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SEASON: 1896-97

Prev Season: 1895-96
Next Season: 1897-98
DIVISION:
English First Division (Tier 1)

MANAGER(s):
Harry Radford

FA Cup:
3rd Round (Liverpool (H) 0-1)

League Cup:
-


Top Goalscorer:
Adrian Capes, Chas Richards, Fred Forman (8 goals)

GAMES
Competitive Games:
35


League Games:
30

League Points:
26

Points Percentage:
43.3


GOALS
Competitive Goals:
50

Goals per game:
1.4

Goals scored, conceded and win and loss margins
Goal count:1 goal2 goals3 goals4 goals5+ goals
Scored8 times11 times4 times2 times
Conceded9 times7 times6 times3 times
Won By3 times3 times4 times1 time
Lost By6 times3 times4 times1 time

ATTENDANCES
Highest League Attendance:
20,000 (League - Derby County)

Lowest Home Attendance:
2,000 (Friendly - Grimsby Town)

Average League Attendance:
6,437


Highest Cup Attendance:
10,000 (League Tier 1 - Bury)

Lowest Cup Attendance:
10,000 (League Tier 1 - Bury)

MISC
Clean Sheets:
10

Red cards:
0

Yellow cards:
0



END OF SEASON TABLE

DIVISION ONEHomeAway
Pos Club P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F AGA* Pts Result
1Aston Villa302154733810323616112237221.92147
2Sheffield United30131074229645221676220131.44836
3Derby County301641070501023452262725281.40036
4Preston North End30111275540843352138420191.37534
5Liverpool3012994638762251053721281.21133
6The Wednesday30101194237942291117713261.13531
7Everton30143136257816422962720281.08831
8Bolton Wanderers3012612404373522185371825.93030
9Bury30101010394475325153571429.88630
10Wolverhampton Wanderers30116134541645261452819271.09828
11Nottingham Forest309813444983430161591433.89826
12West Bromwich Albion3010614335672618163481540.58926
13Stoke City30113164859834301830121841.81425
14Blackburn Rovers3011316356281627253210837.56525
15Sunderland307914344746521213391326.72323Remained in 1st Div after playoffs
16Burnley3067174361456252522111836.70519Relegated after playoffs
*GA = Goal Average
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GAMES

League
WeekDateOpponentH/AScoreResultAttPosGroundNotes
1Sat Sep 05, 1896Derby CountyA1-1Draw4,00011Baseball Ground
2Sat Sep 12, 1896Stoke CityH4-0Win5,0005Town Ground
3Sat Sep 19, 1896BurnleyA2-2Draw4,0007Turf Moor
4Sat Sep 26, 1896Sheffield UnitedH2-2Draw8,0008Town Ground
Sat Oct 03, 1896Derby CountyH1-1Aba20,0008Town GroundAbandoned due to crowd issues
5Sat Oct 10, 1896LiverpoolA0-3Loss8,00011Anfield
6Sat Oct 17, 1896Stoke CityA0-3Loss6,00012Victoria Ground
7Sat Oct 24, 1896BurnleyH4-1Win4,00010Town Ground
8Sat Oct 31, 1896The WednesdayH2-2Draw8,00010Town Ground
9Sat Nov 07, 1896Preston North EndA2-3Loss1,00010Deepdale
10Sat Nov 14, 1896Blackburn RoversA0-0Draw3,00010Ewood Park
11Wed Nov 18, 1896Derby CountyH1-2Loss5,00010Town Ground
12Sat Nov 21, 1896SunderlandH2-1Win4,0009Town Ground
13Sat Nov 28, 1896LiverpoolH2-0Win7,0008Town Ground
14Sat Dec 05, 1896Wolverhampton WanderersA1-4Loss3,0009Molineux
15Sat Dec 12, 1896Blackburn RoversH2-1Win3,0007Town Ground
16Sat Dec 19, 1896Aston VillaA2-3Loss5,00010Perry Barr
17Fri Dec 25, 1896BuryA0-2Loss10,00010Gigg Lane
18Mon Dec 28, 1896BuryH3-0Win8,0009Town Ground
19Sat Jan 02, 1897West Bromwich AlbionH0-1Loss6,00010Town Ground
20Sat Jan 09, 1897EvertonA1-3Loss7,00010Goodison Park
21Sat Jan 16, 1897Bolton WanderersH2-0Win5,00010Town Ground
22Sat Jan 23, 1897West Bromwich AlbionA0-4Loss2,00010Stoney Lane
23Sat Feb 20, 1897Sheffield UnitedA3-0Win6,00010Bramall Lane
24Sat Mar 06, 1897Aston VillaH2-4Loss10,00010Town Ground
25Wed Mar 10, 1897EvertonH3-0Win2,0009Town Ground
26Sat Mar 13, 1897SunderlandA2-2Draw4,0009Newcastle Road
27Sat Mar 20, 1897Bolton WanderersA0-0Draw1,0009Burnden Park
28Mon Apr 05, 1897The WednesdayA0-3Loss2,0008Olive Grove
29Thu Apr 08, 1897Preston North EndH0-0Draw3,0008Town Ground
30Sat Apr 10, 1897Wolverhampton WanderersH1-2Loss5,00010Town Ground


FA Cup
DateOpponentRoundReplayCountH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Sat Jan 30, 1897The Wednesday1A1-0Win16,095Olive Grove
Sat Feb 13, 1897Sunderland2A3-1Win16,000Newcastle Road
Sat Feb 27, 1897LiverpoolQuarterA1-1Draw15,000Anfield
Wed Mar 03, 1897LiverpoolQuarterY1H0-1Loss10,000Town Ground


Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Thu Sep 03, 1896Burton WanderersEnglandH8-0Win-Town Ground
Thu Sep 24, 1896Grimsby TownEnglandA2-5Loss2,000
Sat Dec 26, 1896Notts CountyEnglandA2-1Win13,000
Thu Mar 25, 1897Grimsby TownEnglandH3-0Win2,000Town GroundBurford Cup
Sat Mar 27, 1897Woolwich ArsenalEnglandA0-1Loss3,000
Sat Apr 03, 1897Leicester FosseEnglandA0-3Loss-Burford Cup
Fri Apr 16, 1897Tottenham HotspurEnglandA1-1Draw-Northumberland Park
Mon Apr 19, 1897DundeeScotlandN2-1Win-Crystal Palace
Sat Apr 24, 1897Lincoln CityEnglandA2-2Draw-Sincil Bank


Testimonial
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Wed Apr 28, 1897MansfieldEnglandA3-0Win-Testimonial for T Harper



SQUAD
Season Record (Competitive Games only)
Pos Num PlayerP W D L Goals Yellows Reds Went Off Came On Unused Sub Notes
GKDan Allsop3311813
GKMartin (1897-98)211
DAdam Scott24698
DArchibald Ritchie216411
DJames Iremonger24959
DWilkinson (1896)11
MAdrian Capes33118138
MAlec Stewart19459
MChris Goodchild312
MFrank Forman33119123
MH Abbot11
MJoe Dewey11
MJoshua Hollis111
MPeter McCracken4211
MWillie Wragg16637
FArthur Capes35119146
FArthur Shaw3122
FChas Richards3199128
FFred Forman259788
FFred Spencer92255
FHorace Pike
FJohn McPherson32117132
FTom McInnes33118136
FTT Walker11
Crofts (1897)


GOALSCORERS


Competitive goals only
GoalsPlayerGames
8Adrian Capes33
8Chas Richards31
8Fred Forman25
6Arthur Capes35
6Tom McInnes33
5Fred Spencer9
3Frank Forman33
2Arthur Shaw3
2John McPherson32
1Joshua Hollis1



LEAGUE DOUBLES
Home and away victories for the season