SEASON: 1972-73


Prev Season: 1971-72
This Season: 1972-73
Next Season: 1973-74
DIVISION:
English Second Division (Tier 2)
MANAGER(s):
Matt Gillies, Dave Mackay
FA Cup:
3rd Round (West Bromwich Albion (N) 1-3)
League Cup:
2nd Round (Aston Villa (H) 0-1)

Top Goalscorer:
John Galley (8 goals)

TABLE

SECOND DIVISION (Tier 2) - 1972-73
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
1Burnley4224144723513624418118228172.0571462Promoted as Champions3-00-1
2Queens Park Rangers422413581371641541389427242.1891961Promoted0-00-3
3Aston Villa4218141051471254271769624301.08511501-12-2
4Middlesbrough4217131246431263291557917281.06977471-30-0
5Bristol City4217121363511074341875929331.23529461-01-1
6Sunderland42171213594912633517561024321.20408461-01-4
7Blackpool42181014565112633717641119341.09804464-00-2
8Oxford United4219716524314253618551116251.20930452-10-1
9Fulham42161214584911643216561026331.18367442-11-3
10Sheffield Wednesday42171015595514434020361219351.07273443-02-1
11Millwall42161016554712543318451222291.17021423-21-2
12Luton Town421511164453696242392102030.83019410-10-1
13Hull City4214121664599753922551125371.08475401-20-0
14Nottingham Forest4214121647521254321827121534.9038540
15Leyton Orient4212121849531164331816141635.92453362-10-3
16Swindon Town421016164660894282327121837.76667362-20-0
17Portsmouth421211194259768212255112137.71186350-00-2
18Carlisle United4211121950521056402417131028.96154342-12-1
19Preston North End421112193764687192554121839.57813340-11-2
20Cardiff City4211112043581146322107141137.74138332-11-2
21Huddersfield Town42817173656795212018121536.6428633Relegated1-11-1
22Brighton and Hove Albion42813214683786323115151452.5542229Relegated1-02-2
Points per win: 2

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LEAGUE POSITIONS
GAME COUNTS
Competitive Games:
47
Competitive Goals:
50
Goals per game:
1.1
League Games:
42
League Points:
40 out of 84 (2 points per win)
Points Percentage:
47.6%


GOALS
Goals scored, conceded and win and loss margins
Goal count:1 goal2 goals3 goals4 goals5+ goals
Scored17 times10 times3 times1 time
Conceded19 times10 times5 times1 time
Won By11 times2 times1 time
Lost By10 times5 times3 times

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)
14 121-1312 Burnley (0-1), Burnley (3-0)
27 2211-403 Blackpool (4-0), Queens Park Rangers (0-0)
3 3211-323 Oxford United (2-1), Aston Villa (1-1)
42 4431-947 Sheffield Wednesday (2-1), Aston Villa (2-2), Fulham (2-1), Sheffield Wednesday (3-0)
54 52--2030 Oxford United (0-1), Blackpool (0-2)
611 61--1010 Luton Town (0-1)
7 72-11011 Luton Town (0-1), Middlesbrough (0-0)
811 8-------
9 911--102 Sunderland (1-0)
1010 1061145133 Carlisle United (2-1), Queens Park Rangers (0-3), Sunderland (1-4), Bristol City (1-1), Preston North End (0-1
1131 11211-213 Huddersfield Town (1-1), Bristol City (1-0)
1255 121--1130 Fulham (1-3)
1376 1321-1332 Carlisle United (2-1), Hull City (1-2)
1417 14-------
1535 151--1020 Portsmouth (0-2)
167 161-1-001 Swindon Town (0-0)
17 171-1-221 Swindon Town (2-2)
18 1811--212 Leyton Orient (2-1)
19 1931-2252 Brighton and Hove Albion (1-0), Leyton Orient (0-3), Preston North End (1-2)
20 201-1-111 Huddersfield Town (1-1)
21 215212775 Hull City (0-0), Cardiff City (2-1), Millwall (1-2), Millwall (3-2), Cardiff City (1-2)
22 221-1-221 Brighton and Hove Albion (2-2)
Not included: Week 1 game against Portsmouth (0-0) as all teams were unplaced at the time

ATTENDANCES (HOME)
Highest League Attendance:
18,082 (Aston Villa)
Lowest League Attendance:
6,414 (Cardiff City)
Average League Attendance:
9,976
Highest Cup Attendance:
19,160 (West Bromwich Albion)
Lowest Cup Attendance:
17,069 (West Bromwich Albion)

MISCELLANEOUS
Clean Sheets:
12
Yellow Cards:
16
Red Cards:
0   
Own goals (for):
0   (scored by opponents for us)
Own goals (against):
3   (scored by us for opponents)   (John Cottam, John Winfield, John Winfield)
Penalties scored:
3
Penalties conceded:
3
Penalties missed:
2
Penalties saved:
1


GAMES
 
League
WeekDateOpponentH/AScoreAttPosScorersStatus
Manager: Matt Gillies
1Sat Aug 12, 1972PortsmouthH0-013,17515
2Sat Aug 19, 1972Hull CityA0-011,18916
3Sat Aug 26, 1972Oxford UnitedH2-19,5914Lyall (33'), O'Neill (38')
4Tue Aug 29, 1972Brighton and Hove AlbionH1-010,6591O'Neill (5')
5Sat Sep 02, 1972Carlisle UnitedA2-17,6262McKenzie (19', 80')
6Sat Sep 09, 1972Luton TownH0-19,1336
7Sat Sep 16, 1972Queens Park RangersA0-312,52810
8Tue Sep 19, 1972Cardiff CityH2-16,4145O'Neill (41'), Richardson (58')
9Sat Sep 23, 1972Aston VillaH1-118,0825Fraser (78')
10Mon Sep 25, 1972MillwallA1-29,0116Lyall (87')
11Sat Sep 30, 1972SunderlandA1-414,15512Richardson (86')
12Sat Oct 07, 1972Huddersfield TownH1-17,93114Chapman (58')
13Sat Oct 14, 1972Bristol CityA1-113,86112Fraser (66')
Manager:
14Sat Oct 21, 1972Swindon TownH2-28,68313Robertson (87'), O'Neill (88')
15Sat Oct 28, 1972Sheffield WednesdayA2-121,88710Martin (50'), Richardson (82')
16Sat Nov 04, 1972MillwallH3-211,1658Buckley (34'), Gemmell (59' pen), Robertson (73')
Manager: Dave Mackay
17Sat Nov 11, 1972Cardiff CityA1-212,75011Martin (87')
18Sat Nov 18, 1972Preston North EndH0-110,38212
19Sat Nov 25, 1972BurnleyA0-112,04815
20Sat Dec 02, 1972Leyton OrientH2-17,95911Lyall (39', 72')
21Sat Dec 09, 1972MiddlesbroughA0-010,32611
22Sat Dec 16, 1972FulhamA1-38,25513Galley (8')
23Sat Dec 23, 1972BlackpoolH4-010,07811Martin (43'), Fraser (50'), McKenzie (79'), Galley (89')
24Tue Dec 26, 1972Aston VillaA2-237,01412Galley (39'), Martin (42')
25Sat Jan 06, 1973Oxford UnitedA0-18,83615
26Sat Jan 20, 1973Carlisle UnitedH2-16,86613Martin (17'), Robertson (88' pen)
27Sat Jan 27, 1973Luton TownA0-110,08313
28Sat Feb 10, 1973Queens Park RangersH0-011,61713
29Sat Feb 17, 1973PortsmouthA0-211,15115
30Sat Feb 24, 1973FulhamH2-18,81012Galley (31'), McIntosh (40')
31Sat Mar 03, 1973Huddersfield TownA1-17,47313Hindley (18')
32Sat Mar 10, 1973Bristol CityH1-08,68012Galley (44')
33Tue Mar 13, 1973Hull CityH1-27,71113Robertson (60' pen)
34Sat Mar 17, 1973Swindon TownA0-09,84213
35Sat Mar 24, 1973Sheffield WednesdayH3-010,48812Galley (15'), O'Neill (24'), Cottam (67')
36Sat Mar 31, 1973BurnleyH3-012,52211McKenzie (6'), O'Neill (26'), Lyons (72')
37Sat Apr 07, 1973Leyton OrientA0-36,37312
38Sat Apr 14, 1973MiddlesbroughH1-39,25814McKenzie (?)Safe
39Sat Apr 21, 1973Preston North EndA1-27,70114Hindley (44')Safe
40Mon Apr 23, 1973BlackpoolA0-28,32214Safe
41Tue Apr 24, 1973SunderlandH1-010,30613Martin (68')Safe
42Sat Apr 28, 1973Brighton and Hove AlbionA2-29,70913Dennehy (29'), McKenzie (31')Safe

FA Cup
DateOpponentRoundReplayH/AScoreAttScorers
Manager: Dave Mackay
Sat Jan 13, 1973West Bromwich Albion3A1-115,795Galley (20')
Tue Jan 16, 1973West Bromwich Albion31H1-119,160Lyons (62')
Mon Jan 22, 1973West Bromwich Albion32H0-017,069
Mon Jan 29, 1973West Bromwich Albion33N1-312,601Galley (65')

League Cup
DateOpponentRoundLegReplayH/AScoreAttScorers
Manager: Matt Gillies
Tue Sep 05, 1972Aston Villa2H0-117,665

County Cup
DateOpponentRoundH/AScoreAttScorers
Manager: Dave Mackay
Wed May 02, 1973Notts CountySemiA1-011,118Dennehy (46')
Sat May 05, 1973Mansfield TownFinalA1-08,409Galley (83')

Pre-Season Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreAttScorers
Manager: Matt Gillies
Mon Jul 31, 1972WatfordEnglandA2-13,280McIntosh (27'), Buckley (84')
Mon Aug 07, 1972KaiserslauternGermanyH2-24,881Lyall (6'), McKenzie (63')

Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreAttScorers
Manager: Dave Mackay
Wed Jun 20, 1973BenficaPortugalA0-3-
Sat Jun 23, 1973FC PortoPortugalA1-1-McKenzie (?)



TRANSFERS
Transfers before, during and immediately after the season.
In (4) - £20,000 Out (4) - £0
Date Player Details Fee Date Player Details Fee
George LyallBoughtDoug FraserSold
John GalleyBoughtEric HulmeSold
John GalleyLoan InFeb 01, 1973Tommy GemmellSold
Apr 05, 1973Miah DennehyBought£20,000Apr 23, 1973Steve BainesSold


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 Dennis Peacock England1911
GK Jim Barron England2846141318
Defenders
D John Winfield England292788101
D Peter Hindley England284012121522
D Steve Baines England1822
D Tommy Gemmell Scotland2822679111
Midfielders
M David Serella England19391212141
M Doug Fraser Scotland3035101113342
M George Lyall Scotland253410111341361
M John Cottam England22205781
M Liam O'Kane N. Ireland2462131
M Martin O'Neill N. Ireland203412714641
M Paul Richardson England22227783121
Forwards
F Alan Buckley England219333112
F Barry Lyons England271343521
F Duncan McKenzie England2234109156111
F Jim McIntosh Scotland2129810101161
F John Galley England28226698
F John Robertson Scotland1936910164124
F Miah Dennehy Rep. of Ire.2231111
F Neil Martin Scotland312376961
F Sammy Chapman England25381113131212
F Tommy Jackson N. Ireland2572231


GOALSCORERS


Number of different scorers: 15
Goals (Pens)PlayerGames
8John Galley22
6Duncan McKenzie34
6Martin O'Neill34
6Neil Martin23
4George Lyall34
4John Robertson36
3Doug Fraser35
3Paul Richardson22
2Barry Lyons13
2Peter Hindley40
1Alan Buckley9
1Jim McIntosh29
1John Cottam20
1Miah Dennehy3
1Sammy Chapman38
1Tommy Gemmell22


LEAGUE DOUBLES (FOR)
Home and away victories for the season
Game 1 Game 2
Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score
Carlisle UnitedSat Sep 02, 1972Away2-1Sat Jan 20, 1973Home2-1
Sheffield WednesdaySat Oct 28, 1972Away2-1Sat Mar 24, 1973Home3-0



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 Sep 09, 1972Home0-1Sat Jan 27, 1973Away0-1
Preston North EndSat Nov 18, 1972Home0-1Sat Apr 21, 1973Away1-2