Season #80

| 1968-69 |

Games #3026 - #3072 |

 

1968-69 Club Summary

Chairman | Norman Smith | From 18 December 1968: Herbert D. Ellis

Manager | Tommy Cummings | Tommy Docherty from 21 December 1968

Secretary | Fred Archer

1968-69 Season Summary 


Manager | Tommy Cummings | Tommy Docherty |
Games | #3026 - #3072 |

Captain(s) | #492 Charlie Aitken | #528 Brian Godfrey |
Top Scorer | 7 | #528 Brian Godfrey | #535 Barry Hole | 5 League | 2 FA Cup | Goals |

Most Appearances | 47 | #492 Charlie Aitken | 42 League | 4 FA Cup | 1 League Cup | Appearance |
Final League Position | 18th Football League Division Two |
FA Cup Progress | 5th Round |

League Cup Progress | 2nd Round |
Biggest Win | 3-1 vs. Sheffield United (h) |
Highest Home Attendance | 59,084 vs. Southampton, FA Cup |

 1968-69 Results 

| 1 | 10 Aug | a | Sheffield United | L | 1-3 | 

| 2 | 17 Aug | h | Fulham | D | 1-1 | 

| 3 | 19 Aug | h | Millwall | D | 1-1 | 

| 4 | 24 Aug | a | Blackburn Rovers | L | 0-2 | 

| 5 | 26 Aug | h | Bristol City | W | 1-0 | 

| 6 | 31 Aug | h | Blackpool | L | 0-1 | 

| 7 | 4 Sep | h | Tottenham Hotspur (LC R2) | L | 1-4 | 

| 8 | 7 Sep | a | Derby County | L | 1-3 | 

| 9 | 14 Sep | h | Hull City | D | 1-1 | 

| 10 | 18 Sep | a | Bolton Wanderers | L | 1-4 | 

| 11 | 21 Sep | a | Birmingham City | L | 0-4 | 

| 12 | 28 Sep | h | Oxford United | W | 2-0 | 

| 13 | 5 Oct | a | Cardiff City | D | 1-1 | 

| 14 | 8 Oct | a | Bristol City | L | 0-1 | 

| 15 | 12 Oct | h | Crystal Palace | D | 1-1 | 

| 16 | 19 Oct | a | Norwich City | D || 1-1 | 

| 17 | 26 Oct | h | Carlisle United | D | 0-0 | 

| 18 | 2 Nov | a | Huddersfield Town | L | 1-3 | 

| 19 | 9 Nov | h | Preston North End | L | 0-1 | 

| 20 | 16 Nov | a | Portsmouth | L | 0-2 | 

| 21 | 23 Nov | h | Middlesbrough | W | 1-0 | 

| 22 | 30 Nov | a | Bury | L | 2-3 | 

| 23 | 7 Dec | h | Charlton Athletic | D | 0-0 | 

| 24 | 14 Dec | a | Crystal Palace | L | 2-4 | 

| 25 | 21 Dec | h | Norwich City | W | 2-1 | 

| 26 | 26 Dec | h | Cardiff City | W | 2-0 | 

| 27 | 28 Dec | a | Carlisle United | W | 1-0 | 

| 28 | 4 Jan | h | Queens Park Rangers (FAC R3) | W | 2-1 | 

| 29 | 11 Jan | h | Huddersfield Town | W | 1-0 | 

| 30 | 18 Jan | a | Preston North End | L | 0-1 | 

| 31 | 25 Jan | a | Southampton (FAC R4) | D | 2-2 | 

| 32 | 29 Jan | h | Southampton (FAC R4 Replay) | W | 2-1 | 

| 33 | 1 Feb | h | Portsmouth | W | 2-0 | 

| 34 | 12 Feb | a | Tottenham Hotspur (FAC R5) | L | 2-3 | 

| 35 | 15 Feb | h | Bury | W | 1-0 | 

| 36 | 22 Feb | a | Charlton Athletic | D | 1-1 | 

| 37 | 1 Mar | h | Sheffield United | W | 3-1 | 

| 38 | 4 Mar | a | Middlesbrough | D | 0-0 | 

| 39 | 8 Mar | a | Fulham | D | 1-1 | 

| 40 | 15 Mar | h | Blackburn Rovers | D | 1-1 | 

| 41 | 22 Mar | a | Blackpool | D | 1-1 | 

| 42 | 29 Mar | h | Derby County | L | 0-1 | 

| 43 | 4 Apr | a | Millwall | W | 1-0 |

| 44 | 5 Apr | a | Oxford United | L | 0-1 | 

| 45 | 8 Apr | h | Bolton Wanderers | D | 1-1 | 

| 46 | 12 Apr | h | Birmingham City | W | 1-0 |

| 47 | 19 Apr | a | Hull City | L | 0-1 | 

 1968-69 Division Two Table 

| 16 | Bristol City | P42 | W11 | D16 | L15 | F46 | A53 | GR 0.87 | Pts 38 |
| 17 | Bolton Wanderers | P42 | W12 | D14 | L16 | F55 | A67 | GR 0.82 | Pts 38 |

| 18 | Aston Villa | P42 | W12 | D14 | L16 | F37 | A48 | GR 0.77 | Pts 38 |
| 19 | Blackburn Rovers | P42 | W13 | D11 | L18 | F52 | A63 | GR 0.83 | Pts 37 |
| 20 | Oxford United | P42 | W12 | D9 | L21 | F34 | A55 | GR 0.62 | Pts 33 |

 1968-69 Season Review 

Tommy Cummings' second season as Villa manager started almost exactly as his first, 10 games, 6 defeats, 1 win, proving the 1967-68 campaign wasn't a one off. The next 10 were arguably worse, 5 defeats, 1 win, less defeats but heavier. By November promotion potential was gone as was Cummings. 

Anything would be better than Cummings, that anything was Tommy Docherty. 

Soon after taking over Docherty chalked up 5 straight wins suggesting a revival might have been on the cards.

Form did indeed improve but wins were still hard to come by with 6 victories and 7 draws in 18 games 

 

Villa finished 18th in Division Two and once again posted their lowest ever league position.

 1968-69 Season Statistics 


Games | 47 |

Won | 14 | 30% |   
Drew |
15 | 32% |  
Lost |
18 | 38% |

Unbeaten | 29 | 62% |


Goals Scored | 46 | 0.98 Goals per game |
Goals Conceded | 59 | 1.26 Goals per game |
Clean Sheets | 13 | 28% |

 

Average Home Attendance | 26,643 |

Longest winning run | 5 Games |

League winning run | 3 Games |
Longest unbeaten run | 7 Games |
Longest losing run | 3 Games |

Games without a win | 8 Games |

 

 1968-69 Transfers

1 July 1968 - 30 June 1969


Incoming | 8 |

#535 Barry Hole | Blackburn Rovers | £65,000 | Sep 68 | 25 |

#539 John Griffiths | Oldbury & West Smethwick Schools | Free | Nov 68 | 17 |

#536 Brian Tiler | Rotherham United | £35,000 | Dec 68 | 25 |

#538 Barrie LynchCross Castle FC  | Free | Jan 69 | 17 |

#537 Dave Simmons | Arsenal | £15,000 | Feb 69 | 20 |

#545 Brian Rowan | Ballieston Juniors | Free | Apr 69 | 20 |

#540 Chico Hamilton | Southend United | £40,000 | Jun 69 | 18 |

#570 Roy Stark | Stapleford Boys | Free | Jun 69 | 15 |

 

Outgoing | 9 | 

#478 Alan Deakin | Walsall | Free | Jun 68 | 27 |

#525 John Inglis | Crewe Alexandra | Free | Jul 68 | 21 |

#510 Johnny MacLeod | KV Mechelen | Free | Jul 68 | 29 |

#529 Brian Greenhalgh | Leicester City | £15,000 | Feb 69 | 21 |

#512 Bobby Park | Wrexham | Free | May 69 | 22 |

#521 John Woodward | Walsall | Free | May 69 | 22 |

#526 Tommy Mitchinson | Torquay United | £8,000 | May 69 | 26 |

#530 Barry Ansell | Released | Free | May 69 | 21 |

#515 Colin Withers | Lincoln City | Free | Jun 69 | 29 |

 1968-69 Squad Changes 


Debut Appearances | 7 | 

#533 Mike Ferguson | Saturday, 10 August 1968 | Sheffield United (a) | Division Two | 25 | 

#534 John Chambers | Saturday, 24 August 1968 | Blackburn Rovers (a) | Division Two | 18 |

#535 Barry Hole | Saturday, 14 September 1968 | Hull City (h) | Division Two | 26 |

#536 Brian Tiler | Thursday, 26 December 1968 | Cardiff City (h) | Division Two | 25 |

#537 Dave Simmons | Saturday, 15 February 1969 | Bury (h) | Division Two | 20 |

#538 Barrie Lynch | Saturday, 19 April 1969 | Hull City (a) | Division Two | 17 | 

#539 John Griffiths | Saturday, 19 April 1969 | Hull City (a) | Division Two | 17 |

Final Appearances | 7 | 

#515 Colin Withers | Saturday, 21 September 1968 | Birmingham City (a) | Division Two | 29 |

#529 Brian Greenhalgh | Saturday, 7 December 1968 | Charlton Athletic (h) | Division Two | 21 |

#534 John Chambers | Saturday, 14 December 1968 | Crystal Palace (a) | Division Two | 19 |

#521 John Woodward | Saturday, 21 December 1968 | Norwich City (h) | Division Two | 21 |

#526 Tommy Mitchinson | Saturday, 28 December 1968 | Carlisle United (a) | Division Two | 25 |

#511 Bobby Park | Saturday, 1 February 1969 | Portsmouth (h) | Division Two | 22 |

#522 Peter Broadbent | Saturday, 19 April 1969 | Hull City (a) | Division Two | 36 |

 1968-69 Squad Statistics 

Squad Size | 25 | -3 |

Average Age | 23.5 | -0.3 |

Average 1st XI Age | 25.03 | +0.90 |

Youngest 1st XI | 23.89 | Tottenham Hotspur, League Cup (h) | +1.09 |

Oldest 1st XI | 26.01 | Preston North End (a) | +0.55 |

Youngest Player(s) | 17 |

John Griffiths | 16-Jun-1951

Barrie Lynch | 8-Jun-1951

Oldest Player(s) | 35 |

Peter Broadbent | 15-May-1933

 1968-69 Scorers 

Goals Scored | 46 | League Goals | 37 | FA Cup Goals | 8 | League Cup Goals | 1 | 

| 7 |

Brian Godfrey | Goals | 7 | League | 5 | FA Cup | 2 | League Cup | 0 | 

Barry Hole | Goals | 7 | League | 5 | FA Cup | 2 | League Cup | 0 |

| 6 |

Willie Anderson | Goals | 6 | League | 6 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 | 

| 5 |

Lionel Martin | Goals | 5 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 2 | League Cup | 1 | 

Dave Simmons | Goals | 5 | League | 5 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 | 

| 3 |

John Woodward | Goals | 3 | League | 3 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 | 

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

| 2 |

Mike Ferguson | Goals | 2 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 | 

Peter Broadbent | Goals | 2 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 2 | 

Dave Rudge | Goals | 2 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 | 

Dick Edwards | Goals | 2 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 | 

| 1 |

Lew Chatterley | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 | 

Brian Tiler | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 | 

 1968-69 Appearances 

| 47 |

#492 Charlie Aitken | Appearances | 47 | League | 42 (0) | FA Cup | 4 (0) | League Cup | 1 (0) | . Player Profile

| 45 |

#532 Dick Edwards | Appearances | 45 | League | 40 (0) | FA Cup | 4 (0) | League Cup | 1 (0) | . Player Profile

| 43 |

#523 Willie Anderson | Appearances | 43 | League | 38 (0) | FA Cup | 4 (0) | League Cup | 1 (0) | . Player Profile

#505 Mick Wright | Appearances | 43 | League | 38 (1) | FA Cup | 3 (0) | League Cup | 1 (0) | . Player Profile

| 41 |

#528 Brian Godfrey | Appearances | 41 | League | 37 (0) | FA Cup | 4 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 40 |

#531 John Dunn | Appearances | 40 | League | 35 (0) | FA Cup | 4 (0) | League Cup | 1 (0) | . Player Profile

| 34 |

#527 Fred Turnbull | Appearances | 34 | League | 28 (1) | FA Cup | 4 (0) | League Cup | 1 (0) | . Player Profile

| 32 |

#533 Mike Ferguson | Appearances | 32 | League | 30 (0) | FA Cup | 1 (0) | League Cup | 1 (0) | . Player Profile

#535 Barrie Hole | Appearances | 32 | League | 28 (0) | FA Cup | 4 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 27 |

#522 Peter Broadbent | Appearances | 27 | League | 23 (1) | FA Cup | 3 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 25 |

#524 Lionel Martin | Appearances | 25 | League | 15 (5) | FA Cup | 4 (0) | League Cup | 1 (0) | . Player Profile

| 22 |

#520 Dave Rudge | Appearances | 22 | League | 17 (1) | FA Cup | 4 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 18 |

#536 Brian Tiler | Appearances | 18 | League | 18 (0) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 14 |

#526 Tommy Mitchinson | Appearances | 14 | League | 13 (0) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 1 (0) | . Player Profile

#521 John Woodward | Appearances | 14 | League | 11 (2) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 1 (0) | . Player Profile

| 11 |

#529 Brian Greenhalgh | Appearances | 11 | League | 9 (1) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (1) | . Player Profile

| 10 |

#537 Dave Simmons | Appearances | 10 | League | 9 (1) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 8 |

#478 Alan Deakin | Appearances | 8 | League | 7 (0) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 1 (0) | . Player Profile 

#516 Keith Bradley | Appearances | 8 | League | 4 (3) | FA Cup | 1 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile  

| 7 |

#515 Colin Withers | Appearances | 7 | League | 7 (0) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile  

#512 Bobby Park | Appearances | 7 | League | 4 (3) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile 

| 6 |

#502 Lew Chatterley | Appearances | 6 | League | 6 (0) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 2 |

#534 John Chambers | Appearances | 2 | League | 1 (1) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 1 |

#538 Barrie Lynch | Appearances | 1 | League | 1 (0) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

#539 John Griffiths | Appearances | 1 | League | 1 (0) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

 1968-69 'Keepers 

#531 John Dunn | Appearances | 40 | Conceded | 43 | Ratio | 1.08 |

#515 Colin Withers | Appearances | 7 | Conceded | 16 | Ratio | 2.29 | 

 

 1968-69 Managerial Record 

Tommy Cummings' second and final season as Villa manager ended after just 22 games.

 

Cummings' figures for the 1968-69 season were a Win Rate of 14%, a Loss Rate of 55%  whilst scoring just 0.77 goals per game.

 Cummings’ Villa had achieved a win rate of just 28%, losing 51% of their 67 League and FA Cup matches under his leadership.

As a result Cummings had returned 1.06 points per game* across his 67 games in charge of Villa. Cummings was behind all of his predecessors including Dick Taylor (1.23 in 146), Villa’s first professional manager Jimmy McMullan (1.24 in 99) as well as Eric Houghton (1.31 in 250), George Martin (1.42 in 119), Joe Mercer (1.51 in 282), Alex Massie (1.56 in 227) Jimmy Hogan (1.59 in 124), Billy Smith’s 1.62 across 364 games and George Ramsay’s performance of 1.69 across his 1,332 games. 

Cummings' replacement was Tommy Docherty.

 Docherty’s Villa achieved a win rate of just 44%, losing 24% of their 25 League and FA Cup matches under his leadership.

As a result Docherty had returned 1.64 points per game* across his first 25 games in charge of Villa. At the end of his first season, Docherty was behind only George Ramsay’s performance of 1.69 across his 1,332 games. 

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

 1968-69 Kits 

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​ 1968-69 Season Results 
 

*Substitute Rules: Teams could name a single 'substitute' who could be used to replace any player at any point for both injury and 'tactical' reasons*

 


Game #3026
Matchday #1

League Matchweek #1

Manager Game #46

Saturday, 10 August 1968

Football League | Division Two | Away | Sheffield United | Bramall Lane | 17,707 |

 

Manager | Tommy Cummings |

Referee | P. Partridge, Middlesbrough |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 1-3 |

Last 5 Games | DDLLL |


Scorers | Willie Anderson | 79' (pen) |

Line Up |
GK Colin Withers |

D Dick Edwards |

LB Charlie Aitken |

M Lew Chatterley |

M Mike Ferguson | DEBUT |

M Tommy Mitchinson |

M Bobby Park |

M Alan Deakin | SUB OFF | 29' |

M Willie Anderson | GOAL | 79' |

F Brian Godfrey |

F Brian Greenhalgh |

Substitute |
RB Mick Wright for M Alan Deakin | 29' |

 

Match Report

"Fighting Villa stem the rush"

On this day 10 August 1968

Villa were now without a win in the last 5 matches, losing 3
Midfielder Mike Ferguson made his Villa debut aged 25 after moving from Blackburn Rovers in May 1968 for a fee of £55,000

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Game #3027
Matchday #2

League Matchweek #2

Manager Game #47

Saturday, 17 August 1968

Football League | Division Two | Home | Fulham | Villa Park | 20,937 |

Manager | Tommy Cummings |

Referee | C.I. Robinson, Manchester |
FT Result | Drew |
FT Score | 1-1 |
Last 5 Games | DLLLD |


Scorers | John Woodward | 84' |

Line Up |
GK Colin Withers |

CB Fred Turnbull |

D Dick Edwards |

RB Mick Wright |

LB Charlie Aitken |

M Mike Ferguson |

M Tommy Mitchinson |

M Willie Anderson |

F Brian Godfrey |

F Brian Greenhalgh |

F John Woodward | GOAL | 84' |

Unused Substitute |
M Bobby Park |

Match Report

"Villa must shake off those old failings"

 

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Game #3028
Matchday #3

League Matchweek #3

Manager Game #48

Monday, 19 August 1968

Football League | Division Two | Home | Millwall | Villa Park | 19,057 |

Manager | Tommy Cummings |

Referee | P.R. Walters, Somerset |
FT Result | Drew |
FT Score | 1-1 |
Last 5 Games | DLLLD |


Scorers | Willie Anderson | 26' (pen) |

Line Up |
GK Colin Withers |

CB Fred Turnbull |

D Dick Edwards |

RB Mick Wright |

LB Charlie Aitken |

M Mike Ferguson |

M Tommy Mitchinson |

M Willie Anderson | GOAL | 26' |

F Brian Godfrey |

F Brian Greenhalgh |

F John Woodward |

Unused Substitute |
M Bobby Park |

Match Report

"Last-minute goal hits battling Villa's hopes"

On this day 19 August 1968

A second successive home draw and Villa had now failed to win any of their last 7 games

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Game #3029
Matchday #4

League Matchweek #4

Manager Game #49

Saturday, 24 August 1968

Football League | Division Two | Away | Blackburn Rovers | Ewood Park | 12,666 |

Manager | Tommy Cummings |

Referee | N.C.H Burtenshaw, Great Yarmouth |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 0-2 |

Last 5 Games | LLLDL |

Line Up |
GK Colin Withers |

CB Fred Turnbull |

D Dick Edwards |

RB Mick Wright |

LB Charlie Aitken |

M Mike Ferguson |

M Tommy Mitchinson |

M Willie Anderson |

F Brian Godfrey |

F Brian Greenhalgh |

F John Woodward |

Substitute |
M John Chambers | DEBUT | for CB Fred Turnbull |

Match Report

"Withers halts rout"


On this day 24 August 1968

No win in eight games for Villa as Tommy Cummings' tenure continued to slump
Midfielder John Chambers made his Villa debut aged 18 after joining from school football in 1965

 

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Game #3030

Matchday #5

League Matchweek #5

Manager Game #50

Monday, 26 August 1968

Football League | Division Two | Home | Bristol City | Villa Park | 17,679 |

Manager | Tommy Cummings |
FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 1-0 |

Last 5 Games | LLDLW |


Scorers | John Woodward | 73' |

Line Up |
GK John Dunn |

CB Fred Turnbull |

D Dick Edwards |

RB Mick Wright |

LB Charlie Aitken |

M Dave Rudge |

M Mike Ferguson |

M Bobby Park |

M Tommy Mitchinson |

F Brian Godfrey |

F John Woodward | GOAL | 73' |

Unused Substitute |
F Brian Greenhalgh |

Match Report

"Woodward's winner halts Villa slide"

On this day 26 August 1968

Villa win for the first time in nine games

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Game #3031
Matchday #6

League Matchweek #6

Manager Game #51

Saturday, 31 August 1968

Football League | Division Two | Home | Blackpool | Villa Park | 18,919 |

Manager | Tommy Cummings |

Referee | J.G.D. Lewis, Glamorgan |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 0-1 |

Last 5 Games | LDLWL |

Line Up |
GK John Dunn |

CB Fred Turnbull |

D Keith Bradley |

D Dick Edwards |

LB Charlie Aitken |

M Willie Anderson | SUB OFF | 74' |

M Mike Ferguson |

M Bobby Park |

M Tommy Mitchinson |

F Brian Godfrey |

F John Woodward |

Substitute |
F Brian Greenhalgh for M Willie Anderson | 74' |

Match Report

"Villa need more like Ferguson"

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Game #3032
Matchday #7

Manager Game #52
Wednesday, 4 September 1968

League Cup | 2nd Round | Home | Tottenham Hotspur | Villa Park | 24,775 |

Manager | Tommy Cummings |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 1-4 |

Last 5 Games | DLWLL |


Scorers | Lionel Martin |

Line Up |
GK John Dunn |

CB Fred Turnbull |

D Dick Edwards |

LB Charlie Aitken | SUB OFF | 83' |

RB Mick Wright |

WH Alan Deakin |

M Lionel Martin | GOAL |

M Willie Anderson |

M Mike Ferguson |

M Tommy Mitchinson |

F John Woodward |

Substitute |
M Bobby Park for LB Charlie Aitken | 83' |

Match Report

"Chivers crushes Villa after Martin raises new hope" 

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Game #3033

Matchday #8

League Matchweek #7

Manager Game #53

Saturday, 7 September 1968

Football League | Division Two | Away | Derby County | Baseball Ground | 23,723 |

 

Manager | Tommy Cummings |

Referee | V.J. Batty, Cheshire |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 1-3 |

Last 5 Games | LWLLL |


Scorers | Mike Ferguson | 86' |

Line Up |
GK John Dunn |

CB Fred Turnbull |

D Dick Edwards |

LB Charlie Aitken |

RB Mick Wright |

M Alan Deakin |

M Lionel Martin |

M Willie Anderson |

M Mike Ferguson | GOAL | 86' |

M Tommy Mitchinson |

F Brian Greenhalgh |

Substitute |
F John Woodward for M Willie Anderson | 81' |

 

Match Report

"Derby let Villa off lightly" 

On this day 7 September 1968

Villa had now managed just a single victory in the last 12 matches

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Game #3034
Matchday #9

League Matchweek #8

Manager Game #54

Saturday, 14 September 1968

Football League | Division Two | Home | Hull City | Villa Park | 17,683 |

 

Manager | Tommy Cummings |

Referee | R.C. Challis, Tonbridge |
FT Result | Drew |
FT Score | 1-1 |
Last 5 Games | WLLLD |


Scorers | Willie Anderson | 46' |

Line Up |
GK Colin Withers |

CB Fred Turnbull |

D Dick Edwards |

LB Charlie Aitken |

RB Mick Wright |

M Barrie Hole | DEBUT |

M Willie Anderson | GOAL | 46' |

M Mike Ferguson |

M Tommy Mitchinson |

F Brian Greenhalgh |

F Brian Godfrey |

Unused Substitute |
F Peter Broadbent |

 

Match Report

"Villa's search far from over" 


On this day 14 September 1968
Wing half Barrie Hole made his Villa debut, aged 26, after moving from Blackburn Rovers for a club record fee of £65,000 earlier this month.

 

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Game #3035

Matchday #10

League Matchweek #9

Manager Game #55

Wednesday, 18 September 1968

Football League | Division Two | Away | Bolton Wanderers | Burnden Park | 14,279 |

Manager | Tommy Cummings |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 1-4 |

Last 5 Games | LLLDL |


Scorers | Brian Godfrey | 64' |

Line Up |
GK Colin Withers |

CB Fred Turnbull |

D Dick Edwards |

LB Charlie Aitken | SUB OFF | 87' |

RB Mick Wright |

M Barrie Hole |

M Lew Chatterley |

M Willie Anderson |

M Mike Ferguson |

M Tommy Mitchinson |

F Brian Godfrey | GOAL | 64' |

Substitute |
M Bobby Park for LB Charlie Aitken | 87' |

 

Match Report

"Another dismal night for Villa"