Club Profile

Nottingham Forest

Yes​​, there is a club named Nottingham Forest, and it’s in a very cool city not too far from London. And boy, are they happy these days! They are back in the top tier for the first time in a long time.

LOCATION: In the East Midlands, 90 train minutes from St. Pancras station in London or from Piccadilly station in Manchester, an hour from Birmingham

CONTACT: nottinghamforest.co.uk, 0115 982 4444, #NFFC

NICKNAMES: Forest or the Reds

History

For almost 20 years, one could be forgiven for thinking that Nottingham Forest Football Club’s history began in 1975 and ended sometime around 1990. Here is why: in 1975, Forest had just finished 16th in the Second Division. In their 97-year history, they had never won anything except a couple of FA Cups and some lower divisions, and they had…

Rivalries

Derby County is the biggest rival by far, in part because they are 14 miles away and in part because Clough managed both. The two have contested the Brian Clough Trophy since 2007. Also, Notts County, whose ground is right across the river but who are always in a different league, is a rival. They haven’t played since the 2011-12 League Cup, and…

Women's Team

Nottingham Forest Women FC play in the third-tier Women’s National League North, with home games at Eastwood

Songs

Before each game, to the bagpipe-filled tune of an obscure Paul McCartney and Wings song “Mull of Kintyre,” Forest fans stand and sing: City Ground Oh mist rolling in from the Trent My desire is always to be here Oh City

Stadium

City Ground makes a lovely sight on the banks of the River Trent, especially when you’re walking over Trent Bridge from the station. They have played there since 1898, and today’s capacity is 30,445. The most impressive stand is, naturally, the Brian Clough Stand, which was built with money from his team’s exploits in Europe. It opened in 1980…

Going to a Game at Nottingham Forest

GETTING THERE: It’s a one-mile walk from the station. You can knock most of that distance off by taking a Keyworth-bound bus from the station to the Trent Bridge. PUBS: As you walk over from the station, you’ll pass a Hooters on the right, believe it or not. Just past that on the left, there’s a bar at Meadow Lane, home ground of Notts County….

Nottingham Forest Tickets

In the Championship, it was £21 to £26 for adult tickets; this season they are presumed to be more expensive and very, very difficult to obtain.

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