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On 4/15/2008 at 3:29 PM, Beefsteak said:

Who admits to being one of them?

Reading an old forum about old Nottingham sayings, that eventually got onto 'Notts or Forest' banter, Beefsteak's comment reminded me of a Forest v. Notts game (old First Division and well before the Cloughie era). I was with my Dad and we always stood ('stood'...remember those days?) in the same spot and were familiar with other Reds fans in the same patch. There were 2 unfamiliar figures there, that night, but we didn't take much notice as they were very quite.....until Notts scored! They clapped politely and said 'Good goal!' Then Notts scored a second goal and they opened their overcoats to reveal BLACK & WHITE scarves and they became very vocal in their support!  We Forest supporters gave them some right, light-hearted, stick! "Oh! So we've got some County supporters, have we. Daren't reveal who you are till you scored 2 lucky goals!" Those Magnificent Reds were beaten Notts County!!

My Dad was a small, polite, humble man but down at the City Ground he'd argue with anyone no matter what their size! He supported Forest through thick and thin and attended nearly all home games from, I don't know, the 1930s? Sadly, he died just as Cloughie had got Forest back in the First Division in 1977. He never got to witness those magnificent, halcyon days when we swept away all before us at home and in Europe.

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