1997–98 Nottingham Forest F.C. season

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Nottingham Forest
1997–98 season
Chairman Nigel Wray
Manager Dave Bassett
Stadium City Ground
First Division 1st (champions)
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Second round
Top goalscorer League: van Hooijdonk (29)
All: van Hooijdonk (34)
Average home league attendance 20,584

During the 1997–98 English football season, Nottingham Forest F.C. competed in the Football League First Division.

Season summary[edit]

Nottingham Forest got re-promoted to the Premier League, much thanks to the striking partnership of Pierre van Hooijdonk and Kevin Campbell. In the end, Forest had a four-point margin down to the 3rd positioned-team Sunderland, prompting an immediate return to the top flight.

Final league table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Nottingham Forest (C) 46 28 10 8 82 42 +40 94 Promotion to the 1998–99 FA Premier League
2 Middlesbrough (P) 46 27 10 9 77 41 +36 91
3 Sunderland 46 26 12 8 86 50 +36 90 Qualification to the First Division play-offs
4 Charlton Athletic (P) 46 26 10 10 80 49 +31 88
5 Ipswich Town 46 23 14 9 77 43 +34 83
6 Sheffield United 46 19 17 10 69 54 +15 74
7 Birmingham City 46 19 17 10 60 35 +25 74
8 Stockport County 46 19 8 19 71 69 +2 65
9 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 18 11 17 57 53 +4 65
10 West Bromwich Albion 46 16 13 17 50 56 −6 61
11 Crewe Alexandra 46 18 5 23 58 65 −7 59
12 Oxford United 46 16 10 20 60 64 −4 58
13 Bradford City 46 14 15 17 46 59 −13 57
14 Tranmere Rovers 46 14 14 18 54 57 −3 56
15 Norwich City 46 14 13 19 52 69 −17 55
16 Huddersfield Town 46 14 11 21 50 72 −22 53
17 Bury 46 11 19 16 42 58 −16 52
18 Swindon Town 46 14 10 22 42 73 −31 52
19 Port Vale 46 13 10 23 56 66 −10 49
20 Portsmouth 46 13 10 23 51 63 −12 49
21 Queens Park Rangers 46 10 19 17 51 63 −12 49
22 Manchester City (R) 46 12 12 22 56 57 −1 48 Relegation to the 1998–99 Second Division
23 Stoke City (R) 46 11 13 22 44 74 −30 46
24 Reading (R) 46 11 9 26 39 78 −39 42

Updated to games played on 3 May 1998.
Source: Statto.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]

Nottingham Forest's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
9 August 1997 Port Vale A 1–0 12,533 Campbell
15 August 1997 Norwich City H 4–1 16,524 van Hooijdonk, Thomas (2), Campbell
23 August 1997 Oxford United A 1–0 9,486 Mustoe
30 August 1997 Queens Park Rangers H 4–0 18,804 van Hooijdonk (3), Saunders
3 September 1997 Manchester City H 1–3 23,681 Campbell
7 September 1997 Swindon Town A 0–0 13,051
13 September 1997 Sheffield United A 0–1 24,536
20 September 1997 Portsmouth H 1–0 17,292 van Hooijdonk
27 September 1997 Stoke City H 1–0 19,018 Campbell
3 October 1997 Huddersfield Town A 2–0 11,258 Cooper, Saunders
18 October 1997 Tranmere Rovers H 2–2 17,009 van Hooijdonk, Gemmill
21 October 1997 West Bromwich Albion H 1–0 19,243 Campbell
24 October 1997 Reading A 3–3 12,610 van Hooijdonk (2, 1 pen), Campbell
1 November 1997 Crewe Alexandra H 3–1 18,268 Campbell, van Hooijdonk (2)
4 November 1997 Bury A 0–2 6,137
8 November 1997 Sunderland A 1–1 33,160 Hjelde
15 November 1997 Birmingham City H 1–0 19,610 Campbell
22 November 1997 Charlton Athletic H 5–2 18,532 van Hooijdonk (3), Woan, Campbell
26 November 1997 Middlesbrough A 0–0 30,143
29 November 1997 Ipswich Town A 1–0 17,580 Campbell
6 December 1997 Bradford City H 2–2 17,943 Cooper, Bonalair
14 December 1997 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 1–2 24,635 A Johnson
20 December 1997 Stockport County H 2–1 16,701 van Hooijdonk (pen), Stone
26 December 1997 Swindon Town H 3–0 26,500 Campbell (2), A Johnson
28 December 1997 Manchester City A 3–2 31,839 van Hooijdonk (2 pens), Campbell
10 January 1998 Port Vale H 2–1 17,639 van Hooijdonk (2)
17 January 1998 Norwich City A 0–1 17,059
24 January 1998 Queens Park Rangers A 1–0 13,220 Cooper
31 January 1998 Oxford United H 1–3 18,392 van Hooijdonk (pen)
7 February 1998 Portsmouth A 1–0 15,033 Chettle
17 February 1998 Huddersfield Town H 3–0 18,231 van Hooijdonk (2), Bonalair
21 February 1998 Stoke City A 1–1 16,899 Thomas-Moore
24 February 1998 Tranmere Rovers A 0–0 7,377
1 March 1998 Middlesbrough H 4–0 25,286 van Hooijdonk (2, 1 pen), Campbell, Cooper
4 March 1998 Sunderland H 0–3 29,009
7 March 1998 Crewe Alexandra A 4–1 5,759 Bart-Williams, Campbell (3)
14 March 1998 Bury H 3–0 18,846 Lucketti (own goal), van Hooijdonk, Rogers
21 March 1998 Birmingham City A 2–1 24,663 van Hooijdonk (2)
28 March 1998 Charlton Athletic A 2–4 15,815 Campbell (2)
1 April 1998 Sheffield United H 3–0 21,512 Thomas, Campbell (2)
5 April 1998 Ipswich Town H 2–1 22,292 Cooper, van Hooijdonk
11 April 1998 Bradford City A 3–0 17,248 Campbell, Gemmill, Bart-Williams
13 April 1998 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 3–0 22,863 Johnson, van Hooijdonk, Campbell
18 April 1998 Stockport County A 2–2 9,892 van Hooijdonk, Johnson
26 April 1998 Reading H 1–0 29,302 Bart-Williams
3 May 1998 West Bromwich Albion A 1–1 23,013 Stone

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1997–98 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 3 January 1998 Charlton Athletic A 1–4 13,827 van Hooijdonk

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 First Leg 11 August 1997 Doncaster Rovers A 8–0 4,547 Thomas, Saunders (2), Hjelde (2), van Hooijdonk (2), Allen
R1 Second Leg 27 August 1997 Doncaster Rovers H 2–1 (won 10-1 on agg) 9,908 Guinan, van Hooijdonk
R2 First Leg 17 September 1997 Walsall H 0–1 7,841
R2 Second Leg 24 September 1997 Walsall A 2–2 (lost 2-3 on agg) 6,037 van Hooijdonk, Armstrong

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[2]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
England GK Dave Beasant
England GK Mark Goodlad
Wales GK Mark Crossley
Switzerland GK Marco Pascolo
England DF Steve Chettle
England DF Colin Cooper
England DF Andy Dawson
England DF Des Lyttle
England DF Alan Rogers
England DF Stuart Thom
Scotland DF Chris Doig
France DF Thierry Bonalair
Norway DF Jon-Olav Hjelde
England MF Chris Allen
England MF Craig Armstrong
England MF Chris Bart-Williams
England MF Richard Cooper
England MF John Finnigan
England MF Richard Hodgson
England MF Bobby Howe
No. Position Player
England MF Steve Melton
England MF Steve Stone
England MF Geoff Thomas
England MF Andy Todd
England MF Ian Woan
Wales MF Christian Edwards
Wales MF Glyn Hodges
Wales MF Andy Johnson
Scotland MF Scot Gemmill
Republic of Ireland MF John Burns
Australia MF Gareth Edds
England FW Kevin Campbell
England FW Steve Guinan
England FW Marlon Harewood
England FW Paul McGregor
England FW Ian Thomas-Moore
Republic of Ireland FW David Freeman
Netherlands FW Pierre van Hooijdonk
Spain FW Carlos Merino

Left club permanently during season[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Northern Ireland GK Alan Fettis (to Blackburn Rovers)
England DF Vance Warner (to Rotherham United)
England MF Paul Smith (to Lincoln City)
No. Position Player
Wales MF David Phillips (to Huddersfield Town)
Northern Ireland MF Damien Johnson (on loan from Blackburn Rovers)
Wales FW Dean Saunders (to Sheffield United)

Left club on loan during season[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Wales GK Mark Crossley (on loan to Millwall)
England MF Chris Allen (on loan to Luton Town)
No. Position Player
England MF John Finnigan (on loan to Lincoln City)
England FW Marlon Harewood (on loan to FC Haka)

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