Tag: Bygones

Three Years Today – A Million Miles Away

A lot can happen in three years. That pub you used to frequent is now shut down. That shopping centre you used to waltz around now only lets you in… read more Three Years Today – A Million Miles Away

Nottingham – Mixing It With The Best

It’s incredible to think that prior to 1987, rugby union never had an ‘official’ national league competition in the UK for its major clubs. The likes of Leicester Tigers, Harlequin,… read more Nottingham – Mixing It With The Best

Remembering Notts – November 91

Neil Warnock, a month shy of his 43rd birthday was today 29 years ago, only two years into his reign at Notts County having guided the Magpies with back-to-back promotions… read more Remembering Notts – November 91

Retford United – Remember The Name

A trip to Stoke Bardolph on a cold Tuesday night in March 2006 started with a quick pint in the Ferryboat Pub before heading down the muddy tyre tracks to… read more Retford United – Remember The Name

Black History Icon – Viv Anderson

When you think of black footballers and football firsts few can go further than the first ever black man to represent the full England National Team, Nottingham born Viv Anderson…. read more Black History Icon – Viv Anderson

Walter Shaw – A Forest Mans Hands On Two FA Cups

When I saw Dave Shaw’s post on a Nottingham Forest supporter’s group, not only did I look twice, I had to process the information a third time to fully comprehend… read more Walter Shaw – A Forest Mans Hands On Two FA Cups

Happy Birthday Roy

I don’t usually do birthdays… Trawling over Social Media on a daily basis it seems everyone has one, if you celebrate one you then need to celebrate them all… It… read more Happy Birthday Roy

Interview With John McGovern

A couple of months ago during the 40th anniversary week of Nottingham Forest’s second European Cup victory I spoke with the very man that lifted the trophy, the legendary John… read more Interview With John McGovern

The Day Hales Stormed Surrey At Lords

It was only three years ago today but it was one of the most memorable occasions I have ever had as a cricket fan. I remember being a kid staying… read more The Day Hales Stormed Surrey At Lords

Remembering Arnold – The Days of Gedling Road

Back when Eddie Hemmings and Franklyn Stephenson were at Nottinghamshire CCC my dad used to play for Arnold Cricket Club who’s ground (officially named King George V playing field) backed… read more Remembering Arnold – The Days of Gedling Road

The Intriguing Rise of Basford United

Some of us are still old enough to remember when Basford United played at Mill Street you know. My old man played there a couple of times and I used… read more The Intriguing Rise of Basford United

33 Year Glove Affair

33 years after receiving Hans van Breukelen’s goalkeepers’ gloves Darren Wheater-Lowe and the Dutchman were reunited in Nottingham. They talked about everything from Brian Clough to international football and letting… read more 33 Year Glove Affair

6 Years Today – When Froch Made History

It was six years ago to this very day when we made the journey south down the M1 from Nottingham to London ticketless, as usual, anything when my mate Joe… read more 6 Years Today – When Froch Made History

Looking Back… To Be Frank

It was 12th May 1993 all of 27 years ago today when Nottingham Forest Football Club announced that the very nice man provided with the mammoth task of replacing GOD… read more Looking Back… To Be Frank

Jennings Trawls Back On Football Family Past

A quiet unassuming man, Phil Jennings will sit in the corner of the Carlton Town dugout on most Saturday afternoons and midweek from August to May each year, taking it… read more Jennings Trawls Back On Football Family Past

An Interview With: Phil Starbuck

Record breaking goals, double debut strikes, player-management, the building trade and a life in the priesthood. This is the remarkable story of Philip Starbuck, told in his very own words…. read more An Interview With: Phil Starbuck

All Notts Aren’t We?

It was May 2nd 1962 when a Notts County team having ended their season two days earlier with a two nil loss at Peterborough then took to the field to… read more All Notts Aren’t We?

Forest’s Forgotten Stars

One of the few positives to come out of the end of football has been the universal gratitude towards those greats of the past. The top players, the biggest matches,… read more Forest’s Forgotten Stars

Stranger Things Have Happened

As the horrific Covid-19 virus envelops our planet, primarily, our aim is to preserve life, but when the beautiful game returns, we’ll incur a fixture pile up that’ll appear to… read more Stranger Things Have Happened

Happy (Belated) Birthday Herbert

Yesterday (January 24th) was the 150th birthday of Herbert Kilpin. Who? You might say? That was certainly a question asked until only recently when it was re-discovered 10 or 15… read more Happy (Belated) Birthday Herbert