1896/97 Season - Review

NUFC Season 1896/97

Manager committee
Lge Pos D2 - 5th
FA Cup 1st
Lge Cup
Attendance 8,399
Top Scorer Smellie [15]

Results wise this season was almost identical to the last with a record of 17 - 1 - 12 (the least number of draws in the club's history). After a shaky start in which they lost three out of four United climbed the table quickly and remained in the top six from October onwards.

But from February onwards the team fell to peices, losing eight of the ten games and slumping to 10th out of sixteen.

New arrivals included Charlie Watts (the new man between the sticks), centre-half Jack Ostler and our new goalscoring weapon, the unfortunately named Dick Smellie.

The FA Cup brought another thrashing from The Valiants but in mitigation they did do the double that year.

Attendances continued to climb with a new high of 17,000 turning up to see eventually Champions Notts County.