Sporting Bygones For 2022

In the New Year, yes 2022 is not all that far away now, what do we have planned for the loyal and ever-increasing readers of the Nottingham Sport? Well, fear not, our Senior Correspondent, Peter Mann, will be setting forth a new series of articles for our ‘Bygones’ section.

Having already spent a good decade plus researching and writing historical-type content for fanzines in his native north-east, as well as a recent year producing long-form features for a now-disbanded website (including a piece on Brian Clough’s Nottingham Forest here), he’ll be looking at something similar when the new year comes round.

Already dipping in-and-out of historical content with ourselves, Peter has spoken about Cycling’s Tom Simpson (here) and provided content about the first Nottingham/Trentside derby (here) among others; our beloved county of Nottinghamshire having a rich vein of sporting history dating back to the 1800s, and earlier.

So, with that in mind, let’s delve back into some differing points of time, and different points come the new year, and at intermittent points throughout that of 2022 – Peter will beginning his historical journey by delving into Retford’s past, and that of Retford Town, and whatever comes of it.

There’ll most certainly be something coming your way on our flagship British American Football side, the Nottingham Caesars, who’ve also an anniversary pending; we’ll also take a look back at Rainworth Miners Welfare, and Nottingham Rugby, of course.

We’ll pull up and shake the earth of Robin Hood’s fair and rich county, and see what emerges from its beautiful soils.

If you can assist with anything, images, stories, factual information, from anything sporting across Nottinghamshire, then please, drop Peter Mann a line via petermann78@hotmail.com, or on Twitter @petermannwriter.

To take a look at our bygones section with images and statistics click here.

*Main image @NFFC the Nottingham Forest team of 1912.

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