We are the London Trickies – catering for Nottingham Forest supporters exiled in the Smoke or the Suburbs.
The London and Southern Counties Branch of the Nottingham Forest Supporters Club dates back to 1977, just as Brian Clough and Peter Taylor were leading the club into the top flight of English football.
For a while Wembley became our second home – we all know about a league title, two European Cups and four League Cups – but after 20 years outside the Premier League surely we deserve a bit of success now.
Our branch, however, has continued to flourish and the increase in support at the City Ground in recent times has been mirrored by our highest membership levels for many years.
We maintain close links with our parent Nottingham Forest Supporters Club to allow our members to apply for match tickets for away games.
And we have been pleased to welcome several key figures from the club for functions in London including Frank Clark, Paul Hart and our never-to-be-forgotten former club chairman Nigel Doughty,
Most recently, in October 2017, we held a hugely successful event to celebrate our 40th anniversary at which one of our Miracle Men, Garry Birtles, and the club chairman Nicholas Randall QC, proved brilliant guests.
The branch is affiliated to APFSCIL – having been one of the early members of the Association of Provincial Football Supporters Clubs in London following its formation in the early 1970s.
The supporters club boasts a very successful darts team, which has won a host of trophies in recent years, and a rapidly emerging pool team who have finished third and fourth in their league in the past two seasons.
In the past we have also taken part in the APFSCIL Football League and APFSCIL Quiz League – if there is enough interest within the branch it would be great to resurrect one or both of those.
We meet regularly for televised games at the Sports Bar and Grill in Marylebone which has created a loyalty card for London Trickies offering 10 per cent off. Show some Forest-related ID and ask at the bar when the pub is showing one of our matches.