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SEASON: 1944-45

Prev Season: 1943-44
Next Season: 1945-46
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 10 Combined League games were also qualifying games for the cup, with the top 32 qualifying for the knockout rounds. Forest finished 37th and failed to qualify.
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
1Huddersfield Town18143150222.27331
2Derby County18141354192.84229
3Sunderland18124252252.08028
4Aston Villa18123354192.84227
5Everton18122458252.32026
6Wrexham18113440182.22225
7Doncaster Rovers18120648271.77824
8Bradford Park Avenue18104445311.45224
9Bolton Wanderers1896334221.54524
10Manchester City1894553311.71022
11Stoke City1894537251.48022
12Birmingham1886430211.42922
13Barnsley18102642321.31322
14Rotherham United1894531251.24022
15West Bromwich Albion1894536301.20022
16Liverpool1893641301.36721
17Grimsby Town1893637291.27621
18Halifax Town1885530291.03421
19Chester1893645451.00021
20Blackpool1892753381.39520
21Burnley1884639271.44420
22Leeds United1892753421.26220
23Sheffield Wednesday1892734301.13320
24Chesterfield Town1883730191.57919
25Darlington1891852451.15619
26Wolverhampton Wanderers1875631271.14819
27Rochdale1875635331.06119
28Crewe Alexandra1891843411.04919
29Blackburn Rovers1874730291.03418
30Manchester United1882840401.00018
31Preston North End187472628.92918
32Walsall185672729.93116
33Gateshead187294553.84916
34Northampton Town185673038.78916
35Newcastle United18711051381.34215
36Sheffield United1863927251.08015
37Hartlepool1871104147.87215
38Oldham Athletic1871102836.77815
39Mansfield Town186393140.77515
40Nottingham Forest185582234.64715
41Coventry City1862102342.54814
42York City1861114952.94213
43Middlesbrough1853103457.59613
44Bradford City1861113560.58313
45Accrington Stanley F1852112946.63012
46Port Vale1852112236.61112
47Bury1852112848.58312
48Stockport County1851123370.47111
49Hull City1843112360.38311
50Southport1834113255.58210
51Lincoln City1842123256.57110
52Leicester City1834112346.50010
53Tranmere Rovers1821152053.3775
54Notts County1821151962.3065

COMBINED DIVISIONHomeAway
Pos Club P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F AGA* Pts Result
1Derby County26193478282.78641
2Everton27173779431.83737
3Liverpool24163567262.57735
4Burnley26153856361.55633
5Newcastle United23151771381.86831
6Aston Villa25142970451.55630
7Chesterfield Town24109540241.66729
8Wolverhampton Wanderers24117645311.45229
9Manchester United22133647331.42429
10Darlington24133861451.35629
11Bristol City22132755331.66728
12Blackburn Rovers24132962511.21628
13Huddersfield Town271241152491.06128
14Wrexham22107555361.52827
15Bolton Wanderers23115752351.48627
16Blackpool24123958421.38127
17Stoke City23122967421.59526
18Lovell's Athletic19122544271.63026
19Cardiff City20122641271.51926
20Grimsby Town21106551371.37826
21Birmingham2497838341.11825
22Crewe Alexandra23113950501.00025
23Doncaster Rovers20112744261.69224
24Bradford Park Avenue22104849391.25624
25Accrington Stanley F249693941.95124
26Barnsley24112113942.92924
27Rotherham United20103741371.10823
28Gateshead2195746421.09523
29Preston North End2594124156.73222
30Sheffield United24931256481.16721
31Sunderland2593135354.98121
32Leeds United2293105355.96421
33Sheffield Wednesday2585125356.94621
34Leicester City2176840381.05320
35Bath City201001050481.04220
36Bury208483843.88420
37York City2284104856.85720
38Chester2292114961.80320
39Bradford City208394346.93519
40West Bromwich Albion226793944.88619
41Hartlepool2183103454.63019
42Coventry City216693653.67918
43Nottingham Forest175752325.92017
44Tranmere Rovers2381144056.71417
45Halifax Town186572235.62917
46Lincoln City176474251.82416
47Manchester City1972103243.74416
48Northampton Town146352330.76715
49Oldham Athletic2171133956.69615
50Stockport County1970123150.62014
51Middlesbrough2462164073.54814
52Walsall1853102433.72713
53Swansea Town2061134263.66713
54Port Vale2152142760.45012
55Mansfield Town125162238.57911
56Hull City1851123054.55611
57Rochdale2043131749.34711
58Southport2233163382.4029
59Notts County2140172962.4688
60Aberaman1722133669.5226

LEAGUE NORTH CUP QUALIFYINGHomeAway
Pos Club P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F AGA* Pts Result
1Derby County107303894.22217
2Aston Villa1081131132.38517
3Bristol City1080227102.70016
4Everton1080239152.60016
5Burnley1071225102.50015
6Cardiff City1071226112.36415
7Doncaster Rovers1071230132.30815
8Liverpool1071234152.26715
9Stoke City1062235142.50014
10Lovell's Athletic1070324151.60014
11Barnsley1070318141.28614
12Wrexham1054130171.76514
13Bolton Wanderers1061327151.80013
14Bradford Park Avenue1061323191.21113
15Manchester City1061323191.21113
16Rotherham United1053218151.20013
17Newcastle United1060430211.42912
18Darlington1052322181.22212
19Bradford City1052323211.09512
20Northampton Town105231920.95012
21Wolverhampton Wanderers1051423151.53311
22Leicester City1035223161.43811
23Chesterfield Town1043318131.38511
24Birmingham1051419141.35711
25Sheffield United1051424181.33311
26Blackpool1051427221.22711
27Bury1051421191.10511
28Crewe Alexandra1043323231.00011
29Halifax Town1043314141.00011
30Manchester United1051416161.00011
31Accrington Stanley F105141518.83311
32West Bromwich Albion1034320151.33310
33Blackburn Rovers1050531251.24010
34Huddersfield Town1042421181.16710
35Gateshead104241518.83310
36Hartlepool104241924.79210
37Nottingham Forest10343913.69210
38Leeds United1041529251.1609
39Sunderland1041524221.0919
40Grimsby Town1033420191.0539
41Mansfield Town104151834.5299
42Preston North End102441416.8758
43Lincoln City103252133.6368
44York City103162529.8627
45Middlesbrough103162330.7677
46Walsall103161321.6197
47Southport103161940.4757
48Port Vale103161330.4337
49Bath City103072834.8246
50Swansea Town103072733.8186
51Hull City102171525.6005
52Tranmere Rovers102171528.5365
53Rochdale10136930.3005
54Oldham Athletic102081928.6794
55Sheffield Wednesday101271429.4834
56Stockport County102081435.4004
57Coventry City101181635.4573
58Aberaman101181746.3703
59Chester101181439.3593
60Notts County101091233.3642
*GA = Goal Average
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GAMES

WWII Main League
WeekDateOpponentH/AScoreResultAttPosGroundNotes
1Sat Aug 26, 1944Derby CountyH0-0Draw13,294
2Sat Sep 02, 1944Derby CountyA0-5Loss9,936Baseball Ground
3Sat Sep 09, 1944Sheffield UnitedA0-2Loss7,909Bramall Lane
4Sat Sep 16, 1944Sheffield UnitedH2-2Draw7,904
5Sat Sep 23, 1944Notts CountyH2-1Win9,536
6Sat Sep 30, 1944Notts CountyA-Draw-Meadow Lane
7Sat Oct 07, 1944ChesterfieldA1-0Win-Saltergate
8Sat Oct 14, 1944ChesterfieldH2-1Win6,876
9Sat Oct 21, 1944Mansfield TownH2-5Loss7,626
10Sat Oct 28, 1944Mansfield TownA2-4Loss7,000Field Mill
11Sat Nov 04, 1944Rotherham UnitedA2-1Win-Millmoor
12Sat Nov 11, 1944Rotherham UnitedH1-2Loss5,316
13Sat Nov 18, 1944Lincoln CityH2-2Draw-
14Sat Nov 25, 1944Lincoln CityA2-2Draw-Sincil Bank
15Sat Dec 02, 1944Sheffield WednesdayA1-2Loss6,000Hillsborough
16Sat Dec 09, 1944Sheffield WednesdayH1-0Win5,893
17Sat Dec 16, 1944Grimsby TownA1-3Loss2,000Blundell Park
18Sat Dec 23, 1944Grimsby TownH1-2Loss5,874


WWII Combined League
WeekDateOpponentH/AScoreResultAttPosGroundNotes
1Sat Dec 30, 1944Leicester CityH0-0Draw6,788Result also contributed to Cup Qualifying
2Sat Jan 06, 1945Derby CountyH1-1Draw18,790Result also contributed to Cup Qualifying
3Sat Jan 13, 1945Derby CountyA0-3Loss12,715Baseball GroundResult also contributed to Cup Qualifying
4Sat Feb 03, 1945ChesterfieldA1-0Win4,620SaltergateResult also contributed to Cup Qualifying
5Sat Feb 10, 1945ChesterfieldH1-1Draw7,298Result also contributed to Cup Qualifying
6Sat Feb 17, 1945Notts CountyH1-4Loss7,520Result also contributed to Cup Qualifying
7Sat Feb 24, 1945Notts CountyA2-1Win10,000Meadow LaneResult also contributed to Cup Qualifying
8Sat Mar 03, 1945Leicester CityA1-1Draw-Filbert StreetResult also contributed to Cup Qualifying
9Sat Mar 10, 1945Mansfield TownH2-1Win10,400Result also contributed to Cup Qualifying
10Sat Mar 17, 1945Mansfield TownA0-1Loss7,874Field MillResult also contributed to Cup Qualifying
11Mon Apr 02, 1945Notts CountyH6-0Win6,920
12Sat Apr 07, 1945Coventry CityH1-1Draw6,000
13Sat Apr 14, 1945Coventry CityA1-1Draw3,188Highfield Road
14Thu Apr 19, 1945Birmingham CityA1-4Loss3,000St. Andrews
15Sat Apr 21, 1945Notts CountyA3-1Win4,000Meadow Lane
16Sat Apr 28, 1945Notts CountyH2-5Loss3,407
17Sat May 26, 1945Birmingham CityH0-0Draw2,900


Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Wed May 09, 1945Derby CountyEnglandA2-2Draw-Baseball GroundVE Day celebration game



SQUAD
Season Record (Competitive Games only)
Pos Num PlayerP W D L Goals Yellows Reds Went Off Came On Unused Sub Notes
GKBert Williams
GKCunningham (1945)
GKF Payne
GKLaurie Platts
GKNorman Wilkinson
GKPeter Taylor
GKW Styles
GKWright (1945)
DEdward Blagg
DGeoff Thomas (1944-60)
DJW Firth
DP Hepworth
DRon Guttridge
DS Griffin
DSam Godfrey
MBilly Linacre
MBryn Elliott
MDenny Foreman
MErnest Morris
MFrank Hindley
MGordon Brown
MH Stevenson
MJ Beswick
MJack Hutchinson
MJames Cronkshaw
MJohn Maund
MKen Powell
ML Thorpe
MLloyd Iceton
MR Oxley
MRay Paul
MRobert Davies
MRobert McCall
MRon Peace
MTom Blenkinsop
MTom Waring
MTony Allen
MVictor Walker
MWilliam Baxter
FColin Rawson
FEddie Barks
FEF Smith
FEric Betts
FFrank Johnson
FFred Inskip
FFrederick Martin
FGeorge Crisp
FGeorge Drury
FGeorge Mee
FGordon Kaile
FIan McPherson
FJack Edwards
FLaurie Coen
FLen Beaumont
FNoel Simpson
FR Townsend
FRalph Dulson
FRoland 'Tot' Leverton
FRoland Wheatley
FStanley Flewitt
FThomas North
FTom Johnson
FW Gough
FWilliam Morley


GOALSCORERS


Competitive goals only
GoalsPlayerGames



LEAGUE DOUBLES
Home and away victories for the season