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Summary of Season 1955-56

Football League Division 1

Home Away
Pl W D L F A W D L F A Pts
Manchester United 42 18 3 0 51 20 7 7 7 32 31 60
Blackpool 42 13 4 4 56 27 7 5 9 30 35 49
Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 15 2 4 51 27 5 7 9 38 38 49
Manchester City 42 11 5 5 40 27 7 5 9 42 42 46
Arsenal 42 13 4 4 38 22 5 6 10 22 39 46
Birmingham City 42 12 4 5 51 26 6 5 10 24 31 45
Burnley 42 11 3 7 37 20 7 5 9 27 34 44
Bolton Wanderers 42 13 3 5 50 24 5 4 12 21 34 43
Sunderland 42 10 8 3 44 36 7 1 13 36 59 43
Luton Town 42 12 4 5 44 27 5 4 12 22 37 42
Newcastle United 42 12 4 5 49 24 5 3 13 36 46 41
Portsmouth 42 9 8 4 46 38 7 1 13 32 47 41
West Bromwich Albion 42 13 3 5 37 25 5 2 14 21 45 41
Charlton Athletic 42 13 2 6 47 26 4 4 13 28 55 40
Everton 42 11 5 5 37 29 4 5 12 18 40 40
Chelsea 42 10 4 7 32 26 4 7 10 32 51 39
Cardiff City 42 11 4 6 36 32 4 5 12 19 37 39
Tottenham Hotspur 42 9 4 8 37 33 6 3 12 24 38 37
Preston North End 42 6 5 10 32 36 8 3 10 41 36 36
Aston Villa 42 9 6 6 32 29 2 7 12 20 40 35
Huddersfield Town 42 9 4 8 32 30 5 3 13 22 53 35
Sheffield United 42 8 6 7 31 35 4 3 14 32 42 33

Matches

Aug 20 Bolton Wanderers Home 0-2
Aug 24 Huddersfield Town Away 3-1 Parsons, O'Connell, Blunstone
Aug 27 Arsenal Away 1-1 O'Connell
Aug 29 Huddersfield Town Home 0-0
Sep 3 Portsmouth Home 1-5 O'Connell
Sep 5 Blackpool Away 1-2 Brabrook
Sep 10 Sunderland Away 3-4 Bentley, Stubbs(2)
Sep 17 Aston Villa Home 0-0
Sep 24 Wolverhampton Wanderers Away 1-2 Parsons
Oct 1 Manchester City Home 2-1 McNichol, Smith
Oct 8 Charlton Athletic Away 2-1 Smith(2)
Oct 15 Tottenham Hotspur Home 2-0 Bentley, Smith
Oct 22 Preston North End Away 3-2 Parsons, Bentley, O.G.
Oct 29 Burnley Home 0-0
Nov 5 Birmingham City Away 0-3
Nov 12 West Bromwich Albion Home 2-0 Sillett, Tindall
Nov 19 Manchester United Away 0-3
Nov 26 Sheffield United Home 1-0 Bentley
Dec 3 Everton Away 3-3 Parsons(2), Brabrook
Dec 10 Newcastle United Home 2-1 Brabrook, Tindall
Dec 17 Bolton Wanderers Away 0-4
Dec 24 Arsenal Home 2-0 Bentley, Blunstone
Dec 26 Cardiff City Away 1-1 Bentley
Dec 27 Cardiff City Home 2-1 McNichol, Stubbs
Dec 31 Portsmouth Away 4-4 Stubbs, Blunstone(3)
Jan 14 Sunderland Home 2-3 Bentley, O.G.
Jan 21 Aston Villa Away 4-1 Parsons, Stubbs(2), Blunstone
Feb 4 Wolverhampton Wanderers Home 2-3 Tindall(2)
Feb 11 Manchester City Away 2-2 Lewis, O'Connell
Feb 22 Charlton Athletic Home 3-1 Bentley, Tindall(2)
Feb 25 Tottenham Hotspur Away 0-4
Mar 3 Manchester United Home 2-4 Parsons, Bentley
Mar 10 Burnley Away 0-5
Mar 21 Birmingham City Home 1-2 Stubbs
Mar 24 West Bromwich Albion Away 0-3
Mar 30 Luton Town Away 2-2 Sillett(P), Dicks
Mar 31 Preston North End Home 0-1
Apr 2 Luton Town Home 0-0
Apr 7 Sheffield United Away 1-2 Tindall
Apr 14 Everton Home 6-1 Lewis, Bentley(3), Stubbs(2)
Apr 21 Newcastle United Away 1-1 Stubbs
Apr 28 Blackpool Home 2-1 Bentley(2)

Attendances

Total Highest Lowest Average
Home 716,642 48,273 8,473 34,126
Away 631,718 55,011 17,797 30,082
Total 1,348,360 55,011 8,473 32,104

F.A. Cup

Round 5

Matches

Jan 7 Hartlepools United Away 1-0 O.G.
Jan 28 Burnley Away 1-1 Parsons
Feb 1 Burnley Home 1-1 Blunstone
Feb 6 Burnley Neutral 2-2 Sillett(P), Bentley
Feb 13 Burnley Neutral 0-0
Feb 15 Burnley Neutral 2-0 Tindall, Lewis
Feb 18 Everton Away 0-1

Attendances

Total Highest Lowest Average
Home 26,661 26,661 26,661 26,661
Away 122,469 61,572 16,000 40,823
Neutral 91,888 42,757 21,921 30,629
Total 241,018 61,572 16,000 34,431

F.A. Charity Shield

Matches

Sep 14 Newcastle United Home 3-0 Bentley, Blunstone, O.G.

Attendances

Total Highest Lowest Average
Home 12,802 12,802 12,802 12,802
Total 12,802 12,802 12,802 12,802

Transfers/Loans

May 1955 James Smith from Chelsea to Leyton Orient

May 1955 Tony Nicholas signed professional forms

Summer 1955 Andy Bowman from Chelsea to Hearts

June 1955 Bobby Laverick signed professional forms

13th June 1955 Bill Livingstone from Reading to Chelsea

July 1955 Bob Edwards from Chelsea to Swindon

July 1955 Sid Tickridge from Chelsea to Brentford

4th July 1955 Charles Nicholas from Queens Park Rangers to Chelsea

21st December 1955 Bobby Smith from Chelsea to Tottenham 16,000

26th April 1956 John Harris from Chelsea to Chester


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
F Blunstone 41 6 7 1 1 1 49 8
SM Wicks 42 6 1 49
PR Sillett 41 2 7 1 1 49 3
RT Bentley 38 14 7 1 1 1 46 16
SB Willemse 38 7 1 46
DW Saunders 37 7 1 45
WG Robertson 34 4 1 39
EG Parsons 33 7 5 1 1 39 8
J McNichol 24 2 6 30 2
K Armstrong 24 1 25
L Stubbs 17 10 4 1 22 10
P Brabrook 18 3 1 1 20 3
RA Tindall 15 7 3 1 18 8
CB Nicholas 10 3 13
JL Lewis 9 2 2 1 11 3
CR Thomson 8 3 11
A Dicks 4 1 4 8 1
LJ Casey 7 7
RA Smith 7 4 7 4
SD O'Connell 6 4 6 4
J Harris 3 3
W Bellett 2 2
W Livingstone 1 1
J Compton 1 1
JA Mortimore 1 1
R Whittaker 1 1
RA Kitchener 1 1
Own Goal 2 1 1 4

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
DW Saunders 1 1
SB Willemse 1 1
Total 2 2