A sensational performance from Oliver Burke tore the Whites apart, but before Forest fans could truly enjoy it, the Scottish international was sold days later.
Then Forest owner Fawaz Al Hasawi accepted a £13 million offer from Red Bull Leipzig - and crucially did not insert a sell-on fee.
12 months on and Burke is back in English football, but Forest won't be getting a penny.
He has signed for West Bromwich Albion after an unsuccessful year in the Bundesliga where he failed to establish himself as a regular.
Burke, 20, now needs to kick on and repay the faith which two big sides have shown in him.
Forest can only watch from afar, and wonder what might have been under new manager Mark Warburton in their new ownership structure.
I wish Burke well at WBA. I just hope he's not warming their bench when he could've been helping the Club that made him a Footballer #NFFC— Craig (@MrCraigH) August 25, 2017
Not going to dwell on the Burke saga. No point really. It's in the past & the present looks positive for us. #NFFC— OwenBabyBull23 (@OwenBabyBull23) August 25, 2017
Oliver Burke is a class signing for West Brom. Quality talent. #NFFC— George Wheat (@GeorgeWheat1) August 25, 2017
Damm you west Brom, Watch oli Burke now tear up the prem #NFFC— Remi Luke (@RemiLuke1) August 25, 2017
Oliver Burke - £15 million— Dan (@Dan_LowerBC) August 25, 2017
Barrie McKay - £500k
I know who I'd rather have #NFFC
Burke has joined WBA, and we get zilch. This is when Fawaz's inepitude comes back to haunt us. #nffc— Hannah Forest ⚪️⚽️ (@hannahforest) August 25, 2017