Tag: Bygones

A Stain On The Game

Sounds, smells, taste, touch, places and things can all evoke powerful, personal associations for us. These can be life-affirming, beautiful and positive, sometimes the opposite, sometimes good and bad. And… read more A Stain On The Game

Happy Memories Of Liverpool In Town

‘We hate Nottingham Forest, we hate Everton too, we hate Man United, but Liverpool, we love you.’ There’s a catchy little chant that’s echoed round the terraces since the late… read more Happy Memories Of Liverpool In Town

Bridgford Fields

During the mid-nineties, I lived in West Bridgford with my ex-wife and two young children. My son Matt was always cricket crazy, taking after his Dad and for a bit… read more Bridgford Fields

European Cups

Pub quiz question: what English region dominated the European Cup competition between 1979-82? Answer – as if you didn’t know! – the Midlands. Forest won that cup in 1979 and… read more European Cups

An Interview With Kevin Campbell

At the tail end of last season, I caught up with a former Forest frontman Kevin Campbell, he spoke at length regarding his move to the City Ground, Pierre Van… read more An Interview With Kevin Campbell

Combined Forest City – Glory & Failure XI

One thing that the supporters of tonight’s headline Premier League match have in common is that the older and longer suffering fans of both Nottingham Forest and Manchester City will… read more Combined Forest City – Glory & Failure XI

‘Aristocrats’ Spurs On Show

On Sunday, August 28th, the Sky TV circus rolls into town to cover the City Ground late-afternoon fixture. Currently in the top ten of highest-earning clubs in the world, visitors… read more ‘Aristocrats’ Spurs On Show

Then And Now

Some people have it in spades; some people can barely muster a teaspoon full: emotional intelligence. It’s a fancy phrase to describe how well we communicate with one another, how… read more Then And Now

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