Season 82 | 1970-71

1970-71 Aston Villa Squad.jpg

Season Summary

League
Position
FA Cup Progress
League Cup Progress
Biggest Win
Division Three
4th
1st Round
Runners Up
5-3 vs. Reading (a), Division Three

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
Vic Crowe
Saturday, 15 August 1970
Ongoing
57
25
18
14
43
44%
25%
75%
39%
1.63
Chairman
Club Secretary
Herbert Douglas Ellis
Alan Bennett

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%
1970-71
57
25
18
14
71
55
16
1.15
1.3
1.25
0.96
22
39%
44%
25%
43
75%

Results - League

Pos
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
GD
GPG
CPG
GR
CS
CS%
W%
L%
U%
1970-71
4th
46
19
15
12
54
46
53
8
1.17
1
1.17
17
37%
41%
26%
74%

Runs

Season
Wins in a Row
League Wins in a Row
Games Unbeaten
Games without a Win
Losing Run
1970-71
3
3
12
8
2

 

 League Table

Pos
Club
P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
1
Preston North End
46
22
17
7
63
39
24
61
2
Fulham
46
24
12
10
68
41
27
60
3
Halifax Town
46
22
12
12
74
55
19
56
4
Aston Villa
46
19
15
12
54
46
8
53
5
Chesterfield
46
17
17
12
66
38
28
51
6
Bristol Rovers
46
19
13
14
69
50
19
51
7
Mansfield Town
46
18
15
13
64
62
2
51
8
Rotherham United
46
17
16
13
64
60
4
50
9
Wrexham
46
18
13
15
72
65
7
49
10
Torquay United
46
19
11
16
54
57
-3
49
11
Swansea City
46
15
16
15
59
56
3
46
12
Barnsley
46
17
11
18
49
52
-3
45
13
Shrewsbury Town
46
16
13
17
58
62
-4
45
14
Brighton & Hove Albion
46
14
16
16
50
47
3
44
15
Plymouth Argyle
46
12
19
15
63
63
0
43
16
Rochdale
46
14
15
17
61
68
-7
43
17
Port Vale
46
15
12
19
52
59
-7
42
18
Tranmere Rovers
46
10
22
14
45
55
-10
42
19
Bradford City
46
13
14
19
49
62
-13
40
20
Walsall
46
14
11
21
51
57
-6
39
21
Reading
46
14
11
21
48
85
-37
39
22
Bury
46
12
13
21
52
60
-8
37
23
Doncaster Rovers
46
13
9
24
45
66
-21
35
24
Gillingham
46
10
13
23
42
67
-25
33

Matches

Select a row for detailed match reports

Competition
Date
Home
Away
W
D
L
Division Three
Saturday, 15 August 1970
Chesterfield
2-3
Aston Villa
W
League Cup 1st Round
Wednesday, 19 August 1970
Aston Villa
4-0
Notts County
W
Division Three
Saturday, 22 August 1970
Aston Villa
1-1
Plymouth Argyle
D
Division Three
Saturday, 29 August 1970
Swansea City
1-2
Aston Villa
W
Division Three
Monday, 31 August 1970
Aston Villa
0-1
Mansfield Town
L
Division Three
Saturday, 5 September 1970
Aston Villa
3-2
Doncaster Rovers
W
League Cup 2nd Round
Wednesday, 9 September 1970
Aston Villa
2-0
Burnley
W
Division Three
Saturday, 12 September 1970
Barnsley
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division Three
Saturday, 19 September 1970
Aston Villa
2-0
Preston North End
W
Division Three
Wednesday, 23 September 1970
Aston Villa
2-1
Gillingham
W
Division Three
Saturday, 26 September 1970
Wrexham
2-3
Aston Villa
W
Division Three
Wednesday, 30 September 1970
Aston Villa
1-1
Bristol Rovers
D
Division Three
Saturday, 3 October 1970
Aston Villa
0-0
Brighton & Hove Albion
D
League Cup 3rd Round
Tuesday, 6 October 1970
Northampton Town
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division Three
Saturday, 10 October 1970
Rochdale
1-1
Aston Villa
D
League Cup 3rd Round Replay
Tuesday, 13 October 1970
Aston Villa
3-0
Northampton Town
W
Division Three
Saturday, 17 October 1970
Aston Villa
0-0
Chesterfield
D
Division Three
Monday, 19 October 1970
Port Vale
2-0
Aston Villa
L
Division Three
Saturday, 24 October 1970
Aston Villa
1-0
Tranmere Rovers
W
League Cup 4th Round
Wednesday, 28 October 1970
Aston Villa
1-0
Carlisle United
W
Division Three
Saturday, 31 October 1970
Reading
3-5
Aston Villa
W
Division Three
Saturday, 7 November 1970
Aston Villa
0-1
Torquay United
L
Division Three
Wednesday, 11 November 1970
Aston Villa
1-0
Bury
W
Division Three
Saturday, 14 November 1970
Halifax Town
2-1
Aston Villa
L
League Cup Quarter Final
Tuesday, 17 November 1970
Bristol Rovers
1-1
Aston Villa
D
FA Cup 1st Round
Saturday, 21 November 1970
Torquay United
3-1
Aston Villa
L
League Cup Quarter Final Replay
Wednesday, 25 November 1970
Aston Villa
1-0
Bristol Rovers
W
Division Three
Saturday, 28 November 1970
Fulham
0-2
Aston Villa
W
Division Three
Saturday, 5 December 1970
Aston Villa
1-0
Bradford City
W
League Cup Semi Final
Wednesday, 16 December 1970
Manchester United
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division Three
Saturday, 19 December 1970
Plymouth Argyle
1-1
Aston Villa
D
League Cup Semi Final
Wednesday, 23 December 1970
Aston Villa
2-1
Manchester United
W
Division Three
Saturday, 26 December 1970
Aston Villa
2-0
Shrewsbury Town
W
Division Three
Saturday, 2 January 1971
Walsall
3-0
Aston Villa
L
Division Three
Saturday, 9 January 1971
Bristol Rovers
1-2
Aston Villa
W
Division Three
Saturday, 16 January 1971
Aston Villa
1-0
Port Vale
W
Division Three
Saturday, 23 January 1971
Rotherham United
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division Three
Saturday, 30 January 1971
Aston Villa
1-0
Fulham
W
Division Three
Saturday, 6 February 1971
Bradford City
1-0
Aston Villa
L
Division Three
Saturday, 13 February 1971
Aston Villa
1-0
Rotherham United
W
Division Three
Saturday, 20 February 1971
Bury
3-1
Aston Villa
L
League Cup Final
Saturday, 27 February 1971
Aston Villa
0-2
Tottenham Hotspur
L
Division Three
Friday, 5 March 1971
Tranmere Rovers
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division Three
Wednesday, 10 March 1971
Gillingham
0-0
Aston Villa
D
Division Three
Saturday, 13 March 1971
Aston Villa
1-1
Halifax Town
D
Division Three
Wednesday, 17 March 1971
Aston Villa
0-0
Walsall
D
Division Three
Saturday, 20 March 1971
Torquay United
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division Three
Friday, 26 March 1971
Doncaster Rovers
2-1
Aston Villa
L
Division Three
Saturday, 3 April 1971
Aston Villa
3-0
Swansea City
W
Division Three
Friday, 9 April 1971
Brighton & Hove Albion
1-0
Aston Villa
L
Division Three
Saturday, 10 April 1971
Shrewsbury Town
2-1
Aston Villa
L
Division Three
Monday, 12 April 1971
Aston Villa
0-0
Barnsley
D
Division Three
Saturday, 17 April 1971
Aston Villa
1-0
Rochdale
W
Division Three
Saturday, 24 April 1971
Preston North End
0-0
Aston Villa
D
Division Three
Monday, 26 April 1971
Mansfield Town
2-0
Aston Villa
L
Division Three
Saturday, 1 May 1971
Aston Villa
3-4
Wrexham
L
Division Three
Tuesday, 4 May 1971
Aston Villa
2-1
Reading
W

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Transfers In

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
From
For
Dave Gibson
Forward
Tuesday, 1 September 1970
Leicester City
Free
Harry Gregory
Midfielder
Thursday, 1 October 1970
Charlton Athletic
£7,777
Geoff Vowden
Forward
Monday, 1 March 1971
Birmingham
£12,500
Brian Little
Forward
Friday, 5 March 1971
Youth Team
Free
Tommy Hughes
Goalkeeper
Tuesday, 1 June 1971
Chelsea
£12,500
Ray Graydon
Winger
Tuesday, 1 June 1971
Bristol Rovers
£50,000

Transfers Out

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
To
For
Barrie Hole
Midfielder
July 1970
Swansea City
£27,000
Emment Kapengwe
Midfielder
July 1970
Atlanta Chiefs
Free
Fred Mwila
Midfielder
July 1970
Atlanta Chiefs
Free
John Phillips
Goalkeeper
August 1970
Chelsea
£30,000
Dave Simmons
Forward
December 1970
Colchester United
Free
Brian Godfrey
Forward
June 1971
Bristol Rovers
Exchange

Debut Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
Dave Gibson
Player #552
Wrexham (a), Division Three
Saturday, 26 September 1970
Harry Gregory
Player #553
Chesterfield (h), Division Three
Saturday, 17 October 1970
Geoff Crudgington
Player #554
Bristol Rovers (h), Division Three
Saturday, 9 January 1971
Geoff Vowden
Player #555
Gillingham (a), Division Three
Wednesday, 10 March 1971

Final Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
Dave Rudge
Player #520
Preston North End (a), Division Two
Saturday, 31 January 1970
Dave Simmons
Player #537
Barnsley (a), Division Three
Saturday, 12 September 1970
Lew Chatterley
Player #502
Torquay United (a), FA Cup
Saturday, 21 November 1970
John Dunn
Player #531
Wrexham (h), Division Three
Saturday, 1 May 1971
Brian Godfrey
Player #528
Reading (h), Division Three
Tuesday, 4 May 1971

Squad Statistics

Squad Size
Average 1st XI Age
Youngest 1st XI
Oldest 1st XI
22
25.90
24.86 | Northampton Town (h), League Cup
27.18 | Brighton & Hove Albion (a), Division Three
Youngest Starter
Youngest Substitute
Jimmy Brown | 16.95 | Wednesday, 9 September 1970
Neil Rioch | 19.51 | Saturday, 10 October 1970
Oldest Starter
Oldest Substitute
George Curtis | 31.54 | Wednesday, 11 November 1970
Geoff Vowden | 29.89 | Wednesday, 10 March 1971

First Team Squad

Player
Number
Villa Career
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 |
Keith Bradley
Player #516
1965-72 Aston Villa, Free, 134 (9) | 2 |
Dave Rudge
Player #520
1966-72 Aston Villa, Free, 53 (7) | 10 |
Willie Anderson
Player #523
1969-73 Aston Villa, £20k, 264 (2) | 44 |
Lionel Martin
Player #524
1967-72 Aston Villa, Free, 44 (12) | 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 |
John Dunn
Player #531
1968-71 Aston Villa, £8k, 118 (0) | 0 |
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 |
Chico Hamilton
Player #540
1969-76 Aston Villa, £40k, 234 (16) | 48 |
Bruce Rioch
Player #541
1969-74 Aston Villa, £100k, 173 (5) | 37 |
Pat McMahon
Player #542
1969-74 Aston Villa, Free, 141 (8) | 30 |
Neil Rioch
Player #543
1970-73 Aston Villa, £10k, 16 (7) | 3 |
Brian Rowan
Player #545
1969-71 Aston Villa, Free, 1 (0) | 0 |
Jimmy Brown
Player #546
1969-74 Aston Villa, Free, 84 (3) | 1 |
George Curtis
Player #550
1969-72 Aston Villa, £30k, 58 (0) | 3 |
Andy Lochhead
Player #551
1970-73 Aston Villa, £35k, 150 (4) | 44 |
Dave Gibson
Player #552
1970-72 Aston Villa, Free, 21 (3) | 1 |
Harry Gregory
Player #553
1970-72 Aston Villa, £7,777, 23 (6) | 4 |
Geoff Crudgington
Player #554
1971-72 Aston Villa, Free, 5 (0) | 0 |
Geoff Vowden
Player #555
1971-74 Aston Villa, £12.5k, 110 (4) | 25 |

Appearances

Player
Total
League Starts
League Subs
FA Cup Starts
FA Cup Subs
EFL Cup Starts
EFL Cup Subs
M Chico Hamilton
55
43
1
1
0
10
0
LB Charlie Aitken
55
44
0
1
0
10
0
GK John Dunn
54
43
0
1
0
10
0
F Brian Godfrey
53
44
0
0
0
9
0
M Willie Anderson
53
42
0
1
0
10
0
CF Andy Lochhead
52
41
0
1
0
10
0
CB Brian Tiler
52
41
1
1
0
9
0
CB Fred Turnbull
51
41
0
1
0
9
0
M Pat McMahon
47
36
1
1
0
9
0
D Keith Bradley
34
28
0
1
0
5
0
M Bruce Rioch
25
17
6
0
0
2
0
RB Mick Wright
24
19
0
0
0
5
0
F Dave Gibson
20
13
3
0
0
4
0
M Harry Gregory
16
10
6
0
0
0
0
M Jimmy Brown
14
9
0
1
0
4
0
F Geoff Vowden
14
13
1
0
0
0
0
M Lew Chatterley
12
8
1
1
0
2
0
CB George Curtis
11
9
0
0
0
2
0
M Lionel Martin
3
1
2
0
0
0
0
GK Geoff Crudgington
3
3
0
0
0
0
0
CB Neil Rioch
2
0
2
0
0
0
0
F Dave Simmons
1
1
0
0
0
0
0

Goals

'Keepers

'Keeper
Appearances
Conceded
Ratio
Clean Sheets
Clean Sheet %
GK John Dunn
54
53
0.98
21
39%
GK Geoff Crudgington
3
2
0.67
1
33%
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