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SEASON: 1943-44


Prev Season: 1942-43
Next Season: 1944-45
DIVISION:
World War II

MANAGER(s):


Due to the Second World War, three initial leagues were in place this year.
A London league ran for 30 games, while separate West and Northern divisions ran until Christmas. These two separate leagues were combined for a full league for the rest of the season.
Also competed for was a Wartime Cup to replace the FA Cup. The first 9 Combined League games were also qualifying games for the cup, with the top 32 qualifying for the knockout rounds. Forest finished 34th and failed to qualify, so competed in a Midland Cup instead
FA Cup:
-

League Cup:
-


Top Goalscorer:
( goal)


ALL GAMES
Competitive Games:
0

Competitive Goals:
0

Goals per game:



LEAGUE GAMES
League Games:

League Points:
out of 0 (2 points per win)

Points Percentage:
%

Goals scored, conceded and win and loss margins
Goal count:1 goal2 goals3 goals4 goals5+ goals
Scored
Conceded
Won By
Lost By

ATTENDANCES
Highest League Attendance:
-

Lowest League Attendance:
-

Average League Attendance:
-

Highest Cup Attendance:
-

Lowest Cup Attendance:
-

MISC
Clean Sheets:
0

Red cards:
0

Yellow cards:
0



END OF SEASON TABLE

NORTHERN DIVISIONHomeAwayResults
Pos Club P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F AGA* Pts Result Home Away
1Blackpool18124256202.80028--
2Manchester United18132356301.86728--
3Liverpool18131472262.76927--
4Doncaster Rovers18115245251.80027--
5Bradford Park Avenue18114365282.32126--
6Huddersfield Town18122448251.92026--
7Northampton Town18105343251.72025--
8Aston Villa18113443271.59325--
9Sunderland18103546301.53323--
10Hartlepool18103544311.41923--
11Everton1894560341.76522--
12Blackburn Rovers18102647321.46922--
13Rochdale18102643411.04922--
14Sheffield United1885530261.15421--
15Lincoln City1884651401.27520--
16Birmingham1884638311.22620--
17Manchester City1892738351.08620--
18Mansfield Town189273233.97020--
19Derby County188464345.95620--
20Chester189274043.93020--
21Grimsby Town188373236.88919--
22West Bromwich Albion188374244.95519--
23Gateshead188284051.78418--
24Burnley1857624221.09117--
25Walsall185762731.87117--
26Nottingham Forest186573339.84617
27Leeds United186573850.76017--
28Leicester City1864833301.10016--
29Darlington1864849481.02116--
30Rotherham United187293842.90516--
31York City187293540.87516--
32Halifax Town186482736.75016--
33Southport187293351.64716--
34Stoke City1863940351.14315--
35Chesterfield Town1871102931.93515--
36Oldham Athletic1871103044.68215--
37Stockport County185582443.55815--
38Coventry City1846825231.08714--
39Newcastle United185493237.86514--
40Sheffield Wednesday185492934.85314--
41Middlesbrough184683552.67314--
42Wolverhampton Wanderers1853103042.71413--
43Bury1861113144.70513--
44Barnsley1852113242.76212--
45Bradford City1843112747.57411--
46Wrexham1851124363.68311--
47Notts County1843112653.49111--
48Bolton Wanderers1850132446.52210--
49Tranmere Rovers1841133971.5499--
50Crewe Alexandra1841132962.4689--

COMBINED DIVISIONHomeAwayResults
Pos Club P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F AGA* Pts Result Home Away
1Bath City21162378263.00034--
2Wrexham21154262292.13834--
3Liverpool21142571381.86830--
4Birmingham20125347192.47429--
5Rotherham United21125454301.80029--
6Aston Villa21133550341.47129--
7Blackpool20123553271.96327--
8Cardiff City21131753281.89327--
9Manchester United21107455381.44727--
10Bradford Park Avenue20114550301.66726--
11Newcastle United20130747361.30626--
12Everton21121873391.87225--
13Stoke City21105666451.46725--
14Leicester City21105640321.25025--
15Darlington21112850301.66724--
16Nottingham Forest2096532201.60024
17Sheffield United21112853351.51424--
18Coventry City21104748371.29724--
19Manchester City2196642351.20024--
20Lovell's Athletic20102848301.60022--
21Gateshead219484553.84922--
22Doncaster Rovers1793542331.27321--
23Derby County2185833281.17921--
24Rochdale2085740361.11121--
25Barnsley1784534301.13320--
26Halifax Town2084844421.04820--
27Chester2092965651.00020--
28Hartlepool208484950.98020--
29Stockport County1910094449.89820--
30Sheffield Wednesday208483236.88920--
31Blackburn Rovers1683530271.11119--
32Huddersfield Town21831041401.02519--
33West Bromwich Albion215974648.95819--
34Bolton Wanderers2183104249.85719--
35Leeds United188373440.85019--
36Northampton Town1990103739.94918--
37Burnley186663942.92918--
38Bristol City206593842.90517--
39York City2072113740.92516--
40Middlesbrough2164114151.80416--
41Swansea Town2072114267.62716--
42Grimsby Town156362328.82115--
43Bury2063113855.69115--
44Oldham Athletic185492836.77814--
45Sunderland1962114458.75914--
46Chesterfield Town1954103141.75614--
47Mansfield Town146172325.92013--
48Wolverhampton Wanderers2036112856.50012--
49Walsall173681735.48612--
50Tranmere Rovers2060142962.46812--
51Bradford City1842122747.57410--
52Southport2033143567.5229--
53Lincoln City1832132556.4468--
54Notts County2030172368.3386--
55Crewe Alexandra1821153183.3735--
56Aberaman1811162087.2303--

LEAGUE NORTH CUP QUALIFYINGHomeAwayResults
Pos Club P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F AGA* Pts Result Home Away
1Wrexham1090126122.16718--
2Bath City1081130112.72717--
3Stoke City1081143192.26317--
4Leicester City106312292.44415--
5Sheffield United1071233162.06315--
6Bradford Park Avenue1063123141.64315--
7Manchester United1063128181.55615--
8Everton1070342162.62514--
9Birmingham962122102.20014--
10Rotherham United1062232171.88214--
11Liverpool1070336211.71414--
12Newcastle United1070325201.25014--
13Lovell's Athletic1061333162.06313--
14Blackpool1061323131.76913--
15Barnsley1053222161.37513--
16Coventry City1053219171.11813--
17Blackburn Rovers1061321181.16713--
18Cardiff City1060423131.76912--
19Sheffield Wednesday952217111.54512--
20Manchester City1052327191.42112--
21Bristol City1044217161.06312--
22Darlington1051428142.00011--
23Oldham Athletic1043324141.71411--
24Rochdale1043321141.50011--
25Derby County1051420141.42911--
26Aston Villa1051420161.25011--
27Hartlepool1043325251.00011--
28Gateshead105142728.96411--
29Grimsby Town105141819.94711--
30Leeds United105141922.86411--
31York City1050522161.37510--
32Burnley1042422191.15810--
33Stockport County105052328.82110--
34Nottingham Forest93338-7-1.1439
35Chester1041531311.0009--
36Mansfield Town104151219.6329--
37Huddersfield Town103251619.8428--
38West Bromwich Albion102442429.8288--
39Doncaster Rovers93241424.5838--
40Middlesbrough102351420.7007--
41Bolton Wanderers103161527.5567--
42Walsall102351122.5007--
43Sunderland103072537.6766--
44Bury102261830.6006--
45Halifax Town102261425.5606--
46Southport102261425.5606--
47Chesterfield Town102171725.6805--
48Swansea Town102171938.5005--
49Crewe Alexandra102172146.4575--
50Notts County102081429.4834--
51Northampton Town9207919.4744--
52Wolverhampton Wanderers100461127.4074--
53Lincoln City91171431.4523--
54Bradford City101181126.4233--
55Aberaman100191139.2821--
56Tranmere Rovers1000101141.2680--
*GA = Goal Average
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GAMES

WWII Main League
WeekDateOpponentH/AScoreResultAttPosGroundNotes
1Sat Aug 28, 1943ChesterfieldH1-2Loss3,503
2Sat Sep 04, 1943ChesterfieldA1-3Loss3,603Saltergate
3Sat Sep 11, 1943Lincoln CityA0-3Loss-Sincil Bank
4Sat Sep 18, 1943Lincoln CityH8-1Win2,500
5Sat Sep 25, 1943Mansfield TownH1-2Loss5,000
6Sat Oct 02, 1943Mansfield TownA1-0Win3,500Field Mill
7Sat Oct 09, 1943Sheffield UnitedA1-1Draw-Bramall Lane
8Sat Oct 16, 1943Sheffield UnitedH4-0Win-
9Sat Oct 23, 1943Derby CountyH4-3Win5,641
10Sat Oct 30, 1943Derby CountyA1-3Loss8,000Baseball Ground
11Sat Nov 06, 1943Notts CountyA1-0Win6,000Meadow Lane
12Sat Nov 13, 1943Notts CountyH0-4Loss5,300
13Sat Nov 20, 1943Leicester CityH1-0Win-
14Sat Nov 27, 1943Leicester CityA3-3Draw-Filbert Street
15Sat Dec 04, 1943Lincoln CityA2-2Draw-Sincil Bank
16Sat Dec 11, 1943Lincoln CityH1-1Draw-
17Sat Dec 18, 1943Northampton TownH2-2Draw1,631
18Sat Dec 25, 1943Northampton TownA1-9Loss-County Ground (Northampton)


WWII Combined League
WeekDateOpponentH/AScoreResultAttPosGroundNotes
1Sun Dec 26, 1943Derby CountyA1-2Loss20,000Baseball GroundResult also contributed to Cup Qualifying
2Sat Jan 01, 1944Derby CountyH1-1Draw9,790Result also contributed to Cup Qualifying
3Sat Jan 08, 1944Sheffield WednesdayA0-0Draw8,000HillsboroughResult also contributed to Cup Qualifying
4Sat Jan 22, 1944Notts CountyH0-0Draw6,803Result also contributed to Cup Qualifying
5Sat Jan 29, 1944Notts CountyA3-0Win8,000Meadow LaneResult also contributed to Cup Qualifying
6Sat Feb 05, 1944Mansfield TownA1-0Win6,320Field MillResult also contributed to Cup Qualifying
7Sat Feb 12, 1944Mansfield TownH0-1Loss6,000Result also contributed to Cup Qualifying
8Sat Feb 19, 1944Leicester CityH1-0Win5,829Result also contributed to Cup Qualifying
9Sat Feb 26, 1944Leicester CityA1-1Draw-Filbert StreetResult also contributed to Cup Qualifying
10Sat Mar 04, 1944West Bromwich AlbionA1-0Win3,392The Hawthorns
11Sat Mar 11, 1944West Bromwich AlbionH3-2Win6,346
12Sat Mar 18, 1944WalsallA0-0Draw-Bescot Stadium
13Sat Mar 25, 1944WalsallH2-0Win5,000
16Mon Apr 10, 1944Notts CountyH3-0Win8,958


WWII Wartime Cup
WeekDateOpponentRoundLegH/AScoreResultAttPosGroundNotes
14Sat Apr 01, 1944Coventry City11H4-1Win6,192Result also contributed to Combined League
15Sat Apr 08, 1944Coventry City12A1-3Loss6,432Highfield RoadResult also contributed to Combined League
17Sat Apr 15, 1944Northampton Town21H5-0Win10,000Result also contributed to Combined League
18Sat Apr 22, 1944Northampton Town22A1-3Loss-County Ground (Northampton)Result also contributed to Combined League
19Sat Apr 29, 1944West Bromwich Albion31A2-2Draw8,373The HawthornsResult also contributed to Combined League
20Sat May 06, 1944West Bromwich Albion32H3-4Loss14,438Result also contributed to Combined League



SQUAD
Season Record (Competitive Games only)
Pos Num PlayerP W D L Goals Yellows Reds Went Off Came On Unused Sub Notes
GKHarry Riley
GKJ Oakley
GKLaurie Platts
GKNorman Wilkinson
GKPercy Ashton
GKRay Middleton
DBilly Bean
DEdward Blagg
DFrank Shufflebottom
DGeoff Thomas (1944-60)
DHarry Wyles
DJ Crofts
DJackie Parr
DKB Hollis
DP Hepworth
DPoole (1944)
DReg Trim
DWatson (1943)
MA Rhodes
MBryn Elliott
MCliff Hubbard
MD Long
MEddie Kilshaw
MFrank Hindley
MHarrison (1944)
MJ Beswick
MJack Hutchinson
MJohn Maund
MRaich Carter
MRobert Davies
MRobert McCall
MSeton Airlie
MTanner Allen
MVictor Walker
MWilliam Baxter
FEF Smith
FEric Betts
FFrank Johnson
FFred Hogg
FFreddie Steele
FGardner (1943)
FGeorge Bee
FGeorge Drury
FGeorge Hiatt
FH Egan
FJohn Wattie
FLen Beaumont
FLes Jones
FRalph Dulson
FRobertson (1943)
FRoland Wheatley
FStanley Flewitt


GOALSCORERS


Competitive goals only
GoalsPlayerGames



LEAGUE DOUBLES
Home and away victories for the season