring |

Game #1694
Matchday #28

League Matchweek #26

Saturday, 20 January 1934

Football League | Division One | Away | Liverpool | Anfield | 25,890

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-2 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | DLDWW |


Scorers | Ronnie Dix | 1 | Pongo Waring | 2 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Danny Blair |

FB Joe Nibloe |

HB Billy Kingdon |

CH Alec Talbot |

WH Tommy Wood |

OL Arthur Cunliffe |

OL Eric Houghton |

IF Ronnie Dix | GOAL |

F Joe Beresford |

CF Pongo Waring | GOAL | GOAL |

Game #1695
Matchday #29

Saturday, 27 January 1934

FA Cup | 4th Round | Home | Sunderland | Villa Park | 57,268

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 7-2 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | LDWWW |


Scorers | Dai Astley | 4 | Eric Houghton | 3 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Joe Nibloe |

HB Billy Kingdon |

LB Tommy Mort |

CH Alec Talbot |

WH Tommy Wood |

OL Arthur Cunliffe |

OL Eric Houghton | GOAL |  GOAL | GOAL |

IF Ronnie Dix |

F Joe Beresford |

F Dai Astley | GOAL | GOAL |  GOAL | GOAL |

Game #1696
Matchday #30

League Matchweek #27

Saturday, 3 February 1934

Football League | Division One | Away | Sunderland | Roker Park | 15,582

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-5 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | DWWWL |


Scorers | Dai Astley | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Joe Nibloe |

HB Billy Kingdon |

LB Tommy Mort |

CH Alec Talbot |

WH Tommy Wood |

OL Arthur Cunliffe |

OL Eric Houghton |

IF Ronnie Dix |

F Joe Beresford |

F Dai Astley | GOAL |

 

 

 

Game #1697

Matchday #31

League Matchweek #28

Wednesday, 7 February 1934

Football League | Division One | Home | Chelsea | Villa Park | 15,688

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WWWLW |


Scorers | Dai Astley | 1 | Eric Houghton | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Danny Blair |

FB Joe Nibloe |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

HB Billy Kingdon |

WH Tommy Wood |

OL Arthur Cunliffe |

OL Eric Houghton | GOAL |

IF Ronnie Dix |

F Dai Astley | GOAL |

F George Brown |

Game #1698

Matchday #32

League Matchweek #29

Saturday, 10 February 1934

Football League | Division One | Home | Portsmouth | Villa Park | 32,573

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-1 |

FT Result | Drew |

Last 5 Games | WWLWD |


Scorers | Dai Astley | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Danny Blair |

RB Ernie Callaghan |

FB Joe Nibloe |

HB Billy Kingdon |

WH Tommy Wood |

W Reg Chester |

OL Eric Houghton |

IF Ronnie Dix |

F Dai Astley | GOAL |

F George Brown |

 

Game #1699
Matchday #33

Saturday, 17 February 1934

FA Cup | 5th Round | Away | Tottenham Hotspur | White Hart Lane | 44,365

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WLWDW |


Scorers | Dai Astley | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Danny Blair |

FB Joe Nibloe |

CH Alec Talbot |

HB Billy Kingdon |

WH Tommy Wood |

OL Eric Houghton |

OL Arthur Cunliffe |

IF Ronnie Dix |

F Dai Astley | GOAL |

F Joe Beresford |

Game #1700

Matchday #34

League Matchweek #30

Wednesday, 21 February 1934
Football League | Division One | Away | Huddersfield Town | Leeds Road | 8,074

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-2 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | LWDWL |


Scorers | Arthur Cunliffe | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Joe Nibloe |

HB Billy Kingdon |

RB Ernie Callaghan |

LB Tommy Mort |

WH Tommy Wood |

OL Eric Houghton |

OL Arthur Cunliffe | GOAL |

IF Ronnie Dix |

F George Brown |

IF Bob Brocklebank |

Game #1701
Matchday #35

League Matchweek #31

Saturday, 24 February 1934

Football League | Division One | Home | Stoke City | Villa Park | 34,950

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-2 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WDWLL |


Scorers | Joe Beresford | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Joe Nibloe |

WH Tommy Gardner | DEBUT |

CH Alec Talbot |

LB Tommy Mort |

WH Tommy Wood |

OL Eric Houghton |

OL Arthur Cunliffe |

IF Ronnie Dix |

F Dai Astley |

F Joe Beresford | GOAL |

On this day 24 February 1934
Wing half Tommy Gardner made his Villa debut after moving from Hull City earlier this month.

Game #1702
Matchday #36

Saturday, 3 March 1934

FA Cup | 6th Round | Away | Arsenal | Highbury | 67,566

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | DWLLW |


Scorers | Dai Astley | 1 | Eric Houghton | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Danny Blair |

FB Joe Nibloe |

HB Billy Kingdon |

CH Alec Talbot |

WH Tommy Wood |

OL Eric Houghton | GOAL |

OL Arthur Cunliffe |

IF Ronnie Dix |

F Dai Astley | GOAL |

F Joe Beresford |

Game #1703
Matchday #37

League Matchweek #32

Wednesday, 7 March 1934

Football League | Division One | Home | Manchester City | Villa Park | 20,643

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-0 |

FT Result | Drew |

Last 5 Games | WLLWD |


Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Joe Nibloe |

WH Tommy Gardner |

LB Tommy Mort |

CH Alec Talbot |

WH Tommy Wood |

OL Eric Houghton |

OL Arthur Cunliffe |

IF Ronnie Dix |

F Joe Beresford |

F George Brown |

Game #1704
Matchday #38

League Matchweek #33

Saturday, 10 March 1934

Football League | Division One | Away | Arsenal | Highbury | 41,169

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-3 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WLWDL |


Scorers | Eric Houghton | 1 | Ronnie Dix | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Danny Blair |

FB Joe Nibloe |

HB Billy Kingdon |

WH Tommy Gardner |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

OL Eric Houghton | GOAL |

OL Arthur Cunliffe |

IF Ronnie Dix | GOAL |

F Joe Beresford |

CF Pongo Waring |

 

Game #1705
Matchday #39

Saturday, 17 March 1934

FA Cup | Semi Final | Neutral | Manchester City | Leeds Road, Huddersfield | 45,473

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-6 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | LWDLL |


Scorers | Dai Astley | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Danny Blair |

FB Joe Nibloe |

WH Tommy Wood |

CH Alec Talbot |

HB Billy Kingdon |

OL Eric Houghton |

OL Arthur Cunliffe |

IF Ronnie Dix |

F Joe Beresford |

F Dai Astley | GOAL |


 

Game #1706
Matchday #40

League Matchweek #34

Saturday, 24 March 1934

Football League | Division One | Away | Middlesbrough | Ayresome Park | 13,156

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WDLLW |


Scorers | Dai Astley | 1 | Eric Houghton | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Danny Blair |

FB Joe Nibloe |

WH Tommy Gardner |

CH Alec Talbot |

HB Billy Kingdon |

OL Eric Houghton | GOAL |

OL Arthur Cunliffe |

IF Ronnie Dix |

F Joe Beresford |

F Dai Astley | GOAL |

Game #1707
Matchday #41

League Matchweek #35

Saturday, 31 March 1934

Football League | Division One | Home | Blackburn Rovers | Villa Park | 30,966

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-1 |

FT Result | Drew |

Last 5 Games | DLLWD |


Scorers | Alec Talbot | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Danny Blair |

FB Joe Nibloe |

WH Tommy Gardner |

CH Alec Talbot | GOAL |

HB Billy Kingdon |

OL Eric Houghton |

OL Arthur Cunliffe |

IF Ronnie Dix |

F Joe Beresford |

F Dai Astley |

 

Game #1708
Matchday #42

League Matchweek #36

Monday, 2 April 1934

Football League | Division One | Home | Sheffield United | Villa Park | 25,052

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | LLWDW |


Scorers | Eric Houghton | 1 | Dai Astley | 1 | Joe Beresford | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Danny Blair |

FB Joe Nibloe |

WH Tommy Gardner |

CH Alec Talbot |

HB Billy Kingdon |

OL Eric Houghton | GOAL |

OL Arthur Cunliffe |

IF Ronnie Dix |

F Joe Beresford | GOAL |

F Dai Astley | GOAL |

 

Game #1709
Matchday #43

League Matchweek #37

Saturday, 7 April 1934

Football League | Division One | Away | Newcastle United | St James’ Park | 30,344

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-1 |

FT Result | Drew |

Last 5 Games | LWDWD |


Scorers | Eric Houghton | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Danny Blair |

FB Joe Nibloe |

WH Tommy Gardner |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

HB Billy Kingdon |

OL Eric Houghton | GOAL |

OL Arthur Cunliffe |

IF Ronnie Dix |

F Dai Astley |

IF Bob Brocklebank |

Game #1710
Matchday #44

League Matchweek #38

Saturday, 14 April 1934

Football League | Division One | Home | Birmingham | Villa Park | 34,196

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-1 |

FT Result | Drew |

Last 5 Games | WDWDD |


Scorers | Ronnie Dix | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Danny Blair |

FB Joe Nibloe |

WH Tommy Gardner |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

HB Billy Kingdon |

OL Eric Houghton |

OL Arthur Cunliffe |

IF Ronnie Dix | GOAL |

F Dai Astley |

IF Bob Brocklebank |

 

Game #1711
Matchday #45

League Matchweek #39

Saturday, 21 April 1934

Football League | Division One | Away | Derby County | Baseball Ground | 14,149

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-1 |

FT Result | Drew |

Last 5 Games | DWDDD |


Scorers | Dai Astley | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Danny Blair |

FB Joe Nibloe |

WH Tommy Gardner |

CH Alec Talbot |

HB Billy Kingdon |

OL Eric Houghton |

OL Arthur Cunliffe |

IF Ronnie Dix |

F Dai Astley | GOAL |

F Joe Beresford |

Game #1712
Matchday #46

League Matchweek #40

Saturday, 28 April 1934

Football League | Division One | Home | West Bromwich Albion | Villa Park | 16,554

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 4-4 |

FT Result | Drew |

Last 5 Games | WDDDD |


Scorers | Eric Houghton | 2 (1 pen) | Dai Astley | Joe Beresford |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Danny Blair |

FB Joe Nibloe |

WH Tommy Gardner |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

HB Billy Kingdon |

OL Eric Houghton | GOAL | GOAL |

OL Arthur Cunliffe |

IF Ronnie Dix |

F Dai Astley | GOAL |

F Joe Beresford | GOAL |

Game #1713
Matchday #47

League Matchweek #41

Monday, 30 April 1934

Football League | Division One | Home | Leeds United | Villa Park | 9,849

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WDDDW |


Scorers | Dai Astley | 3 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Danny Blair |

FB Joe Nibloe |

WH Tommy Gardner |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

HB Billy Kingdon |

OL Eric Houghton |

OL Arthur Cunliffe |

IF Ronnie Dix |

F Dai Astley | GOAL | GOAL | GOAL |

F Joe Beresford |

Game #1714
Matchday #48

League Matchweek #42

Saturday, 5 May 1934

Football League | Division One | Away | Everton | Goodison Park | 12,610

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-2 |

FT Result | Drew |

Last 5 Games | DDDWD |


Scorers | Dai Astley | 1 | Eric Houghton | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Morton |

FB Danny Blair |

FB Joe Nibloe | FINAL |

WH Tommy Gardner |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

HB Billy Kingdon |

OL Eric Houghton | GOAL |

OL Arthur Cunliffe |

IF Ronnie Dix |

F Dai Astley | GOAL |

F Joe Beresford |

On this day 5 May 1934
Full back Joe Nibloe played his final match for Villa after 52 appearances before moving to Sheffield Wednesday in August.