::1907–08 Birmingham F.C. season


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{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Use dmy dates |date=__DATE__ |$B= }} {{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Use British English |date=__DATE__ |$B= }} {{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} The 1907–08 Football League season was Birmingham Football Club's 16th in the Football League and their 8th in the First Division. They were in the relegation positions by mid-October, and only once, briefly, rose above them, finishing bottom of the 20-team league, four points adrift of safety, and were relegated to the Second Division for 1908–09. They also took part in the 1907–08 FA Cup, entering at the first round proper and losing in that round to West Bromwich Albion after a replay.

Alf Jones stepped down as secretary-manager at the end of the season. Jones began acting as unpaid secretary for Small Heath Alliance in 1885, the year the club turned professional, became their first paid secretary with responsibility for team matters in 1892, when the club first joined the Football League, and had held the post of secretary-manager ever since. He was succeeded by Alex Watson.

Twenty-eight players made at least one appearance in nationally organised first-team competition, and there were ten different goalscorers. Forward Benny Green played in 38 of the 40 matches over the season. Edmund Eyre was leading scorer with nine goals; in the league, Eyre and Green each scored eight.

Shortly before the match against Nottingham Forest in February was due to start, a severe gale blew sections of the corrugated-iron roof off the grandstand. Although the match went ahead, it was abandoned after 35 minutes because of the wind.<ref>Severe Gale. The Times (London). p. 10. 24 February 1908.
Great Storm. Football Stand Dangers. The Manchester Guardian. p. 7. 24 February 1908. "At Birmingham, as people were assembling for the match between Birmingham and Notts Forest, the wind carried off a large portion of the iron roofing sheets of the grand stand. About 20 feet of sheet-iron was lifted into the air, twisted round and round like so much paper, and finally deposited on a piece of waste ground about fifty yards away. There were not more than a thousand spectators present at the time, and a number of these immediately left the ground. The grand stand was cleared, as portions of the woodwork showed signs of giving way. An attempt was made to play the match, but before half-time the game was stopped."</ref>

1907–08 Birmingham F.C. season sections
Intro  Football League First Division  FA Cup  Appearances and goals  See also  References  

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