Vital Football

Latest Nottingham Forest News

The Vital Forest Fan Interview: InSteveWeTrust

The Vital Forest Fan Interview: InSteveWeTrust

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

Since 1987. My first game at the age of 6 was against Leeds in the cup. I remember sitting in the BC upper, with a burly Leeds fan shouting and swearing all game. We won 1-0 and he was nice as pie afterwards, even saying he hoped we gone on and won it!

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

Good- Best ever away day at Peterborough when we won to get promoted. What a rollercoaster of a game, more Trickies than Posh fans and storming the pitch afterwards to celebrate.

Bad- It was pretty bad last season, but our first relegation from the Prem was terrible. Seeing Cloughie cry was heart-breaking.

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

Sutton, Laws, Cooper, Walker, Pearce ©, Stone, Parker, Keane, Webb, Collymore, Roy. Stan the Man is my all-time favourite player.

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

Psychos free kick in the FA Cup final v Spurs. Thunderbolt!

Q - Best and worst away ground visited?

Best- KC Stadium, Hull

Worst- Watford.

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

Guedioura- he kept us up last season and created a buzz about the ground which had been lacking all season.

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

Good thing- it`s more family orientated which can only be positive for the future of football.

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

Last season was an absolute disaster. I was expecting promotion in August, then relegation in February. This coming season can`t be any worse… can it?

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

It`s looking grim at the minute. I can only see another season of struggle. BUT a takeover and 4/5 signings would change all that. If players like Derbyshire and Miller can start performing, we could have a serious squad capable of anything. If they flop again, so will we.

Q- With the introduction of Financial Fair Play coming soon, do you think NFFC should spend their way to promotion, or adopt a more frugal approach in trying to achieve it?

Teams like Norwich and Swansea have gone onto great things without spending a lot of money- so it can be done, and the players are out there. I question our scouting network as we never seem to find hidden gem players like other clubs do.

Q - Name a former Forest player you were most disappointed to see sign for another club?

Nigel Clough has done nothing but disappoint me ever since he left, which is sad to say as he was a brilliant player for us.

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

He seems a nice guy, but his interviews are cringe worthy and tactics leave a lot to be desired. I can`t see him delivering any success at NFFC.

Q - New stadium, or renovate the City Ground?

Renovate the CG. A new Main Stand and sorting the roof at the Bridgford End would be 'all` it takes really. Look at how Notts CCC have expanded and improved Trent Bridge to a world class cricket venue- it can be done!

Q - If you could give one piece of advice to the eventual new owners of NFFC, what would it be?

Get rid of Mark Arthur, and do it quickly. That will get the fans onside.

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

Trent End Upper.

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

I would love to have a beer and a good moan about stuff with Jeremy Clarkson!

Many thanks to InSteveWeTrust for taking the time out to answer the questions. If you would like to take part in the Vital Forest Fan Interviews, then you can find a copy of the questions here. Just email your answers to and we will publish them on the front page.

Join The Vital Debate<

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

Date:Thursday May 31 2012
Time: 11:24PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Vital Pre-Match - Championship, 28th-30th October

The 2016-17 season continues with the latest round of matches this weekend, which will see us among those having a match in this upcoming schedule with three-points the aim of course.

Match Day Officials v Reading (29/10/16)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Reading this Saturday.

After Game Player Interviews Explained

Scientific researchers have discovered that a tendency for professional footballers to overuse the words 'um' 'ah' and 'err' in post game press interviews...

No Excuses For Montanier

Head coach Philippe Montanier has said that Nottingham Forest have no excuses for defeat to Cardiff City at the weekend.

Archived Vital Forest Articles

Vital Forest articles from

Site Journalists

Kev Finnegan
no email
Our Kids Dad
Editor email
Those Feet
no email
no email
no email
no email
no email

Current Poll (see more polls)

Reading v Nottingham Forest
Suggested By:
Forest win11%
Reading win84%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 14 10 1 3 31 19
2 Brighton 14 8 4 2 28 9
3 Huddersfield 14 9 1 4 28 4
4 Norwich 14 8 3 3 27 7
5 Sheff Wed 14 7 3 4 24 1
6 Bristol City 14 7 2 5 23 6
7 Birmingham 14 6 5 3 23 3
8 Reading 14 6 4 4 22 -3
9 Preston 14 6 2 6 20 1
10 Leeds Utd 14 6 2 6 20 -1
11 Brentford 14 5 4 5 19 5
12 Barnsley 14 6 1 7 19 3
13 Q.P.R. 14 5 4 5 19 -3
14 Fulham 14 4 6 4 18 -2
15 Burton 14 4 5 5 17 0
16 Aston Villa 14 3 8 3 17 0
17 Ipswich 14 4 5 5 17 -2
18 Wolves 14 4 4 6 16 -1
19 Forest 14 4 3 7 15 -3
20 Cardiff 14 4 3 7 15 -9
21 Derby County 14 3 5 6 14 -4
22 Blackburn 14 3 3 8 12 -8
23 Wigan 14 2 5 7 11 -3
24 Rotherham 14 1 3 10 6 -19
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Nottingham Forest Results (view all)

Nottingham Forest Fixtures (view all)

Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : Reading (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 5 2016 3:00PM : Queens Park Rangers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 19 2016 5:30PM : Ipswich Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 25 2016 7:45PM : Barnsley (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 2 2016 7:45PM : Newcastle United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 11 2016 12:00PM : Derby County (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

1.Jimmy Gordon493
4.Calvin Plummer270
6.da fuq217
7.the jock181
The Vital Football Members League