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Game #1800

Aston Villa

Saturday, 25 April 1936

Lost

WDDLL

Division One

Attendance: 27,378

Blackburn Rovers

VIlla Park

Villa lose for the sixth time in nineteen in 1936 under Jimmy McMullan winning eight but it is not enough to save Villa and they are relegated to the second tier for the first time in their history.

Aston Villa

2-4

Blackburn Rovers

Assist(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Villa lose for the sixth time in nineteen in 1936 under Jimmy McMullan winning eight but it is not enough to save Villa and they are relegated to the second tier for the first time in their history.

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Saturday, 25 April 1936

ON THIS DAY

Villa end the season on defeat and are relegated for the first time in their history as the appointment of their first manager in Jimmy McMullan delivers an unprecedented campaign in all the wrong ways.

That however doesnโ€™t tell the full story as 1936 had proved far stronger than 1935 with Villa recording eight wins in nineteen League games compared to five in twenty three in 1935 whilst Villa fell to six defeats across the period having lost fourteen prior to New Yearsโ€™ Day.

Those first twenty three games had seen seventy four goals conceded compared to thirty six in the final nineteen and Villa conceded four or more goals on only two occasions in 1936 compared to nine times in 1935 including three games where they conceded seven.

This famous club with six FA Cups and six League Titles would play in the second tier of English football for the first time in the 1936-37 season.

The only bright spot of the season was Villaโ€™s remarkable attendance figures - averaging 41,852 across the season.

Meanwhile, midfielder Billy Kingdon, 30, made the last of his 240 appearances for Villa before moving on to Southampton in June 1936 whilst winger Jackie Williams, 25, made his seventeenth and final appearance before moving on to Ipswich Town in July 1936.

Aston Villa

Blackburn Rovers

League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1927โ€“28

FIXTURE HISTORY

Blackburn Rovers

Previous 5 vs. Blackburn: | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸฅ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1935-36 |
Matchday | #43 |
League Match | #42 |
Manager Game | #86 |
Saturday, 25 April 1936

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Jimmy McMullan
FT Score | 2-4 |
FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WDDLL |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Jimmy McMullan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 86 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 27 ๐ŸŸจ 22 ๐ŸŸฅ 37 | 1.20

Career Form:

Bottom 8

Jimmy McMullan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

MATCH OFFICIALS

All the matches refereed by:

CARDS

Villa

Blackburn Rovers

TEAM NEWS

Jimmy Allen and Ronnie Dix replace Ernie Callaghan and Gordon Hodgson.

TEAM STATS

MANAGER

MANAGER

Jimmy McMullan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Fred Biddlestone |
FB George Cummings |
CB Jimmy Allen |
M Billy Kingdon |
M Alex Massie |
M Tom Griffiths |
W Jackie Williams |
W Eric Houghton |
CF Frank Broome |
F Ronnie Dix |
F Dai Astley |

Blackburn Rovers

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Permitted in Period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Permitted in Period

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

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

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

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