Season 86 | 1974-75

 

Club Summary

Season
Manager
Chairman
Club Secretary
1974-75
Ron Saunders
Herbert Douglas Ellis
Alan Bennett

Season Summary

DNQ: Did not qualify; n/a: Competition not constituted

League
Position
FA Cup Progress
League Cup Progress
Biggest Win
Division Two
2nd
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.

Manager
P
W
D
L
U
W%
L%
U%
CS%
PPG
Ron Saunders
55
33
12
10
45
60%
18%
82%
42%
2.02

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%
1974-75
55
33
12
10
110
46
64
1.38
2.38
2
0.84
23
42%
60%
18%
45
82%

Results - League

Pos
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
GD
GPG
CPG
GR
CS
CS%
W%
L%
U%
1974-75
2nd
42
25
8
9
79
32
58
47
1.88
0.76
2.47
19
42%
60%
21%
79%

Runs

Season
Wins in a Row
League Wins in a Row
Games Unbeaten
Games without a Win
Losing Run
1974-75
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
Division Two
Saturday, 17 August 1974
York City
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division Two
Tuesday, 20 August 1974
Hull City
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division Two
Saturday, 24 August 1974
Aston Villa
1-1
Norwich City
D
Division Two
Wednesday, 28 August 1974
Aston Villa
6-0
Hull City
W
Division Two
Saturday, 31 August 1974
Bolton Wanderers
1-0
Aston Villa
L
Division Two
Saturday, 7 September 1974
Aston Villa
3-1
Leyton Orient
W
League Cup 2nd Round
Wednesday, 11 September 1974
Aston Villa
1-1
Everton
D
Division Two
Saturday, 14 September 1974
Bristol Rovers
2-0
Aston Villa
L
League Cup 2nd Round Replay
Wednesday, 18 September 1974
Everton
0-3
Aston Villa
W
Division Two
Saturday, 21 September 1974
Aston Villa
3-0
Millwall
W
Division Two
Saturday, 28 September 1974
Southampton
0-0
Aston Villa
D
Division Two
Wednesday, 2 October 1974
Aston Villa
3-0
Nottingham Forest
W
Division Two
Saturday, 5 October 1974
Oldham Athletic
1-2
Aston Villa
W
League Cup 3rd Round
Wednesday, 9 October 1974
Crewe Alexandra
2-2
Aston Villa
D
Division Two
Saturday, 12 October 1974
Aston Villa
1-0
Blackpool
W
League Cup 3rd Round Replay
Wednesday, 16 October 1974
Aston Villa
1-0
Crewe Alexandra
W
Division Two
Saturday, 19 October 1974
Sunderland
0-0
Aston Villa
D
Division Two
Saturday, 26 October 1974
Aston Villa
3-1
Sheffield Wednesday
W
Division Two
Saturday, 2 November 1974
Fulham
3-1
Aston Villa
L
Division Two
Saturday, 9 November 1974
Aston Villa
0-1
Notts County
L
League Cup 4th Round
Tuesday, 12 November 1974
Hartlepool United
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division Two
Saturday, 16 November 1974
Manchester United
2-1
Aston Villa
L
Division Two
Saturday, 23 November 1974
Aston Villa
2-0
Portsmouth
W
League Cup 4th Round Replay
Monday, 25 November 1974
Aston Villa
6-1
Hartlepool United
W
Division Two
Friday, 29 November 1974
Aston Villa
0-0
Oxford United
D
League Cup Quarter Final
Tuesday, 3 December 1974
Colchester United
1-2
Aston Villa
W
Division Two
Saturday, 7 December 1974
Bristol City
1-0
Aston Villa
L
Division Two
Saturday, 14 December 1974
Aston Villa
4-0
York City
W
Division Two
Saturday, 21 December 1974
West Brom
2-0
Aston Villa
L
Division Two
Thursday, 26 December 1974
Aston Villa
1-0
Bristol Rovers
W
Division Two
Saturday, 28 December 1974
Cardiff City
3-1
Aston Villa
L
FA Cup 3rd Round
Saturday, 4 January 1975
Oldham Athletic
0-3
Aston Villa
W
Division Two
Saturday, 11 January 1975
Aston Villa
2-0
Bristol City
W
League Cup Semi Final
Wednesday, 15 January 1975
Chester
2-2
Aston Villa
D
Division Two
Saturday, 18 January 1975
Oxford United
1-2
Aston Villa
W
League Cup Semi Final
Wednesday, 22 January 1975
Aston Villa
3-2
Chester
W
FA Cup 4th Round
Saturday, 25 January 1975
Aston Villa
4-1
Sheffield United
W
Division Two
Saturday, 1 February 1975
Notts County
1-3
Aston Villa
W
Division Two
Saturday, 8 February 1975
Aston Villa
1-1
Fulham
D
FA Cup 5th Round
Saturday, 15 February 1975
Ipswich Town
3-2
Aston Villa
L
Division Two
Tuesday, 18 February 1975
Portsmouth
2-3
Aston Villa
W
Division Two
Saturday, 22 February 1975
Aston Villa
2-0
Manchester United
W
League Cup Final
Saturday, 1 March 1975
Aston Villa
1-0
Norwich City
W
Division Two
Wednesday, 5 March 1975
Aston Villa
0-0
Bolton Wanderers
D
Division Two
Saturday, 8 March 1975
Nottingham Forest
2-3
Aston Villa
W
Division Two
Saturday, 15 March 1975
Aston Villa
3-0
Southampton
W
Division Two
Saturday, 22 March 1975
Leyton Orient
1-0
Aston Villa
L
Division Two
Saturday, 29 March 1975
Aston Villa
3-1
West Brom
W
Division Two
Tuesday, 1 April 1975
Millwall
1-3
Aston Villa
W
Division Two
Wednesday, 9 April 1975
Aston Villa
2-0
Cardiff City
W
Division Two
Saturday, 12 April 1975
Aston Villa
5-0
Oldham Athletic
W
Division Two
Saturday, 19 April 1975
Blackpool
0-3
Aston Villa
W
Division Two
Wednesday, 23 April 1975
Sheffield Wednesday
0-4
Aston Villa
W
Division Two
Saturday, 26 April 1975
Aston Villa
2-0
Sunderland
W
Division Two
Wednesday, 30 April 1975
Norwich City
1-4
Aston Villa
W

Empty Placeholder

Transfers In

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
From
For
Frank Carrodus
Winger
Thursday, 1 August 1974
Manchester City
£95,000
Graham Moseley
Goalkeeper
Saturday, 31 August 1974
Derby County
Loan
Leighton Phillips
Centre Back
Sunday, 1 September 1974
Cardiff City
£100,000
Keith Masefield
Full Back
Tuesday, 1 October 1974
Warwickshire & District Schools
Free
Gordon Cowans
Midfielder
Tuesday, 1 April 1975, Friday, 1 July 1988, Thursday, 1 July 1993,
Mansfield Schools
Free, Free, Free
John Deehan
Forward
Tuesday, 1 April 1975
Olton British Legion FC
Free
Frank Pimblett
Midfielder
Tuesday, 1 October 1974
Liverpool & Merseyside District Schools
Free

Transfers Out

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
To
For
Graham Moseley
Goalkeeper
September 1974
Derby County
End of Loan
Alan Little
Midfielder
December 1974
Southend United
£10,000
Neil Rioch
Centre Back
May 1975
Plymouth Argyle
Free
Bobby Campbell
Forward
Monday, 30 June 1975
Huddersfield Town
£5,000

Debut Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
Frank Carrodus
Player #573
York City (a), Division Two
Saturday, 17 August 1974
Tony Betts
Player #574
York City (a), Division Two
Saturday, 17 August 1974
Graham Moseley
Player #575
Bolton Wanderers (a), Division Two
Saturday, 31 August 1974
Leighton Phillips
Player #576
Millwall (h), Division Two
Saturday, 21 September 1974
Alan Little
Player #577
Oldham Athletic (a), Division Two
Saturday, 5 October 1974
Frank Pimblett
Player #578
Oldham Athletic (a), FA Cup
Saturday, 4 January 1975
Keith Masefield
Player #579
Manchester United (h), Division Two
Saturday, 22 February 1975
Steve Hunt
Player #580
Sheffield Wednesday (a), Division Two
Wednesday, 23 April 1975

Final Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
Graham Moseley
Player #575
Bristol Rovers (a), Division Two
Saturday, 14 September 1974
Pat McMahon
Player #542
Bristol Rovers (a), Division Two
Saturday, 14 September 1974
Tony Betts
Player #574
Hartlepool United (a), League Cup
Tuesday, 12 November 1974
Alan Little
Player #577
Bristol City (a), Division Two
Saturday, 7 December 1974
Bobby Campbell
Player #572
Bristol Rovers (h), Division Two
Thursday, 26 December 1974
Jimmy Brown
Player #546
Cardiff City (a), Division Two
Saturday, 28 December 1974
Alun Evans
Player #563
Ipswich Town (a), FA Cup
Saturday, 15 February 1975
Neil Rioch
Player #543
Portsmouth (a), Division Two
Tuesday, 18 February 1975

Squad Statistics

Squad Size
Average 1st XI Age
Youngest 1st XI
Oldest 1st XI
26
26.00
25.23 | Hull City (h), Division Two
26.80 | Cardiff City (h), Division Two
Youngest Starter
Youngest Substitute
Frank Pimblett | 17.83 | Saturday, 4 January 1975
Keith Masefield | 18.00 | Saturday, 22 February 1975
Oldest Starter
Oldest Substitute
Charlie Aitken | 33.02 | Wednesday, 30 April 1975
Leighton Phillips | 25.47 | Saturday, 8 March 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) | 4 |

Appearances

Player
Total
League Starts
League Subs
FA Cup Starts
FA Cup Subs
EFL Cup Starts
EFL Cup Subs

Goals

Player
Total
League
FA Cup
EFL Cup

'Keepers

'Keeper
Appearances
Conceded
Ratio
Clean Sheets
Clean Sheet %
arrow&v