Season #60

| 1948-49 |

Games #2074 - #2119 |

 1948-49 Club Summary

Chairman | Fred Normansell |

Secretary | Fred Archer |

Manager | Alex Massie |

 

 1948-49 Season Summary 


Manager | Alex Massie |
Games | #2074 - #2119 |

Captain(s) | #363 George Cummings | #395 Harry Parkes |
Top Scorer | 14 | #408 Trevor Ford | 13 League | 1 FA Cup | Goal |

Most Appearances | 44 | #395 Harry Parkes | 40 League | 4 FA Cup | Appearances |

Final League Position | 10th Football League Division One |
FA Cup Progress | 4th Round |
Biggest Win | 5-1 vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers (h) |
Highest Home Attendance | 70,718 vs. Cardiff City, FA Cup |

 1948-49 Division One Table 

| 8 | Sunderland | P42 | W13 | D7 | L12 | F49 | A58 | GR 0.84 | Pts 43 |
| 9 | Charlton Athletic | P42 | W15 | D12 | L15 | F63 | A67 | GR 0.94 | Pts 42 |

| 10 | Aston Villa | P42 | W16 | D10 | L16 | F60 | A76 | GR 0.79 | Pts 42 |
| 11 | Stoke City | P42 | W16 | D9 | L17 | F66 | A68 | GR 0.97 | Pts 41 |
| 12 | Portsmouth | P42 | W13 | D14 | L15 | F53 | A43 | GR 1.23 | Pts 40 |

 1948-49 Results 

| 1 | 21 Aug | h | Liverpool | W | 2-1 | 

| 2 | 25 Aug | a | Bolton Wanderers | | 0-3 | 

| 3 | 28 Aug | a | Blackpool | | 0-1 | 

| 4 | 30 Aug | h | Bolton Wanderers | | 2-4 | 

| 5 | 4 Sep | h | Derby County | D | 1-1 | 

| 6 | 8 Sep | a | Newcastle United | | 1-2 | 

| 7 | 11 Sep | a | Arsenal | | 1-3 | 

| 8 | 13 Sep | h | Newcastle United | | 2-4 | 

| 9 | 18 Sep | h | Huddersfield Town | D | 3-3 | 

| 10 | 25 Sep | a | Manchester United | | 1-3 | 

| 11 | 2 Oct | h | Sheffield United | 4-3 | 

| 12 | 9 Oct | h | Portsmouth | D | 1-1 | 

| 13 | 16 Oct | a | Manchester City | | 1-4 | 

| 14 | 23 Oct | h | Charlton Athletic | 4-3 | 

| 15 | 30 Oct | a | Stoke City | | 2-4 | 

| 16 | 6 Nov | h | Burnley | 3-1 | 

| 17 | 13 Nov | a | Preston North End | 1-0 | 

| 18 | 20 Nov | h | Everton | | 0-1 | 

| 19 | 27 Nov | a | Chelsea | | 1-2 | 

| 20 | 4 Dec | h | Birmingham City | | 0-3 | 

| 21 | 11 Dec | a | Middlesbrough | | 0-6 | 

| 22 | 18 Dec | a | Liverpool | D | 1-1 | 

| 23 | 25 Dec | a | Wolverhampton Wanderers | | 0-4 | 

| 24 | 27 Dec | h | Wolverhampton Wanderers | 5-1 | 

| 25 | 1 Jan | h | Blackpool | | 2-4 | 

| 26 | 8 Jan | h | Bolton Wanderers (FAC R3) | D | 1-1 | 

| 27 | 15 Jan | a | Bolton Wanderers (FAC R3 Replay) | D | 0-0 | 

| 28 | 17 Jan | h | Bolton Wanderers (FAC R3 2nd Replay) | 2-1 | 

| 29 | 22 Jan | h | Arsenal | 1-0 | 

| 30 | 29 Jan | h | Cardiff City (FAC R4) | | 1-2 | 

| 31 | 12 Feb | a | Huddersfield Town | 1-0 | 

| 32 | 19 Feb | h | Manchester United | 2-1 | 

| 33 | 26 Feb | a | Sheffield United | 1-0 | 

| 34 | 5 Mar | a | Portsmouth | | 0-3 | 

| 35 | 12 Mar | h | Manchester City | 1-0 | 

| 36 | 19 Mar | a | Everton | 3-1 | 

| 37 | 26 Mar | h | Chelsea | D | 1-1 | 

| 38 | 2 Apr | a | Burnley | D | 1-1 | 

| 39 | 9 Apr | h | Preston North End | 2-0 | 

| 40 | 15 Apr | a | Sunderland | D | 0-0 | 

| 41 | 16 Apr | a | Charlton Athletic | 2-0 | 

| 42 | 19 Apr | h | Sunderland | D | 1-1 | 

| 43 | 23 Apr | h | Stoke City | 2-1 | 

| 44 | 27 Apr | a | Derby County | D | 2-2 | 

| 45 | 30 Apr | a | Birmingham City 1-0 | 

| 46 | 7 May | h | Middlesbrough | D | 1-1 | 

1948-49 Season Review

The first 10 games probably couldn't have gone worse. Despite an opening game win Villa recorded 7 losses, conceding 25 and scoring 13. September had been a write off however October saw improvements as Villa scored 4 wins in 7 but were scoring and conceding freely, 4-3, 1-4, 4-3, 2-4, 3-1. November and December saw Villa's form worsen considerably winning just once to the turn of the year, conceding 21 in 8 games.

Villa looked on course for a disaster on a par with the relegation season of 1935-36 but a total reversal of form from the start of January to the end of the season saw Villa lose just twice over a 21 game spell and lost in the league just once as Villa climbed back to secure 10th in the table.

1948-49 Season Statistics 

Games | 46 |

Won | 17 | 37% |  
Drew | 12 | 26% |
Lost | 17 | 37% |

Unbeaten | 29 | 63% |


Goals Scored | 64 | 1.39 Goals per game |
Goals Conceded | 75 | 1.63 Goals per game |
Clean Sheets | 10 | 22% |

Average Home Attendance | 48,650 |

Longest winning run | 3 Games |

League winning run | 3 Games |
Longest unbeaten run | 12 Games |
Longest losing run | 4 Games |

Games without a win | 9 Games |

1948-49 Transfers

1 July 1948 - 30 June 1949


Incoming | 6 |

#415 Jock Mulraney | Kidderminster Harriers | Free | Sep 48 | 32 |
#416
Con Martin | Leeds United | £10,000 | Sep 48 | 25 |
#418
Miller Craddock | Hereford United | Free | Sep 48 | 22 |
#419
Ivor Powell | Queens Park Rangers | £17,500 | Dec 48 | 32 |
#430
Peter Aldis | Hay Green FC | Free | Jan 49 | 22 |
#421
Colin Gibson | Newcastle United | £17,500 | Feb 49 | 25 |

Incoming | 9 |

#391 Jack Morby | Worcester City | Free | Jul 48 | 28 |
#379
Ronnie Starling | Nottingham Forest | Free | Jul 48 | 38 |
#413
Harry Chapman | Notts County | Free | Mar 49 | 28 |
#400
Vic Potts | Retired | Released | May 49 | 34 |
#363
George Cummings | Retired | Released | May 49 | 35 |
#374
Jackie Martin | Retired | Released | May 49 | 34 |  
#410
Albert Brown | Gorleston Town | Free | Jun 49 | 34 |
#398
John Graham | Wrexham | Free | Jun 49 | 23 |
#409
Billy Evans | Notts County | Free | Jun 49 | 28 |

 

1948-49 Squad Changes


Debut Appearances | 8 |

#414 Larry Canning | Saturday, 11 September 1948 | Arsenal | Division One | 22 |

#415 Jock Mulraney | Monday, 13 September 1948 | Newcastle United | Division One | 32 |

#416 Con Martin | Saturday, 2 October 1948 | Sheffield United | Division One | 25 |

#417 Syd Howarth | Saturday, 23 October 1948 | Charlton Athletic | Division One | 25 |

#418 Miller Craddock | Saturday, 11 December 1948 | Middlesbrough | Division One | 22 |

#419 Ivor Powell | Saturday, 18 December 1948 | Liverpool | Division One | 32 |

#420 Herbert Smith | Saturday, 15 January 1949 | Bolton Wanderers | FA Cup | 26 |

#421 Colin Gibson | Saturday, 12 February 1949 | Huddersfield Town | Division One | 25 |

Final Appearances | 7 |

#363 George Cummings | Saturday, 7 May 1949 | Middlesbrough | Division One | 35 |

#410 Albert Brown | Saturday, 9 October 1948 | Portsmouth | Division One | 32 |

#374 Jackie Martin | Saturday, 11 September 1948 | Arsenal | Division One | 34 |

#415 Jock Mulraney | Saturday, 4 December 1948 | Birmingham City | Division One | 32 |

#403 Derek Ashton | Saturday, 30 October 1948 | Stoke City | Division One | 26 |

#398 John Graham | Saturday, 25 September 1948 | Manchester United | Division One | 22 |

#409 Billy Evans | Saturday, 22 January 1949 | Arsenal | Division One | 27 |

1948-49 Squad Statistics

Squad Size | 26 | +4 |
Average Age | 27.6 | -0.5 |

Youngest Player(s) | 19 |

#411 Keith Jones | 23-Oct-1928 |

Oldest Player(s) | 35 |

#363 George Cummings | 5-Jun-1913 |

1948-49 First Team Squad 
 

 Keith Jones
Joe Rutherford
Alan Wakeman
Derek Ashton
George Cummings
Reg Lowe*
Vic Potts
Albert Vinall
Bob Iverson
Eddie Lowe
Amos Moss
Frank Moss
Harry Parkes
Arthur Proudler
Albert Brown
Larry Canning
Harry Chapman
Patrick M Conroy*
Johnny Dixon
Dicky Dorsett
George Edwards
Billy Evans
Trevor Ford
Billy Goffin 
John Graham
Duncan Harrigan*
Syd Howarth
Jackie Martin
Andrew Mullen*
Herbert Smith
Les Smith
Tom Wood*

*Did not make a first team appearance

1948-49 Scorers

Goals Scored | 64 | League Goals | 60 | FA Cup Goals | 4 |

| 14 |

#408 Trevor Ford | Goals | 14 | League | 13 | FA Cup | 1 | 

| 13 |

#387 George Edwards | Goals | 13 | League | 12 | FA Cup | 1 | 

| 11 |

405 Dicky Dorsett | Goals | 11 | League | 10 | FA Cup | 1 | 

| 7 |

#401 Johnny Dixon | Goals | 7 | League | 7 | FA Cup | 0 | 

| 5 |

#397 Les Smith | Goals | 5 | League | 5 | FA Cup | 0 | 

| 3 |

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

| 2 |

#417 Syd Howarth | Goals | 2 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 0 | 

#415 Jock Mulraney | Goals | 2 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 0 | 

| 1 |

#374 Jackie Martin | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | 

#398 John Graham | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | 

#410 Albert Brown | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | 

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

#420 Herbert Smith | Goals | 1 | League | 0 | FA Cup | 1 | 

#421 Colin Gibson | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | 

#418 Miller Craddock | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 |

1948-49 Appearances

| 44 |

#395 Harry Parkes | Appearances | 44 | League | 40 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

| 41 |

#405 Dicky Dorsett | Appearances | 41 | League | 38 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

| 39 |

#397 Les Smith | Appearances | 39 | League | 38 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 38 |

#386 Frank Moss | Appearances | 38 | League | 35 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

#363 George Cummings | Appearances | 38 | League | 34 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

| 35 |

#408 Trevor Ford | Appearances | 35 | League | 31 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

| 34 |

#416 Con Martin | Appearances | 34 | League | 30 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

| 33 |

#387 George Edwards | Appearances | 33 | League | 29 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

#390 Joe Rutherford | Appearances | 33 | League | 29 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

| 27 |

#399 Eddie Lowe | Appearances | 27 | League | 26 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 26 |

#401 Johnny Dixon | Appearances | 26 | League | 25 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 24 |

#419 Ivor Powell | Appearances | 24 | League | 20 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

| 20 |

#396 Billy Goffin | Appearances | 20 | League | 16 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

| 13 |

#411 Keith Jones | Appearances | 13 | League | 13 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 12 |

#415 Jock Mulraney | Appearances | 12 | League | 12 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 11 |

#421 Colin Gibson | Appearances | 11 | League | 11 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 8 |

#417 Syd Howarth | Appearances | 8 | League | 7 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 7 |

#410 Albert Brown | Appearances | 7 | League | 7 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#403 Derek Ashton | Appearances | 7 | League | 7 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 5 |

#374 Jackie Martin | Appearances | 5 | League | 5 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 3 |

#418 Miller Craddock | Appearances | 3 | League | 3 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 2 |

#398 John Graham | Appearances | 2 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#414 Larry Canning | Appearances | 2 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#420 Herbert Smith |