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During the 1910–11 English football season, Brentford competed in the Southern League Division One. Despite contending for promotion during the first half of the season, injuries dropped the Bees to a mid-table finish.

Brentford
1910–11 season
ChairmanH. Jason-Saunders
Secretary ManagerFred Halliday
StadiumGriffin Park
Southern League Division One12th
FA CupFirst round
Top goalscorerLeague: Reid (21)
All: Reid (21)
Highest home attendance14,000
Lowest home attendance3,000

Contents

Season summaryEdit

 
Centre forward Geordie Reid scored over half of Brentford's goals during the season.

A £315 loss on the 1909–10 season meant that there was little transfer activity for Brentford manager Fred Halliday to conduct over the course of the 1909 off-season, with half back George Kennedy, full back John Christie and returning outside right Joe Ryalls being the only signings of note.[1] The Bees had a good first half of the Southern League Division One season, losing just five of the opening 20 matches, with Geordie Reid (Southern League XI) and Steve Buxton and John Christie (both London XI) winning representative honours.[1] Despite the promising form, the majority of the team's goals were scored by Reid, who bagged 14 goals in a 17-match spell.[2]

Brentford's promotion challenge was effectively ended by a 3–0 defeat to Swindon Town (champions at the end of the season) on 7 January 1911 and the team slipped from 5th position into mid-table.[1] Injuries to George Kennedy, Joe Ryalls, Geordie Reid and George Anderson at differing times disrupted the attack and Brentford finished the season having scored 41 league goals, with Geordie Reid having scored over half the team's total (21),[1] equalling Adam Bowman's club record for most Southern League goals in a season.[3] Some pride was salvaged with victory over West London rivals Queens Park Rangers in the inaugural Ealing Hospital Cup in April.[1]

League tableEdit

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Swindon Town 38 24 5 9 80 31 2.58 53
2 Northampton Town 38 18 12 8 54 27 2 48
3 Brighton & Hove Albion 38 20 8 10 58 36 1.61 48
4 Crystal Palace 38 17 13 8 55 48 1.15 47
5 West Ham United 38 17 11 10 63 46 1.37 45
6 Queens Park Rangers 38 13 14 11 52 41 1.27 40
7 Leyton 38 16 8 14 57 52 1.1 40
8 Plymouth Argyle 38 15 9 14 54 55 0.98 39
9 Luton Town 38 15 8 15 67 63 1.06 38
10 Norwich City 38 15 8 15 46 48 0.96 38
11 Coventry City 38 16 6 16 65 68 0.96 38
12 Brentford 38 14 9 15 41 42 0.98 37
13 Exeter City 38 14 9 15 51 53 0.96 37
14 Watford 38 13 9 16 49 65 0.75 35
15 Millwall 38 11 9 18 42 54 0.78 31
16 Bristol Rovers 38 10 10 18 42 55 0.76 30
17 Southampton 38 11 8 19 42 67 0.62 30
18 New Brompton 38 11 8 19 34 65 0.52 30
19 Southend United 38 10 9 19 47 64 0.73 29 Relegated to Division Two
20 Portsmouth 38 8 11 19 34 53 0.64 27

1 The system of using goal average to separate two teams tied on points was used until the 1976–77 season.

2 The points system: 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for losing.

ResultsEdit

Brentford's goal tally listed first.

LegendEdit

Win Draw Loss

Southern League Division OneEdit

No. Date Opponent Venue Result Scorer(s)
1 3 September 1910 Exeter City A 0–0
2 10 September 1910 Swindon Town H 1–1 Ling (pen)
3 17 September 1910 Bristol Rovers A 1–0 Ling (pen)
4 24 September 1910 Crystal Palace H 2–1 Kennedy, Reid
5 28 September 1910 New Brompton A 1–2 Ryalls
6 1 October 1910 Norwich City H 2–0 Hollinrake, Ryalls
7 8 October 1910 Leyton A 1–4 Reid
8 15 October 1910 Watford H 2–0 Sibbald, Anderson
9 22 October 1910 Plymouth Argyle A 0–2
10 29 October 1910 Southampton H 3–2 Reid (2), Kennedy
11 5 November 1910 Southend United A 2–0 Sibbald, Bartlett
12 12 November 1910 Coventry City H 1–0 Reid
13 26 November 1910 Millwall H 3–1 Reid (3)
14 3 December 1910 Queens Park Rangers A 0–2
15 10 December 1910 West Ham United H 3–0 Hollinrake (2), Reid
16 17 December 1910 Luton Town A 1–1 Reid
17 24 December 1910 Portsmouth H 2–0 Hamilton, Reid
18 26 December 1910 Northampton Town A 0–2
19 27 December 1910 Northampton Town H 0–0
20 31 December 1910 Exeter City H 3–1 Reid (3)
21 7 January 1911 Swindon Town A 0–3
22 21 January 1911 Bristol Rovers H 3–0 Sibbald, Hollinrake, Reid
23 28 January 1911 Crystal Palace A 1–1 Sibbald
24 11 February 1911 Leyton H 0–0
25 18 February 1911 Watford A 0–1
26 25 February 1911 Plymouth Argyle H 1–2 Reid
27 4 March 1911 Southampton A 0–2
28 11 March 1911 Southend United H 3–1 Reid (3)
29 18 March 1911 Coventry City A 0–2
30 25 March 1911 New Brompton H 0–2
31 1 April 1911 Millwall A 1–1 Sibbald
32 8 April 1911 Queens Park Rangers H 1–1 Anderson
33 14 April 1911 Brighton & Hove Albion A 0–1
34 15 April 1911 West Ham United A 0–2
35 17 April 1911 Brighton & Hove Albion H 1–1 Reid
36 18 April 1911 Norwich City A 0–1
37 22 April 1911 Luton Town H 1–0 Bartlett
38 29 April 1911 Portsmouth A 1–2 Reid

FA CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Venue Result
R1 14 January 1911 Preston North End H 0–1
  • Source: 100 Years Of Brentford[2]

Playing squadEdit

Players' ages are as of the opening day of the 1910–11 season.
Pos. Name Nat. Date of birth (age) Signed from Signed in Notes
Goalkeepers
GK Archie Ling   (1881-03-14)14 March 1881 (aged 29) Swindon Town 1909
Defenders
DF Steve Buxton   (1888-02-03)3 February 1888 (aged 22) South Bank 1908
DF John Christie   (1881-02-08)8 February 1881 (aged 29) Croydon Common 1910
DF Dusty Rhodes (c)   (1882-08-16)16 August 1882 (aged 28) Sunderland 1908
Midfielders
HB Bert Badger   (1882-10-04)4 October 1882 (aged 27) Nottingham Forest 1910
HB Alec Barclay   (1885-11-01)1 November 1885 (aged 24) Ilford 1910 Amateur
HB Jock Hamilton   (1879-02-28)28 February 1879 (aged 31) Leeds City 1909
HB George Kennedy   (1882-03-12)12 March 1882 (aged 28) Chelsea 1910
HB Jack Land   (1883-03-31)31 March 1883 (aged 27) Hounslow 1910
HB Phil Richards   (1884-02-19)19 February 1884 (aged 26) Bradford Park Avenue 1908
Forwards
FW George Anderson   (1879-11-29)29 November 1879 (aged 30) Birmingham 1909
FW Albert Bartlett   (1884-04-10)10 April 1884 (aged 26) Bradford City 1909
FW George Frost   (1887-12-24)24 December 1887 (aged 22) Wallsend Elm Villa 1910
FW Bert Hollinrake   (1890-09-26)26 September 1890 (aged 19) South Ealing Rovers 1909 Amateur
FW James MacDonald   (1887-10-01)1 October 1887 (aged 22) Hanwell 1909
FW Geordie Reid   (1882-01-30)30 January 1882 (aged 28) Bradford Park Avenue 1908
FW Joe Ryalls   (1881-01-03)3 January 1881 (aged 29) Nottingham Forest 1910
FW Jack Sibbald   (1890-09-12)12 September 1890 (aged 19) Wallsend Elm Villa 1910
  • Source: 100 Years Of Brentford,[2] Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939[4]

Coaching staffEdit

Name Role
  Fred Halliday Secretary Manager
  Tom Cowper Trainer

StatisticsEdit

Appearances and goalsEdit

Pos Nat Name League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK   Archie Ling 38 2 1 0 39 2
DF   Steve Buxton 38 0 1 0 39 0
DF   John Christie 5 0 0 0 5 0
DF   Dusty Rhodes 33 0 1 0 34 0
HB   Bert Badger 13 0 0 0 13 0
HB   Alec Barclay 6 0 0 0 6 0
HB   Jock Hamilton 37 1 1 0 38 1
HB   George Kennedy 22 2 1 0 23 2
HB   Jack Land 4 0 0 0 4 0
HB   Phil Richards 34 0 1 0 35 0
FW   George Anderson 29 2 1 0 30 2
FW   Albert Bartlett 30 2 1 0 31 2
FW   George Frost 7 0 0 0 7 0
FW   Bert Hollinrake 19 4 1 0 20 4
FW   James MacDonald 4 0 4 0
FW   Geordie Reid 35 21 1 0 36 21
FW   Joe Ryalls 35 2 1 0 36 2
FW   Jack Sibbald 29 5 0 0 29 5
  • Players listed in italics left the club mid-season.
  • Source: 100 Years Of Brentford[2]

GoalscorersEdit

Pos. Nat Player SL1 FAC Total
FW   Geordie Reid 21 0 21
FW   Jack Sibbald 5 0 5
FW   Bert Hollinrake 4 0 4
FW   George Anderson 2 0 2
FW   Albert Bartlett 2 0 2
HB   George Kennedy 2 0 2
GK   Archie Ling 2 0 2
FW   Joe Ryalls 2 0 2
Total 41 0 41
  • Players listed in italics left the club mid-season.
  • Source: 100 Years Of Brentford[2]

ManagementEdit

Name Nat From To Record All Comps Record League
P W D L W % P W D L W %
Fred Halliday   3 September 1910 29 April 1911 39 14 9 16 035.90 38 14 9 15 036.84

SummaryEdit

Games played 39 (38 Southern League Division One, 1 FA Cup)
Games won 14 (14 Southern League Division One, 0 FA Cup)
Games drawn 9 (9 Southern League Division One, 0 FA Cup)
Games lost 16 (15 Southern League Division One, 1 FA Cup)
Goals scored 41 (41 Southern League Division One, 0 FA Cup)
Goals conceded 43 (42 Southern League Division One, 1 FA Cup)
Clean sheets 12 (12 Southern League Division One, 0 FA Cup)
Biggest league win 3–0 on two occasions
Worst league defeat 3–0 versus Swindon Town, 7 January 1911; 4–1 versus Leyton, 8 October 1910
Most appearances 39, Steve Buxton, Archie Ling (38 Southern League Division One, 1 FA Cup)
Top scorer (league) 21, Geordie Reid
Top scorer (all competitions) 21, Geordie Reid

Transfers & loansEdit

Players transferred in
Date Pos. Name Previous Club Fee Ref.
June 1910 FW   Joe Ryalls   Nottingham Forest n/a [1]
July 1910 HB   George Kennedy   Chelsea n/a [1]
September 1910 DF   John Christie   Croydon Common n/a [5]
December 1910 HB   Bert Badger   Nottingham Forest n/a [6]
1910 HB   Alec Barclay   Ilford Amateur [2]
1910 FW   George Frost   Wallsend Elm Villa n/a [2]
1910 HB   Jack Land   Hounslow n/a [2]
Players released
Date Pos. Name Subsequent club Join date Ref.
April 1911 FW   Albert Bartlett   Reading n/a [2]
April 1911 HB   Charlie Blackall n/a n/a [2]
April 1911 FW   George Frost n/a n/a [2]
April 1911 FW   Bert Hollinrake n/a n/a [2]
April 1911 FW   James MacDonald   Croydon Common July 1911 [7]
April 1911 FW   Joe Ryalls   Chesterfield Town n/a [2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g White 1989, p. 96-97.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m White, Eric, ed. (1989). 100 Years Of Brentford. Brentford FC. p. 361. ISBN 0951526200.
  3. ^ Haynes, Graham (1998). A-Z Of Bees: Brentford Encyclopedia. Yore Publications. p. 119. ISBN 1 874427 57 7.
  4. ^ Joyce, Michael (2012). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: Tony Brown. ISBN 190589161X.
  5. ^ "Croydon Common FC – Biographies – John Christie" (PDF). Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Watford Football Club archive 1881–2017 » Players – Atkinson to Bates" (PDF). p. 10. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Croydon Common FC – Biographies – J. McDonald" (PDF). Retrieved 8 May 2018.