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Vital Forest Fan Interview: Part 4

Vital Forest Fan Interview: Part 4

Q - How long have you been following Forest and what was your first game?

Been following the Reds since 1975 (was 7) and my first game was the League Cup Final against Southampton at Wembley, amazing, I was 11, never forget it, Wembley car park full of Camms and Skills coaches. I remember my Dad going to all the Camms coaches trying to find my Cousins, who were part of the Camm family. When my dad told me a few days before the game he had managed to get tickets through his second cousin (Stuart Dryden) it didn't mean a lot to me but as I learnt more about the club the significance of his second cousin dawned on me.

The first game I saw at the City Ground was a 4 -2 victory over Bolton Wanders, think it was 1982, watched it from the old Trent End. I Lived West of London at the time (but Born in Nottingham) so didn't get to see the Reds regularly until I moved back to Nottingham in 1997.


Q - What is your most memorable moment as a Forest fan? Good or Bad.

The Southampton and Luton League Cup Final victories, great atmosphere. Worst moment is when I heard Brian Clough had passed away, I cried.

Q - Since you have been following Forest, what would your best eleven be? And who is your all time favourite player?

GK: Peter Shilton
RB: Viv Anderson
CB: Des Walker
CB: Kenny Burns
LB: Stuart Pearce
LW: John Robertson
CM: Johnny Metgod
CM: Roy Keane
RW: Steve Stone
CF: Stan Collymore
CF: Tony Woodcock

Favourite all time player is Stan Collymore.


Q - What would you say is the best goal you have seen Forest score?

Stan Collymore against Manchester United, solo effort but the shot was incredible, Stan squeezed it into the only (and small) part of the goal that wasn't covered by Schmeichel from the edge of the area - smashing to watch.

Q - Best away ground visited?

Man City's old ground, it was just odd.

Q - What are your thoughts on the proposed new stadium?

Amazing, Doughty will sell it as the premier event location in the East Midlands - this guy is a money making machine.

Q- Which player(s) would you like to see us sign (realistically)?

Rob Earnshaw, Leon Best and Paul Anderson. Also need a decent holding midfielder and competition for Smith and Bennett, but not sure who fits the bill.

Q - What are your thoughts on how last season ended and how did it compare to your expectations?

Wanted automatic promotion but didn't really expect it so thoroughly delighted. Was travelling to York on the last day so had to listen to first half of Forest and second half of Doncaster, was exhausted and delighted when we got to York.

Q -What are your expectations for next season in the Championship?

Obvious answer but depends on the signings, if things stay as they are I think we will be somewhere just below mid table but some quality signings could easily push us towards the play offs. Am very wary of back to back promotions though.

Q - Where do you sit at the City Ground?

Mainly in the upper tier of the Brian Clough Stand but in my season ticket days it was the upper tier of the Trent End.

Q - Name the celebrity you would most like to bang.

Long list, starting with Kelly Brook, followed by Liz Hurley, followed by Mariah Carey, and Finished off with the Minogue's, preferably both of them.

Thanks to Tricky Tree Stevie for taking the time to do the questions. If you would like to take part in the Fan Interviews, just send your answers to forest@vitalfootball.co.uk. You can see a copy of the questions HERE

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Writer:guinless
Date:Wednesday May 28 2008
Time: 7:11PM

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