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18 Feb 2018 23:40:15
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Also more posts are being added to the Nottingham Forest Other Posts page.

18 Feb 2018 13:12:54
I know its not fashionable at the moment, but the only answer to getting goals is TWO UP FRONT!

We can't expect any loan striker with poor service to score goals.

Would like to know what Murphy, Vellios and Brereton think. I wonder if AK has thought of asking them.

C'mon AK, fortune is only allied to the brave, try this against Reading, they won't be expecting it.

Believable6 1Unbelievable

18 Feb 2018 13:57:04
Totally agree humourist. Won't happen though.

Agree4 0Disagree

18 Feb 2018 15:31:10
We are only fans what do we know about football .
Looks like 2 up front is our current and last managers plan C .
In most businesses the customer is always right but the mugs like us go whatever fare is on offer gets these so called managers thinking how clever they are ,till they get the sack!
CARLO

Agree5 2Disagree

18 Feb 2018 15:34:42
It will happen when all players are fit and we have a defence and midfield that can defend together.

Agree2 2Disagree

16 Feb 2018 20:52:28
Carayol is now complaining he was not given a fair chance with Forest.

If he was not training hard enough how did he expect to to start games, coming off the bench to score a long range effort then doing nothing else is not the way to start games.

Believable8 1Unbelievable

16 Feb 2018 21:36:15
McCarthy gets a tune out of all our cast offs maybe he's got a point?

Agree4 11Disagree

17 Feb 2018 07:07:13
Perhaps he should have not been injured so much.

Agree5 1Disagree

17 Feb 2018 09:39:47
Musthavea chip on his shoulder.😐

Agree6 0Disagree

17 Feb 2018 13:29:07
Mustaphanotherclubnextseason has been the archetype journeyman footballer all his career. We should never have signed him in the first place! Good riddance.

Lolley is a solid signing who will give us good service.

Agree10 0Disagree

17 Feb 2018 15:29:15
Cheers Eric!!!😠😠😠

Agree1 3Disagree

15 Feb 2018 18:09:29
It is no surprise that AK has said he will be making changes against B A, but where will they be and how many is there going to be is going to be telling what he thinks of the old guard.

Making a lot of changes could be as bad as making no changes at all, all the players, no matter how good they are have to know mess up once and it will be overlooked, but mess up twice and you are out.

Some players are definitely not quite fit enough, but that is understandable, some are mentally drained, and others are just not strong enough either physically or mentally.

I just hope AK manages to do enough to keep us up, then given the summer to get done what needs to be done. If the club keep the manager they need to back him similarly to how they did in January, not necessarily how many but within reason gives him what he says he needs.

I do not think he is either useless, or the answer to all our problems but if we stay up then stick with him till next November, then take it from there.

Believable6 0Unbelievable

15 Feb 2018 19:44:33
If he doesn't change the back 4 then he will need his head seeing too. Also really needs to go 4 4 2

Agree6 1Disagree

15 Feb 2018 21:17:28
Back four picks itself.
Not much he can do other than put an untried kid in at centre back or an unfit left back.
And forget two up front won't happen on Karanka watch.

Agree1 7Disagree

15 Feb 2018 21:31:56
Ff, does Mancienne and Worral keep their places? I think ond or both will go. Do you know if Hobbs has died?
My honest opinion is that their is nothing to lose from massive changes. The minimum from sat is a battling draw. In reality we need to take the game to them, we need some fire in the offensive!

Agree8 1Disagree

15 Feb 2018 22:39:23
Hobbs is done forget him.
Do you drop manciene or Worrall?
How?
Think he'll drop Eric and put darikwa in and keep those two.
Only going by what he's done so far,and has no option other than that or play figuro
We've still got fox,a total liability wherever you play him or an unfit Spaniard.
You can change the team as much as you like,it's the tactics that are totally wrong for this squad,if there's no change in tactics then I fear the worst.

Agree1 8Disagree

15 Feb 2018 22:53:24
Was it hull who made massive changes against us it worked for them ok just saying πŸ˜•

Agree3 0Disagree

15 Feb 2018 23:21:00
Yep they did it twice and beat us both times,
Adkins got it spot on both times,run at fox and it worked any fan can see that never mind a manager.
But the chosen one hasn't seen that yet.

Agree1 8Disagree

16 Feb 2018 07:50:40
FF did Karanka steal your mrs or something?

Agree10 0Disagree

16 Feb 2018 07:54:26
I'm not that lucky V3πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Agree4 2Disagree

16 Feb 2018 10:44:39
Re-Sign Matty Mills!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Agree1 1Disagree

16 Feb 2018 11:33:20
Mills hair band could play better than him.

Agree1 0Disagree

16 Feb 2018 12:38:22
Making Ben Watson captain should be priority which is a start.

Agree5 0Disagree

16 Feb 2018 15:03:10
I think we will see the new CB come in and will play a back 3 with 2 wing backs. Fox is not good enough to have no cover behind him, teams target him every time, and every time it works, this is why 3 CBs works better for us, ideally Fox wouldn't be on the pitch at all. Brereton despite his recent lack of form should be up front (someone needs to show him a replay of the Arsenal game and ask him where that player has gone). Osbourne, Watson, Colback and Geddy in midfield.

Panto
Lichaj Worall Mancienne Figueiredo Fox
Colback
Geddy Watson Osbourne
Brereton

Agree3 5Disagree

16 Feb 2018 16:25:33
Murphy will play but expect worral or msncienne or both to drop out. Watson with the arm band hopefully

Agree2 0Disagree

16 Feb 2018 18:13:53
Personal expecting something like
Pantillimon
Worrall Tobias Fox
Cash Colback Guedioura Watson Osbourne
Murphy

Agree0 1Disagree

16 Feb 2018 19:08:21
One would at least expect a full team.

Agree5 0Disagree

17 Feb 2018 09:14:53
My prediction regarding today's team? Not one person, on here, will get it bob on. I expect only 2 or 3 changes from the last game. We need to score first, definitely and if we score 2 we win. Probably a hard fought 0-0 or 1-1, as we have to stop the rot and keep the gap to the bottom 3. I remember hiding behind the couch when the monsters came on Doctor Who, today feels like a couch moment, I pray it's safe to come out at 4.50.😲

Agree2 0Disagree

17 Feb 2018 09:21:11
At least we can count on you.πŸ‘πŸ˜€

Agree0 0Disagree

17 Feb 2018 14:28:45
With you on that one Scouseduckred. Hard not to know what is / was the more scary the monsters from doctor who or our current defending. to be fair they both get me heading for behind the sofa lol

Agree1 0Disagree

13 Feb 2018 20:54:13
In January 1975 Forest appointed a new manager for a team and club that was in a spiral of decline.

The team had the same points equivalent and matches played as we find ourselves today and with a patched up team we finished 16th on the equivalent of 50 points. It took us 2 seasons to get promotion.

In January 2018 we find ourselves with new owners, investment and new manager having had the most successful transfer window in recent memory.

History tells us to be patient and ignore the detractors who cannot cope with radical change!

We did OK promoting journeymen footballers to the first team then so what can possibly go wrong now?

Onward and Upward!

Believable16 2Unbelievable

13 Feb 2018 21:21:37
Red really?
Sir Brian was different class to Karanka,No comparison
He'd already won the equivalent of the premier league and nearly conquered Europe.
Karanka has won promotion to the premier and then they got relegated.
That's clutching at straws mate

Agree4 16Disagree

13 Feb 2018 21:29:14
And Ohare and McGovern were hardly journeyman they'd won the title for him at derby.
He didn't buy a team full overnight.
He waited till the summer got his best pal back then made a few signings.

Agree3 9Disagree

13 Feb 2018 23:09:10
Bloomin eck FF You could wipe the smile from a childs face on Christmas Day.
Nice post Red. Very optimistic but still nice.

Agree22 1Disagree

13 Feb 2018 23:54:52
FF79. Karanka has NOT bought a full team overnight he has simply strengthened his squad to get us through this season with little outlay or financial risk. He will review again in the summer when we will see more movement in and out as he shapes his squad. We have bought Lolley a good youngish player and brought experienced and combative midfielders (Guedioura and Watson) in on 2 and a half year deals. Kapino has signed for 18 months.

The rest are either on loan til the end of the season (Pantilimon, Figueiredo albeit with a view to a perm, Colback and Tomlin) and then Fuentes and Dejagah have signed short term deals to the end f the season. We may or may not look to extend any of these deals depending on whether they do the biz and we can afford them. So just the 4 permanent signings so far and the rest to have a look at. Hardly buying a whole team is it? Let’s give these players and the manager a chance eh? Something drastic needed changing with regards to the old guard. It’s going to take a bit of time to gel and get up to speed so some patience and perspective is needed imho.

Agree23 2Disagree

14 Feb 2018 02:40:59
Bang on with that Ruddy.

Agree18 1Disagree

14 Feb 2018 06:23:32
Great post ruddy

Agree18 1Disagree

14 Feb 2018 10:03:36
With you both on that Red and Ruddy.
FF79 could turn milk sour from 50 paces.

Agree15 3Disagree

14 Feb 2018 11:28:31
"Roses are Red,Violets are blue,come Saturday, Forest will score 2!!!"

Agree7 1Disagree

14 Feb 2018 11:45:00
Would echo your comments Ruddy, good stuff and sensible.

Agree6 1Disagree

14 Feb 2018 12:02:30
Rogie
Thank you for cheering me up from the Grim Reaper 79 and his negativity which will no doubt predict Burton will score 3!!! against our "journeymen" signings

Agree12 0Disagree

14 Feb 2018 12:32:09
No worries mate. as Del Boy days 'Eee Ooh Dares Rodders!!! Eee Ooh Dares!!!" 🚚🚚🚚 ( Couldn't find Del Boys van!! Lol)

Agree8 0Disagree

14 Feb 2018 16:23:24
The grim reaper..... Doesn't he play for the Red Devil's?
Forest win 2-1

Agree3 0Disagree

14 Feb 2018 19:52:46
Thing is tap it's better to have an opinion than not one at all.
This site wouldn't exist if we all agreed

Agree5 10Disagree

13 Feb 2018 20:56:08
Was at the Hull game came from overseas to watch and we are too small in some areas need 2 up front and shoot the bloody ball even if it means using your off foot we weren’t creative enough and punted it up field too many times used our head to fwd the ball instead of controlling with the feet and looking for an outlet pass - just what I saw at the game - not intending to blast any of our fans but some words out of them as players were leaving was very very dishearting and a bit upsetting they have that right to do so but with young kids hearing that makes u wonder what the next. Generation of of Forest fans are going to to when times are bad please guys and gals get behind them thick or thin - We are Forest - we just let our emotions get in the way COYR -love from Canada! will be online Saturday as usual to support my Forest.

Believable10 1Unbelievable

14 Feb 2018 01:16:35
Sorry yeg - I gave you the thumbs down when I meant πŸ‘blame it on the peroni πŸ˜‚

Agree3 0Disagree

14 Feb 2018 17:49:27
No worries mate

Agree1 0Disagree

12 Feb 2018 21:27:38
I look at all your posts guys and enjoy the banter .
But can you tell me why you mostly seem confident we have the right manager in Karanka?
And what is so special about him that it's a forgone conclusion that he will succeed?

Believable4 12Unbelievable

12 Feb 2018 23:31:14
Most managers get a response when they take over a toiling club ff79. AK has not and so its bring in the new faces. No gaurantees their either. He was no messiah in my eyes as other than a mixed time at boro i knew little of him and i preferred Gary Monk which i got slaughtered for. Personally i think he will struggle to turn this around. Too much upheaval so soon and getting cohesion so deep into the season with so many new faces is a big ask. He is under immense pressure and for any desperation not to be transmitted onto the pitch is a big ask. As much as the defence needs attention he needs to find goals, that commodity so prescious.

Agree10 3Disagree

13 Feb 2018 08:53:47
the real truth with a lot of people on here, you have no patience at all and want to blame the manager all the time. I suppose you are already wanting him out. And that has really worked well for us, I don't think so. Sorry folks but you have for the 100th time of telling you are going to have to give this guy more than a few games.

Agree16 1Disagree

13 Feb 2018 09:39:52
Suttonpete that was not the question from the OP. Having a dig at people on here is not engagaging in the banter. I doubt anyone wants yet another change. Ff79 was merely asking a very pertinent qustion. Already AK has made similary decisions that baffle the fans who turn up week in week out. They turn up to get behind the team but are dismayed at what they see. Us on here and the red army just want to see some forward progression. Simples.

Agree4 3Disagree

13 Feb 2018 10:09:11
of course that is always the target,banter or not AK is still finding his feet and will make mistakes along the way, and yes its not good at the moment, and has not been for years, except for the odd flurry with the play offs a few years ago.Its just frustrating already to be having a go at the manager.

Agree8 2Disagree

13 Feb 2018 10:41:00
Fair enough sutton but based on what you have witnessed thus far do you think Karanka has it to change the fortunes of this utter mess?? Bear jn mind he walked at middlesborough throwing his toys with a good team of players. I would say that his job is now one of the most daunting in our league no doubt.

Agree4 2Disagree

13 Feb 2018 11:28:48
with out doubt rutland, karanka has a difficult job. However he is now having to pick up the pieces of what as gone before, and will of course be judged on results. But it has to be a longer term project to turn things around i'm afraid. The one thing I would add is that a strong, vocal and dominant defender is what we are obviously missing along with a proven goal scorer.

Agree6 0Disagree

13 Feb 2018 11:39:18
A new manager would normally get time to bring in his own players and let them settle in, However AK has seen what is like a cancer in our dressing room and operated with swift actions trying to get some response from those who are left. Having watched both Preston and Hull games We are is desperate need of a leader on the field. Fox is not a good left back and Mancienne is no captain Osbourne is being asked to do so many jobs he has lost the plot, There were so many people crying for Vellios to play yet when he does he falls over and is no better than Ben Brereton Dowell has gone off the boil since MW was sacked We need a good strong midfield who can win the ball and provide some service to our lone Ranger up front although I would prefer two up front.
I am sure AK will get this sorted given time.

Agree13 0Disagree

13 Feb 2018 12:20:57
Thing is every manager has had to pick up the pieces from the previous manager.
It's how well you deal with doing that.
Like Rutland says you normally get a good response when a new manager comes in as they all get a chance again ie: vellios.
But this hasn't happened for some reason.

Agree2 2Disagree

13 Feb 2018 14:45:11
Lets be honest and realistic. Our current form and situation is that of a relegation destined team. It could happen but probably won't if AK can install a captain/leader ( watson ) and gets the troops battle hardened and unified. Its time now to play the experience he has drafted in, reconnect with the fans and givd it everything from now on.it is going to take a gargantuan effort but no more pussyfooting around with the wimps.

Agree8 0Disagree

13 Feb 2018 16:58:51
I'm in agreement with FF and Rutland.
Krankie has a mountain and a lot of issues to address.
To play a failing squad twice in succession seems a strange tactic.
Yes the slate has been wiped clean but still bizarre?
Picking up the pieces. Yes he is doing just that but so do other managers when a new one is appointed.

A tradesman never blames his tools for poor workmanship and granted Krankie does have some tools in his squad.
I know if I was a professional footballer regardless of who I played for I would give my best each game for the fans and for my team.

The squad at forest should try working for a living in the real world then they maybe they would be humbled into playing their hearts out!
They need a rocket up their rears.

Agree4 0Disagree

13 Feb 2018 19:50:38
As far as I'm concerned the owners have panicked all ways up,on paper we might look a better squad?
But the reality is,it's a broken squad.
You need unity and team spirit to succeed,that's all gone.
You can't bring players in like tomlin who has no excuse for being so overweight,it sends out the wrong message.
We all know it's obscene what players earn but that's football and you have to accept it.
Some players won't react to a rollicking they need an arm round them and some do react to a rollicking it's knowing which ones to do that too.
Posters on here are saying give Karanka time.
Karanka didn't give the players time.
Imo it will cost us

Agree3 4Disagree

14 Feb 2018 09:01:46
FF79, it’s a fatalistic view but I understand where you are going with it. If there is no spirit we are done. Megson alineated the players and they hated him and each other. I get your point. Davies came with us in the bottom three and galvanised the team and brought in some smart loans and we survived . Time will tell us very soon if what we think the present moment is telling us about AK is correct?

Agree1 0Disagree

14 Feb 2018 12:05:33
Exactly 2 star.
All I'm saying is after watching the games so far and more importantly the tactics and lack of team spirit.
I can't get any sort of good feeling factor and don't share the view that Karanka will sort it out.
Yes it's negative thinking from me,buts that's my view on him.
The next two games we cannot lose,doesn't matter if we don't win,we just cannot lose.

Agree1 0Disagree

14 Feb 2018 17:07:25
Lets just stop and look who AK has shipped out

Walker - League 1 striker at best

Clough - Cannot play him with Dowell but will be OK next year

Cummings- We cannot wait for him to take 18 months to adapt to Championship football

Ward - Sicknote for hamstrings

Traore - ditto

Carayol - Has never held down a first team slot wherever he has played and cannot stay match fit

Mills - I rest my case!

The biggest threat to team spirit and confidence is having players that cannot stay fit and put a run of games together for a settled pattern or having players in your team who the rest know are not up to Championship quality.

You surely cannot be serious in claiming these players were not given a chance? Karanka knows this league and will have done his homework beforehand.

We need a minimum of 15 points from 15 games so 2 or 3 wins over the next half a dozen games will set us up nicely!

Agree4 0Disagree

14 Feb 2018 17:46:22
I agree on mills Carayol and ward.
Disagree on Cummings and walker.
In Cummings and walker we had two strikers who could have given us an option to play 442 and play off the big man in Murphy or vellios and even clough can play that role.
That option has now gone and was a mistake to let all three go,
One or two injuries up front and we have nothing at all.

Agree2 1Disagree

12 Feb 2018 18:57:01
Looks like Forest initially took Fawaz to court for monies owed, and he therefore has decided to countersue.

Believable2 0Unbelievable

12 Feb 2018 14:14:43
See Fawaz is back in the picture. Taking present owner to court, with regard to monies owed to him by club. Will it ever end.

Believable2 3Unbelievable

12 Feb 2018 17:44:51
Is this a social media rumour??

Agree1 0Disagree

12 Feb 2018 18:08:40
No this is real. It would appear that marankis will not pay it as there were some a number of debts Fawaz forgot to tell him about when he bought the club

Agree2 0Disagree

12 Feb 2018 19:13:19
Burncross its the other way around Fawaz is being sued by the club for payment he owes NFFC.

The exchange rate for payment in camels must have taken a dive?

They can always send the bailiff in to collect a few of his motors if the family cheque book has been lost!

Agree1 0Disagree

12 Feb 2018 19:41:49
From the papers I've read on it fawaz is claiming 4.w million plus interest has not been paid to him which is Part of the deal when he sold the club.
Marinak8s has put a counter claim in saying it's not owed now because of debts the club had the weren't disclosed by fawaz.
Just saying.

Agree1 0Disagree

12 Feb 2018 20:27:53
just give him back the players is money bought. all the crap he bought

Agree2 0Disagree

12 Feb 2018 14:11:35
You can,t keep a good man down!
Fawaz is now sueing the new owners for 4.5 million .
It could only happen at Nottingham Forest ,hope all his old fans on here still love him.
CARLO

Believable0 7Unbelievable

12 Feb 2018 17:47:05
Knock those thumbs down off Fawaz!
CARLO

Agree1 1Disagree

12 Feb 2018 18:35:20
My understanding is that the claim against Fawaz is by the CLUB and the counter claim is against the CLUB. Nothing to do with the new owners.

Agree1 0Disagree

15 Feb 2018 10:03:39
Spot on Ped. It's little wonder the manager and team is always under pressure when the fans cannot even get basic facts correct!

Agree0 0Disagree

11 Feb 2018 15:58:54
Rumour has it forest are sacking AK on Monday don't shoot the messenger.

Believable4 33Unbelievable

11 Feb 2018 17:08:38
Would be a brave decision to do that,
But one that might be necessary.
We need a united squad to win this relegation fight,something is definitely wrong behind the scenes.
But I expect to see him at Burton.

Agree7 8Disagree

11 Feb 2018 17:30:07
Not having a go YellowMan but even by our standards that is a bizarre rumour πŸš¬πŸ”«πŸ˜

Agree10 1Disagree

11 Feb 2018 19:13:22
99% of be says " Utter Rubbish ". The owner wouldn't have let him bring in all of the new players just to get rid of him. But 1% of me says " Well it is Forest " !

Agree8 0Disagree

11 Feb 2018 19:41:56
Hey yellowman, to put things like that on here is not on,I am asking you to put up or shut up. I know we don't reveal our contacts but that is one hell of a statement.Your messenger must be so close to the forest management to know things like this.You are nothing but a faceless idiot who's mouth is so big and your brain so empty you talk with an echo.

Agree10 4Disagree

11 Feb 2018 19:52:47
They will pull the plug if we lose the next few make no mistake.
They won't allow relegation in their first season they can't afford it to happen.

Agree3 5Disagree

11 Feb 2018 20:13:27
πŸ˜‚πŸ™ˆ no chance

Agree5 1Disagree

11 Feb 2018 22:05:56
Which Monday ?
CARLO

Agree3 0Disagree

11 Feb 2018 22:08:02
Yeah great let’s get rid of another manager who ain’t time to even gel his players who he’s brought in. No wonder everyone thinks we are a joke please no more manager. Changes until we have given them time.

Agree5 0Disagree

11 Feb 2018 22:25:22
Is it ok with you if that means getting relegated?
Just asking?
Ps they aren't fit enough to gel.
Put em all in and then you'll see a real laughing stock.
Tomlin ?He wobbles down the left he wobbles down the right?
It didn't take Warnock long to know he was ?

Agree0 6Disagree

11 Feb 2018 23:30:20
We won't get relegated.

Agree8 2Disagree

11 Feb 2018 23:37:39
Give me one good reason why?

Agree1 5Disagree

11 Feb 2018 23:39:55
Think we might escape by the skin of our teeth again. Burton, Barnsley, Reading and Birmingham are all in as bad form and Sunderland have awful team but Coleman has improved them. Think much depends on the games we have coming up against those teams.
Personally I am sick of our transfer policy, buying ex pre-K players. go buy some young class acts from League 1 in summer please!!!

Agree2 0Disagree

12 Feb 2018 02:02:50
Its the lack of goals and chances that is worrying. Creativity zero,!

Cannot see where the goals are going to come from?

Agree1 0Disagree

12 Feb 2018 14:13:01
2pm still waiting for the announcement.
CARLO

Agree1 0Disagree

13 Feb 2018 12:22:05
Must be next Monday Carlo?

Agree0 0Disagree


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