SEASON: 1891-92


Prev Season: 1890-91
This Season: 1891-92
Next Season: 1892-93
DIVISION:
Football Alliance (Tier 2)
MANAGER(s):
Harry Radford
FA Cup:
Semi Final (West Bromwich Albion (N) 2-6)
League Cup:
Did not exist

Top Goalscorer:
Alex Higgins (7 goals)

WHAT HAPPENED
This was our third (and final) season in the newly-formed Football Alliance as it subsequently folded after this year and we were join the Football League next season. However, we WON the Alliance this season after being top all season and we were elected straight into the First Division next year. Newton Heath (aka Manchester United) and Sheffield Wednesday joined us in the top flight, while other clubs joined the newly created Second Division.

TABLE

FOOTBALL ALLIANCE (Tier 2) - 1891-92
SEASON END TABLE Home AwayResults
Pos Team P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts ResultHomeAway
1Nottingham Forest221453592283038662321162.6818233Champions; Elected to the First Division
2Newton Heath LYR2212736032740321353328191.8750031Elected to the First Division3-01-1
3Small Heath2212555336821321143421251.4722229Elected to the Second Division2-02-1
4The Wednesday22124665351001451624520191.8571428Elected to the First Division1-11-3
5Burton Swifts2212285452812382341616291.0384626Elected to the Second Division7-03-1
6Grimsby Town226610403963227903813301.0256418Elected to the Second Division3-31-1
7Ardwick226610395153328211371130.7647118Elected to the Second Division4-03-1
8Bootle228212426471327191191545.6562518Elected to the Second Division5-14-1
9Crewe Alexandra226511344953318161281633.6938817Elected to the Second Division5-00-2
10Lincoln City226511365644323202181336.6428617Elected to the Second Division0-04-1
11Walsall Town Swifts22631333596142818029541.5593215Elected to the Second Division5-10-3
12Birmingham St George's225413345442522191281235.6296314Disbanded at end of season3-02-1
Points per win: 2

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LEAGUE POSITIONS
GAME COUNTS
Competitive Games:
6
Competitive Goals:
9
Goals per game:
1.5
League Games:
22
League Points:
33 out of 44 (2 points per win)
Points Percentage:
75.0%


GOALS
Goals scored, conceded and win and loss margins
Goal count:1 goal2 goals3 goals4 goals5+ goals
Scored3 times3 times
Conceded3 times1 time
Won By2 times1 time
Lost By1 time

LEAGUE POSITION ANALYSIS
Analysis of the league positions
This table shows:
(a) how many days we spent in each of the league positions
(b) how we did when we played teams in each of the league positions.

Position days Record against teams in each position
Forest
Pos
Num Days Opp
Pos
PWDLFAPointsResults (Green=win; Blue=draw; Red=loss)
1231 1-------
27 222--604 Birmingham St George's (3-0), Newton Heath LYR (3-0)
3 33111443 Small Heath (2-0), The Wednesday (1-3), Newton Heath LYR (1-1)
4 433--1136 Bootle (4-1), Walsall Town Swifts (5-1), Small Heath (2-1)
5 5211-423 The Wednesday (1-1), Burton Swifts (3-1)
6 644--1438 Birmingham St George's (2-1), Ardwick (3-1), Ardwick (4-0), Bootle (5-1)
7 7-------
8 8211-523 Lincoln City (4-1), Grimsby Town (1-1)
9 9-------
10 102-11021 Lincoln City (0-0), Crewe Alexandra (0-2)
11 111-1-331 Grimsby Town (3-3)
12 1221-1532 Crewe Alexandra (5-0), Walsall Town Swifts (0-3)
Not included: Week 1 game against Burton Swifts (7-0) as all teams were unplaced at the time

ATTENDANCES (HOME)
Highest League Attendance:
-
Lowest League Attendance:
-
Average League Attendance:
-
Highest Cup Attendance:
14,500 (Preston North End)
Lowest Cup Attendance:
14,500 (Preston North End)

MISCELLANEOUS
Clean Sheets:
2
Yellow Cards:
0
Red Cards:
0   
Own goals (for):
0   (scored by opponents for us)
Own goals (against):
0   (scored by us for opponents)   
Penalties scored:
0
Penalties conceded:
0
Penalties missed:
0
Penalties saved:
0


GAMES
 
Manager for all games: Harry Radford
Football Alliance
WeekDateOpponentH/AScoreAttPosScorers
1Thu Sep 03, 1891Burton SwiftsH7-03,0001Pike (?, ?), Higgins (?, ?, ?), Shaw (?), Smith (?)
2Sat Sep 05, 1891BootleA4-14,0001Mason (?), Higgins (?, ?), Graham (? OG)
3Sat Sep 12, 1891Walsall Town SwiftsH5-13,0001Higgins (?, ?), McPherson (?), Smith (?), Hamilton (?)
4Thu Sep 24, 1891Birmingham St George'sH3-01,5001McPherson (?), Higgins (?), Russell (?)
5Thu Oct 08, 1891Small HeathH2-02,0001Smith (?), Higgins (?)
6Sat Oct 17, 1891Crewe AlexandraH5-03,0001Shaw (?), Pike (?, ?), Higgins (?, ?)
7Sat Oct 31, 1891Birmingham St George'sA2-1-1Higgins (?, ?)
8Sat Nov 07, 1891The WednesdayH1-13,0001Higgins (?)
9Sat Nov 14, 1891ArdwickA3-111,0001Pike (?, ?), Higgins (?)
10Thu Nov 19, 1891ArdwickH4-02,0001Russell (? pen, ?), Smith (?), Higgins (?)
11Sat Nov 21, 1891Grimsby TownH3-35,0001Higgins (?, ?, ?)
12Sat Nov 28, 1891The WednesdayA1-312,0001Pike (?)
13Sat Dec 12, 1891BootleH5-1-1Russell (?), Lindley (?), Smith (?), McPherson (?), Mason (?)
14Fri Jan 01, 1892Newton Heath LYRA1-116,0001Higgins (?)
15Sat Jan 09, 1892Burton SwiftsA3-15001Pike (?), Mason (?, ?)
16Sat Feb 06, 1892Lincoln CityH0-03,0001
17Sat Feb 20, 1892Lincoln CityA4-13,5001Higgins (?, ?, ?, ?)
18Sat Mar 19, 1892Newton Heath LYRH3-08,0001Higgins (?), Mason (?), McPherson (?)
19Sat Apr 02, 1892Walsall Town SwiftsA0-34,0001
20Sat Apr 16, 1892Small HeathA2-13,5001Oscroft (?), Mason (?)
21Sat Apr 23, 1892Crewe AlexandraA0-23,0001
22Thu Apr 28, 1892Grimsby TownA1-11,0001Higgins (?)

FA Cup
DateOpponentRoundReplayH/AScoreAttScorers
Sat Jan 16, 1892Newcastle East End1H2-1-Higgins (?, ?)
Sat Jan 30, 1892Sunderland Albion2A1-09,000Higgins (?)
Sat Feb 13, 1892Preston North EndQuarterH2-014,500Smith (?), Higgins (?)
Sat Feb 27, 1892West Bromwich AlbionSemiN1-121,076Lindley (?)
Sat Mar 05, 1892West Bromwich AlbionSemi1N1-115,930Higgins (?)
Wed Mar 09, 1892West Bromwich AlbionSemi2N2-68,024Higgins (68', 80')

Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreAttScorers
Wed Sep 09, 1891MansfieldEnglandA4-0-Higgins (?, ?), McPherson (?, ?)
Sat Sep 19, 1891Sunderland AlbionEnglandA1-06,000G King (? OG)
Mon Sep 21, 1891EvertonEnglandA0-21,000
Fri Sep 25, 1891Queen's ParkScotlandA3-14,000Higgins (?), Shaw (?), ? (?)
Thu Oct 01, 1891CanadiansEnglandH5-02,000Hamilton (?), Higgins (?, ?), Pike (5'), Oscroft (8')
Sat Oct 03, 1891NottsEnglandH3-11,000Shaw (?), Pike (?), Higgins (?)
Sat Oct 10, 1891Sunderland AlbionEnglandH5-3500Higgins (?, ?, ?), Mason (?), Shaw (?)
Wed Oct 14, 1891Greenhalgh'sEnglandA6-0-? (?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?)
Sat Oct 24, 1891Kettering TownEnglandA5-12,000Smith (?), Higgins (?, ?), Pike (?), ? (?)
Mon Oct 26, 1891StokeEnglandA3-0-? (?, ?, ?)
Thu Nov 12, 1891Bolton WanderersEnglandH5-04,000Shaw (?), Smith (?), Pike (?, ?), Higgins (?)
Thu Dec 03, 1891StokeEnglandH2-0-Pike (?), Russell (? pen)
Sat Dec 26, 1891NottsEnglandA1-015,000Shaw (?)
Mon Dec 28, 1891Derby CountyEnglandA0-36,000
Sat Jan 02, 1892DarwenEnglandA2-21,000Scott (?), Shaw (?)
Sat Jan 23, 1892Aston VillaEnglandA2-3-? (?), Smith (?)
Tue Mar 01, 1892Rotherham TownEnglandA2-2-Jardine (?, ?)
Sat Mar 12, 1892Wolverhampton WanderersEnglandA0-52,000
Thu Mar 24, 1892EvertonEnglandH1-21,500Shaw (?)
Sat Mar 26, 1892DarwenEnglandH3-02,000Mason (?), Pike (?), Oscroft (?)
Mon Apr 04, 1892CelticScotlandA1-410,000Smith (?)
Sat Apr 09, 1892Grimsby TownEnglandA3-25,000Oscroft (?), Shaw (?), Russell (?)
Fri Apr 15, 1892Bolton WanderersEnglandA0-17,000

Testimonial
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreAttScorers
Sat Dec 19, 1891EvertonEnglandA0-08,000



TRANSFERS
Transfers before, during and immediately after the season.
In (6) - £0 Out (6) - £0
Date Player Details Fee Date Player Details Fee
Archibald RitchieBoughtAH SmithSold
Joe ThornhillBoughtBob JardineSold
Thomas BywaterBoughtDavid RussellSold
Thomas HamiltonBoughtFrank BurtonRetired
Williamson (1892)BoughtThomas BywaterSold
Sep 1891William MasonBoughtWilliamson (1892)Sold


SQUAD
*Age = Player age on August 1stSeason Record (Competitive Games only)
Pos Num Player Country Age* P W D L Goals Yellows Reds Went Off Came On Unused Sub Notes
Goalkeepers
GKGeorge Toone England23
GKJoe Thornhill
GKThomas Bywater
GKWilliam Brown England6321
Defenders
D Adam Scott Scotland431
D Archibald Ritchie Scotland196321
D Jack Earp18
Midfielders
MAlbert Smith England226321
MDavid Russell Scotland6321
MFred Thompson England
MJohn Bullock Wales
M John McPherson Scotland246321
MThomas Hamilton Scotland19211
MTommy Jeacock
MWilliam 'Tich' Smith England2263211
MWilliamson (1892)
Forwards
FAlex Higgins Scotland2763217
FArthur Shaw England226321
FFrank Burton England26
F Horace Pike England216321
FPercy Oscroft England18
F Tinsley Lindley England2563211
FWilliam Mason Scotland21
FBob Jardine Scotland
AH Smith
Arthur Kearsley England22
D Walters
F Mason
Mills (1891)
Bryant
H Browne


GOALSCORERS


Number of different scorers: 15
Goals (Pens)PlayerGames
7Alex Higgins6
1Tinsley Lindley6
1William 'Tich' Smith6


LEAGUE DOUBLES (FOR)
Home and away victories for the season
Game 1 Game 2
Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score



LEAGUE DOUBLES (AGAINST)
Home and away losses for the season
Game 1 Game 2
Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score