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Personalised Nottingham Forest Football Book
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30th May 1979. Mention that date to any die-hard Nottingham Forest fan and they’ll give you a venue, an opponent, and a million-pound goal scorer, without even a second thought. In truth, Forest’s first European Cup triumph is an event that will probably live forever in the memory of every football fan, such was its improbability, made all the more incredible by the fact that just two years earlier the club were still plying their trade in the Second Division.
That unforgettable night in Munich, along with countless other memorable moments (such as the Bernabéu twelve months later) are featured in our personalised Notts Forest newspaper history book, comprised of articles from the country’s largest newspaper archive, and presented just as they appeared at the time of print, stretching back over a century.
This Nottingham Forest Football Book celebrates the rich history of the club. Founded in 1865, fans can look back on their impeccable sporting journey, through articles, columns and coverage showcasing the team’s greatest moments.
From 1908 to the end of the latest season, this Nottingham Forest Football Book features all of the club’s best moments. The most notable mentions featuring the team’s back to back European Cup triumphs under Brian Clough and much more…
Various league and cup successes feature in this book, including Second Division titles in 1922 and 1998, a Third Division win in 1951 and an FA Cup win in 1959. But as you’d expect, some of the book’s best reading comes between 1975 and 1993, when the great Brian Clough was at the helm.
During this time, Forest won a First Division title and a League Cup in 1978, three further League Cups in ’79, ’89 and ’90, and – most impressively of all – two European Cups in ’79 and ’80. Using reprints of original newspaper reports, it’s the perfect way to relive not only this, but also the exploits of Forest legends like Bob McKinley, Peter Shilton and Stuart Pearce.
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The book is available with a variety of presentation options, with the recipient’s Name and a Message printed on the certificate on the title page.
All the articles are printed on luxury paper, produced from fully licensed scans from the original newspapers. The books are always updated with the latest season and bound by hand in a hardback book.
The binding process takes four craftsmen/women over an hour to create each book by hand. To make the books even more exceptional, there are special editions with extra personalisation, available below.
The editions are available with colour content and pictures from 2006 onwards where available:
This Personalised Football Book is available in a selection of smart, high-quality covers. All reports in this book are taken from The Daily Mirror.
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Nottingham Forest FC was formed in 1865 and the club won the FA Cup for the first time in 1898. Financial problems soon plagued the side, contributing to a lack of silverware for the next sixty years. Forest won the FA Cup for a second time in 1959 and enjoyed a great top flight league campaign in 1967, finishing in the runners-up position. Brian Clough became manager of Nottingham Forest in 1975, assisted by Peter Taylor. It was to prove a successful combination. Forest won promotion to the First Division in 1977 and won the title just one year later. Nottingham Forest also won two League Cups over the following seasons and beat Malmo and Hamburger SV respectively to clinch two successive European Cups. In 1979, Nottingham Forest signed Trevor Francis. In doing so, Forest became the first side to pay a £1 million transfer fee. Taylor left his role as assistant manager in 1982, but Brian Clough continued at Forest until 1993. The club won two further League Cups during his reign.
A Nottingham Forest Gift Book can be an inspired present for a Forest fan. It is unique, smartly presented and filled with fascinating newspaper reports on the history of the club. Being able to personalise this Nottingham Forest Football Book makes the gift even more special and shows the thought that has gone into buying it. The present will also prove to be a terrific addition to a supporter’s Nottingham Forest memorabilia collection.
This Nottingham Forest Football Book opens with an emphatic 5-1 win over Liverpool in 1908. It goes on to cover a selection of great games through the decades of the 20th Century and many highlights from the present era.
Some of the memorable early games in this Nottingham Forest Football Book include Forest thrashing Leicester City 12-0 in 1909, winning promotion to Division One in 1922 and beating Manchester United 3-0 in 1935. The Gift Books also feature a report on the Nottingham Forest winning the FA Cup for the second time in 1959, thus ending the long trophy drought at the club. Relive the glory days under Clough, from his appointment in 1975 to the building of his team and the signings of key players. The Nottingham Forest Books also reflect upon the long list of honours that followed: League Cup winners in 1978, 1979, 1989 and 1990, League Champions in 1978, and of course masters of Europe in 1979 and 1980. Read about Clough sensationally quitting the club in 1993. The Gift Book also incorporates a poignant article on the emotional farewell by fans after his death in 2004.
Newspaper coverage continues right up to the end of last season. This unique insight into Forest’s history makes these books truly memorable gifts and a great addition for a collector of Nottingham Forest memorabilia.
If you are a collector of Nottingham Forest memorabilia or looking for other Forest gifts, why not consider our Nottingham Forest Calendar or Nottingham Forest Diary? Each month features a newspaper headline on one of Forest’s key games. The presents can be personalised with the recipient’s name to make them even more special and both items make great gifts for Forest fans. Other Nottingham Forest presents include Framed Newspaper Reprints and unique Nottingham Forest T-Shirts.