1908–09 Manchester City F.C. season

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Manchester City F.C.
1908–09 season
Manager England Harry Newbould
Football League
First Division
19th
(relegated)
FA Cup First round
Top goalscorer League:
Thornley (18 goals)

All:
Thornley (18 goals)
Highest home attendance 40,000 vs Manchester United
(19 September 1908)
Lowest home attendance 3,000 vs Nottingham Forest
(13 April 1909)

The 1908–09 season was Manchester City F.C.'s eighteenth season of league football and sixth consecutive season in the top flight of English football.

In a season where they had almost the best home form in the league, only four teams won more games than them and only five teams scored more, City still finished 19th and became only the second team since the abolition of test matches eleven years earlier to be relegated on goal average - all of this arguably contributing to one of the earliest of the many bizarre circumstances in their history which has become known by supporters as "Typical City".[1]

Team Kit[edit]

Football League First Division[edit]

P W D L F A GA Pts
16 Liverpool 38 15 6 17 57 65 0.877 36
17 Bury 38 14 8 16 63 77 0.818 36
18 Bradford City 38 12 10 16 47 47 1.000 34
19 Manchester City 38 15 4 19 67 69 0.971 34
20 Leicester Fosse 38 8 9 21 54 102 0.529 25

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; Pts = Points
Source: Football League

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts W D L GF GA Pts W D L GF GA Pts
38 15 4 19 67 69 0.971 34 12 3 4 50 23 27 3 1 15 17 46 7

Source: rsssf.com

Reports[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Venue Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
1 September 1908 Sunderland H Hyde Road 1 – 0 Eadie 25,000
5 September 1908 Blackburn Rovers H Hyde Road 3 – 3 Thornley (2), Jones 30,000
12 September 1908 Bradford City A Valley Parade 0 – 0 30,000
19 September 1908 Manchester United H Hyde Road 1 – 2 Thornley 40,000
26 September 1908 Everton A Goodison Park 3 – 6 Thornley (3) 20,000
3 October 1908 Leicester Fosse H Hyde Road 5 – 2 Grieve (2), Ross (2), Dorsett 15,000
10 October 1908 Woolwich Arsenal A Manor Ground 0 – 3 10,000
17 October 1908 Notts County H Hyde Road 1 – 0 Thornley 20,000
24 October 1908 Newcastle United A St James' Park 0 – 2 25,000
31 October 1908 Bristol City H Hyde Road 5 – 1 Thornley (2), Buchan, Dorsett, Wood 20,000
7 November 1908 Preston North End A Deepdale 0 – 3 10,000
14 November 1908 Middlesbrough H Hyde Road 0 – 0 18,000
21 November 1908 The Wednesday A Owlerton 1 – 3 Thornley 11,000
28 November 1908 Liverpool A Anfield 3 – 1 Dorsett, Conlin, Jones 15,000
5 December 1908 Bury H Hyde Road 6 – 1 Thornley (3), Dorsett (2), Stewart 30,000
12 December 1908 Sheffield United A Bramall Lane 0 – 4 12,000
19 December 1908 Aston Villa H Hyde Road 2 – 0 Dorsett, Holford 18,000
25 December 1908 Chelsea H Hyde Road 1 – 2 Dorsett 25,000
26 December 1908 Chelsea A Stamford Bridge 2 – 1 Jones, Ross 40,000
28 December 1908 Nottingham Forest A City Ground 2 – 0 Holford, Ross 10,000
2 January 1909 Blackburn Rovers A Ewood Park 2 – 3 Wood, Conlin 12,000
9 January 1909 Bradford City H Hyde Road 4 – 3 Holford (3), Conlin 10,000
23 January 1909 Manchester United A Bank Street 1 – 3 Conlin 40,000
30 January 1909 Everton H Hyde Road 4 – 0 Holford (3), Wilkinson 30,000
13 February 1909 Woolwich Arsenal H Hyde Road 2 – 2 Buchan, Holford 20,000
20 February 1909 Notts County A Trent Bridge 1 – 5 Dorsett 4,000
27 February 1909 Newcastle United H Hyde Road 0 – 2 30,000
11 March 1909 Leicester Fosse A Filbert Street 1 – 3 Thornley 8,000
13 March 1909 Preston North End H Hyde Road 4 – 1 Thornley (2), Yuill, Jones 12,000
20 March 1909 Middlesbrough A Ayresome Park 0 – 3 10,000
27 March 1909 The Wednesday H Hyde Road 4 – 0 Holford (3), Jones 12,000
3 April 1909 Liverpool H Hyde Road 4 – 0 Buchan, Jones, Ross, Dorsett 15,000
9 April 1909 Sunderland A Roker Park 0 – 2 15,000
10 April 1909 Bury A Gigg Lane 0 – 1 16,000
13 April 1909 Nottingham Forest H Hyde Road 2 – 1 Thornley, Conlin 3,000
17 April 1909 Sheffield United H Hyde Road 1 – 3 Thornley 10,000
24 April 1909 Aston Villa A Villa Park 1 – 2 Buchan 15,000
28 April 1909 Bristol City A Ashton Gate 0 – 1 8,000

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Venue Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
16 January 1909 First round Tottenham Hotspur H Hyde Road 3 – 4 Holford (3) 20,000

Squad statistics[edit]

Squad[edit]

Appearances for competitive matches only

Pos. Name League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK England Herbert Broomfield 4 0 0 0 4 0
GK England Walter Smith 34 0 1 0 35 0
DF Scotland James Buchan 38 4 1 0 39 4
DF England Frank Buckley 4 0 0 0 4 0
DF England Charlie Burgess 26 0 0 0 26 0
MF England George Dorsett 22 9 1 0 23 9
MF England Tom Holford 26 12 1 3 27 15
FW England John Brown 4 0 0 0 4 0
FW England Patsy Hendren 2 0 0 0 2 0
FW Wales Lot Jones 29 6 1 0 30 6
FW England Davie Ross 22 5 1 0 23 5
FW Scotland George Stewart 8 1 1 0 9 1
FW England Irvine Thornley 32 18 0 0 32 18
FW England Charles Webb 11 0 0 0 11 0
FW England John Wood 6 2 0 0 6 2
MF Scotland James Blair 31 0 0 0 31 0
MF England Bill Bottomley 1 0 0 0 1 0
FW England James Conlin 27 5 1 0 28 5
MF Scotland Bill Eadie 10 1 1 0 11 1
FW Scotland Bob Grieve 8 2 0 0 8 2
FW Ernest Hitchcock 1 0 0 0 1 0
DF England Bertram Jackson 22 0 0 0 22 0
DF Scotland Tommy Kelso 21 0 1 0 22 0
FW England Eversley Mansfield 1 0 0 0 1 0
DF England Frank Norgrove 7 0 1 0 8 0
MF David Ramsey 1 0 0 0 1 0
MF England Jimmy Wilkinson 17 1 1 0 18 1
FW England Jack Yuill 3 1 0 0 3 1

Scorers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Typical City!". Unofficial supporters homepage. Archived from the original on 11 January 2006. Retrieved 25 March 2006. 

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