Season 80 | 1968-69

1968-69 Aston Villa Squad.jpg

Season Summary

League
Position
FA Cup Progress
League Cup Progress
Biggest Win
Division Two
18th
5th Round
2nd Round
3-1 vs. Sheffield United (h), Division Two

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.

Manager
From
To
P
W
D
L
U
W%
L%
U%
CS%
PPG
Tommy Cummings
Saturday, 10 August 1968
Saturday, 9 November 1968
19
2
7
10
9
10%
53%
47%
16%
0.68
Arthur Cox (Caretaker)
Saturday, 16 November 1968
Saturday, 14 December 1968
5
1
1
3
2
20%
60%
40%
40%
0.80
Tommy Docherty
Saturday, 21 December 1968
Ongoing
23
11
7
5
18
48%
21%
79%
35%
1.74
Manager
Chairman
Club Secretary
Tommy Cummings
Norman Smith
Fred Archer
Arthur Cox (Caretaker)
Herbert Douglas Ellis
Fred Archer
Tommy Docherty
Herbert Douglas Ellis
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%
1968-69
47
14
15
18
46
59
-13
0.9
0.78
0.98
1.26
13
28%
30%
38%
29
62%

Results - League

Pos
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
GD
GPG
CPG
GR
CS
CS%
W%
L%
U%
1968-69
18th
42
12
14
16
37
48
38
-11
0.88
1.14
0.77
13
31%
29%
38%
62%

Runs

Season
Wins in a Row
League Wins in a Row
Games Unbeaten
Games without a Win
Losing Run
1968-69
5
3
7
8
3

 

 League Table

Pos
Club
P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
1
Derby County
42
26
11
5
65
32
33
63
2
Crystal Palace
42
22
12
8
70
47
23
56
3
Charlton Athletic
42
18
14
10
61
52
9
50
4
Middlesbrough
42
19
11
12
58
49
9
49
5
Cardiff City
42
20
7
15
67
54
13
47
6
Huddersfield Town
42
17
12
13
53
46
7
46
7
Birmingham City
42
18
8
16
73
59
14
44
8
Blackpool
42
14
15
13
51
41
10
43
9
Sheffield United
42
16
11
15
61
50
11
43
10
Millwall
42
17
9
16
57
49
8
43
11
Hull City
42
13
16
13
59
52
7
42
12
Carlisle United
42
16
10
16
46
49
-3
42
13
Norwich City
42
15
10
17
53
56
-3
40
14
Preston North End
42
12
15
15
38
44
-6
39
15
Portsmouth
42
12
14
16
58
58
0
38
16
Bristol City
42
11
16
15
46
53
-7
38
17
Bolton Wanderers
42
12
14
16
55
67
-12
38
18
Aston Villa
42
12
14
16
37
48
-11
38
19
Blackburn Rovers
42
13
11
18
52
63
-11
37
20
Oxford United
42
12
9
21
34
55
-21
33
21
Bury
42
11
8
23
51
80
-29
30
22
Fulham
42
7
11
24
40
81
-41
25

Matches

Select a row for detailed match reports

Competition
Date
Home
Away
W
D
L
Division Two
Saturday, 10 August 1968
Sheffield United
3-1
Aston Villa
L
Division Two
Saturday, 17 August 1968
Aston Villa
1-1
Fulham
D
Division Two
Monday, 19 August 1968
Aston Villa
1-1
Millwall
D
Division Two
Saturday, 24 August 1968
Blackburn Rovers
2-0
Aston Villa
L
Division Two
Monday, 26 August 1968
Aston Villa
1-0
Bristol City
W
Division Two
Saturday, 31 August 1968
Aston Villa
0-1
Blackpool
L
League Cup 2nd Round
Wednesday, 4 September 1968
Aston Villa
1-4
Tottenham Hotspur
L
Division Two
Saturday, 7 September 1968
Derby County
3-1
Aston Villa
L
Division Two
Saturday, 14 September 1968
Aston Villa
1-1
Hull City
D
Division Two
Wednesday, 18 September 1968
Bolton Wanderers
4-1
Aston Villa
L
Division Two
Saturday, 21 September 1968
Birmingham City
4-0
Aston Villa
L
Division Two
Saturday, 28 September 1968
Aston Villa
2-0
Oxford United
W
Division Two
Saturday, 5 October 1968
Cardiff City
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division Two
Tuesday, 8 October 1968
Bristol City
1-0
Aston Villa
L
Division Two
Saturday, 12 October 1968
Aston Villa
1-1
Crystal Palace
D
Division Two
Saturday, 19 October 1968
Norwich City
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division Two
Saturday, 26 October 1968
Aston Villa
0-0
Carlisle United
D
Division Two
Saturday, 2 November 1968
Huddersfield Town
3-1
Aston Villa
L
Division Two
Saturday, 9 November 1968
Aston Villa
0-1
Preston North End
L
Division Two
Saturday, 16 November 1968
Portsmouth
2-0
Aston Villa
L
Division Two
Saturday, 23 November 1968
Aston Villa
1-0
Middlesbrough
W
Division Two
Saturday, 30 November 1968
Bury
3-2
Aston Villa
L
Division Two
Saturday, 7 December 1968
Aston Villa
0-0
Charlton Athletic
D
Division Two
Saturday, 14 December 1968
Crystal Palace
4-2
Aston Villa
L
Division Two
Saturday, 21 December 1968
Aston Villa
2-1
Norwich City
W
Division Two
Thursday, 26 December 1968
Aston Villa
2-0
Cardiff City
W
Division Two
Saturday, 28 December 1968
Carlisle United
0-1
Aston Villa
W
FA Cup 3rd Round
Saturday, 4 January 1969
Aston Villa
2-1
Queens Park Rangers
W
Division Two
Saturday, 11 January 1969
Aston Villa
1-0
Huddersfield Town
W
Division Two
Saturday, 18 January 1969
Preston North End
1-0
Aston Villa
L
FA Cup 4th Round
Saturday, 25 January 1969
Southampton
2-2
Aston Villa
D
FA Cup 4th Round Replay
Wednesday, 29 January 1969
Aston Villa
2-1
Southampton
W
Division Two
Saturday, 1 February 1969
Aston Villa
2-0
Portsmouth
W
FA Cup 5th Round
Saturday, 8 February 1969
Tottenham Hotspur
3-2
Aston Villa
L
Division Two
Saturday, 15 February 1969
Aston Villa
1-0
Bury
W
Division Two
Saturday, 22 February 1969
Charlton Athletic
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division Two
Saturday, 1 March 1969
Aston Villa
3-1
Sheffield United
W
Division Two
Tuesday, 4 March 1969
Middlesbrough
0-0
Aston Villa
D
Division Two
Saturday, 8 March 1969
Fulham
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division Two
Saturday, 15 March 1969
Aston Villa
1-1
Blackburn Rovers
D
Division Two
Saturday, 22 March 1969
Blackpool
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division Two
Saturday, 29 March 1969
Aston Villa
0-1
Derby County
L
Division Two
Friday, 4 April 1969
Millwall
0-1
Aston Villa
W
Division Two
Saturday, 5 April 1969
Oxford United
1-0
Aston Villa
L
Division Two
Tuesday, 8 April 1969
Aston Villa
1-1
Bolton Wanderers
D
Division Two
Saturday, 12 April 1969
Aston Villa
1-0
Birmingham City
W
Division Two
Saturday, 19 April 1969
Hull City
1-0
Aston Villa
L

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Transfers In

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
From
For
Barrie Hole
Midfielder
Sunday, 1 September 1968
Blackburn Rovers
£65,000
John Griffiths
Midfielder
Friday, 1 November 1968
Oldbury & West Smethwick Schools
Free
Brian Tiler
Centre Back
Sunday, 1 December 1968
Rotherham United
£33,500
Barry Lynch
Full Back
Wednesday, 1 January 1969
Cross Castle FC
Free
Dave Simmons
Forward
Saturday, 1 February 1969
Arsenal
£15,000
Brian Rowan
Right Back
Tuesday, 1 April 1969
Ballieston Juniors
Free
Roy Stark
Centre Back
Sunday, 1 June 1969
Stapleford Boys
Free
Chico Hamilton
Midfielder
Sunday, 1 June 1969
Southend United
£40,000

Transfers Out

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
To
For
John Inglis
Centre Forward
July 1968
Crewe Alexandra
Free
Johnny MacLeod
Winger
July 1968
KV Mechelen
Free
Brian Greenhalgh
Forward
February 1969
Leicester City
£15,000
Barry Ansell
Full Back
May 1969
Released
Free
John Woodward
Forward
May 1969
Walsall
Free
Tommy Mitchinson
Midfielder
May 1969
Torquay United
£8,000
Bobby Park
Midfielder
May 1969
Wrexham
Free
Colin Withers
Goalkeeper
June 1969
Lincoln City
Free

Debut Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
Mike Ferguson
Player #533
Sheffield United (a), Division Two
Saturday, 10 August 1968
John Chambers
Player #534
Blackburn Rovers (a), Division Two
Saturday, 24 August 1968
Barrie Hole
Player #535
Hull City (h), Division Two
Saturday, 14 September 1968
Brian Tiler
Player #536
Cardiff City (h), Division Two
Thursday, 26 December 1968
Dave Simmons
Player #537
Bury (h), Division Two
Saturday, 15 February 1969
Barry Lynch
Player #538
Hull City (a), Division Two
Saturday, 19 April 1969
John Griffiths
Player #539
Hull City (a), Division Two
Saturday, 19 April 1969

Final Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
Colin Withers
Player #515
Birmingham City (a), Division Two
Saturday, 21 September 1968
Bobby Park
Player #512
Huddersfield Town (a), Division Two
Saturday, 2 November 1968
Brian Greenhalgh
Player #529
Charlton Athletic (h), Division Two
Saturday, 7 December 1968
John Chambers
Player #534
Crystal Palace (a), Division Two
Saturday, 14 December 1968
John Woodward
Player #521
Norwich City (h), Division Two
Saturday, 21 December 1968
Tommy Mitchinson
Player #526
Carlisle United (a), Division Two
Saturday, 28 December 1968
Peter Broadbent
Player #522
Hull City (a), Division Two
Saturday, 19 April 1969

Squad Statistics

Squad Size
Average 1st XI Age
Youngest 1st XI
Oldest 1st XI
25
25.04
23.89 | Derby County (a), Division Two
26.01 | Preston North End (a), Division Two
Youngest Starter
Youngest Substitute
17.85 | M John Griffiths | Hull City (a), Division Two
20.33 | F Dave Simmons | Bury (h), Division Two
Oldest Starter
Oldest Substitute
35.95 | F Peter Broadbent | Hull City (a), Division Two
35.86 | F Peter Broadbent | Blackburn Rovers (h), Division Two

First Team Squad

Player
Number
Villa Career
Alan Deakin
Player #478
1959-69 Aston Villa, Free, 269 (1) | 9 |
Charlie Aitken
Player #492
1961-77 Aston Villa, Free, 656 (4) | 14 |
Lew Chatterley
Player #502
1963-71 Aston Villa, Free, 160 (4) | 27 |
Mick Wright
Player #505
1963-73 Aston Villa, Free, 315 (3) | 1 |
Bobby Park
Player #512
1964-69 Aston Villa, Free, 71 (12) | 10 |
Colin Withers
Player #515
1964-69 Aston Villa, £18k, 163 (0) | 0 |
Keith Bradley
Player #516
1965-72 Aston Villa, Free, 134 (9) | 2 |
Dave Rudge
Player #520
1966-72 Aston Villa, Free, 53 (7) | 10 |
John Woodward
Player #521
1966-68 Aston Villa, £27.5k, 24 (5) | 8 |
Peter Broadbent
Player #522
1966-69 Aston Villa, £7.5k, 65 (2) | 2 |
Willie Anderson
Player #523
1969-73 Aston Villa, £20k, 264 (2) | 44 |
Lionel Martin
Player #524
1967-72 Aston Villa, Free, 44 (12) | 9 |
Tommy Mitchinson
Player #526
1967-68 Aston Villa, £18k, 52 (0) | 9 |
Fred Turnbull
Player #527
1967-74 Aston Villa, Free, 183 (1) | 3 |
Brian Godfrey
Player #528
1967-71 Aston Villa, £35k, 156 (3) | 23 |
Brian Greenhalgh
Player #529
1967-68 Aston Villa, Free, 38 (2) | 12 |
Barry Ansell
Player #530
1967 Aston Villa, £30k, 1 (0) | 0 |
John Dunn
Player #531
1968-71 Aston Villa, £8k, 118 (0) | 0 |
Dick Edwards
Player #532
1968-70 Aston Villa, Free, 77 (0) | 2 |
Mike Ferguson
Player #533
1968-69 Aston Villa, £55k, 41 (1) | 2 |
John Chambers
Player #534
1968 Aston Villa, Free, 1 (1) | 0 |
Barrie Hole
Player #535
1968-70 Aston Villa, £65k, 53 (0) | 9 |
Brian Tiler
Player #536
1968-72 Aston Villa, £33.5k, 125 (2) | 4 |
Dave Simmons
Player #537
1969-70 Aston Villa, £15k, 12 (6) | 7 |
Barry Lynch
Player #538
1969-72 Aston Villa, Free, 3 (0) | 0 |
John Griffiths
Player #539
1969-70 Aston Villa, Free, 2 (2) | 0

Appearances

Player
Total
League Starts
League Subs
FA Cup Starts
FA Cup Subs
EFL Cup Starts
EFL Cup Subs
LB Charlie Aitken
47
42
0
4
0
1
0
D Dick Edwards
45
40
0
4
0
1
0
RB Mick Wright
43
38
1
3
0
1
0
M Willie Anderson
43
38
0
4
0
1
0
F Brian Godfrey
41
37
0
4
0
0
0
GK John Dunn
40
35
0
4
0
1
0
CB Fred Turnbull
34
28
1
4
0
1
0
M Barrie Hole
32
28
0
4
0
0
0
M Mike Ferguson
32
30
0
1
0
1
0
F Peter Broadbent
27
23
1
3
0
0
0
M Lionel Martin
25
15
5
4
0
1
0
M Dave Rudge
22
17
1
4
0
0
0
CB Brian Tiler
18
18
0
0
0
0
0
M Tommy Mitchinson
14
13
0
0
0
1
0
F John Woodward
14
11
2
0
0
1
0
F Brian Greenhalgh
11
9
1
0
0
0
1
F Dave Simmons
10
9
1
0
0
0
0
M Alan Deakin
8
7
0
0
0
1
0
D Keith Bradley
8
4
3
1
0
0
0
GK Colin Withers
7
7
0
0
0
0
0
M Bobby Park
7
4
3
0
0
0
0
M Lew Chatterley
6
6
0
0
0
0
0
M John Chambers
2
1
1
0
0
0
0
M John Griffiths
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
FB Barry Lynch
1
1
0
0
0
0
0

Goals

'Keepers

'Keeper
Appearances
Conceded
Ratio
Clean Sheets
Clean Sheet %
GK John Dunn
40
43
1.08
13
33%
GK Colin Withers
7
16
2.29
0
0%
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