Season 86 | 1974-75

The Story of 1974-75

Season Summary

Division
Final League Position
FA Cup Progress
EFL Cup Progress
Biggest Win
Division Two
Runners Up
5th Round
Winners
6-0 vs. Hull City (h), Division Two
Top Scorer
Most Appearances
Most Starts
28 | Ray Graydon
55 | Charlie Aitken
55 | Charlie Aitken

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.

From
To
Manager
P
W
D
L
U
W%
L%
U%
CS%
PPG
17 Aug 1974
Ongoing
Ron Saunders
55
33
12
10
45
60%
18%
82%
42%
2.02
Manager
Chairman
Chief Executive
Ron Saunders
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
GR
GPG
CPG
CS
CS%
W%
L%
U
U%
PPG
55
33
12
10
110
46
64
2.38
2
0.84
23
42%
60%
18%
45
82%
2.02

Results - League

Pos
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
GD
GPG
CPG
GR
CS
CS%
W%
L%
U%
PPG
Runners Up
42
25
8
9
79
32
58
47
1.88
0.76
2.47
19
42%
60%
21%
79%
1.98

Sequences

Wins in a Row
League Wins in a Row
Games Unbeaten
Games without a Win
Losing Run
8
8
10
4
2

 

 League Table

Pos
Club
P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
1
Manchester United
42
26
9
7
66
30
36
61
2
Aston Villa
42
25
8
9
79
32
47
58
3
Norwich City
42
20
13
9
58
37
21
53
4
Sunderland
42
19
13
10
65
35
30
51
5
Bristol City
42
21
8
13
47
33
14
50
6
West Bromwich Albion
42
18
9
15
54
42
12
45
7
Blackpool
42
14
17
11
38
33
5
45
8
Hull City
42
15
14
13
40
53
-13
44
9
Fulham
42
13
16
13
44
39
5
42
10
Bolton Wanderers
42
15
12
15
45
41
4
42
11
Oxford United
42
15
12
15
41
51
-10
42
12
Orient
42
11
20
11
28
39
-11
42
13
Southampton
42
15
11
16
53
54
-1
41
14
Notts County
42
12
16
14
49
59
-10
40
15
York City
42
14
10
18
51
55
-4
38
16
Nottingham Forest
42
12
14
16
43
55
-12
38
17
Portsmouth
42
12
13
17
44
54
-10
37
18
Oldham Athletic
42
10
15
17
40
48
-8
35
19
Bristol Rovers
42
12
11
19
42
64
-22
35
20
Millwall
42
10
12
20
44
56
-12
32
21
Cardiff City
42
9
14
19
36
62
-26
32
22
Sheffield Wednesday
42
5
11
26
29
64
-35
21

Matches

Select a row for detailed match reports

Competition
Date
Home
Away
W
D
L
Game
Division Two
17 Aug 1974
York City
1-1
Aston Villa
D
3325
Division Two
20 Aug 1974
Hull City
1-1
Aston Villa
D
3326
Division Two
24 Aug 1974
Aston Villa
1-1
Norwich City
D
3327
Division Two
28 Aug 1974
Aston Villa
6-0
Hull City
W
3328
Division Two
31 Aug 1974
Bolton Wanderers
1-0
Aston Villa
L
3329
Division Two
7 Sep 1974
Aston Villa
3-1
Leyton Orient
W
3330
League Cup 2nd Round
11 Sep 1974
Aston Villa
1-1
Everton
D
3331
Division Two
14 Sep 1974
Bristol Rovers
2-0
Aston Villa
L
3332
League Cup 2nd Round Replay
18 Sep 1974
Everton
0-3
Aston Villa
W
3333
Division Two
21 Sep 1974
Aston Villa
3-0
Millwall
W
3334
Division Two
28 Sep 1974
Southampton
0-0
Aston Villa
D
3335
Division Two
2 Oct 1974
Aston Villa
3-0
Nottingham Forest
W
3336
Division Two
5 Oct 1974
Oldham Athletic
1-2
Aston Villa
W
3337
League Cup 3rd Round
9 Oct 1974
Crewe Alexandra
2-2
Aston Villa
D
3338
Division Two
12 Oct 1974
Aston Villa
1-0
Blackpool
W
3339
League Cup 3rd Round Replay
16 Oct 1974
Aston Villa
1-0
Crewe Alexandra
W
3340
Division Two
19 Oct 1974
Sunderland
0-0
Aston Villa
D
3341
Division Two
26 Oct 1974
Aston Villa
3-1
Sheffield Wednesday
W
3342
Division Two
2 Nov 1974
Fulham
3-1
Aston Villa
L
3343
Division Two
9 Nov 1974
Aston Villa
0-1
Notts County
L
3344
League Cup 4th Round
12 Nov 1974
Hartlepool United
1-1
Aston Villa
D
3345
Division Two
16 Nov 1974
Manchester United
2-1
Aston Villa
L
3346
Division Two
23 Nov 1974
Aston Villa
2-0
Portsmouth
W
3347
League Cup 4th Round Replay
25 Nov 1974
Aston Villa
6-1
Hartlepool United
W
3348
Division Two
29 Nov 1974
Aston Villa
0-0
Oxford United
D
3349
League Cup Quarter Final
3 Dec 1974
Colchester United
1-2
Aston Villa
W
3350
Division Two
7 Dec 1974
Bristol City
1-0
Aston Villa
L
3351
Division Two
14 Dec 1974
Aston Villa
4-0
York City
W
3352
Division Two
21 Dec 1974
West Brom
2-0
Aston Villa
L
3353
Division Two
26 Dec 1974
Aston Villa
1-0
Bristol Rovers
W
3354
Division Two
28 Dec 1974
Cardiff City
3-1
Aston Villa
L
3355
FA Cup 3rd Round
4 Jan 1975
Oldham Athletic
0-3
Aston Villa
W
3356
Division Two
11 Jan 1975
Aston Villa
2-0
Bristol City
W
3357
League Cup Semi Final
15 Jan 1975
Chester
2-2
Aston Villa
D
3358
Division Two
18 Jan 1975
Oxford United
1-2
Aston Villa
W
3359
League Cup Semi Final
22 Jan 1975
Aston Villa
3-2
Chester
W
3360
FA Cup 4th Round
25 Jan 1975
Aston Villa
4-1
Sheffield United
W
3361
Division Two
1 Feb 1975
Notts County
1-3
Aston Villa
W
3362
Division Two
8 Feb 1975
Aston Villa
1-1
Fulham
D
3363
FA Cup 5th Round
15 Feb 1975
Ipswich Town
3-2
Aston Villa
L
3364
Division Two
18 Feb 1975
Portsmouth
2-3
Aston Villa
W
3365
Division Two
22 Feb 1975
Aston Villa
2-0
Manchester United
W
3366
League Cup Final
1 Mar 1975
Aston Villa
1-0
Norwich City
W
3367
Division Two
5 Mar 1975
Aston Villa
0-0
Bolton Wanderers
D
3368
Division Two
8 Mar 1975
Nottingham Forest
2-3
Aston Villa
W
3369
Division Two
15 Mar 1975
Aston Villa
3-0
Southampton
W
3370
Division Two
22 Mar 1975
Leyton Orient
1-0
Aston Villa
L
3371
Division Two
29 Mar 1975
Aston Villa
3-1
West Brom
W
3372
Division Two
1 Apr 1975
Millwall
1-3
Aston Villa
W
3373
Division Two
9 Apr 1975
Aston Villa
2-0
Cardiff City
W
3374
Division Two
12 Apr 1975
Aston Villa
5-0
Oldham Athletic
W
3375
Division Two
19 Apr 1975
Blackpool
0-3
Aston Villa
W
3376
Division Two
23 Apr 1975
Sheffield Wednesday
0-4
Aston Villa
W
3377
Division Two
26 Apr 1975
Aston Villa
2-0
Sunderland
W
3378
Division Two
30 Apr 1975
Norwich City
1-4
Aston Villa
W
3379

Transfers In

1 July - 30 June 

Transfers Out

1 July - 30 June 

Debut Appearances

Final Appearances

Squad Statistics

Squad Size
Average 1st XI Age
Youngest 1st XI
Oldest 1st XI
26
26.00
25.23 | Hull (h), 28 August 1974
26.80 | Cardiff (h), 9 April 1975

First Team Squad

Player
Number
Villa Career
Charlie Aitken
Player #492
1961-77 Aston Villa, Free, 656 (4) | 14 |
Chico Hamilton
Player #540
1969-76 Aston Villa, £40k, 234 (16) | 48 |
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 |
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 |
Sammy Morgan
Player #569
1973-75 Aston Villa, £22k, 44 (7) | 15 |
Jake Findlay
Player #571
1974-78 Aston Villa, Free, 17 (1) | 0 |
Bobby Campbell
Player #572
1974-75 Aston Villa, Free, 9 (3) | 1 |
Frank Carrodus
Player #573
1974-79 Aston Villa, £95k, 197 (0) | 10 |
Tony Betts
Player #574
1974-75 Aston Villa, Free, 1 (3) | 0 |
Graham Moseley
Player #575
1974 Aston Villa, Loan, 3 (0) | 0 |
Leighton Phillips
Player #576
1974-79 Aston Villa, £100k, 168 (7) | 4 |
Alan Little
Player #577
1974 Aston Villa, Free, 4 (1) | 3 |
Frank Pimblett
Player #578
1975-76 Aston Villa, Free, 11 (0) | 0 |
Keith Masefield
Player #579
1975-77 Aston Villa, Free, 1 (3) | 0 |
Steve Hunt
Player #580
1975-77 Aston Villa, Free, 1986-87 Aston Villa, £90k, 64 (4) | 7 |

Appearances