Vital QPR takes a look at Championship side Nottingham Forest
FACTS & FIGURES
Nickname: Forest/ The Reds
Ground: The City Ground – 30,602
Manager: Billy Davies
European Cup – Winners: 1979, 1980
European Super Cup – Winners: 1979
European Super Cup – Runners Up: 1980
Intercontinental Cup – Runners Up: 1980
Football League Division One (Old) – Winners: 1978
Football League Division One (Old) – Runners Up: 1967, 1979
Football League First Division – Winners: 1998
Football League First Division – Runners Up: 1994
Football Association Cup – Winners: 1898, 1959
Football Association Cup – Runners Up: 1991
Football League Cup – Winners: 1978, 1979, 1989, 1990
Football League Cup – Runners Up: 1980, 1992
Record Attendance: 49,946 v Manchester United (First Division, 1967)
Record victory: 14-0 v Clapton (F.A. Cup Round 1, 1891)
Record defeat 1-9 v Blackburn Rovers (Second Division, 1937)
Record Buy: Pierre van Hooijdonk – £3,500,000 from Celtic
Record Sale: Stan Collymore – £8,500,000 to Liverpool
Nottingham Forest proved one of the division’s better sides in the last campaign and were unfortunate not to see their season culminate in promotion.
Billy Davies – with the financial backing of the Forest owners – was able to assemble a squad capable of challenging for promotion, but they fell foul of eventually promoted Blackpool.
A squad brimming with talent and an experienced manager Forest are surely going to be considered one of the favourites for promotion this time out.
Once again a very tough one to pick, but if Forest can hit their straps and get off to a positive start then I can’t look beyond them for promotion.
The permanent signing of Radoslaw Majewski is an important step as Davies assembles his Championship challenging squad – a couple more additions may well seal the deal.
If they can get consistency into their game and add those important additions then I back them to finish at the summit of the table.
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