Manager #5

Games Managed:

From:

To:

Win Rate:

Points per Game:

Seasons:

227

1945-46

1949-50

44%

1.56

5

Alex Massie

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Saturday, 25 August 1945

From

To

Saturday, 6 May 1950

Alex Massie

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Seasons

1945-46
1946-47
1947-48
1948-49
1949-50

Age*

39
40
41
42
43

Division

FLS
D1
D1
D1
D1

Position

2nd
8th
6th
10th
12th

Games

227
50
43
43
46
45

Won

99
30
18
19
17
15

Drew

56
12
9
9
12
14

Lost

72
8
16
15
17
16

Win %

44%
60%
42%
44%
37%
33%

Lost %

32%
16%
37%
35%
37%
36%

Unbeaten %

68%
84%
63%
65%
63%
64%

Goals For

392
128
68
69
64
63

Goals Vs.

328
67
58
63
75
65

Goal diff

64
61
10
6
-11
-2

Goals / game

1.73
2.56
1.58
1.6
1.39
1.4

Conc / game

1.44
1.34
1.35
1.47
1.63
1.44

Clean sheets

25.11%
30.00%
25.58%
20.93%
21.74%
26.67%

Points / game

1.56
2.04
1.47
1.53
1.37
1.31

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

Alexander Massie

Full Name

Alexander Massie

Birth Date

13 March 1906

Birth Place

Possilpark, Glasgow

Birth Country

Scotland

Arrival

From

Playing Staff

Aged

39

In

December 1935

Replaced

Jimmy Hogan

Departure

Sacked

Aged

44

In

July 1950

Replaced by

Management Committee (caretaker), George Martin

Key Players

1929-47 Eric Houghton |
1932-47 Ernie Callaghan |
1935-49 George Cummings |
1938-55 Frank Moss |
1938-51 George Edwards |
1938-52 Joe Rutherford |
1945-55 Harry Parkes |
1945-54 Billy Goffin |
1945-61 Johnny Dixon |
1946-53 Dicky Dorsett |
1946-56 Amos Moss |
1946-51 Trevor Ford |
1947-57 Keith Jones |
1948-56 Con Martin |

Game from

#1938

Game to

#2164

First Game

Saturday, 25 August 1945

Football League South

Luton Town

Kenilworth Road

Drew

1-1

Supported by

1945-50 Hubert Bourne |

Final Game

Saturday, 6 May 1950

Division One

Portsmouth

Fratton Park

Lost

1-5

Served under

1945-50 Chairman, Fred Normansell | Club Secretary, Fred Archer |

Honours

Managed the Villa

Runners Up

1945-46 Regional League Runners Up |

Died

20 September 1977, aged 71

Previous Clubs Managed

Villa was Alex Massie's first managerial post

Playing Career

Midfielder, left half

Shawfield Juniors |
Petershill |
Benburb |
Ashfield |
1925-27 Ayr United |
1927-28 Bury |
1928-30 Bethlehem Steel |
1930 Dolphin |
1930-35 Heart of Midlothian |
1935-39 Aston Villa |

Villa Career

Games

227

Win Rate

44%

Loss Rate

32%

Unbeaten Rate

68%

Points per game

1.56

Subsequent Clubs

1950-51 Torquay United |
1951-52 Hereford United |
Hertford Town |
1973-74 Welwyn Garden City |

League finishes

1945-46 | Runners Up Football League South |
1946-47 | 8th Division One |
1947-48 | 6th Division One |
1948-49 | 10th Division One |
1949-50 | 12th Division One |

FA Cup finishes

1945-46 | Quarter Final |
1946-47 | 3rd Round |
1947-48 | 3rd Round |
1948-49 | 4th Round |
1949-50 | 3rd Round |

League Cup finishes

n/a

European finishes

n/a

Alex Massie