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SEASON: 1980-81


Prev Season: 1979-80
Next Season: 1981-82
DIVISION:
English First Division (Tier 1)

MANAGER(s):
Brian Clough

FA Cup:
Quarter Final (Ipswich Town (A) 0-1)

League Cup:
4th Round (Watford (A) 1-4)


Player Of The Year:
Kenny Burns
Top Goalscorer:
Ian Wallace (13 goals)


ALL GAMES
Competitive Games:
57

Competitive Goals:
86

Goals per game:
1.5



LEAGUE GAMES
League Games:
42

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

Points Percentage:
59.5%

Goals scored, conceded and win and loss margins
Goal count:1 goal2 goals3 goals4 goals5+ goals
Scored17 times10 times8 times2 times3 times
Conceded27 times11 times3 times1 time
Won By15 times3 times4 times3 times
Lost By10 times5 times2 times

ATTENDANCES (HOME)
Highest League Attendance:
33,930

Lowest League Attendance:
33,930

Average League Attendance:
24,419

Highest Cup Attendance:
34,110

Lowest Cup Attendance:
12,463


MISCELLANEOUS
Clean Sheets:
15

Red cards:
0

Yellow cards:
2

Penalties scored:
1

Penalties conceded:
0

Penalties missed:
0

Penalties saved:
0



END OF SEASON TABLE

DIVISION ONEHomeAwayResults
Pos Club P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F AGD Pts Result Home Away
1Aston Villa422688724016324013105632273260European Cup First Round2-20-2
2Ipswich Town422310977431542451486732293456UEFA Cup First Round1-20-2
3Arsenal421915861451380361767825281653UEFA Cup First Round3-10-1
4West Bromwich Albion4220121060421542401558820271852UEFA Cup First Round2-11-2
5Liverpool4217178624213533815412524272051European Cup First Round0-00-0
6Southampton42201012765615424722561029342050UEFA Cup First Round2-10-2
7Nottingham Forest4219121162441533442049818241850
8Manchester United4215189513691113014678212215481-21-1
9Leeds United421710153947105619197592028-8442-10-1
10Tottenham Hotspur421415137068993443156102637243Cup Winners Cup First Round0-30-2
11Stoke City42121812516089431234982037-9425-02-1
12Manchester City4214111756591074352544132134-3393-21-1
13Birmingham City4213121750611155322327121838-11382-10-2
14Middlesbrough421652153611443381621181545-8371-00-0
15Everton421310195558867322554122333-3361-00-0
16Coventry City421310194868966313044131738-20361-11-1
17Sunderland421472152531047321943142034-1353-12-2
18Wolverhampton Wanderers421392043551128262027121735-12351-04-1
19Brighton and Hove Albion421472154671038302644132441-13354-11-0
20Norwich City42137224973975342540171548-2433Relegated2-11-1
21Leicester City42136234067759202361142044-2732Relegated5-01-1
22Crystal Palace42672947836411323703181546-3619Relegated3-03-1

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GAMES

League
WeekDateOpponentH/AScoreResultAttPosNotes
1Sat Aug 16, 1980Tottenham HotspurA0-2Loss43,39817
2Wed Aug 20, 1980Birmingham CityH2-1Win26,56113Ponte (?), Birtles (?)
3Sat Aug 23, 1980EvertonA0-0Draw25,98112
4Sat Aug 30, 1980Stoke CityH5-0Win21,9155Birtles (?, ?), Wallace (?, ?), Robertson (?)
5Sat Sep 06, 1980MiddlesbroughA0-0Draw17,1196
6Sat Sep 13, 1980Manchester CityH3-2Win23,1844Bowyer (?), Birtles (?), Wallace (?)
7Sat Sep 20, 1980Leicester CityH5-0Win27,1452Gray (?), Birtles (?, ?), Robertson (? pen), Mills (?)
8Sat Sep 27, 1980ArsenalA0-1Loss29,8015
9Sat Oct 04, 1980Manchester UnitedH1-2Loss29,8018Wallace (?)
10Wed Oct 08, 1980SunderlandA2-2Draw30,5159Bowyer (?), Mills (?)
11Sat Oct 11, 1980Brighton and Hove AlbionA1-0Win17,4206Wallace (?)
12Sat Oct 18, 1980West Bromwich AlbionH2-1Win25,0965Bowyer (?), Mills (?)
13Wed Oct 22, 1980Leeds UnitedH2-1Win25,0335Burns (?), Wallace (?)
14Sat Oct 25, 1980Norwich CityA1-1Draw17,8494Robertson (?)
15Sat Nov 01, 1980SouthamptonH2-1Win24,6693Ward (?), Robertson (?)
16Sat Nov 08, 1980LiverpoolA0-0Draw43,1433
17Tue Nov 11, 1980Birmingham CityA0-2Loss22,4334
18Sat Nov 15, 1980Tottenham HotspurH0-3Loss25,4007
19Sat Nov 22, 1980Ipswich TownH1-2Loss24,4238Wallace (?)
20Sat Nov 29, 1980Coventry CityA1-1Draw15,1718Wallace (?)
21Sat Dec 06, 1980Crystal PalaceH3-0Win20,2238Gray (?), Ward (?), Walsh (?)
22Sat Dec 13, 1980Leeds UnitedA0-1Loss21,8828
23Sat Dec 20, 1980SunderlandH3-1Win23,1517Ponte (?), Francis (?), Walsh (?)
24Fri Dec 26, 1980Wolverhampton WanderersA4-1Win31,5885Gray (?), Ponte (?), ? (? OG), Palmer (? OG)
25Sat Dec 27, 1980Aston VillaH2-2Draw33,9305O'Neill (?), Francis (?)
26Sat Jan 10, 1981Ipswich TownA0-2Loss25,7017
27Sat Jan 31, 1981EvertonH1-0Win25,6118Burns (?)
28Sat Feb 07, 1981Manchester CityA1-1Draw39,5248Francis (?)
29Wed Feb 18, 1981Stoke CityA2-1Win17,3056Walsh (?), Doyle (? OG)
30Sat Feb 21, 1981ArsenalH3-1Win25,3576Burns (?), O'Neill (?, ?)
31Sat Feb 28, 1981Leicester CityA1-1Draw26,6085Walsh (?)
32Tue Mar 03, 1981MiddlesbroughH1-0Win19,6904Burns (?)
33Sat Mar 14, 1981Brighton and Hove AlbionH4-1Win20,6883Burns (?), Wallace (?), Mills (?), Robertson (?)
34Wed Mar 18, 1981Manchester UnitedA1-1Draw38,2053Wallace (?)
35Sat Mar 21, 1981West Bromwich AlbionA1-2Loss19,2695Mills (?)
36Sat Mar 28, 1981Norwich CityH2-1Win22,3533Francis (?, ?)
37Sat Apr 04, 1981SouthamptonA0-2Loss22,7126
38Sat Apr 11, 1981LiverpoolH0-0Draw27,3636
39Sat Apr 18, 1981Aston VillaA0-2Loss34,7078
40Mon Apr 20, 1981Wolverhampton WanderersH1-0Win19,7116Francis (?)
41Sat Apr 25, 1981Crystal PalaceA3-1Win12,1384Aas (?), Wallace (?), Gray (?)
42Sat May 02, 1981Coventry CityH1-1Draw21,5115Robertson (?)


FA Cup
DateOpponentRoundReplayCountH/AScoreResultAttNotes
Sat Jan 03, 1981Bolton Wanderers3H3-3Draw-Ponte (?), Francis (?, ?)
Tue Jan 06, 1981Bolton Wanderers3Y1A1-0Win-Francis (?)
Sat Jan 24, 1981Manchester United4H1-0Win34,110Francis (?)
Sat Feb 14, 1981Bristol City5H2-1Win-Wallace (?), Robertson (?)
Sat Mar 07, 1981Ipswich TownQuarterH3-3Draw-Francis (?), Walsh (?), Robertson (?)
Tue Mar 10, 1981Ipswich TownQuarterY1A0-1Loss-


League Cup
DateOpponentRoundLegReplayCountH/AScoreResultAttNotes
Wed Aug 27, 1980Peterborough United21H3-0Win-Gray (?), Birtles (?), Robertson (?)
Wed Sep 03, 1980Peterborough United22A1-1Draw-Mills (?)
Tue Sep 23, 1980Bury3A7-0Win-Anderson (?, ?), Ponte (?, ?, ?), Birtles (?), Mills (?)
Tue Oct 28, 1980Watford4A1-4Loss-Wallace (?)


European Cup
DateOpponentCountryRoundLegH/AScoreResultAttNotes
Wed Sep 17, 1980CSKA SofiaBulgaria12A0-1Loss70,000
Wed Oct 01, 1980CSKA SofiaBulgaria11H0-1Loss25,818


Super Cup
DateOpponentCountryRoundH/AScoreResultAttNotes
Tue Nov 25, 1980ValenciaSpainFinalH2-1Win12,463Bowyer (57, 89)
Wed Dec 17, 1980ValenciaSpainFinalA0-1Loss29,038


Intercontinental Cup
DateOpponentCountryRoundH/AScoreResultAttNotes
Wed Feb 11, 1981Nacional MontevideoUruguayA0-1Loss70,000


County Cup
DateOpponentRoundH/AScoreResultAttNotes
Mon May 04, 1981Mansfield TownFinalH2-1Win-Ward (?), Gray (?)


Pre-Season Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttNotes
Wed Jul 23, 1980Vancouver WhitecapsCanadaA1-1Draw-McGovern (?)
Fri Jul 25, 1980Tampa Bay RowdiesUSAA0-0Draw-
Sun Jul 27, 1980Colombia XIUSAA0-5Loss-
Thu Jul 31, 1980Toronto BlizzardCanadaA3-1Win-Bowyer (?), Wallace (?), Ponte (?)
Tue Aug 05, 1980P Mulligan XIA3-2Win-Wallace (?, ?), Birtles (?)
Fri Aug 08, 1980Alkmaar AZ67NetherlandsA1-2Loss-Birtles (?)
Sun Aug 10, 1980Bayern MunichGermanyA0-3Loss-
Mon Aug 11, 1980Grasshoppers ZurichSwitzerlandA0-0Draw-


Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttNotes
Mon Sep 08, 1980Notts CountyEnglandA3-2Win-? (?, ?, ?)
Mon Oct 13, 1980Tampa Bay RowdiesUSAH7-1Win-Needham (?, ?), Mills (?, ?, ?), Ponte (?), Burns (?)
Wed Dec 10, 1980Grantham TownEnglandA6-1Win-Francis (?, ?, ?), Walsh (?), Ward (?), Anderson (?)
Sun Jan 11, 1981Paris St GermainFranceA0-2Loss11,000
Thu Jan 15, 1981Torquay UnitedEnglandA--
Wed Feb 04, 1981Red Star BelgradeYugoslaviaH1-3Loss-Francis (?)
Tue Apr 07, 1981Kettering TownEnglandA5-2Win-Robertson (? pen, ? pen), Wallace (?, ?), Francis (?)
Tue Apr 14, 1981Cardiff CityWalesA2-1Win-Robertson (?, ?)
Sun May 10, 1981Real MadridSpainA0-2Loss-
Tue May 19, 1981Real MallorcaSpainA5-1Win-Mills (?), Wallace (?, ?), Ward (?), Gray (? pen)


Testimonial
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttNotes
Thu May 07, 1981Notts CountyEnglandH3-1Win-Ward (?, ?), Needham (?)



SQUAD
Season Record (Competitive Games only)
Pos Num PlayerP W D L Goals Yellows Reds Went Off Came On Unused Sub Notes
GKLee Smelt11
GKPeter Shilton54251415
GKSteve Sutton211
DLarry Lloyd27116101
DStephen Kendal
DViv Anderson4421111222
MBrynn Gunn3315108
MChris Fairclough
MEiner Aas62221
MFrank Gray54241515411
MKenny Burns4218111351Player Of The Year (2nd time)
MRaimondo Ponte3214810747
MWillie Young
FCalvin Plummer
FColin Walsh211155521
FDavid Needham239591
FGarry Birtles146358Sold to Man Utd in October
FGary Mills331599734
FIan Bowyer2811710522Sold to Sunderland in Jan 1981
FIan Wallace49221314131
FJohn McGovern36151011
FJohn O'Hare11
FJohn Robertson52221515911
FJurgen Roeber
FMark Proctor
FMartin O'Neill3316611313
FPeter Ward20758214
FSteve Hodge
FStuart Gray1876511
FTrevor Francis261277112
C Smith (1980)
Nigel Thrower
Steve Sutton (1980)


GOALSCORERS


Competitive goals only
GoalsPlayerGames
13Ian Wallace49
11Trevor Francis26
9John Robertson52
8Garry Birtles14
7Gary Mills33
7Raimondo Ponte32
5Colin Walsh21
5Ian Bowyer28
5Kenny Burns42
4Frank Gray54
3Martin O'Neill33
2Peter Ward20
2Viv Anderson44
1Einer Aas6
1Stuart Gray18



LEAGUE DOUBLES
Home and away victories for the season

1980-81

Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score
Brighton and Hove AlbionSat Oct 11, 1980A1-0Sat Mar 14, 1981H4-1
Crystal PalaceSat Dec 06, 1980H3-0Sat Apr 25, 1981A3-1
Stoke CitySat Aug 30, 1980H5-0Wed Feb 18, 1981A2-1
Wolverhampton WanderersFri Dec 26, 1980A4-1Mon Apr 20, 1981H1-0