SEASON: 1996-97


Prev Season: 1995-96
This Season: 1996-97
Next Season: 1997-98
DIVISION:
F.A. Carling Premiership (Tier 1)
MANAGER(s):
Frank Clark, Stuart Pearce, Dave Bassett
FA Cup:
 (Chesterfield (A) 0-1)
League Cup:
3rd Round (West Ham United (A) 1-4)

Player Of The Year:
Colin Cooper
Top Goalscorer:
Alfe-Inge Haaland, Kevin Campbell (6 goals)


LEAGUE POSITIONS

SEASON END TABLE
PREMIER LEAGUE (Tier 1) - 1996-97 Home AwayResults
Pos Team P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts ResultHomeAway
1Manchester United382112576441252381797338273275Champions League0-41-4
2Newcastle United381911873401333542068519203368Champions League Second Qualifying Round0-00-5
3Arsenal381911862321054361896426143068UEFA Cup First Round2-10-2
4Liverpool381911862371063381995524182568UEFA Cup First Round1-12-4
5Aston Villa3817101147341153271365820211361UEFA Cup First Round0-00-2
6Chelsea38161111585598233227392533359Cup Winners Cup First Round2-01-1
7Sheffield Wednesday38141595051810125166582535-1570-30-2
8Wimbledon381511124946964282165821253561-10-1
9Leicester City38121115465475722265682428-847UEFA Cup First Round0-02-2
10Tottenham Hotspur38137184451847191753112534-7462-11-0
11Leeds United38111314283877515134691325-10461-10-2
12Derby County38111314455886525223792036-13461-10-0
13Blackburn Rovers38915144243847282311171420-1422-21-1
14West Ham United381012163948766272536101223-9420-21-0
15Everton38101216445774824223882035-13420-10-2
16Southampton381011175056676322444111832-6411-32-2
17Coventry City3891415385448719235681931-16410-13-0
18Sunderland381010183553766201834121535-1840Relegated1-41-1
19Middlesbrough381012165160856342527101735-939*Relegated1-11-1
20Nottingham Forest3861616315939715273791632-2834Relegated
*Middlesbrough deducted 3 points for failing to fulfill a fixture

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GAME COUNTS
ALL GAMES
Competitive Games:
44
Competitive Goals:
39
Goals per game:
.9

LEAGUE GAMES
League Games:
38
League Points:
34 out of 114 (3 points per win)
Points Percentage:
29.8%

GOALS
Goals scored, conceded and win and loss margins
Goal count:1 goal2 goals3 goals4 goals5+ goals
Scored17 times8 times2 times
Conceded17 times9 times2 times5 times1 time
Won By6 times1 time2 times
Lost By4 times8 times4 times1 time1 time

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 1-------
22 23111564 Liverpool (2-4), Arsenal (2-1), Liverpool (1-1)
31 32--2070 Arsenal (0-2), Newcastle United (0-5)
41 41--1010 Wimbledon (0-1)
5 54-22182 Manchester United (1-4), Newcastle United (0-0), Manchester United (0-4), Aston Villa (0-0)
6 6-------
7 721-1223 Aston Villa (0-2), Chelsea (2-0)
8 83-21252 Chelsea (1-1), Sheffield Wednesday (0-3), Wimbledon (1-1)
93 9-------
1012 1011--213 Tottenham Hotspur (2-1)
116 11211-214 Tottenham Hotspur (1-0), Leeds United (1-1)
12 123-12041 Sheffield Wednesday (0-2), Everton (0-2), Derby County (0-0)
133 133-21472 Sunderland (1-4), Leicester City (2-2), Blackburn Rovers (1-1)
147 143-3-223 Middlesbrough (1-1), Leicester City (0-0), Derby County (1-1)
15 152-11121 Everton (0-1), Sunderland (1-1)
1615 1621-1113 West Ham United (1-0), Coventry City (0-1)
1760 174-22372 Southampton (2-2), West Ham United (0-2), Leeds United (0-2), Middlesbrough (1-1)
1861 18-------
1926 191-1-221 Blackburn Rovers (2-2)
2070 201--1130 Southampton (1-3)
Not included: Week 1 game against Coventry City (3-0) as all teams were unplaced at the time

ATTENDANCES (HOME)
Highest League Attendance:
29,181 (Liverpool)
Lowest League Attendance:
17,525 (Blackburn Rovers)
Average League Attendance:
24,586
Highest Cup Attendance:
14,681 (Ipswich Town)
Lowest Cup Attendance:
6,482 (Wycombe Wanderers)

MISCELLANEOUS
Clean Sheets:
10
Yellow cards:
72
Red cards:
1
Own goals (for):
(scored by opponents for us)
Own goals (against):
1 (scored by us for opponents)
Penalties scored:
2
Penalties conceded:
4
Penalties missed:
0
Penalties saved:
0


GAMES
 
League
WeekDateOpponentH/AScoreResultAttPosScorers
Manager: Frank Clark
1Sat Aug 17, 1996Coventry CityA3-0Win19,4682Campbell (13, 36, 47)
2Wed Aug 21, 1996SunderlandH1-4Loss22,8749Haaland (27)
3Sat Aug 24, 1996MiddlesbroughH1-1Draw24,70510Pearce (68)
4Wed Sep 04, 1996SouthamptonA2-2Draw14,45013Campbell (4), Saunders (23)
5Sat Sep 07, 1996Leicester CityH0-0Draw24,10510
6Sat Sep 14, 1996Manchester UnitedA1-4Loss54,98414Haaland (4)
7Sat Sep 21, 1996West Ham UnitedH0-2Loss23,35216
8Sat Sep 28, 1996ChelseaA1-1Draw27,67316Lee (90)
9Sat Oct 12, 1996Leeds UnitedA0-2Loss29,22517
10Sat Oct 19, 1996Derby CountyH1-1Draw27,77118Saunders (2)
11Mon Oct 28, 1996EvertonH0-1Loss19,89218
12Sat Nov 02, 1996Aston VillaA0-2Loss35,31018
13Mon Nov 18, 1996Sheffield WednesdayA0-2Loss16,39020
14Mon Nov 25, 1996Blackburn RoversH2-2Draw17,52520Pearce (29 pen), Cooper (90)
15Sat Nov 30, 1996WimbledonA0-1Loss12,60820
16Mon Dec 09, 1996Newcastle UnitedH0-0Draw25,76219
17Tue Dec 17, 1996LiverpoolA2-4Loss36,12620Campbell (34), Pearce (60)
Manager: Stuart Pearce
18Sat Dec 21, 1996ArsenalH2-1Win27,38420Haaland (67, 89)
19Thu Dec 26, 1996Manchester UnitedH0-4Loss29,03220
20Sat Dec 28, 1996Leicester CityA2-2Draw20,83320Clough (37), Cooper (87)
21Wed Jan 01, 1997West Ham UnitedA1-0Win22,35818Campbell (38)
22Sat Jan 11, 1997ChelseaH2-0Win28,35818Pearce (40), Bart-Williams (53)
23Sun Jan 19, 1997Tottenham HotspurH2-1Win27,30317Roy (47, 72)
24Wed Jan 29, 1997Coventry CityH0-1Loss22,61917
25Sat Feb 01, 1997EvertonA0-2Loss32,56717
26Sat Feb 22, 1997Aston VillaH0-0Draw25,23917
27Sat Mar 01, 1997Tottenham HotspurA1-0Win32,80517Saunders (18)
28Wed Mar 05, 1997Sheffield WednesdayH0-3Loss21,48517
29Sat Mar 08, 1997ArsenalA0-2Loss38,20617
30Tue Mar 11, 1997Blackburn RoversA1-1Draw20,48517Haaland (18)
31Sat Mar 15, 1997LiverpoolH1-1Draw29,18118Woan (30)
32Sat Mar 22, 1997SunderlandA1-1Draw22,12019Lyttle (86)
33Mon Mar 24, 1997MiddlesbroughA1-1Draw29,88818Haaland (4)
34Sat Apr 05, 1997SouthamptonH1-3Loss25,13418Pearce (88 pen)
35Sat Apr 19, 1997Leeds UnitedH1-1Draw25,56520van Hooijdonk (6)
36Wed Apr 23, 1997Derby CountyA0-0Draw18,08720
37Sat May 03, 1997WimbledonH1-1Draw19,86520Roy (59)
Manager: Dave Bassett
38Sun May 11, 1997Newcastle UnitedA0-5Loss36,55420

FA Cup
DateOpponentRoundReplayCountH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Manager: Stuart Pearce
Sat Jan 04, 1997Ipswich Town3H3-0Win14,681Saunders (19, 74), Allen (28)
Sun Jan 26, 1997Newcastle United4A2-1Win36,434Woan (76, 80)
Sat Feb 15, 1997Chesterfield5A0-1Loss8,890

League Cup
DateOpponentRoundLegReplayCountH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Manager: Frank Clark
Wed Sep 18, 1996Wycombe Wanderers21H1-0Win6,482Roy (48)
Tue Sep 24, 1996Wycombe Wanderers22A1-1Draw6,310Lee (102)
Wed Oct 23, 1996West Ham United3A1-4Loss19,402Cooper (29)

County Cup
DateOpponentRoundH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Manager: Frank Clark
Wed Aug 07, 1996Notts CountyFinalH1-1Draw-Roy (?)
Manager: Stuart Pearce
Tue Apr 15, 1997Mansfield TownSemiA5-2Win-Quashie (?), Darcheville (?), Freedman (?), ? (?, ?)

Pre-Season Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Manager: Frank Clark
Wed Jul 24, 1996ChesterfieldEnglandA1-2Loss-Woan (?)
Sat Jul 27, 1996GillinghamEnglandA3-1Win-Campbell (?, ?), Saunders (?)
Tue Jul 30, 1996Hastings TownEnglandA0-0Draw-
Thu Aug 01, 1996Hull CityEnglandA4-1Win-Haaland (?, ?), Campbell (?), Gemmill (?)
Sat Aug 03, 1996ChelseaEnglandH0-0Draw-
Sun Aug 04, 1996Manchester UnitedEnglandH1-3Loss-Campbell (?)
Sat Aug 10, 1996ShelbourneIrelandA9-0Win-Haaland (?), Pearce (?), Cooper (?), Chettle (?), Phillips (?), Saunders (?), Campbell (?, ?), W



TRANSFERS
Transfers before, during and immediately after the season.
In (14) - £13,040,000 Out (11) - £1,700,000
Date Player Details Fee Date Player Details Fee
Andy GrayBoughtAndrea SilenziSold
Brian O'NeilLoan InBrian RoySold£1,500,000
David HenryBoughtCraig AtkinsonSold
Jean-Claude DarchevilleBoughtJason LeeSold£200,000
Marlon HarewoodBoughtJustin WalkerSold
Jun 01, 1996Nicola JerkanBought£1,000,000Nicola JerkanSold
Aug 17, 1996Dean SaundersBought£1,190,000Richard ClarkSold
Dec 15, 1996Nigel CloughLoan InNov 27, 1995Richard IrvingReleased
Mar 11, 1997Pierre van HooijdonkBought£4,500,000Feb 15, 1997Steve BlatherwickSold
Mar 22, 1997Ian Thomas-MooreBought£1,050,000May 03, 1997Alfe-Inge HaalandSold
Apr 27, 1998Christian EdwardsBought£300,000May 03, 1997Stuart PearceSold
Aug 10, 1998Dougie FreedmanBought£900,000
Sep 08, 1998Nigel QuashieBought£2,630,000
Sep 26, 1998Neil ShipperleyBought£1,470,000


SQUAD
Season Record (Competitive Games only)
Pos Num Country PlayerP W D L Goals Yellows Reds Went Off Came On Unused Sub Notes
Goalkeepers
GK1 WalesMark Crossley398141711
GK13 N. IrelandAlan Fettis532125
GK23 N. IrelandTommy Wright112Left in March 1997 to join Manchester City
GK30 EnglandRichard Clark
GK31 N. IrelandDavid Henry3
GK EnglandMark Goodlad
GK EnglandPeter Shilton
Defenders
D2 EnglandDes Lyttle378141515322
D3 EnglandStuart Pearce3791414582
D4 EnglandColin Cooper4291518391Player Of The Year
D5 EnglandSteve Chettle3691413412
D21 EnglandVance Warner3211
D26 EnglandCraig Armstrong1
D WalesChristian Edwards
D EnglandStuart ThomReserve squad
Midfielders
M7 WalesDavid Phillips32712131334
M8 ScotlandScot Gemmill29612116597
M11 EnglandSteve Stone513122
M16 CroatiaNicola Jerkan14356645
M17 EnglandChris Allen25491211588
M18 NorwayAlfe-Inge Haaland419151765531
M24 ScotlandBrian O'Neil5412112On loan from Celtic
M25 EnglandSteve Blatherwick10145232
M27 EnglandJustin Walker2Left at end of season to join Scunthorpe United
M32 Rep. of Ire.John Burns
M EnglandAndy ToddReserve squad
M EnglandCraig AtkinsonReserve squad
M EnglandJohn FinniganReserve squad
M EnglandNigel Quashie
M EnglandRichard Cooper
M EnglandRichard HodgsonReserve squad
M EnglandSteve MeltonReserve squad
M PortugalHugo Porfirio
Forwards
F6 EnglandChris Bart-Williams215881131
F9 WalesDean Saunders39716165121
F10 EnglandKevin Campbell205696331
F12 EnglandJason Lee1735921102Left at end of season to join Watford
F14 EnglandIan Woan3881515381031
F15 ItalyAndrea Silenzi2211Went on loan to Venezia
F15 NetherlandsPierre van Hooijdonk87114Joined in March 1997 from Celtic
F19 EnglandBobby Howe1113
F20 EnglandPaul McGregor622263
F22 NetherlandsBrian Roy2651110429148
F23 EnglandIan Thomas-Moore54142Joined in March 1997 from Tranmere Rovers
F24 EnglandRichard IrvingReleased
F28 EnglandSteve Guinan2222
F29 EnglandNigel Clough1354411331Joined on loan from Manchester City for 14 games
F29 EnglandPaul Smith (1997)1
F EnglandAndy DawsonReserve squad
F EnglandAndy Gray
F Rep. of Ire.David FreemanReserve squad
F ScotlandDougie Freedman
F Fr. GuianaJean-Claude Darcheville
F EnglandMarlon HarewoodReserve squad
F EnglandNeil Shipperley
Moore (1997)


GOALSCORERS


Competitive goals only
Goals (Pens)PlayerGames
6Alfe-Inge Haaland41
6Kevin Campbell20
5Dean Saunders39
5 (2)Stuart Pearce37
4Brian Roy26
3Colin Cooper42
3Ian Woan38
2Jason Lee17
1Chris Allen25
1Chris Bart-Williams21
1Des Lyttle37
1Nigel Clough13
1Pierre van Hooijdonk8


LEAGUE DOUBLES
Home and away victories for the season
Game 1 Game 2
Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score
Tottenham HotspurSun Jan 19, 1997Home2-1Sat Mar 01, 1997Away1-0