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SEASON: 1973-74


Prev Season: 1972-73
This Season: 1973-74
Next Season: 1974-75
DIVISION:
English Second Division (Tier 2)
MANAGER(s):
Dave Mackay, Allan Brown
FA Cup:
Quarter Final (Newcastle United (Goodison Park) 0-1)
League Cup:
2nd Round (Millwall (H) 1-3)

Top Goalscorer:
Duncan McKenzie (28 goals)

ALL GAMES
Competitive Games:
50
Competitive Goals:
70
Goals per game:
1.4


LEAGUE GAMES
League Games:
42
League Points:
45 out of 84 (2 points per win)
Points Percentage:
53.6%
Goals scored, conceded and win and loss margins
Goal count:1 goal2 goals3 goals4 goals5+ goals
Scored16 times11 times5 times3 times1 time
Conceded15 times10 times4 times2 times
Won By8 times5 times3 times2 times
Lost By11 times3 times1 time

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)
17 121-1522 Middlesbrough (0-1), Middlesbrough (5-1)
25 211--212 Leyton Orient (2-1)
323 32-11341 Aston Villa (1-2), Luton Town (2-2)
432 4-------
525 522--304 Notts County (1-0), Blackpool (2-0)
653 61--1120 Carlisle United (1-2)
770 721-1342 Carlisle United (2-0), West Bromwich Albion (1-4)
828 82-11231 Bolton Wanderers (0-1), Sunderland (2-2)
98 91-1-001 Notts County (0-0)
10 102-11121 Leyton Orient (1-2), Sunderland (0-0)
11 113-3-113 Preston North End (1-1), Hull City (0-0), Millwall (0-0)
12 1211--202 Swindon Town (2-0)
13 1311--302 Fulham (3-0)
14 143-21342 Oxford United (0-1), Hull City (0-0), West Bromwich Albion (3-3)
15 1542-2554 Fulham (0-2), Portsmouth (2-0), Aston Villa (1-3), Portsmouth (2-0)
16 163111423 Millwall (3-0), Bristol City (0-1), Bristol City (1-1)
17 17321-645 Cardiff City (1-1), Bolton Wanderers (3-2), Cardiff City (2-1)
18 182-11341 Blackpool (2-2), Preston North End (1-2)
19 19312-324 Sheffield Wednesday (2-1), Swindon Town (0-0), Oxford United (1-1)
20 201-1-111 Sheffield Wednesday (1-1)
21 211--1120 Crystal Palace (1-2)
22 2211--102 Crystal Palace (1-0)
Not included: Week 1 game against Luton Town (4-0) as all teams were unplaced at the time

ATTENDANCES (HOME)
Highest League Attendance:
29,962
Lowest League Attendance:
10,792
Average League Attendance:
17,057
Highest Cup Attendance:
23,456
Lowest Cup Attendance:
9,241

MISCELLANEOUS
Clean Sheets:
19
Red cards:
0
Yellow cards:
0
Own goals (for):
(scored by opponents for us)
Own goals (against):
(scored by us for opponents)
Yellow cards:
0
Penalties scored:
2
Penalties conceded:
0
Penalties missed:
0
Penalties saved:
0


END OF SEASON TABLE (1973-74)



SECOND DIVISION (Tier 2) Home AwayResults
Pos Team P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts ResultHome Away
1Middlesbrough422711477301641408117337222.56765Promoted as Champions5-10-1
2Luton Town4219121164511254422577722261.25550Promoted4-02-2
3Carlisle United4220913614813534017741021311.27149Promoted2-01-2
4Leyton Orient421518955429842817610527251.310482-11-2
5Blackpool4217131257401155351768722231.425472-02-2
6Sunderland4219914584411643215831026291.318472-20-0
7Nottingham Forest4215151257431263401939917241.32645
8West Bromwich Albion421416124845894282467820211.067441-43-3
9Hull City42131712464799325154892132.979430-00-0
10Notts County42151314556086730357772525.917430-01-0
11Bolton Wanderers42151215444012543017371114231.100423-20-1
12Millwall4214141451511065281648923351.000423-00-0
13Fulham4216101639431146262056101323.907423-00-2
14Aston Villa4213151448458943321561015241.067411-21-3
15Portsmouth421412164562984261654121946.726402-02-0
16Bristol City421410184754957252055112234.870381-10-1
17Cardiff City421016164962876272029102242.790362-11-1
18Oxford United42101616354688527212811825.761361-10-1
19Sheffield Wednesday421211195163966332435131839.810352-11-1
20Crystal Palace421112194356678242455111932.76834Relegated1-21-0
21Preston North End42914194062786242326131639.64531*Relegated1-11-2
22Swindon Town42711243672678222714161445.50025Relegated2-00-0
*Preston North End deducted 1 point for fielding an ineligible player

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GAMES

League
WeekDateOpponentH/AScoreResultAttPosScorers
Manager: Dave Mackay
1Sat Aug 25, 1973Luton TownH4-0Win10,7921Jackson (?, ?), Martin (?), McKenzie (?)
2Sat Sep 01, 1973Oxford UnitedA0-1Loss-8
3Sat Sep 08, 1973Sheffield WednesdayH2-1Win-3McKenzie (?, ?)
4Tue Sep 11, 1973Hull CityA0-0Draw-4
5Sat Sep 15, 1973West Bromwich AlbionA3-3Draw-7McKenzie (?, ?), Martin (?)
6Tue Sep 18, 1973Swindon TownH2-0Win11,0312McKenzie (?, ?)
7Sat Sep 22, 1973Preston North EndH1-1Draw-2O'Neill (?)
8Sat Sep 29, 1973Bolton WanderersA0-1Loss-6
9Tue Oct 02, 1973Swindon TownA0-0Draw6,3535
10Sat Oct 06, 1973MillwallH3-0Win-3Lyall (?), McKenzie (?, ?)
11Sat Oct 13, 1973Leyton OrientA1-2Loss-8Lyall (?)
12Sat Oct 20, 1973BlackpoolA2-2Draw-8McKenzie (?), Bowyer (?)
13Tue Oct 23, 1973Hull CityH0-0Draw-6
14Sat Oct 27, 1973Aston VillaH1-2Loss17,7189McKenzie (?)
15Sat Nov 03, 1973Crystal PalaceA1-0Win-6McKenzie (?)
16Sat Nov 10, 1973FulhamH3-0Win-4Jackson (?), Martin (?), Bowyer (?)
Manager: Allan Brown
17Sat Nov 17, 1973Carlisle UnitedH2-0Win-4McKenzie (?), Martin (?)
18Sat Nov 24, 1973SunderlandA0-0Draw-3
19Sat Dec 08, 1973Cardiff CityA1-1Draw-5Lyall (?)
20Sat Dec 15, 1973MiddlesbroughA0-1Loss16,7647
21Sat Dec 22, 1973Bolton WanderersH3-2Win-6Cottam (?), Bowyer (?, ?)
22Wed Dec 26, 1973Notts CountyA1-0Win32,3104Lyall (?)
23Sat Dec 29, 1973Sheffield WednesdayA1-1Draw-5McKenzie (?)
24Tue Jan 01, 1974Oxford UnitedH1-1Draw-5Bowyer (?)
25Sat Jan 12, 1974West Bromwich AlbionH1-4Loss-7McKenzie (?)
26Sat Jan 19, 1974Luton TownA2-2Draw11,8887Richardson (?), McKenzie (?)
27Sat Feb 02, 1974MiddlesbroughH5-1Win18,7996Winfield (?), Lyall (?, ?), Martin (?), Bowyer (?)
28Sun Feb 10, 1974Preston North EndA1-2Loss-7McKenzie (?)
29Sat Feb 23, 1974MillwallA0-0Draw-7
30Tue Feb 26, 1974Leyton OrientH2-1Win-6Lyall (?), Martin (?)
31Sun Mar 03, 1974Notts CountyH0-0Draw29,9626
32Sat Mar 16, 1974BlackpoolH2-0Win-6McKenzie (?, ?)
33Sat Mar 23, 1974FulhamA0-2Loss-7
34Tue Mar 26, 1974PortsmouthH2-0Win14,0404Lyall (?, ?)
35Sat Mar 30, 1974Crystal PalaceH1-2Loss-6Lyall (?)
36Sat Apr 06, 1974SunderlandH2-2Draw-6Richardson (?), McKenzie (?)
37Fri Apr 12, 1974Bristol CityA0-1Loss-7
38Sat Apr 13, 1974Carlisle UnitedA1-2Loss-8McKenzie (?)
39Tue Apr 16, 1974Bristol CityH1-1Draw-8McKenzie (?)
40Sat Apr 20, 1974Cardiff CityH2-1Win-6McKenzie (?), Lyall (?)
41Wed Apr 24, 1974Aston VillaA1-3Loss12,4397McKenzie (?)
42Sat Apr 27, 1974PortsmouthA2-0Win11,7656McKenzie (?, ?)


FA Cup
DateOpponentRoundReplayCountH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Manager: Allan Brown
Sun Jan 06, 1974Bristol Rovers3H4-3Win23,456Lyall (? pen), Martin (?, ?), Chapman (?)
Sun Jan 27, 1974Manchester City4H4-1Win-McKenzie (?), Lyall (?), Bowyer (?, ?)
Sun Feb 17, 1974Portsmouth5H1-0Win-McKenzie (?)
Wed Mar 06, 1974Newcastle UnitedQuarterA3-4Aba-Bowyer (2), O'Kane (42), Lyall (59 pen)
Mon Mar 18, 1974Newcastle UnitedQuarterY1N0-0Draw40,685
Thu Mar 21, 1974Newcastle UnitedQuarterY2N0-1Loss31,373


League Cup
DateOpponentRoundLegReplayCountH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Manager: Dave Mackay
Wed Oct 10, 1973Millwall2A0-0Draw8,631
Tue Oct 16, 1973Millwall2Y1H1-3Loss9,241Martin (?)


County Cup
DateOpponentRoundH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Manager: Allan Brown
Mon May 06, 1974Notts CountyFinalH3-2Win-? (?, ?, ?)


Pre-Season Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Manager: Dave Mackay
Sat Aug 04, 1973RhylWalesA9-1Win-Martin (?, ?, ?), McKenzie (?, ?), Buckley (?, ?), Lyons (?), Lyall (?)
Sat Aug 11, 1973Port ValeEnglandA2-1Win-Martin (?), Buckley (?)
Tue Aug 14, 1973LimerickIrelandA3-1Win-Martin (?), Peplow (?, ?)
Wed Aug 15, 1973Cork HiberniansIrelandA3-1Win-O'Neill (?, ?), McKenzie (?)
Fri Aug 17, 1973WaterfordIrelandA2-1Win-? (?, ?)
Sat Aug 18, 1973WalsallEnglandA2-1Win-? (?, ?)
Mon Aug 20, 1973Lincoln CityEnglandA0-2Loss-


Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Manager: Dave Mackay
Wed Sep 26, 1973Derby CountyEnglandA1-1Draw-? (?)
Manager: Allan Brown
Mon May 13, 1974Leicester CityEnglandH1-1Draw7,824Baker (?)



TRANSFERS
Transfers before, during and immediately after the season.
In (5) Out (7)
Date Player Details Fee Date Player Details Fee
Baker (1973-76)BoughtColin SmithSold
Steve PeplowBoughtJohn WinfieldSold
Oct 20, 1973Ian BowyerBoughtPeter HindleySold
Mar 03, 1974John RobertsonBoughtSteve PeplowSold
Jan 02, 1982Ian BowyerBoughtJan 01, 1973Alan BuckleySold
Sep 01, 1973Barry LyonsSold£12,000
Apr 06, 1974Jim BarronSold


SQUAD
Season Record (Competitive Games only)
Pos Num PlayerP W D L Goals Yellows Reds Went Off Came On Unused Sub Notes
Goalkeepers
GKJim Barron431615111
Defenders
DColin Smith
DJohn Winfield4616161311
DPeter Hindley93512
DViv Anderson
Midfielders
MDavid Serella195671
MGeorge Lyall48171614141
MIan Bowyer34121299
MJohn Cottam391613101
MLiam O'Kane5018171411
MMartin O'Neill32101110112
MPaul Richardson281288232
Forwards
FAlan Buckley
FBarry Lyons
FDuncan McKenzie4918171328
FFrank Wignall
FJim McIntosh623111
FJohn Galley16376151
FJohn Robertson82321
FMiah Dennehy1243524
FNeil Martin431713129
FSammy Chapman461616131
FSteve Peplow612311
FTommy Jackson25997322
FTony Woodcock211
FJoe Baker
GDennis Peacock7223


GOALSCORERS


Competitive goals only
GoalsPlayerGames
28Duncan McKenzie49
14George Lyall48
9Ian Bowyer34
9Neil Martin43
3Tommy Jackson25
2Paul Richardson28
1John Cottam39
1John Winfield46
1Liam O'Kane50
1Martin O'Neill32
1Sammy Chapman46


LEAGUE DOUBLES
Home and away victories for the season
Game 1 Game 2
Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score
PortsmouthTue Mar 26, 1974Home2-0Sat Apr 27, 1974Away2-0