23
Sep

Nottingham Forest to honor late Brian Clough with green sweater tribute

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Brian Clough made them fashionable back in his day.

The beloved late manager, who led Nottingham Forest to two European Cups, a league title and four league cups, was famous for wearing green sweaters (the English call them “jumpers”) on the sidelines.

On Wednesday, Forest will pay tribute to their legendary coach with a beautiful gesture for their League Cup tie at Tottenham. Each traveling fan attending the match at White Hart Lane will be handed a replica green jumper to wear.

From The Guardian:

All Forest fans traveling on official club coaches to the fixture will be given replicas of Clough’s famous fashion accessory to mark the 10th anniversary of his death on 20 September 2004.

John McGovern, Nottingham Forest’s club ambassador, said: “Brian was simply the best. There will never ever be anyone in football quite like Brian again. He is synonymous with Nottingham Forest and to see 1,000 Forest fans in green jumpers at such a high-profile game will be a fantastic way to mark the anniversary.”

The jumpers will be handed out by representatives of the Nottingham-based sponsors of the competition, Capital One.

Image provided by Reuters

6
Jan

West Ham offer VIP package to young crying fan

Watching your team lose 5-0 is always tough to take, but one young West Ham fan took their FA cup loss to Nottingham Forest particularly hard.

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This unidentified boy was caught on camera weeping during the match. Now, West Ham is on the hunt to find the child and give him the experience of a lifetime.

In a statement on the club’s website, they have offered him and his family a chance to watch an upcoming match at the Boleyn Ground from the Directors’ Box. Not a bad offer.

The effort to identify the boy and give him a VIP experience has spread, and he’ll likely come forward soon. Let’s just hope he won’t be spotted bawling in the Directors’ Box, too.

(H/T WAATP)

5
Jan

Sam Allerdyce all smiles after embarrassing loss

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce hasn’t had a lot to smile about recently, but his spirits seemed remarkably high after a brutal 5-0 FA Cup loss at the hands of Championship side Nottingham Forest.

Allardyce, whose side also sits second from bottom in the Premier League, might want to wipe that smirk off his face. The 13th highest paid manager in the world (no, seriously) might not have a job if West Ham’s atrocious form keeps up.

Meanwhile, Hammers supporters weren’t quite as content:

Look what you’ve done, Sam.

H/T 101GG

25
Mar

Nottingham Forest’s Simon Cox took home the honor for Goal of the Year at last night’s Football League Awards, comprising of the Championship and Leagues 1 and 2. Cox’s winning entry was this classy display of controlling the ball and lobbing it past Birmingham City keeper Jack Butland (now Stoke City) back in September. 

Worthy goal if you ask me…for second-tier soccer. ;-)

25
Oct

Nottingham Forest striker Billy Sharp celebrated his goal against Blackpool in a peculiar way — after his power slide, you can see Sharp take a hot dog from a fan in the stands, and take a large bite.

Sharp even tweeted about the unique celebration.

We know two things for certain: Billy Sharp should eat a bigger pre-game meal, and he isn’t a fan of red sauce.