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    Can't believe it's been a year tomorrow that Nigel passed away. (4th February)
    Love him or hate him he put a lot of time, money, effort and heart into his beloved football team and was Nottingham Forest through and through.
    Ladies and gentlemen, please raise a glass to Mr Nigel Doughty, a true red.




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    That picture reminds me of *that* day in 2008, and possibly the image that will define Nigel's time at Forest.

    He didn't deserve the abuse he got from a minority of idiots; without him there may not have been a Nottingham Forest for us to watch.

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    He did a lot of good, for a lot of different causes.

    One of life's good guys.


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    hope you are having a whisky with Cloughie


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    One of the best days to escape that dreadful league.

    Good man. Will always be remembered and so he should. He didn't have to do what he did for this club but it clearly meant the world to him and ultimately he was a supporter like the rest of us.


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    and he had an awesome tricky tree hedge!! Does anyone have a piccie of that can't find one.


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    Happy the Academy is in his name.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PsYcHoSpiKe View Post
    and he had an awesome tricky tree hedge!! Does anyone have a piccie of that can't find one.
    Google Earth!


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    Quote Originally Posted by chriscl View Post
    That picture reminds me of *that* day in 2008, and possibly the image that will define Nigel's time at Forest.

    He didn't deserve the abuse he got from a minority of idiots; without him there may not have been a Nottingham Forest for us to watch.
    He came under so much criticism and fire from media and fans alike and seeing a picture like that can't help but feel moved with emotion for the guy.


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    Met him several times and was always a pleasure to speak to. Both of us being from Newark originally, talk would tend to centre around that.

    A huge loss to our club, not just as a benefactor but as a fan as well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymondo Ponte' View Post
    Happy the Academy is in his name.
    Also like that they have kept his seat free in the directors box. Wonderful gesture, but slightly sad to see it constantly empty.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PsYcHoSpiKe View Post
    and he had an awesome tricky tree hedge!! Does anyone have a piccie of that can't find one.
    You can see it here:
    http://www.granthamjournal.co.uk/com...lage_1_3518383


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    found it!



    Thanks ForestinLancs

    love the line on that page:-

    “In Nigel’s garden is a hedge of the Forest logo and with Nigel’s sense of humour this meant that his superb gardener, who is a Derby County fan, had to trim the hedge.”

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    One of the saddest days in Forest's recent history - paired with the tragic passing of Brian Clough. Thank you Nigel for the input you made into your beloved club. We are all internally grateful


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    A wonderful, kind hearted man. A local man, and a Labour man who despite his vast wealth, always had time for people. A Forest man until the end and a true hero of mine, who I wish was still here, steering our beloved club.

    The timing of his death shocked me in a way I didn't think possible for people I didn't know.

    I will never forget him.


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    Quote Originally Posted by OxfordshireRed View Post
    hope you are having a whisky with Cloughie
    Two men who put their life, heart and soul in to our club - without either of them we'd be nothing now.


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    Without doubt I was one of his biggest critics (never wanted him gone though I hastened to add), and I'll be the first to say paradise has indeed put up a parking lot since his departure.

    WHEN we get success again we'll hopefully hear a chant or two for the man.


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    That is a lovely picture. I was lucky enough to know Nigel via marriage and he truly was a wonderful man who had a great passion for Nottingham Forest. He did not come from a priviliged background and was a great supporter of the Labour Party and supported many worthy causes and charities. I think that he made a great contribution to Nottingham Forest and I feel quite baffled as to why there was a small but vocal section of Forest supporters who abused him constantly and accussed him of not having the best interests of Nottingham Forest at heart. My only criticism of Nigel was that he should've put his money into the Stags and got us in the Championship - but that was never going to happen.


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    I still remember the shock when the news broke.

    I switched on Radio Nottingham and listened to their whole program feature on his death.

    Every time hear the Adele song "Someone like you", my head goes back to that moment.

    RIP Nigel


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    I remember the Radio Nottingham broadcast vividly. When they played Mull of Kintyre at the end I was in bits.


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    Quote Originally Posted by weasel View Post
    When they played Mull of Kintyre at the end I was in bits.
    Me too. I had to - ah - go and do some work in the garage for a bit.

    It was a superb tribute to a great bloke.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chriscl View Post

    Me too. I had to - ah - go and do some work in the garage for a bit.

    It was a superb tribute to a great bloke.
    Yep, Radio Nottingham did Nigel proud that evening.


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    RIP Nigel. I'll never understand those who criticise him even after he died, after all he did for the club.

    That hedge is fantastic.


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    Forest's Number 1 fan. I grew up with him at the top of my club, and I'll never forget him.

    Will never forget when I found out. Woke up from a nap, looked on Twitter, and I couldn't believe what I was reading. Then Jeff Stelling announced it on Gillette Soccer Special, and I was still in utter disbelief.

    Then I listened to Radio Nottingham.

    Top man. As generous as they come. RIP.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NDM91 View Post
    RIP Nigel. I'll never understand those who criticise him even after he died, after all he did for the club.

    That hedge is fantastic.
    makes it brilliant that his gardener was a Derby fan!

    Quote Originally Posted by nffc13 View Post
    Forest's Number 1 fan. I grew up with him at the top of my club, and I'll never forget him.

    Will never forget when I found out. Woke up from a nap, looked on Twitter, and I couldn't believe what I was reading. Then Jeff Stelling announced it on Gillette Soccer Special, and I was still in utter disbelief.

    Then I listened to Radio Nottingham.

    Top man. As generous as they come. RIP.
    I was on LTLF at the time!


 

 

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