The Vital Forest Fan Interview: Basingstoke Tricky
Q - How long have you been following Forest and what was your first game?
Been following Forest for over 22 years now. First game was at the start of the 87-88 season and we beat Watford 1-0, I believe Psycho scored with a penalty and Neil Webb got a booking. Sat in the lower exec stand as it was then and got hooked there and then - although my brother who's two years younger spent most of the game watching the scoreboard..!!
Q - What are your most memorable moments as a Forest fan? Good and Bad.
Most memorable have to be what seemed like annual trips to Wembley, winning more than we lost I believe too and just generally watching the type of football we were playing at the time, week in week out. Bad ones - being at Hillsborough, Cloughies last season in charge and missing his last game in charge, being relegated to div 3.
Q - Since you have been following Forest, what would your best eleven be? And who is your all time favourite player?
GK - Sutton
LB - Pearce
CH - Walker
CH - Dawson
RB - Louis Jean
LM - Reid
CM -Webb (1st time)
CM - Bohenin
RM - Crosby
CF - Collymore
CF - Van Hooijdonk
Favourite player - Stuart Pearce.
Q - In your opinion, what is the best goal you have seen Forest score?
Garry Parker at Wembley in 89 against Everton in the now defunct Simod Cup. From an Everton corner, he ran the length of the Wembley pitch and placed the ball perfectly past Neville Southall.
Q - Best and worst away ground visited?
Not been to too many, but best would be (bear in mind it was 20 odd years ago!!) White Hart Lane, and worst, even though I used to love going there, would be Millmoor.
Q - What are your thoughts on the proposed new stadium?
Think it's necessary as we can't re-development the existing stadium. Will be a shame, but the history is with the club not just the stadium. Will be interesting to see things finally get moving on it and for development to begin. Overall I think it will be an exciting time in the clubs history.
Q- Which player(s) would you like to see us sign this summer(realistically)?
A recognised left back would be nice!!!! I'd take Charlie Adam from Blackpool if we could, and Pratley would be nice as a long-term replacement for Mckenna.
Q - All seater stadia. Good thing, or a bad thing?
Good from a safety point of view, not really convinced about the atmosphere. I used to love hearing the old Trent End and the banter between the old Bridgford end and the away fans.
Q - What are your thoughts on how Forest did last season and how did it compare to your expectations?
Obviously disappointed at the way it finished, but overall I can't complain, especially when compared to where we finished last season. I wasn't expecting us to finish third, but thought we may be in with a shout of the play-offs.
Q - What are your expectations for next season in the Championship?
After this season, I'll be disappointed if we're not challenging all the way again.
Q - What League position will Forest occupy at the end of the 2010/11 season?
I think we'll finish in second if things go well over the summer. If not then maybe 6th or below.
Q - What's your opinion of Billy Davies and what he's done at NFFC, since his arrival?
I think the change in the club and the team since he arrived has been unbelievable. To go from where we were to where we are is IMO a hell of an achievement. I think he's helped put some pride back into the club after the 3 years in the wilderness.
I wish he'd keep his mouth shut in public at times, but that's just the way he is. If it all ends in tears, then the club will still be here.
Q- Acquisitions Panel. Good thing or bad?
I believe it's definitely a good thing, but think the whole set up needs looking at and revising if January's anything to go by.
Q - Where do you sit/stand at the City Ground?
Don't get to go too often, so wherever I can get tickets!! Last time out was in Upper Bridgford V2 - had never sat there before and thought the view and atmosphere was quite good.
Q - Name the celebrity you would most like to bang.
At the minute, both Cheryl Cole and Megan Fox!
Thanks once again to Basingstoke Tricky for taking the time to answer the questions. If you would like to take part in the Fan Interviews, you can find a copy of the questions HERE. Just email the answers to firstname.lastname@example.org.