06 Dec 2017 11:05:34
I don't think there is a great deal wrong with MW's signings. Paul Taylor was spot on in the Post when he said we don't need better defenders we just need to defend better. If we agree that Forest can field a back 5 comparable to most (on paper and I do recall what BC said about that), then surely it's up to management and coaches to organise and motivate players to stop making error after error, often early in matches, which are costing us dearly.

1.) 06 Dec 2017
06 Dec 2017 12:28:37
When l see a proposed player is a good buy for the club do fans take into consideration the players around him under stand his weakness and make him look better than he rarely is by covering his flaws. In Eric,s case he is a player who also understands his fellow players and it would be crass stupidity to let him go.If he were to leave to a" better club" you would see how good he rarely can be.On Saturday get behind the club, no booing and not supporting the team , the away team get confidence from our negativity.All managers who visit here always say keep the supporters quite and the jobs half done.

2.) 06 Dec 2017
06 Dec 2017 12:38:47
Dr N

Warburton did not sign 11 players so he still has players from other managers reigns, Eric is a good Championship defender, and Worrall has the makings of a quality Championship defender all the others are either injury prone or not suited to the Warburton way.

Warburton has stated a few times the lads need to do the ugly side of the game aswell, the fact they do not do it often enough can not be anyone's else's fault but the players.

No amount of coaching will stop players not being alert, that is a players place to be alert at all times.

I would say Warburton wanting players being flexible in the positions they can play stops him getting the best out of the lads, but no man management can make a player alert.

We need a couple of tall stocky vocal defenders that are comfortable with Warburton's way that can deal with a aerial assault and pass the ball with ease.

I would say other than Worrall and Eric our more established defenders will not, or can not improve their defending, they need to learn from their mistakes, but they do not so yes we do need better defenders in my opinion.

3.) 06 Dec 2017
06 Dec 2017 13:35:12
lol grey and red man - 'tall,stocky,vocal,good in the air,good with the ball' add to that available at a reasonable price and sshhhh don't tell any one else they are available :)

4.) 06 Dec 2017
06 Dec 2017 13:58:42

You are right, it would be hard to get such a player, it would have be either a loan, someone recovering from injury, or a up an coming player that needs a few wrinkles ironing out. That is what we need though.

5.) 06 Dec 2017
06 Dec 2017 15:11:16
No grey and red man we need players that are going to stay at forest and play for the shirt not loaness that are going to go back to the club after half a season with us else were back to square one again of filling the gap lol

6.) 06 Dec 2017
06 Dec 2017 16:21:32
We get done at set pieces all too often so zonal twaddle does not work. We get shredded on the break as defenders are out of position and the others make poor recovery decisions. we get stiffed by attackers running across the edge of our box and shooting unchallenged. Either defenders are no good or they get talent coached out of them. Summed up we are still poor in defence and show little sign of improvement here!!

7.) 06 Dec 2017
06 Dec 2017 16:54:53

Loan players are there to fill positions that can not be covered by either academy players or players that we are after but they prefer to go elsewhere, if loan players get us in a position that then attracts those players that perfered to go elsewhere then that is the way to go.

8.) 07 Dec 2017
07 Dec 2017 20:38:20
We have plenty of good acadamey players its the game time they need in the first team and loanees take there play time up not. Looking for a quick fix time to build and a good owner and manager what we have bring good players in

9.) 08 Dec 2017
08 Dec 2017 09:33:31
They also need to get themselves in the gym so they are not so easily pushed off the ball.