Up the football league we go…

I took advantage of a friend popping down to the City Ground today to pick me up a copy of the DVD Forest released of the Yeovil game, as well as the ensuing celebrations; and pre/post match interviews.  It represents £8 very well spent indeed, for me to relive the memories of that fantastic afternoon, for those of you unlucky enough not to have attended, you can perhaps use it as an opportunity to make it seem more real!

I’ve yet to watch the match itself, which has been overlaid with commentary from Colin Fray of Radio Nottingham fame (makes a change from the morons they employ to overlay commentary on the Virgin Media videos!), but the DVD itself is structured nicely with a menu featuring a soundtrack provided largely by the Forest fans, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the match again, or to view the extras.

The montage of celebration videos – which I understand featured previously on Forest World – really does bring home how much it meant to the players and staff alike; they were as thrilled as the rest of us, and it was great to see that – even Judas Commons seemed to be enjoying it despite seemingly already sealing his fate in his head elsewhere – and it was good to see a few glimpses of the great Terry the Kitman amidst the fountains of champagne.

It’s left me very intrigued by the person who Smoulders references in his post-match interview; apparently somebody contacted him and gave him a book which proved, in the words of the manager himself, “an inspiration” – he wouldn’t be drawn on what the book was, but to whoever it was who got in touch with the gaffer and perhaps offered more positive and constructive criticism than many (including on this site!), then hats off to you.

So you should definitely get yourself a copy, a great compilation and a way of owning a solid version of those fantastic scenes – I’ll reiterate the really pleasing thing, almost to an emotional level (being a big softy at heart), it’s fantastic to see how much it means to Smoulds, the staff and the boys – and it’s a great memento of a day of celebrations that have proven rarities in our recent history.

It’s available from the Club Shop at the City Ground, or for order online.

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3 Responses

  1. Maybe I’m reading the wrong books, damnit what was the book?!?!? 😀

  2. Was at the CG yesterday renewing season tickets and popped into the club shop to get one but they’d sold out.

    Also, they wouldn’t tell me how many season tickets have been renewed so far – anyone got any idea?

  3. Was at the CG yesterday renewing season tickets and popped ino the club shop to pick up one of these but they’d sold out.

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