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SEASON: 1979-80


Prev Season: 1978-79
This Season: 1979-80
Next Season: 1980-81
DIVISION:
English First Division (Tier 1)

MANAGER(s):
Brian Clough

FA Cup:
5th Round (Liverpool (H) 0-2)

League Cup:
Runners Up (Wolverhampton Wanderers (Wembley) 0-1)


Player Of The Year:
Larry Lloyd
Top Goalscorer:
John Robertson (19 goals)


ALL GAMES
Competitive Games:
65

Competitive Goals:
101

Goals per game:
1.6



LEAGUE GAMES
League Games:
42

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

Points Percentage:
57.1%

Goals scored, conceded and win and loss margins
Goal count:1 goal2 goals3 goals4 goals5+ goals
Scored20 times12 times7 times5 times3 times
Conceded28 times5 times4 times2 times
Won By12 times10 times6 times4 times1 time
Lost By11 times4 times3 times

Analysis of the league positions
This table shows:
(a) how many days we spent in each of the league positions and
(b) how we did when we played teams in each of the positions.

Position days Record against teams (Green = win; Blue = draw; Red = loss)
Forest
Pos
Num Days Opp
Pos
PWDLFAPointsResults
15 11--1020 Liverpool (0-2)
27 221-1232 Manchester United (0-3), Manchester United (2-0)
34 31--1010 Crystal Palace (0-1)
41 43-21242 Norwich City (1-3), Arsenal (1-1), Arsenal (0-0)
510 522--304 Stoke City (1-0), Southampton (2-0)
612 611--322 Wolverhampton Wanderers (3-2)
711 722--314 Liverpool (1-0), Aston Villa (2-1)
810 832-1754 Coventry City (4-1), Leeds United (2-1), Wolverhampton Wanderers (1-3)
96 93-21452 Leeds United (0-0), Middlesbrough (2-2), Aston Villa (2-3)
106 102-2-112 Bristol City (1-1), Middlesbrough (0-0)
11 1131-2422 Manchester City (0-1), Tottenham Hotspur (0-1), Crystal Palace (4-0)
121 1211--302 Coventry City (3-0)
131 1321-1542 Southampton (1-4), Tottenham Hotspur (4-0)
14 14-------
15 1511--202 Norwich City (2-0)
16 1621-1412 Manchester City (4-0), Brighton and Hove Albion (0-1)
17 1721-1322 Everton (0-1), West Bromwich Albion (3-1)
18 18-------
19 1932-1444 Ipswich Town (2-0), Derby County (1-4), Everton (1-0)
20 20431-1137 West Bromwich Albion (5-1), Bolton Wanderers (5-2), Bristol City (0-0), Derby County (1-0)
21 21-------
22 223-12131 Stoke City (1-1), Brighton and Hove Albion (0-1), Bolton Wanderers (0-1)
Not included: Week 1 game against Ipswich Town (1-0)

ATTENDANCES (HOME)
Highest League Attendance:
32,266

Lowest League Attendance:
21,242

Average League Attendance:
26,330

Highest Cup Attendance:
33,277

Lowest Cup Attendance:
21,974


MISCELLANEOUS
Clean Sheets:
26

Red cards:
0

Yellow cards:
7

Own goals (for):
1 (scored by opponents for us)

Own goals (against):
(scored by us for opponents)

Yellow cards:
7

Penalties scored:
2

Penalties conceded:
0

Penalties missed:
0

Penalties saved:
0


END OF SEASON TABLE (1979-80)



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
1Liverpool4225107813015604681047352251601-00-2
2Manchester United422410865351731438777222730582-00-3
3Ipswich Town4222911683914434313858252629532-01-0
4Arsenal42181685236810324121065282416521-10-0
5Nottingham Forest4220814634316414411441319322048
6Wolverhampton Wanderers4219914584796629201038292711473-21-3
7Aston Villa4216141251501155292259722281462-12-3
8Southampton42189156553142553244710122912452-01-4
9Middlesbrough42161214504411733114551119306442-20-0
10West Bromwich Albion4211191254509843723211817274413-15-1
11Leeds United4213141546501074301737111633-4400-02-1
12Norwich City4213141558661083383036122036-8402-01-3
13Crystal Palace421216144150993261337111537-9404-00-1
14Tottenham Hotspur4215101752621155302245122240-10404-00-1
15Coventry City421671956661227342445122242-10394-13-0
16Brighton and Hove Albion421115164757885252037112237-10370-10-1
17Manchester City421213174366885282545121541-23374-00-1
18Stoke City421310194458948272646111732-14361-01-1
19Everton42917164351777282521091526-8351-00-1
20Bristol City42913203766669223037111536-29310-01-1
21Derby County42118234767948362924151138-20301-01-4
22Bolton Wanderers425152238735115192104171952-35255-20-1

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GAMES

League
WeekDateOpponentH/AScoreResultAttPosScorers
1Sat Aug 18, 1979Ipswich TownA1-0Win27,3715Woodcock (?)
2Wed Aug 22, 1979Stoke CityH1-0Win26,1473O'Neill (?)
3Sat Aug 25, 1979Coventry CityH4-1Win23,0252Woodcock (?), Robertson (?), McGovern (?, ?)
4Sat Sep 01, 1979West Bromwich AlbionA5-1Win26,0261Gray (?), Lloyd (?), Birtles (?, ?, ?)
5Sat Sep 08, 1979Leeds UnitedH0-0Draw26,9141
6Sat Sep 15, 1979Norwich CityA1-3Loss18,6212Woodcock (?)
7Sat Sep 22, 1979Bristol CityA1-1Draw22,7591Mills (?)
8Sat Sep 29, 1979LiverpoolH1-0Win28,2623Birtles (?)
9Sat Oct 06, 1979Wolverhampton WanderersH3-2Win27,5692Francis (?), Birtles (?), Robertson (?)
10Wed Oct 10, 1979Stoke CityA1-1Draw28,5141Birtles (?)
11Sat Oct 13, 1979Manchester CityA0-1Loss41,6832
12Sat Oct 20, 1979Bolton WanderersH5-2Win24,5641Anderson (?), Lloyd (?), Francis (?), Woodcock (?), Robertson (?)
13Sat Oct 27, 1979Tottenham HotspurA0-1Loss49,0382
14Sat Nov 03, 1979Ipswich TownH2-0Win24,5932Francis (?, ?)
15Sat Nov 10, 1979SouthamptonA1-4Loss22,0723Birtles (?)
16Sat Nov 17, 1979Brighton and Hove AlbionH0-1Loss25,8374
17Sat Nov 24, 1979Derby CountyA1-4Loss27,7295Robertson (?)
18Sat Dec 01, 1979ArsenalH1-1Draw27,9255Birtles (?)
19Sat Dec 08, 1979Crystal PalaceA0-1Loss34,7827
20Sat Dec 22, 1979Manchester UnitedA0-3Loss54,60713
21Wed Dec 26, 1979Aston VillaH2-1Win30,97910Bowles (?), Robertson (?)
22Sat Dec 29, 1979Coventry CityA3-0Win27,7248Bowles (?), Robertson (?, ?)
23Tue Jan 01, 1980EvertonA0-1Loss27,72410
24Sat Jan 12, 1980West Bromwich AlbionH3-1Win27,7249Anderson (?), Needham (?), Francis (?)
25Sat Jan 19, 1980Leeds UnitedA2-1Win29,8166Francis (?), Birtles (?)
26Sat Feb 09, 1980Bristol CityH0-0Draw23,4216
27Sat Feb 16, 1980MiddlesbroughH2-2Draw23,8896O'Neill (?), Robertson (?)
28Tue Feb 19, 1980LiverpoolA0-2Loss45,0936
29Sat Feb 23, 1980Manchester CityH4-0Win27,2556Burns (?), Francis (?, ?, ?)
30Sat Mar 01, 1980Bolton WanderersA0-1Loss16,1647
31Tue Mar 11, 1980Tottenham HotspurH4-0Win25,6336Burns (?, ?), Francis (?, ?)
32Sat Mar 22, 1980SouthamptonH2-0Win27,6256Birtles (?), Robertson (?)
33Sat Mar 29, 1980Brighton and Hove AlbionA0-1Loss25,1289
34Wed Apr 02, 1980Manchester UnitedH2-0Win31,4175Birtles (?), Robertson (?)
35Sat Apr 05, 1980Aston VillaA2-3Loss29,1567Birtles (?), Bowyer (?)
36Sat Apr 19, 1980Derby CountyH1-0Win32,2668Gray (?)
37Sat Apr 26, 1980MiddlesbroughA0-0Draw17,0217
38Wed Apr 30, 1980Norwich CityH2-0Win21,2427Francis (?), Bond (? OG)
39Sat May 03, 1980Crystal PalaceH4-0Win24,5296Lloyd (?), Francis (?, ?), Robertson (?)
40Mon May 05, 1980ArsenalA0-0Draw34,6325
41Fri May 09, 1980EvertonH1-0Win22,1225Anderson (?)
42Mon May 12, 1980Wolverhampton WanderersA1-3Loss21,7255O'Neill (?)


FA Cup
DateOpponentRoundReplayCountH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Sat Jan 05, 1980Leeds United3A4-1Win-Gray (?), Birtles (?), Bowyer (?), Robertson (?)
Sat Jan 26, 1980Liverpool4H0-2Loss33,277


League Cup
DateOpponentRoundLegReplayCountH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Wed Aug 29, 1979Blackburn Rovers21A1-1Draw-Lloyd (?)
Wed Sep 05, 1979Blackburn Rovers22H6-1Win-Gray (?), Bowyer (?, ?), Woodcock (?), Robertson (?, ?)
Tue Sep 25, 1979Middlesbrough3A3-1Win29,869Woodcock (?, ?, ?)
Tue Oct 30, 1979Bristol City4A1-1Draw49,038O'Hare (?)
Wed Nov 14, 1979Bristol City4Y1H3-0Win-Anderson (?), O'Neill (?), Woodcock (?)
Tue Dec 04, 1979West Ham UnitedQuarterA0-0Draw35,856
Wed Dec 12, 1979West Ham UnitedQuarterY1H3-0Win25,462O'Neill (?), O'Hare (?), Birtles (?)
Tue Jan 22, 1980LiverpoolSemi1H1-0Win32,234Robertson (?)
Tue Feb 12, 1980LiverpoolSemi2A1-1Draw50,880Robertson (?)
Sat Mar 15, 1980Wolverhampton WanderersFinalN0-1Loss96,527


European Cup
DateOpponentCountryRoundLegH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Wed Sep 19, 1979Osters VaxjoSweden11H2-0Win21,974Bowyer (63, 73)
Wed Oct 03, 1979Osters VaxjoSweden12A1-1Draw14,772Woodcock (79)
Wed Oct 24, 1979Arges PitestiRomania21H2-0Win24,828Woodcock (12), Birtles (16)
Wed Nov 07, 1979Arges PitestiRomania22A2-1Win22,000Bowyer (5), Birtles (23)
Wed Mar 05, 1980Dynamo BerlinGermanyQuarter1H0-1Loss27,946
Wed Mar 19, 1980Dynamo BerlinGermanyQuarter2A3-1Win30,000Francis (15, 35), Robertson (39 pen)
Wed Apr 09, 1980AjaxNetherlandsSemi1H2-0Win31,000Francis (33), Robertson (61 pen)
Wed Apr 23, 1980AjaxNetherlandsSemi2A0-1Loss65,000
Wed May 28, 1980Hamburg SVGermanyFinalN1-0Win50,000Robertson (21)


Super Cup
DateOpponentCountryRoundH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Wed Jan 30, 1980BarcelonaSpainFinalH1-0Win23,807George (9)
Tue Feb 05, 1980BarcelonaSpainFinalA1-1Draw80,000Burns (42)


County Cup
DateOpponentRoundH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Tue May 06, 1980Notts CountyFinalA2-1Win-O'Hare (?), Robertson (?)


Pre-Season Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Mon Jul 30, 1979Holsterbro BKDenmarkA5-1Win-O'Neill (?, ?, ?), Robertson (? pen), Burns (?)
Wed Aug 01, 1979Bayern MunichGermanyA0-5Loss-
Thu Aug 09, 1979BotafogoBrazilN2-1Win-Birtles (48), Woodcock (90)
Fri Aug 10, 1979Dynamo BucharestRomaniaN2-1Win-Robertson (39, 73 pen)
Tue Aug 14, 1979MontpelierFranceA1-1Draw-Robertson (?)


Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Tue Nov 27, 1979Cairo XIEgyptA3-1Win-Birtles (?, ?), Francis (?)
Tue Dec 18, 1979CologneGermanyA1-1Draw-Lloyd (?)
Tue Jan 08, 1980Gravesend and NorthfleetEnglandA6-1Win-Birtles (?, ?), Francis (?), Robertson (?), Mills (?, ?)
Fri Apr 11, 1980Emirates SCUAEA4-1Win-Needham (?), Francis (?, ?, ?)
Sun Apr 13, 1980Murrahaq SCBahrainA8-2Win-Needham (?), Francis (?, ?), Birtles (?, ?), Anderson (?), Robertson (?), ? (? OG)
Sat May 10, 1980Stade BrestoisFranceA1-1Draw-McGovern (?)


Testimonial
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Mon Nov 12, 1979Plymouth ArgyleEnglandA2-1Win-Francis (?), Woodcock (?)
Wed Apr 16, 1980Lincoln CityEnglandA1-2Loss-O'Hare (?)
Fri May 16, 1980Leicester CityEnglandH0-0Draw-



TRANSFERS
Transfers before, during and immediately after the season.
In (5) Out (5)
Date Player Details Fee Date Player Details Fee
Charlie GeorgeLoan In1980Jimmy MontgomeryRetired
1979Jimmy MontgomeryBoughtApr 18, 1979Colin BarrettSold
Aug 18, 1979Asa HartfordBought£385,000Aug 25, 1979Asa HartfordSold£308,000
Aug 18, 1979Frank GrayBought£500,000Nov 17, 1979Tony WoodcockSold£875,000
Dec 22, 1979Stan BowlesBoughtMay 09, 1980Stan BowlesSold£100,000


SQUAD
Season Record (Competitive Games only)
Pos Num PlayerP W D L Goals Yellows Reds Went Off Came On Unused Sub Notes
GKJimmy Montgomery1
GKPeter Shilton65331418
DBryn Gunn521221
DDavid Needham158161121
DFrank Gray6433131843
DKenny Burns542513164321
DLarry Lloyd6433141741Player Of The Year
DViv Anderson6333141641
MAsa Hartford331
MColin Barrett
MGary Mills191072134
MIan Bowyer361781178
MJohn McGovern613113172
MMartin O'Neill47231014512
MStuart Gray
FCharlie George4221
FGarry Birtles643313181612
FJohn O'Hare147432111
FJohn Robertson6533141819
FStan Bowles23143623
FTony Woodcock2514651111
FTrevor Francis4421716172
C Smith (1980)


GOALSCORERS


Competitive goals only
GoalsPlayerGames
19John Robertson65
17Trevor Francis44
16Garry Birtles64
11Tony Woodcock25
7Ian Bowyer36
5Martin O'Neill47
4Frank Gray64
4Kenny Burns54
4Larry Lloyd64
4Viv Anderson63
2John McGovern61
2John O'Hare14
2Stan Bowles23
1Charlie George4
1David Needham15
1Gary Mills19
1Own Goals65



LEAGUE DOUBLES
Home and away victories for the season

1979-80

Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score
Coventry CitySat Aug 25, 1979H4-1Sat Dec 29, 1979A3-0
Ipswich TownSat Aug 18, 1979A1-0Sat Nov 03, 1979H2-0
West Bromwich AlbionSat Sep 01, 1979A5-1Sat Jan 12, 1980H3-1