Season #58

| 1946-47 |

Games #1988 - #2030 |

 1946-47 Club Summary

Chairman | Fred Normansell |

Secretary | Fred Archer |

Manager | Alex Massie |

 1946-47 Season Summary 


Manager | Alex Massie |
Games | #1988 - #2030 |

Captain(s) | #363 George Cummings | #378 Bob Iverson |
Top Scorer | 13 | #405 Dicky Dorsett | All League |

Most Appearances | 43 | #397 Les Smith | 42 League | 1 FA Cup | Appearance |

Final League Position | 8th Football League Division One |
FA Cup Progress | 3rd Round |
Biggest Win | 5-2 vs. Brentford (h) |
Highest Home Attendance | 50,572 vs. Middlesbrough |

 1946-47 Division One Table 

| 6 | Sheffield United | P42 | W21 | D7 | L14 | F89 | A75 | GR 1.19 | Pts 49 |
| 7 | Preston North End | P42 | W18 | D11 | L13 | F76 | A74 | GR 1.03 | Pts 47 |

| 8 | Aston Villa | P42 | W18 | D9 | L15 | F67 | A53 | GR 1.26 | Pts 45 |
| 9 | Sunderland | P42 | W18 | D8 | L16 | F65 | A66 | GR 0.98 | Pts 44 |
| 10 | Everton | P42 | W17 | D9 | L16 | F62 | A67 | GR 0.93 | Pts 43 |

 1946-47 Results 

| 1 | 31 Aug | h | Middlesbrough | L | 0-1 | 

| 2 | 2 Sep | h | Everton | L | 0-1 | 

| 3 | 7 Sep | a | Derby County | W | 2-1 | 

| 4 | 11 Sep | a | Wolverhampton Wanderers | W | 2-1 | 

| 5 | 14 Sep | h | Arsenal L | 0-2 | 

| 6 | 16 Sep | h | Wolverhampton Wanderers | W | 3-0 | 

| 7 | 21 Sep | a | Blackpool L | 0-1 | 

| 8 | 28 Sep | h | Brentford | W | 5-2 | 

| 9 | 5 Oct | a | Blackburn Rovers | W | 1-0 | 

| 10 | 12 Oct | h | Portsmouth | D | 1-1 | 

| 11 | 19 Oct | h | Charlton Athletic | W | 4-0 |

| 12 | 26 Oct | a | Preston North End L | 1-3 | 

| 13 | 2 Nov | h | Manchester United | D | 0-0 | 

| 14 | 9 Nov | a | Stoke City | D | 0-0 | 

| 15 | 16 Nov | h | Bolton Wanderers | D | 1-1 | 

| 16 | 23 Nov | a | Chelsea | W | 3-1 | 

| 17 | 30 Nov | h | Sheffield United L | 2-3 | 

| 18 | 7 Dec | a | Grimsby Town | W | 3-0 | 

| 19 | 14 Dec | h | Leeds United | W | 2-1 | 

| 20 | 21 Dec | a | Liverpool L | 1-4 | 

| 21 | 25 Dec | h | Huddersfield Town | D | 2-2 | 

| 22 | 26 Dec | a | Huddersfield Town L | 0-1 | 

| 23 | 28 Dec | a | Middlesbrough | W | 2-1 | 

| 24 | 1 Jan | a | Everton L | 0-2 | 

| 25 | 4 Jan | h | Derby County | W | 2-0 | 

| 26 | 11 Jan | a | Burnley (FAC R3) L | 1-5 | 

| 27 | 18 Jan | a | Arsenal | W | 2-0 | 

| 28 | 25 Jan | h | Blackpool | D | 1-1 | 

| 29 | 1 Feb | a | Brentford | W | 2-0 | 

| 30 | 15 Feb | a | Portsmouth L | 2-3 | 

| 31 | 22 Feb | a | Charlton Athletic | D | 1-1 | 

| 32 | 8 Mar | a | Manchester United | L | 1-2 | 

| 33 | 22 Mar | a | Bolton Wanderers | L | 1-2 | 

| 34 | 29 Mar | h | Chelsea | W | 2-0 | 

| 35 | 4 Apr | a | Sunderland | L |  1-4 | 

| 36 | 5 Apr | a | Sheffield United | W | 2-1 | 

| 37 | 8 Apr | h | Sunderland | W | 4-0 | 

| 38 | 12 Apr | h | Grimsby Town | D | 3-3 | 

| 39 | 19 Apr | a | Leeds United | D | 1-1 | 

| 40 | 26 Apr | h | Liverpool | L | 1-2 | 

| 41 | 10 May | h | Blackburn Rovers | W | 2-1 | 

| 42 | 17 May | h | Preston North End | W | 4-2 | 

| 43 | 26 May | h | Stoke City | L | 0-1 | 

 1946-47 Season Review 

The season started with an unexpected home defeat at the hands of perennial whipping boys Middlesbrough and a second home defeat in quick succession to mid-table hopefuls Everton suggested the first season of league football since the end of WW2 would provide a sterner test than the 1945-46 regional league.   

From thereon in however wins proved easy to come by but they weren't necessarily comprehensive - 5-2, 4-0, 3-0, 4-0 apart - and they were punctuated by regular losses that resulted in a par finish of 8th.


 1946-47 Season Statistics 


Games | 43 |

Won | 18 | 42% |   
Drew |
9 | 21% |  
Lost |
16 | 37% |

Unbeaten | 37 | 63% |


Goals Scored | 68 | 1.58 Goals per game |
Goals Conceded | 58 | 1.35 Goals per game |
Clean Sheets | 11 | 26% |

 

Average Home Attendance | 39,084 |

Longest winning run | 2 Games |

League winning run | 2 Games |
Longest unbeaten run | 4 Games |
Longest losing run | 2 Games |

Games without a win | 4 Games |

 1946-47 Transfers

1 July 1946 - 30 June 1947
 

Incoming | 6 |

#412 Albert Vinall | Southampton | Free | Jul 46 | 24 | 
#409
Billy Evans | Linread Works FC | Free | Sep 46 | 25 |
#405
Dicky Dorsett | Wolverhampton Wanderers | £3,000 | 13 Sep 46 | 27 | 
#408
Trevor Ford | Swansea Town | £9,500 plus exchange | Jan 47 | 23 | 
#413
Harry Chapman | Ellesmere Port | Free | Feb 47 | 26 |
#420
Herbert Smith | Moor Green | Free | May 47 | 24 |

Outgoing | 5 |

#360 Frank Broome | Derby County | Free | Sep 46 | 31 | 
#393
Sam Godfrey | Birmingham City | Free | 20 Sep 46 | 
#335
Eric Houghton | Notts County | Free | Dec 46 | 36 | 
#402
Tommy Dodds | Swansea Town | Exchange | Jan 47 | 28 | 
#350
Ernie Callaghan | Retired | Released | May 47 | 39 |

 1946-47 Squad Changes


Debut Appearances | 8 |

#402 Tommy Dodds | Saturday, 31 August 1946 | Middlesbrough | Division One | 27 |

#403 Derek Ashton | Saturday, 21 September 1946 | Blackpool | Division One | 24 |

#404 Arthur Haynes | Saturday, 21 September 1946 | Blackpool | Division One | 22 |

#405 Dicky Dorsett | Saturday, 12 October 1946 | Portsmouth | Division One | 26 |

#406 Amos Moss | Wednesday, 25 December 1946 | Huddersfield Town | Division One | 25 |

#407 Ron Guttridge | Saturday, 18 January 1947 | Arsenal | Division One | 30 |

#408 Trevor Ford | Saturday, 18 January 1947 | Arsenal | Division One | 23 |

#409 Billy Evans | Saturday, 26 April 1947 | Liverpool | Division One | 25 |

Final Appearances | 7 |

#350 Ernie Callaghan | Saturday, 12 April 1947 | Grimsby Town | Division One | 37 |

#360 Frank Broome | Saturday, 31 August 1946 | Middlesbrough | Division One | 31 |

#402 Tommy Dodds | Saturday, 31 August 1946 | Middlesbrough | Division One | 27 |

#335 Eric Houghton | Monday, 16 September 1946 | Wolverhampton Wanderers | Division One | 36 |

#404 Arthur Haynes | Saturday, 5 April 1947 | Sheffield United | Division One | 22 |

#371 Andy Kerr | Saturday, 12 October 1946 | Portsmouth | Division One | 29 |

#379 Ronnie Starling | Saturday, 12 April 1947 | Grimsby Town | Division One | 37 |

 1946-47 Squad Statistics 

Squad Size | 27 | +1 |

Average Age | 28.4 | -0.9 |

Youngest Player(s) | 20 |

#398 John Graham | 26-Apr-1926 |

Oldest Player(s) | 36 |

#379 Ronnie Starling | 11-Oct-1909 |

 1946-47 First Team Squad

 

 Keith Jones
Joe Rutherford
Alan Wakeman
G Billingsley*
Derek Ashton
George Cummings
Ron Guttridge
A H Hickman*
Reg Lowe*
Vic Potts
Albert Vinall
Frank Allcock*
Jimmy Allen
Harry Parkes
Ernie Callaghan
Bob Iverson
Amos Moss
Frank Moss
Eddie Lowe
J H Morby
L Latham*
R Jones*
A Grosvenor*
Dicky Dorsett
Jackie Martin
Johnny Dixon
George Edwards
Ronnie Starling
Les Smith
Eric Houghton
Billy Goffin 
Andy Kerr
Arthur Haynes
A Aldred*
F Osbourne*
Tommy Dodds
G Boonham*
T Cullen*
J H Browne*
A Lunn*

*Did not make a first team appearance

 1946-47 Scorers 

Goals Scored | 68 | League Goals | 67 | FA Cup Goals | 1 | 

| 13 |

#405 Dicky Dorsett | Goals | 13 | League | 13 | FA Cup | 0 | 

| 10 |

#387 George Edwards | Goals | 10 | League | 10 | FA Cup | 0 | 

| 9 |

#408 Trevor Ford | Goals | 9 | League | 9 | FA Cup | 0 | 

| 8 |

#374 Jackie Martin | Goals | 8 | League | 8 | FA Cup | 0 | 

| 7 |

#397 Les Smith | Goals | 7 | League | 7 | FA Cup | 0 | 

| 6 |

#401 Johnny Dixon | Goals | 6 | League | 6 | FA Cup | 0 | 

| 3 |

#396 Billy Goffin | Goals | 3 | League | 3 | FA Cup | 0 | 

#398 John Graham | Goals | 3 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 1 | 

#378 Bob Iverson | Goals | 3 | League | 3 | FA Cup | 0 | 

#409 Billy Evans | Goals | 3 | League | 3 | FA Cup | 0 | 

| 2 |

Own Goal | Goals | 2 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 0 | 

| 1 |

#395 Harry Parkes | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | 

 1946-47 Appearances 

| 43 |

#397 Les SmithAppearances | 43 | League | 42 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 42 |

#390 Joe Rutherford | Appearances | 42 | League | 41 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 41 |

 #387 George EdwardsAppearances | 41 | League | 40 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 37 |

#400 Vic PottsAppearances | 37 | League | 36 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 35 |

#399 Eddie LoweAppearances | 35 | League | 35 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 34 |

#386 Frank MossAppearances | 34 | League | 33 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 32 |

#405 Dicky DorsettAppearances | 32 | League | 31 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 31 |

#363 George Cummings | Appearances | 31 | League | 31 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 30 |

#374 Jackie Martin | Appearances | 30 | League | 29 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 29 |

#378 Bob Iverson | Appearances | 29 | League | 29 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 27 |

#395 Harry ParkesAppearances | 27 | League | 26 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 17 |

#401 Johnny DixonAppearances | 17 | League | 17 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 11 |

#350 Ernie Callaghan | Appearances | 11 | League | 10 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

#407 Ron GuttridgeAppearances | 11 | League | 11 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 9 |

#408 Trevor FordAppearances | 9 | League | 9 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#396 Billy GoffinAppearances | 9 | League | 9 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 8 |

#406 Amos MossAppearances | 8 | League | 8 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#398 John GrahamAppearances | 8 | League | 7 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 4 |

#335 Eric Houghton | Appearances | 4 | League | 4 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#404 Arthur HaynesAppearances | 4 | League | 4 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#409 Billy EvansAppearances | 4 | League | 4 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 2 |

#379 Ronnie StarlingAppearances | 2 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 1 |

#360 Frank Broome | Appearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#371 Andy Kerr | Appearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#389 Alan Wakeman | Appearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#402 Tommy Dodds | Appearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#403 Derek Ashton | Appearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

 1946-47 'Keepers 

 

#389 Alan Wakeman | Appearances | 1 | Conceded | 4 | Ratio | 3.00 | 

#390 Joe Rutherford | Appearances | 42 | Conceded | 55 | Ratio | 1.31 | 

 1946-47 Managerial Record 

Alex Massie’s second season as manager saw Villa compete in the firs season of the football league after then end of WW2.

Massie’s Villa had achieved a win rate of 52%, losing just 26% of their 93 League and FA Cup matches under his leadership.

As a result Alex Massie had returned 1.77 points per game* across his 93 games in charge of Villa, ahead of his predecessor Jimmy Hogan (1.59) and even ahead of George Ramsay’s 1.69 across his 1,332 games and Billy Smith’s 1.62 across 364 games. Massie was also far ahead of Villa’s first professional manager Jimmy McMullan (1.24 in 99).

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

 1946-47 Kits 

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 1946-47 Season Results 

Game #1988
Matchday #1

League Matchweek #1

Manager Game #51

Saturday, 31 August 1946

Football League | Division One | Home | Middlesbrough | Villa Park | 50,572 |

Manager | Alex Massie |

FT Score | 0-1 |
FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WWDWL |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

RB Ernie Callaghan |

RB Vic Potts |

FB George Cummings |

FB Harry Parkes |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OL Les Smith |

CF Frank Broome | FINAL |

F George Edwards |

IF Johnny Dixon |

IF Tommy Dodds | DEBUT | FINAL |

On this day 31 August 1946
Centre forward Frank Broome made his final appearance for Villa. Frank played for Villa between 1934-35 and 1946-47 making 178 appearances and scoring 105 goals.
Inside forward Tommy Dodds made his sole appearance for Villa.
Game #1988 was the first league game proper since game #1937; due to WW2, 2,674 days or 7 years, 3 months and 25 days had elapsed since the previous league game on 6th May 1939.

Game #1989
Matchday #2

League Matchweek #2

Manager Game #52

Monday, 2 September 1946

Football League | Division One | Home | Everton | Villa Park | 35,618 |

Manager | Alex Massie |

FT Score | 0-1 |

FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WDWLL |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

RB Ernie Callaghan |

RB Vic Potts |

FB George Cummings |

FB Harry Parkes |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OL Les Smith |

W Billy Goffin |

F George Edwards |

IF Johnny Dixon |

IF Bob Iverson |


 

Game #1990
Matchday #3

League Matchweek #3

Manager Game #53

Saturday, 7 September 1946

Football League | Division One | Away | Derby County | Baseball Ground | 28,454 |

Manager | Alex Massie |

FT Score | 2-1 |

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | DWLLW |


Scorers | George Edwards | 1 | Johnny Dixon | 1 |  

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

RB Ernie Callaghan |

RB Vic Potts |

FB George Cummings |

FB Harry Parkes |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OL Les Smith |

OL Eric Houghton |

W Billy Goffin |

F George Edwards | GOAL |

IF Johnny Dixon | GOAL |

Game #1991
Matchday #4

League Matchweek #4

Manager Game #54

Wednesday, 11 September 1946

Football League | Division One | Away | Wolverhampton Wanderers | Molineux | 49,661 |

Manager | Alex Massie |

FT Score | 2-1 |

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WLLWW |


Scorers | Les Smith | 1 | Billy Goffin | 1 |  

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

CH Frank Moss |

RB Vic Potts |

FB George Cummings |

FB Harry Parkes |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OL Les Smith | GOAL |

OL Eric Houghton |

W Billy Goffin | GOAL |

F George Edwards |

IF Jackie Martin |

Game #1992
Matchday #5

League Matchweek #5

Manager Game #55

Saturday, 14 September 1946

Football League | Division One | Home | Arsenal | Villa Park | 55,378 |

Manager | Alex Massie |

FT Score | 0-2 |

FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | LLWWL |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

CH Frank Moss |

RB Vic Potts |

FB George Cummings |

FB Harry Parkes |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OL Les Smith |

OL Eric Houghton |

W Billy Goffin |

F George Edwards |

IF Jackie Martin |
 

Game #1993
Matchday #6

League Matchweek #6

Manager Game #56

Monday, 16 September 1946

Football League | Division One | Home | Wolverhampton Wanderers | Villa Park | 35,738 |

Manager | Alex Massie |

FT Score | 3-0 |

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | LWWLW |


Scorers | George Edwards | 2 | Les Smith | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

CH Frank Moss |

RB Vic Potts |

FB George Cummings |

FB Harry Parkes |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OL Les Smith | GOAL |

OL Eric Houghton | FINAL |

W Billy Goffin |

F George Edwards | GOAL | GOAL |

IF Jackie Martin |

On this day 16 September 1946
Outside left Eric Houghton made his final appearance before moving to Notts County in December. Eric played for Villa between 1929-30 and 1946–47 making 383 appearances and scoring 174 goals.

Game #1994
Matchday #7

League Matchweek #7

Manager Game #57
Saturday, 21 September 1946

Football League | Division One | Away | Blackpool | Bloomfield Road | 27,452 |

Manager | Alex Massie |

FT Score | 0-1 |

FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WWLWL |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

CH Frank Moss |

FB Derek Ashton | DEBUT |

FB George Cummings |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OL Les Smith |

OR Arthur Haynes | DEBUT |

W Billy Goffin |

F George Edwards |

IF Johnny Dixon |

IF Bob Iverson |

On this day 21 September 1946
Fulll back Derek Ashton made his Villa debut after moving from Wolverhampton Wanderers in May 1946.
Outside right Arthur Haynes made his Villa debut after joining from Paget Rangers in January 1946.

Game #1995

Matchday #8

League Matchweek #8

Manager Game #58

Saturday, 28 September 1946

Football League | Division One | Home | Brentford | Villa Park | 45,350 |

Manager | Alex Massie |

FT Score | 5-2 |

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WLWLW |


Scorers | Billy Goffin | 2 | Jackie Graham | 1 | Jackie Martin | 1 | Own Goal | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

RB Vic Potts |

CH Frank Moss |

FB George Cummings |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OL Les Smith |

OR Arthur Haynes |

W Billy Goffin | GOAL | GOAL |

IF Bob Iverson |

IF Jackie Martin | GOAL |

IF Jackie Graham | GOAL |

Game #1996
Matchday #9

League Matchweek #9

Manager Game #59

Saturday, 5 October 1946

Football League | Division One | Away | Blackburn Rovers | Ewood Park | 22,619 |

Manager | Alex Massie |

FT Score | 1-0 |

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | LWLWW |


Scorers | George Edwards |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

RB Vic Potts |

CH Frank Moss |

FB George Cummings |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OL Les Smith |

OR Arthur Haynes |

W Billy Goffin |

IF Bob Iverson |

IF Jackie Martin |

F George Edwards | GOAL |

Game #1997
Matchday #10

League Matchweek #10

Manager Game #60

Saturday, 12 October 1946

Football League | Division One | Home | Portsmouth | Villa Park | 45,308 |

Manager | Alex Massie |
FT Score | 1-1 |

FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | WLWWD |


Scorers | Les Smith | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

LB Dicky Dorsett | DEBUT |

RB Ernie Callaghan |

RB Vic Potts |

FB George Cummings |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OL Les Smith | GOAL |

OR Andy Kerr | FINAL |

IF Bob Iverson |

IF Jackie Martin |

F George Edwards |

On this day 12 October 1946
Left back Dicky Dorsett made his Villa debut after moving from Wolverhampton Wanderers in September 1946.

 

Outside right Andy Kerr made his final appearance for Villa. Andy played for Villa between 1936-37 and 1946-47 making 40 appearances and scoring 8 goals.

Game #1998
Matchday #11

League Matchweek #11

Manager Game #61

Saturday, 19 October 1946

Football League | Division One | Home | Charlton Athletic | Villa Park | 43,523 |

Manager | Alex Massie |

FT Score | 4-0 |

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | LWWDW |


Scorers | George Edwards | 1 | Dicky Dorsett | 1 | Johnny Dixon | 2 |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

LB Dicky Dorsett | GOAL |

RB Ernie Callaghan |

RB Vic Potts |

FB George Cummings |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OL Les Smith |

IF Bob Iverson |

IF Jackie Martin |

F George Edwards | GOAL |

IF Johnny Dixon | GOAL | GOAL |

Game #1999
Matchday #12

League Matchweek #12

Manager Game #62

Saturday, 26 October 1946

Football League | Division One | Away | Preston North End | Deepdale | 27,778 |

Manager | Alex Massie |

FT Score | 1-3 |

FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WWDWL |


Scorers | Bob Iverson | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Alan Wakeman |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

CH Frank Moss |

RB Vic Potts |

FB George Cummings |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OL Les Smith |

IF Bob Iverson | GOAL |

IF Jackie Martin |

F George Edwards |

IF Johnny Dixon |

Game #2000
Matchday #13

League Matchweek #13

Manager Game #63

Saturday, 2 November 1946

Football League | Division One | Home | Manchester United | Villa Park | 53,668 |

Manager | Alex Massie |

FT Score | 0-0 |

FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | WDWLD |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

CH Frank Moss |

RB Vic Potts |

FB George Cummings |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OL Les Smith |

IF Bob Iverson |

IF Jackie Martin |

F George Edwards |

IF Johnny Dixon |

On this day 2 November 1946
Villa played their 2,000th professional game, 31 years, 10 months and 21 days since their 1,000th fixture on Saturday, 12 December 1914 in a 3-3 away draw with Oldham Athletic at Boundary Park under the George Ramsay led Management Committee.

The line up in that 1,000th fixture contained a number of Villa legends and stalwarts:

Line Up |

GK Sam Hardy |

CH Jim Harrop |

FB William Littlewood |

FB Tommy Lyons |

WH Andy Ducat |

WH Jimmy Leach |

OL Harold Edgley | GOAL |

W Charlie Wallace |

IF Clem Stephenson |

CF Harry Hampton | GOAL |

F Joe Bache | GOAL |


Scorers | Harold Edgley | 1 | Joe Bache | 1 | Harry Hampton | 1 |

The 2,000th game was also 66 years, 10 months and 20 days since Villa’s very first professional fixture -  on Saturday, 13 December 1879 - also a score draw, this time 1-1 away at Stafford Road in the FA Cup 2nd Round (Villa had received a bye in the 1st Round); the team that day?

The first ever Villa team in professional competition was:

Line Up |

GK John Ball |

D Harry Simmonds |

D Tommy Pank |

M Sammy Law |

HB Ted Lee |

M Eli Davis |

F Billy Mason |

F Archie Hunter |

F Charlie Johnstone |

F William Crossland |

F Andy Hunter | GOAL |


Scorers | Andy Hunter | 1 |

Villa’s 1st, 1,000th and 2,000th fixtures had all been draws.
 

Game #2001
Matchday #14

League Matchweek #14

Manager Game #64

Saturday, 9 November 1946

Football League | Division One | Away | Stoke City | Victoria Ground | 38,238 |

Manager | Alex Massie |

FT Score | 0-0 |

FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | DWLDD |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

CH Frank Moss |

RB Vic Potts |

FB George Cummings |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OL Les Smith |

IF Bob Iverson |

IF Jackie Martin |

F George Edwards |

IF Johnny Dixon |

Game #2002
Matchday #15

League Matchweek #15

Manager Game #65

Saturday, 16 November 1946

Football League | Division One | Home | Bolton Wanderers | Villa Park | 40,399 |

Manager | Alex Massie |

FT Score | 1-1 |

FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | WLDDD |


Scorers | Dicky Dorsett | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

LB Dicky Dorsett | GOAL |

CH Frank Moss |

RB Vic Potts |

FB George Cummings |

WH Eddie Lowe |

W Billy Goffin |

OL Les Smith |

IF Bob Iverson |

IF Jackie Martin |

F George Edwards |

 

 

Game #2003

Matchday #16

League Matchweek #16

Manager Game #66

Saturday, 23 November 1946

Football League | Division One | Away | Chelsea | Stamford Bridge | 63,986 |

Manager | Alex Massie |

FT Score | 3-1 |
FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | LDDDW |


Scorers | George Edwards | 1 | Jackie Martin | 1 | Les Smith | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

FB Harry Parkes |

CH Frank Moss |

RB Vic Potts |

FB George Cummings |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OL Les Smith | GOAL |

IF Bob Iverson |

IF Jackie Martin | GOAL |

F George Edwards | GOAL |

IF Jackie Graham |

Game #2004
Matchday #17

League Matchweek #17

Manager Game #67

Saturday, 30 November 1946

Football League | Division One | Home | Sheffield United | Villa Park | 43,051 |

 

Manager | Alex Massie |

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

Last 5 Games | DDDWL |


Scorers | George Edwards | 1 | Jackie Martin | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

CH Frank Moss |

RB Vic Potts |

FB George Cummings |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OL Les Smith |

IF Bob Iverson |

IF Jackie Martin | GOAL |

F George Edwards | GOAL |

IF Jackie Graham |

 

Game #2005
Matchday #18

League Matchweek #18

Manager Game #68

Saturday, 7 December 1946

Football League | Division One | Away | Grimsby Town | Blundell Park | 18,275 |

Manager | Alex Massie |

FT Score | 3-0 |
FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | DDWLW |


Scorers | Jackie Martin | 1 | George Edwards | 1 | Dicky Dorsett | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

FB Harry Parkes |

LB Dicky Dorsett | GOAL |

CH Frank Moss |

RB Vic Potts |

FB George Cummings |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OL Les Smith |

IF Bob Iverson |

IF Jackie Martin | GOAL |

F George Edwards | GOAL |


 

Game #2006
Matchday #19

League Matchweek #19

Manager Game #69

Saturday, 14 December 1946

Football League | Division One | Home | Leeds United | Villa Park | 29,410 |

Manager | Alex Massie |
FT Score | 2-1 |

FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | DWLWW |


Scorers | Les Smith | 1 | Dicky Dorsett | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

FB Harry Parkes |

LB Dicky Dorsett | GOAL |

CH Frank Moss |

RB Vic Potts |

FB George Cummings |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OL Les Smith | GOAL |

IF Bob Iverson |

IF Jackie Martin |

F George Edwards |

Game #2007
Matchday #20

League Matchweek #20

Manager Game #70

Saturday, 21 December 1946

Football League | Division One | Away | Liverpool | Anfield | 35,389 |

Manager | Alex Massie |

FT Score | 1-4 |
FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WLWWL |


Scorers | Dicky Dorsett | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

FB Harry Parkes |

LB Dicky Dorsett | GOAL |

CH Frank Moss |

RB Vic Potts |

FB George Cummings |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OL Les Smith |

IF Bob Iverson |

IF Jackie Martin |

F George Edwards |

Game #2008
Matchday #21

League Matchweek #21

Manager Game #71

Wednesday, 25 December 1946

Football League | Division One | Home | Huddersfield Town | Villa Park | 29,906 |

Manager | Alex Massie |

FT Score | 2-2 |
FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | LWWLD |


Scorers | Jackie Martin | 1 | Harry Parkes | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

WH Amos Moss | DEBUT |

FB Harry Parkes | GOAL |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

CH Frank Moss |

RB Vic Potts |

FB George Cummings |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OL Les Smith |

IF Jackie Martin | GOAL |

F George Edwards |

On this day 25 December 1946
Wing half Amos Moss made his Villa debut after joining from Birmingham Boys’ Club in May 1937.

Game #2009
Matchday #22

League Matchweek #22

Manager Game #72

Thursday, 26 December 1946

Football League | Division One | Away | Huddersfield Town | Leeds Road | 39,606 |

Manager | Alex Massie |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 0-1 |

Last 5 Games | WWLDL |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

WH Amos Moss |

FB Harry Parkes |

CH Frank Moss |

RB Vic Potts |

FB George Cummings |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OL Les Smith |

IF Jackie Martin |

F George Edwards |

IF Johnny Dixon |

Game #2010
Matchday #23

League Matchweek #23

Manager Game #73

Saturday, 28 December 1946

Football League | Division One | Away | Middlesbrough | Ayresome Park | 41,299 |

Manager | Alex Massie |
FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 2-1 |

Last 5 Games | WLDLW |


Scorers | Les Smith | 1 | George Edwards | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

RB Ernie Callaghan |

WH Amos Moss |

FB Harry Parkes |

CH Frank Moss |

FB George Cummings |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OL Les Smith | GOAL |

IF Jackie Martin |

F George Edwards | GOAL |

Game #2011
Matchday #24

League Matchweek #24

Manager Game #74
Wednesday, 1 January 1947

Football League | Division One | Away | Everton | Goodison Park | 49,665 |

Manager | Alex Massie |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 0-2 |


Last 5 Games | LDLWL |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

RB Ernie Callaghan |

WH Amos Moss |

FB Harry Parkes |

CH Frank Moss |

FB George Cummings |

OL Les Smith |

IF Jackie Martin |

F George Edwards |

IF Jackie Graham |

Game #2012
Matchday #25

League Matchweek #25

Manager Game #75

Saturday, 4 January 1947

Football League | Division One | Home | Derby County | Villa Park | 50,254 |

Manager | Alex Massie |
FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 2-0 |

Last 5 Games | DLWLW |


Scorers | Jackie Graham | 1 | Jackie Martin | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

RB Ernie Callaghan |

WH Amos Moss |

FB Harry Parkes |

CH Frank Moss |

FB George Cummings |

OL Les Smith |

IF Jackie Martin | GOAL |

F George Edwards |

IF Jackie Graham | GOAL |

Game #2013
Matchday #26

Manager Game #76

Saturday, 11 January 1947

FA Cup | 3rd Round | Away | Burnley | Turf Moor | 38,532 |

Manager | Alex Massie |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 1-5 |

Last 5 Games | LWLWL |


Scorers | Jackie Graham | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

RB Vic Potts |

RB Ernie Callaghan |

FB Harry Parkes |

CH Frank Moss |

OL Les Smith |

IF Jackie Martin |

F George Edwards |

IF Jackie Graham | GOAL |

IF Ronnie Starling |

Game #2014
Matchday #27

League Matchweek #26

Manager Game #77

Saturday, 18 January 1947

Football League | Division One | Away | Arsenal | Highbury | 57,524 |

 

Manager | Alex Massie |
FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 2-0 |

Last 5 Games | WLWLW |

Scorers | Dicky Dorsett | 1 | Les Smith | 1 |


Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

LB Roy Guttridge | DEBUT |

LB Dicky Dorsett | GOAL |

RB Vic Potts |

FB Harry Parkes |

WH Eddie Lowe |

WH Amos Moss |

OL Les Smith | GOAL |

IF Jackie Martin |

F George Edwards |

CF Trevor Ford | DEBUT |

On this day 18 January 1947
Left back Roy Guttridge and centre forward Trevor Ford made their Villa debuts after joining from Prescot Cables FC and Swansea Town respectively.

Game #2015
Matchday #28

League Matchweek #27

Manager Game #78

Saturday, 25 January 1947

Football League | Division One | Home | Blackpool | Villa Park | 32,541 |

Manager | Alex Massie |
FT Result | Drew |
FT Score | 1-1 |
Last 5 Games | LWLWD |


Scorers | Trevor Ford | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

FB George Cummings |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

RB Vic Potts |

FB Harry Parkes |

WH Eddie Lowe |

WH Amos Moss |

OL Les Smith |

F George Edwards |

CF Trevor Ford | GOAL |

IF Johnny Dixon |

Game #2016
Matchday #29

League Matchweek #28

Manager Game #79

Saturday, 1 February 1947

Football League | Division One | Away | Brentford | Griffin Park | 21,692 |

Manager | Alex Massie |
FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 2-0 |

Last 5 Games | WLWDW |


Scorers | Trevor Ford | 2 |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

FB George Cummings |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

RB Vic Potts |

FB Harry Parkes |

WH Eddie Lowe |

WH Amos Moss |

OL Les Smith |

F George Edwards |

CF Trevor Ford | GOAL | GOAL |

IF Jackie Martin |

Game #2017

Matchday #30

League Matchweek #29

Manager Game #80

Saturday, 15 February 1947

Football League | Division One | Away | Portsmouth | Fratton Park | 26,791 |

Manager | Alex Massie |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 2-3 |

Last 5 Games | LWDWL |


Scorers | Trevor Ford | 1 | Jackie Martin | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

FB George Cummings |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

RB Vic Potts |

FB Harry Parkes |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OL Les Smith |

F George Edwards |

CF Trevor Ford | GOAL |

IF Jackie Martin | GOAL |

IF Bob Iverson |

 

 

Game #2018

Matchday #31

League Matchweek #30

Manager Game #81

Saturday, 22 February 1947

Football League | Division One | Away | Charlton Athletic | The Valley | 25,231 |

Manager | Alex Massie |
FT Result | Drew |
FT Score | 1-1 |
Last 5 Games | WDWLD |


Scorers | Own Goal | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

CH Frank Moss |

FB George Cummings |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

RB Vic Potts |

FB Harry Parkes |

OL Les Smith |

F George Edwards |

CF Trevor Ford |

IF Jackie Martin |

IF Bob Iverson |
 

Game #2019

Matchday #32

League Matchweek #31

Manager Game #82

Saturday, 8 March 1947

Football League | Division One | Away | Manchester United | Maine Road | 37,555 |

Manager | Alex Massie |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 1-2 |

Last 5 Games | DWLDL |


Scorers | Dicky Dorsett | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

CH Frank Moss |

FB George Cummings |

LB Dicky Dorsett | GOAL |

RB Vic Potts |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OL Les Smith |

F George Edwards |

IF Jackie Martin |

IF Bob Iverson |

IF Jackie Graham |


 

Game #2020
Matchday #33

League Matchweek #32

Manager Game #83

Saturday, 22 March 1947

Football League | Division One | Away | Bolton Wanderers | Burnden Park | 26,417 |

Manager | Alex Massie |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 1-2 |

Last 5 Games | WLDLL |


Scorers | Jackie Martin | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

CH Frank Moss |

LB Roy Guttridge |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

RB Vic Potts |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OL Les Smith |

F George Edwards |

IF Jackie Martin | GOAL |

IF Bob Iverson |

IF Jackie Graham |

Game #2021

Matchday #34

League Matchweek #33

Manager Game #84

Saturday, 29 March 1947
Football League | Division One | Home | Chelsea | Villa Park | 37,627 |

Manager | Alex Massie |

FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 2-0 |

Last 5 Games | LDLLW |


Scorers | Trevor Ford | 1 | Dicky Dorsett | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

CH Frank Moss |

LB Roy Guttridge |

LB Dicky Dorsett | GOAL |

RB Vic Potts |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OL Les Smith |

F George Edwards |

IF Bob Iverson |

IF Johnny Dixon |

CF Trevor Ford | GOAL |

Game #2022
Matchday #35

League Matchweek #34

Manager Game #85

Friday, 4 April 1947

Football League | Division One | Away | Sunderland | Roker Park | 53,796 |

 

Manager | Alex Massie |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 1-4 |

Last 5 Games | DLLWL |


Scorers | Johnny Dixon | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

CH Frank Moss |

FB George Cummings |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

RB Vic Potts |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OL Les Smith |

F George Edwards |

IF Bob Iverson |

IF Johnny Dixon | GOAL |

CF Trevor Ford |

Game #2023
Matchday #36

League Matchweek #35

Manager Game #86

Saturday, 5 April 1947

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