UK time is: 01:24:57
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

The Vital Forest Fan Interview: Mark Wheldon

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

Since the Mid '80`s. First Game v Chelsea at home (on my own) (the old man did take me late 70`s v dirty Leeds).

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

Good - Christ there`s been so many; I was lucky enough to be right in the thick of it late 80`s, early 90`s when the team bus would have found its own way to Wembley, they were always a great day out. Two 7 goal results against Chelsea at CG and Sheff Weds away will live long in the memory.

Bad - Hillsborough for obvious reasons. `91 cup final v the yids, 22 years old but I cried that day, Gazza should have been sent off never mind carried off, fucking Milford never had the bollocks. Only trophy the great man never won; that day should have been it.


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

Sutton (Just missed out on Shilts), MLJ, Dawson, Dessie, Psycho, Stone, Webbie (Version 1), Bohinen, Roy, Stanley, PVH Subs: Nigel, Woany, C Cooper, Hodge, McGugan.

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

Lars Bohinen away at Sheff Wednesday in the 7-1 mauling, beautiful flowing move from one end of the pitch to the other finished with an exquisite shot with the outside of the boot- sheer class.

Q - Best and worst away ground visited?

Been to most over the years, 70 something at last count, mind you a lot of the old grounds have gone now, replaced by those soulless bowls which I haven`t visited.

Best - Anfield was always a good crack, don`t mind St James park either.

Worst - Shay Stadium (Halifax).


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

A proper Left back? Maynard sounds useful, never seen him play mind, Reidy, if he can get himself fit, Ball playing DM.

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

F***ing terrible.

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

I expected us to be there or thereabouts and I suppose for most of the season we were. Bloody Roller coaster though wasn't it? At one stage we looked like we were going to give QPR a run for their money, then it seemed we wouldn't even make the top 6.Disappointed ultimately - again! I hate the bloody play offs!

Q- What are your expectations for next season in the Championship/Where will we finish?

If even half the rumours regarding incoming players are true we should be right up there. I`m expecting a slowish start as players gel and get used to a different style of play but I reckon we`ll come home with a wet sail.

Q- Was it right for the club to sack Billy Davies?

Yes. I think Billy did a great job of making us a Championship force but his position had become untenable and would have held the club back had he stayed for this coming season.

Q - What's your opinion on the appointment of Steve McClaren and will he bring success to the club?

Time will tell of course but I have a feeling he could be the best appointment we've made for many a year. Forget the poisoned chalice that is the National Managers job, he's held in too high a regard by too many knowledgeable football people for him to be a muppet.

Q- Acquisitions Panel. Good thing or bad?

Provided matters can be executed swiftly (which unfortunately they don`t seem to at NFFC) not a bad thing but the Manager must have the last say, after all they are the people working day in, day out with the players and know the best fit for the team.

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

Too far away I'm afraid. Exiled down under since `95. Last time I was home I stood in the A Block. Old Trent Ender though, middle middle, them were the days.

Q - Name the celebrity whose back doors you'd most like to smash.

Ooohhh there`s quite a few I`d like to hammer truth be told. I`ve had a thing for Halle Berry for a while and Eva Longoria wouldn`t be too shabby either.

Many thanks to Mark, for taking the time out to answer the questions. If you would like to take part in the Fan Interviews, you`ll find a copy of the questions here. Just email your answers to forest@vitalfootball.co.uk and they will be published on the front page.

a href='http://www.vitalfootball.co.uk/forum/register.asp?p=9AF07B80-2FF7-46D5-B1CE-AA074F2A067E' target='_blank'>Join The Vital Debate




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



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

The Journalist

Writer: guinless Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday July 7 2011

Time: 6:59PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Articles

Reidy Ruled Out!! (Sunday April 20 2014)

The Psycho Effect. (Friday April 18 2014)

Forest v Brum: Match Preview (Friday April 18 2014)

Fawaz Gets The Early Bird!! (Friday April 18 2014)

Hillsborough Remembrances (Sunday April 13 2014)

Archived 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. Jimmy Gordon 475
2. da fuq 442
3. PVH 367
4. toms 302
5. arthursleftball 225
6. MarvinsPA 210
7. MrsBrownsBoys 191
8. Behind Red Eyes 183
9. Ingy 182
10. PorksOfLTLF 176

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Forest 1 - 0 Birmingham
Q.P.R. 5 - 2 Forest
Forest 3 - 3 Sheff Wed
Forest 1 - 2 Millwall
Ipswich 1 - 1 Forest
Forest 0 - 1 Charlton

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
6. Brighton 43 17 14 12 12 65
7. Reading 43 17 13 13 10 64
8. Ipswich 43 17 13 13 6 64
9. Forest 43 15 17 11 5 62
10. Bournemouth 43 17 11 15 -1 62
11. Blackburn 43 15 16 12 3 61
12. Watford 42 15 15 12 18 60

Breaking League News

Preview: Owls v Charlton
» Sheff Wed : 20/04/2014 23:58:00
One to Watch - Daniel Tözsér
» Q.P.R. : 20/04/2014 20:32:00
LUFC Leeds Loan Watch - April 13th - 19th
» Leeds Utd : 20/04/2014 19:55:00
Vela Stays With Magpies As Foxes Dismiss Davies
» Bolton : 20/04/2014 19:18:00
LUFC Team News: Defender a doubt for McDermott
» Leeds Utd : 20/04/2014 19:12:00
Brighton v Blackpool (Preview)
» Brighton : 20/04/2014 18:05:00
DRFC Millwall v Doncaster Team News
» Doncaster : 20/04/2014 18:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who would be the right No.2 For Stuart Pearce?
Suggested By:  gedling52
Steve Wigley 13%
Johnny Rotten 11%
Ray Wilkins 19%
Colin Calderwood 3%
Neil Warnock 3%
Colin Cooper 30%
Brian Roy 3%
John McGovern 0%
Brian Laws 15%
A N Other 3%