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Game #1937

Aston Villa

Saturday, 6 May 1939

Drew

DLLLD

Division One

Middlesbrough

Attendance: 20,149

Villa Park

Aston Villa

1-1

Middlesbrough

Assist(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

Freddie Haycock scored on the final day to earn Villa a draw after an excellent return season to the top flight that had ended in a poor run and the ultimate suspension of football due to WW2.

KEY MAN

Freddie Haycock scored on the final day to earn Villa a draw after an excellent return season to the top flight that had ended in a poor run and the ultimate suspension of football due to WW2.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 6 May 1939

ON THIS DAY

Villa end an excellent first season back in the top flight with a draw after a difficult run of six defeats in the final nine games despite having not lost in their previous eight and delivering sixteen wins over the campaign. Villaโ€™s late collapse had seen them fall back to mid table and 12th in the League however enough had been seen of the work done under Jimmy Hogan to suggest the next few seasons would be exciting times for this talented manager and his Villa squad.

The world however had other ideas and whilst football paled into insignificance against the World War that would rage for the next six years it remains an eternal mystery as to just how far Jimmy Hogan could have taken his Villa charges. As it was the final game of 1938-39 would prove to be his last as Villa boss as the breakout of WW2 and the resultant suspension of League and FA Cup football cut short both careers and tragically lives.

Meanwhile, centre back Jimmy Allen made the last of this 161 appearances for Villa aged 29 before retiring from football, whilst centre forward Frank Oโ€™Donnell made his 31st and final appearance aged 27 having only joined Villa for their top flight return during which he hit fourteen goals. Oโ€™Donnell would move on to Forest.

Also making their final appearances were forward Freddie Haycock, 27, having represented Villa on 111 occasions and scoring 33 goals. Haycock would move on to Wrexham. And Alex Massie, 33, after 152 appearances in League and FA Cup football for Villa before stepping up to the manager position on the resumption of football in 1945.

Aston Villa

Middlesbrough

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Middlesbrough

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1938-39 |
Matchday | #45 |
League Match | #42 |
Manager Game | #124 |
Saturday, 6 May 1939

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Jimmy Hogan |
FT Score | 1-1 |
FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | DLLLD |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Jimmy Hogan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 124 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 57 ๐ŸŸจ 26 ๐ŸŸฅ 41 | 1.59

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

Middlesbrough

TEAM NEWS

Eric Houghton replaces Ronnie Starling for the final game of the season.

TEAM STATS

MANAGER

Jimmy Hogan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Aston Villa

GK Joe Rutherford |
FB George Cummings |
RB Ernie Callaghan |
CB Jimmy Allen |
M Alex Massie |
W Eric Houghton |
F George Edwards |
F Freddie Haycock |
F Bob Iverson |
CF Frank Oโ€™Donnell |
CF Frank Broome |

MANAGER

Wilf Gillow | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Middlesbrough

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SUBSTITUTES

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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

MATCH QUOTES

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