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KARL WHITEHOUSE LOOKS AT THE HISTORY OF WOLVES V NOTTINGHAM FOREST

FIRST MEETINGS

  • Division 1 – The first meeting of the two clubs in Division 1 on the 5th November 1892 and the game finished in a 2-2 draw.
  • Championship – The first meeting of the two clubs in the Championship on the 15th October 2004 and the game finished 1-0 win for Nottingham Forest.
  • FA Cup – The first meeting of the two clubs in the FA Cup was in the 4th Round of the cup on the 29th January 1927 and the game finished 2-0 win to Wolves.
  • Premier League – This first meeting of the two clubs in the Premier League was on the 15th October 2022 and the game finished 1-0 to Wolves this was the first meeting of the two sides in the top flight played since March 1984.

  • League Cup – The first meeting of the two clubs in the League Cup was in the final of the competition on the 15th March 1980 and game finished 1-0 win to Wolves.

MOST RECENT MEETINGS

  • League Cup – The most recent game in the league cup between the two sides was in the 5th Round of the cup on the 11th January 2023 and the game finished 1-1 in 90 minutes with no extra time been played game went straight to penalties where Nottingham Forest won the game 4-3 on penalties.
  • FA Cup – The most recent game was in the 3rd Round of the cup between the two sides on the 7th January 2001 and the game finished in a 1-0 win for Wolves.
  • Championship – The most recent game between the two sides in the championship on the 20th January 2018 and the game ended 2-0 win for Nottingham Forest.

BIGGEST WIN

  • Division 2 – The biggest win between the two clubs was on the 13th March 1915 and the game ended in a 5-1 win for Wolves and this was played at Molineux.
  • Division 1 – The biggest win between the two clubs was on the 28th March 1896 & 6th April 1968 and the game ended in a 6-1 win for Wolves.
  • Championship – The biggest win between the two clubs was on the 30th August 2008 and the game ended in 5-1 win for Wolves and this was played at Molineux.
  • FA Cup – The biggest win between the two sides was on the 29th January 1927 and this was a 4th Round Tie and game finished 2-0 to Wolves.
  • League Cup – The biggest win between the two sides was on the 24th August 2021 and this was a 2nd Round tie and game finished 4-0 to Wolves, the game was played at the City Ground.

BIGGEST defeat

  • Division 1 – The biggest defeat between the two clubs was on the 2nd September 1893 and the game finished 7-1 to Nottingham Forest.
  • Championship – The biggest defeat between the two clubs was on the 22nd November 2014 and the game finished 3-0 to Nottingham Forest and this game was played at Molineux.
  • League Cup – The biggest defeat between the two clubs was on the 26th October 1994 this was a 3rd Round Cup Tie and the game finished 3-2 to Nottingham Forest played at Molineux.
  • FA Cup – The biggest defeat between the two clubs was on the 29th January 1963 this was a 3rd Round Cup Tie and the game finished 4-3 to Nottingham Forest.

CHARITY SHIELD

There was a meeting in the FA Charity Shield which was played at Molineux on the 15th August 1959 at the start of the season as this is a game that featured the league champions Wolves and the fa cup winners Nottingham Forest and the game finished in 3-1 win for Wolves.

Interesting facts about Wolves is that this is there only win of the charity shield and have shared it three times with other clubs and they were in 1949 against Portsmouth, 1954 against West Bromwich Albion and 1960 against Burnley.

 

MATCH OF THE DAY

There was a game that happened on the date of the upcoming meeting which was played on the 8th December 1900 the game finished 2-1 to Nottingham Forest.

 

DO YOU REMEMBER?

Wolves 3 Nottingham Forest 0 26th February 2000 League Division 1 at Molineux

In the turn of the new millennium, who can forget this classic that had it all, three goals, three red cards and a bizarre incident featuring a very irate goalkeeper at Molineux.

The game started with a minute silence for Sir Stanley Matthews who had recently passed away.

Within five minutes two players were already leaving the Molineux turf in shame. After Wolves had been awarded a free kick, Wolves striker Ade Akinbiyi and Forest defender Tony Vaughan clashed off the ball, with what seemed to be all handbags, until Akinbiyi appeared to headbutt the defender.

Referee Stephen Lodge sent the pair off, but the striker wasn’t going quietly, lashing out at everyone in his way as Wolves skipper Keith Curle ushered him away.

The resulting free kick put Wolves ahead immediately as Ludovic Pollet scored a diving header from Darren Bazeley’s delivery. It went from bad to worse for Forest 10 minutes later as Bazeley got on the scoresheet himself with a stunning 20-yard curler to put Wolves 2-0 up.

If those in attendance at Molinuex that day thought it couldn’t have been a more bizarre start to the game, then they only had to wait until just after the 25th minute when Forest ‘keeper Dave Beasant completely lost his head.

As Wolves full-back Lee Naylor had been taken out with a late challenge and was waiting for treatment, Beasant attempted to put the ball out of play, however Wolves striker Michael Branch kept it in, headed towards Forest’s goal and cooly played it past Beasant, who reacted by chasing the striker half-way down the pitch and causing a melee of red and old gold as Wolves strolled into a 3-0 lead.

Michael Branch was substituted in the 40th minute of the game to be taken out of the firing line of the game.

Forest’s misery was compounded in injury time of the first half as David Prutton received his second yellow card and his marching orders.

The second half the game petered out with not much chances for either team and it was the home team Wolves prevailing in this classic game between the two sides.

Wolverhampton: Oakes, Muscat (Corica 81), Pollet, Curle, Naylor, Bazeley, Emblen, Sedgley (Robinson 85), Sinton, Akinbiyi, Branch (Taylor 40).

Subs Not Used: Simpson, Petterson.

Sent Off: Akinbiyi (7).

Goals: Pollet 8, Bazeley 20, Branch 25.

Manager: Colin Lee

Nottm Forest: Beasant, Louis-Jean (Gray 44), Scimeca, Vaughan, Rogers, Prutton, Bart-Williams, Johnson, Quashie (Dawson 22), Harewood (Merino 64), Lester.

Subs Not Used: Crossley, Freedman.

Sent Off: Vaughan (7), Prutton (45).

Booked: Prutton, Louis-Jean, Dawson, Rogers.

Manager: David Platt

Attendance: 24,444

 

A LIITLE MORE HISTORY

Wolves 5 Nottingham Forest 1 30th August 2008 in the Championship at Molineux

It took Wolves 14 minutes to go ahead in the game when David Jones fired in the opening goal of the game after some good work from Sylvain Ebanks Blake.

Then on the 29th Minute of the game Wes Morgan of Nottingham Forest scored an own goal to make it 2-0 to Wolves.

The in the 43rd minute of the game possibly the best goal of the game come from Michael Kightly who smashed home a shot from 25 yards to make it 3-0 to Wolves and after that goal the 4th appeared from the form of a Matt Jarvis cross to Chris Iwelumo on the stroke half time to complete the 4-0 riot at half time.

Nottingham Forest did get a consolation goal in form of a own goal in the second half to make it 4-1 to Wolves.

Then on the 62nd minute of the game the scoring was complete by both sides when Michael Kightly curled in another goal for himself to make it 5-1 to Wolves and that is how it finished.

Wolves went to the top of the championship table after this thrashing of Nottingham Forest.

Wolves Team: Hennessey, Foley, Collins, Stearman, Stephen Ward, Kightly (Gray 77), David Jones, Henry, Jarvis (Edwards 66), Iwelumo, Ebanks-Blake (Keogh 65).
Subs Not Used: Darren Ward, Ikeme. 

Goals: David Jones 14, Morgan 29 og, Kightly 43, Iwelumo 45, Kightly 62. 

Manager: Mick McCarthy

Nottingham Forest Team: Smith, Chambers (Wilson 71), Morgan, Breckin, Bennett, Perch (McCleary 71), Guy Moussi, Cohen, Tyson (Cole 71), Earnshaw, Martin.
Subs Not Used: Thornhill, Roberts. 

Booked: Chambers, Bennett. 

Goals: Stearman 55 Own Goal

Manager: Colin Calderwood

 

HEAD TO HEAD

Wolves News - History of Wolves v Forest

Premier League Stats

There has been 2 Meetings between the two sides.

Wolves have won 1 game with 1 Home wins.

There have been 1 draws between the two sides.

Wolves have scored 2 Goals Nottingham Forest have scored 1 Goal.

Overall Head-to-Head

There have been 135 games in total.

Wolves have won 63 Games.

Nottingham Forest have won 45 Games.

There has been 27 Draws.

Last 6 Matches

17th December 2016 Nottingham Forest 0 Wolves 2 at City Ground (Championship)

4th April 2017 Wolves 1 Nottingham Forest 0 at Molineux (Championship)

16th September 2017 Nottingham Forest 1 Wolves 2 at City Ground (Championship)

20th January 2018 Wolves 0 Nottingham Forest 2 at Molineux (Championship)

15th October 2022 Wolves 1 Nottingham Forest 0 at Molineux (Premier League)

1st April 2023 Nottingham Forest 1 Wolves 1 at City Ground (Premier League)

 

playing for both teams

Michael Mancienne Played for Wolves 2008-2011 in three loan spells and made 56 appearances and played for Nottingham Forest 2014-2018 made 125 appearances.

Dave Beasant Played for Wolves 1992 in a loan spell and played for Nottingham Forest in 2 spells one being loan which was in 1997 made 11 appearances and another spell at the club 2007-2008 where he made no appearances.

Morgan Gibbs White Played for Wolves 2017-2022 made 68 appearances and scored 1 goal. Currently playing for Nottingham Forest and joined in 2022 and has made 26 appearances Scored 2 goals to this date.

Willy Boly Played for Wolves 2017-2022 which includes a 1-year loan spell which was in 2017-2018 made 125 appearances including loan spell and 8 goals including his loan spell goals. Currently playing for Nottingham Forest and has made 18 appearances scored 2 goals to this date.

Alan Hinton Played for Wolves 1961-1964 made 75 appearances and scored 29 goals.  Played for Nottingham Forest 1964-1967 made 112 appearances and scored 24 goals.

Adam Proudlock Played for Wolves 1998-2003 made 71 appearances and scored 13 goals. Played for Nottingham Forest 2002 in a loan spell and made 3 appearances.

Rafa Mir Played for Wolves 2018-2021 made 2 appearances and Played for Nottingham Forest 2019-2020 in a loan spell made 11 appearances.

Leo Bonatini Played for Wolves 2017-2018 in a loan spell made 43 appearances and scored 12 goals and then was made permanent in 2018 and made another 7 appearances and still at the club to this date and played for Nottingham Forest in a loan spell in 2019 and made 5 appearances.

Dougie Freedman Played for Wolves 1997-1998 made 29 appearances and scored 10 goals and played for Nottingham Forest 1998-2000 made 70 appearances and scored 18 goals.

Sammy Clingan Played for Wolves 2003-2006 where he didn’t make a single appearance for the first team at the club and played for Nottingham Forest 2006-2008 made 85 appearances and scored 1 goal.

Nigel Quashie Played for Nottingham Forest 1998-2000 made 43 appearances and scored 2 goals and played for Wolves 2009 in a loan spell and made 3 appearances.

Dorus de Vries Played for Wolves 2011-2013 made 14 appearances and played for Nottingham Forest 2013-2016 made 53 appearances.

Peter Withe Played for Wolves 1973-1975 made 17 appearances and scored 3 goals and Played for Nottingham Forest 1976-1978 made 75 appearances and scored 28 goals.

Joe Wilson Played for Nottingham Forest 1961-1964 made 84 appearances and scored 1 goal and Played for Wolves 1964-1967 made 58 appearances.

Frank Wignall Played for Nottingham Forest 1963-1968 made 157 appearances and scored 47 goals and played for Wolves 1968-1969 32 appearances and scored 15 goals.

Darren Ward Played for Nottingham Forest 2001-2004 made 123 appearances and played for Wolves in a loan spell 2009 for the rest of the season and made no appearances but injury meant he had to return back to club.

Richard Peter Le Flem (Dick Le Flem) Played for Nottingham Forest 1960-1964 made 132 appearances and scored 18 goals and played for Wolves 1964-1965 made 19 appearances and scored 5 goals.

Jim Barron Played for Wolves 1961-1965 made 8 appearances and Played for Nottingham Forest 1970-1974 made 155 appearances.

Adlene Guedioura Played for Wolves 2010-2012 made 38 appearances and scored 3 goals and played for Nottingham Forest in a loan spell 2012 and then turned permanently 2012-2013 made 59 appearances and scored 4 goals including the loan spell and also had a 2nd spell at the club 2018-2019 made a further 38 appearances and scored 2 goals.

Wayne Hennessey Played for Wolves 2006-2014 made 152 appearances and joined Nottingham Forest in 2022 and to this date made no appearances.

 

Others Who Played for Both Clubs

Chris Crowe, George Elokobi, Adam Federici, John Galley, Greg Halford, Marlon Harewood, James Henry, Grant Holt, Harry Keeling, Harry Marshall, Boy Martin, Stuart McMillan, Colin Perry, Jack Robinson, Robert Rosario, Hans Segers, Joao Teixeira, Geoff Thomas.

 

Played and Managed or Coached Wolves and Forest

John Barnwell Played for Nottingham Forest 1964-1970 made 186 appearances and scored 22 goals and managed Wolves 1978-1982.

Dean Saunders 2013 5 months as Wolves Manager and played for Nottingham Forest 1996-1997 made 43 appearances and scored 5 goals.

Jim Barron Played for Wolves 1961-1965 made 8 appearances and 1984 Wolves Caretaker Manager and Played for Nottingham Forest 1970-1974 made 155 appearances.

Dougie Freedman Played for Wolves 1997-1998 made 29 appearances and scored 10 goals and played for Nottingham Forest 1998-2000 made 70 appearances and scored 18 goals.  Also 2015-2016 made Nottingham Forest Manager

Shaun Derry Played for Nottingham Forest in a loan spell 2004-2005 made 7 appearances and recently appointed first-team coach at Wolves by Gary O’Neil in August 2003.

Stuart Gray Played for Nottingham Forest 1980-1983 made 49 appearances scored 3 goals and was at Wolves 2004 working with Dave Jones as an assistant manager and was a caretaker manager of the for a month taking charge of 7 games.

KARL WHITEHOUSE, Always Wolves Fan TV

ARTICLE BY KARL WHITEHOUSE

I am a Wolves fan been for over 30 years where

I have supported them both home and away games in the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s and now like looking into wolves games the stats behind the games they play in the premier league and also look other stats if asked by someone else in the podcast. I have also done the 92 football league grounds and shortly be doing a ebook about peoples favourite match they went to along with a match report and if possible stats from game.

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