SEASON: 1947-48


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This Season: 1947-48
Next Season: 1948-49
DIVISION:
English Second Division (Tier 2)
MANAGER(s):
Billy Walker
FA Cup:
3rd Round (Liverpool (A) 1-4)
League Cup:
Did not exist

Top Goalscorer:
Tom Johnston (17 goals)

TABLE

SECOND DIVISION (Tier 2) - 1947-48
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
1Birmingham City4222155552412723413108321112.2916759Promoted as Champions0-21-2
2Newcastle United422481072411812461367826281.7561056Promoted0-02-0
3Southampton4221101171531533532367818301.33962521-11-2
4Sheffield Wednesday4220111166531362392175927321.24528510-01-2
5Cardiff City42181113615812633618651025401.05172471-21-4
6West Ham United4216141255531074291967826341.03774462-11-2
7West Bromwich Albion421891563581146372975926291.08621453-12-3
8Tottenham Hotspur4215141356431065362458820191.30233441-03-0
9Leicester City4216111560571056362966924281.05263431-01-3
10Coventry City4214131559521056331648926361.13462414-01-1
11Fulham4215101747466962419911123271.02174400-20-0
12Barnsley4215101762641056312255113142.96875401-12-2
13Luton Town421412165659885312564112534.94915401-21-2
14Bradford Park Avenue421681868721137453055112342.94444401-21-3
15Brentford4213141544611065312638101335.72131402-01-3
16Chesterfield42167195455849322683102229.98182391-30-0
17Plymouth Argyle42920134058894272211191336.68966381-11-1
18Leeds United421482062721254442023161852.86111361-02-2
19Nottingham Forest4212111954601056322326132237.9000035
20Bury42916175868687272838103140.85294342-10-1
21Doncaster Rovers42911224066786232023161746.6060629Relegated4-20-2
22Millwall42911224474777272824151746.5945929Relegated5-20-2
Points per win: 2

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LEAGUE POSITIONS
GAME COUNTS
Competitive Games:
43
Competitive Goals:
55
Goals per game:
1.3
League Games:
42
League Points:
35 out of 84 (2 points per win)
Points Percentage:
41.7%


GOALS
Goals scored, conceded and win and loss margins
Goal count:1 goal2 goals3 goals4 goals5+ goals
Scored22 times7 times2 times2 times1 time
Conceded9 times16 times5 times2 times
Won By5 times4 times2 times1 time
Lost By10 times8 times2 times

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 12--2350 West Bromwich Albion (2-3), Birmingham City (1-2)
2 25113493 Bradford Park Avenue (1-3), Newcastle United (2-0), Birmingham City (0-2), Cardiff City (1-4), Newcastle Unite
3 3-------
4 43-12351 Cardiff City (1-2), Southampton (1-2), Southampton (1-1)
5 52-11121 Bradford Park Avenue (1-2), Sheffield Wednesday (0-0)
6 622--404 Tottenham Hotspur (1-0), Tottenham Hotspur (3-0)
72 7-------
82 8321-525 West Ham United (2-1), Chesterfield (0-0), West Bromwich Albion (3-1)
9 9-------
10 101-1-221 Barnsley (2-2)
11 111-1-111 Barnsley (1-1)
123 122-2-112 Fulham (0-0), Coventry City (1-1)
13 1332-1624 Sheffield Wednesday (1-2), Leeds United (1-0), Coventry City (4-0)
14 14-------
154 153--3270 Chesterfield (1-3), Fulham (0-2), Luton Town (1-2)
167 1621-1222 Luton Town (1-2), Leicester City (1-0)
17 175-23592 West Ham United (1-2), Leicester City (1-3), Bury (0-1), Leeds United (2-2), Plymouth Argyle (1-1)
1838 18-------
1996 19-------
2066 203111553 Millwall (0-2), Plymouth Argyle (1-1), Doncaster Rovers (4-2)
2133 2111--522 Millwall (5-2)
221 2231-2352 Brentford (1-3), Brentford (2-0), Doncaster Rovers (0-2)
Not included: Week 1 game against Bury (2-1) as all teams were unplaced at the time

ATTENDANCES (HOME)
Highest League Attendance:
33,364 (Birmingham City)
Lowest League Attendance:
12,977 (Luton Town)
Average League Attendance:
24,301
Highest Cup Attendance:
-
Lowest Cup Attendance:
-

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


GAMES
 
Manager for all games: Billy Walker
League
WeekDateOpponentH/AScoreAttPosScorersStatus
1Sat Aug 23, 1947BuryH2-127,3817Johnston (?), Lee (?)
2Wed Aug 27, 1947Bradford Park AvenueH1-222,36512Morris (?)
3Sat Aug 30, 1947West Ham UnitedA1-219,41615Johnston (?)
4Wed Sep 03, 1947Bradford Park AvenueA1-316,24618Edwards (?)
5Sat Sep 06, 1947ChesterfieldH1-328,81119Johnston (?)
6Wed Sep 10, 1947BrentfordA1-315,00519Johnston (?)
7Sat Sep 13, 1947MillwallA0-214,97521
8Wed Sep 17, 1947BrentfordH2-018,61720Brown (?), Johnston (?)
9Sat Sep 20, 1947Tottenham HotspurH1-026,20219Johnston (?)
10Sat Sep 27, 1947Sheffield WednesdayA1-233,04721Lee (?)
11Sat Oct 04, 1947Cardiff CityH1-230,61821Johnston (?)
12Sat Oct 11, 1947Leicester CityA1-327,70921Lee (?)
13Sat Oct 18, 1947Leeds UnitedH1-022,38019Johnston (?)
14Sat Oct 25, 1947FulhamA0-020,14720
15Sat Nov 01, 1947Coventry CityH4-025,82418Scott (?), Johnston (?, ?), Edwards (?)
16Sat Nov 08, 1947Newcastle UnitedA2-060,24416Simpson (3', 42')
17Sat Nov 15, 1947Birmingham CityH0-233,36418
18Sat Nov 22, 1947West Bromwich AlbionA2-328,56819Barks (?), Scott (?)
19Sat Nov 29, 1947BarnsleyH1-118,10818Johnston (?)
20Sat Dec 06, 1947Plymouth ArgyleA1-121,22518Johnston (?)
21Sat Dec 13, 1947Luton TownH1-212,97719Leverton (?)
22Sat Dec 20, 1947BuryA0-112,00520
23Fri Dec 26, 1947Doncaster RoversA0-220,12922
24Sat Dec 27, 1947Doncaster RoversH4-222,20121Scott (?), Wilkins (?), Johnston (?), Lee (?)
25Sat Jan 03, 1948West Ham UnitedH2-126,14119Wilkins (?), Johnston (?)
26Sat Jan 17, 1948ChesterfieldA0-017,78319
27Sat Jan 31, 1948MillwallH5-221,50619Johnston (?), Edwards (?, ?), Lee (?, ?)
28Sat Feb 14, 1948Sheffield WednesdayH0-029,85220
29Sat Feb 21, 1948Cardiff CityA1-428,92920Johnston (?)
30Sat Feb 28, 1948Leicester CityH1-032,12320Lee (?)
31Sat Mar 06, 1948Leeds UnitedA2-227,01819Johnston (?), Edwards (?)
32Sat Mar 13, 1948FulhamH0-220,91619
33Sat Mar 20, 1948Coventry CityA1-111,53620Lee (?)
34Fri Mar 26, 1948SouthamptonA1-222,58420Lee (?)
35Sat Mar 27, 1948Newcastle UnitedH0-028,90620
36Mon Mar 29, 1948SouthamptonH1-124,73820Wilkins (?)
37Sat Apr 03, 1948Birmingham CityA1-238,22720Morley (?)
38Sat Apr 10, 1948West Bromwich AlbionH3-120,02320Scott (?), Morley (?), Edwards (?)
39Mon Apr 12, 1948Tottenham HotspurA3-018,56919Leverton (?, ?), Lee (?)
40Sat Apr 17, 1948BarnsleyA2-218,95819Gager (?), Morley (?)Safe
41Sat Apr 24, 1948Plymouth ArgyleH1-117,28818Scott (?)Safe
42Sat May 01, 1948Luton TownA1-215,12619Leverton (?)Safe

FA Cup
DateOpponentRoundReplayH/AScoreAttScorers
Sat Jan 10, 1948Liverpool3A1-448,569Wilkins (?)

Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreAttScorers
Sat Jan 24, 1948ArsenalEnglandH2-325,479Wilkins (? pen), Barks (?)
Sat Feb 07, 1948Crystal PalaceEnglandA0-19,760



TRANSFERS
Transfers before, during and immediately after the season.
In (7) - £7,500 Out (9) - £10,000
Date Player Details Fee Date Player Details Fee
Dennis WardBoughtDennis WardSold
George LeeBoughtGeorge PrittySold
Horace GagerBoughtTed BlaggSold
Jack BurkittBoughtSummer 1948Tom JohnstonSold
James ClarkeBoughtWilson JonesSold
Wilson JonesBoughtAug 01, 1944Tanner AllenSold
Dec 01, 1947George WilkinsBought£7,500Oct 01, 1947Sailor BrownSold£10,000
Dec 20, 1947Harry BrighamSold
1948Noel SimpsonSold


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
GKDennis Ward England2211
GK Harry Walker England3139101118
GKLaurie Platts England25321
Defenders
D Geoff Thomas (1944-60) England2127999
D Harry Brigham England32716
D Horace Gager England30123541
D Jack Hutchinson England2639121017
DJames Clarke England23211
Midfielders
M Bill Morley England22154293
M Bob McCall England31277812
M Bryn Elliott England2211
M Eddie Barks England253188151
MErnest Morris England264131
MFrank Knight England2513436
MGeorge Pritty England32211
M Jack Burkitt England21
MKen Rawson England26211
M Noel Simpson England243099122
MTanner Allen England2211
M Ted Blagg England29216312
MWilson Jones Wales33725
Forwards
FFreddie Martin England2122
F Freddie Scott England30421211195
F George Lee England284211112010
FGeorge Wilkins England27124624
F Gordon Kaile England229324
F Jack Edwards England2334811156
F Roland 'Tot' Leverton England2162224
F Roland Wheatley England23413
F Sailor Brown England315321
F Tom Johnston Scotland28331071617


GOALSCORERS


Number of different scorers: 15
Goals (Pens)PlayerGames
17Tom Johnston33
10George Lee42
6Jack Edwards34
5Freddie Scott42
4George Wilkins12
4Roland 'Tot' Leverton6
3Bill Morley15
2Noel Simpson30
1Eddie Barks31
1Ernest Morris4
1Horace Gager12
1Sailor Brown5


LEAGUE DOUBLES (FOR)
Home and away victories for the season
Game 1 Game 2
Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score
Tottenham HotspurSat Sep 20, 1947Home1-0Mon Apr 12, 1948Away3-0



LEAGUE DOUBLES (AGAINST)
Home and away losses for the season
Game 1 Game 2
Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score
Birmingham CitySat Nov 15, 1947Home0-2Sat Apr 03, 1948Away1-2
Bradford Park AvenueWed Aug 27, 1947Home1-2Wed Sep 03, 1947Away1-3
Cardiff CitySat Oct 04, 1947Home1-2Sat Feb 21, 1948Away1-4
Luton TownSat Dec 13, 1947Home1-2Sat May 01, 1948Away1-2