Season 84 | 1972-73

1972-73 Aston Villa Squad.jpg

Season Summary

League
Position
FA Cup Progress
League Cup Progress
Biggest Win
Division Two
3rd
2nd Round
2nd Round
4-1 vs. Hereford United (h), League Cup |
Top Scorer
Most Appearances
Most Starts
11 | Alun Evans
48 | Jimmy Cumbes
48 | Jimmy Cumbes

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, 5 August 1972
Ongoing
48
20
15
13
35
42%
27%
73%
31%
1.56
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%
1972-73
48
20
15
13
59
55
4
1.19
1.07
1.23
1.15
15
31%
42%
27%
35
73%

Results - League

Pos
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
GD
GPG
CPG
GR
CS
CS%
W%
L%
U%
1972-73
3rd
42
18
14
10
51
47
50
4
1.21
1.12
1.09
14
33%
43%
24%
76%

Runs

Season
Wins in a Row
League Wins in a Row
Games Unbeaten
Games without a Win
Losing Run
1972-73
3
3
9
5
3

 

 League Table

Pos
Club
P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
1
Burnley
42
24
14
4
72
35
37
62
2
Queens Park Rangers
42
24
13
5
81
37
44
61
3
Aston Villa
42
18
14
10
51
47
4
50
4
Middlesbrough
42
17
13
12
46
43
3
47
5
Bristol City
42
17
12
13
63
51
12
46
6
Sunderland
42
17
12
13
59
49
10
46
7
Blackpool
42
18
10
14
56
51
5
46
8
Oxford United
42
19
7
16
52
43
9
45
9
Fulham
42
16
12
14
58
49
9
44
10
Sheffield Wednesday
42
17
10
15
59
55
4
44
11
Millwall
42
16
10
16
55
47
8
42
12
Luton Town
42
15
11
16
44
53
-9
41
13
Hull City
42
14
12
16
64
59
5
40
14
Nottingham Forest
42
14
12
16
47
52
-5
40
15
Orient
42
12
12
18
49
53
-4
36
16
Swindon Town
42
10
16
16
46
60
-14
36
17
Portsmouth
42
12
11
19
42
59
-17
35
18
Carlisle United
42
11
12
19
50
52
-2
34
19
Preston North End
42
11
12
19
37
64
-27
34
20
Cardiff City
42
11
11
20
43
58
-15
33
21
Huddersfield Town
42
8
17
17
36
56
-20
33
22
Brighton & Hove Albion
42
8
13
21
46
83
-37
29

Matches

Select a row for detailed match reports

Competition
Date
Home
Away
W
D
L
Charity Shield
Saturday, 5 August 1972
Aston Villa
0-1
Manchester City
L
Division Two
Saturday, 12 August 1972
Preston North End
0-1
Aston Villa
W
League Cup 2nd Round
Wednesday, 16 August 1972
Aston Villa
4-1
Hereford United
W
Division Two
Saturday, 19 August 1972
Aston Villa
2-1
Huddersfield Town
W
Division Two
Saturday, 26 August 1972
Burnley
4-1
Aston Villa
L
Division Two
Tuesday, 29 August 1972
Aston Villa
1-0
Carlisle United
W
Division Two
Saturday, 2 September 1972
Aston Villa
1-1
Brighton & Hove Albion
D
League Cup 3rd Round
Tuesday, 5 September 1972
Nottingham Forest
0-1
Aston Villa
W
Division Two
Saturday, 9 September 1972
Cardiff City
0-2
Aston Villa
W
Division Two
Saturday, 16 September 1972
Aston Villa
2-1
Swindon Town
W
Division Two
Saturday, 23 September 1972
Nottingham Forest
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division Two
Wednesday, 27 September 1972
Aston Villa
2-0
Sunderland
W
Division Two
Saturday, 30 September 1972
Aston Villa
1-0
Millwall
W
League Cup 4th Round
Wednesday, 4 October 1972
Aston Villa
1-1
Leeds United
D
Division Two
Saturday, 7 October 1972
Fulham
2-0
Aston Villa
L
League Cup 4th Round Replay
Wednesday, 11 October 1972
Leeds United
2-0
Aston Villa
L
Division Two
Saturday, 14 October 1972
Aston Villa
0-1
Queens Park Rangers
L
Division Two
Tuesday, 17 October 1972
Blackpool
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division Two
Saturday, 21 October 1972
Portsmouth
0-1
Aston Villa
W
Division Two
Saturday, 28 October 1972
Aston Villa
1-1
Middlesbrough
D
Division Two
Saturday, 4 November 1972
Sunderland
2-2
Aston Villa
D
Division Two
Saturday, 11 November 1972
Aston Villa
0-0
Blackpool
D
Division Two
Saturday, 18 November 1972
Aston Villa
0-2
Luton Town
L
Division Two
Saturday, 25 November 1972
Oxford United
2-0
Aston Villa
L
Division Two
Saturday, 2 December 1972
Aston Villa
2-0
Hull City
W
Division Two
Saturday, 16 December 1972
Aston Villa
1-0
Leyton Orient
W
Division Two
Saturday, 23 December 1972
Sheffield Wednesday
2-2
Aston Villa
D
Division Two
Tuesday, 26 December 1972
Aston Villa
2-2
Nottingham Forest
D
Division Two
Saturday, 30 December 1972
Huddersfield Town
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division Two
Saturday, 6 January 1973
Aston Villa
0-3
Burnley
L
FA Cup 3rd Round
Saturday, 13 January 1973
Everton
3-2
Aston Villa
L
Division Two
Saturday, 20 January 1973
Brighton & Hove Albion
1-3
Aston Villa
W
Division Two
Saturday, 27 January 1973
Aston Villa
2-0
Cardiff City
W
Division Two
Saturday, 10 February 1973
Swindon Town
1-3
Aston Villa
W
Division Two
Saturday, 17 February 1973
Aston Villa
1-1
Preston North End
D
Division Two
Saturday, 24 February 1973
Leyton Orient
4-0
Aston Villa
L
Division Two
Saturday, 3 March 1973
Aston Villa
2-3
Fulham
L
Division Two
Saturday, 10 March 1973
Queens Park Rangers
1-0
Aston Villa
L
Division Two
Saturday, 17 March 1973
Aston Villa
2-0
Portsmouth
W
Division Two
Saturday, 24 March 1973
Middlesbrough
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division Two
Tuesday, 27 March 1973
Bristol City
3-0
Aston Villa
L
Division Two
Saturday, 31 March 1973
Aston Villa
2-1
Oxford United
W
Division Two
Saturday, 7 April 1973
Hull City
1-2
Aston Villa
W
Division Two
Saturday, 14 April 1973
Aston Villa
1-0
Bristol City
W
Division Two
Saturday, 21 April 1973
Luton Town
0-0
Aston Villa
D
Division Two
Monday, 23 April 1973
Millwall
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division Two
Tuesday, 24 April 1973
Aston Villa
2-1
Sheffield Wednesday
W
Division Two
Saturday, 28 April 1973
Carlisle United
2-2
Aston Villa
D

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Transfers In

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
From
For
Bobby McDonald
Left Back
Friday, 1 September 1972
King Street Sports Club
Free
John Robson
Full Back
Sunday, 1 October 1972
Derby County
£90,000
Alan Little
Midfielder
Monday, 1 January 1973
Durham County Boys
Free
Trevor Hockey
Midfielder
Friday, 1 June 1973
Norwich City
£38,000

Transfers Out

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
To
For
Harry Gregory
Midfielder
August 1972
Hereford United
£5,000
Dave Rudge
Midfielder
August 1972
Hereford United
£6,000
Mick Hoban
Forward
September 1972
Atlanta Chiefs
Free
Barry Lynch
Full Back
September 1972
Atlanta Chiefs
Free
Brian Tiler
Centre Back
October 1972
Carlisle United
Free
Keith Bradley
Defender
November 1972
Peterborough United
Free
Willie Anderson
Midfielder
February 1973
Cardiff City
£60,000
Malcolm Beard
Midfielder
Saturday, 30 June 1973
Atherstone United
Free
Mick Wright
Right Back
Saturday, 30 June 1973
Retired
Released

Debut Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
Alun Evans
Player #563
Manchester City (n), Charity Shield
Saturday, 5 August 1972
John Gidman
Player #564
Carlisle United (h), Division Two
Tuesday, 29 August 1972
Keith Leonard
Player #565
Fulham (a), Division Two
Saturday, 7 October 1972
John Robson
Player #566
Sheffield Wednesday (a), Division Two
Saturday, 23 December 1972
Bobby McDonald
Player #567
Portsmouth (h), Division Two
Saturday, 17 March 1973

Final Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
Mick Wright
Player #505
Huddersfield Town (h), Division Two
Saturday, 19 August 1972
Brian Tiler
Player #536
Burnley (a), Division Two
Saturday, 26 August 1972
Malcolm Beard
Player #558
Orient (h), Division Two
Saturday, 16 December 1972
Willie Anderson
Player #523
Everton (a), FA Cup
Saturday, 13 January 1973
Andy Lochhead
Player #551
Carlisle United (a), Division Two
Saturday, 28 April 1973

Squad Statistics

Squad Size
Average 1st XI Age
Youngest 1st XI
Oldest 1st XI
23
26.22
24.52 | Sheffield Wednesday (h), Division Two
27.45 | Hull City (h), Division Two
Youngest Starter
Youngest Substitute
Bobby McDonald | 17.94 | Saturday, 17 March 1973
Brian Little | 18.92 | Saturday, 21 October 1972
Oldest Starter
Oldest Substitute
Andy Lochhead | 32.16 | Saturday, 28 April 1973
Andy Lochhead | 32.01 | Saturday, 3 March 1973

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 |
Willie Anderson
Player #523
1969-73 Aston Villa, £20k, 264 (2) | 44 |
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 |
Jimmy Brown
Player #546
1969-74 Aston Villa, Free, 84 (3) | 1 |
Andy Lochhead
Player #551
1970-73 Aston Villa, £35k, 150 (4) | 44 |
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 |
Alun Evans
Player #563
1972-75 Aston Villa, £72k, 62 (12) | 16 |
John Gidman
Player #564
1972-79 Aston Villa, Free, 246 (1) | 8 |
Keith Leonard
Player #565
1972-75 Aston Villa, Free, 45 (2) | 17 |
John Robson
Player #566
1972-78 Aston Villa, Free, 172 (3) | 1 |
Bobby McDonald
Player #567
1973-76 Aston Villa, Free, 40 (6) | 5 |
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
GK Jim Cumbes
48
42
0
1
0
4
0
CB Chris Nicholl
47
41
0
1
0
4
0
CB Ian Ross
42
36
0
1
0
4
0
F Geoff Vowden
41
36
0
0
0
4
0
F Alun Evans
41
30
6
1
0
2
1
LB Charlie Aitken
39
34
0
1
0
3
0
M Bruce Rioch
38
32
0
1
0
4
0
W Ray Graydon
37
32
1
1
0
2
0
CF Andy Lochhead
37
28
3
1
0
4
0
M Pat McMahon
34
27
1
1
0
4
0
CB Fred Turnbull
21
19
0
1
0
1
0
FB John Robson
20
19
0
1
0
0
0
F Brian Little
20
18
2
0
0
0
0
M Jimmy Brown
18
18
0
0
0
0
0
M Willie Anderson
18
14
1
0
0
2
0
RB John Gidman
16
13
0
0
0
3
0
M Chico Hamilton
16
9
4
0
1
2
0
CB Neil Rioch
8
6
2
0
0
0
0
LB Bobby McDonald
4
4
0
0
0
0
0
RB Mick Wright
4
2
0
0
0
1
0
F Keith Leonard
2
0
1
0
0
0
1
CB Brian Tiler
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
M Malcolm Beard
1
1
0
0
0
0
0

Goals

'Keepers

'Keeper
Appearances
Conceded
Ratio
Clean Sheets
Clean Sheet %
GK Jim Cumbes
48
55
1.15
15
31%
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