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Season stats for the 1896-97 season

Competition P W D L F A Outcome
Division Two (old)301341359579th
FA Cup3201755th Qualifier
All matches 33 15 4 14 66 62

All matches(33)

Date Competition Opposition Result Pos
05.09.1896Division Two (old) Darwen (H)4 - 14
12.09.1896Division Two (old) Notts County (H)2 - 36
19.09.1896Division Two (old) Burton Swifts (A)1 - 212
26.09.1896Division Two (old) Loughborough Town (A)2 - 010
03.10.1896Division Two (old) Blackpool (H)2 - 17
17.10.1896Division Two (old) Notts County (A)0 - 612
24.10.1896Division Two (old) Darwen (A)1 - 413
07.11.1896Division Two (old) Lincoln City (H)4 - 112
14.11.1896Division Two (old) Newcastle United (A)1 - 312
21.11.1896FA Cup Q3Bulwell United (H)3 - 1-
28.11.1896Division Two (old) Walsall (H)4 - 212
05.12.1896Division Two (old) Grimsby Town (H)4 - 211
12.12.1896FA Cup Q4Wellingborough (A)3 - 2-
19.12.1896Division Two (old) Burton Wanderers (A)1 - 211
25.12.1896Division Two (old) Loughborough Town (H)4 - 29
28.12.1896Division Two (old) Manchester United (H)1 - 09
02.01.1897FA Cup Q5Kettering Town (A)1 - 2-
09.01.1897Division Two (old) Newcastle United (H)5 - 08
16.01.1897Division Two (old) Burton Wanderers (H)2 - 17
23.01.1897Division Two (old) Grimsby Town (A)1 - 47
06.02.1897Division Two (old) Gainsborough Trinity (A)2 - 05
13.02.1897Division Two (old) Arsenal (H)6 - 35
20.02.1897Division Two (old) Manchester United (A)1 - 25
27.02.1897Division Two (old) Blackpool (A)0 - 37
06.03.1897Division Two (old) Burton Swifts (H)3 - 05
13.03.1897Division Two (old) Manchester City (A)0 - 46
20.03.1897Division Two (old) Walsall (A)1 - 16
27.03.1897Division Two (old) Birmingham City (H)0 - 18
10.04.1897Division Two (old) Lincoln City (A)1 - 29
12.04.1897Division Two (old) Manchester City (H)3 - 39
16.04.1897Division Two (old) Birmingham City (A)2 - 28
17.04.1897Division Two (old) Arsenal (A)1 - 28
19.04.1897Division Two (old) Gainsborough Trinity (H)0 - 09

Division Two (old) 1896-97 league table

P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
 1 Notts County3019 47924342
 2 Manchester United3017 59563439
 3 Grimsby Town3017 49664538
 4 Birmingham City3016 59694737
 5 Newcastle United3017 112565235
 6 Manchester City3012 810585032
 7 Gainsborough Trinity3012 711504731
 8 Blackpool3013 512595631
 9 Leicester Fosse3013413595730
 10 Arsenal3013 413687030
 11 Darwen3014 016676128
 12 Walsall3011 415536926
 13Loughborough3012 117506425
 14Burton Swifts309 615466124
 15Burton Wanderers309 219316720
 16 Lincoln City305 223278512
Player Club Fee Date
John Leighton Hibernian Unknown July 1896
George Swift Loughborough Unknown August 1896
Arthur Howes Leicester Waverley Unknown September 1896
David McDonald Everton Unknown October 1896
Cecil Wood Market Harborough Town Unknown October 1896
David Proudfoot Partick Thistle £50 December 1896
Dick Jones South Shore Unknown May 1897
Alf Ball Kettering Town Unknown May 1897
Player Club Fee Date
James Atherton Kettering Town Unknown August 1896
John Baird Clyde 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
Albert Carnelly Bristol City Unknown May 1897
Harry Davy Bristol City Unknown May 1897
Jack Lord Retired Unknown May 1897
David McDonald Dundee Unknown May 1897
Harry Trainer Sheppey United Unknown May 1897
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