Today has been rubbish. Okay, I did have a bit of amusement listening to Notts County getting dumped out of the FA Cup by Havant and Waterlooville – it’s a bit bittersweet as I don’t really mind Notts, and have a huge amount of time for Charlie McP – so perhaps this result will spark the powers that be over the river into giving him a bit more funds to get the players he needs to make Notts a bit less rubbish.
But anyway, I was looking for some Stuart Pearce related information earlier today whilst listening to Colin Slater getting increasingly irate, and I found this gem of a photo – I seem to recall the Evening Post selling prints of it at the time. Unforgivably I can’t remember the game the picture is from, but it encapsulates two of my favourite players in such a fantastic pose – I figured I’d share it with presumably other bored Forest fans this weekend!
Of course, it’s the big crunch match with Walsall on Tuesday. Well, it’s not really a big crunch match, but we all know that through some voodoo alchemy they never seem to suffer defeat at our hands – and we’re all hoping that is about to change with the Reds on decent form going into the match.
Alas, the Saddlers too are on good form – they’ve played Northampton both today and last week, registering a win in the league and a draw in the FA Cup this afternoon. Prior to that game they were unbeaten in five – so in seven games they’ve not tasted defeat. We haven’t been defeated for six games, so we both go into the game with a similar record - it will be interesting, that’s for sure.
In the meantime, however, I’m going to reminsce about the times when perhaps I took having the likes of Clough Junior and Psycho in the side for granted – sure, I might’ve missed out on the Forest side of the late seventies and early eighties, but in the context of recent seasons I still count myself as pretty damn lucky to have witnessed players such as these.