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 .
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 .
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.
Former England full-back Danny Mills made the BBC's normally soporific Saturday results show "Final Score" a little spicier than usual yesterday by dredging up an old feud he has kept burning with Nottingham Forest manager Stuart Pearce.
When coach of Manchester City eight years ago, Pearce had dropped Mills in favour of Micah Richards, and according to Mills, accused him of falsely claiming injury.
Psycho finds out the hard way that what the Football League giveth, the Football League taketh away
Nottingham Forest have won a spectacularly ill-timed £250,000 transfer fund from Football League sponsors Sky Bet, just 24 hours after receiving a transfer embargo until the end of the season from the Football League.
The English Championship is usually a tight league but the early signs of this season show it to be the closest one yet with two points separating first to eighthplace in the table. The early season table toppers are Norwich City managed by former player Neil Adams. In recent weeks, they have drawn a few games and seem to concede goals before they are fired into action.
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.
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.
Manchester City run riot as Capital One Cup throws up no surprises - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
At halftime in the majority of Capital One cup matches on Wednesday night it seemed as if a number of shock results could be on the cards, but, by the time the final whistle had blown on the five matches taking place, only Hull had fallen by the wayside, knocked out by a late West Brom double.
Tottenham vs Nottingham Forest 2014 3-1 Capital One Cup Goals Mason Soldado Kane Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Tottenham vs Nottingham Forest 2014 3-1 Capital One Cup Goals Mason Soldado Kane Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Tottenham vs Nottingham Forest 2014 (Spurs Forest VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Spurs vs Forest 3-1 (Mason, Soldado, Kane/ Grant) White Hart Lane, London- 24 September, 2014- 24/9/14 Spurs [.
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.
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.
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.
New Nottingham Forest 2014-15 Third Kit Revealed - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
English Championship sideNottingham Forest have revealed their Adidas Nottingham Forest 2014-15 third kit. The new kit which has beenmodelled by ticket holders Dawn Lapworth and Jack Wood will make their debut when Forest take onRotherham United on December 13.
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 [.
Nottingham Forest scored a late winner yesterday as they came from behind to beat rivals Derby County 2-1 at the Baseball Ground which had Forest manager Stuart Pearce celebrating like he'd just won the cup.
However the late winner scored by Ben Osborn a Derby lad who came through the ranks at Forest prompted one Derby fan to invade the pitch and throw a punch at a Forest player before being grappled by the steward's and arrested for the offence on a day to forget for the Rams.
Newcastle United defender 21 year-old Jamaal Lascelles, who is on a season long loan to Nottingham Forest, has appeared in court over an alleged assault. Jamaal Lascelles appeared in court Lascelles appeared at Derby Crown Court this morning and is accused of assault occasioning actual bodily harm at a Derby night club on April [.
Alan Oliver, the former Evening Chronicle journalist is reporting in the Sunday People that Newcastle will recall Nottingham Forest center-back Jamaal Lascelles in January. Jamaal Lascelles to join Newcastle in January? Newcastle did a good deal with Nottingham Forest in the summer when we signed Jamaal Lascelles, 20, and goalkeeper Karl Darlow, 23 and [.
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 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.
Here at Pies we're big admirers of the work of illustrator Gavin Hall, aka HallyInk, who has found a cool niche knocking out these cracking limited editioncaricatures of football's great and good.
Finally, after persistent badgering from the likes of us, HallyInk has got around to producing a Nottingham Forest version, featuring bona fide Forest club legends Brian Clough, John Robertson, Stuart Pearce and Des Walker.