UK time is: 18:32:05
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

No Welcome In The Hillsides For Earnshaw

Robert Earnshaw might have been born in Zimbabwe, but since the age of five he's lived in Wales and as such he now calls it home. Tomorrow he plays against Swansea for the first time, but a welcome return to his homeland may be a bit much to hope for.

Because Little Earn played for the Swans fiercest rivals Cardiff City, the Swansea faithful wont exactly be welcoming him back as a long lost Son. He can expect a frosty reception as he heads out onto the Liberty Stadium pitch and thankfully it will come as no surprise to him.

Earnshaw told the BBC. 'If I don't get a lot of stick I will be shocked, I've never played a club game at Swansea but I'm looking forward to it - I'm ready for any stick.'

That's good to hear, because he's going to get it. Earnshaw will be big enough and experienced enough to cope and he has one added incentive to do well in the game.

He's just won back his place in the national side and will be hoping to put in a decent display tomorrow, as Welsh boss John Toshack will be looking on. He might not get the welcome he deserves, but he will be loved for ever in Nottingham if he bags the winner for the Reds. Just in case there are any Swans fans reading, you might want to refresh your memories of this little ditty.

All together now!

We'll keep a welcome in the hillsides,

We'll keep a welcome in the vales,

This land you knew will still be singing

When you come home again to Wales.

This land of song will keep a welcome,

And with a love that never fails,

We'll kiss away each hour of Hiraeth

When you come home again to Wales.

Well kiss away each hour of Hiraeth

When you come home again to Wales.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!




Join the FREE Telegraph Championship Fantasy Football League!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: guinless Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 15 2008

Time: 8:21PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Birmingham v Forest - Ticket News! (Tuesday November 25 2014)

Molineux Mauling For Wolves!!! (Sunday November 23 2014)

Wolves v Forest Match Preview (Friday November 21 2014)

Loan Move For Dexter? (Wednesday November 19 2014)

Forest News Round Up!! (Tuesday November 18 2014)

An Interview With John McGovern!! (Tuesday November 18 2014)

Bash9's Player Ratings; Forest v Norwich. (Thursday November 13 2014)

Archived Nottingham Forest Articles

List All Vital Forest Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. PVH 277
2. Jimmy Gordon 235
3. LyttleByLyttle 228
4. Calvin Plummer 218
5. RedSmedDownUnder 186
6. da fuq 184
7. MarvinsPA 151
8. Ingy 136
9. arthursleftball 126
10. toms 117

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Wolves 0 - 3 Forest
Watford 2 - 2 Forest
Sheff Wed 0 - 1 Forest
Millwall 0 - 0 Forest
Cardiff 2 - 1 Forest
Wigan 0 - 0 Forest

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
5. Brentford 18 9 4 5 2 31
6. Blackburn 18 8 6 4 4 30
7. Watford 18 8 5 5 10 29
8. Forest 18 7 7 4 6 28
9. Charlton 18 6 10 2 2 28
10. Norwich 18 7 6 5 6 27
11. Wolves 18 7 6 5 -3 27

Breaking League News

RUFC - Gaffer Delighted To Bring In Reece James
Rotherham : 26/11/2014 17:44:00
Mark Warburton: Is there anything he can't do?
Brentford : 26/11/2014 17:42:00
RUFC - Midfielder Joins Bury On Loan
Rotherham : 26/11/2014 17:29:00
RUFC - Man U Youngster Signs In
Rotherham : 26/11/2014 17:19:00
Town In The Hunt For Brother Noel
Ipswich : 26/11/2014 16:24:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who should Forest play to mark the 150th Anniversary?
Suggested By:  OKD
Hamburg 19%
Malmo 54%
Arsenal 9%
Another Team 18%