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Re: The ‘we hate Nottingham forest chant’

Postby Old timer » Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:35 pm

The Forest players we currently have are making a great and positive difference to our club and its promotion push fair play to Flitcroft for getting these deals done. My ex wife's dad used to play for them and I have made the odd trip to the City ground in the past. I haven't supported Forest in any of those games but went along to just watch a football match as I have done when visiting and watching other teams like Barcelona,Arsenal,Malaga,Mancester City,Lazio in non Stags related games.

Personally I don't have a problem with their fans and in bumping into a few during my time working and socialising in Nottingham and Bingham I've found the majority to be ok. They ask after how their players are doing and are generally supportive of our push for promotion. There are always going to be a minority of opposition fans who rub you up the wrong way but I don't see that a reason to hate all. One of my best friends was a Forest fan who was taken away from us at an untimely age.

None of us I had control over where were we were born and I was taken to my first Stags games as a kid, likewise my own kids so I inflicted this on them too! It's just a great time to be a Stags fan and it's not been like this very often so I am enjoying the ride. My daughter said recently that I have NEVER been optimistic about my team and she has a point but I've said that even if we dropped down to the play offs we would win them with the attitude this bunch of players have. I saw that at Colchester and I believe.

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Re: The ‘we hate Nottingham forest chant’

Postby arsene wengers coat » Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:38 pm

Dan wrote:"We hate Forest Green Rovers...." :lol: :lol: :lol:


I actually do. I DO NOT LIKE THAT CLUB.
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Re: The ‘we hate Nottingham forest chant’

Postby Norman » Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:03 am

I’ve always thought of florist been are biggest rival tbh. They take support out of the town. One of the worst things to happen to MTFC apart from Haslam was back in 76/77 season , Stags went up to the old second division and florist went in to the first and went on there great run. Unfortunately a lot of glory hunters from the Mansfield area jumped on the glory waggon . Before that there was hardly any florist fans from this area! Can’t beleive folk born and bred from this area who go and support another club 14 miles away , truly shocking it really is. Would love to know what percentage of florist crowd is made up of born and bred folk from this area. It boils my pee it really does! Haven’t got a problem with folk from Nottingham who support florist good luck to them !
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Re: The ‘we hate Nottingham forest chant’

Postby Dan » Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:34 am

Completely agree mate. Whenever I cover a Forest home game it takes me ages to get down the A60 due to all the glory hunters going from Mansfield.
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Re: The ‘we hate Nottingham forest chant’

Postby Spiritater » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:27 am

Let's not forget also in our hour of real pressing urgent need when Haslam locked the gates they told us to f off and find somewhere else to play.
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Re: The ‘we hate Nottingham forest chant’

Postby MutinyOnTheCounty » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:00 am

Dan wrote:Completely agree mate. Whenever I cover a Forest home game it takes me ages to get down the A60 due to all the glory hunters going from Mansfield.



Based on that logic Dan, everyone's biggest rival should be Man Utd or Liverpool? ;)


Only difference is they don't clog up the A60 cos they're at home watching the game on Sky, like all of their die-hard fans :P
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Re: The ‘we hate Nottingham forest chant’

Postby marker_mtfc95 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:14 am

I have never had issue with Forest fans. If anything the ones I know are down to earth and want us to do well.

What I also find strange is their are a few Mansfield fans who slate Forest, even when they have done nothing to us lol. That and you will find a lot of Forest fans can’t stand County, instead they would rather watch us play, rather than go across the Trent.
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Re: The ‘we hate Nottingham forest chant’

Postby ParisStag » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:29 am

marker_mtfc95 wrote:I have never had issue with Forest fans. If anything the ones I know are down to earth and want us to do well.

What I also find strange is their are a few Mansfield fans who slate Forest, even when they have done nothing to us lol. That and you will find a lot of Forest fans can’t stand County, instead they would rather watch us play, rather than go across the Trent.


They're arrogant and never shut up about their European Cups, even though they've done nothing since. Underachieving for 30 years yet still bang on about something that happened when I was in nappies.

They look down their noses at County and us and think we're a charity case that they're doing a favour to. One Forest fans said to me "you'd be going nowhere without our youngsters". I had to explain to him that we are a club on the up and we're going to League 1 with or without their players, but having them just accelerates that. We're actually doing them a favour more than the other way around.

I just can't stand them. For me, the order goes Chesterfield, Forest, Lincoln, Notts.
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Re: The ‘we hate Nottingham forest chant’

Postby Dan » Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:18 am

ParisStag wrote:
marker_mtfc95 wrote:I just can't stand them. For me, the order goes Chesterfield, Forest, Lincoln, Notts.


You missed out C*ltic ;)
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Re: The ‘we hate Nottingham forest chant’

Postby arsene wengers coat » Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:26 am

No other side comes even close to the disparaging view I have of the Spireites. I have forest supporting mates. No county mates though, can't bridge that age difference.
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Re: The ‘we hate Nottingham forest chant’

Postby magicstag » Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:29 am

Keeping singing we hate notts forest song.
No reason not to.
Hate the bones of that red stain .
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Re: The ‘we hate Nottingham forest chant’

Postby Stafford » Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:47 am

Dan wrote:
ParisStag wrote:
marker_mtfc95 wrote:I just can't stand them. For me, the order goes Chesterfield, Forest, Lincoln, Notts.


You missed out C*ltic ;)


As Mansfield fans, why would anyone give a toss either way about Celtic?
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Re: The ‘we hate Nottingham forest chant’

Postby ParisStag » Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:03 pm

Stafford wrote:
Dan wrote:
ParisStag wrote:
marker_mtfc95 wrote:I just can't stand them. For me, the order goes Chesterfield, Forest, Lincoln, Notts.


You missed out C*ltic ;)


As Mansfield fans, why would anyone give a toss either way about Celtic?


Just a little private joke :lol:
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Re: The ‘we hate Nottingham forest chant’

Postby geoffhill » Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:10 pm

A forest season ticket holder who is a friend of mine asked me to get a ticket to the macclesfield game.He was obviously interested in the forest lads as he had seen them play with forest.He noticed that walker had filled out a bit.He enjoyed the game and the view from the west stand upper.He wants me to get him a ticket for the fgr game which I have done.
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Re: The ‘we hate Nottingham forest chant’

Postby Random Hero » Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:18 pm

I don't really know of any real animosity towards Forest from Stags fans. In fact, I know quite a few Forest fans who come to watch us when they are away (and not just since the loanees came in!) and genuinely want Stags to do well. Certain Stags fans go to the bigger Forest games.

We've never been in the same league as them for a lengthy period of time, which is where a real rivalry would form. Obviously there's gentle ribbing about the European Cup (they won it twice, bet you didn't know that!...) and they take the mickey about us being a smaller club, but nothing serious.

Stags and Forest have always had a good relationship, as have Chesterfield and Derby. To put them anywhere near the same league of hatred as Chesterfield or Notts County is ludicrous.
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Re: The ‘we hate Nottingham forest chant’

Postby Stag95 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:32 pm

Random Hero wrote:I don't really know of any real animosity towards Forest from Stags fans. In fact, I know quite a few Forest fans who come to watch us when they are away (and not just since the loanees came in!) and genuinely want Stags to do well. Certain Stags fans go to the bigger Forest games.

We've never been in the same league as them for a lengthy period of time, which is where a real rivalry would form. Obviously there's gentle ribbing about the European Cup (they won it twice, bet you didn't know that!...) and they take the mickey about us being a smaller club, but nothing serious.

Stags and Forest have always had a good relationship, as have Chesterfield and Derby. To put them anywhere near the same league of hatred as Chesterfield or Notts County is ludicrous.

This. I have no problem with them, but I will still sing the song, although definitely louder for the other two teams.
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Re: The ‘we hate Nottingham forest chant’

Postby Dan » Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:34 pm

Random Hero wrote:Obviously there's gentle ribbing about the European Cup (they won it twice, bet you didn't know that!...)


WHAT????

WHEN????
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Re: The ‘we hate Nottingham forest chant’

Postby gazza1988 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:12 pm

I work with a county fan and he's sound. Nice bloke. The rest either don't like football or are forest fans. I get some ribbing, of course, but that's just banter. They all ask how we are getting on. Some are going to the County game. They'd prefer to be in the away end but with the tickets selling out they are going in the home end. I just think a few people who can't handle a bit of banter stand on their bottom lip.

It's no different to us, going on about the freight rover win. It's something we achieved. I used to say "have you won the premier league? We have" they ask when and I say the blue square bet Premier. Technically I'm correct.
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Re: The ‘we hate Nottingham forest chant’

Postby StagsForLIFE » Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:22 pm

I don't get the hating Forest thing, we have never been on their level so it's hardly like we are rivals, I would consider them my second team to be honest, my grandad supported them and as I was the only grandchild in the family who loved football we bonded over that. Mansfield will always be my number one but i like to see Forest go well too.
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Re: The ‘we hate Nottingham forest chant’

Postby Norman » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:10 pm

StagsForLIFE wrote:I don't get the hating Forest thing, we have never been on their level so it's hardly like we are rivals, I would consider them my second team to be honest, my grandad supported them and as I was the only grandchild in the family who loved football we bonded over that. Mansfield will always be my number one but i like to see Forest go well too.


Sorry that can’t happen ! Dont you understand? They are our rivals and take support out of our town ,which affects our gates ! Hope they get relegated and we go up and play them in league 1 .That would be nice!
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Re: The ‘we hate Nottingham forest chant’

Postby Spiritater » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:22 pm

Norman wrote:
StagsForLIFE wrote:I don't get the hating Forest thing, we have never been on their level so it's hardly like we are rivals, I would consider them my second team to be honest, my grandad supported them and as I was the only grandchild in the family who loved football we bonded over that. Mansfield will always be my number one but i like to see Forest go well too.


Sorry that can’t happen ! Dont you understand? They are our rivals and take support out of our town ,which affects our gates ! Hope they get relegated and we go up and play them in league 1 .That would be nice!

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Re: The ‘we hate Nottingham forest chant’

Postby ParisStag » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:35 pm

Spiritater wrote:
Norman wrote:
StagsForLIFE wrote:I don't get the hating Forest thing, we have never been on their level so it's hardly like we are rivals, I would consider them my second team to be honest, my grandad supported them and as I was the only grandchild in the family who loved football we bonded over that. Mansfield will always be my number one but i like to see Forest go well too.


Sorry that can’t happen ! Dont you understand? They are our rivals and take support out of our town ,which affects our gates ! Hope they get relegated and we go up and play them in league 1 .That would be nice!

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Your best post this season Norm, well done.


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Re: The ‘we hate Nottingham forest chant’

Postby Dave Wayne » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:11 am

Not very often I am in agreement with Norman but he is spot on in this thread.
Forest's successes in the late 70s/early 80s saw a lot of people from this area jump on the bandwagon and they have now passed this on to their offspring, taking away much needed revenue from the Stags.
I remember back in the days of the Football Post reading a letter about Forest where the writer used the phrase 'our city' and then signed it off as being from Kirkby !!
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Re: The ‘we hate Nottingham forest chant’

Postby jeevesthestag » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:39 am

Just at my son's under 6s football session in Newark. Two forest youth players have come along. Took one look at my son's Stags shirt and said 'unlucky'!
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Re: The ‘we hate Nottingham forest chant’

Postby Spiritater » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:31 am

jeevesthestag wrote:Just at my son's under 6s football session in Newark. Two forest youth players have come along. Took one look at my son's Stags shirt and said 'unlucky'!


You oughta have got their photos with your lad, then in 4-5 years time when they are on loan at the Mill we can say 'unlucky' back.
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