SEASON: 1890-91


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This Season: 1890-91
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DIVISION:
Football Alliance (Tier 2)
MANAGER(s):
Harry Radford
FA Cup:
Quarter Final (Sunderland (A) 0-4)
League Cup:
Did not exist

Top Goalscorer:
Alex Higgins (11 goals)

WHAT HAPPENED
This was our second season in the newly-formed Football Alliance and this season we finished 5th. We entered a request for election to the Football League but this was denied so we were to have one more season in the Alliance...

TABLE

FOOTBALL ALLIANCE (Tier 2) - 1890-91
SEASON END TABLE Home AwayResults
Pos Team P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts ResultHomeAway
1Stoke2213725739920331545224241.4615433Champions; Elected to Football League 2-21-2
2Sunderland Albion221174592883037634422222.1071429Football League application rejected; left to join the Northern League1-10-0
3Grimsby Town221156432792031923612181.59259271-10-3
4Birmingham St George's2212286462902412232623401.03226264-03-6
5Nottingham Forest229766639641391533527241.6923123*Football League application rejected
6Darwen2210396459731452030819391.0847523Elected to the Football League5-24-4
7Walsall Town Swifts22949345161422223351229.66667222-02-3
8Crewe Alexandra228410596751528293353138.88060205-27-0
9Newton Heath LYR227312375553325222091233.6727317Football League application rejected8-21-1
10Small Heath227213586660534231282443.87879164-52-4
11Bootle2237124061362281801101243.65574137-05-1
12The Wednesday22451339664343026029940.59091130-02-0
Points per win: 2
*Nottingham Forest deducted 2 points for fielding an ineligible player

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LEAGUE POSITIONS
GAME COUNTS
Competitive Games:
5
Competitive Goals:
23
Goals per game:
4.6
League Games:
22
League Points:
25 out of 44 (2 points per win)
Points Percentage:
56.8%


GOALS
Goals scored, conceded and win and loss margins
Goal count:1 goal2 goals3 goals5 goals5+ goals
Scored1 time1 time2 times2 times
Conceded1 time1 time
Won By2 times2 times
Lost By

LEAGUE POSITION ANALYSIS
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
Forest
Pos
Num Days Opp
Pos
PWDLFAPointsResults (Green=win; Blue=draw; Red=loss)
156 1-------
286 22-11231 Stoke (1-2), Sunderland Albion (1-1)
354 31-1-001 Sunderland Albion (0-0)
414 42-11251 Stoke (2-2), Grimsby Town (0-3)
514 532-11084 Darwen (5-2), Birmingham St George's (3-6), Walsall Town Swifts (2-0)
6 611--522 Crewe Alexandra (5-2)
7 73-21782 Newton Heath LYR (1-1), Darwen (4-4), Walsall Town Swifts (2-3)
8 8431-2337 Bootle (7-0), Newton Heath LYR (8-2), Grimsby Town (1-1), Crewe Alexandra (7-0)
9 911--402 Birmingham St George's (4-0)
10 101--1240 Small Heath (2-4)
11 1121-1652 The Wednesday (2-0), Small Heath (4-5)
12 121-1-001 The Wednesday (0-0)
Not included: Week 1 game against Bootle (5-1) as all teams were unplaced at the time

ATTENDANCES (HOME)
Highest League Attendance:
-
Lowest League Attendance:
-
Average League Attendance:
-
Highest Cup Attendance:
8,000 (Sunderland Albion)
Lowest Cup Attendance:
8,000 (Sunderland Albion)

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


GAMES
 
Manager for all games: Harry Radford
Football Alliance
WeekDateOpponentH/AScoreAttPosScorers
1Sat Sep 06, 1890BootleA5-1-1Rorke (?), Pike (?), Higgins (?, ?), ? (?)
2Sat Sep 13, 1890DarwenH5-23,0002Higgins (?), Smith (?, ?), McCallum (?), Shaw (?)
3Sat Sep 20, 1890Newton Heath LYRA1-14,0002Shaw (?)
4Sat Sep 27, 1890Crewe AlexandraH5-2-1Higgins (?, ?), Pike (?), Smith (?), McCallum (?)
5Fri Oct 03, 1890StokeH2-23,0001Lindley (?), Pike (?)
6Sat Oct 11, 1890Sunderland AlbionA0-0-2
7Sat Oct 18, 1890BootleH7-03,0001Higgins (?), Pike (?), Smith (?), May (?, ?, ?, ?)
8Sat Nov 01, 1890The WednesdayA2-010,0001Higgins (?, ?)
9Sat Nov 08, 1890Birmingham St George'sH4-04,0001Siddons (? OG), Higgins (?, ?), Pike (?)
10Sat Nov 22, 1890Newton Heath LYRH8-22,0001Shaw (?, ?, ?), Pike (?, ?, ?), Higgins (?), McCallum (?)
11Sat Nov 29, 1890StokeA1-23,0002? (?)
12Sat Dec 13, 1890DarwenA4-44,0002Higgins (?, ?, ?, ?)
13Sat Dec 27, 1890Grimsby TownH1-13,0002Higgins (?)
14Sat Jan 24, 1891Sunderland AlbionH1-15,0003McCallum (?)
15Mon Feb 02, 1891Birmingham St George'sA3-62,0003Russell (?), May (?), Rowan (?)
16Sat Feb 21, 1891Crewe AlexandraA7-0-2Higgins (?, ?, ?, ?), McCallum (?, ?), May (?)
17Thu Feb 26, 1891Small HeathH4-52,5002Pike (?, ?, ?), Duncan (?)
18Sat Feb 28, 1891Small HeathA2-45,0002Higgins (?), McCallum (?)
19Sat Mar 14, 1891Walsall Town SwiftsH2-03,0002? (? OG), Higgins (?)
20Sat Mar 21, 1891The WednesdayH0-0-4
21Sat Apr 04, 1891Walsall Town SwiftsA2-33,0005McCallum (?), Pike (?)
22Thu Apr 09, 1891Grimsby TownA0-34,0005

FA Cup
DateOpponentRoundReplayH/AScoreAttScorers
Sat Jan 17, 1891Clapton1A14-01,500McCallum (?, ?), Smith (?, ?), Higgins (?, ?, ?, ?, ?), Lindley (?, ?, ?, ?), Shaw (?)
Sat Jan 31, 1891Sunderland Albion2A1-112,000Smith (?)
Sat Feb 07, 1891Sunderland Albion21H3-38,000Higgins (?, ?, ?)
Wed Feb 11, 1891Sunderland Albion22N5-06,000Higgins (?, ?, ?), Lindley (?), Shaw (?)
Sat Feb 14, 1891SunderlandQuarterA0-415,000

Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreAttScorers
Mon Sep 01, 1890Wolverhampton WanderersEnglandA0-18,000
Wed Sep 03, 1890Notts OlympicEnglandH4-0-? (?, ?, ?, ?)
Mon Sep 15, 1890Heart Of MidlothianScotlandA0-1-
Mon Sep 29, 1890Sheffield UnitedEnglandA2-1-? (?, ?)
Thu Oct 02, 1890Queen's ParkScotlandH4-23,500Smith (?, ?), Higgins (?), Pike (?)
Thu Oct 23, 1890Aston VillaEnglandH3-03,500? (?, ?, ?)
Sat Oct 25, 1890ClaptonEnglandA4-0-Pike (?), Higgins (?), May (?), Russell (10')
Thu Nov 13, 1890Wolverhampton WanderersEnglandH5-0-? (?, ?, ?, ?, ?)
Sat Nov 15, 1890West Bromwich AlbionEnglandA2-22,000Higgins (?), ? (?)
Thu Nov 27, 1890Bolton WanderersEnglandH7-1-Higgins (?, ?, ?), Pike (?), May (?, ?), Smith (?)
Sat Dec 06, 1890ClydeScotlandA5-22,000McCallum (?), Smith (?, ?), Russell (?), ? (?)
Thu Dec 18, 1890BurnleyEnglandH3-41,500? (?, ?, ?)
Fri Dec 26, 1890NottsEnglandA0-020,000
Thu Jan 01, 1891Bolton WanderersEnglandA0-36,000
Sat Jan 03, 1891Heart Of MidlothianScotlandH8-23,000Smith (?, ?, 69'), Russell (?), Rowan (?), Shaw (?), Higgins (?, ?)
Sat Jan 10, 1891Glasgow RangersScotlandA2-11,500Smith (?), Higgins (?)
Mon Mar 02, 1891Sheffield UnitedEnglandA4-13,000Higgins (?, ?, ?), Rowan (?)
Thu Mar 12, 1891West Bromwich AlbionEnglandH2-33,000Higgins (?), Pike (?)
Mon Mar 16, 1891Aston VillaEnglandA2-3-? (?, ?)
Fri Mar 27, 1891Middlesbrough IronopolisEnglandA2-22,000Russell (?), ? (?)
Sat Mar 28, 1891Newcastle East EndEnglandA2-13,000? (?, ?)
Mon Mar 30, 1891ChathamEnglandA2-04,000? (?, ?)
Tue Mar 31, 1891Royal ArsenalEnglandA5-07,000McCallum (?, ?), May (?), Pike (?), Smith (?)
Thu Apr 02, 1891Blackburn RoversEnglandH4-03,000Pike (?, ?), Smith (?), McCallum (?)
Sat Apr 11, 1891Glasgow RangersScotlandH3-04,000Russell (?, ?, ?)
Sat Apr 18, 1891NottsEnglandH2-49,500Smith (?), Shaw (?)
Mon Apr 20, 1891EvertonEnglandA1-1-? (?)
Mon Apr 27, 1891BurnleyEnglandA0-31,500



TRANSFERS
Transfers before, during and immediately after the season.
In (15) - £0 Out (9) - £0
Date Player Details Fee Date Player Details Fee
David RussellBoughtFrank GuttridgeSold
Fred ThompsonBoughtJohn DuncanSold
John DuncanBoughtJoseph SouthallSold
Neil McCallumBoughtMatthew RorkeSold
Percy OscroftBoughtSandy RowanSold
Robertson (1891-92)BoughtT RadfordSold
Teddy MayBoughtTeddy MaySold
April 1890Tom WiddowsonBoughtWalter CoxRetired
William BrownBoughtNov 02, 1891Jack EarpSold
William 'Tich' SmithBought
1890Adam ScottBought
June 1890Matthew RorkeBought
June 1890Sandy RowanBought
Aug 01, 1890Alex HigginsBought
Sep 13, 1890Walter CoxBought


SQUAD
*Age = Player age on August 1stSeason Record (Competitive Games only)
Pos Num Player Country Age* P W D L Goals Yellows Reds Went Off Came On Unused Sub Notes
Forwards
FAlex Higgins Scotland26522111
FArthur Shaw England2152212
F Horace Pike England20
FJohn Duncan
FTeddy May England243111
F Tinsley Lindley England2452215
FPercy Oscroft England17
Goalkeepers
GKJack Holland211
GKTom Widdowson England11
GKWalter Cox Scotland
GKWilliam Brown England211
Defenders
D Adam Scott Scotland5221
DFrank Guttridge England24
DHarry Pike England
D Jack Earp175221
DJoseph Southall
DRobertson (1891-92)
Midfielders
MAlbert Smith England215221
MDavid Russell Scotland422
MFred Thompson England
MJohn Bullock Wales
MMatthew Rorke
MNeil McCallum Scotland2252212
MSandy Rowan Scotland22
MTommy Jeacock3111
MWilliam 'Tich' Smith England2152213
Edward Anderson Scotland
G Shelton (1890)
T Radford


GOALSCORERS


Number of different scorers: 5
Goals (Pens)PlayerGames
11Alex Higgins5
5Tinsley Lindley5
3William 'Tich' Smith5
2Arthur Shaw5
2Neil McCallum5


LEAGUE DOUBLES (FOR)
Home and away victories for the season
Game 1 Game 2
Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score



LEAGUE DOUBLES (AGAINST)
Home and away losses for the season
Game 1 Game 2
Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score