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SEASON: 1972-73

Prev Season: 1971-72
Next Season: 1973-74
DIVISION:
English Second Division (Tier 2)

MANAGER(s):
Matt Gillies, Dave Mackay

FA Cup:
3rd Round (West Bromwich Albion (N) 1-3)

League Cup:
2nd Round (Aston Villa (H) 0-1)


Top Goalscorer:
John Galley (8 goals)

GAMES
Competitive Games:
47


League Games:
42

League Points:
40

Points Percentage:
47.6


GOALS
Competitive Goals:
50

Goals per game:
1.1

Goals scored, conceded and win and loss margins
Goal count:1 goal2 goals3 goals4 goals5+ goals
Scored17 times10 times3 times1 time
Conceded19 times10 times5 times1 time
Won By11 times2 times1 time
Lost By10 times5 times3 times

ATTENDANCES
Highest League Attendance:
18,082 (League - Aston Villa)

Lowest Home Attendance:
9,133 (League - Luton Town)

Average League Attendance:
12,253


Highest Cup Attendance:
17,665 (League Cup - Aston Villa)

Lowest Cup Attendance:
17,665 (League Cup - Aston Villa)

MISC
Clean Sheets:
12

Red cards:
0

Yellow cards:
0



END OF SEASON TABLE

DIVISION TWOHomeAway
Pos Club P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F AGA* Pts Result
1Burnley4224144723513624418118228172.05762Promoted as Champions
2Queens Park Rangers422413581371641541389427242.18961Promoted
3Aston Villa4218141051471254271769624301.08550
4Middlesbrough4217131246431263291557917281.07047
5Bristol City4217121363511074341875929331.23546
6Sunderland42171213594912633517561024321.20446
7Blackpool42181014565112633717641119341.09846
8Oxford United4219716524314253618551116251.20945
9Fulham42161214584911643216561026331.18444
10Sheffield Wednesday42171015595514434020361219351.07344
11Millwall42161016554712543318451222291.17042
12Luton Town421511164453696242392102030.83041
13Hull City4214121664599753922551125371.08540
14Nottingham Forest4214121647521254321827121534.90440
15Orient4212121849531164331816141635.92536
16Swindon Town421016164660894282327121837.76736
17Portsmouth421211194259768212255112137.71235
18Carlisle United4211121950521056402417131028.96234
19Preston North End421112193764687192554121839.57834
20Cardiff City4211112043581146322107141137.74133
21Huddersfield Town42817173656795212018121536.64333Relegated
22Brighton and Hove Albion42813214683786323115151452.55429Relegated
*GA = Goal Average
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GAMES

League
WeekDateOpponentH/AScoreResultAttPosGroundNotes
1Sat Aug 12, 1972PortsmouthH0-0Draw13,1757
2Sat Aug 19, 1972Hull CityA0-0Draw-8Boothferry Park
3Sat Aug 26, 1972Oxford UnitedH2-1Win-3
4Tue Aug 29, 1972Brighton and Hove AlbionH1-0Win-1
5Sat Sep 02, 1972Carlisle UnitedA2-1Win-1Brunton Park
6Sat Sep 09, 1972Luton TownH0-1Loss9,1336
7Sat Sep 16, 1972Queens Park RangersA0-3Loss12,5289Loftus Road
8Tue Sep 19, 1972Cardiff CityH2-1Win-5
9Sat Sep 23, 1972Aston VillaH1-1Draw18,0825
10Mon Sep 25, 1972MillwallA1-2Loss-6The Den
11Sat Sep 30, 1972SunderlandA1-4Loss-11Roker Park
12Sat Oct 07, 1972Huddersfield TownH1-1Draw-12
13Sat Oct 14, 1972Bristol CityA1-1Draw-12Ashton Gate
14Sat Oct 21, 1972Swindon TownH2-2Draw-13
15Sat Oct 28, 1972Sheffield WednesdayA2-1Win-10HillsboroughMatt Gillies's last game as manager
16Sat Nov 04, 1972MillwallH3-2Win-8Dave Mackay's first game as manager
17Sat Nov 11, 1972Cardiff CityA1-2Loss-11Ninian Park
18Sat Nov 18, 1972Preston North EndH0-1Loss-12
19Sat Nov 25, 1972BurnleyA0-1Loss-15Turf Moor
20Sat Dec 02, 1972Leyton OrientH2-1Win-11
21Sat Dec 09, 1972MiddlesbroughA0-0Draw10,32610Ayresome Park
22Sat Dec 16, 1972FulhamA1-3Loss-12Craven Cottage
23Sat Dec 23, 1972BlackpoolH4-0Win-11
24Tue Dec 26, 1972Aston VillaA2-2Draw37,01411Villa Park
25Sat Jan 06, 1973Oxford UnitedA0-1Loss-15Manor Ground
26Sat Jan 20, 1973Carlisle UnitedH2-1Win-12
27Sat Jan 27, 1973Luton TownA0-1Loss10,08313Kenilworth Road
28Sat Feb 10, 1973Queens Park RangersH0-0Draw11,61712
29Sat Feb 17, 1973PortsmouthA0-2Loss11,15115Fratton Park
30Sat Feb 24, 1973FulhamH2-1Win-12
31Sat Mar 03, 1973Huddersfield TownA1-1Draw-13Leeds Road
32Sat Mar 10, 1973Bristol CityH1-0Win-12
33Tue Mar 13, 1973Hull CityH1-2Loss-13
34Sat Mar 17, 1973Swindon TownA0-0Draw-13County Ground (Swindon)
35Sat Mar 24, 1973Sheffield WednesdayH3-0Win-12
36Sat Mar 31, 1973BurnleyH3-0Win-11
37Sat Apr 07, 1973Leyton OrientA0-3Loss-12Brisbane Road
38Sat Apr 14, 1973MiddlesbroughH1-3Loss9,25814
39Sat Apr 21, 1973Preston North EndA1-2Loss-14Deepdale
40Mon Apr 23, 1973BlackpoolA0-2Loss-14Bloomfield Road
41Tue Apr 24, 1973SunderlandH1-0Win-13
42Sat Apr 28, 1973Brighton and Hove AlbionA2-2Draw-13Goldstone Ground


FA Cup
DateOpponentRoundReplayCountH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Sat Jan 13, 1973West Bromwich Albion3A1-1Draw-The Hawthorns
Tue Jan 16, 1973West Bromwich Albion3Y1H1-1Draw-
Mon Jan 22, 1973West Bromwich Albion3Y2H0-0Draw-
Mon Jan 29, 1973West Bromwich Albion3Y3N1-3Loss-Played at Leicester City


League Cup
DateOpponentRoundLegReplayCountH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Tue Sep 05, 1972Aston Villa2H0-1Loss17,665


County Cup
DateOpponentRoundH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Wed May 02, 1973Notts CountySemiA1-1Draw-Meadow Lane
Sat May 05, 1973Mansfield TownFinalA1-1Draw-Field Mill


Pre-Season Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Mon Jul 31, 1972WatfordEnglandA2-1Win-Vicarage Road
Mon Aug 07, 1972KaiserslauternGermanyH2-2Draw-
Wed Jun 20, 1973BenficaPortugalA0-3Loss-Estadio da Luz
Sat Jun 23, 1973FC PortoPortugalA1-1Draw-Estadio das Antas



SQUAD
Season Record (Competitive Games only)
Pos Num PlayerP W D L Goals Yellows Reds Went Off Came On Unused Sub Notes
GKEric Hulme
GKJim Barron46141418
DSteve Baines22
DTommy Gemmell226791
MDavid Serella391213141
MDennis Peacock11
MDoug Fraser3510121332
MJohn Cottam205781
MLiam O'Kane62131
FAlan Buckley9333112
FBarry Lyons1344521
FDuncan McKenzie3410915611
FGeorge Lyall331011124361
FJim McIntosh2881010161
FJohn Galley226798
FJohn Robertson3691116424
FJohn Winfield278910
FMartin O'Neill3312813641
FMiah Dennehy31111
FNeil Martin237796
FPaul Richardson21777321
FPeter Hindley401213152
FSammy Chapman38111413112
FTommy Jackson72231


GOALSCORERS


Competitive goals only
GoalsPlayerGames
8John Galley22
6Duncan McKenzie34
6Martin O'Neill33
6Neil Martin23
4George Lyall33
4John Robertson36
3Doug Fraser35
3Paul Richardson21
2Barry Lyons13
2Peter Hindley40
1Alan Buckley9
1Jim McIntosh28
1John Cottam20
1Miah Dennehy3
1Sammy Chapman38
1Tommy Gemmell22



LEAGUE DOUBLES
Home and away victories for the season

1972-73

Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score
Carlisle UnitedSat Sep 02, 1972A2-1Sat Jan 20, 1973H2-1
Sheffield WednesdaySat Oct 28, 1972A2-1Sat Mar 24, 1973H3-0