London Trickies update April 2020

So here we are, more than five weeks since Forest last played, and with no idea when our next game will be.

Of course, this is a time that proves when there are things more important than football and we hope you are keeping safe.

At a time when we’re still nine (and potentially 12) games from completing the 2019-20 season you may well have received a renewal form from the parent supporters club for the 2020-21 season.

It would be much appreciated if you want to be a member of the London branch that you do not return this form. Whenever the time comes it causes a bit of a headache.

Do feel free though to enter the end-of-season prize draw (we’ve had some winners over the years) and nominate your players’ of the year by returning them to Joan Bakewell even if we very much doubt they will be drawing any prizes in the Boat Club this Saturday.

We usually send our details out after an AGM in either June or July. This year is likely to be different and it may well be we can’t hold it in the usual way (in a pub) and could look to do an online version. Once we’ve got an idea when any AGM is likely to be and how we intend to hold it, we will let you know.

You may recall that sometime in the distant past Forest’s last game was a 3-0 home defeat to Millwall. Happily, the darts team went into their break in rather better form – completing our first ever whitewash with a 9-0 win over Barrow/Plymouth (they were all Argyle fans on the night). That was despite being without Ian Davey, one of our best players.

Well done to the history-making team: Jon Ball, Alistair Evans, Josh Checkley, Ben Swanson, Bill Russell and Steve Moon.

One other brilliant development is the Sports Bar and Grill creating an official London Trickies discount card, saving you ten per cent at the bar. You need something with Forest on it to get a card (shirt, scarf, season card, pin badge, tattoo) but it’s been a pretty awesome venue for our televised games this season as evidenced by the brilliant turnout for the Millwall game which included bona fide Forest legend Nigel Jemson.

Pity about the score but that’s been put into perspective since!

Two more things. If you haven’t seen the Copa 90 film about Forest you really must…

And last, but not least, the Robin Hood Fund is a brilliant initiative to raise funds for those most in need in Nottingham in these unprecedented times.

Hopefully the good times can resume soon. But for now, please stay safe.

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