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4.0 out of 5 stars Forest - His First Love
One of life's irrefutable facts is that no matter what people do in later lives, how they fare, where or how they live, they never forget their first love. It is also true that few of us get the opportunity to write about the lifetime effects of being smitten at an early age, although Daniel Taylor, author of Deep into the Forest, has managed just that.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Deep in the forest
Should have mentioned more players I think and definitely should have illustrations and pictures to show some interesting facts though
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4.0 out of 5 stars Forest - His First Love, 9 Mar 2005
This review is from: Deep into the Forest (Paperback)
One of life's irrefutable facts is that no matter what people do in later lives, how they fare, where or how they live, they never forget their first love. It is also true that few of us get the opportunity to write about the lifetime effects of being smitten at an early age, although Daniel Taylor, author of Deep into the Forest, has managed just that.
After reading this book, one is left with two distinct impressions: first that writing it was a true labour of love and second, that the author probably would have written it for nothing. That it is currently zooming up the sporting best seller charts tells its own tale, testimony to the clear affinity Taylor has with his chosen subject; nor do you have to be a Nottingham Forest fan to enjoy it.
Taylor's love affair with Forest began when he was taken to see his side draw 1-1 with Coventry City at the age of seven. His book concerns itself with Forest's subsequent glory years and specifically with fourteen of the players who twice made his team European champions. Taylor tracked down ex-Forest players of the calibre of John McGovern, Archie Gemmill and Des Walker (as well as the not-so-hard-to-find Roy Keane and Stuart Pearce) to record their input into Forest's remarkable recent history for posterity. Strange, though, that Peter Shilton doesn't register on Taylor's radar.
Nevertheless, as might be expected of a work which focuses on pre-Premiership days, the flow of anecdotes and industrial language is fast and amusing in equal measure...Read the full independent review on the UK's most widely read sports book site, 4sportsbooks.co.uk where the book can still be bought through Amazon at a 30% discount.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Essential for any true red, 7 Mar 2005
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K. Laing (Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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I was delighted with this book from start to finish. Through the authors decision to devote chapters to individual players, the reader has the opportunity to take a stroll down memory lane, reliving stories and anecdotes which are sure to make you laugh and cry. This is well written narrative about what it is to be a forest fan, the highs and lows of the past 35 years and a testament to Mr Brian Clough. Brilliant!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Brian Clough Is A Football Genius, 22 Jun 2005
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A fitting tribute to the enigma that was Brian Clough. With the notable exception of the great talent that was Ian Storey-Moore, Daniel Taylor has compiled a compelling read for anyone, like me, that was fotunate enough to hail from Nottingham and wear the Garibaldi Red when we were Kings of Europe or who witnessed the second great Clough team of the 80's.
The author is quite shamelessly a Forest fan and his book is as biased as can be but that is never a problem. He gives an insight into the minds of some of my heroes, and Roy Keane, with both first hand interviews and anecdotal quotes from such great Forest heroes as the late Peter Taylor. Reading Kenny Burns and Larry Lloyds accounts of beating up opposing forwards still stirs your heart when you remember what a lethal but brilliant partnership they truly were.
If you area Forest fan then whether you worshipped Psycho or Robbo you won't be disappointed.
If you are not a Forest fan then remember, "We went to Europe and won the Cup twice". Clough and Taylor will always be heroes in the East Midlands and this book gives you a good idea why.
Why only 4 Stars? It's not long enough, I wanted to here from Martin O'Neil, Johnny Metgod, Tony Woodcock, Brian Laws & even Brian Rice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars We love Nottingham Forest ..., 31 Mar 2007
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Andrew Walker "Andrew Walker" (Glasgow, Scotland) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Deep into the Forest (Paperback)
Who decides whether a book has that "Search Inside" thing on it on the Amazon website? For anyone with more than a passing interest in Forest, a run through the subjects of the fourteen chapters should be enough to have you reaching for your credit card to order a copy:

Stuart Pearce

Des Walker

Trevor Francis

Viv Anderson

Kenny Burns

Larry Lloyd

Nigel Clough

Neil Webb

John McGovern

Garry Birtles

Archie Gemmill

Ian Storey-Moore

Roy Keane

John Robertson

Thirteen chapters are based around interviews with the players, plus anecdotes and comments from others, such as Alan Hill (the fourteenth subject, R.Keane of Sunderland, proves elusive for reasons the author discusses). There is no special chapter for BC but the subtitle of the book could be "Forest under Clough (plus a chapter about Ian Storey-Moore)".

The author asks interesting questions and gets the best out of his subjects. It is great, great reading for any fan, and might serve as an antidote to fretting whether the current team is good enough to get out of what I still think of as the Third Division.

I can only echo what another reviewer said when he called for a second volume - he suggested O'Neill, Laws, Metgod, Woodcock and even Brian Rice as possible subjects. Well, what about Shilts, Frank Clark, Harry Hodge and even David Platt? Ok, maybe not David Platt.

Forest fans: BUY THIS BOOK - you won't regret it. The only thing I am unsure about is whether a fan of another club would be as absorbed. I think they would, especially if, like me, you are gradually falling out of love with the modern game. This is the story of feats that might never be repeated, of a club coming from the old second division and winning the championship next year, and champions of Europe the year after that. And then winning Europe for a second year in a row, all with the colour of Old Big 'Ead thrown in! If that doesn't grab you as a story you either work for Sky TV (for whom football began in 1992) or you have no passion for football.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars top nostalgia, 4 Jun 2011
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Ewing Grahame - See all my reviews
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Sports reporter Danny Taylor's book is, quite clearly, a labour of love and his admiration and affection for the players he profiles (and of the late, lamented Brian Clough) jumps from the page.
Insightful, amusing and, occasionally, sad, any football supporters could empathise with this publication but it's especially entertaining for Forest fans. Others may prefer Taylor's This Is The One, a two-year diary of his dealings with Sir Alex Ferguson.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great collection of interviews, 30 Oct 2010
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Very entertaining. Plenty of great interviews but it loses a star for a bit of a pointless attempt to interview Roy Keane, why not provide another actual interview?
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5.0 out of 5 stars NottingRam, 20 Feb 2010
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As a Derby fan i really enjoyed this book.

Derby and Forest have shared some great players and managers over the years.

For that reason, Derby fans should not be put off from reading this.

Some great stories in relation to Clough and Taylor.

I also enjoyed the Nigel Clough Chapter.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Old, but still a good read, 9 Feb 2014
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A. Ellingham (Nottingham) - See all my reviews
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Great to re read these memories from such Forest legends. Very well put together by a Forest fan. Worth a read.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Deep in the forest, 18 Jan 2014
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Should have mentioned more players I think and definitely should have illustrations and pictures to show some interesting facts though
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cloughie's Merry Men Revisited, 20 Feb 2013
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This is a really superb book on Nottingham Forest. It includes interviews with the former players, and every one is a gem. There is laughter in some, heartbreak in others, but it is an excellent guide on the times at the club, mostly during the glory days of Brian Clough, and Peter Taylor. I was interested to read about Ian Storey Moore - the man Clough once tried to sign from Forest, but Ian went instead to Manchester United where his career tragically ended due to injury. Superb effort, Daniel.
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