SEASON: 1939-40


Prev Season: 1938-39
This Season: 1939-40
Next Season: 1940-41
DIVISION:
World War II
MANAGER(s):
Billy Walker
FA Cup:
Not started
League Cup:
Did not exist

Top Goalscorer:
Colin Perry (2 goals)

WHAT HAPPENED
The start of the Second World War caused the cancellation of the regular leagues after just three games. Clubs were assigned to regional leagues for the rest of the war; in the 1939-40 season, Forest were in the East Midlands League.
Many of the players during the war were just guests (even from other clubs) so the squad size is a lot larger and many of these players only made appearances for us during the war.

TABLE

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GAME COUNTS
Competitive Games:
3
Competitive Goals:
5
Goals per game:
1.7
League Games:
League Points:
out of 0 (2 points per win)
Points Percentage:
-


GOALS
Goals scored, conceded and win and loss margins
Goal count:1 goal2 goals3 goals4 goals5+ goals
Scored1 time2 times
Conceded1 time1 time
Won By1 time1 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)
Not included: Week 1 game against Barnsley (1-4) as all teams were unplaced at the time

ATTENDANCES (HOME)
Highest League Attendance:
12,450 (Newcastle United)
Lowest League Attendance:
9,521 (Newport County)
Average League Attendance:
10,985
Highest Cup Attendance:
-
Lowest Cup Attendance:
-

MISCELLANEOUS
Clean Sheets:
1
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:
1
Penalties conceded:
0
Penalties missed:
1
Penalties saved:
0


GAMES
 
Manager for all games: Billy Walker
League
WeekDateOpponentH/AScoreAttPosScorers
1Sat Aug 26, 1939BarnsleyA1-411,53519Perry (80')
2Thu Aug 31, 1939Newcastle UnitedH2-012,45015McCall (? pen), Perry (?)
3Sat Sep 02, 1939Newport CountyH2-19,5218Surtees (28'), Maund (65')

WWII Main League
WeekDateOpponentH/AScoreAttPosScorers
1Sat Oct 21, 1939Sheffield UnitedA0-3-
2Sat Oct 28, 1939Doncaster RoversH1-13,000Drury (44')
3Sat Nov 11, 1939Mansfield TownH6-23,676Drury (?, ?, ?), Hinchliffe (?), McCall (?), Graham (?)
4Sat Nov 25, 1939Lincoln CityH0-11,500
5Sat Dec 02, 1939Rotherham UnitedA0-1-
6Sat Dec 09, 1939Sheffield WednesdayH1-13,116Drury (?)
7Sat Jan 06, 1940ChesterfieldH2-21,417Drury (?), Hinchliffe (?)
8Sat Feb 24, 1940Doncaster RoversA2-3-Drury (?), Hinchliffe (?)
9Sat Mar 02, 1940Notts CountyA3-4-Drury (?, ?), Hinchliffe (?)
10Sat Mar 09, 1940Mansfield TownA0-23,000
11Fri Mar 22, 1940BarnsleyA0-3-
12Sat Mar 23, 1940Lincoln CityA0-15,000
13Mon Mar 25, 1940BarnsleyH1-05,000Hunter (?)
14Tue Mar 26, 1940Sheffield UnitedH4-12,581Starling (?), Drury (?, ?), Hinchliffe (?)
15Sat Mar 30, 1940Rotherham UnitedH4-13,000Hinchliffe (?), Drury (?, ?, ?)
16Sat Apr 06, 1940Sheffield WednesdayA1-23,000Starling (?)
17Mon May 13, 1940Grimsby TownH1-12,258Drury (?)
18Sat May 25, 1940Notts CountyH6-21,771Peacock (?, ?), Drury (?, ?), Starling (?), Roulston (?)
19Wed May 29, 1940ChesterfieldA1-6-McKenzie (?)
20Sat Jun 08, 1940Grimsby TownA3-4-Peacock (?, ?), Walker (?)

WWII Wartime Cup
WeekDateOpponentRoundLegH/AScoreAttPosScorers
Sat Apr 20, 1940Charlton Athletic11H1-0-Armstrong (89')
Sat Apr 27, 1940Charlton Athletic12A3-1-Crisp (?), Armstrong (?), Drury (?)
Sat May 04, 1940Southend United21H3-1-Broome (?), Crisp (?), Starling (?)
Sat May 11, 1940Southend United22A1-0-McCall (?)
Sat May 18, 1940Fulham3A0-2-

Pre-Season Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreAttScorers
Sat Aug 19, 1939Notts CountyEnglandA1-1-Fryer (26')

Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreAttScorers
Sat Sep 16, 1939Peterborough UnitedEnglandA3-43,000McCall (?, ?), Fryer (8')
Sat Sep 23, 1939Grimsby TownEnglandH1-25,000Munro (? pen)
Sat Sep 30, 1939Lincoln CityEnglandA6-0-Thomas (?, ?), McCall (?, ?), Drury (?), Mills (?)
Sat Oct 07, 1939Sheffield WednesdayEnglandH1-2-McCall (?)
Sat Oct 14, 1939Notts CountyEnglandH2-1-Hinchliffe (?), Lager (?)
Sat Nov 04, 1939ChelmsfordEnglandA4-14,000McCall (?, 4'), Drury (?, ?)
Sat Nov 18, 1939Bristol CityEnglandA9-31,107McCall (?, 49'), Hunter (?), Drury (?), Walker (7'), Hinchliffe (12', 19', 56'), Maund (46')
Sat Dec 16, 1939Stockport CountyEnglandH6-0-Beaumont (?, ?, ?), Drury (?, ?), Walker (?)
Tue Dec 26, 1939Leicester CityEnglandH3-1-McCall (?), Drury (?), Hinchliffe (82')
Sat Dec 30, 1939Port ValeEnglandA3-1-Hinchliffe (?, ?), Drury (?)
Sat Jan 13, 1940Birmingham International XIEnglandH0-1-
Sat Mar 16, 1940Army XIEnglandH3-0-Peacock (?), Drury (?), Hinchliffe (?)
Sat Apr 13, 1940Stoke CityEnglandH2-3-Trim (?), Drury (?)



TRANSFERS
Transfers before, during and immediately after the season.
In (17) - £0 Out (6) - £0
Date Player Details Fee Date Player Details Fee
Andy McCallBoughtAndy McCallSold
Bill CorkhillBoughtBoy MartinSold
Charles (1940)BoughtCharles (1940)Sold
Cutts (1940)BoughtCutts (1940)Sold
Doug WestlandBoughtJohn MunroSold
EF SmithBoughtTom BrawleySold
Frank KnightBought
Fred MoonBought
George AntonioBought
James HunterBought
Ken RawsonBought
Reg BrookBought
Tom BrawleyBought
Tom HinchliffeBought
May 19, 1939Colin PerryBought
May 19, 1939John MaundBought
Jul 22, 1939George CrispBought


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
GKAshley Hunt
GKCutts (1940)
GKDoug Westland Scotland30
GK Percy Ashton England30321
Defenders
DBernard Brierley England21
DCharles (1940)
DFred Stanley (1938-43))
DGeorge Cummings Scotland26
DJack Challinor England22
D John Munro Scotland321
DReg Brook
D Reg Trim England25321
DTom Brawley
D Tommy Graham England3411
Midfielders
MA Hydes
M Alex Massie Scotland33
MAndy McCall Scotland3211
MBill Corkhill N. Ireland29
M Bob McCall England23321
MC Roulston
MColin Perry England3212
M Eddie Barks England17
MEllis Lager England21
MFrank Broome England24
MFrank Knight England17
MFreddie Haycock England27
MGeorge Pritty England24321
M James Hunter Scotland29
MJock Kirton Scotland23
M John Maund England233211
MP McKenzie
MPaddy Mills England
M Robert Davies Wales2522
M Ted Blagg England21
M Thomas Clark Wales25321
M William Baxter England21
MKen Rawson England18
Forwards
F Billy Walker England41
FEric Houghton England29
FFred Moon England18
FGeoff Richardson
FGeorge Antonio England24
F George Crisp Wales28
FGeorge Drury England25
FJack Fryer England27
FJack Surtees England283211
FLen Beaumont England24
FMatt Armstrong Scotland27
F Ronnie Starling England29
F Tom Hinchliffe England25
F Tom Peacock England26
FJackie Martin England24
A Nixon
Beardall
McStay
Roberts (1939)
Sid Gladwin
Thomas (1939)
Smith


GOALSCORERS


Number of different scorers: 14
Goals (Pens)PlayerGames
2Colin Perry3
1 (1)Andy McCall3
1Jack Surtees3
1John Maund3


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