05 Dec 2017 12:09:44
After a period of reflection, I would like to make the following comments.
1. Warburton has done enough to finish this season, as Forest manager.
2. I feel the majority of us want our players to play 'good football'
3. Our Academy is a credit to the club and we want to see those players in the first team.
4. Over playing of the ball, in the wrong part of the pitch, has lead to costly errors and individual mistakes.
5. If MW could just get that balance right, of playing football when you can but putting the ball into row z when you can't, a lot of the fan's frustrations would temper.
6. Football is about percentages, if Mancienne had cleared the ball for a throw in, we may have gained a point at Ipswich. But that doesn't make him a bad footballer, just a player making a bad decision.
7. Until our defence or their replacements are comfortable playing it out from the back, we need to mix up our play more.
8. Conceding early goals is putting extra pressure on our players, strikers are snatching at shots and defenders are playing like rabbits in the headlights. Tight for 10 mins, win your battles and gradually impose how you want to play on a game.
9. We can win ugly/ lucky. Millwall and Hull spring to mind. As fans we appreciate a battling performance or MW a hard fought draw.
10. I believe the majority of our fan's frustrations are due to knowing how good we can be and not accepting performances that are woeful. Where is the middle ground?
As always FTID.

1.) 05 Dec 2017
05 Dec 2017 13:45:22
Good analysis buddy

2.) 05 Dec 2017
05 Dec 2017 13:48:03
Great post mate!!

3.) 05 Dec 2017
05 Dec 2017 14:07:42
You have raised 10 good points which I think most fans would absolutely agree with you. However, the question mark is MW capable of delivering? I'm now of the opinion that MW only has one game plan, which if the possession / dominance turned into goals, we would be winning more than losing. It's also very clear that we don't have the right players or players that are good enough to deliver the brand of football he desires. Where Warbo is failing is right now, is this instance on playing plan A at all costs. Even when things go wrong, he doesn't seem to have an alternative plan. Even the subs are like for like, and play in the same way. I'm not calling for MW to be sacked, if he delivers a mid table finish, that is progress on last year. For me, there is a expectancy now to deliver in the next transfer window. He simply has to address the defense issues this time, and that is to find the right players to play his system. With all that said, I do also believe there are a lot if question marks over MW's ability as a manager. But, I can also see if he gets the right squad that can play this way, I do think plan A will see us win more than we lose!

4.) 05 Dec 2017
05 Dec 2017 18:32:41
10 reasonable points but warbs has done enough to keep his job till the end of the season? Not if he loses another 20 matches he won't