Season #59

| 1947-48 |

Games #2031 - #2073 |

 1947-48 Club Summary

Chairman | Fred Normansell |

Secretary | Fred Archer |

Manager | Alex Massie |

 1947-48 Season Summary 


Manager | Alex Massie |
Games | #2031 - #2073 |

Captain(s) | #363 George Cummings | #395 Harry Parkes |
Top Scorer | 18 | #408 Trevor Ford | All League |

Most Appearances | 43 | #387 George Edwards | #397 Les Smith | 42 League | 1 FA Cup | Appearances |

Final League Position | 6th Football League Division One |
FA Cup Progress | 3rd Round |
Biggest Win | 4-1 vs. Preston North End (h) |
Highest Home Attendance | 68,099 vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers |

1947-48 Division One Table 

| 4 | Derby County | P42 | W19 | D12 | L11 | F77 | A57 | GR 1.35 | Pts 50 |
| 5 | Wolverhampton Wanderers | P42 | W19 | D9 | L14 | F83 | A70 | GR 1.19 | Pts 47 |

| 6 | Aston Villa | P42 | W19 | D9 | L14 | F65 | A57 | GR 1.14 | Pts 47 |
| 7 | Preston North End | P42 | W20 | D7 | L15 | F67 | A68 | GR 0.99 | Pts 47 |
| 8 | Portsmouth | P42 | W19 | D7 | L16 | F68 | A50 | GR 1.36 | Pts 45 |

 1947-48 Results 

| 1 | 23 Aug | a | Grimsby Town | L | 0-3 | 

| 2 | 27 Aug | a | Sunderland | 0-0 | 

| 3 | 30 Aug | h | Manchester City | 1-1 | 

| 4 | 1 Sep | h | Sunderland | 2-0 | 

| 5 | 6 Sep | a | Blackburn Rovers | 0-0 | 

| 6 | 8 Sep | h | Everton | 3-0 | 

| 7 | 13 Sep | h | Blackpool | 0-1 | 

| 8 | 17 Sep | a | Everton | 0-3 | 

| 9 | 20 Sep | a | Derby County | 3-1 | 

| 10 | 27 Sep | h | Huddersfield Town | 2-1 | 

| 11 | 4 Oct | a | Chelsea | 2-4 | 

| 12 | 11 Oct | a | Arsenal | 0-1 | 

| 13 | 18 Oct | h | Sheffield United | 2-0 | 

| 14 | 25 Oct | a | Manchester United | 0-2 | 

| 15 | 1 Nov | h | Preston North End | 4-1 | 

| 16 | 8 Nov | a | Portsmouth | 4-2 | 

| 17 | 15 Nov | h | Bolton Wanderers | 3-1 | 

| 18 | 22 Nov | a | Stoke City | 2-1 | 

| 19 | 29 Nov | h | Burnley | 2-2 | 

| 20 | 6 Dec | a | Liverpool | 3-3 | 

| 21 | 13 Dec | h | Middlesbrough | 1-1 | 

| 22 | 20 Dec | h | Grimsby Town | 2-2 | 

| 23 | 26 Dec | h | Wolverhampton Wanderers | 1-2 | 

| 24 | 27 Dec | a | Wolverhampton Wanderers | 1-4 | 

| 25 | 3 Jan | a | Manchester City | 2-0 | 

| 26 | 10 Jan | h | Manchester United (FAC R3) | 4-6 | 

| 27 | 31 Jan | a | Blackpool | 0-1 | 

| 28 | 14 Feb | a | Huddersfield Town | 1-0 | 

| 29 | 21 Feb | h | Chelsea | 3-0 | 

| 30 | 28 Feb | h | Arsenal | 4-2 | 

| 31 | 6 Mar | a | Sheffield United | 1-3 | 

| 32 | 20 Mar | a | Preston North End | 0-3 | 

| 33 | 22 Mar | h | Manchester United | 0-1 | 

| 34 | 26 Mar | a | Charlton Athletic | 1-1 | 

| 35 | 27 Mar | h | Portsmouth | 2-1 | 

| 36 | 30 Mar | h | Charlton Athletic | 2-1 | 

| 37 | 3 Apr | a | Bolton Wanderers | 0-1 | 

| 38 | 7 Apr | h | Derby County | 2-2 | 

| 39 | 10 Apr | h | Stoke City | 1-0 | 

| 40 | 14 Apr | h | Blackburn Rovers | 3-2 | 

| 41 | 17 Apr | a | Burnley | 0-1 | 

| 42 | 24 Apr | h | Liverpool | 2-1 | 

| 43 | 1 May | a | Middlesbrough | 3-1 | 

 1947-48 Season Review 

4 wins and 3 losses in the first 10 games of the season were followed by 5 wins and 3 losses in the subsequent 10 meant an inconsistent start to the season ahead of a bizarre FA Cup third round loss 4-6 to Manchester United. That setback was sandwiched between 4 league wins but that upturn was followed by a run of 3 defeats and from then on the season barely recovered any sort of consistency other than matching losses to wins. Villa's best form however came in the final 10 games of the season as they registered 6 wins and a draw which helped them to a 6th place finish missing out on 5th on goal ratio.


 1947-48 Season Statistics 


Games | 43 |

Won | 19 | 44% |   
Drew |
9 | 21% |  
Lost |
15 | 35% |

Unbeaten | 28 | 65% |


Goals Scored | 69 | 1.60 Goals per game |
Goals Conceded | 63 | 1.47 Goals per game |
Clean Sheets | 9 | 21% |

 

Average Home Attendance | 42,219 |

Longest winning run | 4 Games |

League winning run | 4 Games |
Longest unbeaten run | 8 Games |
Longest losing run | 3 Games |

Games without a win | 6 Games |

 1947-48 Transfers

1 July 1947 - 30 June 1948


Incoming | 4 |

#410 Albert Brown | Nottingham Forest | £10,000 | Oct 47 | 32 |
#414
Larry Canning | Paget Rangers | Free | Oct 47 | 22 |
#445
Arthur Proudler | Halesowen Town | Free | Dec 47 | 18 | 
#417
Syd Howarth | Merthyr Tydfil | £6,500 | 16 Jun 48 | 25 |

Outgoing | 5 |

#392 Reg Beresford | Birmingham City | Free | Jul 47 | 26 |
#371
Andy Kerr | Retired | Released | May 48 | 30 |
#379
Bob Iverson | Retired | Released | May 48 | 37 |
#404
Arthur Haynes | Walsall | Free | Jun 48 | 24 | 
#407
Ron Guttridge | Brighton & Hove Albion | Free | Jun 48 | 32 |

 1947-48 Squad Changes 


Debut Appearances | 4 |

#410 Albert Brown | Saturday, 18 October 1947 | Sheffield United | Division One | 31 | 

#411 Keith Jones | Saturday, 27 December 1947 | Wolverhampton Wanderers | Division One | 19 |

#412 Albert Vinall | Friday, 26 March 1948 | Charlton Athletic | Division One | 26 |

#413 Harry Chapman | Friday, 26 March 1948 | Charlton Athletic | Division One | 27 |

Final Appearances | 4 |

#378 Bob Iverson | Saturday, 30 August 1947 | Manchester City | Division One | 36 |

#407 Ron Guttridge | Saturday, 25 October 1947 | Manchester United | Division One | 31 |

#413 Harry Chapman | Saturday, 10 April 1948 | Stoke City | Division One | 27 |

#400 Vic PottsWednesday, 14 April 1948 | Blackburn Rovers | Division One | 32 |

 1947-48 Squad Statistics 

Squad Size | 22 | -5 |
Average Age | 28.1 | -0.3 |

Youngest Player(s) | 18 |

#411 Ken Jones | 23-Oct-1928 |

Oldest Player(s) | 36 |

#378 Bob Iverson | 17-Oct-1910 | 

 1947-48 Scorers 

Goals Scored | 69 | League Goals | 65 | FA Cup Goals | 4 | 

| 18 |

#409 Trevor Ford | Goals | 18 | League | 18 | FA Cup | 0 | 

| 11 |

#388 George Edwards | Goals | 11 | League | 9 | FA Cup | 2 | 

| 9 |

#398 Les Smith | Goals | 9 | League | 8 | FA Cup | 1 | 

| 8 |

#411 Albert Brown | Goals | 8 | League | 8 | FA Cup | 0 | 

| 6 |

#406 Dicky Dorsett | Goals | 6 | League | 5 | FA Cup | 1 | 

| 5 |

#402 Johnny Dixon | Goals | 5 | League | 5 | FA Cup | 0 | 

| 4 |

#397 Billy Goffin | Goals | 4 | League | 4 | FA Cup | 0 | 

#375 Jackie Martin | Goals | 4 | League | 4 | FA Cup | 0 | 

| 1 |

#400 Eddie Lowe | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | 

#387 Frank Moss | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | 

#413 Albert Vinall | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | 

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

 1947-48 Appearances 

| 43 |

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

#387 George EdwardsAppearances | 43 | League | 42 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 41 |

#405 Dicky DorsettAppearances | 41 | League | 40 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

#395 Harry ParkesAppearances | 41 | League | 40 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 38 |

#399 Eddie LoweAppearances | 38 | League | 37 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 36 |

#408 Trevor FordAppearances | 36 | League | 35 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 35 |

#386 Frank MossAppearances | 35 | League | 34 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 30 |

#363 George Cummings | Appearances | 30 | League | 30 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 27 |

#400 Vic PottsAppearances | 27 | League | 26 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 24 |

#374 Jackie Martin | Appearances | 24 | League | 23 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

#410 Albert BrownAppearances | 24 | League | 23 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 23 |

#390 Joe Rutherford | Appearances | 23 | League | 23 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 19 |

#411 Keith JonesAppearances | 19 | League | 18 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 15 |

#396 Billy GoffinAppearances | 15 | League | 15 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 12 |

#401 Johnny DixonAppearances | 12 | League | 12 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 6 |

#413 Harry ChapmanAppearances | 6 | League | 6 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 5 |

#412 Albert VinallAppearances | 5 | League | 5 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 4 |

#407 Ron GuttridgeAppearances | 4 | League | 4 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 3 |

#378 Bob Iverson | Appearances | 3 | League | 3 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 2 |

#409 Billy EvansAppearances | 2 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 1 |

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

 #398 John Graham | Appearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 0 |

#403 Derek Ashton | Appearances | 0 | League | 0 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile
#406 Amos Moss Appearances | 0 | League | 0 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

 1947-48 'Keepers 

#389 Alan Wakeman | Appearances | 1 | Conceded | 2 | Ratio | 2.00 |

#390 Joe Rutherford | Appearances | 23 (0) | Conceded | 32 | Ratio | 1.39 |

#411 Keith Jones | Appearances | 19 | Conceded | 29 | Ratio | 1.53 |

 1947-48 Managerial Record 

Alex Massie’s third season as manager saw Villa clinch sixth place in Division One - their highest finish since 1932-33 despite a series of inconsistent results throughout the campaign.

Massie’s Villa had achieved a win rate of 49%, losing just 29% of their 136 League and FA Cup matches under his leadership.

 

As a result Alex Massie had returned 1.70 points per game* across his 136 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).
 

 1947-48 Kits 

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 1947-48 Season Results 

Game #2031
Matchday #1

League Matchweek #1

Manager Game #94

Saturday, 23 August 1947

Football League | Division One | Away | Grimsby Town | Blundell Park | 20,532 |

Manager | Alex Massie |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 0-3 |

Last 5 Games | LWWLL |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

RB Vic Potts |

FB George Cummings |

CH Frank Moss |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OL Les Smith |

CF Trevor Ford |

F George Edwards |

W Billy Goffin |

IF Bob Iverson |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

Game #2032
Matchday #2

League Matchweek #2

Manager Game #95

Wednesday, 27 August 1947

Football League | Division One | Away | Sunderland | Roker Park | 42,253 |

Manager | Alex Massie |
FT Result | Drew |
FT Score | 0-0 |
Last 5 Games | WWLLD |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

FB Harry Parkes |

RB Vic Potts |

FB George Cummings |

CH Frank Moss |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OL Les Smith |

CF Trevor Ford |

F George Edwards |

W Billy Goffin |

IF Bob Iverson |


 

Game #2033
Matchday #3

League Matchweek #3

Manager Game #96

Saturday, 30 August 1947

Football League | Division One | Home | Manchester City | Villa Park | 50,614 |

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


Scorers | Dicky Dorsett | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

LB Dicky Dorsett | GOAL |

RB Vic Potts |

FB George Cummings |

CH Frank Moss |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OL Les Smith |

CF Trevor Ford |

F George Edwards |

W Billy Goffin |

IF Bob Iverson | FINAL |

On this day 30 August 1947
Inside forward Bob Iverson made his final appearance. Bob played for Villa between 1936-37 and 1947-48 making 194 appearances and scoring 28 goals.


 

Game #2034
Matchday #4

League Matchweek #4

Manager Game #97

Monday, 1 September 1947

Football League | Division One | Home | Sunderland | Villa Park | 31,271 |

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

Last 5 Games | LLDDW |


Scorers | Trevor Ford | 1 | Billy Goffin | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

FB Harry Parkes |

RB Vic Potts |

FB George Cummings |

CH Frank Moss |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OL Les Smith |

CF Trevor Ford | GOAL |

F George Edwards |

W Billy Goffin | GOAL |

IF Jackie Martin |

 

Game #2035
Matchday #5

League Matchweek #5

Manager Game #98

Saturday, 6 September 1947

Football League | Division One | Away | Blackburn Rovers | Ewood Park | 24,772 |

Manager | Alex Massie |
FT Result | Drew |
FT Score | 0-0 |
Last 5 Games | LDDWD |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

FB Harry Parkes |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

RB Vic Potts |

FB George Cummings |

CH Frank Moss |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OL Les Smith |

CF Trevor Ford |

F George Edwards |

IF Jackie Martin |

Game #2036
Matchday #6

League Matchweek #6

Manager Game #99

Monday, 8 September 1947

Football League | Division One | Home | Everton | Villa Park | 28,764 |

Manager | Alex Massie |
FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 3-0 |

Last 5 Games | DDWDW |


Scorers | George Edwards | 1 | Johnny Dixon | 1 | Trevor Ford | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

FB Harry Parkes |

LB Roy Guttridge |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

FB George Cummings |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OL Les Smith |

CF Trevor Ford | GOAL |

F George Edwards | GOAL |

IF Jackie Martin |

IF Johnny Dixon | GOAL |

Game #2037
Matchday #7

League Matchweek #7

Manager Game #100
Saturday, 13 September 1947

Football League | Division One | Home | Blackpool | Villa Park | 56,004 |

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

Last 5 Games | DWDWL |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

FB Harry Parkes |

LB Roy Guttridge |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

FB George Cummings |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OL Les Smith |

CF Trevor Ford |

F George Edwards |

IF Jackie Martin |

IF Johnny Dixon |

 

Game #2038

Matchday #8

League Matchweek #8

Manager Game #101

Wednesday, 17 September 1947

Football League | Division One | Away | Everton | Goodison Park | 32,537 |

Manager | Alex Massie |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 0-3 |

Last 5 Games | WDWLL |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

RB Vic Potts |

CH Frank Moss |

FB Harry Parkes |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

FB George Cummings |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OL Les Smith |

CF Trevor Ford |

F George Edwards |

IF Johnny Dixon |

Game #2039
Matchday #9

League Matchweek #9

Manager Game #102

Saturday, 20 September 1947

Football League | Division One | Away | Derby County | Baseball Ground | 32,891 |

Manager | Alex Massie |
FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 3-1 |

Last 5 Games | DWLLW |


Scorers | Eddie Lowe | 1 | George Edwards | 1 | Trevor Ford | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

RB Vic Potts |

CH Frank Moss |

FB Harry Parkes |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

FB George Cummings |

WH Eddie Lowe | GOAL |

OL Les Smith |

CF Trevor Ford | GOAL |

F George Edwards | GOAL |

IF Johnny Dixon |

Game #2040
Matchday #10

League Matchweek #10

Manager Game #103

Saturday, 27 September 1947

Football League | Division One | Home | Huddersfield Town | Villa Park | 46,103 |

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

Last 5 Games | WLLWW |


Scorers | Trevor Ford | 1 | Johnny Dixon | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

RB Vic Potts |

CH Frank Moss |

FB Harry Parkes |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

FB George Cummings |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OL Les Smith |

CF Trevor Ford | GOAL |

F George Edwards |

IF Johnny Dixon | GOAL |

Game #2041
Matchday #11

League Matchweek #11

Manager Game #104

Saturday, 4 October 1947

Football League | Division One | Away | Chelsea | Stamford Bridge | 67,789 |

Manager | Alex Massie |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 2-4 |

Last 5 Games | LLWWL |


Scorers | Johnny Dixon | 1 | Trevor Ford | 1 (pen) |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

RB Vic Potts |

CH Frank Moss |

FB Harry Parkes |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

FB George Cummings |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OL Les Smith |

CF Trevor Ford | GOAL |

F George Edwards |

IF Johnny Dixon | GOAL |

Game #2042
Matchday #12

League Matchweek #12

Manager Game #105

Saturday, 11 October 1947

Football League | Division One | Away | Arsenal | Highbury | 60,427 |

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

Last 5 Games | LWWLL |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

RB Vic Potts |

CH Frank Moss |

FB Harry Parkes |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

FB George Cummings |

W Billy Goffin |

OL Les Smith |

CF Trevor Ford |

F George Edwards |

IF Jackie Martin |

Game #2043
Matchday #13

League Matchweek #13

Manager Game #106

Saturday, 18 October 1947

Football League | Division One | Home | Sheffield United | Villa Park | 47,441 |

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

Last 5 Games | WWLLW |


Scorers | Trevor Ford | 2 |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

RB Vic Potts |

CH Frank Moss |

FB Harry Parkes |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

LB Roy Guttridge |

IF Albert Brown | DEBUT |

OL Les Smith |

CF Trevor Ford | GOAL | GOAL |

F George Edwards |

IF Jackie Martin |

On this day 18 October 1947
Inside forward Albert Brown made his Villa debut after moving from Nottingham Forest earlier this month.

Game #2044
Matchday #14

League Matchweek #14

Manager Game #107

Saturday, 25 October 1947

Football League | Division One | Away | Manchester United | Maine Road | 48,264 |

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

Last 5 Games | WLLWL |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

RB Vic Potts |

CH Frank Moss |

FB Harry Parkes |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

LB Roy Guttridge | FINAL |

IF Albert Brown |

OL Les Smith |

CF Trevor Ford |

F George Edwards |

IF Jackie Martin |

On this day 25 October 1947
Left back Roy Guttridge made his final appearance for Villa before moving to Brighton in June 1948. Roy played for Villa in 1946-47 and 1947-48 making 15 appearances over his 2 seasons.

Game #2045
Matchday #15

League Matchweek #15

Manager Game #108

Saturday, 1 November 1947

Football League | Division One | Home | Preston North End | Villa Park | 51,362 |

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

Last 5 Games | LLWLW |


Scorers | Dicky Dorsett | 1 | Albert Brown | 1 | Jackie Martin | 2 |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

RB Vic Potts |

CH Frank Moss |

WH Eddie Lowe |

FB Harry Parkes |

LB Dicky Dorsett | GOAL |

IF Albert Brown | GOAL |

OL Les Smith |

CF Trevor Ford |

F George Edwards |

IF Jackie Martin | GOAL | GOAL |

 

Game #2046

Matchday #16

League Matchweek #16

Manager Game #109

Saturday, 8 November 1947

Football League | Division One | Away | Portsmouth | Fratton Park | 40,440 |

Manager | Alex Massie |
FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 4-2 |

Last 5 Games | LWLWW |


Scorers | Albert Brown | 2 | Trevor Ford | 2 |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

RB Vic Potts |

CH Frank Moss |

WH Eddie Lowe |

FB Harry Parkes |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

IF Albert Brown | GOAL | GOAL |

OL Les Smith |

CF Trevor Ford | GOAL | GOAL |

F George Edwards |

IF Jackie Martin |

Game #2047
Matchday #17

League Matchweek #17

Manager Game #110

Saturday, 15 November 1947

Football League | Division One | Home | Bolton Wanderers | Villa Park | 43,531 |

 

Manager | Alex Massie |
FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 3-1 |

Last 5 Games | WLWWW |


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

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

RB Vic Potts |

FB George Cummings |

CH Frank Moss |

FB Harry Parkes |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

IF Albert Brown |

W Billy Goffin |

OL Les Smith | GOAL |

F George Edwards | GOAL | GOAL |

IF Jackie Martin |

 

Game #2048
Matchday #18

League Matchweek #18

Manager Game #111

Saturday, 22 November 1947

Football League | Division One | Away | Stoke City | Victoria Ground | 31,891 |

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

Last 5 Games | LWWWW |


Scorers | Albert Brown | 1 | Billy Goffin | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

RB Vic Potts |

WH Eddie Lowe |

CH Frank Moss |

FB Harry Parkes |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

IF Albert Brown | GOAL |

W Billy Goffin | GOAL |

OL Les Smith |

F George Edwards |

IF Jackie Martin |


 

Game #2049
Matchday #19

League Matchweek #19

Manager Game #112

Saturday, 29 November 1947

Football League | Division One | Home | Burnley | Villa Park | 56,595 |

Manager | Alex Massie |
FT Result | Drew |
FT Score | 2-2 |
Last 5 Games | WWWWD |


Scorers | Frank Moss | 1 | Jackie Martin | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

RB Vic Potts |

WH Eddie Lowe |

CH Frank Moss | GOAL |

FB Harry Parkes |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

IF Albert Brown |

OL Les Smith |

F George Edwards |

IF Jackie Martin | GOAL |

CF Trevor Ford |

Game #2050
Matchday #20

League Matchweek #20

Manager Game #113

Saturday, 6 December 1947

Football League | Division One | Away | Liverpool | Anfield | 37,732 |

Manager | Alex Massie |
FT Result | Drew |
FT Score | 3-3 |
Last 5 Games | WWWDD |


Scorers | Albert Brown | 1 | Trevor Ford | 1 | Jackie Martin | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

RB Vic Potts |

WH Eddie Lowe |

CH Frank Moss |

FB Harry Parkes |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

IF Albert Brown | GOAL |

OL Les Smith |

F George Edwards |

IF Jackie Martin | GOAL |

CF Trevor Ford | GOAL |

Game #2051
Matchday #21

League Matchweek #21

Manager Game #114

Saturday, 13 December 1947

Football League | Division One | Home | Middlesbrough | Villa Park | 49,188 |

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


Scorers | Les Smith | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

RB Vic Potts |

WH Eddie Lowe |

CH Frank Moss |

FB Harry Parkes |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

IF Albert Brown |

OL Les Smith | GOAL |

F George Edwards |

IF Jackie Martin |

CF Trevor Ford |

Game #2052
Matchday #22

League Matchweek #22

Manager Game #115

Saturday, 20 December 1947

Football League | Division One | Home | Grimsby Town | Villa Park | 31,577 |

Manager | Alex Massie |
FT Result | Drew |
FT Score | 2-2 |
Last 5 Games | WDDDD |


Scorers | Dicky Dorsett | 1 (pen) | Albert Brown | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

RB Vic Potts |

WH Eddie Lowe |

CH Frank Moss |

FB Harry Parkes |

LB Dicky Dorsett | GOAL |

IF Albert Brown | GOAL |

W Billy Goffin |

OL Les Smith |

F George Edwards |

IF Jackie Martin |

Game #2053
Matchday #23

League Matchweek #23

Manager Game #116

Friday, 26 December 1947

Football League | Division One | Home | Wolverhampton Wanderers | Villa Park | 68,099 |

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

Last 5 Games | DDDDL |


Scorers | George Edwards | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

RB Vic Potts |

WH Eddie Lowe |

CH Frank Moss |

FB Harry Parkes |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

IF Albert Brown |

OL Les Smith |

F George Edwards | GOAL |

IF Jackie Martin |

IF Billy Evans |

Game #2054
Matchday #24

League Matchweek #24

Manager Game #117
Saturday, 27 December 1947

Football League | Division One | Away | Wolverhampton Wanderers | Molineux | 54,677 |

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

Last 5 Games | DDDLL |


Scorers | Les Smith | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ken Jones | DEBUT |

RB Vic Potts |

WH Eddie Lowe |

CH Frank Moss |

FB Harry Parkes |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

W Billy Goffin |

OL Les Smith | GOAL |

F George Edwards |

IF Jackie Martin |

IF Billy Evans |

On this day
Goalkeeper Ken Jones made his Villa debut after moving from Kidderminster Harriers in May 1946.

Game #2055
Matchday #25

League Matchweek #25

Manager Game #118

Saturday, 3 January 1948

Football League | Division One | Away | Manchester City | Maine Road | 52,689 |

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

Last 5 Games | DDLLW |


Scorers | Dicky Dorsett | 1 | Johnny Dixon | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ken Jones |

RB Vic Potts |

WH Eddie Lowe |

CH Frank Moss |

FB Harry Parkes |

LB Dicky Dorsett | GOAL |

OL Les Smith |

F George Edwards |

IF Jackie Martin |

IF Johnny Dixon | GOAL |

IF Albert Brown |

 

Game #2056
Matchday #26

Manager Game #119

Saturday, 10 January 1948

FA Cup | 3rd Round | Home | Manchester United | Villa Park | 58,683 |

Manager | Alex Massie |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 4-6 |

Last 5 Games | DLLWL |


Scorers | George Edwards | 2 | Les Smith | 1 | Dicky Dorsett | 1 (pen) |

Line Up |

GK Ken Jones |

RB Vic Potts |

WH Eddie Lowe |

CH Frank Moss |

FB Harry Parkes |

LB Dicky Dorsett | GOAL |

OL Les Smith | GOAL |

F George Edwards | GOAL | GOAL |

IF Jackie Martin |

IF Albert Brown |

CF Trevor Ford |

Game #2057
Matchday #27

League Matchweek #26

Manager Game #120

Saturday, 31 January 1948

Football League | Division One | Away | Blackpool | Bloomfield Road | 22,203 |

 

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

Last 5 Games | LLWLL |
 

Line Up |

GK Ken Jones |

RB Vic Potts |

FB George Cummings |

WH Eddie Lowe |

CH Frank Moss |

FB Harry Parkes |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

OL Les Smith |

F George Edwards |

IF Albert Brown |

CF Trevor Ford |

Game #2058
Matchday #28

League Matchweek #27

Manager Game #121

Saturday, 14 February 1948

Football League | Division One | Away | Huddersfield Town | Leeds Road | 20,571 |

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

Last 5 Games | LWLLW |

Scorers | Trevor Ford | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ken Jones |

FB George Cummings |

WH Eddie Lowe |

CH Frank Moss |

FB Harry Parkes |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

OL Les Smith |

F George Edwards |

IF Albert Brown |

CF Trevor Ford | GOAL |

IF Jackie Graham |

Game #2059
Matchday #29

League Matchweek #28

Manager Game #122

Saturday, 21 February 1948

Football League | Division One | Home | Chelsea | Villa Park | 19,082 |

Manager | Alex Massie |
FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 3-0 |

Last 5 Games | WLLWW |


Scorers | Les Smith | 1 | George Edwards | 1 | Trevor Ford | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ken Jones |

FB George Cummings |

WH Eddie Lowe |

CH Frank Moss |

FB Harry Parkes |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

OL Les Smith | GOAL |

F George Edwards | GOAL |

IF Albert Brown |

CF Trevor Ford | GOAL |

IF Johnny Dixon |

Game #2060

Matchday #30

League Matchweek #29

Manager Game #123

Saturday, 28 February 1948

Football League | Division One | Home | Arsenal | Villa Park | 65,690 |

Manager | Alex Massie |
FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 4-2 |

Last 5 Games | LLWWW |


Scorers | Johnny Dixon | 1 | Trevor Ford | 2 | Les Smith | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ken Jones |

FB George Cummings |

WH Eddie Lowe |

CH Frank Moss |

FB Harry Parkes |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

OL Les Smith | GOAL |

F George Edwards |

IF Albert Brown |

CF Trevor Ford | GOAL | GOAL |

IF Johnny Dixon | GOAL |

 

 

Game #2061

Matchday #31

League Matchweek #30

Manager Game #124

Saturday, 6 March 1948

Football League | Division One | Away | Sheffield United | Bramall Lane | 37,775 |

Manager | Alex Massie |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 1-3 |

Last 5 Games | LWWWL |


Scorers | Dicky Dorsett | 1 (pen) |

Line Up |

GK Ken Jones |

FB George Cummings |

WH Eddie Lowe |

CH Frank Moss |

FB Harry Parkes |

LB Dicky Dorsett | GOAL |

OL Les Smith |

F George Edwards |

IF Albert Brown |

CF Trevor Ford |

IF Johnny Dixon |

Game #2062

Matchday #32

League Matchweek #31

Manager Game #125

Saturday, 20 March 1948

Football League | Division One | Away | Preston North End | Deepdale | 28,001 |

Manager | Alex Massie |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 0-3 |

Last 5 Games | WWWLL |

Line Up |

GK Ken Jones |

RB Vic Potts |

FB George Cummings |

CH Frank Moss |

FB Harry Parkes |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

OL Les Smith |

F George Edwards |

IF Albert Brown |

CF Trevor Ford |

IF Johnny Dixon |


 

Game #2063
Matchday #33

League Matchweek #32

Manager Game #126

Monday, 22 March 1948

Football League | Division One | Home | Manchester United | Villa Park | 52,368 |

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

Last 5 Games | WWLLL |

Line Up |

GK Ken Jones |

WH Eddie Lowe |

FB George Cummings |

CH Frank Moss |

FB Harry Parkes |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

OL Les Smith |

F George Edwards |

IF Albert Brown |

CF Trevor Ford |

IF Johnny Dixon |

Game #2064

Matchday #34

League Matchweek #33

Manager Game #127

Friday, 26 March 1948
Football League | Division One | Away | Charlton Athletic | The Valley | 39,072 |

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


Scorers | Albert Brown | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ken Jones |

FB Albert Vinall | DEBUT |

WH Harry Chapman | DEBUT |

WH Eddie Lowe |

FB George Cummings |

FB Harry Parkes |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

OL Les Smith |

F George Edwards |

IF Albert Brown | GOAL |

CF Trevor Ford |

On this day 26 March 1948
Wing half Harry Chapman made his Villa debut after moving from Ellesmere Port in February 1947.

Full back Albert Vinall made his first appearance for Villa after moving from Southampton in August 1939.

Game #2065
Matchday #35

League Matchweek #34

Manager Game #128

Saturday, 27 March 1948

Football League | Division One | Home | Portsmouth | Villa Park | 36,786 |

 

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

Last 5 Games | LLLDW |


Scorers | George Edwards | 1 | Albert Brown | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ken Jones |

FB Albert Vinall |

WH Harry Chapman |

WH Eddie Lowe |

FB George Cummings |

FB Harry Parkes |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

OL Les Smith |

F George Edwards | GOAL |

IF Albert Brown | GOAL |

CF Trevor Ford |

Game #2066
Matchday #36

League Matchweek #35

Manager Game #129

Tuesday, 30 March 1948

Football League | Division One | Home | Charlton Athletic | Villa Park | 32,105 |

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

Last 5 Games | LLDWW |


Scorers | Les Smith | 1 | Own Goal | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ken Jones |

FB Albert Vinall |

WH Harry Chapman |

WH Eddie Lowe |

FB George Cummings |

FB Harry Parkes |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

OL Les Smith | GOAL |

F George Edwards |

IF Albert Brown |

CF Trevor Ford |

Game #2067
Matchday #37

League Matchweek #36

Manager Game #130

Saturday, 3 April 1948

Football League | Division One | Away | Bolton Wanderers | Burnden Park | 26,403 |

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

Last 5 Games | LDWWL |

Line Up |

GK Ken Jones |

FB Albert Vinall |

WH Harry Chapman |

WH Eddie Lowe |

FB George Cummings |

FB Harry Parkes |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

W Billy Goffin |

OL Les Smith |

F George Edwards |

IF Albert Brown |

Game #2068
Matchday #38

League Matchweek #37

Manager Game #131

Wednesday, 7 April 1948

Football League | Division One | Home | Derby County | Villa Park | 30,736 |

 

Manager | Alex Massie |
FT Result | Drew |
FT Score | 2-2 |
Last 5 Games | DWWLD |


Scorers | George Edwards | 1 | Albert Vinall | 1 |  

Line Up |

GK Alan Wakeman |

FB Albert Vinall | GOAL |

WH Harry Chapman |

WH Eddie Lowe |

FB George Cummings |

FB Harry Parkes |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

W Billy Goffin |

OL Les Smith |

F George Edwards | GOAL |

CF Trevor Ford |

 

Game #2069
Matchday #39

League Matchweek #38

Manager Game #132

Saturday, 10 April 1948

Football League | Division One | Home | Stoke City | Villa Park | 30,766 |

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

Last 5 Games | WWLDW |


Scorers | Les Smith | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ken Jones |

CH Frank Moss |

WH Harry Chapman | FINAL |

WH Eddie Lowe |

FB George Cummings |

FB Harry Parkes |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

OL Les Smith | GOAL |

F George Edwards |

CF Trevor Ford |

IF Jackie Martin |

On this day 10 April 1948
Wing half Harry Chapman made his last of 6 appearances for Villa before moving to Notts County in March 1949.

 
 

Game #2070
Matchday #40

League Matchweek #39

Manager Game #133

Wednesday, 14 April 1948

Football League | Division One | Home | Blackburn Rovers | Villa Park | 19,394 |

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

Last 5 Games | WLDWW |


Scorers | George Edwards | 1 | Les Smith | 1 | Billy Goffin | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ken Jones |

WH Eddie Lowe |

RB Vic Potts | FINAL |

FB George Cummings |

FB Harry Parkes |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

OL Les Smith | GOAL |

W Billy Goffin | GOAL |

F George Edwards | GOAL |

CF Trevor Ford |

IF Jackie Martin |

On this day 14 April 1948
Right back Vic Potts made his final appearance for Villa. Vic played for Villa between 1945-46 and 1947-48 making 111 appearances.

Game #2071
Matchday #41

League Matchweek #40

Manager Game #134

Saturday, 17 April 1948

Football League | Division One | Away | Burnley | Turf Moor | 25,671 |

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

Last 5 Games | LDWWL |

Line Up |

GK Ken Jones |

WH Eddie Lowe |

CH Frank Moss |

FB George Cummings |

FB Harry Parkes |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

OL Les Smith |

W Billy Goffin |

F George Edwards |

CF Trevor Ford |

IF Jackie Martin |

 

Game #2072
Matchday #42

League Matchweek #41

Manager Game #135

Saturday, 24 April 1948

Football League | Division One | Home | Liverpool | Villa Park | 22,668 |

 

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

Last 5 Games | DWWLW |


Scorers | Trevor Ford | 2 |

Line Up |

GK Ken Jones |

WH Eddie Lowe |

CH Frank Moss |

FB George Cummings |

FB Harry Parkes |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

OL Les Smith |

W Billy Goffin |

F George Edwards |

CF Trevor Ford | GOAL | GOAL |

IF Jackie Martin |

 

Game #2073
Matchday #43

League Matchweek #42

Manager Game #136

Saturday, 1 May 1948

Football League | Division One | Away | Middlesbrough | Ayresome Park | 20,892 |

Manager | Alex Massie |
FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 3-1 |

Last 5 Games | WWLWW |


Scorers | Trevor Ford | 2 | Billy Goffin | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ken Jones |

WH Eddie Lowe |

CH Frank Moss |

FB George Cummings |

FB Harry Parkes |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

OL Les Smith |

W Billy Goffin | GOAL |

F George Edwards |

CF Trevor Ford | GOAL | GOAL |

IF Jackie Martin |