Season 99 | 1987-88

1987-88 Aston Villa Squad.jpg

Season Summary

League
Position
FA Cup Progress
League Cup Progress
Biggest Win
Division Two
Runners Up
4th Round
4th Round
5-0 vs. Hull City (h), Division Two

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 Taylor
Saturday, 15 August 1987
Ongoing
51
28
12
13
41
51%
25%
75%
31%
1.76
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%
1987-88
51
26
12
13
75
52
23
1.77
1.42
1.45
1.02
16
31%
51%
25%
28
75%

Results - League

Pos
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
GD
GPG
CPG
GR
CS
CS%
W%
L%
U%
1987-88
Runners Up
44
22
12
10
68
41
78
27
1.55
0.93
1.66
14
35%
50%
23%
77%

Runs

Season
Wins in a Row
League Wins in a Row
Games Unbeaten
Games without a Win
Losing Run
1987-88
5
5
15
4
3

 

 League Table

Pos
Club
P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
1
Millwall
44
25
7
12
72
52
20
82
2
Aston Villa
44
22
12
10
68
41
27
78
3
Middlesbrough
44
22
12
10
63
36
27
78
4
Bradford City
44
22
11
11
74
54
20
77
5
Blackburn Rovers
44
21
14
9
68
52
16
77
6
Crystal Palace
44
22
9
13
86
59
27
75
7
Leeds United
44
19
12
13
61
51
10
69
8
Ipswich Town
44
19
9
16
61
52
9
66
9
Manchester City
44
19
8
17
80
60
20
65
10
Oldham Athletic
44
18
11
15
72
64
8
65
11
Stoke City
44
17
11
16
50
57
-7
62
12
Swindon Town
44
16
11
17
73
60
13
59
13
Leicester City
44
16
11
17
62
61
1
59
14
Barnsley
44
15
12
17
61
62
-1
57
15
Hull City
44
14
15
15
54
60
-6
57
16
Plymouth Argyle
44
16
8
20
65
67
-2
56
17
Bournemouth
44
13
10
21
56
68
-12
49
18
Shrewsbury Town
44
11
16
17
42
54
-12
49
19
Birmingham City
44
11
15
18
41
66
-25
48
20
West Bromwich Albion
44
12
11
21
50
69
-19
47
21
Sheffield United
44
13
7
24
45
74
-29
46
22
Reading
44
10
12
22
44
70
-26
42
23
Huddersfield Town
44
6
10
28
41
100
-59
28

Matches

Select a row for detailed match reports

Competition
Date
Home
Away
W
D
L
Division Two
Saturday, 15 August 1987
Ipswich Town
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division Two
Saturday, 22 August 1987
Aston Villa
0-2
Birmingham City
L
Division Two
Saturday, 29 August 1987
Hull City
2-1
Aston Villa
L
Division Two
Monday, 31 August 1987
Aston Villa
1-1
Manchester City
D
Division Two
Saturday, 5 September 1987
Leicester City
0-2
Aston Villa
W
Division Two
Tuesday, 8 September 1987
Aston Villa
0-1
Middlesbrough
L
Division Two
Saturday, 12 September 1987
Aston Villa
0-0
Barnsley
D
Division Two
Wednesday, 16 September 1987
West Brom
0-2
Aston Villa
W
Division Two
Saturday, 19 September 1987
Huddersfield Town
0-1
Aston Villa
W
League Cup 2nd Round
Wednesday, 23 September 1987
Middlesbrough
0-1
Aston Villa
W
Division Two
Saturday, 26 September 1987
Aston Villa
1-1
Sheffield United
D
Division Two
Wednesday, 30 September 1987
Aston Villa
1-1
Blackburn Rovers
D
Division Two
Saturday, 3 October 1987
Plymouth Argyle
1-3
Aston Villa
W
League Cup 2nd Round
Wednesday, 7 October 1987
Aston Villa
1-0
Middlesbrough
W
Division Two
Saturday, 10 October 1987
Leeds United
1-3
Aston Villa
W
Division Two
Saturday, 17 October 1987
Aston Villa
1-1
AFC Bournemouth
D
Division Two
Wednesday, 21 October 1987
Aston Villa
4-1
Crystal Palace
W
Division Two
Saturday, 24 October 1987
Stoke City
0-0
Aston Villa
D
League Cup 3rd Round
Wednesday, 28 October 1987
Aston Villa
2-1
Tottenham Hotspur
W
Division Two
Saturday, 31 October 1987
Aston Villa
2-1
Reading
W
Division Two
Tuesday, 3 November 1987
Shrewsbury Town
1-2
Aston Villa
W
Division Two
Saturday, 7 November 1987
Aston Villa
1-2
Millwall
L
Simod Cup 1st Round
Wednesday, 11 November 1987
Aston Villa
0-5
Bradford City
L
Division Two
Saturday, 14 November 1987
Oldham Athletic
0-1
Aston Villa
W
League Cup 4th Round
Wednesday, 18 November 1987
Aston Villa
1-2
Sheffield Wednesday
L
Division Two
Saturday, 28 November 1987
Bradford City
2-4
Aston Villa
W
Division Two
Saturday, 5 December 1987
Aston Villa
2-1
Swindon Town
W
Division Two
Saturday, 12 December 1987
Birmingham City
1-2
Aston Villa
W
Division Two
Friday, 18 December 1987
Aston Villa
0-0
West Brom
D
Division Two
Saturday, 26 December 1987
Sheffield United
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division Two
Monday, 28 December 1987
Aston Villa
1-1
Huddersfield Town
D
Division Two
Friday, 1 January 1988
Aston Villa
5-0
Hull City
W
Division Two
Saturday, 2 January 1988
Barnsley
1-3
Aston Villa
W
FA Cup 3rd Round
Saturday, 9 January 1988
Leeds United
1-2
Aston Villa
W
Division Two
Saturday, 16 January 1988
Aston Villa
1-0
Ipswich Town
W
Division Two
Saturday, 23 January 1988
Manchester City
0-2
Aston Villa
W
FA Cup 4th Round
Sunday, 31 January 1988
Aston Villa
0-2
Liverpool
L
Division Two
Saturday, 6 February 1988
Aston Villa
2-1
Leicester City
W
Division Two
Sunday, 14 February 1988
Middlesbrough
2-1
Aston Villa
L
Division Two
Saturday, 20 February 1988
Blackburn Rovers
3-2
Aston Villa
L
Division Two
Saturday, 27 February 1988
Aston Villa
5-2
Plymouth Argyle
W
Division Two
Saturday, 5 March 1988
AFC Bournemouth
1-2
Aston Villa
W
Division Two
Saturday, 12 March 1988
Aston Villa
1-2
Leeds United
L
Division Two
Saturday, 19 March 1988
Reading
0-2
Aston Villa
W
Division Two
Saturday, 26 March 1988
Aston Villa
0-1
Stoke City
L
Division Two
Saturday, 2 April 1988
Millwall
2-1
Aston Villa
L
Division Two
Monday, 4 April 1988
Aston Villa
1-2
Oldham Athletic
L
Division Two
Saturday, 9 April 1988
Crystal Palace
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division Two
Saturday, 23 April 1988
Aston Villa
1-0
Shrewsbury Town
W
Division Two
Monday, 2 May 1988
Aston Villa
1-0
Bradford City
W
Division Two
Saturday, 7 May 1988
Swindon Town
0-0
Aston Villa
D

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Transfers In

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
From
For
Steve Sims
Centre Back
Monday, 1 June 1987
Watford
£50,000
Alan McInally
Centre Forward
Wednesday, 1 July 1987
Glasgow Celtic
£225,000
Kevin Gage
Right Back
Wednesday, 1 July 1987
Wimbledon
£110,000
Lee Butler
Goalkeeper
Friday, 21 August 1987
Lincoln City
£100,000
Mark Lillis
Midfielder
Tuesday, 1 September 1987
Derby County
£130,000
Malcolm Allen
Forward
Tuesday, 1 September 1987
Watford
Loan
Stuart Gray
Midfielder
Sunday, 1 November 1987
Barnsley
£175,000
Andy A Gray
Midfielder
Sunday, 1 November 1987
Crystal Palace
£150,000
David Hunt
Midfielder
Tuesday, 1 December 1987
Notts County
Free
Gareth Williams
Midfielder
Saturday, 9 January 1988
Gosport Borough
£10,000
David Platt
Midfielder
Tuesday, 2 February 1988
Crewe Alexandra
£200,000
Chris Price
Right Back
Sunday, 1 May 1988
Blackburn Rovers
£125,000
Derek Mountfield
Centre Back
Wednesday, 1 June 1988
Everton
£450,000

Transfers Out

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
To
For
Phil Robinson
Midfielder
Friday, 3 July 1987
Wolverhampton Wanderers
£5,000
Tony Dorigo
Left Back
Friday, 3 July 1987
Chelsea
£475,000
Kevin Poole
Goalkeeper
Thursday, 27 August 1987
Middlesbrough
£50,000
Andy Gray
Centre Forward
Saturday, 1 September 1979, Tuesday, 1 September 1987
Wolverhampton Wanderers, West Bromwich Albion
£1,469,000, Free
Simon Stainrod
Forward
Tuesday, 1 December 1987
Stoke City
£90,000
Mark Burke
Midfielder
Tuesday, 1 December 1987
Middlesbrough
£50,000
Mark Walters
Forward
Thursday, 31 December 1987
Glasgow Rangers
£615,000
Neale Cooper
Defender
Thursday, 30 June 1988
Glasgow Rangers
£250,000
David Norton
Defender
Thursday, 30 June 1988
Notts County
£30,000
Malcolm Allen
Forward
Thursday, 30 June 1988
Watford
End of Loan
Andy Blair
Midfielder
Wednesday, 1 August 1984, Thursday, 30 June 1988
Sheffield Wednesday, Northampton Town
£60,000, Free
Steve Hunt
Winger
Wednesday, 1 June 1977, Thursday, 30 June 1988
New York Cosmos, Willenhall Town
£26,000, Free

Debut Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
David Hunt
Player #649
Ipswich Town (a), Division Two
Saturday, 15 August 1987
Steve Sims
Player #650
Ipswich Town (a), Division Two
Saturday, 15 August 1987
Kevin Gage
Player #651
Ipswich Town (a), Division Two
Saturday, 15 August 1987
Malcolm Allen
Player #652
Leicester City (a), Division Two
Saturday, 5 September 1987
Mark Lillis
Player #653
Leicester City (a), Division Two
Saturday, 5 September 1987
Alan McInally
Player #654
Blackburn Rovers (h), Division Two
Wednesday, 30 September 1987
Andy A Gray
Player #655
Bradford City (a), Division Two
Saturday, 28 November 1987
Stuart Gray
Player #656
Bradford City (a), Division Two
Saturday, 28 November 1987
David Platt
Player #657
Blackburn Rovers (a), Division Two
Saturday, 20 February 1988
Gareth Williams
Player #658
Crystal Palace (a), Division Two
Saturday, 9 April 1988

Final Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
Simon Stainrod
Player #639
Manchester City (h), Division Two
Monday, 31 August 1987
Neale Cooper
Player #643
Huddersfield Town (a), Division Two
Saturday, 19 September 1987
Malcolm Allen
Player #652
Sheffield United (h), Division Two
Saturday, 26 September 1987
Steve Hunt
Player #580
Crystal Palace (h), Division Two
Wednesday, 21 October 1987
Mark Burke
Player #646
Reading (h), Division Two
Saturday, 31 October 1987
Andy Blair
Player #620
Sheffield Wednesday (h), League Cup
Wednesday, 18 November 1987
Mark Walters
Player #622
Huddersfield Town (h), Division Two
Monday, 28 December 1987
Gary Shaw
Player #600
Ipswich Town (h), Division Two
Saturday, 16 January 1988
David Norton
Player #634
Oldham Athletic (h), Division Two
Monday, 4 April 1988
Warren Aspinall
Player #644
Swindon Town (a), Division Two
Saturday, 7 May 1988

Squad Statistics

Squad Size
Average 1st XI Age
Youngest 1st XI
Oldest 1st XI
26
25.19
24.37 | Hull City (a), Division Two
26.04 | Swindon Town (a), Division Two
Youngest Starter
Youngest Substitute
Mark Burke | 18.56 | Monday, 31 August 1987
Mark Burke | 18.55 | Saturday, 29 August 1987
Oldest Starter
Oldest Substitute
Allan Evans | 31.59 | Saturday, 7 May 1988
Allan Evans | 31.01 | Wednesday, 7 October 1987

First Team Squad

Player
Number
Villa Career
Steve Hunt
Player #580
1975-77 Aston Villa, Free, 1986-87 Aston Villa, £90k, 64 (4) | 4 |
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) |
Nigel Spink
Player #615
1979-95 Aston Villa, £4k, 447 (5) | 0 |
Andy Blair
Player #620
1981-88 Aston Villa, Free, 41 (25) | 1 |
Mark Walters
Player #622
1982-87 Aston Villa, Free, 204 (18) | 48 |
Paul Birch
Player #626
1983-91 Aston Villa, Free, 189 (28) | 23 |
David Norton
Player #634
1985-88 Aston Villa, Free, 52 (3) | 1 |
Kevin Poole
Player #636
1985-87 Aston Villa, Free, 31 (0) | 0 |
Tony Daley
Player #637
1985-94 Aston Villa, Free, 233 (47) | 38 |
Simon Stainrod
Player #639
1985-87 Aston Villa, £250k, 75 (6) | 28 |
Garry Thompson
Player #641
1986-88 Aston Villa, £450k, 66 (4) | 18 |
Martin Keown
Player #642
1986-89 Aston Villa, £200k, 127 (3) | 3 |
Neale Cooper
Player #643
1987 Aston Villa, £350k, 21 (1) | 1 |
Warren Aspinall
Player #644
1987-88 Aston Villa, £350k, 45 (5) | 16 |
Mark Burke
Player #646
1987 Aston Villa, Free, 5 (2) | 0 |
Bernie Gallacher
Player #647
1987-91 Aston Villa, Free, 67 (2) | 1 |
David Hunt
Player #649
1987-89 Aston Villa, Free, 13 (2) | 0 |
Steve Sims
Player #650
1987-91 Aston Villa, £50k, 46 (0) | 0 |
Kevin Gage
Player #651
1987-91 Aston Villa, £110k, 136 (2) | 12 |
Malcolm Allen
Player #652
1987-88 Aston Villa (L) 4 (0) | 0 |
Mark Lillis
Player #653
1987-89 Aston Villa, £130k, 36 (1) | 4 |
Alan McInally
Player #654
1987-89 Aston Villa, £225k, 60 (9) | 28 |
Andy A Gray
Player #655
1987-89 Aston Villa, £150k, 39 (5) | 9 |
Stuart Gray
Player #656
1987-91 Aston Villa, £175k, 123 (4) | 13 |
David Platt
Player #657
1988-91 Aston Villa, £200k, 148 (0) | 64 |
Gareth Williams
Player #658
1988-91 Aston Villa, £10k, 8 (7) | 0 |

Appearances

Player
Total
League Starts
League Subs
FA Cup Starts
FA Cup Subs
EFL Cup Starts
EFL Cup Subs
GK Nigel Spink
50
44
0
2
0
4
0
FB Kevin Gage
50
44
0
2
0
4
0
LB Bernie Gallacher
49
43
0
2
0
4
0
CB Martin Keown
48
42
0
2
0
4
0
M Paul Birch
44
38
0
2
0
4
0
M Warren Aspinall
38
28
4
1
1
4
0
M Mark Lillis
35
28
1
2
0
4
0
CB Steve Sims
33
29
0
0
0
4
0
CF Alan McInally
31
18
8
2
0
3
0
CF Garry Thompson
27
24
0
2
0
1
0
F Mark Walters
27
24
0
0
0
3
0
CB Allan Evans
23
18
2
2
0
0
1
M Andy Gray
21
18
1
2
0
0
0
M Stuart Gray
20
20
0
0
0
0
0
W Tony Daley
15
10
4
1
0
0
0
M David Hunt
14
10
2
0
0
2
0
W Steve Hunt
13
11
0
0
0
2
0
M David Platt
11
11
0
0
0
0
0
CB Neale Cooper
7
6
1
0
0
0
0
W Mark Burke
6
4
2
0
0
0
0
M Andy Blair
5
3
1
0
0
1
0
F Malcolm Allen
4
4
0
0
0
0
0
CF Simon Stainrod
4
4
0
0
0
0
0
F Gary Shaw
4
1
3
0
0
0
0
D David Norton
2
1
1
0
0
0
0
M Gareth Williams
1
1
0
0
0
0
0

Goals

'Keepers

'Keeper
Appearances
Conceded
Ratio
Clean Sheets
Clean Sheet %
GK Nigel Spink
50
47
0.94
16
32%
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