1921–22 Birmingham F.C. season

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Birmingham F.C.
1921–22 season
Chairman Howard Cant
Secretary-manager Frank Richards
Ground St Andrew's
Football League First Division 18th
FA Cup Did not enter
Top goalscorer Johnny Crosbie, Joe Bradford (10)
Highest home attendance 44,505 vs West Bromwich Albion, 27 December 1921
Lowest home attendance 10,000 vs Liverpool, 4 February 1922
Average home league attendance 27,526

The 1921–22 Football League season was Birmingham Football Club's 26th in the Football League and their 9th in the First Division, having been promoted as Second Division champions in 1920–21. They retained their First Division status, finishing in 18th position in the 22-team division.

They did not take part in the 1921–22 FA Cup. Secretary-manager Frank Richards failed to submit their entry form in time to be granted exemption from qualifying, and the Football Association refused to bend the rules in their favour. Although that decision did not preclude their entering the competition in the qualifying rounds, the directors chose not to do so.[1]

Thirty-one players made at least one appearance in nationally organised first-team competition, and there were twelve different goalscorers. Goalkeeper Dan Tremelling played in 39 matches over the 42-match season; among outfield players, half-back Alec McClure appeared in 35. Joe Bradford and Johnny Crosbie were joint leading scorers with 10 goals.

Football League First Division[edit]

Date League
position
Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance
27 August 1921 16th Burnley H L 2–3 Elkes 2 40,000
29 August 1921 10th Chelsea A W 2–1 Elkes, Hampton 25,000
3 September 1921 16th Burnley A L 1–3 Elkes 35,000
5 September 1921 10th Chelsea H W 5–1 Whitehouse 2, Elkes 2, Crosbie 30,000
10 September 1921 15th Everton A L 1–2 Crosbie 30,000
17 September 1921 15th Everton H D 1–1 Whitehouse 30,000
24 September 1921 17th Sunderland A L 1–2 Whitehouse 30,000
1 October 1921 14th Sunderland H W 1–0 Whitehouse 30,000
8 October 1921 16th Huddersfield Town H L 0–2 40,113
15 October 1921 19th Huddersfield Town A L 0–1 15,000
22 October 1921 19th Bolton Wanderers H D 1–1 Crosbie 20,000
29 October 1921 16th Bolton Wanderers A W 2–1 Bradford 2 21,567
5 November 1921 18th Arsenal H L 0–1 30,000
12 November 1921 19th Arsenal A L 2–5 Whitehouse, Bradford 30,000
19 November 1921 18th Blackburn Rovers A D 1–1 Bradford 25,000
26 November 1921 17th Blackburn Rovers H W 1–0 Burkinshaw 20,000
3 December 1921 14th Oldham Athletic A W 1–0 Cameron 14,000
10 December 1921 12th Oldham Athletic H W 3–0 Whitehouse, Liddell, Crosbie 30,000
17 December 1921 11th Sheffield United H W 2–1 Elkes, Whitehouse 30,000
24 December 1921 10th Sheffield United A W 2–1 Whitehouse, Lane 25,000
26 December 1921 11th West Bromwich Albion A L 0–1 49,488
27 December 1921 11th West Bromwich Albion H L 0–2 44,505
31 December 1921 14th Cardiff City H L 0–1 30,000
14 January 1922 17th Cardiff City A L 1–3 Crosbie 35,000
21 January 1922 19th Newcastle United H L 0–4 15,000
4 February 1922 20th Liverpool H L 0–2 10,000
8 February 1922 18th Newcastle United A W 1–0 Harvey 22,000
11 February 1922 19th Liverpool A L 0–1 30,000
18 February 1922 19th Manchester United H L 0–1 20,000
25 February 1922 17th Manchester United A D 1–1 Bradford 40,000
11 March 1922 19th Aston Villa A D 1–1 Liddell 52,345
15 March 1922 18th Aston Villa H W 1–0 Crosbie 34,190
18 March 1922 18th Middlesbrough A D 1–1 Crosbie 20,000
25 March 1922 16th Middlesbrough H W 4–3 Bradford 2, Crosbie, Hampton 15,000
1 April 1922 17th Tottenham Hotspur H L 0–3 34,230
8 April 1922 17th Tottenham Hotspur A L 1–2 Hampton 19,638
14 April 1922 19th Manchester City A L 0–1 35,000
15 April 1922 17th Bradford City A W 2–1 Bradford 2 25,000
18 April 1922 16th Manchester City H W 3–1 McClure, Bradford, Hampton 30,000
22 April 1922 15th Bradford City H W 1–0 Foxall 25,000
1 May 1922 16th Preston North End A D 2–2 Crosbie 2 10,000
6 May 1922 18th Preston North End H L 0–2 20,000

League table (part)[edit]

Final First Division table (part)
Pos Club Pld W D L F A GA Pts
16th Preston North End 42 13 12 17 42 65 0.65 38
17th Arsenal 42 15 7 20 47 56 0.84 37
18th Birmingham 42 15 7 20 48 60 0.80 37
19th Oldham Athletic 42 13 11 18 38 50 0.76 37
20th Everton 42 12 12 18 57 55 1.04 36
Key Pos = League position; Pld = Matches played;
W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost;
F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GA = Goal average; Pts = Points
Source [2]

Appearances and goals[edit]

  • Players with name struck through and marked Left club during playing season left the club during the playing season.
Players having played at least one first-team match
Name Position Apps Goals
League
Stan Hauser Goalkeeper 3 0
Dan Tremelling Goalkeeper 39 0
Eli Ashurst Full back 9 0
David Dixon Full back 2 0
Bill Hunter Full back 9 0
Jack Jones Full back 33 0
Frank Womack Full back 30 0
Percy Barton Half back 29 0
Bobby Booth Half back 2 0
Jimmy Daws Half back 12 0
George GetgoodLeft club during playing season Half back 10 0
George Liddell Half back 20 2
Alec McClure Half back 35 1
Joe RoulsonLeft club during playing season Half back 15 0
Vincent White Half back 2 0
Joe Barratt Forward 12 0
Joe Bradford Forward 17 10
Laurie Burkinshaw Forward 4 1
Eddie Cameron Forward 6 1
Johnny Crosbie Forward 34 10
George Davies Forward 3 0
Harry Deacon Forward 2 0
Jack ElkesLeft club during playing season Forward 16 7
Fred Foxall Forward 11 1
Harry Hampton Forward 18 4
Bill Harvey Forward 21 1
Joe Lane Forward 19 1
Ted Linley Forward 17 0
Peter Neil Forward 5 0
Leonard Thompson Forward 2 0
Jackie Whitehouse Forward 25 9

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General
  • Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Breedon Books (Derby). ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9.
  • Matthews, Tony (2010). Birmingham City: The Complete Record. DB Publishing (Derby). ISBN 978-1-85983-853-2.
  • Source for match dates and results: "Birmingham City 1921–1922: Results". Statto Organisation. Retrieved 18 May 2012.
  • Source for lineups, appearances, goalscorers and attendances: Matthews (2010), Complete Record, pp. 284–85.
Specific
  1. ^ Matthews (1995), Complete Record, p. 164.
    • "Association Football: The qualifying rounds of the Cup competition". Manchester Guardian. 23 April 1921. p. 11.
    • "Birmingham not to play for English Cup next year". Evening Telegraph (Dundee). 27 April 1921. p. 7.  – via British Newspaper Archive (subscription required)
  2. ^ "Birmingham City 1921–1922: English Division One (old) Table". Statto Organisation. Retrieved 13 May 2012.