DID YOU KNOW?

These are the 'Did You Know?' facts that appear (occasionally) on the CityGround's home page
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Nov 03, 2018Ben Osborn appeared in every one of the 114 games up to (and including) the League Cup game against Burton Albion, making him 15th on the list of most consecutive appearances and only 2 games behind Nigel Clough who appeared in 116 games between 1985 and 1987?. The full stats are here.
Nov 10, 2018Bob McKinlay made 688 appearances for Forest in a 19 year career? That's over 100 games more than the next best player.
Nov 16, 2018Three players (Garry Birtles, Peter Shilton and John Robertson) appeared in all 20 of our European Cup games from 1979 to 1981. Raimondo Ponte appeared in only one of the games, coming on as a sub.
Dec 01, 2018The 5-5 draw against Aston Villa was the first time we've had that scoreline in our history
Jan 09, 2019The last time we played Manchester United, we lost 8-1 at home and their new manager (Ole Gunnar Solskjaer) scored four goals in the last 10 minutes after coming on as a sub. It's still the largest home defeat in the Premier League.
Jan 17, 2019QPR's recent 1-0 at the City Ground was their first ever win here, after 85 years of trying.
Dec 23, 2019We've only won two away games in December in the last 10 years, and only won 6 games overall in the 29 starts over the last five years. The full December results are here
Mar 14, 2020The last time a season was declared void was three games into the 1939-40 season, shortly after the declaration of Word War II. Forest were 8th in the league, having lost one game and won two.
Sep 11, 2020We haven't won away from home on the opening day of the season since 1997. It's 23 years since we beat Port Vale 1-0 at Vale Park. All of our opening day fixtures are here.
Sep 20, 2020We've only lost our first two league games of the season on 15 occasions before this year. We only lost the third game four times...
Sep 25, 2020The last time we lost our first three league games was in 1954, which is 66 years ago! We lost our first FIVE games that season and finished in 15th place, (but Derby finished bottom).
In total, we've only lost our first three league games of the season 4 times before this year. We then only won the fourth game just one time...
A page for the first few weeks of those five seasons is here
Aug 20, 2021For the second consecutive season we lost our first four league games. Last season we won our fifth game and finished 17th in the league.
A page for our worst starts to a season is here
Aug 29, 2021We have retained the Brian Clough Trophy for the 6th time (and held it for the last 7 games) which is a cup record. For the full stats on the Trophy, click here.
Sep 11, 2021The start to this season is now equal worst with the 1913-14 season. In that year we only had one point after 8 games, so we have two more games to avoid being the worst ever.
We finished bottom of the Second Division that season; it was the lowest division at the time and we avoided relegation by being re-elected by the League.
To see the stats on how many points had after each game click here.
Oct 03, 2021The last time we scored 3 goals in consecutive games was back in the 2015-16 season season. On Nov 28, 2015 we beat Reading 3-1 and the following Saturday we beat Fulham 3-0. Interestingly, Chris O'Grady scored one goal in each game and they were his only two goals for us.
Oct 16, 2021The last time we won three consecutive league games was on New Year's Day, 2020. We beat Hull, Wigan and Blackburn in those three victories.
Oct 18, 2021The win away at Bristol was our fourth consecutive victory. The last time we won four consecutive games was back in the 2012-13 season. We beat Ipswich 1-0 on March 5, 2013 and then continued to beat Wolves and Hull in the next two games to make it 5 and then 6 consecutive league wins. Our record for consecutive wins is 7 games, and we have done that four times.
Oct 18, 2021The two goals that Lyle Taylor scored in the 90th and 91st minutes against Bristol makes it only the second time we've scored two goals in injury time. The other game was against Newcastle United in the 2nd Round of the League Cup in 2018, and three of the four goals were scored after the 90th minute. We were winning 1-0 (Daryl Murphy scored after just 2 mins) until Salomon Rondon equalised for Newcastle in the 92nd minute. Then Matty Cash put us back in the lead 2 minutes later before Gil Dias put it to bed on 90+7.
Oct 25, 2021The 4-0 home loss to Fulham was only the second time that we've lost 4-0 at home more than once in the same season. The previous season was 1922-23 when we lost to Chelsea and West Brom, both in the league.