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December 12th

It's the In The Top One advent calendar.

Although best remembered for his skirmishes with Roy Keane, from a Forest perspective, ALF INGE HAALAND will always fondly be remembered for his brace against Arsenal in December of 1996 which was a rare high point in an otherwise miserable season.

Without a win since the opening day against Coventry City thanks to a Kevin Campbell hat trick, Forest were staring down the barrel of yet another defeat after Ian Wright capitalised on a Mark Crossley blunder.

Out of nowhere, Haaland scored two of his seven goals for the club to secure a famous comeback and make Christmas just a little bit more palatable for Forest fans.

Not the most graceful of players but wholehearted and full of energy, Alf could always be relied upon to give his all. He left for Leeds United and Manchester City before returning to his native Norway, picking up 34 international caps in the process.