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    Default Following Forest when living away from home

    I'm based in Bangalore, India for a little while teaching English. There are usually three championship games a week on Tata Sky here. Got a whole bunch of Indian fellers following the Forest now!

    One time, I was listening to them on the Forest Player in the swimming pool in my complex on a JBL flip turned up to the max. Got a lot of heads turning. Of course the commentary cut out every few seconds but it made me feel like home.
    The remotest part I've listened to us play was on Mabul Island off the coast of Borneo Malaysia 30 miles out at sea. I brought a sim card that cost me £20 to listen to that game ( loss against Norwich). 7201 miles.

    Can anybody beat that?


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    Default Following Forest when living away from home

    I'm based in Bangalore, India for a little while teaching English. There are usually three championship games a week on Tata Sky here. Got a whole bunch of Indian fellers following the Forest now!

    One time, I was listening to them on the Forest Player in the swimming pool in my complex on a JBL flip turned up to the max. Got a lot of heads turning. Of course the commentary cut out every few seconds but it made me feel like home.
    The remotest part I've listened to us play was on Mabul Island off the coast of Borneo Malaysia 30 miles out at sea. I bought a sim card that cost me £20 to listen to that game ( loss against Norwich). 7201 miles.

    Can anybody beat that?


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    Once i rang my sister from abroad to listen to commentary on radio.
    Sat through tons of matches refreshing teletext for full 90mins to see if we'd scored back in the 80's.

    These days its easy... 3g tablet + skygo + vpn ... or via river if avalible.


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    No way I can beat that, but I was on holiday in Spain a few years back and we were playing Newcastle on Sky. Picked a nice little pub to watch it on, arrived early to get a good seat only for me to realize that it was a Newcastle Supporters Bar (I decided to just ignore all the photos of Shearer & Gazza all over the place), and I am sat in the middle of them all with my Forest shirt on.


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    When we played the semi-final against Cologne at the CG I had just started on a three week trip. Went down to Khartoum and Jo'burg then across the Indian Ocean via Ceylon, and Hong Kong to Tokyo and back the same way. I just could not find out the score so when we got back to the Seychelles I rang my dearly beloved, cost me £50 and she didn't know the score! Never mind, sat in Jo'burg for the second leg and saw that beautiful Bomber gaol having made the whole crew sit through the match.


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    I watched a stream of Forest v Bolton in Sept. 2013 at 11pm at night on my computer in Perth, Australia. Can't remember the exact score but we won (3-0??)
    Been able to watch us allover the USA, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina too. Ain't technology brilliant!!!!


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    I listened to the 1991 FA Cup Final in a tent, via the BBC World Service, somewhere between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

    I currently spend much of my time in Germany, and listen to matches via Forest Player.

    „I believe in socialism because it seems more humanitarian, rather than every man for himself and 'I'm alright jack' and all those arsehole businessmen with all the loot. I made up my mind from viewing society from that angle. That's where I'm from and there's where I've made my decisions from. That's why I believe in socialism“

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    I was travelling Australia in a van when WC 2014 was on, bought a mini handheld tv online and had it sent to a friend who lives out there. Stayed with them for a couple of weeks before heading off again in the van, getting up at 4amish if there was a decent game worth watching. I discovered that if I touched the mini tv aerial to the metal on the van I'd get better signal... I rememeber getting up for the Germany Brazil game a bit late and rubbing my eyes like a cartoon when I saw BRA 0-4 GER after 20 odd minutes.

    Fast forward a while and the domestic season was starting, by this time I was in Asia, funnily enough I managed to follow us beating Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 while staying in the rainforest in Borneo, couldn't believe they had Internet access in the little wooden hut I stayed in.


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    I served in the Royal Navy for 22 years. When not away at sea I would be lucky to get home to Nottingham once a fortnight. Even with an early finish on a Friday on the weekends I had off I wouldn't get home until early evening on a Friday and had to head back on a Sunday afternoon. My Saturdays were far too precious to spend at a football match so I only really got to see a few matches a season.

    In the days before the internet we relied on newspapers being sent out to the ship with our mail, reports on the world service and signal messages for our news and sports information.

    Then along came mobile phones and we could, when either ashore or close enough to land, send text requests for football score updates.

    It used to be hard following Forest due to the limitations in technology, now it's just hard on the emotions.


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    The remotest place I've been was Diego Garcia during my bootneck days, slap bang in the middle of the Indian Ocean for over six months.

    I can't really remember worrying too much about Forest scores back then although I was the only person ever wearing a Forest shirt.

    Spent as much time as possible shagging American servicewomen and telling them tales of Brian Clough and the Reds.

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    Garnered from newspapers sent out as mail at least two weeks in arrears.

    Back in the day, wasn't it great.


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    Quote Originally Posted by valspoodle View Post
    When we played the semi-final against Cologne at the CG I had just started on a three week trip. Went down to Khartoum and Jo'burg then across the Indian Ocean via Ceylon, and Hong Kong to Tokyo and back the same way. I just could not find out the score so when we got back to the Seychelles I rang my dearly beloved, cost me £50 and she didn't know the score! Never mind, sat in Jo'burg for the second leg and saw that beautiful Bomber gaol having made the whole crew sit through the match.
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    I watched the 1991 final on a battered 21" TV in deepest darkest Worksop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cortez the Killer View Post
    I watched the 1991 final on a battered 21" TV in deepest darkest Worksop.

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    Did Worksop have electric in 1991 ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by OLDMANRED View Post
    Did Worksop have electric in 1991 ?
    Yep, the story falls apart there. Nice try Cortez......


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    Managed to watch Forest v West Ham FA Cup 3rd round when on my honeymoon in Australia Jan 2014. Was staying in a B&B near Apollo Bay between Melbourne and Adelaide which had Wifi. Was an earlier KO so stayed up and watched it. Decent game too!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Swagman View Post
    The remotest place I've been was Diego Garcia during my bootneck days, slap bang in the middle of the Indian Ocean for over six months.

    I can't really remember worrying too much about Forest scores back then although I was the only person ever wearing a Forest shirt.

    Spent as much time as possible shagging American servicewomen and telling them tales of Brian Clough and the Reds.

    Any match details would be


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    A walt, eh?

    Not sure whether I should laugh along or tell you to go fuck yourself

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    Quote Originally Posted by chriscl View Post
    I listened to the 1991 FA Cup Final in a tent, via the BBC World Service, somewhere between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

    I currently spend much of my time in Germany, and listen to matches via Forest Player.
    Talking of Kuwait. Early in 1991 was on a trip through Kuwait to Karachi then home again. Got to Karachi, handed over to a new crew and went off to the party room. Woke up next morning to find Kuwait had been invaded and our lovely crew had been captured by Saddam's chaps. We spent the time in Karachi watching CNN whilst our mates went through all sorts. I guess that's why you were in a tent, too.


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    Pre-Interns days I had to lean out the sodding window in Paris to get the second half of five live on long wave. I remember I thought we had lost 2-1 to Fester , I hadn't heard of the equaliser by one decent in the last seconds of the game. I was in a right hard until Monday morning and got to work internet.


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    This is my first post and this seems as good a place as any to start.

    I've been actively reading the goings on this forum for the last 8 weeks without being able to log in and post.

    (Thanks to StuC for sorting this out)

    Based down under and having access to some of the Forest games live and Championship highlights programs on cable tv has been a godsend.

    All I can say is I have no nails left after this season. I hoipe the Bein Sport coverage continues next season.

    I visit my family in Chilwell every year, but always outside football season. Last Christmas I bought my youngest over to see what a real football match was and to see a few games. (Hudders away, Newcastle away and Barnsley home) That was a mistake !!
    Best part for her was the away support and atmosphere, laughing her socks off at some of the chants.

    Jools


 

 

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