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  1. #176
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    I'm not missing the football as such, but I am missing the match day threads, the banter and the melt downs before and after the match too.

    We have lost one or two decent posters on here due to the lack of football.

    Oh well, at least we've got 'Eddie and the Fruit Loops' to keep us entertained.


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    I miss evin a fukin good MOAN


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    Quote Originally Posted by Forestjones View Post
    Not really missing it, and if we go to say early next year before we can go back and watch, then there's a chance I won't bother.

    That happened after I didn't renew my ST for the 2004-05 season due to knowing that I would be working most weekends that season. That arrangement only lasted that one season, but I was unable to afford it the following year, then I had got used to not going and didn't come back until 2010. Only really came back then because my Mum wanted to buy my daughter a season ticket.
    In 1979 my mother offered to buy me a membership to Essex CCC. I had gone when we first moved to Essex, but had stopped because of children, work etc, the usual.

    It so happened that Essex won the County Championship that year for the first time in their history and it really got my interest, which only went when they started mucking about with the format of the game. In effect, it is not cricket any more, just a one hour side show for people to visit after work.

    However, football has held my interest over the last 70 years, at times waxing and waning, but always in my heart. I've not viewed the number of games that I should have because of circumstances, but the game itself and NFFC specifically have been ever present in my life.

    That was meant to be a quick comment on Mother buying a season ticket to sport, but became a ramble! Must be the virus thing scrambling the old brain.


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    I haven't missed it per se. But that is because there is no football whatsoever. If there was and we weren't playing then I'd be down about it.

    However, now there is talk about it coming back im starting to get my football mojo back.
    Supporting Forest has, for me at least, always been much more than just going to the match. It's been the ever present in my life bar family and friends. The whole match day experience is great - train, pub, match, train, home. It's exhausting travelling as far as I do, and quite expensive, but I wouldn't change it for anything. That experience might not be returning in the immediacy but if football is coming back then it can't be far behind.
    Supporting Forest has taken me all over the UK and to some foreign lands. It has introduced me to some great people. People who I still call friends. It brought me on here many years ago.

    The world has changed in the last few months. It is almost unrecognisable from when the season started and It may take us a few games to get that adrenaline and excitement back. Yet, having Forest back is a small step to normality and to seeing friends. Also, maybe... just maybe... a return to the premiership.


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    Watched Croatia v Turkey played at the in Euro 96 this week.

    Some very good players there. Nucleus of some good tournament teams - Croatia '98, Turkey '02 - just starting out. Boban, Prosinecki, Boksic, Suker, Rustu, Tugay, Hakan Suker. I remember the Turkish fans being good. One for the best fans at the City Ground thread.

    ITV is showing every game from the tournament. It's England v Scotland today. Uri Geller's finest hour.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Francis Benali (on loan) View Post
    Watched Croatia v Turkey played at the in Euro 96 this week.

    Some very good players there. Nucleus of some good tournament teams - Croatia '98, Turkey '02 - just starting out. Boban, Prosinecki, Boksic, Suker, Rustu, Tugay, Hakan Suker. I remember the Turkish fans being good. One for the best fans at the City Ground thread.

    ITV is showing every game from the tournament. It's England v Scotland today. Uri Geller's finest hour.
    Nikola Jerkan, now there's a star in the making.


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    Watching some of the games from Euro 96. First two City Ground and the first two England matches.

    Just in the those four games, shedloads of players who played for Forest. - Pearce, Stone, Sheringham, Platt, Barmby, Pascolo, Calderwood, Jess, Gemmill, Jerkan, Porfirio


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    Not missed it at all. The only thing that got my footy mojo going was bangerz sensi soccer. That lasted 1 game.

    I'm done with it. Not missed it. More things on my mind



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    Blow the football, up to the allotment this morning to find the pigeons had had a fine breakfast off my young peas!

    My own fault, should have netted them earlier, but still annoying. And those late frosts nipped the spuds, but they'll recover.


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    England v Netherlands from Euro 96 at 6:30 tonight, ITV4.


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    I'm not ashamed to say that I miss it. I don't for one second think we should be back before it's safe but going to Forest is a big part of my routine and I miss it dearly.

    I understand what people are saying about the morality of the club using the furlough scheme though and it wouldn't sit well with me if we did start signing players when we do eventually know which league we'll be in next season..


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    Quote Originally Posted by valspoodle View Post
    In 1979 my mother offered to buy me a membership to Essex CCC. I had gone when we first moved to Essex, but had stopped because of children, work etc, the usual.

    It so happened that Essex won the County Championship that year for the first time in their history and it really got my interest, which only went when they started mucking about with the format of the game. In effect, it is not cricket any more, just a one hour side show for people to visit after work.

    However, football has held my interest over the last 70 years, at times waxing and waning, but always in my heart. I've not viewed the number of games that I should have because of circumstances, but the game itself and NFFC specifically have been ever present in my life.

    That was meant to be a quick comment on Mother buying a season ticket to sport, but became a ramble! Must be the virus thing scrambling the old brain.
    I didn't totally ignore it during my time away from active support. I followed Forest's results, listened to commentary if I was home on a Saturday. Likewise, watched matches on sky if at home. Curiously, for some reason I didn't listen to the commentary on promotion day in 2008, but was watching soccer Saturday when Cheltenham scored.

    Re-cricket

    My Dad was a big Lancashire supporter (possibly because he was a Blackpool FC supporter too, though not very active), and was a member for many years. He undoubtedly went to more cricket matches than football. Try as I might, I've never been able to get into it (ditto NFL). When I was living in Nottingham, he would sometimes plan his visits around Lancashire's visit to Trent Bridge, and he would go off for the day and watch it. Around ten years back, I thought I've really got to make the effort and go watch a cricket match with my Dad. The opportunity didn't arise again, but I know the thought was there.


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    I actually got into supporting Forest because of cricket. In front of the scoreboard at the Radcliffe Road end there used to be a lot of open space on which we youngsters used to play cricket during intervals especially.

    During these breaks I was told there was a football ground across the road, unknown to me (we had only just moved to Nottingham from Egypt, prior to that I had lived in isolation , there was a war on, in rural Norfolk) and we had played football at break time at Mapperley Plains County School, Hazel Grove, so I was interested in this new game.

    No floodlights in those days and I didn't actually know that it really was "just across the road" so after a bit of searching I found it. And the rest, in my life, is history.


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    Croatia v Portugal on ITV Hub now. Including the crowning moment of Luis Figo's career - scoring at the Trent End.


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    Portugal were great at Euro 96. Easily the best side to watch. They're the team that prompted Gullit to coin the phrase "sexy football". Joao Pinto, Rui Costa, Luis Figo, Paulo Sousa, Sa Pinto. Before I came to think of them more as shitehouses of the dark arts.

    Great kit too. They became a whole lot less likeable as soon as they ditched the green shorts. That and Cristiano Ronaldo. Bad combo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francis Benali (on loan) View Post
    Portugal were great at Euro 96. Easily the best side to watch. They're the team Gullit the prompted Gullit to coin the phrase "sexy football" about. Joao Pinto, Rui Costa, Luis Figo, Paulo Sousa, Sa Pinto. Before I came to think of them more as shitehouses of the dark arts.

    Great kit too. They became a whole lot less likeable as soon as they ditched the green shorts. That and Cristiano Ronaldo. Bad combo.
    Rui Costa is one of my all time favorite players. If he's the one that played for Fiorentina that is

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    On BT Sport 3 they're running through 30 mind highlights of all the 80s cup finals. Coventry v Spurs at the moment.


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    Some final that was Fraarncis.


 

 

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