In the age of mega inflation-busting transfer fees for the likes of Ronaldo, Bale and Pogba, £1 million may seem like chicken feed. However, in the 1970s this was considered a mammoth amount. In 1979 Brian Clough brought striker Trevor Francis over to Nottingham Forest. He cost a total of £1.18 million, making him the most expensive British transfer at the time. The move caused a sensation [...]
LTLF Topic: Manchester City
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 [...]
Nothing makes Alex Walker weep more than the realisation of sporting dreams, but with recent cases casting a shadow over English football, it’s becoming harder to form an emotional attachment to the game...
As Forest fans over-react to the sale of two players, Alex Walker wonders if some have become addicted to drama and controversy thanks to the reign of Billy Davies – and could this hamper Stuart Pearce?
Football songs hold a certain attraction for me. It stems from the sound of a few thousand people singing in unison, a sound that I've always felt captures raw passion and delivers a feeling of union and bonding. It’s a magical thing to hear and often the sheer grandness of it can definitely send a tingle down your spine [...]