With the Nottingham Forest players having returned for pre-season training and been introduced to their new Head Coach the club prepares for a fresh start, another one. Things feel different as we approach the 2016/17 season. Phillippe Montanier is the first foreign (excluding Ireland*) coach to sit in the home dugout but more significantly he and Pedro Pereira represent a new structure and a new way of operating that will hopefully bring the club up to date.
Bandy & Shinty is also new, although the people involved might be familiar. A printed quarterly publication that brings together, we hope, the finest Forest writing in a collectable format that can proudly adorn the bookshelves of fans and reconnect them with the soul and history of our great football club. Please do follow us on social media and keep an eye on this website as over the coming weeks we will introduce you to some of the contributors and preview some of the articles that will feature in Issue 1, which you will be able to buy on opening day as Forest host one of our own in Nigel Clough and his Burton Albion side.
* Following a comment from a reader that Irishman Johnny Carey is considered by some to be the first foreign manager at Forest we have updated this article to clarify that the generally accepted definition of the term in English football excludes both the UK and ROI.