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    When Times Are Bad...Give This A Read

    Post by Guest on Mon 11 May 2009, 7:45 pm

    Donated by the lovely Chicken:

    From Nottingham Forest LTLF Forum and Forest Fans Blog

    Just what can any one of us say about that?

    I am inconsolable. I am subjugated. I am furious to the brink of insanity.

    The callous brutality of football has swept me to despair and it is an experience I can never forget.

    True glory was dangled before us this evening, and just as our grip tightened it was wrenched far from reach.

    When I relive the delirium, the madness, the sheer chaos of the first fifteen minutes I feel physically sick. Some how we were two goals up, every fan in the City Ground stood to roar in glory and it was as loud as I can ever remember it being.

    It was too much to comprehend. For a few minutes I completely lost control of myself. My hands tingled, my heart fluttered and words failed me completely.

    In the dumbstruck hysteria of it all it actually crossed my mind that I might be dying of happiness.

    But the higher you climb, the harder you will fall.

    Forest sank within themselves and Derby's first goal, borne out of a simple lack of concentration, immediately spelled disaster. The early stages had seemed too good to be true, and they simply were.

    It was obvious from that point that an evening of volatile twists and jerks was to follow. Six goals, extra time, penalties, a rout - anything seemed possible.

    By half-time Forest had steadied the ship, but the atmosphere had never been the same since Derby's revival started. There is no doubt that fans could sense fate lurking; ready to rise ominously and strangle the dream.

    Already Forest looked heavy-legged and wary, already the writing was on the wall.

    It was probably 15 or 20 minutes before the equaliser, but it seemed like seconds.

    A brief foray after half-time melted beneath a Derby whitewash. Our defending was woeful; a resurgent Rams side took us to pieces and an equaliser has never seemed so inevitable.

    Gazing down from the Upper Bridgford, I could not stomach the sight of the revelling visitors. I knew the euphoria that each and every one of them was living, and I hated them for it.

    I sank back behind the wall of standing supporters all around me, unable to suppress a savage resentment. It is nothing short of pathetic that such feelings of revulsion and loathing can stem simply from the colour of a shirt, but that is the tribal nature of football.

    And that is why the 74th minute cut so deep into our hearts.

    Commons' move to Derby was an outrageous act of betrayal. It spat at every single one of the hyperbolic emotions I have tried to describe. The fact that it was his winner poured salt into a gaping wound.

    There was no way back from there. The desire may have been there, but the players did not have the legs - and they did not have the bottle.

    For the final 15 minutes we completely disappeared. The bottom line is we were dismantled by a side of greater experience, with more metal when it really mattered.

    The moment when young Mark Byrne froze and collapsed under pressure late on is the moment that encapsulates our evening.

    I don't blame the youngsters, nor the players that strode on through niggles and knocks. But there is no getting away from the fact that a Forest side has tonight brought shame to our doorsteps.

    In losing their nerve they have written Derby folklore, and cast us all in a nightmare that may not be erased for a very long time.

    Written by a dejected Forest fan following the magical 3-2 victory: 4/2/09

    Now if I can find out how to sticky the topic...
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    Re: When Times Are Bad...Give This A Read

    Post by Li 150 on Mon 11 May 2009, 7:51 pm

    Master Li has magicked sticky on your post

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    Re: When Times Are Bad...Give This A Read

    Post by Guest on Mon 11 May 2009, 7:52 pm

    I want to make a joke about loving Li's stickiness but I'm not in the mood.
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    Re: When Times Are Bad...Give This A Read

    Post by MattyTheRam on Mon 11 May 2009, 8:52 pm

    You always have to be in the mood for a crude joke
    Where would i be without it!. left with nothing to say! :lol!:
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    Re: When Times Are Bad...Give This A Read

    Post by south_eastern_ram on Mon 11 May 2009, 9:06 pm

    That has honestly cheered me up, so well written for a forest fan which makes it an even better read.
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    Re: When Times Are Bad...Give This A Read

    Post by mace on Mon 11 May 2009, 10:06 pm

    Im sure ive seen this before just cant remember were.
    And it wasnt on a forest site

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    Re: When Times Are Bad...Give This A Read

    Post by Guest on Mon 11 May 2009, 10:12 pm

    mace20040 wrote:Im sure ive seen this before just cant remember were.
    And it wasnt on a forest site

    May have been on this very forum Mr Mace, or maybe our old stomping grounds, probably there I'd imagine. So it's much better off over here :afro:
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    Re: When Times Are Bad...Give This A Read

    Post by mace on Mon 11 May 2009, 10:15 pm

    Wilko wrote:
    mace20040 wrote:Im sure ive seen this before just cant remember were.
    And it wasnt on a forest site

    May have been on this very forum Mr Mace, or maybe our old stomping grounds, probably there I'd imagine. So it's much better off over here :afro:
    Dont it bug you when you cant remember.Only normally suffer from this on a sunday morning.

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    Re: When Times Are Bad...Give This A Read

    Post by Guest on Mon 11 May 2009, 10:18 pm

    Morning after the night before eh?
    Tends to be two differing rules over that, was discussing it with a workmate:

    Either:

    "If you don't remember it, it never happened".
    or
    "If you don't remember it, it was a fudging brilliant night out"
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    Re: When Times Are Bad...Give This A Read

    Post by MattyTheRam on Mon 11 May 2009, 10:20 pm

    Watford was slightly hazey wilko :lol!:

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    Re: When Times Are Bad...Give This A Read

    Post by Guest on Mon 11 May 2009, 10:25 pm

    Weird thing is Mattio I remember it all too well, including you winding me after tw*tting me in the stomach, then shouting "Get up ya fooking girl".
    Then me finally losing patience with Varney and shouting "You're sh*t Varney!" at him, felt so guilty afterwards because I never insult players like that (I'll occasionally say "Sh*t pass!" but I wouldn't insult or boo a player). And then the referee rant, which I don't regret...

    Back on topic...just read through it again. Still a beautiful read. I didn't even go but it's a radio transmission and a night I'll remember for a long time.
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    Re: When Times Are Bad...Give This A Read

    Post by frolly on Thu 14 May 2009, 7:08 pm

    south_eastern_ram wrote:That has honestly cheered me up, so well written for a forest fan which makes it an even better read.


    there can be NO forest fan with such a use of words, he must have payed someone to write it for him!!

    It is a Great Read!! LOL
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    Re: When Times Are Bad...Give This A Read

    Post by Li 150 on Thu 14 May 2009, 10:45 pm

    Alternatively you could watch Leeds in the play offs :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:
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    Re: When Times Are Bad...Give This A Read

    Post by JoetheRam on Fri 15 May 2009, 10:24 am

    Maybe we should try and find a Lids version? Regarding last night.

    :roflmao:

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    Re: When Times Are Bad...Give This A Read

    Post by Guest on Mon 01 Jun 2009, 11:31 am

    Can't find a Leeds one, but I've found a cracking and vitriolic Man Utd one from 606, ripping apart practically everyone on the pitch :lol!:
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    Re: When Times Are Bad...Give This A Read

    Post by Mucker1884 on Fri 07 Aug 2009, 6:42 pm

    Saw this posted elsewhere the day after the day before...loved it then, and was reminded of it a few days ago, and still loved it...It is now printed and hanging on my wall at work.....the only thing I own which is red!!

    Also, I don't mean to sound thick, but what's a sticky?.........Do I sound thick?
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    Re: When Times Are Bad...Give This A Read

    Post by Li 150 on Fri 07 Aug 2009, 6:48 pm



    Random newspaper heading






    :D



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    Re: When Times Are Bad...Give This A Read

    Post by JoetheRam on Fri 07 Aug 2009, 6:53 pm

    Mucker1884 wrote:Saw this posted elsewhere the day after the day before...loved it then, and was reminded of it a few days ago, and still loved it...It is now printed and hanging on my wall at work.....the only thing I own which is red!!

    Also, I don't mean to sound thick, but what's a sticky?.........Do I sound thick?
    Dunno

    I'm not going to answer your second question, but a sticky is just a normal post which is 'pinned' to the top of the list so when times are bad we can read it without having to trawl through loads of pages.

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    Re: When Times Are Bad...Give This A Read

    Post by Guest on Fri 07 Aug 2009, 6:58 pm

    Mucker1884 wrote:Saw this posted elsewhere the day after the day before...loved it then, and was reminded of it a few days ago, and still loved it...It is now printed and hanging on my wall at work.....the only thing I own which is red!!

    Also, I don't mean to sound thick, but what's a sticky?.........Do I sound thick?
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    Printed off and hung up at work?
    The essay posted by this Forest fan, framed forever?
    You win five internets, that is legendary
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    Re: When Times Are Bad...Give This A Read

    Post by Mucker1884 on Fri 07 Aug 2009, 7:12 pm

    JtR...thanks Embarassed
    Wilko...thanks Thumbs up
    Li...thanks ne ne ne ne ne

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    Re: When Times Are Bad...Give This A Read

    Post by Guest on Sat 05 Sep 2009, 9:22 pm

    What a night for all rams fans and the fact that Commons scored the winning goal made it even more sweet. Its a shame we couldnt repeat it this year
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    Re: When Times Are Bad...Give This A Read

    Post by frolly on Fri 02 Oct 2009, 12:52 am

    Time to give this a read for me!

    ahhh thats better :)
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    Post by Mucker1884 on Fri 02 Oct 2009, 6:12 am

    frolly wrote:Time to give this a read for me!

    ahhh thats better
    I tried that the other day, Frolly.............TBH, it's lost a little of it's sparkle, now they've managed to beat us since then.........if only we'd have got an equaliser the other week!

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    Re: When Times Are Bad...Give This A Read

    Post by Guest on Sat 03 Oct 2009, 6:10 pm

    Still makes excellent reading for me :D
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    Re: When Times Are Bad...Give This A Read

    Post by JoetheRam on Wed 25 Nov 2009, 4:04 pm

    Just given it a read and laughed my bo**ocks off!

    Still the best post ever, by anyone.

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