SEASON: 1983-84


Prev Season: 1982-83
This Season: 1983-84
Next Season: 1984-85
DIVISION:
Canon First Division (Tier 1)
MANAGER(s):
Brian Clough
FA Cup:
3rd Round (Southampton (H) 1-2)
League Cup:
Quarter Final (Wimbledon (H) 1-1)

Player Of The Year:
Chris Fairclough
Top Goalscorer:
Peter Davenport (17 goals)


LEAGUE POSITIONS

SEASON END TABLE
FIRST DIVISION (Tier 1) - 1983-84 Home AwayResults
Pos Team P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts ResultHomeAway
1Liverpool422214673321452501289423204180European Cup0-10-1
2Southampton422211966381542441777722212877UEFA Cup First Round0-11-0
3Nottingham Forest422281276451443471784929283174UEFA Cup First Round
4Manchester United4220148714114344318611428233074UEFA Cup First Round2-02-1
5Queens Park Rangers4222713673714433712831030253073UEFA Cup First Round3-21-0
6Arsenal4218915746010564129849333114630-11-4
7Everton42161412444299321127592330262Cup Winners Cup First Round1-00-1
8Tottenham Hotspur421710156465114631246693341-161UEFA Cup First Round2-21-2
9West Ham United421791660551047392475921315603-02-1
10Aston Villa421791659611434342236122539-2602-20-1
11Watford42169176877975363172123246-9575-12-3
12Ipswich Town421581955571146342344132134-2532-12-2
13Sunderland421313164253894261854121635-11521-11-1
14Norwich City421215154849984342037111429-1513-03-2
15Leicester City4213121765681155403027122538-3513-21-2
16Luton Town42149195366759303374102333-13511-03-2
17West Bromwich Albion421491948621047302545121837-14513-15-0
18Stoke City4213111844631146302327121440-19500-01-1
19Coventry City421311185777858333356102444-20503-01-2
20Birmingham City421212183950777191855112032-1148Relegated5-12-1
21Notts County421011215072678313644131936-2241Relegated3-10-0
22Wolverhampton Wanderers42611252780489152823161252-5329Relegated5-00-1
1Liverpool422214673321452501289423204180European Cup0-10-1
2Southampton422211966381542441777722212877UEFA Cup First Round0-11-0
3Nottingham Forest422281276451443471784929283174UEFA Cup First Round
4Manchester United4220148714114344318611428233074UEFA Cup First Round2-02-1
5Queens Park Rangers4222713673714433712831030253073UEFA Cup First Round3-21-0
6Arsenal4218915746010564129849333114630-11-4
7Everton42161412444299321127592330262Cup Winners Cup First Round1-00-1
8Tottenham Hotspur421710156465114631246693341-161UEFA Cup First Round2-21-2
9West Ham United421791660551047392475921315603-02-1
10Aston Villa421791659611434342236122539-2602-20-1
11Watford42169176877975363172123246-9575-12-3
12Ipswich Town421581955571146342344132134-2532-12-2
13Sunderland421313164253894261854121635-11521-11-1
14Norwich City421215154849984342037111429-1513-03-2
15Leicester City4213121765681155403027122538-3513-21-2
16Luton Town42149195366759303374102333-13511-03-2
17West Bromwich Albion421491948621047302545121837-14513-15-0
18Stoke City4213111844631146302327121440-19500-01-1
19Coventry City421311185777858333356102444-20503-01-2
20Birmingham City421212183950777191855112032-1148Relegated5-12-1
21Notts County421011215072678313644131936-2241Relegated3-10-0
22Wolverhampton Wanderers42611252780489152823161252-5329Relegated5-00-1

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GAME COUNTS
ALL GAMES
Competitive Games:
55
Competitive Goals:
90
Goals per game:
1.6

LEAGUE GAMES
League Games:
42
League Points:
74 out of 126 (3 points per win)
Points Percentage:
58.7%

GOALS
Goals scored, conceded and win and loss margins
Goal count:1 goal2 goals3 goals4 goals5+ goals
Scored17 times13 times9 times4 times
Conceded22 times12 times2 times1 time
Won By17 times5 times3 times2 times2 times
Lost By12 times1 time2 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--1010 Liverpool (0-1)
218 211--203 Manchester United (2-0)
366 311--303 West Ham United (3-0)
432 411--213 Manchester United (2-1)
525 511--103 Queens Park Rangers (1-0)
68 622--426 Luton Town (3-2), Southampton (1-0)
721 743-1629 Liverpool (0-1), Luton Town (1-0), Coventry City (3-0), West Ham United (2-1)
814 8-------
922 91-1-221 Aston Villa (2-2)
1016 1033--1029 Ipswich Town (2-1), Norwich City (3-0), Watford (5-1)
1129 111--1010 Aston Villa (0-1)
123 121-1-221 Tottenham Hotspur (2-2)
131 1332-1656 Queens Park Rangers (3-2), Norwich City (3-2), Arsenal (0-1)
143 142--2260 Arsenal (1-4), Leicester City (1-2)
153 1511--103 Everton (1-0)
161 1642111057 Sunderland (1-1), West Bromwich Albion (3-1), Coventry City (1-2), Birmingham City (5-1)
172 175212957 Tottenham Hotspur (1-2), Sunderland (1-1), Everton (0-1), Birmingham City (2-1), West Bromwich Albion (5-0)<
18 181-1-111 Stoke City (1-1)
19 191--1230 Watford (2-3)
20 20422-858 Notts County (3-1), Leicester City (3-2), Ipswich Town (2-2), Stoke City (0-0)
21 211-1-001 Notts County (0-0)
22 2221-1513 Wolverhampton Wanderers (5-0), Wolverhampton Wanderers (0-1)
Not included: Week 1 game against Southampton (0-1) as all teams were unplaced at the time

ATTENDANCES (HOME)
Highest League Attendance:
29,692 (Liverpool)
Lowest League Attendance:
13,625 (Stoke City)
Average League Attendance:
17,843
Highest Cup Attendance:
32,017 (Celtic)
Lowest Cup Attendance:
14,994 (Vorwarts)

MISCELLANEOUS
Clean Sheets:
18
Yellow cards:
6
Red cards:
1
Own goals (for):
3 (scored by opponents for us)
Own goals (against):
1 (scored by us for opponents)
Penalties scored:
10
Penalties conceded:
7
Penalties missed:
0
Penalties saved:
2


GAMES
 
Manager for all games: Brian Clough
League
WeekDateOpponentH/AScoreResultAttPosScorers
1Sat Aug 27, 1983SouthamptonH0-1Loss14,62617
2Mon Aug 29, 1983Manchester UnitedA2-1Win43,00510Anderson (65), Davenport (86)
3Sat Sep 03, 1983LiverpoolA0-1Loss31,37615
4Wed Sep 07, 1983Aston VillaH2-2Draw16,36314Davenport (42), Birtles (85)
5Sat Sep 10, 1983Queens Park RangersH3-2Win14,6079Hodge (?), Davenport (?), Bob Hazell (? OG)
6Sat Sep 17, 1983Norwich CityA3-2Win15,0179Walsh (22 pen, 42, 65)
7Sat Sep 24, 1983Luton TownH1-0Win16,2967Wallace (?)
8Sun Oct 02, 1983Tottenham HotspurA1-2Loss30,59610Walsh (5)
9Sun Oct 16, 1983Notts CountyH3-1Win26,6578Wallace (8), Bowyer (28), Davenport (40)
10Sat Oct 22, 1983ArsenalA1-4Loss22,87011Davenport (64 pen)
11Sat Oct 29, 1983SunderlandH1-1Draw16,94311Thijssen (28)
12Sat Nov 05, 1983Wolverhampton WanderersH5-0Win13,8557Birtles (6), Davenport (16 pen), Walsh (57), Hodge (60, 67)
13Sat Nov 12, 1983EvertonA0-1Loss17,54611
14Sat Nov 19, 1983Ipswich TownH2-1Win14,9798Birtles (?), Swain (73)
15Sat Nov 26, 1983Stoke CityA1-1Draw11,6557Walsh (4 pen)
16Sun Dec 04, 1983Leicester CityH3-2Win23,2486Walsh (?), Bowyer (?), Thijssen (?)
17Sat Dec 10, 1983WatfordA2-3Loss14,04711Birtles (15, 49)
18Sat Dec 17, 1983West Ham UnitedH3-0Win14,5448Hodge (26), Birtles (70), Walsh (86 pen)
19Mon Dec 26, 1983Birmingham CityA2-1Win14,4826Birtles (?), Hodge (?)
20Wed Dec 28, 1983Coventry CityH3-0Win22,1695Davenport (23), Birtles (53, 84)
21Sat Dec 31, 1983LiverpoolH0-1Loss29,6925
22Mon Jan 02, 1984Luton TownA3-2Win12,1264Birtles (37), Hodge (39), Davenport (43)
23Sat Jan 21, 1984Norwich CityH3-0Win13,9934Hodge (?), Thijssen (5), Anderson (29)
24Mon Jan 23, 1984SouthamptonA1-0Win17,4203Birtles (30)
25Sat Feb 04, 1984Tottenham HotspurH2-2Draw21,4824Hodge (11), Walsh (65 pen)
26Wed Feb 08, 1984West Bromwich AlbionA5-0Win16,6922Walsh (13 pen), Ken McNaught (47 OG), Bowyer (53), Birtles (79), Anderson (83)
27Sat Feb 11, 1984Queens Park RangersA1-0Win16,6922Birtles (41)
28Sat Feb 18, 1984SunderlandA1-1Draw20,0452Anderson (85)
29Sat Feb 25, 1984ArsenalH0-1Loss20,0453
30Sat Mar 03, 1984Wolverhampton WanderersA0-1Loss10,4763
31Wed Mar 14, 1984EvertonH1-0Win13,6473Hodge (89)
32Sat Mar 17, 1984Aston VillaA0-1Loss16,2703
33Sat Mar 31, 1984Notts CountyA0-0Draw18,3573
34Sat Apr 07, 1984West Bromwich AlbionH3-1Win15,2453Anderson (?), Bowyer (?), Walsh (? pen)
35Sat Apr 14, 1984Ipswich TownA2-2Draw15,4293Wigley (1), Davenport (81)
36Tue Apr 17, 1984Coventry CityA1-2Loss9,8183Walsh (78)
37Sat Apr 21, 1984Birmingham CityH5-1Win15,3233Davenport (?, ?), Walsh (?), Bowyer (?), Wallace (?)
38Sat Apr 28, 1984Stoke CityH0-0Draw13,6255
39Sat May 05, 1984Leicester CityA1-2Loss16,6005Davenport (80)
40Mon May 07, 1984WatfordH5-1Win13,7325Paul Atkinson (3 OG), Hodge (11), Davenport (22, 54), Bowyer (60)
41Sat May 12, 1984West Ham UnitedA2-1Win18,4684Birtles (21), Davenport (57)
42Wed May 16, 1984Manchester UnitedH2-0Win23,6512Birtles (34), Anderson (47)

FA Cup
DateOpponentRoundReplayCountH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Sat Jan 07, 1984Southampton3H1-2Loss19,271Hart (83)

League Cup
DateOpponentRoundLegReplayCountH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Tue Oct 04, 1983Wimbledon21A0-2Loss7,554
Wed Oct 26, 1983Wimbledon22H1-1Draw22,870Wallace (87)

UEFA Cup
DateOpponentCountryRoundLegH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Wed Sep 14, 1983VorwartsAustria11H2-0Win14,994Wallace (16), Hodge (61)
Wed Sep 28, 1983VorwartsAustria12A1-0Win18,000Bowyer (66)
Wed Oct 19, 1983PSV EindhovenNetherlands21A2-1Win28,000Davenport (51), Walsh (89 pen)
Wed Nov 02, 1983PSV EindhovenNetherlands22H1-0Win16,943Davenport (55)
Wed Nov 23, 1983CelticScotland31H0-0Draw32,017
Wed Dec 07, 1983CelticScotland32A2-1Win66,938Hodge (53), Walsh (74)
Wed Mar 07, 1984Sturm GrazAustriaQuarter1H1-0Win19,459Hart (70)
Wed Mar 21, 1984Sturm GrazAustriaQuarter2A1-1Draw21,000Walsh (114 pen)
Wed Apr 11, 1984AnderlechtBelgiumSemi1H2-0Win22,681Hodge (84, 87)
Wed Apr 25, 1984AnderlechtBelgiumSemi2A0-3Loss36,000

County Cup
DateOpponentRoundH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Fri May 18, 1984Mansfield TownFinalH3-0Win3,169Davenport (?, ?), Wallace (? pen)

Pre-Season Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Fri Aug 05, 1983UtrechtNetherlandsA0-1Loss8,500
Sun Aug 07, 1983Romania XIRomaniaA2-0Win9,000Birtles (?, ?)
Wed Aug 10, 1983GroningenNetherlandsA1-2Loss11,000Davenport (?)
Fri Aug 12, 1983BruggeBelgiumA1-1Loss9,000Birtles (?)
Sun Aug 14, 1983Real ZaragozaSpainA1-2Loss-Birtles (56)
Sat Aug 20, 1983Swansea CityWalesA3-1Win-Birtles (?, ?), Wallace (?)
Tue Aug 23, 1983BarcelonaSpainA0-2Loss40,000
Wed Aug 24, 1983AnderlechtBelgiumA2-4Loss90,000Wallace (?), Gunn (?)

Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Sun Jan 29, 1984Oman XIOmanA5-1Win2,000Wigley (?), Walsh (? pen), Hodge (?), Wallace (?), Gunn (?)
Tue Jan 31, 1984Oman XIOmanA3-1Win1,000Wallace (?), Thijssen (?, ?)
Tue May 01, 1984Botev VratzaBulgariaA2-0Win4,000Anderson (?), Fairclough (?)
Sun May 27, 1984Western AustraliaAustraliaA4-1Win-Davenport (?), Birtles (?), Bowyer (?), Mills (?)
Wed May 30, 1984Australia AAustraliaA1-1Draw4,500Anderson (?)
Sun Jun 03, 1984Manchester UnitedEnglandN0-1Loss4,000
Thu Jun 07, 1984Australia AAustraliaA2-2Draw5,274Hodge (? pen), Bowyer (?)
Mon Jun 11, 1984Australia BAustraliaA0-0Draw3,949

Testimonial
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Tue Oct 11, 1983Derby CountyEnglandA2-2Draw4,500Davenport (77), Fashanu (84)



TRANSFERS
Transfers before, during and immediately after the season.
In (3) - £0 Out (5) - £210,000
Date Player Details Fee Date Player Details Fee
1983Gary MillsBoughtDanny WilsonSold
Apr 21, 1984Frans ThijssenLoan InNov 12, 1983Colin ToddSold
Sep 29, 1984Jim McInallyBoughtMay 16, 1984Hans van BreukelenSold
May 16, 1984Ian WallaceSold
May 16, 1984Viv AndersonSold£210,000


SQUAD
Season Record (Competitive Games only)
Pos Num Country PlayerP W D L Goals Yellows Reds Went Off Came On Unused Sub Notes
Goalkeepers
GK NetherlandsHans van Breukelen4625714
GK EnglandSteve Sutton94412
Defenders
D EnglandBryn Gunn7731
D EnglandColin Todd1910361
D EnglandDes Walker412111
D ScotlandJim McInally
D EnglandKenny Swain5428111511
D EnglandMark Smalley1
D EnglandPaul Hart48231114211
D EnglandViv Anderson5328111461
Midfielders
M EnglandChris Fairclough412471012Player Of The Year
M ScotlandColin Walsh5128101316154
M EnglandDanny Wilson111
M NetherlandsFrans Thijssen1996438
M EnglandGary Mills9423221
M EnglandIan Bowyer5529111572
M ScotlandJames McKechnie
M NetherlandsLeo Ehlen
M EnglandSteve Hodge522611151413
M ScotlandSteven Murray (1983-86)1
M EnglandJustin Fashanu
Forwards
F EnglandDavid Riley1111
F EnglandGarry Birtles43228131553
F ScotlandIan Wallace3520785273
F EnglandPeter Davenport452310121732
F EnglandSteve Wigley47276141383


GOALSCORERS


Competitive goals only
Goals (Pens)PlayerGames
17 (2)Peter Davenport45
16 (8)Colin Walsh51
15Garry Birtles43
14Steve Hodge52
7Ian Bowyer55
6Viv Anderson53
5Ian Wallace35
3Frans Thijssen19
3Own Goals55
2Paul Hart48
1Kenny Swain54
1Steve Wigley47


LEAGUE DOUBLES
Home and away victories for the season
Game 1 Game 2
Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score
Birmingham CityMon Dec 26, 1983Away2-1Sat Apr 21, 1984Home5-1
Luton TownSat Sep 24, 1983Home1-0Mon Jan 02, 1984Away3-2
Manchester UnitedMon Aug 29, 1983Away2-1Wed May 16, 1984Home2-0
Norwich CitySat Sep 17, 1983Away3-2Sat Jan 21, 1984Home3-0
Queens Park RangersSat Sep 10, 1983Home3-2Sat Feb 11, 1984Away1-0
West Bromwich AlbionWed Feb 08, 1984Away5-0Sat Apr 07, 1984Home3-1
West Ham UnitedSat Dec 17, 1983Home3-0Sat May 12, 1984Away2-1