With the countdown to Christmas now well and truly on, Seat Pitch brings you a unique take on the customary advent calendar with a Nottingham Forest twist.

We have 25 doors to open, with familiar faces from the present and past waiting behind each one (sorry, no chocolate).

At the end of the year, we will then compile the ultimate Reds squad made up of those voted into each number. You can have your say by getting involved with our daily Twitter polls.

Let’s keep things rolling with door No. 7:


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Butted heads with Brian Clough at times throughout his Forest career, with two big personalities not always seeing eye-to-eye, but did enough to spend 10 years with the Reds.


Fitness issues restricted him to a bench role in the 1979 European Cup final, but he was involved from the off 12 months later as his hard running helped to stun Hamburg.


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“He’s got no hair but we don’t care, Stevie, Stevie Stone” – another product of Forest’s famed youth system that went on to star for the first-team and earn senior international recognition with England.

Suffered three broken legs in his younger years, but the Geordie was made of tough stuff and established himself as one of the most productive and hardest working wingers in the business.


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Famed for becoming British football’s first £1 million player when joining the Reds, Francis would spend just two injury-hit years with Forest, but his place in club folklore is well secure.

His stooping header to turn home John Robertson’s cross against Malmo delivered a first European Cup and ensured that nobody in Nottingham would ever question his price tag.


Would you prefer to see somebody else fill the No. 7 spot – Ian Storey-Moore, Gary Crosby? Let us know your selection in the comment box below or reply to the Twitter poll – which can be found here.



Shilton, Crossley and door No. 1

Anderson, Lyttle and door No. 2

Pearce, Clark and door No. 3

Walker, Cooper and door No. 4

Lloyd, Chettle and door No. 5

Keane, Burns and door No. 6

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