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Kevin Campbell, RIP

Baronvon

Jack Burkitt
The Undr The Cosh podcast with him is definitely one of the best. Also noteworthy that, whenever other guests happened to mention Kevin Campbell when recounting their careers, he was always spoken about in incredibly glowing terms.

Really seemed to be one of life's good guys. The world is definitely poorer for Kevin Campbell no longer being around.
 

GOBIAS

Ian Bowyer
Shit news, couldn’t believe it when I saw it this morning.

I was at gresty road sat with the home fans with some uni mates when he scored a hat trick in a 4-1 win. He was one of my favourite players at the time and I wished we’d had him here for longer.

RIP super Kev.
I remember that little spell, Crewe was one, when PVH was injured and Kev and Bart man went up front together. What an energetic, skilful duo they were together. I think Bart scored the other goal in the Crewe game.

What a great pair of characters they were, so sad they are both gone.
 

Eddie Yates

I ♥️ Nigel Farage 🇬🇧
It's necessary to me, because how the club chooses to conduct itself off the pitch. I saw on Twitter that he was really unwell in hospital, I saw the BBC Sport headline about it and I saw Everton's tweet about him being in hospital. Absolutely nothing from Forest, too busy talking about f***ing Netball teams and Mat Sels going to the European Championships.

Kevin hasn't been a Forest player for 25 years but at the same time, he was a regular guest at the City Ground and always spoke highly of us as fans, his time at the club and his wishes for us. He was a properly nice bloke.

It would have been nice, even as a token gesture while his family were preparing for the worst, that Nottingham Forest as a club were thinking about him. It takes less time to write something like that, than it did for me to respond to you.

We're shit at these things, to the point where it's sometimes petty and I don't like it, so yeah I'll call the people behind the scenes on their bullshit. I'm not going to take away from the thread for Kevin, but it's certainly not the first time.
You say "we're shit at these things" what things are you referring to, is it our handling of the death of ex players if so please provide examples because I'm not aware of any such instances especially as these are such rare occurrences

With regards to the sad passing of KC you've no idea if the club messaged him or his family privately

Everton may or may not have 'tweeted something ' while he was ill but that's irrelevant as to how Forest, Arsenal, WBA, Trabsonspor ect dealt with it, sometimes less is more

You're clearly just digging the club out unnecessarily because you don't like the ownership
 

witneyred

Geoff Thomas
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Cloughie1975

John Robertson
Desperately sad tonight on hearing this news.
KC is in the top 10 strikers I’ve seen at at Forest in nearly 60 years as far as I’m concerned.
We haven’t had anyone to compare since he was allowed to walk out-which consigned
us to nearly a quarter of a century of misery.

R.I.P. Kev ❤️
 
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DizzyBala

Jack Armstrong
You say "we're shit at these things" what things are you referring to, is it our handling of the death of ex players if so please provide examples because I'm not aware of any such instances especially as these are such rare occurrences

With regards to the sad passing of KC you've no idea if the club messaged him or his family privately

Everton may or may not have 'tweeted something ' while he was ill but that's irrelevant as to how Forest, Arsenal, WBA, Trabsonspor ect dealt with it, sometimes less is more

You're clearly just digging the club out unnecessarily because you don't like the ownership

I was referring to support for Kevin and his family BEFORE his death, he's been ill for a few weeks now but there was no mention of him on any of the club's social media platforms. If it was during the season, you could attribute that to a lot going off but there is almost nothing going off at Forest at the moment. They've still seen fit to put out stuff for Mats Sels, who has the better clobber between Morgan and Anthony as well as announcing we've got a Netball team.

IF the club had reached out, then I'll retract my statement but until then, really not a fan of the 'what have you done for us lately?' attitude we seem to have adopted, not just for dealing with situations like Kevin's but departures of players who got us promoted, key members of staff etc.. It comes across as really cold and dismissive, which is counter to what I feel is Forest as a club.

With all due respect here, I call it like I see it. I'm down on the ownership because they've been taking the piss recently. If they do something positive this summer, I'll be sure to comment on it and tag you so don't miss it Eddie.

That said, don't wanna derail people talking about Kevin.
So, I'm going to leave this thread alone and leave it the right way, with this interview.

 

davenport

First Team Squad
Remember going to a FA youth cup semi or final at the WFCG (can’t remember which) think it was late 80s before Kev played for us. He was a beast even back then, tore Forest a new one and scored a hat trick. Remember at the time thinking what a player he was, wishing we’d put a bid in for him-completely different level. Was so happy when he came to us some years later. Loved watching him and PVH rip it up in that promotion season, should’ve had many more after…..

Seemed such a genuine kind bloke, think he always made time to support people including Dore on tour. RIP big man you’ll be missed
 

Eddie Yates

I ♥️ Nigel Farage 🇬🇧
I was referring to support for Kevin and his family BEFORE his death, he's been ill for a few weeks now but there was no mention of him on any of the club's social media platforms. If it was during the season, you could attribute that to a lot going off but there is almost nothing going off at Forest at the moment. They've still seen fit to put out stuff for Mats Sels, who has the better clobber between Morgan and Anthony as well as announcing we've got a Netball team.

IF the club had reached out, then I'll retract my statement but until then, really not a fan of the 'what have you done for us lately?' attitude we seem to have adopted, not just for dealing with situations like Kevin's but departures of players who got us promoted, key members of staff etc.. It comes across as really cold and dismissive, which is counter to what I feel is Forest as a club.

With all due respect here, I call it like I see it. I'm down on the ownership because they've been taking the piss recently. If they do something positive this summer, I'll be sure to comm
ent on it and tag you so don't miss it Eddie.

That said, don't wanna derail people talking about Kevin.
So, I'm going to leave this thread alone and leave it the right way, with this interview.

The club haven't been at all dismissive of KC either before or after his death death irrespective of what social media nonsense they put out about Mat Selz ect

Although it was yourself that brought this up I agree with your comment around derailing the thread so happy to leave it at that
 

Statto

Free Kick Specialist
Seem to recall in the promotion season that a lot of PVH's goals were free kicks and penalties (which isn't intended to decrease their quality because he still has to score them) and more of Campbell's were key goals from open play and had more impact on our results.

They were both too good for that level though which made it even sillier that the club decided to sell Campbell (who was a top level striker at Arsenal but not first choice) just to get a quick buck when they weren't going to be able to replace him with significant quality. Our replacements being Darcheville who was a young kid on loan from France who had just had a personal tragedy, then Freedman and Shipperley who were Championship level, and not going to have the same impact and even cost more than we got back from selling Campbell. Then later in the season we went down and he helped keep Everton up, though not quite at our expense.

Seems really surreal that two of our players from that era are no longer with us, though I guess with Campbell the stories sent out a couple of weeks back saying he was ill perhaps meant the writing was on the wall there.
 

Berkshire Red

Jack Armstrong
Seem to recall in the promotion season that a lot of PVH's goals were free kicks and penalties (which isn't intended to decrease their quality because he still has to score them) and more of Campbell's were key goals from open play and had more impact on our results.
Pretty sure Campbell scored 26 that season. I seem to remember that 23 of them were scored in 23 separate games. As someone else mentioned, he stepped up at Crewe with a hat trick when the (not yet) Dutch twat was injured. He really made a difference that season. We'd have survived comfortably the following season had our owners not sold him.

A real top bloke too. Had a warmth about him.
 

rsl1

Youth Team
The Undr The Cosh podcast with him is definitely one of the best. Also noteworthy that, whenever other guests happened to mention Kevin Campbell when recounting their careers, he was always spoken about in incredibly glowing terms.

Really seemed to be one of life's good guys. The world is definitely poorer for Kevin Campbell no longer being around.
It was a fantastic episode and really showed his huge personality off. As you said other guests have nothing but good words to say about him too which is the measure of the man.
Really sad news, football has lost one of the good ones for sure.
 

jdthebrit

First Team Squad
Just tragic. Kevin Campbell was the brilliant wingman to PVH and much more.
After I saw Forest destroy Norwich 4-1, I lumped on at 4-1 and gave Ladbrokes a right bloody nose.
I wish KC could have beaten the odds also. Bloody sad.

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Dr_Horse

Geoff Thomas
RIP Super Kev. Great with us as young fans. A lot of the tributes have focused on his time at Arsenal and Everton, perhaps understandably, but for those of us too young for the glory years he was integral to one of the few brilliant seasons we've had as Forest fans and will never be forgotten.



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Strummer

Socialismo O Muerte!
LTLF Minion
It’s telling, that nobody seems to have a bad word to say about him, and there aren’t many you can say that about.
 

It's Baggio

John Robertson
Really sad news.

I remember meeting him around the time of the promotion season, me & my Dad had been at the club shop & were walking back to the car park when a convertible BMW sped around the corner with hip-hop blaring out. It turned out to be Kev & Bart Williams, who spent a few minutes signing autographs & having photo's done with the small crowd outside the shop (whilst my Dad had a nosy around the car).

They were both top fella's & it seemed as though they were as thick as thieves. Quite tragic that they both passed away so young.

After a tough start, he ended up being a key player for us & I'm sure had we kept that '98 squad together then we'd have survived in the PL comfortably & the last 25 years would have been so very different.

RIP.
 

Grass

Geoff Thomas
I hope the club do something for the first game of the season.

No minutes silence.
Just clapping shouting his name and all of us smiling - Just like he always did!
I've been watching a few of the tributes on talksport over the last couple of days

My god the love that is shown is uniformly of love and respect
 

Eddie Yates

I ♥️ Nigel Farage 🇬🇧
I hope the club do something for the first game of the season.

No minutes silence.
Just clapping shouting his name and all of us smiling - Just like he always did!
I've been watching a few of the tributes on talksport over the last couple of days

My god the love that is shown is uniformly of love and respect
I'd prefer a minutes silence, seems more respectful than clapping
 

Master Yates

John Robertson
I'd prefer a minutes silence, seems more respectful than clapping

I find it odd this modern trend of clapping when someone dies way before their time. I get that it lessens the risk of morons ruining the silence, but it just seems weird and unfitting in the circumstances.

KC was in his early 50s for Christ’s sake, a minute’s silence is suitably solemn and respectful to mark his passing.

I don’t mind the clapping when someone pops their clogs at 108 as that’s a bloody good achievement.


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