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SEASON: 1897-98

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Next Season: 1898-99
DIVISION:
English First Division (Tier 1)

MANAGER(s):
Harry Haslam

FA Cup:
Winners (Derby County (N) 3-1)

League Cup:
-


Top Goalscorer:
Arthur Capes, Chas Richards, Len Benbow (12 goals)

GAMES
Competitive Games:
36


League Games:
30

League Points:
31

Points Percentage:
51.7


GOALS
Competitive Goals:
64

Goals per game:
1.8

Goals scored, conceded and win and loss margins
Goal count:1 goal2 goals3 goals4 goals5+ goals
Scored8 times7 times8 times3 times1 time
Conceded17 times7 times3 times2 times1 time
Won By4 times8 times2 times2 times
Lost By3 times4 times1 time1 time1 time

ATTENDANCES
Highest League Attendance:
15,000 (League - Notts County)

Lowest Home Attendance:
3,000 (League - Preston North End)

Average League Attendance:
7,733


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

Lowest Cup Attendance:
6,000 (League Tier 1 - Wolverhampton Wanderers)

MISC
Clean Sheets:
6

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
1Sheffield United3017855631942271484329171.80642
2Sunderland3016594330122127843816221.43337
3Wolverhampton Wanderers30147957411041361443821271.39035
4Everton30139848391131331226715271.23135
5The Wednesday301531251421203391533912271.21433
6Aston Villa301451161511212472124914301.19633
7West Bromwich Albion3011109444585225163571929.97832
8Nottingham Forest3011910474975330194471730.95931
9Liverpool30116134845744271642921291.06728
10Derby County301161357611032401913111742.93428
11Bolton Wanderers30114152841924181322111028.68326
12Preston North End308814354375326151311928.81424
13Notts County308814364646523234291323.78324
14Bury3088143951834251905101432.76524
15Blackburn Rovers3071013395447420223391932.72224Remained in 1st Div after league expansion
16Stoke City3088143555834211405101441.63624Remained in 1st Div after playoffs
*GA = Goal Average
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GAMES

League
WeekDateOpponentH/AScoreResultAttPosGroundNotes
1Sat Sep 04, 1897Notts CountyH1-1Draw15,0008City Ground (Town Ground)Harry Haslam's first game as manager
2Sat Sep 11, 1897West Bromwich AlbionA0-2Loss8,00012Stoney Lane
3Sat Sep 18, 1897Sheffield UnitedH1-1Draw9,00011City Ground (Town Ground)
4Sat Sep 25, 1897Wolverhampton WanderersA0-0Draw6,00011Molineux
5Sat Oct 02, 1897SunderlandH1-1Draw8,00013City Ground (Town Ground)
6Sat Oct 09, 1897Notts CountyA3-1Win15,0009Trent Bridge
7Sat Oct 16, 1897Blackburn RoversH3-1Win6,0005City Ground (Town Ground)
8Sat Oct 23, 1897Bolton WanderersA0-2Loss5,0009Burnden Park
9Sat Oct 30, 1897Derby CountyH3-4Loss12,00011City Ground (Town Ground)
10Sat Nov 06, 1897LiverpoolA2-1Win7,0008Anfield
11Sat Nov 13, 1897Preston North EndH4-1Win3,0007City Ground (Town Ground)
12Sat Nov 20, 1897Stoke CityA2-1Win3,0005Victoria Ground
13Sat Nov 27, 1897LiverpoolH2-3Loss5,0008City Ground (Town Ground)
14Sat Dec 04, 1897Sheffield UnitedA1-1Draw10,0007Bramall Lane
15Sat Dec 11, 1897West Bromwich AlbionH0-1Loss6,0008City Ground (Town Ground)
16Sat Dec 25, 1897Preston North EndA0-3Loss6,00010Deepdale
17Sat Jan 01, 1898The WednesdayA6-3Win5,00011Olive Grove
18Sat Jan 08, 1898Bolton WanderersH2-0Win8,0009City Ground (Town Ground)
19Sat Jan 15, 1898Blackburn RoversA1-1Draw5,0008Ewood Park
20Sat Jan 22, 1898The WednesdayH1-0Win10,0007City Ground (Town Ground)
21Sat Feb 19, 1898Stoke CityH3-1Win6,0006City Ground (Town Ground)
22Sat Mar 12, 1898EvertonH2-2Draw8,0008City Ground (Town Ground)
23Sat Mar 26, 1898Aston VillaH3-1Win4,0007City Ground (Town Ground)
24Sat Apr 02, 1898EvertonA0-2Loss10,0008Goodison Park
25Mon Apr 04, 1898BuryA2-2Draw2,0007Gigg Lane
26Fri Apr 08, 1898Wolverhampton WanderersH1-1Draw10,0007City Ground (Town Ground)
27Sat Apr 09, 1898BuryH3-1Win6,0006City Ground (Town Ground)
28Mon Apr 11, 1898Derby CountyA0-5Loss16,0007Baseball Ground
29Sat Apr 23, 1898SunderlandA0-4Loss9,0007Newcastle Road
30Sat Apr 30, 1898Aston VillaA0-2Loss9,0008Villa Park


FA Cup
DateOpponentRoundReplayCountH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Sat Jan 29, 1898Grimsby Town1H4-0Win6,000City Ground (Town Ground)
Sat Feb 12, 1898Gainsborough Trinity2H4-0Win10,000City Ground (Town Ground)
Sat Feb 26, 1898West Bromwich AlbionQuarterA3-2Win16,500Stoney Lane
Sat Mar 19, 1898Southampton St Mary'sSemiN1-1Draw30,000Bramall LanePlayed at Sheffield United
Thu Mar 24, 1898Southampton St Mary'sSemiY1N2-0Win12,000Crystal PalacePlayed at Crystal Palace
Sat Apr 16, 1898Derby CountyFinalN3-1Win62,017Crystal PalacePlayed at Crystal Palace


Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Thu Sep 02, 1897Gainsborough TrinityEnglandH5-0Win400City Ground (Town Ground)
Wed Sep 08, 1897LoughboroughEnglandA5-1Win500
Mon Sep 13, 1897Langley Mill RangersEnglandA2-0Win-
Mon Sep 20, 1897Leicester FosseEnglandA0-4Loss-
Wed Oct 27, 1897Gainsborough TrinityEnglandA6-2Win2,000
Sat Dec 18, 1897Derby CountyEnglandA4-2Win3,000
Mon Dec 27, 1897Notts CountyEnglandA1-0Win10,000
Tue Apr 26, 1898NewarkEnglandA5-0Win1,200
Wed Apr 27, 1898Worksop TownEnglandA4-1Win-
Thu Apr 28, 1898Leicester FosseEnglandH1-0Win1,500City Ground (Town Ground)Burford Cup



SQUAD
Season Record (Competitive Games only)
Pos Num PlayerP W D L Goals Yellows Reds Went Off Came On Unused Sub Notes
GKDan Allsop321589
GKMartin (1897-98)4121
DAdam Scott311597
DArchibald Ritchie251456
DJames Iremonger17386
MAdrian Capes11
MChris Goodchild11
MFrank Forman3216797
MJames Benbow11
MJB Hancock
MJohn Thornley11
MPeter McCracken9342
MRichardson (1898)11
MWillie Wragg3014791
FAlf Spouncer2914787
FArthur Capes33159912
FArthur Shaw11
FChas Richards311561012
FFred Forman743
FFred Spencer115422
FJohn McPherson33141094
FLen Benbow30138912
FTom Bradshaw6312
FTom McInnes2914877
A Radford11
Parry (1897)
Simpson


GOALSCORERS


Competitive goals only
GoalsPlayerGames
12Arthur Capes33
12Chas Richards31
12Len Benbow30
7Alf Spouncer29
7Frank Forman32
7Tom McInnes29
4John McPherson33
2Fred Spencer11
1Willie Wragg30



LEAGUE DOUBLES
Home and away victories for the season

1897-98

Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score
Stoke CitySat Nov 20, 1897A2-1Sat Feb 19, 1898H3-1
The WednesdaySat Jan 01, 1898A6-3Sat Jan 22, 1898H1-0