SEASON: 1948-49


Prev Season: 1947-48
This Season: 1948-49
Next Season: 1949-50
DIVISION:
English Second Division (Tier 2)
MANAGER(s):
Billy Walker
FA Cup:
3rd Round (Liverpool (A) 0-4)
League Cup:
Not started

Top Goalscorer:
George Lee (10 goals)

LEAGUE POSITIONS

SEASON END TABLE
SECOND DIVISION (Tier 2) - 1948-49 Home AwayResults
Pos Team P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts ResultHomeAway
1Fulham42249977371641521485825232.08157Promoted as Champions0-20-4
2West Bromwich Albion422481069391632471685822231.76956Promoted0-11-2
3Southampton422391069361641481075921261.917552-11-2
4Cardiff City4219131062471443452159717261.319510-00-1
5Tottenham Hotspur4217169724414435018312622261.636502-21-2
6Chesterfield4215171051459752418610527271.133470-11-2
7West Ham United4218101456581353382355111835.966463-05-0
8Sheffield Wednesday42151314635612633617371127391.125431-21-2
9Barnsley42141216626110744018451222431.016400-10-4
10Luton Town4214121655571164321636122341.965402-03-4
11Grimsby Town4215101772761056442855112848.947400-02-1
12Bury421761967761254412351152653.882401-01-1
13Queens Park Rangers4214111744621146312637111336.710390-01-2
14Blackburn Rovers421581953631254412333151240.841381-01-2
15Leeds United4212131755631164362117131942.873370-00-1
16Coventry City421572055641236352034142044.859373-02-1
17Bradford Park Avenue421311186578885372653132852.833372-02-1
18Brentford4211141742537104282144131432.792361-21-2
19Leicester City4210161662796105413846112141.785362-12-4
20Plymouth Argyle4212121849641146332518121639.766361-00-1
21Nottingham Forest42147215054966221451152840.92635Relegated
22Lincoln City42812225391678313525142256.58228Relegated1-13-1

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GAME COUNTS
ALL GAMES
Competitive Games:
44
Competitive Goals:
52
Goals per game:
1.2

LEAGUE GAMES
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
Scored15 times10 times4 times1 time
Conceded14 times13 times5 times
Won By8 times3 times2 times1 time
Lost By17 times2 times3 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 11--1120 West Bromwich Albion (1-2)
2 211--212 Southampton (2-1)
3 31--1120 Southampton (1-2)
4 42--2140 Fulham (0-2), Tottenham Hotspur (1-2)
5 53-21452 Bury (1-1), Chesterfield (1-2), Tottenham Hotspur (2-2)
6 631-2662 Fulham (0-4), Brentford (1-2), West Ham United (5-0)
7 73-12461 Cardiff City (0-0), Sheffield Wednesday (1-2), Luton Town (3-4)
8 8-------
91 96312737 Leeds United (0-0), West Ham United (3-0), Blackburn Rovers (1-0), Cardiff City (0-1), Sheffield Wednesday (
10 1011--102 Bury (1-0)
11 111--1010 Leeds United (0-1)
122 1232-1524 Barnsley (0-1), Coventry City (3-0), Bradford Park Avenue (2-1)
13 13-------
143 1411--202 Luton Town (2-0)
152 152--2160 Barnsley (0-4), Queens Park Rangers (1-2)
16 16-------
171 172--2020 Chesterfield (0-1), Plymouth Argyle (0-1)
182 182-11241 Grimsby Town (0-0), Leicester City (2-4)
1916 196312977 Grimsby Town (2-1), Blackburn Rovers (1-2), Lincoln City (3-1), Coventry City (2-1), Queens Park Rangers (
2071 2011--212 Leicester City (2-1)
21133 21-------
2228 22211-213 Plymouth Argyle (1-0), Lincoln City (1-1)
Not included: Week 1 game against West Bromwich Albion (0-1) as all teams were unplaced at the time

ATTENDANCES (HOME)
Highest League Attendance:
32,281 (West Bromwich Albion)
Lowest League Attendance:
12,988 (Barnsley)
Average League Attendance:
24,153
Highest Cup Attendance:
35,000 (Liverpool)
Lowest Cup Attendance:
35,000 (Liverpool)

MISCELLANEOUS
Clean Sheets:
12
Yellow cards:
0
Red cards:
0
Own goals (for):
2 (scored by opponents for us)
Own goals (against):
(scored by us for opponents)
Penalties scored:
0
Penalties conceded:
0
Penalties missed:
0
Penalties saved:
0


GAMES
 
Manager for all games: Billy Walker
League
WeekDateOpponentH/AScoreResultAttPosScorers
1Sat Aug 21, 1948West Bromwich AlbionH0-1Loss32,28122
2Tue Aug 24, 1948Grimsby TownA2-1Win18,2989Leverton (?), Lee (?)
3Sat Aug 28, 1948FulhamA0-4Loss27,82221
4Wed Sep 01, 1948Grimsby TownH0-0Draw21,89720
5Sat Sep 04, 1948Plymouth ArgyleH1-0Win19,00012Lee (?)
6Wed Sep 08, 1948BarnsleyA0-4Loss14,66717
7Sat Sep 11, 1948Blackburn RoversA1-2Loss21,88621Wilkins (?)
8Wed Sep 15, 1948BarnsleyH0-1Loss12,98822
9Sat Sep 18, 1948Cardiff CityH0-0Draw20,41721
10Sat Sep 25, 1948Queens Park RangersA1-2Loss19,36122Edwards (?)
11Sat Oct 02, 1948Luton TownH2-0Win22,69521Linaker (?), Lee (?)
12Sat Oct 09, 1948ChesterfieldH0-1Loss29,16622
13Sat Oct 16, 1948Lincoln CityA3-1Win19,98020Edwards (?), Ottewell (?), Lee (?)
14Sat Oct 23, 1948Sheffield WednesdayH1-2Loss29,90120Edwards (?)
15Sat Oct 30, 1948Coventry CityA2-1Win20,35719Johnson (?), Lee (?)
16Sat Nov 06, 1948Leeds UnitedH0-0Draw24,23720
17Sat Nov 13, 1948Leicester CityA2-4Loss26,06020Linaker (?), Ottewell (?)
18Sat Nov 20, 1948BrentfordH1-2Loss19,27820Johnson (?)
19Sat Nov 27, 1948Tottenham HotspurA0-0Aba-
20Sat Dec 04, 1948West Ham UnitedH3-0Win23,21820Ottewell (?), Hullett (?), Edwards (?)
21Sat Dec 11, 1948BuryA1-1Draw10,96819Johnson (?)
22Sat Dec 18, 1948West Bromwich AlbionA1-2Loss32,58320Lee (?)
23Sat Dec 25, 1948SouthamptonH2-1Win25,18119Hullett (?), Edwards (?)
24Mon Dec 27, 1948SouthamptonA1-2Loss24,23020Lee (?)
25Sat Jan 01, 1949FulhamH0-2Loss19,79121
26Sat Jan 22, 1949Blackburn RoversH1-0Win25,62421Burkitt (?)
27Sat Jan 29, 1949Plymouth ArgyleA0-1Loss17,29221
28Sat Feb 05, 1949Cardiff CityA0-1Loss31,52221
29Sat Feb 12, 1949Tottenham HotspurA1-2Loss37,59921Lee (?)
30Sat Feb 19, 1949Queens Park RangersH0-0Draw26,16421
31Sat Feb 26, 1949Luton TownA3-4Loss17,77721Wilkins (?), Kaile (?, ?)
32Sat Mar 05, 1949ChesterfieldA1-2Loss10,84921Wilkins (?)
33Sat Mar 12, 1949Lincoln CityH1-1Draw28,06521Love (?)
34Sat Mar 19, 1949Sheffield WednesdayA1-2Loss27,69421Love (?)
35Sat Mar 26, 1949Coventry CityH3-0Win20,88421Love (?), Leverton (?), Mason (? OG)
36Sat Apr 02, 1949Leeds UnitedA0-1Loss23,93222
37Sat Apr 09, 1949Leicester CityH2-1Win30,77421Scott (?), Love (?)
38Fri Apr 15, 1949Bradford Park AvenueH2-0Win21,22921Love (?), Leverton (?)
39Sat Apr 16, 1949BrentfordA1-2Loss15,85721Love (?)
40Mon Apr 18, 1949Bradford Park AvenueA2-1Win12,03220Scott (?), Ashman (?)
41Sat Apr 23, 1949Tottenham HotspurH2-2Draw27,12621Leverton (?), Lee (?)
42Sat Apr 30, 1949West Ham UnitedA5-0Win15,00020Love (?), Leverton (?, ?), Johnson (?, ?)
43Sat May 07, 1949BuryH1-0Win26,75421Lee (?)

FA Cup
DateOpponentRoundReplayCountH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Sat Jan 08, 1949Liverpool3H2-2Draw35,000Bill Jones (24 OG), Scott (37)
Sat Jan 15, 1949Liverpool3Y1A0-4Loss52,218



TRANSFERS
Transfers before, during and immediately after the season.
In (4) Out (7)
Date Player Details Fee Date Player Details Fee
Alan AshmanBoughtBryn ElliottSold
John LoveBought1949Frederick MartinSold
Sid OttewellBoughtGeorge LeeSold
Sep 01, 1947Johnny LinakerBought1949Roland WheatleySold
Sep 04, 1948Eddie BarksSold£1,000
Apr 16, 1949Jack EdwardsSold£10,000
Sep 01, 1949George WilkinsSold


SQUAD
Season Record (Competitive Games only)
Pos Num PlayerP W D L Goals Yellows Reds Went Off Came On Unused Sub Notes
Goalkeepers
GKHarry Walker4314821
GKLaurie Platts11
Defenders
DBill Whare11
DGeoff Thomas (1944-60)4112821
DHorace Gager4314821
DJack Hutchinson206311
DJames Clarke3111
Midfielders
MBob McCall3612618
MBryn Elliott13337
MEddie Barks211
MFrank Knight5311
MJack Burkitt30106141
MJohnny Linaker134362
MWilliam Morley11416
Forwards
FAlan Ashman31111
FBill Hullett153392
FFreddie Scott2784153
FFrederick Martin3111
FGeorge Lee371271810
FGeorge Wilkins1522113
FGordon Kaile176382
FJack Edwards2082105
FJohn Love136257
FRoland 'Tot' Leverton156276
FRoland Wheatley211
FSid Ottewell3286183
FTom Johnson2385105


GOALSCORERS


Competitive goals only
Goals (Pens)PlayerGames
10George Lee37
7John Love13
6Roland 'Tot' Leverton15
5Jack Edwards20
5Tom Johnson23
3Freddie Scott27
3George Wilkins15
3Sid Ottewell32
2Bill Hullett15
2Gordon Kaile17
2Johnny Linaker13
2Own Goals45
1Alan Ashman3
1Jack Burkitt30


LEAGUE DOUBLES
Home and away victories for the season
Game 1 Game 2
Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score
Bradford Park AvenueFri Apr 15, 1949Home2-0Mon Apr 18, 1949Away2-1
Coventry CitySat Oct 30, 1948Away2-1Sat Mar 26, 1949Home3-0
West Ham UnitedSat Dec 04, 1948Home3-0Sat Apr 30, 1949Away5-0