John Terry at Forest: When Chelsea's Captain, Leader, Legend played for someone else

John Terry Nottingham Forest loan

John Terry wasn't really wanted at Chelsea. World Cup-winning French fancies Frank Leboeuf and Marcel Desailly were Gianluca Vialli's centre-backs, veteran Jes Hogh was reminding people he still existed and, rightly or wrongly, Emerson Thome was getting a lot of game time as well.

It seemed there was no need for this English teenager to hang around for the end of the 1999/2000 campaign.

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Huw was on the FourFourTwo staff from 2009 to 2015, ultimately as the magazine's Managing Editor, before becoming a freelancer and moving to Wales. As a writer, editor and tragic statto, he still contributes regularly to FFT in print and online, though as a match-going #WalesAway fan, he left a small chunk of his brain on one of many bus journeys across France in 2016.