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Game #2585

Aston Villa

25-9-8, 59 PTS

Saturday, 30 April 1960

Lost

1st (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

Division Two

Plymouth Argyle

Attendance: 29,895

Home Park

13-9-20, 35 PTS

Plymouth Argyle

3-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa leave the worst till last, promoted as champions they put on little effort in this end of season showing and to be honest who could blame them... top of the division for practically the whole season, only undone temporarily by adjusted priorities as they navigated their third FA Cup semi final in four seasons... there is little doubt that Villa were the pre-eminent second division team of 1959-60 and not only deserved their promotion but also an off day. Meanwhile, Cardiff can only draw to leave Villa in first, one point ahead of their rivals, who though less taxed throughout the season, deserve credit for keeping Villa close to the end.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 30 April 1960

๐Ÿฅ… | 21' Goal, 0-1, (Plymouth Argyle), George Kirby
๐Ÿฅ… | 29' Goal, 0-2, (Plymouth Argyle), Billy Wright
๐Ÿฅ… | 40' Goal, 0-3, (Plymouth Argyle), Johnny Williams
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Plymouth Argyle 3-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Plymouth Argyle 3-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Joe Mercer's Champions Villa lose their final game of the season but it hardly matters as they make it twenty five wins, nine draws and eight defeats, seven away, in forty two division two games.

Villa under Mercer had delivered an excellent season and after a fallow period were once again in the ascendancy.

A season featuring outstanding form, entertainment and some spectacular results ended with well deserved promotion and the second division title.

Along the way Villa had also reached the FA Cup semi finals, sweeping aside three top tier sides, to put Mercer and Villa right back at the top of the footballing map.

Aston Villa

League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1956-57

Plymouth Argyle

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Plymouth Argyle

Previous 5 vs. Plymouth: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1959-60 |
Matchday | #47 |
League Match | #42 |
Manager Game | #75 |
Saturday, 30 April 1960

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Joe Mercer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Ellesmere Port, 1958-1964
Referee: David Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Stonehouse, 1959-1974
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-3
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-3
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Joe Mercer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 72 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 38 ๐ŸŸจ 14 ๐ŸŸฅ 20 | 1.78

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: David Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Stonehouse, 1959-1974
Matches Officiated: 1
๐ŸŸฉ : 0
๐ŸŸจ : 0
๐ŸŸฅ : 1
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Plymouth Argyle

None

TEAM NEWS

Joe Mercer names the same line up for the third consecutive game.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.95 |

Oldest Player |
FB Stan Lynn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 31.89 |

Youngest Player |
F Bobby Thomson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 23.13 |

MANAGER

Joe Mercer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Aston Villa

GK Nigel Sims | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
FB John Neal | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
FB Stan Lynn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Jimmy Dugdale | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Vic Crowe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Pat Saward | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
W Jimmy Adam | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
F Peter McParland | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
F Bobby Thomson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
F Ron Wylie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
F Gerry Hitchens | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MANAGER

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

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Plymouth Argyle

GK Geoff Barnsley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Bryce Fulton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Reg Wyatt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
D George Robertson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CH John Newman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Johnny Williams | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
W Peter Anderson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Billy Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
IF Jim McAnearney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CF George Kirby | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Alex Jackson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

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Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

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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Villa XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 10/11

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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Plymouth XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 11/11

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 1 |
W Jimmy MacEwan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

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