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18 Mar 2018 01:38:35
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17 Mar 2018 22:59:26
Worrall and Mancienne getting injured and falling ill in the week building up to the Burton game forced Karanka's hand and may have saved our season.
Since then we've kept 4 clean sheets in the last 7 games with Figueiredo and Fox at centre half so it was a blessing in disguise.

Yes Watson and Colback have provided a more solid wall in front of the back four but would we have kept those 4 clean sheets with Mancienne and Worrall playing? I very much doubt it and remember Colback played in front of them against Fulham and Hull when we conceded 2 in both games.

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17 Mar 2018 23:56:31
Got to agree Fred it shouldn't work on paper but it is.
That's football for you Fred we can all day play Eric he's far better than darikwa? Play anyone except fox as he's crapp?
But sometimes it works as they have an understanding that the so called better players don't.
Can't knock the defensive side of the team.

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16 Mar 2018 15:33:04
We appear to have 2 trialists playing in the under 23s game today V Huddersfield, along with McKay who has already scored. Are they trialing for the U23s or for the First Team I wonder?

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16 Mar 2018 19:39:02
Does anyone know who they are, and if they are attached to other clubs.

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16 Mar 2018 19:39:58
Could be two 36 year olds !

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16 Mar 2018 15:20:05
Alex Cowdy from Blackpool our new club Secretary?

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14 Mar 2018 14:57:28
dean marney mentioned this morning . is he as good as colback?

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14 Mar 2018 15:45:28
Age not on his side at 34 and had a year out with injury.
Too old I'd say been a good player but no thanks at that age already got geddy and Watson wrong side of thirty don't think we need anymore

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14 Mar 2018 18:50:50
Better off with "Dean" Martin!!! 🍾🍾🍾🎶🎶🎶

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14 Mar 2018 19:18:11
Defo should give him a 3 year contract ff!

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14 Mar 2018 21:24:49
The deal is for him to job share with Murphy on his contract?

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15 Mar 2018 09:48:09
We don't need any more players the wrong side of 30 on high wages and long contracts. As good as Fox has been at CB this season, he's ultimately playing for a contract to see him through to retirement so there's no guarantee his form will continue after he's signed on the dotted line, I would personally let him go and find another CB. That said I don't believe Dawson is the answer, he's 34 and IMO opinion hasn't been great for Hull for a couple of seasons now and is only going to decline further. Let's continue to get fresh blood in to the club who can take us forward.

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15 Mar 2018 09:59:05
It's more lazy journalism. I shouldn't think he is even in AKs mind at all.

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15 Mar 2018 14:32:37
The merry go round of managers has been started up again mark hughes has joined southampton why would they want him his track record is poor stoke fans were glad to see the back of him me thinks saints fans will feel the same 😕

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15 Mar 2018 15:39:54
Took a punt on the fact he's never been relegated as a manager.
That's a good enough stat probably for the board?

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16 Mar 2018 10:41:27
It looks like a few on here would like to see Dawson back. I think he would be a good addition to the squad but ONLY if he is given a ONE year contract.
I doubt he would come with that offer but we will be in a much better place to bargain at the end of the season.

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17 Mar 2018 07:09:08
Can't believe we're even considering Dawson, how many other 34 year old pros will be out there with no club at the end of the season, why not get them all in, surely there has to be more ambition than that. If you think the Dawsons of this world are going to get us to the premiership you're delusional. Maybe nostalgia is taking over again, get an ex red back, it'll be great. Have we not learnt our lesson, move on, move forward, have some actually ambition.

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17 Mar 2018 08:09:26
Gazza the goalposts have been moved by the owners,who want promotion to the premier asap.
The building a young team idea has gone out the window now.
It's bring seasoned pros even if it's just for one season and try to get there that way.

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17 Mar 2018 17:11:56
All I'm saying is players at Dawsons level aren't going to get us there. Have a look at Hulls defensive record this season.

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11 Mar 2018 21:56:17
AK knows exactly what he is doing. The priority with our team sliding down the table due to the huge number of goals conceded was to tighten up at the back. He's done that with three new players and one previously derided senior pro. That square at the back of Fig, Fox, Colback and Watson has performed brilliantly in

(a) being a settled four over the last six games
(b) cut out many, but not all, mistakes
(c) become a vocal engine room driving the whole team.

Karanka was a world class defender and it shows in his decision making in bringing in Fig and moving Fox across. We can delve through the archives on here to find those who questioned that but they've been firmly silenced. There's creativity in the middle too but obviously we need a striker.

Everyone involved with the club knows this so AK has been very clever in that he has tightened up the back and sent us on a morale boosting unbeaten run. We're safe now and these unspectacular 0-0 games are helping to improve confidence for next season hugely.

I'm delighted in the way we've turned from being a team that everyone was dying to play and bully, to one that nobody wants to face because we're tough to break down, have a giant (in stature and ability) of a goalkeeper and can, sometimes, hit the goal trail. Praise today for Matty Cash. Knocked over nearly as much as Tomlin but never once stayed down and always fighting for the second ball. COYR!

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12 Mar 2018 00:26:09
Nice post Hog

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12 Mar 2018 09:27:04
We've turner the corner alright. Now to keep the consistency. I don't mind if we draw all the remaining matches.

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12 Mar 2018 09:45:22
Great post hog. One thing I would add is the addition of velios up front removing brereton, Ben has pace but has no ariel attributes, poor decision making etc. Lee Tomlinso is crying out for a clever more streetwise stiker to feed to and off. Murphy looks wooden and unfit so velios to me fits the bill.
So pleased for Fox, we now have a keeper a captain, tenacity and move the ball quicker. Real positive steps!!!

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12 Mar 2018 14:22:57
Rutland. I'm in complete agreement about Vellios. I'm sure he's got something to offer and if only he'd scored a couple in the limited time he's had on the pitch he'd be starting. Having said that the goal against Hull in the cup was well taken and If BB had passed to him with 5 minutes to go at Norwich he'd almost certainly have scored the winner. Oh wait. Perhaps that's why BB DIDN'T pass to him. No, just kidding. Anyway we're safe and I think AK can rotate Ben, Murph and The Apostle for the last 9 games. I'm sure there's another 5 star goal-fest in one of these last few games.

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12 Mar 2018 19:14:02
Went to the Derby game and was pleasantly surprised.
First game of the Aitor era and it was a far cry from anything I’ve seen from us in the last decade.
We were so solid in the midfield to the point that it covered for the limitations of what is a makeshift defence.
Nothing against the back four, they have put in a shift, but only Figueiredo will be anywhere near the starting back line next year.
Was slightly disheartened by the signing of Watson and Colback because of their ages, but there is clearly a gulf in class when compared to our developing youngest.

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12 Mar 2018 19:22:18
Would like to see us get to 60 points but probably 55-58 more likely

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12 Mar 2018 21:23:15
Yep 👍 I agree. albeit I reckon it was the best left back In the world ever who spotted that fox was no left back but could hold his own at centre back.

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12 Mar 2018 22:03:22
I'd forgotten Psycho had Fox in the centre, 2star. Funny that the world's greatest left back and a Galactico left-sided centre half saw him there, but a Cheese connoisseur and a baker boy put him back out on the left.

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13 Mar 2018 20:39:41
Your two thumbs down will be FF79 and Skegsjay who are getting very bitter and picky in their old age. They like many have forgotten when we last had a decent manager who is trying to do the best for our club before self interest because he has an absolute faith in his own ability which is why he is getting a tune out of the good pro's he has acquired and retained?
Onward and Upward

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13 Mar 2018 21:19:01
Red that's not on.
Said my piece and what makes you right anyway.
So far we have sacked a manager with a 40%win record and replaced him with one who has a 25% win record.
So that's why I'm not going overboard about a manager winning three out of twelve.
Simples as skeggs would say

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13 Mar 2018 21:32:30

Aitor is not behond having decisions questioned, and nor should he be, but if you are going to make win ratio's it would be only fair to compare both their first games at the club, I'm pretty sure Warburton did not have a 40% win rate in his first games when joining Forest.

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13 Mar 2018 21:44:12
Well Robbo let's see after 37 games who has the best win ratio?
He's played 12 already so 25 to go and in that time will have had two transfer windows.
So would you agree no excuse if there's no improvement?

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14 Mar 2018 12:48:17

What am I wrong about with my post?
1.The thumbs down were not you and Skegs or
2. Karanka is not a decent manager doing his best for the club?

By the way I'll settle for him achieving the 48% win ratio he got a Boro which is the relevant stat in your nonsense!

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14 Mar 2018 13:23:33
46.8% actually red.
I'll let you know when I put a thumbs down in future,I'm not interested in thumbs up or down and just saying I don't like a certain brand of football played by a lot of managers nowadays Karanka being one of them.
Prefer managers to be versatile in their play not one dimensional.

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14 Mar 2018 19:21:22
Like the versatile Montainier?

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14 Mar 2018 19:27:10
Ff you say a brand of football that you don’t like but what about warbo’s tactics or lack of them?your saying you was happy playing tippy tappy possession football in our own half?this to me doesn’t make any sense whatsoever.warbos football was shocking at times and some of the most boring.whilst warbo was here as were were no1 for the most passes in our own half!
God I love that sort of football!

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14 Mar 2018 21:43:35
Forest need to walk before they can run after the nightmares of WMD and Fawaz dismantling the club.
You will be very happy with the winning football under AK next season as he replicates his Boro promotion season scoring 60+ goals and a positive goal difference of 30+!
Cheer up and get behind our leader Victor?

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11 Mar 2018 21:48:31
We look like a different animal now under karanka . Players put a proper shift into today. and soon the 1-0 wins will roll in ☺. you reds 👍.

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10 Mar 2018 18:42:29
Armand Traore injured, Tyler walker not in squad at Bolton, clough warning the bench at Bolton and Mills not in the Barnsley team . Two words to say to AK. well done!

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10 Mar 2018 21:38:58
The amazing thing is that there are Forest fans who still rate them? But then they are still in the Warbo camp?
I still think Wing Nut will come good for the money we paid once we have a competitive team next season?
Agreed well done AK

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10 Mar 2018 22:16:13
Ear Ear !

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10 Mar 2018 22:26:24
I with you on that Red. Still think Clough is a good player but never given a run of games under Warbo especially in the Tomlin/Dowell role.Another player Warbo used to like playing out of position.

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10 Mar 2018 22:33:04
By wing nut you mean ZC ?

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10 Mar 2018 22:57:09
Big ears will look better alongside a big noddy?😉

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11 Mar 2018 01:08:28
Agree on Clough like many players he was played out of position dropped after times he played well and lost confidence under MW. Last season he was quality when he came in and scored some important goals if he can get come back in summer to a confident squad with better and wiser players and a good captain like Watson to help guide him he can still come good as is still young and if Tomlin doesn’t join us once Dowell leaves he could get his chance to shine next season in the number 10 role.
Still think Walker may have a future if he can put some muscle on as looked ok in the odd games but every season he has failed to improve since he first stepped up to first team it looks more like his level may be league 1/2 but still think we could give him another few seasons to see before writing him off completely. Mills was well past it and Traoure was inconsistent and trouble. Glad they are gone. Hope AK shifts a few more (Hobbs, Vaughan, Bouchalakis, Ward and Traoure permanently and even maybe McKay and Manchienne) in summer.

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11 Mar 2018 01:49:52
Murphy 79?

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11 Mar 2018 08:51:16
Bouchalakis ! I forgot about him! Yes bye mancienne for me too.

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11 Mar 2018 12:36:27
Tyler Walker is the best finisher we have and would even be a good option today in my opinion (better than Murphy on current form).

If we can get £2M back for Clough great. Clough is decent but we need players capable of staying with us and growing if we are promoted and I doubt he is that level.

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11 Mar 2018 17:42:40
Shame we didn't have sometrhing extra in attack. Vellios is NOT the answer. Sorry but it is the truth

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07 Mar 2018 12:51:10
Great news regarding the news that we have made a profit thanks to our new owner writing off some £40 Million of debts as well as the club now being run properly.
This must kick out the worry of FFP in to touch I'm not saying we can spend money like water but it surely must give us more financial freedom in the future
Things are moving very fast in the right direction.

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07 Mar 2018 13:35:11
£20m annual operating loss is still a worry so it will be interesting to see what the current wage bill is compared to May 2017?
Only then will you know how many pennies we have to spend on new players and major sales?

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07 Mar 2018 15:01:48
We be right we just fill the team with loanees every season simple and then when karanka gets sacked New manager can swap the loanees for the loanees he wants simple and cheap and manager affective 😎

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07 Mar 2018 17:42:23

You really do need to stay off the bitter lemons with your gin and stick to tonic to perk you up!

Are you related to Victor Meldrew?

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08 Mar 2018 00:08:06
I'm sure Forest Gump had a phrase for him. 'Stupid is as stupid does' :)

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08 Mar 2018 09:13:38
the accounts are from before the takeover, so whether marinakis had put some money in earlier is for speculation!

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08 Mar 2018 14:04:16
What’s with all the thumbs down 👎 does that mean you don’t agree with me well somebody pass me the Kleenex I’m so upset 😭 lol

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08 Mar 2018 18:23:53
"I dooooon't belieeeeve it!!!"

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08 Mar 2018 20:36:12
That figure might come down substantially very soon.

We still owe Fawass 20 mill and correct me if I'm wrong but didn't we just start a court battle with him ;)

The figures look good for FFP but apart from moving in the right direction on wages the rest isn't so impressive.

Like the 40 mill loan due to be repaid this year.

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08 Mar 2018 21:25:25
Hands up. Who voted that down?

You're a very naughty boy!

The numbers never lie. ;)

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08 Mar 2018 22:47:26
Thanks no22 nobody as a sense of humour on here anymore oh well let’s get back to being serious 👎

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09 Mar 2018 12:38:30
Its only someone elses money?

But honesty is always the best policy. Even if it stings hard in bad places when delivered :)

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09 Mar 2018 19:39:05
We have two choices: we will need to constantly sell players to get any near P&L figures that are remotely reasonable.

Or we have to roll the dice and go for it again, after the last two attempts that fills me with dread as I’m sure the grim injury reaper will be lying in wait again

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10 Mar 2018 21:07:57
he is meldrew. he must have loved the

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06 Mar 2018 21:55:41
Well done the chosen one. 5 undefeated, 2 wins, and now a clean sheet.
We're is the pie eater. 🤮.

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07 Mar 2018 10:11:03
I'm here red one but like I keep saying I will eat the humble pie come November but then again come November I could be passing over to you still think warbo would of done a lot better job given the chance 😁

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07 Mar 2018 12:16:24
So you seem to think that hitting a 5 match unbeaten run at this time of the season is OK Skegs
I’m no Warbo hater but we would have definitely had another nail biting end of this season in a relagation battle if he was still the manager!
How many games have you watched this season I’m wondering if you have watched the same games as me?

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07 Mar 2018 13:12:20
We would of been on a 10 game unbeaten run under mw and would of win the last 5 easy and redfreddie I suggest you tell the fan in front of you at the game to sit down so you can actually see what's going on at the games it's that simples 😎

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07 Mar 2018 13:38:11
Methinks there are a lot of flying pigs over the City Ground?

Oh look there is another one gone for a Warburton!

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07 Mar 2018 15:12:03
I don’t know I'm bothering to reply to Skegs load of nonsense but at least he’s answered one thing he doesn’t go to any of the games simples

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07 Mar 2018 15:48:18
I haven't been to a game in a long time redfreddie and that makes you a better fan than some of the thousands of forest fans that can't get why lol there are such things as streaming internet even tv's redfreddie now a days mate so you can keep up to date with what's going on in a game unless you are lucky enough to have the time and money to get to games so a big congratulations to you if you can but by no way does it make you more of a fan simples and I'm not asking you to reply to me you don't have to but I know deep down you enjoy my comments 😅

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08 Mar 2018 07:20:01
I’m with skegsjay on this. I’d love to go to every game unfortunately I have to work 3 out of 4 saturdays so makes it hard

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08 Mar 2018 11:02:25
Warburton would of got us near the relegation zone.

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08 Mar 2018 18:25:22
So am I Skeggsy

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09 Mar 2018 11:34:13
Hey Fawaz
Time to empty all your pockets into the Forest bank account and write off all the debt!

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09 Mar 2018 16:21:24
Red don't hold your your breath fawaz won't let go

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10 Mar 2018 21:43:02
I know he is waiting to get his tickle when we hit the promised land?
Let's hope the camel train gets lost in a sand storm?

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06 Mar 2018 22:12:47
A good point tonight, much ado about nothing! I think Torvill and Dean would have struggled to stay upright on that pitch. I like Pants in goal but one day he's going to get an unnecessary card for delaying too long on goal kicks! I see Watson got carded for delaying a free kick!

These are just unnecessary bookings. Also, I know Brereton is still very young and learning (from what everyone keeps saying) but I don't know why a professional footballer who does nothing but play football for a living, rests and trains cannot hit a target that is 24 feet wide! And that goes for others too! And I'm fed up hearing from pundits and others that the reason a player shot wide was because it was on his weaker foot!

You practice both feet! It was good enough for Pele so why not all the rest. Anyway, rant over. Oh and yes as Robertson mentioned earlier, the Ref tonight was a Homer! I reckon he got a bonus from Delia along with some secret recipes. Let's get Tomlin back for the sheep on Sunday! COYR!

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