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Game #1946

Aston Villa

Saturday, 31 August 1946

Lost

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

Division One

Middlesbrough

Attendance: 50,572

Villa Park

Aston Villa

0-1

Middlesbrough

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa lose on the opening day pf the season in their first League game since 6 May 1939.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 31 August 1946

ON THIS DAY

Villa played their first League game proper since game #1937; due to WW2, 2,674 days or 7 years, 3 months and 25 days had elapsed since the previous league game on 6th May 1939.

Meanwhile, legendary Villa centre forward Frank Broome made the last of his 178 appearances during which time he scored 105 goals whilst forward Tommy Dodds made his sole appearance for Villa.

Aston Villa

League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1919-20

Middlesbrough

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Middlesbrough

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1946-47 |
Matchday | #1 |
League Match | #1 |
Manager Game | #51 |
Saturday, 31 August 1946

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Alex Massie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Glasgow, 1945-1950
FT Score | 0-1 |
FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WWDWL |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Alex Massie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 9 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 5 ๐ŸŸจ 1 ๐ŸŸฅ 3 | 1.78

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

Middlesbrough

TEAM NEWS

Alex Massie hands a debut to Tommy Dodds.

TEAM STATS

Not recorded

MANAGER

Alex Massie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

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Aston Villa

GK Joe Rutherford |
RB Ernie Callaghan |
RB Vic Potts |
FB George Cummings |
FB Harry Parkes |
M Eddie Lowe |
W Les Smith |
CF Frank Broome |
F George Edwards |
F Johnny Dixon |
F Tommy Dodds |

MANAGER

David Jack | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Middlesbrough

Dews, Cumming, Robinson, Hardwick, Shepherdson, Bell, Mannion (g), Walker, Spuhler, Gordon, Fenton.

Manager: David Jack.

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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

MATCH QUOTES

MATCH REPORT