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Game #1487

Aston Villa

Saturday, 31 August 1929

Won

LWLWW

Division One

Birmingham City

Attendance: 36,834

Villa Park

Aston Villa

2-1

Birmingham

Assist(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

Reg Chester and Dicky York (pictured) score to earn Billy Smith his first opening day win in four seasons as Villa beat the team with three names at Villa Park. Meanwhile, forward George Brown made his Villa debut aged 26 after joining from Huddersfield for a fee of ยฃ5,000 in August 1929.

KEY MAN

Reg Chester and Dicky York score to earn Billy Smith his first opening day win in four seasons as Villa beat the team with three names at Villa Park, Saturday, 31 August 1929.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 31 August 1929

ON THIS DAY

Billy Smith earns his first opening day win in four seasons as Villa beat the team with three names at Villa Park. Meanwhile, forward George Brown made his Villa debut aged 26 after joining from Huddersfield for a fee of ยฃ5,000 in August 1929.

Aston Villa

Birmingham City

League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ

FIXTURE HISTORY

Birmingham City

Previous 5 vs. Birmingham City: | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฅ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1929-30 |
Matchday | #1 |
League Match | #1 |
Manager Game | #137 |
Saturday, 31 August 1929

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Billy Smith led Management Committee |
FT Score | 2-1 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | LWLWW |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Billy Smith led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 137 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 67 ๐ŸŸจ 22 ๐ŸŸฅ 48 | 1.63

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

Birmingham City

TEAM NEWS

George Brown is handed his debut.

TEAM STATS

Not recorded

MANAGER

Billy Smith led Management Committee

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Aston Villa

GK Ben Olney |
FB Tommy Smart |
LB Tommy Mort |
M Joe Tate |
M Jimmy Gibson |
M Billy Kingdon |
W Dicky York |
W Reg Chester |
CF Pongo Waring |
F George Brown |
F Billy Walker |

MANAGER

Leslie Knighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Birmingham City

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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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