A frustrating fortnight for Forest
Oct02

A frustrating fortnight for Forest

Football can be a – and well, is – a very cruel game. While it can bring you unrivalled joy and happiness, it can also bring you devastation and anger in equal measures. These are feelings known all too well by all sets of supporters nationwide – from Arsenal to Yeading. Nottingham Forest experienced both sets of emotions last season, with the triumphant return of a club legend as manager and a blistering start soon...

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A reason for Forest fans to be cautiously optimistic
Sep18

A reason for Forest fans to be cautiously optimistic

“I hope anybody’s not stupid enough to write us off.” In light of the recent trailer for ‘I Believe in Miracles’ – a cinema release film documenting Nottingham Forest’s rise from a mid-table second division side to back-to-back European champions in five years – it is perhaps fitting to start this blog with a Brian Clough quote, given after Forest drew the 1979 European Cup semi-final...

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Thank you and farewell, Michail Antonio
Sep04

Thank you and farewell, Michail Antonio

It was the news that was expected all through the transfer window, but Nottingham Forest star man Michail Antoio departed Trentside for West Ham United in a £7m fee. The writing had been on the wall when the powerful winger was withdrawn from the squad to face Charlton Athletic due to ‘not being in the right frame of mind’, but there was still a tinge of sadness when the move was finalised on deadline day. Credit has to go...

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Another fortnight and more debacles for Forest
Aug21

Another fortnight and more debacles for Forest

Roll Up, Roll Up… “This is horrible! But it’s not boring!” It isn’t often cartoons can be used to describe recent events at a football club, but in this case, this exchange in Futurama between Fry and Professor Farnsworth as Bender is pulled apart by magnets sums up perfectly the mood surrounding The City Ground. In the last few weeks, Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman successfully signed Ben Hamer...

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Freedman showing true leadership
Jul25

Freedman showing true leadership

With pre-season in full swing, the fans’ fickleness pendulum is also in motion as the supporters determine how the club will fare for the upcoming season based entirely on what are essentially glorified training sessions. For Nottingham Forest, this is no different as following a very useful trip to Sweden, where the players were subjected to triple sessions – double on matchdays – the club understandably failed to...

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