20s Hall Of Fame

Adams

Cook

Howarth

Richardson S

Ashmore

Cookson

James

Richardson W

Ashurst

Corbett

Jephcott

Richardson W G

Baugh

Cresswell

Jones I

Rix

Bedford

Crisp

Leedham

Rooke

Bentley

Dale

Long

Savage

Blagden

Darnell

Magee

Shaw

Blood

Davies

McNeal

Short

Boston

Dutton

Moorwood

Smith

Bowser

Edwards J

Morris

Spencer

Bromage

Evans

Murphy

Sproson

Byers

Finch

Newall

Taylor

Bytheway

Fitton

Newall

Trentham

Carter

Ford E

Pearson

Waterhouse

Chamberlain

Fryer

Pennington

Watson

Chambers

Glidden

Perry

Webster

Clark

Gregory

Poxton

Wilson C


Hatton

Reed

Wood

 

 

1920-21

It was to be expected that the next season would be something of an anti-climax a repetition of the previous league-winning season would have required quite heroic efforts. The team was living on its reputation, as is so often the case with champions out to hang on to their title, drawing the first four games although only losing three of the first sixteen. The team was never really convincing even during this spell, suffering from a lack of goals something which had not been lacking in the previous season, with only three goals coming from the centre-forward position in the first twenty games. In fact, during this time, the centre-forward spot was proving very difficult to fill being shared between Bentley, A.W. Smith, and young Harold Taylor for a run of only nine games in his one year in West Bromwich and bustling George James. The situation deteriorated to such an extent that it was thought necessary to move into the transfer market and the fearsomely named Bobby Blood was bought from Port Vale. As it turned out, Blood, although quite a dynamic hard-shooting forward, was only a stop-gap, playing in but fifty-three games in his three years scoring twenty-six times but the problem remained.

Defensively, there were several lapses as changes were made, with Pennington's understudies, Cook and Adams being given several outings in preparation for Pennington's retirement, in Pennington's absence, five goals were conceded, at Blackburn and Huddersfield.

The Cup run ended before they had begun, in the first round, as Notts County, relegated the year before gained revenge for the eight goals put past them at the Hawthorns by

winning 3-0.

28-08-1920


Newcastle

1-1

West Brom

01-09-1920


West Brom

1-1

Liverpool

04-09-1920


West Brom

0-0

Newcastle

06-09-1920


Liverpool

0-0

West Brom

11-09-1920


Bolton

3-0

West Brom

18-09-1920


West Brom

2-1

Bolton

25-09-1920


Derby

1-1

West Brom

02-10-1920


West Brom

3-0

Derby

09-10-1920


Blackburn

5-1

West Brom

16-10-1920


West Brom

1-1

Blackburn

23-10-1920


Huddersfield

5-1

West Brom

30-10-1920


West Brom

3-0

Huddersfield

06-11-1920


Aston Villa

0-0

West Brom

13-11-1920


West Brom

2-1

Aston Villa

27-11-1920


West Brom

2-0

Bradford

04-12-1920


West Brom

4-1

Sunderland

11-12-1920


Sunderland

3-0

West Brom

18-12-1920


West Brom

1-2

Everton

25-12-1920


Man City

4-0

West Brom

27-12-1920


West Brom

2-2

Man City

01-01-1921


Everton

2-2

West Brom

08-01-1921

FA Cup 1st Rd

Notts Co

3-0

West Brom

15-01-1921


Man Utd

1-4

West Brom

22-01-1921


West Brom

0-2

Man Utd

29-01-1921


Middlesbro

0-1

West Brom

05-02-1921


West Brom

0-1

Middlesbro

09-02-1921


Bradford

1-1

West Brom

12-02-1921


Chelsea

3-0

West Brom

23-02-1921


West Brom

3-1

Tottenham

26-02-1921


Tottenham

1-0

West Brom

12-03-1921


Oldham

0-3

West Brom

14-03-1921


West Brom

1-1

Chelsea

19-03-1921


West Brom

0-0

Oldham

26-03-1921


West Brom

0-3

Preston

28-03-1921


Arsenal

2-1

West Brom

29-03-1921


West Brom

3-4

Arsenal

02-04-1921


Preston

2-1

West Brom

09-04-1921


West Brom

2-0

Burnley

16-04-1921


Burnley

1-1

West Brom

23-04-1921


West Brom

1-1

Sheff Utd

30-04-1921


Sheff Utd

0-2

West Brom

02-05-1921


West Brom

0-1

Bradford PA

07-05-1921


Bradford PA

0-3

West Brom

 


DIVISION ONE 1920 - 21

P

W

D

L

F

A

GA

Pts

1

Burnley

42

23

13

6

79

36

2.194

59

2

Manchester City

42

24

6

12

70

50

1.400

54

3

Bolton Wanderers

42

19

14

9

77

53

1.453

52

4

Liverpool

42

18

15

9

63

35

1.800

51

5

Newcastle United

42

20

10

12

66

45

1.467

50

6

Tottenham Hotspur

42

19

9

14

70

48

1.458

47

7

Everton

42

17

13

12

66

55

1.200

47

8

Middlesbrough

42

17

12

13

53

53

1.000

46

9

Arsenal

42

15

14

13

59

63

0.937

44

10

Aston Villa

42

18

7

17

63

70

0.900

43

11

Blackburn Rovers

42

13

15

14

57

59

0.966

41

12

Sunderland

42

14

13

15

57

60

0.950

41

13

Manchester United

42

15

10

17

64

68

0.941

40

14

West Bromwich Albion

42

13

14

15

54

58

0.931

40

15

Bradford City

42

12

15

15

61

63

0.968

39

16

Preston North End

42

15

9

18

61

65

0.938

39

17

Huddersfield Town

42

15

9

18

42

49

0.857

39

18

Chelsea

42

13

13

16

48

58

0.828

39

19

Oldham Athletic

42

9

15

18

49

86

0.570

33

20

Sheffield United

42

6

18

18

42

68

0.618

30

21

Derby County

42

5

16

21

32

58

0.552

26

22

Bradford Park Avenue

42

8

8

26

43

76

0.566

24

 










1920-21

Pearson

Smith

Pennington

Richardson S

Bowser

McNeal

Crisp

Smith

Bentley

Morris

Gregory

Jephcott

Magee

Cook

Taylor

Adams

James

Ashmore

Hatton

Clark

Long

Newall

Reed

Blood

Bedford

 


 

 

 

1921 -22

In the 1921-22 season the gradual slide down the table continued, Notts County struck again in the Cup, winning in the third round after a replay after Albion had done well to beat Chelsea and Liverpool that year's champions, away from home,. The centre-forward problem was solved in November. The solution was the acquisition of a tried and tested forward, Welsh international Stanley Davies, 'Mr Versatility', from Everton. In his six years, this highly skilful and effective number nine scored eighty-three goals in 150 first-team appearances, revitalizing the team, not only by scoring his much needed goals but also by linking well with Morris, who refound his scoring touch playing alongside the Welshman.

There were the usual comings and goings during the year, the most notable debutant being Charles 'Tug' Wilson who, in his debut at Oldham became the youngest player ever to put on an Albion shirt, at the age of sixteen years and sixty-three days. At the other end of the age-range, Jesse Pennington played his last game for the club, retiring at the end of the season after the home defeat by champions Liverpool, on doctor's advice at the age of thirty-nine. His retirement marked the end of an era at West Bromwich for Pennington's name was as famous throughout the country in association with both the Albion and the English national team as Bassett's had been to a previous generation.

 

27-08-1921


West Brom

0-0

Middlesbro

29-08-1921


Man Utd

2-3

West Brom

03-09-1921


Middlesbro

3-2

West Brom

07-09-1921


West Brom

0-0

Man Utd

10-09-1921


West Brom

0-2

Blackburn

17-09-1921


Blackburn

2-3

West Brom

24-09-1921


West Brom

0-1

Oldham

01-10-1921


Oldham

1-0

West Brom

08-10-1921


West Brom

0-1

Aston Villa

15-10-1921


Aston Villa

0-1

West Brom

22-10-1921


West Brom

2-2

Cardiff

29-10-1921


Cardiff

2-0

West Brom

05-11-1921


West Brom

0-1

Bolton

12-11-1921


Bolton

2-0

West Brom

19-11-1921


Man City

6-1

West Brom

26-11-1921


West Brom

2-0

Man City

03-12-1921


Everton

1-2

West Brom

10-12-1921


West Brom

1-1

Everton

17-12-1921


West Brom

2-1

Sunderland

24-12-1921


Sunderland

5-0

West Brom

26-12-1921


West Brom

1-0

Birmingham

27-12-1921


Birmingham

0-2

West Brom

31-12-1921


West Brom

3-2

Huddersfield

07-01-1922

FA Cup Rd 1

Chelsea

2-4

West Brom

14-01-1922


Huddersfield

2-0

West Brom

21-01-1922


West Brom

3-0

Tottenham

28-01-1922

FA Cup Rd 2

Liverpool

0-1

West Brom

30-01-1922


Tottenham

2-0

West Brom

04-02-1922


West Brom

1-1

Bradford

18-02-1922

FA Cup Rd 3

West Brom

1-1

Notts Co

22-02-1922

FA Cup Rd 3 Replay

Notts Co

2-0

West Brom

25-02-1922


Preston

0-3

West Brom

04-03-1922


West Brom

2-2

Chelsea

08-03-1922


Bradford

1-1

West Brom

11-03-1922


Chelsea

1-1

West Brom

18-03-1922


Sheff Utd

0-0

West Brom

25-03-1922


West Brom

3-0

Sheff Utd

29-03-1922


West Brom

2-0

Preston

01-04-1922


West Brom

2-0

Burnley

08-04-1922


Burnley

4-2

West Brom

15-04-1922


Newcastle

3-0

West Brom

17-04-1922


West Brom

0-3

Arsenal

18-04-1922


Arsenal

2-2

West Brom

22-04-1922


West Brom

1-2

Newcastle

29-04-1922


Liverpool

1-2

West Brom

06-05-1922


West Brom

1-4

Liverpool


                                                   P

 W

D

L

F

A

 GA

       Pts


1

Liverpool

42

22

13

7

63

36

1.750

57

2

Tottenham Hotspur

42

21

9

12

65

39

1.667

51

3

Burnley

42

22

5

15

72

54

1.333

49

4

Cardiff City

42

19

10

13

61

53

1.151

48

5

Aston Villa

42

22

3

17

74

55

1.345

47

6

Bolton Wanderers

42

20

7

15

68

59

1.153

47

7

Newcastle United

42

18

10

14

59

45

1.311

46

8

Middlesbrough

42

16

14

12

79

69

1.145

46

9

Chelsea

42

17

12

13

40

43

0.930

46

10

Manchester City

42

18

9

15

65

70

0.929

45

11

Sheffield United

42

15

10

17

59

54

1.093

40

12

Sunderland

42

16

8

18

60

62

0.968

40

13

West Bromwich Albion

42

15

10

17

51

63

0.810

40

14

Huddersfield Town

42

15

9

18

53

54

0.981

39

15

Blackburn Rovers

42

13

12

17

54

57

0.947

38

16

Preston North End

42

13

12

17

42

65

0.646

38

17

Arsenal

42

15

7

20

47

56

0.839

37

18

Birmingham

42

15

7

20

48

60

0.800

37

19

Oldham Athletic

42

13

11

18

38

50

0.760

37

20

Everton

42

12

12

18

57

55

1.036

36

21

Bradford City

42

11

10

21

48

72

0.667

32

22

Manchester United

42

8

12

22

41

73

0.562

28

 










1921-22

Ashmore

Smith

Adams

Richardson S

Bowser

McNeal

Jephcott

Smith

Blood

Morris

Crisp

Magee

Bedford

Cook

Bentley

Gregory

Pennington

Newall

Wilson C

Blagden

Savage

James

Pearson

Hatton

Davies

Reed

James

Jones I

Watson


 

1922 - 23

When the 1922-23 season began, improvements in results were generally expected as the new players settled in, but there was soon a major setback when winger Claude Jephcott, playing great games at the peak of his form suffered a fractured ankle in the match at Aston Villa, exactly a year after a similar injury at Middlesbrough, forcing his very premature retirement from the game. Young players were drafted in as replacements, the spot being shared by two youngsters, Spencer and Tommy Glidden, whilst Pennington's place was satisfactorily filled by William Adams and Tommy Magee was brought back at right-half after a lengthy absence from first-team reckoning, Sam Richardson dropping back into the reserves for a spell.

The Albion did start to produce some better form that year and the final league position of seventh was a considerable improvement over the previous two years. Home play, in particular was outstanding, with only two defeats, Several teams felt the sting of the new-look attack, in particular Arsenal, who lost 7-0, conceding five in the last quarter of an hour, with Morris hitting four.

The FA Cup trail began at home to the unknown Stalybridge Celtic, a Third Division North team in the last of only two years in the Football League and, surprisingly, the minnows came away with a deserved goal-less draw and always looked to have a chance of snatching the tie in the replay until Davies and Morris scored in the last ten minutes.

Second-round opponents were league runners-up Sunderland, who pulled in a record attendance of 56,474. Albion won by the odd goal of three with Morris keeping going his record of scoring in his every home appearance against Sunderland, although he did miss an early penalty. Unfortunately, Albion in the next round were drawn against the season's giant-killers Charlton Athletic, a mid-table Third Division South side who had already eliminated Preston North End and Manchester City in their first season at their gigantic new Valley Stadium and who proceeded to create a new record by beating their third Division One opponents, Albion, with a goal 'kneed-in' by inside forward Goodman early in the second half.

That season marked the coming together of a famous striking partnership, l. The outside-right was Tommy Glidden and his inside partner Joe Carter., Carter and Glidden were to play nearly 500 times each for the Albion, including those two Cup-finals. It was very rare to see an Albion team take the field without the pair - indeed the team went ten years with at least one of them in the side in every match. The combination had all the assets of such top-flight striking forces, each player knowing the other's moves seemingly in advance, moving together as one. Incidentally, this feature extended as far as their move away from the Albion, both players leaving in the same month, May 1936.

 

 

 

 

Back Row: T Magee, R Hunt, S Richardson, H Pearson, F Reed, G Ashmore, S Guest, (assistant trainer) H Gregory.

Third Row S Davis, J Pennington, J Crisp, R Blood, J Smith, W Telford, J Blagdon, W Gopsill (Trainer) J Wallace,

Seated: W Lamus, H Chamberlain, T Glidden, I Jones, R McNeal S Bowser, F Morris, W Adams, G James

On Ground T Rooke, H Dutton, C Wilson, R Lenny, E Watson

 

26-08-1922


Burnley

3-0

West Brom

28-08-1922


West Brom

2-2

Preston

02-09-1922


West Brom

2-1

Burnley

04-09-1922


Preston

0-0

West Brom

09-09-1922


Aston Villa

2-0

West Brom

16-09-1922


West Brom

3-0

Aston Villa

23-09-1922


Stoke

0-2

West Brom

30-09-1922


West Brom

0-1

Stoke

07-10-1922


Arsenal

3-1

West Brom

14-10-1922


West Brom

7-0

Arsenal

21-10-1922


Tottenham

3-1

West Brom

28-10-1922


West Brom

5-1

Tottenham

04-11-1922


West Brom

2-0

Man City

11-11-1922


Man City

1-1

West Brom

18-11-1922


West Brom

0-0

Everton

25-11-1922


Everton

0-1

West Brom

02-12-1922


West Brom

1-1

Bolton

09-12-1922


Bolton

3-0

West Brom

16-12-1922


Sunderland

3-2

West Brom

23-12-1922


West Brom

1-1

Sunderland

26-12-1922


Cardiff

3-0

West Brom

27-12-1922


West Brom

3-0

Cardiff

30-12-1922


Blackburn

5-1

West Brom

06-01-1923


West Brom

3-0

Blackburn

13-01-1923

FA Cup 1st Rd

West Brom

0-0

Stalybridge

17-01-1923

FA Cup 1st Rd Replay

Stalybridge

0-2

West Brom

20-01-1923


Birmingham

0-2

West Brom

27-01-1923


West Brom

1-0

Birmingham

03-02-1923

FA Cup 2nd Rd

West Brom

2-0

Sunderland

07-02-1923


Liverpool

2-0

West Brom

10-02-1923


West Brom

0-0

Liverpool

14-02-1923


Newcastle

2-0

West Brom

24-02-1923

FA Cup 3rd Rd

Charlton

1-0

West Brom

03-03-1923


Nottm Forest

0-4

West Brom

10-03-1923


West Brom

0-0

Nottm Forest

14-03-1923


West Brom

2-1

Newcastle

17-03-1923


West Brom

0-0

Chelsea

31-03-1923


West Brom

4-0

Sheff Utd

02-04-1923


West Brom

0-2

Huddersfield

03-04-1923


Huddersfield

4-1

West Brom

07-04-1923


Sheff Utd

3-1

West Brom

14-04-1923


West Brom

1-0

Oldham

21-04-1923


Oldham

0-0

West Brom

25-04-1923


Chelsea

2-2

West Brom

28-04-1923


West Brom

1-0

Middlesbro

05-05-1923


Middlesbro

0-1

West Brom


 

DIVISION ONE 1922 - 23

P

W

D

L

F

A

GA

Pts

1

Liverpool

42

26

8

8

70

31

2.258

60

2

Sunderland

42

22

10

10

72

54

1.333

54

3

Huddersfield Town

42

21

11

10

60

32

1.875

53

4

Newcastle United

42

18

12

12

45

37

1.216

48

5

Everton

42

20

7

15

63

59

1.068

47

6

Aston Villa

42

18

10

14

64

51

1.255

46

7

West Bromwich Albion

42

17

11

14

58

49

1.184

45

8

Manchester City

42

17

11

14

50

49

1.020

45

9

Cardiff City

42

18

7

17

73

59

1.237

43

10

Sheffield United

42

16

10

16

68

64

1.063

42

11

Arsenal

42

16

10

16

61

62

0.984

42

12

Tottenham Hotspur

42

17

7

18

50

50

1.000

41

13

Bolton Wanderers

42

14

12

16

50

58

0.862

40

14

Blackburn Rovers

42

14

12

16

47

62

0.758

40

15

Burnley

42

16

6

20

58

59

0.983

38

16

Preston North End

42

13

11

18

60

64

0.938

37

17

Birmingham

42

13

11

18

41

57

0.719

37

18

Middlesbrough

42

13

10

19

57

63

0.905

36

19

Chelsea

42

9

18

15

45

53

0.849

36

20

Nottingham Forest

42

13

8

21

41

70

0.586

34

21

Stoke

42

10

10

22

47

67

0.701

30

22

Oldham Athletic

42

10

10

22

35

65

0.538

30

 

FA CUP 3rd Round

24th February 1923

Pearson, Smith, Adams, Magee, Bowser, McNeal, Spencer, Carter, James, Wilson

Charlton Athletic 1 V West Bromwich Albion 0

Att 31,489 (click on link below)

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=19823

1922-23

Pearson

Smith

Adams

Magee

Bowser

McNeal

Jephcott

Jones I

Davies

Morris

Gregory

Crisp

Smith

Chamberlain

Fitton

Glidden

Carter

Blood

Ashmore

Richardson S

Dutton

Spencer

Wilson C

Ford E


 

 

1923 - 24

The only vital team alteration in the 1923-4 season was in goal, with Hubert Pearson playing in only a handful of games, being replaced by George Ashmore. In the team at long last, having understudied Pearson for four years. Despite such a delayed start to his first career, Ashmore still managed to make almost 300 appearances, Ashmore's first season was not overly successful, with several heavy defeats dumping the team down to sixteenth place in the table, one particularly galling black day being the 5-0 humiliation by Bolton Wanderers, equalling the record margin for an Albion home defeat.

The Cup brought back memories of the previous seasons defeat at Charlton when the draw cast the team at Millwall's Den, but a goal from Joe Carter decided an always close confrontation. Old friendly opponents Corinthians, who in recent years had made the decision to enter the Cup despite their strictly amateur status, were the next in line and went away from West Bromwich beaten 5-0 , a result which enabled the renewal of the old Cup rivalry with Staffordshire neighbours Wolverhampton Wanderers, who were then leading the Third Division. The teams finished level at the Hawthorns, with Tug Wilson equalizing direct from a free-kick in the last quarter of an hour the same player missing a last minute chance to settle the tie from the penalty spot, although Wilson and Gregory won the replay in front of a new Molineux record gate of 40,083 in midweek.

The draw n the next round produced another enthralling derby game at home to the Villa who won the quarter-final battle to reach the final for a seventh time.

There was an interesting facet to the last match of the season, at home to Sheffield United. Albion won 3-1; Bobby Blood scoring all the home goals, yet the only reason Blood was in the side was because he had been dropped from the reserves! The reason was that the reserves were very successful at this time, having competed in the very powerful Central League composed of the second XIs of all the top Northern and Midland clubs since 1921. They had won the League in their second year of entry and needed a good result at Wolverhampton to retain the title, so Blood, off-form, was dropped in favour of George James in order to strengthen the reserve side and put into the first team in order to give the player a match. As it happened, the ploy worked well for both sides, for the point gained at Molineux won the title whilst the first teamers ended on a winning note. The move of the reserves from the Birmingham and District to the auspices of the Central League was a very important decision, for the standard of play was so much higher in the latter as to become an important competition for the grooming of young up-and-coming starlets, a source of talent which Albion have long relied on,

 

25-08-1923


West Brom

2-0

Liverpool

27-08-1923


Nottm Forest

1-1

West Brom

01-09-1923


Liverpool

0-0

West Brom

03-09-1923


West Brom

3-2

Nottm Forest

08-09-1923


West Brom

4-0

Arsenal

15-09-1923


Arsenal

1-0

West Brom

22-09-1923


West Brom

3-3

Blackburn

29-09-1923


Blackburn

4-0

West Brom

06-10-1923


West Brom

2-4

Huddersfield

13-10-1923


Huddersfield

0-0

West Brom

20-10-1923


West Brom

1-0

Aston Villa

27-10-1923


Aston Villa

4-0

West Brom

03-11-1923


Cardiff

3-0

West Brom

10-11-1923


West Brom

2-4

Cardiff

17-11-1923


Everton

2-0

West Brom

24-11-1923


West Brom

5-0

Everton

01-12-1923


Tottenham

0-0

West Brom

08-12-1923


West Brom

4-1

Tottenham

15-12-1923


West Brom

0-0

Birmingham

22-12-1923


Birmingham

0-0

West Brom

25-12-1923


Bolton

2-0

West Brom

26-12-1923


West Brom

0-5

Bolton

29-12-1923


Man City

3-3

West Brom

05-01-1924


West Brom

2-1

Man City

12-01-1924

FA Cup 1st Rd

Millwall

0-1

West Brom

19-01-1924


West Brom

0-3

Burnley

26-01-1924


Burnley

4-0

West Brom

02-02-1924

FA Cup 2nd Rd

West Brom

5-0

Corinthians (Old)

09-02-1924


Middlesbro

0-1

West Brom

16-02-1924


West Brom

1-2

Preston

23-02-1924

FA Cup 3rd Rd

West Brom

1-1

Wolves

27-02-1924

FA Cup 3rd Rd Replay

Wolves

0-2

West Brom

01-03-1924


West Brom

2-2

Chelsea

08-03-1924

FA Cup 4th Rd

West Brom

0-2

Aston Villa

12-03-1924


Chelsea

0-0

West Brom

15-03-1924


Newcastle

1-1

West Brom

19-03-1924


Preston

1-2

West Brom

22-03-1924


West Brom

0-0

Newcastle

29-03-1924


West Ham

1-0

West Brom

05-04-1924


West Brom

0-0

West Ham

09-04-1924


West Brom

1-1

Middlesbro

12-04-1924


West Brom

5-0

Notts Co

18-04-1924


Sunderland

2-0

West Brom

19-04-1924


Notts Co

1-0

West Brom

21-04-1924


West Brom

3-1

Sunderland

26-04-1924


Sheff Utd

2-0

West Brom

03-05-1924


West Brom

3-1

Sheff Utd

 

 

DIVISION ONE 1923 - 24

P

W

D

L

F

A

GA

Pts

1

Huddersfield Town

42

23

11

8

60

33

1.818

57

2

Cardiff City

42

22

13

7

61

34

1.794

57

3

Sunderland

42

22

9

11

71

54

1.315

53

4

Bolton Wanderers

42

18

14

10

68

34

2.000

50

5

Sheffield United

42

19

12

11

69

49

1.408

50

6

Aston Villa

42

18

13

11

52

37

1.405

49

7

Everton

42

18

13

11

62

53

1.170

49

8

Blackburn Rovers

42

17

11

14

54

50

1.080

45

9

Newcastle United

42

17

10

15

60

54

1.111

44

10

Notts County

42

14

14

14

44

49

0.898

42

11

Manchester City

42

15

12

15

54

71

0.761

42

12

Liverpool

42

15

11

16

49

48

1.021

41

13

West Ham United

42

13

15

14

40

43

0.930

41

14

Birmingham

42

13

13

16

41

49

0.837

39

15

Tottenham Hotspur

42

12

14

16

50

56

0.893

38

16

West Bromwich Albion

42

12

14

16

51

62

0.823

38

17

Burnley

42

12

12

18

55

60

0.917

36

18

Preston North End

42

12

10

20

52

67

0.776

34

19

Arsenal

42

12

9

21

40

63

0.635

33

20

Nottingham Forest

42

10

12

20

42

64

0.656

32

21

Chelsea

42

9

14

19

31

53

0.585

32

22

Middlesbrough

42

7

8

27

37

60

0.617

22

FA CUP 2nd Round

2nd February 1924

Ashmore, Perry, Richardson, Reed, McNeal, Spencer, Carter, Davies, Morris, Gregory

West Bromwich Albion 5 V The Corinthians 0

Scorers Morris, Reed, Carter, Davies 2 (1pen)

Att 49,005

 

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=20553

 

 

 

1923-24

Ashmore

Smith

Adams

Magee

Bowser

McNeal

Spencer

Jones I

Davies

Morris

Fitton

Glidden

Richardson S

Carter

Pearson

Blood

Smith

Perry

Reed

Gregory

Chamberlain

Byers

Dutton

James

Wilson C


 

1924 - 25

The 1924-5 season was always going to be interesting and the team didn't disappoint. Only three of the players remained who had won medals with the club in 1920 Richardson, Pearson and smith. The season opened badly with a home defeat to Notts County, the early pacesetters, but results gradually picked up, Albion went top of the table by beating Nottingham Forest 5-1 on December 13th in fact from November 29th when they beat Newcastle 2-0 at home Albion only dropped on point out of the next 7 games in a 1-1 draw at Anfield and by the time the FA Cup 1st Rd came round, they were three points clear of second-placed Huddersfield Town. Third Division Luton Town were the opponents in the cup beaten 4-1 then Preston North End and Aston Villa, in the second and third rounds respectively although it did take two attempts to defeat the Villa, with Albion looking a good bet to be the first team of the twentieth century to win the League and Cup double, especially when the quarter-finals gave a pairing at Sheffield United, a tie which the Albion were favourites to win. But it was not to be, as the score finished identical to that in the League 0-2 and with the cup out the way the team as all teams claim when knocked out of the cup they were left to concentrate on the league. a shock 1-4 home defeat to struggling Burnley put the team down to third place, although the leadership was soon regained with a narrow 1-0 win at Leeds United, although, worryingly same day Huddersfield, without question the finest team in the world at this time were hammering Arsenal 5-0 to start a formidable run for the Yorkshire side From that point on, the title race became a two horse race with the top spot changing hands several times, but Albion as ever were so infuriatingly inconsistent that their supporters always feared worst After an invaluable draw at Huddersfield things were not running quite so smoothly as before the wheels had come off in the whole of March drew 3 won only 1 and lost 1 they dropped a point at home to Blackburn Rovers, a result which put Huddersfield top, one point ahead having played one more game. That one defeat in March was to prove the pivotal game a totally unexpected and unnecessary defeat at West Ham

The Albion did make a renewed attempt when they played out their games in hand, beating Sheffield United and Newcastle at St James's Park to go top, by forty-nine points to forty-eight but were in the difficult position of having played an extra game and having an inferior goal-average. A home draw to Liverpool resulted in the loss of the leadership for the last time as Preston had succumbed by four goals at home to Huddersfield.

Dropped points at such an important part of the season were the reason for the poor finish and it was now not even certain that the Albion would take the runners-up position, Bolton were quickly gaining on the Albion and were only one point behind before the last match of the season when they had to travel to the Hawthorns. The stage was set for an outright decider for second place, but nerves were the real winners in a scrappy goal-less stalemate, which kept the Albion above the team from Lancashire.

 

 

Glidden, Carter, James, Wilson, Byers,

 

30-08-1924


West Brom

1-2

Notts Co

01-09-1924


Bolton

1-1

West Brom

06-09-1924


Everton

1-0

West Brom

08-09-1924


West Brom

2-0

Tottenham

13-09-1924


West Brom

2-1

Sunderland

20-09-1924


Cardiff

0-1

West Brom

22-09-1924


Tottenham

0-1

West Brom

27-09-1924


West Brom

1-1

Preston

04-10-1924


Burnley

0-1

West Brom

11-10-1924


West Brom

3-1

Leeds

18-10-1924


West Brom

1-1

Birmingham

25-10-1924


Aston Villa

1-0

West Brom

01-11-1924


West Brom

1-0

Huddersfield

08-11-1924


Blackburn

1-0

West Brom

15-11-1924


West Brom

4-1

West Ham

22-11-1924


Sheff Utd

2-0

West Brom

29-11-1924


West Brom

2-0

Newcastle

06-12-1924


Liverpool

1-1

West Brom

13-12-1924


West Brom

5-1

Nottm Forest

20-12-1924


Bury

0-2

West Brom

25-12-1924


Man City

1-2

West Brom

26-12-1924


West Brom

3-1

Man City

27-12-1924


Notts Co

0-2

West Brom

03-01-1925


West Brom

3-0

Everton

10-01-1925

FA Cup 1st Rd

West Brom

4-0

Luton

17-01-1925


Sunderland

3-0

West Brom

24-01-1925


West Brom

1-0

Cardiff

31-01-1925

FA Cup 2nd Rd

West Brom

2-0

Preston

07-02-1925


West Brom

1-4

Burnley

12-02-1925


Preston

1-2

West Brom

14-02-1925


Leeds

0-1

West Brom

21-02-1925

FA Cup 3rd Rd

West Brom

1-1

Aston Villa

25-02-1925

FA Cup 3rd Rd Replay

Aston Villa

1-2

West Brom

28-02-1925


West Brom

4-1

Aston Villa

07-03-1925

FA Cup 4th Rd

Sheff Utd

2-0

West Brom

11-03-1925


Huddersfield

1-1

West Brom

14-03-1925


West Brom

1-1

Blackburn

16-03-1925


Birmingham

0-0

West Brom

21-03-1925


West Ham

2-1

West Brom

30-03-1925


West Brom

2-1

Sheff Utd

04-04-1925


Newcastle

0-1

West Brom

11-04-1925


West Brom

0-0

Liverpool

13-04-1925


West Brom

2-0

Arsenal

14-04-1925


Arsenal

2-0

West Brom

18-04-1925


Nottm Forest

0-1

West Brom

25-04-1925


West Brom

1-1

Bury

02-05-1925


West Brom

0-0

Bolton

 

 

 

DIVISION ONE 1924 - 25

P

W

D

L

F

A

GA

Pts

1

Huddersfield Town

42

21

16

5

69

28

2.464

58

2

West Bromwich Albion

42

23

10

9

58

34

1.706

56

3

Bolton Wanderers

42

22

11

9

76

34

2.235

55

4

Liverpool

42

20

10

12

63

55

1.145

50

5

Bury

42

17

15

10

54

51

1.059

49

6

Newcastle United

42

16

16

10

61

42

1.452

48

7

Sunderland

42

19

10

13

64

51

1.255

48

8

Birmingham

42

17

12

13

49

53

0.925

46

9

Notts County

42

16

13

13

42

31

1.355

45

10

Manchester City

42

17

9

16

76

68

1.118

43

11

Cardiff City

42

16

11

15

56

51

1.098

43

12

Tottenham Hotspur

42

15

12

15

52

43

1.209

42

13

West Ham United

42

15

12

15

62

60

1.033

42

14

Sheffield United

42

13

13

16

55

63

0.873

39

15

Aston Villa

42

13

13

16

58

71

0.817

39

16

Blackburn Rovers

42

11

13

18

53

66

0.803

35

17

Everton

42

12

11

19

40

60

0.667

35

18

Leeds United

42

11

12

19

46

59

0.780

34

19

Burnley

42

11

12

19

46

75

0.613

34

20

Arsenal

42

14

5

23

46

58

0.793

33

21

Preston North End

42

10

6

26

37

74

0.500

26

22

Nottingham Forest

42

6

12

24

29

65

0.446

24

 

FA CUP 4th Round

7th March 1925

Ashmore, Smith, Baugh, Magee, Reed, Richardson, Glidden, Carter, James, Wilson, Byers

Sheffield United 2 V West Bromwich Albion 0

Att 57,197 (click on link below)

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=21606

1924-25

Ashmore

Smith

Perry

Magee

Reed

Dutton

Spencer

Jones I

Blood

Wilson C

Byers

McNeal

Carter

James

Glidden

Richardson S

Fitton

Davies

Rooke

Baugh

Gregory

Pearson

Adams


 

1925 - 26

1925 - 26 season saw a change in the offside rule, the current law regarding offside was that a player was in an offside position when there were less than three opponents between him and the opposition goal when his side passed the ball forwards ! The new ruling reduced that number to two, giving forwards so much more freedom. Its effect was a dramatic one, adding twenty or thirty goals to the total of each club over those of the previous year. Albion went up from fifty-eight to seventy-nine and this despite dropping eleven places in the table and instead of twenty 'clean sheets' they could only manage eight, conceding an extra forty-four goals. Huddersfield was to make football history with their third successive championship.

The season itself for Albion was a very mixed one, starting badly but improving to such an extent that a 4-0 win over Newcastle pushed them into sixth place, five points behind the leaders as the goals flowed. Successive home games saw scores of 7-1 against West Ham, Davies hitting three, 4-4 Notts County, 4-0, 5-3, 4-0 Newcastle and 5-1 Manchester United, a sequence unheard of before the offside change. Aston Villa came to the Hawthorns in the Cup for the third season running, and won in a tension-packed match in front of a huge crowd, the referee having to 'send-off a 'cinema-man' from Pathe News who was standing in the centre-circle intending to film the kick-off at close quarters. The battle was as fierce as all such derbies and the Villa took no prisoners, with Reed, Glidden and Baugh all having to leave the field for lengthy periods, but all the action was reserved for the last five minutes when goals from Walker 85 minutes, Joe Carter 86, equalizing for the Albion and Kirton 90 gave Villa a 2-1 win.

From then on the season fizzled out, the final position of thirteenth being only five points removed from the relegation zone. Early in the year Joe Smith had ended a splendid run of 117 consecutive league games which stretched back over nearly three years, but only played a further two dozen games before moving on to Birmingham, and it was obvious that a player of his class would be greatly missed. Of course, the drop in league position compared with the heights of the previous year did not unduly worry the ranks of Albion supporters by now well used to the club's see-saw existence

29-08-1925


Huddersfield

1-1

West Brom

02-09-1925


West Brom

1-1

Everton

05-09-1925


West Brom

2-5

Sunderland

12-09-1925


Blackburn

1-2

West Brom

16-09-1925


Everton

4-0

West Brom

23-09-1925


West Brom

4-1

Man City

26-09-1925


Birmingham

3-0

West Brom

03-10-1925


West Brom

1-1

Aston Villa

10-10-1925


West Brom

2-0

Sheff Utd

17-10-1925


Leicester

3-0

West Brom

24-10-1925


West Brom

7-1

West Ham

31-10-1925


Bolton

2-2

West Brom

07-11-1925


West Brom

4-4

Notts Co

09-11-1925


West Brom

4-0

Bury

14-11-1925


Liverpool

2-0

West Brom

21-11-1925


West Brom

5-3

Burnley

28-11-1925


Leeds

0-1

West Brom

05-12-1925


West Brom

4-0

Newcastle

12-12-1925


Arsenal

1-0

West Brom

19-12-1925


West Brom

5-1

Man Utd

25-12-1925


Cardiff

3-2

West Brom

26-12-1925


West Brom

3-0

Cardiff

01-01-1926


Man City

3-1

West Brom

02-01-1926


West Brom

2-2

Huddersfield

09-01-1926

FA Cup 1st Rd

West Brom

4-1

Bristol C

16-01-1926


Sunderland

4-0

West Brom

23-01-1926


West Brom

1-1

Blackburn

30-01-1926

FA Cup 2nd Rd

West Brom

1-2

Aston Villa

06-02-1926


West Brom

5-1

Birmingham

13-02-1926


Aston Villa

2-1

West Brom

20-02-1926


Sheff Utd

3-2

West Brom

24-02-1926


Bury

2-0

West Brom

27-02-1926


West Brom

3-1

Leicester

06-03-1926


West Ham

3-0

West Brom

13-03-1926


West Brom

0-3

Bolton

20-03-1926


Notts Co

0-0

West Brom

27-03-1926


West Brom

0-3

Liverpool

02-04-1926


Tottenham

3-2

West Brom

03-04-1926


Burnley

3-4

West Brom

05-04-1926


West Brom

1-0

Tottenham

10-04-1926


West Brom

3-0

Leeds

17-04-1926


Newcastle

3-0

West Brom

24-04-1926


West Brom

2-1

Arsenal

01-05-1926


Man Utd

3-2

West Brom

 

 

DIVISION ONE 1925 - 26

P

W

D

L

F

A

GA

Pts

1

Huddersfield Town

42

23

11

8

92

60

1.533

57

2

Arsenal

42

22

8

12

87

63

1.381

52

3

Sunderland

42

21

6

15

96

80

1.200

48

4

Bury

42

20

7

15

85

77

1.104

47

5

Sheffield United

42

19

8

15

102

82

1.244

46

6

Aston Villa

42

16

12

14

86

76

1.132

44

7

Liverpool

42

14

16

12

70

63

1.111

44

8

Bolton Wanderers

42

17

10

15

75

76

0.987

44

9

Manchester United

42

19

6

17

66

73

0.904

44

10

Newcastle United

42

16

10

16

84

75

1.120

42

11

Everton

42

12

18

12

72

70

1.029

42

12

Blackburn Rovers

42

15

11

16

91

80

1.138

41

13

West Bromwich Albion

42

16

8

18

79

78

1.013

40

14

Birmingham

42

16

8

18

66

81

0.815

40

15

Tottenham Hotspur

42

15

9

18

66

79

0.835

39

16

Cardiff City

42

16

7

19

61

76

0.803

39

17

Leicester City

42

14

10

18

70

80

0.875

38

18

West Ham United

42

15

7

20

63

76

0.829

37

19

Leeds United

42

14

8

20

64

76

0.842

36

20

Burnley

42

13

10

19

85

108

0.787

36

21

Manchester City

42

12

11

19

89

100

0.890

35

22

Notts County

42

13

7

22

54

74

0.730

33

FA CUP 4th Round

29th January 1926

Ashmore, Baugh, Adams, Richardson, Reed, Dutton, Glidden, Carter, James, Wilson, Byers

West Bromwich Albion 1 V Aston Villa 2

Scorer Carter

Att 52,160 (click on link below)

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=24602

1925-26

Ashmore

Smith

Baugh

Magee

Reed

Richardson S

Glidden

Carter

James

Byers

Adams

Dutton

Jones I

Davies

Rooke

Perry

Fitton

Sproson

Spencer

Finch

Evans

Darnell


 

1926 - 27

1926-7 season would see the loss of Albion's premier status after sixteen profitable years at the top.

It was difficult to pin-point the reasons for Albion's failure that year. The goals against eighty-six was not high, being the same as eighth-placed Sheffield United and the sixty-five for was not particularly low better than the fifty two scored by Manchester United , the worst feature, was the team's seeming inability to win important points against teams closely involved in the relegation battle., although not one of the top five teams were victorious at the Hawthorns and champions Newcastle and third-placed Sunderland were convincingly beaten, fellow candidates for the drop Leeds United won both home and away, whilst the year's heaviest defeat 3-7 came at Bury, who finished nineteenth.

Away form was particularly weak, with a shocking return of only six points from the overall thirty. In the same period only four home games were won so it was hardly surprising to see the team propping-up the table at Christmas, four points adrift of nearest rivals Derby. The FA Cup which could offer some respite from the season came and went, with a third-round upset at Second Division Hull the gloom had well and truly settled over the Hawthorns until a home game with Tottenham was won by five clear goals, just the boost confidence the team needed. The first away win came immediately afterwards at West Ham and incredibly, the next visitors to West Bromwich, the Villa were thumped 6-2. Things were looking much brighter and on the day that Newcastle were sent back to the north­east on the end of a 4-2 loss, Leeds were losing 2-6 at Sunderland, which pushed the Yorkshire club below Albion on goal average. Unfortunately, the fixtures had decreed that the next match would be at Elland Road, Leeds, and the' 3-1 win for the homes team virtually doomed the Albion destroying their brief revival. A point would have been priceless; perhaps the difference between survival and relegation, but the loss of concentration which allowed Leeds to score twice in the last minute really deserved the full punishment.

The team did rise off the bottom once more, with a last-minute penalty win over Sheffield United but other results meant that the club were five points behind the pack with only two games remaining, so their fate was sealed and the collection of only one further point, from the home game with Manchester United ensured the indignity of relegation, on goal average from Leeds.

It has been said that defensive uncertainty was the most probable explanation for the dismal season, yet the defence was studded with class players despite the loss of Joe Smith. The full-backs were both new, William Ashurst, who had won five caps for England with Notts County and George Shaw who had been prised away with some difficulty from Huddersfield Town, a club famous for their ability to find and blood international-standard full-backs. His fee was a new Albion high of £4,100 He was a superb full-back and an expert from the penalty spot, scoring several vital goals, but his signing was really too late to alter Albion's destiny that year.

 

28-08-1926


West Brom

3-0

Sunderland

30-08-1926


Huddersfield

4-1

West Brom

04-09-1926


Cardiff

1-1

West Brom

06-09-1926


West Brom

3-2

Everton

11-09-1926


Bury

7-3

West Brom

15-09-1926


Everton

0-0

West Brom

18-09-1926


West Brom

1-2

Birmingham

25-09-1926


Tottenham

3-0

West Brom

02-10-1926


West Brom

1-3

West Ham

09-10-1926


Sheff Wed

2-1

West Brom

16-10-1926


West Brom

1-1

Bolton

23-10-1926


Aston Villa

2-0

West Brom

30-10-1926


West Brom

4-2

Burnley

06-11-1926


Newcastle

5-2

West Brom

13-11-1926


West Brom

2-4

Leeds

20-11-1926


Liverpool

2-1

West Brom

27-11-1926


West Brom

1-3

Arsenal

04-12-1926


Sheff Utd

2-1

West Brom

11-12-1926


West Brom

3-1

Derby

18-12-1926


Man Utd

2-0

West Brom

25-12-1926


Leicester

5-0

West Brom

27-12-1926


West Brom

0-1

Leicester

01-01-1927


West Brom

2-2

Huddersfield

08-01-1927

FA Cup 1st Rd

Hull

2-1

West Brom

15-01-1927


Sunderland

4-1

West Brom

29-01-1927


West Brom

3-1

Bury

05-02-1927


Birmingham

1-0

West Brom

12-02-1927


West Brom

5-0

Tottenham

19-02-1927


West Ham

1-2

West Brom

21-02-1927


West Brom

1-2

Cardiff

26-02-1927


West Brom

2-2

Sheff Wed

05-03-1927


Bolton

1-1

West Brom

12-03-1927


West Brom

6-2

Aston Villa

19-03-1927


Burnley

2-1

West Brom

26-03-1927


West Brom

4-2

Newcastle

02-04-1927


Leeds

3-1

West Brom

09-04-1927


West Brom

0-1

Liverpool

16-04-1927


Arsenal

4-1

West Brom

18-04-1927


West Brom

2-0

Blackburn

19-04-1927


Blackburn

0-0

West Brom

23-04-1927


West Brom

1-0

Sheff Utd

30-04-1927


Derby

2-1

West Brom

07-05-1927


West Brom

2-2

Man Utd

 

 

DIVISION ONE 1926 - 27

P

W

D

L

F

A

GA

Pts

1

Newcastle United

42

25

6

11

96

58

1.655

56

2

Huddersfield Town

42

17

17

8

76

60

1.267

51

3

Sunderland

42

21

7

14

98

70

1.400

49

4

Bolton Wanderers

42

19

10

13

84

62

1.355

48

5

Burnley

42

19

9

14

91

80

1.138

47

6

West Ham United

42

19

8

15

86

70

1.229

46

7

Leicester City

42

17

12

13

85

70

1.214

46

8

Sheffield United

42

17

10

15

74

86

0.860

44

9

Liverpool

42

18

7

17

69

61

1.131

43

10

Aston Villa

42

18

7

17

81

83

0.976

43

11

Arsenal

42

17

9

16

77

86

0.895

43

12

Derby County

42

17

7

18

86

73

1.178

41

13

Tottenham Hotspur

42

16

9

17

76

78

0.974

41

14

Cardiff City

42

16

9

17

55

65

0.846

41

15

Manchester United

42

13

14

15

52

64

0.813

40

16

The Wednesday

42

15

9

18

75

92

0.815

39

17

Birmingham

42

17

4

21

64

73

0.877

38

18

Blackburn Rovers

42

15

8

19

77

96

0.802

38

19

Bury

42

12

12

18

68

77

0.883

36

20

Everton

42

12

10

20

64

90

0.711

34

21

Leeds United

42

11

8

23

69

88

0.784

30

22

West Bromwich Albion

42

11

8

23

65

86

0.756

30

 

 










1926-27

Ashmore

Perry

Baugh

Magee

Reed

Howarth

Glidden

Carter

Davies

Wilson C

Byers

James

Dutton

Short

Adams

Fitton

Sproson

Rooke

Richardson S

Evans

Finch

Corbett

Ashurst

Shaw

Poxton


 

 

1927 - 28

1927 -28 season back in the lower section signed Jimmy Cookson who at the time was destined to be easily the best goal-scorer in the history of the club. Cookson began as a full­back with Manchester City, but after failing to make an impression and moving on to Chesterfield in the Third Division he was converted to centre-forward. It was from Chesterfield that the Albion snapped him up beating several other top clubs in the race for the prolific scorer's signature he became the fastest-ever player to score a century of league goals shortly after joining the Albion, his hundredth goal coming in only his eighty-seventh game, his transfer helped along by the fact that Chesterfield's manager was the old Albion player, Harry Parkes. Cookson opened his new career with a bang, scoring on his debut in the defeat at Oldham and again in the next game, a home defeat to Stoke as Albion got off to an uneasy start to their renewed Second Division spell. The form stabilized and in his sixth game, Cookson ran riot. The match was at the Hawthorns against Blackpool and will long be remembered as the game in which was set the existing goal-scoring record, with a tremendous six-goal display - and it could have so easily been more he hit the bar; fell over with the goal gaping wide and the 'keeper out; plus a goal disallowed in a dubious offside decision. The final score was 6-3, but could well have been ten. The player's form throughout the year was equally impressive, with thirty-eight goals beating Fred Morris' record of 1920 in thirty-eight games and apart from the double hat-trick against Blackpool, he also managed to score four goals in a game twice. Other results in this season included a 5-3 win over Reading a 4-0 thumping of Wolves and a 3-1 win over Manchester City but despite their new one-man scoring performance, the Albion were never seriously in contention for a quick return to the First Division and finished eighth, eleven points short of runners-up Leeds who did manage a speedy return, in the FA Cup Arsenal, at Highbury proved too much and were beaten 2-0

 

27-08-1927


Oldham

3-1

West Brom

31-08-1927


West Brom

2-4

Stoke

03-09-1927


West Brom

3-1

Grimsby

05-09-1927


Stoke

1-1

West Brom

10-09-1927


Reading

1-4

West Brom

17-09-1927


West Brom

6-3

Blackpool

24-09-1927


Chelsea

1-1

West Brom

01-10-1927


West Brom

4-1

Leyton Orient

08-10-1927


Wolves

4-1

West Brom

15-10-1927


Bristol C

0-1

West Brom

22-10-1927


West Brom

5-2

Swansea

29-10-1927


Fulham

3-1

West Brom

05-11-1927


West Brom

1-1

Barnsley

12-11-1927


Preston

3-3

West Brom

19-11-1927


West Brom

1-1

Hull

26-11-1927


Leeds

1-2

West Brom

03-12-1927


West Brom

2-3

Nottm Forest

10-12-1927


Man City

3-1

West Brom

17-12-1927


West Brom

3-0

Gateshead

24-12-1927


Port Vale

4-1

West Brom

26-12-1927


West Brom

2-2

Notts Co

27-12-1927


Notts Co

3-0

West Brom

31-12-1927


West Brom

0-0

Oldham

07-01-1928


Grimsby

0-6

West Brom

14-01-1928

FA Cup 1st Rd

Arsenal

2-0

West Brom

21-01-1928


West Brom

5-3

Reading

28-01-1928


Blackpool

4-3

West Brom

04-02-1928


West Brom

3-0

Chelsea

11-02-1928


Leyton Orient

0-0

West Brom

18-02-1928


West Brom

4-0

Wolves

25-02-1928


West Brom

0-0

Bristol C

03-03-1928


Swansea

3-2

West Brom

10-03-1928


West Brom

4-0

Fulham

17-03-1928


Barnsley

2-4

West Brom

24-03-1928


West Brom

2-4

Preston

31-03-1928


Hull

1-1

West Brom

07-04-1928


West Brom

0-1

Leeds

09-04-1928


Southampton

3-2

West Brom

10-04-1928


West Brom

2-1

Southampton

14-04-1928


Nottm Forest

0-2

West Brom

21-04-1928


West Brom

1-1

Man City

28-04-1928


Gateshead

2-3

West Brom

05-05-1928


West Brom

0-0

Port Vale



DIVISION TWO 1927 - 28

P

W

D

L

F

A

GA

Pts

1

Manchester City

42

25

9

8

100

59

1.695

59

2

Leeds United

42

25

7

10

98

49

2.000

57

3

Chelsea

42

23

8

11

75

45

1.667

54

4

Preston North End

42

22

9

11

100

66

1.515

53

5

Stoke

42

22

8

12

78

59

1.322

52

6

Swansea Town

42

18

12

12

75

63

1.190

48

7

Oldham Athletic

42

19

8

15

75

51

1.471

46

8

West Bromwich Albion

42

17

12

13

90

70

1.286

46

9

Port Vale

42

18

8

16

68

57

1.193

44

10

Nottingham Forest

42

15

10

17

83

84

0.988

40

11

Grimsby Town

42

14

12

16

69

83

0.831

40

12

Bristol City

42

15

9

18

76

79

0.962

39

13

Barnsley

42

14

11

17

65

85

0.765

39

14

Hull City

42

12

15

15

41

54

0.759

39

15

Notts County

42

13

12

17

68

74

0.919

38

16

Wolverhampton Wanderers

42

13

10

19

63

91

0.692

36

17

Southampton

42

14

7

21

68

77

0.883

35

18

Reading

42

11

13

18

53

75

0.707

35

19

Blackpool

42

13

8

21

83

101

0.822

34

20

Clapton Orient

42

11

12

19

55

85

0.647

34

21

Fulham

42

13