since 1878

First Team Results & Match Reports

Season 1978-79 Division 1

Final League Position 6th

Date Opponent V F-A WDL Notes Competition Att. Scorers Manager
19780729Sat 29/7 Colchester United A 0-0 D   Willhire Cup 4,151 Robson
19780801Tue 1/8 Cambridge United A 3-1 W   Willhire Cup 3,783 Unknown3 Robson
19780804Fri 4/8 FC Bruges A 2-2 D   Friendly 10,000 Unknown2 Robson
19780806Sun 6/8 AZ 67 Alkmaar N 0-2 L   Friendly (at FC Bruges) 5,000 Robson
19780808Tue 8/8 NORWICH CITY H 2-1 W   Willhire Cup 7,235 Mariner, Whymark Robson
19780812Sat 12/8 Nottingham Forest N 0-5 L   Charity Shield (at Wembley) 68,000 Robson
19780816Wed 16/8 Bedford Town A 1-0 W   Testimonial Trevor Gould and Bobby Folds   Unknown Robson
19780819Sat 19/8 West Bromwich Albion A 1-2 L     21,700 Woods Robson
19780822Tue 22/8 LIVERPOOL H 0-3 L     28,114 Robson
19780826Sat 26/8 MANCHESTER UNITED H 3-0 W     21,802 Mariner2, Talbot Robson
19780830Wed 30/8 Blackpool A 0-2 L   League Cup 2nd Round 10,029 Robson
19780902Sat 2/9 Middlesbrough A 0-0 D     14,427 Robson
19780909Sat 9/9 ASTON VILLA H 0-2 L     22,189 Robson
19780913Wed 13/9 AZ 67 Alkmaar A 0-0 D   Cup Winners Cup 1st Round, 1st Leg 18,000 Robson
19780916Sat 16/9 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 3-1 W     16,049 Mariner, Whymark, Muhren Robson
19780923Sat 23/9 BRISTOL CITY H 0-1 L     20,168 Robson
19780927Wed 27/9 AZ 67 ALKMAAR H 2-0 W   Cup Winners Cup 1st Round, 2nd Leg 21,330 Wark, Mariner Robson
19780930Sat 30/9 Southampton A 2-1 W     21,264 Mariner2 Robson
19781007Sat 7/10 Coventry City A 2-2 D     21,859 Osman, Woods Robson
19781009Mon 9/10 Dorchester Town A 5-0 W   Friendly   Unknown5 Robson
19781014Sat 14/10 EVERTON H 0-1 L     22,676 Robson
19781018Wed 18/10 SW INNSBRUCK H 1-0 W   Cup Winners Cup 2nd Round, 1st Leg 19,958 Wark Robson
19781021Sat 21/10 Nottingham Forest A 0-1 L     28,911 Robson
19781028Sat 28/10 QUEENS PARK RANGERS H 2-1 W     20,717 Gates, Mariner Robson
19781101Wed 1/11 SW Innsbruck A 1-1 D Cup Winners Cup 2nd Round, 2nd Leg 18,000 Burley Robson
19781104Sat 4/11 Arsenal A 1-4 L     35,269 Mariner Robson
19781107Tue 7/11 Kettering Town A 3-1 W   Friendly 1,526 Unknown3 Robson
19781111Sat 11/11 WEST BROMWICH ALBION H 0-1 L     20,914 Robson
19781118Sat 18/11 Manchester United A 0-2 L     42,109 Robson
19781121Tue 21/11 MIDDLESBROUGH H 2-1 W     17,570 Woods, Burley Robson
19781125Sat 25/11 Manchester City A 2-1 W     38,256 Gates, Talbot Robson
19781202Sat 2/12 LEEDS UNITED H 2-3 L     22,526 Wark, Beattie Robson
19781209Sat 9/12 Tottenham Hotspur A 0-1 L     33,882 Robson
19781216Sat 16/12 BOLTON WANDERERS H 3-0 W     16,593 Gates, Mariner, Talbot Robson
19781222Fri 22/12 Birmingham City A P-P            
19781226Tue 26/12 NORWICH CITY H 1-1 D     26,336 Mills Robson
19781230Sat 30/12 CHELSEA H 5-1 W     21,439 Osman, Wark, Mariner, Muhren2 Robson
19790101Mon 1/1 Derby County A P-P            
19790110Wed 10/1 CARLISLE UNITED H 3-2 W   FA Cup 3rd Round 17,660 Wark, Muhren, Beattie Robson
19790115Mon 15/1 Al Ahli Club (Dubai) A 3-0 W   Friendly   Unknown3 Robson
19790120Sat 20/1 WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS H 3-1 W     17,965 Wark2, Mariner Robson
19790127Sat 27/1 LEYTON ORIENT H 0-0 D   FA Cup 4th Round 23,377 Robson
19790130Tue 30/1 Leyton Orient A 2-0 W   FA Cup 4th Round, Replay 13,672 Mariner2 Robson
19790203Sat 3/2 Bristol City A 1-3 L     17,025 Mariner Robson
19790205Mon 5/2 NORWICH CITY H 2-1 W   Testimonial Trevor Whymark 6,767 Unknown2 Robson
19790210Sat 10/2 SOUTHAMPTON H 0-0 D     19,520 Robson
19790224Sat 24/2 Everton A 1-0 W     29,031 Mariner Robson
19790226Mon 26/2 BRISTOL ROVERS H 6-1 W   FA Cup 5th Round 23,231 Brazil2, Muhren, Geddis, Mills, Mariner Robson
19790228Wed 28/2 Derby County A 1-0 W     15,935 Woods Robson
19790303Sat 3/3 NOTTINGHAM FOREST H 1-1 D     27,198 Brazil Robson
19790307Wed 7/3 BARCELONA H 2-1 W   Cup Winners Cup 3rd Round, 1st Leg 29,197 Gates2 Robson
19790310Sat 10/3 LIVERPOOL H 0-1 L   FA Cup 6th Round 31,322 Robson
19790310Sat 10/3 Queens Park Rangers A P-P            
19790313Tue 13/3 COVENTRY CITY H 1-1 D     16,095 Muhren Robson
19790317Sat 17/3 ARSENAL H 2-0 W     26,407 Wark, Rixog Robson
19790321Wed 21/3 Barcelona A 0-1 L   Cup Winners Cup 3rd Round, 2nd Leg 100,000 Robson
19790324Sat 24/3 Liverpool A 0-2 L     43,243 Robson
19790331Sat 31/3 MANCHESTER CITY H 2-1 W     20,773 Brazil, Geddis Robson
19790403Tue 3/4 Birmingham City A 1-1 D     12,499 Muhren Robson
19790407Sat 7/4 Leeds United A 1-1 D     24,153 Gates Robson
19790414Sat 14/4 Norwich City A 1-0 W     21,325 Thijssen Robson
19790416Mon 16/4 DERBY COUNTY H 2-1 W     19,899 Mills, Mariner Robson
19790417Tue 17/4 BIRMINGHAM CITY H 3-0 W     17,676 Gates, Brazil, Butcher Robson
19790421Sat 21/4 Bolton Wanderers A 3-2 W     20,073 Wark, Brazil2 Robson
19790428Sat 28/4 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR H 2-1 W     28,179 Brazil, Muhren Robson
19790502Wed 2/5 Aston Villa A 2-2 D     26,636 Muhren2 Robson
19790505Sat 5/5 Chelsea A 3-2 W     15,462 Woods, Brazil2 Robson
19790508Tue 8/5 Plymouth Argyle A 6-3 W   Friendly 5,014 Unknown6 Robson
19790511Fri 11/5 Queens Park Rangers A 4-0 W     9,819 Gates2, Brazil, Butcher Robson
19790515Tue 15/5 Detroit Express A 1-0 W   Friendly 9,000 Unknown Robson
19790523Wed 23/5 Minnesota Kicks A 0-0 D   Friendly 14,961 Robson

Season Summary

CompPWDLFA
Willhire Cup321052
Friendly10721239
Charity Shield100105
League42209136349
League Cup100102
European Cup Winners' Cup632163
FA Cup5311114
TOTALS6835151810874

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

Attendance Summary

 Home AverageHome TotalAway AverageAway Total
League21,655454,75624,235508,927
Cup/Play-offs23,725166,07537,950227,701

Player Appearances and Goals

  Player DOB Position Apps Goals
Baker, Kieron29/10/1949 Goalkeeper 0(1)  
Beattie, Kevin18/12/1953 Central Defender 27(1) 2
Brazil, Alan15/6/1959 Forward 17(7) 11
Burley, George3/6/1956 Right Full Back 52 2
Butcher, Terry28/12/1958 Central Defender 24 2
Cooper, Paul21/12/1953 Goalkeeper 56  
Crouch, Nigel24/11/1958 Full Back 1  
Gates, Eric28/6/1955 Forward/midfield 25(3) 9
Geddis, David12/3/1958 Forward 8(15) 2
Own Goal 1 1
Hunter, Allan30/6/1946 Central Defender 7(1)  
Lambert, Mick20/5/1950 Winger 1(5)  
Mariner, Paul22/5/1953 Centre Forward 46 18
Mills, Mick4/1/1949 Full Back/Midfield 55 3
Muhren, Arnold2/6/1951 Midfield 49 10
Osborne, Roger9/3/1950 Midfield 0(1)  
Osman, Russell14/2/1959 Central Defender 53 2
Parkin, Tommy1/2/1956 Midfield 7(2)  
Roberts, Dale8/10/1956 Central Defender 1  
Shields, Peter14/8/1960 Left Back 0(1)  
Sivell, Laurie8/2/1951 Goalkeeper 1  
Talbot, Brian21/7/1953 Midfield 28 3
Thijssen, Frans23/1/1952 Midfield 18 1
Tibbott, Les25/8/1955 Full Back 22  
Turner, Robin10/9/1955 Forward 0(1)  
Unknown 11 24
Wark, John4/8/1957 Midfield 56 9
Whymark, Trevor4/5/1950 Forward 18(6) 3
Woods, Clive18/12/1947 Midfield/Forward 55 6
  Player DOB Position Apps Goals
Baker, Kieron29/10/1949 Goalkeeper 0(1)  
Beattie, Kevin18/12/1953 Central Defender 1  
Brazil, Alan15/6/1959 Forward 0(1)  
Cooper, Paul21/12/1953 Goalkeeper 1  
Crouch, Nigel24/11/1958 Full Back 1  
Geddis, David12/3/1958 Forward 0(1)  
Hunter, Allan30/6/1946 Central Defender 1  
Mariner, Paul22/5/1953 Centre Forward 1  
Muhren, Arnold2/6/1951 Midfield 1  
Osborne, Roger9/3/1950 Midfield 0(1)  
Parkin, Tommy1/2/1956 Midfield 1  
Shields, Peter14/8/1960 Left Back 0(1)  
Thijssen, Frans23/1/1952 Midfield 1  
Tibbott, Les25/8/1955 Full Back 1  
Unknown 9 21
Whymark, Trevor4/5/1950 Forward 1 1
Woods, Clive18/12/1947 Midfield/Forward 1 1
  Player DOB Position Apps Goals
Beattie, Kevin18/12/1953 Central Defender 3 1
Brazil, Alan15/6/1959 Forward 1(1) 2
Burley, George3/6/1956 Right Full Back 5  
Butcher, Terry28/12/1958 Central Defender 1  
Cooper, Paul21/12/1953 Goalkeeper 5  
Gates, Eric28/6/1955 Forward/midfield 1  
Geddis, David12/3/1958 Forward 0(1) 1
Mariner, Paul22/5/1953 Centre Forward 5 3
Mills, Mick4/1/1949 Full Back/Midfield 5 1
Muhren, Arnold2/6/1951 Midfield 5 2
Osman, Russell14/2/1959 Central Defender 5  
Roberts, Dale8/10/1956 Central Defender 1  
Thijssen, Frans23/1/1952 Midfield 1  
Tibbott, Les25/8/1955 Full Back 4  
Wark, John4/8/1957 Midfield 5 1
Whymark, Trevor4/5/1950 Forward 3  
Woods, Clive18/12/1947 Midfield/Forward 5  
  Player DOB Position Apps Goals
Beattie, Kevin18/12/1953 Central Defender 3  
Brazil, Alan15/6/1959 Forward 2  
Burley, George3/6/1956 Right Full Back 6 1
Butcher, Terry28/12/1958 Central Defender 2  
Cooper, Paul21/12/1953 Goalkeeper 6  
Gates, Eric28/6/1955 Forward/midfield 2(1) 2
Geddis, David12/3/1958 Forward 2(3)  
Hunter, Allan30/6/1946 Central Defender 2(1)  
Mariner, Paul22/5/1953 Centre Forward 4 1
Mills, Mick4/1/1949 Full Back/Midfield 6  
Muhren, Arnold2/6/1951 Midfield 2  
Osman, Russell14/2/1959 Central Defender 6  
Parkin, Tommy1/2/1956 Midfield 0(1)  
Talbot, Brian21/7/1953 Midfield 4  
Tibbott, Les25/8/1955 Full Back 5  
Wark, John4/8/1957 Midfield 6 2
Whymark, Trevor4/5/1950 Forward 3(1)  
Woods, Clive18/12/1947 Midfield/Forward 5  
  Player DOB Position Apps Goals
Beattie, Kevin18/12/1953 Central Defender 19(1) 1
Brazil, Alan15/6/1959 Forward 14(5) 9
Burley, George3/6/1956 Right Full Back 38 1
Butcher, Terry28/12/1958 Central Defender 21 2
Cooper, Paul21/12/1953 Goalkeeper 41  
Gates, Eric28/6/1955 Forward/midfield 20(2) 7
Geddis, David12/3/1958 Forward 6(10) 1
Own Goal 1 1
Hunter, Allan30/6/1946 Central Defender 4  
Lambert, Mick20/5/1950 Winger 1(3)  
Mariner, Paul22/5/1953 Centre Forward 33 13
Mills, Mick4/1/1949 Full Back/Midfield 42 2
Muhren, Arnold2/6/1951 Midfield 41 8
Osman, Russell14/2/1959 Central Defender 39 2
Parkin, Tommy1/2/1956 Midfield 3(1)  
Sivell, Laurie8/2/1951 Goalkeeper 1  
Talbot, Brian21/7/1953 Midfield 21 3
Thijssen, Frans23/1/1952 Midfield 16 1
Tibbott, Les25/8/1955 Full Back 11  
Wark, John4/8/1957 Midfield 42 6
Whymark, Trevor4/5/1950 Forward 8(5) 1
Woods, Clive18/12/1947 Midfield/Forward 41 5
  Player DOB Position Apps Goals
Beattie, Kevin18/12/1953 Central Defender 1  
Burley, George3/6/1956 Right Full Back 1  
Cooper, Paul21/12/1953 Goalkeeper 1  
Lambert, Mick20/5/1950 Winger 0(1)  
Mariner, Paul22/5/1953 Centre Forward 1  
Mills, Mick4/1/1949 Full Back/Midfield 1  
Osman, Russell14/2/1959 Central Defender 1  
Parkin, Tommy1/2/1956 Midfield 1  
Talbot, Brian21/7/1953 Midfield 1  
Wark, John4/8/1957 Midfield 1  
Whymark, Trevor4/5/1950 Forward 1  
Woods, Clive18/12/1947 Midfield/Forward 1  
  Player DOB Position Apps Goals
Burley, George3/6/1956 Right Full Back 1  
Cooper, Paul21/12/1953 Goalkeeper 1  
Gates, Eric28/6/1955 Forward/midfield 1  
Mariner, Paul22/5/1953 Centre Forward 1  
Mills, Mick4/1/1949 Full Back/Midfield 1  
Osman, Russell14/2/1959 Central Defender 1  
Parkin, Tommy1/2/1956 Midfield 1  
Talbot, Brian21/7/1953 Midfield 1  
Turner, Robin10/9/1955 Forward 0(1)  
Wark, John4/8/1957 Midfield 1  
Whymark, Trevor4/5/1950 Forward 1  
Woods, Clive18/12/1947 Midfield/Forward 1  
  Player DOB Position Apps Goals
Burley, George3/6/1956 Right Full Back 1  
Cooper, Paul21/12/1953 Goalkeeper 1  
Gates, Eric28/6/1955 Forward/midfield 1  
Lambert, Mick20/5/1950 Winger 0(1)  
Mariner, Paul22/5/1953 Centre Forward 1 1
Osman, Russell14/2/1959 Central Defender 1  
Parkin, Tommy1/2/1956 Midfield 1  
Talbot, Brian21/7/1953 Midfield 1  
Tibbott, Les25/8/1955 Full Back 1  
Unknown 2 3
Wark, John4/8/1957 Midfield 1  
Whymark, Trevor4/5/1950 Forward 1 1
Woods, Clive18/12/1947 Midfield/Forward 1  

Final League Table

 Final League Table Division 1
                              P   W  D  L   F   A   W  D  L   F   A  Pts
 1. LIVERPOOL                42  19  2  0  51   4  11  6  4  34  12   68
 2. Nottingham Forest        42  11 10  0  34  10  10  8  3  27  16   60
 3. West Bromwich Albion     42  13  5  3  38  15  11  6  4  34  20   59
 4. Everton                  42  12  7  2  32  17   5 10  6  20  23   51
 5. Leeds United             42  11  4  6  41  25   7 10  4  29  27   50
 6. Ipswich Town             42  11  4  6  34  21   9  5  7  29  28   49
 7. Arsenal                  42  11  8  2  37  18   6  6  9  24  30   48
 8. Aston Villa              42   8  9  4  37  26   7  7  7  22  23   46
 9. Manchester United        42   9  7  5  29  25   6  8  7  31  38   45
10. Coventry City            42  11  7  3  41  29   3  9  9  17  39   44
11. Tottenham Hotspur        42   7  8  6  19  25   6  7  8  29  36   41
12. Middlesbrough            42  10  5  6  33  21   5  5 11  24  29   40
13. Bristol City             42  11  6  4  34  19   4  4 13  13  32   40
14. Southampton              42   9 10  2  35  20   3  6 12  12  33   40
15. Manchester City          42   9  5  7  34  28   4  8  9  24  28   39
16. Norwich City             42   7 10  4  29  19   0 13  8  22  38   37
17. Bolton Wanderers         42  10  5  6  36  28   2  6 13  18  47   35
18. Wolverhampton Wanderers  42  10  4  7  26  26   3  4 14  18  42   34
19. Derby County             42   8  5  8  25  25   2  6 13  19  46   31
20. QUEENS PARK RANGERS      42   4  9  8  24  33   2  4 15  21  40   25
21. BIRMINGHAM CITY          42   5  9  7  24  25   1  1 19  13  39   22
22. CHELSEA                  42   3  5 13  23  42   2  5 14  21  50   20

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