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Game #1024

Aston Villa

Wednesday, 28 April 1915

Lost

DDWLL

Division One

Newcastle United

Attendance: 10,000

St James' Park

Newcastle United

3-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

George Ramsay's remarkable 998th match as Villa's Secretary Manager would prove to be his last for over four years as football is suspended due to the ongoing hostilities of WWI.

KEY MAN

George Ramsay's remarkable 998th match as Villa's Secretary Manager would prove to be his last for over four years as football is suspended due to the ongoing hostilities of WWI, Wednesday, 28 April 1915.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Wednesday, 28 April 1915

ON THIS DAY

Villa end the season in fourteenth place after what had proved to be a difficult campaign and their worst since 1900-01. Villa recorded just thirteen wins in their thirty eight division one games as well as eleven draws and fourteen defeats.

Against the backdrop of the increasingly global hostilities of WWI however nothing was normal and football would be suspended at the end of the 1914-15 season until 1919-20.

As a result, although of little consequence against the millions of lives lost in the utterly pointless conflict, a number of players would not retake the field post war and their Villa careers therefore ended with the suspension of football.

Villaโ€™s legendary forward Joe Bache played his final game aged 35 ahead of his move to Mid-Rhondda in August 1920. Between 1900-01 and 1914-15 Joe had made 470 appearances and scored 185 goals for Villa winning the 1904-05 FA Cup, 1909-10 League title and the 1912-13 FA Cup as well as finishing League runners up on four occasions.

Also making their final appearances were midfielder Tommy Barber, 35, before moving on to Stalybridge Celtic having played for Villa between 1912-13 and 1914-15 making 51 appearances and scoring 10 goals whilst centre back Bill Morris also made his final appearance for Villa aged 27 before moving on to Shrewsbury Town having made 53 appearances and scoring once and full back William Littlewood, aged 22, before moving on to Wellington Town in August 1920 after 51 appearances.

Aston Villa

Newcastle United

FIXTURE HISTORY

Newcastle United

Previous 5 vs. Newcastle: | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸฉ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1914-15 |
Matchday | #40 |
League Match | #38 |
Manager Game | #998 |
Wednesday, 28 April 1915

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 0-3 |
FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | DDWLL |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 998 | ๐ŸŸฉ 512 ๐ŸŸจ 185 ๐ŸŸฅ 301 | 1.72

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

Newcastle United

TEAM NEWS

Bill Morris, Tommy Barber and Joe Bache replace Frank Moss, Jimmy Leach and Harold Edgley.

TEAM STATS

Not recorded

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

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Aston Villa

GK Sam Hardy |
CB Jim Harrop |
CB Bill Morris |
FB William Littlewood |
LB Tommy Weston |
M Tommy Barber |
W Charlie Wallace |
CF Harry Hampton |
F Clem Stephenson |
F Harry Nash |
F Joe Bache |

MANAGER

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SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Permitted in Period

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Permitted in Period

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SQUAD STATS

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

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Not Recorded

Player Positions:

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GK : Goalkeeper
CB, D, B : Centre Back, Defender, Back
FB, LB, RB, WH : Full Back, Left Back, Right Back, Wing Back, Wing Halfโ€จ

M, CH, LH, RH : Midfielder, Centre Half, Left Half, Right Half
W, OL, OR : Winger, Outside Left, Outside Right
F, IF, IL, IR : Forward, Inside Forward, Inside Left, Inside Right, Second Striker, False 9
CF : Centre Forward

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Match Symbols:

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โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

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