Nottingham Forest

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On This Day In 1978: Peter Shilton On Fire As Newly-Promoted Nottingham Forest Secure First Division Title (Video)

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There's been much made, fairly understandably, of Leicester's outstanding progress this season from table-proppers all the way up to table-toppers.

In 1978, East Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest achieved the feat of winning the First Division league title the season after being promoted, which was made mathematically certain on this very day, 38 years ago.

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.

On This Day In 1979: Trevor Francis Becomes Football’s First Million Pound Man, But Also Doesn’t, But Then Does…

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Clough unveils Francis to the press in his own inimitable style, February 9th 1979

Thirty seven years ago today, Nottingham Forest manager Brian Clough turned up to a press conference in a fetching red leatherette jacket, clutching a squash racket, to introduce new signing Trevor Francis.

Retro Football: Nott’m Forest Keeper Barry Roche Foiled By Rogue Coffee Cup Away Against Derby, 2004 (Video)

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Tonight is the first Nottingham Forest-Derby game of the season a fixture that will almostundoubtedly bringwith it a new, fresh set of painful memories.

Derby are coming into the game bang in form and firing; Forest bang out and limping. A double-figures massacre is a distinct possibility.

Retro Football: Great Vintage Photo Of Nottingham Forest’s City Ground, Circa Early 1900s

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As part of the club's ongoing 150th-year celebrations, the Nottingham Post have dug out this corking vintage image ofNottingham Forest's City Ground stadium, as photographed from Trent Bridgeatthe turn of the 20th century...

As well as the rough footprint of the stadium and its environs being identical (not to mention the river traffic), the boathouses on the embankment are still standing to this day.

Football Art: Nottingham Forest’s European Cup-Winning Team Immortalised In Lego (Photos)

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Thanks to the creative impulse and hard graft of Nottingham Forest fan Nigel Daws, we now live in a world where the legendary European Cup-winning Forest team of 1979/80 have been further immortalised in Lego form.

Nigel specialises in producing customised Lego football tributes forBlok Magik, and his beautiful plaggy homageto the likes ofBrian Clough, Peter Taylor, Kenny Burns and John Robertson isa fine representation of his cracking (not to mention painstaking) handiwork.

English Premier League

Steve Sidwell strikes late as Brighton close gap in promotion race

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Brighton closed the gap in the race for automatic promotion to the Premier League as Steve Sidwell's last-gasp strike clinched a 2-1 win against Nottingham Forest on Monday.

Chris Hughton's third placed side moved to within one point of second placed Middlesbrough and two of Championship leaders Burnley after a dramatic finale at the City Ground.

Steve Sidwell strikes late as Brighton close gap in promotion race

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Brighton closed the gap in the race for automatic promotion to the Premier League as Steve Sidwell's last-gasp strike clinched a 2-1 win against Nottingham Forest on Monday.

Chris Hughton's third placed side moved to within one point of second placed Middlesbrough and two of Championship leaders Burnley after a dramatic finale at the City Ground.

Foxes eye the finishing line

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AS LEICESTER CITY HOME IN ON THE MOST UNLIKELY OF TRIUMPHS, THEIR SIMPLE WINNING FORMULA REMAINS UNBROKEN

Leicester City won another nervy game 1-0 on Sunday, their fifth such victory in six matches, to move seven points clear with half a dozen games remaining.

Southampton could count themselves unlucky having caused the Foxes many problems and the Saints had two plausible penalty appeals for handball waved away.

Newcastle Were A Team Of Men – Robson Made Me Feel Like A Million Dollars

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Jermaine Jenas is making something of himself as a pundit and an honest character these days and he has given an incredible interview in the Mail today where he talks about signing on at Newcastle United as an 18 year-old fromNottingham Forest back in 2002. It was a club he said he didn´t want [.

OPINION - Should Chelsea fans consider relegation as a realistic possibility?

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It's a question that needs to be asked, should be asked and something we do have to seriously consider. Should we as Chelsea fans be worried about the possibility of relegation this season??

Someone once said of Brian Clough's Nottingham Forest, "They are too good to down". What happened?

CHELSEA RELEGATED - Is it a realistic threat Yes or No?

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It's a question that needs to be asked, should be asked and something we do have to seriously consider. Should we as Chelsea fans be worried about the possibility of relegation this season??

Someone once said of Brian Clough's Nottingham Forest, "They are too good to down". What happened?

Special One Jose Mourinho reveals admiration for Brian Clough

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Jose Mourinho has spoken of his profound admiration for former Nottingham Forest manager Brian Clough.

In the foreword for a new book on Clough called I Believe in Miracles, the Chelsea boss talks about the similarities between himself and the two-time European Cup-winning manager.

The Portuguese revealed he went on a day trip to Nottingham during Euro 96 while he was working at Barcelona to see the place where Clough enjoyed his success.

Special One Jose Mourinho reveals admiration for Brian Clough

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Jose Mourinho has spoken of his profound admiration for former Nottingham Forest manager Brian Clough.

In the foreword for a new book on Clough called I Believe in Miracles, the Chelsea boss talks about the similarities between himself and the two-time European Cup-winning manager.

The Portuguese revealed he went on a day trip to Nottingham during Euro 96 while he was working at Barcelona to see the place where Clough enjoyed his success.

Martial, Funes Mori, Moses… Premier League Transfer Deadline Day XI

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So it's come and gone. Three months of privately browsing gossip columns in work, jerking your neck when you see the yellow ticker popping up on Sky Sports News and convincing yourself you know...

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Scholes, Gascoigne, Cunningham… The Top 10 Most Naturally Gifted English Footballers In Modern History

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Loan Deadline Day: Eight of the best deals as Arsenal, Chelsea & Manchester United youngsters boost Championship teams

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Stuart Pearce

Stuart Pearce Comes Out Of Retirement Aged 53 To Sign For ‘The Worst Non-League Team In England’ (Photos)

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It should be stated right up top that this is a massive publicity stunt for an insurance company (see if you can guess which one), but Stuart Pearce has come creaking out of retirement to sign for non-league Longford AFC, aka, the worst teamin English football.

Longfordhave lost all 18 of their games so far this season in the Gloucestershire Northern Senior League Division Two, conceding 179 goals (an average of almost 10 goals per game) and scoring just once.

Newcastle Players Continue Incredible Run

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Since Dougie Freedman took over form Stuart Pearce in early February as the Nottingham Forest manager he has been in charge for eight games and won seven of them with a 4-4draw at bottom of the league Blackpool, which ironically the only game Forest haven't won. Dougie Freedman fantastic initial record at Nottingham Forest [.

Americans Abroad

Stoke City loses to Liverpool on penalties, draw for Nottingham Forest

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Stoke City exits the 2015-16 Capital One Cup and Eric Lichaj makes his 100th appearance for Nottingham Forest. Read More

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

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A couple of U.S. internationals made their mark over the weekend in the German Bundesliga, but in an English Championship battle pitting Americans against one another, Eric Lichaj proved to be a difference-maker.

Lichaj's Nottingham Forest took on Tim Ream's and Emerson Hyndman's Fulham on Saturday, but it was the former who had the last laugh, assisting the game-winning goal in a 3-0 rout.

English Football League

Nottingham Forest 150th Anniversary Away and Third Kits

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Nottingham Forest Football Club unveiled their 150th Anniversary third kit on Monday.The classy black shirt [...]

Nottingham Forest 150th Anniversary 2015/16 adidas Home Kit

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Among the world's oldest football clubs, Nottingham Forest FC marked their 150th Anniversary in May. [...]

World Soccer

Daniel Taylor interview; World Soccer Talk Radio (11.9.15)

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Listen to the latest episode of World Soccer Talk Radio featuring an interview with Guardian journalist and author of the new book about Brian Clough and Nottingham Forest entitled 'I Believe In Miracles.'

In the interview with Daniel Taylor, the author discusses his new book about Brian Clough and Nottingham Forest entitled 'I Believe In Miracles.

Daniel Taylor interview; World Soccer Talk Radio (11.9.15)

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Listen to the latest episode of World Soccer Talk Radio featuring an interview with Guardian journalist and author of the new book about Brian Clough and Nottingham Forest entitled 'I Believe In Miracles.'

In the interview with Daniel Taylor, the author discusses his new book about Brian Clough and Nottingham Forest entitled 'I Believe In Miracles.

Finances

Football Cities: Nottingham

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The sixth part of our Football Cities seriessees long time contributor Steve Wright analyse the footballing landscape in Nottingham. As a companion piece to Steve's post, I'd like to direct you to a recent edition of the outstanding We Are Going Up podcast in which presenters David Cameron Walker and Mark Crossley took a trip to Meadow Lane and reflect on many of the issues discussed by Steve in .

Football Cities: Bristol

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After Ben Woolhead's analysis of the Toon on Wednesday and our call for a non-league start up to challenge the artificial hegemony of MK Donsyesterday, the third post in our Football Cities series sees us very pleased to welcome a brand new writer to The Two Unfortunates. Will Jones runs the Bristol City blog, To The Left of Ross and here provides a thoughtful analysis of how soccer .

The Financial Underbelly: Queens Park Rangers

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This summer, a serious new broom is sweeping through Loftus Road, the current home of Queens Park Rangers.

Four new players have joined since the cessation of hostilities in May and each has a very different image from the ragbag of a shower of ex-internationals, cronies and never has-beens brought to Shepherd's Bush by Harry Redknapp and others.

The Financial Underbelly: Nottingham Forest

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Our latest series of posts features a range of clubs in varying states of financial health. The Football League and indeed, the sport as a whole, has provided evidence of extreme financial irresponsibility for a while now and few fans can point the finger at the more flagrant over spenders given that any of the teams we support could quickly be plunged into debt or abandoned by a disloyal .

Championship

Big Wes: American Bloke Becomes Die-Hard Nottingham Forest Fan After Being Mistaken For Wes Morgan On Twitter

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Big Wes gets his first look at the City Ground (Photo: Wesley Hall/Twitter)

The aghastAmerican bloke you see before you is a chap by the name of 'Big Wes', who realised his dream of taking in a Nottingham Forest game at the City Ground over the weekendafter falling in love with the team quite by accident.

Official(ish): Nottingham Forest’s Season Over As Michail Antonio Goes Skipping Away To West Ham

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Well, that's Nottingham Forest's season over then.

West Ham have completed an £7million deal for winger Michail Antonio, snapping up last season'sPlayer of the Year on a four-year deal.

The transfer was announced firstby the Hammersowner's teenage son. What more confirmation could you possibly need?

Transfer Balls: Man Utd Hell-Bent On Benteke, Arsenal Reel In Roma Starlet Romagnoli, Milan Fancy Fellaini

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Transfer Balls: Rounding up the day's football tittle-tattle so you don't have to...

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Man Utd Hell-Bent On Benteke

Another big name looks set to join Manchester United this summer, with Christian Benteke set to move to Old Trafford.

Championship: Win for Lichaj and Nottingham Forest

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Eric Lichaj and Nottingham Forest picked up a win in the Championship on Wednesday, shutting out Rotherham United. Read More

Arsenal

Transfer Balls: Tottenham Refuse To Give Up On Berahino, Arsenal Eye £45m Cavani Deal, Moses To West Ham, Sunderland Want Liverpool Defender

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Transfer Balls sifting throughthe day's rumours so you don't have to...

Today is transfer deadline day. Clubs have until 6pm to complete signings. It's going to be frantic. This is how the newspapers have kicked off the day's chaos.

Tottenham

Tottenham will offer£22million for West Brom's Saido Berahino, 22.

Arsenal’s Chuba Akpom has joined Nottingham Forest on loan

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Arsenal's Chuba Akpom has joined Nottingham Forest on loan - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom has joined Nottingham Forest on loan until the end of the season, the club has confirmed.

We reported on Tuesdaythat at least seven Championship clubs are looking to sign the youngster before today's loan deadline day.

Ipswich Town

Building from within

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The Swiss Ramble is always a good read, but this profile of Ipswich Town contained an interesting nugget:

To that end, Evans initially provided his managers with enough funding to be competitive in the transfer market, but this did not achieve the desired objective, as the owner explained: "You would have hoped that money had resulted in better things, but look at Nottingham Forest – they lost £25 million last year and got nowhere.

TTU Go Predicting: A Club-by-Club Championship Preview 2015-16

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Despite the grumblings of the odd curmudgeon, AFC Bournemouth's promotion to the Premier League in 2014-5 made it a memorable campaign for up and coming clubs last year and the competition looks perhaps yet more even this time out. Relegated clubs are usually among the picks to hop straight back but here is our assessment of the riders and runners for the fray that commences tomorrow evening.

The Rest

Jermaine Jenas Officially Announces Retirement From Football (About Two Years After Everybody Thought He Already Had)

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There were emotional scenes this morning when Jermaine Jenas appeared on BBC Radio 4's Today Programme to formally announced his retirement from football.

However, the most prevalent emotion on display among football fans was definitely confusion, with most people assuming the 32-year-old had already called it quits at least a couple of years ago.

Nottingham Forest: Young Striker Virgil Gomis Scores Audacious 93rd-Minute Overhead Kick Winner vs Ipswich U18 (Video)

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In which Nottingham Forest U18s' young'nVirgil Gomis pops up in the 93rd minute of his side's recent tie against Ipswich U18s to settle the match 3-2 in Forest's favour with an absolutely audacious overhead kick winner from outside the area...

The future's bright.

The present...not so much.

DIEGO COSTA SCORES FIVE IN PRE SEASON THEN SPEAKS ENGLISH!

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Diego Costa took part in a five-a-side fans tournament over in Kuwait recently representing Chelsea as they took on Nottingham Forest. Costa scored FIVE of Chelsea's seven goals that day and then spoke English afterwards!

Alright Diego's English has definitely improved haha good stuff @diegocosta.