Miracle Gates project gets the green light

Celebrating the legendary achievements of our very own ‘Miracle Men’ the gates will form a lasting centrepiece, reminding our fans and visitors to the City Ground of the club’s incredible period, culminating in consecutive European triumphs.

The Nottingham Forest Supporters’ Trust is delighted to announce that, following positive consultation with Nottingham Forest Football Club, the proposal to install commemorative gates at the entrance to the City Ground has been given the go-ahead and work is now underway to plan the process through to installation.

Celebrating the legendary achievements of our very own ‘Miracle Men’ the gates will form a lasting centrepiece, reminding our fans and visitors to the City Ground of the club’s incredible period, culminating in consecutive European triumphs.

Daniel Taylor, Chief Football Writer for The Guardian and Forest fan said today

“The idea came about after the success of the I Believe in Miracles film. It was a year ago that I first contacted the club to suggest we could turn the gates into a permanent tribute to the “Miracle Men” and it’s wonderful that we are finally now in a position, thanks to the support of Evangelos Marinakis and the new regime, to announce it officially.

“There are many football clubs with famous entrances – Liverpool, for example, with the Shankly Gates – and this will be our way of honouring our European Cup winners at the City Ground.

“We owe a big debt of gratitude to Jonny Owen for making such a brilliant film and all his support. Many thanks to the Supporters’ Trust for embracing and carrying forward the idea of the Miracle Gates and I know all the relevant players will be absolutely delighted to hear this news.”

John Robertson, double European Cup winner with the Reds also added

“This is a huge honour for us all. I was lucky enough to play in a great football team with fantastic players under one of the best managers in the history of the game. I’ve been delighted with the recognition we’ve had since Jonny Owen’s film and Danny Taylor’s book.

“Everywhere I go now in the world people talk to me about that team and it’s been wonderful. Nottingham Forest are a special football club. I love this city and its fans. I’d like to thank you all and the new owners from the bottom of my heart.”

The next steps for the project are to agree upon the design and determine the manufacturing and installation process. There will be opportunities for fans to play their part, more details on how to get involved will be released in the coming weeks.

Elliott Stanley, Chair of Nottingham Forest Supporters’ Trust commented

“The fact that this initiative has got the green light speaks volumes about the relationship that is emerging between the club and its fans. The recognition for what a group of truly remarkable footballers achieved for our club and city is long overdue.

“Furthermore, this will, we believe, just be the start of truly honouring our history and achievements as a football club and within the game itself.”