Season 97 | 1985-86

1985-86 Aston Villa Squad.jpg

Season Summary

League
Position
FA Cup Progress
League Cup Progress
Biggest Win
Division One
16th
4th Round
Semi Final
8-1 vs. Exeter City (h), League Cup
Top Scorer
Most Appearances
Most Starts
22 | Simon Stainrod
53 | Mark Walters
53 | Mark Walters

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, 17 August 1985
Ongoing
55
16
19
20
35
29%
36%
64%
20%
1.22
Chairman
Club Secretary
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%
1985-86
55
16
19
20
82
85
-3
1.05
0.96
1.49
1.55
10
18%
29%
36%
35
64%

Results - League

Pos
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
GD
GPG
CPG
GR
CS
CS%
W%
L%
U%
1985-86
16th
42
10
14
18
51
67
44
-16
1.21
1.6
0.76
10
24%
24%
43%
57%

Runs

Season
Wins in a Row
League Wins in a Row
Games Unbeaten
Games without a Win
Losing Run
1985-86
2
2
8
5
3

 

 League Table

Pos
Club
P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
1
Liverpool
42
26
10
6
89
37
52
88
2
Everton
42
26
8
8
87
41
46
86
3
West Ham United
42
26
6
10
74
40
34
84
4
Manchester United
42
22
10
10
70
36
34
76
5
Sheffield Wednesday
42
21
10
11
63
54
9
73
6
Chelsea
42
20
11
11
57
56
1
71
7
Arsenal
42
20
9
13
49
47
2
69
8
Nottingham Forest
42
19
11
12
69
53
16
68
9
Luton Town
42
18
12
12
61
44
17
66
10
Tottenham Hotspur
42
19
8
15
74
52
22
65
11
Newcastle United
42
17
12
13
67
72
-5
63
12
Watford
42
16
11
15
69
62
7
59
13
Queens Park Rangers
42
15
7
20
53
64
-11
52
14
Southampton
42
12
10
20
51
62
-11
46
15
Manchester City
42
11
12
19
43
57
-14
45
16
Aston Villa
42
10
14
18
51
67
-16
44
17
Coventry City
42
11
10
21
48
71
-23
43
18
Oxford United
42
10
12
20
62
80
-18
42
19
Leicester City
42
10
12
20
54
76
-22
42
20
Ipswich Town
42
11
8
23
32
55
-23
41
21
Birmingham City
42
8
5
29
30
73
-43
29
22
West Bromwich Albion
42
4
12
26
35
89
-54
24

Matches

Select a row for detailed match reports

Competition
Date
Home
Away
W
D
L
Division One
Saturday, 17 August 1985
Manchester United
4-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Wednesday, 21 August 1985
Aston Villa
2-1
Liverpool
D
Division One
Saturday, 24 August 1985
Aston Villa
1-2
Queens Park Rangers
L
Division One
Tuesday, 27 August 1985
Southampton
0-0
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Saturday, 31 August 1985
Aston Villa
3-1
Luton Town
W
Division One
Wednesday, 4 September 1985
West Brom
0-3
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Saturday, 7 September 1985
Birmingham City
0-0
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Saturday, 14 September 1985
Aston Villa
1-1
Coventry City
D
Division One
Saturday, 21 September 1985
Ipswich Town
0-3
Aston Villa
W
League Cup 2nd Round
Wednesday, 25 September 1985
Exeter City
1-4
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Saturday, 28 September 1985
Aston Villa
0-0
Everton
D
Division One
Saturday, 5 October 1985
Arsenal
3-2
Aston Villa
L
League Cup 2nd Round
Tuesday, 8 October 1985
Aston Villa
8-1
Exeter City
W
Division One
Saturday, 12 October 1985
Aston Villa
1-2
Nottingham Forest
L
Division One
Saturday, 19 October 1985
West Ham United
4-1
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 26 October 1985
Aston Villa
1-2
Newcastle United
L
League Cup 3rd Round
Wednesday, 30 October 1985
Leeds United
0-3
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Saturday, 2 November 1985
Aston Villa
2-0
Oxford United
W
Division One
Saturday, 9 November 1985
Watford
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Saturday, 16 November 1985
Aston Villa
1-1
Sheffield Wednesday
D
League Cup 4th Round
Tuesday, 19 November 1985
Aston Villa
2-2
West Brom
D
Division One
Saturday, 23 November 1985
Chelsea
2-1
Aston Villa
L
League Cup 4th Round Replay
Tuesday, 26 November 1985
West Brom
1-2
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Saturday, 30 November 1985
Aston Villa
1-2
Tottenham Hotspur
L
Division One
Saturday, 7 December 1985
Liverpool
3-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 14 December 1985
Aston Villa
1-3
Manchester United
L
Division One
Tuesday, 17 December 1985
Queens Park Rangers
0-1
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Thursday, 26 December 1985
Leicester City
3-1
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 28 December 1985
Aston Villa
1-1
West Brom
D
Division One
Wednesday, 1 January 1986
Aston Villa
0-1
Manchester City
L
FA Cup 3rd Round
Saturday, 4 January 1986
Portsmouth
2-2
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Saturday, 11 January 1986
Coventry City
3-3
Aston Villa
D
FA Cup 3rd Round Replay
Monday, 13 January 1986
Aston Villa
3-2
Portsmouth
W
Division One
Saturday, 18 January 1986
Luton Town
2-0
Aston Villa
L
League Cup Quarter Final
Wednesday, 22 January 1986
Aston Villa
1-1
Arsenal
D
FA Cup 4th Round
Saturday, 25 January 1986
Aston Villa
1-1
Millwall
D
FA Cup 4th Round Replay
Wednesday, 29 January 1986
Millwall
1-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 1 February 1986
Aston Villa
0-0
Southampton
D
League Cup Quarter Final Replay
Tuesday, 4 February 1986
Arsenal
1-2
Aston Villa
W
League Cup Semi Final
Wednesday, 12 February 1986
Aston Villa
2-2
Oxford United
D
Division One
Saturday, 1 March 1986
Everton
2-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 8 March 1986
Aston Villa
1-4
Arsenal
L
League Cup Semi Final
Wednesday, 12 March 1986
Oxford United
2-1
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 15 March 1986
Nottingham Forest
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Wednesday, 19 March 1986
Aston Villa
2-1
West Ham United
W
Division One
Saturday, 22 March 1986
Aston Villa
0-3
Birmingham City
L
Division One
Saturday, 29 March 1986
Manchester City
2-2
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Monday, 31 March 1986
Aston Villa
1-0
Leicester City
W
Division One
Saturday, 5 April 1986
Oxford United
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Wednesday, 9 April 1986
Newcastle United
2-2
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Saturday, 12 April 1986
Aston Villa
4-1
Watford
W
Division One
Wednesday, 16 April 1986
Aston Villa
1-0
Ipswich Town
W
Division One
Saturday, 19 April 1986
Sheffield Wednesday
2-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 26 April 1986
Aston Villa
3-1
Chelsea
W
Division One
Saturday, 3 May 1986
Tottenham Hotspur
4-2
Aston Villa
L

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Transfers In

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
From
For
Steve Hodge
Midfielder
Thursday, 1 August 1985
Nottingham Forest
£400,000
Simon Stainrod
Forward
Sunday, 1 September 1985
Sheffield Wednesday
£250,000
Paul Elliott
Centre Back
Sunday, 1 December 1985
Luton Town
£400,000
Stuart Ritchie
Midfielder
Thursday, 1 May 1986
Hampshire County Schools
Free
Garry Thompson
Forward
Sunday, 1 June 1986
Sheffield Wednesday
£450,000
Martin Keown
Centre Back
Monday, 9 June 1986
Arsenal
£200,000

Transfers Out

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
To
For
Steve McMahon
Midfielder
Sunday, 1 September 1985
Liverpool
£360,000
Colin J Gibson
Midfielder
Friday, 29 November 1985
Manchester United
£279,000
Brendan Ormsby
Centre Back
Saturday, 1 February 1986
Leeds United
£65,000
Darren Bradley
Midfielder
Saturday, 1 March 1986
West Bromwich Albion
£90,000
Ray Walker
Midfielder
Monday, 30 June 1986
Port Vale
£12,000
Gordon Cowans
Midfielder
Monday, 1 July 1985, Friday, 1 November 1991, Tuesday, 1 February 1994
SSC Bari, Blackburn Rovers, Derby County
£257,000, £207,000, Free

Debut Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
Steve Hodge
Player #638
Southampton (a), Division One
Tuesday, 27 August 1985
Simon Stainrod
Player #639
Exeter City (a), League Cup
Wednesday, 25 September 1985
Paul Elliott
Player #640
Liverpool (a), Division One
Saturday, 7 December 1985

Final Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
Steve McMahon
Player #625
Queens Park Rangers (h), Division One
Saturday, 24 August 1985
Ray Walker
Player #624
Newcastle United (h), Division One
Saturday, 26 October 1985
Brendan Ormsby
Player #603
Newcastle United (h), Division One
Saturday, 26 October 1985
Colin J Gibson
Player #605
West Bromwich Albion (h), League Cup
Tuesday, 19 November 1985
Darren Bradley
Player #635
Arsenal (h), Division One
Saturday, 8 March 1986

Squad Statistics

Squad Size
Average 1st XI Age
Youngest 1st XI
Oldest 1st XI
23
24.21
21.86 | Luton Town (h), Division One
25.50 | Birmingham City (h), Division One
Youngest Starter
Youngest Substitute
Tony Daley | 17.87 | Tuesday, 27 August 1985
Tony Daley | 17.85 | Wednesday, 21 August 1985
Oldest Starter
Oldest Substitute
Andy Gray | 30.42 | Saturday, 26 April 1986
Simon Stainrod | 27.03 | Tuesday, 4 February 1986

First Team Squad

Player
Number
Villa Career
Andy Gray
Player #582
1975-79 Aston Villa, £110k, 1985-87 Aston Villa, £150k, 205 (4) | 78 |
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 |
Nigel Spink
Player #615
1979-95 Aston Villa, £4k, 447 (5) | 0 |
Mark Walters
Player #622
1982-87 Aston Villa, Free, 204 (18) | 48 |
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 |
Dean Glover
Player #629
1984-87 Aston Villa, Free, 30 (8) | 1 |
Paul Kerr
Player #631
1984-86 Aston Villa, Free, 23 (10) | 6 |
Tony Dorigo
Player #632
1984-87 Aston Villa, Free, 127 (6) | 1 |
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 |
Steve Hodge
Player #638
1985-86 Aston Villa, £400k, 69 (0) | 17 |
Simon Stainrod
Player #639
1985-87 Aston Villa, £250k, 75 (6) | 28 |
Paul Elliott
Player #640
1985-87 Aston Villa, £400k, 67 (1) | 7 |

Appearances

Player
Total
League Starts
League Subs
FA Cup Starts
FA Cup Subs
EFL Cup Starts
EFL Cup Subs
F Mark Walters
53
40
0
4
0
9
0
LB Tony Dorigo
50
38
0
4
0
8
0
CB Allan Evans
48
35
0
4
0
9
0
M Steve Hodge
48
36
0
4
0
8
0
CF Andy Gray
46
35
0
4
0
7
0
GK Nigel Spink
42
31
0
3
0
8
0
CF Simon Stainrod
42
29
1
4
0
7
1
M Paul Birch
38
25
2
4
0
7
0
RB Gary Williams
34
25
0
2
0
7
0
CB Paul Elliott
31
23
0
4
0
4
0
D Dean Glover
27
15
3
2
0
7
0
W Tony Daley
26
16
7
0
0
2
1
D David Norton
26
20
0
2
1
3
0
M Darren Bradley
21
15
3
0
0
3
0
CB Brendan Ormsby
16
14
0
0
0
2
0
F Gary Shaw
13
10
2
0
0
0
1
GK Kevin Poole
13
11
0
1
0
1
0
W Steve Hunt
12
12
0
0
0
0
0
M Andy Blair
12
12
0
0
0
0
0
M Paul Kerr
11
5
1
2
0
3
0
M Colin Gibson
10
7
0
0
0
3
0
M Ray Walker
8
5
2
0
0
1
0
M Steve McMahon
3
3
0
0
0
0
0

Goals

'Keepers

'Keeper
Appearances
Conceded
Ratio
Clean Sheets
Clean Sheet %
GK Nigel Spink
42
69
1.64
7
17%
GK Kevin Poole
13
16
1.23
4
31%
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