Thursday, July 12, 2012

Nottingham Forest Match Cancelled

Official word came down from the Orlando City front office this afternoon that their friendly scheduled for July 21st with Nottingham Forest would be cancelled as part of the entire North American tour being scrubbed for the team.

From Orlando City's official press release:

“Given the major changes Forest are going through we completely understand their position and decision,” said John Bonner, Owner/Chairman of Orlando City.  “But obviously we are hugely disappointed and devastated that our fans will not now be able to see what would have been a fantastic match.”

The cancellation of the match is the result of several changes made at Nottingham Forest in the last week.  Following the death of the club's previous owner, Nigel Doughty, the club was bought on Tuesday by the Al-Hasawi family, and today it was announced that manager Steve Cotterill is departing the club with immediate effect.  These changes forced the cancellation of the entire U.S. tour as Nottingham Forest must now search for a new manager and new players with just over a month left until the first match of the 2012-13 Championship season.  As of now, Forest’s roster contains just 15 senior players, only one of which is a defender. 

“On behalf of the club, I would like to apologize for the inconvenience this has caused to [Orlando City and Charleston Battery],” said John Pelling, Finance Director at Nottingham Forest.  “We really appreciate all of the efforts [by both clubs] to organize the trip that, regrettably, we feel unable to complete.” 
Our understanding is that the Stoke City match on July 28th will replace the Nottingham match for season ticket holders, so those tickets will be interchangeable. As for City fans who already purchased tickets to the Nottingham match or season ticket holders who already purchased tickets for the Stoke match, the team will have information on exchanges and refunds in the next 48 hours.

1 comment :

  1. cosmo back in nasl they going to draw flys like new york fc and the la blues its on new york out of running orlando minnesota are front runners but minnesota will get team if they have the check mls will not say no to fat check nfl owner they are safer and they have stadium in big marketlike atlanta


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