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Season stats for the 1896-97 season

Competition P W D L F A Outcome
Division Two (old) 30 13 4 13 59 57 9th
FA Cup 3 2 0 1 7 5 5th Qualifier
All matches 33 15 4 14 66 62

All matches (33)

# DATE POS   RESULT OPPOSITION COMPETITION
1 05.09.1896 4 4 - 1 Darwen (H) Division Two (old)
2 12.09.1896 6 2 - 3 Notts County (H) Division Two (old)
3 19.09.1896 12 1 - 2 Burton Swifts (A) Division Two (old)
4 26.09.1896 10 2 - 0 Loughborough Town (A) Division Two (old)
5 03.10.1896 7 2 - 1 Blackpool (H) Division Two (old)
6 17.10.1896 12 0 - 6 Notts County (A) Division Two (old)
7 24.10.1896 13 1 - 4 Darwen (A) Division Two (old)
8 07.11.1896 12 4 - 1 Lincoln City (H) Division Two (old)
9 14.11.1896 12 1 - 3 Newcastle United (A) Division Two (old)
10 21.11.1896 - 3 - 1 Bulwell United (H) FA Cup Q3
11 28.11.1896 12 4 - 2 Walsall (H) Division Two (old)
12 05.12.1896 11 4 - 2 Grimsby Town (H) Division Two (old)
13 12.12.1896 - 3 - 2 Wellingborough (A) FA Cup Q4
14 19.12.1896 11 1 - 2 Burton Wanderers (A) Division Two (old)
15 25.12.1896 9 4 - 2 Loughborough Town (H) Division Two (old)
16 28.12.1896 9 1 - 0 Manchester United (H) Division Two (old)
17 02.01.1897 - 1 - 2 Kettering Town (A) FA Cup Q5
18 09.01.1897 8 5 - 0 Newcastle United (H) Division Two (old)
19 16.01.1897 7 2 - 1 Burton Wanderers (H) Division Two (old)
20 23.01.1897 7 1 - 4 Grimsby Town (A) Division Two (old)
21 06.02.1897 5 2 - 0 Gainsborough Trinity (A) Division Two (old)
22 13.02.1897 5 6 - 3 Arsenal (H) Division Two (old)
23 20.02.1897 5 1 - 2 Manchester United (A) Division Two (old)
24 27.02.1897 7 0 - 3 Blackpool (A) Division Two (old)
25 06.03.1897 5 3 - 0 Burton Swifts (H) Division Two (old)
26 13.03.1897 6 0 - 4 Manchester City (A) Division Two (old)
27 20.03.1897 6 1 - 1 Walsall (A) Division Two (old)
28 27.03.1897 8 0 - 1 Birmingham City (H) Division Two (old)
29 10.04.1897 9 1 - 2 Lincoln City (A) Division Two (old)
30 12.04.1897 9 3 - 3 Manchester City (H) Division Two (old)
31 16.04.1897 8 2 - 2 Birmingham City (A) Division Two (old)
32 17.04.1897 8 1 - 2 Arsenal (A) Division Two (old)
33 19.04.1897 9 0 - 0 Gainsborough Trinity (H) Division Two (old)

Division Two (old) 1896-97 league table

#   TEAM P W D L F A PTS
1 Notts County club badge Notts County 30 19 4 7 92 43 42
2 Manchester United club badge Manchester United 30 17 5 9 56 34 39
3 Grimsby Town club badge Grimsby Town 30 17 4 9 66 45 38
4 Birmingham City club badge Birmingham City 30 16 5 9 69 47 37
5 Newcastle United club badge Newcastle United 30 17 1 12 56 52 35
6 Manchester City club badge Manchester City 30 12 8 10 58 50 32
7 Gainsborough Trinity club badge Gainsborough Trinity 30 12 7 11 50 47 31
8 Blackpool club badge Blackpool 30 13 5 12 59 56 31
9 Leicester Fosse club badge Leicester Fosse 30 13 4 13 59 57 30
10 Arsenal club badge Arsenal 30 13 4 13 68 70 30
11 Darwen club badge Darwen 30 14 0 16 67 61 28
12 Walsall club badge Walsall 30 11 4 15 53 69 26
13 Loughborough 30 12 1 17 50 64 25
14 Burton Swifts 30 9 6 15 46 61 24
15 Burton Wanderers 30 9 2 19 31 67 20
16 Lincoln City club badge Lincoln City 30 5 2 23 27 85 12
League Performance 5 10 15 20 25 Game No Points 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 Position 1 5 10 15 16 Position Points
PLAYER   CLUB FEE DATE
John Leighton Hibernian Unknown July 1896
George Swift Loughborough Unknown August 1896
Arthur Howes Leicester Waverley Unknown September 1896
Cecil Wood Market Harborough Town Unknown October 1896
David McDonald Everton Unknown October 1896
David Proudfoot Partick Thistle £50 December 1896
Alf Ball Kettering Town Unknown May 1897
Dick Jones South Shore Unknown May 1897
PLAYER   CLUB FEE DATE
John Baird Clyde Unknown August 1896
James Atherton Kettering Town Unknown August 1896
Peter McWhirter Freemantle Unknown August 1896
Willie McArthur Dundee Unknown September 1896
David Manson Lincoln City Free October 1896
Tom Lonie Released Free November 1896
John Hibbard Bury Town Unknown 1897
Harry Trainer Sheppey United Unknown May 1897
David McDonald Dundee Unknown May 1897
Harry Davy Bristol City Unknown May 1897
Albert Carnelly Bristol City Unknown May 1897
Jack Lord Retired Unknown May 1897

Largest victories

5 - 0  09.01.1897 vs Newcastle United
3 - 0  06.03.1897 vs Burton Swifts
6 - 3  13.02.1897 vs Arsenal
4 - 1  07.11.1896 vs Lincoln City
4 - 1  05.09.1896 vs Darwen

Largest defeats

0 - 6  17.10.1896 vs Notts County
0 - 4  13.03.1897 vs Manchester City
1 - 4  24.10.1896 vs Darwen
1 - 4  23.01.1897 vs Grimsby Town
0 - 3  27.02.1897 vs Blackpool

Largest crowds

11,000  25.12.1896 vs Loughborough Town
8,000  05.12.1896 vs Grimsby Town
8,000  28.12.1896 vs Manchester United
8,000  16.01.1897 vs Burton Wanderers
7,000  06.03.1897 vs Burton Swifts
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