Field Notes

September 16, 2013

  • The surviving Righteous Brother Bill Medley was the club’s special guest on Saturday – what he made of Forest fans’ rendition of a certain song hasn’t been reported yet, but at least he had ample opportunity to hear it as the Reds beat Barnsley 3-2 in an eventful game. Forest dominated but it took impact substitutions to eventually win the contest, Darius Henderson netting the late winner for the second time this season. The award for most ‘loving feeling’ references crammed into an article goes to the Nottingham Post – with no manager and player interviews, they have got to fill those column inches somehow!
  • Guardian journalist (and Forest fan) Daniel Taylor has written about the Guardian and Observer newspapers being added to the increasing Forest media blacklist (underneath the stuff about England). The club have apparently barred him from the press box on some tenuous technicality dating back to last March – it’s not the most traumatic mistreatment of a Guardian journalist in recent months, but the club clearly regard hacks who don’t toe the line with the same contempt Western governments reserve for military whistle-blowers. Coicidentally, questions for Taylor are being collected on the forum for a Q&A. LTLF will wait and see whether all 15,000 of our members will also be banned from the City Ground for colluding with such a dangerous agitator.
  • Former Forest Financial Director John Pelling has been appointed director of Bristol City’s academy in a big boardroom shake-up. Sean O’Drsicoll’s City side are currently in the relegation zone of League One without a win in their opening six games.