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The Vital Forest Fan Interview: LondonRed

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

Life long fan, had the baby outfits! First game was Tottshite away in 1989.

Q - What are your most memorable moments as a Forest fan? Good and Bad.

Bad - The FA Cup final 1991, remember having a wonderful day out at Wembley, before Gazza the cheat got involved. The relegation at the end of Clougie's career was hard to take.

Good - In contrast to the cup final, beating West Ham 4-0 in the semi, got the game on VHS. Mention Tony Gale's sending off to any Hammers fan and you get a great reaction. Beating The Bin Robbers 4-0 at the CG was a very enjoyable day out, 1994. We went up that year and the next we took 4 points off Manure including a 2-1 win at Old Trafford - class. League Cup wins 89/90 stick in my mind 1989 Tommy Gaynor vs Luton, enough said. Too many others to mention.


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

All time favourite Pearce, no doubt.

Best team (late 80's on). Sutton, Laws, Pearce, Cooper, Walker, Stone, Hodge, Webb, Keane, Collymore, PVH.


Q - In your opinion, what is the best goal you have seen Forest score?

Magic's two wonder goals were pretty good!
Too many SVC and PVH wonder strikes to pick out.


Q - Best and worst away ground visited?

Best - tough one. Maybe Highbury for character, I prefer the older stadiums generally.

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

Well, I just said I prefer the older stadiums. I do agree with the new stadium move, if, and it's a big if, it's done properly. Location, access, the pitch (Wembly?) everything must be done with great care. In many ways I'd rather see a revampted CG, but I'm not an expert on the complications!

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

Nicky Shorey.

Q - All seater stadia. Good thing, or a bad thing?

Good in the higher leagues. That said, I think it's exceptable in the lower leagues where the numbers are smaller.

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

Wonderful season looking at the league table. Well above my expectations, I thought mid table to lower play-offs at most.

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

I'm hoping Hull and Pompey will suffer next season & I'm not too worried about Burnley. We're as good as the rest IMO, so hopefully between 4th-1st.

Q - What League position will Forest occupy at the end of the 2010/11 season?

2nd (please!).

Q - What's your opinion of Billy Davies and what he's done at NFFC, since his arrival?

I was against Billy's appointment and wasn't alone. Since then he's turned me into a Billy fan. I like his no nonsense attitude and although it's not perfectly put across at times, I agree with a lot of his comments. I think given some backing and control he'll achieve even more, hopefully promotion. When you compare him to Clueless there really is no comparison at all, it's a bit like comparing a Vauxhall Nova to an Aston Martin. Once the disappointment of the play-offs has worn off a bit (and he made tactical mistakes there I admit) and we come down to earth, I think we'll all be looking forward to next season.

Q- Acquisitions Panel. Good thing or bad?
Bad.

I'm a traditionalist in terms of transfers. The chairman and manager should be the two involved in the actual deal. Advisors, scouts? Yes. Acquisitions Panel? No.

Q - Where do you sit/stand at the City Ground?

All different places, mainly in the Brian Clough lower.

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

Cheryl Cole.

Many thanks to LondonRed 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 forest@vitalfootball.co.uk.




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