Easter’s Endgame

Easter time is always a packed programme of events, rituals and fixtures, all loaded with significance. As millions head for airport escapes and delays or domestic breaks and traffic jams, the long bank-holiday weekend unfolds. Easter bonnet parades still colour corners of the nation and families make efforts to spend time together. And there are…

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What A Goal!

Ask a bunch of fans for their best Forest goals ever and they’ll be recollecting out-loud before you’ve finished the question. The same reaction would follow with any group of supporters, whatever their team. Reading this opening, your mind is probably already sorting a personal top goals sequence! There need be no time limit on…

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The Tartan Army

Historical documents record, over hundreds of years, regular invasions by armies from Scotland into England, ‘The Auld Enemy’. The 17th century was particularly busy until The Acts Of Union brought the two nations together in 1707. That didn’t stop Bonny Prince Charlie laying claim to the throne. Gathering support, as part of the Jacobite rebellion…

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The Gambling Game

Aside from colour, what significantly distinguished Forest’s shirt-front from every other team in the Premiership until September? That’s right: no advertising emblazoned across the front. And the most frequently promoted type of business? Gambling of course! Now nine of twenty clubs in the league currently thrust out their collective chests with betting brands. Since concluding…

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Injured And Out

Top division football clubs cross their collective fingers during international fixture time. Having loaned out their most precious assets – their players – the hope is that they will return injury-free so that normal service can be resumed in the domestic league. It’s an honour to represent your country but it’s not risk-free and clubs…

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