Arsenal v Nottingham Forest – September 24, 2019
In 1865 a group of shinty players met at the Clinton Arms on Nottingham’s Shakespeare Street. J. S. Scrimshaw’s proposal to play association football instead was agreed and Nottingham Forest Football Club was formed. It was agreed at the same meeting that the club would purchase twelve tasselled caps coloured ‘Garibaldi Red’ (named after the leader of the Italian ‘Redshirts’ fighters). Thus the club’s official colours were established. Forest’s first ever official game was played against Notts County taking place on 22 March 1866.
In their early years Forest were a multi-sports club. As well as their roots in bandy and shinty, Forest’s baseball club were British champions in 1899. Forest’s charitable approach helped clubs like Liverpool, Arsenal and Brighton & Hove Albion to form.
In 1886, Forest suggested that the newly formed Arsenal team wear red shirts and they provided Arsenal with the best gift of all: a football.
They also donated shirts to Everton and helped secure a site for Brighton to play on.
In 1878–79 season Forest entered the FA Cup for the first time. They beat Notts County 3–1 in the first round at Beeston Cricket Ground before eventually losing 2–1 to Old Etonians in the semi-final.
Forest’s application was rejected to join the Football League at its formation in 1888; instead they joined the Football Alliance in 1889.
They won the competition in 1892 before then entering the Football League. That season they reached, and lost in. an FA Cup semi-final for the fourth time to date. This time it was to West Bromwich Albion after a replay.
Nottingham Forest Honours
Champions (1): 1977–78
Champions (3): 1906–07, 1921–22, 1997–98
Winners (2): 1897–98, 1958–59
Runners-up (1): 1990–91
Football League Cup
Winners (4): 1977–78, 1978–79, 1988–89, 1989–90
European Cup/UEFA Champions League
Winners (2): 1978–79, 1979–80
UEFA Super Cup
Winners (1): 1979
We have played Forest three times in the League Cup and we have a perfect record of:-
|Arsenal v Nottingham Forest – All League Cup Games|
Long may this continue……………….
I have decided to leave predicting our starting eleven to those of us who are more tactically inclined than GN5.
TotalArsenal’s Preferred Line-up v Forest:
I want Ozil to play in every game but as Emery left him out of the last PL game it would be an insult to play him today, so I left him out. I would rather not play Kola again but am not sure who else could play there… Would be good to see starts for Martinez, Nelson and ESR, and Pepe needs to play as many games as possible.