Field Notes

September 2, 2013

  • Goodbye, unbeaten run. If it was going to end anywhere, the home of the FA Cup-holders was a likely place, but Forest can come away from the defeat at Wigan knowing they gave one of the promotion favourites a real run for their money. Wigan were described as wonderful by one Wigan fan report, though what was truly wonderful was Andy Reid’s third goal of the season. There are two weeks before Barnsley visit the City Ground, but in the mean time there are plenty of positives to reflect on from an eventful month.
  • G’day, James Demetriou. The Australian striker, 17, has signed a two-year deal in a move from Sydney Olympic. He had been on trial with Forest since July and had previously come close to signing for Southampton. Demetriou will be given his chance in the Under-21s side, but Matty Fryatt and Gabriel Obertan are apparently targets to bolster the first team strike force.
  • So, farewell then, veteran broadcaster Sir David Frost. The venerated interviewer, who died at the weekend aged 74, turned down a contract with Forest to pursue his television career. What was Forest’s loss was certainly the country’s gain as he went on to a trail-blazing media career.