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Our lad Gareth Watts gives us the low down on the season so far.
As if he'd do a top five without mentioning the Carabao Cup?! Truth is, once we got Gareth Watts talking about Forest's key highlights this season, we couldn't shut him up - so her are another five.
Local Notts football team, Sherwood FC will play a charity match on Sunday 1st September at Radford FC to raise money for the five junior teams they sponsor in Malawi. The match will feature former players and coaches from Sherwood against St Nics FC, a church team from Derbyshire. I spoke with some of those involved to find out more about the match and this unique relationship.
Team GB, Ice Hockey UK and the National Ice Centre are teaming up to offer the chance to go ice-skating and play ice hockey for free.
Last year during our family holiday in North Wales (sorry Skeggy!) we met a lot of West Midlanders at the holiday camp, most notably Wolves fans. The joy and pride at their recent promotion to the top flight was matched only by their generosity in seeing my son in the Garibaldi red. To paraphrase them, “You’ll be up next year, lad. Can’t go wrong with young Portuguese talent. See you in the Prem!”
The arrival of Alexander and Christoffer Reedtz as new owners of Notts County has been celebrated by fans as a welcome, fresh start for our beloved and beleaguered club. But what makes this all the more exciting is that they seem determined to finally put an end to the debilitating behaviours of the past.
Kidd is Nottingham’s very own GOAT (greatest of all time) a tough young grappler destined for the top. We caught “The Young Bull” fresh off the plane from a gruelling training camp at the legendary NJPW* dojo. Wearing his new battle scars proudly, Kidd pulled no punches in a forthright interview.
Skateboarding will become an Olympic sport for the first time in Tokyo next summer. Nottingham is one of the sport’s original homes in the UK, with a vibrant community and culture going back more than fifty years, including internationally known professionals such as Carl Shipman in the 1990s and now Alex Hallford, who is one of just five skaters nationwide to be supported to compete in global Olympic qualification events in the run-up to Tokyo.
Mental health has been a topic which has gained considerable attention in the mainstream media over the past few years. Musicians to movie stars have raised awareness over the growing mental health problems that more and more people appear to be suffering from. Local Man Nathan Kenny is using his experience and the beautiful game to tackle the issue; Isaac Seelochan went along to a session to find out more.
In a move that further cements the club’s commitment to active participation within the community, Nottingham Forest have announced a new partnership with the Nottingham Schools Football Association, pledging to bridge their current funding gap.
This month Nottingham Forest announced the launch of Dream Big, a campaign that aims to encourage Notts kids to achieve their full potential. Created by Owner Evangelos Marinakis, the initiative will reach out to 200 schools across Nottinghamshire, helping to address the region’s historically low literacy levels.
England’s World Cup opener against Scotland kicks off at 5pm today and promises to be quite the showdown; but did you know that, not one, but two of the Lionesses hail from Notts? We find out more about Mary Earps and Jade Moore.
Week one in Notts was the place in which the Cricket World Cup shot into life, provided unexpected disappointments and the reigning world champions, Australia, paid us a visit.
Following on from last year's success, the Accenture World Triathlon returns to Nottingham Saturday June 15th. On a choppy winters day a few months back, we caught up with participant and double Olympic swimming champion, Rebecca Adlington and Commonwealth Champion Triathlete, Jodie Stimpson, to get the low-down on this iconic event.
A student studying a supported learning course at Nottingham College is succeeding against the odds, as she competes for the title of World Champion in the Special Needs Taekwon-Do Games in New Zealand later this year.
You can’t miss the giant cricketer in the Old Market Square this week, apparently flattened by the Council House before he could bowl the ball he clutches. The Fan Zone in the Square promises more street sport than has been seen since the early days of the City of Football and more fun since the Winter Wonderland’s ice rink melted away.
With two of the biggest franchises in MLB history, the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees, going head to head in the UK this summer, we've enlisted super fan Matt Pumfrey to keep you up to date on all things Notts Baseball.
Wrestle Gate Pro (WGP) is an up-and-coming Notts based promotion, fast gaining a reputation for professional set-ups and major signings. Lions Spirit at Rushcliffe arena helped to cement this, bringing the hard hits, electric atmosphere and a huge surprise main event that could headline any Vegas show!
One scored six goals on the route to the final, one had been at the club since the Second Division days, one was described by Brian Clough as the “Picasso of our game,” and the other was the captain that lifted the trophy on that famous night in Munich. Together, Garry Birtles, Tony Woodcock, John Robertson and John McGovern formed an integral part of that legendary Nottingham Forest side that beat Malmö to win the European Cup for the first time forty years ago…
You will struggle to find a Reds fan who won’t tell you that the arrival of Brian Clough at the City Ground in January 1975 set Nottingham Forest on a remarkable course from obscurity in the old Division Two, to the top of Europe. With this month marking forty years since the team lifted the European Cup, what better opportunity to revisit that miraculous journey?
To deliberately misquote Sinead O’Connor, it’s been half an hour and 8 days since Notts County lost its league status for the first time in its proud history.
As both a die-hard fan and Nottingham Forest’s Commercial Sales Manager, it’s fair to say Simon Fotheringham is living the dream. For many people, he is the face of the club, and within a few minutes of meeting him, you can feel his infectious passion for the Reds. We got his take on Forest’s magnificent past, its faltering, promising present and, we hope, bright future.
Hastings Magpies have tonight announced that Notts County Legend Charlie Palmer will be coaching them for their Meadow Lane fixture against Nottingham City Transport on May 6th; Palmer joins actor David Easter who will be managing the team. Freddie Place tells us more about how this amazing event came about and what to expect on the day.