SEASON: 1976-77


Prev Season: 1975-76
This Season: 1976-77
Next Season: 1977-78
DIVISION:
English Second Division (Tier 2)
MANAGER(s):
Brian Clough
FA Cup:
4th Round (Southampton (A) 1-2)
League Cup:
3rd Round (Coventry City (H) 0-3)

Player Of The Year:
Tony Woodcock
Top Goalscorer:
Peter Withe (19 goals)

TABLE

SECOND DIVISION (Tier 2) - 1976-77
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
1Wolverhampton Wanderers4222137844515334821710436243957Promoted as Champions1-31-2
2Chelsea422113873531560512267822312055Promoted1-11-2
3Nottingham Forest4221101177431434532277724213452Promoted
4Bolton Wanderers42201111755415244621597293321513-11-1
5Blackpool42171785842117329176105292516513-00-1
6Luton Town42216156748135339178112283119481-21-1
7Charlton Athletic421616107158145252272118193113481-11-2
8Notts County4219101365601155292085836405481-21-1
9Southampton42171015726712634024541232435442-11-1
10Millwall421513145753966312267826314431-02-0
11Sheffield United421412165463984322554122238-9406-10-2
12Blackburn Rovers421591842541245311835131136-12393-03-1
13Oldham Athletic4214101852641164372334141541-12383-00-1
14Hull City421017154553984311719111436-8372-00-1
15Bristol Rovers421213175368894322744132141-15374-21-1
16Burnley421114174664894272035131944-18365-21-0
17Fulham421113185461975392526131536-7353-02-2
18Cardiff City421210205667768303054122637-11340-13-0
19Leyton Orient4291617375548918235881932-18343-01-0
20Carlisle United421112194975777313345121842-2634Relegated5-11-1
21Plymouth Argyle42816184665597272537111940-1932Relegated1-12-1
22Hereford United42815195778696283026132948-2131Relegated4-31-0
Points per win: 2

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LEAGUE POSITIONS
GAME COUNTS
Competitive Games:
59
Competitive Goals:
113
Goals per game:
1.9
League Games:
42
League Points:
52 out of 84 (2 points per win)
Points Percentage:
61.9%


GOALS
Goals scored, conceded and win and loss margins
Goal count:1 goal2 goals3 goals4 goals5+ goals
Scored23 times9 times10 times5 times4 times
Conceded25 times14 times4 times
Won By10 times8 times7 times2 times2 times
Lost By11 times2 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 11-1-111 Chelsea (1-1)
27 22-11231 Bolton Wanderers (1-1), Chelsea (1-2)
351 31--1010 Blackpool (0-1)
452 41-1-111 Notts County (1-1)
553 532-1734 Wolverhampton Wanderers (1-2), Blackpool (3-0), Bolton Wanderers (3-1)
617 621-1552 Hereford United (4-3), Notts County (1-2)
729 7-------
818 84112853 Luton Town (1-1), Sheffield United (6-1), Oldham Athletic (0-1), Charlton Athletic (1-2)
9 921-1432 Blackburn Rovers (3-1), Luton Town (1-2)
103 1011--102 Millwall (1-0)
113 1132-1514 Hull City (0-1), Blackburn Rovers (3-0), Millwall (2-0)
1210 1211--302 Fulham (3-0)
1311 1344--1138 Bristol Rovers (4-2), Hull City (2-0), Southampton (2-1), Oldham Athletic (3-0)
14 1431-2662 Wolverhampton Wanderers (1-3), Carlisle United (5-1), Sheffield United (0-2)
157 15-------
161 1622--604 Cardiff City (3-0), Leyton Orient (3-0)
177 17-------
18 1811--212 Plymouth Argyle (2-1)
19 1921-1532 Burnley (5-2), Cardiff City (0-1)
20 20413-435 Charlton Athletic (1-1), Plymouth Argyle (1-1), Burnley (1-0), Bristol Rovers (1-1)
21 21312-324 Southampton (1-1), Leyton Orient (1-0), Carlisle United (1-1)
22 2211--102 Hereford United (1-0)
Not included: Week 1 game against Fulham (2-2) as all teams were unplaced at the time

ATTENDANCES (HOME)
Highest League Attendance:
31,004 (Notts County)
Lowest League Attendance:
12,081 (Hereford United)
Average League Attendance:
18,063
Highest Cup Attendance:
38,284 (Southampton)
Lowest Cup Attendance:
7,018 (West Bromwich Albion)

MISCELLANEOUS
Clean Sheets:
16
Yellow Cards:
4
Red Cards:
0   
Own goals (for):
2   (scored by opponents for us)
Own goals (against):
2   (scored by us for opponents)   (Colin Barrett, Viv Anderson)
Penalties scored:
8
Penalties conceded:
5
Penalties missed:
4
Penalties saved:
0


GAMES
 
Manager for all games: Brian Clough
League
WeekDateOpponentH/AScoreAttPosScorersStatus
1Sat Aug 21, 1976FulhamA2-29,43710Curran (23'), O'Hare (63')
2Wed Aug 25, 1976Charlton AthleticH1-112,66213Curran (32' pen)
3Sat Aug 28, 1976Wolverhampton WanderersH1-317,22217Steve Daley (20' OG)
4Sat Sep 04, 1976Luton TownA1-111,23115Curran (29' pen)
5Sat Sep 11, 1976Hereford UnitedH4-312,08113Butlin (32'), Bowyer (37', 71'), Robertson (60')
6Sat Sep 18, 1976SouthamptonA1-123,09612Bowyer (28')
7Sat Sep 25, 1976Carlisle UnitedH5-112,4797O'Hare (19'), Bowyer (70', 89'), Barrett (72'), Withe (78')
8Sat Oct 02, 1976Hull CityA0-116,09611
9Sat Oct 09, 1976Sheffield UnitedH6-117,8014Bowyer (12', 43'), Butlin (37'), Curran (49'), Withe (58'), Anderson (61')
10Sat Oct 16, 1976BlackpoolA0-117,0898
11Sat Oct 23, 1976BurnleyH5-215,2795Curran (2'), Robertson (51' pen), Butlin (54'), O'Neill (76', 81')
12Sat Oct 30, 1976Oldham AthleticA0-110,5978
13Sat Nov 06, 1976Blackburn RoversH3-012,9726Withe (?, 50'), Bowyer (7')
14Sat Nov 13, 1976Leyton OrientA1-05,9215Woodcock (73')
15Sat Nov 20, 1976ChelseaH1-127,0895O'Neill (33')
16Sat Nov 27, 1976Cardiff CityA3-012,7415Woodcock (?), Withe (42'), Chapman (43')
17Sat Dec 04, 1976Bristol RoversH4-216,3025Robertson (13', 74'), Woodcock (66'), Withe (88')
18Sat Dec 11, 1976MillwallA2-0-2O'Neill (10'), O'Hare (79')
19Sat Dec 18, 1976Plymouth ArgyleH1-115,1803Barrett (87')
20Mon Dec 27, 1976Bolton WanderersA1-132,6304Withe (40')
21Sat Jan 01, 1977Blackburn RoversA3-114,5244Withe (23'), Woodcock (27'), Bowyer (80')
22Fri Jan 14, 1977Charlton AthleticA1-27,9924Bowyer (36')
23Sat Jan 22, 1977FulhamH3-024,7183Lloyd (83'), O'Neill (87'), Woodcock (89')
24Sat Feb 05, 1977Wolverhampton WanderersA1-230,6614Chapman (89')
25Sat Feb 12, 1977Luton TownH1-218,2255Lloyd (86')
Wed Feb 16, 1977SouthamptonH0-1-
26Wed Mar 02, 1977Hereford UnitedA1-07,5036Curran (38')
27Sat Mar 05, 1977Carlisle UnitedA1-17,6037Robertson (73' pen)
28Tue Mar 08, 1977Notts CountyH1-231,0047Withe (86')
29Sat Mar 12, 1977Hull CityH2-015,1167Woodcock (?, 4')
30Sat Mar 19, 1977Sheffield UnitedA0-230,3707
31Tue Mar 22, 1977SouthamptonH2-112,3937Woodcock (20'), O'Neill (55')
32Sat Mar 26, 1977BlackpoolH3-016,6585Withe (43', 77'), Woodcock (44')
33Tue Mar 29, 1977Leyton OrientH3-016,2674Withe (31', 34'), Lloyd (57')
34Sat Apr 02, 1977BurnleyA1-011,1123Woodcock (65')
35Wed Apr 06, 1977Bolton WanderersH3-124,5803O'Neill (44'), Withe (53'), Bowyer (82')Safe
36Sat Apr 09, 1977Notts CountyA1-132,5183Withe (27')Safe
37Sat Apr 16, 1977ChelseaA1-236,4994O'Neill (42')Safe
38Sat Apr 23, 1977Cardiff CityH0-120,6464Safe
39Wed Apr 27, 1977Oldham AthleticH3-017,1393Bowyer (40'), Woodcock (49'), O'Neill (83')Safe
40Sat Apr 30, 1977Bristol RoversA1-18,9003Robertson (83')Safe
41Mon May 02, 1977Plymouth ArgyleA2-113,5423Woodcock (29'), Withe (52')Safe
42Sat May 07, 1977MillwallH1-023,5293Jon Moore (14' OG)Safe

FA Cup
DateOpponentRoundReplayH/AScoreAttScorers
Sat Jan 08, 1977Bristol Rovers3H1-117,874Robertson (52' pen)
Tue Jan 11, 1977Bristol Rovers31A1-112,357Woodcock (12')
Tue Jan 18, 1977Bristol Rovers32N6-05,736Woodcock (9', 60'), Bowyer (52'), Withe (59'), Anderson (72'), O'Hare (77')
Sat Jan 29, 1977Southampton4H3-338,284Robertson (35' pen, 67'), Woodcock (70')
Tue Feb 01, 1977Southampton41A1-229,401Woodcock (18')

League Cup
DateOpponentRoundLegReplayH/AScoreAttScorers
Tue Aug 31, 1976Walsall2A4-28,437Curran (17'), Barrett (41'), O'Neill (62', 80')
Tue Sep 21, 1976Coventry City3H0-315,969

Anglo-Scottish Cup
DateOpponentCountryRoundLegH/AScoreAttScorers
Sat Aug 07, 1976Notts CountyEngland1H0-011,258
Wed Aug 11, 1976West Bromwich AlbionEngland1H3-27,018Butlin (42'), Curran (54' pen, 62')
Sat Aug 14, 1976Bristol CityEngland1H4-28,527Butlin (?, 41'), O'Hare (18', 47')
Tue Sep 14, 1976KilmarnockScotlandQuarter1H2-18,911Robertson (67'), Chapman (72')
Tue Sep 28, 1976KilmarnockScotlandQuarter2A2-24,227Curran (64', 104')
Wed Oct 20, 1976Ayr UnitedScotlandSemi1H2-19,138Lloyd (18'), Withe (71')
Wed Nov 03, 1976Ayr UnitedScotlandSemi2A2-03,326Withe (9'), Woodcock (49')
Mon Dec 13, 1976Leyton OrientEnglandFinal1A1-15,058Robertson (27' pen)
Wed Dec 15, 1976Leyton OrientEnglandFinal2H4-012,717Barrett (15', 44'), Chapman (31'), Bowyer (63')

County Cup
DateOpponentRoundH/AScoreAttScorers
Tue Oct 26, 1976Notts CountyFinalA0-19,415
Tue May 10, 1977Mansfield TownSemiA2-19,679Withe (?), Anderson (?)

Pre-Season Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreAttScorers
Tue Jul 27, 1976SV FurthGermanyA2-33,000Bowyer (20'), Butlin (65')
Wed Jul 28, 1976Jahn RegensburgGermanyA5-02,000O'Neill (11'), Curran (55'), Bowyer (70'), Butlin (80', 85')
Fri Jul 30, 1976AugsburgGermanyA1-05,000O'Hare (62')
Sun Aug 01, 1976SC FurstenfeldbruckGermanyA4-23,000Haslegrave (12'), O'Neill (30'), Richardson (71', 78')
Tue Aug 03, 1976HSB HeidenheimGermanyA3-12,000Curran (?, ?), Butlin (?)

Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreAttScorers
Wed Oct 13, 1976Grantham TownEnglandA3-02,308Withe (3'), Haslegrave (60'), Burke (65')
Wed Mar 16, 1977Grantham TownEnglandA2-01,058Woodcock (25'), O'Neill (73')
Thu May 12, 1977Peterborough UnitedEnglandA5-21,000Woodcock (?, ?, ?), Robertson (?), O'Neill (?)

Testimonial
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreAttScorers
Mon May 09, 1977Derby CountyEnglandA0-121,860



TRANSFERS
Transfers before, during and immediately after the season.
In (6) - £101,000 Out (7) - £0
Date Player Details Fee Date Player Details Fee
Garry BirtlesBought£2,000Barry ButlinSold
Larry LloydLoan InBert BowerySold
Jul 01, 1976Sean HaslegraveBought£50,000Frank WignallSold
Sep 25, 1976Peter WitheBoughtGlynn SaundersSold
Oct 02, 1976Larry LloydBought£49,000Peter WellsSold
Aug 01, 1982Garry BirtlesBoughtOct 1976Paul RichardsonSold
May 07, 1977Sammy ChapmanSold


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
GK John Middleton England19502513112
GK Peter Wells England1994322
Defenders
D Bryn Gunn England17111
D Colin Barrett England2324119452611
D Frank Clark England325729141311
D Glynn Saunders England2072322
D Larry Lloyd England273718810421
D Viv Anderson England20492513102131
Midfielders
M Ian Bowyer England255728151314
M John McGovern Scotland26522513133
M Martin O'Neill N. Ireland245227131211221
M Paul Richardson England2622113
M Sean Haslegrave England2514743225
M Stephen Burke England15111
M Terry Curran England2123108411322
Forwards
F Barry Butlin England261995562
FBert Bowery England21211
F Garry Birtles England2011
F John O'Hare Scotland2936141386335
F John Robertson Scotland2358291513111
F Peter Withe England24442310101951
F Sammy Chapman England2942211294121
F Tony Woodcock England203819108181Player Of The Year


GOALSCORERS


Number of different scorers: 14
Goals (Pens)PlayerGames
19Peter Withe44
18Tony Woodcock38
14Ian Bowyer57
11 (5)John Robertson58
11Martin O'Neill52
11 (3)Terry Curran23
6Barry Butlin19
6John O'Hare36
5Colin Barrett24
4Larry Lloyd37
4Sammy Chapman42
2Own Goals59
2Viv Anderson49


LEAGUE DOUBLES (FOR)
Home and away victories for the season
Game 1 Game 2
Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score
Blackburn RoversSat Nov 06, 1976Home3-0Sat Jan 01, 1977Away3-1
BurnleySat Oct 23, 1976Home5-2Sat Apr 02, 1977Away1-0
Hereford UnitedSat Sep 11, 1976Home4-3Wed Mar 02, 1977Away1-0
Leyton OrientSat Nov 13, 1976Away1-0Tue Mar 29, 1977Home3-0
MillwallSat Dec 11, 1976Away2-0Sat May 07, 1977Home1-0



LEAGUE DOUBLES (AGAINST)
Home and away losses for the season
Game 1 Game 2
Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score
Wolverhampton WanderersSat Aug 28, 1976Home1-3Sat Feb 05, 1977Away1-2