SEASON: 1954-55


Prev Season: 1953-54
This Season: 1954-55
Next Season: 1955-56
DIVISION:
English Second Division (Tier 2)
MANAGER(s):
Billy Walker
FA Cup:
5th Round (Newcastle United (A) 1-2)
League Cup:
Did not exist

Top Goalscorer:
Jim Barrett, Tommy Wilson (10 goals)

TABLE

SECOND DIVISION (Tier 2) - 1954-55
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
1Birmingham City4222101092471443562286736251.9574554Promoted as Champions0-21-0
2Luton Town4223811885318215518561033351.6603854Promoted1-50-3
3Rotherham United4225413946417135922831035421.46875540-22-3
4Leeds United422371270531443431993927341.32075531-11-1
5Stoke City4221101169461254381795731291.50000520-30-2
6Blackburn Rovers42226141147914437331821141481.44304501-21-0
7Notts County4221615747114344627731128441.04225480-11-4
8West Ham United4218101474701245462866928421.05714461-10-2
9Bristol Rovers4219716757015425223431423471.07143451-01-2
10Swansea Town4217916868315335828261328551.03614430-02-3
11Liverpool4216101692961173553753133759.95833423-10-1
12Middlesbrough421861873821317483155112551.89024424-24-1
13Bury42151116777210564435561033371.06944412-31-1
14Fulham4214111776791056462946113050.96203392-01-1
15Nottingham Forest42167195862849292983102933.9354839
16Lincoln City421310196879867393554122944.86076361-11-2
17Port Vale4212111948711065312125141750.67606352-32-1
18Doncaster Rovers421472158951056353442152361.61053353-13-0
19Hull City421210204469759303555111434.63768340-13-2
20Plymouth Argyle421272357821047292623162856.69512312-02-1
21Ipswich Town421162557921038372813172064.6195728Relegated2-01-2
22Derby County4279265382669393413171448.6463423Relegated3-02-1
Points per win: 2

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LEAGUE POSITIONS
GAME COUNTS
Competitive Games:
48
Competitive Goals:
68
Goals per game:
1.4
League Games:
42
League Points:
39 out of 84 (2 points per win)
Points Percentage:
46.4%


GOALS
Goals scored, conceded and win and loss margins
Goal count:1 goal2 goals3 goals4 goals5+ goals
Scored18 times12 times6 times2 times
Conceded19 times12 times6 times1 time1 time
Won By8 times7 times3 times
Lost By12 times4 times3 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)
1 131-2242 Stoke City (0-2), Blackburn Rovers (1-2), Blackburn Rovers (1-0)
2 21-1-111 Fulham (1-1)
3 311--102 Bristol Rovers (1-0)
4 41-1-111 Leeds United (1-1)
5 52--2290 Luton Town (1-5), Notts County (1-4)
6 6-------
7 72--2260 Stoke City (0-3), Rotherham United (2-3)
8 82--2140 Rotherham United (0-2), Bristol Rovers (1-2)
9 92-11121 Notts County (0-1), West Ham United (1-1)
10 103-12251 West Ham United (0-2), Swansea Town (0-0), Swansea Town (2-3)
11 1111--102 Birmingham City (1-0)
12 1232-1534 Birmingham City (0-2), Liverpool (3-1), Fulham (2-0)
13 13321-735 Doncaster Rovers (3-0), Hull City (3-2), Bury (1-1)
146 141--1120 Lincoln City (1-2)
1540 151--1010 Liverpool (0-1)
167 163111653 Bury (2-3), Lincoln City (1-1), Doncaster Rovers (3-1)
1789 174112563 Hull City (0-1), Leeds United (1-1), Plymouth Argyle (2-1), Port Vale (2-3)
1837 18-------
1921 1922--514 Derby County (3-0), Port Vale (2-1)
2021 2022--404 Ipswich Town (2-0), Plymouth Argyle (2-0)
2119 2111--412 Middlesbrough (4-1)
2216 2232-1754 Middlesbrough (4-2), Ipswich Town (1-2), Derby County (2-1)
Not included: Week 1 game against Luton Town (0-3) as all teams were unplaced at the time

ATTENDANCES (HOME)
Highest League Attendance:
30,348 (Notts County)
Lowest League Attendance:
5,825 (West Ham United)
Average League Attendance:
14,613
Highest Cup Attendance:
25,252 (Newcastle United)
Lowest Cup Attendance:
20,479 (Hartlepool United)

MISCELLANEOUS
Clean Sheets:
9
Yellow Cards:
0
Red Cards:
0   
Own goals (for):
0   (scored by opponents for us)
Own goals (against):
0   (scored by us for opponents)   
Penalties scored:
1
Penalties conceded:
1
Penalties missed:
0
Penalties saved:
0


GAMES
 
Manager for all games: Billy Walker
League
WeekDateOpponentH/AScoreAttPosScorersStatus
1Sat Aug 21, 1954Luton TownA0-319,83221
2Wed Aug 25, 1954Stoke CityH0-320,66522
3Sat Aug 28, 1954Hull CityH0-118,80522
4Mon Aug 30, 1954Stoke CityA0-222,92722
5Sat Sep 04, 1954Lincoln CityA1-214,16722McLaren (?)
6Wed Sep 08, 1954MiddlesbroughA4-116,24121Moore (?, ?), Ardron (?), Wilson (?)
7Sat Sep 11, 1954BuryH2-315,60321Scott (?), McLaren (?)
8Wed Sep 15, 1954MiddlesbroughH4-211,04921Moore (?), Ardron (?), Wilson (?), McLaren (?)
9Sat Sep 18, 1954Leeds UnitedA1-122,40220Thompson (?)
10Sat Sep 25, 1954Notts CountyH0-130,34821
11Sat Oct 02, 1954Ipswich TownH2-015,99019Scott (?), Small (?)
12Sat Oct 09, 1954West Ham UnitedA0-225,20319
13Sat Oct 16, 1954Blackburn RoversH1-215,89220Small (?)
14Sat Oct 23, 1954Plymouth ArgyleA2-116,77118Kelly (?, ?)
15Sat Oct 30, 1954Port ValeH2-315,65420Kelly (?), Small (?)
16Sat Nov 06, 1954Doncaster RoversA3-06,55318Moore (?), Kelly (?), Small (?)
17Sat Nov 13, 1954Derby CountyH3-016,65217Kelly (?, ?), Blackman (?)
18Sat Nov 20, 1954LiverpoolA0-133,50919
19Sat Nov 27, 1954Bristol RoversH1-013,77217Kelly (?)
20Sat Dec 04, 1954FulhamA1-120,06016Small (?)
21Sat Dec 11, 1954Swansea TownH0-013,11217
22Sat Dec 18, 1954Luton TownH1-511,94318Wilson (?)
23Sat Dec 25, 1954Birmingham CityA1-033,00717Small (?)
24Mon Dec 27, 1954Birmingham CityH0-225,87517
25Sat Jan 01, 1955Hull CityA3-218,99717Scott (?), Wilson (?, ?)
26Sat Jan 15, 1955Lincoln CityH1-16,70717Kelly (?)
27Sat Feb 05, 1955Leeds UnitedH1-114,07417Barrett (?)
28Sat Feb 12, 1955Notts CountyA1-431,10417French (?)
29Sat Mar 05, 1955Blackburn RoversA1-027,30618Barrett (?)
30Wed Mar 09, 1955Ipswich TownA1-24,91718Barrett (?)
31Sat Mar 12, 1955Plymouth ArgyleH2-09,94717McLaren (?, ?)
32Sat Mar 19, 1955Port ValeA2-117,58615Wilson (?), McLaren (?)
33Sat Mar 26, 1955Doncaster RoversH3-16,56015French (?, ?), Wilson (?)
34Sat Apr 02, 1955Derby CountyA2-118,72214Barrett (?), McLaren (?)
35Fri Apr 08, 1955Rotherham UnitedH0-212,83715
36Sat Apr 09, 1955LiverpoolH3-115,55915French (?), Barrett (?, ?)
37Mon Apr 11, 1955Rotherham UnitedA2-314,99515Wilson (?), Barrett (?)Safe
38Sat Apr 16, 1955Bristol RoversA1-216,59815McLaren (?)Safe
39Wed Apr 20, 1955BuryA1-18,06715Blackman (?)Safe
40Sat Apr 23, 1955FulhamH2-010,02115Small (?), McLaren (?)Safe
41Sat Apr 30, 1955Swansea TownA2-314,96415Small (?), Barrett (?)Safe
42Mon May 02, 1955West Ham UnitedH1-15,82515Blackman (?)Safe

FA Cup
DateOpponentRoundReplayH/AScoreAttScorers
Sat Jan 08, 1955Sheffield United3A3-129,848Burkitt (?), Scott (?), Barrett (?)
Sat Jan 29, 1955Hartlepool United4A1-117,280Scott (?)
Wed Feb 02, 1955Hartlepool United41H2-120,479Kelly (? pen), Wilson (?)
Sat Feb 19, 1955Newcastle United5H1-125,252Small (85')
Mon Feb 28, 1955Newcastle United51A2-238,573Barrett (58'), Scott (65')
Wed Mar 02, 1955Newcastle United52A1-236,631Wilson (20')

Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreAttScorers
Mon Mar 21, 1955East FifeScotlandA5-17,500Small (?), Wilson (?, ?, ?), Burkitt (?)
Thu May 05, 1955Nottingham Rugby ClubEnglandH3-01,100Langford (?), Burkitt (?), Thomas (?)



TRANSFERS
Transfers before, during and immediately after the season.
In (7) - £0 Out (16) - £7,000
Date Player Details Fee Date Player Details Fee
Jim BarrettBoughtAlan OrrSold
John LangfordBoughtBrian BurtonSold
Keith TurnerBoughtHarry WalkerSold
Malcolm CluroeBoughtHorace GagerSold
Peter LayBoughtKeith TurnerSold
Ronnie BlackmanBoughtMalcolm CluroeSold
1954Peter SmallBoughtPeter LaySold
Ronnie BlackmanSold
Sid ThompsonSold
Wally ArdronRetired
Dec 1954Alan MooreSold
1955Hugh McLarenSold
May 30, 1955Alan HolderSold
Jun 20, 1955Tom MartinSold£7,000
Jul 01, 1955Noel KellySold
August 1955Arthur LemonRetired


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 Bill Farmer England263415910
GK Harry Walker England38143110
Defenders
D Bill Whare England29271377
D Bob McKinlay Scotland2143161017
D Geoff Thomas (1944-60) England2848181020
D Horace Gager England37523
D Jack Hutchinson England33205312
DPeter Lay England2211
Midfielders
MAlan Orr Scotland3033
M Bill Morley England293615912
M Jack Burkitt England28471810191
MKeith Turner England2011
MRonnie Blackman England29112273
M Wally Ardron England35135352
Forwards
FAlan Holder England22422
F Alan Moore England27154114
F Arthur Lemon Wales2222
FBrian Burton England2111
F Freddie Scott England3728108106
F Hugh McLaren Scotland282382139
FJack French England29166374
F Jim Barrett England2325117710
FJohn Langford England16
FMalcolm Cluroe England1911
F Noel Kelly Rep. of Ire.32158349
F Peter Small England2936158139
FSid Thompson England2661231
FTom Martin Scotland29196310
F Tommy Wilson England23341481210


GOALSCORERS


Number of different scorers: 15
Goals (Pens)PlayerGames
10Jim Barrett25
10Tommy Wilson34
9Hugh McLaren23
9Noel Kelly15
9Peter Small36
6Freddie Scott28
4Alan Moore15
4Jack French16
3Ronnie Blackman11
2Wally Ardron13
1Jack Burkitt47
1Sid Thompson6


LEAGUE DOUBLES (FOR)
Home and away victories for the season
Game 1 Game 2
Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score
Derby CountySat Nov 13, 1954Home3-0Sat Apr 02, 1955Away2-1
Doncaster RoversSat Nov 06, 1954Away3-0Sat Mar 26, 1955Home3-1
MiddlesbroughWed Sep 08, 1954Away4-1Wed Sep 15, 1954Home4-2
Plymouth ArgyleSat Oct 23, 1954Away2-1Sat Mar 12, 1955Home2-0



LEAGUE DOUBLES (AGAINST)
Home and away losses for the season
Game 1 Game 2
Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score
Luton TownSat Aug 21, 1954Away0-3Sat Dec 18, 1954Home1-5
Notts CountySat Sep 25, 1954Home0-1Sat Feb 12, 1955Away1-4
Rotherham UnitedFri Apr 08, 1955Home0-2Mon Apr 11, 1955Away2-3
Stoke CityWed Aug 25, 1954Home0-3Mon Aug 30, 1954Away0-2