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SEASON: 1978-79


Prev Season: 1977-78
This Season: 1978-79
Next Season: 1979-80
DIVISION:
English First Division (Tier 1)

MANAGER(s):
Brian Clough

FA Cup:
5th Round (Arsenal (H) 0-1)

League Cup:
Winners (Southampton (Wembley) 3-2)


Player Of The Year:
Garry Birtles
Top Goalscorer:
Garry Birtles (26 goals)


ALL GAMES
Competitive Games:
63

Competitive Goals:
111

Goals per game:
1.8



LEAGUE GAMES
League Games:
42

League Points:
60 out of 84 (2 points per win)

Points Percentage:
71.4%

Goals scored, conceded and win and loss margins
Goal count:1 goal2 goals3 goals4 goals5+ goals
Scored17 times11 times13 times3 times4 times
Conceded28 times6 times1 time
Won By15 times14 times2 times2 times3 times
Lost By3 times1 time

ATTENDANCES (HOME)
Highest League Attendance:
41,898

Lowest League Attendance:
20,388

Average League Attendance:
30,406

Highest Cup Attendance:
40,804

Lowest Cup Attendance:
13,793


MISCELLANEOUS
Clean Sheets:
28

Red cards:
0

Yellow cards:
8

Penalties scored:
1

Penalties conceded:
1

Penalties missed:
0

Penalties saved:
0


END OF SEASON TABLE



FIRST DIVISION (Tier 1) Home AwayResults
Pos Team P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts ResultHome Away
1Liverpool42308485161920514116434126968European Cup First Round0-00-2
2Nottingham Forest42211836126111003410108327163560European Cup First Round
3West Bromwich Albion4224117723513533815116434203759UEFA Cup First Round0-01-0
4Everton4217178524012723217510620231251UEFA Cup First Round0-01-1
5Leeds United42181410705211464125710429271850UEFA Cup First Round0-02-1
6Ipswich Town422091363491146342195729281449UEFA Cup First Round1-01-1
7Arsenal4217141161481182371866924301348Cup Winners Cup First Round2-11-2
8Aston Villa4215161159498943726777222310464-02-1
9Manchester United42151512606397529256873138-3451-11-1
10Coventry City421416125868117341293991739-10443-00-0
11Tottenham Hotspur42131514486178619256782936-13411-13-1
12Middlesbrough42151017575010563321551124297402-23-1
13Bristol City4215101747511164341944131332-4402-03-1
14Southampton4212161447539102352036121233-6401-00-0
15Manchester City421313165856957342848924282393-10-0
16Norwich City427231251577104291901382238-6372-11-1
17Bolton Wanderers4212111954751056362826131847-21351-11-0
18Wolverhampton Wanderers421382144681047262634141842-24343-10-1
19Derby County421011214471858252526131946-27311-12-1
20Queens Park Rangers42613234573498243324152140-2825Relegated0-00-0
21Birmingham City42610263764597242511191339-2722Relegated1-02-0
22Chelsea425102744923513234225142150-4820Relegated6-03-1

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GAMES

League
WeekDateOpponentH/AScoreResultAttPosScorers
1Sat Aug 19, 1978Tottenham HotspurH1-1Draw41,22313O'Neill (12)
2Tue Aug 22, 1978Coventry CityA0-0Draw28,62213
3Sat Aug 26, 1978Queens Park RangersA0-0Draw17,97110
4Sat Sep 02, 1978West Bromwich AlbionH0-0Draw-10
5Sat Sep 09, 1978ArsenalH2-1Win28,1246Bowyer (?), Robertson (?)
6Sat Sep 16, 1978Manchester UnitedA1-1Draw53,0399Bowyer (?)
7Sat Sep 23, 1978MiddlesbroughH2-2Draw26,2878O'Neill (?), Birtles (?)
8Sat Sep 30, 1978Aston VillaA2-1Win36,7356Woodcock (?), Robertson (?)
9Sat Oct 07, 1978Wolverhampton WanderersH3-1Win-4O'Neill (?), Birtles (?, ?)
10Sat Oct 14, 1978Bristol CityA3-1Win-3Birtles (?), Robertson (?, ?)
11Sat Oct 21, 1978Ipswich TownH1-0Win-3O'Neill (?)
12Sat Oct 28, 1978SouthamptonA0-0Draw38,0693
13Sat Nov 04, 1978EvertonH0-0Draw35,5154
14Sat Nov 11, 1978Tottenham HotspurA3-1Win50,5414Anderson (?), Birtles (?), Robertson (?)
15Sat Nov 18, 1978Queens Park RangersH0-0Draw28,0324
16Sat Nov 25, 1978Bolton WanderersA1-0Win-4Robertson (?)
17Sat Dec 09, 1978LiverpoolA0-2Loss51,4695
18Sat Dec 16, 1978Birmingham CityH1-0Win-5Gemmill (?)
19Sat Dec 23, 1978Manchester CityA0-0Draw-5
20Tue Dec 26, 1978Derby CountyH1-1Draw34,2565Woodcock (?)
21Sat Jan 13, 1979ArsenalA1-2Loss52,1586Robertson (37)
22Sat Feb 03, 1979MiddlesbroughA3-1Win21,3306Birtles (?, ?), Robertson (?)
23Sat Feb 24, 1979Bristol CityH2-0Win-6Needham (?), Birtles (?)
24Sat Mar 03, 1979Ipswich TownA1-1Draw-6Birtles (?)
25Sat Mar 10, 1979EvertonA1-1Draw37,7456Barrett (?)
26Wed Mar 14, 1979Norwich CityH2-1Win-6Woodcock (?, ?)
27Sat Mar 24, 1979Coventry CityH3-0Win24,5146Needham (?), Birtles (?), Woodcock (?)
28Wed Mar 28, 1979ChelseaH6-0Win24,5144O'Neill (?, ?, ?), Birtles (?), Woodcock (?, ?)
29Sat Mar 31, 1979Bolton WanderersH1-1Draw-4Francis (?)
30Wed Apr 04, 1979Aston VillaH4-0Win27,0564O'Neill (?), Francis (?), Woodcock (?), Evans (? OG)
31Sat Apr 07, 1979ChelseaA3-1Win29,2133O'Neill (?), Francis (?), Bowyer (?)
32Sat Apr 14, 1979Derby CountyA2-1Win30,1563O'Neill (?), Birtles (?)
33Mon Apr 16, 1979Leeds UnitedH0-0Draw-4
34Wed Apr 18, 1979Manchester UnitedH1-1Draw33,0743Francis (?)
35Sat Apr 21, 1979Birmingham CityA2-0Win-2Birtles (?), Robertson (?)
36Sat Apr 28, 1979LiverpoolH0-0Draw41,8983
37Mon Apr 30, 1979Wolverhampton WanderersA0-1Loss-3
38Wed May 02, 1979SouthamptonH1-0Win20,3883Francis (?)
39Sat May 05, 1979Norwich CityA1-1Draw-3Woodcock (?)
40Wed May 09, 1979Manchester CityH3-1Win-3Birtles (?), Woodcock (?), Bowyer (?)
41Tue May 15, 1979Leeds UnitedA2-1Win-3Mills (?), Hawley (? OG)
42Fri May 18, 1979West Bromwich AlbionA1-0Win-2Francis (?)


FA Cup
DateOpponentRoundReplayCountH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Wed Jan 10, 1979Aston Villa3H2-0Win29,550Needham (?), Woodcock (?)
Sat Jan 27, 1979York City4H3-1Win-Lloyd (?), O'Neill (?), McGovern (?)
Mon Feb 26, 1979Arsenal5H0-1Loss35,906


League Cup
DateOpponentRoundLegReplayCountH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Tue Aug 29, 1978Oldham Athletic2A0-0Draw-
Wed Sep 06, 1978Oldham Athletic2Y1H4-2Win13,793Needham (?), Burns (?), Woodcock (?), Robertson (?)
Wed Oct 04, 1978Oxford United3A5-0Win-Anderson (?), O'Neill (?), Birtles (?), Robertson (?), McGovern (?)
Tue Nov 07, 1978Everton4A3-2Win48,503Anderson (?), Lloyd (?), Woodcock (?)
Wed Dec 13, 1978Brighton and Hove AlbionQuarterH3-1Win-Birtles (?), Robertson (?), McGovern (?)
Wed Jan 17, 1979WatfordSemi1H3-1Win-Birtles (?, ?), Robertson (?)
Wed Jan 31, 1979WatfordSemi2A0-0Draw-
Sat Mar 17, 1979SouthamptonFinalN3-2Win96,952Birtles (51, 79), Woodcock (83)


European Cup
DateOpponentCountryRoundLegH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Wed Sep 13, 1978LiverpoolEngland11H2-0Win38,316Birtles (26), Barrett (87)
Wed Sep 27, 1978LiverpoolEngland12A0-0Draw51,679
Wed Oct 18, 1978AEK AthensGreece21A2-1Win35,000McGovern (10), Birtles (45)
Wed Nov 01, 1978AEK AthensGreece22H5-1Win38,069Needham (8), Woodcock (36), Anderson (40), Birtles (66, 72)
Wed Mar 07, 1979Grasshoppers ZurichSwitzerlandQuarter1H4-1Win31,949Birtles (31), Robertson (47 pen), Gemmill (87), Lloyd (89)
Wed Mar 21, 1979Grasshoppers ZurichSwitzerlandQuarter2A1-1Draw17,800O'Neill (38)
Wed Apr 11, 1979CologneGermanySemi1H3-3Draw40,804Birtles (28), Bowyer (53), Robertson (63)
Wed Apr 25, 1979CologneGermanySemi2A1-0Win62,000Bowyer (65)
Wed May 30, 1979Malmo FFSwedenFinalN1-0Win65,000Francis (45)


Charity Shield
DateOpponentRoundH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Sat Aug 12, 1978Ipswich TownFinalN5-0Win68,000O'Neill (10, 75), Withe (27), Lloyd (46), Robertson (87)


County Cup
DateOpponentRoundH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Tue Sep 19, 1978Mansfield TownFinalH4-1Win-Burke (?), Robertson (?), McGovern (?), Barrett (?)
Wed May 23, 1979Mansfield TownFinalH3-1Win-Lloyd (?), Francis (?), Robertson (?)


Pre-Season Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Tue Jul 25, 1978Red Star BelgradeYugoslaviaA2-3Loss33,000O'Neill (?), Withe (?)
Thu Jul 27, 1978Dynamo ZagrebYugoslaviaA1-1Draw35,000Needham (?)
Sun Jul 30, 1978NK OsijekCroatiaA1-1Draw15,000Bowyer (?)
Wed Aug 02, 1978AEK AthensGreeceA1-1Draw30,000Woodcock (?)
Mon Aug 14, 1978Celta VigoSpainA1-1Draw13,000Withe (90)
Wed Aug 16, 1978FC PortoPortugalA0-1Loss25,000


Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Tue Dec 05, 1978Dynamo ZagrebYugoslaviaA2-1Win-Birtles (?, ?)


Testimonial
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Mon Sep 04, 1978Mansfield TownEnglandA6-1Win7,051? (?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?)
Mon Feb 19, 1979Exeter CityEnglandA5-1Win9,479Anderson (?), Birtles (?), Woodcock (?, ?), Bowyer (?)
Wed Feb 21, 1979West Bromwich AlbionEnglandA0-0Draw3,500
Fri May 11, 1979SouthamptonEnglandA4-1Win14,693Bowyer (?, ?), Birtles (?), Mills (?)



TRANSFERS
Transfers before, during and immediately after the season.
In (2) Out (6)
Date Player Details Fee Date Player Details Fee
Jul 31, 1975Gary MillsBoughtChris WoodsSold£250,000
Feb 24, 1979Trevor FrancisBought£1,000,000Frank ClarkRetired
Steve ElliottSold
Aug 19, 1978Peter WitheSold£175,000
Apr 11, 1979Archie GemmillSold
Sep 01, 1979Stephen BurkeSold£125,000


SQUAD
Season Record (Competitive Games only)
Pos Num PlayerP W D L Goals Yellows Reds Went Off Came On Unused Sub Notes
GKChris Woods1
GKPeter Shilton6336234
DLarry Lloyd5634184411
DViv Anderson593421443
MBrynn Gunn111
MColin Barrett1871121
MFrank Clark32218321
MKenny Burns3721151121
MStephen Burke
MSteve Elliott6141
FArchie Gemmill41221632121
FDavid Needham3821143541
FGarry Birtles5332174261
FGary Mills651112
FIan Bowyer4327142631
FJohn McGovern553021441
FJohn O'Hare1595141
FJohn Robertson633623416
FMartin O'Neill422317215131
FPeter Withe2111
FTony Woodcock5733213152
FTrevor Francis21137171


GOALSCORERS


Competitive goals only
GoalsPlayerGames
26Garry Birtles53
16John Robertson63
15Martin O'Neill42
15Tony Woodcock57
7Trevor Francis21
6Ian Bowyer43
5David Needham38
4John McGovern55
4Larry Lloyd56
4Viv Anderson59
2Archie Gemmill41
2Colin Barrett18
1Gary Mills6
1Kenny Burns37
1Peter Withe2



LEAGUE DOUBLES
Home and away victories for the season

1978-79

Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score
Aston VillaSat Sep 30, 1978A2-1Wed Apr 04, 1979H4-0
Birmingham CitySat Dec 16, 1978H1-0Sat Apr 21, 1979A2-0
Bristol CitySat Oct 14, 1978A3-1Sat Feb 24, 1979H2-0
ChelseaWed Mar 28, 1979H6-0Sat Apr 07, 1979A3-1