SEASON: 1937-38


Prev Season: 1936-37
This Season: 1937-38
Next Season: 1938-39
DIVISION:
English Second Division (Tier 2)
MANAGER(s):
Harold Wightman
FA Cup:
4th Round (Middlesbrough (H) 1-3)
League Cup:
Did not exist

Top Goalscorer:
Boy Martin (15 goals)

TABLE

SECOND DIVISION (Tier 2) - 1937-38
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
1Aston Villa422571073351722501285823232.0857157Promoted as Champions0-22-1
2Manchester United422291182501533501876832321.6400053Promoted2-33-4
3Sheffield United422291173561542461975927371.30357532-11-2
4Coventry City4220121066451254311587635301.46667522-11-1
5Tottenham Hotspur4219617765414344616531330381.40741443-10-3
6Burnley42171015545415423511261319431.00000441-10-0
7Bradford Park Avenue4217916695613445122451218341.23214431-02-2
8Fulham42161115615710744423641117341.07018430-10-2
9West Ham United42141414535213533416191119361.01923420-01-2
10Bury4218519636012364326621320341.05000411-00-2
11Chesterfield4216917636312273924471024391.00000414-20-1
12Luton Town42151017898610655336541236501.03488401-02-2
13Plymouth Argyle4214121657651074403045121735.87692401-00-1
14Norwich City4214111756751155352836122147.74667391-20-2
15Southampton421591855771263422633151351.71429392-10-2
16Blackburn Rovers4214101871801362513014162050.88750383-11-5
17Sheffield Wednesday4214101849561056272145122235.87500380-12-0
18Swansea Town4213121745731263312116141452.61644382-10-1
19Newcastle United421482051581245381824151340.87931360-01-3
20Nottingham Forest421482047601236292125141839.7833336
21Barnsley4211141750647113302043142044.7812536Relegated2-12-2
22Stockport County42119224370867242433151946.6142931Relegated1-20-1
Points per win: 2

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LEAGUE POSITIONS
GAME COUNTS
Competitive Games:
44
Competitive Goals:
51
Goals per game:
1.2
League Games:
42
League Points:
36 out of 84 (2 points per win)
Points Percentage:
42.9%


GOALS
Goals scored, conceded and win and loss margins
Goal count:1 goal2 goals3 goals4 goals5+ goals
Scored13 times11 times4 times1 time
Conceded17 times13 times4 times1 time1 time
Won By10 times5 times
Lost By12 times7 times1 time1 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)
1 1211-323 Coventry City (1-1), Sheffield United (2-1)
2 2-------
3 332-1444 Aston Villa (0-2), Coventry City (2-1), Aston Villa (2-1)
4 4211-313 Tottenham Hotspur (3-1), West Ham United (0-0)
5 511--422 Chesterfield (4-2)
6 6211-323 Bradford Park Avenue (2-2), Bradford Park Avenue (1-0)
7 73-12461 Stockport County (1-2), Manchester United (2-3), Burnley (1-1)
8 841-3582 Stockport County (0-1), Norwich City (0-2), Manchester United (3-4), Southampton (2-1)
9 941-3372 Barnsley (2-1), Tottenham Hotspur (0-3), West Ham United (1-2), Chesterfield (0-1)
107 1021-1232 Swansea Town (2-1), Bury (0-2)
119 1111--312 Blackburn Rovers (3-1)
1226 121--1120 Norwich City (1-2)
1314 131-1-001 Burnley (0-0)
1425 1411--102 Luton Town (1-0)
1520 1511--102 Plymouth Argyle (1-0)
1653 161--1130 Newcastle United (1-3)
1717 172-11241 Fulham (0-2), Luton Town (2-2)
1822 1821-1122 Bury (1-0), Southampton (0-2)
1924 192-11151 Newcastle United (0-0), Blackburn Rovers (1-5)
2024 2011--202 Sheffield Wednesday (2-0)
2111 213-12241 Swansea Town (0-1), Sheffield Wednesday (0-1), Barnsley (2-2)
22 222--2020 Fulham (0-1), Plymouth Argyle (0-1)
Not included: Week 1 game against Sheffield United (1-2) as all teams were unplaced at the time

ATTENDANCES (HOME)
Highest League Attendance:
24,254 (Aston Villa)
Lowest League Attendance:
5,409 (Blackburn Rovers)
Average League Attendance:
14,829
Highest Cup Attendance:
39,055 (Middlesbrough)
Lowest Cup Attendance:
24,096 (Southampton)

MISCELLANEOUS
Clean Sheets:
8
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:
1
Penalties saved:
0


GAMES
 
Manager for all games: Harold Wightman
League
WeekDateOpponentH/AScoreAttPosScorers
1Sat Aug 28, 1937Sheffield UnitedA1-222,80717Burgin (?)
2Wed Sep 01, 1937Stockport CountyH1-214,08719Martin (?)
3Sat Sep 04, 1937Tottenham HotspurH3-116,47818Martin (?), McNaughton (?, ?)
4Mon Sep 06, 1937Stockport CountyA0-114,12420
5Sat Sep 11, 1937BurnleyA0-011,16120
6Wed Sep 15, 1937BarnsleyH2-19,21814Surtees (?), Brown (?)
7Sat Sep 18, 1937BuryH1-014,17411Surtees (?)
8Sat Sep 25, 1937Coventry CityA1-124,70612Betts (?)
9Sat Oct 02, 1937Swansea TownH2-116,79411Edgar (?), Martin (?)
10Sat Oct 09, 1937Newcastle UnitedH0-020,26610
11Sat Oct 16, 1937Norwich CityA0-216,10212
12Sat Oct 23, 1937Aston VillaH0-224,25414
13Sat Oct 30, 1937Bradford Park AvenueA2-29,80114Peacock (?, ?)
14Sat Nov 06, 1937West Ham UnitedH0-014,80114
15Sat Nov 13, 1937SouthamptonA0-216,15216
16Sat Nov 20, 1937FulhamH0-111,74717
17Sat Nov 27, 1937Sheffield WednesdayA2-018,04416Martin (?), McNaughton (?)
18Sat Dec 04, 1937Blackburn RoversH3-15,40915Pugh (?), Surtees (?), Martin (?)
19Sat Dec 11, 1937Plymouth ArgyleA0-113,67216
20Sat Dec 18, 1937ChesterfieldH4-213,95112Pugh (?), Surtees (?), McNaughton (?), Brown (?)
21Mon Dec 27, 1937Manchester UnitedA3-430,77816Gardiner (9'), Graham (31'), Martin (63')
22Tue Dec 28, 1937Manchester UnitedH2-319,28316Martin (43'), McNaughton (87')
23Sat Jan 01, 1938Sheffield UnitedH2-119,98813Martin (?), Peacock (?)
24Sat Jan 15, 1938Tottenham HotspurA0-321,28815
25Wed Jan 26, 1938BurnleyH1-15,76114Gardiner (?)
26Sat Jan 29, 1938BuryA0-26,73515
27Sat Feb 05, 1938Coventry CityH2-120,73616Gardiner (?), Oakton (?)
28Sat Feb 12, 1938Swansea TownA0-17,97417
29Sat Feb 19, 1938Newcastle UnitedA1-317,55019Pugh (?)
30Sat Feb 26, 1938Norwich CityH1-213,55119McNaughton (?)
31Wed Mar 09, 1938Aston VillaA2-122,59618Martin (?), Surtees (?)
32Sat Mar 12, 1938Bradford Park AvenueH1-013,92416Burgin (?)
33Sat Mar 19, 1938West Ham UnitedA1-222,42618Surtees (?)
34Sat Mar 26, 1938SouthamptonH2-110,13116Martin (?), Burgin (?)
35Sat Apr 02, 1938FulhamA0-215,28519
36Sat Apr 09, 1938Sheffield WednesdayH0-115,52621
37Fri Apr 15, 1938Luton TownH1-017,64417Surtees (?)
38Sat Apr 16, 1938Blackburn RoversA1-513,96220Burgin (?)
39Mon Apr 18, 1938Luton TownA2-213,56121McNaughton (?), Brown (?)
40Sat Apr 23, 1938Plymouth ArgyleH1-013,69618Burgin (?)
41Sat Apr 30, 1938ChesterfieldA0-110,63220
42Sat May 07, 1938BarnsleyA2-216,53920Martin (?, ?)

FA Cup
DateOpponentRoundReplayH/AScoreAttScorers
Sat Jan 08, 1938Southampton3H3-124,096McNaughton (?), Martin (?, ?)
Sat Jan 22, 1938Middlesbrough4H1-339,055Martin (?)

County Cup
DateOpponentRoundH/AScoreAttScorers
Wed Oct 13, 1937Notts CountyH1-01,500Gardiner (?)
Wed Nov 03, 1937Mansfield TownA1-23,304Martin (?)



TRANSFERS
Transfers before, during and immediately after the season.
In (8) - £3,000 Out (6) - £0
Date Player Details Fee Date Player Details Fee
Fred Stanley (1938-43))BoughtDanny EdgarRetired
Reg TrimBoughtMeynell BurginSold
William BaxterBoughtWalter AlsfordRetired
1937Eric OaktonBought£3,0001938Charlie GardinerSold
1937Harry CothliffeBought1938Eric OaktonSold
1937Jimmy DysonBought1938Harry CothliffeSold
Mar 01, 1937Grenville RobertsBought
Aug 01, 1937Alan ToddBoughtFree


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
GKAlan Todd Scotland267313
GK Percy Ashton England283712718
Defenders
DFred Stanley (1938-43))11
D John Munro Scotland3612816
D Reg Trim England234012820
D Tommy Graham England3236116191
Midfielders
M Bob McCall England21945
M Danny Edgar England272511591
MGrenville Roberts England1711
MHarry Cothliffe England21
MJimmy Dyson England945
MJohn Getty Scotland1911
M Robert Davies Wales232810612
MWalter Alsford England2511335
M William Baxter England197331
Forwards
FArthur Betts England2033117151
FBoy Martin N. Ireland23391471815
FCharlie Gardiner Scotland22134183
FEric Oakton England307161
F Gibson McNaughton Scotland2629105148
FJack Surtees England2636128167
FMeynell Burgin154295
F Robert Pugh Wales2893163
FRoy Brown England1927116103
F Tom Peacock England2493243


GOALSCORERS


Number of different scorers: 14
Goals (Pens)PlayerGames
15Boy Martin39
8Gibson McNaughton29
7Jack Surtees36
5Meynell Burgin15
3Charlie Gardiner13
3Robert Pugh28
3Roy Brown27
3Tom Peacock9
1Arthur Betts33
1Danny Edgar25
1Eric Oakton7
1Tommy Graham36


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
FulhamSat Nov 20, 1937Home0-1Sat Apr 02, 1938Away0-2
Manchester UnitedMon Dec 27, 1937Away3-4Tue Dec 28, 1937Home2-3
Norwich CitySat Oct 16, 1937Away0-2Sat Feb 26, 1938Home1-2
Stockport CountyWed Sep 01, 1937Home1-2Mon Sep 06, 1937Away0-1