THE HAWTHORNS on the move again

 


 

During the summer of 1898 the Albion board started looking for a larger ground which they could develop into a far more superior football ground. While Stoney Lane had served a purpose it was still only leased for a short while and the board could see no reason why they should maintain the up keep with no return on their investment so yet again the search was on for the Albion's sixth ground suitable sites had been looked at, until various business interests had stepped in with £2,500 to be spent on improvements to the existing Stoney Lane ground, although there was still a deficit of £380 on the season. The matter still weighed heavily with the board, so in early 1900, a special meeting was called, when it was decided to invite the business syndicate for a renewal of the £2,500, and, in addition, to call up a further five shillings per share of capital. However, the syndicate could not be induced and the remedy was to find a new playing area.

It was pointless looking in the direction of Hill Top or Great Bridge, as the local teams in Dudley and Wednesbury, then attracting 6,000 per match, would provide too much opposition. Two factors, a reduction in the fare to one penny on the cable-tram run to Handsworth, and the growing population of Handsworth and Smethwick, decided upon the final site, which was leased from Sandwell Park at a rent considerably lower than that on Stoney Lane so on 30th January1900, the directors signed a lease for a new ground.

 

All of Albion's previous grounds had been close to the centre of West Bromwich, but on this occasion they took up a piece of land south of the town towards Birmingham an "out of town" site on the borders of Handsworth and Smethwick. The area was covered in hawthorn bushes, which were cleared to make way for the new ground, hence its name, The Hawthorns.  The new site, on which the now famous Hawthorns stadium was to be built was a marshy piece of land near two farms, midway between Handsworth and West Bromwich town centre, and after essential draining operations had been carried out, work began during the close season of 1900 to erect the spacious new ground, which was finished only shortly before the season's first games.

 

The club signed an amended lease for the land on 14 May 1900, giving them the option to buy within 14 years from the owner, Sandwell Park Colliery, and Albion did indeed buy the freehold on the ground in June 1913.  The move however was not a simple as the board would have liked local traders got news via two directors Tom Brennand and Harry Powell both themselves local traders that the club was looking to move. The local traders were worried at the loss of business on match days so came forward with a proposal to invest money to improve the facilities at Stoney Lane. A shareholders meeting was convened but the proposal rejected and under the leadership of Harry Keys the board pressed on with the move to the Hawthorns. The Noah's ark stand at Stoney lane was dismantled and erected at The Hawthorns

The first match at The Hawthorns took place on 3 September 1900, when Albion drew 1-1 with Derby County. Derby's England international Steve Bloomer scored the first Hawthorns goal, with Chippy Simmons equalizing for Albion. Although Bloomer might not have played for Albion at least he was from the Black Country being born in Cradley Heath.    

 

Harry Keys Chairman

 

 Ordnance Survey Map of 1885 showing the Hawthorns pre Albion days

 

 

1900 opening of The Hawthorns

1900 -1901

  


 The Noahs Ark stand which was moved from Stoney Lane to The Hawthorns. Destroyed by fire in 1905

 

The 1900-01 campaign was not a successful one however, as Albion finished bottom of the table and were relegated to Division Two. Their defeat to Sheffield United on the final day of the season was witnessed by just 1,050 spectators, which remains the record lowest crowd for a league game at the Hawthorns

 

Division One 1900 - 1901

       

 




 


 


 




03-09-1900 


West Brom

1-1

Derby

20,104

08-09-1900 


West Brom

0-1

Aston Villa

35,417

15-09-1900 


Liverpool

5-0

West Brom

15,000

22-09-1900 


West Brom

0-1

Newcastle

11,859

29-09-1900 


Sheff Utd

1-1

West Brom

10,000

06-10-1900 


West Brom

3-2

Man City

11,183

13-10-1900 


Bury

6-1

West Brom

7,000

20-10-1900 


West Brom

1-6

Nottm Forest

9,535

27-10-1900 


Blackburn

1-1

West Brom

9,000

03-11-1900 


West Brom

2-2

Stoke

11,052

05-11-1900 


West Brom

1-0

Notts Co

10,492

10-11-1900 


West Brom  

1-1

Sheff Wed

10,338

17-11-1900 


Everton

1-0

West Brom

20,000

24-11-1900 


West Brom

1-0

Sunderland

10,045

01-12-1900 


Derby

4-0

West Brom

11,700

08-12-1900 


West Brom

7-2

Bolton

8,157

15-12-1900 


Notts Co

1-0

West Brom

6,500

22-12-1900 


West Brom

0-1

Preston

7,997

29-12-1900 


West Brom

1-2

Wolves

18,188

05-01-1901 


Aston Villa

0-1

West Brom

30,000

19-01-1901 


Newcastle

1-1

West Brom

10,500

26-01-1901

FA CUP 1st RD

West Brom

1-0

Man City

10,026

16-02-1901 


West Brom

1-2

Bury

9.691

23-02-1901

FA CUP 2nd RD

Woolwich Arsenal

0-1

West Brom

11,024

02-03-1901 


West Brom

1-1

Blackburn

11,876

09-03-1901 


Stoke

2-0

West Brom

12,000

13-03-1901 


Nottm Forest

1-1

West Brom

3,500

16-03-1901 


Sheff Wed

2-1

West Brom

9,000

23-03-1901

FA CUP 3rd RD

Middlesbrough

0-1

West Brom

24,769

30-03-1901 


Sunderland

3-0

West Brom

10,500

05-04-1901 


Man City

1-0

West Brom

11,400

08-04-1901

FA CUP SEMI FINAL

Tottenham Hotspur

4-0

West Brom

34,979

13-04-1901 


Bolton

3-2

West Brom

6,000

15-04-1901 


Preston

2-3

West Brom

7,500

22-04-1901 


West Brom

1-2

Everton

6,992

29-04-1901 


West Brom

0-1

Liverpool

8,974

30-04-1901 


West Brom

0-2

Sheff Utd

1,050

 


 

    


DIVISION ONE 1900 -01 P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Liverpool 34 19 7 8 59 35 1.686 45
2 Sunderland 34 15 13 6 57 26 2.192 43
3 Notts County 34 18 4 12 54 46 1.174 40
4 Nottingham Forest 34 16 7 11 53 36 1.472 39
5 Bury 34 16 7 11 53 37 1.432 39
6 Newcastle United 34 14 10 10 42 37 1.135 38
7 Everton 34 16 5 13 55 42 1.310 37
8 The Wednesday 34 13 10 11 52 42 1.238 36
9 Blackburn Rovers 34 12 9 13 39 47 0.830 33
10 Bolton Wanderers 34 13 7 14 39 55 0.709 33
11 Manchester City 34 13 6 15 48 58 0.828 32
12 Derby County 34 12 7 15 55 42 1.310 31
13 Wolverhampton Wanderers 34 9 13 12 39 55 0.709 31
14 Sheffield United 34 12 7 15 35 52 0.673 31
15 Aston Villa 34 10 10 14 45 51 0.882 30
16 Stoke 34 11 5 18 46 57 0.807 27
17 Preston North End 34 9 7 18 49 75 0.653 25
18 West Bromwich Albion 34 7 8 19 35 62 0.565 22

  1901 Semi Final Programme

 

 http://www.westbromwichalbionhistory.co.uk/19010311_Stoke 2 v 0 WBA.pdf

 

 http://www.westbromwichalbionhistory.co.uk/19010209_Albion and Manchester City_Preview.pdf

 

 http://www.westbromwichalbionhistory.co.uk/19010119_The Albion At Newcastle.pdf 

 

 http://www.westbromwichalbionhistory.co.uk/19010121_Newcastel United 1 v 1 WBA.pdf

 

 http://www.westbromwichalbionhistory.co.uk/19010121_The League Championship.pdf

 


 

Division Two 1901 -1902

 

 

02-09-1901 


West Brom

0-1

Glossop

07-09-1901 


West Brom

3-1

Preston

09-09-1901 


West Brom

4-0

Chesterfield

14-09-1901 


Burnley

0-0

West Brom

21-09-1901 


West Brom

3-1

Port Vale

28-09-1901 


Chesterfield

0-3

West Brom

05-10-1901 


West Brom

7-0

Gainsborough

12-10-1901 


Middlesbro

1-2

West Brom

19-10-1901 


West Brom

2-2

Bristol C

26-10-1901 


Blackpool

2-2

West Brom

09-11-1901 


Man Utd

1-2

West Brom

23-11-1901 


Doncaster

2-0

West Brom

07-12-1901 


Burton United

1-3

West Brom

09-12-1901 


West Brom

4-1

Lincoln

14-12-1901 


West Brom

2-0

Middlesbro

21-12-1901 


West Brom

3-1

Barnsley

26-12-1901 


West Brom

3-0

Stockport

28-12-1901 


Leicester

0-3

West Brom

04-01-1902 


Preston

1-2

West Brom

06-01-1902 


West Brom

1-0

Leicester

11-01-1902 


West Brom

3-0

Burnley

18-01-1902 


Port Vale

2-3

West Brom

25-01-1902 

FA CUP 1st Rd

Bury

5-1

West Brom

01-02-1902 


Gainsborough

1-1

West Brom

15-02-1902 


Bristol C

1-2

West Brom

22-02-1902 


West Brom

7-2

Blackpool

01-03-1902 


Stockport

0-2

West Brom

08-03-1902 


West Brom

4-0

Man Utd

15-03-1902 


Glossop

1-2

West Brom

22-03-1902 


West Brom

2-2

Doncaster

29-03-1902 


Lincoln

1-0

West Brom

31-03-1902 


Arsenal

2-1

West Brom

05-04-1902


West Brom

2-1

Burton United

12-04-1902 


West Brom

2-1

Arsenal

19-04-1902 


Barnsley

0-2

West Brom

 


DIVISION TWO 1901 -02 P W D L F A GA Pts
1 West Bromwich Albion 34 25 5 4 82 29 2.828 55
2 Middlesbrough 34 23 5 6 90 24 3.750 51
3 Preston North End 34 18 6 10 71 32 2.219 42
4 Woolwich Arsenal 34 18 6 10 50 26 1.923 42
5 Lincoln City 34 14 13 7 45 35 1.286 41
6 Bristol City 34 17 6 11 52 35 1.486 40
7 Doncaster Rovers 34 13 8 13 49 58 0.845 34
8 Glossop 34 10 12 12 36 40 0.900 32
9 Burnley 34 10 10 14 41 45 0.911 30
10 Burton United 34 11 8 15 46 54 0.852 30
11 Barnsley 34 12 6 16 51 63 0.810 30
12 Burslem Port Vale 34 10 9 15 43 59 0.729 29
13 Blackpool 34 11 7 16 40 56 0.714 29
14 Leicester Fosse 34 12 5 17 38 56 0.679 29
15 Manchester United 34 11 6 17 38 53 0.717 28
16 Chesterfield 34 11 6 17 47 68 0.691 28
17 Stockport County 34 8 7 19 36 72 0.500 23
18 Gainsborough Trinity 34 4 11 19 30 80 0.375 19

 

 http://www.westbromwichalbionhistory.co.uk/19020421_Barnsley 0 v 2 WBA.pdf

 

 http://www.westbromwichalbionhistory.co.uk/19020421_The Albion Season.pdf


 

 

 1902 - 1903 Division One  

 

 

 

Division Two Champions 1901- 1902

 

01-09-1902 


West Brom

2-1

Everton

06-09-1902 


Notts Co

3-1

West Brom

13-09-1902 


West Brom

2-1

Bolton

20-09-1902 


Middlesbro

1-1

West Brom

27-09-1902 


West Brom

6-1

Newcastle

04-10-1902 


Wolves

1-2

West Brom

11-10-1902 


West Brom

1-2

Liverpool

18-10-1902 


Sheff Utd

1-2

West Brom

25-10-1902 


West Brom

1-0

Grimsby

01-11-1902 


Aston Villa

0-3

West Brom

08-11-1902 


West Brom

2-0

Nottm Forest

15-11-1902 


Bury

1-2

West Brom

22-11-1902 


West Brom

5-3

Blackburn

29-11-1902 


Sunderland

0-0

West Brom

06-12-1902 


West Brom

2-1

Stoke

13-12-1902 


Everton

3-1

West Brom

20-12-1902 


West Brom

2-3

Sheff Wed

27-12-1902 


Derby

1-0

West Brom

01-01-1903 


Liverpool

0-2

West Brom

03-01-1903 


West Brom

3-2

Notts Co

10-01-1903 


Bolton

0-1

West Brom

17-01-1903 


West Brom

1-0

Middlesbro

24-01-1903 


Newcastle

1-0

West Brom

31-01-1903 


West Brom

2-2

Wolves

07-02-1903 

FA Cup 1st Rd

Tottenham

0-0

West Brom

11-02-1903 

FA Cup 1st Rd Replay

West Brom

0-2

Tottenham

14-02-1903 


West Brom

3-3

Sheff Utd

28-02-1903 


West Brom

1-2

Aston Villa

07-03-1903 


Nottm Forest

3-1

West Brom

21-03-1903 


Blackburn

1-0

West Brom

28-03-1903 


West Brom

0-3

Sunderland

04-04-1903 


Stoke

3-0

West Brom

10-04-1903 


Grimsby

4-0

West Brom

18-04-1903 


Sheff Wed

3-1

West Brom

20-04-1903 


West Brom

1-3

Bury

25-04-1903 


West Brom

3-0

Derby

 


DIVISION ONE 1902 - 03 P W D L GF GA
1 The Wednesday 34 19 4 11 54 36 1.500 42
2 Aston Villa 34 19 3 12 61 40 1.525 41
3 Sunderland 34 16 9 9 51 36 1.417 41
4 Sheffield United 34 17 5 12 58 44 1.318 39
5 Liverpool 34 17 4 13 68 49 1.388 38
6 Stoke 34 15 7 12 46 38 1.211 37
7 West Bromwich Albion 34 16 4 14 54 53 1.019 36
8 Bury 34 16 3 15 54 43 1.256 35
9 Derby County 34 16 3 15 50 47 1.064 35
10 Nottingham Forest 34 14 7 13 49 47 1.043 35
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 34 14 5 15 48 57 0.842 33
12 Everton 34 13 6 15 45 47 0.957 32
13 Middlesbrough 34 14 4 16 41 50 0.820 32
14 Newcastle United 34 14 4 16 41 51 0.804 32
15 Notts County 34 12 7 15 41 49 0.837 31
16 Blackburn Rovers 34 12 5 17 44 63 0.698 29
17 Grimsby Town 34 8 9 17 43 62 0.694 25
18 Bolton Wanderers 34 8 3 23 37 73 0.507 19

 http://www.westbromwichalbionhistory.co.uk/19030212_Accident at The Hawthorns.pdf

 

 http://www.westbromwichalbionhistory.co.uk/19030212_WBA 0 v 2 Tottenham Hotspur.pdf

 

 http://www.westbromwichalbionhistory.co.uk/19031102_WBA 1 v 1 Sunderland.pdf

 


 

 

 Division One 1903 -1904 

02-09-1903 


West Brom

0-1

Sheff Wed

 

05-09-1903 


West Brom

1-2

Newcastle

12-09-1903 


Aston Villa

3-1

West Brom

19-09-1903 


West Brom

0-0

Middlesbro

26-09-1903 


Liverpool

1-3

West Brom

03-10-1903 


West Brom

3-2

Bury

10-10-1903 


Blackburn

2-0

West Brom

17-10-1903 


West Brom

1-1

Nottm Forest

24-10-1903 


Sheff Wed

1-0

West Brom

31-10-1903 


West Brom

1-1

Sunderland

07-11-1903 


Wolves

1-0

West Brom

14-11-1903 


Birmingham

0-1

West Brom

21-11-1903 


West Brom

0-0

Everton

28-11-1903 


Stoke

5-0

West Brom

12-12-1903 


Man City

6-3

West Brom

14-12-1903 


West Brom

0-0

Derby

19-12-1903 


West Brom

0-0

Notts Co

26-12-1903 


Sheff Utd

4-0

West Brom

28-12-1903 


West Brom

2-1

Blackburn

02-01-1904 


Newcastle

1-0

West Brom

09-01-1904 


West Brom

1-3

Aston Villa

16-01-1904 


Middlesbro

2-2

West Brom

23-01-1904 


West Brom

2-2

Liverpool

30-01-1904 


Bury

2-1

West Brom

10-02-1904 

 FA Cup 1st Rd

West Brom

1-1

Nottm Forest

13-02-1904 

 FA Cup 1st Rd Replay

Nottm Forest

3-1

West Brom

20-02-1904 


Notts Co

2-3

West Brom

27-02-1904 


Sunderland

1-1

West Brom

05-03-1904 


West Brom

1-2

Wolves

12-03-1904 


West Brom

0-1

Birmingham

26-03-1904 


West Brom

3-0

Stoke

30-03-1904 


Nottm Forest

2-0

West Brom

02-04-1904 


Derby

4-2

West Brom

09-04-1904 


West Brom

2-1

Man City

18-04-1904 


Everton

4-0

West Brom

23-04-1904 


West Brom

2-2

Sheff Utd


DIVISION ONE 1903 - 04 P W D L F A GA Pts
1 The Wednesday 34 20 7 7 48 28 1.714 47
2 Manchester City 34 19 6 9 71 45 1.578 44
3 Everton 34 19 5 10 59 32 1.844 43
4 Newcastle United 34 18 6 10 58 45 1.289 42
5 Aston Villa 34 17 7 10 70 48 1.458 41
6 Sunderland 34 17 5 12 63 49 1.286 39
7 Sheffield United 34 15 8 11 62 57 1.088 38
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 34 14 8 12 44 66 0.667 36
9 Nottingham Forest 34 11 9 14 57 57 1.000 31
10 Middlesbrough 34 9 12 13 46 47 0.979 30
11 Small Heath 34 11 8 15 39 52 0.750 30
12 Bury 34 7 15 12 40 53 0.755 29
13 Notts County 34 12 5 17 37 61 0.607 29
14 Derby County 34 9 10 15 58 60 0.967 28
15 Blackburn Rovers 34 11 6 17 48 60 0.800 28
16 Stoke 34 10 7 17 54 57 0.947 27
17 Liverpool 34 9 8 17 49 62 0.790 26
18 West Bromwich Albion 34 7 10 17 36 60 0.600 24

 

 


 

 Division Two 1904 - 1905

  

03-09-1904 


Burnley

1-4

West Brom

10-09-1904 


West Brom

0-2

Grimsby

17-09-1904 


Blackpool

0-0

West Brom

24-09-1904 


West Brom

6-1

Doncaster

01-10-1904 


Gainsborough

4-2

West Brom

08-10-1904 


West Brom

4-0

Burton United

15-10-1904 


Liverpool

3-2

West Brom

29-10-1904 


Bristol C

2-1

West Brom

05-11-1904 


West Brom

0-2

Man Utd

07-11-1904 


West Brom

4-2

Blackpool

19-11-1904 


West Brom

0-2

Chesterfield

26-11-1904 


Bradford

3-1

West Brom

03-12-1904 


West Brom

2-0

Lincoln

15-12-1904 


Leicester

3-1

West Brom

17-12-1904 


West Brom

4-1

Barnsley

24-12-1904 


Bolton

2-1

West Brom

26-12-1904 


West Brom

0-1

Port Vale

31-12-1904 


West Brom

1-1

Burnley

07-01-1905 


Grimsby

1-3

West Brom

14-01-1905

FA CUP INTERMEDIATE RD

West Brom

2-5

Leicester Fosse

21-01-1905 


Doncaster

0-1

West Brom

28-01-1905 


West Brom

4-3

Gainsborough

11-02-1905 


West Brom

0-2

Liverpool

18-02-1905 


Port Vale

3-2

West Brom

25-02-1905 


West Brom

0-0

Bristol C

04-03-1905 


Man Utd

2-0

West Brom

07-03-1905 


Glossop

2-1

West Brom

11-03-1905 


West Brom

1-0

Glossop

18-03-1905 


Chesterfield

1-0

West Brom

25-03-1905 


West Brom

0-2

Bradford

01-04-1905 


Lincoln

0-2

West Brom

08-04-1905 


West Brom

2-0

Leicester

15-04-1905 


Barnsley

1-1

West Brom

21-04-1905 


Burton United

0-6

West Brom

22-04-1905 


West Brom

0-1

Bolton

 

 

 


DIVISION TWO 1904 - 05 P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Liverpool 34 27 4 3 93 25 3.720 58
2 Bolton Wanderers 34 27 2 5 87 32 2.719 56
3 Manchester United 34 24 5 5 81 30 2.700 53
4 Bristol City 34 19 4 11 66 45 1.467 42
5 Chesterfield 34 14 11 9 44 35 1.257 39
6 Gainsborough Trinity 34 14 8 12 61 58 1.052 36
7 Barnsley 34 14 5 15 38 56 0.679 33
8 Bradford City 34 12 8 14 45 49 0.918 32
9 Lincoln City 34 12 7 15 42 41 1.024 31
10 West Bromwich Albion 34 13 4 17 57 48 1.188 30
11 Burnley 34 12 6 16 43 52 0.827 30
12 Glossop 34 10 10 14 37 46 0.804 30
13 Grimsby Town 34 11 8 15 33 46 0.717 30
14 Leicester Fosse 34 11 7 16 40 55 0.727 29
15 Blackpool 34 9 10 15 36 48 0.750 28
16 Burslem Port Vale 34 10 7 17 47 72 0.653 27
17 Burton United 34 8 4 22 30 84 0.357 20
18 Doncaster Rovers 34 3 2 29 23 81 0.284 8

 http://www.westbromwichalbionhistory.co.uk/19050501_Shilling Fund.pdf

 http://www.westbromwichalbionhistory.co.uk/19050912_Shilling Fund.pdf

 http://www.westbromwichalbionhistory.co.uk/19050915_Shilling Fund.pdf

 


 

 

Division Two 1905 -1906

1905 - 1906 Line Up

 

02-09-1905 


West Brom

1-2

Burnley

09-09-1905 


Leeds City

0-2

West Brom

16-09-1905 


West Brom

3-0

Burton United

23-09-1905 


Chelsea

1-0

West Brom

30-09-1905 


West Brom

4-0

Gainsborough

07-10-1905 


Bristol C

1-0

West Brom

14-10-1905 


West Brom

1-0

Man Utd

21-10-1905 


Glossop

1-3

West Brom

28-10-1905 


West Brom

3-1

Stockport

04-11-1905 


Blackpool

0-3

West Brom

11-11-1905 


West Brom

6-1

Bradford

25-11-1905 


Leicester

0-0

West Brom

02-12-1905 


West Brom

1-1

Hull

09-12-1905 


Lincoln

1-2

West Brom

16-12-1905 


West Brom

3-0

Chesterfield

23-12-1905 


Port Vale

0-1

West Brom

25-12-1905 


West Brom

1-1

Leyton Orient

26-12-1905 


West Brom

5-3

Barnsley

30-12-1905 


Burnley

0-2

West Brom

06-01-1906 


West Brom

2-1

Leeds City

13-01-1906 

 FA Cup 1st Rd 

Everton

3-1

West Brom

20-01-1906 


Burton United

2-2

West Brom

27-01-1906 


West Brom

1-1

Chelsea

03-02-1906 


Grimsby

3-2

West Brom

10-02-1906 


West Brom

1-3

Bristol C

17-02-1906 


Man Utd

0-0

West Brom

24-02-1906 


West Brom

6-0

Glossop

03-03-1906 


Stockport

2-2

West Brom

10-03-1906 


West Brom

5-0

Blackpool

17-03-1906 


Bradford

0-1

West Brom

24-03-1906 


West Brom

2-0

Grimsby

31-03-1906 


West Brom

3-0

Leicester

07-04-1906 


Hull

4-0

West Brom

13-04-1906 


Barnsley

3-0

West Brom

14-04-1906 


West Brom

1-1

Lincoln

16-04-1906 


Leyton Orient

0-2

West Brom

18-04-1906 


Gainsborough

2-1

West Brom

21-04-1906 


Chesterfield

0-3

West Brom

28-04-1906 


West Brom

4-1

Port Vale

   

 

 

 

DIVSION TWO 1905 - 06

 

P

 

W

 

D

 

L

 

GF

 

GA

1 Bristol City 38 30 6 2 83 28 2.964 66
2 Manchester United 38 28 6 4 90 28 3.214 62
3 Chelsea 38 22 9 7 90 37 2.432 53
4 West Bromwich Albion 38 22 8 8 79 36 2.194 52
5 Hull City 38 19 6 13 67 54 1.241 44
6 Leeds City 38 17 9 12 59 47 1.255 43
7 Leicester Fosse 38 15 12 11 53 48 1.104 42
8 Grimsby Town 38 15 10 13 46 46 1.000 40
9 Burnley 38 15 8 15 42 53 0.792 38
10 Stockport County 38 13 9 16 44 56 0.786 35
11 Bradford City 38 13 8 17 46 60 0.767 34
12 Barnsley 38 12 9 17 60 62 0.968 33
13 Lincoln City 38 12 6 20 69 72 0.958 30
14 Blackpool 38 10 9 19 37 62 0.597 29
15 Gainsborough Trinity 38 12 4 22 44 57 0.772 28
16 Glossop 38 10 8 20 49 71 0.690 28
17 Burslem Port Vale 38 12 4 22 49 82 0.598 28
18 Chesterfield 38 10 8 20 40 72 0.556 28
19 Burton United 38 10 6 22 34 67 0.507 26
20 Clapton Orient 38 7 7 24 35 78 0.449 21

  

 


 

 Division Two 1906 - 1907

 

 

 

01-09-1906 


Burnley

0-1

West Brom

08-09-1906 


West Brom

5-0

Leeds City

10-09-1906 


Port Vale

2-1

West Brom

15-09-1906 


Barnsley

0-1

West Brom

22-09-1906 


West Brom

1-2

Chelsea

29-09-1906 


Wolves

0-3

West Brom

06-10-1906 


West Brom

5-0

Leyton Orient

13-10-1906 


Gainsborough

2-4

West Brom

20-10-1906 


West Brom

1-1

Stockport

27-10-1906 


Hull

0-1

West Brom

03-11-1906 


West Brom

5-1

Glossop

10-11-1906 


Blackpool

2-1

West Brom

17-11-1906 


West Brom

3-0

Bradford

24-11-1906 


West Brom

5-2

Chesterfield

01-12-1906 


Leicester

3-0

West Brom

08-12-1906 


West Brom

3-1

Nottm Forest

15-12-1906 


Lincoln

2-1

West Brom

22-12-1906 


West Brom

5-1

Burton United

25-12-1906 


West Brom

6-1

Grimsby

26-12-1906 


West Brom

3-0

Port Vale

29-12-1906 


West Brom

3-2

Burnley

05-01-1907 


Leeds City

3-2

West Brom

12-01-1907 

FA Cup 1st Rd

West Brom

1-1

Stoke

17-01-1907 

FA Cup 1st Rd Replay

Stoke

2-2

West Brom

21-01-1907 

FA Cup 1st Rd 2nd  R

West Brom

2-1

Stoke

26-01-1907 


Chelsea

2-0

West Brom

02-02-1907 

FA Cup 2nd  

West Brom

1-0

Norwich

09-02-1907 


Leyton Orient

1-1

West Brom

16-02-1907 


West Brom

5-0

Gainsborough

23-02-1907 

FA Cup 3Rd RD

West Brom

2-0

Derby

02-03-1907 


West Brom

3-0

Hull

09-03-1907 

FA Cup 4th Rd

West Brom

3-1

Notts Co

16-03-1907 


West Brom

3-0

Blackpool

23-03-1907 

FA Cup Semi Final

Everton

2-1

West Brom

29-03-1907 


Grimsby

2-1

West Brom

30-03-1907 


Chesterfield

2-2

West Brom

01-04-1907 


West Brom

1-1

Wolves

06-04-1907 


West Brom

0-1

Leicester

08-04-1907 


Stockport

0-1

West Brom

13-04-1907 


Nottm Forest

3-1

West Brom

16-04-1907 


Glossop

0-0

West Brom

20-04-1907 


West Brom

2-1

Lincoln

23-04-1907 


Bradford

4-0

West Brom

25-04-1907 


West Brom

3-1

Barnsley

27-04-1907 


Burton United

2-0

West Brom


DIVISION TWO 1906 -07 P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Nottingham Forest 38 28 4 6 74 36 2.056 60
2 Chelsea 38 26 5 7 80 34 2.353 57
3 Leicester Fosse 38 20 8 10 62 39 1.590 48
4 West Bromwich Albion 38 21 5 12 83 45 1.844 47
5 Bradford City 38 21 5 12 70 53 1.321 47
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 38 17 7 14 66 53 1.245 41
7 Burnley 38 17 6 15 62 47 1.319 40
8 Barnsley 38 15 8 15 73 55 1.327 38
9 Hull City 38 15 7 16 65 57 1.140 37
10 Leeds City 38 13 10 15 55 63 0.873 36
11 Grimsby Town 38 16 3 19 57 62 0.919 35
12 Stockport County 38 12 11 15 42 52 0.808 35
13 Blackpool 38 11 11 16 33 51 0.647 33
14 Gainsborough Trinity 38 14 5 19 45 72 0.625 33
15 Glossop 38 13 6 19 53 79 0.671 32
16 Burslem Port Vale 38 12 7 19 60 83 0.723 31
17 Clapton Orient 38 11 8 19 45 67 0.672 30
18 Chesterfield 38 11 7 20 50 66 0.758 29
19 Lincoln City 38 12 4 22 46 73 0.630 28
20 Burton United 38 8 7 23 34 68 0.500 23

  Early reserve programme while the first team were playing in the FA Cup semi final the reserves were playing Wolves at the hawthorns 23/03/1907

 


 

 

Division Two 1907 -1908

 

02-09-1907 


Wolves

1-2

West Brom

07-09-1907 


West Brom

5-0

Burnley

14-09-1907 


Oldham

2-1

West Brom

21-09-1907 


West Brom

3-0

Leyton Orient

28-09-1907 


Leeds City

1-0

West Brom

05-10-1907 


West Brom

1-0

Wolves

12-10-1907 


Gainsborough

1-2

West Brom

19-10-1907 


West Brom

2-0

Stockport

26-10-1907 


Glossop

2-1

West Brom

02-11-1907 


West Brom

1-1

Leicester

04-11-1907 


West Brom

1-2

Oldham

09-11-1907 


Blackpool

0-1

West Brom

16-11-1907 


West Brom

1-0

Stoke

23-11-1907 


Grimsby

2-2

West Brom

30-11-1907 


Bradford

0-0

West Brom

07-12-1907 


West Brom

1-0

Hull

14-12-1907 


Derby

2-0

West Brom

21-12-1907 


West Brom

5-2

Lincoln

25-12-1907 


West Brom

4-0

Chesterfield

26-12-1907 


Barnsley

1-3

West Brom

28-12-1907 


Fulham

1-1

West Brom

04-01-1908 


Burnley

1-1

West Brom

11-01-1908 

English FA Cup

West Brom

1-1

Birmingham

15-01-1908 

English FA Cup

Birmingham

1-2

West Brom

18-01-1908 


Leyton Orient

2-2

West Brom

25-01-1908 


West Brom

1-0

Leeds City

01-02-1908 

English FA Cup

Southampton

1-0

West Brom

08-02-1908 


West Brom

0-1

Gainsborough

15-02-1908 


Stockport

1-2

West Brom

22-02-1908 


West Brom

1-1

Glossop

29-02-1908 


Leicester

3-0

West Brom

04-03-1908 


Stoke

1-1

West Brom

07-03-1908 


West Brom

3-0

Blackpool

21-03-1908 


West Brom

1-2

Grimsby

28-03-1908 


West Brom

3-2

Bradford

04-04-1908 


Hull

4-2

West Brom

11-04-1908 


West Brom

1-0

Derby

17-04-1908 


Chesterfield

1-0

West Brom

18-04-1908 


Lincoln

0-2

West Brom

20-04-1908 


West Brom

1-1

Barnsley

25-04-1908 


West Brom

3-1

Fulham

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIVISION TWO 1907 - 08 P W D L GF GA
1 Bradford City 38 24 6 8 90 42 2.143 54
2 Leicester Fosse 38 21 10 7 72 47 1.532 52
3 Oldham Athletic 38 22 6 10 76 42 1.810 50
4 Fulham 38 22 5 11 82 49 1.673 49
5 West Bromwich Albion 38 19 9 10 61 39 1.564 47
6 Derby County 38 21 4 13 77 45 1.711 46
7 Burnley 38 20 6 12 67 50 1.340 46
8 Hull City 38 21 4 13 73 62 1.177 46
9 Wolverhampton Wanderers 38 15 7 16 50 45 1.111 37
10 Stoke 38 16 5 17 57 52 1.096 37
11 Gainsborough Trinity 38 14 7 17 47 71 0.662 35
12 Leeds City 38 12 8 18 53 65 0.815 32
13 Stockport County 38 12 8 18 48 67 0.716 32
14 Clapton Orient 38 11 10 17 40 65 0.615 32
15 Blackpool 38 11 9 18 51 58 0.879 31
16 Barnsley 38 12 6 20 54 68 0.794 30
17 Glossop 38 11 8 19 54 74 0.730 30
18 Grimsby Town 38 11 8 19 43 71 0.606 30
19 Chesterfield 38 6 11 21 46 92 0.500 23
20 Lincoln City 38 9 3 26 46 83 0.554 21

 

 


 

 Division Two 1908 - 1909

 

 

 

 

 

 

05-09-1908 


Grimsby

1-1

West Brom

07-09-1908 


West Brom

0-2

Wolves

12-09-1908 


West Brom

1-1

Fulham

15-09-1908 


Bolton

1-1

West Brom

19-09-1908 


Burnley

0-2

West Brom

26-09-1908 


West Brom

1-0

Bradford PA

03-10-1908 


Wolves

0-1

West Brom

10-10-1908 


West Brom

1-0

Oldham

17-10-1908 


Leyton Orient

1-0

West Brom

24-10-1908 


West Brom

2-1

Leeds City

31-10-1908 


Barnsley

0-2

West Brom

02-11-1908 


West Brom

2-2

Chesterfield

07-11-1908 


West Brom

3-0

Tottenham

14-11-1908 


Hull

2-2

West Brom

21-11-1908 


West Brom

2-0

Derby

28-11-1908 


Blackpool

0-2

West Brom

12-12-1908 


Glossop

1-3

West Brom

19-12-1908 


West Brom

2-0

Stockport

25-12-1908 


West Brom

2-0

Gainsborough

26-12-1908 


West Brom

1-1

Birmingham

28-12-1908 


Birmingham

0-0

West Brom

02-01-1909 


West Brom

7-0

Grimsby

09-01-1909 


Fulham

2-0

West Brom

16-01-1909 

FA Cup 1st Rd

West Brom

3-1

Bolton

23-01-1909 


West Brom

0-0

Burnley

30-01-1909 


Bradford PA

0-0

West Brom

06-02-1909 

FA Cup 2nd Rd

West Brom

1-2

Bradford

13-02-1909 


Oldham

2-0

West Brom

20-02-1909 


West Brom

1-0

Leyton Orient

27-02-1909 


Leeds City

1-1

West Brom

13-03-1909 


Tottenham

1-3

West Brom

20-03-1909 


West Brom

1-0

Hull

24-03-1909 


West Brom

1-1

Barnsley

03-04-1909 


West Brom

5-1

Blackpool

09-04-1909 


Gainsborough

2-0

West Brom

10-04-1909 


Chesterfield

2-2

West Brom

12-04-1909 


West Brom

2-0

Bolton

17-04-1909 


West Brom

1-0

Glossop

24-04-1909 


Stockport

0-0

West Brom

26-04-1909 


Derby

2-1

West Brom

 


DIVISION TWO 1908 - 09 P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Bolton Wanderers 38 24 4 10 59 28 2.107 52
2 Tottenham Hotspur 38 20 11 7 67 32 2.094 51
3 West Bromwich Albion 38 19 13 6 56 27 2.074 51
4 Hull City 38 19 6 13 63 39 1.615 44
5 Derby County 38 16 11 11 55 41 1.341 43
6 Oldham Athletic 38 17 6 15 55 43 1.279 40
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 38 14 11 13 56 48 1.167 39
8 Glossop 38 15 8 15 57 53 1.075 38
9 Gainsborough Trinity 38 15 8 15 49 70 0.700 38
10 Fulham 38 13 11 14 58 48 1.208 37
11 Birmingham 38 14 9 15 58 61 0.951 37
12 Leeds City 38 14 7 17 43 53 0.811 35
13 Grimsby Town 38 14 7 17 41 54 0.759 35
14 Burnley 38 13 7 18 51 58 0.879 33
15 Clapton Orient 38 12 9 17 37 49 0.755 33
16 Bradford Park Avenue 38 13 6 19 51 59 0.864 32
17 Barnsley 38 11 10 17 48 57 0.842 32
18 Stockport County 38 14 3 21 39 71 0.549 31
19 Chesterfield 38 11 8 19 37 67 0.552 30
20 Blackpool 38 9 11 18 46 68 0.676 29

 

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Division Two 1909 - 1910

 

 

 

   

01-09-1909 


Stockport

0-2

West Brom

04-09-1909 


West Brom

1-0

Bradford PA

06-09-1909 


West Brom

0-1

Stockport

11-09-1909 


Oldham

1-2

West Brom

18-09-1909 


West Brom

4-3

Barnsley

25-09-1909 


Fulham

0-2

West Brom

29-09-1909 


Lincoln

0-3

West Brom

02-10-1909 


West Brom

1-2

Burnley

09-10-1909 


Leeds City

0-1

West Brom

16-10-1909 


Wolves

3-1

West Brom

23-10-1909 


Gainsborough

3-1

West Brom

30-10-1909 


West Brom

4-3

Grimsby

06-11-1909 


Man City

3-2

West Brom

13-11-1909 


West Brom

1-2

Leicester

27-11-1909 


West Brom

3-0

Leyton Orient

04-12-1909 


Blackpool

2-1

West Brom

11-12-1909 


West Brom

0-2

Hull

18-12-1909 


Derby

2-1

West Brom

25-12-1909 


West Brom

0-1

Wolves

27-12-1909 


West Brom

3-1

Birmingham

01-01-1910 


Birmingham

0-1

West Brom

08-01-1910 


Bradford PA

1-0

West Brom

15-01-1910 

FA Cup 1st Rd

West Brom

2-0

Leyton Orient

22-01-1910 


West Brom

1-1

Oldham

05-02-1910 

English FA Cup

Bristol C

1-1

West Brom

09-02-1910 

 FA Cup 2nd Rd Replay

West Brom

4-2

Bristol C

12-02-1910 


Burnley

2-3

West Brom

19-02-1910 

FA Cup 3rd Rd

Barnsley

1-0

West Brom

05-03-1910 


West Brom

5-0

Gainsborough

07-03-1910 


West Brom

3-1

Leeds City

12-03-1910 


Grimsby

3-0

West Brom

19-03-1910 


West Brom

0-0

Man City

26-03-1910 


Leicester

2-1

West Brom

28-03-1910 


West Brom

0-0

Glossop

29-03-1910 


West Brom

3-2

Fulham

02-04-1910 


West Brom

1-1

Lincoln

09-04-1910 


Leyton Orient

1-3

West Brom

14-04-1910 


Barnsley

2-1

West Brom

16-04-1910 


West Brom

0-3

Blackpool

23-04-1910 


Hull

5-1

West Brom

26-04-1910 


Glossop

3-2

West Brom

30-04-1910 


West Brom

0-0

Derby


DIVISION TWO 1909 - 10 P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Manchester City 38 23 8 7 81 40 2.025 54
2 Oldham Athletic 38 23 7 8 79 39 2.026 53
3 Hull City 38 23 7 8 80 46 1.739 53
4 Derby County 38 22 9 7 72 47 1.532 53
5 Leicester Fosse 38 20 4 14 79 58 1.362 44
6 Glossop 38 18 7 13 64 57 1.123 43
7 Fulham 38 14 13 11 51 43 1.186 41
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 38 17 6 15 64 63 1.016 40
9 Barnsley 38 16 7 15 62 59 1.051 39
10 Bradford Park Avenue 38 17 4 17 64 59 1.085 38
11 West Bromwich Albion 38 16 5 17 58 56 1.036 37
12 Blackpool 38 14 8 16 50 52 0.962 36
13 Stockport County 38 13 8 17 50 47 1.064 34
14 Burnley 38 14 6 18 62 61 1.016 34
15 Lincoln City 38 10 11 17 42 69 0.609 31
16 Clapton Orient 38 12 6 20 37 60 0.617 30
17 Leeds City 38 10 7 21 46 80 0.575 27
18 Gainsborough Trinity 38 10 6 22 33 75 0.440 26
19 Grimsby Town 38 9 6 23 50 77 0.649 24
20 Birmingham 38 8 7 23 42 78 0.538 23

 

 

 

1900s Training Session

 






































































    THE PLAYERS 1900 - 1910

1900 - 10  
Goal Keeper J Reader
Career Total Apperances 370
League Debut 26/10/1889
  Aston Villa
  away lost 0-1
  8000
   
Goal Keeper J Lowe
Career Total Apperances 4
League Debut 01/12/1901
  Derby
  away lost 0-4
  10,045
   
Goal Keeper I Webb
Career Total Apperances 101
League Debut 02/09/1901
  Glossop
  home win 1-0
  5,064
   
Goal Keeper O Taylor
Career Total Apperances 5
League Debut 09/09/1902
  Chesterfield
  home win 4-0
  10,845
   
Goal Keeper F Cook
Career Total Apperances 29
League Debut 14/11/1903
  Small Heath
  away win 1-0
  12,563
   
Goal Keeper J Stringer
Career Total Apperances 172
League Debut 15/04/1905
  Barnsley
  away draw 1-1
  5,661


Goal Keeper T Picken
Career Total Apperances 2
League Debut 21/04/1906
  Chesterfield
  away win 3-0
  5,558
   
Goal Keeper H Jones
Career Total Apperances 2
League Debut 26/12/1906
  Burslem Port Vale
  home win 3-0
  17,000
   
Goal Keeper H Pearson
Career Total Apperances 377
League Debut 18/01/1908
  Clapton Oreint
  away draw 2-2
  15,252

 

 

 

 

 

 J Reader

 

J Stringer

 

 

                                                                                    

 I Webb

 

 

 O Taylor

 

1900 - 10
 
Number 2 A Adams
Career Total Apperances 214
League Debut 09/03/1899
made debut as a Centre Forward Notts County
  away draw 0-0
  2,488
Goals 3


Number 2 J Kifford
Career Total Apperances 99
League Debut 02/09/1901
  Glossop
  home lost 0-1
  5,064
Goals 8


Number 2 J Chadburn
Career Total Apperances 48
League Debut 23/11/1901
  Doncaster
  away lost 0-2
  8,370
Goals 4


Number 2 W Jack
Career Total Apperances 26
League Debut 03/09/1904
Also played Centre Forward Burnley
  away win 4-1
  5,389
Goals 13


Number 2 J Pennington
Career Total Apperances 496
League Debut 26/09/1903
  Liverpool
  away win 3-1
  15,578
Goals 0


Number 2 G Young
Career Total Apperances 16
League Debut 02/09/1905
  Burnley
  away lost 1-2
  7,223
Goals 0


Number 2 R Betteley
Career Total Apperances 89
League Debut 01/09/1906
  Burnley
  away win 1-0
  7,500
Goals 0


Number 2 J Williams
Career Total Apperances 35
League Debut 25/03/1905
made debut as a winger Bradford City
  home lost 2-0
  2,366
Goals 1


Number 2 H Burton
Career Total Apperances 36
League Debut 03/04/1909
  Blackpool
  home won 5-1
  17,426
Goals 0


Number 2 A Crump
Career Total Apperances 1
League Debut 02/04/1910
  Lincoln City 
  home draw 1-1
  12,150
Goals 0

 

 

 

1900 - 10  
Number 3 W Williams
Career Total Apperances 208
League Debut 01/09/1894
  Sheffield United
  away lost 1-2
  12,000
Goals 12




1900 - 10  
Number 3 A Dunn
Career Total Apperances 81
League Debut 24/09/1898
  Blackburn Rovers
  away lost 1-4
  4,600
Goals 3




1900 - 10  
Number 3 T Perry
Career Total Apperances 291
League Debut 27/10/1900
played at number 3,4,5 Blackburn Rovers
  away draw 1-1
  9,000
Goals 15




1900 - 10  
Number 3 J Kifford
Career Total Apperances 99
League Debut 02/09/1901
  Glossop
  home lost 0-1
  5,064
Goals 8




1900 - 10  
Number 3 A Adams
Career Total Apperances 214
League Debut 09/03/1899
made debut as a Centre Forward Notts County
played at number 2 and 3 away draw 0-0
  2,488
Goals 3




1900 - 10  
Number 3 J Chadburn
Career Total Apperances 48
League Debut 23/11/1901
played at number 2 and 3 Doncaster
  away lost 0-2
  8,370
Goals 4




1900 - 10  
Number 3 J Pennington
Career Total Apperances 496
League Debut 26/09/1903
played at number 2 and 3 Liverpool
  away win 3-1
  15,578
Goals 0




1900 - 10  
Number 3 L Davies
Career Total Apperances 3
League Debut 07/11/1904
  Blackpool
  home win 4-2
  4,951
Goals 0




1900 - 10  
Number 3 J Brittain
Career Total Apperances 10
League Debut 25/11/1905
  Leicester Fosse
  away draw 0-0
  6,500
Goals 0




1900 - 10  
Number 3 R Betteley
Career Total Apperances 89
League Debut 01/09/1906
played at number 2 and 3 Burnley
  away win 1-0
  7,500
Goals 0




1900 - 10  
Number 3 A Evans
Career Total Apperances 40
League Debut 04/11/1907
  Oldham
  home lost 1-2
  10,500
Goals 0




1900 - 10  
Number 3 G Harris
Career Total Apperances 20
League Debut 20/01/1908
  Grimsby
  home win 7-0
  5,177
Goals 1




1900 - 10  
Number 3 H Burton
Career Total Apperances 36
League Debut 03/04/1909
played at number 2 and 3 Blackpool
  home won 5-1
  17,426
Goals 0

 

 

 

1900 - 10  
Number 4 A Dunn
Career Total Apperances 81
League Debut 24/09/1898
played at number 3 & 4 Blackburn Rovers
  away lost 1-4
  4,600
Goals 3




1900 - 10  
Number 4 P Gollings
Career Total Apperances 5
League Debut 29/09/1900
  Sheffield United
  away draw 1-1
  10,000
Goals 0




1900 - 10  
Number 4 T Perry
Career Total Apperances 291
League Debut 27/10/1900
played at number 3,4,5 Blackburn Rovers
  away draw 1-1
  9,000
Goals 15




1900 - 10  
Number 4 J Stevenson
Career Total Apperances 129
League Debut 03/11/1900
also played at number 9 Stoke City
  away draw 2-2
  11,052
Goals 9




1900 - 10  
Number 4 G Williams
Career Total Apperances 18
League Debut 05/11/1900
also played at number 5 Notts County
  home win 1-0
  10,492
Goals 0




1900 - 10  
Number 4 D Nurse
Career Total Apperances 88
League Debut 02/09/1901
  Glossop
  home lost 0-1
  5,064
Goals 0




1900 - 10  
Number 4 A Randle
Career Total Apperances 143
League Debut 26/10/1901
also played at number 6 Blackpool
  away draw 2-2
  3,626
Goals 2




1900 - 10  
Number 4 T Hayward
Career Total Apperances 15
League Debut 25/03/1905
  Bradford City
  home lost 0-2
  2,366
Goals 0




1900 - 10  
Number 4 S Peters
Career Total Apperances 6
League Debut 14/10/1905
  Manchester United
  home won 1-0
  7,024
Goals 1




1900 - 10  
Number 4 S Timmins
Career Total Apperances 116
League Debut 10/11/1906
  Blackpool
  away lost 1-2
  5,772
Goals 3




1900 - 10  
Number 4 W Young
Career Total Apperances 22
League Debut 09/11/1906
  Blackpool
  away won 1-0
  9,145
Goals 2




1900 - 10  
Number 4 G Baddeley
Career Total Apperances 05/06/1900
League Debut 05/09/1908
  Grimsby Town
  away draw 1-1
  6,000
Goals 1




1900 - 10  
Number 4 W Garraty
Career Total Apperances 59
League Debut 31/10/1908
also played at number 5 & 9 Barnsley
  away won 2-0
  7,000
Goals 22

 

 

 

First Team Strip 1900-1910

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