New Forest book charity success

A new Nottingham Forest book featuring ten City Ground legends has raised hundreds of pounds for the club’s Powerchair team. 

‘Talking Reds’ features chapters by Garibaldi greats including Steve Chettle, Bryan Roy, Mark Crossley and Chris Bart-Williams, telling their stories of life with the Tricky Trees.

Copies have gone all over the world, with some fans calling it ‘the best Forest book in years’.

Author Keith Harrison, a football writer and Leader in Residence at the University of Central Lancashire, said: “It’s a great read for Forest fans, taking you right inside the dressing room for some of the biggest games in the club’s history.

“There are loads of fantastic tales about Brian Clough obviously, but also some interesting stories about many other managers and former players, too.

“There are first-hand accounts of Cup Finals, European nights, promotions and relegations – so the highs and the lows are all covered, and the chapters are straight from the horses’s mouths, written by the people that were there.”

Ten per cent of any profits from the book are going go to Nottingham Forest Powerchair FC, which plays in the Muscular Dystrophy UK Powerchair Championship and features players in powered wheelchairs, playing a skillful and fast-paced game of football.

A spokesman for the club Matt Smith said: “We’re all chuffed by the book. It looks great and we’re really grateful for the donation.”

Keith added: “The book has done really well and so far we’ve raised £250 for the Powerchair team, which is great news.”

Some of the other players in the book include League Cup-winning hero Nigel Jemson, former Player of the Year David Phillips, Jason Lee and Ian Woan.

The foreword has been written by former Forest caretaker boss Gary Brazil, who is now Director of Football Development at the club.

Keith concluded: “We’ve had great support from the former players, so we’d like say thanks to everyone for their help.”

The book is available on Amazon and also at a discounted launch price of £9.99 from  

Nottingham Local News