SEASON: 2018-19

Prev Season: 2017-18
This Season: 2018-19
Next Season: 2019-20
Football League Championship (Tier 2)
Aitor Karanka, Simon Ireland, Martin O'Neill
FA Cup:
3rd Round (Chelsea (A) 0-2)
League Cup:
4th Round (Burton Albion (A) 2-3)

Player Of The Year:
Joe Lolley
Top Goalscorer:
Lewis Grabban (17 goals)


CHAMPIONSHIP (Tier 2) - 2018-19
Pos Team P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts ResultHomeAway
1Norwich City4627136935715445134129242233694Promoted as Champions1-23-3
2Sheffield United46261197841154442171175362437891-00-2
3Leeds United46258137350144538211148352923834-21-1
4West Bromwich Albion462311128762127453311148343125801-12-2
5Aston Villa4620161082611184503698632252176Promoted via Playoffs1-35-5
6Derby County46201412695413734020779293415741-00-0
8Bristol City4619131459538872826115731276700-11-1
9Nottingham Forest4617151461541346342141182733766
10Swansea City46181117656212654228651223343652-10-0
12Sheffield Wednesday461616146062108534276892635-2642-10-3
13Hull City4617111866681166372465122944-2623-02-0
14Birmingham City4614191364587115312478833346612-20-2
15Preston North End46161317676781054130831226370610-10-0
16Blackburn Rovers4616121864691076322165123248-5601-22-2
17Stoke City461122134552896262431371928-7550-00-2
18Wigan Athletic4613132051641184292025162244-13523-12-2
19Queens Park Rangers461492353719311333156122040-18510-11-0
22Rotherham United46816225283788323818142045-3140Relegated1-01-2
23Bolton Wanderers46883029784415133544151643-4932Relegated1-03-0
24Ipswich Town465162536773119223125161446-4131Relegated2-01-1

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Competitive Games:
Competitive Goals:
Goals per game:
League Games:
League Points:
66 out of 138 (3 points per win)
Points Percentage:

Results when we, or opponent, scored first

Who Scored FirstGamesWonDrawnLostPoints won
Forest scored first25167255 out of 75
Opponent scored first21181211 out of 63

Results when leading and when behind
Leading or BehindGamesWonDrawnLostPoints won
We take a lead26177258 out of 78
We go behind22261412 out of 66

Goals scored, conceded and win and loss margins
Goal count:1 goal2 goals3 goals4 goals5+ goals
Scored16 times12 times7 times1 time1 time
Conceded14 times16 times4 times1 time
Won By10 times6 times3 times
Lost By9 times6 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
Num Days Opp
PWDLFAPointsResults (Green=win; Blue=draw; Red=loss)
1 1321-637 Leeds United (1-1), Sheffield United (1-0), Leeds United (4-2)
2 2211-534 Middlesbrough (2-0), Norwich City (3-3)
3 31--1020 Sheffield United (0-2)
4 41-1-221 West Bromwich Albion (2-2)
528 51-1-001 Derby County (0-0)
610 611--303 Middlesbrough (3-0)
757 73111224 Bristol City (1-1), Bristol City (0-1), Derby County (1-0)
817 82-11121 Brentford (1-2), Swansea City (0-0)
952 93-21892 Wigan Athletic (2-2), Norwich City (1-2), Aston Villa (5-5)
1022 1021-1433 Hull City (3-0), Aston Villa (1-3)
1142 1111--213 Sheffield Wednesday (2-1)
1215 122--2050 Birmingham City (0-2), Sheffield Wednesday (0-3)
1310 133-21232 Blackburn Rovers (2-2), Queens Park Rangers (0-1), Preston North End (0-0)
1416 14-------
154 15211-214 Stoke City (0-0), Swansea City (2-1)
162 16-------
17 1721-1333 Brentford (2-1), Blackburn Rovers (1-2)
18 1842-2436 Rotherham United (1-0), Bolton Wanderers (3-0), Preston North End (0-1), Stoke City (0-2)
19 1922--206 Reading (1-0), Queens Park Rangers (1-0)
20 204121655 West Bromwich Albion (1-1), Birmingham City (2-2), Millwall (0-1), Wigan Athletic (3-1)
21 21-------
22 223111544 Millwall (2-2), Hull City (2-0), Rotherham United (1-2)
23 2321-1123 Reading (0-2), Bolton Wanderers (1-0)
24 24211-314 Ipswich Town (2-0), Ipswich Town (1-1)

Highest League Attendance:
29,530 (Leeds United)
Lowest League Attendance:
25,753 (Millwall)
Average League Attendance:
Highest Cup Attendance:
13,942 (Newcastle United)
Lowest Cup Attendance:
8,172 (Bury)

Clean Sheets:
Yellow Cards:
Red Cards:
8   (Jordan Smith, Diogo Goncalves, Jack Robinson, Tobias Figueiredo, Danny Fox, Tendayi Darikwa, Yohan Benalouane, Yohan Benalouane)
Own goals (for):
3   (scored by opponents for us)
Own goals (against):
2   (scored by us for opponents)   (Saidy Janko, Jack Robinson)
Penalties scored:
Penalties conceded:
Penalties missed:
Penalties saved:

Manager: Aitor Karanka
1Sat Aug 04, 2018Bristol CityA1-122,39514Murphy (46')
2Tue Aug 07, 2018West Bromwich AlbionH1-127,85010Guedioura (59')
3Sat Aug 11, 2018ReadingH1-027,9485Soudani (68')
4Sat Aug 18, 2018Wigan AthleticA2-211,5437Cash (10'), Soudani (90')
5Sat Aug 25, 2018Birmingham CityH2-226,79913Lolley (75'), Murphy (87')
6Sat Sep 01, 2018BrentfordA1-210,18614Cash (62')
7Sat Sep 15, 2018Swansea CityA0-019,52215
8Wed Sep 19, 2018Sheffield WednesdayH2-126,25211Grabban (41'), Carvalho (63')
9Sat Sep 22, 2018Rotherham UnitedH1-027,4799Grabban (86' pen)
10Sat Sep 29, 2018Blackburn RoversA2-214,44011Grabban (52', 80' pen)
11Wed Oct 03, 2018MillwallH2-225,75311Lolley (27'), Carvalho (70')
12Sat Oct 06, 2018MiddlesbroughA2-024,2995Lolley (49'), Grabban (77')
13Sat Oct 20, 2018Norwich CityH1-229,4279Grabban (5')
14Wed Oct 24, 2018Bolton WanderersA3-013,1957Lolley (12'), Grabban (64', 83' pen)
15Sat Oct 27, 2018Leeds UnitedA1-134,3087Robinson (11')
16Sat Nov 03, 2018Sheffield UnitedH1-028,7576Grabban (69')
17Sat Nov 10, 2018Stoke CityH0-028,5567
18Sat Nov 24, 2018Hull CityA2-013,3647Grabban (61'), Lolley (64')
19Wed Nov 28, 2018Aston VillaA5-532,8686Grabban (3', 82'), Carvalho (6'), Cash (22'), Lolley (51')
20Sat Dec 01, 2018Ipswich TownH2-027,8735Grabban (9', 39')
21Sat Dec 08, 2018Preston North EndH0-127,7777
22Mon Dec 17, 2018Derby CountyA0-031,1607
23Sat Dec 22, 2018Queens Park RangersH0-128,1777
24Wed Dec 26, 2018Norwich CityA3-326,93310Cash (45', 74'), Robinson (65')
25Sat Dec 29, 2018MillwallA0-115,27310
26Tue Jan 01, 2019Leeds UnitedH4-229,5307Colback (5', 69'), Murphy (72'), Osborn (76')
Manager: Simon Ireland
27Sat Jan 12, 2019ReadingA0-215,0349
Manager: Martin O'Neill
28Sat Jan 19, 2019Bristol CityH0-128,92212
29Sat Jan 26, 2019Wigan AthleticH3-128,8489Lolley (19'), Cash (48'), Guedioura (80')
30Sat Feb 02, 2019Birmingham CityA0-224,23512
31Sat Feb 09, 2019BrentfordH2-127,8299Grabban (16'), Wague (79')
32Tue Feb 12, 2019West Bromwich AlbionA2-222,6919Stefan Johansen (6' OG), Yates (65')
33Sat Feb 16, 2019Preston North EndA0-013,9048
34Mon Feb 25, 2019Derby CountyH1-029,4218Benalouane (2')
35Sat Mar 02, 2019Stoke CityA0-226,7369
36Sat Mar 09, 2019Hull CityH3-029,3978Carvalho (72'), Ansarifard (76'), Lolley (82' pen)
37Wed Mar 13, 2019Aston VillaH1-329,22410Colback (3')
38Sat Mar 16, 2019Ipswich TownA1-116,70911John Nolan (31' OG)
39Sat Mar 30, 2019Swansea CityH2-128,4699Murphy (80'), Wague (87')
40Sat Apr 06, 2019Rotherham UnitedA1-211,0129Grabban (28')
41Tue Apr 09, 2019Sheffield WednesdayA0-323,93110
42Sat Apr 13, 2019Blackburn RoversH1-227,78611Elliott Bennett (52' OG)Safe
43Fri Apr 19, 2019Sheffield UnitedA0-228,40313Safe
44Mon Apr 22, 2019MiddlesbroughH3-027,65311Lolley (39' pen, 85'), Milosevic (64')Safe
45Sat Apr 27, 2019Queens Park RangersA1-015,21210Ansarifard (55')Safe
46Sun May 05, 2019Bolton WanderersH1-027,6589Lolley (18')Safe

FA Cup
Manager: Aitor Karanka
Sat Jan 05, 2019Chelsea3A0-240,544

League Cup
Manager: Aitor Karanka
Tue Aug 14, 2018Bury1H1-18,172Cash (90+3')
Wed Aug 29, 2018Newcastle United2H3-113,942Murphy (2'), Cash (90+4'), Dias (90+7')
Wed Sep 26, 2018Stoke City3H3-212,915Osborn (19'), Murphy (40'), Lolley (50')
Tue Oct 30, 2018Burton Albion4A2-34,284Grabban (70'), Appiah (90+1')

Pre-Season Friendly
Manager: Aitor Karanka
Wed Jul 11, 2018Lincoln ImpsGibraltarA5-0-Cash (25'), Gabriel (36'), Gomis (60'), Lolley (63'), Yates (65')
Sat Jul 14, 2018Real BetisSpainA0-1-
Mon Jul 16, 2018MalagaSpainA3-0-Dias (31'), Osborn (63'), Soudani (65')
Sat Jul 21, 2018Oldham AthleticEnglandA2-21,768Cash (3'), Grabban (87')
Wed Jul 25, 2018Scunthorpe UnitedEnglandA1-02,509Yates (24')
Sat Jul 28, 2018BournemouthEnglandH2-014,108Darikwa (34'), Dias (48')

Transfers before, during and immediately after the season.
In (21) - £19,000,000 Out (40) - £7,000,000
Date Player Details Fee Date Player Details Fee
May 30, 2018Michael DawsonBoughtAdam CrookesLoan Out
Jun 13, 2018Diogo GoncalvesLoan InToby EdserLoan Out
Jun 13, 2018Joao CarvalhoBought£13,000,000Jun 20, 2018Andreas BouchalakisSold
Jun 23, 2018Gil DiasLoan InJun 22, 2018Eric LichajSold
Jun 29, 2018Hillal SoudaniBoughtJun 29, 2018Tyler WalkerLoan out
Jun 30, 2018Jack RobinsonBoughtJul 13, 2018Jason CummingsLoan out
Jul 01, 2018Tobias FigueiredoBoughtJul 20, 2018Armand TraoreSold
Jul 03, 2018Costel PantilimonBoughtAug 01, 2018Stefanos KapinoSold
Jul 06, 2018Lewis GrabbanBought£6,000,000Aug 03, 2018Michael MancienneSold
Aug 01, 2018Luke SteeleBoughtAug 21, 2018Daryl MurphyReleased
Aug 09, 2018Michael HefeleBoughtAug 21, 2018Dimitar EvtimovReleased
Aug 11, 2018Sam ByramLoan InAug 28, 2018Ben BreretonLoan Out
Aug 31, 2018Saidy JankoLoan InAug 31, 2018Apostolos VelliosLoan Out
Sep 04, 2018Panagiotis TachtsidisBoughtAug 31, 2018Jamie WardLoan Out
Sep 06, 2018Claudio YacobBoughtAug 31, 2018Joe WorrallLoan Out
Nov 02, 2018Karim AnsarifardBoughtAug 31, 2018Zach CloughLoan Out
Jan 18, 2019Yohan BenalouaneBoughtOct 31, 2018Virgil GomisLoan Out
Jan 31, 2019Alex MilosevicBoughtNov 16, 2018Jordan SmithLoan Out
Jan 31, 2019Leo BonatiniLoan InJan 03, 2019Alex IacovittiLoan Out
Jan 31, 2019Molla WagueLoan InJan 03, 2019Jason CummingsLoan Out
Jan 31, 2019PeleLoan InJan 03, 2019Panagiotis TachtsidisLoan Out
Jan 03, 2019Toby EdserLoan Out
Jan 04, 2019Ben BreretonSold£7,000,000
Jan 07, 2019Gboly AriyibiLoan Out
Jan 10, 2019Jorge GrantLoan Out
Jan 14, 2019Adam CrookesLoan Out
Jan 14, 2019Jordan SmithLoan Out
Jan 29, 2019Danny FoxSold
Jan 31, 2019Anel AhmedhodzicSold
Jan 31, 2019Tim ErlandssonSold
Jan 31, 2019Virgil GomisLoan Out
Jan 31, 2019Zach CloughLoan Out
May 13, 2019Adam CrookesReleased
May 13, 2019Jamie WardReleased
May 13, 2019Stephen HendersonReleased
May 31, 2019Alex IacovittiSold
May 31, 2019Panagiotis TachtsidisReleased
Jun 18, 2019Hillal SoudaniSold
Jun 24, 2019Apostolos VelliosSold
Jul 04, 2019Jorge GrantSold

*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
GK1 Costel Pantilimon Romania314416151334
GK12 Jordan Smith England231115On loan to Mansfield until the end of the season
GK15 Luke Steele
Loan Out
England33743141On loan to Millwall until January
GK33 Dimitar Evtimov Bulgaria24
GK41 Stephen Henderson Rep. of Ire.30Released
D3 Tobias Figueiredo Portugal241467131124Joined permanently at the begining of the season
D11 Ben Osborn England2344191213235126
D13 Molla Wague Mali2711614224On loan from Udinese from Jan to the end of season
D17 Alex Milosevic Sweden261262413111Joined in January
D18 Jack Robinson England24401713102131226
D20 Michael Dawson England34137512328Re-signed at the start of the season
D21 Saidy Janko Switz221746732215On loan from Porto for the season
D25 Sam Byram England24841342On loan from West Ham for the season
D26 Liam Bridcutt Scotland29431112
D27 Tendayi Darikwa England2631121093117
D28 Thomas Lam Finland24
D29 Yohan Benalouane Tunisia31144371721
D42 Joe Worrall England21On loan at Rangers for the season
D44 Michael Hefele Germany27186664125
M4 Danny Fox England32217956111Left in January to join Wigan
M5 Adlene Guedioura Algeria3228128823799Left at start of next season
M6 Jack Colback England283911141431532On loan from Newcastle for the whole season
M8 Ben Watson England3321105665316
M10 Joao Carvalho Portugal21401514114516107
M14 Matty Cash England20411711138514113
M22 Ryan Yates England201783615714
M23 Joe Lolley England2551201516126167
M24 Claudio Yacob Argentina311765623512
M28 Pele Guinea269315434On loan from Monaco for the season
M34 Panagiotis Tachtsidis Greece271On loan to Lecce from Jan to the end of season
F2 Hillal Soudani Algeria3073222342Left at end of season
F7 Lewis Grabban England304115131317413121
F9 Daryl Murphy Rep. of Ire.3532108146212118
F17 Ben Brereton England19
F19 Diogo Goncalves Portugal211042411613On loan from Benfica for the season
F31 Gil Dias Portugal21249105139116On loan from AS Monaco
F33 Leo Bonatini Brazil24532233On loan from Wolves until the end of season
F35 Jamie Ward N. Ireland32Released
F37 Karim Ansarifard Iran281272322398Left at end of season
F38 Gboly Ariyibi USA23
F39 Apostolos Vellios Greece26Left at end of season
F40 Zach Clough England23On loan to Rochdale from Jan to the end of season
F43 Arvin Appiah England177251259Left to join Almeria in September


Number of different scorers: 15
Goals (Pens)PlayerGames
17 (3)Lewis Grabban41
12 (2)Joe Lolley51
8Matty Cash41
6Daryl Murphy32
4Joao Carvalho40
3Jack Colback39
3Own Goals51
2Adlene Guedioura28
2Ben Osborn44
2Hillal Soudani7
2Jack Robinson40
2Karim Ansarifard12
2Molla Wague11
1Alex Milosevic12
1Arvin Appiah7
1Gil Dias24
1Ryan Yates17
1Yohan Benalouane14

Home and away victories for the season
Game 1 Game 2
Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score
Bolton WanderersWed Oct 24, 2018Away3-0Sun May 05, 2019Home1-0
Hull CitySat Nov 24, 2018Away2-0Sat Mar 09, 2019Home3-0
MiddlesbroughSat Oct 06, 2018Away2-0Mon Apr 22, 2019Home3-0

Home and away losses for the season
Game 1 Game 2
Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score