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Football Philsophy

Three Books

This article originally appears in issue 12 of the independent Nottingham Forest quarterly fanzine Bandy & Shinty in May 2019 For me, it has been a period of discovery of … Continue reading

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Kicking Shins

This article originally appeared in issue 11 of the independent Nottingham Forest quarterly fanzine Bandy & Shinty in February 2019 “An author should be in among the crowd, kicking their … Continue reading

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Mr Nottingham Forest – The Frank Clark Interview

This interview first appeared in issue 7 of the independent Nottingham Forest quarterly fanzine Bandy & Shinty in February 2018   Frank Clark has done it all at Nottingham Forest. … Continue reading

September 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

First Among Equals – The John Robertson Interview

There are 17 acknowledged “Miracle Men”, all of them equal heroes, but one of them first.

September 11, 2020 · Leave a comment

This Girl Can!

Journalist and presenter Jacqui Oatley MBE has for many people been the face of women’s football in England. She kindly took some time out of her busy schedule to talk to about how the game has developed in recent years and where it might be going.

September 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

“Give it to Moore, he will score”

John Robertson calls him the greatest Nottingham Forest player. Ian Storey-Moore returns the compliment. Here he talks about his career player, coach and scout and reflects on the changes in football over that time.

August 28, 2020 · Leave a comment

89 by Amy Lawrence

The conclusion to the 1988/89 First Division season was probably the most exciting of any in my lifetime and Amy Lawrence’s “in their own words” account of that game and the events that led to it was in its own way as thrilling as the final game itself.

July 1, 2020 · Leave a comment

Who are we?

The coronavirus crisis has offered us a lot of opportunity to reflect. We have wondered whether there are better ways to work, better ways to live. Some of us continue to wonder whether there is a better way to do football and with the EFL, in particular, facing a need for radical reform maybe our moment has come.

June 1, 2020 · Leave a comment

Stuff Yer VAR

The whole case for technology seems to be based on money. Excitement, passion and the live experience are all being sacrificed for the illusion of accuracy, even when that accuracy remains elusive and spurious.

April 1, 2020 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

January 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

December 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

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. … Continue reading

December 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

December 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

November 24, 2017 · Leave a comment