SEASON: 1944-45

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

Top Goalscorer:

Due to the Second World War, three initial leagues were in place this year.
A London league ran for 30 games, while separate West and Northern divisions ran until Christmas. These two separate leagues were combined for a full league for the rest of the season.
Also competed for was a Wartime Cup to replace the FA Cup. The first 10 Combined League games were also qualifying games for the cup, with the top 32 qualifying for the knockout rounds. Forest finished 37th and failed to qualify.


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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 Derby County (0-0) 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 26, 1944Derby CountyH0-0Draw13,294
2Sat Sep 02, 1944Derby CountyA0-5Loss9,936
3Sat Sep 09, 1944Sheffield UnitedA0-2Loss7,909
4Sat Sep 16, 1944Sheffield UnitedH2-2Draw7,904Inskip (?), Baxter (?)
5Sat Sep 23, 1944Notts CountyH2-1Win9,536Beaumont (?), Beswick (?)
6Sat Sep 30, 1944Notts CountyA-Draw-
7Sat Oct 07, 1944ChesterfieldA1-0Win-Dulson (?)
8Sat Oct 14, 1944ChesterfieldH2-1Win6,876Johnston (?, ?)
9Sat Oct 21, 1944Mansfield TownH2-5Loss7,626Dulson (?, ?)
10Sat Oct 28, 1944Mansfield TownA2-4Loss7,000Beaumont (?), Johnston (?)
11Sat Nov 04, 1944Rotherham UnitedA2-1Win-Dulson (?), Inskip (?)
12Sat Nov 11, 1944Rotherham UnitedH1-2Loss5,316Johnston (?)
13Sat Nov 18, 1944Lincoln CityH2-2Draw-Rawson (?), Elliott (? pen)
14Sat Nov 25, 1944Lincoln CityA2-2Draw-Wheatley (?), Beaumont (?)
15Sat Dec 02, 1944Sheffield WednesdayA1-2Loss6,000Johnston (?)
16Sat Dec 09, 1944Sheffield WednesdayH1-0Win5,893Wheatley (?)
17Sat Dec 16, 1944Grimsby TownA1-3Loss2,000Peace (?)
18Sat Dec 23, 1944Grimsby TownH1-2Loss5,874Davies (?)

WWII Combined League
1Sat Dec 30, 1944Leicester CityH0-0Draw6,788
2Sat Jan 06, 1945Derby CountyH1-1Draw18,790Johnston (?)
3Sat Jan 13, 1945Derby CountyA0-3Loss12,715
4Sat Feb 03, 1945ChesterfieldA1-0Win4,620Stevenson (?)
5Sat Feb 10, 1945ChesterfieldH1-1Draw7,298Davies (?)
6Sat Feb 17, 1945Notts CountyH1-4Loss7,520North (?)
7Sat Feb 24, 1945Notts CountyA2-1Win10,000North (?), Elliott (? pen)
8Sat Mar 03, 1945Leicester CityA1-1Draw-Johnston (?)
9Sat Mar 10, 1945Mansfield TownH2-1Win10,400Barks (?), Elliott (? pen)
10Sat Mar 17, 1945Mansfield TownA0-1Loss7,874
11Mon Apr 02, 1945Notts CountyH6-0Win6,920Blenkinsopp (?, ?, ?), Martin (?), Simpson (?), Johnston (?)
12Sat Apr 07, 1945Coventry CityH1-1Draw6,000Simpson (?)
13Sat Apr 14, 1945Coventry CityA1-1Draw3,188Johnston (?)
14Thu Apr 19, 1945Birmingham CityA1-4Loss3,000Betts (?)
15Sat Apr 21, 1945Notts CountyA3-1Win4,000Leverton (?, ?), Mee (?)
16Sat Apr 28, 1945Notts CountyH2-5Loss3,407Elliott (? pen, ? pen)
17Sat May 26, 1945Birmingham CityH0-0Draw2,900

Wed May 09, 1945Derby CountyEnglandA2-2Draw-Leverton (?, ?)

Transfers before, during and immediately after the season.
In (16) - £0 Out (14) - £0
Date Player Details Fee Date Player Details Fee
Bert WilliamsBoughtBert WilliamsSold
Bill MorleyBoughtBilly LinacreSold
Billy LinacreBoughtCunningham (1945)Sold
Colin RawsonBoughtEF SmithSold
Cunningham (1945)BoughtFred InskipSold
F PayneBoughtGeorge CrispSold
Fred InskipBoughtJ BeswickSold
Gordon KaileBoughtJW FirthSold
JW FirthBoughtLen BeaumontSold
Peter TaylorBoughtR TownsendSold
Ray PaulBoughtStanley FlewittSold
Roland 'Tot' LevertonBoughtW GoughSold
Aug 1944Tom JohnstonBought1939Frank HindleySold
Tom NorthBoughtJul 01, 1945Peter TaylorSold
W GoughBought
1944Freddie MartinBought

Season Record (Competitive Games only)
Pos Num Player CountryP W D L Goals Yellows Reds Went Off Came On Unused Sub Notes
GK Bert Williams England
GK Cunningham (1945)
GK F Payne
GK Laurie Platts England
GK Norman Wilkinson England
GK Peter Taylor England
GK W Styles
GK Wright (1945)
GK J Smith (1944)
D Geoff Thomas (1944-60) England
D Jack Hutchinson England
D JW Firth
D Ron Guttridge England
D Ronnie Hepworth England
D S Griffin
D Sam Godfrey England
M Bill Morley England
M Billy Linacre England
M Bob McCall England
M Bryn Elliott England
M Denny Foreman
M Eddie Barks England
M Ernest Morris England
M Frank Hindley England
M Gordon Brown England
M Horace Stevenson England
M J Beswick
M James Cronkshaw England
M John Maund England
M Ken Powell England
M L Thorpe
M Lloyd Iceton England
M Noel Simpson England
M R Oxley
M Ray Paul
M Robert Davies Wales
M Ron Peace
M Tanner Allen England
M Ted Blagg England
M Tom Blenkinsopp England
M Tom Waring England
M Victor Walker England
M William Baxter England
F Colin Rawson England
F Eric Betts England
F Frank Johnson
F Fred Inskip England
F Freddie Martin England
F George Crisp Wales
F George Drury England
F George Mee England
F Gordon Kaile England
F Ian McPherson Scotland
F Jack Edwards England
F Laurie Coen
F Len Beaumont England
F R Townsend
F Ralph Dulson
F Roland 'Tot' Leverton England
F Roland Wheatley England
F Stanley Flewitt
F Tom Johnston Scotland
F Tom North England
F W Gough


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