The rise and fall of Nottingham Forest has been one of football's sadder sights. Twice Champions of Europe, as well as a major force in our domestic game, the City Ground club began 2006 in the third tier of the English League. Supporters who had enjoyed the triumphs of the previous 25 years now had to realign their ambitions. Those big days out at Wembley, basking in the glow of a cup success, were over and the regular challenge for silverware, both at home and abroad, had evaporated - almost as quickly as it had appeared. Like so many other clubs, before and since, Forest had joined the also-rans, desperate for the good times to return. During the period known simply as 'The Clough Era', the Reds became a household name, putting the city of Nottingham on the map, both in a football sense and in business and economic terms. "The Legends of Nottingham Forest" is dedicated to all those responsible, as well as honouring former players and management from other periods in Forest's rich history. Members of the two FA Cup-winning sides are featured, as well as many of the leading goalscorers, record appearance holders and international stars.
Alongside the banks of the Trent many a good footballing story has been created and this book helps recall some of those golden moments, stretching back to the club's foundation in 1865 and right through to modern times. With the help of some of the club's most loyal supporters, the author pays tribute to 100 leading lights who can justifiably be acclaimed as 'the legends of Nottingham Forest'.