Nottingham Forest - The Vital Forest Fan Interview: Housty
UK time is: 01:27:53
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: Housty

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

I am from Derry in Northern Ireland and have been following Nottingham Forest FC since the age of 6 (1977).

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

As a really young fan the two European cups, especially the Trevor Francis goal against Malmo. I remember getting my mum to buy all the footie magazines to get the photo posters.

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

SHILTON

Des Walker--Jonny Metgod--Kenny Burns—Stuart Pierce

Ian Woan—Roy Keane--Martin O`Neill--- Brian Roy

Stan Collymore-Teddy Sheringham


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

Without a doubt Stan Collymore v Manchester United, pick either of the spectacular ones, but the one where he picks up the ball deep and runs half the length of the pitch before shooting and scoring stands out.



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

Maynard, because he reminds me so much on Stan Collymore. I would also like to see a quality playmaking midfielder from Europe and of course a left back.

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

I think a mix of both is best for atmosphere.

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

I was disappointed, but not surprised. Not surprised because I didn`t really have much faith in Billy Davies taking us to the top flight. I had a lot of concerns about his tactics and the constant wrangling with the board.

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

I genuinely believe that we can finish in the top two this year with the addition of the new manager and new quality players. I think we will see the best football at the City Ground for a long, long time. I predict as good as we saw under Frank Clark.

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

Absolutely. Totally right, and I know that this isn`t a popular opinion among many Forest fans. What I would say is that in 10 years time Billy Davies won`t even be remembered as a Forest manager. I disagreed with his tactics and his conduct when dealing with the club. He did a job, yes, but I think where he got us was the height of what he could ever do with Forest.

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

Steve McClaren is a great coach and we are so lucky to have him. He has great contacts and I think he and his backroom staff are more than capable of taking Forest to the next level. He is on a higher level completely than Davies.

Q- Acquisitions Panel. Good thing or bad?

It depends really, I think David Platt`s tenure painfully shows what can happen when a manager has full reign over signings. But there is a balance to be struck here, too many cooks and all of that. I think if the Chairman has confidence in his manager then the manager`s view should hold sway,

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

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

Jonathan Ross, back doors, front doors, every entry and exit point really. The most unfunny, irritating, egotistical and overpaid human being I can think of.

Many thanks to Housty, 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:Sunday July 10 2011

Time: 8:56AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
In answer to your last response Housty, I think Marthur would give Jonathan Woss a run for is money!!!
RedSmedDownUnder
Report Abuse
11/07/2011 14:15:00

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Freedman - We're Braced For Bids (Sunday August 30 2015)

Freedman & Vaughan On Cardiff Loss (Sunday August 30 2015)

Video - Cardiff Highlights (Sunday August 30 2015)

Stats: Forest v Cardiff City (Saturday August 29 2015)

Forest v Cardiff - Team Line Ups (Saturday August 29 2015)

Freedman - We've Had A Good Week (Friday August 28 2015)

Forest Turn Down Hammers Bid (Wednesday August 26 2015)

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)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Reading 5 1 3 1 1 6
14. Fulham 5 1 2 2 0 5
15. Sheff Wed 5 1 2 2 -1 5
16. Forest 5 1 2 2 -1 5
17. Preston 5 1 2 2 -2 5
18. Brentford 4 1 1 2 -1 4
19. Derby County 5 0 4 1 -1 4

Nottingham Forest Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

LUFC Leeds Fan View v Derby County
» Leeds Utd : 30/08/2015 20:29:00
Opinion: Player of the Month
» Birmingham : 30/08/2015 20:11:00
Freedman - We're Braced For Bids
» Forest : 30/08/2015 18:11:00
Freedman amp; Vaughan On Cardiff Loss
» Forest : 30/08/2015 18:00:00
Victory Pleased Bruce
» Hull City : 30/08/2015 17:45:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Cardiff MotM
Suggested By:  VitalForest
de Vries 1%
Lichaj 0%
Mills 0%
Hobbs 0%
Pinillos 0%
Mancienne 0%
Burke 0%
Ebecilio 0%
Vaughan 66%
Antonio 0%
Walker 0%
Sub:-Osborn 0%
Sub:-Blackstock 0%
Sub:-McDonagh 33%