SEASON: 1986-87


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This Season: 1986-87
Next Season: 1987-88
DIVISION:
Today First Division (Tier 1)
MANAGER(s):
Brian Clough
FA Cup:
3rd Round (Crystal Palace (A) 0-1)
League Cup:
Quarter Final (Arsenal (A) 0-2)

Player Of The Year:
Des Walker
Top Goalscorer:
Nigel Clough (16 goals)


LEAGUE POSITIONS

SEASON END TABLE
FIRST DIVISION (Tier 1) - 1986-87 Home AwayResults
Pos Team P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts ResultHomeAway
1Everton422688763116414911104727204586Excluded from European Cup1-00-2
2Liverpool422381172421533431685829263077Excluded from UEFA Cup1-10-3
3Tottenham Hotspur422181368431434401475928292571Excluded from UEFA Cup2-03-2
4Arsenal4220101258351254311285827232370Excluded from UEFA Cup1-00-0
5Norwich City421717853519102272087626312681-11-2
6Wimbledon421991457501155322284925287663-21-2
7Luton Town42181212474514522913471018322662-22-4
8Nottingham Forest42181113645112813614631228371365
9Watford42189156754125438206411293413631-11-1
10Coventry City42171213504514433517381015285630-00-1
11Manchester United42141414524513353818111914277561-10-2
12Southampton42141018696811554424351325441520-03-1
13Sheffield Wednesday421313165859975392446111935-1523-23-2
14Chelsea42131316536486730305792334-11520-16-2
15West Ham United4214101852671047332846111939-15521-12-1
16Queens Park Rangers421311184864975312744131737-16501-01-3
17Newcastle United4212111947651047332927121436-18472-12-3
18Oxford United421113184469885302535131444-25462-01-2
19Charlton Athletic421111204555777262244131933-1044Remained after playoffs4-01-0
20Leicester City42119225476975392422171552-2242Relegated2-11-3
21Manchester City4281519365786728240912833-2139Relegated2-00-1
22Aston Villa42812224579777252515152054-3436Relegated6-00-0

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GAME COUNTS
ALL GAMES
Competitive Games:
49
Competitive Goals:
75
Goals per game:
1.5

LEAGUE GAMES
League Games:
42
League Points:
65 out of 126 (3 points per win)
Points Percentage:
51.6%

GOALS
Goals scored, conceded and win and loss margins
Goal count:1 goal2 goals3 goals4 goals5+ goals
Scored16 times10 times6 times1 time3 times
Conceded14 times13 times4 times1 time
Won By12 times4 times1 time2 times2 times
Lost By8 times6 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)
149 1-------
248 221-1133 Everton (1-0), Liverpool (0-3)
316 3422-528 West Ham United (2-1), Liverpool (1-1), Arsenal (0-0), Tottenham Hotspur (2-0)
464 4-------
514 51--1240 Luton Town (2-4)
623 61-1-111 Norwich City (1-1)
724 7-------
813 83111434 Watford (1-1), Southampton (3-1), Coventry City (0-1)
93 95122675 Sheffield Wednesday (3-2), Norwich City (1-2), West Ham United (1-1), Coventry City (0-0), Wimbledon (1-2)
103 10211-434 Tottenham Hotspur (3-2), Watford (1-1)
11 111-1-221 Luton Town (2-2)
12 1232-1336 Arsenal (1-0), Queens Park Rangers (1-0), Queens Park Rangers (1-3)
13 1331-2473 Leicester City (1-3), Wimbledon (3-2), Manchester United (0-2)
14 141-1-001 Southampton (0-0)
15 1511--403 Charlton Athletic (4-0)
16 1632-1536 Chelsea (0-1), Oxford United (2-0), Sheffield Wednesday (3-2)
17 1742-21186 Chelsea (6-2), Oxford United (1-2), Newcastle United (2-3), Newcastle United (2-1)
18 18-------
192 1922--316 Charlton Athletic (1-0), Leicester City (2-1)
201 20211-604 Aston Villa (6-0), Aston Villa (0-0)
211 212-11121 Manchester United (1-1), Manchester City (0-1)
22 2211--203 Manchester City (2-0)
Not included: Week 1 game against Everton (0-2) as all teams were unplaced at the time

ATTENDANCES (HOME)
Highest League Attendance:
34,828 (Manchester United)
Lowest League Attendance:
12,298 (Oxford United)
Average League Attendance:
19,034
Highest Cup Attendance:
16,036 (Brighton and Hove Albion)
Lowest Cup Attendance:
13,029 (Crystal Palace)

MISCELLANEOUS
Clean Sheets:
17
Yellow cards:
3
Red cards:
1
Own goals (for):
1 (scored by opponents for us)
Own goals (against):
(scored by us for opponents)
Penalties scored:
10
Penalties conceded:
3
Penalties missed:
3
Penalties saved:
0


GAMES
 
Manager for all games: Brian Clough
League
WeekDateOpponentH/AScoreResultAttPosScorers
1Sat Aug 23, 1986EvertonA0-2Loss35,19819
2Wed Aug 27, 1986Charlton AthleticH4-0Win12,9709Webb (37, 72), Birtles (53), Clough (74)
3Sat Aug 30, 1986WatfordH1-1Draw14,72310Bowyer (27)
4Tue Sep 02, 1986West Ham UnitedA2-1Win21,3053Webb (64), Clough (66)
5Sat Sep 06, 1986SouthamptonA3-1Win14,6043Webb (11, 74), Birtles (75)
6Sat Sep 13, 1986Aston VillaH6-0Win17,0451Carr (8), Birtles (22, 64), Clough (46), Webb (54, 88)
7Sat Sep 20, 1986ChelseaA6-2Win20,1711Webb (5, 37, 71), Birtles (30, 42, 78 pen)
8Sat Sep 27, 1986ArsenalH1-0Win25,2711Clough (2)
9Sat Oct 04, 1986Manchester UnitedH1-1Draw34,8281Birtles (51)
10Sat Oct 11, 1986Leicester CityA1-3Loss18,4022Birtles (42)
11Sat Oct 18, 1986Queens Park RangersH1-0Win17,1991Clough (47)
12Sat Oct 25, 1986Oxford UnitedA1-2Loss10,2191Pearce (70 pen)
13Sat Nov 01, 1986Sheffield WednesdayH3-2Win23,3031Webb (18), Pearce (35 pen), Birtles (73)
14Sat Nov 08, 1986Coventry CityA0-1Loss16,0892
15Sat Nov 15, 1986Luton TownA2-4Loss11,0973Bowyer (25), Birtles (80)
16Sat Nov 22, 1986WimbledonH3-2Win15,4812Clough (23 pen), Thorn (30 OG), Metgod (58)
17Sat Nov 29, 1986Tottenham HotspurA3-2Win30,0422Pearce (2 pen), Fairclough (68), Webb (78)
18Sat Dec 06, 1986Manchester CityH2-0Win19,1292Birtles (47), Carr (86)
19Sat Dec 13, 1986Newcastle UnitedA2-3Loss26,1912Starbuck (41), Carr (87)
20Sat Dec 20, 1986SouthamptonH0-0Draw15,3942
21Fri Dec 26, 1986Norwich CityA1-2Loss22,1313Pearce (64)
22Sun Dec 28, 1986Luton TownH2-2Draw20,2734Clough (63), Bowyer (93)
23Thu Jan 01, 1987LiverpoolH1-1Draw32,8544Starbuck (53)
24Sat Jan 03, 1987Aston VillaA0-0Draw19,1594
25Sun Jan 25, 1987EvertonH1-0Win17,0094Webb (24)
26Sat Jan 31, 1987Charlton AthleticA1-0Win5,0504Clough (66)
27Sat Feb 07, 1987WatfordA1-1Draw15,1734Birtles (51)
28Sat Feb 14, 1987West Ham UnitedH1-1Draw19,3734Birtles (42 pen)
29Sat Feb 28, 1987ChelseaH0-1Loss18,3177
30Sat Mar 07, 1987Oxford UnitedH2-0Win12,2985Clough (14, 42)
31Sat Mar 14, 1987Queens Park RangersA1-3Loss18,3527Metgod (57)
32Tue Mar 17, 1987ArsenalA0-0Draw18,3526
33Sun Mar 22, 1987Leicester CityH2-1Win18,6794Carr (11), Clough (58)
34Sat Mar 28, 1987Manchester UnitedA0-2Loss39,1826
35Sat Apr 04, 1987Coventry CityH0-0Draw13,5076
36Tue Apr 14, 1987Sheffield WednesdayA3-2Win18,5976Clough (8, 81), Rice (90)
37Sat Apr 18, 1987LiverpoolA0-3Loss37,3597
38Mon Apr 20, 1987Norwich CityH1-1Draw14,4467Clough (79)
39Sat Apr 25, 1987WimbledonA1-2Loss5,0128Pearce (17 pen)
40Sat May 02, 1987Tottenham HotspurH2-0Win19,8377Webb (53), Metgod (66)
41Mon May 04, 1987Manchester CityA0-1Loss21,4057
42Sat May 09, 1987Newcastle UnitedH2-1Win17,7888Foster (35), Pearce (41 pen)

FA Cup
DateOpponentRoundReplayCountH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Sun Jan 11, 1987Crystal Palace3A0-1Loss11,618

League Cup
DateOpponentRoundLegReplayCountH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Wed Sep 24, 1986Brighton and Hove Albion21A0-0Draw13,266
Wed Oct 08, 1986Brighton and Hove Albion22H3-0Win16,036Carr (37, 61), Pearce (77 pen)
Wed Oct 29, 1986Crystal Palace3A2-2Draw12,020Pearce (41 pen), Birtles (72)
Wed Nov 05, 1986Crystal Palace3H1-0Win13,029Clough (77)
Wed Nov 19, 1986Bradford City4A5-0Win16,009Carr (30), Metgod (35), Clough (40), Mills (72), Fairclough (80)
Wed Jan 21, 1987ArsenalQuarterA0-2Loss38,617

County Cup
DateOpponentRoundH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Sun Aug 17, 1986Mansfield TownFinalH1-1Loss3,716Clough (?)

Pre-Season Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Sun Jul 20, 1986Brombella IFSwedenA3-0Win1,000Berner (? OG), Pearce (?), Clough (?)
Tue Jul 22, 1986KB CobenhagenDenmarkA0-2Loss1,800
Fri Jul 25, 1986Myresjoe IFSwedenA6-1Win1,566Campbell (?, ?), Birtles (?), Webb (?, ?), Bowyer (?)
Sun Jul 27, 1986Aarhus IFDenmarkA7-0Win2,000Clough (?, ?, ?, ?, ?), Walsh (?), Pearce (?)
Tue Jul 29, 1986AelmhultsSwedenA8-0Win1,200Webb (?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?), Walsh (?), Ringberg (?)
Sat Aug 02, 1986ValleivogelsNetherlandsA6-1Win2,500Clough (?, ?, ?), Palin (?, ?), Walsh (?)
Sun Aug 03, 1986StevoNetherlandsA4-2Win2,000Clough (?, ?), Metgod (?, ?)
Tue Aug 05, 1986Meppeler Sport ClubNetherlandsA12-0Win1,500Starbuck (?, ?, ?, ?, ?), Rice (?, ?, ?), Smalley (?, ?), Carr (?), ? (? OG)
Wed Aug 06, 1986Den HaagNetherlandsA2-1Win5,000Walsh (?), Webb (?)
Sat Aug 09, 1986UtrechtNetherlandsA1-1Draw6,000Clough (?)
Sun Aug 10, 1986TopNetherlandsA4-1Win-Birtles (?, ?, ?), Starbuck (?)
Tue Aug 12, 1986Willem IINetherlandsA1-2Loss-Mills (?)
Wed Aug 13, 1986DordrechtNetherlandsA1-1Draw-Clough (?)
Wed Aug 20, 1986Torpedo MoscowRussiaH0-2Loss4,284

Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Tue Oct 14, 1986Notts CountyEnglandA5-2Win3,299Birtles (?, ?, ?, ?), Mills (?)
Tue Nov 25, 1986Plymouth ArgyleEnglandA1-6Loss6,303Clough (?)
Tue Mar 31, 1987VF FrolundaSwedenA2-1Win1,000Pearce (? pen), Clough (?)
Mon May 11, 1987Spartak Varna XIBulgariaA1-1Draw40,000Wilkinson (?)

Testimonial
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Tue Dec 02, 1986Doncaster RoversEnglandA2-2Draw2,331Osvold (?), Mills (?)
Fri May 15, 1987Derby CountyEnglandH1-1Draw8,744Pearce (?)

Bass Charity Vase
DateOpponentRoundH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Fri Aug 08, 1986Burton AlbionFinalA0-1Loss-



TRANSFERS
Transfers before, during and immediately after the season.
In (5) - £138,000 Out (13) - £1,450,000
Date Player Details Fee Date Player Details Fee
Calvin PlummerBoughtCalvin PlummerLoan Out
Gary AndrewsBoughtColin WalshSold
Paul WilkinsonBoughtGary AndrewsSold
Mar 17, 1987Colin FosterBought£50,000Johnny MetgodSold
Apr 25, 1987Kjetil OsvoldBought£88,000Mark SmalleySold
Jan 20, 1981Ian BowyerSold
Oct 10, 1981Garry BirtlesSold£1,250,000
Nov 22, 1986Ian ButterworthSold£160,000
1987Gary MillsSold
May 09, 1987Chris FaircloughSold
Jun 01, 1987Garry BirtlesSold
Jun 01, 1987Ian BowyerSold
Oct 1987David RileySold£40,000


SQUAD
Season Record (Competitive Games only)
Pos Num Country PlayerP W D L Goals Yellows Reds Went Off Came On Unused Sub Notes
Goalkeepers
GK NetherlandsHans Segers18756
GK EnglandSteve Sutton3114891
Defenders
D EnglandBrett Williams5212
D EnglandColin Foster9324122
D EnglandDes Walker48201315Player Of The Year
D N. IrelandGary Fleming38151112
D EnglandIan Butterworth74121
D NetherlandsJohnny Metgod44218154114
D EnglandMark Smalley
D EnglandStuart Pearce4419121382
D EnglandSteve Chettle3
Midfielders
M EnglandChris Fairclough3010101021135
M ScotlandColin Walsh
M EnglandGary Andrews111
M EnglandGary Mills381710111167
M EnglandIan Bowyer40151213331
M EnglandNeil Webb39181110142
Forwards
F ScotlandBrian Rice421111
F EnglandCalvin Plummer
F N. IrelandDavid Campbell189453110
F EnglandDavid Riley111
F EnglandFranz Carr4219121171
F EnglandGarry Birtles331698152
F NorwayKjetil Osvold422
F EnglandLee Glover1113
F EnglandNigel Clough49211315161
F EnglandPaul Wilkinson83143
F EnglandPhil Starbuck624212
F ScotlandTerry Wilson
Graeme Forbes
EnglandLeigh Palin
T Ringberg


GOALSCORERS


Competitive goals only
Goals (Pens)PlayerGames
16 (1)Nigel Clough49
15 (2)Garry Birtles33
14Neil Webb39
8 (7)Stuart Pearce44
7Franz Carr42
4Johnny Metgod44
3Ian Bowyer40
2Chris Fairclough30
2Phil Starbuck6
1Brian Rice4
1Colin Foster9
1Gary Mills38
1Own Goals49


LEAGUE DOUBLES
Home and away victories for the season
Game 1 Game 2
Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score
Charlton AthleticWed Aug 27, 1986Home4-0Sat Jan 31, 1987Away1-0
Sheffield WednesdaySat Nov 01, 1986Home3-2Tue Apr 14, 1987Away3-2
Tottenham HotspurSat Nov 29, 1986Away3-2Sat May 02, 1987Home2-0