since 1878

First Team Results & Match Reports

Season 1977-78 Division 1

Final League Position 18th FA Cup Winners

Date Opponent V F-A WDL Notes Competition Att. Scorers Manager
19770727Wed 27/7 Colchester United A 1-0 W Friendly   Unknown Robson
19770729Sat 29/7 FC Utrecht A 1-2 L   Friendly   Unknown Robson
19770731Sun 31/7 FC Bruges A 1-3 L   Friendly   Unknown Robson
19770803Wed 3/8 NEC Nijmegen A 2-0 W   Friendly 4,000 Unknown2 Robson
19770805Fri 5/8 NAC Breda A 0-3 L   Friendly   Robson
19770806Sat 6/8 FC Twente A 0-0 D   Friendly   Robson
19770813Sat 13/8 Millwall A 6-1 W   Friendly 2,572 Unknown6 Robson
19770820Sat 20/8 ARSENAL H 1-0 W     30,154 Geddis Robson
19770824Wed 24/8 Derby County A 0-0 D     19,809 Robson
19770827Sat 27/8 Manchester United A 0-0 D     57,904 Robson
19770830Tue 30/8 NORTHAMPTON TOWN H 5-0 W   League Cup 2nd Round 15,276 Gates, Mariner, Woods, Whymark2 Robson
19770903Sat 3/9 CHELSEA H 1-0 W     21,063 Talbot Robson
19770910Sat 10/9 Leeds United A 1-2 L     24,380 Mariner Robson
19770914Wed 14/9 Landskrona Bois A 1-0 W   UEFA Cup 1st Round, 1st Leg 7,156 Whymark Robson
19770917Sat 17/9 LIVERPOOL H 1-1 D     30,069 Whymark Robson
19770924Sat 24/9 Middlesbrough A 1-1 D     19,843 Mariner Robson
19770928Wed 28/9 LANDSKRONA BOIS H 5-0 W   UEFA Cup 1st Round, 2nd Leg 18,741 Mariner, Whymark4 Robson
19771001Sat 1/10 NEWCASTLE UNITED H 2-1 W     21,626 Gates, Mills Robson
19771004Tue 4/10 Nottingham Forest A 0-4 L     26,845 Robson
19771008Sat 8/10 West Bromwich Albion A 0-1 L     22,918 Robson
19771015Sat 15/10 BIRMINGHAM CITY H 5-2 W     21,313 Mariner, Woods, Whymark2, Mills Robson
19771019Wed 19/10 LAS PALMAS H 1-0 W   UEFA Cup 2nd Round, 1st Leg 22,195 Gates Robson
19771022Sat 22/10 Coventry City A 1-1 D     20,014 Mariner Robson
19771025Tue 25/10 Burnley A 2-1 W   League Cup 3rd Round 9,607 Whymark2 Robson
19771029Sat 29/10 WEST HAM UNITED H 0-2 L     27,330 Robson
19771102Wed 2/11 Las Palmas A 3-3 D   UEFA Cup 2nd Round, 2nd Leg 22,000 Tibbott, Mariner2 Robson
19771105Sat 5/11 MANCHESTER CITY H 1-0 W     24,575 Mariner Robson
19771108Tue 8/11 Bristol Rovers A 0-0 D   Testimonial Stuart Taylor 4,670 Robson
19771112Sat 12/11 Leicester City A 1-2 L     13,779 Talbot Robson
19771119Sat 19/11 EVERTON H 3-3 D     22,790 Mariner, Whymark2 Robson
19771123Wed 23/11 BARCELONA H 3-0 W   UEFA Cup 3rd Round, 1st Leg 33,663 Talbot, Gates, Whymark Robson
19771126Sat 26/11 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0-0 D     18,468 Robson
19771129Tue 29/11 MANCHESTER CITY H 1-2 L   League Cup 4th Round 22,120 Whymark Robson
19771203Sat 3/12 ASTON VILLA H 2-0 W     20,908 Gates, Whymark Robson
19771207Wed 7/12 Barcelona A 0-3 L UEFA Cup 3rd Round, 2nd Leg 24,000 Robson
19771210Sat 10/12 Bristol City A 0-2 L     24,701 Robson
19771217Sat 17/12 LEICESTER CITY H 1-0 W     16,905 Whymark Robson
19771226Mon 26/12 Norwich City A 0-1 L     27,778 Robson
19771227Tue 27/12 QUEENS PARK RANGERS H 3-2 W     22,400 Mills, Geddis2 Robson
19771231Sat 31/12 DERBY COUNTY H 1-2 L     20,870 Mariner Robson
19780102Mon 2/1 Arsenal A 0-1 L     43,705 Robson
19780107Sat 7/1 Cardiff City A 2-0 W   FA Cup 3rd Round 13,584 Mariner2 Robson
19780114Sat 14/1 MANCHESTER UNITED H 1-2 L     23,321 Mariner Robson
19780121Sat 21/1 Chelsea A 3-5 L     26,044 Wark, Mariner, Osborne Robson
19780128Sat 28/1 HARTLEPOOL UNITED H 4-1 W   FA Cup 4th Round 24,207 Talbot, Viljoen2, Mariner Robson
19780204Sat 4/2 LEEDS UNITED H 0-1 L     24,120 Robson
19780211Sat 11/2 Liverpool A P-P            
19780218Sat 18/2 Bristol Rovers A 2-2 D   FA Cup 5th Round 23,453 Turner2 Robson
19780218Sat 18/2 MIDDLESBROUGH H P-P            
19780225Sat 25/2 Newcastle United A 1-0 W     22,251 Woods Robson
19780228Tue 28/2 BRISTOL ROVERS H 3-0 W   FA Cup 5th Round, Replay 29,090 Woods, Mills, Mariner Robson
19780304Sat 4/3 WEST BROMWICH ALBION H 2-2 D     20,130 Mills, Wark Robson
19780311Sat 11/3 Millwall A 6-1 W   FA Cup 6th Round 23,082 Talbot, Burley, Wark, Mariner3 Robson
19780311Sat 11/3 Birmingham City A P-P            
19780318Sat 18/3 COVENTRY CITY H 1-1 D     21,110 Woods Robson
19780321Tue 21/3 MIDDLESBROUGH H 1-1 D     17,789 Wark Robson
19780324Fri 24/3 West Ham United A 0-3 L     23,867 Robson
19780325Sat 25/3 Queens Park Rangers A 3-3 D     15,523 Burley, Mariner, Wark Robson
19780327Mon 27/3 NORWICH CITY H 4-0 W     29,989 Talbot2, Geddis, Mills Robson
19780401Sat 1/4 Manchester City A 1-2 L     34,975 Mariner Robson
19780408Sat 8/4 West Bromwich Albion A 3-1 W   FA Cup Semi-Final (at Highbury) 50,922 Talbot, Wark, Mills Robson
19780408Sat 8/4 WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS H P-P            
19780411Tue 11/4 Birmingham City A 0-0 D     19,289 Robson
19780415Sat 15/4 Everton A 0-1 L     33,402 Robson
19780418Tue 18/4 Liverpool A 2-2 D     40,044 Whymark, Lambert Robson
19780422Sat 22/4 BRISTOL CITY H 1-0 W     22,523 Mills Robson
19780425Tue 25/4 NOTTINGHAM FOREST H 0-2 L     30,062 Robson
19780429Sat 29/4 Aston Villa A 1-6 L     30,955 Whymark Robson
19780506Sat 6/5 Arsenal A 1-0 W   FA Cup Final (at Wembley) 100,000 Osborne Robson
19780508Mon 8/5 ALL STAR XI H 6-5 W   Testimonial Mick Lambert 16,847 Unknown6 Robson
19780509Tue 9/5 WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS H 1-2 L     25,904 Wark Robson
19780511Thu 11/5 Sudbury Town A 5-0 W   Testimonial Malcolm MacKenzie   Unknown5 Robson
19780512Fri 12/5 Bury Town A 5-0 W   Testimonial Dick Roe   Unknown5 Robson
19780517Wed 17/5 Tromso A 4-0 W   Friendly   Unknown4 Robson
19780518Thu 18/5 FC Orn A 2-1 W   Friendly   Unknown2 Robson
19780617Sat 17/6 Vancouver Whitecaps A 0-0 D Friendly   Robson

Season Summary

CompPWDLFA
Friendly148333315
League421113184761
League Cup320183
UEFA Cup6411136
FA Cup7610215
TOTALS7231182312290

 Excludes abandoned games (if any), Matches decided on penalties (if any) count as a drawn game.

Attendance Summary

 Home AverageHome TotalAway AverageAway Total
League23,569494,95126,976566,494
Cup/Play-offs23,613165,29230,423273,804

Player Appearances and Goals

  Player DOB Position Apps Goals
Beattie, Kevin18/12/1953 Central Defender 21  
Brazil, Alan15/6/1959 Forward 0(3)  
Burley, George3/6/1956 Right Full Back 42 2
Butcher, Terry28/12/1958 Central Defender 3  
Cooper, Paul21/12/1953 Goalkeeper 56  
Gates, Eric28/6/1955 Forward/midfield 33(1) 5
Geddis, David12/3/1958 Forward 22(11) 4
Hunter, Allan30/6/1946 Central Defender 53  
Lambert, Mick20/5/1950 Winger 1(14) 1
Mariner, Paul22/5/1953 Centre Forward 53 22
Mills, Mick4/1/1949 Full Back/Midfield 48 8
Osborne, Roger9/3/1950 Midfield 33(4) 2
Osman, Russell14/2/1959 Central Defender 37(1)  
Overton, Paul18/4/1961 Goalkeeper 1  
Parkin, Tommy1/2/1956 Midfield 0(2)  
Roberts, Dale8/10/1956 Central Defender 4(1)  
Sivell, Laurie8/2/1951 Goalkeeper 1  
Stirk, John5/9/1955 Right Full Back 8  
Talbot, Brian21/7/1953 Midfield 56 8
Tibbott, Les25/8/1955 Full Back 36 1
Turner, Robin10/9/1955 Forward 14(6) 2
Unknown 13 33
Viljoen, Colin20/6/1948 Midfield 14(2) 2
Wark, John4/8/1957 Midfield 24(1) 7
Whymark, Trevor4/5/1950 Forward 28(1) 20
Woods, Clive18/12/1947 Midfield/Forward 50 5
  Player DOB Position Apps Goals
Beattie, Kevin18/12/1953 Central Defender 3  
Brazil, Alan15/6/1959 Forward 0(1)  
Burley, George3/6/1956 Right Full Back 6 1
Cooper, Paul21/12/1953 Goalkeeper 7  
Gates, Eric28/6/1955 Forward/midfield 1  
Geddis, David12/3/1958 Forward 2  
Hunter, Allan30/6/1946 Central Defender 7  
Lambert, Mick20/5/1950 Winger 1(3)  
Mariner, Paul22/5/1953 Centre Forward 7 7
Mills, Mick4/1/1949 Full Back/Midfield 7 2
Osborne, Roger9/3/1950 Midfield 3(1) 1
Osman, Russell14/2/1959 Central Defender 4  
Parkin, Tommy1/2/1956 Midfield 0(1)  
Talbot, Brian21/7/1953 Midfield 7 3
Tibbott, Les25/8/1955 Full Back 1  
Turner, Robin10/9/1955 Forward 5 2
Viljoen, Colin20/6/1948 Midfield 4 2
Wark, John4/8/1957 Midfield 6(1) 2
Woods, Clive18/12/1947 Midfield/Forward 6 1
  Player DOB Position Apps Goals
Beattie, Kevin18/12/1953 Central Defender 14  
Brazil, Alan15/6/1959 Forward 0(2)  
Burley, George3/6/1956 Right Full Back 31 1
Butcher, Terry28/12/1958 Central Defender 3  
Cooper, Paul21/12/1953 Goalkeeper 40  
Gates, Eric28/6/1955 Forward/midfield 23(1) 2
Geddis, David12/3/1958 Forward 20(6) 4
Hunter, Allan30/6/1946 Central Defender 37  
Lambert, Mick20/5/1950 Winger 0(9) 1
Mariner, Paul22/5/1953 Centre Forward 37 11
Mills, Mick4/1/1949 Full Back/Midfield 34 6
Osborne, Roger9/3/1950 Midfield 24(2) 1
Osman, Russell14/2/1959 Central Defender 28  
Overton, Paul18/4/1961 Goalkeeper 1  
Parkin, Tommy1/2/1956 Midfield 0(1)  
Roberts, Dale8/10/1956 Central Defender 3  
Sivell, Laurie8/2/1951 Goalkeeper 1  
Stirk, John5/9/1955 Right Full Back 6  
Talbot, Brian21/7/1953 Midfield 40 4
Tibbott, Les25/8/1955 Full Back 28  
Turner, Robin10/9/1955 Forward 9(5)  
Viljoen, Colin20/6/1948 Midfield 10  
Wark, John4/8/1957 Midfield 18 5
Whymark, Trevor4/5/1950 Forward 19(1) 9
Woods, Clive18/12/1947 Midfield/Forward 36 3
  Player DOB Position Apps Goals
Beattie, Kevin18/12/1953 Central Defender 3  
Burley, George3/6/1956 Right Full Back 3  
Cooper, Paul21/12/1953 Goalkeeper 6  
Gates, Eric28/6/1955 Forward/midfield 6 2
Geddis, David12/3/1958 Forward 0(4)  
Hunter, Allan30/6/1946 Central Defender 6  
Lambert, Mick20/5/1950 Winger 0(1)  
Mariner, Paul22/5/1953 Centre Forward 6 3
Mills, Mick4/1/1949 Full Back/Midfield 5  
Osborne, Roger9/3/1950 Midfield 4(1)  
Osman, Russell14/2/1959 Central Defender 3(1)  
Roberts, Dale8/10/1956 Central Defender 0(1)  
Stirk, John5/9/1955 Right Full Back 1  
Talbot, Brian21/7/1953 Midfield 6 1
Tibbott, Les25/8/1955 Full Back 5 1
Turner, Robin10/9/1955 Forward 0(1)  
Viljoen, Colin20/6/1948 Midfield 0(2)  
Whymark, Trevor4/5/1950 Forward 6 6
Woods, Clive18/12/1947 Midfield/Forward 6  
  Player DOB Position Apps Goals
Beattie, Kevin18/12/1953 Central Defender 1  
Burley, George3/6/1956 Right Full Back 2  
Cooper, Paul21/12/1953 Goalkeeper 3  
Gates, Eric28/6/1955 Forward/midfield 3 1
Geddis, David12/3/1958 Forward 0(1)  
Hunter, Allan30/6/1946 Central Defender 3  
Lambert, Mick20/5/1950 Winger 0(1)  
Mariner, Paul22/5/1953 Centre Forward 3 1
Mills, Mick4/1/1949 Full Back/Midfield 2  
Osborne, Roger9/3/1950 Midfield 2  
Osman, Russell14/2/1959 Central Defender 2  
Roberts, Dale8/10/1956 Central Defender 1  
Stirk, John5/9/1955 Right Full Back 1  
Talbot, Brian21/7/1953 Midfield 3  
Tibbott, Les25/8/1955 Full Back 2  
Whymark, Trevor4/5/1950 Forward 3 5
Woods, Clive18/12/1947 Midfield/Forward 2 1
  Player DOB Position Apps Goals
Unknown 13 33

Final League Table

 Final League Table Division 1
                              P   W  D  L   F   A   W  D  L   F   A  Pts
 1. NOTTINGHAM FOREST        42  15  6  0  37   8  10  8  3  32  16   64
 2. Liverpool                42  15  4  2  37  11   9  5  7  28  23   57
 3. Everton                  42  14  4  3  47  22   8  7  6  29  23   55
 4. Manchester City          42  14  4  3  46  21   6  8  7  28  30   52
 5. Arsenal                  42  14  5  2  38  12   7  5  9  22  25   52
 6. West Bromwich Albion     42  13  5  3  35  18   5  9  7  27  35   50
 7. Coventry City            42  13  5  3  48  23   5  7  9  27  39   48
 8. Aston Villa              42  11  4  6  33  18   7  6  8  24  24   46
 9. Leeds United             42  12  4  5  39  21   6  6  9  24  32   46
10. Manchester United        42   9  6  6  32  23   7  4 10  35  40   42
11. Birmingham City          42   8  5  8  32  30   8  4  9  23  30   41
12. Derby County             42  10  7  4  37  24   4  6 11  17  35   41
13. Norwich City             42  10  8  3  28  20   1 10 10  24  46   40
14. Middlesbrough            42   8  8  5  25  19   4  7 10  17  35   39
15. Wolverhampton Wanderers  42   7  8  6  30  27   5  4 12  21  37   36
16. Chelsea                  42   7 11  3  28  20   4  3 14  18  49   36
17. Bristol City             42   9  6  6  37  26   2  7 12  12  27   35
18. Ipswich Town             42  10  5  6  32  24   1  8 12  15  37   35
19. Queens Park Rangers      42   8  8  5  27  26   1  7 13  20  38   33
20. WEST HAM UNITED          42   8  6  7  31  28   4  2 15  21  41   32
21. NEWCASTLE UNITED         42   4  6 11  26  37   2  4 15  16  41   22
22. LEICESTER CITY           42   4  7 10  16  32   1  5 15  10  38   22

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