Season #63

| 1951-52 |

Games #2209 - #2251 |

 

 1951-52 Club Summary

Chairman | Fred Normansell |

Secretary | Fred Archer |

Manager | George Martin |

 1951-52 Season Summary 


Manager | George Martin |
Games | #2209 - #2251 |

Captain(s) | #431 Danny Blanchflower | #386 Frank Moss |
Top Scorer | 28 | #401 Johnny Dixon | 26 League | 2 FA Cup | Goals |

Most Appearances | 43 | #431 Danny Blanchflower |

#401 Johnny Dixon | #395 Harry Parkes | 42 League | 1 FA Cup | Appearance |

Final League Position | 6th Football League Division One |
FA Cup Progress | 3rd Round |
Biggest Win | 7-1 vs. Chelsea (h) |
Highest Home Attendance | 59,850 vs. Arsenal |

 1951-52 Division One Table 

| 4 | Portsmouth | P42 | W20 | D8 | L14 | F68 | A58 | GR 1.17 | Pts 48 |
| 5 | Bolton Wanderers | P42 | W19 | D10 | L13 | F65 | A61 | GR 1.07 | Pts 48 |

| 6 | Aston Villa | P42 | W19 | D9 | L14 | F79 | A70 | GR 1.13 | Pts 47 |
| 7 | Preston North End | P42 | W17 | D12 | L13 | F74 | A54 | GR 1.37 | Pts 46 |
| 8 | Newcastle United | P42 | W18 | D9 | L15 | F98 | A73 | GR 1.34 | Pts 45 |

 1951-52 Results 

| 1 | 18 Aug | a | Bolton Wanderers | L | 2-5 | 

| 2 | 25 Aug | h | Derby County | W | 4-1 | 

| 3 | 27 Aug | h | Sunderland | W | 2-1 | 

| 4 | 1 Sep | a | Manchester City | D | 2-2 | 

| 5 | 5 Sep | a | Sunderland | W | 3-1 | 

| 6 | 8 Sep | h | Arsenal | W | 1-0 | 

| 7 | 10 Sep | h | Huddersfield Town | W | 1-0 | 

| 8 | 15 Sep | a | Blackpool | W | 3-0 | 

| 9 | 19 Sep | a | Huddersfield Town | L | 1-3 | 

| 10 | 22 Sep | h | Liverpool | W | 2-0 | 

| 11 | 29 Sep | a | Portsmouth | L | 0-2 | 

| 12 | 6 Oct | a | Stoke City | L | 1-4 | 

| 13 | 13 Oct | h | Manchester United | L | 2-5 | 

| 14 | 20 Oct | a | Tottenham Hotspur | L | 0-2 | 

| 15 | 27 Oct | h | Preston North End | W | 3-2 | 

| 16 | 3 Nov | a | Burnley | L | 1-2 | 

| 17 | 10 Nov | h | Charlton Athletic | L | 0-2 | 

| 18 | 17 Nov | a | Fulham | D | 2-2 | 

| 19 | 24 Nov | h | Middlesbrough | W | 2-0 | 

| 20 | 1 Dec | a | West Bromwich Albion | W | 2-1 | 

| 21 | 8 Dec | h | Newcastle United | D | 2-2 | 

| 22 | 15 Dec | h | Bolton Wanderers | D | 1-1 | 

| 23 | 22 Dec | a | Derby County | D | 1-1 | 

| 24 | 25 Dec | h | Wolverhampton Wanderers | D | 3-3 | 

| 25 | 26 Dec | a | Wolverhampton Wanderers | W | 2-1 | 

| 26 | 29 Dec | h | Manchester City | L | 1-2 | 

| 27 | 5 Jan | a | Arsenal | L | 1-2 | 

| 28 | 12 Jan | a | Newcastle United (FAC R3) | L | 2-4 | 

| 29 | 19 Jan | h | Blackpool | W | 4-0 | 

| 30 | 26 Jan | a | Liverpool | W | 2-1 | 

| 31 | 9 Feb | h | Portsmouth | W | 2-0 | 

| 32 | 16 Feb | h | Stoke City | L | 2-3 | 

| 33 | 1 Mar | a | Manchester United | D | 1-1 | 

| 34 | 8 Mar | h | Tottenham Hotspur | L | 0-3 | 

| 35 | 15 Mar | a | Preston North End | D | 2-2 | 

| 36 | 22 Mar | h | Burnley | W | 4-1 | 

| 37 | 5 Apr | h | Fulham | W | 4-1 | 

| 38 | 12 Apr | a | Middlesbrough | L | 0-2 | 

| 39 | 14 Apr | a | Chelsea | D | 2-2 | 

| 40 | 15 Apr | h | Chelsea | W | 7-1 | 

| 41 | 19 Apr | h | West Bromwich Albion | W | 2-0 | 

| 42 | 24 Apr | a | Charlton Athletic | W | 1-0 | 

| 43 | 26 Apr | a | Newcastle United | L | 1-6 | 

 1951-52 Season Review 

The season of Con Martin, the Villa centre back who played in goal for Villa 28 times and returned the best record of all the 4 'keepers to represent Villa in 1951-52.

 

A heavy opening day defeat suggested another season of struggle lay ahead, yet despite that George Martin's Villa immediately embarked on a 7 game unbeaten run, winning 6, scoring 16 and conceding just 5.

 

Just as sudden as form had picked up however it similarly fell away with 7 defeats in the next 9. That sequence would become a feature of the season with another 8 game unbeaten run following - although with only two wins - 3 successive defeats followed by 3 successive wins, 4 games without a win, followed by a run of 8 games with 5 wins and just two defeats including Villa hitting 7 for the first time since January 1946.

 

When all had shaken out Villa posted a 6th place finish - their best finish since 1947-48.

 

FA Cup success continued to elude Villa however with a 6th successive season seeing Villa exit the cup in the 4th Round or earlier.


 1951-52 Season Statistics 


Games | 43 |

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

Unbeaten | 28 | 65% |


Goals Scored | 81 | 1.88 Goals per game |
Goals Conceded | 74 | 1.72 Goals per game |
Clean Sheets | 9 | 21% |

 

Average Home Attendance | 38,641 |

Longest winning run | 4 Games |

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

Games without a win | 4 Games |

 1951-52 Transfers

1 July 1951 - 30 June 1952


Incoming | 5 |

#434 Ken Roberts | Cardiff City | Free | Aug 51 | 20 |
#438
Roy Chapman | Kynochs Works FC | Free | Feb 52 | 18 |
#446
Trevor Birch | Accles & Pollock FC | Free | Feb 52 | 18 | 
#443
Vic Crowe | West Bromwich Albion | Free | Jun 52 | 20 | 
#444
Eddie Follan | Prescot Cables | Free | Jun 52 | 23 | 

Outgoing | 8 |

#419 Ivor Powell | Port Vale | Free | Jul 51 | 35 |
#422
Jimmy Harrison | Coventry City | Free | Jul 51 | 30 |
#403
Derek Ashton | Wellington Town | Free | Aug 51 | 29 |
#387
George Edwards | Bilston United | Free | Aug 51 | 33 | 
#424
Jack Hindle | Barrow FC | Free | Aug 51 | 30 |
#427
Geoff Sellars | Stalybridge Celtic | £1,000 | Aug 51 | 21 |
#390
Joe Rutherford | Retired | Released | Oct 51 | 37 | 
#397
Les Smith | Brentford | Free | Jun 52 | 34 |

 1951-52 Squad Changes 


Debut Appearances | 2 |

#433 Graham Cordell | Saturday, 20 October 1951 | Tottenham Hotspur | Division One | 22 |

#434 Ken Roberts | Saturday, 22 March 1952 | Burnley | Division One | 21 |

Final Appearances | 2 |

#390 Joe Rutherford | Saturday, 13 October 1951 | Manchester United | Division One | 37 |

#397 Les Smith | Saturday, 10 November 1951 | Charlton Athletic | Division One | 33 |

 1951-52 Squad Statistics 

Squad Size | 21 | -5 |
Average Age | 27.5 | +0.5 |

Youngest Player(s) | 19 |

#432 Derek Pace | 11-Mar-1932 | 

Oldest Player(s) | 36 |

#390 Joe Rutherford | 20-Sep-1914 | 

 

 1951-52 Scorers 

Goals Scored | 81 | League Goals | 79 | FA Cup Goals | 2 | 

| 28 |

#401 Johnny Dixon | Goals | 28 | League | 26 | FA Cup | 2 | 

| 13 |

#425 Tommy Thompson | Goals | 13 | League | 13 | FA Cup | 0 | 

| 10 |

#396 Billy Goffin | Goals | 10 | League | 10 | FA Cup | 0 | 

| 8 |

#428 Dave Walsh | Goals | 8 | League | 8 | FA Cup | 0 | 

| 6 |

#421 Colin Gibson | Goals | 6 | League | 6 | FA Cup | 0 | 

| 4 |

#420 Herbert Smith | Goals | 4 | League | 4 | FA Cup | 0 | 

| 3 |

#397 Les Smith | Goals | 3 | League | 3 | FA Cup | 0 | 

Own Goal | Goals | 3 | League | 3 | FA Cup | 0 | 

| 2 |

#432 Derek Pace | Goals | 2 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 0 | 

| 1 |

#406 Amos Moss | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | 

#426 Stan Lynn | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | 

#434 Ken Roberts | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | 

#405 Dicky Dorsett | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | 

 

1951-52 Appearances 

| 43 |

#395 Harry ParkesAppearances | 43 | League | 42 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

#401 Johnny DixonAppearances | 43 | League | 42 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

#431 Danny BlanchflowerAppearances | 43 | League | 42 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 40 |

#386 Frank Moss | Appearances | 40 | League | 39 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 39 |

#405 Dicky DorsettAppearances | 39 | League | 38 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 37 |

#425 Tommy ThompsonAppearances | 37 | League | 36 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 36 |

#396 Billy Goffin | Appearances | 36 | League | 35 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 28 |

#416 Con Martin | Appearances | 28 | League | 27 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 27 |

#420 Herbert Smith | Appearances | 27 | League | 26 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 26 |

#426 Stan Lynn | Appearances | 26 | League | 25 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 22 |

#428 Davy Walsh | Appearances | 22 | League | 22 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 20 |

#421 Colin Gibson | Appearances | 20 | League | 19 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 17 |

#430 Peter AldisAppearances | 17 | League | 17 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 11 |

#406 Amos Moss | Appearances | 11 | League | 11 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#411 Keith Jones | Appearances | 11 | League | 11 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 8 |

#397 Les Smith | Appearances | 8 | League | 8 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#432 Derek Pace | Appearances | 8 | League | 8 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#434 Ken Roberts | Appearances | 8 | League | 8 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 3 |

#433 Graham CordellAppearances | 3 | League | 3 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 2 |

#390 Joe Rutherford | Appearances | 2 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 1 |

#414 Larry Canning | Appearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 0 |

#412 Albert Vinall Appearances | 0 | League | 0 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

1951-52 'Keepers 

#390 Joe Rutherford | Appearances | 2 | Conceded | 10 | Ratio | 5.00 |

#416 Con Martin | Appearances | 27 | Conceded | 39 | Ratio | 1.39 |

#411 Keith Jones | Appearances | 11 | Conceded | 19 | Ratio | 1.73 |

#433 Graham Cordell | Appearances | 3 | ​​Conceded | 6 | Ratio | 2.00 |

 1951-52 Managerial Record 

George Martin's took Villa to a 6th place finish - their highest since 1947-48.

Martin’s Villa had now achieved a win rate of 41%, losing 35% of their 68 League and FA Cup matches under his leadership.

As a result George Martin had returned 1.47 points per game* across his 68 games in charge of Villa. That placed Martin ahead of only Villa’s first professional manager Jimmy McMullan (1.24 in 99) and behind the performances of his predecessors Alex Massie (1.56 in 227) Jimmy Hogan (1.59 in 124) and behind George Ramsay’s 1.69 across his 1,332 games and Billy Smith’s 1.62 across 364 games. 

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

 1951-52 Kits 

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1951-52 Season Results 

Game #2209
Matchday #1

League Matchweek #1

Manager Game #26

Saturday, 18 August 1951

Football League | Division One | Away | Bolton Wanderers | Burnden Park | 30,253 |

Manager | George Martin |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 2-5 |

Last 5 Games | DWDWL |


Scorers | Tommy Thompson | 1 | Herbert Smith | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

FB Harry Parkes |

CH Frank Moss |

M Danny Blanchflower |

OL Les Smith |

OR Herbert Smith | GOAL |

CF Dave Walsh |

IF Johnny Dixon |

IF Tommy Thompson | GOAL |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

CH Con Martin |

Game #2210
Matchday #2

League Matchweek #2

Manager Game #27

Saturday, 25 August 1951

Football League | Division One | Home | Derby County | Villa Park | 37,548 |

Manager | George Martin |
FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 4-1 |

Last 5 Games | WDWLW |


Scorers | Johnny Dixon | 2 | Dave Walsh | 1 | Les Smith | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Con Martin |

FB Harry Parkes |

CH Frank Moss |

M Danny Blanchflower |

OL Les Smith | GOAL |

OR Herbert Smith |

CF Dave Walsh | GOAL |

IF Johnny Dixon | GOAL | GOAL |

IF Tommy Thompson |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

FB Peter Aldis |

On this day 25 August 1951
Centre half Con Martin took on goalkeeping duties in the absence of Joe Rutherford


 

Game #2211
Matchday #3

League Matchweek #3

Manager Game #28

Monday, 27 August 1951

Football League | Division One | Home | Sunderland | Villa Park | 42,295 |

Manager | George Martin |
FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 2-1 |

Last 5 Games | DWLWW |


Scorers | Johnny Dixon | 1 | Derek Pace | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Con Martin |

FB Harry Parkes |

CH Frank Moss |

M Danny Blanchflower |

OL Les Smith |

OR Herbert Smith |

IF Johnny Dixon | GOAL |

IF Tommy Thompson |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

FB Peter Aldis |

CF Derek Pace | GOAL |


 

Game #2212

Matchday #4

League Matchweek #4

Manager Game #29

Saturday, 1 September 1951

Football League | Division One | Away | Manchester City | Maine Road | 32,515 |

Manager | George Martin |
FT Result | Drew |
FT Score | 2-2 |
Last 5 Games | WLWWD |


Scorers | Derek Pace | 1 | Les Smith | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Con Martin |

FB Harry Parkes |

CH Frank Moss |

M Danny Blanchflower |

OL Les Smith | GOAL |

OR Herbert Smith |

IF Johnny Dixon |

IF Tommy Thompson |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

FB Peter Aldis |

CF Derek Pace | GOAL |

Game #2213
Matchday #5

League Matchweek #5

Manager Game #30

Wednesday, 5 September 1951

Football League | Division One | Away | Sunderland | Roker Park | 44,107 |

Manager | George Martin |
FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 3-1 |

Last 5 Games | LWWDW |


Scorers | Johnny Dixon | 1 | Own Goal | 2 |

Line Up |

GK Con Martin |

FB Harry Parkes |

CH Frank Moss |

M Danny Blanchflower |

OR Herbert Smith |

IF Johnny Dixon | GOAL |

IF Tommy Thompson |

W Billy Goffin |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

FB Peter Aldis |

CF Derek Pace |

Game #2214
Matchday #6

League Matchweek #6

Manager Game #31

Saturday, 8 September 1951

Football League | Division One | Home | Arsenal | Villa Park | 56,860 |

Manager | George Martin |
FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 1-0 |

Last 5 Games | WWDWW |


Scorers | Tommy Thompson | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Con Martin |

FB Harry Parkes |

CH Frank Moss |

M Danny Blanchflower |

OR Herbert Smith |

IF Johnny Dixon |

IF Tommy Thompson | GOAL |

W Billy Goffin |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

FB Peter Aldis |

CF Derek Pace |

Game #2215
Matchday #7

League Matchweek #7

Manager Game #32
Monday, 10 September 1951

Football League | Division One | Home | Huddersfield Town | Villa Park | 37,233 |

Manager | George Martin |
FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 1-0 |

Last 5 Games | WDWWW |


Scorers | Billy Goffin | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Con Martin |

FB Harry Parkes |

CH Frank Moss |

M Danny Blanchflower |

OR Herbert Smith |

IF Johnny Dixon |

IF Tommy Thompson |

W Billy Goffin | GOAL |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

FB Peter Aldis |

CF Derek Pace |

Game #2216

Matchday #8

League Matchweek #8

Manager Game #33

Saturday, 15 September 1951

Football League | Division One | Away | Blackpool | Villa Park | 31,783 |

 

Manager | George Martin |
FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 3-0 |

Last 5 Games | DWWWW |


Scorers | Johnny Dixon | 2 | Tommy Thompson | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Con Martin |

FB Harry Parkes |

WH Amos Moss |

CH Frank Moss |

M Danny Blanchflower |

OR Herbert Smith |

IF Johnny Dixon | GOAL | GOAL |

IF Tommy Thompson | GOAL |

W Billy Goffin |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

FB Peter Aldis |

Game #2217
Matchday #9

League Matchweek #9

Manager Game #34

Wednesday, 19 September 1951

Football League | Division One | Away | Huddersfield Town | Leeds Road | 19,994 |

Manager | George Martin |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 1-3 |

Last 5 Games | WWWWL |


Scorers | Amos Moss | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Con Martin |

FB Harry Parkes |

WH Amos Moss |

CH Frank Moss | GOAL |

M Danny Blanchflower |

OR Herbert Smith |

IF Johnny Dixon |

IF Tommy Thompson |

W Billy Goffin |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

FB Peter Aldis |

Game #2218

Matchday #10

League Matchweek #10

Manager Game #35

Saturday, 22 September 1951

Football League | Division One | Home | Liverpool | Villa Park | 47,056 |

Manager | George Martin |
FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 2-0 |

Last 5 Games | WWWLW |


Scorers | Billy Goffin | 1 | Tommy Thompson | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Con Martin |

FB Harry Parkes |

WH Amos Moss |

CH Frank Moss |

M Danny Blanchflower |

OR Herbert Smith |

IF Johnny Dixon |

IF Tommy Thompson | GOAL |

W Billy Goffin | GOAL |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

FB Peter Aldis |

Game #2219
Matchday #11

League Matchweek #11

Manager Game #36

Saturday, 29 September 1951

Football League | Division One | Away | Portsmouth | Fratton Park | 37,282 |

Manager | George Martin |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 0-2 |

Last 5 Games | WWLWL |

Line Up |

GK Con Martin |

FB Harry Parkes |

WH Amos Moss |

CH Frank Moss |

M Danny Blanchflower |

OR Herbert Smith |

IF Johnny Dixon |

IF Tommy Thompson |

W Billy Goffin |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

FB Peter Aldis |

Game #2220
Matchday #12

League Matchweek #12

Manager Game #37

Saturday, 6 October 1951

Football League | Division One | Away | Stoke City | Victoria Ground | 37,565 |

Manager | George Martin |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 1-4 |

Last 5 Games | WLWLL |


Scorers | Johnny Dixon | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Con Martin |

FB Harry Parkes |

CH Frank Moss |

M Danny Blanchflower |

OR Herbert Smith |

IF Johnny Dixon | GOAL |

IF Tommy Thompson |

W Billy Goffin |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

FB Peter Aldis |

CF Dave Walsh |

Game #2221
Matchday #13

League Matchweek #13

Manager Game #38

Saturday, 13 October 1951

Football League | Division One | Home | Manchester United | Villa Park | 47,765 |

Manager | George Martin |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 2-5 |

Last 5 Games | LWLLL |


Scorers | Billy Goffin | 1 | Herbert Smith | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford | FINAL |

FB Harry Parkes |

RH Larry Canning |

CH Frank Moss |

M Danny Blanchflower |

OR Herbert Smith | GOAL |

IF Johnny Dixon |

IF Tommy Thompson |

W Billy Goffin | GOAL |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

FB Peter Aldis |

On this day 13 October 1951
Goalkeeper Joe Rutherford made his final appearance for Villa. Joe played for Villa between 1938-39 and 1951-52 making 165 appearances. Over his 165 appearances for Villa, Joe conceded 222 goals at a rate of 1.35 goals per game. Those figures placed Joe 3rd of 15 Villa goalkeepers who had kept goal for more than 25 games and second only to Villa legend Billy George in terms of games played and average ratio.

Game #2222
Matchday #14

League Matchweek #14

Manager Game #39

Saturday, 20 October 1951

Football League | Division One | Away | Tottenham Hotspur | White Hart Lane | 49,247 |

Manager | George Martin |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 0-2 |

Last 5 Games | WLLLL |

Line Up |

GK John Cordell | DEBUT |

FB Harry Parkes |

CH Frank Moss |

M Danny Blanchflower |

OR Herbert Smith |

IF Johnny Dixon |

W Billy Goffin |

OL Les Smith |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

FB Peter Aldis |

CF Derek Pace |

On this day 20 October 1951
Goalkeeper John Cordell made his Villa debut

Game #2223
Matchday #15

League Matchweek #15

Manager Game #40

Saturday, 27 October 1951

Football League | Division One | Home | Preston North End | Villa Park | 40,504 |

Manager | George Martin |
FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 3-2 |

Last 5 Games | LLLLW |


Scorers | Les Smith | 1 | Johnny Dixon | 1 | Colin Gibson | 1 |

Line Up |

GK John Cordell |

WH Amos Moss |

FB Harry Parkes |

CH Frank Moss |

M Danny Blanchflower |

IF Tommy Thompson |

IF Johnny Dixon | GOAL |

OL Les Smith | GOAL |

OR Colin Gibson | GOAL |

FB Peter Aldis |

CF Dave Walsh |

 

Game #2224

Matchday #16

League Matchweek #16

Manager Game #41

Saturday, 3 November 1951

Football League | Division One | Away | Burnley | Turf Moor | 17,680 |

Manager | George Martin |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 1-2 |

Last 5 Games | LLLWL |


Scorers | Tommy Thompson | 1 |

Line Up |

GK John Cordell |

WH Amos Moss |

FB Harry Parkes |

CH Frank Moss |

M Danny Blanchflower |

IF Tommy Thompson | GOAL |

IF Johnny Dixon |

OL Les Smith |

OR Colin Gibson |

FB Peter Aldis |

CF Dave Walsh |

Game #2225
Matchday #17

League Matchweek #17

Manager Game #42

Saturday, 10 November 1951

Football League | Division One | Home | Charlton Athletic | Villa Park | 34,894 |

 

Manager | George Martin |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 0-2 |

Last 5 Games | LLWLL |

Line Up |

GK Con Martin |

WH Amos Moss |

FB Harry Parkes |

CH Frank Moss |

M Danny Blanchflower |

IF Tommy Thompson |

IF Johnny Dixon |

OL Les Smith | FINAL |

OR Colin Gibson |

FB Peter Aldis |

CF Derek Pace |

On this day 10 November 1951
Outside left Les Smith made his final appearance for Villa before moving to Brentford in June 1952. Les played for Villa between 1945-46 and 1951-52 making 219 appearances and scoring 37 goals.

 

Game #2226
Matchday #18

League Matchweek #18

Manager Game #43

Saturday, 17 November 1951

Football League | Division One | Away | Fulham | Craven Cottage | 15,397 |


Manager | George Martin |
FT Result | Drew |
FT Score | 2-2 |
Last 5 Games | LWLLD |


Scorers | Johnny Dixon | 1 | Stan Lynn | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Con Martin |

WH Amos Moss |

FB Stan Lynn | GOAL |

FB Harry Parkes |

CH Frank Moss |

M Danny Blanchflower |

IF Tommy Thompson |

IF Johnny Dixon | GOAL |

OR Herbert Smith |

W Billy Goffin |

FB Peter Aldis |


 

Game #2227
Matchday #19

League Matchweek #19

Manager Game #44

Saturday, 24 November 1951

Football League | Division One | Home | Middlesbrough | Villa Park | 25,415 |

Manager | George Martin |
FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 2-0 |

Last 5 Games | WLLDW |


Scorers | Johnny Dixon | 2 |

Line Up |

GK Con Martin |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

FB Stan Lynn |

FB Harry Parkes |