Newcastle Image Gallery – Wednesday 23rd August 2017

An absolutely magnificent evening in the north east. Newcastle is a fine city and a terrific place to go and watch football. Well, that is until you take your seat miles above pitch level. All roads seem to converge on St James’ Park and the pubs were bustling with barcode clad locals from the early evening. They wouldn’t be quite so jovial a few hours later.

A pretty impressive following made their way up the hundreds of steps and into the very top of the ground where we sat alone; the sweeping tier empty other than 1,000 of us. It’s fair to say the Forest contingent didn’t really come to life until extra time. Until then much of the racket came from a small group of Hibs fans who had travelled to see their former hero Jason Cummings in action.

It was a long old night in the end but it was further demonstration of how much fun it is to go and see Forest at the moment. And it was a nice reward to discover the following morning that a trip to Stamford Bridge now awaits.

We’re on the march with Cloughie’s army.