12 Aug 2018 10:33:45
Really enjoyed the last ten mins of the game. Once we had benny and Matty in there favoured positions we matched our technical ability with the key attributes to win against well drilled teams : courage, energy, Heart and passion. Reading had no answer for it, we badly needed to up tempo and get in amongst them yesterday.
Team for next home game should pick itself now
Darikwa, Fox, Figueiredo, Robinson
cash Colback guedioura, Osborn
Soudani Grabban or Murphy.

Not sure what the team away will be as I’m sure it will be something different away from home.

1.) 12 Aug 2018
12 Aug 2018 11:39:46
I wasn't able to get the game and I follow didn't work at all for me did the formation change with subs as we had 2 strikers on

2.) 12 Aug 2018
12 Aug 2018 11:44:37
No way Dias and Carvalho will be left out.

3.) 12 Aug 2018
12 Aug 2018 12:01:47
It picks itself yet you can’t pick the strikers?lol.

4.) 12 Aug 2018
12 Aug 2018 13:05:19
3 games in a week was probably too much too soon for the Portuguese lads settling into championship life.Good quality squad will be such an advantage this season.Nice to see Soudani was more than capable of slotting into same role as Carvalho

5.) 12 Aug 2018
12 Aug 2018 13:14:13
Unless you saw a different game perks they didn’t appear to show the same ability to influence the game as cash did yesterday. We should play the players who can influence the game?

6.) 12 Aug 2018
12 Aug 2018 13:46:14
Exactly what I've been trying to say but like banging your head against a brick wall having a opinion lol 😁

7.) 12 Aug 2018
12 Aug 2018 13:47:20
Cash is trong willing and very direct. Something the portuguese lads do not have at moment. Michael helfe looks quality so he will slot in nicely. So pleased for fox as he has had so much stick in the past. Benny must operate one left flank not as fullback. Great result.

8.) 12 Aug 2018
12 Aug 2018 13:59:04
Reading were well organized yesterday and fresh after 8 days rest plus their big Irish lad Mehler number 8 as defensive midfield anchor man had a superb game and completely nullified our playmakers particularly Carvalho who looked knackered. Reading deserved a draw until the goal and the fresh legs Sondani and Cash came on.

9.) 12 Aug 2018
12 Aug 2018 14:24:10
A very good assessment stokey - we shouldn’t be afraid to leave them out if they are tired or out of sorts. They were the wrong athlete for the course yesterday

10.) 12 Aug 2018
12 Aug 2018 14:29:20
Skeg, at the minute they offer no more than clough and Mckay could offer at this stage of the season. Be interesting to see how they cope in the winter months which is when McKay disappeared. Early days yet bought mate and there is defo good players in there. I still think we’ve made a mistake selling McKay - on his day he had as much to offer as anyone we’ve signed at a fraction of the cost. Great day yesterday though, treated the kids to a new shirt after the game and myself to a retro European cup shirt - the replica of the one worn in Madrid. Great buzz around the ground skeg - even after the game the shop was rammed until 6pm.

11.) 12 Aug 2018
12 Aug 2018 14:59:42
Nice one 2 star I've been looking for a retro shirt myself

12.) 12 Aug 2018
12 Aug 2018 15:05:01
2star i agree about McKay could played a part and helped the squad as he is still learning, but has the basis to work on with the right coaching, both mentally and footballing wise he would improve immensely. I do however feel the Portuguese players at this moment in time have more technical skill and creativity than either Clough or McKay.

13.) 12 Aug 2018
12 Aug 2018 16:03:09
What a nice position to be in - debating whether the new lads should start given the performances of Osborn (once he moved to left mid) and cash right mid. I’d have taken that a few months ago wouldn’t you?

14.) 12 Aug 2018
12 Aug 2018 16:14:08
Yes i would, without a doubt.

15.) 12 Aug 2018
12 Aug 2018 16:40:48
Sorry but McKay went missing for mw and ak and in Scotland as we were warned how many chances does he need at 23 I would like to think he doesn't need to learn to much just practice what he has been learning for the last 10 odd years

16.) 12 Aug 2018
12 Aug 2018 17:15:27
Yes 2 star your right. Different game to you.I went to the game Stokey went to.

17.) 12 Aug 2018
12 Aug 2018 17:20:23
Red James very few players ever have no need to keep learning, when you have the talent McKay has you need to get his mind straight then he will be just the player we need.

18.) 12 Aug 2018
12 Aug 2018 17:25:45
Stokey appears to say the Portuguese players did sweet FA yesterday as they were nullified by the opposition perks? Anyway football should divide opinion shouldn’t it?

19.) 12 Aug 2018
12 Aug 2018 18:37:25
No 2star if your perks Sutton or redinexille you after agree with them the fact is Mr ak as had all summer to work is best players out and I don't think he's playing is best players in fact I don't think he knows who they are let's hope he gets things sorted else it could be a long very disappointing season again

20.) 12 Aug 2018
12 Aug 2018 19:24:08
Skeg , I agree with you after yesterday’s game. I think he got it right against WBA and we should have been out of sight before they scored. It’ll be good to see how well Robinson and Osborn do together. One thing I will say for AK is I don’t think he’ll favour Dias etc, I think he will play whoever puts in the best performances. I wouldn’t mind seeing darikwa given a bash in right mid in front of Byram too?

21.) 12 Aug 2018
12 Aug 2018 19:31:22
So because they were a bit leggy from a 3 game week in a new league, new country etc against a team trying to stop them playing we should drop them for Cash and Osborn. Sorry not for me. By the way Skeg unbeaten duck.

22.) 12 Aug 2018
12 Aug 2018 20:10:33
Perks13 i thought the idea of having a squad was for players to be given a chance to shine when players are injured, suspended, out of form, or knackered.

23.) 12 Aug 2018
12 Aug 2018 22:04:02
McKay is not good enough to play 46 Championship games. For all his talent he is easy to take out the game, cannot tackle and does not track back.

The Portuguese lads are better coached and in the tradition of the national team work harder off the ball than most young British talent.

Already teams are setting up to stop them playing but because they are good players out of possession we look more secure at the back and will only get better with the new players and as these lads settle in.

A £1m profit is good business for a bit part player. Let's move on?

24.) 12 Aug 2018
12 Aug 2018 21:52:11
No all perks Sutton and redinexille are interested in is being proven right by having ak as a manager me personally would of expected a better manager to have got is best 11 sorted by now that as happened also your right stages he's got a whole squad to choose from which no other manager as had for a long time I just don't think he knows how to use them to me he's trying to win this league buying players wether he's bought the best players and spent the money wisely I've not seen yet the players that have scored and won us the points have cost us next to nothing soudani should be playing every game if karanka wants players who play for the shirt he's the 1 100 percent every game and perks we should be on 9 points with the money karanka as had warbo would be given the chance 😁😂

25.) 12 Aug 2018
12 Aug 2018 22:14:06
I agree it is stag? So I'm saying they were knackered.They now have a week without a league game.No problem.Its up to Karanka and his staff to assess fitness levels/fatigue and make changes where necessary. He did,subs made the impact required to get the win.Would Cash now replace Dias in the starting lineup, no.Would Soudani replace Carvalho or Grabban in a 4231,no not for me.Maybe paired with Grabban if 2 up top.In any case I expect Murphy will be the lone striker away to Wigan.

26.) 12 Aug 2018
12 Aug 2018 22:44:47
We will see red but not seen anything like what karanka is trying to copy at wolves yet maybe it's not the players 😁

27.) 13 Aug 2018
12 Aug 2018 23:45:05
Skeg correct me if I'm wrong but the same team has been selected for the last 2 games which may suggest he thinks this is his best 11.

28.) 13 Aug 2018
13 Aug 2018 05:39:04
Perks13 you are probably right about Murphy but when Soudani and Cash came on they made a impact as you say, they won the game for us so deserve to play against Wigan with the team in the positions they were when they made their impact. What a impact those knackered players could have off the bench, if needed.

29.) 13 Aug 2018
13 Aug 2018 07:10:06
Skeg 2 star.
Stop talking out of your blow holes.
We won. WE WON.
Stop griping and pretending to be managers.
Warbo has gone he's a charlatan. I understand it's difficult to be fan boys. Please get help to over him. It's embarrassing.

30.) 13 Aug 2018
13 Aug 2018 12:06:36
Fbb karankas love child forget warbo karanka is the man in charge and been given a whole lot of money to spend more than any other manager in forests history all I'm saying his he's not living up to expectations yet what's wrong with that it's my opinion and sticking by it till he proves me wrong simples 😁

31.) 13 Aug 2018
13 Aug 2018 12:51:04
Fair enough stag,get what your saying but not yet for me.