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1896/97 Season

1896/97 Season

1896/97 was Manchester City's 5th season of competitive football and its 5th consecutive season in the (old) English Second Division. The leading goalscorer this season was Billy Meredith who scored 10 goals from just 28 appearances. The 2 players to make the most appearances for the club this season were Charlie Williams and Dick Ray who both played 31 times. The club had 17 different goalscorers and used 28 different players including 16 debutants. Debutants this season were Bill Patterson, Bill Townley, Billy Gillespie, Billy Holmes, Billy Lewis, Charlie Bannister, Dave Tait, Dick Ray, Frank Hesham, Fred Williams, Harry Foster, Jim Platt, Jim Tonge, John Gunn, LG Robinson and Tom McConnell.

Season Stats
31
12
8
11
58
56
0
0
28
Competitions
Competition Pld W D L GF GA Pts Outcome
English Division Two (old) 30 12 8 10 58 50 32 6th
FA Cup 1 0 0 1 0 6 0 1st Round
League Table
Position Club Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Notts County 30 19 4 7 92 43 49 42
2 Manchester United 30 17 5 8 56 34 22 39
3 Grimsby Town 30 17 4 9 66 45 21 38
4 Birmingham City 30 16 5 9 69 47 22 37
5 Newcastle United 30 17 1 12 56 52 4 35
6 Manchester City 30 12 8 10 58 50 8 32
7 Gainsborough Trinity 30 12 7 11 50 47 3 31
8 Blackpool 30 13 5 12 59 56 3 31
9 Leicester City 30 13 4 13 59 57 2 30
10 Arsenal 30 13 4 13 68 70 -2 30
11 Darwen 30 14 0 16 67 61 6 28
12 Walsall 30 11 4 15 54 69 -15 26
13 Loughborough 30 12 1 17 50 64 -14 25
14 Burton United 30 9 6 15 46 61 -15 24
15 Burton Wanderers 30 9 2 19 31 67 -36 20
16 Lincoln City 30 5 2 23 27 85 -58 12
Matches 31
Date Competition Opposition Venue Result
05/09/1896 English Division Two (old) Arsenal Home 1-1
12/09/1896 English Division Two (old) Gainsborough Trinity Away 1-1
19/09/1896 English Division Two (old) Darwen Home 4-1
21/09/1896 English Division Two (old) Lincoln City Home 3-0
26/09/1896 English Division Two (old) Blackpool Away 2-2
03/10/1896 English Division Two (old) Manchester United Home 0-0
10/10/1896 English Division Two (old) Notts County Away 3-3
17/10/1896 English Division Two (old) Newcastle United Home 1-2
24/10/1896 English Division Two (old) Grimsby Town Away 1-3
31/10/1896 English Division Two (old) Notts County Home 1-4
07/11/1896 English Division Two (old) Blackpool Home 4-2
14/11/1896 English Division Two (old) Burton United Home 3-1
23/11/1896 English Division Two (old) Walsall Away 2-3
28/11/1896 English Division Two (old) Burton Wanderers Home 2-1
19/12/1896 English Division Two (old) Grimsby Town Home 3-1
25/12/1896 English Division Two (old) Manchester United Away 1-2
26/12/1896 English Division Two (old) Burton United Away 0-5
01/01/1897 English Division Two (old) Birmingham City Home 3-0
06/01/1897 English Division Two (old) Walsall Home 5-0
09/01/1897 English Division Two (old) Darwen Away 1-3
30/01/1897 FA Cup Preston North End Away 0-6
06/02/1897 English Division Two (old) Newcastle United Away 0-3
13/02/1897 English Division Two (old) Lincoln City Away 1-0
27/02/1897 English Division Two (old) Gainsborough Trinity Home 4-1
06/03/1897 English Division Two (old) Burton Wanderers Away 1-1
13/03/1897 English Division Two (old) Leicester City Home 4-0
17/03/1897 English Division Two (old) Loughborough Away 0-2
12/04/1897 English Division Two (old) Leicester City Away 3-3
16/04/1897 English Division Two (old) Loughborough Home 1-1
19/04/1897 English Division Two (old) Birmingham City Away 1-3
28/04/1897 English Division Two (old) Arsenal Away 2-1
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