Nottingham Forest 4-2 Arsenal: The Ever So Slightly Inebriated Match Report

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The drinking began in earnest shortly after midday. You simply have to drink before Forest matches. It's a coping mechanism that has become commonplace.

By the time the fourth goal went in, about 5:45pm-ish, the whole thing seemed like a wishy-washy lagerscape daydream.

Arsenal to start Lucas against Chelsea after EFL cup double?

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After Arsene Wenger finally got the Arsenal chequebook out and spent something like the sort of money we have been hoping he would for years during this summer´s transfer window, Arsenal fans have been a little disappointed and frustrated that we have not seen more of two of those big signings so far this season.

Nottm Forest v Arsenal – Expect Wenger to pick youngsters!

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Why we can expect to see a young side against Nottingham Forest! Arsenal travel to Nottinghamtodayfor the Football League Cup fixture against Championship side Nottingham Forest. Like Arsenal, Forest have a famous history and it is sure to be an exciting clash so early on in the competition. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has always used [.

Can Arsenal beat TWO European champions in a week?

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Some Arsenal fans will not remember this, although the shock Premier League triumph of Claudio Ranieri's Leicester City side did cause a lot of people to hark back to the similar achievement of the managerial duo of Brian Clough and Peter Taylor in the 70s, but Arsenal's opponents in the EFL cup after this international [.

Young Arsenal star gets BIG chance to prove himself

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The Arsenal youngster Chuba Akpom has been given a big chance to kickstart his future Arsenal career this week. Not only did he win (and score) the equalizing penalty for the England U20 side against Mexico, but it has now been revealed that he will be joining the Championship high-flyers Nottingham Forest for the rest [.

Arsenal close on double signing?

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It appears that Arsenal could be about to make their first signing of the January transfer window, and not just one but two shiny new players. Unfortunately, for Arsenal fans starting to run out of nails to bite, neither player is set to feature for the Gunners this season as they are young players for [.

Football Genius Cascarino calls for Wenger to get sack from Arsenal

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Arsene Wenger is on the verge of becoming an embarrassment and should be shown the door by Arsenal football club, says Tony Cascarino. The former Millwall and Chelsea striker gave his valued opinion after Wenger managed to take the Gunners through to the knockout stages of the Champions league for the 13th year in a row, because of the poor start to the Premier league season.

Arsenal offload another promising England U21 starlet

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The 21-year old midfielder Henri Lansbury has been with the Gunners since 1999 but has never managed to break through in to the first team. After a number of successful loan spells, Lansbury held talks with Arsene Wenger to get a clear idea of whether he had a future at Arsenal. After featuring a little [.

How much do Arsenal want a trophy?

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I know that it sounds like a stupid question, but what I mean is, what would we be prepared to sacrifice in order to get our hands on some silverware? If we had won the Carling cup, would that have kept the wolves (not the team) at bay for a while? At the minute, nobody [...]

Keane sacked as Ipswich boss

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LONDON, England — Former Manchester United star Roy Keane has been sacked as manager of Ipswich after 20 months in the job, the club confirmed Friday. The club have lost seven of their last nine games and the 1-0 loss to Nottingham Forest on Monday left them sitting 19th in the Championship, England's second division.

Aaron Ramsey – My fitness is coming along nicely!

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The Arsenal and Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey may have spent nine months recovering from the broken leg sustained by that famous challenge by Ryan Shawcross, but he now believes that his rehabilitation is nearly complete. Arsene Wenger surprisingly allowed him to go out on loan to Championship side Nottingham Forest after playing just 45 minutes for [.

F.A. Cup Offers Giant Killers A Chance For Premiership Scalps

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This weekend sees the entrance of the Premiership and Championship clubs in to the F.A. Cup as the worlds oldest domestic cup competition continues in its 128th year. It's one of those weekends that gets football fans excited, throwing up all kinds of memories for fans of every club from every level of the domestic game.

Parker & Santa Cruz Set for City Deal

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Following their FA Cup exit at the hands of Nottingham Forest, Manchester City have moved quickly to improve the squad. Mark Hughes is on the verge of wrapping up yet another two January transfer deals, this time bringing Scott Parker and Roque Santa Cruz to the City of Manchester Stadium. The deal between Blackburn and Manchester City would send Roque Santa Cruz to City with Tal Ben-Haim and £18 million heading towards Ewood Park.

FA Cup Big Guns Draw Each Other

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With Manchester United and Aston Villa joining most of the other Premier League clubs in the fourth round, the FA Cup draw has cooked up some interesting draws. The pick of the bunch is perhaps the Merseyside derby. Everton will be making the short trip to Anfield in the fourth round to take on cross-town rivals Liverpool.

Nottingham Forest

Warburton comments on chances of Forest signing Dowell from Everton permanently

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Nottingham Forest manager Mark Warburton has spoken highly of Everton loanee Kieran Dowell, but suggested that it is unlikely that the Championship side will be able to land the midfielder permanently.

The England under-21 international is highly rated at Goodison Park but was farmed out to the City Ground as first-team football on Merseyside was not forthcoming this season.

Newcastle United vs Nottingham Forest, 1974: The Most Controversial FA Cup Replay Of All Time?

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Malcolm 'Supermac' MacDonald scores the winning goal for Newcastle during their FA Cup 6th round, second replay against Forest, March 1974

As the football authorities continue to ponder whether to sound the death knell for cup replays altogether, it's perhaps timely to remember one of the most controversial FA Cup replays in football history.

Eric Lichaj: American Fullback joins Nottingham Forest

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Nottingham Forest have confirmed that they have completed the signing of American fullback, Eric Lichaj from Aston Villa after the Birmingham club decided to part ways with the player.

Lichaj made 23 appearances for Paul Lambert's side in the English Premier League last season, but it appears the United States born defender did not impress enough to warrant a continuation of his career in the top flight.

Around The Grounds: The City Ground, Home Of Nottingham Forest

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By Chris Wright

City Ground, mist rolling in from the Trent. My desire is always to be here. Oh, City Ground...

What a beautiful old beast.

More in Pies' Around The Grounds series...

Princes Park, Dartford FC's Wooden Eco Stadium
Molineux, Wolves
The New Maracana, Rio De Janeiro
Griffin Park, Brentford
De Kuip, Feyenoord
Upton Park, West Ham
San Mames, Athletic Bilbao
FC Gspon's Ottmar Hitzfeld Stadium, The Highest Pitch In Europe

Valley Parade, Bradford City
Prenton Park, Tranmere
Wankdorf, Young Boys
Estadio Municipal, SC Braga
Home Park, Plymouth Argyle

Victoria Park, Hartlepool United
Bloomfield Road, Blackpool
Ninian Park, Cardiff City
Wankdorf Stadium, Young Boys
Portman Road, Ipswich Town
Recreation Ground, Aldershot
Saltergate, Former Home Of Chesterfield

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Alex McLeish Sacked As Nott’m Forest Manager After 40 Days In Charge

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By Chris Wright

40 days go by in the blink of an eye

It should come as n surprise to anybody that, after 40 long days in charge, Alex McLeish has been sacked (by mutual consent of course) as manager of Nottingham Forest.

Pallid performances, boardroom-level interference, general friction and a farcically botched deadline day eye test have put paid to Eck's brief tenure and Forest's meddling Kuwaiti owners are now looking for their fifth manager in 20 months.

Nott’m Forest’s Billy Sharp Celebrates Goal By Taking Bite Out Of Fan’s Hotdog, Tweets That He Owes Them £5 (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Billy Sharp scored his second goal on the bounce for Nottingham Forest last night, opening the scoring at Blackpool and celebrating by charging over to the travelling fans at Bloomfield Road where he was duly presented with a congratulatory hotdog.

Possibly against the advice of Forest's team of dieticians and nutrionists, Sharp took a bite of the fans' sauce-slathered, mechanically-recovered pork(ish) tube and chucked it back in roughly the direction from whence it came.

Match Of The Past: Nottingham Forest

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We continue our series of archive videos of the clubs of the Football League Championship with Nottingham Forest. Twice the champions of Europe, it has now been more than a decade since Forest were last in the top division of English but, whilst our selected six matches all hark back to happier times to some extent, we've left the European Cup matches that everyone has already seen a thousand times off this list.

Chelsea, City Shocked in FA Cup

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The FA Cup is always good for a few surprise results, and this year has already proved to be no different. Both Chelsea and Manchester City faced lower league opposition at home in the third round, and neither side came out with the result they wanted. The more surprising of the two is perhaps Manchester City's 3-0 defeat against Nottingham Forest.


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Nottingham Forest agnomen Sean O'Driscoll as their unexampled manager, two months after he took over at Crawley. HTTP://

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Ex-England Bos Sven-Goran Eriksson is interested in the vacant manager's occupation at Nottingham Forest. HTTP://

Professional Football

McClaren Endemic of Clubs’ Failings

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I remember so very well where I was when Steve McClaren was stood stony-faced beneath an umbrella in the pouring rain as England surrendered their opportunity to feature at Euro 2008. I was in a pub in Holloway in North London, and the patrons of the establishment had come together under a cloud of false hope.

Football League Review - Championship

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Coca Cola leagues The first of a series of blogs looking at the goings on in the Coca Cola leagues...if you're not into that sort of thing, do join us's a magical land of goalmouth scrambles and ageing old footballers looking for a last pay packet. I'll buy you a Toffee Crisp if you come along for the ride.

FA Cup

Secret story behind Ferguson’s United survival

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Veteran journalist David Miller has been writing football for over half a century, became sports editor of the Times of London and a columnist for the Daily Express. He has also been awarded the...

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Derby County vs Notthingham Forest FC : Live stream, Livestream and Highlights English FA Cup 23.01.2009

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The Greatest League in the World is…

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La Liga? Don't make me laugh, every year it's a two-horse race, the Spanish equivalent of the SPL. What about the goal-hungry Bundesliga? Not quite. Don't get me wrong, Borussia Dortmund have impressed me this season with a +26 goal difference, but the rest of the league is poor. So it has to be the Premiership?

Carling Cup: Leicester Win Second Round Tie With Nottingham Forest After Perfect Sporting Gesture

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The original fixture was abandoned after Clive Clarke suffered a heart attack at half time in the dressing room. At the time Forest were leading 1-0, but agreed that due to the severity of the incident it would be best to abandon the game and reschedule. Leicester felt that this act of sportsmanship should be returned, [...]

2008 Carling League Cup Third Round Draw

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With just Nottingham Forest or Leicester City still to book their place the draw for the Carling Cup Third Round has been made, piting a number of Premier League clubs against each other. The competition will be without a minimum of four top flight clubs for the next round, excluding any possible giant killings that [...]

The Rest

Snapshot - Leeds United 1-1 Nottingham Forest, League One

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Julian Bennett of Nottingham Forest celebrates his goal during the League One match between Leeds United and Forest at Elland Road on 12 February, 2008. The clash of League One's two biggest clubs ended in a 1-1 draw, after...

College Seniors Invited To Draft Combine

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Major League Soccer announced the 54 college seniors who will take part in the MLS Combine in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida from Jan. 11-15. A couple names jump out at me only because I have seen them play in person before. This is expected to be a fairly deep draft from what people around the league tell [.