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Vital QPR takes a look at Championship side Nottingham Forest

FACTS & FIGURES

Founded: 1865

Nickname: Forest/ The Reds

Ground: The City Ground - 30,602

Manager: Billy Davies

SELECTED HONOURS

European Cup - Winners: 1979, 1980
European Super Cup - Winners: 1979
European Super Cup - Runners Up: 1980

Intercontinental Cup - Runners Up: 1980

Football League Division One (Old) - Winners: 1978
Football League Division One (Old) - Runners Up: 1967, 1979
Football League First Division - Winners: 1998
Football League First Division - Runners Up: 1994

Football Association Cup - Winners: 1898, 1959
Football Association Cup - Runners Up: 1991

Football League Cup - Winners: 1978, 1979, 1989, 1990
Football League Cup - Runners Up: 1980, 1992

RECORDS

Record Attendance: 49,946 v Manchester United (First Division, 1967)

Record victory: 14-0 v Clapton (F.A. Cup Round 1, 1891)

Record defeat 1-9 v Blackburn Rovers (Second Division, 1937)

Record Buy: Pierre van Hooijdonk - £3,500,000 from Celtic

Record Sale: Stan Collymore - £8,500,000 to Liverpool
PREVIEW

Nottingham Forest proved one of the division's better sides in the last campaign and were unfortunate not to see their season culminate in promotion.

Billy Davies - with the financial backing of the Forest owners - was able to assemble a squad capable of challenging for promotion, but they fell foul of eventually promoted Blackpool.

A squad brimming with talent and an experienced manager Forest are surely going to be considered one of the favourites for promotion this time out.

Prediction: 1

Once again a very tough one to pick, but if Forest can hit their straps and get off to a positive start then I can't look beyond them for promotion.

The permanent signing of Radoslaw Majewski is an important step as Davies assembles his Championship challenging squad - a couple more additions may well seal the deal.

If they can get consistency into their game and add those important additions then I back them to finish at the summit of the table.




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Writer:Boxer
Date:Sunday August 1 2010
Time: 12:13PM

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Isn't 1855 a little early for their formation? :)
QPR4Me
01/08/2010 14:35:00
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Typo!
Boxer
01/08/2010 15:19:00
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