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Vital Forest Fan Interview: Part 8

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

I went to my first match in 1989 against none other than Derby County which ended in a 2-0 victory for the Reds. I remember sitting behind one of the massive stanchions in the Main Stand which obscured my view for the entire game being a six year-old at the time.

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

Good times - would have to be promotions in 97/98 and 07/08 although the UEFA Cup run under Frank Clark was fantastic. Bad times - being relegated three times and crying when my Dad wouldn`t take me to the 1991 FA Cup final at the old Wembley.

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

Crossley, Laws, Walker, Cooper, Pearce, Stone, Keane, Clough, Woan, Van Hooijdonk, Collymore. Far and away my favorite player of all-time is and always will be Stuart Pearce.

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

I`ve always loved Garry Parker`s goal at Wembley in the Simod Cup final in 89 when we beat Everton 4-3. Great counter-attacking football from defending a corner to going up the other end and scoring past one of the best goalkeepers at the time - Neville Southall. Summed up Brian Clough`s style of football in the late 80s and 90s perfectly and as a youngster inspired me.

Q - Best away ground visited?

Grimsby Town is always a good laugh in Cleethorpes but in terms of walking in and saying 'WOW` it`s got to be Old Trafford. Would love to watch Forest play at Ibrox in a friendly.

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

I can understand why the club want to move to a certain extent (no more rent to the council, finances, transport, etc) but I really don`t want to leave the City Ground. Based alongside the River Trent, it is by far one of the most picturesque settings for a football club in England. Give me that over a 'bowl` stadium on an industrial estate with no pubs or life around it any day of the week.

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

Adam Johnson from Middlesbrough. One of the best left-footed young players I`ve seen in a long time. Did really well at Watford on loan in the Championship and perfect replacement for Commons. Tricky winger with a good cross and a bit of pace. He`s been told he can leave Teesside in search of first-team football and would probably command a fee of around £2m. Will be worth at least three times that in three years.

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

Last season was amazing on the final day. I knew when McGugan`s goal went in against Hartlepool that we would do it. My expectation was promotion and that was delivered no matter how we went about our business.

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

First season has to be stability in my eyes. Hopefully we won`t be in a relegation battle but to stay in the Championship is realistically where I would like us to be.

Q - Where do you sit at the City Ground?

Have had a season ticket in every stand except the Brian Clough stand over the years (saving that for when I`m an OAP) Currently sitting/standing in the A-Block.

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

Tough one this. I`d like to see Lily Allen in a Forest shirt (not playing of course)

Thanks once again to Boozehound for taking the time to do the questions. If you would like to take part in the Fan Interviews, you can find a copy of the questions HERE. Just e-mail your answers to

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Date:Monday June 2 2008

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