Game #1800

1935-36

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Position:

Division One

Blackburn Rovers

VIlla Park

Attendance: 27,378

Saturday, 25 April 1936

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

Scorer(s) | Eric Houghton | Frank Broome |

Assist(s) | Not recorded

AT A GLANCE

Game #1800

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 |

MATCH OFFICIALS

MATCH INCIDENTS

Villa

Blackburn Rovers

🟨 | Booking
🟥 | Sending off
💥+ | Incidents e.g. penalty awarded

💥- | Incidents e.g. penalty conceded, goal disallowed

💥 | Incidents e.g. refused clear pen

🆘 | Notably poor refereeing performance    

TEAM STATS

TEAM NEWS

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

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MANAGER

Jimmy McMullan

STAFF

STARTING LINE UP

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 |

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

THE OPPOSITION

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

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 doesn’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 Years’ 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 Villa’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.

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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MATCH TIMELINE

MANAGER WATCH

POSITION

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MATCH PROGRAMME

MATCH PROGRAMME

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QUOTES

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