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Who’s Your Team, Matt?

Doctor Who star Matt Smith has chatted about his love of Nottingham Forest – which has come as a surprise to many who believed he in fact supported a different team.

Smith revealed to the Nottingham Post how pleased he was to be appearing in their paper as his grandfather – who played for Notts County – reads it every day. Smith himself played for local side Northampton Town as well as Nottingham Forest Juniors…

“Which was massive for me because I was a huge Forest fan,” says Matt, who cites [current England Under 21s manager] Stuart Pearce as his favourite man to have ever worn the red shirt.

“I was only talking to my best mate, who is also a Forest fan, the other day about how pleased we were that Spurs had just got beat. Because of that cup final…[back in 1991, football fact fans]”

Which is interesting; as Kasterborous Forum member Castellan Spandrell points out, Matt Smith was extremely happy to receive some Blackburn Rovers memorabilia on live TV not so long ago…

Christian Cawley


A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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