Why the Bluebirds provide a blueprint for Nottingham Forest

Cardiff City and Nottingham Forest meet this weekend in the Welsh capital. It will mark a reunion for Robert Earnshaw, but also act as a reminder of where both clubs were just six months ago.


The Bluebirds are surfing the crest of a wave with four wins and two draws from their last six games and currently pose the biggest threat to Southampton and West Ham United’s automatic promotion hopes. …

Why Nottingham Forest fans are cautious about Cotterill

Last night’s news that Frank Clark is to take over as chairman of Nottingham Forest with immediate effect was understandably greeted with concurrent waves of excitement, relief and optimism from supporters of the club. After the often fumbling stewardship of Nigel Doughty, here was a dyed-in-the-wool Forest man ready to take on the challenge of restoring the Reds to, if not their former European glories, then at least a well-run,

Pleat exit leaves road clear for McClaren at Nottingham Forest

Back in May, Nottingham Forest bowed out of the play-offs at the semi-final stage for the second year in a row. Of course, the spectre of play-off failure distorts the overall picture of a team that became accustomed to winning. A habit that has been hard to come by since the summer. But news has now emerged that seems to confirm Steve McClaren is digging in at the City Ground.

The day Derby County only needed ten men

They say you have to experience the lows to truly experience the highs in life, writes Stephen Marshall. Well, in football that is certainly the case if you follow any team without trillions of oil dollars in its coffers or a Glaswegian genius in charge.


Saturday’s game was shorn of some of the animosity that has clouded recent encounters between Nottingham Forest and Derby County, at least in the …

The bewildering boardroom at Nottingham Forest! (part deux)

The situation at the City Ground is awfully familiar. Different manager, similar story. Pat Riddell explains.


If the noises Steve McClaren made before the end of the transfer window weren’t alarm bells enough, the newspaper reports on Friday morning were Code Red. And then, almost as soon as it had happened, it was all over. But not without Nottingham Forest’s dirty laundry being hung out in public. Again.

Given that …

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