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Summary of Season 1956-57

Football League Division 1

Home Away
Pl W D L F A W D L F A Pts
Manchester United 42 14 4 3 55 25 14 4 3 48 29 64
Tottenham Hotspur 42 15 4 2 70 24 7 8 6 34 32 56
Preston North End 42 15 4 2 50 19 8 6 7 34 37 56
Blackpool 42 14 3 4 55 26 8 6 7 38 39 53
Arsenal 42 12 5 4 45 21 9 3 9 40 48 50
Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 17 2 2 70 29 3 6 12 24 41 48
Burnley 42 14 5 2 41 21 4 5 12 15 29 46
Leeds United 42 10 8 3 42 18 5 6 10 30 45 44
Bolton Wanderers 42 13 6 2 42 23 3 6 12 23 42 44
Aston Villa 42 10 8 3 45 25 4 7 10 20 30 43
West Bromwich Albion 42 8 8 5 31 25 6 6 9 28 36 42
Chelsea 42 7 8 6 43 36 6 5 10 30 37 39
Birmingham City 42 12 5 4 52 25 3 4 14 17 44 39
Sheffield Wednesday 42 14 3 4 55 29 2 3 16 27 59 38
Everton 42 10 5 6 34 28 4 5 12 27 51 38
Luton Town 42 10 4 7 32 26 4 5 12 26 50 37
Newcastle United 42 10 5 6 43 31 4 3 14 24 56 36
Manchester City 42 10 2 9 48 42 3 7 11 30 46 35
Portsmouth 42 8 6 7 37 35 2 7 12 25 57 33
Sunderland 42 9 5 7 40 30 3 3 15 27 58 32
Cardiff City 42 7 6 8 35 34 3 3 15 18 54 29
Charlton Athletic 42 7 3 11 31 44 2 1 18 31 76 22

Matches

Aug 18 Burnley Away 0-2
Aug 22 Sheffield Wednesday Away 0-4
Aug 25 Preston North End Home 1-0 Tindall
Sep 1 Leeds United Away 0-0
Sep 5 Manchester United Home 1-2 Blunstone
Sep 8 Cardiff City Away 1-1 McNichol
Sep 15 Birmingham City Home 1-0 Parsons
Sep 19 Sheffield Wednesday Home 0-0
Sep 22 West Bromwich Albion Away 1-2 Stubbs
Sep 29 Portsmouth Home 3-3 Lewis(3)
Oct 6 Tottenham Hotspur Home 2-4 Armstrong(P), Lewis
Oct 13 Everton Away 3-0 Tindall, Stubbs(2)
Oct 20 Wolverhampton Wanderers Home 3-3 Brabrook, Stubbs, Blunstone
Oct 27 Bolton Wanderers Away 2-2 Saunders, Blunstone
Nov 3 Charlton Athletic Home 1-3 Lewis
Nov 10 Sunderland Away 3-1 Tindall(2), Nicholas
Nov 17 Luton Town Home 4-1 McNichol, Tindall, Nicholas(2)
Nov 24 Aston Villa Away 1-1 Armstrong
Dec 1 Blackpool Home 2-2 Brabrook, Tindall
Dec 8 Manchester City Away 4-5 Armstrong, McNichol, Nicholas(2)
Dec 15 Burnley Home 2-0 Blunstone(2)
Dec 25 Arsenal Home 1-1 McNichol
Dec 26 Arsenal Away 0-2
Dec 29 Leeds United Home 1-1 McNichol
Jan 1 Manchester United Away 0-3
Jan 12 Cardiff City Home 1-2 Saunders
Jan 19 Birmingham City Away 1-0 McNichol
Feb 2 West Bromwich Albion Home 2-4 McNichol, Allen
Feb 9 Portsmouth Away 2-2 McNichol(2)
Feb 20 Tottenham Hotspur Away 4-3 Saunders, McNichol, Allen(2)
Feb 23 Bolton Wanderers Home 2-2 Nicholas, O.G.
Mar 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers Away 1-3 Stubbs
Mar 9 Manchester City Home 4-2 Sillett(P), Allen, Gibbs, O.G.
Mar 16 Charlton Athletic Away 1-3 Sillett(P)
Mar 23 Sunderland Home 0-2
Mar 30 Luton Town Away 4-0 Tindall(2), Lewis(2)
Apr 6 Aston Villa Home 1-1 Brabrook
Apr 13 Blackpool Away 0-1
Apr 19 Newcastle United Away 2-1 Saunders, Stubbs
Apr 20 Everton Home 5-1 Nicholas, Saunders(2), Brabrook, O.G.
Apr 22 Newcastle United Home 6-2 Brabrook(2), Tindall, Stubbs, Lewis(2)
Apr 27 Preston North End Away 0-1

Attendances

Total Highest Lowest Average
Home 664,383 55,788 13,647 31,637
Away 555,248 42,116 13,592 26,440
Total 1,219,631 55,788 13,592 29,039

F.A. Cup

Round 4

Matches

Jan 5 Leyton Orient Away 2-0 Brabrook, McNichol
Jan 26 Tottenham Hotspur Away 0-4

Attendances

Total Highest Lowest Average
Away 94,154 66,398 27,756 47,077
Total 94,154 66,398 27,756 47,077

Transfers/Loans

1956 Seamus O'Connell retired

10th June 1956 Stan Willemse from Chelsea to Leyton Orient

August 1956 Ian McFarlane from Aberdeen to Chelsea

7th September 1956 Ray Kitchener from Chelsea to Norwich City

21st September 1956 Roy Bentley from Chelsea to Fulham

November 1956 Mel Scott signed professional forms

November 1956 Eric Parsons from Chelsea to Brentford

November 1956 David Cliss signed professional forms

16th November 1956 Reg Matthews from Coventry to Chelsea 20,000

February 1957 Mike Block signed professional forms

April 1957 Ken Shellito from Youth to Chelsea


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
DW Saunders 41 6 2 43 6
P Brabrook 38 6 2 1 40 7
K Armstrong 33 3 2 35 3
PR Sillett 30 2 2 32 2
I MacFarlane 30 30
F Blunstone 27 5 2 29 5
RA Tindall 26 9 1 27 9
J McNichol 24 10 2 1 26 11
RD Matthews 22 2 24
A Nicholas 20 6 1 21 6
A Dicks 19 1 20
LW Allen 19 4 1 20 4
WG Robertson 20 20
L Stubbs 18 7 1 19 7
JL Lewis 18 9 18 9
W Livingstone 12 1 13
R Whittaker 11 1 12
W Bellett 10 10
SM Wicks 8 8
CB Nicholas 7 1 7 1
R Laverick 6 6
EG Parsons 5 1 5 1
DW Gibbs 4 1 4 1
RT Bentley 4 4
JC Sillett 2 1 3
LJ Casey 3 3
P Berry 2 2
JA Mortimore 2 2
M Harrison 1 1
Own Goal 3 3

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
PR Sillett 1 1
J McNichol 1 1
Total 2 2