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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FOREST AWAY: QPR, Wednesday 27th November

We’ve been really unlucky with our London away games this season. Charlton was midweek, Fulham was derailed by engineering works over the August bank holiday, QPR is a Wednesday and Millwall next week has been shifted to a Friday. The one remaining London fixture at Brentford is very likely to end up as a night […]

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FOREST AWAY: Bristol City, Saturday 23rd November

Ten years or so ago Forest and Bristol City developed something of a short lived but intense rivalry, fuelled by a promotion chase at the top of League One. The smashing up of the Amici wine bar on Radcliffe Road was a flashpoint although the trips to Ashton Gate around the same time were nothing […]

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The Foresters Who Played and Fought

In the 154 years of Nottingham Forest the two world wars were understandably dark times. In the context of football each conflict created huge turmoil on the game and sizemic financial and personal suffering. Forest faced massive uncertainty and a great difficulty just to survive but the commitment of some truly magnificent individuals kept the […]

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Forest Away: Luton Town, Saturday 2nd November

Being based in Bedford, in-laws supporting Luton and knowing a fair few hatters, this game was certainly one of the first fixtures I was looking out for (behind Derby) on fixture release day. For me, this is a home game, no early train to Nottingham, no late pick-ups from the station and no pretending to […]

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