Tag: Nottingham Forest

The Strange Case Of The Nottingham Forest Takeover

When Nottingham Forest were acquired by the Al Hasawi family in 2012 following the sudden and unexpected death of Nigel Doughty, dissenting voices were quickly hushed. Under the ownership of of the ultra-wealthy Kuwaiti family, Forest would be returned to their former glories, the sun would shine over the River Trent, and the doubts and financial insecurities of the past would become nothing more than distant memories. Reality, however, has an unfortunate way of interrupting dreams, however, and any remaining Forest supporters who had remained in denial over Fawaz – the arm of the family charged with the task...

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Nottingham Forest: Beware Greeks Bearing Loans

When we last touched on the subject of Nottingham Forest in March, the story that we told was one of stagnation and a lack of direction that was reaching into every corner of the club. The end of the season came and went with little by way of thrills or spills. The club finished its season in the Championship in sixteenth place in the table, fifteen points above the relegation places but nineteen below the play-off places, and at the end of June Philippe Montanier – formerly of Boulogne, Valeniciennes, Real Sociedad and Rennes – was appointed as its...

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Video of the Day: Nottingham Forest vs Brighton & Hove Albion, September 1981

Without even kicking a ball, this was not a particularly good weekend for Brighton & Hove Albion. At the top of the Football League Championship, Burnley and Middlesbrough both won to open a chink of daylight between themselves and Brighton, who stay in third place in the table and now have a potentially tricky trip to the East Midlands tonight to play Nottingham Forest to look forward to if they wish to cut that gap at the top. Time, it feels, might not be on Brighton’s side at the moment. For this morning’s video, we’re going back to Brighton’s...

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Nottingham Forest: Stagnation On Trentside

The forthcoming round of international friendly matches may have been scheduled for just about the worst weekend possible – is there anybody who actually wanted to sacrifice an Easter weekend of league matches in order to create some space for the lethargic round of matches that will take place instead? – but at least a few days off will give supporters a chance to catch their breath before the end of season run-in. It’s tight at the top and bottom of the Premier League and all three divisions of the Football League, so a greater than normal number of...

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Video of the Day: Nottingham Forest vs Liverpool, September 1978

It’s now almost forty years since Nottingham Forest surprised English football in a way that may be starting to feel eerily familiar to supporters watching Premier League football this season. Brian Clough had arrived at The City Ground in 1975, taking Forest into the First Division of the Football League and then to the top of that division at the end of the 1977/78 season. The draw once there, however, was not a kind one. For the club’s first ever European tie, they were drawn to play the team that won the completion for the previous two years and,...

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