The Vital Forest Fan Interview: AD_BC
Q - How long have you been following Forest and what was your first game?
Around 30 years. I first started to take an interest when both my Mum and Dad left me and my brother in Nottingham with our grand parents so they could swan off and watch Forest beat Hamburg in Madrid. It irritates me slightly now that my Mum was there and saw us win a European Cup and I'll probably never get to see it! First actual game though wasn't until the mid 80's. I think it was against Wimbledon and we lost 1-0 at the City Ground.
Q - What are your most memorable moments as a Forest fan? Good and Bad.
Good: Forest 7 Chelsea 0. Pearce free kick against Gov in the League cup Semi at the City Ground. Beating Liverpool 1-0 in the first ever game on Sky. Forest 3 Derby 0 under Paul Hart. Collymore scoring against Man U in our first home game back in the Prem. Going to Munich in the UEFA cup... I could go on for ages.
Bad: Brian Clough's relegation season. Not winning the FA cup. Relegation to league 1. Yeovil home leg in the playoffs (I still have trouble with that one) losing to Bayern Munich 5-1 at home when I thought we could nick a goal and go through on away goals.
Q - Since you have been following Forest, what would your best eleven be? And who is your all time favourite player?
Subs: Dawson, Hodge, Van Hooijdonk, Metgod, Webb (1st time)
Favourite player: Pearce
Q - In your opinion, what is the best goal you have seen Forest score?
Hard one. I'd like to list a few.
1. Andy Reid vs West Ham when he took it from our box, ran the length of the pitch and smashed it past David James
2. Marlon Harewood Vs Crystal Palace.
3. Pearce vs Man U away when they were singing Psycho lost the world cup and he steps up and smashes in a free kick.
4. Raddy's goal against West Brom is not only a great team effort but the individual finish I think takes it. If that had been Man U and Rooney had done it we'd still be seeing it on the tele now.
Q - Best and worst away ground visited?
Emirates is a great ground although obviously I wasn't watching Forest. It was a friendly between Brazil and Argentina.
Worst is Gillingham Priestfield Stadium. Got rained on all match, saw a bloke throw up in the urinals and we lost 3-0, F**king awful place!
Q - What are your thoughts on the proposed new stadium?
No. No. No. The way Wolves are going about their redevelopment is what I'd like to see. The City Ground is a fantastic and unique location. Realistically we only need a capacity of 40k so we should be looking to world class leading architects to find a creative solution and make the stadium a statement for Forest and the city of Nottingham.
Q- Which player(s) would you like to see us sign this summer(realistically)?
I only want to see players that are going to move the club forward. If we can select and procure the best players from the teams around us then I'll be happy.
Q - All seater stadia. Good thing, or a bad thing?
Right now it's bad, as atmosphere is hard to generate. Clubs need to start thinking more creatively about ticket allocation and start apportioning areas in all corners of the stadiums to those who like to make a noise and segregating family areas better so nobodies enjoyment of the game is compromised.
Q - What are your thoughts on how Forest did last season and how did it compare to your expectations?
3rd is fantastic and I didn't expect that high a position. But once you are there then you might as well make sure you get the job done. If Forest aren't ready for the Prem then Blackpool certainly aren't but I'd sooner be in their shoes. I'm sick of losing in playoffs so 7th would of been better for me.
Q - What are your expectations for next season in the Championship?
Losing in the play offs again.
Q - What League position will Forest occupy at the end of the 2010/11 season?
Q - What's your opinion of Billy Davies and what he's done at NFFC, since his arrival?
How can you knock the guy for what he's doing. Saved us from relegation and 3rd in the next season. I like him and he can piss and moan all he likes as long as we get promoted.
Q- Acquisitions Panel. Good thing or bad?
Certainly a good thing for managers like Calderwood but BD has more about him and knows his stuff. I think it hinders him and he should be the only football person on the panel. That way the responsibility purely lies with him and there is no passing the blame when things don't work out.
Q - Where do you sit/stand at the City Ground?
I've had season tickets in the old and new Trent End, Bridgford Lower and Upper and now I usually go for Bridgford Upper.
Q - Name the celebrity you would most like to bang.
I'm taking by bang you mean shoot as I know Vital would not be so degrading to women. So I'd shoot all of the talentless, fame seeking sub mentals you see on reality tv shows. On the other hand, if by bang you mean something else then Megan Fox would get it!
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