When the FA snubbed Old Big ’Ead

England are yet again on the hunt for a new manager. The England team is at one of its lowest ebbs and needs a radical new approach to regain its pride. Inevitably, the FA’s initial answer was to go for the inoffensive yes man, Gareth Southgate. Although on this occasion, even Southgate saw the job as a poisoned chalice. The FA has been making the same mistakes for decades. But back in the 1970s and ’80s, it made possibly its biggest error – Brian Clough was overlooked for the job both in 1977 and 1982 […]

French manager takes Forest job to beat Brexit

LTLF Exclusive by European Correspondent, Lee Eve
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

New manager Philippe Montanier has exclusively revealed his reason for saying ‘oui’ to Fawaz Al-Hasawi and Nottingham Forest.

The Frenchman told LTLF: ‘It comes down to Great Britain’s vote to leave the EU. Basically I’m desperate to get into English football. I was going to wait until a decent job offer came along, but with Boris Johnson about to haul the drawbridge up, I thought, “Meh, this will have to do.” […]

The greatest Nottingham Forest players to represent England

It’s been a while since Forest were represented in the England team at an international tournament, but the club has produced some excellent English talents in its history, particularly in its 1970s heyday. Here Sathesh Alagappan takes a look at the six finest England internationals who were called up whilst plying their trade at the City Ground […]

Black Magic: How Viv Anderson transformed football’s racial profile

Modern football is inherently diverse. The Premier League and Football League contains players from every part of the world. Furthermore, homegrown black players have become a familiar sight. Fans at the City Ground regularly cheer on the likes of Dexter Blackstock and Britt Assombalonga. It is easy to forget that this has not always been the case […]