1951/52 First Division

First Team Overall First Team Appearances & Scorers Reserves Youth 1 Youth 2 Youth 3

Directors: James S Baker (Chairman), AH Oakley (Vice-Chairman), J Evans, CH Hunter, JH Marshall, JT Howley (Secretary).
Manager: Stan Cullis.
Trainers: Jack Dowen, Jack Gardiner, George Palmer.
Captain: Billy Wright.

Squad: Adamson, Alblas, Allen, Allsop, Arnold, Leslie Baldwin, Bill Baxter, Brian Birch, Colin Booth, J Broadbent, Peter Broadbent, Brookes, G Brown, Brownhill, Burns, Butler, Cameron, Cartwright, Catterall, Ray Chatham, Cherry, Eddie Clamp, Maxie Clews, Billy Crook, Crowe, Deakin, Norman Deeley, Jimmy Dunn, Evans, Farnell, Fay, Fisher, Flowers, Forde, Gaden, Len Gibbons, Goodman, Greathead, E Greenwood, Terrence Greenwood, Bill Guttridge, Johnny Hancocks, Harris, Hay, Heath, James Hewitt, Andy Hodgkiss, H Hodgkiss, Horton, Ilsley, Arthur Jones, Peter Jones, J Kerr, Lewis, T Long, Gus McLean, Dave Meeson, Robert Mountford, Muir, Jimmy Mullen, Richard Neal, Nicol, Paley, Dennis Parsons, D Parton, Partridge, Pearce, Perry, Price, Roy Pritchard, Brian Punter, Jesse Pye, Richards, Richardson, Peter Russell, Samuel, Sheckles, Jack Short, Bill Shorthouse, George Showell, Silvester, Nigel Sims, Siverns, Harry Smith, Les Smith, Sammy Smyth, Southan, Spencer, Stiff, Ron Stockin, Strange, Eddie Stuart, Roy Swinbourne, Taylor, Joe Thomas, Tremble, S Wainwright, Jack Walker, Ward, Ken Whitfield, Williams, Bert Williams, Wills, Dennis Wilshaw, Wood, Billy Wright.

Awards: Billy Wright is voted FWA Footballer of the Year.

Club Finances: The club made of profit of £10,609 and the directors recommended a five percent dividend.


11 (H) Pre Season Practice Match Details
18 (a) Manchester City D 0-0 Details
22 (H) Derby County L 1-2 Details
25 (H) Arsenal W 2-1 Details
29 (a) Derby County W 3-1 Details


1 (a) Blackpool L 2-3 Details
8 (H) Liverpool W 2-1 Details
15 (a) Portsmouth W 3-2 Details
22 (H) Chelsea W 5-3 Details
29 (a) Huddersfield Town L 7-1 Details


6 (a) Newcastle United L 1-3 Details
13 (H) Bolton Wanderers W 5-1 Details
17 (a) Cheltenham Town D 3-3 Details [Friendly]
20 (a) Stoke City L 0-1 Details
27 (H) Manchester United L 0-2 Details


3 (a) Tottenham Hotspur L 2-4 Details
10 (H) Preston North End L 1-4 Details
17 (a) Burnley D 2-2 Details
24 (H) Charlton Athletic D 2-2 Details


1 (a) Fulham D 2-2 Details
8 (H) Middlesbrough W 4-0 Details
15 (H) Manchester City D 2-2 Details
22 (a) Arsenal D 2-2 Details
25 (a) Aston Villa D 3-3 Details
26 (H) Aston Villa L 1-2 Details
29 (H) Blackpool W 3-0 Details


1 (a) Sunderland D 1-1 Details
5 (a) Liverpool D 1-1 Details
12 (a) Manchester City D 2-2 Details [FAC3]
16 (H) Manchester City W 4-1 Details [FAC3R]
19 (H) Portsmouth D 1-1 Details
26 (a) Chelsea W 1-0 Details


2 (a) Liverpool L 1-2 Details [FAC4]
9 (H) Huddersfield Town D 0-0 Details
16 (H) Newcastle United W 3-0 Details
23 (H) Sunderland L 0-3 Details


1 (a) Bolton Wanderers D 2-2 Details
8 (H) Stoke City W 3-0 Details
15 (a) Manchester United L 0-2 Details
19 (H) Inter Services Match Details
22 (H) Tottenham Hotspur D 1-1 Details
29 (a) Preston North End L 0-3 Details


5 (H) Burnley L 1-2 Details
12 (a) Charlton Athletic L 0-1 Details
14 (a) West Bromwich Albion L 1-2 Details
15 (H) West Bromwich Albion L 1-4 Details
19 (H) Fulham D 2-2 Details
26 (a) Middlesbrough L 0-4 Details


2 (a) Aldershot L 2-5 Details [Friendly]
3 (H) Sunderland M-M