1896/97 First Division

First Team Overall First Team Appearances & Scorers Reserves
President: Sir Alfred Hickman MP.

Committee: Mr A Hollingsworth (Chairman); Others unknown.
Secretary Manager: Jack Addenbrooke.
Trainers: Jack Lewis, Albert Fletcher.
Captain: Billy Malpass.

Playing Staff: Tom Baddeley, Charles Barrett, Dick Baugh, Billy Beats, David Black, Charles Booth, Walter Bunch, Jack Chadburn, Albert Cook, Fred Cutler, H Deacon, Ernest Dickinson, Tommy Dunn, George Eccles, Robert Edge, George Fleming, Joseph Foster, Frank Greatwich, Hill Griffiths, George Harris, Hugh Harris, John Ingram, James Jones, George Lea, J Lyden, Billy Malpass, Joe McMain, Jack Miller, A Nicholls, Dan Nurse, Billy Owen, Ed Pheasant, George Smith, Herbert Smith, Jack Smith, Billy Smith, Billy Tennant, Jack Tonks, Billy Tuft, Amos Whitehouse, Harry Wood, Tommy Worton, Harry Yates.

Club Finances: The club made a loss of £677.


22 (H) Pre Season Practice Match Details


1 (H) Derby County W 1-0 Details
5 (a) Stoke L 1-2 Details
12 (H) Everton L 0-1 Details
19 (a) Derby County L 3-4 Details
26 (H) Blackburn Rovers D 1-1 Details


3 (a) Sunderland W 3-0 Details
10 (H) Stoke L 1-2 Details
12 (H) West Bromwich Albion L 0-2 Details [Friendly]
17 (a) West Bromwich Albion L 0-1 Details
19 (H) Small Heath W 4-0 Details [SC1]
24 (H) Sunderland L 0-1 Details
31 (a) Everton D 0-0 Details


7 (N) Small Heath L 0-2 Details [Friendly]
10 (a) Oxford University L 0-2 Details [Friendly]
12 (a) Notts County L 1-3 Details [Friendly]
21 (H) Burnley W 2-0 Details
28 (a) Bury L 2-3 Details


5 (H) Nottingham Forest W 4-1 Details
12 (a) The Wednesday D 0-0 Details
19 (H) Preston North End D 1-1 Details
26 (H) Aston Villa L 1-2 Details
28 (H) West Bromwich Albion W 6-1 Details


2 (a) Blackburn Rovers L 0-2 Details
9 (H) Liverpool L 1-2 Details
11 (H) West Bromwich Albion W 5-1 Details [SCsf]
16 (a) Preston North End L 0-4 Details
23 (a) Sheffield United W 3-1 Details
30 (a) Millwall Athletic W 2-1 Details [FAC1]


6 (H) Small Heath W 8-2 Details [BC1]
13 (a) Blackburn Rovers L 1-2 Details [FAC2]
20 (a) West Bromwich Albion W 3-0 Details [BCsf]
27 (H) Bury D 1-1 Details


4 (a) Liverpool L 0-3 Details
6 (H) Sheffield United D 1-1 Details
13 (H) The Wednesday W 2-0 Details
20 (a) Burnley W 3-0 Details
27 (N) Walsall L 1-2 Details [BCf]


5 (a) Bolton Wanderers W 2-1 Details
10 (a) Nottingham Forest W 2-1 Details
19 (a) Aston Villa L 0-5 Details
20 (H) Bolton Wanderers W 4-0 Details
24 (a) Stoke D 0-0 Details [SCf]
29 (H) Stoke W 2-0 Details [SCfR]