FOREST AWAY: Huddersfield Town, Saturday 18th September – Fan Guide

The mood may have lifted slightly with the news that Chris Hughton had been relieved of his duties but we are excruciatingly back at the point of placing our hopes on the shoulders of yet another football manager. One who will appear into view on a conveyor belt like some ghastly version of a Yo […]

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FOREST AWAY: Derby, Saturday 28th August – Fan Guide

Nottingham and Derby are locked in a perpetual struggle to assert authority, dominance and ultimately, the cultural and moral high ground over the other. Derby boasts of its status as birthplace of the industrial revolution, thus precipitating Nottingham’s booming lace market. It developed its reputation for engineering excellence by establishing itself at the heart of […]

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FOREST AWAY: Stoke City, Saturday 21st August – Fan Guide

It is said that the darkest hour comes just before the dawn. This is a hell of a long night isn’t it? There are blind hedgehogs who see more light than we do.    Three league games in since the return of supporters and here we are curious about if things were preferable when we […]

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FOREST AWAY: Coventry, Sunday 8th August – FAN GUIDE

Hello again. I don’t know about you but this still doesn’t feel real. It doesn’t feel like we are off to see Forest on Sunday. I actually feel strangely numb about it, maybe because I still think it isn’t happening. When I clamber aboard our bus on Sunday morning I’m expecting it to feel normal […]

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Consequence

I’ve not always been one for dwelling on the past too much. Primarily because it often doesn’t bare thinking about for any longer than necessary as a Forest fan in their mid-twenties. But cast your mind back to the 8th of February 2020. Forest had just beaten 2nd place Leeds to close the gap to […]

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The Slaughterhouse Reds – A Review of ‘Garibaldi in South America’ Book

I have recently completed reading a new publication on Giuseppe Garibaldi, entitled Garibaldi in South America – An Exploration. While it was a book I certainly had a desire to read there was part of me that felt it was necessary to. At Forest, and certainly those of us that count ourselves as part of […]

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Garibaldi in South America – An Exploration

When 15 pioneers met in 1865 at the Clinton Arms to found Nottingham Forest they were inspired by Giuseppe Garibaldi, the revolutionary Italian nationalist. Only the year before he had visited London, invited by Lord Palmerston, the Prime Minister who admired him. In 1860 he achieved worldwide renown with The Thousand Redshirts, liberating Sicily and […]

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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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