SEASON: 1941-42

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World War II
FA Cup:
Not started
League Cup:
Did not exist

Top Goalscorer:

Three initial leagues were in place this year.
A London league ran for 30 games, while separate Southern and Northern divisions ran until Christmas (Forest were in the Southern Division). These two separate Northern and Southern leagues were then combined for another full, combined league for the rest of the season.

Also competed for was a Wartime Cup to replace the FA Cup. The first nine Combined League games were also qualifying games for the cup, and the top 32 cubs qualified for the knockout rounds...Forest qualified in 8th.
Note: Cup qualifying was based on Points Average over 10 games, with points adjusted up for those teams who only played 9!


Click here for all tables for 1941-42
Competitive Games:
Competitive Goals:
Goals per game:
League Games:
League Points:
out of 0 (2 points per win)
Points Percentage:

Goals scored, conceded and win and loss margins
Goal count:1 goal2 goals3 goals4 goals5+ goals
Won By
Lost By

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
Num Days Opp
PWDLFAPointsResults (Green=win; Blue=draw; Red=loss)
Not included: Week 1 game against Luton Town (1-3) as all teams were unplaced at the time

Highest League Attendance:
Lowest League Attendance:
Average League Attendance:
Highest Cup Attendance:
Lowest Cup Attendance:

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

Manager for all games: Billy Walker
WWII Main League
1Sat Aug 30, 1941Luton TownA1-3Loss1,500Broome (?)
2Sat Sep 06, 1941Luton TownH4-1Win2,103Iverson (?), Broome (?), Collins (?), Steele (?)
3Sat Sep 13, 1941Northampton TownH2-3Loss1,500Smith (?), Ward (?)
4Sat Sep 20, 1941Northampton TownA3-4Loss-Ward (?), Hullett (?, ?)
5Sat Oct 11, 1941WalsallA2-8Loss-Buttery (?), Iverson (?)
6Sat Oct 18, 1941WalsallH4-0Win1,083Broome (?, ?), Mee (?), Slack (?)
7Sat Nov 08, 1941Norwich CityH0-2Loss1,000
8Sat Nov 15, 1941Norwich CityA--
9Sat Nov 22, 1941Leicester CityA0-3Loss-
10Sat Nov 29, 1941Leicester CityH0-1Loss-
11Sat Dec 06, 1941Wolverhampton WanderersH0-0Draw1,395
12Sat Dec 13, 1941Wolverhampton WanderersA0-7Loss4,035
13Sat Dec 20, 1941Leicester CityH2-3Loss1,471Smith (?, ?)
14Thu Dec 25, 1941Leicester CityA0-2Loss8,000

WWII Combined League
1Sat Dec 27, 1941Sheffield UnitedH3-3Draw4,435Crooks (?), Surtees (?, ?)
2Sat Jan 03, 1942Sheffield UnitedA1-2Loss-Crooks (?)
3Sat Jan 10, 1942ChesterfieldH1-0Win2,690Buck (?)
4Sat Jan 17, 1942ChesterfieldA0-1Loss1,506
5Sat Feb 14, 1942Lincoln CityA3-0Win3,000Hullett (?, ?), McCall (?)
6Sat Feb 21, 1942Stoke CityH1-0Win1,798Beaumont (?)
7Sat Feb 28, 1942Stoke CityA3-1Win2,500Bowers (?), Duncan (?), Starling (?)
8Sat Mar 14, 1942Mansfield TownA3-1Win2,000Bowers (?, ?), Beaumont (?)
9Sat Mar 21, 1942Northampton TownH0-1Loss3,272
10Sat Mar 28, 1942Luton TownH3-1Win2,138Lyman (?), Roberts (? OG), Mee (?)
11Sat May 02, 1942Sheffield WednesdayH2-1Win1,888Collins (?), Lyman (?)
12Sat May 09, 1942Sheffield WednesdayA1-3Loss2,402Smith (?)

WWII Wartime Cup
Sat Apr 04, 1942Lincoln City11A5-6Loss-Collins (?, ?, ?, ?), Houghton (?)
Mon Apr 06, 1942Lincoln City12H4-2Win11,159Collins (?, ?), Beaumont (?), Starling (?)
Sat Apr 11, 1942Grimsby Town21A1-3Loss4,000Collins (?)
Sat Apr 18, 1942Grimsby Town22H1-5Loss8,473Starling (?)

Sat Sep 27, 1941RAF XIEnglandH1-2Loss-Iverson (?)
Sat Oct 25, 1941REVCO ElectricEnglandA1-5Loss-Mee (?)
Sat Nov 01, 1941RAF XIEnglandH3-1Win-Mee (?), Broome (?, ?)
Thu Dec 25, 1941Mansfield TownEnglandH3-0Win-Mee (?), Ward (?), Slack (?)
Sat Apr 25, 1942RAF XIEnglandH4-0Win-Collins (?, ?, ?, ?)

Transfers before, during and immediately after the season.
In (11) - £0 Out (14) - £0
Date Player Details Fee Date Player Details Fee
Frank JohnsonBoughtAshley HuntSold
George MeeBoughtBill CorkhillSold
Jack AstleyBoughtBill MorganSold
Jack ButlerBoughtDoug WestlandSold
Jack Smith (1941)BoughtGeorge AntonioSold
Leonard SlackBoughtJack AstleySold
R TownsendBoughtJack WardSold
Sammy CrooksBoughtJoe RutherfordSold
Walker (1941-42)BoughtLester FinchSold
1941Roland WheatleyBoughtReg BrookSold
Mar 19, 1942Colin LymanBoughtRon BurgessSold
Sammy CrooksSold
Tommy GrahamRetired
Walker (1941-42)Sold

Season Record (Competitive Games only)
Pos Num Player CountryP W D L Goals Yellows Reds Went Off Came On Unused Sub Notes
GK Alan Wakeman England
GK Ashley Hunt
GK Bill Morgan
GK Doug Westland Scotland
GK Gil Merrick England
GK Harry Baldwin England
GK Harry Riley England
GK HG Flint
GK Jack Butler
GK Joe Rutherford England
GK Norman Wilkinson England
GK Walker (1941-42)
D Alan Brown England
D Andy Beattie Scotland
D Cecil Shaw England
D Dick Witham England
D George Bedford
D George Cummings Scotland
D George Hardwick England
D George Mason
D Gordon Pallister England
D Jack Astley England
D Jack Challinor England
D James Bye England
D Potts
D Reg Brook
D Reg Trim England
D Sadler
D Tommy Graham England
D Wally Quinton England
D Walter Metcalf England
M Alex Massie Scotland
M Allan Collins Scotland
M Arthur Aldred England
M Aubrey Southwell England
M Bill Corkhill N. Ireland
M Bob McCall England
M Charlie Elliott England
M Eddie Barks England
M Frank Broome England
M Jack Bowers England
M Jack Smith (1941) England
M Jackie Bray England
M Jock Kirton Scotland
M John Maund England
M Leonard Slack
M Les Howe England
M Peter Vause
M Robert Davies Wales
M Ron Burgess Wales
M Roy Matthews
M Sammy Crooks England
M Willie McFadyen Scotland
M WJ Freeman
M Ken Rawson England
F Arthur Buttery England
F B Maund
F Bill Hullett England
F Billy Cairns England
F Bob Iverson England
F Clifton Chadwick England
F Colin Lyman England
F Dally Duncan Scotland
F E Lambert
F Eric Houghton England
F Frank Johnson
F Freddie Steele England
F George Antonio England
F George Buck
F George Mee England
F Harry Lane (1940) England
F Jack Surtees England
F Jack Ward
F Joe Meek England
F Len Beaumont England
F Les Jones Wales
F Lester Finch England
F R Townsend
F Roland Wheatley England
F Ronnie Starling England
F Tom Peacock England
F Tommy Crawley Scotland
F George Edwards England
Bradley (1941)
C Johnson
H Lewis
H Smith
O Smith


Competitive goals only
Goals (Pens)PlayerGames

Home and away victories for the season
Game 1 Game 2
Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score

Home and away losses for the season
Game 1 Game 2
Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score