No. 1 fan"
Nr. Dusseldorf, Germany
works as an accountant for his Father's Company, but is
now looking for work in Nottingham
1978 against Liverpool (Forest won 2 - 0).
Ebby borrowed the cash for the flight from his parents
and headed for Anfield, even though he didn't have a
ticket for the game! He spend most of the morning wandering
around the stadium looking for a ticket tout! Eventually,
Ebby was approached by a tout who wanted £150
for a Main Stand ticket, but he only had £120
on him. Needless to say, he handed this over and saw
his first ever Forest game. Ebby was so impressed with
Forest that he decided there and then that he would
like to follow them.
has supported his local team in Duisburg and has been
to many of their games, but since that first Forest game
there has been no other team for him but The Mighty Reds!
memorable Forest game:
1979 European Cup Semi-final 3 - 3 draw with Cologne.
The atmosphere was superb and Cologne played very well.
Ebby was sitting in the away supporters stand and was
the only one wearing a Forest shirt!
induction into the Supporters Hall of Fame in June 1999.
sits in The Brian Clough Stand, lower, just on the halfway
line. Here, he can drape his formidable flag over the
wall where it can been seen at every Forest Home game.
Ebby has some special friends, including a young fan named
Michael, who he likes to sit with. He says that it is
very quiet there though
(can't image that with Ebby around! - ed).
Home games, Ebby flies out of Dusseldorf at 16:30 on a
Friday, always with British Airways. Ebby stays at the
Milford Hotel, next to The City Ground. For Away games,
Ebby travels by car with some fellow supporters from Beeston.
Ebby spends Sunday mornings, not at church, but at the
Variety Club in Radford, where he enjoys the entertainment
of a Stripper and Bingo!!! He leaves Nottingham around
14:30 to catch the 16:30 flight back to Dusseldorf.
of following Forest for one season:
- Ebby has spent over £200,000 following Forest
since 1978! Ebby claims he can afford it because he doesn't
smoke or drink (he tells us as he downs his 8th pint of
got engaged to Heike Atkinson at The City Ground on Saturday
21st October 2000 in front of 20,000 Fans!
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