Season 83 | 1971-72

1971-72 Aston Villa Squad.jpg

Season Summary

League
Position
FA Cup Progress
League Cup Progress
Biggest Win
Division Three
Champions
1st Round
4th Round
6-0 vs. Oldham Athletic (h), Division Three
Top Scorer
Most Appearances
Most Starts
25 | Andy Lochhead
53 | Andy Lochhead
53 | Andy Lochhead

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, 14 August 1971
Ongoing
54
35
9
10
44
65%
19%
81%
50%
2.11
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%
1971-72
54
35
9
10
100
47
53
1.52
1.73
1.85
1.07
27
50%
65%
19%
43
81%

Results - League

Pos
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
GD
GPG
CPG
GR
CS
CS%
W%
L%
U%
1971-72
Champions
46
32
6
8
85
32
70
53
1.85
0.7
2.66
26
57%
70%
17%
83%

Runs

Season
Wins in a Row
League Wins in a Row
Games Unbeaten
Games without a Win
Losing Run
1971-72
5
5
11
3
2

 

 League Table

Pos
Club
P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
1
Aston Villa
46
32
6
8
85
32
53
70
2
Brighton & Hove Albion
46
27
11
8
82
47
35
65
3
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic
46
23
16
7
73
37
36
62
4
Notts County
46
25
12
9
74
44
30
62
5
Rotherham United
46
20
15
11
69
52
17
55
6
Bristol Rovers
46
21
12
13
75
56
19
54
7
Bolton Wanderers
46
17
16
13
51
41
10
50
8
Plymouth Argyle
46
20
10
16
74
64
10
50
9
Walsall
46
15
18
13
62
57
5
48
10
Blackburn Rovers
46
19
9
18
54
57
-3
47
11
Oldham Athletic
46
17
11
18
59
63
-4
45
12
Shrewsbury Town
46
17
10
19
73
65
8
44
13
Chesterfield
46
18
8
20
57
57
0
44
14
Swansea City
46
17
10
19
46
59
-13
44
15
Port Vale
46
13
15
18
43
59
-16
41
16
Wrexham
46
16
8
22
59
63
-4
40
17
Halifax Town
46
13
12
21
48
61
-13
38
18
Rochdale
46
12
13
21
57
83
-26
37
19
York City
46
12
12
22
57
66
-9
36
20
Tranmere Rovers
46
10
16
20
50
71
-21
36
21
Mansfield Town
46
8
20
18
41
63
-22
36
22
Barnsley
46
9
18
19
32
64
-32
36
23
Torquay United
46
10
12
24
41
69
-28
32
24
Bradford City
46
11
10
25
45
77
-32
32

Matches

Select a row for detailed match reports

Competition
Date
Home
Away
W
D
L
Division Three
Saturday, 14 August 1971
Aston Villa
3-1
Plymouth Argyle
W
League Cup 1st Round
Wednesday, 18 August 1971
Aston Villa
2-2
Wrexham
D
Division Three
Saturday, 21 August 1971
Walsall
1-1
Aston Villa
D
League Cup 1st Round Replay
Monday, 23 August 1971
Wrexham
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division Three
Saturday, 28 August 1971
Aston Villa
2-0
Rochdale
W
League Cup 1st Round Replay
Tuesday, 31 August 1971
Aston Villa
4-3
Wrexham
W
Division Three
Saturday, 4 September 1971
Bolton Wanderers
2-0
Aston Villa
L
League Cup 2nd Round
Wednesday, 8 September 1971
Chesterfield
2-3
Aston Villa
W
Division Three
Saturday, 11 September 1971
Aston Villa
2-0
Brighton & Hove Albion
W
Division Three
Saturday, 18 September 1971
Halifax Town
0-1
Aston Villa
W
Division Three
Wednesday, 22 September 1971
Aston Villa
0-1
Mansfield Town
L
Division Three
Saturday, 25 September 1971
Aston Villa
2-0
Wrexham
W
Division Three
Tuesday, 28 September 1971
Barnsley
0-4
Aston Villa
W
Division Three
Saturday, 2 October 1971
Bristol Rovers
0-1
Aston Villa
W
League Cup 3rd Round
Tuesday, 5 October 1971
Crystal Palace
2-2
Aston Villa
D
Division Three
Saturday, 9 October 1971
Aston Villa
1-2
Rotherham United
L
League Cup 3rd Round Replay
Wednesday, 13 October 1971
Aston Villa
2-0
Crystal Palace
W
Division Three
Saturday, 16 October 1971
Plymouth Argyle
3-2
Aston Villa
L
Division Three
Wednesday, 20 October 1971
Aston Villa
2-0
Tranmere Rovers
W
Division Three
Saturday, 23 October 1971
Bournemouth & Boscombe
3-0
Aston Villa
L
League Cup 4th Round
Tuesday, 26 October 1971
Blackpool
4-1
Aston Villa
L
Division Three
Saturday, 30 October 1971
Aston Villa
4-1
Blackburn Rovers
W
Division Three
Saturday, 6 November 1971
Port Vale
4-4
Aston Villa
D
Division Three
Saturday, 13 November 1971
Aston Villa
1-0
Notts County
W
FA Cup 1st Round
Saturday, 20 November 1971
Southend United
1-0
Aston Villa
L
Division Three
Saturday, 27 November 1971
Oldham Athletic
0-6
Aston Villa
W
Division Three
Saturday, 4 December 1971
Aston Villa
3-0
Bradford City
W
Division Three
Saturday, 18 December 1971
Aston Villa
3-2
Bolton Wanderers
W
Division Three
Monday, 27 December 1971
Swansea City
1-2
Aston Villa
W
Division Three
Saturday, 1 January 1972
Aston Villa
1-0
Halifax Town
W
Division Three
Saturday, 8 January 1972
Rochdale
1-0
Aston Villa
L
Division Three
Wednesday, 19 January 1972
Aston Villa
3-0
Shrewsbury Town
W
Division Three
Saturday, 22 January 1972
Aston Villa
2-0
Barnsley
W
Division Three
Friday, 28 January 1972
Tranmere Rovers
0-1
Aston Villa
W
Division Three
Saturday, 5 February 1972
Aston Villa
1-0
York City
W
Division Three
Saturday, 12 February 1972
Aston Villa
2-1
Bournemouth & Boscombe
W
Division Three
Saturday, 19 February 1972
Blackburn Rovers
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division Three
Saturday, 26 February 1972
Aston Villa
2-0
Port Vale
W
Division Three
Saturday, 4 March 1972
Notts County
0-3
Aston Villa
W
Division Three
Saturday, 11 March 1972
Rotherham United
0-2
Aston Villa
W
Division Three
Wednesday, 15 March 1972
Shrewsbury Town
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division Three
Saturday, 18 March 1972
Aston Villa
0-0
Walsall
D
Division Three
Saturday, 25 March 1972
Brighton & Hove Albion
2-1
Aston Villa
L
Division Three
Friday, 31 March 1972
Wrexham
0-2
Aston Villa
W
Division Three
Saturday, 1 April 1972
Aston Villa
2-0
Swansea City
W
Division Three
Monday, 3 April 1972
Aston Villa
2-1
Bristol Rovers
W
Division Three
Saturday, 8 April 1972
York City
0-1
Aston Villa
W
Division Three
Monday, 10 April 1972
Aston Villa
1-0
Oldham Athletic
W
Division Three
Wednesday, 12 April 1972
Torquay United
2-1
Aston Villa
L
Division Three
Wednesday, 19 April 1972
Chesterfield
0-4
Aston Villa
W
Division Three
Saturday, 22 April 1972
Bradford City
0-1
Aston Villa
W
Division Three
Monday, 24 April 1972
Mansfield Town
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division Three
Saturday, 29 April 1972
Aston Villa
5-1
Torquay United
W
Division Three
Friday, 5 May 1972
Aston Villa
1-0
Chesterfield
W

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Transfers In

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
From
For
Mick Hoban
Forward
Unknown
St. Chad's College
Free
Malcolm Beard
Midfielder
Thursday, 1 July 1971
Birmingham
Free
John Gidman
Right Back
Sunday, 1 August 1971
Liverpool
Free
Jimmy Cumbes
Goalkeeper
Friday, 1 October 1971
West Bromwich Albion
£36,000
Ian Ross
Defender
Tuesday, 1 February 1972
Liverpool
£60,000
Tony Betts
Forward
Wednesday, 1 March 1972
Derby Grammar School
Free
Chris Nicholl
Defender
Wednesday, 1 March 1972
Luton Town
£75,000
Keith Leonard
Forward
Saturday, 1 April 1972
Highgate United
Free
Jake Findlay
Goalkeeper
Thursday, 1 June 1972
Perth Schools
Free
Alun Evans
Forward
Thursday, 1 June 1972
Liverpool
£72,000

Transfers Out

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
To
For
John Dunn
Goalkeeper
July 1971
Charlton Athletic
Free
Lew Chatterley
Midfielder
September 1971
Northampton Town
£8,000
Brian Rowan
Right Back
October 1971
Watford
Free
Geoff Crudgington
Goalkeeper
March 1972
Crewe Alexandra
£5,000
Dave Gibson
Forward
Friday, 30 June 1972
Exeter City
£3,500
Lionel Martin
Midfielder
Friday, 30 June 1972
Worcester City
£14,000
George Curtis
Centre Back
Friday, 30 June 1972
Retired
Released

Debut Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
Tommy Hughes
Player #556
Plymouth Argyle (h), Division Three
Saturday, 14 August 1971
Ray Graydon
Player #557
Plymouth Argyle (h), Division Three
Saturday, 14 August 1971
Malcolm Beard
Player #558
Halifax Town (a), Division Three
Saturday, 18 September 1971
Brian Little
Player #559
Blackburn Rovers (h), Division Three
Saturday, 30 October 1971
Jimmy Cumbes
Player #560
Oldham Athletic (a), Division Three
Saturday, 27 November 1971
Ian Ross
Player #561
Port Vale (h), Division Three
Saturday, 26 February 1972
Chris Nicholl
Player #562
Rotherham United (a), Division Three
Saturday, 11 March 1972

Final Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
Geoff Crudgington
Player #554
Wrexham (h), League Cup
Tuesday, 31 August 1971
Dave Gibson
Player #552
Southend United (a), FA Cup
Saturday, 20 November 1971
Tommy Hughes
Player #556
Southend United (a), FA Cup
Saturday, 20 November 1971
Keith Bradley
Player #516
Southend United (a), FA Cup
Saturday, 20 November 1971
Lionel Martin
Player #524
Shrewsbury Town (h), Division Three
Wednesday, 19 January 1972
Harry Gregory
Player #553
York City (h), Division Three
Saturday, 5 February 1972
George Curtis
Player #550
Mansfield Town (a), Division Three
Monday, 24 April 1972

Squad Statistics

Squad Size
Average 1st XI Age
Youngest 1st XI
Oldest 1st XI
26
26.60
25.34 | Blackburn Rovers (h), Division Three
27.42 | Shrewsbury Town (h), Division Three
Youngest Starter
Youngest Substitute
Jimmy Brown | 18.16 | Saturday, 27 November 1971
Brian Little | 17.94 | Saturday, 30 October 1971
Oldest Starter
Oldest Substitute
George Curtis | 32.99 | Monday, 24 April 1972
Geoff Vowden | 30.98 | Monday, 10 April 1972

First Team Squad

Player
Number
Villa Career
Charlie Aitken
Player #492
1961-77 Aston Villa, Free, 656 (4) | 14 |
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 Tiler
Player #536
1968-72 Aston Villa, £33.5k, 125 (2) | 4 |
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 |
Tommy Hughes
Player #556
1971-73 Aston Villa, £12.5k, 23 (0) | 0 |
Ray Graydon
Player #557
1971-77 Aston Villa, £50k, 226 (5) | 82 |
Malcolm Beard
Player #558
1971-72 Aston Villa, Free, 6 (1) | 0 |
Brian Little
Player #559
1971-80 Aston Villa, Free, 296 (7) | 80 |
Jimmy Cumbes
Player #560
1971-75 Aston Villa, £36k, 183 (0) | 0 |
Ian Ross
Player #561
1972-76 Aston Villa, £60k, 204 (0) | 3 |
Chris Nicholl
Player #562
1972-77 Aston Villa, £75k, 252 (0) | 19 |
Mick Hoban
Unused Substitute
1971-72 Aston Villa, Free, 0 (0) | 0 |

Appearances

Player
Total
League Starts
League Subs
FA Cup Starts
FA Cup Subs
EFL Cup Starts
EFL Cup Subs
CF Andy Lochhead
53
45
0
1
0
7
0
W Ray Graydon
52
45
0
1
0
6
0
LB Charlie Aitken
50
42
1
1
0
6
0
M Willie Anderson
48
40
0
1
0
7
0
M Bruce Rioch
45
40
0
0
0
5
0
CB Fred Turnbull
43
37
0
1
0
5
0
F Geoff Vowden
41
30
3
1
0
7
0
M Chico Hamilton
36
25
5
1
0
5
0
RB Mick Wright
32
31
0
0
0
1
0
GK Jim Cumbes
29
29
0
0
0
0
0
CB George Curtis
27
24
0
1
0
2
0
D Keith Bradley
24
16
0
1
0
7
0
GK Tommy Hughes
23
16
0
1
0
6
0
CB Brian Tiler
20
13
1
0
0
6
0
M Pat McMahon
18
15
2
0
1
0
0
CB Ian Ross
17
17
0
0
0
0
0
CB Chris Nicholl
14
14
0
0
0
0
0
M Harry Gregory
13
8
0
0
0
5
0
M Jimmy Brown
9
8
1
0
0
0
0
M Malcolm Beard
6
4
1
0
0
1
0
F Dave Gibson
4
3
0
1
0
0
0
F Brian Little
2
1
1
0
0
0
0
M Lionel Martin
2
0
1
0
0
0
1
CB Neil Rioch
2
2
0
0
0
0
0
GK Geoff Crudgington
2
1
0
0
0
1
0

Goals

'Keepers

'Keeper
Appearances
Conceded
Ratio
Clean Sheets
Clean Sheet %
GK Jim Cumbes
29
18
0.62
15
52%
GK Tommy Hughes
23
30
1.30
8
35%
GK Geoff Crudgington
2
3
1.50
1
50%
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