Nottingham Forest Football Club NOTTINGHAM FOREST
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The Football League
Ground: The City Ground,
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Tel: 0115-982 4444
Websites: Official
Media: BBC
Nottingham Evening Post
Forest Forum
Getting there
By Car: (approx 125 miles from HW)
M40 east to junction 15a. Take A43 signposted Northampton. Continue to join A45 and follow signs for M1 north. Join M1 and continue north until junction 24. Continue on A453 (signposted Nottingham South). After approx 2 miles exit A453 (s/p Grantham A52) and continue on A52 for approx 6 miles. At third roundabout turn left onto the A6011 and keep right and go over flyover. After about a mile bear right over the Lady Bay Bridge and then follow the signs for matchday parking. Check for specific or more detailed directions.
Train: Nearest station Nottingham. Connections from London St.Pancras (journey time approx 1 hour 40 mins). Allow at least 3 hours travelling from High Wycombe via Marylebone. Check for specific times and connections of trains.

Know your history:

1990/91 programme

Forest were the first ever visitors to Adams Park when it opened its gates to the public on Thursday 9th August 1990. Brian Clough brought a full strength Forest side for the game which attracted a 4,810 attendance to the then 6,000 capacity new ground. Mark West scored the first ever goal at Adams Park, with the game ending 1-1.

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Chairboy Connections
A selection of players who have played for both Clubs.

Indicates player profile available

Steve Blatherwick - Defender who played three games on loan at Wycombe from Nottingham Forest during the 1993/94 season debut season in the Football League - the highlight being a 1-0 win at Gillingham. Subsequently loaned to Hereford United and Reading from Forest before time at Burnley and then an extended spell with Chesterfield where he clocked up more than 250 appearances.

Stuart Cash - Defender who was in Wycombe's FA Trophy winning side of 1991 whilst on loan from Forest. Later went onto play for Chesterfield and also played League football for Rotherham. In 1999 joined then Isthmian League side Aldershot and went on to become assistant to Manager George Borg. went on to become part of the managerial team at AFC Wimbledon. Originally signed by Brian Clough for Forest in 1989 before Martin O'Neill took him to Wycombe during the 1990/91 season.

Gary Holt - Former Celtic youth player who made 150 plus appearances for both Kilmarnock and Norwich City before switching to Forest in the summer of 2005. Made 78 First Team apps for Forest before Paul Lambert signed him for Wycombe in July 2007 on a free. Made 81 apps for Wycombe before agreeing to leave by mutual consent during the summer of 2009 just a few months after signing a contract extension under Peter Taylor. Teamed up again with Paul Lambert at Colchester United shortly afterwards.

Nathan Tyson - Former Reading Youth player who scored 44 goals in 87 appearances for the Wanderers following an initial loan move from The Royals in December 2003. A fee of around 140,000 eventually made the move permanent but his scoring record attracted the attention of several higher league clubs with Forest eventually taking Tyson on loan in November 2005, with the deal made permanent in the January 2006 transfer window - Wycombe benefitting to the tune of 675,000. Spent more than five years with Forest, scoring 42 goals in just over 200 appearances. Switched to Derby County in the summer of 2011 after his contract expired with Forest. Later spent time at Blackpool, Doncaster Rovers and Kilmarnock before returning to Wycombe in the summer of 2017. Went on to take his goal total with Wanderers to 53 (a record at the time) and scored an important equaliser on the day Wycombe were promoted to League One during a victory at Chesterfield in April 2018. Played for Notts County and Chestefield after leaving Wycombe at the end of the 2018/19 campaign in League One.

Jon-Paul Pittman - US born striker who made two substitute appearances for Forest as an 18 year old during the 2005/6 season. Went on to have loan spells with Hartlepool and Bury. Went on to sign for Doncaster and then Crawley Town in the Conference before Peter Taylor signed him for Wycombe in January 2009. Scored 17 goals in 82 games before being released by Wycombe and subsequently signing for Oxford United.

Kenny Swain - A midfielder for the Wanderers during the 1972/73 season under Brian Lee before signing for Chelsea in the summer of 1973 - going on to make 119 League appearances while at Stamford Bridge before time with Aston Villa (winning the League and European Cup). Signed for Nottingham Forest in 1983 before a move to Portsmouth in 1985. Ended his playing career at Crewe Alexandra. While coach at Crewe, in January 1990, was offered the Manager's position at Wycombe but eventually turned the offer down, with the Wanderers Board having to settle for 'second option' Martin O'Neill. Later moved into management with Wigan Athletic, Grimsby Town and the England U16 and U17 sides.

Other player connections include:
Vincent Fernandez, Stephen Henderson, Louis Laing, Neil Lennon, Barry Richardson and Iain Turner

Martin O'Neill - 1991Martin O'Neill - Legendary player at Forest and Manager at Wycombe. More than 300 appearances for Forest during the 'Clough' era where he won League Championship and European Cup honours. Became Wycombe boss in 1990 and led Wanderers to promotion to the Football League in 1993, with three Wembley appearances and victories on the way. Famously turned down the offer of being Forest Manager at the end of the 1992/93 season in favour of staying at Adams Park. Eventually moved on to manage Norwich City, Leicester City, Celtic and Aston Villa.
John Robertson - Former Forest player who followed O'Neill as Assistant or Chief Scout during his time with Wycombe, Norwich, Leicester, Celtic and Aston Villa. Made close to 500 apps for Forest, scoring the winner in the 1980 European Cup Final.
Chairboys all-time record against Forest
Thu, Aug 9, 1990 Fr H D 1-1 4,810
Wed, Sep 18, 1996 FLC2-1L A L 0-1 6,482
Tue, Sep 24, 1996 FLC2-2L H D 1-1 6,310
Wed, Jul 28, 1999 Fr H W 2-0 1,500
Tue, Aug 23, 2011 FLC2 H L 1-4 2,866
Sat, Nov 7, 2020 Ch A L 0-2 BCD
Sat, Feb 6, 2021 Ch H L 0-3 BCD
FLC = Football League Cup
Ch = Championship
Fr = Friendly
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