Season 96 | 1984-85

1984-85 Aston Villa Squad.jpg

Season Summary

League
Position
FA Cup Progress
League Cup Progress
Biggest Win
Division One
10th
3rd Round
3rd Round
5-2 vs. Queens Park Rangers (h), Division One
Top Scorer
Most Appearances
Most Starts
15 | Paul Rideout
44 | Colin Gibson
44 | Colin Gibson

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
Graham Turner
Saturday, 25 August 1984
Ongoing
46
17
11
18
28
37%
39%
61%
26%
1.35
Chairman
Chief Executive
Herbert Douglas Ellis
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%
1984-85
46
17
11
18
66
67
-1
1.33
0.93
1.39
1.5
12
26%
37%
39%
28
61%

Results - League

Pos
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
GD
GPG
CPG
GR
CS
CS%
W%
L%
U%
1984-85
10th
42
15
11
16
60
60
56
0
1.43
1.43
1
12
29%
36%
38%
62%

Runs

Season
Wins in a Row
League Wins in a Row
Games Unbeaten
Games without a Win
Losing Run
1984-85
3
3
3
5
4

 

 League Table

Pos
Club
P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
1
Everton
42
28
6
8
88
43
45
90
2
Liverpool
42
22
11
9
68
35
33
77
3
Tottenham Hotspur
42
23
8
11
78
51
27
77
4
Manchester United
42
22
10
10
77
47
30
76
5
Southampton
42
19
11
12
56
47
9
68
6
Chelsea
42
18
12
12
63
48
15
66
7
Arsenal
42
19
9
14
61
49
12
66
8
Sheffield Wednesday
42
17
14
11
58
45
13
65
9
Nottingham Forest
42
19
7
16
56
48
8
64
10
Aston Villa
42
15
11
16
60
60
0
56
11
Watford
42
14
13
15
81
71
10
55
12
West Bromwich Albion
42
16
7
19
58
62
-4
55
13
Luton Town
42
15
9
18
57
61
-4
54
14
Newcastle United
42
13
13
16
55
70
-15
52
15
Leicester City
42
15
6
21
65
73
-8
51
16
West Ham United
42
13
12
17
51
68
-17
51
17
Ipswich Town
42
13
11
18
46
57
-11
50
18
Coventry City
42
15
5
22
47
64
-17
50
19
Queens Park Rangers
42
13
11
18
53
72
-19
50
20
Norwich City
42
13
10
19
46
64
-18
49
21
Sunderland
42
10
10
22
40
62
-22
40
22
Stoke City
42
3
8
31
24
91
-67
17

Matches

Select a row for detailed match reports

Competition
Date
Home
Away
W
D
L
Division One
Saturday, 25 August 1984
Aston Villa
1-0
Coventry City
W
Division One
Monday, 27 August 1984
Stoke City
1-3
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Saturday, 1 September 1984
Newcastle United
3-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Wednesday, 5 September 1984
Aston Villa
0-5
Nottingham Forest
L
Division One
Saturday, 8 September 1984
Aston Villa
4-2
Chelsea
W
Division One
Saturday, 15 September 1984
Watford
3-3
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Saturday, 22 September 1984
Aston Villa
0-1
Tottenham Hotspur
L
League Cup 2nd Round
Monday, 24 September 1984
Scunthorpe United
2-3
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Saturday, 29 September 1984
Ipswich Town
3-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 6 October 1984
Aston Villa
3-0
Manchester United
W
League Cup 2nd Round
Wednesday, 10 October 1984
Aston Villa
3-1
Scunthorpe United
W
Division One
Saturday, 13 October 1984
Everton
2-1
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 20 October 1984
Aston Villa
2-2
Norwich City
D
Division One
Saturday, 27 October 1984
Leicester City
5-0
Aston Villa
L
League Cup 3rd Round
Tuesday, 30 October 1984
Queens Park Rangers
1-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 3 November 1984
Aston Villa
0-0
West Ham United
D
Division One
Saturday, 10 November 1984
Arsenal
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Saturday, 17 November 1984
Aston Villa
2-2
Southampton
D
Division One
Saturday, 24 November 1984
Queens Park Rangers
2-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 1 December 1984
Aston Villa
1-0
Sunderland
W
Division One
Saturday, 8 December 1984
Luton Town
1-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 15 December 1984
Aston Villa
0-0
Liverpool
D
Division One
Saturday, 22 December 1984
Aston Villa
4-0
Newcastle United
W
Division One
Wednesday, 26 December 1984
Sheffield Wednesday
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Saturday, 29 December 1984
Nottingham Forest
3-2
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Tuesday, 1 January 1985
Aston Villa
3-1
West Brom
W
FA Cup 3rd Round
Saturday, 5 January 1985
Liverpool
3-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 19 January 1985
Coventry City
0-3
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Saturday, 2 February 1985
Aston Villa
2-1
Ipswich Town
W
Division One
Saturday, 23 February 1985
West Ham United
1-2
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Saturday, 2 March 1985
Aston Villa
0-1
Leicester City
L
Division One
Saturday, 9 March 1985
Norwich City
1-2
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Wednesday, 13 March 1985
Aston Villa
0-0
Arsenal
D
Division One
Saturday, 16 March 1985
Aston Villa
1-1
Everton
D
Division One
Saturday, 23 March 1985
Manchester United
4-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Wednesday, 27 March 1985
Aston Villa
2-0
Stoke City
W
Division One
Saturday, 30 March 1985
Tottenham Hotspur
0-2
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Saturday, 6 April 1985
Aston Villa
3-0
Sheffield Wednesday
W
Division One
Monday, 8 April 1985
West Brom
1-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Tuesday, 16 April 1985
Chelsea
3-1
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 20 April 1985
Southampton
2-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Wednesday, 24 April 1985
Aston Villa
1-1
Watford
D
Division One
Saturday, 27 April 1985
Aston Villa
5-2
Queens Park Rangers
W
Division One
Saturday, 4 May 1985
Sunderland
0-4
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Monday, 6 May 1985
Aston Villa
0-1
Luton Town
L
Division One
Saturday, 11 May 1985
Liverpool
2-1
Aston Villa
L

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Transfers In

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
From
For
David Norton
Defender
Sunday, 1 July 1984
Wolverhampton & South Staffordshire District Boys
Free
Didier Six
Forward
Monday, 1 October 1984
Mulhouse FC
Free
Phil Robinson
Midfielder
Tuesday, 8 January 1985
Stafford & District Schools
Free
Bernie Gallacher
Left Back
Friday, 1 March 1985
Perthshire County Schools (Paisley Boys)
Free
Tony Daley
Winger
Friday, 31 May 1985
Birmingham Boys
Free

Transfers Out

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
To
For
Des Bremner
Midfielder
September 1984
Birmingham City
£25,000
Steve Foster
Defender
Thursday, 1 November 1984
Luton Town
£70,000
Alan Curbishley
Midfielder
Saturday, 1 December 1984
Charlton Athletic
£40,000
Mervyn Day
Goalkeeper
Tuesday, 1 January 1985
Leeds United
£30,000
Peter Withe
Centre Forward
Sunday, 30 June 1985
Sheffield United
Free
Paul Rideout
Forward
Sunday, 30 June 1985
Bari
£400,000
Didier Six
Forward
Sunday, 30 June 1985
FC Metz
Free
Dennis Mortimer
Midfielder
Sunday, 30 June 1985
Brighton & Hove Albion
Free
Andy Blair
Midfielder
Wednesday, 1 August 1984, Thursday, 30 June 1988
Sheffield Wednesday, Northampton Town
£60,000, Free

Debut Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
Didier Six
Player #633
Manchester United (h), Division One
Saturday, 6 October 1984
David Norton
Player #634
Coventry City (a), Division One
Saturday, 19 January 1985
Darren Bradley
Player #635
Norwich City (a), Division One
Saturday, 9 March 1985
Kevin Poole
Player #636
Tottenham Hotspur (a), Division One
Saturday, 30 March 1985
Tony Daley
Player #637
Southampton (a), Division One
Saturday, 20 April 1985

Final Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
Des Bremner
Player #610
Nottingham Forest (h), Division One
Wednesday, 5 September 1984
Steve Foster
Player #630
Everton (a), Division One
Saturday, 13 October 1984
Dennis Mortimer
Player #584
Norwich City (h), Division One
Saturday, 20 October 1984
Mervyn Day
Player #628
Queens Park Rangers (a), Division One
Saturday, 24 November 1984
Alan Curbishley
Player #623
Liverpool (h), Division One
Saturday, 15 December 1984
Didier Six
Player #633
West Bromwich Albion (a), Division One
Monday, 8 April 1985
Peter Withe
Player #619
Liverpool (a), Division One
Saturday, 11 May 1985
Paul Rideout
Player #627
Liverpool (a), Division One
Saturday, 11 May 1985

Squad Statistics

Squad Size
Average 1st XI Age
Youngest 1st XI
Oldest 1st XI
25
24.95
22.88 | Southampton (a), Division One
27.18 | Nottingham Forest (h), Division One
Youngest Starter
Youngest Substitute
Tony Daley | 17.52 | Saturday, 20 April 1985
Tony Daley | 17.56 | Monday, 6 May 1985
Oldest Starter
Oldest Substitute
Peter Withe | 33.72 | Saturday, 11 May 1985
Dennis Mortimer | 32.56 | Saturday, 20 October 1984

First Team Squad

Player
Number
Villa Career
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) |
Allan Evans
Player #598
1978-89 Aston Villa, £30k, 461 (8) | 61 |
Gary Shaw
Player #600
1978-88 Aston Villa, Free, 208 (79) |
Gary Williams
Player #602
1977-87 Aston Villa, Free, 296 (5) | 2 |
Brendan Ormsby
Player #603
1977-85 Aston Villa, Free, 136 (4) | 8 |
Colin J Gibson
Player #605
1978-85 Aston Villa, Free, 232 (5) | 17 |
Des Bremner
Player #610
1979-84 Aston Villa, £275k, 222 (5) | 10 |
Nigel Spink
Player #615
1979-95 Aston Villa, £4k, 447 (5) | 0 |
Peter Withe
Player #619
1980-85 Aston Villa, £500k, 232 (0) | 90 |
Mark Walters
Player #622
1982-87 Aston Villa, Free, 204 (18) | 48 |
Alan Curbishley
Player #623
1983-84 Aston Villa, £100k, 41 (2) | 1 |
Ray Walker
Player #624
1983-86 Aston Villa, Free, 18 (9) | 0 |
Steve McMahon
Player #625
1983-85 Aston Villa, £180k, 90 (1) | 7 |
Paul Birch
Player #626
1983-91 Aston Villa, Free, 189 (28) | 23 |
Paul Rideout
Player #627
1983-85 Aston Villa, £350k, 64 (22) |
Mervyn Day
Player #628
1983-85 Aston Villa, £15k, 33 (0) | 0 |
Dean Glover
Player #629
1984-87 Aston Villa, Free, 30 (8) | 1 |
Steve Foster
Player #630
1984 Aston Villa, £150k, 17 (0) | 3 |
Paul Kerr
Player #631
1984-86 Aston Villa, Free, 23 (10) | 6 |
Tony Dorigo
Player #632
1984-87 Aston Villa, Free, 127 (6) | 1 |
Didier Six
Player #633
1984-85 Aston Villa, Free, 14 (4) | 2 |
David Norton
Player #634
1985-88 Aston Villa, Free, 52 (3) | 1 |
Darren Bradley
Player #635
1985-86 Aston Villa, Free, 19 (4) | 0 |
Kevin Poole
Player #636
1985-87 Aston Villa, Free, 31 (0) | 0 |
Tony Daley
Player #637
1985-94 Aston Villa, Free, 233 (47) | 38 |

Appearances

Player
Total
League Starts
League Subs
FA Cup Starts
FA Cup Subs
EFL Cup Starts
EFL Cup Subs
M Colin Gibson
44
40
0
1
0
3
0
CF Peter Withe
43
40
0
1
0
2
0
RB Gary Williams
42
38
0
1
0
3
0
CB Allan Evans
40
38
0
0
0
2
0
F Mark Walters
39
35
1
1
0
2
0
M Steve McMahon
39
34
1
1
0
3
0
CB Brendan Ormsby
35
32
0
1
0
2
0
LB Tony Dorigo
34
27
4
1
0
1
1
M Gordon Cowans
34
29
1
1
0
3
0
F Paul Rideout
32
28
1
1
0
1
1
M Paul Birch
29
24
1
1
0
3
0
GK Nigel Spink
20
19
0
1
0
0
0
GK Mervyn Day
19
16
0
0
0
3
0
F Didier Six
18
13
3
0
0
1
1
M Paul Kerr
12
6
4
0
0
2
0
D Steve Foster
10
8
0
0
0
2
0
GK Kevin Poole
7
7
0
0
0
0
0
M Ray Walker
7
4
3
0
0
0
0
M Dennis Mortimer
6
5
1
0
0
0
0
W Tony Daley
5
4
1
0
0
0
0
D Dean Glover
5
5
0
0
0
0
0
M Des Bremner
4
4
0
0
0
0
0
M Alan Curbishley
3
3
0
0
0
0
0
D David Norton
2
2
0
0
0
0
0
M Darren Bradley
2
1
1
0
0
0
0

Goals

'Keepers

'Keeper
Appearances
Conceded
Ratio
Clean Sheets
Clean Sheet %
GK Nigel Spink
20
25
1.25
9
45%
GK Mervyn Day
19
36
1.89
3
16%
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