SEASON: 1946-47


Prev Season: 1945-46
This Season: 1946-47
Next Season: 1947-48
DIVISION:
English Second Division (Tier 2)
MANAGER(s):
Billy Walker
FA Cup:
5th Round (Middlesbrough (A) 2-6)
League Cup:
Did not exist

Top Goalscorer:
Sailor Brown (16 goals)

TABLE

SECOND DIVISION (Tier 2) - 1946-47
SEASON END TABLE Home AwayResults
Pos Team P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts ResultHomeAway
1Manchester City422610678351731491497529212.2285762Promoted as Champions0-11-2
2Burnley4222146652911823014116435152.2413858Promoted1-00-3
3Birmingham City4225512743317225111831023222.24242551-10-4
4Chesterfield4218141058441263371768721271.31818501-01-1
5Newcastle United4219101395621146603286735301.53226480-20-3
6Tottenham Hotspur4217141165531182352166930321.22642481-10-2
7West Bromwich Albion422081488751245533784935381.17333481-11-5
8Coventry City42161313665912814017451226421.11864451-01-1
9Leicester City4218717696411464225731127391.07813432-01-1
10Barnsley421781784861326482946113657.97674422-12-3
11Nottingham Forest4215101769741353472025142254.9324340
12West Ham United421681870761245463144132445.92105404-32-2
13Luton Town421671971731344502933152144.97260394-22-3
14Southampton421591869761155452444132452.90789396-02-5
15Fulham421591863741245402535132349.85135392-11-1
16Bradford Park Avenue42141117657776829287593649.84416394-01-0
17Bury42121218807811646234161418441.02564362-00-5
18Millwall42148205679777303071132649.70886361-20-4
19Plymouth Argyle421452379961137453432163462.82292335-10-2
20Sheffield Wednesday421282267881056392823162860.76136322-20-2
21Swansea Town421172455839111364026131943.6626529Relegated1-12-3
22Newport County4210329611339111415212182081.4586523Relegated6-15-2
Points per win: 2

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LEAGUE POSITIONS
GAME COUNTS
Competitive Games:
47
Competitive Goals:
77
Goals per game:
1.6
League Games:
42
League Points:
40 out of 84 (2 points per win)
Points Percentage:
47.6%


GOALS
Goals scored, conceded and win and loss margins
Goal count:1 goal2 goals3 goals4 goals5+ goals
Scored17 times13 times3 times4 times
Conceded13 times11 times6 times2 times4 times
Won By9 times4 times1 time2 times2 times
Lost By6 times4 times3 times4 times1 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)
1 11--1120 Manchester City (1-2)
2 211--102 Burnley (1-0)
3 33-21252 West Bromwich Albion (1-1), Burnley (0-3), Birmingham City (1-1)
4 43-12151 Manchester City (0-1), Newcastle United (0-3), Tottenham Hotspur (1-1)
5 51--1020 Tottenham Hotspur (0-2)
6 622--524 Luton Town (4-2), Chesterfield (1-0)
7 71--1150 West Bromwich Albion (1-5)
8 83-21242 Newcastle United (0-2), Chesterfield (1-1), Leicester City (1-1)
9 911--212 Barnsley (2-1)
107 103111733 Plymouth Argyle (0-2), Southampton (6-0), Coventry City (1-1)
114 1122--204 Coventry City (1-0), Bradford Park Avenue (1-0)
1219 121--1230 Luton Town (2-3)
132 1332-1664 Southampton (2-5), Leicester City (2-0), Fulham (2-1)
1442 143111553 Birmingham City (0-4), Fulham (1-1), Bradford Park Avenue (4-0)
1523 1521-1482 West Ham United (4-3), Bury (0-5)
1646 16-------
1767 1711--202 Bury (2-0)
1862 181-1-221 West Ham United (2-2)
1915 1911--512 Plymouth Argyle (5-1)
20 202--2250 Swansea Town (2-3), Sheffield Wednesday (0-2)
21 214-22492 Millwall (1-2), Sheffield Wednesday (2-2), Millwall (0-4), Swansea Town (1-1)
22 2222--1134 Newport County (6-1), Newport County (5-2)
Not included: Week 1 game against Barnsley (2-3) as all teams were unplaced at the time

ATTENDANCES (HOME)
Highest League Attendance:
32,758 (Newcastle United)
Lowest League Attendance:
8,429 (Bradford Park Avenue)
Average League Attendance:
22,761
Highest Cup Attendance:
34,000 (Middlesbrough)
Lowest Cup Attendance:
34,000 (Middlesbrough)

MISCELLANEOUS
Clean Sheets:
11
Yellow Cards:
0
Red Cards:
0   
Own goals (for):
3   (scored by opponents for us)
Own goals (against):
0   (scored by us for opponents)   
Penalties scored:
1
Penalties conceded:
0
Penalties missed:
0
Penalties saved:
0


GAMES
 
Manager for all games: Billy Walker
League
WeekDateOpponentH/AScoreAttPosScorersStatus
1Sat Aug 31, 1946BarnsleyA2-317,31713O'Donnell (?), Brown (?)
2Thu Sep 05, 1946Newcastle UnitedH0-232,75818
3Sat Sep 07, 1946Newport CountyH6-124,41712Brown (?), O'Donnell (?, ?), Edwards (?), Johnston (?, ?)
4Mon Sep 09, 1946Swansea TownA2-322,81315Brown (?), O'Donnell (?)
5Sat Sep 14, 1946SouthamptonA2-518,45119Edwards (?), Johnston (?)
6Sat Sep 21, 1946Luton TownH4-224,23717Scott (?), Brown (?), O'Donnell (?), Johnston (?)
7Sat Sep 28, 1946Coventry CityH1-027,94316Edwards (?)
8Sat Oct 05, 1946Birmingham CityA0-435,09318
9Sat Oct 12, 1946West Bromwich AlbionH1-125,44918Brown (? pen)
10Sat Oct 19, 1946Plymouth ArgyleA0-220,62319
11Sat Oct 26, 1946Leicester CityH2-030,07717Mee (?), Lyman (?)
12Sat Nov 02, 1946ChesterfieldA1-118,75617Edwards (?)
13Sat Nov 09, 1946MillwallH1-221,17618Simpson (?)
14Sat Nov 16, 1946Bradford Park AvenueA1-016,03416Johnston (?)
15Sat Nov 23, 1946Manchester CityH0-132,19417
16Sat Nov 30, 1946West Ham UnitedA2-214,65217Barks (?), Lyman (?)
17Sat Dec 07, 1946Sheffield WednesdayH2-218,37416Pritty (?), Brown (?)
Sat Dec 14, 1946FulhamA1-015,700Barks (?)
18Sat Dec 21, 1946BuryH2-015,78816Brigham (?), Johnston (?)
19Wed Dec 25, 1946BurnleyA0-321,03616
20Thu Dec 26, 1946BurnleyH1-031,48417Leverton (?)
21Sat Dec 28, 1946BarnsleyH2-127,23915Lyman (?), Cunningham (? OG)
22Wed Jan 01, 1947Newcastle UnitedA0-356,82716
23Sat Jan 04, 1947Newport CountyA5-213,15014Lyman (?, ?, ?), Johnston (?), Smith (? OG)
24Sat Jan 18, 1947SouthamptonH6-024,59110Brigham (?), Barks (?), Edwards (?), Lyman (?, ?), Brown (?)
25Wed Jan 29, 1947Luton TownA2-34,20912Brown (?, ?)
26Sat Feb 01, 1947Coventry CityA1-116,44012Scott (?)
27Sat Mar 01, 1947Leicester CityA1-126,15614Barks (?)
28Sat Mar 15, 1947MillwallA0-422,10816
29Sat Mar 29, 1947Manchester CityA1-224,76318Brown (?)
30Fri Apr 04, 1947Tottenham HotspurA0-229,17619
31Sat Apr 05, 1947West Ham UnitedH4-322,88817Scott (?), Brown (?), Johnston (?, ?)
32Mon Apr 07, 1947Tottenham HotspurH1-130,65617Brown (?)
33Sat Apr 12, 1947Sheffield WednesdayA0-230,09617
34Sat Apr 19, 1947FulhamH2-120,30017Brown (?), Lyman (?)
35Sat Apr 26, 1947BuryA0-57,91618
36Sat May 03, 1947Swansea TownH1-117,11418Brown (?)
37Sat May 10, 1947Birmingham CityH1-116,04917Brown (?)
38Sat May 17, 1947West Bromwich AlbionA1-512,56618Edwards (70')Safe
39Mon May 26, 1947FulhamA1-19,16017Edwards (?)Safe
40Tue May 27, 1947ChesterfieldH1-014,88817Johnston (?)Safe
41Sat May 31, 1947Plymouth ArgyleH5-111,94415Knight (?), Brown (?), Edwards (?), Johnston (?, ?)Safe
42Sat Jun 14, 1947Bradford Park AvenueH4-08,42911Johnston (?, ?, ?), Edwards (?)Safe

FA Cup
DateOpponentRoundReplayH/AScoreAttScorers
Sat Jan 11, 1947Lincoln City3A1-017,092Rawson (?)
Sat Jan 25, 1947Manchester United4A2-058,641Barks (?), Lyman (?)
Sat Feb 08, 1947Middlesbrough5H2-234,000Scott (?), Mannion (? OG)
Wed Feb 12, 1947Middlesbrough51A2-626,907Barks (?), Edwards (?)

Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreAttScorers
Wed Nov 06, 1946Combined Services XIEnglandA2-2-Mee (?), Edwards (?)

Testimonial
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreAttScorers
Wed Sep 25, 1946Lincoln CityEnglandA3-07,000North (?), Edwards (?), Johnston (?)



TRANSFERS
Transfers before, during and immediately after the season.
In (7) - £15,250 Out (12) - £0
Date Player Details Fee Date Player Details Fee
Alfred GunnBoughtAlfred GunnSold
Griff RobertsBoughtJul 1947Colin LymanSold
Harry WalkerBoughtColin RawsonSold
May 01, 1946Sailor BrownBought£6,750Frank O'DonnellSold
Sep 1946Harold OrgillBoughtFrank ShufflebottomSold
Sep 06, 1946Freddie ScottBought£4,500George MeeSold
Nov 09, 1946Harry BrighamBought£4,000Griff RobertsSold
Robert DaviesSold
Tom HinchliffeRetired
Tom NorthSold
William BaxterSold
Jun 1947Harold OrgillSold


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
GKGriff Roberts Wales2511245
GKHarold Orgill England257133
GK Harry Walker England30431
GKLaurie Platts England2422
GK Reg Savage England3422939
Defenders
D Frank Shufflebottom England28211
D Geoff Thomas (1944-60) England2013625
D Harry Brigham England3133119122
D Jack Hutchinson England259342
Midfielders
M Bill Morley England2111
M Bob McCall England303713716
M Eddie Barks England24381310146
MFrank Knight England243012891
MFrank O'Donnell Scotland3411385
MGeorge Pritty England3131118111
M Noel Simpson England23176561
M Robert Davies Wales32624
M Ted Blagg England2838141013
M William Baxter England28725
Forwards
FColin Lyman England3228126910
F Colin Rawson England19221
F Freddie Scott England29441711154
FGeorge Mee England2391261
F Jack Edwards England2227108910
F Roland 'Tot' Leverton England2042111
F Sailor Brown England304616111816
F Tom Hinchliffe England3211
F Tom Johnston Scotland27341361415
FTom North England2611
Alfred Gunn Germany2222


GOALSCORERS


Number of different scorers: 15
Goals (Pens)PlayerGames
16 (1)Sailor Brown46
15Tom Johnston34
10Colin Lyman28
10Jack Edwards27
6Eddie Barks38
5Frank O'Donnell11
4Freddie Scott44
3Own Goals47
2Harry Brigham33
1Colin Rawson2
1Frank Knight30
1George Mee9
1George Pritty31
1Noel Simpson17
1Roland 'Tot' Leverton4


LEAGUE DOUBLES (FOR)
Home and away victories for the season
Game 1 Game 2
Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score
Bradford Park AvenueSat Nov 16, 1946Away1-0Sat Jun 14, 1947Home4-0
Newport CountySat Sep 07, 1946Home6-1Sat Jan 04, 1947Away5-2



LEAGUE DOUBLES (AGAINST)
Home and away losses for the season
Game 1 Game 2
Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score
Manchester CitySat Nov 23, 1946Home0-1Sat Mar 29, 1947Away1-2
MillwallSat Nov 09, 1946Home1-2Sat Mar 15, 1947Away0-4
Newcastle UnitedThu Sep 05, 1946Home0-2Wed Jan 01, 1947Away0-3