Tag: Bygones

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

Forest v Liverpool: The Return To History

To quote Liverpool’s legendary, ex-player, and manager, Bob Paisley, after they defeated Club Brugge to win the European Cup back in 1978, “Forest will be our biggest threat to retaining… read more Forest v Liverpool: The Return To History

Forest Heroes – From Dwight To Baker

Once you’re hitched-up with the club you support, life gets peopled with players you’ve never met who become as familiar as family. We all have our favourites, past and present,… read more Forest Heroes – From Dwight To Baker

The Day I Signed Up For Life

A very old football gag goes: ’In the beginning was the Word and the Word was Forest.’ (Substitute teams are available!) Without wishing to steal the thunder of the Bible,… read more The Day I Signed Up For Life

When Nottingham Forest Became Baseball Champions

Not a lot of people know that during their early years, Nottingham Forest Football Club were not just a one sport soccer shop. Popular with playing Bandy and Shinty (similar… read more When Nottingham Forest Became Baseball Champions

Rainworth Miners Welfare – The Little Big Club

It was just a couple weeks into the 2014/15 campaign when we heard ‘the managers job’ at Rainworth Miners Welfare was up for grabs. Then playing in the Northern Premier… read more Rainworth Miners Welfare – The Little Big Club

A History Of Football In Retford

Today, just two miles separate The Rail and Cannon Park, home of Northern Counties Eastern League Retford, and Central Midlands League Retford United, respectively. The beautiful game in this North… read more A History Of Football In Retford

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… read more Sporting Bygones For 2022

Daft As It Sounds – An England Footballer Who Played Cricket For Notts

Over a hundred-and-fifty years ago, and that much of bygone era that the beautiful game was taking its first, tentative steps, the very first ‘sporting heroes’ were witnessed. It was… read more Daft As It Sounds – An England Footballer Who Played Cricket For Notts

The Grand Old Man Of Nottingham Sport

He is often said to have been ‘the Grand Old Man of Nottingham Sport,’ not this Nottingham Sport mind, but the beating heart of the sporting endeavours this fine county… read more The Grand Old Man Of Nottingham Sport

155 Years Of The Trentside Derby: In the Beginning…

“Thus the first of many interesting games between the two clubs in after years ended in a win of one goal to nothing for the Forest.” A score-line occasionally disputed… read more 155 Years Of The Trentside Derby: In the Beginning…

Notts FC All Ireland XI

March 17th usually means one thing whether you are Irish or not, St Patrick’s Day, the one day of the year where it is okay to drink Guinness none stop… read more Notts FC All Ireland XI

The Day Hucknall Won At Kings Lynn

Notts County face Kings Lynn Town in a first ever league meeting tonight but I remember back a few years and the day when bottom side Hucknall Town took on… read more The Day Hucknall Won At Kings Lynn

40 Years Ago – When Forest Played In Japan

Forty whole years have now elapsed since the Garibaldi travelled all the way to Tokyo, Japan, to compete for the 1980 Toyota (Intercontinental) Cup. Contested between the victors of the… read more 40 Years Ago – When Forest Played In Japan

When Froch Beat Odin – Eighteen Years Today

“The Cobra was beginning to make a name for himself.” Carl Froch in ‘The Cobra: My Story’ (2013)   It has been eighteen years since ‘The Cobra’ first appeared as… read more When Froch Beat Odin – Eighteen Years Today

When The Lambs Were Best In The Land

Those making the most of their time during lockdown might have watched a popular Netflix box-set (amongst many) called ‘The English Game’ which was a six part series based part-factually… read more When The Lambs Were Best In The Land

The Day Diego Destroyed Forest In The Rain

Diego Armando Maradona, one of the greatest, if not the greatest footballer ever to live. Died yesterday, November 25th 2020, aged 60. The over-infectious, over-sized, over-egoed, superstar, known globally for… read more The Day Diego Destroyed Forest In The Rain