Date: 1st August 2006 at 9:14pm
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Want to know everything about Nottingham Forest? Well, here’s the place to find out!

Who are ya? Nottingham Forest

Nickname: The Reds

Ground: City Ground

How to get there: By Car: From Gillingham, get onto the A2 and then the M25 anti-clockwise. Leave the M25 at Junction 27, the M11. Follow this road up, onto the A14, the A1 (M), the A1. Leave the A1 at the A52 and follow this road up until Radcliffe Road – the A6011 and the City Ground is off here on the right. Distance from Priestfield: 162 miles. Approximate time: 3hrs 1min

Nearest station: Nottingham.

Websites: Official Website, Vital Forest.

Manager: Colin Calderwood, in charge since May 2006.

Last five games v Gillingham:

11/03/06: League One – Nottingham Forest (Tyson) 1-1 Gillingham (Bennett og)

27/08/05: League One – Gillingham (Byfield) 1-3 Nottingham Forest (Johnson, Dobie, Weir-Daley)

08/05/05: Championship – Nottingham Forest (Morgan, Bopp) 2-2 Gillingham (Melville og, Sidibe)

27/11/04: Championship – Gillingham (Henderson (pen), Johnson) 2-1 Nottingham Forest (Taylor)

06/03/04: Division One – Gillingham (Agyemang, Spiller) 2-1 Nottingham Forest (Barmby)

All-time record v the Gills:

Matches: 16
Gills wins: 4
Draws: 4
Nottingham Forest wins: 8

Remember me? Nicky Southall seems to have found a new lease of life at the City Ground, chipping in with a hatful of goals last season, including a hat-trick against Swindon. He has had two spells with the Gills, 1998-2001 and then 2002-05.

Man to watch: Nathan Tyson. Scored a lot of goals for Wycombe, prompting Forest to shell out more than half a million for his services last January, after a loan spell at the club. And he just kept on going where he left off for Forest and as he matures, he will only get better.

2006/07 prospects: Forest are the red hot favourites for the division and will no doubt be major contenders this season. However, Calderwood struggled to get Northampton out of League Two despite the biggest budget in that league and Forest fans may be fearful that the season could end with them falling short of the automatic promotion spots.