FOREST AWAY: Sheffield United, Play-Off Semi-Final First Leg, Saturday 14th May – Fan Guide

Sometimes it still returns fleetingly to my mind. Different parts of that night; occasionally happy memories but mainly it’s the mild punches to the stomach it can still provide. The absurdity and the shock. It gets forgotten but in the madness of it all we nearly rescued it. Matty Louis-Jean from nowhere getting up and […]

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FOREST AWAY: Hull City, Saturday 7th May – Fan Guide

Hopes of a direct dash into the Premier League may have been dashed but the opportunity remains via the pandemonium of the play-offs. It was a subdued ride home from Bournemouth but it’s hard not to find solace in a season that has been bewilderingly fabulous ever since Steve Cooper’s arrival. Disappointing defeats have regularly […]

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FOREST AWAY: AFC Bournemouth, Tuesday 3rd May – Fan Guide

I’ve decided it’s best to be honest with you. I’ve sat here for twenty minutes watching the snooker final on Sunday evening and I can’t think what to write. Something a bit profound, a little upbeat, was probably the intention. It’s hard to find the words. Because the advantage still sits with our hosts I’m […]

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FOREST AWAY: Fulham, Tuesday 26th April – Fan Guide

I’ve been stuck wondering for a few weeks now where this season lies among my all-time favourites. Not a matter of huge importance I agree but it’s been nice to mull over. Being born of a generation that was too young to be attending matches and consuming some great times in the 1990s, my choices […]

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FOREST AWAY: Peterborough, Saturday 23rd April (3pm!) – Fan Guide

Luton brought doubt. Are we ‘really’ as good a team as we thought? After all, if Luton can shut us down as effectively as they did in that first half, surely other teams will take meticulous notes and pass them around the Championship classroom. This wasn’t in the script. We were supposed to win at […]

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FOREST AWAY: Luton Town, Friday 15th April – Fan Guide

I wonder if there is any way left for this season to end in anything but extreme emotion; one or the other. Only a few weeks ago I’d have found 7th place a real disappointment but I would have found plenty of solace in our rise up the table and some most enjoyable moments. Maybe […]

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FOREST AWAY: Blackpool, Saturday 2nd April – Fan Guide

The international break, as frustrating as they can be, might have landed at a good time. Previous weeks, while often exhilarating, have been draining. Miles up and down the country on all days and at all sorts of hours. I looked forward to the blank weekend if I’m honest, maybe the players not on international […]

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The Eleventh Hour

It’s that time of year again. The weather is slowly beginning to turn, excitement is building, and fixtures remaining depleting. To quote a young Kevin McCallister “This is it, don’t get scared now”. It’s barely believable that we’re in the same season as that where we took just a single point from seven games. The […]

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FOREST AWAY: Sheffield United, Friday 4th March – Fan Guide

Spring has sprung. And with it, a play-off race that has already shown signs of being a tantalising contest begins to shift into its endgame. Several weeks remain of the 2021/22 season, but it is now when tension starts to ramp up and an extra flash of excitement begins to emerge. A visit to Bramall […]

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FOREST AWAY: Preston North End, Tuesday 22nd February – Fan Guide

On Friday we saw a frustrating and painful side of football, and also a brilliant side. A few of us were checking in at our hotel as the news landed via the journalist, John Percy. It took another spell for Bournemouth to confirm the news shortly after 4pm. There is almost always a lot we […]

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