Tag: Bygones

Ernie Coleman – From Highbury To Linby

Blidworth-born, Ernest Coleman, took less than 25 years to rise from his day of birth, in January 1908, to the top of British football’s First Division, with that of London… read more Ernie Coleman – From Highbury To Linby

Remembering: A Golden Era For Little Old Linby

The aftermath of the Second World War would see the Home Nations, as well as countries right across the globe, rebuilding their lives as best they could; the pastime of… read more Remembering: A Golden Era For Little Old Linby

1907 – The Best In The Country

In the days before the first official County Cricket Championship was contested in 1890, there was a period between 1864 to 1889 when a number of counties played for the… read more 1907 – The Best In The Country

Maestro Of The Bodyline – Arthur Carr

A Nottinghamshire cricketer for 21 years, Arthur Carr was the captain of the team for the final 16 of those years, and was also the skipper of the England national… read more Maestro Of The Bodyline – Arthur Carr

Forest To Open Premier League With Form On Side

Nottingham Forest will face a trip north, up to St James’ Park and the famous old home of Newcastle United over the opening weekend of the 2022/23 Premier League season,… read more Forest To Open Premier League With Form On Side

England & New Zealand – A Tale Of Trent Bridge

The legendary home ground of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, Trent Bridge, will host the second of the three-match test series between England and New Zealand starting this Friday. The hosts… read more England & New Zealand – A Tale Of Trent Bridge

Tails Of Topsy – Tom Wass

One of the greatest bowlers in the history of Nottinghamshire cricket, Thomas George Wass was a right arm fast-medium bowler who took a record amount of wickets for the county… read more Tails Of Topsy – Tom Wass

Joe Hardstaff – Style With Substance

Joe Hardstaff was described as one of the most stylish and elegant batsman of his era. Another batsman to have a long career with Nottinghamshire, 25 years, he excelled at… read more Joe Hardstaff – Style With Substance

Down Wembley Way

It’s late on a Friday evening in March when I turn off the A1 for Nottingham and lose control of my car. A spin, a bump up the curb and… read more Down Wembley Way

The Class Of 81 – Ending 52 Years In Waiting

The cricketing summer of 1981 will always be remembered for England’s sensational Ashes victory over the Australians and the exploits of a certain Ian Botham and Bob Willis. It was… read more The Class Of 81 – Ending 52 Years In Waiting

The Dependable Career Of William Whysall

Known affectionately as ‘Dodge’ William Whysall was one of Nottinghamshire CCC’s most dependable batsman as the county developed into a strong side after the First World War. Born in the… read more The Dependable Career Of William Whysall

Wilfred Flowers – Cricket’s First ‘Double’ All-Rounder

Wilfred Flowers was one of the longest-serving players of Nottinghamshire cricket. He was one of the leading all-round players of his era, known for his slow off-break spin bowling and… read more Wilfred Flowers – Cricket’s First ‘Double’ All-Rounder

Arthur Shrewsbury – Batting Beyond Boundaries

Arthur Shrewsbury was arguably the greatest batsman to have played for Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club. In an age when WG Grace was a ‘master of all he surveys’ Shrewsbury managed… read more Arthur Shrewsbury – Batting Beyond Boundaries

What’s In A Shirt

So the big news is that the previous owner of the world’s most sought after football shirt in history is about seven million times richer than he was a day… read more What’s In A Shirt

Billy Gunn – The Original Notts Powerhouse

In simple terms, William ‘Billy’ Gunn was one of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club’s greatest ever cricketers. Standing over 6 foot tall, a giant of his time, Gunn amassed over 25,000… read more Billy Gunn – The Original Notts Powerhouse

Jayne Torvill’s Sporting DNA Journey

Nottingham Royalty, of the sporting kind, featured on the recent episode of ITVs DNA Journey (Tuesday 26 April 2022) as Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, better known as the Olympic… read more Jayne Torvill’s Sporting DNA Journey

Nottingham Forest – The Class Of 98

My eyes were drawn to a video shared on Twitter last week, when after watching the goals of a comprehensive 3-0 home victory against Wolves on April 13th, 1998, just… read more Nottingham Forest – The Class Of 98

Jim Baxter – A Flawed Genius

When I first see Jim Baxter in a Forest shirt at the City Ground, I know something isn’t quite right but the sight of him still takes my breath away…. read more Jim Baxter – A Flawed Genius

Bendigo v Big Ben – 19th Century Fight Trilogy

As boxing trilogies, the one from way back, between two of Nottingham’s earliest prizefighters, could easily have been more recognised, after all, the pair shared an impressive 190 rounds, yes,… read more Bendigo v Big Ben – 19th Century Fight Trilogy

Lessons For Life At The City Ground

Bill Shankly, legendary Liverpool manager (1959-74) once famously said – half-jokingly – ‘Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it’s much more serious… read more Lessons For Life At The City Ground