Fixtures, goodbye Pembo and scummer jailed..

Pembo: Leaving with our very best wishes

The fixtures have lured me back onto the internet – Bradford in the cup isn’t the most inspiring, but of course today’s release of the league fixtures is always going to pique our interest!  For the first time in ages we start and finish away from home, but firstly a few other things.

John Pemberton has departed the Reds, and I’d like to wish him well – I don’t ‘know’ any of the Forest staff but he always struck me as a diligent man of integrity, and of course his time as a caretaker manager last season was incredibly successful – so thanks for your hard work, John, and I – and I’m sure all other Forest fans – wish you all the best for the future.  Also the chap who vandalised the Brian Clough statue in Nottingham has been jailed.  Good.

So, on to the fixtures.  The Football League are incredibly uppity about people reproducing their fixture lists – so whilst I probably wouldn’t have done anyway, I legally can’t.  Obviously the eye is drawn to fixtures against Derby – we start off at home this time at the end of August, playing the return fixture in the badlands at the end of January.  Newcastle are the other opponent that most seem to look out for – they visit us on 17th October, our trip to St. James’ Park on 27th March.

You can browse our fixtures in full on the BBC website (predictably the Forest website is yet to be updated with them as I type!).

Makes it seem somewhat more real, doesn’t it?  Now we could just use some nice positive transfer news to engender a bit of optimism!