2009–10 Nottingham Forest F.C. season

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Nottingham Forest F.C.
2009–10 season
Chairman Nigel Doughty
Manager Billy Davies
Football League Championship 3rd
Football League Championship play-offs Semi-Finals
FA Cup Third Round
League Cup Third Round
Top goalscorer League: Robert Earnshaw (17)
All: Robert Earnshaw (17)
Highest home attendance 29 155 vs. Newcastle United (Championship, 17 October 2009)
Lowest home attendance 4 639 vs Bradford City (League Cup, 12 August 2009)
Average home league attendance 22,231
Home colours
Away colours

The 2009–10 season was Nottingham Forest's second season in the Football League Championship, following promotion from League One in the 2007–08 season, and after spending three years in the third tier.

Team Kit[edit]

Supplier: Umbro
Sponsor(s): Victor Chandler

Home
Away

Source: Wikipedia Nottingham Forest Article

Club Officials[edit]

Board of Directors

Role Nat Name
Chairman: England Nigel Doughty
Chief Executive: England Mark Arthur
Finance Director: England John Pelling
Associate Director: England Tim Farr

Technical Staff

Role Nat Name
Manager: Scotland Billy Davies
Assistant Manager: Republic of Ireland David Kelly
Goalkeeping Coach: Wales Peter Williams
First Team Coach: England Julian Darby
Assistant First Team Coach: England Chris Fairclough
Head Physiotherapist: England Andrew Balderston
Physiotherapist: Northern Ireland Steve Devine
Physiotherapist: England Andy Hunt
Youth Academy Director: England Nick Marshall
Youth Academy Coach: England Russell Lovett
Youth Academy Coach: England Tony Cook
Head Academy Scout: Greece Tasos Makis
Medical Consultant: Republic of Ireland Dr Frank Coffey
Performance Coach: England Darren Robinson
Kit Manager: England Terry Farndale
Chief Scout: England Keith Burt
Football Analyst: England John Harrower
Club Consultant: England David Pleat

Pre-season and Friendlies[edit]

Summary[edit]

In preparation for the 2009–10 campaign, Forest released 7 fringe players. Richard Tait, Hamza Bencherif, Liam Hook, Tom Sharpe, Ryan Whitehurst, Emile Sinclair and Paddy Gamble were all released with Sinclair the only player to make first team appearances.[1] Ian Breckin was also told he would play no part next season. Another 3 fringe players were given new contracts, Mickael Darnet, Shane Redmond and Arron Mitchell.[2] Forest then signed three players in two days in late June. Striker David McGoldrick signed for £1m from Southampton,[3] whilst fellow striker Dele Adebola rejected a new contract offer from Bristol City to sign a two-year deal for The Reds[4] As well as this, winger Paul Anderson signed a three-year deal for £250,000 from Liverpool, after spending the previous season on loan at The Reds.[5] Goalkeeper Lee Camp became Forest's fourth signing of the summer on 3 July, signing for £150,000 from QPR, with the highly rated keeper committing himself to a four-year deal with the club.[6] Youngsters Shane Redmond and James Reid headed out of the City Ground for six-month loans to Burton Albion and Rushden & Diamonds respectively on 7 July.[7] Forest announced a day later that their shirt sponsors for the season would be gaming company Victor Chandler, with the one-year contract seeing Forest receive a substantial six-figure sum.[8] On Thursday 16 July, Forest announced their full list of squad numbers for the 09/10 season.[9]

The Reds then kicked off their pre-season campaign with a 1–0 victory over Portuguese outfit Sporting Lisbon, with Paul Anderson netting the winner in the 79th minute for Forest.[10] A week later Forest sent out two teams to play Burton Albion and Ilkeston Town. The first team beat Burton 4–1 with McGoldrick netting his first goal and Tyson bagging a hat-trick, whilst a young and inexperienced team lost 2–1 to Ilkeston, Tim Hopkinson scoring a late consolation penalty.[11] On 20 July Nottingham Forest completed the signings of Chris Gunter and Paul McKenna for £1.75 million and £750,000 respectively. Mark Byrne was also sent out on loan to Rushden and Diamonds for six months.[12] On 21 July a deal was completed to bring back Joel Lynch,[13] who spent a large amount of time on loan at Forest last season. Along with Forest's payment of around £200,000, Matt Thornhill was sent out on loan to Brighton & Hove Albion for 6 months.[14] On 22 July Forest signed Dexter Blackstock from QPR for on a 4-year deal.[15] This bolstered Davies' attacking options to six strikers. They continued their spending on the 22nd by bringing in Polish Midfielder Radoslaw Majewski on a season-long loan deal with an option to buy him included.[16] Later that day Forest sent 2 teams out in pre-season friendly's, one to face Rotherham United, the other to face Rushden and Diamonds. The first team squad was mixed between the 2 matches as one side beat Rotherham 1–0[17] with Earnshaw's first goal of the pre-season while the other drew 1–1 with Diamonds[18] thanks to a goal from Majewski on his debut scored after just 90 seconds. Three days later was the traditional match between Forest and local rivals Notts County, who has just been taken over by the Munto Finance group. The result was 2–1 to County[19] despite late pressure from Forest that saw McGugan get a goal, this surprised many people who had expected Forest to easily win. Forest finished their pre-season fixtures with two impressive results at home against Premier League opposition. The first a 1–1 draw against Stoke City[20] and the second, two days later, a 2–1 victory against Birmingham City.[21]

Results[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
12 July 2009 Portugal Sporting Clube de Portugal A 1 – 0 Anderson 79'
18 July 2009 Burton Albion A 4 – 1 McGoldrick 28', Tyson (3) 46', 53', 56' 2,013
18 July 2009 Ilkeston Town A 1 – 2 Hopkinson (pen.)
22 July 2009 Rotherham United A 1 – 0 Earnshaw 7' 1,223
22 July 2009 Rushden and Diamonds A 1 – 1 Majewski 2'
25 July 2009 Notts County A 1 – 2 McGugan 73' 12,040
29 July 2009 Stoke City H 1 – 1 McGoldrick 30' 5,542
1 August 2009 Birmingham City H 2 – 1 McGoldrick 41', Earnshaw 82' 6,735

Football League Championship[edit]

Summary[edit]

Forest began the season with a 0–0 draw at Reading, the same as their previous season. Forest then picked up their first win of the season a few days later with a 3–0 victory in the League Cup over League Two Bradford City, with Paul Anderson, Dexter Blackstock and Lewis McGugan all getting their names onto the scoresheet. However, their first home league game of the season ended in a 1–0 defeat to West Bromwich Albion, due to an own goal by Wes Morgan and Robert Earnshaw missed a penalty for Forest. Forest then suffered their second home defeat of the week, a 4–2 loss against Watford. The following Saturday saw Forest pick up a point in a 1–1 draw away to Q.P.R, with a goal from David McGoldrick in the second half. The next fixture was a midweek League Cup tie against Middlesbrough at the City Ground. Forest won 2–1 after extra time, after Chambers scored from a corner in the 60th minute and Radoslaw Majewski scored his first goal for Forest in the 103 minute. Middlesbrough had not conceded before this season. Next up was the East Midlands derby against rivals Derby County. Forest were looking to beat Derby for the first time since 2002, and they got off to a perfect start when Majewski fired the Reds in front after just 58 seconds. Forest made it 2–0 after 28 minutes, Dexter Blackstock with the goal. Nathan Tyson made it 3–0, just three minutes before half time. However Derby were not done yet when a Wes Morgan own goal and Jake Livermore goal had Derby back into the game. Forest held onto the win but it was after the game that made the headlines with Nathan Tyson celebrating the win by parading a corner flag, emblazoned with the Forest emblem, across the away fans. Tyson, and Forest as a whole, argued that the gesture was celebratory and the move across the away fans was so Tyson could salute the home fans above and at the other end of the away end. The Derby contingent disagreed, believing that the gesture was inflammatory. Derby players and staff clashed with Forest players and staff. The FA charged Forest and Derby with "failing to control their players", while Tyson was charged with improper conduct.[22] Tyson pleaded guilty to his charge,[23] as did Derby. Forest pleaded not guilty. The FA fined Forest £25,000 and Derby £20,000, with £10,000 suspended for both. Tyson was fined £5,000 and given a two-game ban which was suspended.[24]

September started with consecutive 1–1 draws against Sheffield Wednesday and Ipswich Town. However Forest were then up against high-flying Blackpool and suffered a 1–0 defeat before going out of the League Cup by the same scoreline to Blackburn Rovers. But a 1–0 win over struggling Plymouth Argyle gave Forest a new lease of life and they made it consecutive wins after a 2–0 win over Scunthorpe United. In October, Forest moved up to 10th place, their highest position in the Football League since the 2003/04 season, after a 2–1 victory over Darren Ferguson's, Peterborough United. Forest then defeated Newcastle United, who were then in second place in the table, at home to gain their fourth consecutive win and consign the Toon to only their second defeat of the season. An injury-time winner from Guy Moussi saw Forest to their fifth-consecutive win, against Barnsley at home. However, after this Moussi was sent off for a second bookable offence, for celebrating with the Forest fans in the Trent End. Forest ended the month with a 1–1 draw away at Crystal Palace after coming from behind. November started where October left off with two 1–1 draws against Cardiff City and Bristol City. Lewis McGugan rescued a point with an injury-time equaliser against Cardiff, with Wes Morgan scoring a late goal against Bristol City, who pulled level later in the game. The next match saw Forest play Middlesbrough away. An early goal from the home team saw Forest on the back foot but a free kick in second half from Robert Earnshaw saw Forest to their fourth-successive 1–1 draw. The week after Forest introduced a 'mixed area' of fans, where fans of both Forest and Doncaster could sit together. After selling out this allocation, they went onto to record their biggest win of the season, at that stage, with a 4–1 victory. This also saw Nicky Shorey make his debut for the Reds. Forest kick started December with an impressive 5–1 victory over East Midlands neighbours Leicester City, including a Robert Earnshaw hat-trick. Forest then claimed a draw at Sheffield United before going to win at Swansea City and beat Preston at home, Billy Davies' and Paul McKenna's former club who scored the first goal. The Christmas period saw Forest get a draw away at Watford and a win at home against Coventry City. January began with a very important win over promotion rivals West Bromwich Albion. Blackstock, Majewski and Cohen all got on the scoresheet as the Reds won 3–1 to help them leap frog West Brom into second place. The month continued to be good as Forest beat Reading 2–1 and thumped QPR 5–0 at home to help them stay in second place. However the month ended in disaster as Forest lost away for the first time in the season to local rivals Derby County 1–0. This saw their 19-game unbeaten run come to an end. This, coupled with the FA Cup exit, saw mixed emotions through the month. Forest bounced back in February with a win at home to Sheffield Wednesday, thanks to a Dexter Blackstock brace, which saw Forest's impressive home record continue. However, the defeat to Derby away had had its effects. Two away defeats on the bounce to Coventry City and Doncaster Rovers saw the Reds slip down to third, despite being unbeaten away for the earlier parts of the season. Home wins against Sheffield United and Middlesbrough saw Forest back up to 3rd but their away form took another blow as they lost to Leicester City 3–0 away. March began with an injury time winner from Luke Chambers against Swansea City at home saw Forest mount a push to keep the pressure on second placed WBA but away defeats against Preston North End and Barnsley dented these hopes. A 4th consecutive 1–0 win at home, against Peterborough United, and a 2–0 win against Crystal Palace saw Forest equal Brian Clough's record of twelve consecutive home wins but it was not enough though as West Bromwich Albion got further away in the promotion push. A 7th consecutive away defeat, against table topping Newcastle United, saw most fans condemn themselves to the playoffs and West Brom pulled away even further. April saw Forest gained their first away point in three months against Bristol City thanks to a finish from outside the box from Guy Moussi to draw 1–1. Forest's draw at home to Cardiff 2 days later meant Newcastle were confirmed of promotion. Forest then got an impressive win against Ipswich at home which saw them qualify for the playoffs, but also meant West Brom gained the final automatic promotion place. The following week Forest played Blackpool away, the last team to beat them at home back in September. With Forest already qualified for the playoffs, the starting 11 saw many fringe players in, which saw Forest go on to lose 3–1 with Joe Garner getting the consolation, his first of the season. Forest's last home game of the season was against already relegated Plymouth Argyle, where Forest won 3–0. Forest ended the season with a 2–2 draw, playing Scunthorpe United away.

Results[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance League

position

8 August 2009 Reading A 0 – 0 19,640 17th
15 August 2009 West Bromwich Albion H 0 – 1 22,794 20th
18 August 2009 Watford H 2 – 4 Blackstock 45'+2', Adebola 87' 19,232 22nd
22 August 2009 Queens Park Rangers A 1 – 1 McGoldrick 57' 13,058 20th
29 August 2009 Derby County H 3 – 2 Majewski 1', Blackstock 28', Tyson 42' 28,143 16th
12 September 2009 Sheffield Wednesday A 1 – 1 Blackstock 2' 25,270 16th
15 September 2009 Ipswich Town A 1 – 1 Earnshaw 59' 21,130 16th
19 September 2009 Blackpool H 0 – 1 23,487 18th
25 September 2009 Plymouth Argyle A 1 – 0 Gunter 45'+2' 14,792 17th
30 September 2009 Scunthorpe United H 2 – 0 Chambers 71', Blackstock 76' 18,332 14th
3 October 2009 Peterborough United A 2 – 1 Majewski 51', Anderson 56' 12,711 10th
17 October 2009 Newcastle United H 1 – 0 Blackstock 45' 29,155 7th
20 October 2009 Barnsley H 1 – 0 Moussi 90'+4' 20,395 7th
24 October 2009 Crystal Palace A 1 – 1 McGoldrick 48' 15,692 9th
1 November 2009 Cardiff City A 1 – 1 McGugan 90'+1 20,413 9th
7 November 2009 Bristol City H 1 – 1 Morgan 85' 21,467 8th
21 November 2009 Middlesbrough A 1 – 1 Earnshaw 73' 22,710 9th
28 November 2009 Doncaster Rovers H 4 – 1 Roberts 17' (o.g.), Morgan 59', Earnshaw 77', McGugan 80' 22,035 4th
5 December 2009 Leicester City H 5 – 1 Earnshaw (3) 12', 32', 49', Anderson 54', Adebola 77' 28,626 3rd
8 December 2009 Sheffield United A 0 – 0 26,490 4th
12 December 2009 Swansea City A 1 – 0 McGoldrick 35' 16,690 4th
19 December 2009 Preston North End H 3 – 0 McKenna 16', Adebola 25', McGugan 81' 21,582 3rd
26 December 2009 Watford A 0 – 0 17,086 3rd
28 December 2009 Coventry City H 2 – 0 Earnshaw 42', Blackstock 78' 28,608 3rd
8 January 2010 West Bromwich Albion A 3 – 1 Blackstock 18', Majewski 53', Cohen 56' 22,873 2nd
16 January 2010 Reading H 2 – 1 Anderson 11', Earnshaw 41' 27,635 2nd
26 January 2010 Queens Park Rangers H 5 – 0 Earnshaw (2) 18', 21', Blackstock 32' (pen.), Cohen 49', Perch 78' 23,293 2nd
30 January 2010 Derby County A 0 – 1 32,674 2nd
6 February 2010 Sheffield Wednesday H 2 – 1 Blackstock (2) 24' (pen.), 80' 27,900 3rd
9 February 2010 Coventry City A 0 – 1 18,225 3rd
13 February 2010 Doncaster Rovers A 0 – 1 12,768 3rd
16 February 2010 Sheffield United H 1 – 0 Earnshaw 4' 22,076 3rd
20 February 2010 Middlesbrough H 1 – 0 Cohen 72' 25,498 2nd
27 February 2010 Leicester City A 0 – 3 31,759 3rd
6 March 2010 Swansea City H 1 – 0 Chambers 90+1' 25,012 3rd
13 March 2010 Preston North End A 2 – 3 Blackstock 57' (pen.), Earnshaw 76' 14,226 3rd
16 March 2010 Barnsley A 1 – 2 Blackstock 78' 13,174 3rd
20 March 2010 Peterborough United H 1 – 0 Earnshaw 13' 24,582 3rd
23 March 2010 Crystal Palace H 2 – 0 Morgan 45+3', Tyson 82' 20,025 3rd
29 March 2010 Newcastle United A 0 – 2 45,987 3rd
3 April 2010 Bristol City A 1 – 1 Moussi 29' 16,125 3rd
5 April 2010 Cardiff City H 0 – 0 22.185 3rd
10 April 2010 Ipswich Town H 3 – 0 Chambers 47', Moussi 57', Earnshaw 76' 23,459 3rd
17 April 2010 Blackpool A 1 – 3 Garner 65' 11,164 3rd
24 April 2010 Plymouth Argyle H 3 – 0 Earnshaw 19', N'Gala 34' (o.g.), Anderson 90+3' 22,602 3rd
2 May 2010 Scunthorpe United A 2 – 2 Garner 17', Boyd 43' 8,119 3rd

Results By Round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
Ground A H H A H A A H A H A H H A A H A H H A A H A H A H H A H A A H H A H A A H H A A H H A H A
Result D L L D W D D L W W W W W D D D D W W D W W D W W W W L W L L W W L W L L W W L D D W L W D
Position 17 20 22 20 16 16 16 18 17 14 10 7 7 9 9 8 9 4 3 4 4 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

League Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Newcastle United (C) (P) 46 30 12 4 90 35 +55 102 Promotion to Premier League
2 West Bromwich Albion (P) 46 26 13 7 89 48 +41 91
3 Nottingham Forest 46 22 13 11 65 40 +25 79 Qualification to League Championship playoffs
4 Cardiff City 46 22 10 14 73 54 +19 76
5 Leicester City 46 21 13 12 61 45 +16 76
6 Blackpool (P) 46 19 13 14 74 58 +16 70
7 Swansea City 46 17 18 11 40 37 +3 69
8 Sheffield United 46 17 14 15 62 55 +7 65
9 Reading 46 17 12 17 68 63 +5 63
10 Bristol City 46 15 18 13 56 65 −9 63
11 Middlesbrough 46 16 14 16 58 50 +8 62
12 Doncaster Rovers 46 15 15 16 59 58 +1 60
13 Queens Park Rangers 46 14 15 17 58 65 −7 57
14 Derby County 46 15 11 20 53 63 −10 56
15 Ipswich Town 46 12 20 14 50 61 −11 56
16 Watford 46 14 12 20 61 68 −7 54
17 Preston North End 46 13 15 18 58 73 −15 54
18 Barnsley 46 14 12 20 53 69 −16 54
19 Coventry City 46 13 15 18 47 64 −17 54
20 Scunthorpe United 46 14 10 22 64 84 −20 52
21 Crystal Palace 46 14 17 15 50 53 −3 049*
22 Sheffield Wednesday (R) 46 11 14 21 42 66 −24 47 Relegation to Football League One
23 Plymouth Argyle (R) 46 11 8 27 43 68 −25 41
24 Peterborough United (R) 46 8 10 28 46 80 −34 34

Updated to games played on 2 May 2010.
Source: The Football League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
* Crystal Palace were given a ten point deduction for entering administration.[25]
(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.

Coca-Cola Championship Playoffs[edit]

Summary[edit]

Forest qualified for the Playoffs after finishing 3rd. Since Blackpool finished 6th it meant they drew each other in the semi-finals, with Cardiff City and Leicester City contesting the other semi. The first leg was at Blackpool's Bloomfield Road ground. Forest started brightly with a superb goal from Chris Cohen from the corner of the area, before Blackpool replied with two goals meaning they took a 2–1 advantage into the second leg. Forest once again started brightly, with Earnshaw levelling the scores on aggregate after 7 minutes. In the second half Blackpool took an aggregate lead, but then Earnshaw levelled again. However, Blackpool then went on to score 3 more in quick succession to put they virtually through. Adebola got a late consolation in stoppage time, but it wasn't enough and Forest were knocked out of 2010 Playoffs.

Results[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Referee Attendance
8 May 2010 Semi-Final – 1st Leg Blackpool A 1 – 2 Cohen 13' Phil Dowd 11,805
11 May 2010 Semi-Final – 2nd Leg Blackpool H 3 – 4 Earnshaw (2) 7', 66', Adebola 90+2' Mark Clattenburg 28,358

League Cup[edit]

Summary[edit]

Forest were drawn against Bradford City at home, in the First Round of the League Cup. Bradford had lost 5–0 to Forest neighbours Notts County just a few days before and their poor luck continued as they went on to lose 3–0 thanks to goals from Paul Anderson, Dexter Blackstock and Lewis Mcgugan. The Second Round saw Forest get drawn against nearly relegated Middlesbrough. This would prove a tough test for Forest. Forest in at half time losing 1–0. However, after the break Luke Chambers gained a valuable equaliser which saw the match go into extra time. Then in the first period of extra time, Polish international Radosław Majewski bagged a winner to send Forest into the Third Round. Forest were drawn at home again, this time to Premier League side Blackburn Rovers. Forest couldn't continue their cup run and went on to lose 1–0.

Results[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
12 August 2009 Round One Bradford City H 3 – 0 Anderson 47', Blackstock 60', McGugan 82' 4,639
25 August 2009 Round Two Middlesbrough H 2 – 1 Chambers 60', Majewski 103' 8,838
22 September 2009 Round Three Blackburn Rovers H 0 – 1 11,553

FA Cup[edit]

Summary[edit]

Forest started in the Third Round of the FA Cup, due to them being in the Championship. They were drawn against Premier League Birmingham City. Both sides had very impressive unbeaten runs going into the fixture. The match saw a closely contested match with Joe Hart keeping Birmingham in the competition on more than one occasion. In the second half Forest won a penalty, however this saw Robert Earnshaw blaze it over the bar. The match finished 0–0 meaning a replay at St Andrews. The match was again closely contested, but this time Birmingham edged the win, defeating Forest 1–0.

Results[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Referee Attendance
2 January 2010 Round Three Birmingham City H 0 – 0 Steve Bennett 20,975
12 January 2010 Round Three – Replay Birmingham City A 0 – 1 Kevin Friend 9,399

Squad Statistics[edit]

Appearances and Goals[edit]

The statistics for the following players are for their time during 2009–10 season playing for Nottingham Forest. Any stats from a different club during 2009–10 are not included.

  • Nottingham Forest have also had two own-goals scored for them during 2009–10
  • Includes all statistics from the Coca-Cola Championship Play-offs
No. Pos Nat Player Total Championship FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Northern Ireland Lee Camp 49 0 47 0 2 0 0 0
2 DF England James Perch 21 1 16+3 1 2 0 0 0
3 DF England Nicky Shorey 9 0 9 0 0 0 0 0
4 DF England Luke Chambers 26 4 17+6 3 2 0 1 1
5 DF England Wes Morgan 51 3 46 3 2 0 3 0
6 DF England Kelvin Wilson 38 0 37 0 0 0 1 0
7 MF England Paul Anderson 44 5 34+5 4 1+1 0 2+1 1
8 MF England Lewis McGugan 22 4 6+13 3 1 0 1+1 1
9 FW Nigeria Dele Adebola 38 4 13+21 4 1+1 0 0+2 0
10 FW Wales Robert Earnshaw 37 17 21+13 17 1 0 2 0
11 FW England Nathan Tyson 40 2 19+16 2 1+1 0 2+1 0
12 MF England Garath McCleary 27 0 1+23 0 1+1 0 1 0
14 FW England Joe Garner 21 2 14+4 2 0+1 0 1+1 0
15 MF England Chris Cohen 51 4 46 4 2 0 3 0
16 DF Wales Chris Gunter 50 1 46 1 1+1 0 2 0
17 FW England David McGoldrick 38 3 18+17 3 1 0 0+2 0
18 MF England Paul McKenna 41 1 37 1 1 0 2+1 0
19 MF France Guy Moussi 28 3 21+6 3 1 0 0 0
20 MF Wales Arron Davies 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
20 MF Scotland George Boyd 6 1 5+1 1 0 0 0 0
21 GK England Paul Smith 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
23 FW England Dexter Blackstock 45 13 32+9 12 1 0 3 1
28 MF Poland Radosław Majewski 40 4 33+4 3 1 0 2 1
33 DF England Joel Lynch 12 0 9+1 0 0 0 2 0

Top Scorers[edit]

Includes all competitive matches. The list is sorted by league goals when total goals are equal.

Last updated on 11 May 2010
Position Nation Number Name Championship League Cup FA Cup Total
1 Wales 10 Robert Earnshaw 17 0 0 17
2 England 23 Dexter Blackstock 12 1 0 13
3 England 7 Paul Anderson 4 1 0 5
4 Nigeria 9 Dele Adebola 4 0 0 4
= England 15 Chris Cohen 4 0 0 4
= England 8 Lewis McGugan 3 1 0 4
= Poland 28 Radosław Majewski 3 1 0 4
= England 4 Luke Chambers 3 1 0 4
9 England 17 David McGoldrick 3 0 0 3
= England 5 Wes Morgan 3 0 0 3
= France 19 Guy Moussi 3 0 0 3
12 England 11 Nathan Tyson 2 0 0 2
= England 14 Joe Garner 2 0 0 2
14 Wales 16 Chris Gunter 1 0 0 1
= England 18 Paul McKenna 1 0 0 1
= England 2 James Perch 1 0 0 1
= Scotland 20 George Boyd 1 0 0 1
Own Goals 2 0 0 2
TOTALS 69 5 0 74

Disciplinary Record[edit]

Includes all competitive matches. Players with 1 card or more included only.

Last updated on 11 May 2010
Position Nation Number Name Championship League Cup FA Cup Total
Y YY R Y YY R Y YY R Y YY R
GK Northern Ireland 1 Lee Camp 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
DF England 2 James Perch 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0
DF England 3 Nicky Shorey 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
DF England 4 Luke Chambers 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1
DF England 5 Wes Morgan 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0
DF England 6 Kelvin Wilson 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
MF England 7 Paul Anderson 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
MF England 8 Lewis McGugan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
FW Nigeria 9 Dele Adebola 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
FW Wales 10 Robert Earnshaw 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
FW England 11 Nathan Tyson 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
MF England 12 Garath McCleary 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1
FW England 14 Joe Garner 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0
MF England 15 Chris Cohen 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0
DF Wales 16 Chris Gunter 7 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 9 0 0
FW England 17 David McGoldrick 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 0
MF England 18 Paul McKenna 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0
MF France 19 Guy Moussi 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0
FW England 23 Dexter Blackstock 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
MF Poland 28 Radosław Majewski 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0
DF England 33 Joel Lynch 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
TOTALS 89 1 3 2 0 0 2 0 0 93 1 3

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

# Pos Player From Fee Date
17 FW England David McGoldrick England Southampton £1 million 29 June 2009
7 MF England Paul Anderson England Liverpool £250,000 30 June 2009
9 FW Nigeria Dele Adebola England Bristol City Free 1 July 2009
1 GK Northern Ireland Lee Camp England Queens Park Rangers Undisclosed 3 July 2009
16 DF Wales Chris Gunter England Tottenham Hotspur £1.75 million 20 July 2009
18 MF England Paul McKenna England Preston North End £750,000 20 July 2009
33 MF England Joel Lynch England Brighton and Hove Albion £200,000 21 July 2009
23 FW England Dexter Blackstock England Queens Park Rangers Undisclosed 22 July 2009

Out[edit]

# Pos Player To Fee Date
FW England Emile Sinclair England Macclesfield Town Free 15 May 2009
FW England Ryan Whitehurst England Eastwood Town Free 15 May 2009
MF England Liam Hook England Stamford Released 15 May 2009
DF Algeria Hamza Bencherif England Macclesfield Town Free 15 May 2009
DF England Tom Sharpe England Kidderminster Harriers Released 15 May 2009
GK England Paddy Gamble England Alfreton Town Released 15 May 2009
DF Scotland Richard Tait England Tamworth Free 15 May 2009
DF England Ian Breckin England Chesterfield Free 15 May 2009
20 MF Wales Arron Davies England Brighton and Hove Albion Free 19 January 2010
DF England Joe Heath England Exeter City Free 19 January 2010
35 DF England Aaron Mitchell England Tamworth Free 19 January 2010
MF England James Reid England Lincoln City Free 19 January 2010

Loans In[edit]

# Pos Player From Start End
28 MF Poland Radosław Majewski Poland Polonia Warszawa 22 July 2009 1 June 2010
3 DF England Nicky Shorey England Aston Villa 24 November 2009 28 January 2010
20 MF Scotland George Boyd England Peterborough United 2 March 2010 1 June 2010

Loans Out[edit]

# Pos Player To Start End
DF England Joe Heath England Lincoln City 26 June 2009 4 January 2010
37 DF Republic of Ireland Brendan Moloney England Notts County 1 July 2009 4 January 2010
GK Republic of Ireland Shane Redmond England Burton Albion 7 July 2009 1 January 2010
MF England James Reid England Rushden and Diamonds 7 July 2009 1 January 2010
MF Republic of Ireland Mark Byrne England Rushden and Diamonds 20 July 2009 1 June 2010
MF England Matt Thornhill England Brighton and Hove Albion 21 July 2009 1 June 2010
20 MF Wales Arron Davies England Brighton and Hove Albion 1 September 2009 4 January 2010
35 DF England Aaron Mitchell England Ilkeston Town 30 October 2009 30 November 2009
MF England Matt Thornhill England Cheltenham Town 21 January 2010 21 February 2010
GK Republic of Ireland Shane Redmond England Darlington 26 January 2010 1 June 2010
37 DF Republic of Ireland Brendan Moloney England Scunthorpe United 27 January 2010 27 February 2010

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Seven players released". NottinghamForest.co.uk. 2009-05-15. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  2. ^ "Three players new contracts". NottinghamForest.co.uk. 2009-05-15. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
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