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    Seeing as the author himself seems a little bit too modest about his own work to tell you all I think it's high time that someone bought this book to the attention of Forest fans everywhere.

    Written by our own Anatoli with contributions from others Those Forest Men is a fantastic read and an essential purchase for any Forest fan.

    It's not a football book as such - more a series of reminisces and stories about Forest told by a man who grew to love the club his family supported - despite his original rebelling against this.

    It's easy to read - You can dip in and out of it at random - it has parts which will raise a smile - and parts that will make you blink back a tear. It's not full of facts and figures - It tells the stories of the people who have played for and supported the club over the years.

    I can best describe it as a conversation in a pub - sit back with your favorite tipple, open it at random and dip into a conversation with your friends talking about Forest.

    It really is essential reading for any Forest fan and can be bought here -

    http://www.lulu.com/shop/mark-collar...-20992046.html

    Don't let this book disappear without getting your hands on a copy - It's worth every penny.


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    I don't see why not!

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    I've heard a forum member who used to be funny may be getting a copy for their upcoming 40th birthday #itk


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    I agree with Eric.

    Those Forest Men tells a different kind of story. An emotive view of the club we all love, through the eyes of a young boy as he matures into a fan and supporter for over four decades.

    Supported by the views and visions of others, the author gives an insight into Nottingham Forest from the inside looking up and the outside looking in, from the beginning to the present day.

    It has been a true honour to be a very small part of it's creation and much like the colour of Robbo's shirt, it was designed to be read.

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    Just started it great so far


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    someone in the trent end used to shout "oooh hello you forest men"


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    Was it Carl from Carlton?

    "It is better to live one day as a lion, than one hundred years as a sheep"

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    Thanks ever so much Ian for starting this thread. I believe that I spent the last three years writing a book that deserves to be read. Anatoli on the forum is a bit like Marmite, some people love my daft drunk rubbish, some hate it. Well this book isn't Anatoli, it is Mark Collar. I was going to make it Meowdduck but then just felt so proud of what I had done, I wanted my name to be on it.
    It's expensive but that's because I wanted a professional cover design and professional formatting. My first book 'Albert and Flora' is a lovely read but the cover and the formatting were awful. This book is a lovely thing to own. It deserved to be that.
    I included other writers because I felt I wasn't a proper Forest fan. Each of their chapters needed to be published. It is different when you see your own words in print.
    I am proud and I am not afraid to say that this is good. If you support Forest you need to have a copy.


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    I will be ordering one next week!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Anatoli View Post
    I believe that I spent the last three years writing a book that deserves to be read.
    I believe it deserves to be read as well.

    It's a great book Mark. You should be proud of it and every Forest supporter should be aware of it - if not actually own a copy.


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    Anyone not written a book yet?


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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin View Post
    Anyone not written a book yet?
    Mine's coming soon. You should try it Kev, it's one hell of an achievement and one that deserves to be praised. It takes patience, perseverance and creativity. Hat's off to Mark, he's stuck it out for 3 years and I for one think he's done something quite remarkable. I'm hoping to buy a copy once I can sacrifice the price!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin View Post
    Anyone not written a book yet?
    Well. There's the 'Wit and wisdom of kevin' being written at the moment but the writer is struggling for material.


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    'Tumbleweed'

    By Erik (Rice number.....157895)


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    Sorry Erik, he's got you on that one!


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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin View Post
    'Tumbleweed'

    By Erik (Rice number.....157895)



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    My book would only have pictures in it.

    Although I'm waiting for "Bring Me Sunshine" by Cenobite. That ought to be a corking read.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chriscl View Post
    My book would only have pictures in it.

    Although I'm waiting for "Bring Me Sunshine" by Cenobite. That ought to be a corking read.
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    Halfway through and loving it.
    Good skills Yoof!
    Ordered another to be a competition prize for the Hellas branch of the supporters club.


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    I'll be investing in one next week Thansk for highlighting Erik.

    Having read a small sample, I'm looking forward to Bloodyhell's book too.


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    The book is well written (I wouldn't be worthy of the name Sinister if I didn't mention a couple of minor misprints), and is nicely packaged.
    Excellent artwork on the cover from T.B.T.
    The anecdotes and stories, particularly about the late 60s and the 70s teams and players were particularly piquant and they brought back some long forgotten memories, and the odd welling-up feeling...
    Ah - the nostalgia... it's not the same as it was though.


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    Just ordered it Mark. Sounds like it covers the years I've been a Forest nut - mid 60's till present.


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    I hope you enjoy it. I do include chapters on the 1898 cup final, Arthur Grenville Morris and Billy Walker, but you will have been alive and a fan for all the rest of the book!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Anatoli View Post
    I do include chapters on the 1898 cup final
    I read that one last night, very evocative. When did we stop wearing blue shorts then?

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