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Sunday 7th May 2017
at the City Ground
Nottingham Forest (1) 3
Britt Assombalonga 43 pen, 69
Chris Cohen 57
Ipswich Town (0) 0
Admission £26. Programme £3.
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Jordan Smith, Matt Mills, Joe Worrall, Michael Mancienne, Eric Lichaj, Mustapha Carayol, Chris Cohen, Ben Osborn, David Vaughan, Jamie Ward, Britt Assombalonga
Matthew Cash, Aaron Tshibola, Ben Brereton, Apostolos Vellios, Zach Clough, Dimitar Evtimov, Thomas, Lam
Bartosz Bialkowski, Myles Kenlock, Luke Chambers, Jordan Spence, Christophe Berra, Grant Ward, Emyr Huws, Cole Skuse, Danny M. Rowe, Dominic Samuel, Freddie Sears
Adam Webster, Kieffer Moore, Brett Pitman, Joshua Emmanuel, Andre Dozell, Flynn Downes, Dean Gerken.
Everywhere you turn at the City Ground... and I do mean, quite literally everywhere, you can't help but trip over references to the club's more glorious past.
It is only right and good that the club celebrate the legacy of their greatest ever era, when the remarkable management duo of Brian Clough and Peter Taylor, took over an unfashionable second tier club and turned them into the Champions of Europe (twice).
But status wise, the Forest fan base must all be painfully aware of the fact that those halcyon days will never return and that the only way that they are ever likely to get two more stars to wear on their shirt, is to get a job in McDonald's and show due diligence to performing food preparation duties to a high standard, while demonstrating excellent communication skills and an understanding of the health and safety criteria regarding hygiene in the work place.
As things stand, Forest aren't so much a sleeping giant, as a comatose dinosaur.
Today they almost slipped into the third tier of English football, but held onto their league standing by virtue of a very slender goal difference.
Forgive me for using a Rupert Murdochism at this juncture, but piss poor higher management at boardroom level, has pushed the 'Tricky Trees', along with Birmingham City and Blackburn Rovers, into a corner where they needed to slug it out in a three way battle this afternoon on 'Survival Sunday', to preserve their respective places in the Football League Championship.
For the sake of the Forest faithful, fingers crossed, that their imminent takeover goes as smoothly as it is anticipated.
By the same token, one can only hope and prey that those who recently took over at Birmingham have seen the error of their ways and having got over their teething problems this season, will get things right next term (you may say I'm a dreamer... but I'm not the only one).
And it beggars belief, that after all of this time, the infamous Venky's are still at large at Ewood Park, which after the dust settled on today's results, will now be a League 1/Division 3 ground next season.