Tag: Stephen Parker

Storm Forest Heads South

I do like to be beside the seaside, especially if it coincides with a Forest 4-1 win such as against Blackpool, as happened not so long ago! Now there’s another… read more Storm Forest Heads South

Unfinished Business For Forest

A metal bolt bounced off the head of the lad next to me. Then a couple of half-bricks came down, followed by showers of stones like shrapnel. Welcome to Swansea!… read more Unfinished Business For Forest

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

League Tables Don’t Lie

Forest are currently third in the Championship. I love league tables. Let me rephrase that. I love football league tables (as opposed to those devised by politicians to spread the… read more League Tables Don’t Lie

Forest Building Towards ‘Cathedral’ Status

As Easter approaches each season, clubs line up their sights to assess what might be achieved and what must be avoided. Poet TS Eliot called April ‘the cruellest month’ and… read more Forest Building Towards ‘Cathedral’ Status

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

Nottingham Provides Reason To Be Proud

Reasons to be proud of a place are many and varied. A successful football club – on current form think Liverpool, Manchester City and United – brings kudos to a… read more Nottingham Provides Reason To Be Proud

Reds v Reds – Will It Be Discount Or A Scissor Nick?

I might get a discount when I go for a haircut next week. I might leave my visit a while longer, depending on Sunday’s outcome, or I could end up… read more Reds v Reds – Will It Be Discount Or A Scissor Nick?

All Keepers Great And Small

The goal-keeper. First on the team-sheet, not always the first name in the memory bank of past players, whether match savers or losers. And they are set apart from their… read more All Keepers Great And Small

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

Battle Of The Statues

Our newest (but oldest) reporter, Stephen Parker takes a look at Nottingham Forest’s recent fixture and compares with the great statues of the city, along with the toppling of Bristol’s… read more Battle Of The Statues