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City Ground Fortress Gunned Down

All good things come to an end - 40 years ago it was another of Forest's amazing unbeaten sequences: our run of 49 home matches in all competitions. Who breached the City Ground fortress? Appropriately perhaps, it was The Gunners.

There was a lot of stuff going on around at that time and so this post is quite a mixed bag. Forest beat York City 3-1 in the F.A. Cup 4th Round on a white, snow-covered, pitch with an orange ball so I pay tribute to club from the Yorkshire capital and their pretty impressive giant-killing exploits in the cup before their sad demise - currently in step 2 of the football league pyramid, one division below the conference.

As the Nottingham University football Supporters club got into full swing (I think), we organised a coach to Wembley to watch England beat Northern Ireland 4-0 in the European championship qualifier. The only Forest player on the pitch that night was Martin O'Neill and, as I'm still buzzing like a six year old on Christmas morning…