Your All-Tme Forest XI


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Here we go then. The other side of the Trent and with all due respect to The Maggies, it's going to be a otugher task this time with the great European sides and the 1966/7 team within my remit. Not to mention some damn good players through the eighties and nineties.

Again, it's the same era for me - !967 onwards. Some tough choices to make but this is my honest opinion.

Peter Shilton

Viv Anderson

Des Walker

Kenny Burns

Stuart Pearce

Roy Keane

Henry Newton

Archie Gemmill

John Robertson

Trevor Francis

Joe Baker

Subs:

Peter Grummitt

Terry Hennessy

Duncan McKenzie

Ian Storey-Moore

Stan Colleymoore

Managers:

Brian clough

Peter Taylor

Trainer:

Tommy Cavanagh

Some fine players not even on the subs bench there, jeez!

Tony Woodcock

Nigel Clough

Neil Webb

Martin O'Neill

Steve Hodge

Martin O'Neill

Garry Birtles

And so on...

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Wrote a few words about Jim Iley and his views on the modern game, a while back. https://stuartfrew.wordpress.com/2012/01/22/modern-football/

FOREST FAN since my uncle John took me to the City Ground about 1950 for a friendly against CLYDE. My best xi would be ( in the old formation ) Shilton,Anderson,Mcdonold,Whitefoot,Mckinley,Burkitt,D

Peter Shilton Viv Anderson Frank Clark John McGovern (c) Larry Lloyd Kenny Burns Trevor Francis Ian Bowyer Garry Birtles Tony Woodcock John Robertson

I won't name them but I shall just put the 1978/79/80 squad and all their accoutrement's

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4-3-3

Peter Shilton

Bob McKinlay

Kenny Burns

Des Walker

Stuart Pearce

Terry Hennessy

John Robertson

Roy Keane

Ian Storey-Moore

Joe Baker

Trevor Francis

Subs:

Peter Grummitt

Joe MacDonald

Johnny Metgod

Alan Hinton

Tony Woodcock

Manager: John Carey

[Created the best ever Forest XI...]

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Robt P.

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None of you gone for Larry Lloyd???

Great player I thought (Got to say that cos he's my mate!!!!!)

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Would Nigel Clough have got a game if it had not been his dads ball?

Certainly so...at his peak [which didn't last that long] he was the best playmaker in the English game.

Can't recall many cries of nepotism...

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I rememeber the media scrumage when he signed, one of the hacks asked him when he expected to play his first game and Clough senior jumped straight in with "When I pick him!!!!!!"

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None of you gone for Larry Lloyd???

Great player I thought (Got to say that cos he's my mate!!!!!)

A fantastic partnership with Kenny Burns (who would have gone near those two!) He was immense for Forest I thought but it's a position that the club have been particularly well-served in over the year, with Walker, Burns, McKinley and Hennessy etc.

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Certainly so...at his peak [which didn't last that long] he was the best playmaker in the English game.

Can't recall many cries of nepotism...

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!englandflag!

Quite the opposite of Nepotism I'd have said. "Our centre forward" used to regularly get the rough edge of dad's tongue!

Nigel Clough was a fine player I thought. A lack of pace certainly but a very quick brain. He could see situations and read the game extremely well. A fine and incisive passer of the ball and a good finisher too.

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Heres a team to conjur with, all played for Notts and Forest, I have seen them all playing.

Darren Ward (G)

Geoff Ball

John( Bill) Brindley Deceased.God bless him.

David Needham

Kenny Burns

Paul Hart

Sammy Chapman

Martin O'Neil (Captain)

Gary Birtles

Nigel Jemson

Justin Fashanu

Subs

Colin Calderwood

Gary Fleming

Jimmy Cargill (G)

Barry Butlin

Geoff Thomas

Manager

Got to be joint

Brian Clough/Jimmy Sirrell

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Excellent selection...

IIRC, Geoff Ball also had a spell at Arsenal...often see him around Bingham...smashing bloke.

Jemson - now playing for Ilkeston Town - also lives in the town, as did Martin O'Neill in his playing days.

Barry Butlin was much of an enigma, could have been a great player.

Hadn't realised Burns played for both clubs!

Didn't Dave Watson also play for both, ar am I confusing him with Needham?

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Interesting article in today's Times Top 50 Nottingham Forest players

1. John Robertson

2. Stuart Pearce

3. Peter Shilton

4. Des Walker

5. Ian Storey-Moore

6. Kenny Burns

7. Joe Baker

8. John McGovern

9. Nigel Clough

10. Wally Ardron

11. Duncan McKenzie

12. Viv Anderson

13. Trevor Francis

14. Roy Keane

15. Martin O’Neill

16. Bobby McKinlay

17. Archie Gemmill

18. Grenville Morris

19. Jack Burkitt

20. Sammy Chapman

21. Tony Woodcock

22. Ian Bowyer

23. Stan Collymore

24. Garry Birtles

25. Jim Baxter

26. Larry Lloyd

27. Peter Grummitt

28. Steve Hodge

29. Sam Widdowson

30. Johnny Metgod

31. Roy Dwight

32. Henry Newton

33. Frank Wignall

34. Bryan Roy

35. John O’Hare

36. John Barnwell

37. Steve Stone

38. Barry Lyons

39. Frank Clark

40. Jermaine Jenas

41. Billy Gray

42. Michael Dawson

43. Tom Peacock

44. Neil Webb

45. Liam O’Kane

46. Lars Bohinen

47. Kris Commons

48. Terry Hennessey

49. Steve Chettle

50. Pierre Van Hooijdonk

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/football/football_league/article6731653.ece

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Whisky Jim above Henry Newton, John Barnwell and Terry Hennessey, who are they kidding, I'm surprised Whisky Jim's on there at all, it's a wonder Alex Ingram isn't on the top. Some glaring omissions there, Hindley and Winfield for a start, who compiles these things.

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I also thought Hindley and Winfield were surprising omissions...

IMO, other strong candidates were Tommy Graham, Horace Gager, Stewart Imlach, Jeff Whitefoot, Joe MacDonald, Tommy Wilson, Colin Booth, Jim Iley, Trevor Hockey, Colin Addison and Alan Hinton.

Amazing that Bob McKinlay doesn't make the top ten...

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With apologies to Ashley and Beefy, who's at this moment sitting next to the Cottesmore runway in the rain, poor lad, I thought this thread ought to be ressurected as Notts have been getting it all their own way recently.

I realised I'd never made a list, here goes:

Shilton

Anderson

Pearce

Walker

McKinley

Newton

O'Neill

Gemmill

Francis

Storey-Moore

Robertson.

So many subs to choose from, Grummitt, Burns, Clarke, McKenzie, Baker, Barnwell, Woodcock, perhaps too many classy players to even think about!

Can anyone out there think of an All-Time Mansfield XI ??

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Lets not forget the immortal Peter Morris and of course those nice gentlemen involved in the Bronco Layne bribery scandals in 1964, Brian Philips and 'Sammy' Chapman, no, not the Forest player, Bob, he wasn't worth bribing, though the two open goals he missed against Sunderland in the late 60's made you wonder.

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Jemson - now playing for Ilkeston Town - also lives in the town, as did Martin O'Neill in his playing days.

Ilkeston Town Football Club wound up over unpaid tax.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-11231856

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Sorry to read of that...

Not that long ago that they were one of the region's major non-league outfits.

IIRC, they have had league clubs as FA Cup scalps...

Recall seeing some stirring matches at the old Manor Ground in the 60's/70's.

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Robt P.

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