SEASON: 1945-46

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World War II
Billy Walker
FA Cup:
3rd Round (Watford (N) 0-1)
League Cup:
Did not exist

Top Goalscorer:
Eddie Barks, Tanner Allen (1 goal)

This was the final season of the Wartime Leagues. The FA Cup was also reinstated as a full competition this year


Click here for all tables for 1945-46
Competitive Games:
Competitive Goals:
Goals per game:
League Games:
League Points:
out of 0 (2 points per win)
Points Percentage:

Goals scored, conceded and win and loss margins
Goal count:1 goal2 goals3 goals4 goals5+ goals
Scored2 times
Conceded3 times
Won By
Lost By1 time

Analysis of the league positions
This table shows:
(a) how many days we spent in each of the league positions
(b) how we did when we played teams in each of the league positions.

Position days Record against teams in each position
Num Days Opp
PWDLFAPointsResults (Green=win; Blue=draw; Red=loss)
Not included: Week 1 game against Chelsea (4-0) as all teams were unplaced at the time

Highest League Attendance:
Lowest League Attendance:
Average League Attendance:
Highest Cup Attendance:
15,394 (Watford)
Lowest Cup Attendance:
15,394 (Watford)

Clean Sheets:
Yellow Cards:
Red Cards:
Own goals (for):
0   (scored by opponents for us)
Own goals (against):
2   (scored by us for opponents)   (Ted Blagg, Ted Blagg)
Penalties scored:
Penalties conceded:
Penalties missed:
Penalties saved:

Manager for all games: Billy Walker
WWII Main League
1Sat Aug 25, 1945ChelseaA4-0Win21,299Mee (?, ?), Johnston (?), Long (?)
2Sat Sep 01, 1945ChelseaH0-1Loss23,444
3Sat Sep 08, 1945MillwallH2-2Draw16,523Betts (?, ?)
4Wed Sep 12, 1945FulhamH1-1Draw15,539Johnston (?)
5Sat Sep 15, 1945MillwallA1-2Loss16,928Mee (?)
6Mon Sep 17, 1945Plymouth ArgyleH2-0Win11,785Mee (?), Blenkinsopp (?)
7Sat Sep 22, 1945SouthamptonA2-5Loss14,639North (?, ?)
8Sat Sep 29, 1945SouthamptonH4-0Win16,890North (?), Johnston (?, ?), Barks (?)
9Sat Oct 06, 1945Derby CountyH1-1Draw30,516North (?)
10Sat Oct 13, 1945Derby CountyA2-3Loss22,271Johnston (?, ?)
11Sat Oct 20, 1945Leicester CityA0-0Draw14,861
12Sat Oct 27, 1945Leicester CityH1-1Draw19,892Barks (?)
13Sat Nov 03, 1945Coventry CityH0-0Draw15,042
14Sat Nov 10, 1945Coventry CityA4-1Win10,819Barks (?, ?), Johnston (?), Ledger (?)
15Sat Nov 17, 1945Luton TownA4-1Win7,248Johnston (?, ?), North (?), Barks (?)
16Sat Nov 24, 1945Luton TownH0-2Loss15,717
17Sat Dec 01, 1945Aston VillaA1-3Loss27,966North (?)
18Sat Dec 08, 1945Aston VillaH1-3Loss25,694Barks (?)
19Sat Dec 15, 1945ArsenalA2-2Draw17,500North (?), Mee (?)
20Sat Dec 22, 1945ArsenalH3-2Win20,202Johnston (?, ?), Allen (?)
21Tue Dec 25, 1945Charlton AthleticH0-2Loss29,310
22Wed Dec 26, 1945Charlton AthleticA0-2Loss25,943
23Sun Dec 30, 1945FulhamA3-3Draw18,457Johnston (?, ?, ?)
24Sat Jan 12, 1946PortsmouthA2-2Draw18,000Johnston (?), Simpson (?)
25Sat Jan 19, 1946PortsmouthH3-0Win11,713Johnston (?, ?), O'Donnell (?)
26Sat Jan 26, 1946Swansea TownH2-2Draw12,641North (?), O'Donnell (?)
27Sat Feb 02, 1946Swansea TownA3-3Draw12,846Simpson (?), Johnston (?), North (?)
28Sat Feb 16, 1946Newport CountyA4-2Win12,000North (?, ?), Mee (?), O'Donnell (?)
29Sat Feb 23, 1946Wolverhampton WanderersA0-4Loss20,349
30Sat Mar 02, 1946Wolverhampton WanderersA0-0Draw25,000
31Sat Mar 09, 1946West Ham UnitedH1-1Draw20,000Johnston (?)
32Sat Mar 16, 1946West Ham UnitedA3-1Win18,000Mee (?, ?), Johnston (?)
33Sat Mar 23, 1946West Bromwich AlbionA0-1Loss19,755
34Sat Mar 30, 1946West Bromwich AlbionH0-2Loss21,559
35Sat Apr 06, 1946Birmingham CityH1-0Win24,289Barks (?)
36Sat Apr 13, 1946Birmingham CityA1-2Loss25,000Johnston (?)
37Fri Apr 19, 1946Tottenham HotspurA2-3Loss24,000Johnston (?), Pimbley (?)
38Sat Apr 20, 1946BrentfordH2-0Win19,704O'Donnell (?), Mee (?)
39Mon Apr 22, 1946Tottenham HotspurH0-2Loss18,464
40Tue Apr 23, 1946Newport CountyH7-2Win7,341Johnston (?, ?, ?), O'Donnell (?, ?, ?), Brown (?)
41Sat Apr 27, 1946BrentfordA1-5Loss-Johnston (?)
42Sat May 04, 1946Plymouth ArgyleA2-3Loss19,209Mee (?), Jones (?)

FA Cup
Sat Jan 05, 1946Watford3H1-1Draw15,394Allen (18)
Wed Jan 09, 1946Watford3A1-1Draw7,008Barks (42)
Wed Jan 16, 1946Watford3Y1N0-1Loss6,500

Pre-Season Friendly
Wed Aug 15, 1945Notts CountyEnglandH3-2Win-? (?, ?, ?)
Thu Aug 16, 1945Derby CountyEnglandH1-4Loss7,792? (?)

Wed Oct 24, 1945British Army Of The RhineBritainN1-4Loss5,000North (?)

Transfers before, during and immediately after the season.
In (6) - £0 Out (16) - £0
Date Player Details Fee Date Player Details Fee
A WilliamsBoughtA WilliamsSold
Fred WhiteBoughtF PayneSold
Ken LedgerBoughtFrank JohnsonSold
T SimmsBoughtFred WhiteSold
December 1945Reg SavageBoughtHarry EganSold
Jan 19, 1946Frank O'DonnellBoughtJack SurteesRetired
Joe CroftsSold
John MaundSold
Ken LedgerSold
Ralph DulsonSold
Ray PaulSold
Reg TrimSold
T SimmsSold
Thomas ClarkSold
Tom PeacockSold
Jun 07, 1946Victor WalkerSold

Season Record (Competitive Games only)
Pos Num Player CountryP W D L Goals Yellows Reds Went Off Came On Unused Sub Notes
GK Alick Grant England
GK Danny Canning Wales
GK F Payne
GK Fred White England
GK J Hall
GK Laurie Platts England
GK Reg Savage England321
D Doug Woodman
D Frank Shufflebottom England
D Geoff Thomas (1944-60) England22
D Joe Crofts England
D Reg Trim England
M Bill Morley England
M Bob McCall England211
M Eddie Barks England3211
M Frank O'Donnell Scotland
M George Pritty England
M Gordon Brown England
M James Cronkshaw England
M John Maund England
M Johnny Hancocks England
M Ken Ledger England
M Noel Simpson England321
M Raich Carter England
M Ray Paul
M Robert Davies Wales
M T Simms
M Tanner Allen England3211
M Ted Blagg England321
M Thomas Clark Wales
M Tom Blenkinsopp England
M Victor Walker England211
M William Baxter England321
F A Williams
F Colin Rawson England11
F D Pimbley
F Eric Betts England
F Frank Johnson
F Freddie Martin England
F George Mee England321
F Harry Egan England
F Ian McPherson Scotland
F Jack Surtees England
F Les Jones Wales
F Ralph Dulson
F Roland 'Tot' Leverton England
F Tom Hinchliffe England
F Tom Johnston Scotland321
F Tom North England22
F Tom Peacock England
F Tom Weston
F Fred Hogg England
B Long
Charles Morgan


Competitive goals only
Goals (Pens)PlayerGames
1Eddie Barks3
1Tanner Allen3

Home and away victories for the season
Game 1 Game 2
Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score

Home and away losses for the season
Game 1 Game 2
Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score