Derby Day Tales: BRAGGING RIGHTS

Whether it’s Year 10 v Year 11 on the school playing field, England v Germany in the world cup finals, or Forest v Derby in the championship. Games against your rivals mean significantly more than just the points on offer. They’re an opportunity to be granted permission by all to have an extra spring in […]

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FOREST AWAY: Sheffield Wednesday, Saturday 14th March

“It is a strange paradox that while the grief of football fans (and it is real grief) is private – we each have an individual relationship with our clubs. We are secretly convinced that none of the other fans understands quite why we have been hit harder than anyone else.” (Nick Hornby, Fever Pitch) Just […]

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FOREST AWAY: Middlesbrough, Monday 2nd March

These games only get bigger and more important. For a team that has developed a nasty habit of careering off the rails when optimism it at its peak, the task in Middlesbrough is simple. Win. (Albeit a draw would hardly be a disaster). The top two is a stretch but still in our grasp if […]

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FOREST AWAY: Cardiff, Tuesday 25th February

I’m going to be honest, I’ve not been looking forward to this one. I just know at about 2am on Wednesday morning a car full of us is going to be stuck on the M6 navigating our way around the 14th set of roadworks. Still, 3 points always sooths the pain. Here’s hoping. It’s also […]

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A Week In The Life

If asked to define Nottingham Forest’s 2019-20 campaign so far in one sentence I would answer as follows: ‘A side full of spirit and resilience, capable of swift attacking football mixed with a new found desire to fight to the very end and grind out a result.’ Footnote: ‘Also have an inexplicable knack of floundering […]

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Forest Away – West Brom, Saturday 15th February

Even with the best of intentions to avoid such things, there is always the potential to be greeted with a pothole, or Mario Kart style banana skin when cruising on the road. Leaving the opportunity there to be given a little bump or even nudged off the carriageway slightly. Tuesday night was just that. There’s […]

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FOREST AWAY: Birmingham, Saturday 1st February – FAN GUIDE

St Andrews has not been a happy hunting ground in very recent memory, with the last victory occurring five years ago in a 1-0 win, courtesy of Dexter Blackstock. Unsurprisingly, not a single player from the matchday squad remains from that day. Rewind however one year (Feb 2nd, 19), the ruthlessness of the modern day […]

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FOREST AWAY: Brentford, Tuesday 28th January

It’ll be sad to see the end of Griffin Park. Grounds like that one won’t be coming back. For teams in the top two tiers it also represents a very rare chance to sample a glorious old ground ground with the old banks of terracing. Some happy football memories revolve around terracing. The carnage of […]

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The Sequel

Déjà vu – The feeling that one has lived through the present situation before. The phrase translates literally as “already seen” You’d be forgiven for having flashbacks to the events of the week before last on your approach to the ground alone last night. Quite possibly joking ‘couldn’t happen again could it?’. There’s no doubt […]

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‘Football, eh?’

Saturday. It summed up exactly everything that we all love and occasionally hate about football. It’s a metaphorical drug creating a huge blend of emotion, leaving us constantly craving for more time after time. A sold out away end witnessed what will undoubtedly be one of the most discussed games of the season. A classic […]

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