Season 91 | 1979-80

1979-80 Aston Villa Squad.jpg

Season Summary

League
Position
FA Cup Progress
League Cup Progress
Biggest Win
Division One
7th
Quarter Final
3rd Round
4-1 vs. Cambridge United (h), FA Cup
Top Scorer
Most Appearances
Most Starts
12 | Gary Shaw
52 | Gordon Cowans
52 | Gordon Cowans

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
Ron Saunders
Saturday, 18 August 1979
Ongoing
52
20
17
15
37
38%
29%
71%
29%
1.48
Chairman
Club Secretary
Ron Bendall
Steve Stride

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%
1979-80
52
20
17
15
63
61
2
1.1
1.03
1.21
1.17
15
29%
38%
29%
37
71%

Results - League

Pos
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
GD
GPG
CPG
GR
CS
CS%
W%
L%
U%
1979-80
7th
42
16
14
12
51
50
46
1
1.21
1.19
1.02
12
29%
28%
29%
71%

Runs

Season
Wins in a Row
League Wins in a Row
Games Unbeaten
Games without a Win
Losing Run
1979-80
3
2
8
7
4

 

 League Table

Pos
Club
P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
1
Liverpool
42
25
10
7
81
30
51
60
2
Manchester United
42
24
10
8
65
35
30
58
3
Ipswich Town
42
22
9
11
68
39
29
53
4
Arsenal
42
18
16
8
52
36
16
52
5
Nottingham Forest
42
20
8
14
63
43
20
48
6
Wolverhampton Wanderers
42
19
9
14
58
47
11
47
7
Aston Villa
42
16
14
12
51
50
1
46
8
Southampton
42
18
9
15
65
53
12
45
9
Middlesbrough
42
16
12
14
50
44
6
44
10
West Bromwich Albion
42
11
19
12
54
50
4
41
11
Leeds United
42
13
14
15
46
50
-4
40
12
Norwich City
42
13
14
15
58
66
-8
40
13
Crystal Palace
42
12
16
14
41
50
-9
40
14
Tottenham Hotspur
42
15
10
17
52
62
-10
40
15
Coventry City
42
16
7
19
56
66
-10
39
16
Brighton & Hove Albion
42
11
15
16
47
57
-10
37
17
Manchester City
42
12
13
17
43
66
-23
37
18
Stoke City
42
13
10
19
44
58
-14
36
19
Everton
42
9
17
16
43
51
-8
35
20
Bristol City
42
9
13
20
37
66
-29
31
21
Derby County
42
11
8
23
47
67
-20
30
22
Bolton Wanderers
42
5
15
22
38
73
-35
25

Matches

Select a row for detailed match reports

Competition
Date
Home
Away
W
D
L
Division One
Saturday, 18 August 1979
Bolton Wanderers
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Wednesday, 22 August 1979
Aston Villa
2-1
Brighton & Hove Albion
W
Division One
Saturday, 25 August 1979
Aston Villa
0-2
Bristol City
L
League Cup 2nd Round
Tuesday, 28 August 1979
Colchester United
0-2
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Saturday, 1 September 1979
Everton
1-1
Aston Villa
D
League Cup 2nd Round
Wednesday, 5 September 1979
Aston Villa
0-2
Colchester United
L
Division One
Saturday, 8 September 1979
Aston Villa
0-3
Manchester United
L
Division One
Saturday, 15 September 1979
Crystal Palace
2-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 22 September 1979
Aston Villa
0-0
Arsenal
D
League Cup 3rd Round
Tuesday, 25 September 1979
Aston Villa
0-0
Everton
D
Division One
Saturday, 29 September 1979
Middlesbrough
0-0
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Saturday, 6 October 1979
Aston Villa
3-0
Southampton
W
League Cup 3rd Round Replay
Tuesday, 9 October 1979
Everton
4-1
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 13 October 1979
Aston Villa
0-0
West Brom
D
Division One
Saturday, 20 October 1979
Derby County
1-3
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Saturday, 27 October 1979
Wolves
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Saturday, 3 November 1979
Aston Villa
3-1
Bolton Wanderers
W
Division One
Saturday, 10 November 1979
Ipswich Town
0-0
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Saturday, 17 November 1979
Aston Villa
2-1
Stoke City
W
Division One
Saturday, 24 November 1979
Aston Villa
0-0
Leeds United
D
Division One
Saturday, 1 December 1979
Norwich City
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Saturday, 8 December 1979
Aston Villa
1-3
Liverpool
L
Division One
Saturday, 15 December 1979
Tottenham Hotspur
1-2
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Wednesday, 19 December 1979
Aston Villa
3-0
Coventry City
W
Division One
Wednesday, 26 December 1979
Nottingham Forest
2-1
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 29 December 1979
Bristol City
1-3
Aston Villa
W
FA Cup 3rd Round
Friday, 4 January 1980
Bristol Rovers
1-2
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Saturday, 12 January 1980
Aston Villa
2-1
Everton
W
FA Cup 4th Round
Saturday, 26 January 1980
Cambridge United
1-1
Aston Villa
D
FA Cup 4th Round Replay
Wednesday, 30 January 1980
Aston Villa
4-1
Cambridge United
W
Division One
Saturday, 2 February 1980
Aston Villa
2-0
Crystal Palace
W
Division One
Saturday, 9 February 1980
Arsenal
3-1
Aston Villa
L
FA Cup 5th Round
Saturday, 16 February 1980
Blackburn Rovers
1-1
Aston Villa
D
FA Cup 5th Round Replay
Wednesday, 20 February 1980
Aston Villa
1-0
Blackburn Rovers
W
Division One
Saturday, 23 February 1980
West Brom
1-2
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Wednesday, 27 February 1980
Aston Villa
2-2
Manchester City
D
Division One
Saturday, 1 March 1980
Aston Villa
1-0
Derby County
W
Division One
Monday, 3 March 1980
Brighton & Hove Albion
1-1
Aston Villa
D
FA Cup Quarter Final
Saturday, 8 March 1980
West Ham United
1-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Monday, 10 March 1980
Aston Villa
1-3
Wolves
L
Division One
Saturday, 15 March 1980
Southampton
2-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Wednesday, 19 March 1980
Aston Villa
0-2
Middlesbrough
L
Division One
Saturday, 22 March 1980
Aston Villa
1-1
Ipswich Town
D
Division One
Wednesday, 26 March 1980
Aston Villa
2-0
Norwich City
W
Division One
Saturday, 29 March 1980
Stoke City
2-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 5 April 1980
Aston Villa
3-2
Nottingham Forest
W
Division One
Monday, 7 April 1980
Manchester City
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Saturday, 19 April 1980
Leeds United
0-0
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Wednesday, 23 April 1980
Manchester United
2-1
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 26 April 1980
Aston Villa
1-0
Tottenham Hotspur
W
Division One
Tuesday, 29 April 1980
Coventry City
1-2
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Saturday, 3 May 1980
Liverpool
4-1
Aston Villa
L

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Transfers In

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
From
For
Mark Jones
Right Back
Sunday, 1 July 1979
Warley Schools
Free
Robert Hopkins
Midfielder
Sunday, 1 July 1979
West Midland County Boys
Free
Noel Blake
Centre Back
Wednesday, 1 August 1979
Youth Team
Free
Terry Donovan
Forward
Wednesday, 1 August 1979
Grimsby Town
£90,000
David Geddis
Forward
Saturday, 1 September 1979
Ipswich Town
£300,000
Des Bremner
Midfielder
Saturday, 1 September 1979
Hibernian FC
£275,000
Mike Pejic
Left Back
Saturday, 1 September 1979
Everton
£225,000
Pat Heard
Left Back
Monday, 1 October 1979
Everton
£150,000
Terry Bullivant
Midfielder
Thursday, 1 November 1979
Fulham
£220,000
Peter Withe
Centre Forward
Thursday, 1 May 1980
Newcastle United
£500,000

Transfers Out

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
To
For
Adrian O'Dowd
Forward
Friday, 1 February 1980
Oxford United
Free
John Deehan
Forward
Saturday, 1 September 1979
West Bromwich Albion
£500,000
John Gidman
Right Back
October 1979
Everton
£650,000
Frank Carrodus
Winger
Saturday, 1 December 1979
Wrexham
£70,000
Joe Ward
Forward
Tuesday, 1 January 1980
Hibernian
Free
Ian Hendry
Midfielder
Friday, 1 February 1980
Hereford United
Free
Mike Pejic
Left Back
Monday, 30 June 1980
Retired
Released
Brian Little
Forward
Monday, 30 June 1980
Retired
Free
Andy Gray
Centre Forward
Saturday, 1 September 1979, Tuesday, 1 September 1987
Wolverhampton Wanderers, West Bromwich Albion
£1,469,000, Free

Debut Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
Tony Morley
Player #608
Bolton Wanderers (a), Division One
Saturday, 18 August 1979
Mike Pejic
Player #609
Crystal Palace (a), Division One
Saturday, 15 September 1979
Des Bremner
Player #610
Arsenal (h), Division One
Saturday, 22 September 1979
David Geddis
Player #611
Arsenal (h), Division One
Saturday, 22 September 1979
Terry Bullivant
Player #612
Liverpool (h), Division One
Saturday, 8 December 1979
Eamonn Deacy
Player #613
Tottenham Hotspur (a), Division One
Saturday, 15 December 1979
Terry Donovan
Player #614
Coventry City (h), Division One
Wednesday, 19 December 1979
Nigel Spink
Player #615
Nottingham Forest (a), Division One
Wednesday, 26 December 1979
Robert Hopkins
Player #616
Norwich City (h), Division One
Wednesday, 26 March 1980
Pat Heard
Player #617
Norwich City (h), Division One
Wednesday, 26 March 1980
Noel Blake
Player #618
Tottenham Hotspur (h), Division One
Saturday, 26 April 1980

Final Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
Alex Cropley
Player #588
Brighton & Hove Albion (h), Division One
Wednesday, 22 August 1979
Lee Jenkins
Player #601
Brighton & Hove Albion (h), Division One
Wednesday, 22 August 1979
John Deehan
Player #583
Crystal Palace (a), Division One
Saturday, 15 September 1979
Joe Ward
Player #607
Crystal Palace (a), Division One
Saturday, 15 September 1979
John Gidman
Player #564
Middlesbrough (a), Division One
Saturday, 29 September 1979
Mike Pejic
Player #609
Liverpool (h), Division One
Saturday, 8 December 1979
Brian Little
Player #559
Manchester United (a), Division One
Wednesday, 23 April 1980

Squad Statistics

Squad Size
Average 1st XI Age
Youngest 1st XI
Oldest 1st XI
29
24.50
23.23 | Nottingham Forest (a), Division One
25.95 | Middlesbrough (a), Division One
Youngest Starter
Youngest Substitute
Gary Shaw | 17.78 | Tuesday, 28 August 1979
Robert Hopkins | 18.43 | Wednesday, 26 March 1980
Oldest Starter
Oldest Substitute
Jimmy Rimmer | 32.25 | Saturday, 3 May 1980
Tony Morley | 25.70 | Saturday, 3 May 1980

First Team Squad

Player
Number
Villa Career
Brian Little
Player #559
1971-80 Aston Villa, Free, 296 (7) | 80 |
John Gidman
Player #564
1972-79 Aston Villa, Free, 246 (1) | 8 |
Frank Carrodus
Player #573
1974-79 Aston Villa, £95k, 197 (0) | 10 |
Andy Gray
Player #582
1975-79 Aston Villa, £110k, 1985-87 Aston Villa, £150k, 205 (4) | 78 |
John Deehan
Player #583
1975-79 Aston Villa, Free, 135 (5) | 50 |
Dennis Mortimer
Player #584
1975-84 Aston Villa, £175k, 399 (1) | 36 |
Gordon Cowans
Player #586
1976-85 Aston Villa, Free, 356 (52) | 1988-91 Aston Villa, £250k, 145 (7) | 1993-94 Aston Villa, Free , 17 (0) |
Alex Cropley
Player #588
1976-82 Aston Villa, £125k, 82 (2) | 7 |
Ivor Linton
Player #592
1977-81 Aston Villa, Free, 17 (13) | 0 |
Jimmy Rimmer
Player #593
1977-82 Aston Villa, £70k, 276 (0) | 0 |
Ken McNaught
Player #594
1977-83 Aston Villa, £200k, 259 (0) | 13 |
Allan Evans
Player #598
1978-89 Aston Villa, £30k, 461 (8) | 61 |
Gary Shelton
Player #599
1978-82 Aston Villa, £60k, 26 (1) | 8 |
Gary Shaw
Player #600
1978-88 Aston Villa, Free, 208 (79) |
Lee Jenkins
Player #601
1978-80 Aston Villa, Free, 0 (3) | 0 |
Gary Williams
Player #602
1977-87 Aston Villa, Free, 296 (5) | 2 |
Brendan Ormsby
Player #603
1977-85 Aston Villa, Free, 136 (4) | 8 |
Willie Young
Player #604
1978-82 Aston Villa, £9k, 3 (0) | 0 |
Colin J Gibson
Player #605
1978-85 Aston Villa, Free, 232 (5) | 17 |
Kenny Swain
Player #606
1978-82 Aston Villa, £100k, 178 (0) | 5 |
Joe Ward
Player #607
1979-80 Aston Villa, £80k, 2 (1) | 0 |
Tony Morley
Player #608
1979-83 Aston Villa, £220k, 170 (10) | 34 |
Mike Pejic
Player #609
1979-80 Aston Villa, £225k, 12 (0) | 0 |
Des Bremner
Player #610
1979-84 Aston Villa, £275k, 222 (5) | 10 |
David Geddis
Player #611
1979-83 Aston Villa, £300k, 51 (5) | 16 |
Terry Bullivant
Player #612
1979-83 Aston Villa, £220k, 11 (3) | 0 |
Eamonn Deacy
Player #613
1979-84 Aston Villa, Free, 30 (10) | 1 |
Terry Donovan
Player #614
1979-82 Aston Villa, £90k, 25 (0) | 11 |
Nigel Spink
Player #615
1979-95 Aston Villa, £4k, 447 (5) | 0 |
Robert Hopkins
Player #616
1980-82 Aston Villa, Free, 1 (2) | 1 |
Pat Heard
Player #617
1980-82 Aston Villa, £150k, 22 (6) | 2 |
Noel Blake
Player #618
1980-82 Aston Villa, Free, 4 (0) | 0 |
Adrian O'Dowd
Unused Substitute
1977-80 Aston Villa, Free, 0 (0) | 0 |
Ian Hendry
Unused Substitute
1978-80 Aston Villa, Free, 0 (0) | 0 |
Kevin Ready
Unused Substitute
1978-81 Aston Villa, £2k, 0 (0) | 0 |

Appearances

Player
Total
League Starts
League Subs
FA Cup Starts
FA Cup Subs
EFL Cup Starts
EFL Cup Subs
M Gordon Cowans
52
44
0
6
0
2
0
GK Jimmy Rimmer
51
43
0
6
0
2
0
RB Kenny Swain
50
43
0
5
0
2
0
M Des Bremner
44
36
0
6
0
2
0
CB Allan Evans
44
37
0
5
0
2
0
M Colin Gibson
40
32
1
6
0
1
0
CB Ken McNaught
40
32
0
6
0
2
0
F Brian Little
37
29
0
6
0
2
0
M Dennis Mortimer
36
28
0
6
0
2
0
F Gary Shaw
33
30
0
3
0
0
0
CB Brendan Ormsby
25
21
2
1
1
0
0
F David Geddis
24
19
1
2
0
2
0
W Tony Morley
20
17
3
0
0
0
0
M Ivor Linton
16
12
3
1
0
0
0
F Terry Donovan
15
9
0
6
0
0
0
FB Mike Pejic
12
10
0
0
0
2
0
M Pat Heard
9
9
0
0
0
0
0
F John Deehan
8
8
0
0
0
0
0
M Terry Bullivant
7
6
0
1
0
0
0
RB John Gidman
7
6
0
0
0
1
0
M Gary Shelton
5
4
1
0
0
0
0
FB Eamonn Deacy
3
2
1
0
0
0
0
CB Noel Blake
3
3
0
0
0
0
0
F Joe Ward
2
1
1
0
0
0
0
M Robert Hopkins
2
0
2
0
0
0
0
RB Gary Williams
2
1
1
0
0
0
0
M Alex Cropley
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
GK Nigel Spink
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
M Lee Jenkins
1
0
1
0
0
0
0

Goals

'Keepers

'Keeper
Appearances
Conceded
Ratio
Clean Sheets
Clean Sheet %
GK Jimmy Rimmer
51
59
1.16
15
29%
GK Nigel Spink
1
2
2.00
0
0%
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