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#faceofforest: George Thompson

8 June 2014

Fifteen-year-old George Thompson has become the latest #faceofforest.

George, who has renewed his season ticket in the lower tier of the Trent End for the 2014-15 season, was invited to The City Ground recently to tell his Reds story to the Forest Player cameras.

Introduced to Forest by his father, who sadly passed away in 2011, George vividly recalls being dissuaded from paying a visit to our neighbours as a youngster.

“My friends were trying to get me to go to Notts County and my dad said “Why would you want to go and watch that rubbish?!,” recalls George.

“The following week we went to watch Forest against Bristol City and we won 1-0 on my birthday.

“My dad went to every single game, including the European Cup finals. Looking down at us, he will be proud of Forest and happy with the way the club is going.”

George, who considers the 5-2 demolition of Derby County – inspired by Robert Earnshaw, his favourite ever player – as his most memorable game has his own ambitions of bringing joy to the City Ground terraces.

A striker for Ilkeston FC’s youth side with, apparently, an outstanding goalscoring record, he harbours dreams of one day pulling on the garibaldi.

“I like getting down to The City Ground early to be the first person in the ground,” says George. “I look out over the top of the block seven staircase and out on to the pitch, thinking ‘I’ll score a great goal here one day which will be written down in history’.” 

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