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SEASON: 1896-97


Prev Season: 1895-96
This Season: 1896-97
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)


ALL GAMES
Competitive Games:
35

Competitive Goals:
50

Goals per game:
1.4



LEAGUE GAMES
League Games:
30

League Points:
26 out of 60 (2 points per win)

Points Percentage:
43.3%

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 (HOME)
Highest League Attendance:
20,000

Lowest League Attendance:
2,000

Average League Attendance:
6,437

Highest Cup Attendance:
10,000

Lowest Cup Attendance:
10,000


MISCELLANEOUS
Clean Sheets:
10

Red cards:
0

Yellow cards:
0

Penalties scored:
0

Penalties conceded:
0

Penalties missed:
0

Penalties saved:
0


END OF SEASON TABLE



FIRST DIVISION (Tier 1) Home AwayResults
Pos Team P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts ResultHome Away
1Aston Villa302154733810323616112237221.921472-42-3
2Sheffield United30131074229645221676220131.448362-23-0
3Derby County301641070501023452262725281.400361-11-1
3Derby County301641070501023452262725281.400361-21-1
4Preston North End30111275540843352138420191.375340-02-3
5Liverpool3012994638762251053721281.211332-00-3
6The Wednesday30101194237942291117713261.135312-20-3
7Everton30143136257816422962720281.088313-01-3
8Bolton Wanderers3012612404373522185371825.930302-00-0
9Bury30101010394475325153571429.886303-00-2
10Wolverhampton Wanderers30116134541645261452819271.098281-21-4
11Nottingham Forest309813444983430161591433.89826
12West Bromwich Albion3010614335672618163481540.589260-10-4
13Stoke City30113164859834301830121841.814254-00-3
14Blackburn Rovers3011316356281627253210837.565252-10-0
15Sunderland307914344746521213391326.72323Remained in 1st Div after playoffs2-12-2
16Burnley3067174361456252522111836.70519Relegated after playoffs4-12-2

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GAMES

League
WeekDateOpponentH/AScoreResultAttPosScorers
1Sat Sep 05, 1896Derby CountyA1-1Draw4,00011Richards (?)
2Sat Sep 12, 1896Stoke CityH4-0Win5,0005Forman (?), McPherson (?), Forman (?), Richards (?)
3Sat Sep 19, 1896BurnleyA2-2Draw4,0007Richards (?), Capes (?)
4Sat Sep 26, 1896Sheffield UnitedH2-2Draw8,0008Forman (?), McInnes (?)
Sat Oct 03, 1896Derby CountyH1-1Aba20,00010? (?)
5Sat Oct 10, 1896LiverpoolA0-3Loss8,00011
6Sat Oct 17, 1896Stoke CityA0-3Loss6,00014
7Sat Oct 24, 1896BurnleyH4-1Win4,00010Hollis (?), Richards (?, ?), Capes (?)
8Sat Oct 31, 1896The WednesdayH2-2Draw8,00010Capes (?, ?)
9Sat Nov 07, 1896Preston North EndA2-3Loss1,00011Capes (?), Capes (?)
10Sat Nov 14, 1896Blackburn RoversA0-0Draw3,00010
11Wed Nov 18, 1896Derby CountyH1-2Loss5,00010McInnes (?)
12Sat Nov 21, 1896SunderlandH2-1Win4,0009Shaw (?, ?)
13Sat Nov 28, 1896LiverpoolH2-0Win7,0008Forman (?), Spencer (?)
14Sat Dec 05, 1896Wolverhampton WanderersA1-4Loss3,0009Forman (?)
15Sat Dec 12, 1896Blackburn RoversH2-1Win3,0008Capes (?), Richards (?)
16Sat Dec 19, 1896Aston VillaA2-3Loss5,00010Forman (?), Capes (?)
17Fri Dec 25, 1896BuryA0-2Loss10,00010
18Mon Dec 28, 1896BuryH3-0Win8,00010Forman (?), Capes (?), McInnes (?)
19Sat Jan 02, 1897West Bromwich AlbionH0-1Loss6,00010
20Sat Jan 09, 1897EvertonA1-3Loss7,00010Forman (?)
21Sat Jan 16, 1897Bolton WanderersH2-0Win5,00010Capes (?), McInnes (?)
22Sat Jan 23, 1897West Bromwich AlbionA0-4Loss2,00010
23Sat Feb 20, 1897Sheffield UnitedA3-0Win6,00010McPherson (?), Forman (?), Richards (?)
24Sat Mar 06, 1897Aston VillaH2-4Loss10,00010Spencer (?, ?)
25Wed Mar 10, 1897EvertonH3-0Win2,0009Spencer (?), Richards (?), Capes (?)
26Sat Mar 13, 1897SunderlandA2-2Draw4,0009Spencer (?), Capes (?)
27Sat Mar 20, 1897Bolton WanderersA0-0Draw1,0009
28Mon Apr 05, 1897The WednesdayA0-3Loss2,00010
29Thu Apr 08, 1897Preston North EndH0-0Draw3,0008
30Sat Apr 10, 1897Wolverhampton WanderersH1-2Loss5,00010Capes (?)


FA Cup
DateOpponentRoundReplayCountH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Sat Jan 30, 1897The Wednesday1A1-0Win16,095Capes (?)
Sat Feb 13, 1897Sunderland2A3-1Win16,000Forman (?, ?), McInnes (?)
Sat Feb 27, 1897LiverpoolQuarterA1-1Draw15,000McInnes (?)
Wed Mar 03, 1897LiverpoolQuarterY1H0-1Loss10,000


Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Thu Sep 03, 1896Burton WanderersEnglandH8-0Win-Richards (?, ?, ?), McInnes (?), Capes (?, ?, ?), Forman (?)
Thu Sep 24, 1896Grimsby TownEnglandA2-5Loss2,000Pike (?), Abbott (?)
Sat Dec 26, 1896Notts CountyEnglandA2-1Win13,000McInnes (?), Forman (?)
Thu Mar 25, 1897Grimsby TownEnglandH3-0Win2,000Capes (?), Richards (?), McInnes (?)
Sat Mar 27, 1897Woolwich ArsenalEnglandA0-1Loss3,000
Sat Apr 03, 1897Leicester FosseEnglandA0-3Loss-
Fri Apr 16, 1897Tottenham HotspurEnglandA1-1Draw-? (?)
Mon Apr 19, 1897DundeeScotlandN2-1Win-Wragg (?), Richards (?)
Sat Apr 24, 1897Lincoln CityEnglandA2-2Draw-Walker (?), Capes (?)


Testimonial
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Wed Apr 28, 1897MansfieldEnglandA3-0Win-Capes (?), Wragg (?), Richards (?)



TRANSFERS
Transfers before, during and immediately after the season.
In (7) Out (7)
Date Player Details Fee Date Player Details Fee
Chris GoodchildBoughtBert AbbotSold
Joe DeweyBoughtHorace PikeSold
Martin (1897-98)BoughtJoe DeweySold
Wilkinson (1896)BoughtJoshua HollisSold
Willie WraggBoughtTT WalkerSold
Aug 01, 1896Adrian CapesBoughtWilkinson (1896)Sold
Sep 05, 1896Arthur CapesBoughtMay 30, 1897Alec StewartSold


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
MBert Abbot11
MChris Goodchild312
MFrank Forman33119123
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