Forever Forest: The Official 150th Anniversary History of the Original Reds (Paperback)

Forever Forest: The Official 150th Anniversary History of the Original Reds By Don Wright Cover Image
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Join official club historian Don Wright as he commemorates 150 years of the Reds, charting the lives of the players, officials and fans who have made this a world-famous club.In 2015, the same year that Nottingham was crowned England’s first City of Football, Nottingham Forest Football Club celebrated its 150th anniversary. Forest is the second oldest football league club in the world (after Notts County, which began in 1862) and Don Wright tells its unique story largely through the exceptional individuals who formed and shaped it.Inspired by Italian freedom fighter Garibaldi’s redshirts, the young founders of the Forest Football Club, who played on the Forest recreation ground near the centre of Nottingham, decided that Garibaldi red would be their colour and so it has remained ever since. Forest are the original Reds of world soccer.Featuring little known facts about players, managers and tactics, Forever Forest proves that the Forest story truly is the stuff of legends.

About the Author

A retired newspaper editor, Don Wright became Nottingham Forest’s honorary historian in 2009. He has followed Forest’s fortunes from childhood despite being born on the wrong side of the River Erewash, at Ilkeston in Derbyshire. As a player, he found his level in the Midland Amateur Alliance. He was leader writer for The Footballer magazine and contributed ‘From where I’m sitting’, a column of reflection and opinion, to the Forest programme.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781445661315
ISBN-10: 1445661314
Publisher: Amberley Publishing
Publication Date: July 15th, 2016
Pages: 272
Language: English