Nostalgia In Numbers: Nottingham Forest 77/79

Who? – Nottingham Forest Football Club

What? – 1977/78 Division One Champions, back-to-back League Cup Winners, 1978/79 European Champions, 1979 Super Cup Winners

Where? – Nottingham, East Midland England and across the U.K.

When? – August 1977 – May 1979

1977/78 Division One Record:

Played: 42 Won: 25 Drew: 14 Lost: 3 GF: 69 GA: 24 GF: +45 Points: 64

  • 26 league game unbeaten run from 26 November 1977 – End of season
  • 25 Clean sheets

1977/78 League Cup Run:

Round 2: Nottingham Forest 5–0 West Ham United (O’Neill 9′, Bowyer 25′, 86′, Woodcock 65′, Withe 78′)

Round 3: Nottingham Forest 4–0 Notts County (Robertson 16′ pen, Woodcock 46′, Bowyer 65′ 84′)

Round 4: Nottingham Forest 4–2 Aston Villa (Lloyd 7′, Anderson 13′, Withe 25′ Woodcock 52′)

Round 5: Bury 0–3 Nottingham Forest (Bowyer 8′, O’Neill 55′, Robertson 78′)

Semi-Final 1st Leg: Leeds United 1–3 Nottingham Forest (Withe 19′, 21′, O’Hare 75′)

Semi-Final 2nd Leg: Nottingham Forest 4–2 (7–3 agg.) Leeds United (Withe 18′, Bowyer 49′, O’Neill 72′, Woodcock 75′)

Final: Nottingham Forest 0–0 (a.e.t.) Liverpool

Final Replay Nottingham Forest 1–0 Liverpool (Robertson 52′ pen)

1978/79 European Cup Run:

Round 1 Leg 1: Nottingham Forest 2–0 Liverpool (Birtles 26′, Barrett 87′)

Round 1 Leg 2: Liverpool 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Round 2 Leg 1: AEK Athens 1–2 Nottingham Forest (McGovern 10′, Birtles 45′)

Round 2 Leg 2: Nottingham Forest 5–1 AEK Athens (Needham 12′, Woodcock 35′, Anderson 40′, Birtles 66′, 72′)

Quarter Final Leg 1: Nottingham Forest 4–1 Grasshopper (Birtles 31′, Robertson 47′ pen, Gemmill 87′, Lloyd 89′)

Quarter Final Leg 2: Grasshopper 1-1 Nottingham Forest (O’Neill 38′)

Semi Final Leg 1: Nottingham Forest 3-3 Cologne (Birtles 28′, Bowyer 53′, Robertson 63′)

Semi Final Leg 2: Cologne 0-1 Nottingham Forest (Bowyer 65′)

Final: Nottingham Forest 1-0 Malmo (Francis 45′)

Super Cup 1979

Nottingham Forest 1-0 Barcelona (George 9′)

Barcelona 1-1 (1-2 agg.) Nottingham Forest (Burns 42′)

Nottingham Forest Appearance Makers:

Peter Shilton, John MIddleton, Chris Woods

Viv Anderson, Colin Barrett, Kenny Burns, Frank Clark, Larry Lloyd, David Needham, Bryn Gunn

John O’Hare, Ian Bowyer, Archie Gemmill, John McGovern, Martin O’Neill, John Robertson, Gary Mills

Peter Withe, Tony Woodcock, Garry Birtles, Steve Elliott, Trevor Francis

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