Posts Tagged "Nottingham Forest"

Since English football’s first championship season in 1888/89, there have been 23 different winners of the title known until 1992 as the 1st Division championship, and from 1993 onwards, the Premiership.

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After a pulsating season, with so many ebbs and flows, we have hit that time of year again – the dramatic lottery of the English Championship football play-offs to reach the English Premier League.

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Two years ago on Friday, football lost one of its truly dedicated servants, a legendary figure as a player and later a globetrotting manager: Ian Porterfield. The man who scored the winner for Sunderland in their sensational FA Cup win of 1973 and worked as a manager on four different continents had lost his battle […]

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When League hostilities between Nottingham Forest and Derby County resumed in 1987 after a seven-year gap, the hatred was as real and raw as ever.

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The 2008/09 season concludes with Nottingham Forest and Derby County maintaining Championship status, Leicester City secure an easy promotion back to Championship level, and Notts County maintain their Football League status.

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Brian Clough once said that “If God had wanted us to play football in the clouds, he’d have put grass in the sky.”

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Let’s face it. The A-League’s model of “One city, one team” doesn’t work in football.

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English football’s ‘big four’ of Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal were kept apart when the draw for the fifth round of the FA Cup was made here Sunday.

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Manchester United’s meeting with Tottenham will attract the biggest crowd while Liverpool’s derby clash is arguably the most enticing of this weekend’s FA Cup fourth round ties.

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Sir Alex Ferguson was left with mixed emotions after a largely youthful Manchester United side booked their place in the League Cup final with a 4-3 aggregate win over Derby County.

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Manchester United were upset 1-0 in the League Cup semi-finals by Derby with a sublime strike by Kris Commons on Wednesday.

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Premier League leaders Liverpool will face city rivals Everton in the fourth round of the English FA Cup after the Merseyside teams were the first two clubs selected in Sunday’s draw.

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Wolverhampton manager Mick McCarthy was happy to settle for a 1-1 draw against Birmingham as his side maintained their six-point lead at the top of the English Championship on Saturday.

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We’ve read a lot about the “Big Four” over the off-season. In recent years four teams have dominated the Premier League; Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea. No other team has sampled the rarefied atmosphere of the top four of the Premier League since Everton in 2005.

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Peter Shilton has told David Beckham he will never beat his England appearance record and believes Fabio Capello’s side are doomed to failure in their bid to win the 2010 World Cup if the midfielder is in the side.

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