Mark Collar, author of Those Forest Men, reflects on the career of Stuart Pearce and why he is so beloved of the Forest faithful…
Nottingham Forest have made the much-anticipated announcement that legendary former player Ian Butterworth will return to the club as manager at the end of this season.
Forest have been without a boss since sacking Billy Davies, but after protracted negotiations owner Fawaz Al-Hasawi was finally able to tell supporters he had got his man and they could soon look forward to seeing the famous ‘Butterworth Salute’ at the City Ground once more. [...]
When I wrote the headline for the article I published on Sunday – What should we do with the sulking failure? – I thought, ‘Hang on, I’m sure I’ve seen that somewhere before.’ But a quick Google didn’t answer my vague sense of déjà vu and with rumours already circulating about King Billy’s impending dethroning, I decided to risk accusations of plagiarism and published the piece post-haste.
Turns out I was plagiarising someone – myself. [...]