The Legends of Nottingham Forest 1865-2007
With the help of some of the club's most loyal supporters, the author pays tribute to 100 leading lights who can justifiably be acclaimed as 'the Legends of Nottingham Forest'. Do you agree with him?
The rise and fall of Nottingham Forest has been one of football's sadder sights. Twice Champions of Europe, as well as a major force in our domestic game, the City Ground club began 2006 in the third tier of the English League.
Those big days out at Wembley, basking in the glow of a cup success, were over and the regular challenge for silverware, both at home and abroad, had evaporated - almost as quickly as it had appeared.
During the period known simply as 'The Clough Era', the Reds became a household name, putting the city of Nottingham on the map, both in a football sense and in business and economic terms.
"The Legends of Nottingham Forest" is dedicated to all those responsible, as well as honouring former players and management from other periods in Forest's rich history.
About the Author
As an impressionable schoolboy Dave Bracegirdle was first taken to the City Ground in October 1966 to see the likes of Baker, Storey-Moore and Grummitt.
Captivated by the brightly coloured strips, the passionately chanting crowds and the taut orange goal-netting, there was a sense of belonging which is still as intense 40 years later.
Many thousands of games later, both as a spectator and as a working member of the media, Dave's appetite for the game hasn't diminished. Dave is a regular contributor on Sky Sports' Soccer Specials, and has authored other titles on football and cricket.
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