SEASON: 1975-76


Prev Season: 1974-75
This Season: 1975-76
Next Season: 1976-77
DIVISION:
English Second Division (Tier 2)
MANAGER(s):
Brian Clough
FA Cup:
3rd Round (Peterborough United (A) 0-1)
League Cup:
3rd Round (Manchester City (A) 1-2)

Top Goalscorer:
Ian Bowyer (16 goals)

TABLE

SECOND DIVISION (Tier 2) - 1975-76
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
1Sunderland4224810673619204810561019261.8611156Promoted as Champions2-10-3
2Bristol City421915859351173341488525211.6857153Promoted1-02-0
3West Bromwich Albion4220139503310922912104721211.5151553Promoted0-20-2
4Bolton Wanderers4220121064381254361487628241.68421521-20-0
5Notts County4219111260411164331385827281.46341490-10-0
6Southampton4221714665018214916351317341.32000493-13-0
7Luton Town42191013615113623815641123361.19608480-01-1
8Nottingham Forest42171213554013173418411621221.3750046
9Charlton Athletic4215121561721155403447102138.84722421-22-2
10Blackpool421414144049993262255111427.81633423-01-1
11Chelsea42121614535479525205792834.98148401-30-0
12Fulham421314154547984271446111833.95745401-00-0
13Leyton Orient4213141537391065211238101627.94872401-01-1
14Hull City421411174549957292356101626.91837391-20-1
15Blackburn Rovers42121416455086727224891828.90000381-04-1
16Plymouth Argyle4213121748541344362008131234.88889382-00-1
17Oldham Athletic4213121757681182372424152044.83824384-30-0
18Bristol Rovers421116153850795201547101835.76000383-02-4
19Carlisle United421213174559984292235131637.76271374-01-1
20Oxford United421111203959777232544131634.6610233Relegated4-01-0
21York City421082439718310283425141137.5493028Relegated1-02-3
22Portsmouth42972632614611152351151738.5245925Relegated0-11-1
Points per win: 2

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LEAGUE POSITIONS
GAME COUNTS
Competitive Games:
48
Competitive Goals:
64
Goals per game:
1.3
League Games:
42
League Points:
46 out of 84 (2 points per win)
Points Percentage:
54.8%


GOALS
Goals scored, conceded and win and loss margins
Goal count:1 goal2 goals3 goals5 goals5+ goals
Scored17 times7 times4 times1 time1 time
Conceded15 times7 times4 times
Won By10 times3 times4 times
Lost By10 times4 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 11--1030 Sunderland (0-3)
2 211--202 Bristol City (2-0)
33 34211335 Bristol City (1-0), Sunderland (2-1), Bolton Wanderers (0-0), West Bromwich Albion (0-2)
41 42-11011 Notts County (0-1), Fulham (0-0)
5 51--1120 Bolton Wanderers (1-2)
610 611--312 Southampton (3-1)
73 74-31123 Chelsea (0-0), Hull City (1-2), Oldham Athletic (0-0), Notts County (0-0)
839 83111563 West Bromwich Albion (0-2), Luton Town (1-1), Oldham Athletic (4-3)
914 922--404 Southampton (3-0), Fulham (1-0)
1018 101-1-001 Luton Town (0-0)
1138 1121-1542 Bristol Rovers (2-4), Blackpool (3-0)
1236 12-------
1323 13-------
1416 1411--102 Leyton Orient (1-0)
1524 152-11241 Leyton Orient (1-1), Chelsea (1-3)
169 164121864 Charlton Athletic (1-2), Blackburn Rovers (4-1), Charlton Athletic (2-2), Carlisle United (1-1)
178 17321-515 Oxford United (1-0), Blackpool (1-1), Bristol Rovers (3-0)
18 1821-1112 Hull City (0-1), Blackburn Rovers (1-0)
197 192-11121 Portsmouth (1-1), Plymouth Argyle (0-1)
207 2022--804 Carlisle United (4-0), Oxford United (4-0)
21 2111--102 York City (1-0)
22 222--2240 Portsmouth (0-1), York City (2-3)
Not included: Week 1 game against Plymouth Argyle (2-0) as all teams were unplaced at the time

ATTENDANCES (HOME)
Highest League Attendance:
19,757 (Notts County)
Lowest League Attendance:
8,582 (Blackpool)
Average League Attendance:
12,809
Highest Cup Attendance:
31,525 (Peterborough United)
Lowest Cup Attendance:
7,977 (Rotherham United)

MISCELLANEOUS
Clean Sheets:
21
Yellow Cards:
14
Red Cards:
1   (Sammy Chapman)
Own goals (for):
3   (scored by opponents for us)
Own goals (against):
0   (scored by us for opponents)   
Penalties scored:
5
Penalties conceded:
2
Penalties missed:
2
Penalties saved:
0


GAMES
 
Manager for all games: Brian Clough
League
WeekDateOpponentH/AScoreAttPosScorersStatus
1Sat Aug 16, 1975Plymouth ArgyleH2-013,0833Horswill (31' OG), O'Hare (85')
2Sat Aug 23, 1975PortsmouthA1-110,6557Bowyer (14')
3Sat Aug 30, 1975Notts CountyH0-119,75712
4Sat Sep 06, 1975ChelseaA0-021,02312
5Sat Sep 13, 1975Hull CityH1-212,19114Robertson (13' pen)
6Sat Sep 20, 1975Oxford UnitedA1-05,06812Lyall (88')
7Wed Sep 24, 1975Charlton AthleticH1-210,68815Robertson (89')
8Sat Sep 27, 1975Bolton WanderersH1-210,77517Lyall (83')
9Sat Oct 04, 1975Bristol RoversA2-47,68919Robertson (68'), Bowyer (84')
10Sat Oct 11, 1975FulhamA0-010,14920
11Sat Oct 18, 1975SouthamptonH3-112,67716O'Neill (21'), O'Hare (37'), Cottam (53')
12Tue Oct 21, 1975Luton TownH0-012,29014
13Sat Oct 25, 1975Oldham AthleticA0-011,32415
14Sat Nov 01, 1975Carlisle UnitedH4-011,89411Butlin (20'), O'Hare (30', 80'), Curran (84' pen)
15Tue Nov 04, 1975BlackpoolA1-15,85111O'Neill (35')
16Sat Nov 08, 1975SunderlandA0-321,22713
17Sat Nov 15, 1975Bristol CityH1-011,58312Butlin (5')
18Sat Nov 22, 1975SouthamptonA3-014,24510Bowyer (65', 76'), Richardson (83')
19Sat Nov 29, 1975York CityH1-013,10810Butlin (37')
20Sat Dec 06, 1975Leyton OrientA1-15,6299Bowyer (65')
21Sat Dec 13, 1975PortsmouthH0-111,34311
22Sat Dec 20, 1975Plymouth ArgyleA0-110,54513
23Fri Dec 26, 1975West Bromwich AlbionH0-219,39314
24Sat Dec 27, 1975Blackburn RoversA4-110,72411Bowery (13', 90'), Robertson (31'), Bowyer (76')
25Sat Jan 10, 1976Hull CityA0-16,46513
26Sat Jan 17, 1976ChelseaH1-314,17215Bowyer (12')
27Sat Jan 31, 1976Luton TownA1-18,50316Curran (67')
28Sat Feb 07, 1976BlackpoolH3-08,58211Curran (55'), Butlin (56'), Bowyer (77')
29Sat Feb 21, 1976Bristol CityA2-015,30212Curran (17'), O'Hare (49')
30Tue Feb 24, 1976Charlton AthleticA2-210,65512Bowyer (70'), McCann (74')
31Sat Feb 28, 1976Oldham AthleticH4-311,5099Butlin (?, 6'), O'Neill (39', 64')
32Sat Mar 06, 1976Carlisle UnitedA1-17,15311Mick Barry (14' OG)
33Sat Mar 13, 1976FulhamH1-011,4458O'Hare (66')
34Wed Mar 17, 1976SunderlandH2-116,9958Bowyer (3'), O'Hare (29')
35Sat Mar 20, 1976York CityA2-35,5718Downing (? OG), O'Hare (78')
36Sat Mar 27, 1976Leyton OrientH1-011,1278Bowyer (12')
37Sat Apr 03, 1976Bolton WanderersA0-021,4648
38Sat Apr 10, 1976Oxford UnitedH4-011,2596Butlin (75'), O'Neill (77'), Curran (81' pen), Robertson (89')Safe
39Tue Apr 13, 1976Notts CountyA0-029,2796Safe
40Sat Apr 17, 1976West Bromwich AlbionA0-226,5808Safe
41Tue Apr 20, 1976Blackburn RoversH1-013,0068Butlin (52')Safe
42Sat Apr 24, 1976Bristol RoversH3-012,1278O'Hare (61'), Bowyer (63', 74')Safe

FA Cup
DateOpponentRoundReplayH/AScoreAttScorers
Thu Jan 01, 1976Peterborough United3H0-031,525
Wed Jan 07, 1976Peterborough United31A0-117,866

League Cup
DateOpponentRoundLegReplayH/AScoreAttScorers
Tue Aug 19, 1975Rotherham United11A2-14,912Chapman (13'), McGovern (20')
Wed Aug 27, 1975Rotherham United12H5-17,977Lyall (16' pen, 67' pen), Richardson (43', 80'), Bowyer (76')
Wed Sep 10, 1975Plymouth Argyle2H1-08,978Bowyer (85')
Wed Oct 08, 1975Manchester City3A1-226,536Bowyer (67')

County Cup
DateOpponentRoundH/AScoreAttScorers
Fri Jan 23, 1976Mansfield TownSemiH2-14,901Richardson (59'), Bowyer (82')

Pre-Season Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreAttScorers
Tue Jul 29, 1975TSV GeingenGermanyA2-0-Lyall (? pen), Anderson (?)
Thu Jul 31, 1975SV KaufbeurenGermanyA1-1-Richardson (?)
Fri Aug 01, 1975BC AichachGermanyA1-0-McCann (35')
Sun Aug 03, 1975IngolstadtGermanyA9-0-Woodcock (?, ?), McIntosh (?), Lyall (?, ?), O'Hare (?, ?), Butlin (?, ?)
Tue Aug 05, 1975Stuttgart KickersGermanyA0-1-
Sat Aug 09, 1975BallymenaIrelandA3-0-Bowyer (13', 35'), Chapman (27')
Mon Aug 11, 1975ColeraineNorthern IrelandA3-2-Bowyer (27', 36', 40')

Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreAttScorers
Mon Nov 17, 1975Hartlepool UnitedEnglandA0-01,398
Tue Dec 09, 1975Qatar XIQatarA1-13,000Richardson (?)
Mon Feb 02, 1976Corby TownEnglandA2-1800O'Hare (32'), O'Neill (46')
Tue Apr 06, 1976Louth UnitedEnglandA6-0934Curran (10', 85'), O'Hare (33'), Butlin (64'), Bowyer (78'), McCann (84')
Fri Apr 30, 1976CD ServerenseSpainA10-0300Butlin (?, ?, ?, ?), Bowyer (?, ?, ?), Barrett (?), Curran (? pen), Middleton (?)

Testimonial
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreAttScorers
Mon Apr 26, 1976Don Revie's All-StarsEnglandH3-211,429McKenzie (16', 30'), Barrett (40')



TRANSFERS
Transfers before, during and immediately after the season.
In (5) - £42,000 Out (4) - £0
Date Player Details Fee Date Player Details Fee
October 1975David SunleyLoan InGeorge LyallSold
Glynn SaundersBoughtJimmy McCannSold
Jul 29, 1975Frank ClarkBoughtDec 09, 1975John CottamSold
Aug 30, 1975Terry CurranBought£42,0001976Jim McIntoshSold
Mar 13, 1976Colin BarrettBought


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
Forwards
F Barry Butlin England25341510982
FBert Bowery England2031112
F Jim McIntosh Scotland24411211
F Jimmy McCann Scotland21522114
F John O'Hare Scotland284620131391
F John Robertson Scotland22451911155113
F Sammy Chapman England2843181015131
Goalkeepers
GK John Middleton England18239771
GK Peter Wells England18251168
Defenders
D Bryn Gunn England1614437
D Colin Barrett England22106221
D Frank Clark England31482013154
D Viv Anderson England192410771
Midfielders
M David Sunley
Loan In
England2311On loan from Sheffield Wednesday
M George Lyall Scotland28942342
M Ian Bowyer England2446201214161
M John Cottam England2592431
M John McGovern Scotland25472013141
M Liam O'Kane N. Ireland27115332
M Martin O'Neill N. Ireland2332159851
M Paul Richardson England2529106133311
M Terry Curran England2033121011514


GOALSCORERS


Number of different scorers: 16
Goals (Pens)PlayerGames
16Ian Bowyer46
9John O'Hare46
8Barry Butlin34
5John Robertson45
5Martin O'Neill32
5Terry Curran33
4George Lyall9
3Own Goals48
3Paul Richardson29
2Bert Bowery3
1Jimmy McCann5
1John Cottam9
1John McGovern47
1Sammy Chapman43


LEAGUE DOUBLES (FOR)
Home and away victories for the season
Game 1 Game 2
Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score
Blackburn RoversSat Dec 27, 1975Away4-1Tue Apr 20, 1976Home1-0
Bristol CitySat Nov 15, 1975Home1-0Sat Feb 21, 1976Away2-0
Oxford UnitedSat Sep 20, 1975Away1-0Sat Apr 10, 1976Home4-0
SouthamptonSat Oct 18, 1975Home3-1Sat Nov 22, 1975Away3-0



LEAGUE DOUBLES (AGAINST)
Home and away losses for the season
Game 1 Game 2
Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score
Hull CitySat Sep 13, 1975Home1-2Sat Jan 10, 1976Away0-1
West Bromwich AlbionFri Dec 26, 1975Home0-2Sat Apr 17, 1976Away0-2