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Summary of Season 1977-78

Football League Division 1

Home Away
Pl W D L F A W D L F A Pts
Nottingham Forest 42 15 6 0 37 8 10 8 3 32 16 64
Liverpool 42 15 4 2 37 11 9 5 7 28 23 57
Everton 42 14 4 3 47 22 8 7 6 29 23 55
Manchester City 42 14 4 3 46 21 6 8 7 28 30 52
Arsenal 42 14 5 2 38 12 7 5 9 22 25 52
West Bromwich Albion 42 13 5 3 35 18 5 9 7 27 35 50
Coventry City 42 13 5 3 48 23 5 7 9 27 39 48
Aston Villa 42 11 4 6 33 18 7 6 8 24 24 46
Leeds United 42 12 4 5 39 21 6 6 9 24 32 46
Manchester United 42 9 6 6 32 23 7 4 10 35 40 42
Birmingham City 42 8 5 8 32 30 8 4 9 23 30 41
Derby County 42 10 7 4 37 24 4 6 11 17 35 41
Norwich City 42 10 8 3 28 20 1 10 10 24 46 40
Middlesbrough 42 8 8 5 25 19 4 7 10 17 35 39
Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 7 8 6 30 27 5 4 12 21 37 36
Chelsea 42 7 11 3 28 20 4 3 14 18 49 36
Bristol City 42 9 6 6 37 26 2 7 12 12 27 35
Ipswich Town 42 10 5 6 32 24 1 8 12 15 37 35
Queens Park Rangers 42 8 8 5 27 26 1 7 13 20 38 33
West Ham United 42 8 6 7 31 28 4 2 15 21 41 32
Newcastle United 42 4 6 11 26 37 2 4 15 16 41 22
Leicester City 42 4 7 10 16 32 1 5 15 10 38 22

Matches

Aug 20 West Bromwich Albion Away 0-3
Aug 24 Birmingham City Home 2-0 Stanley, Lewington
Aug 27 Coventry City Home 1-2 Langley
Sep 3 Ipswich Town Away 0-1
Sep 10 Derby County Home 1-1 Langley
Sep 17 Manchester United Away 1-0 Garner
Sep 24 Queens Park Rangers Away 1-1 Swain
Oct 1 Leeds United Home 1-2 Wilkins
Oct 5 Leicester City Home 0-0
Oct 8 Liverpool Away 0-2
Oct 15 Middlesbrough Home 0-0
Oct 22 Newcastle United Away 0-1
Oct 29 Bristol City Home 1-0 Aylott
Nov 5 Nottingham Forest Home 1-0 Aylott
Nov 12 Norwich City Away 0-0
Nov 19 Aston Villa Home 0-0
Nov 26 Manchester City Away 2-6 Britton(P), Wilkins
Dec 3 Everton Home 0-1
Dec 10 Wolverhampton Wanderers Away 3-1 Langley, Walker(2)
Dec 17 Norwich City Home 1-1 Wilkins
Dec 26 Arsenal Away 0-3
Dec 27 West Ham United Home 2-1 Garner, Langley
Dec 31 Birmingham City Away 5-4 Garner, Langley(3), Walker
Jan 2 West Bromwich Albion Home 2-2 Garner, Walker
Jan 14 Coventry City Away 1-5 Wilkins
Jan 21 Ipswich Town Home 5-3 Wicks, Langley, Swain(2), Finnieston
Feb 11 Manchester United Home 2-2 Wilkins, Walker
Feb 25 Leeds United Away 0-2
Mar 4 Liverpool Home 3-1 Finnieston(2), Langley
Mar 11 Derby County Away 1-1 Walker
Mar 18 Newcastle United Home 2-2 Harris, Swain(P)
Mar 21 Bristol City Away 0-3
Mar 25 West Ham United Away 1-3 Garner
Mar 27 Arsenal Home 0-0
Apr 1 Nottingham Forest Away 1-3 Langley
Apr 4 Middlesbrough Away 0-2
Apr 15 Aston Villa Away 0-2
Apr 22 Wolverhampton Wanderers Home 1-1 Langley
Apr 26 Leicester City Away 2-0 Wilkins, Walker
Apr 29 Everton Away 0-6
May 2 Queens Park Rangers Home 3-1 Droy, Lewington, O.G.
May 5 Manchester City Home 0-0

Attendances

Total Highest Lowest Average
Home 594,761 44,093 18,008 28,322
Away 562,049 54,764 12,970 26,764
Total 1,156,810 54,764 12,970 27,543

F.A. Cup

Round 5 (replay)

Matches

Jan 7 Liverpool Home 4-2 Langley, Walker(2), Finnieston
Jan 31 Burnley Home 6-2 Droy, Wicks, Wilkins, Langley, Swain(P), Walker
Feb 18 Orient Away 0-0
Feb 27 Orient Home 1-2 O.G.

Attendances

Total Highest Lowest Average
Home 113,996 45,449 32,168 37,999
Away 25,123 25,123 25,123 25,123
Total 139,119 45,449 25,123 34,780

League Cup

Round 2

Matches

Aug 30 Liverpool Away 0-2

Attendances

Total Highest Lowest Average
Away 33,170 33,170 33,170 33,170
Total 33,170 33,170 33,170 33,170

Transfers/Loans

July 1977 Colin Pates signed apprentice forms

24th September 1977 Brian Bason from Chelsea to Plymouth 30,000

September 1977 Gary Johnson signed professional forms

October 1977 Micky Nutton from Youth to Chelsea

October 1977 John Sitton signed professional forms

November 1977 Jimmy Clare signed professional forms

March 1978 John Dempsey from Chelsea to Philadelphia Fury


Players Statistics

 

Appearances

Player League F.A. Cup League Cup Europe Others Total
App Sub Gls App Sub Gls App Sub Gls App Sub Gls App Sub Gls App Sub Gls
TW Langley 39 2 11 4 2 1 44 2 13
I Britton 40 1 4 1 45 1
SJ Wicks 41 1 2 1 43 2
RE Harris 37 1 4 1 42 1
K Swain 35 1 4 2 1 1 38 1 5
M Droy 35 1 3 1 1 39 2
RC Wilkins 33 6 3 1 1 37 7
PP Bonetti 31 4 35
C Walker 21 2 7 4 3 25 2 10
R Lewington 20 4 2 2 22 4 2
S Finnieston 18 2 3 2 2 1 1 21 4 4
GG Wilkins 21 3 24
GR Locke 18 3 1 22
W Garner 15 3 5 1 1 16 4 5
JP Sparrow 12 3 1 1 14 3
TC Aylott 10 1 2 1 11 1 2
JT Phillips 11 1 12
GE Stanley 11 1 1 12 1
D Hay 7 7
C Cooke 6 1 7
L Frost 1 1
Own Goal 1 1 2

Disciplinary

SY=Single Yellow    DY=Double Yellow (Red)

SR=Straight Red

Sq Player League F.A. Cup League Cup Europe Others Total
SY DY SR SY DY SR SY DY SR SY DY SR SY DY SR SY DY SR
RC Wilkins 4 1 5
M Droy 3 1 1 4 1
GG Wilkins 1 1 1 2 1
W Garner 2 2
SJ Wicks 2 2
TC Aylott 1 1
K Swain 1 1
R Lewington 1 1
I Britton 1 1
RE Harris 1 1
GR Locke 1 1
Total 18 1 1 3 21 1 1