Trust

I went to the AGM of the Nottingham Forest Supporters’ Trust last night. I stepped down off the board because I just had too many other commitments all piling up at the same time and didn’t feel that I could do the role justice, but it was great to meet up with those that are …

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Women

In 1921 the Football Association banned women from playing football. During the First World War, women had stepped comfortably into many roles that had previously been inaccessible to them and playing football was one of these. Although the women’s game was established before the war, with the men away its popularity grew considerably with crowds …

Community

In Issue 6 of Bandy & Shinty Paul Severn wrote eloquently about the way that the interaction between Twitter and the wider Forest community brought about some life changing events. It is a topic that I believe bears repeating when considering the club’s values. Our club is a community brought together through a shared passion …

Roots

It was Eric Barnes, as the last millennium was drawing to a close, who said that he wanted to “put the Nottingham back into Nottingham Forest”. The club signed Julian Bennett and Kelvin Wilson, two local lads who had grown up within the shadow of the City Ground, to instil some local pride in a …

Beginnings

Being fickle is an accusation that is often thrown at fans, whether it’s a segment within a team’s fan base or even a stereotype of a whole club’s support, but the life of a football supporter has a tendency to be fickle in its nature, so we shouldn’t really be surprised. One week your team …