Luzhniki2008 visited City Ground on 27/03/1989
Game watched: Nottingham Forest 2-0 Manchester United
Nottingham Forest was always one of my very favourite away grounds. I began going to matches in the 1980s, when Brian Clough was their Boss and they had a great side to watch. In the 1st Premier League season of 1992-93 Forest were relegated, as Brian Clough’s long and successful time as manager came to a sad end. United capitalised on this by taking Roy Keane from them. Forest returned in 1994-95 and stayed there until the end of 1996-97. They had 1 more season back in the Premier League in 1998-99, but have not been back since. It has been a big decline since the successful times under Brian Clough. Forest have a decent 30,000 plus stadium, with only their main stand really needing re-development. There has been talk of re-building this or even moving to a new stadium, but unlikely to happen any time soon. The 2 stands behind the goals were rebuilt in 1992-93 and 1994-95 – meaning United received only 800 tickets for those games. Since then, United received a very generous 5,000 ticket allocation. This is one of the stadiums missed by United fans who remember going there.
I either got the train to Nottingham Station and walked to the ground or parked about 15 minutes away. Great away trip.