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Nottingham Derby

Nottingham derby
County Flag of Nottinghamshire.svg
Other namesTrentside derby
LocaleEngland Nottingham
TeamsNottingham Forest, Notts County
First meetingNotts County 1-3 Nottingham Forest
1878-79 FA Cup
(16 November 1878)
Latest meetingNottingham Forest 3-3 (4-3 p) Notts County
2011-12 Football League Cup
(9 August 2011)
Next meetingTBD
StadiumsCity Ground
Meadow Lane
Meetings total96
Most winsNottingham Forest (40)
All-time seriesNottingham Forest: 40
Draw: 26
Notts County: 30
Largest victoryNottingham Forest 5-0 Notts County
1900-01 First Division
(24 November 1900)
Nottingham Forest 5-0 Notts County
1953-54 Second Division
(10 October 1953)

The Nottingham derby is the name given to football matches contested between Nottingham Forest and Notts County.


The last league Nottingham derby occurred on 12 February 1994 and resulted in a 2-1 victory for Notts County. Charlie Palmer (or 'Sir' Charlie Palmer as he has been dubbed by Notts County fans) scored with just four minutes remaining and only ninety seconds after Forest had equalised. The date, 12 February, is now known to local fans as Charlie Palmer Day.[1]

Comparative table positions of Nottingham Forest and Notts County in the English football league system

The rivalry was resurrected on 9 August 2011, when the clubs met in the first round of the Football League Cup at the City Ground, with Forest winning a penalty shootout after the match had ended 3-3.[2]

The two clubs rarely meet as they are in different tiers of the league system and supporters generally view other regional clubs as more prominent rivals. However, recent years have seen incidents of trouble between supporters. In 2007, a 'friendly' match between the clubs saw violence erupt after the final whistle. [3] And in 2017, several followers of both sides were convicted of taking part in a pre-arranged mass brawl in a pub in Nottingham.[4] Another friendly match the previous summer also saw four arrests.[5]

Aerial image of the two club's grounds


  1. ^ "February 12 will always be 'Charlie Palmer Day'". 16 February 2013. Archived from the original on 10 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Nottingham Forest 3-3 Notts County (4-3 on penalties)". BBC Sport. BBC. 9 August 2011. Retrieved 2012.
  3. ^ "Fans face bans over pitch fights". BBC. 31 July 2007.
  4. ^ "Nottingham Forest and Notts County fans locked up over mass brawl in city pub". Nottingham Post. 27 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Four arrested at Forest v Notts County match". Nottingham Post. 23 July 2016.

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