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Summary of Season 1938-39

Football League Division 1

Home Away
Pl W D L F A W D L F A Pts
Everton 42 17 3 1 60 18 10 2 9 28 34 59
Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 14 6 1 55 12 8 5 8 33 27 55
Charlton Athletic 42 16 3 2 49 24 6 3 12 26 35 50
Middlesbrough 42 13 6 2 64 27 7 3 11 29 47 49
Arsenal 42 14 3 4 34 14 5 6 10 21 27 47
Derby County 42 12 3 6 39 22 7 5 9 27 33 46
Stoke City 42 13 6 2 50 25 4 6 11 21 43 46
Bolton Wanderers 42 10 6 5 39 25 5 9 7 28 33 45
Preston North End 42 13 7 1 44 19 3 5 13 19 40 44
Grimsby Town 42 11 6 4 38 26 5 5 11 23 43 43
Liverpool 42 12 6 3 40 24 2 8 11 22 39 42
Aston Villa 42 11 3 7 44 25 5 6 10 27 35 41
Leeds United 42 11 5 5 40 27 5 4 12 19 40 41
Manchester United 42 7 9 5 30 20 4 7 10 27 45 38
Blackpool 42 9 8 4 37 26 3 6 12 19 42 38
Sunderland 42 7 7 7 30 29 6 5 10 24 38 38
Portsmouth 42 10 7 4 25 15 2 6 13 22 55 37
Brentford 42 11 2 8 30 27 3 6 12 23 47 36
Huddersfield Town 42 11 4 6 38 18 1 7 13 20 46 35
Chelsea 42 10 5 6 43 29 2 4 15 21 51 33
Birmingham 42 10 5 6 40 27 2 3 16 22 57 32
Leicester City 42 7 6 8 35 35 2 5 14 13 47 29

Matches

Aug 27 Liverpool Away 1-2 Allum
Aug 31 Preston North End Home 3-1 Spence(2), Hanson
Sep 3 Leicester City Home 3-0 Mills(2), Hanson
Sep 5 Bolton Wanderers Away 2-0 Hanson(2)
Sep 10 Middlesbrough Away 1-1 Mills
Sep 17 Birmingham Home 2-2 Spence, Mills
Sep 24 Manchester United Away 1-5 Burgess(P)
Oct 1 Stoke City Home 1-1 Burgess
Oct 8 Blackpool Away 1-5 Payne
Oct 15 Arsenal Home 4-2 Mills, Burgess, Hanson(2)
Oct 22 Brentford Away 0-1
Oct 29 Derby County Home 0-2
Nov 5 Grimsby Town Away 1-2 Mills
Nov 12 Sunderland Home 4-0 Spence, Argue, Burgess, Hanson
Nov 19 Aston Villa Away 2-6 Argue, Mills
Nov 26 Wolverhampton Wanderers Home 1-3 Mills
Dec 3 Everton Away 1-4 Mills
Dec 10 Huddersfield Town Home 3-0 Payne(2), Burgess
Dec 17 Portsmouth Away 1-2 Mills
Dec 24 Liverpool Home 4-1 Spence, Payne(2), Burgess(P)
Dec 26 Leeds United Away 1-1 Mills
Dec 27 Leeds United Home 2-2 Spence, Mills
Dec 31 Leicester City Away 2-3 Argue(2)
Jan 14 Middlesbrough Home 4-2 Argue, Payne(3)
Jan 28 Manchester United Home 0-1
Feb 4 Stoke City Away 1-6 Spence
Feb 18 Arsenal Away 0-1
Feb 25 Brentford Home 1-3 Payne
Mar 8 Derby County Away 1-0 Spence
Mar 11 Grimsby Town Home 5-1 Spence(2), Payne, Burgess, Hanson
Mar 15 Blackpool Home 1-1 Payne
Mar 18 Sunderland Away 2-3 Argue, Burgess(P)
Mar 25 Aston Villa Home 2-1 Argue, Spence
Apr 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers Away 0-2
Apr 7 Charlton Athletic Away 0-2
Apr 8 Everton Home 0-2
Apr 10 Charlton Athletic Home 1-3 Payne
Apr 15 Huddersfield Town Away 1-3 Payne
Apr 22 Portsmouth Home 1-0 Payne
Apr 26 Birmingham Away 1-1 Payne
Apr 29 Preston North End Away 1-1 Payne
May 6 Bolton Wanderers Home 1-1 Payne

Attendances

Total Highest Lowest Average
Home 650,021 64,443 6,801 30,953
Away 534,931 54,510 10,954 25,473
Total 1,184,952 64,443 6,801 28,213

F.A. Cup

Round 6

Matches

Jan 7 Arsenal Home 2-1 Argue(2)
Jan 21 Fulham Home 3-0 Argue, Payne, Hanson
Feb 11 Sheffield Wednesday Home 1-1 Burgess(P)
Feb 13 Sheffield Wednesday Away 0-0
Feb 20 Sheffield Wednesday Neutral 3-1 Payne, Burgess(2)
Mar 4 Grimsby Town Home 0-1

Attendances

Total Highest Lowest Average
Home 234,411 69,987 45,409 58,603
Away 47,549 47,549 47,549 47,549
Neutral 51,879 51,879 51,879 51,879
Total 333,839 69,987 45,409 55,640

Transfers/Loans

1st July 1938 Robert Gregg from Chelsea to Boston United

5th July Joe Bambrick from Chelsea to Walsall

6th July 1938 Adolf Hanson from Liverpool to Chelsea

11th November 1938 Robert Salmond from Portsmouth to Chelsea

1st December 1938 Wilf Chitty from Chelsea to Plymouth

1st May 1939 Harold Miller released

1st May 1939 Tommy Law released

1st May 1939 Ned Barkas released

1st May 1939 George Gibson released

June 1939 Len Allum from Chelsea to Clapton Orient

Summer 1939 Ernest Reid from Chelsea to ???

25th August 1939 Allan Craig fron Chelsea to Dartford Free


Players Statistics

 

Appearances

Player League F.A. Cup League Cup Europe Others Total
App Sub Gls App Sub Gls App Sub Gls App Sub Gls App Sub Gls App Sub Gls
R Spence 41 11 6 47 11
S Weaver 39 6 45
VR Woodley 39 6 45
A Hanson 37 8 6 1 43 9
H Burgess 36 8 6 3 42 11
AJ Smith 34 4 38
J Payne 26 17 6 2 32 19
GF Barber 27 5 32
J Argue 27 7 3 3 30 10
R Salmond 24 5 29
W Mitchell 23 6 29
GR Mills 26 12 3 29 12
J O'Hare 14 3 17
A Craig 16 1 17
LH Allum 13 1 13 1
SR Foss 11 11
E Barkas 9 9
AJ Mayes 6 6
PS Buchanan 5 5
J Jackson 3 3
R Griffiths 2 2
D Smale 1 1
GB Gibson 1 1
DB Alexander 1 1
EJ Reid 1 1
Own Goal

Disciplinary

SY=Single Yellow    DY=Double Yellow (Red)

SR=Straight Red

Sq Player League F.A. Cup League Cup Europe Others Total
SY DY SR SY DY SR SY DY SR SY DY SR SY DY SR SY DY SR
W Mitchell 1 1
Total 1 1