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    Pearce. Without a shred of doubt.

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    Rather controversially I'd go with Roy Keane

    Would have been a club legend (if he isn't already) had we not gone down that season


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    Steve Stone for me. Obviously in the name, but one of my favourites.

    Others include Colin Cooper, Lars Bohinen, Collymore, Ian Woan.


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    If I had to pick just one, Shilton for me by a country mile.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainBlack View Post
    If I had to pick just one, Shilton for me by a country mile.
    Agreed Captain. Without that "Gorilla" I think Clough called him, between the post we would have conceded far more goals.


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    In my lifetime probably Collymore but I don't remember that. So I'll go with Antonio.

    Also honourable mentions to Jack Lester, Jim Brennan, DJ, Julian Bennett, Chris Cohen, Robbie Earnshaw and the return of Andy Reid, not all amazing players but some of my favourites over the years.

    With an extra honourable mention to the short loan signing of Darren Huckerby.


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    Seeing as saw my first game back in September 1962, I have seen rather a lot of signings do very well for us.
    I think Old Man Red mentioned Jim Baxter - and I know he didn't stay long, but what a silky smooth player who also knew how to dish out some stuff.
    Joe Baker has to be up there with the best brought in, and John Barnwell also ranks high.
    I think though that the signing of Terry Hennessey was absolutely genius - a wonderful half-back who took over the captains mantle (no arm-band in those days)from Bob McKinlay, who I would have said was the clear favourite, but as he was brought in a few years before I was a fan I don't think I can include him.
    Shilton, Francis, Withe, Burns, Webb, Curran... the list of great acquisitions goes on!.
    In those good old days, even before Sir Brian came to us, we were a club that attracted the best... not like today when we can't attract a decent striker to support Lewis Grabban.


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    On the flip side a team of players from our youth set up. Woods, Hindley, McKinlay, Walker, Anderson, Hodge, Newton, Robertson, Storey Moore,Woodcock,Birtles,


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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainBlack View Post
    If I had to pick just one, Shilton for me by a country mile.
    Look I love Pearce, I might even rate him our best captain just slightly ahead of McGovern, but this whole issue ends with Peter Shilton.
    Just think of it, would we have 2 stars without him? The games against Liverpool, Cologne, Ajax and Hamburg. The League title. 42 games without loss and so many crucial moments. Based on trophies alone, Shilton wins.


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    The song should set the record straight. The names mentioned.
    But perhaps the best signing if not a player and Mr Clough himself - then it would be Peter Taylor. His arrival helped Clough turn us into world beaters.


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    Ths interesting thing looking through this thread is the mention of the lesser sung players that have made an impact on people.
    You expect the likes of Shilton and Pearce to be mentioned after all they achieved, but names like Joe Baxter, Woan,
    as well as the players mentioned by the younger supporters who missed the glory years like Jack Lester and Cohen.
    Some of these players may not have had the glory some of the others had, but managed to entertain and leave a lasting impression on the supporters watching them so have earned their right as part of our history.


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    PVH. Absolute twat but what a fantastic player.

    A real shame how that Bassett team was dismantled that summer, if we had kept that side together and made a few additions I reckon the 1998/99 season would have panned out quite differently.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Sinister View Post
    Jim Baxter - and I know he didn't stay long, but what a silky smooth player who also knew how to dish out some stuff.
    It demonstrates how opinions can be so opposing, as although Jim was always nothing less than approachable to fans (he once bought me a pint in the Pigalle club), I thought he was a disastrous signing. We only ever saw the most fleeting glimpses of his talent, and it was effectively his signing that triggered the break-up of Johnny Carey's side, and Johnny's eventual sacking.

    He was an indulgent purchase by the Forest's then-chairman, Tony Wood, who simply wanted Forest to join the £100k club - despite it later being revealed that Sunderland had been prepared to release him on free immediately prior to Wood's offer, such was their desire to get rid of him.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    Stuart Pearce is God.
    So that's who's been posting on here laying down the law?

    Think I'll listen to him in future.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Otis Redd'un View Post
    It demonstrates how opinions can be so opposing, as although Jim was always nothing less than approachable to fans (he once bought me a pint in the Pigalle club), I thought he was a disastrous signing. We only ever saw the most fleeting glimpses of his talent, and it was effectively his signing that triggered the break-up of Johnny Carey's side, and Johnny's eventual sacking.

    He was an indulgent purchase by the Forest's then-chairman, Tony Wood, who simply wanted Forest to join the £100k club - despite it later being revealed that Sunderland had been prepared to release him on free immediately prior to Wood's offer, such was their desire to get rid of him.
    Otis - Do you think that Slim Jim would have been a Clough target had they been of the same era? Also do you think Cloughie would have got the best out of him?

    I tend to think yes, Cloughie would have sorted Baxter out and made him into a real legend.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Clarks Tash View Post
    Darren Huckerby . Utterly transformed the team and scored some great goals, so naturally we didn't sign him permanently when his loan expired. He was avaliable for peanuts, but we decided to pass.

    Textbook Forest.
    Preseason v Lincoln. Collymore gone, CBW and Campbell getting their first run-out. Young lad at Lincoln chips Crossley from what felt like about the halfway line. I wanted him then. He went to Coventry. Was overjoyed when he came to Forest and he was great for us.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravi View Post
    Trevor Francis.

    I found out we'd signed him by letter whilst staying in France. I remember the furore over the transfer fee and the excitement that we had signed a player of his quality.

    He is the 'best' player we've ever signed in terms of being the highest profile, most coveted, largest relative transfer fee, and one of those once in a generation wonderkids.

    And he scored the most important goal in our history.
    I think that accolade goes to Colin Barrett.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor_82 View Post
    I think that accolade goes to Colin Barrett.
    „What’s Barrett doing up there?“

    „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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    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor_82 View Post
    I think that accolade goes to Colin Barrett.
    I still get a quiver when that goal goes in. In those days, to me, a two goal lead after the first game was as good as a win in most ties.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor_82 View Post
    I think that accolade goes to Colin Barrett.
    Bomber would like a word with you


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    Quote Originally Posted by OLDMANRED View Post
    Bomber would like a word with you



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    I've been supporting the Reds since 95.

    Paul McKenna


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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Sinister View Post
    Seeing as saw my first game back in September 1962, I have seen rather a lot of signings do very well for us.
    I think Old Man Red mentioned Jim Baxter - and I know he didn't stay long, but what a silky smooth player who also knew how to dish out some stuff.
    Joe Baker has to be up there with the best brought in, and John Barnwell also ranks high.
    I think though that the signing of Terry Hennessey was absolutely genius - a wonderful half-back who took over the captains mantle (no arm-band in those days)from Bob McKinlay, who I would have said was the clear favourite, but as he was brought in a few years before I was a fan I don't think I can include him.
    Shilton, Francis, Withe, Burns, Webb, Curran... the list of great acquisitions goes on!.
    In those good old days, even before Sir Brian came to us, we were a club that attracted the best... not like today when we can't attract a decent striker to support Lewis Grabban.
    I'm glad I'm not the only one to mention Terry Hennessey....a truly great footballer....and sadly not known by many of our fans today...The team that nearly won the League & FA Cup in the mid 1960s had some cracking players....Henry Newton for a start.... I met him a few years ago and said to him my dad was so pissed off with you for leaving the City Ground & then after Everton going to the shithole aka the Baseball Ground....he said " you know what I never forgave myself...I'm a Nottingham lad"....he was a fantastic player & very decent guy....


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    Since I first went to a game, I'd have to say in terms of value for money (how good the player was considering the transfer fee) Lars Bohinen. Or at least I would without the clause!

    As it was Forest actually made a much bigger profit on Collymore, and got a similar amount of games out of him.

    Looking it like that Trevor Francis might have a case as the best in my lifetime, because even though the sale doesn't seem Clough's best call probably, he did go for a couple of hundred thousand more than he was bought for.

    Otherwise Archie Gemmill would have seemed a much bigger bargain for example based on transfer fee (I'm not sure how much Birmingham then paid for him but maybe similar to what we'd paid Derby i.e peanuts?). He wasn't bought in my lifetime quite though anyway!


 

 

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