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Forest All Over The World

6 October 2018

In the latest of a series of features celebrating Nottingham Forest fans around the world, we find out more about two Forest fans from Dundee.

The Reds have had some legendary Scottish players throughout the history of the club, so it's hardly surprising that there is a strong group of Trickies north of the border. Today we meet father and son duo Jason and Kirk Forster who follow The Reds home and away all the way from Dundee.

When did you start supporting Forest?

Jason started supporting them in the 70s, all of his friends supported Liverpool, Man Utd etc but he took a shine to Cloughie and has supported them ever since he took charge – and obviously enjoyed a good few occasions in that time. I (Kirk) have supported them since the late 90s, following in my dad's footsteps, so haven't seen as many glory days but hoping more are on the way soon!

What is your favourite Forest memory?

My dad would probably say when he met Cloughie before a pre-season game at Crystal Palace, he was his hero and was an absolute gent, taking him on to the team bus to meet the squad and get a photo together. Anyone dad meets gets told the story and shown the photo! Mine would have to be Ben Osborn's last-minute winner against Derby a few seasons back, there haven't been many good memories in recent times, but I always remember that goal sticking up The Rams in injury time.

How often to you get to see The Reds?

We try and get down to six or seven games a season, we have family in London so try to get to the away games down there as it's easier to get to on the train and we also tend to get to places like Middlesbrough and Sunderland which are a bit closer to home. We also now drive down to a couple home games each season too.

Are there many Reds' fans that you're aware of in Scotland?

We've met a couple of others on trains down to away games and a few friends now follow them because of our support. I've also met a few in pubs watching games when I lived in Glasgow.

When you're not at The City Ground, how do you follow Forest?

Obviously, we will watch any games that are on TV, but if not we always have the radio on if at work or keep updated through the Forest website and Facebook pages.

If a Forest fan ever finds themselves in Dundee for a TV game, what pub can they find you watching the game in?

If it's a midweek game we will tend to go along to our local pubs the Ellenbank Bar or The Barrels but if it's a weekend game we will head into town to The Old Bank Bar or Trades.

Remember, if you're an overseas Tricky Tree, please get in touch with your story by emailing programme@nottinghamforest.co.uk


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