Derby County v Nottingham Forest: A love/hate relationship

Although Forest’s games against Notts County represent the oldest league derby match in the world and their two grounds are separated merely by the width of the River Trent, Forest fans have, for many years, looked instead to the neighbouring city of Derby for their biggest rivalry. Forest fan Steve Wright gives the lowdown.

The City Ground and Pride Park are just 17 miles apart and, as with most football …

Wes Side Story: What does Morgan move mean for Forest and Foxes?

Both last season and the one before, Nottingham Forest were, by and large, a tough nut to crack. Their woes at left-back were well-documented, Chris Gunter was a consistent right-back and the whole team generally worked hard when out of possession, but their real solidity seemed to come from the dependable spine of goalkeeper Lee Camp and centre-backs Wes Morgan and Luke Chambers.

It could be argued, certainly with the …

Sean O’Driscoll on board at the City Ground: What all Nottingham Forest fans need to read

The news that Sean O’Driscoll is joining Steve Cotterill’s coaching staff at Nottingham Forest has come out of the blue. Something had to change, it seemed. It’s just that this wasn’t envisaged by many. We covered Forest’s woes in a fair bit of detail early this morning so there’s not much more to be said on that front.

Instead, let’s focus on O’Driscoll. There are a couple of things that …

Nottingham Forest play the blame game after Leicester City stroll

Maybe it was never a meaningless game after all. Leicester City’s 4-0 win over Nottingham Forest in their FA Cup third round replay last night somehow managed to provide a flashpoint in an encounter which both sides could have done without. Such was the pathetic performance put in by the visitors, which allowed Leicester’s players the time and space to destroy them. And at the other end of the pitch?

Nottingham Forest, Leicester City and the racism question

When I recently wrote a preview of Nottingham Forest’s FA Cup third round tie against Leicester City for the Forest site Seat Pitch, there were one or two omissions. If I had been braver, I might have mentioned the sort of chants which Leicester fans have become accustomed to hearing from their left at the City Ground over the years. For the uninitiated, Forest’s most vocal support is situated in