London Trickies and Forza Garibaldi hosted a special event to mark Forest’s final away game of the season at QPR this Saturday.
Taking the superb work of Forza Garibaldi outside of Nottingham, a get-together was organised at the Garden Bar which opens at 11am on Saturday morning.
Unfortunately it was the high spot of the day with QPR’s 2-0 win leaving us sweating on our Championship status ahead of next Sunday’s game with Ipswich.
Former Forest left-back Colin Barrett, most famous for a crucial European Cup goal against Liverpool in 1978, and Jonny Owen, director of the brilliant film about those glory days I Believe in Miracles, were both in attendance with more than the odd rendition of: ‘Who put the ball in the Scouser’s net…’
The announcement launching the event read: “Whilst there have been few moments to savour on the pitch (save for that Daniel Pinillos header), off it there has been a developing sense of togetherness and positivity amongst the fans. In essence, we’re determined to have a good time, share a beer, celebrate our love of Forest and sing our hearts out.
“To ensure we end the season in style, we’re going to take the superb work of Forza Garibaldi outside of Nottingham and hold a proper get-together in London before the QPR game.
“The landlord is being incredibly accommodating in allowing us to take over the venue, play our own music (cue Mull of Kintyre on repeat), put up flags and will even be putting on a BBQ to help line the stomachs.
“We hope you can join us for what will be a brilliant pre-match warm-up. Capacity is limited to 400 so if you arrive late we can’t guarantee you’ll get in and if you do join us, please respect how obliging the landlord has been by behaving accordingly.
“We want to give the players a real show of support on the day. Come along, drink and be merry, and then sing your hearts out for 90 minutes.”
The Garden Bar is at 41 Bramley Road W10 6SZ, right next to Latimer Road station on the Hammersmith & City or Circle Line – and a 25 minute walk from Loftus Road.