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Author Topic: The last time we won 9 on the bounce……  (Read 575 times)

Offline MorrisNielson

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The last time we won 9 on the bounce……
« on: April 16, 2019, 10:17:04 PM »
With the current team having the chance to equal a club record this week I thought I’d have a look at how the team that set that record in 1910 got on. The most obvious thing that jumps out is how the return of the team’s talisman coincided with the upturn of results. Sound familiar? Whilst we have heralded Jack’s return with our 8 game winning streak, Harry Hampton’s return to the 1910 team had the same affect. Both suffered bad injuries. That said, I’m not sure you’d consider ‘death’ as an injury as in the story retold here:

The story is backed up by the contemporary account:

Hampton was sent to the club surgeon by (horse) ambulance where he regained consensus about 8 o’clock that evening, with 5 stud marks in the middle of his chest.
Anyway, the 9 wins were:
H - Manchester City 2-1 - Scorers: Bache, Walters
A - Everton 1-0 - Scorers: Walters
H - Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 - Scorers: Walters, Bache
A - Bristol City 2-1 - Scorers: Bache, Walters
H - Newcastle United 3-2 - Scorers: Hampton 2, Walters
A - Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 - Scorers: Hampton, Walters
H - Middlesbrough 5-0 - Scorers: Bache 3, Hampton 2
A - Preston North End 1-0 - Scorers: Wallace (pen)
H - Notts County 3-1 - Scorers: Bache 2, Hampton
Due to an inconsistent start to the season (no doubt due to the injury to Hampton, Villa used 4 different players at centre-forward in his absence: Billy Gerrish (in the Charity Shield), William Renneville, Joe Bache (in the Birmingham Charity Cup) & Jimmy Jones), Villa found themselves twelfth in the league before the run. The Notts County win moved Villa into first place.
The run came to an end in defeat at Old Trafford (probably the first visit there).
Villa finished runners up that season, one point behind Man United, coming so close to retaining the league title.

Offline Villan For Life

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Re: The last time we won 9 on the bounce……
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2019, 10:20:14 PM »
Thanks, I enjoyed reading that.

Offline Woofles The Wonder Dog

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Re: The last time we won 9 on the bounce……
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2019, 04:51:49 PM »
Excellent stuff. Never heard “frivol” used on its own before.

Offline Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air

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Re: The last time we won 9 on the bounce……
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2019, 08:01:17 PM »
Very good, I love stuff like this.

Spot on about 1910 being our first ever game at Old Trafford.

Also in that 1960 News & record our telephone number was East 1646-7. Don't really think of us as East Birmingham but according to the GPO we were.