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SEASON: 1939-40

Prev Season: 1938-39
Next Season: 1940-41
DIVISION:
World War II

MANAGER(s):
Billy Walker


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.
FA Cup:
-

League Cup:
-


Top Goalscorer:
Andy McCall, Jack Surtees, John Maund, Mick Perry (1 goals)

GAMES
Competitive Games:
3


League Games:

League Points:

Points Percentage:


GOALS
Competitive Goals:
5

Goals per game:
1.7

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

ATTENDANCES
Highest League Attendance:
-

Lowest League Attendance:
-

Average League Attendance:
-

Highest Cup Attendance:
-

Lowest Cup Attendance:
-

MISC
Clean Sheets:
1

Red cards:
0

Yellow cards:
0



END OF SEASON TABLE

SECOND DIVISIONHomeAway
Pos Club P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F AGA* Pts Result
1Luton Town32107110030110417.0005
2Birmingham32105120040010115.0005
3Leicester City32015210030101222.5004
4Plymouth Argyle32014300113200301.3334
5Coventry City31208611075010111.3334
6West Ham United32015410123100311.2504
7Tottenham Hotspur31206501011110541.2004
8Nottingham Forest32015520041001141.0004
9Manchester City3111341103100103.7503
10Millwall31115410132010221.2503
11Newport County31115411042001121.2503
12West Bromwich Albion31118800134110541.0003
13Bury3111451003101114.8003
14Newcastle United31028610081002051.3332
15Chesterfield21012210020001021.0002
16Barnsley3102781004100237.8752
17Southampton3102561014300113.8332
18Sheffield Wednesday3102351013200103.6002
19Swansea Town31025110011210149.4552
20Fulham3012360101100225.5001
21Burnley2011130101100102.3331
22Bradford Park Avenue3012270112500102.2861

EAST MIDLANDS DIVISIONHomeAway
Pos Club P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F AGA* Pts Result
1Chesterfield Town20142469233.00030
2Sheffield United20121746341.35325
3Barnsley20105543391.10325
4Grimsby Town2010284044.90922
5Mansfield Town2093849481.02121
6Doncaster Rovers207493745.82218
7Lincoln City2090114253.79218
8Rotherham United207492442.57118
9Sheffield Wednesday2055103342.78615
10Nottingham Forest2054113743.86014
11Notts County2062124057.70214
*GA = Goal Average
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GAMES

League
WeekDateOpponentH/AScoreResultAttPosGroundNotes
1Sat Aug 26, 1939BarnsleyA1-4Loss11,53520OakwellBilly Walker first game as manager
2Thu Aug 31, 1939Newcastle UnitedH2-0Win-20
3Sat Sep 02, 1939Newport CountyH2-1Win-20League abandoned due to WWII


WWII Main League
WeekDateOpponentH/AScoreResultAttPosGroundNotes
1Sat Oct 21, 1939Sheffield UnitedA0-3Loss-Bramall Lane
2Sat Oct 28, 1939Doncaster RoversH1-1Draw3,000
3Sat Nov 11, 1939Mansfield TownH6-2Win3,676
4Sat Nov 25, 1939Lincoln CityH0-1Loss1,500
5Sat Dec 02, 1939Rotherham UnitedA0-1Loss-Millmoor
6Sat Dec 09, 1939Sheffield WednesdayH1-1Draw3,116
7Sat Jan 06, 1940ChesterfieldH2-2Draw1,417
8Sat Feb 24, 1940Doncaster RoversA2-3Loss-Belle Vue
9Sat Mar 02, 1940Notts CountyA3-4Loss-Meadow Lane
10Sat Mar 09, 1940Mansfield TownA0-2Loss3,000Field Mill
11Fri Mar 22, 1940BarnsleyA0-3Loss-Oakwell
12Sat Mar 23, 1940Lincoln CityA0-1Loss5,000Sincil Bank
13Mon Mar 25, 1940BarnsleyH1-0Win5,000
14Tue Mar 26, 1940Sheffield UnitedH4-1Win2,581
15Sat Mar 30, 1940Rotherham UnitedH4-1Win3,000
16Sat Apr 06, 1940Sheffield WednesdayA1-2Loss3,000Hillsborough
17Mon May 13, 1940Grimsby TownH1-1Draw2,258
18Sat May 25, 1940Notts CountyH6-2Win1,771
19Wed May 29, 1940ChesterfieldA1-6Loss-Saltergate
20Sat Jun 08, 1940Grimsby TownA3-4Loss-Blundell Park


WWII Wartime Cup
WeekDateOpponentRoundLegH/AScoreResultAttPosGroundNotes
Sat Apr 20, 1940Charlton Athletic11H1-0Win-
Sat Apr 27, 1940Charlton Athletic12A3-1Win-
Sat May 04, 1940Southend United21H3-1Win-
Sat May 11, 1940Southend United22A1-0Win-Roots Hall
Sat May 18, 1940Fulham3A0-2Loss-Craven Cottage


Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Sat Aug 19, 1939Notts CountyEnglandA1-1Draw-Jubilee Trust Fund
Sat Sep 16, 1939Peterborough UnitedEnglandA3-4Loss-
Sat Sep 23, 1939Grimsby TownEnglandH1-2Loss5,000
Sat Sep 30, 1939Lincoln CityEnglandA6-0Win-
Sat Oct 07, 1939Sheffield WednesdayEnglandH1-2Loss-
Sat Oct 14, 1939Notts CountyEnglandH2-1Win-
Sat Nov 04, 1939ChelmsfordEnglandA4-1Win-
Sat Nov 18, 1939Bristol CityEnglandA9-3Loss-
Sat Dec 16, 1939Stockport CountyEnglandH6-0Win-
Tue Dec 26, 1939Leicester CityEnglandH3-1Win-
Sat Dec 30, 1939Port ValeEnglandA3-1Win-
Sat Jan 13, 1940Birmingham International XIEnglandH0-1Loss-
Sat Mar 16, 1940Army XIEnglandH3-0Win-
Sat Apr 13, 1940Stoke CityEnglandH2-3Loss-



SQUAD
Season Record (Competitive Games only)
Pos Num PlayerP W D L Goals Yellows Reds Went Off Came On Unused Sub Notes
GKAshley Hunt
GKCutts (1940)
GKDoug Westland
GKPercy Ashton321
DBeverley
DCharles (1940)
DEdward Blagg
DFred Stanley (1938-43))
DGeorge Cummings
DJack Challinor
DJohn Munro321
DReg Brook
DReg Trim321
DTom Brawley
MA Hydes
MAlex Massie
MAndy McCall3211
MBill Corkhill
MC Roulston
MEW Lager
MFrank Broome
MFrank Knight
MFreddie Haycock
MJames Hunter
MJock Kirton
MJohn Maund3211
MMick Perry3211
MP McKenzie
MPaddy Mills
MRobert Davies22
MRobert McCall321
MThomas Clark321
MWilliam Baxter
FBilly Walker
FColin Rawson
FDavid Martin
FEddie Barks
FEF Smith
FEric Houghton
FFred Moon
FG Richardson
FGeorge Antonio
FGeorge Crisp
FGeorge Drury
FGeorge Pritty321
FJack Fryer
FJack Surtees3211
FLen Beaumont
FRonnie Starling
FThomas Peacock
FTom Hinchcliffe
FTommy Graham11
A Nixon
Beardall
Matt Armstrong
McStay
Roberts (1939)
Sid Gladwin
Thomas (1939)


GOALSCORERS


Competitive goals only
GoalsPlayerGames
1Andy McCall3
1Jack Surtees3
1John Maund3
1Mick Perry3



LEAGUE DOUBLES
Home and away victories for the season