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SEASON: 1943-44

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

MANAGER(s):
Billy Walker


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:

GAMES
Competitive Games:
0


League Games:

League Points:

Points Percentage:


GOALS
Competitive Goals:
0

Goals per game:

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 DIVISIONHomeAway
Pos Club P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F AGA* Pts Result
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 DIVISIONHomeAway
Pos Club P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F AGA* Pts Result
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 QUALIFYINGHomeAway
Pos Club P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F AGA* Pts Result
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