UK time is: 08:04:46
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: Andrew Lieber

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

I`ve been a Forest fan since I first became aware of them at the age of 4. My Dad was good mates with Duncan McKenzie and I remember him coming round to the house. I am told he took me to training sessions at Forest on a few occasions although sadly I have no recollection of this. We moved to SA when I was 5, so the first game I remember "listening" too was the 1979 European Final on BBC World Service with my Dad. The first game I actually went to was in 1987 v West Ham.

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

European Cup in 1979 and 1980, particularly the Trevor Francis goal. The Jonny Metgod screamer against West Ham. The Paul Gascoigne tackle in the FA Cup final. Man Utd 8 - Forest 1 (the last time I flew over for a Forest game).

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

1.Shilton 2.Anderson 3.Pearce 4.Walker
5.Burns 6.McGovern 7.McKenzie 8.Webb 9.Collymore 10.Clough 11.Robertson.


There can be only one? Stuart Pearce, he represented all that was good in a footballer.

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

Johnny Metgod v West Ham.

Q - Best and worst away ground visited?

Live in SA so have only watched Forest at the CG.

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

I`d like the T/O to be completed first so I know how much money they have.

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

Good thing.

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

Dismal.

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

With a new owner - Promotion.

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?

Get out while you can, spend, spend, spend.

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

Stan Collymore. It could have turned out so differently. His sale was a turning point.

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

I think he has done a fantastic job and deserves another crack at it.

Q - New stadium, or renovate the City Ground?

New Stadium, no question about it. You have to keep moving forward and the current facilities are simply not up to it.

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

Sack MArthur.

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

On the few occasions that I have been, in the Main Stand (not the shed). I did go to the terraces once and did not enjoy it at all. The whole time I was a little concerned that someone would take my shoes and send me off to go and get some Bovril.

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

Kylie Minogue.

Many thanks to Andrew 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 forest@vitalfootball.co.uk and we will publish them on the front page.

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: Andrew Lieber Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday June 30 2012

Time: 12:27PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Articles

Vaughan Agrees Personal Terms. (Monday April 21 2014)

Leeds v Forest Match Preview (Monday April 21 2014)

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)

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 528
2. da fuq 467
3. PVH 409
4. toms 363
5. arthursleftball 276
6. Ingy 216
7. MarvinsPA 210
8. MrsBrownsBoys 206
9. Behind Red Eyes 193
10. McWoany 193

League Results (view all)

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

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
5. Wigan 43 20 10 13 15 70
6. Reading 44 18 13 13 12 67
7. Brighton 44 17 15 12 12 66
8. Forest 44 16 17 11 7 65
9. Ipswich 44 17 14 13 6 65
10. Blackburn 44 16 16 12 5 64
11. Bournemouth 44 17 12 15 -1 63

Breaking League News

LUFC On This Day - April 24th
» Leeds Utd : 24/04/2014 07:15:00
The PWU Latics Podcast - Education Not Required
» Wigan : 24/04/2014 07:00:00
12th Man - In Rösler We Trust
» Wigan : 24/04/2014 06:00:00
Leeds v Forest: Match Report From Kid's Corner
» Forest : 23/04/2014 23:07:00
DRFC Defender in Football League Team of the Week
» Doncaster : 23/04/2014 22:44:00
» Forest : 23/04/2014 22:44:00
LUFC Youngster in England squad for Euro finals
» Leeds Utd : 23/04/2014 20:13:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who would be the right No.2 For Stuart Pearce?
Suggested By:  gedling52
Steve Wigley 11%
Johnny Rotten 10%
Ray Wilkins 17%
Colin Calderwood 3%
Neil Warnock 3%
Colin Cooper 37%
Brian Roy 3%
John McGovern 0%
Brian Laws 13%
A N Other 3%