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THE CITY GROUND.COM

TheCityGround.com is a site that aims to show every Nottingham Forest game ever played, with full details, lineups and scorers.

It was started by Gary Cumberland after years of getting data from several sources. The main references were:
Saphire Blue is also continously providing a lot of great updates, including details and actual newspaper reviews for over 200 early games.

Sure it's a little dry, without many (any) graphics, but the main focus is on the data and the lack of images keeps the costs down, and that means there won't be any ads.
I try to make game updates as quickly as possible, but there may be delays at some points when I'm not here to make them.
And there are bound to be some errors in all of this - if you see anything that looks wrong then please let me know via email at gary_cumberland@outlook.com

Gary's first Forest game was a 0-0 draw at home against Everton on November 4th, 1978. His dad Brian and nephew Tom still have season tickets in the Brian Clough Stand.

The site is not affiliated with Nottingham Forest Football Club (who haven't responded to a single email).

SITE NOTES


The 'Latest News' and 'Featured Stat' sections were added to the Home page recently. This is not going to be any sort of a news site, but I'm sure there'll eventually be an archive of news articles built up. Still, don't expect too much from this.

RECENT ADDITIONS


UPCOMING PROJECTS


DATA NOTES


Players - There are several cases where early newspaper reports often list only the last name of a player and, in early days, there may have been more than one player that shared a last name. For instance there are several Pikes, Formans and Smiths, and when the first name is known then the player has been identified as such. Where the player is only listed by the last name then the appearance is credited to the generic name i.e. just Smith or Pike etc.

DATA SOURCES USED


'The Nottingham Forest Football Scrapbook' by Saphire Blue - A list of very early games, lineups and information on early players
'Real Forest TV' Facebook page by Lee Gilbert, with game videos
'A Complete Record 1865-1991' by Pete Attaway - Book of lineups
'Forest - The First 125 Years' by Ken Smales - The former Forest secretary's historical list of games and lineups
Bridport Red - Lineups (No longer on line)
ENFA (English National Football Archive) - Verification of results
AFS (Association of Football Statisticians) - Lineups (especially subs)
FCHD (Football Club History Database) - Main cup dates and results
Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation - Miscellaneous cup dates and results
England Stats - International appearances for England

DATABASE STATS

Statistic Competitive All
Seasons153
Games5,4017,127
Players1,0541,784
Goals7,94511,748
Opponents171595
Grounds197449
Managers41
Transfers2,791