After a 23-year wait, Nottingham Forest are finally back in the Premier League. They regained their status via the 2021/22 Championship playoffs, where they beat Huddersfield Town in the final at Wembley.
Forest reached that final thanks to a penalty shootout victory against Sheffield United following a 3-3 aggregate-goal stalemate.
They reached the playoffs thanks to a fourth-place finish during the 2021/22 Championship with manager Steve Cooper winning a phenomenal 23 of his 40 league matches in charge of Forest since taking over the reins in late September.
Cooper's 'Tricky Trees' will be eager to maintain their new Premier League status in 2022/23 for one of the storied clubs in English football with one of the most passionate supporter bases. The City Ground will be a welcome addition to the array of colorful atmospheres in the top flight.
When were Nottingham Forest last in the Premier League?
It’s now been 23 years since Nottingham Forest fans were last watching their side play in the Premier League during the 1998/99 season.
In the top flight of English football from the 1977/78 season onwards, Forest were one of the founding members of the Premier League in its first rebranded campaign of 1992/93.
Despite finishing ninth or above across the previous ten Division One seasons, the Midlands outfit ended up suffering relegation in the inaugural Premier League campaign of 1992/93, finishing 22nd and bottom of the standings under famous manager Brian Clough.
Since that first season, Forest have played out a total of four seasons in the Premier League, though, have suffered relegation on three occasions.
The club's 1994/95 campaign proved to be their most successful, as after gaining promotion from the second-flight of English football the year prior, Forest went on to record a third-placed finish which in turn saw them qualify for the UEFA Cup.
Their fans have watched their side languish in the Championship for 14 straight campaigns. Those 14 seasons also mean that Forest have now played more campaigns in the English second tier (57) than in its top division (56). Of course, those numbers are about to level out again.
What is Nottingham Forest's previous Premier League record?
The below table shows the full results of Nottingham Forest's five prior campaigns in the Premier League.
|Season||Position||Matches||Wins||Draws||Losses||Goals Scored||Goals Conceded||Points|
Have Nottingham Forest been in the playoffs before?
Although the 2021/22 Championship playoff final versus Huddersfield was the very first time that Nottingham Forest reached any form of Football League playoff final, the Midlands side do have plenty of history across the playoffs previously.
On four separate prior occasions, Forest have been knocked out of the playoffs at the semi-final stage.
Those failures came in 2002/03, 2006/07, 2009/10 and 2010/11, with three of those semi-final losses coming in the Championship playoffs and one in the League One playoffs.
Forest's win on Sunday against Huddersfield was also the club's first visit to the new Wembley Stadium having not reached a domestic final in any form since losing 1-0 to Manchester United in the 1991/92 League Cup final.
Nott'm Forest in Premier League 2022/23 TV channels, live streams
|TV channel||Sky Sports, BT Sport||USA Network, Telemundo, Universo||—||—|
|Streaming||NOW TV, Sky Go, Amazon Prime||fuboTV, Peacock||fuboTV||Optus Sport|
UK: Matches are carried across Sky Sports and BT Sport streaming and TV platforms, with select matches on Amazon Prime.
USA: Select matches are televised on USA Network (English) and Telemundo or Universo (Spanish), and all three channels can be streamed on fuboTV. The rest of the matches are streamed on NBC platform Peacock for subscribers.
Canada: Every Premier League game streams live and on demand exclusively via fuboTV.
Australia: Fans in Australia can stream matches live and on demand on Optus Sport.