SEASON: 1938-39


Prev Season: 1937-38
This Season: 1938-39
Next Season: 1939-40
DIVISION:
English Second Division (Tier 2)
MANAGER(s):
Harold Wightman, Billy Walker
FA Cup:
3rd Round (Huddersfield Town (H) 0-3)
League Cup:
Not started

Top Goalscorer:
Harold Crawshaw, Jack Surtees (9 goals)

LEAGUE POSITIONS

SEASON END TABLE
SECOND DIVISION (Tier 2) - 1938-39 Home AwayResults
Pos Team P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts ResultHomeAway
1Blackburn Rovers422551294601713592384935371.56755Promoted as Champions1-32-3
2Sheffield United422014869419933515115534261.68354Promoted0-21-0
3Sheffield Wednesday4221111088591443471877741411.492533-31-1
4Coventry City422181362451344351384927321.378503-01-5
5Manchester City422171496721335563584940371.333493-40-3
6Chesterfield422091369521614542048915321.327490-11-7
7Luton Town4222515826613444727911135391.242492-40-1
8Tottenham Hotspur4219914676213624827631219351.081472-11-4
9Newcastle United4218101461481335442157917271.271462-00-4
10West Bromwich Albion4218915897215335422361235501.236452-00-0
11West Ham United4217101570521056362175934311.346440-00-5
12Fulham42171015615512543520551126351.109441-12-2
13Millwall42141414645312634418281120351.208423-00-5
14Burnley421591850561335322026131836.893392-21-2
15Plymouth Argyle42158194955975241361142542.891382-10-3
16Bury421213176574957483638101738.878371-11-2
17Bradford Park Avenue421211196182867333545122847.744352-02-1
18Southampton42139205682966353443142148.683350-22-2
19Swansea Town421112195083867333036121753.602341-20-1
20Nottingham Forest421011214982867332925141653.59831
21Norwich City421352450911056392930181162.54931Relegated1-00-1
22Tranmere Rovers42653139996411263801201361.39417Relegated2-21-1

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GAME COUNTS
ALL GAMES
Competitive Games:
44
Competitive Goals:
49
Goals per game:
1.1

LEAGUE GAMES
League Games:
42
League Points:
31 out of 84 (2 points per win)
Points Percentage:
36.9%

GOALS
Goals scored, conceded and win and loss margins
Goal count:1 goal2 goals3 goals4 goals5+ goals
Scored13 times12 times4 times
Conceded11 times9 times6 times4 times4 times
Won By5 times3 times2 times
Lost By9 times4 times4 times2 times3 times

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 12-11451 Fulham (2-2), Blackburn Rovers (2-3)
2 2211-213 Sheffield United (1-0), Sheffield Wednesday (1-1)
3 3-------
4 41--1150 Coventry City (1-5)
5 51--1130 Blackburn Rovers (1-3)
6 611--202 West Bromwich Albion (2-0)
7 721-1222 Tottenham Hotspur (2-1), Chesterfield (0-1)
8 83-12281 Burnley (1-2), Millwall (0-5), Fulham (1-1)
9 921-1242 Newcastle United (0-4), Newcastle United (2-0)
10 104-22482 Sheffield Wednesday (3-3), Luton Town (0-1), Tottenham Hotspur (1-4), West Bromwich Albion (0-0)
11 1121-1242 Bradford Park Avenue (2-1), Manchester City (0-3)
1214 123111543 Coventry City (3-0), West Ham United (0-0), Luton Town (2-4)
13 1321-1352 West Ham United (0-5), Millwall (3-0)
14 141-1-221 Burnley (2-2)
1521 151--1340 Manchester City (3-4)
1614 1652126125 Plymouth Argyle (0-3), Chesterfield (1-7), Bury (1-1), Bradford Park Avenue (2-0), Plymouth Argyle (2-1)
177 171--1120 Bury (1-2)
18 181--1020 Southampton (0-2)
1942 191--1010 Swansea Town (0-1)
20136 20211-213 Norwich City (1-0), Tranmere Rovers (1-1)
2111 212-11231 Southampton (2-2), Norwich City (0-1)
227 222-11341 Swansea Town (1-2), Tranmere Rovers (2-2)
Not included: Week 1 game against Sheffield United (0-2) as all teams were unplaced at the time

ATTENDANCES (HOME)
Highest League Attendance:
21,712 (West Bromwich Albion)
Lowest League Attendance:
4,743 (Southampton)
Average League Attendance:
13,031
Highest Cup Attendance:
22,304 (Huddersfield Town)
Lowest Cup Attendance:
22,304 (Huddersfield Town)

MISCELLANEOUS
Clean Sheets:
10
Yellow cards:
0
Red cards:
1
Own goals (for):
1 (scored by opponents for us)
Own goals (against):
1 (scored by us for opponents)
Penalties scored:
0
Penalties conceded:
0
Penalties missed:
0
Penalties saved:
0


GAMES
 
League
WeekDateOpponentH/AScoreResultAttPosScorers
Manager: Harold Wightman
1Sat Aug 27, 1938Sheffield UnitedH0-2Loss19,66221
2Wed Aug 31, 1938Plymouth ArgyleA0-3Loss18,66422
3Sat Sep 03, 1938BurnleyA1-2Loss11,53421Fryer (?)
4Wed Sep 07, 1938Norwich CityH1-0Win11,07719Crawshaw (?)
5Sat Sep 10, 1938Tottenham HotspurH2-1Win18,59416Betts (?), Peacock (?)
6Sat Sep 17, 1938SouthamptonA2-2Draw15,19615Betts (?), Crawshaw (?)
7Sat Sep 24, 1938Coventry CityH3-0Win19,38212Betts (?), Crawshaw (?, ?)
8Sat Oct 01, 1938Tranmere RoversA1-1Draw10,36412Crawshaw (?)
9Sat Oct 08, 1938Newcastle UnitedA0-4Loss31,15415
10Sat Oct 15, 1938West Ham UnitedH0-0Draw17,44915
11Sat Oct 22, 1938BuryA1-2Loss8,09016Peacock (?)
12Sat Oct 29, 1938Swansea TownH1-2Loss11,66917Betts (?)
13Sat Nov 05, 1938FulhamA2-2Draw18,71719McNaughton (?), Beaumont (?)
14Sat Nov 12, 1938Blackburn RoversH1-3Loss11,73120McNaughton (?)
15Sat Nov 19, 1938MillwallA0-5Loss30,52320
16Sat Nov 26, 1938Manchester CityH3-4Loss15,72720Betts (?), Crawshaw (?, ?)
17Sat Dec 03, 1938Bradford Park AvenueA2-1Win8,94519Getty (?), Surtees (?)
18Sat Dec 10, 1938Sheffield WednesdayH3-3Draw15,48019Surtees (?, ?), Beaumont (?)
19Sat Dec 17, 1938ChesterfieldA1-7Loss7,58419Getty (?)
20Sat Dec 24, 1938Sheffield UnitedA1-0Win19,93319Hindley (?)
21Mon Dec 26, 1938Luton TownH2-4Loss12,68819Hindley (?), Surtees (?)
22Tue Dec 27, 1938Luton TownA0-1Loss17,12520
23Sat Dec 31, 1938BurnleyH2-2Draw11,45620Fryer (?), Beaumont (?)
24Sat Jan 14, 1939Tottenham HotspurA1-4Loss19,09120Hindley (?)
25Sat Jan 28, 1939Coventry CityA1-5Loss17,92720Crawshaw (?)
26Sat Feb 04, 1939Tranmere RoversH2-2Draw9,85620Peacock (?), Brown (?)
27Wed Feb 08, 1939SouthamptonH0-2Loss4,74320
28Wed Feb 15, 1939Newcastle UnitedH2-0Win7,36519Fryer (?), Crawshaw (?)
29Sat Feb 18, 1939West Ham UnitedA0-5Loss15,47220
30Sat Feb 25, 1939BuryH1-1Draw9,74820Surtees (?)
31Sat Mar 04, 1939Swansea TownA0-1Loss9,00220
32Sat Mar 11, 1939FulhamH1-1Draw9,34120Fryer (?)
Manager:
33Sat Mar 18, 1939Blackburn RoversA2-3Loss13,88221Surtees (?), Brown (?)
Manager: Billy Walker
34Sat Mar 25, 1939MillwallH3-0Win10,33620McCall (?), Surtees (?), Brown (?)
35Sat Apr 01, 1939Manchester CityA0-3Loss24,75820
36Fri Apr 07, 1939West Bromwich AlbionH2-0Win21,71220Fryer (?), Surtees (?)
37Sat Apr 08, 1939Bradford Park AvenueH2-0Win13,35119Fryer (?), Surtees (?)
38Mon Apr 10, 1939West Bromwich AlbionA0-0Draw15,05819
39Sat Apr 15, 1939Sheffield WednesdayA1-1Draw24,64020Fryer (?)
40Sat Apr 22, 1939ChesterfieldH0-1Loss14,58720
41Sat Apr 29, 1939Plymouth ArgyleH2-1Win7,70020Fryer (?), Gorman (? OG)
42Sat May 06, 1939Norwich CityA0-1Loss19,71520

FA Cup
DateOpponentRoundReplayCountH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Manager: Harold Wightman
Wed Jan 11, 1939Huddersfield Town3A0-0Draw5,442
Mon Jan 16, 1939Huddersfield Town3Y1H0-3Loss22,304

County Cup
DateOpponentRoundH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Manager: Harold Wightman
Wed Oct 12, 1938NewarkH6-3Win-? (?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?)
Wed Nov 02, 1938Mansfield TownH2-2Draw1,500? (?), Fryer (90)

Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Manager: Harold Wightman
Sat Aug 20, 1938Notts CountyEnglandH4-1Win9,505Getty (?), Dyson (?), Crawshaw (?), Brown (?)



TRANSFERS
Transfers before, during and immediately after the season.
In (9) - £0 Out (9) - £0
Date Player Details Fee Date Player Details Fee
Ashley HuntBoughtArthur BettsRetired
George PrittyBoughtGibson McNaughtonSold
Harold CrawshawBoughtHarold CrawshawRetired
Len BeaumontBoughtJohn GettySold
Lewis StokerBoughtLewis StokerRetired
Ted BlaggBoughtRoy BrownSold
Thomas ClarkBought1939Jimmy DysonSold
1937Frank HindleyBought1939Robert PughSold
Sep 03, 1938Jack FryerBoughtMay 30, 1939Alan ToddSold


SQUAD
Season Record (Competitive Games only)
Pos Num Country PlayerP W D L Goals Yellows Reds Went Off Came On Unused Sub Notes
Goalkeepers
GK ScotlandAlan Todd14257
GKAshley Hunt211
GK EnglandPercy Ashton288614
Defenders
DFred Stanley (1938-43))11
D ScotlandJohn Munro43101122
D EnglandLewis Stoker11227
D EnglandReg Trim328816
D EnglandTommy Graham277713
Midfielders
M EnglandBob McCall32810141
M EnglandFrank Hindley81343
M EnglandGeorge Pritty2266101
M EnglandGrenville Roberts4121
M EnglandJimmy Dyson624
M ScotlandJohn Getty114342
M WalesRobert Davies203710
M EnglandTed Blagg
M WalesThomas Clark297814
M EnglandWilliam Baxter11
Forwards
F EnglandArthur Betts2136125
F N. IrelandBoy Martin725
F ScotlandGibson McNaughton1935112
F EnglandHarold Crawshaw2255129
F EnglandJack Fryer2485118
F EnglandJack Surtees2876159
F EnglandLen Beaumont36811173
F WalesRobert Pugh11
F EnglandRoy Brown2046103
F EnglandThomas Peacock153663


GOALSCORERS


Competitive goals only
Goals (Pens)PlayerGames
9Harold Crawshaw22
9Jack Surtees28
8Jack Fryer24
5Arthur Betts21
3Frank Hindley8
3Len Beaumont36
3Roy Brown20
3Thomas Peacock15
2Gibson McNaughton19
2John Getty11
1Bob McCall32
1Own Goals44


LEAGUE DOUBLES
Home and away victories for the season
Game 1 Game 2
Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score
Bradford Park AvenueSat Dec 03, 1938Away2-1Sat Apr 08, 1939Home2-0