With the impending Championship season due to begin within a matter of days, I decided to dust off my laptop and got back to work. And the theme of this piece is simple, success may not be instant. Having made my debut on The Forever Forest Podcast last week, I made reference to this very … Continue reading Be Patient if We Don’t Hit the Ground Running
Nottingham Forest – A Season in Rhyme
..Looking back upon the year Like a film from Jonny Owen For our No. 8 we shed a tear Goodbye to Chrissy Cohen
Selfie or signature & where to draw the line?
If you bumped into John Robertson, would you scramble for a pen and paper to obtain his signature, or would you activate your camera phone and take a selfie? If like me, you favour the former, what would you then do, having acquired the squiggle? Frame it, add it to your scrap book or bang … Continue reading Selfie or signature & where to draw the line?
Dictated from the SKY above, the mother of all evil?
Nottingham Forest and Derby County have moved the goal posts, by rescheduling their tinderbox fixture to accommodate Sky Sports! The game will now take place on the 11th of March, which just happens to be Mothering Sunday. It’s a PR disaster on every conceivable level, and one that has possibly ruined the trip of a … Continue reading Dictated from the SKY above, the mother of all evil?
MIKE HURLEY’S NOTTINGHAM FOREST JOURNEY
The following piece is written by Mike Hurley. Back in 1984 at the tender age of 7, the same age that my son Brian is now, little did I know, that when placing a Nottingham Forest poster upon my bedroom wall for the first time that I was about to spark a love affair … Continue reading MIKE HURLEY’S NOTTINGHAM FOREST JOURNEY
Warburton Rises to the Occasion
When the heat was on, and the pressure was high, Warburton rose to the occasion; and I’m not talking about a loaf of bread! Despite being under a bit of criticism following a poor run or results of late, the Nottingham Forest manager rallied the troops and defeated one of the Championship’s best sides. Before … Continue reading Warburton Rises to the Occasion
The Prince and the Pauper
Britt Assombalonga returned to the City Ground last Saturday, but was overshadowed by his cut price replacement Daryl Murphy. The Middlesbrough striker, who cost a whopping 15 million pounds, fluffed his lines on his big day out. In stark contrast, Forest’s veteran Irishman did exactly what he’s been recruited to do, graft and score. As … Continue reading The Prince and the Pauper
Victory Snatched from the Lions Mouth
The new look Nottingham Forest kicked of the Championship campaign with a fortunate victory over newly promoted Millwall on Friday. Regardless of the victory, it feels great to have our club back in the hands of our loyal supporters. The buzz around the city before the game was fantastic and to have a sell out … Continue reading Victory Snatched from the Lions Mouth
Pragmatic Approach to the New Season is Fine by me
Usually I steer well clear of the pre-season campaign, because for all intents and purposes, it has no bearing on how the competitive calendar will pan out. I hated it as a player, where running us until we vomited was the norm. It’s always nice to mix it with the higher class opposition but even … Continue reading Pragmatic Approach to the New Season is Fine by me
The job is done but only just It’s Groundhog Day again Cloughie’s cups have turned to rust All that’s left is pain It started with the same old hope From the owner’s battle cry As usual we supplied the rope And he hung us out to dry In came Philippe, King of France … Continue reading Staying Afloat