Field Notes

December 3, 2013

  • LTLF is saddened to learn that Kev Finnegan, long-time steward of the Vital Forest website, died at the weekend. Mr Finnegan was one of the online Forest community’s strongest voices and was never shy of criticising the way the club was being run. Not everyone agreed with him and his methods, but difference of opinion is an important part of following a football club – Vital Forest and several internet forums will be poorer places for his absence. We offer our condolences to his family.
  • Forest take on Millwall tonight, hoping to bounce back from another damaging home defeat at the hands of Reading on Friday. The Lions are currently just outside the relegation zone, which wasn’t in the plan when Steve Lomas took over from Kenny Jackett in the summer, leading some fans to ask whether there is something wrong behind the scenes. Millwall, like Forest, are looking to bounce back after defeat at the weekend, losing 3-0 to Leicester City.
  • In yet another ironic twist, Bristol City have appointed Steve Cotterill as their manager, replacing the man who took his job at Forest, Sean O’Driscoll. O’Driscoll’s dismissal last week was not altogether surprising given their results since he took over in January, but it has alienated some fans, much as it did when he was sacked from Forest. We wonder if Bristol fans will soon come to have similar feelings about Cotterill as well.