SEASON: 1896-97


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DIVISION:
English First Division (Tier 1)
MANAGER(s):
Harry Radford
FA Cup:
Quarter Final (Liverpool (H) 0-1)
League Cup:
Did not exist

Top Goalscorer:
Adrian Capes, Chas Richards, Fred Forman (8 goals)

TABLE

FIRST DIVISION (Tier 1) - 1896-97
SEASON END TABLE Home AwayResults
Pos Team P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts ResultHomeAway
1Aston Villa302154733810323616112237221.92105472-42-3
2Sheffield United30131074229645221676220131.44828362-23-0
3Derby County301641070501023452262725281.40000361-21-1
4Preston North End30111275540843352138420191.37500340-02-3
5Liverpool3012994638762251053721281.21053332-00-3
6The Wednesday30101194237942291117713261.13514312-20-3
7Everton30143136257816422962720281.08772313-01-3
8Bolton Wanderers3012612404373522185371825.93023302-00-0
9Bury30101010394475325153571429.88636303-00-2
10Wolverhampton Wanderers30116134541645261452819271.09756281-21-4
11Nottingham Forest309813444983430161591433.8979626
12West Bromwich Albion3010614335672618163481540.58929260-10-4
13Stoke City30113164859834301830121841.81356254-00-3
14Blackburn Rovers3011316356281627253210837.56452252-10-0
15Sunderland307914344746521213391326.7234023Remained in 1st Div after playoffs2-12-2
16Burnley3067174361456252522111836.7049219Relegated after playoffs4-12-2
Points per win: 2

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LEAGUE POSITIONS
GAME COUNTS
Competitive Games:
35
Competitive Goals:
50
Goals per game:
1.4
League Games:
30
League Points:
26 out of 60 (2 points per win)
Points Percentage:
43.3%


GOALS
Goals scored, conceded and win and loss margins
Goal count:1 goal2 goals3 goals4 goals5+ goals
Scored8 times11 times4 times2 times
Conceded9 times7 times6 times3 times
Won By3 times3 times4 times1 time
Lost By6 times3 times4 times1 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 11--1240 Aston Villa (2-4)
2 21--1230 Aston Villa (2-3)
3 311--202 Liverpool (2-0)
4 43111753 Sheffield United (2-2), Preston North End (2-3), Sheffield United (3-0)
57 52-11031 Liverpool (0-3), Preston North End (0-0)
6 6413-425 The Wednesday (2-2), Blackburn Rovers (0-0), Bolton Wanderers (2-0), Bolton Wanderers (0-0)
77 731-2562 Stoke City (4-0), Everton (1-3), The Wednesday (0-3)
823 831-2352 West Bromwich Albion (0-1), West Bromwich Albion (0-4), Everton (3-0)
940 92-11341 Burnley (2-2), Derby County (1-2)
10118 1022--624 Burnley (4-1), Blackburn Rovers (2-1)
1126 11211-413 Derby County (1-1), Bury (3-0)
126 12-------
133 132--2140 Bury (0-2), Wolverhampton Wanderers (1-2)
147 143-12391 Stoke City (0-3), Wolverhampton Wanderers (1-4), Sunderland (2-2)
15 1511--212 Sunderland (2-1)
16 16-------


ATTENDANCES (HOME)
Highest League Attendance:
20,000 (Derby County)
Lowest League Attendance:
2,000 (Everton)
Average League Attendance:
6,437
Highest Cup Attendance:
10,000 (Liverpool)
Lowest Cup Attendance:
10,000 (Liverpool)

MISCELLANEOUS
Clean Sheets:
10
Yellow Cards:
0
Red Cards:
0   
Own goals (for):
0   (scored by opponents for us)
Own goals (against):
1   (scored by us for opponents)   (Alec Stewart)
Penalties scored:
0
Penalties conceded:
0
Penalties missed:
0
Penalties saved:
0


GAMES
 
Manager for all games: Harry Radford
League
WeekDateOpponentH/AScoreAttPosScorersStatus
1Sat Sep 05, 1896Derby CountyA1-14,00011Richards (?)
2Sat Sep 12, 1896Stoke CityH4-05,0005Forman (?), McPherson (?), Forman (?), Richards (?)
3Sat Sep 19, 1896BurnleyA2-24,0007Richards (?), Capes (?)
4Sat Sep 26, 1896Sheffield UnitedH2-28,0008Forman (?), McInnes (?)
Sat Oct 03, 1896Derby CountyH1-120,000? (?)
5Sat Oct 10, 1896LiverpoolA0-38,00011
6Sat Oct 17, 1896Stoke CityA0-36,00014
7Sat Oct 24, 1896BurnleyH4-14,00010Hollis (?), Richards (?, ?), Capes (?)
8Sat Oct 31, 1896The WednesdayH2-28,00010Capes (?, ?)
9Sat Nov 07, 1896Preston North EndA2-31,00011Capes (?), Capes (?)
10Sat Nov 14, 1896Blackburn RoversA0-03,00010
11Wed Nov 18, 1896Derby CountyH1-25,00010McInnes (?)
12Sat Nov 21, 1896SunderlandH2-14,0009Shaw (?, ?)
13Sat Nov 28, 1896LiverpoolH2-07,0008Forman (?), Spencer (?)
14Sat Dec 05, 1896Wolverhampton WanderersA1-43,0009Forman (?)
15Sat Dec 12, 1896Blackburn RoversH2-13,0008Capes (?), Richards (?)
16Sat Dec 19, 1896Aston VillaA2-35,00010Forman (?), Capes (?)
17Fri Dec 25, 1896BuryA0-210,00010
18Mon Dec 28, 1896BuryH3-08,00010Forman (?), Capes (?), McInnes (?)
19Sat Jan 02, 1897West Bromwich AlbionH0-16,00010
20Sat Jan 09, 1897EvertonA1-37,00010Forman (70')
21Sat Jan 16, 1897Bolton WanderersH2-05,00010Capes (?), McInnes (?)
22Sat Jan 23, 1897West Bromwich AlbionA0-42,00010
23Sat Feb 20, 1897Sheffield UnitedA3-06,00010McPherson (?), Forman (?), Richards (?)
24Sat Mar 06, 1897Aston VillaH2-410,00010Spencer (?, ?)
25Wed Mar 10, 1897EvertonH3-02,0009Richards (?), Spencer (55'), Capes (62')
26Sat Mar 13, 1897SunderlandA2-24,0009Spencer (?), Capes (?)
27Sat Mar 20, 1897Bolton WanderersA0-01,0009
28Mon Apr 05, 1897The WednesdayA0-32,00010
29Thu Apr 08, 1897Preston North EndH0-03,0008
30Sat Apr 10, 1897Wolverhampton WanderersH1-25,00010Capes (?)

FA Cup
DateOpponentRoundReplayH/AScoreAttScorers
Sat Jan 30, 1897The Wednesday1A1-016,095Capes (?)
Sat Feb 13, 1897Sunderland2A3-116,000Forman (?, ?), McInnes (?)
Sat Feb 27, 1897LiverpoolQuarterA1-115,000McInnes (?)
Wed Mar 03, 1897LiverpoolQuarter1H0-110,000

Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreAttScorers
Thu Sep 03, 1896Burton WanderersEnglandH8-0-Richards (?, ?, ?), McInnes (?), Capes (?, ?, ?), Forman (?)
Thu Sep 24, 1896Grimsby TownEnglandA2-52,000Pike (?), Abbott (?)
Sat Dec 26, 1896Notts CountyEnglandA2-113,000McInnes (?), Forman (?)
Thu Mar 25, 1897Grimsby TownEnglandH3-02,000Capes (?), Richards (?), McInnes (?)
Sat Mar 27, 1897Woolwich ArsenalEnglandA0-13,000
Sat Apr 03, 1897Leicester FosseEnglandA0-3-
Fri Apr 16, 1897Tottenham HotspurEnglandA1-1-? (?)
Mon Apr 19, 1897DundeeScotlandN2-1-Wragg (?), Richards (?)
Sat Apr 24, 1897Lincoln CityEnglandA2-2-Walker (?), Capes (?)

Testimonial
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreAttScorers
Wed Apr 28, 1897MansfieldEnglandA3-0-Capes (?), Wragg (?), Richards (?)



TRANSFERS
Transfers before, during and immediately after the season.
In (7) - £0 Out (7) - £0
Date Player Details Fee Date Player Details Fee
Chris GoodchildBoughtJoe DeweySold
Joe DeweyBoughtJoshua HollisSold
Martin (1897-98)BoughtTT WalkerSold
Wilkinson (1896)BoughtWilkinson (1896)Sold
Willie WraggBought1896Horace PikeSold
Aug 01, 1896Adrian CapesBought1897Bert AbbottSold
Sep 02, 1896Arthur CapesBoughtMay 30, 1897Alec StewartSold


SQUAD
*Age = Player age on August 1stSeason Record (Competitive Games only)
Pos Num Player Country Age* P W D L Goals Yellows Reds Went Off Came On Unused Sub Notes
Goalkeepers
GK Dan Allsop England253311813
GKMartin (1897-98)211
Defenders
D Adam Scott Scotland24698
D Archibald Ritchie Scotland24216411
D James Iremonger England2024959
DWilkinson (1896)11
Midfielders
M Adrian Capes England2333118138
MAlec Stewart Scotland19459
MBert Abbott England11
MChris Goodchild312
M Frank Forman England2133119123
MJoe Dewey11
M John McPherson Scotland2932117132
MJoshua Hollis111
MPeter McCracken Scotland264211
MWillie Wragg England16637
Forwards
FArthur Capes England2135119146
FArthur Shaw England273122
FChas Richards England203199128
FFred Forman England22259788
FFred Spencer92255
F Horace Pike England26
FTom McInnes Scotland2333118136
FTT Walker11
Crofts (1897)


GOALSCORERS


Number of different scorers: 15
Goals (Pens)PlayerGames
8Adrian Capes33
8Chas Richards31
8Fred Forman25
6Arthur Capes35
6Tom McInnes33
5Fred Spencer9
3Frank Forman33
2Arthur Shaw3
2John McPherson32
1Joshua Hollis1


LEAGUE DOUBLES (FOR)
Home and away victories for the season
Game 1 Game 2
Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score



LEAGUE DOUBLES (AGAINST)
Home and away losses for the season
Game 1 Game 2
Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score
Aston VillaSat Dec 19, 1896Away2-3Sat Mar 06, 1897Home2-4
West Bromwich AlbionSat Jan 02, 1897Home0-1Sat Jan 23, 1897Away0-4
Wolverhampton WanderersSat Dec 05, 1896Away1-4Sat Apr 10, 1897Home1-2