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Frank Moss

Aston Vila FC

5 appearances, 0 goals

P 5 W 1 D 3 L 1 F 6: A 5
50% successful

1921-24

disciplined: none
captaincies:
one
minutes played:
450

Profile

Full name Frank Moss
Born 17 April 1895 in Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire [registered in Aston, June 1895].

Census Notes

According to the 1901 census, Frank is the third of four children to George Henry and Sarah Ann (née Sollis). They are one of two families that live at 70 Phillips Street in Aston Manor, the other being the Sollis family. His father is a boatman on the canal.

According to the 1911 census, still at 70 Phillips Street, Frank now has four more younger siblings, and now just one of the Sollis' live with them, his grandmother. Frank is now also a boatman, along with his father. The census reveals that his parents had eleven children, and that three had died.

Married to Katie Jackson [registered in Birmingham, September 1916]. Three children, Frank (b.1917), Nellie (b.1920) and Amos (b.1921).
Died 15 September 1965 in Worcester, Worcestershire, aged 70 years 151 days [registered in Worcester, September 1965].
Height/Weight 5' 11", 11st. 6lbs [1914]. 5' 11", 11st. 4lbs [1920].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & Ancestry.com

Club Career

Club(s) Played schoolboy football in Burlington Street  and Aston Manor before he joined Walsall FC aged only 15 years. Signed for Aston Villa FC on 27 February 1914 for a £250 transfer fee. He was time at Villa Park was spent in turmoil. He was made captain, and it was removed from him. After a dispute over his benefit, he threatened to emigrate to USA in July 1924. He was placed on the transfer list on 28 August 1928 by the club's directors, after he was sent off in the match against Manchester United for breaking the leg of Hugh McLenahan. So after 253 league appearances and eight goals, he was suspended by the FA, and he eventually signed for Cardiff City FC on 15 January 1929 for six months, before signing for Bromsgrove Rovers FC as their player-manager in the 1929 close season. He subsequently played two seasons with Worcester City FC before retiring.
Club honours Football League runners-up 1913-14; FA Cup winners 1919-20, runners-up 1923-24;
Individual honours Football League (two appearances)
Distinctions His two sons, Frank and Amos also played for Aston Villa FC (Frank was also suspended for misconduct).

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 421st players (423) to appear for England
Position(s) Half-back
First match No. 127, 22 October 1921, Ireland 1 England 1, a British Championship match at Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, aged 26 years 188 days.
Last match No. 140, 12 April 1924, England 1 Scotland 1, a British Championship match at Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 28 years 361 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1921-22, 1922-23, 1923-24;
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

England Disgrace

"Last night's football was marred by deplorable scenes at Villa Park, where two players were ordered off, one had his leg broken in two places, and two others received minor injuries. An inquiry by the F.A. will probably be one of the sequels. Frank Moss, a noted figure in post-war internationals, and a former Aston Villa captain, was one of the two men to come under the ban of the referee. The other was Hanson, the Manchester United forward. In a collision with Moss, McLenahan, the Manchester United half-back, had his leg broken in two places, while Walker - another England player and a Villa captain - and Waring, of the Villa, were also injured." - Tuesday, 28 August 1928, The Nottingham Evening Post.
"A sensation was caused in football circles in the Midlands to-day when it became known the directors of the Aston Villa club, at a special meeting, had decided to place Frank Moss, their international half-back, on the transfer list. In communicating their decision, the directors gave no information beyond the bare announcement.
"Moss is, therefore, faced with the prospect of an early severance of his association with the city where he was born, within a short distance of the ground of the Villa club. He has been a brilliant footballer since his early boyhood, when he played in school internationals, and has always been popular with the Birmingham crowds.
"The report of the referee, Mr G.W. Newby, was expected at the Football Association Offices at London to-day"
- Wednesday, 29 August 1928, The Yorkshire Evening Post
"Frank Moss has been suspended for a month as from yesterday. In the smae match J. Hanson, the Manchester United inside right, was also ordered off, and he has been severely censured." - Wednesday, 19 September 1928, The Nottingham Evening Post
"Aston Villa's search for a left half will be prosecuted with greater zest than ever after their home defeat by Derby County. Tate the ex-inside forward, is not fulfilling the position as was expected, and it is said that Villa will never again play Frank Moss. An early signing may be anticpated." - Saturday, 10 November 1928, The Derby Daily Telegraph.

Beyond England

After hanging up his boots, became a licensee in a Worcester hostelry for 35 years. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.182.

 

Frank Moss - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
6 5 4 450 0 0 min 0 one none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Frank Moss - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 1 1 1.00 0.667 50.0 =0
Away 2 0 2 0 3 3 =0 0 0 1.50 1.50 50.0 =0
All 5 1 3 1 6 5 +1 1 1 1.20 1.00 50.0 =0

 

Frank Moss - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 4 1 2 1 4 3 +1 1 1 1.00 0.75 50.0 =0
Friendly 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
All 5 1 3 1 6 5 +1 1 1 1.20 1.00 50.0 =0

 

Frank Moss - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championships
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1921-22 2 0 1 1 1 2 -1 1 0 0.50 1.00 25.0 -1
BC 1922-23 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC 1923-24 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
BC All 4 1 2 1 4 3 +1 1 1 1.00 0.75 50.0 =0
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 4 1 2 1 4 3 +1 1 1 1.00 0.75 50.0 =0
All 4 1 2 1 4 3 +1 1 1 1.00 0.75 50.0 =0

 

Frank Moss - Match History
 Club: Aston Villa F.C. - 5 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 5 full capsx

Age 26
1 127 22 October 1921 - Ireland 1 England 1, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AD Start hb
- 128 13 March 1922 - England 1 Wales 0, Anfield Road, Liverpool HW reserve
2 129 8 April 1922 - England 0 Scotland 1, Villa Park, Birmingham HL Start hb
Age 27
3 130 21 October 1922 - England 2 Ireland 0, The Hawthorns, West Bromwich BC HW Start hb
Age 28
4 138 1 November 1923 - Belgium 2 England 2, Bosuil Stadion, Antwerpen Fr AD Start hb
5 140 12 April 1924 - England 1 Scotland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London BC HD Captain hb

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