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. 11:


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In the words of Brian Clough: “Rarely could there have been a more unlikely looking professional athlete. [He was a] scruffy, unfit, uninterested waste of time, but something told me he was worth persevering with. [He] became one of the finest deliverers of a football I have ever seen – in Britain or anywhere else in the world – as fine as the Brazilians or the supremely gifted Italians.”

Just happened to score the winning goal in the 1980 European Cup final and made 514 appearances across two spells with Forest – enough said!


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Much like Robertson before him, Reid’s appearance belied the ability he possessed – with the Irishman also boasting a wand of a left foot.

Raised within the Reds’ academy system, he would also finish his career on the banks of the Trent, with well over 100 appearances made in each of his stints and a collective tally of 42 goals recorded.


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Spent seven years with the Reds after signing from Sheffield Wednesday, taking in Premier League football and a Division One title-winning campaign along the way.

His versatility proved to be a useful asset throughout his time at the City Ground, while his set-piece ability – both over penalties and free-kicks – made him an important source of goals, with a club-high 15 efforts recorded in 2000/01.


Would you prefer to see somebody else fill the No. 11 spot – Brian Rice, Nathan Tyson? 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

O’Neill, Stone and door No. 7

Bowyer, Webb and door No. 8

Clough, Birtles and door No. 9

Collymore, Earnshaw and door No. 10

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