A Little Bit Of Sunshine

  ‘’I don’t think the (lack of) ability of whoever manages Nottingham Forest is the fundamental cornerstone that we think it is. Not at the moment anyway.’’ Forza Garibaldi, July 2019   The feeling is new but then again it’s so familiar. It’s more hollow than usual but isn’t everything about football hollow at the […]

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100 Years of Supporter Mobilisation at NFFC

Given the flabbergasting end to the season it has been suggested that the lack of supporters inside the ground was possibly one factor in our downfall. While far from the only issue and certainly not the primary reason we collapsed so badly, it’s possible that we, all of us, could have made the difference. Every […]

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Come What May

I spent the weeks leading up to the return of lockdown football telling anyone that would listen that a finale without supporters was only ever going to be a few notches above meaningless. If you are expecting the next line to about how I was wrong then you are mistaken. As we await the ninth […]

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From Madrid to Heaven: A Spanish perspective of the Madrid final, 40 years on

‘From Madrid to heaven’ is a common saying in the Spanish capital. Its essence is that Madrid is the last stop before paradise. If you aren’t from there, it might come across as a bit arrogant but for Nottingham Forest it rings true. Today marks forty years since the pinnacle of Forest’s miracle, the second […]

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Forest Ever Forest – Q&A with Chris Broughton

For Christmas 2001 I was gifted a new Forest book entitled ‘Forest Ever Forest’. At the time I had been a season ticket holder in the Trent End for a couple of season and had started to follow Forest everywhere they went. The book would become as close to a Forest Bible as I could […]

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Q&A with Bruno Martel, editor of OGC Nice fanzine QVL Dissata

Towards the end of 2019 we received an e-mail from Bruno Martel of the OSG Nice fanzine Quora Ven Lou Dissata who had learned of the connection between Forest and Giuseppe Garibaldi. Unbeknown to us at the time OGC Nice hold probably the most significant of all football clubs with Garibaldi – it was the city of […]

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El Rojo: The Influence of the Original Reds

The early years of Nottingham Forest contained many notable achievements. This fledgling football club wasn’t even the first in its own city and was not an early member of the Football League but it was integral to the evolution of the game. Forest and a catalogue of dynamic individuals attached to it helped shift football […]

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Coronavirus: Q&A with fellow Championship clubs (Part 2)

As the clock chimed us into the dawn of a new decade just over 4 months ago, a few twists in the football season run-in were to be expected. But to be quite this dramatic, and influential on all our day to day lives was certainly not. The familiar sinking feeling of another season destined […]

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Coronavirus: Q&A with fellow Championship clubs (PART 1)

If the season had continued as normal, I wonder what would have happened last Saturday? Interestingly, there was a Football Manager simulation of how the final day may have played out. With Forest seemingly doing a typical Forest and missing a golden opportunity. We ended up finishing 3rd, 1 point of 2nd with Nuno Da […]

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Derby Day Tales: Benny scored a goal in injury time, an alternative view. (Part V)

It’s what should have been match day, the biggest match day of the season. We would be putting our well versed pre match plans into place. Meeting for breakfast and a pint at some ungodly hour, sorting some train cans for the short journey, and quadruple checking you have got the match tickets, don’t forget the […]

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