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SEASON: 1987-88


Prev Season: 1986-87
Next Season: 1988-89
DIVISION:
Barclays First Division (Tier 1)

MANAGER(s):
Brian Clough

FA Cup:
Semi Final (Liverpool (Hillsborough) 1-2)

League Cup:
3rd Round (Manchester City (A) 0-3)


Player Of The Year:
Nigel Clough
Top Goalscorer:
Nigel Clough (22 goals)


ALL GAMES
Competitive Games:
49

Competitive Goals:
84

Goals per game:
1.7



LEAGUE GAMES
League Games:
40

League Points:
73 out of 120 (3 points per win)

Points Percentage:
60.8%

Goals scored, conceded and win and loss margins
Goal count:1 goal2 goals3 goals4 goals5+ goals
Scored15 times12 times6 times3 times3 times
Conceded14 times7 times4 times1 time1 time
Won By12 times5 times4 times2 times2 times
Lost By7 times1 time1 time1 time

ATTENDANCES
Highest League Attendance:
31,061 (League - Coventry City)

Lowest League Attendance:
11,610 (League - Norwich City)

Average League Attendance:
18,830

Highest Cup Attendance:
-

Lowest Cup Attendance:
-

MISC
Clean Sheets:
22

Red cards:
0

Yellow cards:
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
1Liverpool402612287241550499117238156390Excluded from Europe2-10-5
2Manchester United4023125713814514117974302133810-02-2
3Nottingham Forest402013767391172401796527222873
4Everton4019138532714423411596191626700-00-1
5Queens Park Rangers40191011483812443014767182410674-01-2
6Arsenal40181210583911453516785232319660-12-0
7Wimbledon4014151158478933220668262711570-01-1
8Newcastle United401414125553965322358723302560-21-0
9Luton Town4014111557581163402135121737-1531-11-1
10Coventry City40131413465368623257672328-7534-13-0
11Sheffield Wednesday40158175266102827305692536-14533-01-0
12Southampton40121414495368627266682227-4503-31-1
13Tottenham Hotspur401211173848956262336111225-10473-01-1
14Norwich City40129194052758262654111426-12452-02-0
15Derby County401013173545677181746101728-10432-11-0
16West Ham United40915164052695232136111731-12420-02-3
17Charlton Athletic40915163852776232128101531-14422-22-1
18Chelsea409151650687112241724142651-1842Relegated3-23-4
19Portsmouth40714193666488212736111539-3035Relegated5-01-0
20Watford407112227514511152436111227-2432Relegated1-00-0
21Oxford United40613214480578243416132046-3631Relegated5-32-0

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GAMES

League
WeekDateOpponentH/AScoreResultAttPosGroundNotes
1Sat Aug 15, 1987Charlton AthleticA2-1Win6,0213The Valley
2Wed Aug 19, 1987WatfordH1-0Win14,5272
3Sat Aug 22, 1987EvertonH0-0Draw20,4452
4Sat Aug 29, 1987Newcastle UnitedA1-0Win14,1732St. James Park (Newcastle)
5Wed Sep 02, 1987SouthamptonH3-3Draw14,1733
6Sat Sep 05, 1987ChelseaA3-4Loss18,4146Stamford Bridge
7Sat Sep 12, 1987ArsenalH0-1Loss18,4906
8Sat Sep 19, 1987Coventry CityA3-0Win17,5194Highfield Road
9Sat Sep 26, 1987Norwich CityA2-0Win13,7553Carrow Road
10Sat Oct 10, 1987Derby CountyA1-0Win22,3945Baseball Ground
11Sat Oct 17, 1987Sheffield WednesdayH3-0Win17,6853
12Sat Oct 24, 1987Tottenham HotspurH3-0Win15,8514
13Sat Oct 31, 1987Manchester UnitedA2-2Draw44,6694Old Trafford
14Sat Nov 14, 1987PortsmouthH5-0Win15,8514
15Sat Nov 21, 1987West Ham UnitedA2-3Loss17,2164Upton Park
16Sat Dec 05, 1987WimbledonA1-1Draw5,1704Plough Lane
17Sun Dec 13, 1987Queens Park RangersH4-0Win18,1303
18Sat Dec 19, 1987Oxford UnitedA2-0Win7,8913Manor Ground
19Sat Dec 26, 1987ArsenalA2-0Win31,2112Highbury
20Mon Dec 28, 1987Coventry CityH4-1Win31,0612
21Fri Jan 01, 1988Newcastle UnitedH0-2Loss21,6802
22Sun Jan 03, 1988EvertonA0-1Loss21,6802Goodison Park
23Sat Jan 16, 1988Charlton AthleticH2-2Draw13,1582
24Sat Jan 23, 1988WatfordA0-0Draw13,1582Vicarage Road
25Sat Feb 06, 1988ChelseaH3-2Win18,2032
26Sat Feb 13, 1988SouthamptonA1-1Draw13,3153The Dell
27Sat Mar 05, 1988Sheffield WednesdayA1-0Win19,5093Hillsborough
28Wed Mar 16, 1988Queens Park RangersA1-2Loss8,3164Loftus Road
29Sat Mar 19, 1988Manchester UnitedH0-0Draw27,5983
30Sat Mar 26, 1988Tottenham HotspurA1-1Draw25,3065White Hart Lane
31Wed Mar 30, 1988Derby CountyH2-1Win25,0174
32Sat Apr 02, 1988LiverpoolH2-1Win29,1883
33Mon Apr 04, 1988PortsmouthA1-0Win17,5283Fratton Park
34Wed Apr 13, 1988LiverpoolA0-5Loss39,5355Anfield
35Wed Apr 20, 1988West Ham UnitedH0-0Draw15,7755
36Sat Apr 30, 1988WimbledonH0-0Draw14,3415
37Wed May 04, 1988Norwich CityH2-0Win11,6104
38Sat May 07, 1988Oxford UnitedH5-3Win12,7623
39Fri May 13, 1988Luton TownA1-1Draw9,1083Kenilworth Road
40Sun May 15, 1988Luton TownH1-1Draw21,0553


FA Cup
DateOpponentRoundReplayCountH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Sat Jan 09, 1988Halifax Town3A4-0Win-The Shay
Sat Jan 30, 1988Leyton Orient4A2-1Win-Brisbane Road
Sat Feb 20, 1988Birmingham City5A1-0Win-St. Andrews
Sat Mar 12, 1988ArsenalQuarterA2-1Win50,157Highbury
Sat Apr 09, 1988LiverpoolSemiN1-2Loss51,627HillsboroughPlayed at Sheffield Wednesday


League Cup
DateOpponentRoundLegReplayCountH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Wed Sep 23, 1987Hereford United21H5-0Win-
Wed Oct 07, 1987Hereford United22A1-1Draw-Edgar StreetWon 6-1 on aggregate
Tue Oct 27, 1987Manchester City3A0-3Loss-Maine Road


Full Members Cup
DateOpponentRoundH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Wed Feb 03, 1988Reading3A1-2Loss9,096Elm Park


County Cup
DateOpponentRoundH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Sun Aug 09, 1987Notts CountyH4-4Draw-


Pre-Season Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Mon Jul 27, 1987HalmstadSwedenA3-2Win-Orjans Vall
Wed Jul 29, 1987CopenhagenDenmarkA4-1Win-Telia Parken
Fri Jul 31, 1987Waggeryds IKSwedenA7-1Win-
Sun Aug 02, 1987Hoeganas BKSwedenA6-1Win-Julivallen
Tue Aug 04, 1987Malmo FFSwedenA0-2Loss-Malmo Stadion


Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Mon Nov 23, 1987Saudi Arabia XISaudi ArabiaA1-1Draw-
Sun May 08, 1988Lincoln CityEnglandA2-2Draw-Sincil Bank


Testimonial
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Mon Nov 30, 1987CelticScotlandA3-1Win42,464Celtic ParkDavid Provan testimonial


Football League Centenary Tournament
DateOpponentRoundH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Sat Apr 16, 1988Leeds United1N3-0Win-Wembley40-minute game
Sat Apr 16, 1988Aston VillaQuarterN0-0Win-Wembley40-minute game; Forest won 1-0 in sudden-death penalties
Sun Apr 17, 1988Tranmere RoversSemiN2-2Win-Wembley60-minute game; Forest won 1-0 in sudden-death penalties
Sun Apr 17, 1988Sheffield WednesdayFinalN0-0Win-Wembley60-minute game; Forest won on penalties



SQUAD
Season Record (Competitive Games only)
Pos Num PlayerP W D L Goals Yellows Reds Went Off Came On Unused Sub Notes
GKHans Segers5122
GKSteve Sutton4424128
DBrett Williams4221
DColin Foster48251310221
DDes Walker442212101
DGary Fleming26138535
DStuart Pearce432310106
MDarren Wassall31111
FBrian Rice382010833
FCalvin Plummer1163244
FDavid Campbell842221
FFranz Carr25128553
FGarry Parker2111
FGary Crosby17773212
FKjetil Osvold42113
FLee Glover241275434
FNeil Webb49251410171
FNigel Clough4022117222Player Of The Year (2nd time)
FPaul Wilkinson351997743
FPhil Starbuck126611
FSteve Chettle381811913
FTerry Wilson45221310663
FTommy Gaynor14833332
Billy Stubbs


GOALSCORERS


Competitive goals only
GoalsPlayerGames
22Nigel Clough40
17Neil Webb49
7Paul Wilkinson35
6Stuart Pearce43
6Terry Wilson45
5Franz Carr25
4Calvin Plummer11
4Lee Glover24
3Brian Rice38
3Tommy Gaynor14
2Colin Foster48
2Gary Crosby17



LEAGUE DOUBLES
Home and away victories for the season

1987-88

Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score
Coventry CitySat Sep 19, 1987A3-0Mon Dec 28, 1987H4-1
Derby CountySat Oct 10, 1987A1-0Wed Mar 30, 1988H2-1
Norwich CitySat Sep 26, 1987A2-0Wed May 04, 1988H2-0
Oxford UnitedSat Dec 19, 1987A2-0Sat May 07, 1988H5-3
PortsmouthSat Nov 14, 1987H5-0Mon Apr 04, 1988A1-0
Sheffield WednesdaySat Oct 17, 1987H3-0Sat Mar 05, 1988A1-0