Nottingham Forest captain Chris Cohen recently attended the Queenswood care home in Beeston to visit 98 year old Reds fan Bill Spencer.As well as going along to meet Bill, a lifelong supporter of the club, to chat about all things Forest, the skipper also presented him with a signed shirt in front of the proud residents and staff at the care home.
And after meeting one of The Reds’ longest-serving supporters, Cohen was quick to express his admiration for Mr Spencer who continues to support the club despite no longer being able to attend matches.
Cohen told Forest Player: “It was amazing to come here and meet a supporter like Bill who has been a fan for 80 years. Everyone at the care home has been so welcoming to me and it has been lovely to meet some of the older generation of Forest supporters.
“I’m sure Bill has seen some amazing scenes during his time as a Forest fan and I bet he has seen some bad days as well. But he has stuck with us through thick and thin and it has been great to come and meet him to say thank you for the support he still gives us.”
The captain also reserved special praise for the Forest faithful who he believes are the driving force behind success at The City Ground both past and present.
He said: “Historical clubs such as Forest are built on the foundations of great support and the only reason Forest have become such a great club is because of the supporters. This has been a very different visit to the ones we usually do and it has been a really enjoyable one for me.”