Manager #12

Games Managed:

From:

To:

Win Rate:

Points per Game:

Seasons:

222

1969-70

1973-74

45%

1.62

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Vic Crowe

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Saturday, 31 January 1970

From

To

Friday, 3 May 1974

Vic Crowe

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

1969-70
1970-71
1971-72
1972-73
1973-74

Age*

37
38
39
40
41

Division

D2
D3
D3
D2
D2

Position

21st
4th
1st
3rd
14th

Games

222
16
57
54
48
47

Won

99
4
25
35
20
15

Drew

62
4
18
9
15
16

Lost

61
8
14
10
13
16

Win %

45%
25%
44%
65%
42%
32%

Lost %

27%
50%
25%
19%
27%
34%

Unbeaten %

73%
50%
75%
81%
73%
66%

Goals For

298
14
71
100
59
54

Goals Vs.

227
21
55
47
55
49

Goal diff

71
-7
16
53
4
5

Goals / game

1.34
0.88
1.25
1.85
1.23
1.15

Conc / game

1.02
1.31
0.96
0.87
1.15
1.04

Clean sheets

36.04%
31.25%
38.60%
50%
31.25%
23.40%

Points / game

1.62
1
1.63
2.11
1.56
1.3

*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

Victor Herbert Crowe

Full Name

Victor Herbert Crowe

Birth Date

31 January 1932

Birth Place

Abercynon, Rhondda

Birth Country

Wales

Arrival

From

Playing Career

Aged

37

In

January 1970

Replaced

Tommy Docherty

Departure

Sacked

Aged

42

In

May 1974

Replaced by

Ron Saunders

Key Players

1960-76 Charlie Aitken |
1962-71 Lew Chatterley |
1963-73 Mick Wright |
1966-73 Willie Anderson |
1967-74 Fred Turnbull |
1969-76 Chico Hamilton |
1969-74 Bruce Rioch |
1969-75 Pat McMahon |
1969-73 Andy Lochhead |
1970-74 Geoff Vowden |
1971-77 Ray Graydon |
1971-80 Brian Little |
1971-76 Jimmy Cumbes |
1971-76 Ian Ross |
1971-77 Chris Nicholl |
1972-80 John Gidman |
1972-76 Keith Leonard |
1972-78 John Robson |

Game from

#3103

Game to

#3324

First Game

Saturday, 31 January 1970

Division Two

Preston North End

Deepdale

Drew

1-1

Supported by

Ron Wylie

Final Game

Friday, 3 May 1974

Division Two

Leyton Orient

Brisbane Road

Drew

1-1

Served under

1970-74 Chairman, Herbert D. Ellis | Club Secretary, Alan Bennett |

Honours

1971-72 | Champions Division Three |

Runners Up

1970-71 League Cup Runners Up |

Died

21 January 2009, aged 77

Previous Clubs Managed

Villa was Vic Crowe's first managerial post

Playing Career

Midfielder, wing half

Handsworth Wood School |
Erdington Albion |
West Bromwich Albion |
1952-64 Aston Villa |
1964-67 Peterborough United |
1967-69 Atlanta Chiefs |

Villa Career

Games

222

Win Rate

45%

Loss Rate

27%

Unbeaten Rate

73%

Points per game

1.62

Subsequent Clubs

1975-76 | Portland Timbers |
1980-82 Portland Timbers |

League finishes

1969-70 | 21st Division Two | Relegated | (Part Season) |
1970-71 | 4th Division Three |
1971-72 | Champions Division Three |
1972-73 | 3rd Division Two |
1973-74 | 14th Division Two |

FA Cup finishes

1969-70 | 3rd Round |
1970-71 | 1st Round |
1971-72 | 1st Round |
1972-73 | 3rd Round |
1973-74 | 5th Round |

League Cup finishes

1970-71 | Runners Up |
1971-72 | 4th Round |
1972-73 | 3rd Round |
1973-74 | 2nd Round |

European finishes

n/a

Vic Crowe