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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FOREST AWAY: Reading, Saturday 11th January 2020

Almost a year to the date, I sat down to write the away guide for last season’s trip to Reading, and for me, there is one very important change this season. We haven’t sacked our manager. There is a certain element of predictability as we head into the festive period; with Montanier, Warburton and Karanka all […]

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FOREST AWAY: Chelsea, FA Cup Third Round, Sunday 5th January

Despite the overwhelming feeling of deja vu surrounding this year’s FA Cup draw. Sunday does provide considerably more excitement than a home tie against Port Vale would have done (No disrespect), so let’s embrace it shall we? After all, an annual trip to the Bridge is something we are striving for, right? Following the heroic […]

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FOREST AWAY: Huddersfield Town, Saturday 21st December

Rewind to boxing day 2016, stunningly ‘only’ three years ago, the travelling Reds fans were fired into early raptures as a cool finish by Hildeberto Pereira put them ahead on the Tricky Tree’s last visit to the John Smiths Stadium. Was this the day the Portuguese maverick would finally show his worth? Was Montanier’s randomly assembled squad about to […]

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FOREST AWAY: Millwall, Friday 6th December

Rewind almost exactly one year (29th December 2018) and Forest visited The Den, for what would prove to be Aitor Karanka’s final away league game for the mighty Reds. A gloomy 1-0 loss, featuring no less than nine players that have not played for NFFC in the current campaign, saw the end draw ever closer […]

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