SEASON: 1985-86


Prev Season: 1984-85
This Season: 1985-86
Next Season: 1986-87
DIVISION:
Canon First Division (Tier 1)
MANAGER(s):
Brian Clough
FA Cup:
3rd Round (Blackburn Rovers (A) 2-3)
League Cup:
3rd Round (Queens Park Rangers (A) 1-3)

Player Of The Year:
Nigel Clough
Top Goalscorer:
Nigel Clough (18 goals)

LEAGUE POSITIONS

SEASON END TABLE
FIRST DIVISION (Tier 1) - 1985-86 Home AwayResults
Pos Team P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts ResultHomeAway
1Liverpool4226106893716415814106531235288Excluded from Europe1-10-2
2Everton4226888741163254181056332346860-01-1
3West Ham United4226610744017224816948262434842-12-4
4Manchester United422210107036125435121056352434761-33-2
5Sheffield Wednesday4221101163541362362384927319730-11-2
6Chelsea4220111157561245322787625291710-02-4
7Arsenal4220913494713532915741020322693-21-1
8Nottingham Forest4219111269531155382586731281668
9Luton Town42181212614412633715669242917662-01-1
10Tottenham Hotspur4219815745212274725768272722650-13-0
11Newcastle United421712136772125446315792141-5631-23-0
12Watford42161115696211644022551129407593-21-1
13Queens Park Rangers421572053641236332034142044-11524-01-2
14Southampton4212102051621065321824151944-11462-11-3
15Manchester City421112194357777252645121831-14450-22-1
16Aston Villa421014185167768272838102439-16441-12-1
17Coventry City4211102148716510313555111736-23435-20-0
18Oxford United421012206280777342735132853-18421-12-1
19Leicester City421012205476786353534141941-22424-33-0
20Ipswich Town42118233255858202433151231-2341Relegated3-10-1
21Birmingham City42852930735214132533151748-4329Relegated3-01-0
22West Bromwich Albion424122635893810213614161453-5424Relegated2-11-1

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GAME COUNTS
ALL GAMES
Competitive Games:
48
Competitive Goals:
82
Goals per game:
1.7

LEAGUE GAMES
League Games:
42
League Points:
68 out of 126 (3 points per win)
Points Percentage:
54.0%

GOALS
Goals scored, conceded and win and loss margins
Goal count:1 goal2 goals3 goals4 goals5+ goals
Scored16 times11 times9 times3 times1 time
Conceded20 times9 times5 times2 times
Won By12 times2 times6 times2 times
Lost By7 times7 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)
1 121-1453 Manchester United (1-3), Manchester United (3-2)
2 22-2-112 Liverpool (1-1), Everton (0-0)
3 3-------
4 43111564 Arsenal (3-2), Chelsea (2-4), Chelsea (0-0)
5 521-1333 Sheffield Wednesday (1-2), West Ham United (2-1)
67 62-2-222 Everton (1-1), Arsenal (1-1)
741 711--203 Luton Town (2-0)
840 831-2443 Queens Park Rangers (1-2), Liverpool (0-2), Newcastle United (3-0)
940 921-1333 Tottenham Hotspur (0-1), Watford (3-2)
1055 1011--303 Tottenham Hotspur (3-0)
1115 111--1120 Newcastle United (1-2)
1212 121-1-111 Watford (1-1)
13 1321-1453 West Ham United (2-4), Aston Villa (2-1)
142 1421-1343 Southampton (1-3), Manchester City (2-1)
1512 1511--403 Queens Park Rangers (4-0)
1619 161-1-001 Coventry City (0-0)
177 1743-11179 Sheffield Wednesday (0-1), Southampton (2-1), Coventry City (5-2), Leicester City (4-3)
183 18211-414 Leicester City (3-0), Oxford United (1-1)
193 1921-1223 Ipswich Town (0-1), Oxford United (2-1)
204 203111234 Manchester City (0-2), Birmingham City (1-0), Aston Villa (1-1)
211 2122--616 Ipswich Town (3-1), Birmingham City (3-0)
22 22211-324 West Bromwich Albion (2-1), West Bromwich Albion (1-1)
Not included: Week 1 game against Luton Town (1-1) as all teams were unplaced at the time

ATTENDANCES (HOME)
Highest League Attendance:
30,171 (Everton)
Lowest League Attendance:
11,538 (Queens Park Rangers)
Average League Attendance:
16,808
Highest Cup Attendance:
15,772 (Blackburn Rovers)
Lowest Cup Attendance:
4,010 (Bolton Wanderers)

MISCELLANEOUS
Clean Sheets:
12
Yellow cards:
8
Red cards:
1
Own goals (for):
2 (scored by opponents for us)
Own goals (against):
1 (scored by us for opponents)
Penalties scored:
5
Penalties conceded:
6
Penalties missed:
0
Penalties saved:
0


GAMES
 
Manager for all games: Brian Clough
League
WeekDateOpponentH/AScoreResultAttPosScorers
1Sat Aug 17, 1985Luton TownA1-1Draw11,31812Webb (53)
2Wed Aug 21, 1985Sheffield WednesdayH0-1Loss18,36119
3Sat Aug 24, 1985SouthamptonH2-1Win12,64312Metgod (?), Wright (? OG)
4Tue Aug 27, 1985Queens Park RangersA1-2Loss9,79914Webb (18)
5Sat Aug 31, 1985Manchester UnitedH1-3Loss26,27418Davenport (47)
6Tue Sep 03, 1985LiverpoolA0-2Loss27,13520
7Sun Sep 08, 1985Leicester CityA3-0Win14,24716Webb (?), Davenport (?), Rice (?)
8Sat Sep 14, 1985Tottenham HotspurH0-1Loss17,55417
9Sat Sep 21, 1985WatfordH3-2Win12,92115Campbell (?), Davenport (?), Clough (27)
10Sat Sep 28, 1985West Ham UnitedA2-4Loss14,54016Metgod (61), Clough (70)
11Sat Oct 05, 1985Ipswich TownH3-1Win12,12015Pearce (?), Bowyer (?, ?)
12Sat Oct 12, 1985Aston VillaA2-1Win15,31512Brendan Ormsby (60 OG), Clough (72)
13Sat Oct 19, 1985Newcastle UnitedA3-0Win23,3049Rice (29), Davenport (80, 87)
14Sat Oct 26, 1985ArsenalH3-2Win17,7568Davenport (29 pen, 62, 68)
15Sun Nov 03, 1985West Bromwich AlbionH2-1Win19,6107Webb (?), Davenport (? pen)
16Sat Nov 09, 1985ChelseaA2-4Loss17,7439Clough (6, 55)
17Sat Nov 16, 1985Manchester CityH0-2Loss15,14010
18Sat Nov 23, 1985EvertonA1-1Draw27,86010Clough (70)
19Sun Dec 01, 1985Oxford UnitedH1-1Draw15,31510Davenport (? pen)
20Sat Dec 07, 1985Sheffield WednesdayA1-2Loss22,49511Webb (54)
21Sat Dec 14, 1985Luton TownH2-0Win12,07810Clough (30), Webb (77)
22Fri Dec 20, 1985SouthamptonA1-3Loss12,50010Carr (?)
23Thu Dec 26, 1985Birmingham CityA1-0Win10,37811Webb (?)
24Sat Dec 28, 1985LiverpoolH1-1Draw27,14110Webb (10)
25Wed Jan 01, 1986Coventry CityH5-2Win13,8609Webb (41, 53, 75), Metgod (80), Davenport (84)
26Sat Jan 11, 1986Tottenham HotspurA3-0Win19,0439Davenport (47, 52), Walsh (70)
27Sat Jan 18, 1986Manchester UnitedA3-2Win46,7178Walsh (43, 77), Clough (89)
28Sat Feb 01, 1986Queens Park RangersH4-0Win11,5386Walsh (19, 84), Carr (25), Webb (58)
29Sat Feb 08, 1986Newcastle UnitedH1-2Loss15,3887Walsh (81)
30Sat Mar 08, 1986Ipswich TownA0-1Loss12,6589
31Sat Mar 15, 1986Aston VillaH1-1Draw12,93310Clough (62 pen)
32Sat Mar 22, 1986Leicester CityH4-3Win14,48410Bowyer (7), Carr (36), Clough (65, 89)
33Sat Mar 29, 1986Coventry CityA0-0Draw9,50010
34Mon Mar 31, 1986Birmingham CityH3-0Win12,13410Clough (28 pen), Metgod (48), Webb (87)
35Wed Apr 02, 1986West Ham UnitedH2-1Win17,4988Metgod (39), Rice (88)
36Sat Apr 05, 1986West Bromwich AlbionA1-1Draw7,9018Metgod (?)
37Tue Apr 08, 1986ArsenalA1-1Draw15,0988Campbell (67)
38Sat Apr 12, 1986ChelseaH0-0Draw18,0558
39Sat Apr 19, 1986Manchester CityA2-1Win19,7157Webb (70), Campbell (82)
40Mon Apr 21, 1986WatfordA1-1Draw11,5107Clough (21)
41Sat Apr 26, 1986EvertonH0-0Draw30,1718
42Sat May 03, 1986Oxford UnitedA2-1Win11,8458Clough (15, 81)

FA Cup
DateOpponentRoundReplayCountH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Sat Jan 04, 1986Blackburn Rovers3H1-1Draw15,772Birtles (54)
Mon Jan 13, 1986Blackburn Rovers3Y1A2-3Loss11,710Walsh (24), Birtles (88)

League Cup
DateOpponentRoundLegReplayCountH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Wed Sep 25, 1985Bolton Wanderers21H4-0Win4,010Campbell (60, 73), Rice (63), Clough (81)
Tue Oct 08, 1985Bolton Wanderers22A3-0Win4,010Rice (?), Davenport (?), Clough (?)
Wed Oct 30, 1985Derby County3A2-1Win22,226Metgod (13), Carr (68)
Mon Nov 25, 1985Queens Park Rangers4A1-3Loss13,052Clough (35)

County Cup
DateOpponentRoundH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Wed Sep 11, 1985Notts CountyFinalH1-2Loss-Carr (?)
Wed May 07, 1986Mansfield TownSemiA1-0Win-Birtles (?)
Thu May 08, 1986Notts CountyFinalH2-1Win1,752Carr (?), Rice (?)

Pre-Season Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Sat Aug 03, 1985BournemouthEnglandA3-3Draw1,930Davenport (?), Birtles (?), Pearce (?)
Mon Aug 05, 1985WeymouthEnglandA5-2Win1,700Webb (?, ?), Mills (?), Hodge (?), Davenport (?)
Wed Aug 07, 1985PortsmouthEnglandA3-1Win3,751Blake (? OG), Webb (?), Clough (?)
Fri Aug 09, 1985Brighton and Hove AlbionEnglandA2-5Loss3,274Clough (?), Hodge (?)
Mon Aug 12, 1985BarnsleyEnglandA2-1Win1,700Hodge (?), Carr (?)

Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Mon Oct 14, 1985Bristol RoversEnglandA1-1Draw1,990Clough (?)
Tue Oct 22, 1985Borrowash VictoriaEnglandA3-1Win-? (?, ?, ?)
Wed Jan 15, 1986PSV EindhovenNetherlandsH0-4Loss4,298
Fri Jan 24, 1986Newcastle UnitedEnglandN3-1Win5,000Campbell (?, ?), Bowyer (?)
Tue Mar 04, 1986Stoke CityEnglandA1-2Loss2,466Clough (9)
Wed Mar 19, 1986Real Sociedad U-21SpainH2-1Win2,466Campbell (9, 52)
Mon Mar 24, 1986Ottery St MaryEnglandA5-1Win-Campbell (?, ?), Bowyer (?), Clough (? pen), Birtles (?)
Tue Apr 15, 1986Real SociedadSpainA3-1Win12,000Campbell (?), Rice (?), Carr (25)
Mon May 05, 1986Derry CityIrelandA2-1Win14,000Walsh (35), Carr (88)

Bass Charity Vase
DateOpponentRoundH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Fri Aug 02, 1985Derby CountyFinalA0-1Loss-



TRANSFERS
Transfers before, during and immediately after the season.
In (6) - £1,430,000 Out (10) - £769,000
Date Player Details Fee Date Player Details Fee
Aug 01, 1985John RobertsonBoughtSteve WigleySold
Aug 17, 1985Ian ButterworthBoughtJun 01, 1983John RobertsonSold
Aug 17, 1985Neil WebbBought£210,0001985Bryn GunnLoan Out
Aug 17, 1985Stuart PearceBought£238,000Jan 09, 1985Alan DavidsonSold
Sep 03, 1985Brian RiceBought£182,000Dec 26, 1985Jim McInallySold£112,000
Nov 23, 1992Neil WebbBought£800,0001986Bryn GunnLoan Out
1986Bryn GunnLoan Out
1986Bryn GunnSold
Jan 11, 1986John RobertsonSold
Mar 08, 1986Peter DavenportSold£657,000


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 Segers114161
GK EnglandSteve Sutton3718118
Defenders
D AustraliaAlan Davidson
D EnglandBrett Williams136431
D EnglandBryn Gunn
D EnglandDes Walker43171214113
D N. IrelandGary Fleming16772
D EnglandIan Butterworth271431011
D ScotlandJim McInally1343612
D NetherlandsJohnny Metgod4422111171311
D EnglandMark Smalley
D EnglandSteve Chettle
D EnglandStuart Pearce34168101
Midfielders
M ScotlandColin Walsh2398671162
M EnglandGary Mills1876511
M EnglandIan Bowyer291379331
M EnglandNeil Webb44201014141
M EnglandSteve Hodge211
M ScotlandSteven Murray (1983-86)
Forwards
F ScotlandBrian Rice22134551
F N. IrelandDavid Campbell189725133
F EnglandFranz Carr251366421
F EnglandGarry Birtles30146102413
F ScotlandJohn Robertson12633111
F EnglandNigel Clough4521111318112Player Of The Year
F EnglandPeter Davenport3316512141
F EnglandSteve Wigley1055
F EnglandPhil Starbuck
EnglandLeigh Palin
N. IrelandRaymond Campbell


GOALSCORERS


Competitive goals only
Goals (Pens)PlayerGames
18 (2)Nigel Clough45
14Neil Webb44
14 (3)Peter Davenport33
7Colin Walsh23
7Johnny Metgod44
5Brian Rice22
5David Campbell18
4Franz Carr25
3Ian Bowyer29
2Garry Birtles30
2Own Goals48
1Stuart Pearce34


LEAGUE DOUBLES
Home and away victories for the season
Game 1 Game 2
Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score
Birmingham CityThu Dec 26, 1985Away1-0Mon Mar 31, 1986Home3-0
Leicester CitySun Sep 08, 1985Away3-0Sat Mar 22, 1986Home4-3