Season 68 | 1956-57

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Season Summary

League
Position
FA Cup Progress
Biggest Win
Division One
10th
Winners
5-0 vs. Sheffield Wednesday (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
Eric Houghton
Manager
Chairman
Club Secretary
Eric Houghton
Christopher Buckley
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
PPG
GR
GPG
CPG
CS
CS%
W%
L%
U
U%
1956-57
51
20
18
13
82
64
18
1.02
1.29
1.61
1.25
15
29%
39%
25%
38
75%

Results - League

Pos
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
GD
GPG
CPG
GR
CS
CS%
W%
L%
U%
1956-57
10th
42
14
15
13
65
55
43
10
1.55
1.31
1.18

Runs

Season
Wins in a Row
League Wins in a Row
Games Unbeaten
Games without a Win
Losing Run
1956-57
2
2
14
4
2

 

 League Table

Pos
Club
P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
1
Manchester United
42
28
8
6
103
54
49
64
2
Tottenham Hotspur
42
22
12
8
104
56
48
56
3
Preston North End
42
23
10
9
84
56
28
56
4
Blackpool
42
22
9
11
93
65
28
53
5
Arsenal
42
21
8
13
85
69
16
50
6
Wolverhampton Wanderers
42
20
8
14
94
70
24
48
7
Burnley
42
18
10
14
56
50
6
46
8
Leeds United
42
15
14
13
72
63
9
44
9
Bolton Wanderers
42
16
12
14
65
65
0
44
10
Aston Villa
42
14
15
13
65
55
10
43
11
West Bromwich Albion
42
14
14
14
59
61
-2
42
12
Birmingham City
42
15
9
18
69
69
0
39
13
Chelsea
42
13
13
16
73
73
0
39
14
Sheffield Wednesday
42
16
6
20
82
88
-6
38
15
Everton
42
14
10
18
61
79
-18
38
16
Luton Town
42
14
9
19
58
76
-18
37
17
Newcastle United
42
14
8
20
67
87
-20
36
18
Manchester City
42
13
9
20
78
88
-10
35
19
Portsmouth
42
10
13
19
62
92
-30
33
20
Sunderland
42
12
8
22
67
88
-21
32
21
Cardiff City
42
10
9
23
53
88
-35
29
22
Charlton Athletic
42
9
4
29
62
120
-58
22

Matches

Select a row for detailed match reports

Competition
Date
Home
Away
W
D
L
Division One
Saturday, 18 August 1956
Aston Villa
3-1
Charlton Athletic
W
Division One
Wednesday, 22 August 1956
West Brom
2-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 25 August 1956
Manchester City
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Monday, 27 August 1956
Aston Villa
0-0
West Brom
D
Division One
Saturday, 1 September 1956
Aston Villa
3-2
Blackpool
W
Division One
Wednesday, 5 September 1956
Luton Town
0-0
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Saturday, 8 September 1956
Everton
0-4
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Saturday, 15 September 1956
Aston Villa
2-4
Tottenham Hotspur
L
Division One
Saturday, 22 September 1956
Leeds United
1-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 29 September 1956
Aston Villa
0-0
Bolton Wanderers
D
Division One
Saturday, 6 October 1956
Portsmouth
5-1
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 13 October 1956
Aston Villa
3-1
Newcastle United
W
Division One
Saturday, 27 October 1956
Aston Villa
3-1
Birmingham City
W
Division One
Saturday, 3 November 1956
Arsenal
2-1
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 10 November 1956
Aston Villa
1-0
Burnley
W
Division One
Saturday, 17 November 1956
Preston North End
3-3
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Saturday, 24 November 1956
Aston Villa
1-1
Chelsea
D
Division One
Saturday, 1 December 1956
Sheffield Wednesday
2-1
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 8 December 1956
Aston Villa
1-3
Manchester United
L
Division One
Saturday, 15 December 1956
Charlton Athletic
0-2
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Tuesday, 25 December 1956
Sunderland
1-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 29 December 1956
Blackpool
0-0
Aston Villa
D
FA Cup 3rd Round
Saturday, 5 January 1957
Luton Town
2-2
Aston Villa
D
FA Cup 3rd Round Replay
Monday, 7 January 1957
Aston Villa
2-0
Luton Town
W
Division One
Saturday, 12 January 1957
Aston Villa
5-1
Everton
W
Division One
Saturday, 19 January 1957
Tottenham Hotspur
3-0
Aston Villa
L
FA Cup 4th Round
Saturday, 26 January 1957
Middlesbrough
2-3
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Saturday, 2 February 1957
Aston Villa
1-1
Leeds United
D
Division One
Monday, 4 February 1957
Aston Villa
2-2
Manchester City
D
Division One
Saturday, 9 February 1957
Bolton Wanderers
0-0
Aston Villa
D
FA Cup 5th Round
Saturday, 16 February 1957
Aston Villa
2-1
Bristol City
W
Division One
Monday, 18 February 1957
Aston Villa
2-2
Portsmouth
D
FA Cup Quarter Final
Saturday, 2 March 1957
Burnley
1-1
Aston Villa
D
FA Cup Quarter Final Replay
Wednesday, 6 March 1957
Aston Villa
2-0
Burnley
W
Division One
Saturday, 9 March 1957
Manchester United
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Wednesday, 13 March 1957
Aston Villa
4-1
Cardiff City
W
Division One
Saturday, 16 March 1957
Aston Villa
0-0
Arsenal
D
FA Cup Semi Final
Saturday, 23 March 1957
Aston Villa
2-2
West Brom
D
FA Cup Semi Final Replay
Thursday, 28 March 1957
Aston Villa
1-0
West Brom
W
Division One
Saturday, 30 March 1957
Aston Villa
2-0
Preston North End
W
Division One
Wednesday, 3 April 1957
Cardiff City
1-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 6 April 1957
Chelsea
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Monday, 8 April 1957
Aston Villa
2-2
Sunderland
D
Division One
Wednesday, 10 April 1957
Birmingham City
1-2
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Saturday, 13 April 1957
Aston Villa
5-0
Sheffield Wednesday
W
Division One
Monday, 15 April 1957
Burnley
2-1
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 20 April 1957
Newcastle United
1-2
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Monday, 22 April 1957
Aston Villa
4-0
Wolves
W
Division One
Tuesday, 23 April 1957
Wolves
3-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 27 April 1957
Aston Villa
1-3
Luton Town
L
FA Cup Final
Saturday, 4 May 1957
Aston Villa
2-1
Manchester United
W

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Transfers In

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
From
For
Jackie Hinchliffe
Midfielder
September 1956
L. Pieter's Boys' Club
Free
Arthur Sabin
Goalkeeper
January 1957
Birmingham County FA
Free
Ken Barrett
Winger
February 1957
Stoke Works FC
Free

Transfers Out

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
To
For
Nobby Clarke
Midfielder
July 1956
Torquay United
Free
Con Martin
Centre Back & Goalkeeper
July 1956
Waterford
Free
Dennis Parsons
Goalkeeper
August 1956
Kidderminster Harriers
Free
Norman Lockhart
Winger
November 1956
Bury
£2,000
Bill Baxter
Midfielder
May 1957
Retired
Released

Debut Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
Stan Crowther
Player #458
Bolton Wanderers (h), Division One
Saturday, 29 September 1956
Billy Myerscough
Player #459
Charlton Athletic (a), Division One
Saturday, 15 December 1956
Dennis Jackson
Player #460
Birmingham City (a), Division One
Wednesday, 10 April 1957
Arthur Sabin
Player #461
Sheffield Wednesday (h), Division One
Saturday, 13 April 1957

Final Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
Ray Hogg
Player #449
Arsenal (h), Division One
Saturday, 3 November 1956
Bill Baxter
Player #439
Sheffield Wednesday (a), Division One
Saturday, 1 December 1956
Keith Jones
Player #411
Tottenham Hotspur (a), Division One
Saturday, 19 January 1957
Mike Pinner
Player #442
Wolverhampton Wanderers (a), Division One
Tuesday, 23 April 1957

Squad Statistics

Squad Size
Average 1st XI Age
Youngest 1st XI
Oldest 1st XI
Youngest Player
Oldest Player

First Team Squad

Player
Number
Villa Career
Johnny Dixon
Player #401
1945-61 Aston Villa, Free, 437 | 144 |
Keith Jones
Player #411
1947-57 Aston Villa, Free, 199 | 0 |
Stan Lynn
Player #426
1950-61 Aston Villa, £10k, 324 | 38 |
Peter Aldis
Player #430
1951-59 Aston Villa, Free, 296 | 1 |
Derek Pace
Player #432
1950-58 Aston Villa, Free, 107 | 42 |
Peter McParland
Player #435
1952-62 Aston Villa, £3.8k, 342 | 120 |
Norman Lockhart
Player #436
1952-56 Aston Villa, £15.5k, 85 | 12 |
Roy Chapman
Player #438
1953-57 Aston Villa, Free, 19 | 8 |
Bill Baxter
Player #439
1953-56 Aston Villa, Free, 108 | 6 |
Ken O Roberts
Player #440
1954-55 Aston Villa, Free, 39 | 3 |
Mike Pinner
Player #442
1954-57 Aston Villa, Free, 4 | 0 |
Vic Crowe
Player #443
1954-64 Aston Villa, Free, 351 | 12 |
Trevor Birch
Player #446
1954-60 Aston Villa, Free, 22 | 0 |
Tommy Southren
Player #447
1954-58 Aston Villa, £12k, 72 | 7 |
Ray Hogg
Player #449
1955-58 Aston Villa, Free, 21 | 0 |
Pat Saward
Player #451
1955-60 Aston Villa, £7k, 170 | 2 |
Jackie Sewell
Player #452
1955-59 Aston Villa, £20k, 146 | 40 |
George Ashfield
Player #453
1955-59 Aston Villa, Free, 10 | 0 |
Roy Pritchard
Player #454
1956-57 Aston Villa, Free, 3 | 0 |
Les J Smith
Player #455
1956-60 Aston Villa, £25k, 130 | 25 |
Jimmy Dugdale
Player #456
1956-62 Aston Villa, £25k, 255 | 3 |
Nigel Sims
Player #457
1956-64 Aston Villa, Free, 309 | 0 |
Stan Crowther
Player #458
1956-58 Aston Villa, £750, 62 | 4 |
Billy Myerscough
Player #459
1956-59 Aston Villa, Free, 73 | 17 |
Dennis Jackson
Player #460
1957-59 Aston Villa, Free, 8 | 0 |
Arthur Sabin
Player #461
1957 Aston Villa, Free, 2 | 0 |

Appearances

Goals

'Keepers

'Keeper
Appearances
Conceded
Ratio
Clean Sheets
Clean Sheet %
GK Nigel Sims
47
56
1.19
13
28%
GK Mike Pinner
2
5
2.50
0
0%
GK Arthur Sabin
1
0
0.00
1
100%
GK Keith Jones
1
3
3.00
0
0%
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