From the Nottingham Evening Post, August 1905.
The appetite of working class and lower middle class men and boys for football in the media was as great then as it is now. The difference, of course, was the limited means of providing the information. Newspapers and magazines were always ready to milk a few pounds out of the game by publishing special editions and yearbooks.
Nottingham readers had just endured a fairly miserable season.
1904-05 Forest had finished 16th in Division 1, while County were bottom in 18th, escaping relegation only by the expansion of the league.
1905-06 was little better for County. They claimed 16th spot whilst Forest were relegated in 19th.