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An interesting experience

17 August 2015

Club historian Don Wright has described the process of writing Nottingham Forest’s 150th anniversary book as ‘a very interesting experience.’

Forever Forest: The Official 150th Anniversary of the Original Reds (£20) was launched this afternoon, with club ambassador John McGovern joining Wright to sign copies and meet supporters. 

And, while Wright is delighted the book is now on sale, he thoroughly enjoyed preparing the publication. 

He said: “It’s taken over a year’s research and writing and it’s been a very interesting experience, chiefly because of the people I’ve met. 

“I’m not going to take a penny out of it. All proceeds are going to Forest, the academy and to Forest in the Community. I hope it does well for that reason.” 

McGovern is a key figure in the club’s history after leading Brian Clough’s side to back-to-back European Cup victories in 1979 and 1980. But he is keen to stress that the new book covers all aspects of Forest’s past, not only the ‘glory years’. 

McGovern said: “This is about the history of the club right from day one to present. I’m positive fans will be buying the book just to go over the matches they went to themselves. 

“There are lots of great memories from a long, long time ago and it looks like being a good read.” 

The book is available to purchase from the Forest megastore and online at

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