1915–16 Sheffield United F.C. season

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Sheffield United
1915–16 season
Chairman Tom Bott
Manager None
(John Nicholson acted as club secretary)
Stadium Bramall Lane
Midland Section 2nd
Midland Division 2nd
Top goalscorer League: Kitchen (13)
All: Kitchen (13)
Highest home attendance 16,000
(vs The Wednesday)
Lowest home attendance 3,000
(vs Lincoln City)
Home colours

The 1915-16 season was the 27th season in existence for Sheffield United. Following the outbreak of World War I the English Football League and cup competitions were suspended, instead the team played in two regional competitions competing in the Midland section. With players away on active service or engaged in the war effort the first team squad was augmented by a series of guest players. These players were usually local born footballers who were home on leave from the army or had returned to the city to take up their former professions. Some were former Blades players whilst others would go on to sign for the club after the end of the war.[1]

At this time the club did not employ a manager, with the team being selected by the Football Committee although the club secretary, John Nicholson, undertook many of the duties now associated with a team manager.

Players[edit]

Squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
England GK Ernest Blackwell
England DF Bill Brelsford
England DF Bill Cook
England DF Jack English
England MF Robert Evans
England FW Stan Fazackerley
Republic of Ireland FW Billy Gillespie
England GK Harold Gough
England FW Harry Hall
England DF Fred Hawley
No. Position Player
England GK Ted Hufton
England FW Joe Kitchen
England FW Wally Masterman
England MF Harry Pantling
England MF Jimmy Revill
England DF Tom Richardson
England MF Jimmy Simmons
England MF Albert Sturgess
England FW Jack Thompson
England MF George Utley (captain)

Wartime guest players[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
England MF Richard Allott
England MF Fred Brown
England FW Harold Buddery
England FW Fred Charles
England MF Bert Cook
England DF Ellis Hall
England FW Harry Johnson
England MF Harry Kay
No. Position Player
England FW Dicky Leafe
England GK C.L. Needham
England DF John Poole
England MF Arthur Robins
England FW Ben Shearman
England MF Oliver Tummon
England FW J. Whiting
England DF Alf Wilson

Transfers[edit]

Out[edit]

Squad # Position Player Transferred to Fee Date Source
FW Wales David Davies Released 31 May 1915 [2]
FW England Harry Hall Released 30 September 1915 [3]

Squad statistics[edit]

As of the end of the season[1]
No. Pos Nat Player Total Midland Section Midland Division
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK England Ernest Blackwell 2 0 2 0 0 0
DF England Bill Brelsford 29 0 21 0 8 0
DF England Bill Cook 10 0 7 0 3 0
DF England Jack English 4 0 3 0 1 0
MF England Robert Evans 0 0 0 0 0 0
FW England Stan Fazackerley 10 4 10 4 0 0
FW Republic of Ireland Billy Gillespie 30 10 20 5 10 5
GK England Harold Gough 22 0 12 0 10 0
DF England Harry Hall 1 0 1 0 0 0
DF England Fred Hawley 18 0 16 0 2 0
GK England Ted Hufton 11 0 11 0 0 0
FW England Joe Kitchen 13 13 13 13 0 0
FW England Wally Masterman 5 2 2 0 3 2
MF England Harry Pantling 26 0 17 0 9 0
MF England Jimmy Revill 3 0 3 0 0 0
DF England Tom Richardson 5 0 4 0 1 0
FW England Jimmy Simmons 26 10 19 8 7 2
MF England Albert Sturgess 34 1 24 1 10 0
MF England Jack Thompson 0 0 0 0 0 0
MF England George Utley 33 4 23 3 10 1
Guest players:
MF England Richard Allott 1 0 1 0 0 0
MF England Fred Brown 5 2 2 1 3 1
FW England Harold Buddery 15 5 10 3 5 2
FW England Fred Charles 4 1 3 1 1 0
MF England Bert Cook 2 0 1 0 1 0
DF England Ellis Hall 1 0 1 0 0 0
FW England Harry Johnson 2 0 0 0 2 0
MF England Harry Kay 11 7 4 4 7 3
FW England Dicky Leafe 3 0 3 0 0 0
GK England C.L. Needham 1 0 1 0 0 0
DF England John Poole 11 0 6 0 5 0
MF England Arthur Robins 3 0 3 0 0 0
FW England Ben Shearman 25 3 23 3 2 0
MF England Oliver Tummon 22 6 14 5 8 1
FW England J. Whiting 1 0 0 0 1 0
FW England Alf Wilson 7 0 7 0 0 0

League tables[edit]

Matches[edit]

Midland Section[edit]

Midland Division (subsidiary competition)[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Denis Clarebrough & Andrew Kirkham (1999). A Complete Record of Sheffield United Football Club 1889-1999. Sheffield United. pp. 122–123. ISBN 0-9508588-2-X. 
  2. ^ Denis Clarebrough & Andrew Kirkham (2008). Sheffield United Who's Who. Hallamshire Press. p. 98. ISBN 978-1-874718-69-7. 
  3. ^ Denis Clarebrough & Andrew Kirkham (2008). Sheffield United Who's Who. Hallamshire Press. p. 144. ISBN 978-1-874718-69-7.