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    James Robinson: Thank you, Chris Cohen, for your service to Nottingham Forest

    The 28th April 2018 was a sad day for most Nottingham Forest fans as one of their most loved players of recent years announced his retirement from playing at only 31 years old.

    Chris Cohen has been at the City Ground for 11 years, which in this day and age makes him a rare breed of footballer.

    He was blighted by injuries over the last 4 seasons but he still went on to play over 300 games for us as well as being captain.

    Cohen even earned high praise from the legendary Stuart Pearce, who said "he was not only a leader on the pitch but in the dressing room and he was one of the best players he ever had the pleasure of working with."

    Anyone who gets praise like that from a legend like Psycho also deserves legend status and Cohen certainly deserves that title.

    In Saturday's 0-0 draw with Bristol City, he came on in the 89th minute to a very fitting standing ovation as the chant of "One Chrissy Cohen, there's only one Chrissy Cohen" bellowed out of 23,000 Reds mouths around the City Ground for one last time.

    Since the turn of the year, Cohen has been working as a coach with the Under-23s, a role I hope he gets to retain and, who knows, one day he might be back in the Forest dugout as a manager.

    To summarise Cohen's Forest career, he was signed from Yeovil Town along with Aaron Davies (it was actually Davies that Forest wanted more at the time).

    Davies went on to be a bit of flop whereas Cohen grew from strength to strength, in his time at the club he only scored 18 goals but he did score some crucial ones.

    Such example include the goal against Blackpool in the playoff semi final, the 3rd goal in the victory over Ipswich Town last season which kept Forest up and, to gain legend status at the club you need to score against the sheep and cohen did that too.

    He won the Player of the Season award twice, putting him alongside players such Nigel Clough, Des Walker and Pearce to have the won the award more than once.

    Cohen was a player who would always give you 110% always gave his all and for any football fan that's what you expect from a player.

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