NUFC 1953/54 - Season Summary


NUFC 1953/54 Squad
Division 115th ManagerS Seymour
FA CupR5 TrainerN Smith
Attendance 45,392 CaptainJ Scoular
ChairmanR Rutherford > S Seymour Top Scorer Milburn (18)

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United were now firmly in a period of transition and it was another difficult season in which they battled against relegation largely as a result of failures upfront. Thankfully an excellent finishing run of five wins in seven games saved their skins.

Scottish International Jimmy Scoular arrived from Portsmouth to replace Harvey and Welsh International Ivor Broadis and Alan Monkhouse were other big money signings.

It was at home where they were having real problems and during Autumn they lost six games in a row at SJP including a 3-7 thrashing by WBA (who would finish runners up). Ten home games were lost in total.

The FA Cup was not much better as United needed replays to dispose of non-league Wigan and Burnley before going out against West Brom.

It was another unsettling season amongst the squad and six players requested transfers at one time or another; Stokoe, Hannah, Foulkes, Batty, Davies and Walker. In the end only Walker moved on.


League

22/8/53 H Sunderland W 2 - 1
26/8/53 A Liverpool D 2 - 2
29/8/53 A Manchester Utd D 1 - 1
02/9/53 H Liverpool W 4 - 0
05/9/53 H Bolton L 2 - 3
09/9/53 A WBA D 2 - 2
12/9/53 A Preston D 2 - 2
16/9/53 H WBA L 3 - 7
19/9/53 H Tottenham L 1 - 3
23/9/53 A Sheff Wed L 0 - 3
26/9/53 A Burnley W 2 - 1
03/10/53 H Charlton L 0 - 2
10/10/53 H Wolves L 1 - 2
17/10/53 A Aston Villa W 2 - 1
24/10/53 H Huddersfield L 0 - 2
31/10/53 A Sheffield Utd L 1 - 3
07/11/53 H Cardiff W 4 - 0
14/11/53 A Man City D 0 - 0
21/11/53 H Portsmouth D 1 - 1
28/11/53 A Arsenal L 1 - 2
05/12/53 H Chelsea D 1 - 1
12/12/53 A Blackpool W 3 - 1
19/12/53 A Sunderland D 1 - 1
25/12/53 A Middlesbrough W 3 - 2
26/12/53 H Middlesbrough L 2 - 3
01/1/54 H Blackpool W 2 - 1
02/1/54 H Manchester Utd L 1 - 2
16/1/54 A Bolton D 2 - 2
23/1/54 H Preston L 0 - 4
06/2/54 A Tottenham L 0 - 3
13/2/54 H Burnley W 3 - 1
25/2/54 A Charlton D 0 - 0
27/2/54 A Wolves L 2 - 3
06/3/54 H Aston Villa L 0 - 1
13/3/54 A Huddersfield L 2 - 3
20/3/54 H Sheffield Utd W 4 - 1
27/3/54 A Cardiff L 1 - 2
03/4/54 H Man City W 4 - 3
10/4/54 A Portsmouth L 0 - 2
16/4/54 H Sheff Wed W 3 - 0
17/4/54 H Arsenal W 5 - 2
24/4/54 A Chelsea W 2 - 1
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FA Cup

R3 09/1/54 H Wigan D 2 - 2
R3r 13/1/54 A Wigan W 3 - 2
R4 30/1/54 A Burnley D 1 - 1
R4r 03/2/54 H Burnley W 1 - 0
R5 20/2/54 A WBA L 2 - 3



Players


Squad

Player A G
Batty R 14
Brennan F 44
Broadis I 28 13
Cahill T 1
Casey T 15
Cooper J 2
Cowell B 45
Crowe C 17
Davies R 19 6
Foulkes B 19
Gaskell A 1
Greener R 3
Hannah G 31 7
Keeble V 12 7
Keery S 6 1
McMichael A 33
Milburn J 44 18
Mitchell B 40 16
Monkhouse A 15 8
Mulgrew T 1 1
Punton B 1
Scoular J 32 1
Simpson R 47
Stokoe B 29
Walker T 5
White L 13 3

Team

Total Number of Games: 47

Total Number of Players Used: 26

(Figure in brackets = total players used in that position)

01: (1) Simpson

02: (3) Cowell

03: (3) McMichael

04: (3) Scoular

05: (3) Brennan

06: (3) Crowe or Casey or Stokoe

07: (4) Milburn or White or Foulkes

08: (4) Davies > Broadis

09: (5) Milbum or Keeble or Monkhouse

10: (4) Hannah

11: (5) Mitchell


Toon In

Name Date Club Fee
Ferguson Robert 06/1953 Dudley
Scoular Jimmy 06/1953 Portsmouth £22,250
Mitchell Stewart 09/1953 Benburb Jnrs £1,050
Broadis Ivor 10/1953 Man City £17,500
Curry William 10/1953 Internal
Gaskell Alex 10/1953 Southport £5,000
Monkhouse Alan 10/1953 Millwall £11,500
Harker Chris 11/1953 West Allotment
Franks Albert 12/1953 Sunderland £50
Punton Bill 02/1954 Portadown £6,000
Cummings Robert 05/1954 New Hartley £5,000

I Broadis

A Monkhouse

J Scoular


Toon Oot

Name Date Club Fee
Duncan John 06/1953 Retired (inj)
Harvey Joseph 06/1953 Retired
Houghton Frank 08/1953 Released
Luke George 10/1953 Hartlepool Free
Brander George 01/1954 Stirling Albion £750
Walker Tommy 02/1954 Oldham £2,500