Nottingham Forest v Leicester City: A blue view on red territory

Before Christmas, I wrote a bit of a preview of Leicester City’s trip to Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup Third Round for the excellent Forest site Seat Pitch. With the game fast approaching, here’s an excerpt and a link to the full article as these two East Midlands clubs attempt to give their faltering seasons another timely boost after both registered much-needed victories to welcome in the New Year.


It kind of had to be ball number 22 drawn out at that particular moment in time. In January, Nottingham Forest and Leicester City will face each other for the second time this season. The first game finished 2-2. Both clubs are on manager number two of their stuttering campaigns. Nigel Pearson will return to the City Ground having won twice there since his last visit in charge of Leicester. So will he fare any better on the second coming?

Pearson’s only previous trip to his hometown of Nottingham as Leicester manager ended in a 5-1 defeat. To put this result into context, it was one of only 16 losses in 92 league games during his first spell in charge of the club. That afternoon also accounted for more than a sixth of the goals Leicester conceded away from home during the 2009/10 Championship season. It was a devastating blow, but one from which Pearson and his players recovered to reach the play-offs the following May. Forest were there as well, but neither side made it to Wembley.

Read the full article here.


The Seventy Two
The Seventy Two published an outstanding series of articles about the Football League between 2010-12 and was the brainchild of Leicester City fan, David Bevan. As well as collaborating with The Two Unfortunates on the Football League Blog Network and a mammoth 2011-12 season preview, the site featured a host of leading bloggers and David was rewarded with a nomination in the 2011 Football Supporters’ Federation awards. Latterly, he was joined as co-editor by Joe Harrison and TTU is happy to present this archive of the site’s output.

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    January 6, 2012

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