Next Up – Southampton

Southampton Monday 23rd January 2012

Manager: Nigel Adkins

Founded: 1885  

Ground: St. Mary's Stadium Address: Britannia Road, Southampton, SO14 5FP 

Capacity: 32,500   Highest Gate: 32,151 v Arsenal, Premiership, December 29, 2003 

Squad:

1        Kelvin Davis             Goalkeeper 

2        Frazer Richardson     Defender 

3        Dan Harding             Defender 

4        Morgan Schneiderlin Midfielder 

6        Jose Fonte               Defender 

7        Rickie Lambert         Striker 

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Oppos View – Nottingham Forest

View from the opposition – Nottingham Forest 17 January 2012

 

A bit about you:

Name: Andrew Tongue

Current home town: Loughborough

Birthplace: Loughborough

How long have you supported your team? 18 Years

 

Overview of your club:

Favourite thing about your home ground: It’s not a generic concrete and plastic bowl, like the characterless grounds such as St Mary’s, The Sh**p Dip (Pride Park) & the KP Nuts Stadium

Favourite match played by your team & why: Forest 5-2 Direby, 29/12/10. For obvious reasons! Any win against our main local rivals will always put a smile on my face, but especially hammering D*rby at home. They were completely outplayed on the night and we fully deserved 5 goals, even though it should’ve been more!

Favourite player of all time who played for your club: Only one answer for any Forest fan who has had witnessed this man play – Stuart Pearce….

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Next Up – Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest – 17 Jan 2012 – FA Cup 3rd Round Replay 7.30pm

Manager        Steve Cotterill

Founded       1865  

Ground         The City Ground Address       Nottingham, NG2 5FJ

Capacity       30,602    

Highest Gate          44,946 v Manchester United – Division One, 1967

Squad:

1        Lee Camp                Goalkeeper 

3        Greg Cunningham     Defender (on loan from Man City)    

4        Luke Chambers        Defender 

5        Wes Morgan             Defender 

6        George Boateng       Midfielder 

7        Paul Anderson          Midfielder 

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Oppos View – Crystal Palace – Part 2

A bit about you:

Name: Alan Lewis

Current home town: Sevenoaks

Birthplace: Birmingham

How long have you supported your team? 20 years

 

Overview of your club:

Favourite thing about your home ground: It’s still a real slightly rickety football stadium with history

Favourite match played by your team & why: A league cup win v Aston Villa when I realised I’d become a real fan not just a Brummie living in London to be which must be added another rather recent good night in the League Cup at Old Trafford – many thousand silent, bemused ‘plastics’ – “we forgot you were here” sung with gusto is a permanent memory

Favourite player of all time who played for your club: Dougie Freedman

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Oppos View – Crystal Palace – Part 1

A bit about you:

Name: Chris Waters

Current home town:  Crystal Palace

Birthplace: Surrey

How long have you supported your team? Long enough!

Overview of your club:

Favourite thing about your home ground: The fact it is not an identikit soulless new stadium

Favourite match played by your team & why: So many to choose from! Obviously the play-off final vs West Ham is a highlight, but in a way the away game against Stockport where we won 1-0 with just a couple of minutes to go to secure an unlikely escape from relegation out of the Championship in 2001 sticks in the mind. And of course the recent Carling Cup win at Old Trafford and being the first team to beat Brighton at their new stadium in the league were fantastic experiences.

Favourite player of all time who played for your club: Matt Jansen – turned down Man Utd for us, brilliant skills, and a true gentleman of the game

About our forthcoming match against you:

Your favourite current player in your squad and why? Wilfried Zaha – he’s really come on this season under Dougie Freedman – he can produce magic out of nothing, and score a cracking goal too. The fact he signed a new long-term deal with us a couple of weeks ago speaks volumes of him and the progress the club is now making

 

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