Saturday, 13 May 1967
Villa are humiliated by their relegation rivals on the final day as they concede ten goals in their final two games of the season. Villa had lost eight of their last eleven games, winning once as they collapsed from relative comfort to finish 21st in the table, four points from safety.
Assist(s) | Not recorded |
11’ Goal, 1-0, Walker o.g.
42’ Goal, 1-1, (Southampton), Chivers
43’ Goal, 1-2, (Southampton), Davies
FT Southampton 2-1 Aston Villa
58’ Goal, 2-2, Barry Stobart
68’ Goal, 2-3, (Southampton), Davies
78’ Goal, 2-4, (Southampton), Chivers
81’ Goal, 2-3, (Southampton, pen), Davies
88’ Goal, 2-3, (Southampton), Davies
FT Southampton 6-2 Aston Villa
ON THIS DAY
Dick Taylor's relegated Villa end the season with a wretched set of statistics that couldn’t mask the deficiencies of Taylor’s regime and the team on the pitch.
One win in the final thirteen games.
Four successive defeats to end the season.
Twenty five defeats in forty two games
Four defeats conceding six.
Six defeats conceding five or more.
Fittingly ending the season with a final day six goal concession.
It was however mid season when the heavy defeats became narrow losses that relegation became an almost certain denouement.
The only surprise was that there was one worse team in the division - Blackpool - who took up last place.
Regardless, 1966-67 would be Taylor’s final season in charge as Villa faced up to life in the second tier.
League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: ❌
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: ❌
Previous 5 vs. Southampton: | 🟩 | 🟨 | 🟨 | 🟩 | 🟥 |
Season | 1966-67 |
Matchday | #45 |
League Match | #42 |
Manager Game | #146 |
Saturday, 13 May 1967
Manager | Dick Taylor |
Referee | Peter Walters, Bridgewater |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 2-6 |
Last 5 Games | DLLLL |
Referee: Peter Walters | 🏴 | Devon, 1965-1976
Mike Tindall, Dave Rudge and Lionel Martin (debut) replace Mick Wright, Johnny MacLeod and Graham Parker.
Starting XI Average Age
| 24.34 |
Oldest Player |
F Peter Broadbent | 34.02 |
Youngest Player |
M Dave Rudge | 19.32 |
GK Colin Withers |
CB John Sleeuwenhoek |
D Keith Bradley |
LB Charlie Aitken |
M Mike Tindall |
M Dave Rudge |
M Lionel Martin |
M Willie Anderson |
M Lew Chatterley |
F Peter Broadbent |
CF Barry Stobart |
Martin, Walker, Hollywood, Knapp, Webb, Fisher, Melia, Paine, Sydenham, Chivers (g) (g), Davies (g) (g) (g) (g).
Manager: Ted Bates.
M Dave Pountney |
GK : Goalkeeper
LB, RB, FB : Left Back, Right Back, Full Back
CB, D : Centre Back, Defender
M, W : Midfielder. Winger
F, CF : Forward, Centre Forward
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game
⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution
🟨 | Booking
🟥 | Sending off
🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
"I am sick and tired of struggling in every match.
"I'm 23 now and ever since I got in the first team at 17 I seem to have been struggling match after match.
“Every time I go home after a game and my wife asks how it went. I fly off the handle."
John Sleeuwenhoek sums up life at Villa.
*Birmingham Daily Post*
Wednesday, 10 May 1967