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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    I think I can see Otis and OMR at the front there?
    Funnily enough Chris, that photo is from the mid-30's, so there's a reasonable chance that my old man could on there, as he routinely stood on the East Stand/Bridgford End corner in those days.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Otis Redd'un View Post
    Funnily enough Chris, that photo is from the mid-30's, so there's a reasonable chance that my old man could on there, as he routinely stood on the East Stand/Bridgford End corner in those days.
    Ah, I was wondering when it was?

    I’d maybe guessed 1950s (doh!) and if so, then my late Uncle might have been there, as he was in Nottinghamshire Constabulary at that time (he joined after his service in WWII) and part of his duties was policing Forest matches.

    Possibly the worst thing he did though was in the mid-1970s, when he encouraged me to accompany him to a match.

    The rest, as they say...

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    ...has been torturous in the main?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    Ah, I was wondering when it was?

    I’d maybe guessed 1950s (doh!) and if so, then my late Uncle might have been there, as he was in Nottinghamshire Constabulary at that time (he joined after his service in WWII) and part of his duties was policing Forest matches.

    Possibly the worst thing he did though was in the mid-1970s, when he encouraged me to accompany him to a match.

    The rest, as they say...
    From that brief biography Chris, your uncle sounds as though he could be the legendary Tug Wilson?

    Although I don't ever recall seeing him policing the CG, he was very conspicuous to the rest of the crowd as he stood towards the back of the Bridgford End wearing a flat-cap and a Forest scarf.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Otis Redd'un View Post
    From that brief biography Chris, your uncle sounds as though he could be the legendary Tug Wilson?

    Although I don't ever recall seeing him policing the CG, he was very conspicuous to the rest of the crowd as he stood towards the back of the Bridgford End wearing a flat-cap and a Forest scarf.
    Ha! I wish! That would be a proper claim to fame.

    My Uncle served in Nottinghamshire Constabulary for 22 years, he was at one time the village bobby in Gotham.


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    There are some jobs which do not suit my character at all and being a policeman is totally out of my comfort zone. Hats off to the rozzers.


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    What might have been.

    (bbc.co.uk, Tuesday, October 22, 2002)
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    Forest looking to grow

    Nottingham Forest's plans to create the biggest stadium in the East Midlands hinges upon them winning back their Premiership status.

    Forest have outlined plans to raise the capacity of the City Ground from 30,062 to 40,000 with the building of a new main stand.

    The Division One club's plans would enable them to stage major sporting events and international matches.

    Forest's proposals follow the City Ground's selection on a short list of possible venues to stage the 2007 Rugby World Cup.

    Chief executive Mark Arthur said: "A new stand is very much in our thoughts for the long-term strategy of the club.

    "But it could only happen if we were to get back into the Premier League and also acquire the freehold from Nottingham City Council.

    "We owe it to our supporters, who themselves have invested in the club, to look at ways of projecting us into the 21st century.

    "They can be assured that nothing would happen until we were convinced the strategic plan was financially viable.

    "We would only build from the soundest of foundations," said Arthur.

    Forest are planning talks with Nottingham City Council over the freehold, and with Rushcliffe Borough council who would consider any plans Forest submit.


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    I've uploaded a new version of volume 4 of the scrapbook. I've added mostly added game reports from the 2002-3 and 2012-3 seasons.

    If anyone spots any problems, please pm me, thanks.

    Last edited by I'm Red Till Dead; 19-09-19 at 08:52.

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    Not sure if we’ve got a worst ever goalkeeper thread but this fella must be in with a shout- from the 1928 Cup Qtr final at Brammall Lane.
    He’s jumping about all over the place, swinging at someone before making an absolute howler at his near post from a corner.
    https://youtu.be/ol0ifu0WxJQ


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve B View Post
    Not sure if we’ve got a worst ever goalkeeper thread but this fella must be in with a shout- from the 1928 Cup Qtr final at Brammall Lane.
    He’s jumping about all over the place, swinging at someone before making an absolute howler at his near post from a corner.
    https://youtu.be/ol0ifu0WxJQ
    I’ve got a horrible feeling I might have just slagged off the famous Dextrous Dexter. Never mind Arthur we all have an off day. Like the way he thinks about blaming the defender for the goal.


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    Go on, Notts Forest.

    Colour clash there surely. Both teams should have been in their third kit for that one.

    Look at the crowd rock forward as they attack. Blimey.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Francis Benali (on loan) View Post
    Colour clash there surely. Both teams should have been in their third kit for that one.
    It’s alright, the game was played in black and white.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    It’s alright, the game was played in black and white.
    Never mind us or the Blunts, that's why Newcastle had an advantage back then. Never had to play in their change strip. Coincidentally, that's about the last time they won a trophy.


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    Black socks for Forest


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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    Ha! I wish! That would be a proper claim to fame.

    My Uncle served in Nottinghamshire Constabulary for 22 years, he was at one time the village bobby in Gotham.
    Must’ve been an easy job, what with Batman doing all the hard work.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve B View Post
    I’ve got a horrible feeling I might have just slagged off the famous Dextrous Dexter. Never mind Arthur we all have an off day. Like the way he thinks about blaming the defender for the goal.
    You did, and yes, we all do.


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    History can be bad as well as good -

    (bbc.co.uk, Friday, January 18, 2002)
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    Forest face stock market crisis

    Nottingham Forest's struggles are not confined to the pitch

    By BBC business reporter Mike Johnson

    Stock market investors have had a love-hate relationship with football clubs over the past few years.

    Many clubs have floated in a blaze of glory, only to find their share values plummeting in line with their performance on the pitch.

    Nottingham Forest are just such a club.

    Their debts rocketed after relegation from the Premiership, and last year they lost £10m. Now they face collapse.

    On Friday, a crisis meeting of shareholders attempted to come up with new ways to raise money to bail the club out.

    Relegation implications

    Trevor Francis scored the goal which won the European Cup for Nottingham Forest in 1979.

    It remains the club's finest moment.

    Just two years after Forest floated on the Stock Market in 1997, they were relegated from the Premiership.

    That meant the loss of around £16m in television revenue. Now, the club's mounting debts have forced them to the brink of collapse.

    "They've lost the income stream from the Premier League broadcast deal, and yet they have been trying to spend money in order to try and get promoted back into the Premiership," explained Stefan Szymanski, Imperial College Management School.

    "They've not been very successful, and therefore they have been spending much more than their income - and that's led to their basic financial difficulties."

    Wage pressures

    Anyone needing more proof that scoring at a stock exchange listing is no passport to success for a football club need look no further than the plight of Nottingham Forest.

    Delivering on the pitch is what really matters - as investors, many of them lifelong fans, have discovered to their cost.

    "Some years ago, when a lot of football clubs were floated, there was a hope that more money could come into the game, and really help the game expand," said Nigel Hawkins, football analyst, Williams de Broe.

    "But the performance of many of the clubs since flotation has been pretty dreadful, frankly.

    "And a combination of high player wages, the lack of pay-per-view really taking off - that combined has meant that we have seen very poor share price performance."

    Extra cash?

    Nottingham Forest's shares were suspended last month - at a price 85% below that at which they floated.

    Recovery at the City Ground now depends on a fresh injection of cash.

    Forest's millionaire backer, Nigel Doughty, is said to be ready to plough a further £5m into the club.

    And on Thursday Forest fans launched their own attempt to bail their team out.

    They are hoping to raise £50m from a whip-round among fellow supporters, and the same amount in sponsorship from Nottingham-based businesses such as Boots the Chemist.

    But with football no longer seen as a good bet for investors, raising that kind of money will be difficult.


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    And Notts were having their problems at the same time...

    (bbc.co.uk, Monday, February 04, 2002)
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    Magpies hit by embargo

    Notts County have followed in city rivals Forest's footsteps by having a transfer embargo placed on them.

    The embargo was autmatically placed on Country after they were forced to ask the Professional Footballers' Association to help pay players' wages in January.

    County suffered a cash-flow problem following the postponement of two home games at the beginning of January, which cost them in the region of £100,000.

    The transfer embargo is a further frustration for manager Billy Dearden who was hoping to bring in two new players this week to aid County's relegation fight.

    Optimistiic

    Cash-srapped Nottingham Forest are also currently prevented from bringing players after defaulting on an instalment of the fee owed to Ipswich for David Johnson.

    Forest's £5m sale of Jermaine Jenas to Newcastle United should enable them to have the embargo lifted.

    County are optimistic that the long-awaited takeover may soon be resolved.


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    I fell in love with football as I was later to fall in love with women,. Suddenly, uncritically giving no thought to the pain it could bring. - Nick Hornby

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    Quote Originally Posted by alabamared View Post
    SHIPPOS!


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    Not seen that pic before. The '59 Cup team?


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    Quote Originally Posted by valspoodle View Post
    Not seen that pic before. The '59 Cup team?
    Yes it is. I found a copy in my Dad's stuff after he died together with his ticket and program.


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    Quote Originally Posted by alabamared View Post
    Is that John McGovern 3 rd from the left?

    doyen of boomer energy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redemption View Post
    Is that John McGovern 3 rd from the left?
    That's the great Jeff Whitefoot, my first Forest hero.


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    That was the first team when I could recite all eleven players from memory. Fortunately no subs to remember.


 

 

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