Nottingham Forest’s Glory Years

From 1975 I was a juvenile season ticket holder at Nottingham Forest Football Club. Initially in the Main Stand, then the Trent End, and ending up in the East Stand. I followed them away several times during their incredible 1st Division title winning season. Apart from a few programmes the only thing I have is memories. These were the days when photographs were rarely taken. At the precise time that Forest secured the title at Coventry, I was a paper boy delivering the Evening Post on Breckhill Road in Woodthorpe. I delivered to a house and the occupant was cleaning his car and had the radio on. We sat on his wall and listened to it. We commented on how Bob Wilson the BBC reporter had been so wrong and so negative about our club.
My memory of the league cup final win against Liverpool is also as vivid. The replay was on a Tuesday evening. I was in France near Lyon with a school exchange. I stayed in a farmhouse and had a transistor radio in my room. I’m not sure how but I managed to receive the commentary. The receptionĀ  was so faint and crackly, I lay on the bed with the radio next to my ear on the pillow in the dark. This was the only way to concentrate. John Robertson scoring the penalty came through the airwaves and created the same adrenaline that every other supporter was experiencing.
I have no personal photographs of these precious moments. Very few of us have. For that reason I will be enjoying this weekend’s display at Nottingham Contemporary.

Forest and their European exploits

Forest and their European exploits

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