League 1 is a very realistic prospect and, although what league we're in doesn't matter that much to me, the price which we are paying to watch games needs to reflect the standard of football which we are seeing and also the surrounding financial climate (which currently in both cases it most certainly doesn't),
Also, the way the fans have been ignored and fed spin/lies during Doughty's ownership really has killed a lot of my love for the club - it feels less and less like Forest, and more like a failed extention of Doughty's so called 'empire', of which he has now tired of and left to die.
What I'm wondering is where do you draw the line at and think 'that's enough'? And how many seasons in League 1 we'd have before our crowd is perminantly reduced to no more than a few thousand?
Also, how much difference would having the right owner make to your loyalty?
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New owner, new ideas. Doesn't need to have a fortune, just make a series of sensible decisions, then I'll be back.
To the club: unshakable.
To the team: non existent.
Talk to me, Goose.
I'll always follow Forest.
The institution of the club is bigger than the bloke that owns it, or the guy who runs it, or even the XI chaps who run out the tunnel at five to three on a Saturday.
I'll probably still be there in League One like I was last time.
"I don't want to be rude but I could not have gone to Derby. It was impossible"
Guy Moussi, July 2011.
With regards being in League 1, price is pretty much the only deciding factor that will come into it for me. I'm in my last season as an U21 ST holder so obviously if I renew next season I face a substantial price increase. So for me, we either need to be playing Championship football next season, or if the worst happens and we get relegated then I'd need a substantial price decrease to renew.
I'd love to be able to afford to follow Forest home and away, and if money wasn't a problem then I'd be there week in week out whatever league we were in. But obviously, as with 95% of Forest fans that is not the case!
If we get relegated there is no way I am forking out for another season ticket.
If we stay up and Cotterill is still in-charge, again there is no way i am forking out for another season ticket
I don't care who owns the club within reason, although I'd prefer a local man who is a fan rather than some 'entrepenuers' looking to make a fast buck.
I'm finding it hard to imagine watching us if we're in Lge 1 next season, but I probably will still be there.
'There are two great teams in the East Midlands - Nottingham Forest & Nottingham Forest Reserves'.
i wont be getting a season ticket next season championship or league 1 after 20 years of being a season ticket holder im just not enjoying it anymore!
Certainly no season ticket for me next season whatever happens this year. Quite simply I spend too much money watching football. The chaos at the club has made this decision easier than I thought. Whether this will be divorce or trial separation we'll have to see. I posted on another thread that the fact that as a supporter I have no say in what happens at the club and so the only decision I can make is whether I part with my money or not.
The odd thing is, were we to get relegated, I'd probably go to more games in the season, due to cheaper ticket prices and accommodation in smaller towns.
I don't mind which league we play in frankly, I just want to see effort from the starting team and an attempt at playing passing football.
It just goes to show how vital it is we stay up. From people I know who go to games and various opinions on here only a massive reduction in ticket prices would see anywhere near the kind of number of fans turn up next season.
The fact that the shambolic way in which this club has been run is now getting season ticket holders of 20 years to consider not renewing is sickening.
I think the uptake on FA Cup tickets is reflective of the current mood.
No season ticket for me next season L1 or Championship, I can no longer justify paying to watch tripe every week, I have lost interest this season. I'll still go to games but will pick and choose and probably go away more.
i'll go as often as i can this season (i live in london and i've only managed 5 games so far, in that time i've not seen us score a goal!). i think the team need our support to fight the threat of relegation. next season i might not go at all. if we're in league 1 it will be because nigel doughty has deliberately handicapped us by withdrawing his backing. if he seriously loved the club he'd at least invest in our new longterm manager, and compensate for the mess his decision to employ mcclaren got us in. just a small amount of backing could keep us in the championship and make us more attractive to potential buyers. i'm not talking million pound transfers, either. just enough for cotterill to have his own staff would be nice.
beyond that i will take whatever action it takes to remove nigel doughty from the club. i think there is agreement from the majority of the fans that nigel doughty's time has run it's course, so i hope as one we can come up with a way of removing him.
I have had a season ticket for 18 years my dad bought me a season ticket until i started work in 2005, then i have bought my season ticket since then. I'm 24 now and i'm Looking to move out and have my own house but if forest slip into league one for the 2nd time in 6 years i won't be going. Paying £500 for my season could be spent on other things for the house i will always be a fan of Nottingham Forest but i cant justify paying £500 for League One football I'm afraid. I want to enjoy going but since the board put the club back 5 years in the summer and this season being a monumental disaster but its a chore to go at the moment. On Boxing Day i only went as i have a season ticket but no way i would of spent £20 odd to watch Forest.
What amazes me more is those who accept his "that's it, no more money" statement as the be all and end all - we've extended Cunningham's loan, yet we'd no money for that, strange how when people put their minds to it things can change.
As for loyalty to the club, it's all about the drops - if we do then prices should.
I think I'm more infatuated with the 'idea' of Forest, this idea of beautiful football, the City Ground, football players wearing bright Red shirts who fully understand and respect who they are playing for and what it means, some may even love the club themselves. The idea of us marching in our legions to random football grounds across the country adorned in Red and White scarves with nothing but loyalty to the club warming us on a freezing cold Tuesday night away. We lost 1-0? Doesn't matter, we can take getting beat because they played their fucking socks off and had to drag themselves off the pitch through exhaustion. Next week we'll win.
I look at the crest and I feel nothing but a deep love and loyalty to it, something I've never even come close to feeling in my life time. I look at the team and I feel nothing but anger at how they've driven us to this, again. Apart from Camp and Cohen, I could genuinely meet any of them in the street and tell them to go fuck themselves. I really would. This includes the chairman, the Chief executive and the backroom staff (try as I might I still can't be angry with Cotterill).
I love the club with all my heart, so much so I have the Tricky Tree tattooed on my arm and the old crest tattooed across my back with the words "Nottingham Forest" emblazoned over the top. But realistically, can I put up with forking out an obscene amount of money for a League 1 season ticket that entitles me to watch shit football against shit opposition with a team that doesn't care? Naa, I think I'll leave it. We've already had 3 years of that shit and it was hard enough then.
I'll be there regardless. I'll be devastated if we go down, outraged, no doubt will say many times over "thats it, im done with this club" but not mean it, and will not want to go.
But i'll always support and love this club. I may not care for the people running it, or the clowns masquerading as professional football players - but the club means more to me than all that and i will still put myself through the anguish of following this "slot machine" (arf!ave it doughty) of a club....
I wont go as much, but i will still be following the club and hoping.
Im a forest fan, and always will be.
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"I've been blessed with many things in this life: an arm like a damn rocket, a c**k like a burmese python, and the mind of a f**king scientist" - Kenny Powers
If we go down expect 9000 attendances probably bulked up by some nothing club taking 4000+ fans as its their cup final.
Always been a Forest fan even though i now live in Derbyshire. This is my first time as a season ticket holder and to be honest i will have to seriously consider paying out £400+ next season. My passion and investment for the team is not being paid back by the club. The only home match i have missed this season was the Ipswich game, just my luck. Not saying i will go over the Trent but after watching the Notts game on Sky yesterday i was shocked to see how well they fought, i have not seen much of that at the City ground this season.
To the club unquestionable and will never be blighted
To the present set of players and results etc etc, testing one's patience.
If they go down, will I change...No way and would not want to.