Season 85 | 1973-74

1973-74 Aston Villa Squad.jpg

Season Summary

League
Position
FA Cup Progress
League Cup Progress
Biggest Win
Division Two
14th
5th Round
2nd Round
5-0 vs. Cardiff City (h), Division Two
Top Scorer
Most Appearances
Most Starts
9 | Sammy Morgan
47 | Ian Ross
47 | Ian Ross

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, 25 August 1973
Friday, 3 May 1974
47
15
16
16
31
32%
34%
66%
23%
1.30
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%
1973-74
47
15
16
16
54
49
5
0.98
1.11
1.15
1.04
11
23%
32%
34%
31
66%

Results - League

Pos
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
GD
GPG
CPG
GR
CS
CS%
W%
L%
U%
1973-74
14th
42
13
15
14
48
45
41
3
1.14
1.07
1.07
10
24%
31%
33%
67%

Runs

Season
Wins in a Row
League Wins in a Row
Games Unbeaten
Games without a Win
Losing Run
1973-74
4
4
7
9
3

 

 League Table

Pos
Club
P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
1
Middlesbrough
42
27
11
4
77
30
47
65
2
Luton Town
42
19
12
11
64
51
13
50
3
Carlisle United
42
20
9
13
61
48
13
49
4
Orient
42
15
18
9
55
42
13
48
5
Blackpool
42
17
13
12
57
40
17
47
6
Sunderland
42
19
9
14
58
44
14
47
7
Nottingham Forest
42
15
15
12
57
43
14
45
8
West Bromwich Albion
42
14
16
12
48
45
3
44
9
Hull City
42
13
17
12
46
47
-1
43
10
Notts County
42
15
13
14
55
60
-5
43
11
Bolton Wanderers
42
15
12
15
44
40
4
42
12
Millwall
42
14
14
14
51
51
0
42
13
Fulham
42
16
10
16
39
43
-4
42
14
Aston Villa
42
13
15
14
48
45
3
41
15
Portsmouth
42
14
12
16
45
62
-17
40
16
Bristol City
42
14
10
18
47
54
-7
38
17
Cardiff City
42
10
16
16
49
62
-13
36
18
Oxford United
42
10
16
16
35
46
-11
36
19
Sheffield Wednesday
42
12
11
19
51
63
-12
35
20
Crystal Palace
42
11
12
19
43
56
-13
34
21
Preston North End
42
9
14
19
40
62
-22
32
22
Swindon Town
42
7
11
24
36
72
-36
25

Matches

Select a row for detailed match reports

Competition
Date
Home
Away
W
D
L
Division Two
Saturday, 25 August 1973
Aston Villa
2-0
Preston North End
W
Division Two
Saturday, 1 September 1973
Millwall
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division Two
Saturday, 8 September 1973
Aston Villa
2-0
Oxford United
W
Division Two
Tuesday, 11 September 1973
Crystal Palace
0-0
Aston Villa
D
Division Two
Saturday, 15 September 1973
Middlesbrough
0-0
Aston Villa
D
Division Two
Wednesday, 19 September 1973
Aston Villa
1-1
Fulham
D
Division Two
Saturday, 22 September 1973
Aston Villa
2-2
Leyton Orient
D
Division Two
Saturday, 29 September 1973
Notts County
2-0
Aston Villa
L
Division Two
Tuesday, 2 October 1973
Fulham
1-0
Aston Villa
L
Division Two
Saturday, 6 October 1973
Aston Villa
5-0
Cardiff City
W
League Cup 2nd Round
Tuesday, 9 October 1973
York City
1-0
Aston Villa
L
Division Two
Saturday, 13 October 1973
Bolton Wanderers
1-2
Aston Villa
W
Division Two
Saturday, 20 October 1973
Aston Villa
2-2
Bristol City
D
Division Two
Tuesday, 23 October 1973
Aston Villa
2-1
Crystal Palace
W
Division Two
Saturday, 27 October 1973
Nottingham Forest
1-2
Aston Villa
W
Division Two
Saturday, 3 November 1973
Aston Villa
1-0
Sheffield Wednesday
W
Division Two
Saturday, 10 November 1973
Portsmouth
2-0
Aston Villa
L
Division Two
Saturday, 17 November 1973
Aston Villa
1-1
Hull City
D
Division Two
Saturday, 24 November 1973
Swindon Town
1-0
Aston Villa
L
Division Two
Saturday, 8 December 1973
Sunderland
2-0
Aston Villa
L
Division Two
Saturday, 15 December 1973
Luton Town
1-0
Aston Villa
L
Division Two
Saturday, 22 December 1973
Aston Villa
1-1
Notts County
D
Division Two
Wednesday, 26 December 1973
West Brom
2-0
Aston Villa
L
Division Two
Saturday, 29 December 1973
Oxford United
2-1
Aston Villa
L
Division Two
Tuesday, 1 January 1974
Aston Villa
0-0
Millwall
D
FA Cup 3rd Round
Saturday, 5 January 1974
Aston Villa
3-1
Chester
W
Division Two
Saturday, 12 January 1974
Aston Villa
1-1
Middlesbrough
D
Division Two
Saturday, 19 January 1974
Preston North End
0-0
Aston Villa
D
FA Cup 4th Round
Saturday, 26 January 1974
Arsenal
1-1
Aston Villa
D
FA Cup 4th Round Replay
Wednesday, 30 January 1974
Aston Villa
2-0
Arsenal
W
Division Two
Saturday, 2 February 1974
Aston Villa
0-1
Luton Town
L
FA Cup 5th Round
Saturday, 16 February 1974
Burnley
1-0
Aston Villa
L
Division Two
Saturday, 23 February 1974
Cardiff City
0-1
Aston Villa
W
Division Two
Wednesday, 27 February 1974
Aston Villa
1-1
Bolton Wanderers
D
Division Two
Saturday, 2 March 1974
Aston Villa
1-3
West Brom
L
Division Two
Wednesday, 13 March 1974
Aston Villa
2-1
Carlisle United
W
Division Two
Saturday, 16 March 1974
Bristol City
0-1
Aston Villa
W
Division Two
Saturday, 23 March 1974
Aston Villa
4-1
Portsmouth
W
Division Two
Monday, 1 April 1974
Sheffield Wednesday
2-4
Aston Villa
W
Division Two
Saturday, 6 April 1974
Aston Villa
1-1
Swindon Town
D
Division Two
Saturday, 13 April 1974
Hull City
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division Two
Monday, 15 April 1974
Aston Villa
0-1
Blackpool
L
Division Two
Tuesday, 16 April 1974
Blackpool
2-1
Aston Villa
L
Division Two
Saturday, 20 April 1974
Aston Villa
1-2
Sunderland
L
Division Two
Wednesday, 24 April 1974
Aston Villa
3-1
Nottingham Forest
W
Division Two
Saturday, 27 April 1974
Carlisle United
2-0
Aston Villa
L
Division Two
Friday, 3 May 1974
Leyton Orient
1-1
Aston Villa
D

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Transfers In

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
From
For
Steve Hunt
Winger
Sunday, 1 July 1973, Tuesday, 1 July 1986
Stanley Star, West Bromwich Albion
Free, £90,000
Sammy Morgan
Forward
Wednesday, 1 August 1973
Port Vale
£22,222
John Overton
Centre Back
Tuesday, 1 January 1974
Yorkshire Schools
Free
Bobby Campbell
Forward
Tuesday, 1 January 1974
Belfast schools
Free

Transfers Out

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
To
For
Andy Lochhead
Centre Forward
August 1973
Oldham Athletic
£15,000
Tommy Hughes
Goalkeeper
Wednesday, 1 August 1973
Hereford United
£15,000
Bruce Rioch
Midfielder
February 1974
Derby County
£200,000
Geoff Vowden
Forward
Saturday, 1 June 1974
New York Cosmos
Free
Roy Stark
Centre Back
Sunday, 30 June 1974
Canberra City
Free
Trevor Hockey
Midfielder
Sunday, 30 June 1974
Bradford City
£14,000
Fred Turnbull
Centre Back
Sunday, 30 June 1974
Retired
Released

Debut Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
Trevor Hockey
Player #568
Preston North End (h), Division Two
Saturday, 25 August 1973
Sammy Morgan
Player #569
Oxford United (h), Division Two
Saturday, 8 September 1973
Roy Stark
Player #570
Sheffield Wednesday (a), Division Two
Monday, 1 April 1974
Jake Findlay
Player #571
Sunderland (h), Division Two
Saturday, 20 April 1974
Bobby Campbell
Player #572
Sunderland (h), Division Two
Saturday, 20 April 1974

Final Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
Geoff Vowden
Player #555
Arsenal (h), FA Cup
Wednesday, 30 January 1974
Bruce Rioch
Player #541
Burnley (a), FA Cup
Saturday, 16 February 1974
Trevor Hockey
Player #568
West Bromwich Albion (h), Division Two
Saturday, 2 March 1974
Roy Stark
Player #570
Swindon Town (h), Division Two
Saturday, 6 April 1974
Fred Turnbull
Player #527
Nottingham Forest (h), Division Two
Wednesday, 24 April 1974

Squad Statistics

Squad Size
Average 1st XI Age
Youngest 1st XI
Oldest 1st XI
23
25.97
22.92 | Blackpool (a), Division Two
27.51 | Preston North End (a), Division Two
Youngest Starter
Youngest Substitute
John Gidman | 17.27 | Friday, 16 April 1971
Bobby Campbell | 17.61 | Saturday, 20 April 1974
Oldest Starter
Oldest Substitute
Geoff Vowden | 32.78 | Wednesday, 30 January 1974
Sammy Morgan | 27.11 | Saturday, 5 January 1974

First Team Squad

Player
Number
Villa Career
Charlie Aitken
Player #492
1961-77 Aston Villa, Free, 656 (4) | 14 |
Fred Turnbull
Player #527
1967-74 Aston Villa, Free, 183 (1) | 3 |
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 |
Geoff Vowden
Player #555
1971-74 Aston Villa, £12.5k, 110 (4) | 25 |
Ray Graydon
Player #557
1971-77 Aston Villa, £50k, 226 (5) | 82 |
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 |
Trevor Hockey
Player #568
1973-74 Aston Villa, £38k, 24 (0) | 1 |
Sammy Morgan
Player #569
1973-75 Aston Villa, £22k, 44 (7) | 15 |
Roy Stark
Player #570
1974 Aston Villa, Free, 2 (0) | 0 |
Jake Findlay
Player #571
1974-78 Aston Villa, Free, 17 (1) | 0 |
Bobby Campbell
Player #572
1974-75 Aston Villa, Free, 9 (3) | 1 |

Appearances

Player
Total
League Starts
League Subs
FA Cup Starts
FA Cup Subs
EFL Cup Starts
EFL Cup Subs
CB Ian Ross
47
42
0
4
0
1
0
GK Jim Cumbes
46
41
0
4
0
1
0
CB Chris Nicholl
45
40
0
4
0
1
0
LB Charlie Aitken
43
38
0
4
0
1
0
F Brian Little
40
36
1
1
1
1
0
M Chico Hamilton
35
30
1
4
0
0
0
RB John Gidman
34
30
0
4
0
0
0
F Alun Evans
31
24
3
4
0
0
0
F Sammy Morgan
30
21
4
3
1
1
0
M Jimmy Brown
26
24
0
1
0
1
0
W Ray Graydon
26
19
4
2
0
1
0
M Trevor Hockey
24
24
0
0
0
0
0
M Bruce Rioch
24
19
0
4
0
1
0
M Pat McMahon
23
20
0
3
0
0
0
F Geoff Vowden
18
15
0
2
0
1
0
FB John Robson
13
12
0
0
0
1
0
CB Fred Turnbull
10
10
0
0
0
0
0
F Keith Leonard
7
7
0
0
0
0
0
CB Neil Rioch
5
2
3
0
0
0
0
LB Bobby McDonald
4
4
0
0
0
0
0
F Bobby Campbell
3
1
2
0
0
0
0
CB Roy Stark
2
2
0
0
0
0
0
GK Jake Findlay
1
1
0
0
0
0
0

Goals

'Keepers

'Keeper
Appearances
Conceded
Ratio
Clean Sheets
Clean Sheet %
GK Jim Cumbes
46
47
1.02
11
24%
GK Jake Findlay
1
2
2.00
0
0%
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