Season 59 | 1947-48

The Story of 1947-48

Season Summary

Division
Final League Position
FA Cup Progress
Biggest Win
Division One
6th
3rd Round
4-1 vs. Preston North End (h), Division One

Manager Summary

P: Games Played; W: Games Won; D: Games Drawn; L: Games Lost; PPG: Points per Game (3 Points for a win, 1 Point for a draw); CS%: Clean Sheet percentage; W%: Win Rate; L%: Loss Rate; U: Games Unbeaten; U% Unbeaten Rate.

From
To
Manager
P
W
D
L
U
W%
L%
U%
CS%
PPG
Ongoing
Ongoing
Alex Massie
43
19
9
15
28
44%
35%
65%
21%
1.53
Manager
Chairman
Chief Executive
Alex Massie
Fred Normansell
Fred Archer

Season Statistics

Pos: Final League Position; P: Games Played; W: Games Won; D: Games Drawn; L: Games Lost; F: Goals Scored; A: Goals Conceded; Pts: Final League Points; GD: Goal Difference (A-F); PPG: Points per Game (3 Points for a win, 1 Point for a draw); GR: Goal Ratio (F/A); GPG: Goals Scored per Game; CPG: Goals Conceded per Game; CS: Clean Sheets; CS%: Clean Sheet percentage; W%: Win Rate; L%: Loss Rate; U: Games Unbeaten; U% Unbeaten Rate.

Results - All Competitions

P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
GR
GPG
CPG
CS
CS%
W%
L%
U
U%
PPG
43
19
9
15
69
63
6
1.09
1.6
1.47
9
21%
44%
35%
28
65%
1.53

Results - League

Pos
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
GD
GPG
CPG
GR
CS
CS%
W%
L%
U%
PPG
6th
42
19
9
14
65
57
47
8
1.55
1.36
1.14
9
21%
45%
33%
67%
1.57

Sequences

Wins in a Row
League Wins in a Row
Games Unbeaten
Games without a Win
Losing Run
4
4
8
6
3

 

 League Table

Pos
Club
P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
1
Arsenal
42
23
13
6
81
32
49
59
2
Manchester United
42
19
14
9
81
48
33
52
3
Burnley
42
20
12
10
56
43
13
52
4
Derby County
42
19
12
11
77
57
20
50
5
Wolverhampton Wanderers
42
19
9
14
83
70
13
47
6
Aston Villa
42
19
9
14
65
57
8
47
7
Preston North End
42
20
7
15
67
68
-1
47
8
Portsmouth
42
19
7
16
68
50
18
45
9
Blackpool
42
17
10
15
57
41
16
44
10
Manchester City
42
15
12
15
52
47
5
42
11
Liverpool
42
16
10
16
65
61
4
42
12
Sheffield United
42
16
10
16
65
70
-5
42
13
Charlton Athletic
42
17
6
19
57
66
-9
40
14
Everton
42
17
6
19
52
66
-14
40
15
Stoke City
42
14
10
18
41
55
-14
38
16
Middlesbrough
42
14
9
19
71
73
-2
37
17
Bolton Wanderers
42
16
5
21
46
58
-12
37
18
Chelsea
42
14
9
19
53
71
-18
37
19
Huddersfield Town
42
12
12
18
51
60
-9
36
20
Sunderland
42
13
10
19
56
67
-11
36
21
Blackburn Rovers
42
11
10
21
54
72
-18
32
22
Grimsby Town
42
8
6
28
45
111
-66
22

Matches

Select a row for detailed match reports

Competition
Date
Home
Away
W
D
L
Game
Division One
23 Aug 1947
Grimsby Town
3-0
Aston Villa
L
2031
Division One
27 Aug 1947
Sunderland
0-0
Aston Villa
D
2032
Division One
30 Aug 1947
Aston Villa
1-1
Manchester City
D
2033
Division One
1 Sep 1947
Aston Villa
2-0
Sunderland
W
2034
Division One
6 Sep 1947
Blackburn Rovers
0-0
Aston Villa
D
2035
Division One
8 Sep 1947
Aston Villa
3-0
Everton
W
2036
Division One
13 Sep 1947
Aston Villa
0-1
Blackpool
L
2037
Division One
17 Sep 1947
Everton
3-0
Aston Villa
L
2038
Division One
20 Sep 1947
Derby County
1-3
Aston Villa
W
2039
Division One
27 Sep 1947
Aston Villa
2-1
Huddersfield Town
W
2040
Division One
4 Oct 1947
Chelsea
4-2
Aston Villa
L
2041
Division One
11 Oct 1947
Arsenal
1-0
Aston Villa
L
2042
Division One
18 Oct 1947
Aston Villa
2-0
Sheffield United
W
2043
Division One
25 Oct 1947
Manchester United
2-0
Aston Villa
L
2044
Division One
1 Nov 1947
Aston Villa
4-1
Preston North End
W
2045
Division One
8 Nov 1947
Portsmouth
2-4
Aston Villa
W
2046
Division One
15 Nov 1947
Aston Villa
3-1
Bolton Wanderers
W
2047
Division One
22 Nov 1947
Stoke City
1-2
Aston Villa
W
2048
Division One
29 Nov 1947
Aston Villa
2-2
Burnley
D
2049
Division One
6 Dec 1947
Liverpool
3-3
Aston Villa
D
2050
Division One
13 Dec 1947
Aston Villa
1-1
Middlesbrough
D
2051
Division One
20 Dec 1947
Aston Villa
2-2
Grimsby Town
D
2052
Division One
26 Dec 1947
Aston Villa
1-2
Wolves
L
2053
Division One
27 Dec 1947
Wolves
4-1
Aston Villa
L
2054
Division One
3 Jan 1948
Manchester City
0-2
Aston Villa
W
2055
FA Cup
10 Jan 1948
Aston Villa
4-6
Manchester United
L
2056
Division One
31 Jan 1948
Blackpool
1-0
Aston Villa
L
2057
Division One
14 Feb 1948
Huddersfield Town
0-1
Aston Villa
W
2058
Division One
21 Feb 1948
Aston Villa
3-0
Chelsea
W
2059
Division One
28 Feb 1948
Aston Villa
4-2
Arsenal
W
2060
Division One
6 Mar 1948
Sheffield United
3-1
Aston Villa
L
2061
Division One
20 Mar 1948
Preston North End
3-0
Aston Villa
L
2062
Division One
22 Mar 1948
Aston Villa
0-1
Manchester United
L
2063
Division One
26 Mar 1948
Charlton Athletic
1-1
Aston Villa
D
2064
Division One
27 Mar 1948
Aston Villa
2-1
Portsmouth
W
2065
Division One
30 Mar 1948
Aston Villa
2-1
Charlton Athletic
W
2066
Division One
3 Apr 1948
Bolton Wanderers
1-0
Aston Villa
L
2067
Division One
7 Apr 1948
Aston Villa
2-2
Derby County
D
2068
Division One
10 Apr 1948
Aston Villa
1-0
Stoke City
W
2069
Division One
14 Apr 1948
Aston Villa
3-2
Blackburn Rovers
W
2070
Division One
17 Apr 1948
Burnley
1-0
Aston Villa
L
2071
Division One
24 Apr 1948
Aston Villa
2-1
Liverpool
W
2072
Division One
1 May 1948
Middlesbrough
1-3
Aston Villa
W
2073

Transfers In

1 July - 30 June 

Transfers Out

1 July - 30 June 

Debut Appearances

Final Appearances

Squad Statistics

Squad Size
Average 1st XI Age
Youngest 1st XI
Oldest 1st XI
22
28.72
27.43 | Huddersfield (a), 14 February 1948
30.69 | Bolton (h), 15 November 1947

First Team Squad

Appearances

Goals

'Keepers

'Keeper
Appearances
Conceded
Ratio
Clean Sheets
Clean Sheet %
GK Joe Rutherford
23
32
1.39
6
26%
GK Keith Jones
19
29